House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12), Firepit, Boats, Home sits on Lake
About Barrie Braschler
Pictured is my boy with a 'catch.' I am a busy mom of a teenage boy and teenage triplet girls. My husband is a business owner in the next resort town over, South Haven. Since we are such a large family and are too large for one hotel room, I discoverd the comfort of staying in vacation homes. I maintain my own properties, with the help of my kids in the suummer, and make sure they are clean and well kept.
Barrie Braschler purchased this House in 2000
Why Barrie Braschler chose Saugatuck
This is true Lakefront and the house actually sits on the lake.
What makes this House unique
The beautiful views and the warm water of the lake! My kids actually enjoy swimming in Lake Goshorn more than Lake Michigan because Lake Goshorn is so warm in July and August. We have a firepit outdoors, a kayak and canoe. There is a bike trail into downtown Saugatuck is just down the road - so bring your bikes!
Outdoor shower for sand removal please.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No parties/events. You must be at least 25 to rent.
No smoking inside the house. If you move any furniture, please place it back. Only those listed on the lease are allowed at the home.
We like to keep our floors and furniture scuff-free, so please leave your shoes at the door.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
This was a perfect spot for our annual golf trip. We had a group of 8 couldn’t have been more comfortable.
Great Lake house
This house was perfect for our trip. Plenty of space for everyone. Kitchen well stocked. The kayak and canoe were very fun! The inter-urban bus to downtown was great.
Second year stay good as the first!
We had so much fun last July we came back again this August. The home is fabulous and comfortably accommodates up to 10-12 people. Right on a small inland lake with dock, kayak, swim platform, canoe and paddleboat supplied. No sandy beach here but the lake bottom is sandy with some seaweed. It's also only about 4 miles from Oval Beach on Lake Michigan, one of the States best beaches. Minutes from downtown Saugatuck as well with lots of shopping and restaurants. The home itself is large enough to accommodate everybody. King size beds in 3 of the 4 main bedrooms. Full size DOUBLE refrigerator/freezers are a highlight of the home. Keep food in one side, drinks in the other. Our family of 7 adults and 3 children love it so much that we're going back again in 2020 for the third time. Only downside are some minor maintenance issues which I've addressed in a letter to the owner. They should not enter into any decision to rent or not rent.
I am so glad you enjoyed your return trip to my Goshorn Lake Home! My husband went over immediately and replaced that light switch by the pool table when I got your letter, and I added more silver spoons. Now the home is that much better for my next guest! What a great place Goshorn Lake is for family bonding! Enjoy the rest of your summer Tom!
Beautiful home, with beautiful views! We had a girls weekend at this house, and it comfortably fit our entire group and was perfect for relaxing on the deck and enjoying a glass of wine. The house was a short drive to downtown Saugatuck and the area wineries. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed for the weekend.
This home is much nicer than the pictures portray. We had 10 people staying comfortably for one evening. We enjoyed the canoe and the open fire pit. The home is located close enough to town that we were able to bicycle and sightsee.
A terrific experience. Home was as advertised.
The home is very large and beautiful. The setting on the lake was also beautiful. Having two refrigerators was a real bonus. We filled one with food, the other with drinks! There were plenty of towels and cookware. We had 7 adults and 3 children in the home and it didn’t feel crowded in the least. The whole family enjoyed the dock, swim platform, paddle boat and kayak. The neighborhood is very quiet. Barrie and David were very responsive. We had one minor plumbing issue and they took care of it right away. We had only one minor disappointment and that was the condition of the sandbox which was situated right next to the fire pit and pretty much unusable because of debris in it. Our 2 and 4 year old granddaughters spent most of their time in the water anyway. Also, there is a first class beach on Lake Michigan (Oval Beach) only a short drive away. The cities of Saugatuck and Douglas are only minutes away and there is plenty to do in the area. We highly recommend this home away from home.
Golfing, Art Galleries, Felt Mansion, OxBow, Douglas Socials, Concerts, Plays, Antique Stores, BMX Racing Track, State Parks with trails to Lake Michigan, Day Spas, Holland Aquatic Center's Splash Zone (indoor water park), You can begin your day on the peaceful screened porch (glass enclosed), where you can plan your day overlooking Goshorn Lake and Lake Michigan's sand dunes, Oval beach is 3 miles away where you can walk Lake Michigan's beach, Visit the shops or art galleries in Saugatuck/Douglas, go for a dune buggy ride, charter a fishing boat or sailboat, rent jet skis, go fruit-picking, at one of the many local orchards, visit the Fenn Valley Vineyards or just stay on the porch and read a book! If you choose not to drive, Saugatuck/Douglas Interurban will pick you up across the street, Parking for 3 or 4 cars, 2 to 3 in circular drive and 1 along side of house, Goshorn Lake is a spring-fed lake where you can fish off the dock or small boat