Douglas Boathouse and Keepers House Walk to Douglas or the Beach
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We have TWO HOUSES on the property. In the summer we only rent them as a pair. In the spring and fall our caretaker lives in the Keeper's house and we rent only the larger Boathouse which sleeps 16 in comfort.
The two houses are located on a quiet side street in Douglas. We are closer to the beach than most houses in Saugatuck or Douglas. The houses were specifically built for large reunions. Six of seven bedrooms in the main house are all furnished with queen beds, the seventh bedroom the children's crew quarters will sleep four in bunk beds. The Keeper's house has two more bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and living room.
The Main house has a dining table with seating for 14 and a large living room which make sure that no one will be left out when gathered around the fire place. The sun porch, library and small office offer more intimate spaces. The fire pit with free wood, outdoor dining area and the private patios all offer great spaces on warm summer nights.
New yet warm. Everything was new in 2013. The building has been completely rebuilt with quality materials by a Architect/Builder. The furnishings were specifically selected for the house from Ikea and Crate and Barrel. The wood ceilings, floors and trim make the house warm. Craftsman style mosaic work, original art and creative details add character and charm.
Centrally located between downtown Douglas and Lake Michigan. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are just minutes away. We have parking for six cars in our drive and an additional parking just a short walk away.
For more photos, floor plans, pictures, and a better description of all the different rental rates over the season visit our web site douglasboathouse.com When you compare rental costs note that we do not charge a cleaning fee for our cleaning crew.
We rent the two houses as a pair for a week at a time in the summer. The Keeper's house is occupied by our caretaker in the fall and spring.
Our weekly rentals run from Friday at 5 pm to the next Friday at 11 am. The daily rates are for the Boathouse only. The weekly rate is for both houses.
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- 4446 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
- Four bedrooms with queen beds on the second floor, two more queen bedrooms in the lower level and a kids bunk room on the lower level located in the Main House. Ikea and crate and barrel furnishings. Each room has a theme and are the same size. Bedroom walls have soundproofing. The home theater has five twins built into a huge sofa. The room includes a puppet theater as well. Two more matching bedrooms in the Keeper's House....moreless
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Five bathrooms are in the Main House. Two on the second floor, two on the main floor and one in the lower level. Two with tubs and two with large showers. The fifth bathroom is set up for children.Bathroom 6 is in the Keeper's House Subway tile and creative ceramic accents. Craftsman style details and wood ceilings. State of the art big water heater and all new plumbing. ...moreless
- Just ask us if you need any thing. We can help you find it.
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 9 - Jun 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 4 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Sep 10 - May 7, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 6%
VISIT OUR WEB SITE FOR A COMPLETE RATE SCHEDULE douglasboathouse.com click on the availability page.
During the summer we rent the two houses as a pair at $ 7,100.00 per week . In the spring and fall the carriage house is rented to our care taker and only the Boathouse is available for rent. .
Weekly rentals run Friday to Friday
Security deposit due at reservation $750.00. Payment due 60 days before stay. Credit card charges add 3%
We do not charge a cleaning fee. We will return your deposit in 7 days when you leave the house in good condition.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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We are on a quiet side street 438 Fremont, two blocks off the Blue Star Highway. It is a five minute walk to down town Douglas. The Lake Michigan beach is a ten minute walk. Oval beach in Saugatuck is within biking distance or five minutes by car. We are closer to the beaches than most houses in Saugatuck or Douglas. The Saugatuck shopping district is just on the other side of Kalamazoo lake about five minutes by car.
Boat tours of Saugatuck and Lake Michigan in a paddle wheeler complete with a bar. Dune rides on the dunes of Saugatuck. Berry picking, winery tours, comedy club, piano bar, preforming arts center. Vintage baseball at berry field, brew pub up the street, sailing charters, bike trails, the list goes on.
Saugatuck and Douglas are Michigan's answer to Cape Cod. Quaint villages with a lot of natural beauty, historic buildings , and friendly locals.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Joanie and I restore and manage historic buildings in Ann Arbor, Michigan and we use the Boathouse as our vacation home for friends and family. We each grew up in Michigan and feel the draw of Lake Michigan and the small town charm of Douglas. We spend a lot of time at the Boathouse and are always making improvements.
Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck, MI, USA:
Location, Location, Location A short walk to Douglas. Ride your bike to the beach yet we are located in a quiet residential side street. Saugatuck and Douglas are quaint small towns. We spent two years driving the west coast of Lake Michigan to find the perfect spot.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Boathouse is unique in that it was purpose built by a Architect/Builder as a vacation spot and gathering place for large groups. It not a vacation home furnished with left over furniture. Large gathering spaces make the house comfortable and flexible. We remember being a kid and have built the puppet theater, crew quarters and engine room all for the kids. The buildings have eight matching bedrooms all with queen beds. The ninth bedroom is a bunk room for the kids with two bunk beds.
- Primary: +1 7346049471 Joanie
- Secondary: +1 7349451592 John
Links to more information:
Main House with red Keeper's house in rear
Engine Room home theater with 60' TV
One of five bathrooms
Douglas Beach within walking distance
Crew Quarters bunk beds with individual lights and curtains sleeps 4
Stardust Puppet Theater, with 12 assorted puppets
Fireplace main house
road to beach
Bathroom Keeper's House
Main Kitchen, Table will seat 14 with extension
Sun porch second story
Lower Level Bath with kids sink
Back Stairs to first floor
second floor hall
Fire pit and back yard
Laundry wet bar lower level
Picnic tables, grills
living room keepers house
Kitchen in Keeper's house
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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