About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 12-13
Welcome to Miss Emma's house! This house offers a taste of history with the amenities of a modern home. Miss Emma, my great, great aunt bought the house in 1888 and the house has remained in the family since that time. Originally built in the 1860's, the house has been renovated, but retains the flavor of the original home. It is furnished throughout with many family antiques. Walk three blocks from the house and you will be in the heart of downtown Saugatuck. Restaurants, art galleries, shops and the harbor are all within walking distance. Saugatuck's Oval Beach, which has been listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, is a short drive from the house. Or you may also take a ride across the river on the chain ferry and walk to the beach.
Enter the front hall and step into the original front parlour. Through the pocket doors you enter the family room with a dining area that overlooks the back yard.
A wood-burning fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere of the room which also houses the TV, DVD player and the sleeper sofa. A new kitchen adjoins the family room and is fully furnished should you want to create a gourmet meal or cook up a quick treat. A washer, dryer and 1/2 bath line the back hall. On the back porch you will find a spray hose with warm water for a quick rinse after a trip to the beach.
Three bedrooms and a full bath are on the second floor. Two bedrooms are furnished with new, Queen-size reproduction beds and family antiques. The third bedroom is furnished with a double bed and the original Art Deco furniture of the 1920's (new mattress, of course).
The attached apartment is where the last bedroom and full bath are located as well as a fold out queen sofa, living room, spacious kitchen, and its own washer and dryer.
The apartment is conveniently all on one level. It does not have a ramp, but is handicap friendly with large doorways and a step in shower with grab bars.
Also please note that Frank's Apartment though connected to Emma's House, has its own two entrances and exits, parking area, heat and air conditioning and connecting door which can be locked or unlocked on either side for privacy.
*If you are interested in just renting the main 3 bedroom side of the house, please contact me here as well. It rents for $290/night $1740/week Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend & $225/night $1350/week the rest of the year.
*If you are interested in renting Frank's Apartment only, please see our listing for that property #4683749 and/or contact us. It rents for $185/night Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, $1110/week. $150/night, $900/week the rest of the year.
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A true Saugatuk gem
The pictures do not do this beautiful historical home justice. It is in pristine condition (updated and immaculate), a very short walk into town and Aron was fabulous to deal with. Plenty of towels, clean linens, the water pressure was excellent, community pantry, board games, washer & dryer, etc.... We stayed here for a girls getaway and was impressed with the amentities, all the information provided on what there is to do around town and how much room there was to fit six people comfortably to chat together in each room. This was our first visit to Saugatuk and will not be our last. This is definitely the perfect place to stay!!!!
I'm so glad you found everything you needed and had plenty of room for socializing. It really is ideally situated close to town but still in a quiet area with a nice backyard to socialize in too. I hope you at least got your feet in the water at the beach, it was such a hot weekend!
Saugatuck girls weekend
The pictures don't do this house justice. The rooms are very spacious and stocked with everything you need. Everything was clean and bright. The neighborhood was quite and very close to downtown. This was a great place for our girls weekend and I would recommend it to anyone.
Thanks Kristi! I'm glad you found everything you needed and appreciated how clean we keep the place. Thank you for starting the laundry and leaving the place quite clean yourself!
Wonder historical property
This was a great house for our girls getaway weekend. So close to shopping and restaurants that the car was never needed. The property is very clean & has everything you need in a great quite neighboorhood. The beds are very comfortable and the shower has fantastic water pressure. We could not have found a better place to stay. We will stay here again next year for our getaway.
Beautiful historical home in downtown Saugatuk MI. We loved out stay and will requst again!
Vacation at Emma's House
We enjoyed our stay at Emma's House very much. Everything was fine and efficient. We enjoyed the antique furnishings and lovely house. Our young adult grandchildren enjoyed the house and especially the apartment. The hydrangeas were beautiful!! We loved walking and riding bikes through the neighborhood and the village. Thank you for letting us stay!
Debby and Winston Hatcliff
Awesome house, perfect location
My family (8 adults, 4 kids) had a great stay at this place. The house and apartment were well-equipped with everything you could ever need - it was clear they know what they're doing.
Thanks Annie. We're so glad you had a nice time. The weather seemed great. Glad you found everything you needed. Sorry about the freezer going crazy while you were there. We're having it fixed. And thanks for leaving the place in such great shape!
Nearby fun all year round. Seasons of fun include beaches, boating, fishing, water sports, snow skiing, snowmobiles, shopping, galleries, art fairs, parades, fireworks, Venetian and Historic Festivals, 'Saugaduck Tours', dune schooners, nature trails, golfing, films, music, community and professional theaters, and dining choices for any taste. Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Snowmobiling, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court, Miniature golf, Hot Air Ballooning
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We require a deposit of $400 to reserve the house. This deposit is refundable if renters have to cancel atleast 60 days before the reservation.