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'White Pines' A Luxury Home w/ Custom Pool in Charming Downtown Douglas

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 3,820 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths + Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 12

Nestled at the end of a private street in a wooded surrounding, but only 2 blocks from downtown Douglas is the setting for this perfect vacation getaway. The home was custom built to resemble the 4-Square style homes of the early 1900's and was constructed with quality materials and features custom millwork and 9 foot ceilings throughout. The home has an open floor plan ideal which is ideal for entertaining. An in-ground pool, gourmet kitchen, screened-in porch, and 2 living spaces provide ample space for family or friends to gather together.

Sleeping Accommodations: The home features 5 bedrooms. There are three bedrooms on the second floor including a large master bedroom suite with soaking tub and walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms are nicely appointed with queen beds and share a full bath with tub/shower. The third floor is a huge open bedroom with it's own 1/2 bath. This room has 4 twin beds each situated in their own nook. The fifth bedroom is very large and is located in the lower level of the home. It's en suite with it's own bathroom complete with walk-in shower and double vanity.

Wonderfully Furnished: The walnut-stained hardwood floors throughout (although the bedrooms have carpet) against the backdrop of the all white walls, make for a cool cottage feel. The house is furnished in an eclectic mix of modern furnishings and cool vintage pieces coupled with fun artwork. The kitchen features Kitchen-Aid Chef Series stainless steel appliances with gas cooks range, convection oven & warming drawer, granite countertops, large island and custom painted cabinetry welcome any cook. A walk-thru butler's pantry has butcher-block countertops and stainless bar sink. The custom built farm table seats 10-12 for dinner with room for another 4 at the island. The living room has 2 large modern slip-covered sofas plus 2 custom upholstered chairs and is a wonderful place to congregate. The screened-in porch features an outdoor dining table that seats 8+ as well as a lounging area - perfect for reading a book, checking emails, or watching the activities in the pool. The lower level media room has an unbelievably comfy sectional to hang out in & watch movies or the big game.

Backyard Oasis: The newly built custom swimming pool (heated of course) is the center piece of the backyard. This 30 foot by 13 foot 'plunge' pool ranges in depth from 4-4.5' deep. Integrated stairs with custom 5' x 7' tanning ledge (covered in 3 inches of water) make for a great place to hang-out. A large custom concrete patio surrounds the pool area and is the perfect place to lounge in the sun. In addition, there's a great custom patio area steps from the pool with wonderful seating area perfect for cocktails and extended conversations. For the sports-minded guests, there's also a cool outdoor ping pong table perfect for a little one-on-one or doubles competition. The fun outdoor shower and bbq complete the backyard oasis.

More Details

Owner
Steve Bouwman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Airport - Grand Rapids
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak - Holland
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Douglas
Car: necessary

This wonderful home is tucked away on a private street in downtown Douglas, MI and is only 2 blocks from the center of this charming town. One can easily walk to the many unique shops, galleries, restaurants, grocery store and even the cool bowling alley just down the street - In fact, you don't even need a car!. There are two amazing public beaches in town which are only a short drive away. The Douglas beach is exactly one mile due west and the famous Saugatuck/Oval beach is a short 1.5 mile drive. If you're on that vacation mode and not up for driving there, the Saugatuck/Douglas Inter Urban bus will take you to the beach for a buck!

Amenities

Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Outside - outdoor shower , Outside
  • All bathrooms are tiled and have custom cabinetry and built-ins. Lux hand, face, & bath towels and premium hand soap & shower gel provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Lower Level
  • Master Bedroom and Bedroom #5 (both with king beds) have ensuite bathrooms. Bedrooms #2 and #3 (both with queen beds) are on the second floor and share a full bath. Cool 3rd Floor Bedroom #4 has 4 twins beds and 1/2 bath - can use the shower on the 2nd floor or outdoor shower. 400 Thread-count linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
5

Great Family House to Enjoy Western Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people across 3 generations spend a week at White Pines and everyone had a wonderful time. The house is a great set-up and more than enough room for the large group. The large kitchen table allowed for use to share meals together. The screened in porch was perfect for conversations and playing games. Everyone loved the pool area. The water was a perfect temperature and just the right size. White Pines is a great location to enjoy Saugatuck/Douglas, but to also enjoy Holland and South Haven. Thanks for allowing us to spend a fun week in Douglas.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at White Pines

  • 5 of 5

White Pines is a fantastic house. Our entire family, 6 adults and 3 children, had a wonderful time. Steve is so easy and gracious to work with and has thought of everything when it comes to stocking the house. Everything you could possibly need is there. It is clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and so relaxing. The kids loved the beautiful pool as did the adults. The location is unbelievable. The house is almost downtown Douglas and it's just a short drive to so many activities and sights. Great restaurants in Douglas!!! Can't say enough about White Pines and want to thank Steve for giving us the opportunity to enjoy a week there. Our family loved every moment and definitely want to return. Thanks Steve!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is by far the best we have ever rented. Our family was so impressed to be in a home where we felt so pampered-as if we were in a luxurious resort, yet still extremely comfortable. Steve has thought of everything. High-end linens, darling matching beach towels, fully stocked kitchen including great small appliances, and stylish comfortable furniture. The home was spotless and the layout worked so well for our three families. We lived on the darling screened in porch and the kids loved the pool. Location couldn't be beat as well. A block from mainstream Douglas lined with great restaurants, shops and art galleries. We will definitely be back. Thank you Steve!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, we can't say enough about our stay. Steve has really thought of everything. If you're Type A with perfectionist tendencies, this is the place for you. It's impeccable. I almost hate to leave a review just so we can keep this place to ourselves! We're already planning to come back again before the summer is over - that's how much we loved it. Steve, you NEED to create another house as amazing as this in the Michigan area, you have a gift! - The DiGangi and Suarez Family

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, immaculate house- great location!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely and had everything we could possibly need- wish we had been there in the summer when we could enjoy the backyard and pool! This was by far the cleanest vacation rental I've ever stayed in. Very cozy and comfortable; even on a rainy weekend. The village of Douglas is only a block away with access to a market, coffee shop, restaurants and galleries- very charming town! And Saugatuck was just a short shuttle ride away. Steve was easy to reach and helpful. Perfect stay!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes for family vacations that have been really terrific but without a doubt this was the best ever! Steve was great to work with - very accommodating and helpful. You have a sense before you even arrive that you've hit the jackpot with White Pines in part because of how much Steve personally cares about his property. The attention to detail in this home is amazing. The kitchen, the pool, and the screened in porch got the most use from our family. Our family ranged in age from 5 to 70 and we all enjoyed every minute at White Pines. We can't thank Steve enough for making his phenomenal home available for others to enjoy. Such a gift!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning & Laundry $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly Rental Check-In: Friday AFTER 3:30pm
Weekly Rental Check-Out: Friday BEFORE 10:30am

Weekend Rental Check-In: Anytime AFTER 3:00pm
Weekend Rental Check-Out: Anytime BEFORE 3:00pm

SWIMMING POOL is open MAY 1ST through SEPTEMBER 30TH

THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS: 3 NIGHT MINIMUM. CALL/EMAIL OWNER FOR RATES

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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