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One Weekend Left in August--Book Now--Walk Downtown and Bring the Dog

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, One Bath Quaint Cottage On The Hill--Walk Downtown and Bring the Dog!

Three Gables is a quaint cottage on the Hill that offers all the modern conveniences. There are 3 large bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen and 1 full), a galley bath with tub and shower, a three-season screened in porch overlooking the yard, a new deck in back with a BBQ, cable, internet and a cute kitchen. The backyard is huge and private with a forest feel and completely fenced. Enclosed dog run right off the bedroom. There is cable, wifi and a DVD and many movies and games for the kids.

The screened-in porch is furnished with a comfortable wicker couch, chairs and table for dining. There are 2 additional dining areas-one in the dining room and one outside on the backyard deck.

The spacious living room offers flat screen tv and dvd, with lots of room to lounge about. There is internet access, and washer and dryer.

The kitchen is always open! If you choose not to eat in one of the many fantastic restaurants, cook at home with utensils, pans, etc. or grill outside on the patio. The knotty pine walls are light and airy to give an open feeling. The park-like setting in the backyard gives a beautiful view and privacy.

Family and friends will be able to relax in the large living room and 3 season room; plus downtown is a short walk away. You won't need to worry about parking.

We provide start-up paper towels, toilet paper, kleenix, dish detergent, laundry detergent, soap, garbage bags and coffee. We suggest you bring beach towels, sun screen and bug spray.

The run for the dog is right off 2 bedrooms so you won't need to go far if someone needs out at night....just open the door!

We love antiques and art and a cottagy feel so we have tried to provide that for our quests. Hope you like it also.

As we said, dogs are welcome but their doo-doo isn't.. Please pick up after your dog. There will be a $25 charge if we have to do it. There is a pet fee of $50 for the first dog; $25 for each extra up to 3 total.

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Chris Peterson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Chris Peterson

Ernie and Chris are native Nebraskans that retired to Saugatuck, Michigan in 2008. They enjoy boating, being with their grandchildren, being with the wonderful friends that they have met and indulging, probably too much, in the wonderful restaurants. Ernie works on his vintage cars and Chris is on the City Council. They still find plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Saugatuck, and say every day "I can't believe we live here."

Chris Peterson purchased this house in 2012

Why Chris Peterson chose Michigan

Three Gables is our backyard neighbor. It is a beautiful wooded lot with lots of run to run, play games, cook out or just catch some sun.

Saugatuck offers many types of rentals but we preferred the cottage atmosphere. Three Gables was build in the 1930's and has the beautiful crown molding throughout. The screened in porch has a wicker table and chairs and sitting area that overlooks the front yard and perfect for reading a book or playing cards. We loved the large bedrooms and huge windows. Everything has been newly painted along with all new electric. The backyard is lovely so we added a new deck so you could enjoy it more. And most importantly, we live on the "Hill" and walk downtown and wanted our guests to have the same option. Plus we love our dog and travel with her, and we wanted our guests to also be able to bring that important part of their family.

What makes this house unique

The large rooms with large windows make the bedrooms light and airy. We like large beds so we wanted to offer both a queen and a king. The full sized brass bed is in the red room, which has a nautical theme. We love art and antiques and have tried to incorporate those throughout the home. We wanted to furnish Three Gables in the same type of furniture that we love in our house.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The galley bathroom has a tub/shower combination, a sink and toilet. There is a small storage closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and 2 nightstands with reading lamps. There is a separate closet, a dresser and a rattan chair for relaxing. The windows are large with blinds and there is a door that opens to the side porch and the dog run. The nautical room has a full size brass bed, small bookcase/dresser and two nightstands. There is a large library of new novels. The sliding door opens to the side porch and the dog run. The third bedroom has a queen size bed, large and small dressers and an outside door. The large windows have blinds for privacy.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

One Weekend Left in August--Book Now--Walk Downtown and Bring the Dog
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed with the house from the minute we walked in the front door. The house is well maintained, has a great screened in front porch, a back deck, big yard and has a gas grill. We went for a long weekend and was in a great location. Walking distance to downtown, and a 5 minute drive to the beach where we went every night to watch the sunset. The house was clean, bathroom redone recently. Kitchen is dated and small, but didn't deter us from cooking breakfast each day and making a dinner one of the nights. Owners were great with making sure we had everything we needed and even recommended restaurants in town. Would for sure come back and highly recommend renting this house if you are looking for a great location in Saugatuck!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are glad you liked Three Gables for your first visit to Saugatuck and hope you will come back soon. Three Gables is a 1930's cottage that we try to lovingly maintain and appreciate your comments. Have a great summer. Chris
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Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay in Saugatuck, and this was by far my favorite place I have stayed in the town. My Golden's loved the backyard.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the cottage for Memorial Day Weekend and could not have been more pleased. The location is fantastic, within a few blocks of the water and downtown, an easy walk to everything, but without any traffic or parking hassles. The cottage has an incredible lot, including a huge backyard that the dog and kids really loved to play in. When we needed an item, Chris was there in about 3 minutes with it. We would definitely stay here again as it's a great location to see all the area has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Loved it; perfect for girl's long weekend

