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Historic Home in Town. Walk to All the Shops & Galleries.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY KARENW41352@GMAIL OR 843 301 2802. Join us at Captain Elliott's 1896 Victorian Italianate home. Completely remodeled in 2005, the home retains it's historic charm while providing a modern kitchen and 4 full bathrooms. Located on "The Hill" in downtown Saugatuck, it is a short two block stroll to Butler Street, the Village Green, the many restaurants, shops and galleries, and the Saugatuck waterfront. Park the cars and let everyone come and go as they please. Perfect for family vacations, multiple couple and family get togethers,singles, reunions, weddings, etc...Lake MIchigan beaches (award winning Oval Beach) are just a short drive or ferry ride across the river and through the woods.

The home has 6 bedrooms with reproduction beds and Beautyrest pillowtop mattresses: 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 1 twin with trundle plus an upstairs den with a small sleeper sofa, which can function as a private bedroom.(suitable for children and teens only--it's a double sized pull-out)). The first floor has 10 foot ceilings, a formal parlor with gas fireplace and tin ceiling, a large, modern eat-in kitchen with a table that extends to seat 14, a family room with sectional sofa and an entertainment center, a Queen bedroom, a full, modern bath with walk-in shower, a screened porch, patio, laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, mud room, and two car garage. The yard is professionally landscaped and provides space for outdoor games (croquet, bocce, etc..on the premises). Also included are lots of beach chairs and toys, gas grill, etc... Tennis and ball courts are 2 blocks away. The town has a super playground, also about 2 blocks away.

The second floor houses 5 additional bedrooms and 3 newly updated bathrooms: the Master Bedroom (King) with en suite bath and Jacuzzi tub, 2 Queen bedrooms,with a large hall bath with tub and double sinks , a large King bedroom with rice-carved bed, and a room with one twin bed and a trundle. These two bedrooms are in their own wing and share a modern bath with tub. Also upstairs is a spacious Den with a sleeper sofa and large TV including built-in DVD player and an additional back entrance. All rooms have multiple, large, windows with wonderful light and cross ventilation to catch the lake breezes if you choose to turn off the central AC!

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25. Please, no prom inquiries. Sorry, but insurance will not cover....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Large, flat yard; sidewalks; playground and ball courts 2 short blocks;dune rides, boat rides. Sand toys, bocce, croquet sets, ladder ball, bean toss, surf riders and noodles, sleds in garage. Stroller and high chair. Toys and games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking inside the house or on the porch....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only. Additional charge for shedders. Must pick up after pets and obey the leash law. Must be on flea and tick meds!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    first floor with adjoining bath with walk in shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    one twin with a pullout trundle underneath...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    This King and the twin room share a hall bath with tub....moreless

  • King size beds (2) MBR black four poster; 2nd King is canopied four poster, Queen size Beds (3) Two queen bedrooms have new metal beds, one brass, one nickel. 3rd queen is cottage style., Twin or Single Beds (2) Cute, sturdy cottage style sleigh bed with trundle., Baby Crib is a pack n play crib with linen. Also, high chair and stroller. Sleep Sofa:Full size sleeper in upstairs den, which can be closed off for privacy....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • High-Speed WIFI, Central Air Conditioning and heat, Cable TV (3), Screened porch, large yard, well behaved dogs okay with possible additional cleaning charge of $50, please inquire....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Flat screen TV's in Family Room(DVD)and MBR. Large TV with DVD in upstairs Den....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 TVS: family room, MBR, and Den. Comcast Silver service....moreless

  • Toys


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Lake Michigan and the famous Oval beach are a short drive or ferry ride from Saugatuck....moreless

  • Town
  • Village:

    The home is located in the historic town of Saugatuck, just up the hill from the shops and bars/restaurants, and art galleries....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central/two zones....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity....moreless

  • Garage:

    two car....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    antique mantle...moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central/2 zones...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Down and Primaloft comforters, blankets, 6 beach towels,ample linen for household...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Formal parlor with tin ceiling, antique mantle, heart pine floors....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    driveway and garage parking. Also street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    good size driveway plus on street parking....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone:


  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bath and beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Separate Laundry Room and Mud Room. Large capacity....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Many restaurants will cater for you....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Dishes and glassware for 20+. Fully stocked for cooking and baking; roasters, crockpot, etc...Emeril and Calphalon pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely furnished kitchen. Extensive set of dishware and cutlery. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove and oven. All new appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We keep coffee, paper goods, and some staples stocked. We provide all soaps and shampoos....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with table and chairs and bbq....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course in town. Also The Ravines is nearby and several others in the Holland and St. Joseph areas....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large screened porch with access from outside and the kitchen. Lloyd Flanders wicker plus tables and chairs....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    sports court in town. 6 courts at the high school (walk to) 2 rackets provided....moreless

Pool / Spa



from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $550
Fri, Sat
Jun 1 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$525 $600
Fri, Sat
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


Weekly rentals only June 18 through Labor Day. Deposits of 1/3 are due when rental form is completed or January 31 of the year in question. Payment schedule is flexible. Multiple cards, checks are okay. MASTERCARD AND VISA OR CHECKS ONLY. Cancellation Policy: up to one month ahead: no charge. Less than one month notice of cancellation: no charge if owner can re-book. Cancellation at day of check in and up to 29 days ahead if owner can not rebook: deposit kept at owner's discretion.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Holland or Grand Rapids
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Wicks Park, Phils, Woodys, Butler
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oval Beach

Car: Recommended

Beach, Playground, Water Park (Holland),Dutch Village (Holland) Vineyards, Orchards, antiques,live music, festivals. In town ice skating in winter.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The Wessel family at our daughter's wedding at Belfair Plantation, SC.

Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck, MI, USA:
My husband and I were looking for a vacation home a short driving distance from Chicago, Detroit, and Lansing. After loads of research, we visited towns on the Lake Michigan coast and fell in love with Saugatuck. Its lively arts scene plus waterfront and world class Oval Beach were deciding factors.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is in an historic neighborhood known as 'The Hill'. We are located just 2 blocks above the main streets of town and so it is easy for everyone in the family to come and go as they please, without cars. We can take the Chain Ferry across the river to the Lake Michigan side or elect to drive, bike, or run there. Service is also provided by the Interurban Bus for a very small fee. Saugatuck homes are mostly a mixture of Victorian, Federal, and Bungalow design and there is plenty to admire as one walks around town. Another plus is the close proximity to Holland, MI (about 12 miles). Here one can visit the Barnes and Noble and all the other national chains if a 'fix' is needed. UPick Farms and Wineries are also close by and there are tons of family type activities. Late evenings, the bar scene is lively with the added bonus of being able to walk home! The Center for the Arts (SCA)presents plays and concerts and the parking lot hosts the twice weekly farmer's market during the growing season. Sledding and cross country skiing are popular in the winter. There is a small ice rink across from the town square in the winter. In the summer, there are plenty of places along the Kalamazoo River to rent boats, kayaks, canoes, etc...Oh, and did I forget the shoppping? Saugatuck has an array of unusual shops....just walk down to town anytime and pop in. And, of course, don't forget to visit the many art galleries in Saugatuck and its sister town, Douglas.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Side view from St. Joseph Street view

    Side view from St. Joseph Street view

  • Parlor


  • Yard


  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Porch


  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Parlor


  • Kitchen/Dining


  • First floor bedroom (Queen)

    First floor bedroom (Queen)

  • Master bedroom-King

    Master bedroom-King

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • King Bedroom #2

    King Bedroom #2

VRBO #101214

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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