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Luxury Lake Michigan Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Spectacular Lake Michigan views and sunsets, private beach and fireplace all within close proximity of the resort towns of Douglas and Saugatuck make this home the perfect vacation spot for a family vacationing with grandparents. Contact the owner directly to learn about reduced priced booking. Smoking, pets and guests of guests are not allowed. Linens and towels are provided.

During summer and fall 2018, we have 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and can sleep 10. By spring 2019, we will have a total of 6 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and can sleep 12 and with an additional full bath, bedroom, and sitting room with fireplace located in our lower level.

There is central heat and air conditioning throughout the home.

This ultra clean home completed in 2005 has a quiet private beach and a grand terrace overlooking Lake Michigan where you can enjoy outdoor dining with the large four burner gas grill, enjoy a Lake Michigan sunset or simply watch your family play a game of badminton on the lawn.

First floor: The expanse of Lake Michigan is your backdrop as you first enter this home and take in the wall of windows that separate the outdoor terrace and views of Lake Michigan from the great room and adjoining kitchen. Hickory wood beams on the two storied cathedral ceiling adorn the great room which hosts a cozy wood burning stone fireplace, 42” plasma television, cable and on-demand video service, DVD player and an indoor/outdoor stereo system complete with multi-disk CD player. The fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, gas stove and oven, microwave, garbage disposal, double door refrigerator/freezer, wine cooler) boasts a family-sized dining table in addition to kitchen-island seating with spectacular views all around. A full sized washer and dryer are located in the laundry room. There is a powder room and private office complete with laser printer. The first floor master bedroom suite has a king sized bed, indoor/outdoor stereo system, remote controlled ceiling fan & lights, and French doors leading out to the terrace. The adjoining private master bathroom includes a large shower, separate sinks and a whirlpool bathtub.

Second floor: There are four bedrooms, a video gaming area and extra large bathroom with separate shower/toilet and double sink areas. Two bedrooms have phenomenal Lake Michigan views with glass/French doors leading to an outdoor shared balcony. These bedrooms are furnished with double and queen sized beds, respectively. The third very spacious bedroom is furnished with a king sized bed. The fourth bedroom is furnished with a trundle bed and can be outfitted with a toddler bed and/or crib for younger children. All upstairs bedrooms have remote control ceiling fans/lights and blackout shades.

Beach: The 150 foot private beach is accessed by a staircase directly across Lakeshore Drive (a one lane road) in front of our home. Beach stairs zigzag down a bluff to the sand via four separate landings hosting viewpoint seating. Beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and beach towels are provided. There are two kayaks, two life vests and an assortment of inflatable rafts & boogie boards for use on the beach. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off beach sand located on the side of the house.

Toys: There are two adult and two youth-sized bicycles, a portable outdoor fire pit, croquet, badminton, whiffle ball and other assorted toys for use.

Fun within five miles: 1 mile to Downtown Douglas, 2 miles to Downtown Saugatuck, fine dining, art galleries, shopping, u-pick orchards and farms (blueberry, raspberry, peach, apple), dune buggy rides, wine tasting, golfing, sailing, boating, antiquing, live theater/music, film festival, hands-on art barn (mosaics, ceramics, fused glass jewelry making for all ages), state/local hiking trails/parks/beaches (Mt. Baldhead, Oval Beach, Douglas Beach, Saugatuck Dunes State Park), bowling, fishing and beautiful walks along the Lake Michigan beachfront or Lake Shore Drive.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018


Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , First floor master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor bathroom with 2 sinks and private shower/toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor powder room off Great Room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Completed in 2019 in basement
  • 3.5 bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom with trundle bed (2 single stacked)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom with pack-n-play
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Second floor bedroom w/balcony overlooking lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Second floor bedroom w/balcony overlooking lake
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Completed in 2019 in basement
  • King size beds (3) One King Bed located in first floor master bedroom. Second King Bed located in large, quiet back bedroom on 2nd floor w/ pack-n-play and bassenette. Third King Bed located in 2nd floor front bedroom with shared balcony facing the lake, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in 2nd floor front bedroom with shared balcony, over looking Lake Michigan, Twin or Single Beds (2) A trundle bed with two twin sized mattresses in back bedroom on second floor. A basement with a queen sized bed will be completed in 2019.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Luxury Lake Michigan Beachfront Home
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Even better than we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

