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Historic Queen Anne Style Home In Village Of Douglas/Saugatuck-Vintage Splendor

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms & A Den That Serves As A 4th Bedroom. 2 1/2 Bathrooms! Sleeps 11

Vintage Splendor is a beautiful, charming historic home with all the amenities of today. We are located in the Village of Douglas and are on The Historic Home Walking Tour. This large home boasts 3 formal bedrooms and a den that can serve as a 4th bedroom. The Victorian home sleeps 11. There are two master bedrooms. One is on the first floor and has a king size bed, and the other one is on the second floor also with a king size bed. The oversized bedroom located on the second floor has two queen beds that sleep 4, and a trundle that sleeps another 2. The office on the first floor has a small sleeper sofa that can serve as a 4th bedroom that sleeps 1. The cottage has 2 1/2 bathrooms, a full bath and 1/2 bath are located on the main floor and the second full bath is upstairs. The main floor has an entry foyer, living room, library gathering area, master bedroom, an office, formal dining room, kitchen and a laundry room. The beautiful screened in porch is perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book in spring, summer or fall. The hot tub on the private back deck is great for star gazing or easing all your worries away. The home is adjacent to the Saugatuck Library with its beautiful garden, seating and statues. Vintage Splendor is located on a quiet, quaint street. It is just a short walk to Downtown Douglas with its boutique shopping, fine dining, and warm hospitality. Oval Beach, ranked one of the top twenty five beaches in the world by Conde Nast magazine is a short bike ride or drive. Recent improvements to the home enhance its history and offer all of the amenities of today. Antique furnishings are throughout, and the original hardwood floors have been restored to their natural beauty. We take great pride in our historic home, and hope you enjoy your stay.

Vintage Splendor has all the comforts of home. Ceiling fans, air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV's, cable, wifi, dvd player, hot tub, wood fireplace, gas grill are all here for your use and enjoyment. All bed and bath linens are provided. The cottage is equipped with microwave, coffee maker,, toaster, refrigerator, waffle maker, pots, pans, tea kettle and full kitchen utensils. We are happy to assist you with information on the area, where the locals go, great theater, restaurant reservations, etc. In the library room, there are books for all ages. The home is a smoke-free environment. Pets are allowed with prior owner approval and an additional cleaning charge

Saugatuck and Douglas are the embodiment of small town America. These harbor villages turn back the pages of time and enter a simpler life. Throughout its history, artists have been drawn to this area. This heritage continues through strong ties to the Art Institute of Chicago. In summer enjoy the many festivals, art based events and the new Saugatuck Center of the Arts featuring many musicals and plays. Visit in spring for the Waterfront Film Festival, or in the summer for the Chamber Music Festival, professional summer stock theatre, year round jazz concerts or the arts and craft shows. Picnic by the gazebo in Wicks Park overlooking the harbor, or ride a victorian hand-cranked ferry. Rent a canoe, or charter a sailboat. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and explore many galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. If golf is your passion, hit the links at one of several 18-hole championship courses while the kids take lessons at the area's golf school. Don't leave without taking a thrilling dune buggy ride or spending at least one day at beautiful Oval Beach. End your vacation at the corner drug store in downtown Saugatuck where hand-creamed sodas and shakes have been a specialty for 86 years. Or maybe go to Crane's Pie Pantry and pick up a home-made pie or handpick your own fruit and bake it yourself. Fine dining and great shopping are all a walk away.

More Details

Owner
Ben Wenninger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Ben Wenninger

We are a family of five living in suburbs of Detroit. After renting vacation homes in Saugatuck & Douglas for years, we decided to buy a place of our own. Vintage splendor is a beautiful historic home with all the charm of the past boasting all amenities of today. We love the area, Lake Michigan & the west coast of!!

Ben Wenninger purchased this cottage in 1865

Why Ben Wenninger chose Southwest

Charming Historic home in Downtown Douglas - Large & perfect for families with all the amenities of today

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to town, restaurants, shops and parks. Short drive or bike ride to beach. Large & comfortablem

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was lovely and Saugatuck was a very nice town. We also explored Holland and Douglas while we were there and found them all very enjoyable. It was the perfect home for four couples to "get together just like old times". The home far exceeded the pictures. It was more spacious then it looks in the pics and the porch was great!



