|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Large groups will appreciate the 3 bedroom, 3 screen-porch layout of this artistic and colorful home situated within Saugatuck and Douglas’s picturesque lakeshore community. Encircled by pines and lofty greenery and an open front lawn, the quiet natural setting is reflected indoors thru a selection of vivid, locally-themed artwork.
Spread out among the private 2nd level Master-suite with a King and futon located in its own wing and the 2 rooms residing in the opposite wing: one room with Queen + Twin and a Bunkroom with 2 Twin bunks plus a Flat Screen TV and iPod player!
Listen to music thru the Surround Sound audio system while everyone gathers for meals in the open kitchen and large dining table for 10! Enjoy the fresh Michigan air from one of the 3 screen porches, while soaking in the outdoor Hot Tub or while enjoying a warm fire in the outdoor Fire Pit!
Located only 3-4 blocks from Lake Michigan, you are walking distance to Douglas Beach and only a few minutes car ride to Oval Beach!
We stayed at this rental over our fall break, Oct 22, 2015-Oct 25, 2015 with another family. The location was a short few blocks to the lake which was nice. It has interesting floor plan and is excellent for 2 families. The decor was cute and I felt the property was clean. However, there was an odor that greeted us upon arrival and with the 4 adults basically almost 3 adult children we had trouble pinpointing it. Some felt it was recent paint. Others not-dry carpet after carpet cleaning. It was an underlying musty smell that was hard to identify, but irritating. While putting away supplies, I opened the cabinet under the sink and found a stainless steel filled bowl with some brown sludge under the garbage disposal that was the source of the smell. Not sure how long it had been there but my guess it would take a while to fill that bowl. We put the stopper in the sink and called maintenance who visited and cleaned it but identified the issue would not be able to be fixed until after our exit. (I'm not confident it hasn't been an issue previously and ignored. It would take a LONG time to accumulate that much yuck with disposal run-off to fill the bowl that was there. The child lock on the under sink cabinet was not fastened, otherwise we would not have known.) Intermittent lights going on and off on the main level and no working ceiling fans or lights in the ceiling fixtures on one side of the house also signaled a need for an electrician or some attention. Maintenance aside, I think the rental could be improved by a DVD player in the basement as there was only one player in the kids bunk room and maybe the master, but none in a central social area for DVD viewing. Or, moving what's there to a centrally used location? (No DVD player is listed on the home overview either?) Also, a mirror or two in the bedrooms for help of 7 people sharing the bunk and blue room? Only one bathroom mirror in that level the house. The hot tub was not what could be considered hot, but as only 2 people during our visit used it, it was a nice addition but if renting later in the season, it would not be enjoyable at all. One last note. The property description requests to ask about pets, but the information binder in the home says no pets? I had called and inquired about pets shortly before our trip but received no return call in reply. I think the info should be updated to reflect what is wished by the owner.
We adored this rental. This is our 4th year in Michigan and I think we finally got it right. Perfect distance from the beach and downtown. The home itself was beautifully decorated. We loved the decor, especially that the table seated so many. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. Until next time...
This was our second stay at Beach Glass and we had a great time. The house is set up nicely for two families. Decor is pleasant and feels comfortable.
Close to the beach and convienant to Saugatuck.
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