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Steve Bouwman

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

'White Pines' A Luxury Home w/ Custom Pool in Charming Downtown Douglas

28 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths + Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 12

Nestled at the end of a private street in a wooded surrounding, but only 2 blocks from downtown Douglas is the setting for this perfect vacation getaway. The home was custom built to resemble the 4-Square style homes of the early 1900's and was constructed with quality materials and features custom millwork and 9 foot ceilings throughout. The home has an open floor plan ideal which is ideal for entertaining. An in-ground pool, gourmet kitchen, screened-in porch, and 2 living spaces provide ample space for family or friends to gather together.

Sleeping Accommodations: The home features 5 bedrooms. There are three bedrooms on the second floor including a large master bedroom suite with soaking tub and walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms are nicely appointed with queen beds and share a full bath with tub/shower. The third floor is a huge open bedroom with it's own 1/2 bath. This room has 4 twin beds each situated in their own nook. The fifth bedroom is very large and is located in the lower level of the home. It's en suite with it's own bathroom complete with walk-in shower and double vanity.

Wonderfully Furnished: The walnut-stained hardwood floors throughout (although the bedrooms have carpet) against the backdrop of the all white walls, make for a cool cottage feel. The house is furnished in an eclectic mix of modern furnishings and cool vintage pieces coupled with fun artwork. The kitchen features Kitchen-Aid Chef Series stainless steel appliances with gas cooks range, convection oven & warming drawer, granite countertops, large island and custom painted cabinetry welcome any cook. A walk-thru butler's pantry has butcher-block countertops and stainless bar sink. The custom built farm table seats 10-12 for dinner with room for another 4 at the island. The living room has 2 large modern slip-covered sofas plus 2 custom upholstered chairs and is a wonderful place to congregate. The screened-in porch features an outdoor dining table that seats 8+ as well as a lounging area - perfect for reading a book, checking emails, or watching the activities in the pool. The lower level media room has an unbelievably comfy sectional to hang out in & watch movies or the big game.

Backyard Oasis: The newly built custom swimming pool (heated of course) is the center piece of the backyard. This 30 foot by 13 foot 'plunge' pool ranges in depth from 4-4.5' deep. Integrated stairs with custom 5' x 7' tanning ledge (covered in 3 inches of water) make for a great place to hang-out. A large custom concrete patio surrounds the pool area and is the perfect place to lounge in the sun. In addition, there's a great custom patio area steps from the pool with wonderful seating area perfect for cocktails and extended conversations. For the sports-minded guests, there's also a cool outdoor ping pong table perfect for a little one-on-one or doubles competition. The fun outdoor shower and bbq complete the backyard oasis.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Bouwman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 28 traveler reviews

'White Pines' A Luxury Home w/ Custom Pool in Charming Downtown Douglas
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Phenomenal Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes for family vacations that have been really terrific but without a doubt this was the best ever! Steve was great to work with - very accommodating and helpful. You have a sense before you even arrive that you've hit the jackpot with White Pines in part because of how much Steve personally cares about his property. The attention to detail in this home is amazing. The kitchen, the pool, and the screened in porch got the most use from our family. Our family ranged in age from 5 to 70 and we all enjoyed every minute at White Pines. We can't thank Steve enough for making his phenomenal home available for others to enjoy. Such a gift!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean well stocked house, in a charming quiet town

  • 5 of 5

Steve was great to work with, the house and pool are beautiful, we had a full house with four generations of family from 2yrs to 84 yrs, and all had a great time. You can't go wrong renting this house. I can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Thanksgiving Trip!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving week with our family of seven. We wanted a place near the coast, with activities for the three generations in our family. We also wanted a place where we could cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal and enjoy the holiday. We could not have been happier with White Pines. We have rented a lot of houses over the years, and this was one of the very best homes we have ever rented. When walking into the house, you immediately feel like you are walking into an old friend’s home. Everything is there. The linens are excellent and plentiful, the kitchen is incredibly well stocked. Whether you’re looking to pour a martini, a glass of wine, or a Moscow mule, there is a glass for that. There is a cabinet full of vases for flowers. Need a candlestick? There’s a huge selection. The Thanksgiving meal was a pleasure as there are plenty of pots, pans, pie plates, cutlery and, yes, even a turkey baster. The media room is a perfect place for a movie or football game. Everything is clean, well kept and in its place. The owner clearly takes a lot of pride in this home and it shows at every turn. He is very responsive and a pleasure to work with.

