3 Bedrooms & A Den That Serves As A 4th Bedroom. 2 1/2 Bathrooms! Sleeps 11
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 Douglas
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice place to stay with large family
Plenty of room- 2 living rooms and large enclosed porch; 4 bedrooms; 2 full baths and one half. Fully equipped kitchen; beach chairs and toys; high chair for the baby, WiFi; etc. Hot tub on back porch and Pac Man game was fun; owner is very responsive to repair issues; clean; central location in town with nice restaurants within walking distance. We really liked it and give it the highest rating.
Great Location - Comfortable-One Problem
It was a comfortable place to vacation. The location in Douglas, MI is very nice. Short walk to Lake Michigan. The community library is next door, and has a great children's section. Boat rentals just a short walk away. Restaurants not far away.
The only significant problem is the automatic dishwasher. The door that falls rapidly is not safe, and the dishwasher doesn't clean dishes very well. It was annoying.
We enjoyed our one week stay there.
Yes - Dishwasher did have problems that I alerted the guests about prior to their arrival. It is scheduled to be repaired or replaced.
Beautiful home great location
We had a great time in this beautiful historic home very spacious and a great location. Our children loved it too! We hope to come back next summer! Great owner pleasure to work with!!
This is a fun place to be.
Our 3 generation family (8 people) spent a week at Ben's large Civil War era home. We enjoyed the large space, eating together in the dining room, playing catch in the yard, relaxing in the hot tub, walking to nearby restaurants and the grocery store/pharmacy. Additional restaurants and stores are within 10 minutes by car (in Saugatuck).
There were many things to do in the immediate area, including swimming at Oval Beach, climbing Mt. Baldhead (302 steps), and riding a dune buggy. Fresh fruit from nearby farms was a delight. We drove to nearby Holland to an indoor arcade when it rained and again to pick blueberries in the sunshine.
Ben was rapidly available by text to answer questions.
All in all, a delightful vacation.
Relaxing fun in a great spot
We really enjoyed our stay here. The three-season room was a fantastic place to relax. The dining room table had enough room for our large party. Plenty of room to unwind and not be in each other's faces at the end of the day. Kids enjoyed the Ms. Pac-Man arcade game. Would rent again.
Great location, awesome house!
We found the rental to be perfect for our getaway in Douglas. Easily accommodated our large group.
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.