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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.873016 based on 63 reviews

Beautifully restored home in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

If you are ready to get away from all the hustle and yet be within easy reach of a good restaurant or beautiful Lake Michigan, this is the place to be. All the comforts in a compact package. We loved the remodeled kitchen, the restored woodwork, the deck and hot tub, the hammock and the firepit. Our three-generation family felt right at home. The owner was responsive, and Elsa, the caretaker next-door, was a delight.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad your family enjoyed your week in Saugatuck. You were such a lovely group to host. Enjoy the rest of your summer! -Gary
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Akron, Ohio

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Heartland House was a great place for our 3-generation family vacation. The six comfortable bedrooms were actually more than we needed for our 6 adults and 4 little boys. The living spaces were large and very comfortable. The recently remodeled kitchen was wonderful, with more than everything we needed. In fact, I'd estimate that you could cook Thanksgiving dinner for a crowd of 30 without needing anything extra. There were also tons of outdoor and indoor games with everything in good shape. It's in a very convenient location. Downtown Saugatuck is a 15 minute walk and quick bike ride. Would our family go back? Absolutely!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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we loved Saugatuck

  • 4 of 5

The location of Heartland House is fantastic! Its a nice walk or bike ride to downtown. The outside space/property of the house is wonderful! We enjoyed chilling on the spacious porch and took advantage of the yard space for the great selection of yard games that Gary offers at the house. The Hungry Village Tour, the dune ride, Saugatuck State Park and the beach are a must!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Recommend HH at the highest level!

  • 5 of 5

The Heartland House is so well equipped you’ll think ypu’ve Moved your own home to a beautiful, 2acre vacation property! We were able to prepare complete dinners for 13 people without missing a beat. The kids truly enjoyed the expansive yard and adults took full advantage of nights around the fire pit! So easy to check in and out. The location could not have been better for beaching, shopping, boat rides and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Heartland House has it all, a serene outdoor area and amazing indoors. We had a ton of rain while we were there and we still could be outside on the large front porch. The house itself is beautifully laid out, with tons of sitting area, a large dining room for large groups. The kitchen was outfitted with everything you needed to cook and serve large groups. It is a short walk to town on a pedestrian walkway, you just feel like you are in your own private green island. I would recommend this to anyone I know who is coming to Sagautuck.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad you had a good stay at Heartland House, and agree with you on the rain - the porch is my favorite place to be during rain! All best to you - Gary
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What a really nice place in a town that's really nice.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. Huge with five bedrooms and three full baths. We enjoyed the patio (grilled some hamburgers), the front porch and all the other rooms in this big house. Very nicely kept and supplied. The brand new kitchen came out great. You're going to love staying here.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you are having a wonderful summer! -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
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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