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Stylish Home, Steps to Lake Michigan, Minutes to Town

Romelio Vargas

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Stylish Home, Steps to Lake Michigan, Minutes to Town

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Saugatuck / Douglas - ORCHARD BEACH HOUSE

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Booking for summer 2015 now! Hurry! Best weeks go fast!

***Located steps from Lake Michigan public access point, an easy 3 minute walk down a sandy lane, no busy roads to cross (very safe for kids!). Third house from the Lake. A great location. Close to town with all the amenities yet in the country and close to the beach!

Public beaches are located within walking distance (10-15 minutes) or a 2 minute drive with parking at the edge of the Lake! Great value for the location!***

THE HOUSE:

Enjoy the relaxing comfort of this stylish, updated vacation home. Nicely appointed and furnished.

Designed for ease of living at every turn... beautiful kitchen, living spaces, bedrooms and baths. Quality appliances and furniture. Huge deck with outdoor furniture, grill and much more.

Three (3) bedrooms on main level plus two (2) bedrooms on lower level with full daylight windows. Queen size, King size, and Full size beds plus 2 optional twin fold-out beds for small children. We easily sleep 10 in beds.

The large living room is fully furnished with TV/cable and 16ft glass doors that overlook the spacious backyard, valley and forest beyond.

Wi-Fi free. House also offers some board games and many books. Enjoy sitting by the fire or looking out the glass doors that open to a 35ft deck and beautiful lawn.

You have the option between central air-conditioning or open doors and windows to a fresh lake breeze and the sounds of nature and water.

You will appreciate the fully equipped kitchen including a convection oven, microwave, dishwasher and huge refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser.

The ample dining area has a granite-top table that seats eight with beautiful outdoor views.

The bathrooms are spacious. A full shower/tub in one bathroom and shower for two in the second bathroom.

Washer/dryer is available on the lower level. We are pretty sure our house offers everything you may need in a vacation home!

No pets, no smoking allowed.

THE PROPERTY AND LOCATION:

The house is located on Lakeshore Drive (on the Lake side of Lakeshore Dr) 5 miles south of the Saugatuck city limits.

This 1+ acre property boasts a beautiful view of an orchard and woods and is within 200 yds to Lake Michigan and a public lake access point (*water and beach access only). We are also within walking distance via beach or Lakeshore Drive to West Side County Park with a large public beach. **We are not located directly on Lake Michigan.

* The beach and access point are not owned or managed by Orchard Beach House, LLC.

On many days you can hear the roar of Lake Michigan from the house and property. There is plenty of room to roam and enjoy the wildlife including birds, wild turkeys, deer, rabbits, and so much more.

We are situated in an area that offers the privacy and quiet of being in the Lakeshore area, forests and wild preserves while still being a quick 5-20min drive to the downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Glenn, South Haven and Holland.

Enjoy games on the beautiful grassy lawns or a short stroll down a beautiful sandy, tree canopied lane (approximately one block) to a Lake Michigan access point.

The lake access is one of the only access points to Lake Michigan in the area without stairs! A rare and helpful find for young children, the elderly or disabled. The access point can be used to access miles of lakeshore to swim, fish, walk, run or even launch your kayak or rowboat (*** sorry, no access to launch large boats or lounge on the beach). Enjoy the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan!

Just a short stroll north along the shoreline is a public beach at West Side County Park. This beach can be used for sunbathing, games and activities. The park contains a very large (630 ft.) public beach, playground and grassy area, approximately 2/10ths of a mile north on Lakeshore Drive or via a short (approx. 10-15 minutes) beach walk.

The city limits of Saugatuck/Douglas can be reached in about 5 minutes drive and the downtown shopping district in approximately 10 minutes or less.

Holland and South Haven are about 20 minute drive either north to Holland or south to South Haven.