  • 5 of 5

4 of us drove to Saugatuck from Milwaukee last spring. We stayed in this adorable cottage, and had an amazing time. It was ideal for what we needed...clean, well appointed, and decorated with flair. It is within easy walking distance to everything "downtown". We had no problems, and enjoyed ourselves immensely, even on the rainy night, where we all hung out on the 3 season front porch, doing puzzles and playing stupid phone games. The owners had some good restaurant and shopping advice, which we appreciated. I just wanted to write a glowing review, as I am considering renting this house again, and saw the ridiculous rude review from the "cold" renter. I would stay here again, no question. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were pretty depressed after that review...especially as all of our texts said just the opposite. Guests like you make it all worthwhile and we hope you will be our guests again.
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Great location and very nice

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this rental. The location was perfect (a five minute walk downtown) and the fenced in backyard was perfect to let our dog run around. A big bonus was the board games left out, we had a riot playing them. The kitchen was equipped with enough basics that the six of us were able to cook a great dinner. We'd stay there again in a second.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house for the summer

  • 2 of 5

This was a nice house for the summer. Unfortunately we stayed over the Christmas holidays. It was COLD, very cold, we had to purchase a small space heater because the house was 62 degrees every morning. There was a mouse trap, and huge electric trap like you see outside of big box stores. This was very concerning. It took over a week to get the damage deposit back. The front steps were made from treated wood, and very slippery. Thankfully my family made the best of it, and downtown Saugatuck was beautiful as always.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On Dec. 22, I send the following message to Sue: Hello Sue. We are on our way to Omaha. We salted Three Gables before we left so hope it is good when you arrive. If not we have a friend who will come scoop. If you would like to come in on December 23 please do so as all is ready. Again if the weather doesn't cooperate and the steps are bad, we will have someone come scoop." In addition, in the instruction page, I again said if anything is not to your approval, text or call us immediately and we will fix it. After this, I feel sandbagged. Especially since she sent me a text on Dec 27 that said: "This message is from Susan B...we have left your house and had a wonderful time. Thank you very much." Again, totally sandbagged. The furnace and wiring are new and the degree setting is right there available for guests to use. When we checked on the 27th when we returned, it was nice and warm. The 3 season room is never warm in the winter. As to the cages, all of which are outside, this cottage was built in the 1930's so not everything is sealed up tight. We always put the traps out when it gets cold as we want no visitors. The backyard backs up to a forest setting and we do get critters sometimes. We always keep the trap, especially for squirrels, and pay a company to manage it. She did ask for the damage deposit back sooner, but we keep it 7 days in VRBO which gives us time to do the cleaning and get the laundry back, to see if there was damage. VRBO maintains the damage deposit fund and sends it out always on time. I guess I don't know what else to say except that I believe that we have been marked down for things that aren't true, especially based on her own text.
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Saugatuck is the gateway to Oval Beach, a nationally rated beach. It overlooks the Kalamazoo Harbor and offers excellent shopping, fantastic restaurants, and amazing boating and swimming water sports. There are hiking trails and biking trails, dunes rides and paddleboat rides, kayaking and paddleboarding, and all types of fishing. There are top of the line clothing shops, art galleries, local wine cellars, jewelry stores and every imaginable home goods stores. The dining options are unlimited with everything from waterfront dining to grabbing a quick hot dog at the ice cream parlor. Hercules offers fantastic Greek food and Wicks has the best chicken fingers and fish tacos ever. Can't beat the Butler for a burger and Bowdie's is the place for steaks. Numerous other restaurants and don't forget the bars for great entertainment. You have to do the Piano Bar!! There are numerous parks throughout the downtown and county and state parks within a short drive. They provide beautiful walks through the forest to the beautiful dunes and right into Lake Michigan,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saugatuck, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pet Fee £38.65
Cleaning & Laundry £65.71
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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