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Saugatuck Riverfront Cottage,Amazing Views, Intown Location

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Riverfront view of Treehouse Cottage showing upper screened porch and lower deck

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Last updated: 04/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

$400 off Summer Weekly rate during Spring and Fall Seasons

Nightly rates vary from $250 - $450 per night depending upon the number of people and the season. Off-season nightly rates vary from $250 - $375 per night. $250 is for the Main floor of cottage only which sleeps a maximum of 4.

Sat - Sat Weekly Rental Cycle during the Summer Season

Historic, Riverfront Cottage sits high above the Kalamazoo River connecting Saugatuck to Lake Michigan. The cottage is a short walk (3-4 regular blocks) to Saugatuck's downtown attractions, shops and restaurants. A large screened porch overlooks the river and opens into the living room and kitchen creating a flowing indoor/outdoor life style. The view of the river boating traffic and wildlife from this porch is unbelievable. Recent remodeling upgrades include a cathedral ceiling in the living room, new carpeting and a large screened HD TV and a hot tub overlooking the river. Treehouse sleeps up to 8 people.

The ground level Master bedroom has a queen bed. There is a hide-a-bed sofa in the adjoining dining/living room. The lower level has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a set of twin beds. The cottage has central air-conditioning throughout. The cottage is naturally cooled by the river/lake breezes and the over head fans throughout. There are bathrooms with showers on both levels of the cottage. There are also complete kitchens on both floors with a washer/dryer in the lower level. The lower level also has a covered deck spanning the entire width of the cottage which mimics the great views of the screened porch. There is a nice lawn on the river level that is ideal for lounging, games or enjoying the fire pit.

Fishing from this level is usually good and small boats or jet skis can be tied up to the seawall. Weekly rentals take priority. However, three to four day rentals are possible in the off season or on short notice as are rentals of just the upper or lower level units. Pets are allowed with the owner's approval and a small damage deposit/fee.

Keywords: Saugatuck Waterfront, Riverfront Cottage, Intown, Close to downtown, Boat dockage on seawall, Hot tub, River View, Vacation Rental, Nightly, Weekly and Monthly Rental

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking not allowed in the cottage. Smoking on the lower deck or outside is permitted....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small and medium sized pets are allowed with prior approval of the owner. A $200 security deposit will be required. There is a $50 fee for pets that will be deducted from the security deposit. The security deposit less the fee will be returned at check-out if there is no damage or extra cleaning required. The renter must also agree to confine pet in crate or wire kennel when they leave the animal alone in the cottage....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom on main level w/queen bed and adjoining bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd bedroom w/queen bed on lower level next to bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Bedroom 3 on lower level has 2 twin beds and cable TV...moreless

  • Queen size Beds are in master bedroom on the ground level and second bedroom on the lower level. Two twin beds are in third bedroom on the lower level and has also has cable TV in a bedroom cabinet, A new Queen sized sofa-bed is locatedin the living room,...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Kalamazoo River frontage, Cottage sits 40 ft above river giving amazing view of boat traffic and wildlife, Large yard on river level great for playing lawn games, sunbathing, sitting around the fire pit or fishing. Large screened porch for enjoyable living and viewing river, Large deck on lower level also overlooks river, Large living/great room with charming electric fireplace, large screened TV and entertainment center, Fully equipped kitchen overlooks river, Short walk or bike ride to downtown shops and restaurants, Tie up a small boat or jet ski to sea wall in front of cottage,...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Large screened cable TV, DVD player, VCR with many movie tapes and a CD player are in living room. Large TV is also on lower level in third bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Cottage contains a large number of movies that can be played on the VCR player. Renter should bring own DVD's for HD movies....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Sits on the Kalamazoo River connecting Saugatuck and Lake Michigan. Wonderful views of boats going to and from Lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sits on the Kalamazoo River connecting Saugatuck and Lake Michigan. Wonderful views of boats going to and from Lake. Small boat tie up at seawall. The fishing is great....moreless

  • Water View:

