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Brett Locascio

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Charming Cottage--Walk to Douglas Beach!

42 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Michigan 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; a full-size baby crib is available upon request. 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 (using a provided mountain bike) 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.

NEW IN 2016 - A SISTER PROPERTY NEXT DOOR! A LUXURY 4 BEDROOM NEWLY CONSTRUCTED COTTAGE!

SEE LISTING HERE: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4105735

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brett Locascio (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 42 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage--Walk to Douglas Beach!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 46 reviews
5

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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5

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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Asheville, NC
5

Great property, great location, great owner.

  • 5 of 5

The house and the location were awesome. The details and system the owner has in place make everything simple and enjoyable. Everything was very clean and small touches show the owner has "put himself in the renter's shoes." I have no negatives to report; we had a great time and property just added to our contentment.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Illinois
5

Ideal vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we had a wonderful stay at this cottage. The location is ideal, and we woke up some mornings serenaded by the lake. We have visited with just the two of us and with our granddaughter, and it works well for both adults and kids. We love walking to the beach to swim or for sunset. The cottage is always immaculate, comfortable, and well equipped. We love to have breakfast on the patio and lunch on the screened porch. Once again, we spotted deer, and we love the peaceful feel of the neighborhood. You can't ask for better.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Other Activities: Boating, snowmobiling, health/beauty spa, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing and miniature golf

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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
 
Summer Peak 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
End of Summer Rate 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,650
 
 
Off Season Rate
Sep 10 2016 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
 
 
Summer Preview 2017
May 22 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,750
 
 
Summer Pre-Season 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Summer Peak 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
End of Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$266
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

*Special Note on 3 Night Minimums: Stays of 3 nights or less is a fixed rental rate for all months except for June, July and August. Therefore, you can stay less nights, but "the weekend rental fee" is still the same (i.e., nightly rental x 3).

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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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Crib: Full-size crib provided (in upstairs bedroom, crib linens NOT provided)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Bike using provided renter's bike!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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