House was extremely spacious and had everything we needed. Owners were responsive to any question before and after our stay. While we were at the house they had anticipated most needs (and most wants.) Lots of beach toys and even kayaks...which were great. We had a long list of things to do while there and we only did half of them because being at the house and beach were so great. Would recommend highly!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on Lake Michigan, private beach, gorgeous sunsets, easy access to downtown Saugatuck.... what more could you ask for! Tara did a great job of having the house in top order along with great advice for our stay. Our 4 boys are already asking when we can go back for another week. Perfect trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our family was fortunate to stay once again in this amazing home on the shores of Lake Michigan near the adorable twin towns of Douglas and Saugatuck. This home is kept in immaculate condition with additions and improvements being made by the owners each year (this time we discovered a new granite counter top on the kitchen island and new mattresses on the beds). The home has a well-stocked kitchen, shelves full of books and games, a garage full of bikes, and plenty of indoor and outdoor toys for kids and adults alike. The owners take pride in their guests enjoying a comfortable and enjoyable vacation and provide an environment where many cherished family memories can be made. Our favorite family hangout spot is the large front terrace overlooking Lake Michigan. It’s the perfect place to start the day by enjoying the view over a peaceful morning coffee or end a relaxing day with a late afternoon cocktail. The splendor of a gorgeous Lake Michigan sunset can not be matched and falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing is pure bliss! Thank you Tara and Randy for another wonderful stay! We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, Indiana


  • 5 of 5

This is our third year at this well kept and well stocked home on Lakeshore Drive. The view of Lake Michigan is spectacular and we love riding our bikes on Lakeshore Drive and into Douglas. The layout of the home is spacious and ideal for young children.

The patio is great for outdoor dining. I can't say enough about this home and the location. The owners are great and attentive to any needs. we LOVE this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, USA

Beautiful in Every Way!!

  • 5 of 5

This magazine-worthy home was perfect for our week-long stay on Lake Michigan. Easily slept all 9 of us, had every amenity, including kayaks, you could imagine. Owners bent over backward to make sure our stay was a good one. Long trek to the beach, but you could enjoy it sitting on the front porch just perfectly. Hope to go back again someday!! Thanks. Tara and Randy!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, MI

Perfect week, perfect house!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the privilege of staying at this amazing house for a perfect week of relaxation on the shore of Lake Michigan. Four couples ( and a baby ) had everything you could want to enjoy the great weather and water. First off, working with Tara and Randy was so smooth and professional, with clear and prompt communication and an obvious desire to provide any service we needed. The location on Lakeshore Drive is amazing, overlooking the lake on a beautiful setting. We spent our evenings on the lovely porch eating our dinner and watching the sun begin to set before going to the beach to watch the final sunset. I really think this was one of the nicest porches on all the houses we saw in the area. The home had spacious and comfortable rooms for all, with plenty of room to roam about, quiet areas and an outstanding kitchen stocked with anything you might need to cook. This was especially important to us as we cooked every night and totally enjoyed the large open space and all the needed utensils. We did make a few runs into town but spent most of our time on the beach. Yes, you do have to walk down stairs to the beach but this made it much more private. It was not an issue. The home has every kind of water toy and sand bucket and chair and kayak you might need! This was one of the best vacations we have had as a family on Lake Michigan and we hope to return again soon. Tara and Randy, thank you for sharing your your special home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
chargeit if online book $200
cleaning if < 7 nights $200 + Tax

Refund of initial $1,000 security deposit and applicable VRBO fees if property is re -rented after cancellation less a $250 charge. Full rental amount including taxes and cleaning fees (applicable to stays of less than 1 week) are not due until 90 days before stay. No refunds for cancellations within 90 days of stay unless property is re-rented after cancellation less a $250 charge. $200 addition charge if reservation is booked on line with a credit card, not for direct booking with owner. No fee for booking via echeck or a paper/mailed check. $150 cleaning fee for stays < 7 nights.

$150 cleaning fee for stays less than 7 nights. No cleaning fee for stays of 7 nights or more. Michigan use tax is 6% on the rental amount.

Property not available for weddings and parties. Must be 25 years or older to rent. Maximum occupancy 10. No smoking or pets. No guests of guests please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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