Lake Michigan Waterfront~Gorgeous Vintage Cottage~Sunsets, H2o & Sand(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private Beach! Beautiful, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Prime Weeks Available!
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
- 2375 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
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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
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Peak Season 2017
Jun 16 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Fall Specials - 3 days or more
Sep 13 - Nov 5, 2018
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Extra Per Person Fee > 8 $100
- Cleaning Fee < 8 guests $295
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
*Rates and cleaning 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/week exceeding 8 will apply, along with an additional cleaning fee for larger groups.
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!!!
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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Beachfront Arts & Crafts Era Cottage Open, airy, vintage, loads of charm!
Vintage Charm with all the modern amenities ~ newer stainless appliances
1st Floor Master - Lakefront - Great Views King plus Twin
Large Main Bath - 1st Floor
Lakefront 2 Twin/King Bedroom ~ spacious, open, inviting. Great lake view!
Charming Twin Bedroom ~ Lakefront
Sunny and Inviting Upstairs Bath
Got a little one? A sweet place to rest.
Enjoy the view from your private deck.
Down the path & take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore ~ sandy beach.
Pathway to Paradise...
Large Open Dining Room ~ Space for the whole family to gather and enjoy!
Vintage Charm-Original Fireplace
Large Main Floor Bath- Newer Fixtures, Flooring, Paint...
Upstairs Twin/King Bedroom - Great lake view
Queen Bedroom + Youth bed ~ Large comfortable, warm
Bunk beds ~ room for everyone. Lake view. (no crib)
This is where memories are made... Large lakefront porch, spectacular views.
Gorgeous Views & Pristine Private Beach!
This could be your view! Relax, Unwind, Enjoy. Gorgeous Lake Michigan sunsets.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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