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Heartland House has everything you need for the perfect getaway!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Why Gary Wendt chose Saugatuck

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.


Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Heartland House has everything you need for the perfect getaway!
average rating of 4.877193 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful spacious home for our families!

  • 4 of 5

We loved all of the common areas in the house. The bedroom setup worked well for our three families. Kitchen was small, but well equipped. We liked the location of the house, too. Overall, it was a very comfortable stay that we would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. As for the kitchen, we began demo-ing today. While folks usually love the slightly updated 1940s kitchen, the new one will feature more counter space, more cabinets and a better layout for organization. It will be done by end of April, and we can't wait!
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Heartland House is perfect for our family get-together.

  • 5 of 5

The house is warm and cozy and has everything we need to make our Thanksgiving dinner. Kitchen is extremely well equipped. The owner is wonderful to work with. We love the house and the town. Lovely shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent House with every detail thought of

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our wedding home base and everyone loved it. The fire pit was outstanding and greatly enjoyed along with the hot tub. There was even a Bluetooth speaker to use while we were here. The lower level was marvelously done Including the laundry room! It’s a perfect house to hang out with a large group. We highly recommend Heartland House.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Saugatuck Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Heartland House is a beautiful, clean, well cared for property in Saugatuck. Heartland House is perfect for along weekend or a week stay. It provides space for everyone. From the fire pit, to the hot tub, front porch to the back deck, the outside gives the opportunity to relax and enjoy the grounds. Inside is clean and well cared for. Heartland House is spacious and roomie, and provides a place for relaxation by the fireplace, or family games in the family room. Our family has enjoyed out stays at Heartland House and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! It is such a pleasure to be able to share the house with such a wonderful group. All best to you! -Gary
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Rustic-stylish comfort for a group

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion at Heartland House included 12 adults and 3 young children over four days. (The house sleeps 14 but we brought a Pack N Play for our smallest.) Although the late-October weather was rainy, we were totally comfortable hanging out in this spacious house except for brief outings. Kitchen is small but well-equipped, dining table held us all. The fireplace and deck hot tub were great in the 40-50-degree weather. Family members who came from a distance said Saugatuck and Heartland House were worth a return visit. Note: the upstairs has 5 bedrooms but only one bath so plan on sharing the main floor and basement bathrooms. This was not a problem for our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! Stay tuned for a new kitchen in Spring, 2018. Additional counter space, a bigger dishwasher and more efficient storage will make a huge difference! While we do that work we will be putting the plumbing in for an additional bathroom on the 2nd floor. Aiming for 2020 on that. Again, thanks for being such a great group and for the thumbs up! -Gary
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Very relaxing, enjoyable visit with family. Love that house is fully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We spent alot of time at the house this year. Time around the fire was great. We love this house and Gary (property owner) is awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for thumbs up! I'm so glad you had a good stay, and appreciate groups who take care of the house like yours does. All best to you! -Gary
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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