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Bonnie & Ron Wilkins

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Saugatuck Loft Apartment in Downtown Historic Building

31 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Michigan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom.. Walk to dining, shopping, galleries, & parks

You are steps away from the shopping, restaurants, bars, galleries, boardwalk, and parks of downtown Saugatuck, yet comfortably accommodated in this spacious, comfortable loft apartment. The exposed brick, 16' high ceilings, and architectural elements fill the space (1,500 sq. ft) with character. Huge windows offer views of Mt. Baldhead and the park blocks. A wonderful custom cabinet and vintage workbench from the old hardware store have been converted to serve as a convenience kitchen with microwave, countertop induction burner, refrigerator, sink, with cookware, toaster, dishes, and utensils for eight. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the studio bedroom has a double bed. Second full bath and Serenity Room in upper loft. Serenity Room has massage table, yoga mats, and environment conducive for meditation. Local masseuses available; make arrangements in advance. Air conditioned for your comfort; cable tv and wi fi for your entertainment and convenience.

This is one of two rentals in this historic building. Check the other apartment for availability https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3730894?uni_id=3745615

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bonnie & Ron Wilkins (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bonnie & Ron Wilkins

This picture is Ron & I at the top of Mt. Baldhead, a high dune in Saugatuck. Yes, we climbed all 282 steps to this deck on the top. Lake Kalamazoo is in the background. Great view. Lake Michigan is just west of Mt. Baldhead.

Ron & I ran Wilkins Hardware Co., a unique hardware store with exceptional customer service, old-fashioned friendliness, and modern convenience and selection in the entire ground floor of the building. We made our home on the second floor, raising our 3 kids. Now we share this wonderful space with you, our guests. Welcome, and enjoy.

Bonnie & Ron Wilkins purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Bonnie & Ron Wilkins chose Michigan

Historic building

Just steps from downtown

Close to the action, but far enough to enjoy peaceful environment

Tons of character

Less than a block from Kalamazoo River docks

Clean, modern facilities

16" tall ceilings

Serenity Room complete with massage table, full bath, yoga mats, and adult coloring books available for your pleasure

So much more

What makes this apartment unique

Oval Beach, Mt. Baldhead Park, Saugatuck Dunes State Park & Schultz Park have picnic areas with grills. All city parks have picnic tables available. We enjoy using a public grill on the scenic Kalamazoo River.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a great 2 days. We thought the loft was lovely and beautifully decorated. We really enjoyed the location as we love to walk everywhere (15 miles on Friday!)

We come to Saugatuck area every summer and this was very enjoyable!
Jul 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

Saugatuck Loft Apartment in Downtown Historic Building
average rating of 4.83871 based on 58 reviews
5

Awesome Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it here! Right in the heart of downtown with easy access to everything. VERY kid friendly with coloring books and colored pencils, etc. provided. Extremely spacious, and you really can't beat the convenience of arriving, getting right in, and settling into the comfort of the unit. We just loved how the entire unit was decorated to preserve the historical feel. The owners were outstandingly kind and they thought of everything. Simply excellent - we would certainly stay again and would absolutely recommend it to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Charming Loft

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for those going away to Saugatuck for the weekend. It is only a half block from the shopping and two blocks to the waterfront! They have a deadbolt with a combination which is really convenient for having multiple people since you don't need the key. The master bedroom is really large and there is room in the upstairs area for an air mattress if you have more than four people. For the price this was a great place.

The only negative was that the Air Conditioning was very loud and did not seem to really cool the loft. This was not much of an issue during our stay, but could be the end of July.

Highly recommend this location for a couple or small family to use.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to spend time with good friends.

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed our stay at the loft. Very clean, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of room for everyone in our group. Within walking distance to everything. We definitely would recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Unique and Homey Close to Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the loft apartment for a couples' getaway and loved our time at this unique space. The loft was decorated with old pictures and portraits of the former Wilkins Hardware store and had great, above-street views for people watching. It was the perfect size space for 2 couples and had just the right amount of amenities for hanging out at the loft in between sight-seeing and shopping. We thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles. We would definitely recommend this space and look forward to returning to it in the future!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Best Place Ever

  • 5 of 5

As soon as walked into this building, we were in awe of the big open ceiling and gorgeous repurposed furniture, and overall historical feeling. This place was impressively clean. No dust anywhere. In the mornings, it smells like coffee and in the afternoon it smells like cookies from the shop below. There's tons of cool books about to read, and interesting artwork to check out. We had everything we needed provided for us including silverware, towels, extra blankets, coffee cups, and shower supplies. We just love this place and are pretty bummed to be leaving, but will be back very soon! All of downtown is right out the front door, all of what sagatuck has to offer is a short walk from the building. Super cool place to visit, very kind owners!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for a girls weekend. The loft apt is right on the main shopping street. It is such a neat place with the brick walls and how it is decorated. Parking lot right next to the building which is great because with all the shoppers there are a lot of cars parked in the street. You would think it would be loud at night, but it wasn't. This apt in saugatuck is close enough to drive to Douglas, Holland, Fennville, and Grand Rapids. Saugatuck is a such a cute town. People are so friendly. It was a beautiful weekend to walk down by the boats. We are real shoppers and we went to Tanger outlets and then to Michigan city, in outlets. Not far away at all. So much to do. Definitely would stay her again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Phil's Bar & Grille
Nearest Ferry
104 Miles
SS Badger, Ludington MI
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrack Holland, MI (HOM)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
196
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Phil's Bar & Grille
Nearest Ski
37 Miles
Bittersweet - Otsego, MI
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Oval Beach

For more than 100 years, tourists have sought refuge from the stress of everyday life in the Saugatuck/ Douglas area - a peaceful place where no one rushes and no one rushes you. They can mellow out in surroundings reminiscent of vintage, small-town America, whose hallmarks are scenic beauty and a unique collection of shops, restaurants and art galleries. For those who want to mix relaxation with excitement, the area offers a year-round calendar of fun-filled activities and events. No wonder the National Trust for Historical Preservation designated these towns as one of the nation's Dozen Distinctive Destinations!

The two towns, nestled among towering sand dunes, are bordered by the winding Kalamazoo River on its way to Lake Michigan. Activities abound on the two waterways. Both towns maintain public beaches on Lake Michigan for swimmers and sunbathers. Saugatuck's Oval Beach has been rated by Condé Nast's Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world and one of America's 11 great Beachtowns. National Geographic Traveler Magazine agreed, rating it one of the top two freshwater beaches in America. More recently, the Chicago Tribune ranked it number one out of the Midwest's five best beaches and Life Magazine judged it Best Dune Town.

In addition to finding unique clothing and accessories for your self and for gifts, and seeing a kaleidoscopic of artwork in the galleries, we love to hike the dunes in Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. We also enjoy touring the winery, farms and studios in next door harvest country. Kids enjoy sifting in the sand searching for stones & shells, including lucky stones. For more info, check out the Lucky Stone Tavern within Saugatuck Brewing Co.

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Rates & Availability

Saugatuck / Douglas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,500
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$875
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

The loft apartment will accommodate up to 6. There is a $10 each charge for each person over 2 people.

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Amenities

Michigan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • River
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New second shower this year!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Private studio bedroom has huge window with view of parks.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Plenty of storage, high ceilings, attached to master bath
  • Plenty of closet and chest storage to tuck your belongings away.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please bring beach towels for the beach. Our bath towels are not for use outside of apartment.

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