Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Saugatuck / Douglas - ORCHARD BEACH HOUSE
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Fall weekends now available! $1100 Friday to Sunday!
****Located steps from Lake Mi public access point ( no lounging at this point), an easy 2 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 and all the amenities and still in the country close to the beach! Public beaches are located within walking or a 5 minute drive with free parking at the edge of the Lake! Great value for the location!***
Enjoy the relaxing comfort of this stylish, updated vacation home. Completely gutted and re-designed by famed local architect, John Hurst.
Designed for ease of living at every turn...beautiful kitchen, baths, appliances, carpeting, paint, cabinetry, furniture, grill, huge deck, outdoor furniture and much more.
Three (3) bedrooms on main level plus (2) two newly remodeled lower level bedrooms with full daylight windows. (Q, K, F plus 2 optional twin fold-out beds on main (for small children), 2Q in lower level) We easily sleep 10 in beds. The large living room is fully furnished with TV/VCR/DVD/CD cable tv and 20+feet glass doors that overlook the spacious backyard, valley and forest beyond. WIFI now available throughout the house!
Full use of video library, board games and many books. Enjoy sitting by a fire or enjoying nature looking out 16+ foot wide glass doors that open to a 35+ foot deck (with a killer view of valley and creek)!
If you enjoy cooking, you will love the fully equipped kitchen with new appliances including a convection oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher and huge refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser.
The huge dining room has a beautiful granite-topped table that seats eight with more beautiful views of nature. The bathrooms are sparkling clean and spacious with new Kohler and Moen fixtures, full shower/tub in one bath and shower for two in other bath.
Enjoy the central air-conditioning or open the doors and windows to fresh lake breezes and sounds of nature and water. Full access to washer/dryer and garage also included for your convenience. We don't think you will want or need anymore than what this house offers!
THE PROPERTY AND LOCATION:
The house is located on Lakeshore Drive (on the Lake side of Lakeshore Dr) just 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 DR. to a large public beach located at West Side County Park.**We are not located directly on Lake Michigan.
* The beach and access point are not owned or managed by Orchard Beach House, LLC.
On most 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, fox, 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 drive(5-20min) to the downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, Glenn, South Haven and Holland.
Enjoy a game of volleyball, touch football, croquet or other outdoor games on the beautiful grassy lawns. A short stroll down a beautiful sandy, tree canopied lane (approximately one block) will bring you 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 at this point or sit 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.4-5 minutes) beach walk.
The city limits of Saugatuck can be reached in about five+ minutes (driving) and the downtown shopping district in approximately ten minutes or less. South Haven and Holland are about a 20 minute drive either North (Holland) or South (South Haven).
World-class shopping, dining, 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.
No Smoking or pets, Please.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
Our family and Uncle Kris have owned this house since it was fully remodeled in 2000. The kids love the house and the area maybe even more than we do!
Laurie purchased this house in 2000
Why Laurie chose Saugatuck / Douglas
We love Lake Michigan...beautiful white sand beaches, fresh air, wildlife, wonderful art scene, best fruits and veges anywhere! We can get away from the hustle and bustle of 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 2 minute stroll to the beach, about 7 minute drive to the shops of Saugatuck and Douglas, and situated between several nature preserves. Our property is quiet, private but close to everything!