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Luxury Lake Michigan Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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. 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 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 Area
  • 2 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 1 - toilet , First floor powder room off Great Room
  • 2.5 bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor master bedroom with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , Second floor bedroom with pack-n-play
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom w/balcony overlooking lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Second floor bedroom w/balcony overlooking lake
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor bedroom with trundle bed (2 single stacked)
  • King size beds (2) One King Bed located in first floor master bedroom. Second King Bed located in large, quiet back bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in front bedroom with shared balcony, over looking Lake Michigan, Double Beds (1) Double bed in 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, Child Beds (1) Available on request and is best placed in large quiet back bedroom already containing a king sized bed., Baby Cribs (1) Available on request and is best placed in a large quiet back bedroom already containing a king sized bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located in front bedroom overlooking Lake Michigan also containing a Queen sized bed
  • 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
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 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Indianapolis, Indiana

Warm and Inviting home with gorgeous lake view

  • 5 of 5

This is a return visit for us at this beautiful lakefront home. The owners have made sure everything is well stocked in the home and it's obvious there is pride of ownership! Our family has been going for 8 years to Lake Michigan and this beachfront home is the best and one we hope to return to annually. We LOVE the location! Riding our bikes along Lakeshore drive in the mornings and evenings is the BEST! If I could I would rate this Lakefront home 10 plus!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family spent a week at this beautiful lake front home. We loved the large deck and yard, especially with an active toddler. Early morning bike rides and early evening walks on the quiet lake front street were some of our favorite activities. The location is ideal with quick trips to Saugatuck and Douglas. In planning our trip, the owners responded quickly to our questions, and even left a welcome basket upon our arrival. We will always have special memories of this trip, and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI, USA

Perfect Lakeside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations spent a lovely few days at this house over the Labor Day weekend. It is everything and more than you see from the listing description. The stunning views of Lake Michigan, including sunsets that will not disappoint, were truly exceptional. The kitchen is modern and spacious and the connection with the living room makes it easy for the whole family to hang out together. The owners were very professional and kind - making sure we had a great visit. We have stayed at many houses on VRBO, including one just down the street, and this is one of the best properties we have stayed in. This is truly a 5-star property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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summer soiree

  • 5 of 5

my family of 8 adult children and several young grandchildren had the most wonderful, relaxing and luxurious vacation in the home. the home was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. we look forward to our return. the owners were great, too. we most enjoyed the lengthy cocktail hours accompanied by the languorous summer sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited this remarkable lake front home at the end of July. The owners (Mr. and Mrs. DeGeer) are extremely welcoming and detail oriented. Mrs. DeGeer is very quick to respond to inquiries and it's obvious that she wants her guests to be happy and comfortable. The rental came with a very comprehensive guidebook filled with restaurants, sites to see, and activities in the area. The house was very clean and well stocked with every possible appliance, cooking utensil, board game, and beach toy we could have ever needed. Our family loved going out on Lake Michigan in the kayaks and swimming in the waves. We spent most of our time relaxing at the house on the beautiful front porch, and we enjoyed many incredible sunsets at the bluff and down on the beach. The house is located on a quiet lake front street that is perfect for a morning jog or a sunset walk. You're only a few miles to downtown Douglas, and only a few more miles to Saugatuck. This home provided a perfect getaway for our family and we hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and commodious house replete with every utensil and game one could desire. We were blessed with lovely sunsets enjoyed from the spacious porch or the shore. For $1 or less per ride the Interurban transit will pick you up and take you to the charming local towns and noteworthy parks on short notice. We had a wonderful time and would go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Douglas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 29 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

chargeit fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

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. No fee for booking via echeck or a paper/mailed check.

$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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