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Sunny Home Away from Home--Downtown Saugatuck

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8, 2 Baths, Fully Fenced Yard, Off-Street Parking, Walk and Bike All Over

This lovingly restored home is located just one short block from charming downtown Saugatuck--on The Hill, a leafy residential neighborhood where you'll feel like a local. Walk to shops, galleries, cafes, pubs, a day spa, a yoga studio, a playground, and the harbor boardwalks. Rent a bike and explore picturesque neighborhoods, country roads, and our world famous coastline. If you've never seen a Great Lake, you'll swear you've stumbled upon the sea, but--no salt, no sharks, no worries. Relax on the most beautiful beaches anywhere.

Perfect for eco-conscious travelers. Stunningly beautiful natural areas and West Michigan's wildest state park are right nearby. The whole property is maintained without the use of any toxic chemicals, inside and out, and we make it easy to recycle and compost, if you'd like to.

Inside, relax in the living room, dining room, den/bedroom (with French doors), and eat-in kitchen, which all flow together, plus three bedrooms and two full baths. We collect art and books and have filled the rooms with both. We want you to be comfortable and have fun while traveling light. You'll arrive to find everything clean and made up for you, so all you have to do is unpack. Kick off your shoes and settle in!

Outside, lounge in the shade or sun of the large lush fenced yard while the kids climb around in the treehouse with slide. Fire up the charcoal grill on the furnished patio.

You'll find a basement laundry and detached garage (for storage, not parking). The yard is entirely enclosed--by a 3- to 4-foot picket fence on three sides and a six-foot privacy fence on the fourth.

Bike rentals are available nearby and the Interurban (a shuttle bus service) is on-call for short trips around town. You'll want a car for family trips to the beach with gear, but note that it's just a three-mile bike ride, and it's also walkable if you're up for an adventure that includes crossing the river on the chain ferry.

We supply bed, bath, and kitchen linens, basic soaps, and enough paper products to get you started. Don't forget your beach towels and sunscreen!

We're available by phone when you need us, and often in person on checkin and checkout days.

More Details

Member since: 2015
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Alison

I've managed this home as a VRBO vacation rental, on and off, since 2004, with many return renters. Rest assured, our team will take good care of you. I'm a long-time local, who visited Saugatuck decades ago and fell in love with the town and the lakeshore. It's easy and fun to play the role of host and travel guide in such a fabulous place. Come visit!

Alison purchased this house in 1997

Why Alison chose Saugatuck

I love Lake Michigan and its magical shoreline. Saugatuck is home to some of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world: forested, grassy, and, of course, sandy! The beaches have been voted the most beautiful in the world: no salt, sharks, no worries. Our town is friendly, fun, and loaded with charm and unique places to shop, dine, relax, and explore. You can be as relaxed or as energetic as you like.

What makes this house unique

From the refurbished 1950s kitchen to the bedroom built-ins to the vintage bathroom tile to the glossy pine and oak floors to the profusion of large windows, there is nothing cookie-cutter about this house, and you can watch the world go by from the lush fenced yard. Lake Michigan is just a 10-minute drive away and downtown is so close by even toddlers can walk there. In fact, the playground is a block away, and the beloved Saugatuck Drugstore with an old-fashioned soda fountain is just a block farther.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Enjoy yourself, but treat the house and yard with care. Leave the kitchen clean, as you found it.
  • Alert all members of your group to the property information provided by the owner, including the 10 AM checkout time.
  • No smoking, fireworks, or candles.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The main-floor bath has plenty of built-in storage, and both baths have mirrored medicine cabinets for your toiletries. We love the vintage tile and twenty-first-century fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Built-in drawers.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Built-in drawers.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main foor. Two large closets, an easy chair, and a dresser.
  • Den/Bedroom 4: queen-size futon and French doors with shades. Use it as a fourth bedroom or extra living space.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our house is frequently described as the best location in town. We think that it's the next best thing to being right on the beach--and you can head downtown without looking for a parking space. We maintain both the yard and the house without using any dangerous chemicals--and this has been true for 19 years. Also, we make it easy for you to recycle and compost, if you'd like.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Overall absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This charming home is ideally located, just a block from the main street. The hostess, Alison, was extremely responsive and so very welcoming. It's a quiet neighborhood with more than enough space for our party of 5. Such a delightful experience that we are sure to repeat again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write a review! We're always pleased when new guests have a great experience--and grateful when they let us know.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful! The location was close to everything! Highly recommend this place if you are considering a stay in beautiful Saugatuck.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walk to Everything, Very Comfy Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip thanks to this home. The first thing we noticed was how clean the home was! The owners and housekeeping definitely keep on top of everything.

