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The Douglas Boathouse is located on a quiet side street and specifically built for large groups. Six of seven bedrooms in the main house are all furnished with queen beds, the seventh bedroom the children's crew quarters will sleep four in bunk beds. Five bathrooms ensure the fighting over bathrooms will be kept to a minimum.
The Main house has a dining table with seating for 14 and a large living room make sure that no one will be left out when gathered around the fire place. The sun porch, library and small office offer more intimate spaces. The fire pit with free wood, outdoor dining area and the private patios all offer great spaces on warm summer nights.
New yet warm. Everything was new in 2013. The building has been completely rebuilt with quality materials by a Architect/Builder. The furnishings were specifically selected for the house from Ikea and Crate and Barrel. The wood ceilings, floors and trim make the house warm. Craftsman style mosaic work, original art and creative details add character and charm.
Centrally located between downtown Douglas and Lake Michigan we are closer to the beach than most houses in Saugatuck or Douglas. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are just minutes away.
For more photos, floor plans, pictures, and a better description of all the different rental rates over the season visit our web site douglasboathouse.com When you compare rental costs note that we do not charge a cleaning fee for our cleaning crew.
Need more room add the Keeper' house fifteen feet behind the Boathouse. Two more bedrooms with queen beds a second kitchen, fire place and additional bathroom. To protect your privacy we do not rent the Keeper's house to a party without the Boathouse. See our web site douglasboathouse.com or our listing for both buildings on Home Away #3849918
Our weekly rentals run from Friday at 5 pm to the next Friday at 11 am.
Four bedrooms with queen beds on the second floor, two more queen bedrooms in the lower level and a kids bunk room on the lower level located in the Main House. Ikea and crate and barrel furnishings. Each room has a theme and are the same size. Bedroom walls have soundproofing. The home theater has five twins built into a huge sofa. The room includes a puppet theater as well. ...moreless
A bathroom for the kids right next to the Crew Quarters...moreless
Five bathrooms are in the Main House. Two on the second floor, two on the main floor and one in the lower level. Two with tubs and two with large showers. The fifth bathroom is set up for children. Subway tile and creative ceramic accents. Craftsman style details and wood ceilings. State of the art big water heater and all new plumbing. ...moreless
Just ask us if you need any thing. We can help you find it.
Large full kitchen. Ikea cabinets, granite counters, subway tile splash, farm house sink. Second wet bar, with refrigerator and microwave in lower level. Outdoor kitchen with tables, grill, smoke ...moreless
(2) Second Microwave in lower level of Main House and third Microwave is located in the Keeper's House....moreless
Blender, Food Processor, Crock pot, A fully equipped kitchen form Crate and Barrel and Ikea....moreless
(2) in Main House. One located in the lower level. Third refrigerator located in the Keeper's House...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Beautiful bluestone patio with chairs, a fire pit with free firewood and two picnic tables The patio is a private outdoor room in a quiet residential neighborhood. ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
A huge maple and large basswood offer shade. The owner a Landscape Architect designed the yard to be colorful, comfortable and fun. ...moreless
Big Webber charcoal grill, Smoker, and work table create a informal outdoor kitchen. Two picnic tables seat 16....moreless
Summer Peak Jun 19 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Aug 22 - Oct 31, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR A COMPLETE RATE SCHEDULE douglasboathouse.com click on the availability page.
Weekly rentals run Friday to Friday
Security deposit due at reservation. Payment due 60 days before stay. Credit card charges add 3%
We do not charge a cleaning fee. We will return your deposit in 7 days when you leave the house in good condition.
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We are on a quiet side street 438 Fremont, two blocks off the Blue Star Highway. It is a five minute walk to down town Douglas. The Lake Michigan beach is a ten minute walk. Oval beach in Saugatuck is within biking distance or five minutes by car. We are closer to the beaches than most houses in Saugatuck or Douglas. The Saugatuck shopping district is just on the other side of Kalamazoo lake about five minutes by car.
Boat tours of Saugatuck and Lake Michigan in a paddle wheeler complete with a bar. Dune rides on the dunes of Saugatuck. Berry picking, winery tours, comedy club, piano bar, preforming arts center. Vintage baseball at berry field, brew pub up the street, sailing charters, bike trails, the list goes on.
Saugatuck and Douglas are Michigan's answer to Cape Cod. Quaint villages with a lot of natural beauty, historic buildings , and friendly locals.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Joanie and I restore and manage historic buildings in Ann Arbor, Michigan and we use the Boathouse as our vacation home for friends and family. We each grew up in Michigan and feel the draw of Lake Michigan and the small town charm of Douglas. We spend a lot of time at the Boathouse and are always making improvements.
Why the Owner Chose Douglas: Location, Location, Location A short walk to Douglas. Ride your bike to the beach yet we are located in a quiet residential side street. Saugatuck and Douglas are quaint small towns. We spent two years driving the west coast of Lake Michigan to find the perfect spot.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Boathouse is unique in that it was purpose built as a vacation spot and gathering place for large groups. It not a vacation home furnished with left over furniture. Seven bedrooms, bathrooms on all floors,a large kitchen, living room, home theater, patio and more intimate rooms including the sun porch, library and small office. We remember being a kid and have built the puppet theater, crew quarters and engine room all for the kids. The building is furnished with all new furniture specifically selected for the house. Expand the size of the property by renting the Keeper's house as well.