Your Sunny Home Away from Home-One Block from Downtown
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
Member since: 2015
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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 18 years. Also, we make it easy for you to recycle and compost, if you'd like....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 2 - Jun 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 23 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $150
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning & Linens $120 + tax
- 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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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.
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.
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Four more chairs and one more leaf available. Seat 8 easily.
The kitchen looks out on the backyard.
Second-floor. Q-size bed.
2nd-floor, Q-size bed, full-size futon
Autumn beauty from the trail.
Spring beauty: mayapples in the Saugatuck Dunes.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook and dine.
Futon opens to queen-size bed. French doors with shades close for privacy.
The dining room is perfect for gathering everyone together.
Main-floor master bedroom. Q-size bed. Also: easy chair, dresser, and 2 closets.
2 bedrooms and full bath at the top of the stairs.
Watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, just 3 miles away.
Lake Michigan is beautiful in the winter.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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