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Douglas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Lower 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Claw Foot Tub
    Bathroom Lower 2 - toilet , Off Laundry Room
    Upper Full Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Oversized 'L' shapped Upper Level Bathroom off bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom Lower - 1 king , Lower Level Master Bedroom - Sleeps Two
    Master Bedroom Upper - 1 king , Upper Level Master Bedroom - Sleeps Two
    Den Pull Out Lower - Sleeps One - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single Pull out Bed - Sleeps One
    Grand Bedroom Upper - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Trundle pull out bed with two twin beds - Room Sleeps Six
  • The Lower Level Master Bedroom is the Original 1865 Bedroom which still has the original light fixture from when electricity was added to the home in the early 1900's. Room also once housed the original coal furnace chimney and stove that is no longer functional. Room has a small closet and a Vintage 5 Drawer Dresser and side table. Cable TV sets atop a hexagon night stand.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Historic Queen Anne Style Home In Village Of Douglas/Saugatuck-Vintage Splendor
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 13 reviews
4

Enjoyed our visit

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six adults and three children was very comfortable in this home. There was plenty of seating in the living room for all the adults to sit comfortably. The owner was very responsive to our needs and made sure that the TV channels that we wanted to watch were available. He checked with us on the day of our arrival and also on the day following to see if we had everything we needed. I really appreciated his personal contact, and we have not had that level of service from other VRBO properties. The property is located within walking distance of downtown Douglas, and we enjoyed the convenient location to the shops, grocery store, and bowling alley/restaurant. The kids and adults enjoyed the PacMan game in the laundry room. We invested several quarters in that machine, but it provided a great diversion for a winter day! I wish I could have rated this as 4.5 stars because outside of a few minor updates needed by an older home, it really was a perfect place for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and great Location

  • 4 of 5

This property is ideally located in the heart of downtown Douglas and within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and the grocery. It has a lovely screened-in porch and and a huge dining room table. Both are great for having the whole group together. Lots of rooms and interesting artifacts in Vintage Splendor! We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quiet street location

  • 4 of 5

We loved this historic home. The owners were very generous with the soap and paper products. It was on a quiet street, yet within walking distance to the lake and downtown Douglas shopping. There is a lot of room in this house and my family of ten fit well. We loved the screened in porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and convenient location to both Douglas and Saugatuck

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very responsive with answering questions regarding local activities before we arrived. He also helped with questions regarding the property itself. We found the home to be lovely. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch and long dining table. We had two families plus my mother staying there. It was very comfortable. The PacMan video game was also very popular. Keep in mind the home was built in 1865, but for us the character of the home overcame any minor inconveniences.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

awesome family vacation house !!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well maintained and has lots of character. It felt roomy and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked for preparing meals. My adult children really enjoyed the hot tub and pac man machine. The location was nice with a nearby grocery store. Oval beach a short drive and of course great shopping in Saugatuck. Overall everything went smooth and highly recommend to those who appreciate an older home.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Great Location and Front Porch But Needs Imrpovements

  • 2 of 5

House is large with lovely front porch to relax on. Location in Douglas is close to restaurants, shops and galleries, as well as grocery store. Home is about a mile from the Douglas Park Beach. Big house, great for two families. Full size washer and dryer very helpful. Little twin pull out bed is definitely better for a smaller person. Home needs some work. Dishwasher door is not loaded on springs and came down on someones foot. Shower rod looks attached, but was not secured with a screw/pin and came down when trying to adjust curtain. Hot water piping extremely hot where you adjust the temperature for downstairs shower. When the house heated up in the afternoons there was an odor of cat pee (cans of cat food had been left on counter). My son started sneezing when sitting on the sofas in the house - thinking cat hair. This could be a problem for someone with a severe allergy. Air conditioning works great downstairs, but not upstairs. Some screens are missing from the upstairs floor which did not help with cooling in the evenings. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cookware. Owners were available for questions, however I would have liked the access info to the home prior to getting on the plane there that day to relieve any stress with getting info while in transit. Hot tub and video game machine big hit with the kids. Bring your quarters.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was sorry to see this review being below average. First one ever! This is an old historic home - over 150 years old, and we try to keep it with some of the original amenities that sometimes don't meet modern day expectations. The concern about cats was alarming. We do not allow cats and only occasionally allow for dogs with an extra cleaning fee to address any allergies of future guests. Our cleaning crew certainly would have alerted us to any unusual activity (cat food?) - so I have asked them to check there log to see what might have happened. I think anyone who rents will enjoy this old charming house, and I have asked my housekeepers to pay extra attention to any odors in the home. Thanks again for considering our Vacation rental for your next getaway!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Int Airport or Reading Apt Fennvill
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Walking Distance - Wild Dog
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Chain Ferry in Town-Across Lake Michigan Muskegan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearbrook Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak - Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Blue Star Highway and I-96
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Everyday People
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Cross Country
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Douglas Beach or Oval Beach less than a mile
Car: recommended

