Stay on the Beach a Real Beach House
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
On the Beach. Not a beach view or across the street.
Actually on the beach, snuggled at the bottom of a wooded bluff, just a dozen steps off the patio and you are on 200 feet of private beach. No other cottages on the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Wonderful quiet mornings with coffee on the beach or patio. Located in the resort town of Douglas, across the river from Saugatuck (known for art, boating, shopping and terrific restaurants) this the definition of beach house.
Watch the fantastic sunsets from the patio or have a bonfire on the beach. The beach is all 'white sugar' sand with no rocks. The Beach House is surronded on 3 sides by mature trees, the 4th side is beach and Lake Michigan views!
You are only 5 minutes away from the activities of Saugatuck and Douglas yet have complete privacy.
The living room, furnished with white wicker furniture includes a dining area and kitchen with windows all the way across. The first floor has a convenient half bath. The kitchen is small but fully equipped with small stove and oven, toaster oven, coffee maker, pots and pans, paper towels, new fridge. The table seats 4-6.
Second floor has two bedrooms and a full bath (shower,no tub) Master: queen-size bed 4 poster bed with orthopedic mattress and 100% cotton sheets. Full window and glass door overlook lake. A new flat screen TV with built in DVD player.
The other bedroom has two twin trundle beds and windows all across. There is a moveable wall between the two trundle beds for privacy. Second floor has a wall air conditioner - will keep it cool but not frigid. All linens - sheets and towels, blankets, comforters, etc provided.
Patio: has a big smoker/grill that takes charcoal. Round table with umbrella seats 4 comfortably and you can squeeze in 6.
Beach: all sand, no rocks. Two Adirondack chairs provided sand chairs, beach umbrellasand beach towels provided. Bonfires are to the south of the beach away from the sun bathing area. We ask that when the fire department issues no burn warnings that they be honored. We also ask that you burn only paper and wood - no bottles, metal, cans, or garbage. The Beach House is not suitable if you have very small children that have to be carried up and down stairs.
Smoking is not allowed in the building. It is a casual, secluded home. It is clean, up to date and fun to stay at. It is a traditional beach house, not a granite countertop, all white walls and modern furniture condo type of place. You will always track sand in!
Other considerations: Spotty cell phone coverage. No cable TV. No wi-fi. No washer and dryer (there is a laundrymat just down the street.) No dishwasher. Every year I try to get cable TV and internet service. The house is in a very unusual location and the cable company cannot provide service!
Please note because of its private setting, there are over 70 steps from the road level down to the beach house.
Again, this is a traditional beach house - not a condo. You get the beach, privacy, the best views around in a clean, up-to-date place that is ready to move into except for the groceries. It is a dream vacation for someone wanting the beach and privacy with the restaurants, shopping and activities of Saugatuck Douglas just 5 minutes away.
Keywords: Beach House, family vacation, fun, lakefront
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Mobile Phone:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
You can not get any closer to the water without getting wet! 220' of private, not shared, sandy beach. On the beach, not on a bluff. Patio overlooks beach. When this was built in the 1940s it was level with the beach. Now you go down about 14 steps to the white sand beach....morecollapse
- Live Theater
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
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Exactly as advertised - a great spot!
Exactly as advertised - a great spot!
The description of the Original Beach House is very accurate. I respect that the owner highlights the good, but doesnt put any spin on the "bad". Truthfully, the only negatives from my experience were the stairs from the road and cell coverage in the house (however, I need to learn to disconnect from my work cell anyway and coverage is better on the beach). The stairs are only a real pain when loading and unloading the car, but I would be watchful of youngsters or old folks. The positives, FAR outweighed the "negatives". The views & sunsets are amazing. The only house directly on the beach. The beach is private, but you will have folks strolling nearby along the water - everyone was VERY friendly. Our weather was gorgeous (Late Aug) - delightful during the day and cool at night - water was a bit chilly (but I'm from the South [biased] and the dog couldn't have cared less). Dog friendly community. Very close to downtown Saugatuk which is quite charming. The house was very clean but not so sterile that you worry about tracking in small amounts of sand. Lots of windows to hear the crashing waves, cool breezes and makes the place feels open. The kitchen and grill were equipped to provide some amazing sunset meals on the patio. Bascially, It's they type of place you want to bring your family, friends or loved ones to make cherished memories. I would reccomend The Original Beach House and I will definitely plan to be back.
- Guest New to Michigan
- Date of stay 08/26/11
- Review Submitted 08/31/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
this is a very secluded get away spot! The kids loved running back and forth between the house and the beach while the grownups stayed put on the sand! The sunsets were breathtaking and you can't beat the views! Loved proximity to Douglas and Saugatuck for a quick ice cream trip. Thanks!
- Guest EricKateNorton
- Date of stay 05/28/10
- Review Submitted 06/03/10
May ...... $350/night .. (3 night minimum) June ................... $2550/week (Weekly Rentals preferred) $375 per night Jul-Aug ................ $2995/week (Weekly Rentals preferred) $450 per night Sep-Oct .. $300/night .. $2550/week (3 night Minimum) Please note: June, July and August - weekly rentals preferred. Half of rental due within 7 days of receipt of rental agreement. Remaining rental and security due 30 days in advance of checkin. June, July and August, Labor Day weekend - 3 night minimum at $450 per night and $500 security deposit.
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Year Purchased: 1940
About the owner: This house has been in the family since 1950. The first floor was built sometime in the 1940s. The second floor was added in 1954. Because of the protective dunes act this house could never be built now. There are modern push button phones but I have kept the original old fashioned wall dial phone. Kids have no idea how to use it!
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The Beach House from The Water.
Living room with wicker furniture, windows facing the lake.
Master bedroom has picture window and glass door opening onto balcony.
Dining and living area on first floor. Windows to lake view.
On Lake Michigan Beach at the bottom of the bluff. Views from every room.
Take a long walk. The view to the north. The view to the south is the same.
First floor half bath in corner. Tile floors. Fireplace is non-working.
Second bedroom has two trundle Windows across west side.
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