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Alex D.

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Modern Farmhouse In Town - Walk Everywhere - Summer weekends still available

24 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

Highlights: Newer LARGE home in Saugatuck with approx 4,500 square feet of living space; 5-minute walk from Downtown Saugatuck and a short drive to Oval beach. We personally use the house and take great care of it. Features modern furnishings, while maintaining a comfortable, cozy feel consistent with the character of the house. Perfect for multiple families with kids, groups, or a reunion. Features a large living room, well-appointed kitchen, multiple lounging areas, large dining table that seats 10-12, and plenty of outdoor space. FAST internet service and HD cable with DVR are included.

The ground floor has a well-appointed kitchen including double ovens, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave. The owners are aspiring chefs, so you will find high quality and sharp knives, cookware, utensils, and small appliances throughout the kitchen. There is plenty of counter space, cookware, dishware and glassware to prepare meals for large groups. The kitchen island is used a breakfast bar with seating for four. If you brought a LOT of food, don't worry there is also a second refrigerator in the garage.

The dining area can seat 10-12 on the farmhouse table, plus 5 on the nearby kitchen island, great for family meals. The living room has a full entertainment system, with 60” flat screen, HD Cable with DVR, TiVo, DVD, and a stereo system. There is also a seating area with two comfortable club chairs by the indoor, gas fireplace.

The upstairs has four bedrooms and a lounge area with a pull-out sofa bed. Bedrooms upstairs include a Master Suite and three additional bedrooms – see the pictures for detailed bedroom configuration; the sleeping arrangements are very flexible.

The basement, which has plenty of natural light, has a large family gathering area with 55” flat screen and cable TV, game room with Ping-Pong table, and an en-suite bedroom with queen bed. A sixth bedroom with a queen bed and private toilet room and sink is located above the garage.

This house offers indoor parking for two vehicles, and space outside for four additional vehicles.

Several outdoor areas: a screened in porch, with a round dining table and comfortable sectional couch adjacent to the living/dining room; an area with several lounging chairs in front of the outdoor fireplace; in addition, there is a nice yard that is adjacent to a wide open grass softball field, with basketball, and tennis courts are steps away.

Amenities:

- Fast internet and Cable TV

- Central heat and air conditioning

- Beds with newer mattresses, and high-quality sheets.

- Board games for all ages, books, movies

- Bedroom linens and bathroom towels are included

- Laundry room available for use.

Kid friendly: high chair, stroller, pack-n-play, toddler bath tub and toilet, toys for small kids and the DVR has many kids shows

Take advantage of the multitude of local activities: Saugatuck Center for the Arts, art classes, galleries and exhibits, Oxbow School of the Arts and artists residency, excellent local golf courses including Ravines, an Arnold Palmer Course, Clearbrook and Hawkshead, great restaurants, spas, fun shopping, historic boat, dune buggy and duck boat rides, hiking, biking, endless beach walks, concerts in the park, art fairs, fireworks and festivals, breathtaking marinas and endless Lake Michigan beaches, including Oval Beach, rated by Conde Nast Traveler one of the Top 10 in the US.

Rates/payment:

Rental fees:

$450-900 per night (there is a 2-night minimum, holidays may have higher rates)

Weekly rates are between $2500-5400 per week depending on the time of year

To confirm your reservation, 50% of rental fees and a signed short-term lease must be received within 48 hours of booking; balance of rental fees and security deposit are due within 30 days of check-in.

No pets allowed; No smoking; the principal renter must be over 30 years old to rent this property;

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alex D. (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alex D.

We live in in Chicago, and have been going to Saugatuck each summer for the past several years, really enjoy what Saugatuck can offer year-around. We are a family of four, with two kids. Our parents like to come along and also we like to spend time with other families.

Why Alex D. chose Michigan

One of the main questions we had was if we wanted to be in town or on the beach. When we came to Saugatuck, we found that we would go to the beach 4-5 times a week, but we would come into town multiple times a day, so the decision was easy. The property is in a great location - quiet neighborhood yet a short walk to town. Also we wanted a place that could fit two families, with multiple kids each, plus one or two sets of parents, or a nanny.

