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Beautiful Cedar Chalet w/ Floor-to-Ceiling Windows & Wrap-Around Decks

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom in a wooded setting

You're lounging on an expansive second-level deck, looking out into the pines, with a glass of wine and a good book. A hawk soars above as the sun slowly sets through the trees. As dusk settles, you decide to walk down to the private beach at the end of the road and dip your toes in the lake one more time, as someone else lights up the grill and turns on the music. Tomorrow will be another day filled with laid-back, natural beaches, gallery hopping, and maybe a little shopping. Life is good.

Come experience our little corner of southwestern Michigan. Our 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom cedar home sleeps at least 8 people. It has 3 floors, a large kitchen and living room area, and vaulted ceilings with picturesque windows that highlight the surrounding wooded setting. A 2-level deck wraps around 2 sides of the house, and has a barbecue grill and dining space. A path at the end of the street provides private beach access to Silver Lake, which empties into Kalamazoo Lake and Lake Michigan. Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas are a quick 2-mile drive away.

Visit local wineries, pick blueberries with the kids, or hike the trails of Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Head down to Oval Beach or rent kayaks to navigate the calm inner waters around town. Go boating up shores of Lake Michigan or antiquing up Blue Star Highway. There really is something for everyone.

Peak Season reservations are Friday to Friday, for a 7-night minimum.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Rachel

Daymon and Rachel currently reside just around the lake in Evanston, IL. They love spending time at their Saugatuck home and especially love to take long hikes at Saugatuck Dunes State Park with their daughter and dog. They are excited to share their home and this charming area with others!

Rachel purchased this house in 2006

Why Rachel chose Southwest

This location and home strike the perfect balance. It is a relaxing retreat from it all, but it is just a short drive from Chicago and other major areas. Its setting promotes quiet reflection, but its open layout and expansive main areas encourage quality time with family and friends.


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Tulip City Airport
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Holland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Silver Lake
Car: necessary

Blueberry picking

Apple picking

Local farm stands (known for locally grown peaches, cherries, blueberries, apples, and more)


Art galleries


Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    First Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Second Floor Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing


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Beautiful Cedar Chalet w/ Floor-to-Ceiling Windows & Wrap-Around Decks
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews

Large and clean

  • 5 of 5

Great property and extremely spacious. Not far from anything. Very clean with great ammenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and two young boys, ages 5 and 9. The house worked really well in terms of space. We all loved the expansive deck, the fire pit and the 1 block walk to the private neighborhood beach. The home is on a dead end street with little traffic, making it a great place for kids to ride their bikes. Less than a 5 minute drive to town- just far enough away for lots of quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Larkspur, CA

A very spacious well equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

The house had a nice open layout. The kids enjoyed the ping pong table.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Wonderful find,. great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our time here. Chalet is very clean and well-furnished. Particularly loved the location and the lake access at the end of the street--water much warmer than Lake Michigan! We also enjoyed sitting in the family room (watching TV, reading, and using the internet), and looking at the beautiful treed property. Very large second story deck is also a wonderful unique feature to this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice House, Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for the week of the 4th of July and it did not disappoint. We had 7 adults, 3 kids and 2 small dogs. We had plenty of room and felt comfortable. The master bedroom loft was pretty spacious and has a nice balcony that overlooks the main living room. The private beach was nice although it is open to everyone on the street. It was somewhat busy due to being 4th of July week, but there was still plenty of room for us to swim and play. The house is less than ten minutes from downtown Saugatuck and only about 20 minutes from Holland. The neighboring houses were closer to the house than you would think, but the trees make it feel private. We had a great time and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! We thoroughly enjoyed the home and it's amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in the area and we will return, asap. The property was clean and well furnished. 7 adults were well accommodated and had a great weekend mini-vacation. Personally, I could stare out the window wall at the tall pines swaying in the wind for hours. The neighborhood is quiet and cozy as is the home. We spent some time in area breweries but our favorite was the small town groecery store which was reminiscent of days gone by, very friendly and charming!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

We only accept weekly rentals (Friday to Friday) during Peak Season. We will consider rentals for less than 7 nights during Off Season, but we must add a $125 cleaning and maintenance fee to those rental rates. There are no other taxes or fees. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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