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STEPS TO LAKE MICHIGAN!, STYLISH COUNTRY HOME, MINUTES TO TOWN

Laurie

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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STEPS TO LAKE MICHIGAN!, STYLISH COUNTRY HOME, MINUTES TO TOWN

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!***

THE HOUSE:

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).

SAUGATUCK/DOUGLAS:

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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Laurie (Owner)
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About Laurie

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!

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Steps to Lake Michigan!, Stylish Country Home, Minutes to Town
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Steps to Lake Michigan!, Stylish Country Home, Minutes to Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60620vb
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Paducah, KY
5

A Family Affair

  • 5 out 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: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
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Steps to Lake Michigan!, Stylish Country Home, Minutes to Town
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60620vb
Saugatuck / Douglas Southwest Michigan
Columbus OH
4

Family Vacation

  • 4 out 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: 04-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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
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Location

Location

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Saugatuck / Douglas, Southwest Michigan

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer 2014
1 May - 30 Sep
7 night minimum stay
$3,154
for 7 nights
$3,154
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$901
for 2 nights
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$450
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$583
Fri,Sat
$3,154
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 is the main bathroom with a tub/ shower combo. Bathroom 2 has a very large walk in shower also located on the main level. 2nd bathroom is conveniently located for the after- beach shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Close By Lake Michigan/beach access (No Stairs), Large Deck, Spacious Yard, Sorry, No Pets
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