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Your Sunny Home Away from Home-One Block from Downtown

(12 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Furnished Patio, Fully Fenced Yard

This lovingly restored 1951 Cape Cod is located on The Hill, a leafy residential neighborhood just one block from lively and charming downtown Saugatuck. Walk to shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, a day spa, a yoga studio, a playground, and the harbor boardwalks. Rent a bike and explore picturesque neighborhoods, country roads, and our world famous coastline. If you've never seen a Great Lake, you'll swear you've stumbled upon the sea, but--no salt, no sharks, no worries. Relax on the most beautiful beaches anywhere.

Perfect for eco-conscious travelers. The whole property is maintained without the use of any toxic chemicals, inside and out, and we make it easy to recycle and compost, if you'd like to.

Inside, relax in the living room, dining room, den/bedroom (with French doors), and eat-in kitchen, which all flow together, plus three bedrooms and two full baths. We collect art and books and have filled the rooms with both. This is our second home and we want you to be comfortable and have fun while traveling light. You'll arrive to find everything clean and made up for you, so all you have to do is unpack. Kick off your shoes and settle in!

Outside, lounge in the shade or sun of the large lush fenced yard while the kids climb around in the treehouse with slide. Fire up the charcoal grill on the furnished patio.

You'll find a basement laundry and detached garage (for storage, not parking). The yard is entirely enclosed--by a 3- to 4-foot picket fence on three sides and a six-foot privacy fence on the fourth.

Bike rentals are available nearby and the Interurban (a shuttle bus service) is on-call for short trips around town. You'll want a car for family trips to the beach with gear, but note that it's just a three-mile bike ride, and it's also walkable if you're up for an adventure that includes crossing the river on the chain ferry.

We supply bed, bath, and kitchen linens, basic soaps, and enough paper products to get you started. Don't forget your beach towels and sunscreen!

We're available by phone when you need us, and often in person on checkin and checkout days. Please note that this is our second home and we're looking for travelers who will enjoy it and treat it with care.
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Signer of contract must be at least 26 years old.....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The fenced yard has a treehouse with slide and plenty of room to kick around a soccer ball. The Saugatuck playground and basketball court are a three-minute walk away....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Built-in drawers....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Built-in drawers....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main foor. Two large closets, an easy chair, and a dresser....moreless

  • Den/Bedroom 4: queen-size futon and French doors with shades. Use it as a fourth bedroom or extra living space....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The main-floor bath has plenty of built-in storage, and both baths have mirrored medicine cabinets for your toiletries. We love the vintage tile and twenty-first-century fixtures....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our house is frequently described as the best location in town. We think that it's the next best thing to being right on the beach--and you can head downtown without looking for a parking space. We maintain both the yard and the house without using any dangerous chemicals--and this has been true for 19 years. Also, we make it easy for you to recycle and compost, if you'd like....moreless


  • Books:

    Please do read them. Please do not take them with you....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Pingpong table in the garage can be wheeled into the driveway and set up quickly and easily by two people....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    We're just one short tree-shaded block from Saugatuck's quaint, casual, and fun downtown. Saugatuck is a small Lake Michigan harbor town with a vibrant arts scene....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens supplied. Down and hypoallergenic pillows....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The driveway will hold two cars and there is additional parking on the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and bath towels supplied. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Please bring coffee and basket filters....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need. Super clean....moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Walk to rentals....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Chemical-free, mature landscaping. Lush, not formal!...moreless



Write a review 5
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 21 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer
May 26 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning & Linens $120 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


If you are booking more than 6 months in advance, payment terms are negotiable. Rates are subject to change until you have made your payment.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport, Grand Rapids, MI
0.02 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Many Choices
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Chain Ferry for pedestrians & bikes
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Holland, Michigan
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Choices
36 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bittersweet Ski Resort
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oval Beach and Douglas Beach

Car: Recommended

Whether you want to relax outside with a cold drink and delicious meal, hike the challenging hills of the Saugatuck Dunes, watch the sunset over majestic Lake Michigan, or stroll the inviting streets and harbor boardwalks of Saugatuck, you'll find it all within easy reach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We managed this home as a VRBO vacation rental from 2004-2007, with many return renters, so rest assured, we'll take good care of you. I'm a proud native of the Great Lakes State, eager to share our beautiful town and lakeshore with you. My family and I have had the good fortune to call Saugatuck our year-round home for most of the last 18 years. Now, we're happy to spend part of our time in this one-of-a-kind Great Lakes treasure: Saugatuck.

Why the Owner Chose Saugatuck, MI, USA:
We love Lake Michigan and its magical shoreline. Saugatuck is home to some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world: forested, grassy, and, of course, sandy! The beaches have been voted the most beautiful in the world: no salt, sharks, no worries. Our town is friendly, fun, and loaded with charm and unique places to shop, dine, relax, and explore. You can be as relaxed or as energetic as you like.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
From the refurbished 1950s kitchen to the bedroom built-ins to the vintage bathroom tile to the glossy pine and oak floors to the profusion of large windows, there is nothing cookie-cutter about this house, and you can watch the world go by from the lush yard. Lake Michigan is just a 5-minute drive away and downtown is so close by even toddlers can walk there. In fact, the playground is a block away, and the beloved Saugatuck Drugstore with an old-fashioned soda fountain is just a block farther.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • 2 more chairs and one more leaf available. Seat 8 easily.

    2 more chairs and one more leaf available. Seat 8 easily.

  • Sorry, no fires. But the room is super cozy anyway

    Sorry, no fires. But the room is super cozy anyway

  • The kitchen looks out on the backyard

    The kitchen looks out on the backyard

  • 2 bedrooms and full bath at the top of the stairs

    2 bedrooms and full bath at the top of the stairs

  • Second-floor. Q-size bed.

    Second-floor. Q-size bed.

  • 2nd-floor, Q-size bed, full-size futon

    2nd-floor, Q-size bed, full-size futon

  • Relax here

    Relax here

  • Watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, just 3 miles away.

    Watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, just 3 miles away.

  • Nearby forest trail

    Nearby forest trail

  • The Saugatuck Dunes in spring

    The Saugatuck Dunes in spring

  • Everything you need to cook and dine

    Everything you need to cook and dine

  • Futon opens to queen-size bed. French doors with shades close for privacy.

    Futon opens to queen-size bed. French doors with shades close for privacy.

  • The dining room is perfect for gathering everyone together.

    The dining room is perfect for gathering everyone together.

  • Mainfloor master bedroom. Q-size bed.

    Mainfloor master bedroom. Q-size bed.

  • Main-floor bathroom.

    Main-floor bathroom.

  • Second-floor bathroom.

    Second-floor bathroom.

  • June in the yard

    June in the yard

  • Lake Michigan in autumn

    Lake Michigan in autumn

  • Lake Michigan in winter

    Lake Michigan in winter

  • Spring beauty: mayapples in the Saugatuck Dunes.

    Spring beauty: mayapples in the Saugatuck Dunes.

VRBO #704269

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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