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Booking for summer 2015 now! Hurry! Best weeks go fast! ***Located steps from Lake Michigan public access point, an easy 3 minute walk down a sandy lane, no busy roads to cross (very safe for kids!). Third house from the Lake. A great location. Close to town with all the amenities yet in the country and close to the beach! Public beaches are located within walking distance (10-15 minutes) or a 2 minute drive with parking at the edge of the Lake! Great value for the location!***
THE HOUSE: Enjoy the relaxing comfort of this stylish, updated vacation home. Nicely appointed and furnished.
Designed for ease of living at every turn... beautiful kitchen, living spaces, bedrooms and baths. Quality appliances and furniture. Huge deck with outdoor furniture, grill and much more.
Three (3) bedrooms on main level plus two (2) bedrooms on lower level with full daylight windows. Queen size, King size, and Full size beds plus 2 optional twin fold-out beds for small children. We easily sleep 10 in beds.
The large living room is fully furnished with TV/cable and 16ft glass doors that overlook the spacious backyard, valley and forest beyond.
Wi-Fi free. House also offers some board games and many books. Enjoy sitting by the fire or looking out the glass doors that open to a 35ft deck and beautiful lawn.
You have the option between central air-conditioning or open doors and windows to a fresh lake breeze and the sounds of nature and water.
You will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen including a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and huge refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser.
The ample dining area has a granite-top table that seats eight with beautiful outdoor views.
The bathrooms are spacious. A full shower/tub in one bathroom and shower for two in the second bathroom.
Washer/dryer is available on the lower level. We are pretty sure our house offers everything you may need in a vacation home!
No pets, no smoking allowed.
THE PROPERTY AND LOCATION: The house is located on Lakeshore Drive (on the Lake side of Lakeshore Dr) 5 miles south of the Saugatuck city limits. This 1+ acre property boasts a beautiful view of an orchard and woods and is within 200 yds to Lake Michigan and a public lake access point (*water and beach access only). We are also within walking distance via beach or Lakeshore Drive to West Side County Park with a large public beach. **We are not located directly on Lake Michigan.
* The beach and access point are not owned or managed by Orchard Beach House, LLC.
On many days you can hear the roar of Lake Michigan from the house and property. There is plenty of room to roam and enjoy the wildlife including birds, wild turkeys, deer, rabbits, and so much more.
We are situated in an area that offers the privacy and quiet of being in the Lakeshore area, forests and wild preserves while still being a quick 5-20min drive to the downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Glenn, South Haven and Holland.
Enjoy games on the beautiful grassy lawns or a short stroll down a beautiful sandy, tree canopied lane (approximately one block) to a Lake Michigan access point.
The lake access is one of the only access points to Lake Michigan in the area without stairs! A rare and helpful find for young children, the elderly or disabled. The access point can be used to access miles of lakeshore to swim, fish, walk, run or even launch your kayak or rowboat (*** sorry, no access to launch large boats or lounge on the beach). Enjoy the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan!
Just a short stroll north along the shoreline is a public beach at West Side County Park. This beach can be used for sunbathing, games and activities. The park contains a very large (630 ft.) public beach, playground and grassy area, approximately 2/10ths of a mile north on Lakeshore Drive or via a short (approx. 10-15 minutes) beach walk.
The city limits of Saugatuck/Douglas can be reached in about 5 minutes drive and the downtown shopping district in approximately 10 minutes or less. Holland and South Haven are about 20 minute drive either north to Holland or south to South Haven.
Shopping, dining, art galleries and culture abound in this area. Both towns are picturesque villages with many turn of the century homes and buildings hosting unique shops, gourmet dining, and many art venues including theater, music and the visual arts. Please visit the town website for more information. www.saugatuck.com
Bathroom #1 is the main bathroom with a tub/ shower combo.
Bathroom #2 has a very large walk in shower and is also located on the main level. Bathroom #2 is conveniently located for the after- beach shower....moreless
Close By Lake Michigan/beach access (No Stairs), Large Deck, Spacious Yard, Sorry, No Pets...moreless
Downtown Saugatuck/ Douglas is about a short drive away....moreless
Very quiet rural area. Lots of trees and privacy....moreless
We are not right on Lake Michigan but about a 3 minute walk down a sandy lane to Lake Michigan access and about 10-15 minutes to West Side County Beach. Lake breezes and sounds on most days!...moreless
Summer 2015 Nov 27 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$550 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$400
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dune buggy rides on sand dunes, antique hunting, Allegan county flea market, Beach access, apple and berry picking (seasonal), fresh fruit and vegetable markets, vintage home and garden tours (periodic), wineries and tours
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Kris and Romelio live in the northern Chicago suburbs. Mike and his three daughters reside in the western Chicago suburbs. We have owned Orchard Beach House since 2000. We enjoy relaxed weekend with friends and family near the shore of Lake Michigan.
Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck: We love Lake Michigan's beautiful white sand beaches, fresh air, wildlife, and wonderful art scene. We can get away from the busy big city life and come here for peace and quiet. When we need more town life, we simply drive 5 minutes away to Saugatuck or Douglas. As soon as we walk into our home, you can feel the stress melt away.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We have the best of everything that the area has to offer. We are a short stroll to the beach, about 5-10 minutes drive to the shops of Saugatuck and Douglas, and situated between several nature preserves. Our property is quiet, private but close to everything!