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Best Place in Town! Fall dates Filling Fast!! Christmas and New Years are near!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, Bedrooms , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6): Additional Cottage Sleeps 2

Nicest location in town! Beautiful historic Italianate home built in 1868. The 'Pond Winslow' homestead has been awarded the prestigious Heritage Preservation award for Honor and Respect by the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society. Located on the hill over looking the town square. The home has been beautifully updated, including kitchen, newly remodeled bathrooms and restored old growth hardwood flooring through out. First floor includes, dine in kitchen with laundry, living room, dining room, half bath, bed room (queen bed) with en suite full bath, and glassed/screened in porch. Second floor has master bedroom (queen bed) with private sun porch, 3rd bedroom (full on bottom, single on top) and full bath. Kitchen is fully out fitted - just bring your favorite food and beverages. Bedrooms and baths are complete with linens. Beautiful flag stone patio with large built in fire pit, lots of grilling accessories. 'Up North' feel in town! In laws want to come too? Ask about the additional cottage with room for two!

Quiet, peaceful location surrounded by mature trees and tranquil gardens, yet just a few steps from the thriving downtown with all of its associated activities: Shops, Antique Stores, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Bars and Coffee shops. Utilize the chain ferry and walk or ride your bike to the beautiful Oval Beach. Easy drive to the many local golf courses, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Crane's Apple Orchard, Dune Schooners and other area attractions.

Keywords: House, Historic, Downtown,

More Details

Owner
Kenneth A. Morris
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Kenneth A. Morris

Hello, Happy Family Picture---traveling somewhere????. Graduated from Saugtuck High School in 1981. Family has owned the house since 1978. Bought the house from my mom 20 years back or so, planned to live there, but life got in the way!!! Get back when we can, our loss is your gain!

Kenneth A. Morris purchased this house in 1978

Why Kenneth A. Morris chose Saugatuck

It is the house I grew up in, would never let it go... come visit and you will see why!!!

What makes this house unique

Wonderfull old house that overlooks downtown, at least when the leaves are not on the tress. Very enjoyable as you can walk to everything in town, shops, restaurants, bars, etc. Park the car at the house, and forget about it for the rest of your stay. Kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms are all up to date and in good clean condition. Additionally, local management and over site of the property ensures none of the unforeseen problems that can result from long distance owners that may not be fully aware of the day to day situation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

March 7th, 2014 - Wonderful weekend with our dearest friends at your lovely home, we will definetly be back! Good eats, love the Butler Pantry kitchen goodies, etc. Still 20" snow on the ground in March. Good vibes from the old house, pleasant views from every room
Mar 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Wally's 2 blocks. Walk down -- stumble home...
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
2 Blocks to the Saugatuck Chain Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Clearbrook
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Holland, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I96
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wally's, Phil's,Mermaids, Butler, Toulouse, etc...
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Bitter Sweet
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Oval Beach
Car: recommended

Amenities

Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Full on bottom, single up top. Additional Queen bed available in semi attached cottage, for additional fee
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Best Place in Town! Fall dates Filling Fast!! Christmas and New Years are near!!
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5

Excellent historic home above the fray in downtown Saugatuck

  • 5 of 5

This rental is a nicely cared for historic home just above the main drag in downtown Saugatuck. You're literally five mins walk from everything - but it won't be as loud as if you were down on the water or off Butler.

The beds and linens are comfortable. Bathrooms are decent given the age of the home. Plenty of space for people to spread out and relax. There is a nice big TV in the living room with a Sonos wifi audio player system that works in the living room and kitchen. There are also several dining areas.

Due to inclement weather, we did not enjoy the outdoor fire pit, grill and patios, but they would have been very nice if it were a bit warmer out. There is also a nice three season room off the living room (sort of a screened in patio).

We brought our two year old son. Overall, the house is pretty kid friendly, with the potential exception of the stairs to the second floor, which are old and steep... then again, most floors with a second floor have stairs and these aren't really any worse than any others.

We met the owner Ken who stopped in to do some work while we were there (e.g. clearing out thousands of leaves which were probably replaced hours later by thousands of additional leaves). He seemed like a very nice guy - made sure we had everything we needed, but otherwise stayed out of the way.

We would stay again. This would be a very nice spot for a larger family or two smaller families or a group of 4-5 adult friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique, Charming, Clean, Historic

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all. Just a wonderful home. Comfortable ,Clean and full of space, light, art, and charm. We loved everything about it. We were traveling with one person who has difficulty with steps. She was able to stay in the first floor bedroom, and was very comfortable. One caution, the stairway to the second floor is original, from the 1800s and it is creaky. The steps are small for small feet and you need extra caution to navigate. We will stay again. Close to walk to shops and restaurants !

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house within walking distance to shops, restaurants & bars.

  • 5 of 5

Even though it rained all weekend, we still enjoyed our stay. The house was well equipped with essentials & extremely clean!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

everything was wonderful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our sons wedding. We couldn't have asked for better accomodations or quicker responses from the owner. The house was perfect and had absolutely everything we could have ever needed!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a great time and enjoyed your stay. Heard that the wedding was pretty spectacular!!
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5

The house and grounds were perfect. Everything you could need for a relaxing time was there.

  • 5 of 5

Our friends from Ireland and we had a terrific time. The house couldn't have been more comfortable or in a better location. We really enjoyed sitting around the fire, dodging acorns, laughing and reminiscing. We plan on making it a tradition!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The squirrels do seem to purposefully take aim with the acorns this time of year!
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5

Great home, walking distance to everything, full of amenities

  • 5 of 5

This property has lots of room to spread out and enjoy. Kitchen is fully stocked with lots of extras so nothing is needed except food and drinks, as the owner states. Screened in porch and outside sitting area are great spaces to relax and enjoy. Beds were very comfortable and the home is very clean. It's right in town so walking distance to all the restaurants and the boardwalk. I would definitely want to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

CANCELLATIONS – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty, beyond any handling and/or service fees incurred through use of 3rd party payment processor. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit any advance payment and damage/reservation deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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