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Suite #1 (of 2) at Amazwi Gallery in Historic District with Water and Park Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

We have two separate lovely, private condo-style suites with views of Lake Kalamazoo (Saugatuck's Harbor) and Coughlin Park in Saugatuck's downtown Historic District, steps away from premier shopping, dining and boating opportunities.

This listing is for Suite #1 (Amani Suite) which is located on the main floor at the back of the Amazwi Contemporary Art gallery building. See Listing # 40745 for information on Suite #2 (Ndoto Suite) which is on the second floor above the gallery.

The suites are located near the Saugatuck Center for the Arts where entertainment options range from live theater and music performances to workshops for the budding artist, and weekly Farmers' Market in the Summer. Stroll through town to the hand-cranked Chain Ferry that crosses the Kalamazoo River, then walk or take the Inter-Urban bus to world-renowned Oval Beach.

Art Lovers: during your stay, guests of Amazwi Suites enjoy a 10% discount on purchases at the Amazwi gallery, offering original fine art paintings, sculpture, jewelry and unique crafts from Africa.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Wally

Amazwi gallery offers contemporary African paintings, sculpture, jewelry and unique crafts. 'Amazwi' is the Zulu word for voices, and out mission is to bring the voices (as communicated through their choice of media) of African artists and artisans to Southwest Michigan.

Wally purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Wally chose Southwest

This is a great 'in-town' location because it is within walking distance of everything, yet it is on a side street removed from the restaurants and bars so there is not street/sidewalk traffic at night. Across the street is Coughlin Park and views of Lake Kalamazoo Harbor.


Saugatuck Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Jetted Tub in Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Suite #1 (of 2) at Amazwi Gallery in Historic District with Water and Park Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very nice and clean. It was in a good location. It was quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Middlebury, Indiana

Perfect for two!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Saugatuck! Incredible location with water views! Clean and nicely decorated. Very cozy and comfortable! Looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't get much better!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is even better in person- clean, bright and great location with nice views of the water. Wally is a friendly, gracious host and it was so interesting talking with him about his trips to Africa. We loved our stay in the Amani suite and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great find

  • 5 of 5

We chose this apartment for our Wedding Weekend, it was perfect ! Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Saugatuck and a great view of the water. The apartment was cozy and had everything that we needed. Best of all was the property manager, Audrey, she made our stay very special. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind review -- and congratulations on your recent wedding! Audrey was gushing about you two, and we hope to meet you ourselves next time and toast your marriage! Happy Holidays!
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great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and were very impressed. We had never been to Saugatuck and I am glad we chose here to stay. The unit was extremely clean and had everything we needed. The location is excellent for walking to dinner, shops, etc. as it is right downtown. Great view and proximity to the water as well. Checking in/out was very easy and everyone we talked to with regards to the unit was very nice and professional. If we come back to Saugatuck we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marissa, First and foremost, thanks for staying with us last weekend. We're glad you had a great time. Secondly, we very much appreciate your kind review. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience with others -- and we hope to welcome you back here sometime soon!
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Indiana, USA

As expected

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the first floor apartment and were very comfortable. Parking was a little bit of an issue since there aren't any designated spots. We had to park a few blocks away and then move our car closer in the evening. The location was great for walking since it's right at the edge of downtown Saugatuck. The apartment was clean, the bathroom was huge, the bed was comfortable. There was a big storm one night while we were there and the shop keeper came over and swept all the debris off the porch/sidewalk in the morning. Apparently the door doesn't have a good seal because water came in under it, which we reported. There were also a few light bulbs out in the kitchen, which made it a little dark for cooking. We just made breakfast and snacks while we were there; not sure the kitchen is big enough to do any more than that. You might want to bring along your own skillet if you do plan to cook, as the one there is pretty shot. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves overall. As soon as we saw your observation about the skillet, we went out and bought new ones. We do keep extra light bulbs in the suite should they be needed; we're sorry you didn't see them. Out of respect for our guests' privacy, we don't go into the suite at night to check on the lighting, but know that we're always here to help should you need us. Finally, that rainstorm was a humdinger; we're glad we don't see ones with that sort of sideways, driving rain much, though we are having our favorite handyman look at the seal. Again, thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
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Car: recommended

Ox-Bow offers a variety of art classes throughout the Summer.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Check-In at 4 p.m. and Check-Out by 11 a.m.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please call us immediately at 269-857-5551. Cancellations made 21 days before check-in will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. For cancellations less than a 21 days before check-in, we will try our best to re-reserve the Suite on your behalf. If we are successful, you will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. If unsuccessful, you will forfeit your deposit. Cancellations less than 72 hours before check-in will be charged for the entire stay; however, if we are able to rebook the Suite within that limited timeframe, you will receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee. Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued for inclement weather nor for any other circumstances beyond our control. As a very small business we appreciate your understanding and your interest in the Amazwi Suites.

A deposit equal to one night's stay, plus 6% sales tax, is required at time of booking to hold the reservation. The balance of the payment is due at check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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