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Fabulous Downtown Saugatuck Home with Room for the Group!

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saugatuck house description

Become a part of the Saugatuck community in this spacious home. The convenient in-town location is a great place to gather after a fun day spent exploring the area. Located just two blocks from the main downtown of Saugatuck and across the street from Willow Park and the Kalamazoo River, it’s easy for everyone in your group to branch out on their own.

Two separate wings of the house divide the five bedrooms, offering lots of privacy for various group arrangements. The east wing accommodates the master bedroom which has a Queen Bed. The second and third bedrooms each have a Double Bed. The full bath on this wing offers a tub/shower combination. The west wing has one bedroom with two Twin Beds and another with a Double Bed. The spacious full bath on this side has a Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower.

The colorful vaulted living room with a gas fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD provides plenty of space to relax after a long day. A separate dining area and game room offers comfortable seating for six with room to squeeze in a few more.

Not quite ready to come inside? The multi-level large wrap-around deck offers extra seating and two additional outdoor dining areas. Drop the blinds for some extra privacy and you have your own outdoor oasis.

The galley kitchen offers all your modern conveniences for preparing a meal to fuel your group for the day. The Weber gas grill on the deck is a welcome addition when dining al fresco.

Forget about your car at the end of the day as all shopping and dining is just a short stroll away. A short 5-7 minute drive will get you to immaculate Douglas Beach and world-famous Oval Beach. For the more adventurous, hop on the Chain Ferry just down the street (feet, strollers, bikes and dogs allowed). Climb the steps at Mount Baldhead for amazing views of the harbor or Lake Michigan. Continue on just a bit and you’re at the beach!

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Lease signer must be 25 years or older and present for the duration of the rental term....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Absolutely no smoking in the house or on the deck....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Ask for details...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • 1st bathroom - shower/tub combination, large counter and sink area. 2nd bathroom - stall shower, jacuzzi tub, large counter and sink area....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Seating for 6. Additional table and chairs provides expanded indoor seating capacity....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Comfy living room with large sofa, 2 chairs with ottomans. With additional seating in front room, enough seating for all. 8' couch comfortably sleeps one person...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bed sheets, pillows, blankets, bath towels, and kitchen towels are provided for easier packing and a relaxing stay. Bring your own beach towels!...moreless

          • Parking:

            Two in the driveway, one at the side of the house, plus street parking...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            There are a variety of videos and DVDs in the house; DeMond's Supervalu in Douglas has DVD rentals....moreless

          • Games:

            Board games and jigsaw puzzles are available...moreless

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Books

          Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large wrap-around deck with two seating areas for up to 12 people...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Rent at Big Lake Outfitters, 640 Water Street, 3 minutes walk...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Regulation tennis courts are at the nearby high school...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Rent cross country skis and snowshoes at Landshark's...moreless

              • Golf:

                Two courses in Saugatuck, 1-2 miles from the house...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Hang your hammock between our trees in front...moreless

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Across the street from Kalamazoo River...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Groceries
                  • Basketball Court
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July & August (Holidays extra)
                  Jul 7 - Sep 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600

                  Changeover Day: Sunday

                  Christmas & New Years
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  $1,700 $3,400
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning is included!

                  Pets require prior approval of owner.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Location

                  • Oval Beach

                    "It's an easy drive to one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere. If you're feeling energeti..."

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                  • Ida Red's

                    "This is a great breakfast place. Don't forget your cash or checkbook, no credit cards accept..."

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                  • Wicks Park Bar & Grille

                    "This is the 2nd closest restaurant to our house, after Ida Red's. Great food (we love the ve..."

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                  • Phil's Bar & Grille

                    "It seems as though everyone loves Phil's. Part of the fun of walking down Butler is seeing w..."

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                  • Butler Pantry Kitchen Shop

                    "This is a great place to find anything kitchen-related. The store moved spring 2013 and is n..."

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                  • Pumpernickels

                    "You have to love a place where everything is made in-house. Delicious breakfast place, and i..."

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                  • Landsharks Shoes

                    "We love Landsharks. You'll find an incredible selection of shoes and clothing, and if you're..."

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                  • Red Barn, The

                    "Just the other side of the freeway is this Saugatuck institution, a place to catch movies or..."

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                  • Big Lake Outfitters of Saugatuck

                    "Didn't bring your bike, boat, kayak, canoe, etc.? Go to Big Lake Outfitters, just about a fi..."

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                  • Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises

                    "You'll get a different view of Saugatuck on this paddle-wheeled cruise down the Kalamazoo Ri..."

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                  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park

                    "If you're looking for a beach with fewer (a lot fewer) people than Oval Beach, or for a plac..."

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                  • Kilwin's Chocolates

                    "A little bit of Mackinac Island in Saugatuck, Kilwin's has two locations in town, both busy ..."

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                  • Saugatuck Dune Rides Inc

                    "Looking for excitement? Saugatuck Dune Rides, between the freeway and town, will give you an..."

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                  • Wild Dog Grille

                    "Tasty food with plenty of outdoor seating in warmer weather, this restaurant is frequently p..."