SAUGATUCK/DOUGLAS:

Shopping, dining, art galleries and culture abound in this area. Both towns are picturesque villages with many turn of the century homes and buildings hosting unique shops, gourmet dining, and many art venues including theater, music and the visual arts. Please visit the town website for more information. www.saugatuck.com

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Romelio Vargas (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2015

About Romelio Vargas

Kris and Romelio live in the northern Chicago suburbs. Mike and his three daughters reside in the western Chicago suburbs. We have owned Orchard Beach House since 2000. We enjoy relaxed weekend with friends and family near the shore of Lake Michigan.

Romelio Vargas purchased this house in 2000

Why Romelio Vargas chose Saugatuck / Douglas

We love Lake Michigan's beautiful white sand beaches, fresh air, wildlife, and wonderful art scene. We can get away from the busy big city life and come here for peace and quiet. When we need more town life, we simply drive 5 minutes away to Saugatuck or Douglas. As soon as we walk into our home, you can feel the stress melt away.

What makes this house unique

We have the best of everything that the area has to offer. We are a short stroll to the beach, about 5-10 minutes drive to the shops of Saugatuck and Douglas, and situated between several nature preserves. Our property is quiet, private but close to everything!

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

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Stylish Home, Steps to Lake Michigan, Minutes to Town
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Paducah, KY
5

A Family Affair

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was excellent and the decor of the property was excellent. It felt just like going into someone's home, which of course it was, but the prints on the wall and the books on the shelves made it feel just like home. My wife and I were celebrating an early 50th Anniversary with our son and daughter and their spouses and our 5 grandkids for a total of 11 people. It would have been nice to have had a 3rd bathroom in the basement level, but we got along fine without it. It was very close to the water, but you did have to walk about 5 minutes on private beaches to get to the public beach. You could also drive to the public beach and there was easy free parking, so once again, this was not a problem. Our grandkids enjoyed the large backyard with its wooden castle, swings, hammock and we all enjoyed the fire pit. Would I stay here again? Sure would if I ever go back to the area, but then that is why I prefer to use VRBO. That way I can go to another great area and yet another great home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Wurth family:). It was a pleasure dealing with you. We are so happy you enjoyed our home. We love it there and can't wait to get back ourselves. Visit us again some time! Laurie
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was as described. No bathroom with the basement bedrooms, which made for getting our family of 11 ready a little difficult. Backyard was well equipped for young children. Not having direct access to the beach was hard. The beach at the end of the lane is privately owned and the people staying in the houses directly on the beach were quick to remind us to stay off their property. Other than having to drive to get to a beach, the week was good and we will stay in Michigan again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take the enjoyment of our guests very seriously! The access point at the end of the lane IS A PUBLIC access point to Lake MI and the beaches. You may use the access point to swim in Lake Mi, to fish, to walk along all of the 3200 miles of Lake MI beaches, to launch small boats like kayaks, etc. You may not sunbathe or picnic at this access point. However, the public beach is a 5 minute walk north on the beach or a 2 minute drive to the park with free parking right at the edge of the beach. The public beach also has bathrooms, water, picnic areas, etc. it is VERY convenient and free to get to the public beach. Please feel free to contact me about any concerns! Laurie, owner

Location

Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Side County Park and Beach
Car: recommended

Dune buggy rides on sand dunes, antique hunting, Allegan county flea market, Beach access, apple and berry picking (seasonal), fresh fruit and vegetable markets, vintage home and garden tours (periodic), wineries and tours

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Prices & Availability

From $424 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Saugatuck / Douglas, Southwest Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2015
27 Nov 2014 - 31 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,968
for 7 nights
$2,968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $106 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$901
for 2 nights
From
$450
From
$583
Fri,Sat
$2,968
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saugatuck / Douglas in Southwest Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom #1 is the main bathroom with a tub/ shower combo. Bathroom #2 has a very large walk in shower and is also located on the main level. Bathroom #2 is conveniently located for the after- beach shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large room. Space for portable crib or child's bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 fold away twin beds are available as optional sleeping places. Best for children, teens or small adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Close By Lake Michigan/beach access (No Stairs), Large Deck, Spacious Yard, Sorry, No Pets

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