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Historic Sea Captain's Home Best Location Downtown

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Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saugatuck house description

Heathcote is an 1870 Italianate home built by Captain George Crawford . This home is ideally located in the quiet residential neighborhood called 'the hill' , but is steps from the main street of Saugatuck.

The view from the beautiful backyard overlooks the park, tennis court , and basketball court below, and looks across the Kalamazoo River to Mt. Baldhead .

Known as the house with the porch , Heathcote has a beautiful front porch complete with table and chairs off the kitchen for your morning coffee, and an incredible screened in porch for cocktails, eating, reading , or just relaxing .

Heathcote has two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. These bedrooms share a full , newly remodeled bath complete with original claw foot tub and walk in shower.

Off the kitchen is an additional bedroom know as the bunky , with a full size bed and detached bath with shower. This section of the house is cottage quirky ( but most guests love it ) . This bedroom is not for small children because it is far from the master .

The living room, dining room and kitchen are remodeled , and all the original wood floors redone .



Heathcote's porches and yard are great for summer enjoyment. There is even a separate beer fridge ! Great location for kids with the tennis court , basketball court , and park steps away.

Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                additional deposit required , dogs only , must be approved prior to rental...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • 2 upstairs bedrooms , one with a queen bed, and one with two twins. The third bedroom is in a separate part of the house , great for privacy but not for small children . ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Upstairs bathroom is newly remodeled . The bathroom near the bunky bedroom is detatched and very quirky....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                dining area open to the kitchen , and an additional dining table on the screened porch ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                full kitchen with island , stainless appliances ...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                automatic coffee maker and coffee grinder ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                second extra cold beer refrigerator...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                $75 rate reduction if you provide your own linen and towels...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                beach towels not provided...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                central airconditioning...moreless

              • Heating:

                forced air heat ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Other Amenities

                  • Heathcote has an incredible location; the park and playground, the tennis courts, and the basketball court are all within steps of the beautiful big backyard. You can walk to all the shops and restaurants, as well as to the ferry that takes you across to the Oval Beach road. As the 6th generation of my family who helped found Saugatuck, I am proud to be restoring this beautiful historic house, and we hope you will enjoy and respect the history of it as well....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Games:

                    (7) we also have board games (monoply, parchessi,puzzles cards etc.) ...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    basketball , soccerball , football , tennis racquets ...moreless

                  • Games:

                    monoply, parchessi, puzzles, pictionary, clue, ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • VCR

                  Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) great front porch with adirondack chairs , and the most popular part of the house - the screened porch ....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    gas grill with side burner and charcoal grill ...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    tennis/ pickleball courts are steps away...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    5 minutes to Clearbrook and The Ravines ...moreless

                  Theme

                      • Historic

                      Location & View

                      Activities

                      • Marina
                      • Hiking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Kayaking
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Laundromat
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Groceries
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,500

                      Changeover Day: Friday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      $250.00/a day off season rates minimum 3 nite stay

                      Summer rental only - May through October

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                      Location

                      There is something for everyone in Saugatuck: there are the many incredible art galleries and interior stores of Saugatuck and Douglas, there is the Oval Beach, rated as one of the top ten beaches, and there are the abundant local wineries that can be toured. Check the Saugatuck websites for all that you can do.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1870

                      About the owner: My family has been in Saugatuck since 1835 . My great , great , great Grandfather was one of the first founders of Saugatuck . I am the 6th generation in Saugatuck.

                      Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
                      Saugatuck has been a summer home for our family for 6 generations . This is not just a rental but our home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Heathcote has the best location in town , a private setting but right downtown , and it has the best porch you'll find - featured in Lake Magazine ! In 2009 we won the Heritage Preservation award from the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society .


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford

                        Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford

                      • kitchen/dining

                        kitchen/dining

                      • back yard

                        back yard

                      • porches

                        porches

                      • screened porch

                        screened porch

                      • screened porch from backyard

                        screened porch from backyard

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • path to downtown next to Heathcote

                        path to downtown next to Heathcote

                      • bedroom with queen bed

                        bedroom with queen bed

                      • backyard overlooking the park

                        backyard overlooking the park

                      • front porch with adirondacks

                        front porch with adirondacks

                      • Heathcote above the basketball court

                        Heathcote above the basketball court

                      • through the living room french doors is the screened in porch

                        through the living room french doors is the screened in porch

                      • 'bunky'

                        'bunky'

                      • new bathroom

                        new bathroom

                      • new bathroom

                        new bathroom

                      • backyard

                        backyard

                      • twin bed room

                        twin bed room

                      • backyard overlooking tennis court

                        backyard overlooking tennis court

                      • bedroom with queen bed

                        bedroom with queen bed

                      • hallway with vintage photos of Saugatuck

                        hallway with vintage photos of Saugatuck

                      • front of Heathcote

                        front of Heathcote

                      • screened porch eating area

                        screened porch eating area

                      VRBO #128375

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, September 14, 2014

                      $1,500 per week (USD)
                      4

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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