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Taking Bookings for 2018 and Fall Weekends

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 1-12), Firepit, Boats,

A PRIVATE resort right in the backyard. This home sits directly on Lake Goshorn where you are free to enjoy it all! New bike path connects you to downtown Saugatuck.

Lakefront executive home with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (first floor bathroom sink and toilet, outdoor shower to rinse off sand)on Goshorn Lake. Views of Lake Michigan dunes and peaceful Goshorn Lake and woods including deer, white swans, and other wildlife. Many lodging luxuries including fireplace, double refrigerator, and 5 burner gas stove. Perfect for large gatherings, family reunions, etc. There is a firepit outside and wood is available for purchase at Dunes View Gas Station.

Sleeps up to three or four families.

Queen bedroom on main floor (perfect for those who don't like to climb stairs) with TV; three bedrooms on second floor with KING BEDS (all with TV's)including one king suite (private bathroom) featuring lake views and a sitting room; king bedroom 2 has lazyboy recliner for those with bad backs; king bedroom 3 is across from yet another bathroom.

Upstairs (third floor)dorm style room with two sets of bunk beds (bottoms full beds), two twins and one queen (queen floor in alcove). This floor has it's own bathroom with shower.

Two murals inside the home done by two local well-known artists.

Boat dock, paddle boat and canoe available or bring your own kayak or just throw your fishing pole into the water. Warm enough to swim all summer! New for 2006 Floating Swim Raft in Lake, and a canoe! New for 2007 outdoor shower, LCD TV, lazyboy recliner, bike path to downtown Saugatuck. New for 2008, newly painted, lots of new furniture, kayak!

Glass solarium to relax in the evening or have your morning coffee. Huge new 8 foot dining room table turns into a CHAMPIONSHIP POOL/BILLARD TABLE new. Gourmet kitchen with bay window seating. We have an outdoor table that seats four for dinner, lunch or cocktails. There are two additional chairs on the deck.

This is a well-maintained home, just under 4,000 square feet. No smoking inside please. We ask that you leave the house as you found it, with the exception of the bedding and towels. You are expected to do general housekeeping during your stay. No cleaning fee, unless you have not followed check-out instructions. This is our second home, please treat it gently. Outdoor shower provided to rinse off beach sand. You must be 25 or older to rent this property. Occupancy limit 12!!!!!!

Deposit must be received within 7 days of agreement of reservation and balance due 30 days before rental.

Quiet, peaceful location with enough space on three floors for your family and friends while keeping your privacy and theirs. Enough amenities to make your stay more enjoyable.

Full Laundry, High Speed Internet Access, Gourmet Kitchen, Boat Dock, Floating Swim Raft, Deck, Pool/Billard table, Firepit, Gas Grill, Picnic Table, Solarium, free local and U.S. long distance calls, DVD, Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bathroom (marble bathroom), Outdoor Shower, Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Five TV's-60+ Cable Channels. One TV 55 Smart, another 32' Samsung LCD. Four bedrooms have TVs.

Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Hiking, 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 a five minute drive (4.5) miles where you can walk Lake Michigan's beach, Douglas Beach is four miles away or Saugatuck Dunes State Park is about a mile and a half down the road. There are 13 miles of sandy hiking trails, the southern portion of the park is mostly made up of the coastal dune.

Visit the shops or art galleries in Saugatuck or 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.

Goshorn Lake is a spring-fed lake where you can fish off the dock or small boat.

Keywords: Executive, Lakefront, Home , beach, lake, Michigan, large, gourmet,

Large, Firepit

More Details

Owner
Barrie
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Barrie

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 purchased this house in 2000

Why Barrie chose Michigan

Saugatuck is such a beautiful area with Lake Michigan and this home sits on Lake Goshorn.

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 paddle boat, kayak and canoe. There is a bike trail into downtown Saugatuck is just down the road - so bring your bikes!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful weekend. Loved your beautiful home. It worked great for our big group. We were very blessed to have sunny, color-filled days. We hope to return next fall. Thank you!
Oct 2005
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saugatuck in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Full refund if we can get the same time period rented 60 days prior to your rental date.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Portable, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Paddle Boat, Canoe, Kayak, Gourmet Kitchen, Full Laundry, (Maytag Neptune) Iron/Ironing Board, Boat Dock, Deck, Firepit, Outdoor Table, Chairs, Market Umbrella, Crockpot, Picnic Table, Glass Enclosed Solarium, Jacuzzi Tub in Master Bathroom (Marble Bathroom), Brunswick Champion Billards Table/Pool Table, Portable Crib and Highchair, Blender, Babysitting (nanny), housekeeping, laundry, stocking the refrigerator, etc, can be arranged in advance for an additional fee. Goshorn Lake now connected to downtown Saugatuck by new bike path!

Reviews

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Taking Bookings for 2018 and Fall Weekends
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

We will be returning, book us next year!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation home! My entire family enjoyed the home, the lake and the lovely town of Saugatuck. It was like a vacation in a bottle. The home is well maintained and beautiful. We can't describe how comfortable the wonderful owners have made it. The kitchen was perfect for our large family. We enjoy cooking together and there was more than enough space. We loved the open floor plan, it allowed us to all spend more time together. We recommend adding the paddle boat to your stay, the lake is too beautiful to miss. Book us for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely! It was wonderful to wake up and be on the lake...very relaxing. The place is well-stocked. The lay out of the rooms, especially the kitchen is well thought out.

Our 3 generation family enjoyed Saugatuck (charming town), Lake Michigan and this property!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with a beautiful lake view. Quiet lake, at least when we were there. Canoe, kayak and paddle boat were nice to have available and were put to good use. Lake was also nice for swimming. Dunes State park with hiking trails out to Lake Michigan is a two mile walk or drive away. Highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weekend celebrating my sons graduation! Barrie was wonderful and easy to talk to. The house was clean and equipped with everything we needed for a successful weekend! We will definitely be back again:)

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend we had on Lake Goshorn. Barrie was wonderful to work with, helping us to get into the house earlier than planned. The house was great, everything from the large kitchen table to the boats to the pool table to the fire pit exceeded our expectations. The house was very clean and the setup worked well for all six adults and four children. We had a blast and hope to go back next year

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great clean home, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Barrie was fantastic to work with. The home is very clean and has all necessary enmities. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host your friends during your fishing trip on Lake Michigan! I hope you're able to return in the future! Safe Travels!
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grand Rapids/South Bend
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Walking Distance
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Clearbrook
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Car: recommended

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saugatuck, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July and August
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,178
for 3 nights
From
£700
£4,896
 
 
Off Season
5 Sep 2017 - 19 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 2 nights
From
£647
£4,196
 
 
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,123
for 7 nights
£5,123
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£4,196
for 5 nights
From
£824
£5,123
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £76.94
Damage Deposit £388.6

Memorial Day Weekend - 3 night minimum

July and first two weeks of August - Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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