The location of the house could not be better. Downtown Douglas is literally out the front door with several restaurants and art galleries within walking distance. There is a grocery store a few steps away. It’s only a five minute drive to Oval Beach – a beautiful beach where we took this year’s family Christmas card photo. We also enjoyed Saugatuck for other dining options, and a picturesque downtown for shopping.

It was our first trip to Western Michigan, and it won’t be our last. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Douglas, thanks in large part to this home, its location and the thoughtfulness of the owner.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, great place to stay in Douglas!

  • 5 of 5

The White Pines house was spectacular! We rented the home for a group of 11 adults and had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a weekend in Douglas. We were warmly greeted by Laura when we arrived and given a tour of the home. The house was immaculately clean and beautifully appointed. Everything that we could have possibly wanted or needed was included. While too cold for a pool party, this house seems like the perfect place to enjoy a summer/fall weekend in Douglas. Steve was quick to respond to inquiries and returned the security deposit within a week after our departure. Highly recommend this house and look forward to booking another weekend here soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Ultimate home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Douglas area, and we truly could not have been happier with choosing to rest our heads at White Pines. The pictures don't even do the home justice! The owners keep the home meticulously clean, and have incredible taste in the perfectly curated decor. Everything we could have needed was provided, from the luxury towels & bedding, to an outfitted kitchen that even the most discerning chef would be pleased. We had planned to venture out daily, but found ourselves lounging poolside, or cozying up in the covered patio during our children's afternoon naps. We truly could not have been happier with White Pines, and should we plan another visit, we will cross our fingers it's available!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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living the fantasy

  • 5 of 5

what a beautifully decorated home. Every detail is perfect.Thank you for the memories of an outstanding escape.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Airport - Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak - Holland
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Douglas
Car: necessary

This wonderful home is tucked away on a private street in downtown Douglas, MI and is only 2 blocks from the center of this charming town. One can easily walk to the many unique shops, galleries, restaurants, grocery store and even the cool bowling alley just down the street - In fact, you don't even need a car!. There are two amazing public beaches in town which are only a short drive away. The Douglas beach is exactly one mile due west and the famous Saugatuck/Oval beach is a short 1.5 mile drive. If you're on that vacation mode and not up for driving there, the Saugatuck/Douglas Inter Urban bus will take you to the beach for a buck!

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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
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,300
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
$700
From
$850
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 3 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly Rental Check-In: Friday AFTER 3:30pm
Weekly Rental Check-Out: Friday BEFORE 10:30am

Weekend Rental Check-In: Anytime AFTER 3:00pm
Weekend Rental Check-Out: Anytime BEFORE 3:00pm

** SWIMMING POOL is open MAY 1ST through SEPTEMBER 30TH **

*** THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS: 3 NIGHT MINIMUM. CALL/EMAIL OWNER FOR RATES ***

RESERVATION NOTES: If requested, reservations are put on hold for up to 7-days. Reservations are CONFIRMED upon receipt of 50% deposit. Reservation must be paid in-full 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • 3820 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Outside - outdoor shower , Outside
  • All bathrooms are tiled and have custom cabinetry and built-ins. Ralph Lauren hand, face, & bath towels and premium hand soap & shower gel provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Lower Level
  • Master Bedroom and Bedroom #5 (both with king beds) have ensuite bathrooms. Bedrooms #2 and #3 (both with queen beds) are on the second floor and share a full bath. Cool 3rd Floor Bedroom #4 has 4 twins beds and 1/2 bath - can use the shower on the 2nd floor or outdoor shower. 400 Thread-count linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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