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2 Prime July Wks Avail! Lk Michigan~Gorgeous Vintage Lkfront~Sunsets, H2o & Sand

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Beachfront Arts & Crafts Era Cottage Open, airy, vintage, loads of charm!

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Memories Are Made Here..! This amazing arts & crafts era cottage has only been made better with time. All the warmth and charm of a vintage cottage coupled with modern amenities and conveniences make this cottage truly special. Once you visit you'll want to keep coming back!

Prime beachfront - on Lakeshore Drive in Douglas.
Newer Listing, In fact, Whispering Winds has been rented to the same 3 families for more than 25 years. They've just now outgrown it so now it's available to share.

2 Prime July Weeks Still Available - Great Rate - 2 week Special Rate!

Sleeps 10: 5 Bedrooms featuring a 1st floor Master with king plus a twin. 2nd floor: Queen, Double, 2 Twins (or King), twin-bunk beds, plus; a youth bed. 2 1/2 Baths.
Large open living and family rooms, great dining room, perfect for family meals, games and conversation. Comfortable kitchen with updated appliances. Large screened porch overlooking the lake and beach is the best place on the planet to relax and enjoy!!!

Gorgeous hardwoods throughout, beamed ceilings, updated vanity in main bath. 2nd full bath on lower level updated with fabulous new porcelain and pebble tile shower.
Every room is comfortable and inviting...

Imagine warm silky days at the beach, cocktails on the deck, a relaxing dinner with those you love, then sitting back and watching one of Lake Michigan's spectacular sunsets... ribbons of color across the sky. That evening under the stars a bonfire on the beach. Then, the end of a perfect day, you fall asleep listening to the waves lapping against the shore.



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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2375 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    crib and youth bed available for younger children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    wheelchair welcome, house maneuverable once accessed. But ramp with steps down to cottage...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Master Bedroom - 1st Floor: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Lovely, large lakefront 1st floor master. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Lakefront single...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Large lakefront bedroom - 2 twins could be king...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    comfortable and roomy bedroom - queen and youth bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 bunk bed

    Great kids room: Bunk beds, always a favorite ...moreless

  • Sleeps 8, 10 or 11 possible with right configuration of guests. 1st floor master, 4 bedrooms up. 3 lakefront bedrooms. Nice dresser and closet space in every bedroom. *Sleeping arrangements nicely accommodate multiple generations / more than 1 family. Good sleeping arrangements for children too. *Rates are based on an occupancy of 8. An additional per person charge applies to guests exceeding 8....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Large main floor bath offers tub / shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs bath, large shower, vanity-dressing area....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Upstairs: 1/2 Bath, Vanity and toilet. (Linen storage)...moreless

  • Great cottage detail - true to the era. Each large with very nice amenities. 1 bath on each floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gorgeous private beachfront on the beautiful sandy shores of Lake Michigan. Prime, pristine location! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Nice cable package - expanded package...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iBAR in great room. Accepts iPhone and Android. Bring your favorite tunes with you and Enjoy!...moreless

  • Television:

    Newer HD LCD TV ...moreless

  • Toys:

    some toys, beach toys: buckets, molds, shovels etc....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Local library has excellent offerings DeMonds Local Grocery - Red Box rentals...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Gorgeous Lake Michigan Beachfront property. Gentle slope to the shore, very sandy beach. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Michigan at it's finest. Quiet, beautiful, private, sandy beach along west Michigan's spectacular coastline....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large, dining room loaded with windows, light floods in, Also offers lake view. French doors off dining room lead to family/great room with additional dining table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    1st floor...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gorgeous old, original 1880s fireplace....moreless

  • Heating:

    3 season cottage. Furnace available spring/fall rentals for cool nights....moreless

  • Internet:

    Possible Wi-Fi at cottage. Wi-Fi available at multiple area hotspots...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for each bed available. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with fireplace, plenty of seating and wonderful view of the lake!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available - 5-6 vehicles - road top...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Newer 12 cup, programmable coffee maker. Large - French Press. Coffee grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All included, everything you could need or want....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Great cottage kitchen: Charm and functionality. Newer upgraded, stainless appliances, New - Deep, double bowl sink and faucet with sprayer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    2 ovens in stove, 1 convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry offers flour, spices, oils etc. Feel free to use. If you use an item up, please kindly replace with same....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large, Newer, Stainless double door with bottom freezer drawer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove - ceramic, high efficient, 5 burner cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Stainless - 4 slice toaster and Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bikes available locally for rent....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats available locally for rent: Power and sailing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Rear deck. Beautiful lakefront screened porch. Lots of room; play games, relax, have lively conversations, enjoy your morning coffee or dine watching the sunset. Wonderful, large deck overlooks beach...moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple choice golf courses nearby. Closest: The Ravines (Arnold Palmer) and Clearbrook Golf Course - both within 10 minutes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Local rentals: Three Rivers Kayaks (Douglas)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nicely landscaped. Adds to natural environment and privacy. Rear deck and patio with seating overlooking pond....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Newer stainless high BTU 4 burner, gas grill with side burner Charcoal grill too....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts nearby at Saugatuck High School and Shultz Park...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
Jun 16 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,950
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Extra Per Person Fee > 8 $100
  • Cleaning Fee > 8 guests $295
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $275

Notes:

*Rates are based on an occupancy of 8 persons or less. Additional guests considered depending on ages/configuration of guests. An additional fee of $100.00/guest exceeding 8 will apply.

