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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.


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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Heartland House has everything you need for the perfect getaway!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family Saugatuck summers! Lovely touches through out!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Great Host!!

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family loved the Beautiful House - Great Yard for playing games - quiet location but close to town (We walked to town every day!) Gary was a Wonderful Host and very helpful. We had 4 generations from age 85 to 2-1/2 and it was perfect for everyone. Saugatuck is a very fun place to visit - with lots to do!! We hope to go again next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was so much more than we had thought!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my friends stayed in this home for the weekend - it was absolutely perfect. So much space, beautiful yard, bonfire pit, hot tub... it was just all a wonderful experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you had a good stay in Saugatuck! All best to you and please consider us again in the future! -Gary
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"Best House thus far since renting from Homeaway"

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and we have a very large family that continues to grow. So much space here was utilized besides the bedrooms. Family room in the basement, sitting room off the large living room, large dining room and spacious kitchen. Beautiful furnished deck and front porch. Large driveway to park all of our vehicles. Fire pit that was used nightly! Need I go on, besides one little issue that was fixable. Close enough and far enough from town . Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you had good wedding weekend! Next winter we are installing a new kitchen to improve counter space, storage and flow. Stay tuned! After investigating further, a recent group must have had someone yank on the hoses under that sink. It showed signs of serious force. Sorry about that, but I'm glad someone was there to catch it! Thanks for taking such good care of the house! All best to you. I do hope you'll stay at Heartland House again!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Hard to believe it has been 2 years since your last visit. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you consider us again in your future travel plans! All best to you. -Gary
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review the house! I'm so glad you had a good stay! 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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