    Amazing north & south views of the river that joins Saugatuck and Lake Michigan. Boat traffic provides hours of interesting viewing. The heavily forested woods across the river contains deer that come to the river throughout the day to drink....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Cottage has fantastic river views from almost every room. There is a large lawn on the river level that contains lounge seating and a large fire pit. Small boats can be tied up on the seawall and good fishing is possible from this lawn....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is indoor dining area which will seat eight. The screened porch has another dining table and is a wonderful place to eat....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There is new central A/C throughout. Additionally, the cottage is naturally cooled by the river/lake breezes and overhead fans throughout the interior and on the screened porch....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a washer/dryer on the lower level...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Romantic electric fireplace in livingroom....moreless

  • Heating:

    The central furnace will keep the cottage toasty on the coolest days or nights...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    A linen package is available for $75. Bed linens, blankets, pillows and two sets of bathroom towels & washcloths are provided for each guest. Beach towels are not provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is provided for three cars. Additional cars may have to park on the street with a short walk to the cottage....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for boat, motorcycle and other small trailers must be arranged in advance with owner. RV or Motor Homes may not be parked at cottage....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer/dryer on the lower level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi broad internet access is provided free on main floor of cottage...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Catering for large or small events is available locally...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All common cooking utensils are provided with the cottage. An assortment of pots and pans for cooking most foods are supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dish washer in main ground level kitchen only...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) There are complete kitchens on both levels of the cottage. Dishwasher is in main level kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave:

    (2) Microwave is contained in each kitchen...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) There is a full sized refrigerator in both kitchens. The primary kitchen refrigerator has an ice machine in the door....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Screened porch on ground level sits 40 feet above the river level. It contains a dining table, sofa and other seating options for watching outside happenings...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    None are provided however, bring your own or rent them locally. There is a paved bike path to Saugatuck Dunes State Park that also goes through the country all the way to Holland....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered wood deck runs the entire width of the cottage lower level and contains a dining table, chairs and other seating options for watching boat traffic...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 Championship courses are just minutes away. The Ravines is an Arnold Palmer Signature course. Clearbrook is a challenging course with a great restaurant. Hawkshead in an Arthur Hill design....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large lawn on the lower river level that is ideal for lawn games, fishing, sun bathing and sitting around the fire pit, at night, telling ghost stories....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub is for use of a maximum of 4 adults. No excessive partying or noise will be allowed. Tub may not be used after 12:00 midnight....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 1 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$375
$2,250
Summer
May 22 - Sep 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,650
Fall
Sep 11 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$375
$2,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450
$2,650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

If a cancellation is made less than 60 days before rental date and we are able to re-rent the property for the entire period and the new renter's payment has cleared, a refund will be made within 30 days via check. Transfers between weeks at this property are allowed up to 60 days prior to the existing reservation.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be completed by a personal phone call with Summer Fun Management. Voice mail messages and/or emails are not sufficient notification to avoid cancellation or transfer fees. It is the renters responsibility to insure personal contact is made in a timely manner.

Off-season nightly rates are $250 - $375 per night. $250 nightly rate is for the main floor of the cottage only (4 people max). The nightly rate for the entire cottage (8 people max) is $375 per night. Tax is an additional 8%.

Weekly stays require receipt of $500 Booking Deposit within 7 days to confirm reservation. Deposit, less 10% of rental rate fee will be refunded if cancellation is made more than 60 days before check-in. Balances due must be received 60 days in advance of check-in via cashiers/bank check or money order only. Cancellations within 60 days of occupancy will result in full forfeiture of rental rate.


