Steps to Lake Michigan!, Stylish Country Home, Minutes to Town
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Saugatuck house description
Book now for summer 2014! Prime weeks gone by New Years!
****Located steps from Lake Mi public access point ( no lounging at this point), an easy 2 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 and all the amenities and still in the country close to the beach! Public beaches are located within walking or a 5 minute drive with free parking at the edge of the Lake! Great value for the location!***
Enjoy the relaxing comfort of this stylish, updated vacation home. Completely gutted and re-designed by famed local architect, John Hurst.
Designed for ease of living at every turn...beautiful kitchen, baths, appliances, carpeting, paint, cabinetry, furniture, grill, huge deck, outdoor furniture and much more.
Three (3) bedrooms on main level plus (2) two newly remodeled lower level bedrooms with full daylight windows. (Q, K, F plus 2 optional twin fold-out beds on main (for small children), 2Q in lower level) We easily sleep 10 in beds. The large living room is fully furnished with TV/VCR/DVD/CD cable tv and 20+feet glass doors that overlook the spacious backyard, valley and forest beyond. WIFI now available throughout the house!
Full use of video library, board games and many books. Enjoy sitting by a fire or enjoying nature looking out 16+ foot wide glass doors that open to a 35+ foot deck (with a killer view of valley and creek)!
If you enjoy cooking, you will love the fully equipped kitchen with new appliances including a convection oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher and huge refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser.
The huge dining room has a beautiful granite-topped table that seats eight with more beautiful views of nature. The bathrooms are sparkling clean and spacious with new Kohler and Moen fixtures, full shower/tub in one bath and shower for two in other bath.
Enjoy the central air-conditioning or open the doors and windows to fresh lake breezes and sounds of nature and water. Full access to washer/dryer and garage also included for your convenience. We don't think you will want or need anymore than what this house offers!
THE PROPERTY AND LOCATION:
The house is located on Lakeshore Drive (on the Lake side of Lakeshore Dr) just 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 DR. to a large public beach located at West Side County Park.**We are not located directly on Lake Michigan.
* The beach and access point are not owned or managed by Orchard Beach House, LLC.
On most 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, fox, 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 drive(5-20min) to the downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Glenn, South Haven and Holland.
Enjoy a game of volleyball, touch football, croquet or other outdoor games on the beautiful grassy lawns. A short stroll down a beautiful sandy, tree canopied lane (approximately one block) will bring you 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 at this point or sit 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.4-5 minutes) beach walk.
The city limits of Saugatuck can be reached in about five+ minutes (driving) and the downtown shopping district in approximately ten minutes or less. South Haven and Holland are about a 20 minute drive either North (Holland) or South (South Haven).
World-class shopping, dining, 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.
No Smoking or pets, Please.
- 2400 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 12:
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Kayak / Canoe
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
The house was as described. No bathroom with the basement bedrooms, which made for getting our family of 11 ready a little difficult. Backyard was well equipped for young children. Not having direct access to the beach was hard. The beach at the end of the lane is privately owned and the people staying in the houses directly on the beach were quick to remind us to stay off their property. Other than having to drive to get to a beach, the week was good and we will stay in Michigan again.
- Guest Ohio Traveler to Michigan (Columbus OH)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We take the enjoyment of our guests very seriously! The access point at the end of the lane IS A PUBLIC access point to Lake MI and the beaches. You may use the access point to swim in Lake Mi, to fish, to walk along all of the 3200 miles of Lake MI beaches, to launch small boats like kayaks, etc. You may not sunbathe or picnic at this access point. However, the public beach is a 5 minute walk north on the beach or a 2 minute drive to the park with free parking right at the edge of the beach. The public beach also has bathrooms, water, picnic areas, etc. it is VERY convenient and free to get to the public beach. Please feel free to contact me about any concerns! Laurie, owner
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7 night min stay
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7 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Our family and Uncle Kris have owned this house since it was fully remodeled in 2000. The kids love the house and the area maybe even more than we do!
Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck:
We love Lake Michigan...beautiful white sand beaches, fresh air, wildlife, wonderful art scene, best fruits and veges anywhere! We can get away from the hustle and bustle of 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 2 minute stroll to the beach, about 7 minute drive to the shops of Saugatuck and Douglas, and situated between several nature preserves. Our property is quiet, private but close to everything!
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The beautiful setting for this home is only the beginning!
Dining for 8, granite top, another beautiful view of valley and creek!
One of the large bedrooms (K) with attractive furnishings and details
One of two full bathrooms with shower and tub
Peaceful setting with panoramic views of nature!
Check out this deck and yard! Badminton? Crocquet? T-football? Run and have fun!
The walk from the beach back to our house
New furniture 2013! Living room looking toward the backyard and into the dining
The famous Sauagtuck sign going into town. Less than a 10 minute drive
Another view of the living room looking to front door and kitchen
Fall beauty scene as seen from the rear deck.
No stairs to the Lake! Walk right down! Stroll the waters edge!
Large, well appointed kitchen. D/W, oven, R/F, toaster, micro., coffee
one of the main floor bedrooms with room for crib/ child bed
One of the newly remodeled lower level bedrooms. Note large daylight windows!
Another view of expansive deck and backyard
Swings in the backyard for the kids
Very comfy and stylish living are!
Beautiful artwork over the working gas fireplace in living room.
Indoor dining for 8
Stunning walks from our home to Lake MI down a tree lined lane!
A view of Lake Mi and the beach near the house.
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