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Stay on the Beach a Real Beach House

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The Beach House from The Water.

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Last updated: 12/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Saugatuck house description

On the Beach. Not a beach view or across the street.

I answer inquiries every morning.

Wi-Fi now available.
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be at least 3 years old and able to negotiate stairs. You must be over 25 to rent the house....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Great place for kids that are old enough to handle the stairs. No driving and parking at the beach. You are there with a full kitchen and bathroom....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs with approval and additional cleaning fee....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Queen size Beds (1) Nice - orthopedic mattress. 100% cotton, high thread count sheets., Bunk Beds (1) 2 Trundle beds, twin size, to sleep 4....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Beach fires ok as long as fire department has not issued a no burn order. Gas, 2 sided BBQ, Patio furniture, Beach chairs, beach towels, baach umbrellas, chairs and a bench at waters edge. 200 feet of private beach. Air conditioning, second floor only....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Flat screen with built in DVD player. Reception is nil. Plan on using the DVD player or internet....moreless

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    You can't get any closer to the water without getting wet! 200' 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....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    No properties on either side. See photos....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Second floor has an in-wall unit. Will cool and take out humidity but will not make it chilly....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wi-Fi just added!...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Lots of towels, extra sheets. Kitchen towels, paper towels. Beach towels....moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Cell phone coverage is better than in past years but still not guaranteed due to location of the house, bluff and lake....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Space for parking 2 cars on the road at the top of the bluff....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Local use phone....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Plenty of towels. Beach towels too....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Fireplace is not to be used. Hasn't been used in 40 years. Please do not use it....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Complete with refrigerator, electric stove, oven, sink, microwave, toaster, pots, pans, kitchen linens, paper towels. CLEAN....moreless

                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Balcony:

                        Great sunsets from the balcony. No more than 2 adults at a time please....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Patio has table with umbrella, 6 chairs....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      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. 
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/14/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      Art Galleries, excursion boats, sail boat excurisions, local festivals, apple, cherry, strawberry, blueberry picking, firewor

                       

                      Owner info

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The Beach House from The Water.

                        The Beach House from The Water.

                      • Living room with wicker furniture, windows facing the lake.

                        Living room with wicker furniture, windows facing the lake.

                      • Master bedroom has picture window and glass door opening onto balcony.

                        Master bedroom has picture window and glass door opening onto balcony.

                      • Dining and living area on first floor.  Windows to lake view.

                        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.

                        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.

                        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.

                        First floor half bath in corner. Tile floors. Fireplace is non-working.

                      • Second bedroom has two trundle Windows across west side.

                        Second bedroom has two trundle Windows across west side.

                      VRBO #3919

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                      This listing was first published here in 2000.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/14/14
                      Owner
                      Member since: 2000
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 24 hours
                      • Response rate: 80%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/14/2014
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                      +1 6164037189 (Michigan, USA)

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