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Location

Authentic paddlewheel riverboat cruises are provided downtown, Family friendly dune schooner rides are close by, 3 local championship level golf courses including an Arnold Palmer Signature course, Lake Michigan charter fishing boats, Day or sunset sailing on Lake Michigan aboard several charter boats, Hike Saugatuck Dunes State Park with marked hiking trails through pristine woods to miles of sandy beach, Climb the 300 stairs to the top of Mount Baldhead for an incredible view of Saugatuck & Lake Michigan,

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: Our names are Jan & Gary and we have been married over 50 years - a rare feat today it seems. We have lived in the Saugatuck area most of those years and know alot about what there is to do and see in the area. Gary's a former sales/marketing executive with a Fortune 500 office furniture manufacturer. Jan worked in sales for Xerox and the Avon Company and retired with 20 years of local real estate brokerage experience. We also own and operate Marywood Manor Bed & Breakfast during the summer season and spend winters on our 44 ft catamaran sailing in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. We promise an enjoyable stay in the Treehouse Cottage and will do everything we can to make it happen. Please call us if you have any questions about the Treehouse Cottage, Marywood Manor B & B, the Saugatuck area or sailing. We'd love to talk with you.

Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
We brought the 'Tree House Cottage' for our personal use because we thought we would live in it after we retired. We then brought the house next door when it came up for sale several years later as it had a much larger lot for Jan to enjoy her love of gardening. After remodeling the home we decided to live in it and to keep the cottage as a guest house and summer rental.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The view from the screened porch is spectatular. You can sit and watch boats come and go all day. It's just a nice walk to downtown for dinner or a specialty coffee at the local coffee house. The heavily forested property across the river gives you the feeling of real privacy as you watch deer drinking at the river in the early morning and evening. Throughout the fall the colors of the trees change and provide many beautiful scenes and reflections in the water. Early in the morning haze, while you sip your coffee, the charter fishing boats go out the river for a day of salmon and trout fishing. Sitting on the porch is truely a peaceful experience as is sitting in the hot tub on a cool evening as the boats return to their docks


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Photos

  • Riverfront view of Treehouse Cottage showing upper screened porch and lower deck

    Riverfront view of Treehouse Cottage showing upper screened porch and lower deck

  • View from porch dining table towards river. Great view in both directions

    View from porch dining table towards river. Great view in both directions

  • HD TV/entertainment center with DVD player and DVR player with many tapes.

    HD TV/entertainment center with DVD player and DVR player with many tapes.

  • Ground level complete kitchen w/dishwasher wonderful view of river while cooking

    Ground level complete kitchen w/dishwasher wonderful view of river while cooking

  • Twin beds in third bedroom with cable TV

    Twin beds in third bedroom with cable TV

  • Inside dining table & stereo/CD player. Additional seating is abundant.

    Inside dining table & stereo/CD player. Additional seating is abundant.

  • Hot tub with great view of the river.

    Hot tub with great view of the river.

  • View from livingroom towards dining area, Master bedroom & stairs to lower level

    View from livingroom towards dining area, Master bedroom & stairs to lower level

  • Ground floor level entrance to Cottage and view of Kalamazoo River.

    Ground floor level entrance to Cottage and view of Kalamazoo River.

  • View of cottage from river front lawn showing stairs to upper level

    View of cottage from river front lawn showing stairs to upper level

  • Porch sofa and seating looking North on river towards Lake Michigan

    Porch sofa and seating looking North on river towards Lake Michigan

  • French door from living room looking out over porch dining table to river

    French door from living room looking out over porch dining table to river

  • Living room with new cathedral ceiling

    Living room with new cathedral ceiling

  • Lower level 2nd bedroom with queen bed and adjoining bath

    Lower level 2nd bedroom with queen bed and adjoining bath

  • Lower level deck has comfortable seating and dining table

    Lower level deck has comfortable seating and dining table

  • Master bedroom queen bed with adjoining bath

    Master bedroom queen bed with adjoining bath

  • Queen sofa-bed & other seating in living room on ground floor level of cottage.

    Queen sofa-bed & other seating in living room on ground floor level of cottage.

  • Complete lower level kitchen has washer/dryer and opens unto lower deck

    Complete lower level kitchen has washer/dryer and opens unto lower deck

  • View of river and lower lawn area. Small boats can be tied up to sea wall

    View of river and lower lawn area. Small boats can be tied up to sea wall

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/12/2015
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