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Charming Cottage--Walk to Douglas Beach!

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Charming single-family home vacation rental on cul-de-sac in Douglas, located at 3060 Park Drive, south off Center Street. With a short walk to the Douglas Public Beach on Lake Michigan, you will not be disappointed when you arrive to relax in this lovely home.

You will feel right at home from the moment you walk in - whether it be from your special welcome gift to the many bathroom and toiletry amenities provided so you can relax and enjoy your stay.

With 1300 square feet of living space you definitely will not feel cramped. The Pottery Barn furnishings complemented by personally chosen antiques abound throughout this professionally decorated home. See why this property is fully booked every Summer season!

Main Living Area: The Living Room area opens onto a screened porch that runs the length of the home. Enjoy relaxing on the porch, with its wicker love seat, chairs, tables and reading lamp. Abounding with light from the 3 sets of French Doors, the front living area feels open and peaceful, bringing the outdoors inside (don't be surprised if you see a family of deer outside the front porch).

Second Floor Living Area: On the 2nd level, there are 2 additional bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The second bedroom has 1 queen bed with plenty of closet space. The third bedroom, nick-named the 'Cowboy Room' contains 2 twin beds. Both bedrooms are bright and charming. The 2nd floor full bath is large and spacious.

Area Info: You'll love the location of this home, within walking distance of Lake Shore Drive where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets, and the lovely Douglas public beach (0.4 miles). It's only a short drive or an easy bike ride to downtown Douglas or Saugatuck for dining, shopping, or boating. Douglas, Michigan is the proud recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Distinctive Destination Award. Douglas is approximately 10 miles south of Holland, Michigan.


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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brett Locascio
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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Why Brett Locascio chose Michigan

Some close friends of mine also own second homes in the Douglas and Saugatuck communities. With its beautiful beaches, terrific restaurants, and nearby entertainment, Douglas and Saugatuck is worlds away from Chicago!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time at your cottage! Thanks for everything...looking forward to visiting again :)
May 2015
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based on 44 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage--Walk to Douglas Beach!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 48 reviews
Westfield, IN

Picture perfect, private, and SO relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, starting from the moment we pulled into the driveway. The landscaping of the property was beautiful and we loved sitting in the back with the firepit in the evenings, and on the front porch having coffee in the mornings. We could not have been happier!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great property, beautiful landscape, good location, just needs a little time.

  • 4 of 5

Douglas is a place where anything less than 50 years old is new. This is a brand new place that is very, very nice but just needs time to get into the Douglas feel. But overall the place is great. It could use an outdoor hose or system to "de-sand" such as an outdoor shower. The kitchen is a little cramped but is basically manageable. The beds and bathooms are great and the outdoor area is lovely. Very nice place, especially if "rustic" is not high on your list.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to respond! We are flattered you think the cottage is brand new given it is going on 8 years:) However we pride ourselves on keeping everything well maintained so we are happy to hear guests see that as well! We are sorry you missed the outdoor hose on the patio. There is also a bathroom right off the entrance with a shower to rinse off as well. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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A Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Douglas was a taste of charm and feel of a small Cape Cod.....We found the home to be impeccably clean, well stocked and very well decorated, it felt as if you are staying at your relatives house....The front screened porch made for additional living place and wonderful morning spot for your am coffee and evening cocktail.....I am very fussy with how clean and how well decorated the rental houses must be and thoroughly research before a final decision is made for our vacation stay.....We will most definitely be returning next year......Thank you for keeping your vacation property so well loved.....

Jeff and Kristin

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Really enjoyed our stay! Area is beautiful and place is nicely decorated!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This cottage is a very comfortable, homey, and clean vacation home in a beautiful park-like area.

  • 5 of 5

The property manager was conveniently accessible by phone and was very gracious and helpful during both the check-in and check-out processes. We did not have young children with us but twin beds in one upstairs bedroom and a crib in the other upstairs bedroom would have made vacationing with youngsters quite convenient. The kitchen was well-stocked with plenty of silverware and dishes as well as every kind and size of pot, pan, or griddle one could use while on vacation. The cottage had plenty of necessary towels in the kitchen and in both bathrooms, as well as a nice supply of oversized beach towels for our use. We found the entire community to be welcoming and friendly as we were greeted by several residents on our frequent short walks to Douglas Beach; most of which, however, is actually privately owned so most is not really accessible to vacationers. We found nearby Opal Beach to be a short 5 to 7 minute drive from the house with tons of public beach access, plenty of parking (with same-day return rights), clean restrooms, and a snack bar. We took advantage of the cozy fire pit in the back yard most evenings that we were "home". We all have agreed that our family time in this vacation cottage was so relaxing and enjoyable that we hope to be able to return again for another family get-together destination vacation. Thank you so much for making this cottage available as a vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage is everything described on the web-site and more

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at this cottage, it exceeded our expectations by far. We felt at home from the moment we got there. We had 4 adults and 2 children and never felt cramped. None of us wanted to leave!

The house comes with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The beach is beautiful and just a short walk and a short drive to so many cool places.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, snowmobiling, health/beauty spa, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing and miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Special
Sep 26 2016 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Preview 2017
May 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Pre-Season 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
End of Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

NO Pets Allowed
***Sales tax of 6% also applies to above rates***
***Reservations are confirmed once deposit is received***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play is provided for crib use
  • Crib: Pack and Play provided (in upstairs bedroom, crib linens NOT provided)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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