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Saugatuck Loft Apartment in Downtown Historic Building

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3730894?uni_id=3745615

More Details

Owner
Bonnie & Ron Wilkins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

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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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.

Amenities

Saugatuck Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Saugatuck Loft Apartment in Downtown Historic Building
average rating of 4.766667 based on 87 reviews
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Enjoy Being downtown and view from the Loft

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed twice at the loft, and enjoy the fact that everything we need is provided for. The only complaint is that we found the mattress to be so soft, that neither of us slept well, and rolled to the middle every time we turned over during the night. That alone would prevent us from staying again. WE love the view and enjoy seeing the people coming and going from the Post Office, just like a movie in small town America. WE also enjoy being able to walk anywhere and always having a parking space! If not for the bed, the accommodations are great.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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RE: Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! This is our second visit, and it was just as centrally located and in the heart of Saugatuck as it was last year! :-) Nice and clean, with lots of interesting things to look around the apartment. Would highly recommend this place for a spacious place to perch when exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oustanding location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Bonnie was amazing in helping us with our trip. The loft couldnt have been anymore perfect and the location is in the heart of the town. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Beautiful Building, Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a girls weekend and had a blast. The location was perfect and it was easy to park. The furnishings could be updated, but did not affect our stay or the great time that we had. It was comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great location, helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

Went to Saugatuck for a girls weekend. Had a great time. The property was clean and well maintained. Great location. I would recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Charming loft

  • 5 of 5

We came for a girls weekend and loved staying at the loft. Super cute and cozy. The owners were so accommodating and we will definitely be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund