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'White Pines' a Luxury Home W/ Custom Pool in Charming Downtown Douglas

(28 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.75
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3820 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    3rd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Lower Level...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bedroom: toilet, tub, shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    3rd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Outside: outdoor shower


  • All bathrooms are tiled and have custom cabinetry and built-ins. Lux hand, face, & bath towels and premium hand soap & shower gel provided....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Resort
  • Village

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people


  • 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


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat
May 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $850
Fri, Sat
Early Summer
Jun 2 - Jun 22, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Sep 1 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$750 $900
Fri, Sat
Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$600 $750
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning & Laundry $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


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



RESERVATION NOTES: If requested, reservations are put on hold for up to 5 days. Reservations are CONFIRMED upon receipt of 50% deposit. Reservation must be paid in-full 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gerald R. Ford Airport - Grand Rapids
13 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Holland
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

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!


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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  • Exterior


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Butler's Pantry

    Butler's Pantry

  • Screened-in Porch

    Screened-in Porch

  • Lower Level Bedroom Suite

    Lower Level Bedroom Suite

  • Landing to Second Floor

    Landing to Second Floor

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Second Floor Bathroom

    Second Floor Bathroom

  • Backyard


  • Outdoor Patio

    Outdoor Patio

  • Foyer


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Powder Room

    Powder Room

  • Media Room

    Media Room

  • Lower Level Bathroom

    Lower Level Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom Suite

    Master Bedroom Suite

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Third Bedroom

    Third Bedroom

  • Third Floor Bedroom & Half Bath

    Third Floor Bedroom & Half Bath

  • Backyard Pool

    Backyard Pool

  • Outdoor Ping Pong Table

    Outdoor Ping Pong Table

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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