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                  • Everyday People Cafe

                    "Probably the best meal we've had in the area was here. Absolutely delicious! It does get cro..."

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                  46 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Gerald R. Ford International, Grand Rapids (GRR)
                  Saugatuck
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Chain Link
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Holland Amtrak
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-196
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Oval Beach, Douglas Beach
                  Saugatuck
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Wicks Park Bar & Grille
                  34 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Bittersweet Ski Resort
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Clearbrook Golf Club
                  Saugatuck
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ida Red's

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  No matter whether you want to be active or relaxed, Saugatuck has something to offer, with fabulous shopping, art galleries and dining options, as well as bike paths, hiking trails, and beaches for old and young alike. Minutes to the south is Fennville, with its you-pick orchards, vineyards, wineries and fine dining.

                  Rainy day… have no fear. You are a short drive away from Holland with its rich Dutch heritage. Known for its springtime Tulip Festival, Holland also offers a vast array of recreational activities, visual and performing arts, Dutch attractions, magnificent beaches and an award-winning downtown with exceptional shops, galleries, and eateries. Drive a bit further and you’ll reach Grand Rapids – Michigan’s 2nd largest city. Here you can find all the excitement of a larger city with wonderful dining and world class museums including the Ford Presidential Library and Meijer Gardens.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We're a family of six (plus one golden retriever) with deep roots in Michigan. We live in the Detroit metropolitan area, and break away to the beaches of Michigan every chance we get.

                  Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
                  We bought this vacation home because we love the west side of the state - and Saugatuck in particular, having visited many times over the years. An added bonus to Saugatuck is its location, equidistant to Detroit (where most of the family lives) and Chicago (where our oldest son now resides). We have spent the past two years updating the house, creating a real family home. We love spending time there and hope you will too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Blue-By-You is in a perfect location; town is just a short stroll - yet just far enough that you still have privacy at the height of the summer season. The blinds on the front deck allow for complete privacy as you relax on the spacious outdoor sitting area. Don't forget your camping hammock - you can hang it between the two large trees on the front lawn. Five bedrooms, what a luxury - no more than two to a bedroom and you have plenty of room for 10. Located just around the corner, the Chain Ferry is a great way to cross the river and get to the beach by foot -if you don't mind climbing a couple hundred steps and running down the sand dunes. If you prefer to drive, Douglas Beach and Oval Beach are only minutes away. We love our house, and are thrilled to be able to share it with you.


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                  Photos

                  • String your hammock between two trees in the front yard and relax...

                    String your hammock between two trees in the front yard and relax...

                  • Sitting area in front room

                    Sitting area in front room

                  • Comfy living room, (dog not included)

                    Comfy living room, (dog not included)

                  • Master bedroom with queen bed - french doors lead to wrap-around deck

                    Master bedroom with queen bed - french doors lead to wrap-around deck

                  • Dining area facing east towards the bedrooms

                    Dining area facing east towards the bedrooms

                  • 'Green Room', double bed, very bright and airy

                    'Green Room', double bed, very bright and airy

                  • Twin bedroom

                    Twin bedroom

                  • The 'Blue Room', double bed, next to large bathroom

                    The 'Blue Room', double bed, next to large bathroom

                  • Spacious bathroom with separate stall shower and Jacuzzi tub

                    Spacious bathroom with separate stall shower and Jacuzzi tub

                  • You can walk for miles on the sugar sand beaches of Saugatuck

                    You can walk for miles on the sugar sand beaches of Saugatuck

                  • Chain Ferry - the fastest way across the river. Climb Mt. Baldy to Oval Beach

                    Chain Ferry - the fastest way across the river. Climb Mt. Baldy to Oval Beach

                  • Beautiful landscaping surrounds the spacious wrap-around deck

                    Beautiful landscaping surrounds the spacious wrap-around deck

                  • Beautiful landscaping surrounding home, view to Kalamazoo River and Willow Park

                    Beautiful landscaping surrounding home, view to Kalamazoo River and Willow Park

                  • The living room with view towards the deck

                    The living room with view towards the deck

                  • Master bedroom with queen bed

                    Master bedroom with queen bed

                  • Well equipped galley kitchen

                    Well equipped galley kitchen

                  • Dining room, books and game area.

                    Dining room, books and game area.

                  • 'Palm bedroom' with double bed, and large bay window overlooking deck.

                    'Palm bedroom' with double bed, and large bay window overlooking deck.

                  • Twin bedroom

                    Twin bedroom

                  • Spacious bathroom with separate stall shower and Jacuzzi tub

                    Spacious bathroom with separate stall shower and Jacuzzi tub

                  • Downtown Saugatuck, so much to do.

                    Downtown Saugatuck, so much to do.

                  • Boat docks, shopping and restaurants are all a five minute walk from your door

                    Boat docks, shopping and restaurants are all a five minute walk from your door

                  • Willow Park, just steps from the house - relax and watch the boats go by

                    Willow Park, just steps from the house - relax and watch the boats go by

                  VRBO #462381

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Friday, May 30, 2014

                  $371 - $425 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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