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Your Sunny Home Away From Home-One Block From Downtown

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Alison
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2017

About Alison

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.

Alison purchased this house in 1997

Why Alison chose Southwest

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Saugatuck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Built-in drawers.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Built-in drawers.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main foor. Two large closets, an easy chair, and a dresser.
  • Den/Bedroom 4: queen-size futon and French doors with shades. Use it as a fourth bedroom or extra living space.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Your Sunny Home Away From Home-One Block From Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Beautiful Home in Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful home. There is plenty of room inside and a large, gated yard outside to play, grill & have a bonfire. The location is perfect with a kids park only a block away and a short walk to the downtown area. We had a great time and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great trip with our family.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a nice time in this perfectly located home. We enjoyed trips to the restaurants and stores. We quickly felt at home!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming house. We took advantage of the outside table and hammock and had plenty of room for the six of us inside. The house is in a wonderful location and was extremely clean.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice, clean and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property very close to downtown Saugatuck. Lots of room and extremely clean. Great for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect, perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

I can't rave enough about this house, and it was perfect for our girls weekend. From the unique art on the walls, to the hundreds of interesting books in every room, it just exuded warmth and comfort. Location was ideal too. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute, clean and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Ethel's House for a girls' weekend getaway. House is very cozy and comfortable with tons of books and games. We didn't cook much but kitchen is well stocked. Owner is very responsive and helpful. We will try to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport, Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Many Choices
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Chain Ferry for pedestrians & bikes
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Clearbrook
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak, Holland, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Many Choices
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Saugatuck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Linens $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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