What makes this house unique

The 4,500 SF house accommodates several groups and allows privacy as well as shared space. It is much newer than the vast majority of homes available in Saugatuck; and it is configured with 4 desks and premium internet service for those folks that can't stay unplugged from work for too long.

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Modern Farmhouse In Town - Walk Everywhere - Summer weekends still available
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Fabulous Home

  • 5 of 5

Our annual girl's week-end couldn't have been more perfect at Alex's beautiful home..We all enjoyed the spaciousness, cleanliness and warmth of our surroundings. We sipped wine outside at the fireplace until late evening..then went to our accommodations which were totally comfortable and private..The bedroom apartment was almost a get-away within a get-away.!..Had coffee out on porch off of the living room and the kitchen provided all we needed for preparing our pre dinner fixings...amply supplied for sure...We walked into town .only a few blocks. We want to come back again and again. Arrangements went great..recommend highly.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable house, well maintained, great location, helped us have that perfect wedding weekend.

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend. My son was married in Saugatuck, so my husband and I, our other 3 children, spouses, and 5 grandchildren stayed in this beautiful and spacious house. The day of the wedding the groomsmen ate on the screened porch and walked to the church. Plenty of bathrooms so we could all get ready while the little ones napped. The first night we couldn't find the TV remote---Alex responded to my text very quickly and all was fixed.

Would highly recommend this property for large families. Perfect set-up!!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

An amazing get a away at a fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! We visited this house for a winter get-a-away and were lucky enough to arrive just in time for some fresh snow fall. We had children ages 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10 years old and they all had a blast playing in the big backyard and going sledding on local hills. We visited Holland for bowling and movie theatre. The house had plenty of space to play and warm up from the weather. Decor, bedrooms and amenities were all fantastic. Loved that cable was available, beds had plenty of great linens and blankets, ping pong table, toys available in the basement, some buckets were available for playing in the snow and the fire place. Best part for me was that the entire house was EXTREMELY clean. The only thing I would have changed was for a few more towels to have been available - I believe we had enough for 1 large bath towel per person. I would recommend this property and plan to visit again next winter!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Amazing, cozy and roomy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly what we needed for a New Year's party and reunion. 16 people comfortably mingled in is house for a few days until we unfortunately had to depart. You could easily fit more (probably 22 or so) but the owner told me that 16 is the max due to some fire code.

Saugatuck is so fun but you won't want to leave the house. It's very well furnished with some of the most comfortable furniture I've ever sat/slept on.

I can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

College Friends Retreat/Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This residence was ideal for our college friend's retreat. The kitchen was truly gourmet, beyond our expectations. Everything was so comfortable, the bedrooms, the living room and especially the dining table where we spent long evenings of conversation. The listing description and photos were spot on. Not only would we recommend this property to others, but we are considering coming back again. Alex was very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great Location for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly as described and was perfect for a family reunion of adults, though maybe a little heavy on rooms with bunk beds. The kitchen was a joy to work in, with very nice dishes, pots & pans, cooking materials and even sharp knives. We were a bunch of foodies, and several people could cook in there without bumping into one other. The industrial dishwasher is a plus and the wine refrigerator a life saver. Ten of us sat down to dinner at the table without having to add extra chairs. The furnishings are lovely, and there is large washer & dryer to handle big loads. There was plenty of room to get together and get away from one another when necessary. It was a great place for us, but would even be more perfect for groups with children.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ravines - an Arnold Palmer course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Oval Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak summer
Jul 4 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
Late August
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$495
From
$875
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,900
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
December
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$600
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$700
Fri,Sat
 
 
Early summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
From
$800
Fri,Sat
$3,900
 
 
Peak summer
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
Fall
Aug 28 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$600
From
$700
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday;

3-day minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Please inquire directly with the owner for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Ground floor, near mud room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite bathroom, walk-in closet, desk
    2nd bedroom upstairs - 4 twin/ single , Two bunk beds, seating area, wall closets
    3rd bedroom upstairs - 1 queen , Dresser, closet.
    4th bedroom upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed, desk, wall closet
    5th bedroom downstairs - 1 queen , En suite bathroom, desk, dresser
    6th bedroom above garage - 1 queen , Separate A/C, private toilet, sink, dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming

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