The kitchen and first floor bathroom appear to be original to the home (the kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures were quite new though), but they were very clean and absolutely fine for us! The kitchen was well stocked with cups, bowls, flatware, and cookware. The dining room has a nice large table with seating for 6, but it's large enough to squeeze in a couple more folks too if needed! The three bedrooms are pretty spacious, and the extra den with the futon provided an extra sleeping space for us (this futon is quite comfy, I might add). The two bathrooms were super clean and worked well for our group. The air conditioning was nice and cold for those hot summer days we had. There's a TV and a Wii with a couple of games, and there was no shortage of books here either, so come ready to enjoy an evening read! There is a hammock outside for those days you just want to sprawl and relax. We didn't use the pingpong table in the garage, the grill, nor the fire bowl, but was nice knowing they were there if we wanted to use them!

The home is a very short distance to town and made getting around very easy. We could literally walk to almost everything in Saugatuck! The driveway is a single lane that seemed to fit our two cars lengthwise just fine. The street parking can get a little busy around peak hours (on weekends from about 10am - 7pm there were cars parked along the street), but the home is very quiet and we hardly noticed anyone driving or walking by.

Alison, the owner, responds very quickly to questions and concerns. It was a pleasure working with her, and I would absolutely consider this place at the top of my list anytime I want to come to Saugatuck again. Thank you for letting us use your beautiful home, Alison!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for giving us 5 stars! Amazingly enough, we're adding two more comfy dining-room chairs today. 8 guests will be able to sit easily at the big oval pedestal table without having to pull up kitchen chairs or folding chairs.The new photo showing the additional seating will be posted soon. It's our pleasure to host visitors and we're always thrilled when they let us know they've had a great time.
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Adorable home and perfect for our girls' weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house is clean, adorable, and perfect for a ladies' weekend. We COULD have stayed in the house the whole time, as it had everything we would need, but how can you not spend hours shopping, having cocktails outside, and enjoying the beautiful landscape. So close to downtown and all that this adorable little city had to offer. We loved it and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away

  • 5 of 5

This home has been lovingly kept ... in fantastic shape, super clean and well thought out for guests. The location could not have been more perfect to walk to everything in Saugatuck.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable house in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with three girlfriends for a weekend. We could not have been happier with the house! The location was walking distance from downtown and the water. We especially had a fun time at Black Walnut restaurant, which is very close to the house. Alison made everything extremely easy and convenient. The house is clean, spacious, and there are helpful notes and reminders for guests. I highly recommend staying there!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Int'l Airport, Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
Many Choices
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Chain Ferry for pedestrians & bikes
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak, Holland, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Many Choices
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Oval Beach and Douglas Beach
Car: recommended

Whether you want stroll the inviting streets and harbor boardwalks of Saugatuck, relax on the beach or swim, hike the challenging hills of the Saugatuck Dunes, watch the sunset over majestic Lake Michigan, or simply relax on the patio with a cold drink, you'll find it all within easy reach.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.7
Property Damage Insurance £44.59

If you are booking more than 6 months in advance, payment terms are negotiable. Rates are subject to change until you have made your payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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