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Walk to the beach from our charming home in the woods.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 BR, 2 BA Home in the woods near Lake Michigan

Modern two level home with front patio with table and six chairs, gas grill for outdoor entertaining.

Front of the house has LR and DR with table for six. Back of the house has glass enclosed room with DR table and six chairs and sitting area to relax and enjoy the woods.

Both upstairs BR queen beds, 2 full bath.

Very quiet area. Steps away to the beach, and to watch sunset. Walk into town for restaurants, art galleries. Nearby farms for fruit picking throughout the season.

Dave Sebastian
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

What makes this house unique

Our house sits a little over 100' from the street. You can sit out on the front patio and watch people walking too and from Lake Michigan. It's quite private and quiet.

The woods out back are so beautiful and we often see deer walking through the trees. The entire lot is over 350' deep.

There is central air and forced-air heat, so it is a four-season home.

During summer months, we subscribe to The Mosquito Squad. This has been very beneficial to the owners and to our guests helping you be able to enjoy the outdoors during summer nights sitting out on the patio. If you want to know more about The Mosquito Squad, please visit their website. They use safe materials. If a service is scheduled during any of our guests stay, we will give you advance notice. https://www.mosquitosquad.com/

We have a local cleaning service clean the house before and after each our guests arrive. Should you need any assistance during your stay and if the owner is unavailable, their contact information is within the Welcome to Normandie book.

We also have a Sonos Connect hooked into our stereo system. If you are unfamiliar with Sonos, please look at their website www.sonos.com. If you have downloaded the Sonos app, you can connect with our stereo system to wirelessly play music from your smartphone or computer devices through the stereo system speakers in the front living room.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We have a hair dryer in each of the bathroom cabinets.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Master bedroom, queen bed, large closet, dresser, two nightstands. 2nd bedroom queen bed, nightstand, dresser, closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
During summer months we have the property sprayed on a regular basis for mosquito and pests. It's in the woods, so we want to keep our guests protected to enjoy outside as much as you can.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Walk to the beach from our charming home in the woods.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Lahaina, Maui

Thoughtfully curated vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage is very close to the beach and oh so comfortable for us - two couples from Chicago. It's a short drive from the city and then we dove into total relaxation! The home had everything we needed and more! Thoughtful touches are everywhere. The beach and swimming is great as are the nearby farms and fruit orchards. So much enjoyable and relaxing fun! Thank you very much - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot near Douglas Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting this cabin. It has everything you could ask for. Want to walk to the finest freshwater beach in the US? Check! Want to have coffee and breakfast surrounded by birch trees and rhododendrons while enjoying the comforts of being indoors? Check! Want privacy? Check! Want a great space to entertain friends? Check! Want great restaurants and entertainment less than 10 minutes away? Check! I could go on an on, this is a great deal on a great cabin in a great location!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Easy location!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying here. It has everything we need. it was an easy walk to Douglas beach, into downtown Douglas and to the other side of the lake to Kayak. We rode our bikes a lot too! We like the easy drive to Saigatuck and Oval beach as well.

We came with our two young age kids. They don't have problems with stairs. They like that the bedrooms are close. Sleeping at a new place can be scary but here we are right across the hall from one another and it makes it easier on us because they are close to us they go right to bed and do not get scared.

The kitchen comes with everything and the open concept makes you feel like you are involved in the action when you are cooking.

The Car port is large and fits our car and the bikes, bike trailer, wagon, beach toys etc. . . That we brought.

Be aware to pack accordingly there is not a Washing machine. Which is fine with me I don't want to do laundry on my vacation but just pack enough cloths for your stay!

This house is great for our family of four. We spent most of our time outdoors going on adventures. But for nights and morning time this house is easy and has everything we need.

Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice just as advertised. I would recommend it to others to stay there.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house. Only a five minute walk to the beach.

The house is in a great location and is decorated very nicely. It was a joy to stay there and hope to stay there again.

Thanks for a great experience!

Galen and Shelley Chapman

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house great area

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need for cooking and enjoying a relaxing vacation

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place, Tucked Away

  • 4 of 5

2 couples were looking for a weekend getaway within a few hours of Chicago in late September. We found this place and were excited that it was in walking distance from Lake Michigan and a short drive to fun shopping and dining spots. The house is set back from the road, making it nicely secluded. The woods are behind the house, providing a nice view from the first floor sitting room. The 2 bedrooms are spacious and 2 bathrooms made it perfect for each couple. The kitchen is nicely appointed. A nice touch upon arriving was a bottle of wine waiting on the counter. We enjoyed our weekend. The only glitch in our stay was arriving and finding the house floors and rugs not vacuumed, which we're sure was an oversight. A call to the owner was met with an apology, so it was acknowledged appropriately; however a reduction toward the housecleaning fee would have been appreciated. Overall, we liked this place and look forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Grand Rapids, Mi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wild Dog
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Chain Ferry
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Holland, MI station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Everyday People
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Douglas Beach
Car: necessary

Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Oval Beach (six minute drive away!), Oxbow Arts Camp, many art galleries nearby. Fruit farms for picking throughout the summer season. Holland Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturdays. Douglas Beach two blocks away down the street with public access.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Douglas, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Cleaning Fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

No pets. No additional guests over four person rental. Fireplace, by local fire ordinance, cannot be used by guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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