|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Steps to the Beach is located directly across the street from the family friendly West Side park. The park features Lake Michigan access, a playground and picnic areas with grills. All the features of this 11-acre park are within walking distance from the home.
Comfortable Inside & Out
This ranch-style home is surrounded by a beautiful garden of flowers and shrubbery that provides ample privacy when out on the front patio. The two living spaces are separated on each end of the house. One features a gas fireplace and the other cable television and vaulted ceilings. The fully stocked kitchen offers a small dining table for quick breakfasts in the morning. A dining room with seating for eight is found just off the kitchen as well.
The master bedroom is separated on its own wing from the other two guest bedrooms. The master features a king bed. A hallway bathroom is found right outside the master bedroom. One guest bedroom has a Queen bed and one guest bedroom has two Twins (pictured as Full bed). A hallway bathroom is shared between these two guest bedrooms. There is also a queen sofa sleeper located in the living area with the gas fireplace.
Additional Rustic Summer Cottage
Steps to the Beach also has a rustic summer cottage in the backyard. This single room cottage sits directly behind Steps to the Beach and has a full bathroom, wet bar and mini fridge. There is one queen bed and a pull out queen sleeper sofa. The screened porch has ample patio furniture along with an additional grill. This is a great addition that provides extra privacy for multiple families or a hangout for kids and young adults.
Steps to the Beach is a couple minutes walk to Lake Michigan beach access and children's playground. It is a ten minute drive to downtown Saugatuck shops & restaurants.
Everything was spectacular and well-prepped. Will call you guys again! Love [the] backyard. Grateful for last minute accommodations.
The house is in a perfect location - right across a big park a big plus with kids and walk to the beach- though beach is full of rocks and pebbles- so not ideal with kids- but perfect for sunset and sunrise watching
Rooms were spacious and done nice. But the 3 rd bedroom needs new comforters and linens. Extra linens for sleeper pullout would have been nice.
Towels were not enough for all. and there was no bath mat by the sink and it was all water everywhere with kids. Bath mat outside the bathroom would be plus as to not stain the carpets all over the house. Both bathrooms is in dire need of upgrading and updating- the showers hit you like needles and no way you can change that. there is only one tub in the house - and the other one is standing shower. No jacuzzi or pool tub.
Kitchen needs new and lighter china with a better dishwasher. The sink started to back up as there is no disposal in any of the 2 sinks. Definitely was equipped with lots of pots and pans and cutlery. A definite plus with 3 kids. The chairs by the breakfast nook could be more kid friendly as they would keep on bumping into them with its iron molding and edges.
The outside cabin was not used as it was at some distance at the far back with no lights or clear path to get there at night. Was not too inviting when we went in and hence all decided to cramp up in the main house.
Overall, the sun room is the best place where we camped in most of the time- most inviting and updated and open area of the house...for those rainy days... and screen porch at the back while grilling and barbecuing was an added bonus. For about 800/night definitely expected a little more updates and upgrades.
The house has couple of cabins around with one for your to use and one they rent out to other people. that cabin is closer to the main house than the one included in the rental property.
We ended up taking this rental when our previous rental was suddenly sold in June. This was the first time we have stayed outside of Saugatuck and off of the river/harbor that we had enjoyed for 12 years. We were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked this house! We would not be unhappy to stay here again. It has a really beautiful front living area surrounded by windows, a comfortable family room at the other end of the front, and a very large screened back porch that we used and enjoyed a lot. These, with the location across the street from a playground and short walk through the park to brand new steps and ramps down to the beach are the real highlights of the house. We also enjoyed the gardens and large yard area, as well as the rustic cottage in the back of the lot. The house was clean and the owners and management company responsive. The kitchen could have been stocked a little better with upgraded or newer items. The pans were in rough shape and too small for a large family, but a couple of new ones were quickly provided. There was no mixer, for instance. The kitchen trash can was woefully small, as were the coffee cups. A trip to the dollar store took care of some of this (and we left behind the new mugs.) Certainly not the gourmet kitchens we've experienced at some rentals, but we managed for the most part. There was nothing there like salt and pepper. The pros far outweigh any of these small issues, except for the fact that it does not have a real water view. For that reason, we are undecided about next year. I'm not ruling this house out, because we really did enjoy it, but we're checking out other options first.
The main house was great. The description was accurate. The photos were representative of the home. The property was clean and maintained. We enjoyed the patio, bbq, and the pond! We were just a little closer to the neighbors than anticipated, but that was okay. We also did not know where the trash container was located, we were told by a neighbor mid-week - perhaps this was our own fault. It is a a beautiful home on a pretty part of the lake. The weather was outstanding. The new deck-access to the park beach and lake is spectacular. We will rent again. Many thanks.