Rates / Availability subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receipt of signed contract. Payment must be received within 7 days of date of contact to secure reservation.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids - Gerald Ford Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
multiple bars/pubs in area
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Ravines - Arnold Palmer Golf Course
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US I-196
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous fine and casual dining choices nearby
Douglas, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Private Beach + Douglas Beach .25 ml, Oval 1.5mls

Car: Recommended

Picturesque Saugatuck and Douglas are located in western Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. The area offers spectacular natural amenities: walking/hiking along the shores and in the dunes, all sorts of water activities both on the big lake and on Kalamazoo Lake and River. Fantastic specialty foods shops and eateries ~ local orchards and vineyards ~ wonderful restaurants ~ excellent cuisine, from casual to fine dining.

Enjoy a day at the beach, shopping boutiques, local wares or for art or antiques (loads to choose from), check out local and Lake Michigan history: visit the Saugatuck Douglas Museum, Old Schoolhouse, take a ride on 'The Duck' and more!

And the night life... why not dinner and drinks, try our local award-winning micro brews, go dancing at the Gables or take in a play at the SCA or Red Barn Theater... or maybe a moonlight stroll along the beach!

Whether you're looking to relax and unwind, spend time with those special people in your life, soak up the sun and water or meet new people and dance until dawn, Saugatuck Douglas is a place that you'll come back to time and time again. It's Special!!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: We bought this cottage in 1960 after having spent summers here every year for decades. It was a dream come true for our family. 4 generations of our family have been blessed to enjoy this beautiful place. For a few short weeks each year we share our cottage home with others that they might experience and come to love this area and our, 'Whispering Winds' as we do. This is such a special place that many of our family members and friends now live in the area year round.

Why the Owner Chose Douglas, MI, USA:
Because Whispering Winds is special. It has a rich history of laughter and love. Wonderful, rich memories that last a lifetime. If you're looking for someplace to share with those you love, to create lasting memories, that's warm and wonderful, yet stimulating and rejuvenating all at the same time... Then join us. Come, relax and appreciate all that surrounds you, the best life has to offer!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Spacious vintage cottage. All the amenities. Rich history and character. Prime location, close to everything. Lakefront, Private Beach!!! Favorite pastime: relaxing on the old porch swing, listening to the waves along the shore and watching the sunshine dance upon the water ~ doing anything ~ reading, talking with friends, playing games, listening to the laughter of children on the beach and in the water, appreciating the beauty which surrounds me. What a gift, a true blessing. I am filled with joy, peace and a deep sense of gratitude.


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Beachfront Arts & Crafts Era Cottage  
Open, airy, vintage, loads of charm!

    Beachfront Arts & Crafts Era Cottage Open, airy, vintage, loads of charm!

  • Welcome Friends!

    Welcome Friends!

  • Vintage Charm with all the modern amenities ~ newer stainless appliances

    Vintage Charm with all the modern amenities ~ newer stainless appliances

  • 1st Floor Master - Lakefront - Great Views
King plus Twin

    1st Floor Master - Lakefront - Great Views King plus Twin

  • Large Main Bath - 1st Floor

    Large Main Bath - 1st Floor

  • Lakefront 2 Twin/King Bedroom ~ spacious, open, inviting. Great lake view!

    Lakefront 2 Twin/King Bedroom ~ spacious, open, inviting. Great lake view!

  • Charming Twin Bedroom ~ Lakefront

    Charming Twin Bedroom ~ Lakefront

  • Sunny and Inviting Upstairs Bath

    Sunny and Inviting Upstairs Bath

  • Got a little one? A sweet place to rest.

    Got a little one? A sweet place to rest.

  • Enjoy the view from your private deck.

    Enjoy the view from your private deck.

  • Down the path & take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore ~ sandy beach.

    Down the path & take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore ~ sandy beach.

  • Pathway to Paradise...

    Pathway to Paradise...

  • Large Open Dining Room ~ Space for the whole family to gather and enjoy!

    Large Open Dining Room ~ Space for the whole family to gather and enjoy!

  • Vintage Charm-Original Fireplace

    Vintage Charm-Original Fireplace

  • Large Main Floor Bath- Newer Fixtures, Flooring, Paint...

    Large Main Floor Bath- Newer Fixtures, Flooring, Paint...

  • Upstairs Twin/King Bedroom - Great lake view

    Upstairs Twin/King Bedroom - Great lake view

  • Queen Bedroom + Youth bed ~ Large comfortable, warm

    Queen Bedroom + Youth bed ~ Large comfortable, warm

  • Bunk beds ~ room for everyone. Lake view.
(no crib)

    Bunk beds ~ room for everyone. Lake view. (no crib)

  • This is where memories are made...
Large lakefront porch, spectacular views.

    This is where memories are made... Large lakefront porch, spectacular views.

  • Gorgeous Views & Pristine Private Beach!

    Gorgeous Views & Pristine Private Beach!

  • This could be your view! Relax, Unwind, Enjoy. Gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets.

    This could be your view! Relax, Unwind, Enjoy. Gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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