Vintage Splendor is a beautiful, charming historic home with all the amenities you would want in a modern home today. We are located in the Village of Douglas and are on The Historic Home Tour. This large home boasts 3 formal bedrooms and and a den that can serve as a 4th bedroom. The Victorian home sleeps 11 comfortably. There are two master bedrooms. One is on the first floor and has a king size bed, and the other one is on the second floor also with a king size bed. The oversized bedroom located on the second floor has two queen beds that sleep 4, and a trundle that sleeps another 2. The office on the first floor has a small sleeper sofa that can serve as a 4th bedroom that sleeps 1. The cottage has 2 1/2 bathrooms, a full bath and 1/2 bath are located on the main floor and the second full bath is upstairs. The main floor has an entry foyer, living room, library gathering area, master bedroom, an office, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen and a laundry room. The beautiful screened in porch is perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book in spring, summer or fall. The hot tub on the private back deck is great for star gazing or easing all your worries away. The home is adjacent to the Saugatuck Library with its beautiful garden, seating and statues. Vintage Splendor is located on a quiet, quaint street. It is just a short walk to Downtown Douglas with its boutique shopping, fine dining, and warm hospitality. Oval Beach, ranked one of the top twenty five beaches in the world by Conde Nast magazine is a short bike ride or drive. You can even ride the local Saugatuck/Douglas bus to the beach at the stop right outside the front door! Recent improvements to the home enhance its history and offer all of the amenities of today. Antique furnishings are throughout the home, and the original hardwood floors have been restored to their natural beauty. There is a journal that features all the local happenings in the area, restaurant menus, and a calendar of events to use during your stay. We take great pride in our historic home, and hope you enjoy your stay.

Vintage Splendor has all the comforts of home. Ceiling fans, air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV's, cable, dvd player, hot tub, wood fireplace, gas grill are all here for your use and enjoyment. All bed and bath linens are provided. We provide hand soap, bath soap, toilet tissues, facial tissues, and paper towels. The cottage is equipped with a microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, two full refrigerators (one with automatic ice maker), waffle maker, pots, pans, tea kettle and a full kitchen utensil drawer. We are happy to assist you with information of the area, where the locals go, great theater, restaurant reservations, etc. Beach towels for the jacuzzi are not provided. In the library room, there are books for all ages. The home is a smoke-free environment. Pets are allowed with prior owner approval and an additional cleaning fee charge.

Saugatuck and Douglas are the embodiment of small town America. These harbor villages turn back the pages of time and enter a simpler life. Throughout its history, artists have been drawn to this area. This heritage continues through strong ties to the Art Institute of Chicago. In summer enjoy the many festivals, art based events and the new Saugatuck Center of the Arts featuring many musicals and plays. Visit in spring for the Waterfront Film Festival, or in the summer for the Chamber Music Festival, professional summer stock theatre, year round jazz concerts or the arts and craft shows. Picnic by the gazebo in Wicks Park overlooking the harbor, or ride a victorian hand-cranked ferry. Rent a canoe, or charter a sailboat. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and explore many galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. If golf is your passion, hit the links at one of several 18-hole championship courses while the kids take lessons at the area's golf school. Don't leave without taking a thrilling dune buggy ride or spending at least one day at beautiful Oval Beach. End your vacation at the corner drug store in downtown Saugatuck where hand-creamed sodas and shakes have been a specialty for 86 years. Or maybe go to Crane's Pie Pantry and pick up a home-made pie or handpick your own fruit and bake it yourself. Fine dining and great shopping are all a walk away.

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Rates & Availability

Douglas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
Sep 6 2016 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,200
$3,200
 
 
Early Summer
May 25 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$539
$2,695
$9,999
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

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