|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Wonderful family vacation home on the Lake Michigan shore of Pier Cove. Only two hours from Chicago, this spacious house is located five miles south of Saugatuck/Douglas and ten miles north of South Haven on scenic Lakeshore Drive in the heart of Michigans 'Art Coast'. This large and wonderfully decorated 1870 vintage restored farmhouse can sleep 8 persons in 4 bedrooms. The house is equipped with central air conditioning and a wood burning fireplace. The beautiful large, eat-in kitchen with a granite topped island and stainless steel appliances opens on to a wooden deck for outdoor eating/grilling/cocktails/and sunset watching.
It is only a few steps to your private beach with a grass roof Mexican style palapa ( beach chairs provided) Bring your towels and toys for relaxing days in the the water and sand. Perfect !! In addition to playing on the beach, the house has a large yard and is surrounded by woods with walking trails through the adjacent Pier Cove Ravine Preserve.
I am very late on writing this review but finally have a chance so here goes. STOP LOOKING AND STAY AT THIS HOUSE! :) It is a wonderful house. Celeste and Dexter are the nicest couple ever and they were so sweet welcoming us and making sure we were all settled. We stayed here with our two toddlers and father in law for the week and there was so much space we didnt even need to use one of the bedrooms and everyone had their own room. the house is located very close to everything to do and the beach with the best hammocks and shade ever are a less than a 5 minutes walk to the end of the street (didnt even have to carry the toddlers). I would absolutely stay at their property again. it is cared for with lots of love- celeste and dexter make sure everything looks immaculate. and i wish i would have taken my good camera (i am a photographer) and taken some pics for them because inside the house is much more bright and airy and pretty than it looks in some of the photos. the house is a lot bigger than it looks too. we had such a great trip and we cant wait to go back again. i would again highly recommend this property to anyone and celeste and dexter are awesome!
My sisters and I had an amazing time together at this beautiful home. The home is much larger than it appears in the photos and if you love the farmhouse feel (as we do) you will throughly enjoy this home. The private beach and hut was so perfect we hated to leave. The town of Saugatuck and Douglas are so close with cute little shops and restaurants. The owners, Celeste and Dexter were so nice and a true pleasure to rent from. Dexter even made us a fire on the beach right before sunset that allowed us to spend the evening watching the beautiful sky. We definitely hope to rent again next year. Thank you!!!
For our family of seven's vacation we were pleasantly pleased to have all amenities available to us. The grand kids loved the easily accessible beach and their own special bedroom. Celeste and Dexter were so nice and made a point to accommodate our needs. All we needed were our beach towels! We will definitely stay again.
Great house - lots of character. Beds were comfortable, screened-in porch was a great place to watch the sunset, take a nap or read, well-stocked kitchen with everything you would need. Will definitely stay here again.
We had a great time with our group of 6 adults and 2 toddlers at the Gauntlett House. While the house does not overlook the beach, it is an easy walk to the lake and the house is in a beautiful location. We took quick trips to Saugatuck, Oval Beach, downtown Fennville, and Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Definitely recommend for a weekend away with family and kids!
Its an old farmhouse with updated amenities. The downstairs was very friendly to the 3 year old, 14 month old, and 11 month old in our group. This was a huge benefit to us because we could be in the kitchen cooking and it was comfortable having the babies in the living room and letting them roam without worrying about their whereabouts. Celeste and Dexter, the owners, were very accommodating to our family and had pack-n-plays set up for us when we arrived and also made us a bonfire on the beach.
The key points of the Gauntlett house were the screened in porch, outdoor shower, and private beach with cabana. It was also nice to have cable for the children to watch cartoons and a grill to barbecue several nights.
I recommend this house for a large family seeking to relax both indoors and at the beach. The house is close to several towns with neat things to do like shopping, restaurants, and boat rentals.
The money is well worth it!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
SECURITY DEPOSIT: $500. Payable by personal check or cash on date of arrival, prior to occupancy.
Security will be returned within 10 days after departure OR at departure if owner is able to do an inspection at that time.
Additional guest fee : $50/ weekend and $100/week
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: may be pre-arranged with the owner and will incur an addtional weekly charge of $100 per person or a $50 per person weekend char
A deposit of 50% of the rental cost is required to complete the reservation and is to be paid with a personal check sent to the owners with a signed rental contract.
Balance is due 60 days before arrival.
Wonderful family vacation home on the Lake Michigan shore of Pier Cove. Located 5 miles south of Saugatuck/Douglas and 10 miles north of South Haven on scenic Lakeshore Drive. Property is located near many area attractions including wineries, Saugatuck Brewing Company, farmers markets, local orchards and U-PICK blue berry farms, art galleries, golf courses, fishing, boating and shopping. Many fantastic restaurants can be found with in 5 miles
The house is available year round. Cross country ski or snow shoe right out the back door into a winter wonderland December, January and February. Each season brings its own wonders in this beautiful natural setting.