|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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
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
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.
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!
We had a great stay at the Hardware Store Loft, plenty of space for our family of four, all possible amenities included, and absolutely perfect location. It started snowing almost immediately when we got to Saugatuck and didn't stop for more than 20 minutes of so at a time for the better part of two days, yet everything in town was walkable from the location. We commented several times that we picked the perfect spot, because even if we got totally snowed in, we had an ideal spot to be stuck because the loft was so fabulous and spacious. Overall a great stay!
The property was just what we needed it to be: a clean location in the heart of Saugatuck. The owner, Bonnie, was super responsive to all our questions. We would consider staying here in the future.
What a great location for getting around downtown Saugatuck! We walked to our favorite restaurants and to the various shops and when it started raining we ran a couple of blocks and were "home." A lot of space for the price , and especially good for a long weekend.
We enjoyed our stay and would go back anytime. It has lots of stairs , and we are older, however the exercise was good for us and we didnt mind.It was really fun to be right downtown, and easily enjoy all of the shops just by walking out the door!
We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The property was in a perfect location and very spacious for our girls weekend. The hosts were wonderful to work with and we definitely hope to return soon!
It was girls weekend. We had such an amazing time staying in the loft apartment. We would definitely stay again! Everything was as explained. Easy parking and easy in and out of the building. We appreciate having a place like this right downtown. It sure beats a hotel. Loved it!
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.
The loft apartment will accommodate up to 6. There is a $10 each charge for each person over 2 people.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.