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Saugatuck Beach Home

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Exceptional, airy, expansive, home is set on a private, quiet wooded lot, just a few steps to the shared association Lake Michigan beach. Three spacious levels bring together the best of leisure and recreation with indoor games and outdoor activities. Open floor plan perfect for large family gatherings, but also allow for individual privacy with many rooms, including 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Soak in the 6 person outdoor hot tub, with nearby outdoor shower. Enjoy the sun and Lake Michigan views on on the second floor deck and observatory room, with wet bar. Enjoy campfires in a private, secluded area on property, as well as at the private beach. Miles of endless walking, running, hiking, biking, swimming and wildlife adjacent to property. Enjoy the downtowns of both Saugatuck and Douglas, where you will find countless shops, art galleries, restaurants, culture, and nightlife, all just a short bike or drive away. Many Golf courses and numerous u-pick fruit farms in area, including (seasonal): strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, and apples.

Availability: Year Round.

Keywords: Saugatuck-Lake Michigan Beach Home-Private Location; Private Beach; less than 5 minutes from towns of Saugatuck and Douglas.

More Details

Nick Agnew
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Nick Agnew

We bought our Saugatuck property- 'Shorewood'- because of it's tranquil and wooded locale near Lake Michigan. We built and designed our 'Shorewood' house in such a way that would comfortably accommodate large family gatherings. 'Shorewood' which sits near the beach and towns of Saugatuck and Douglas, represents to us the best that the area has to offer.

Nick Agnew purchased this house in 2006

Why Nick Agnew chose Fennville

We bought this beautiful Saugatuck property because of it's perfect combination of tranquility when trying to get away from the stresses of everyday life, while still being able to be active in both athletics and cultural activities. Saugatuck has a very urbane charm to it, without the noise and the crowds of a major metro area. Our property is located in the most tranquil spot, near the sugar sand Lake Michigan shoreline. We built a house that we felt that not only our family could enjoy year round, but also, would be an ideal space for extended family or other large families or groups who could gather comfortably. Our house is in a private enclave, that has the Lake in the front end, and the peaceful woods in the back. Saugatuck constantly surprises us with it's diversity; ranging from the magnificent sunsets over Lake Michigan (right out our front door!), to the sugar sand beaches; to the Art Barn where our children, on a rainy day, can get make their own artwork...and it does not end there!

What makes this house unique

The beach! The sugar sand that squeaks when you walk on it. The dunes at the beach. The amazingly clean and beautiful, warm, Lake Michigan water during the summer. The sunsets! The summer! The Fall, when the leaves change and you can go apple picking! The endless running on beach/roads and/or the endless biking on roads...right out the front door. The safety and quiet of living on a private road in a private enclave with no traffic or noise. The short bike or drive to downtown Saugatuck or Douglas for food, culture, shopping, antiquing, or just strolling. The locale of house with fire pit, hot tub (and outdoor shower), and wildlife surrounding property. The airy and open layout, that our 4000 square foot home offers families and groups on trips.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful stay at the Saugatuck Beach Home. The house was

amazing* bright, spacious, and very comfortable with all the amenities.

Very clean home and well maintained property. The great room was large enough to accommodate our group for meals and conversation. And the kids loved the rec room in the lower level where they played table tennis and lounged on the sectional for movies. We loved how private and tranquil it was in the house and on the grounds. The beach went on for miles and the sand was the best. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi and had excellent campfires out back after long days on the beach. We definitely will be back!
Sep 2009
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Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (5), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Saugatuck Beach Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 51 reviews

What a Fantastic Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We came to Saugatuck for my son's wedding at the Felt Mansion and needed a place for 14 people. The house had 6 bedrooms and 5 baths.. We were all able to get ready at once. The beds were extremely comfortable, the house was beyond clean and the surroundings....well I would say just rent it and see. Nick was so helpful and I can't thank him enough for sharing his home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is insane and beautiful! We all had the best time and enjoyed the character of not only the home but, the neighborhood and town. Nick was very helpful and very personable when it came to the area and what to do! Highly recommend and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the forest. the quiet. the lake. The house was spacious. Great porches and the rear deck was for our first coffee. Nick was always helpful

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Safety issue in shower/tub base; lack of amenities such as toilet paper /shampoo/towels w/holes/

  • 3 of 5

Bath mats need to be provided. Repairs:tv door broken / light bulbs in family room ceiling

Skillet needs to be replaced. Squeaky beds were most annoying (many had very little sleep from noise). House offers basics but no upgrades for price of rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in a beautiful area!

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a wonderful time here. We enjoyed many sunsets, walks and visits to the beach. The owners were very responsive to a few needs that we had. Great week, great fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of dudes for a dads weekend. Couldn't have been more perfect. Very private and serene but close to downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. Would highly recommend this home. The host was extremely attentive as well. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids-Gerald Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Saugatuck Brewery
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Saugatuck Chain Link
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196 (Exit 36)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Cannonsburg Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
North Washout Beach Association (Private)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning, Linen, Towels $250
Pet Fee $25

There is an extra $25.00 a day fee for pets not included in this total.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.