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Heartland House has everything you need for the perfect getaway!

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Heartland House - 8 bl. from downtown, spacious grounds, 6 br & farmhouse charm

Welcome to Heartland House! Situated 8 blocks from downtown Saugatuck, Heartland House is a picturesque, tranquil setting for your gathering or retreat. Heartland House was hand-built in 1949 by the owners after a fire destroyed the original house. This well-loved and cared-for house has seen only 4 owners in its life. Perfect for families or large groups, enjoy 2 acres of spacious grounds, six large bedrooms, living room, family room, gourmet kitchen, plush furnishing and luxury amenities, such as a fully equipped kitchen, wood fireplace, wi-fi, cable tv and central a/c. Heartland house is a 15-minute walk or quick bike ride to downtown Saugatuck via the bike path located at the entrance to the property. Heartland House is sure to be a memorable place for your gathering of family and friends. More information at

Gary Wendt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

Why Gary Wendt chose Southwest

The setting of Heartland House seems like you are miles away from any hustle-bustle, but within minutes you can be at some of the best galleries, shopping, restaurants and harbor life around!

What makes this house unique

The vintage character, from woodwork to bathrooms, has been impeccably taken care of over the years. The bike path at the property entrance makes it easy to ride around the countryside or to quickly get to downtown. The yard has so much space for all sorts of activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Heartland House has everything you need for the perfect getaway!
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Perfect in Everyway

  • 5 of 5

With the newly refinished basement, the property is even better than the last time we visited. Not a single complaint. Couldn't have asked for a better stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, organized just as described

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 12 adults. The beds were comfortable, more than at home. 12 and 3 bathrooms was never an issue. If you're looking for a house this is the one!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heartland House was wonderful. So warm and cozy. So well equipped. So much room.

  • 5 of 5

This was just an ideal place to hold our family celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary. We chose Thanksgiving week since all the college grandkids could be with us. Other extended family came in from Chicago and stayed at The Best Western very close to the house. There were cozy bedrooms for everyone. We loved the wood burning fireplace in the family room. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking big Thanksgiving dinner and more then enough serving pieces and dishes for galore. Dinning room table can seat 12 and table in family room can seat 10. House was immaculately clean and very, very comfortable. Loved the hot tub. Can't wait to do it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay at the house. Please come again! -Gary
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A beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

A large, beautiful home perfect for accommodating a large family. We were very comfortable and especially loved the big bay window! Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such a great group! I'm so glad you had a good stay. Thanks for the kind words! All best to you! -Gary
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Wonderful house with all the little details

  • 5 of 5

Through out the past 20 years our group has stayed at many houses in the Saugatuck area and I have to say this was by far one of the best. There was more than enough room for our group of 14 without feeling like we were on top of each other. The beds were comfortable and all the small things were thought of without us needing to bring items into the home (like serving platters and extra silverware and coffee mugs). We loved all of the well decorated rooms which made it feel like home as well as the landscaping, and the beautiful front porch. We even were able to get use out of the fire pit one day. Everyone in our group has already decided this will hopefully be our location for next years girls weekend! Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed review! I am glad the house worked well for your group. I also appreciate knowing that the kitchen had everything you needed. There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to stocking a kitchen, so feedback from guests is important to us. Thank you again! -Gary
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A Great place for a gathering and entertaining.

  • 5 of 5

The place was marvelous. It had 6 bedrooms and large areas to entertain. We were there for my daughter's wedding and we filled the rooms with family. The night before the wedding and the evening after the wedding we hosted family and close friends. It was a perfect place for the events. Large room where people could spread out and socialize. The kitchen was filled with useful appliances and dishes, glassware, silverware, and utensils. My guests did not need paper cups for their wine. The house was in a beautiful setting and the seating and beds were extremely comfortable. The lady in the house next to us was available if we needed her. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

A 15-minute walk or quick bike ride to downtown Saugatuck. The bike trail at the entrance to the Heartland House property can take you to Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Holland.


Rates & Availability

Saugatuck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $99
Refundable damage deposit $300

Friday-Friday check in/out for weekly rentals
Reservation must be cancelled in writing 30-90+ days prior to arrival date for any refund
90+ days prior = full refund
89-30 days prior = refund dependent on ability to re-rent. See contract for details.

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Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Santa Fe Room - 1 queen
    Chicago Room - 1 queen
    New Orleans Room - 1 king
    Seattle Room - 1 queen
    Nantucket Room - 1 queen
    Big Sky Room - 2 twin/ single
    Sun Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in Sun Room/TV Room
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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