Sleeps 8, 2 Full Baths, Private Parking, Walk and Bike All Over, Fenced Yard
I've managed this home as a VRBO vacation rental, on and off, since 2004, with many return renters. Rest assured, our team will take good care of you. I'm a long-time local, who visited Saugatuck decades ago and fell in love with the town and the lakeshore. It's easy and fun to play the role of host and travel guide in such a fabulous place. Come visit!
Alison purchased this House in 1997
Why Alison chose Saugatuck
I love Lake Michigan and its magical shoreline. Saugatuck is home to some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world: forested, grassy, and, of course, sandy! The beaches have been voted the most beautiful in the world: no salt, sharks, no worries. Our town is friendly, fun, and loaded with charm and unique places to shop, dine, relax, and explore. You can be as relaxed or as energetic as you like.
What makes this House unique
From the refurbished 1950s kitchen to the bedroom built-ins to the vintage bathroom tile to the glossy pine and oak floors to the profusion of large windows, there is nothing cookie-cutter about this house, and you can watch the world go by from the lush fenced yard. Lake Michigan is just a 10-minute drive away and downtown is so close by even toddlers can walk there. In fact, the playground is a block away, and the beloved Saugatuck Drugstore with an old-fashioned soda fountain is just a block farther.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect in every way
We had a wonderful weekend. House is charming. Location is excellent. Hope to rent this home again. Great time with family. Loved it!
Cozy, comfortable, charming!
Great place for a “Girls Weekend”. Close to shopping and dining. Very quiet neighborhood. House has everything you need including many, many books and games. Very much enjoyed our third stay here at Ethel’s House!
So happy to host you again! Thanks for entrusting us with your weekend.
Perfect for girls trip
This house was perfect to get together with friends for the weekend. It was a quick walk into town and so convenient to everything. There was plenty of room for 7 adults. Would definitely stay here again.
Thanks for the kind words! We hope to host you again.
Very comfortable and accommodating
We all enjoyed our stay for a friend's weekend. Ethel's House was very warm and comfortable for our group.
We're glad you had a great stay again! We hope you come back soon.
Cozy and spotless home. Close to downtown.
The home was a joy to live in. It was spotless, comfortable and very close to downtown Saugatuck. Easily walkable. Retro kitchen was very clean, with up- to -date appliances, but still had the retro feel. Loved having a bedroom downstairs and bathrooms on both floors. The living room, dining room, sunroom, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen were all very good size. My mother came with my sister and I and it was wonderful that she had a bedroom and bathroom downstairs and her privacy. The two bedrooms upstairs were very comfortable. You would share one bathroom. The bathrooms were updated and very clean. Laundry can be done in the basement with very nice appliances. I like being able to take back clean clothes instead of a pile of dirty cloths at the end of my trip. The owner was very accessible by phone and very helpful when we had some small issues. I liked that I could speak with the owner if I had any questions. The husband and wife were extremely nice and helpful. I would not hesitate to rent this home again. You will not be disappointed if you decide to rent this charming home!
Thanks for writing such a glowing review. We have really great guests and you rank among the best ever. :) I'm glad it worked well for you to have a full bath on each floor.
Lovely home in a wonderful location
Perfect spot for a trip with our three young children. We were able to walk into town and to the park, easy drive to opal beach and the dunes. Very well maintained property.
Thanks for letting us know it worked so well! Come back soon.
Whether you want stroll the inviting streets and harbor boardwalks of Saugatuck, relax on the beach or swim, hike the challenging hills of the Saugatuck Dunes, watch the sunset over majestic Lake Michigan, or simply relax on the patio with a cold drink, you'll find it all within easy reach.