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Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford


Last updated: 02/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Heathcote is an 1870 Italianate home built by Captain George Crawford . This home is ideally located in the quiet residential neighborhood called 'the hill' , but is steps from the main street of Saugatuck.

The view from the beautiful backyard overlooks the park, tennis court , and basketball court below, and looks across the Kalamazoo River to Mt. Baldhead .

Known as the house with the porch , Heathcote has a beautiful front porch complete with table and chairs off the kitchen for your morning coffee, and an incredible screened in porch for cocktails, eating, reading , or just relaxing .

Heathcote has two bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. These bedrooms share a full , newly remodeled bath complete with original claw foot tub and walk in shower.

Off the kitchen is an additional bedroom know as the bunky , with a full size bed and detached bath with shower. This section of the house is cottage quirky ( but most guests love it ) . This bedroom is not for small children because it is far from the master .

The living room, dining room and kitchen are remodeled , and all the original wood floors redone .

Heathcote's porches and yard are great for summer enjoyment. There is even a separate beer fridge ! Great location for kids with the tennis court , basketball court , and park steps away.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    additional deposit required , dogs only , must be approved prior to rental...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    this is an old house with the typical narrow and steep stairs ....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • 2 upstairs bedrooms , one with a queen bed, and one with two twins. The third bedroom is in a separate part of the house , great for privacy but not for small children . ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Upstairs bathroom is newly remodeled . The bathroom near the bunky bedroom is detatched and very quirky....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Heathcote has an incredible location; the park and playground, the tennis courts, and the basketball court are all within steps of the beautiful big backyard. You can walk to all the shops and restaurants, as well as to the ferry that takes you across to the Oval Beach road. As the 6th generation of my family who helped found Saugatuck, I am proud to be restoring this beautiful historic house, and we hope you will enjoy and respect the history of it as well....moreless


  • Books:

    lots of summer reading books ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games:

    monoply, parchessi, puzzles, pictionary, clue, ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    one flatscreen tv...moreless

  • Toys:

    basketball , soccerball , football , tennis racquets ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    playstation 2...moreless

  • Video Games:

    (7) we also have board games (monoply, parchessi,puzzles cards etc.) ...moreless


  • Historic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining area open to the kitchen , and an additional dining table on the screened porch ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    $75 rate reduction if you provide your own linen and towels...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    automatic coffee maker and coffee grinder ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    all basics provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all basics provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full kitchen with island , stainless appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) great front porch with adirondack chairs , and the most popular part of the house - the screened porch ....moreless

  • Golf:

    5 minutes to Clearbrook and The Ravines ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    large lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill with side burner and charcoal grill ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    tennis/ pickleball courts are steps away...moreless



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3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


$250.00/a day off season rates minimum 3 nite stay

Summer rental only - May through October

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Last updated: 02/28/2017
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There is something for everyone in Saugatuck: there are the many incredible art galleries and interior stores of Saugatuck and Douglas, there is the Oval Beach, rated as one of the top ten beaches, and there are the abundant local wineries that can be toured. Check the Saugatuck websites for all that you can do.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1870

About the owner: My family has been in Saugatuck since 1835 . My great , great , great Grandfather was one of the first founders of Saugatuck . I am the 6th generation in Saugatuck.

Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck, MI, USA:
Saugatuck has been a summer home for our family for 6 generations . This is not just a rental but our home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Heathcote has the best location in town , a private setting but right downtown , and it has the best porch you'll find - featured in Lake Magazine ! In 2009 we won the Heritage Preservation award from the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society .

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/28/2017

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  • Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford

    Heathcote - 1870 Italianate home of Captain George Crawford

  •  kitchen/dining


  • back yard

    back yard

  • porches


  • screened porch

    screened porch

  • screened porch from backyard

    screened porch from backyard

  • living room

    living room

  • path to downtown next to Heathcote

    path to downtown next to Heathcote

  • bedroom with queen bed

    bedroom with queen bed

  • backyard overlooking the park

    backyard overlooking the park

  • front porch with adirondacks

    front porch with adirondacks

  • Heathcote above the basketball court

    Heathcote above the basketball court

  • through the living room french doors is the screened in porch

    through the living room french doors is the screened in porch

  • 'bunky'


  • new bathroom

    new bathroom

  • new bathroom

    new bathroom

  • backyard


  • twin bed room

    twin bed room

  • backyard overlooking tennis court

    backyard overlooking tennis court

  • bedroom with queen bed

    bedroom with queen bed

  • hallway with vintage photos of Saugatuck

    hallway with vintage photos of Saugatuck

  • front of Heathcote

    front of Heathcote

  • screened porch eating area

    screened porch eating area

VRBO #128375

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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