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Speaks: english

Classic 1920's mansion near Saugatuck - Gourmet Kitchen, Pub, Hot Tub!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5+ bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 12

Return to the glamour & romance of the Roaring 20’s when The Manor was built near the picturesque shores of Lake Macatawa (less than 10 miles from Saugatuck). This one-of-a-kind classic showhome is said to have been sought after by Al Capone as a summer retreat & has been enjoyed for generations by entertainers, socialites and Hollywood celebrities. Located less than a quarter mile from the prestigious South Shore Drive. Access to Lake Michigan beaches, marinas, shopping, restaurants, nature tours and nightlife are all within 10 minutes or less.

This 6000+ square foot designer show home features 5+ bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms; a recently updated gourmet kitchen with marble countertops, Viking commercial stove & Subzero refrigerator as well as a large Butler’s pantry with an additional refrigerator, sink, dishwasher and wet bar. A 1920’s style “Speakeasy” pub and Gentleman's Lounge are concealed in the lower level showcasing a 14’ mahogany bar with a 3 compartment sink, ice machine, additional dishwasher, fireplace, 55” flatscreen, and separate entry with steps that lead outdoors to a SpaTech deluxe hot tub and grilling area. Reception Room with fireplace, Parlor, Library, Tea Room, Wine Room, Exercise Room; Master Bedroom with 13’ ceilings & 2 bathrooms; and a large flagstone terrace are also highlights of the mansion.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 7 traveler reviews

Classic 1920's mansion near Saugatuck - Gourmet Kitchen, Pub, Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Sweet house!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended for groups (we had 12 so some had to use blow up mattresses but there is plenty of space). We made great use of the bar/speakeasy downstairs. Ice machine was a big help. The house is in close proximity to Lake Macatawa and we took taxis to play golf and go to dinner in Saugatuck.

Definitely would go back with a big group for a weekend getaway.

The property manager was very attentive and helpful. They keep the house done very well. Clean and in great shape. Awesome outdoor space as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I cannot stress enough what a wonderful time was had by all at the mansion. The place is appointed beautifully with antiques and curios from the 1920's. We spent the first hour just walking around with our mouths agape. The rooms are large, the bedding sumptuous, and the amenities sublime. We enjoyed this house so much that we opted out of going out on the town either Friday or Saturday night, preferring to stay in and sip cocktails, lounge in the hot tub, and even play hide and seek in its multitude of rooms. While slightly off the beaten path, this place is a hidden gem close to beaches and Saugatuck (12-15 mins). Ideal for groups and gatherings as any event would be incredibly enhanced by its style and character (and don't even get me started on the Speakeasy- unreal!). We had no issues getting our security deposit back and management was very obliging and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The mansion completely exceeded all of our expectations. The rooms were large, the bedding sumptuous, and the amenities were over the top. The location is a bit off the beaten path, but it's still convenient to get to the beach (12 minute drive) and close to Saugatuck (15 mins). We loved the house so much and that we didn't go out Friday or Saturday night, preferring to stay in and sip cocktails, enjoy the hot tub, and play hide and seek in its multitude of rooms. Beautiful antiques and fun relics from the 1920s decorate the house. The backyard is spacious and perfect for a group gathering. And I won't even get into the fabulousness of the Speakeasy in the lower level- amazing! HIGHLY RECOMMEND !! (PS- No issues getting our security deposit back)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great 40th bday/Easter weekend family trip

  • 5 of 5

Slightly delayed review...

We booked this beautiful historic home for my husband's 40th bday celebration over Easter weekend. Dana was amazing to work with. Home was a perfect fit for us (2 families of 4 + 3 other couples). Everyone had their own room. Extremely spacious. Amazing pub/bar area downstairs where we spent majority of time. Hot tub, bikes & basketball hoop was enjoyed. We catered in food & had a murder mystery group (1920's theme to go with era of mansion) come in for the bday celebration. Home is located in Holland. Only 1 large TV downstairs, but forced the kids to explore & and disconnect from their gadgets. Didn't have views of the Lake, but was the perfect fit for the group of our size. No problem getting damage deposit back. I'd highly recommend. Thanks Dana!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVED IT!!! Perfect winter get away!!

  • 5 of 5

I have always dreamed of living in a castle like this so to be able to stay for a weekend was amazing. I felt like I had gone back in time to the 1920's or something! We like to take an annual trip with a group of 6 couples and "The Manor" was one of the most fun times we have ever had. We all agreed there is something magical it. We traveled to the area to spend time Christmas shopping, cross country skiing and to experience all the good reviews we had heard about Saugatuck and Holland. Once we got to The Manor we hardly left!! :) The hot tub in the backyard is so peaceful and private. Cocktails in the pub, a comfy screening room with 100's of dvd's to choose from, cozy fireplace, wine cellar, gorgeous kitchen, whew. I never wanted to go back to work! Everything was very clean and the caretaker was very nice attending to all our needs. She even gave us a bottle of wine from the local vineyard. I definitely will recommend to friends and am hoping to arrange my family reunion there next summer. I also recommended it to my niece as a place she might want to have her wedding. I am sure it is beautiful in every season.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope you will have a change to visit us again in the future. We'd love to have you back at the manor!
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Great place, don't enjoy too much....

  • 3 of 5

I organized a party of 12 women on a 5 night vacation to the estate. It's a beautiful place with many close attractions. We had a fantastic time enjoying the premise and it's surrounding areas. Unfortunately, when I returned home, I received a note from the property manager noting all the damage which they found was done to the house. This is an old house with many notably delicate and antique items in the home. What I would define as "wear and tear" per the lease, they defined as "broken". Be prepared to lose at least part of your deposit as they file for anything they find.....

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the first deposit that we didn’t return in full. We worked as hard as we could to repair things at minimal cost and make claims on the insurance so that we could return all but $200 of her deposit. She is no longer welcome to rent any of our properties and I’ve never had to say that to anyone before. We have had 250 person weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, family reunions and birthday parties and everyone has always been very respectful of the Manor. This group of 12 women did so much damage it was unbelievable. When they left the house, it was littered with smashed beer cans.. we found them on the stairs, in closets. Pills were found scattered throughout the house. The leg was snapped off a pub table, a drawer face was torn off, the handles of the bath tub were smashed, the ceiling of the pub was covered with what looked like an exploded beer and the list goes on… The Manor is definitely not a place to hold an “Animal House” style party. We take great pride in making it a very nice place to stay.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Black Sheep Baa & Grill
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak - Holland, MI (HOM) station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Black Sheep Baa & Grill
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Laketown Beach & Dunes
Car: necessary

Located near the towering white sand dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, the area offers world-class beaches, boating, antiquing, golf, live theater, nightclubs, great restaurants, and a huge variety of art galleries and artists.


Rates & Availability

Saugatuck / Douglas Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Basic Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Damage Protection $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Credit cards are accepted as payment. There is a 3% convenience fee if using a credit card. Electronic checks are also accepted. There is no fee on checks. Holidays may require a 3 night minimum.

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Michigan Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gym
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Security System
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • Master Bedroom #1 has two bathrooms.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also has full couch in room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 is adjoined to bedroom 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Is adjoined to bedroom 3
  • Master Bedroom # 2 and Bedroom #3 are connected and can easily be used as a 'Honeymoon Suite'.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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