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The Red House: 4bd/2bath, sleeps 8, walk to town. Book now for your fall getaway

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House walking distance to town, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths

Fall dates are filling up fast! Saugatuck is the perfect destination for a fall getaway, offering stunning fall colors; shops, galleries and restaurants within walking distance; sunsets on the beach; hikes in the woods; and much more.

With 4 bedroom, 2 full baths and a reasonable nightly rate (cleaning included!), the Red House is one of the best values in Saugatuck.

This comfortable, historic vacation rental home is ideally located 'on the hill,' just three blocks from downtown Saugatuck, and offers 4 bedrooms (three queen bed rooms and a full+twin bunk bed) and 2 full baths (one upstairs, one down), plus comfortable living and dining room and an updated kitchen, in a quiet residential neighborhood. Sleeping for 8 (that's our max number of guests). The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need for cooking and dining.

As a dedicated seasonal rental home since 2006, you can be assured the house is fully stocked with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Linens (sheets, blankets, bath towels) are provided along with 'extras' like dishwasher and laundry detergent and hand soaps, to make packing easier for you. Professional cleaning before each stay is included. The owners live a few blocks away, and are available if you need anything. The Red House is a proud recipient of the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society Heritage Preservation Award, and is safety-certified by the local fire department and City of Saugatuck.

The Red House has played host for many memorable summer family vacations, girls' weekends, couples getaways, and even company retreats, with many guests who return year after year.

UPSTAIRS--Bedroom #1-queen bed + full bath; Bedroom #2-bunk bed with full mattress on bottom, twin (single) mattress on top.

DOWNSTAIRS: Bedroom #3-queen bed; Bedroom #4-queen bed; downstairs full bath. There are no other sleeping areas in the house.

Please note that the Red House was built in the 1870s and completely renovated in the early 2000s. It's not fussy, clean, full of character...and old. So try as we might, we can't guarantee you won't encounter the occasional spider or ant during June, or a bit of a draft in November.

Keywords: Saugatuck vacation rental home, 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, walk to town, quiet neighborhood, large yard, near downtown, near beach. Walk to downtown Saugatuck's unique shopping, great dining and entertainment. A quick 5-minute drive gets you to the spectacular dunes and Oval Beach, voted one of the best in the country for its white sand and beautiful views. Downtown Saugatuck features great shopping in unique stores and art galleries, plus restaurants and bars, parks, entertainment, waterfront, and more. Come discover why USA Today named Saugatuck the #1 weekend destination in the country!

More Details

Kate, kate@redhouserental.com
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Kate, kate@redhouserental.com

Hi, we're Andrew & Kate.

We moved to Saugatuck in 1991, fell in love with the town, and have lived here full-time ever since. We bought the Red House in 1992 and lived there until 2006, spending the first five years on major renovations. When we moved (a few blocks away) in 2006 we couldn't give up the house, so now it's a vacation rental! We have one son, who attends the local high school.

Kate, kate@redhouserental.com purchased this house in 1992

Why Kate, kate@redhouserental.com chose Michigan

We've lived in Saugatuck full-time since 1991. We love the people here, the charming downtown, great shops and restaurants, and the breathtaking coastline. We enjoy boating, Oval Beach, music in the park, art galleries, special events, and just taking in everything Saugatuck has to offer. We often go a whole weekend without getting in a car, since we can walk or bike wherever we want to go. Saugatuck can be what you want it to be: relaxing, friendly, laid-back; a party town; a mecca for the arts; a nature-lover's paradise; and family-friendly.

What makes this house unique

Renters tell us they love the convenient location (walk to town, but quiet) and the casual, comfortable feel of the house. A first-floor queen bed and full bath is ideal for folks who have trouble with stairs. Kids love the play area. (The house sits on an oversized lot back from the street, making it safer for little ones.) Pet owners appreciate being able to bring their dogs (with permission).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your home. We had a wonderful stay!
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saugatuck in Allegan County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • One pet allowed, only with permission after owner review.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Attached to queen bedroom, on second floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On the first floor
  • 2 full bathrooms, each with tub and shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master with queen & attached bath - 1 Large Double Bed
    First floor queen bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bunkbed room upstairs (full+twin) - 1 Bunk Bed , Full mattress on bottom, twin on top of bunk bed
    First floor queen bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size bed in master bath upstairs, with attached full bath (tub & shower). Upstairs bunkbed room has a double (full) mattress on the bottom and twin on top. First floor has 2 bedrooms, each with one queen bed, and full (tub & shower) bathroom. Child Beds: We have a 'pack & play,' as well as a bedrail that can be used on any bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Welcome to The Red House, a restored historic home just three blocks from downtown Saugatuck. Three Queen Beds, 1 Full + Twin Bunk Bed, as follows: Bedroom #1-second floor, Queen Bed + Bath, Bedroom #2- second floor, Bunk Bed with 1 full/1 single, Bedroom #3-first floor, Queen Bed, Bedroom #4-first floor, Queen Bed; Downstairs Full Bath. Linens (sheets, blankets, bath towels) provided. Kids' fort in yard, well away from the street. Cleaning included. We live 2 blocks away, let us know if there's anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable!


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The Red House was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying here. We love the location and the open concept kitchen, dining room, and living room. The children were very excited about the new wooden play set and the adults loved the new decking on the front porch! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at The Red House. The home is located within walking distance of the charming town of Saugatuck yet is situated on a private street and provides a relaxing respite after a day of exploring all that Saugatuck has to offer. The house provides every comfort and accommodation that one would desire during a week away. Surprisingly, the rooms are much larger than they appear in the pictures and our family of eight never felt cramped or crowded. Kate, the owner, was very responsive to any inquiry we had and it is apparent that she places great emphasis on creating a comfortable and welcoming haven for those who rent her home. I would greatly encourage anyone looking for a home to rent in Sauguatuck to take advantage of all that The Red House has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Timothy! We're so glad your family enjoyed the house.
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Saugatuck 2017

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay! When we were searching for a home for our family vacation (8 adults/1 dog) we chose the Red House because of its exceptional value, along with the near perfect reviews, and we were not disappointed. The house is actually much bigger than it appears in the pictures, very well-maintained and clean, and very well-stocked with just about anything you need. The neighborhood is very quaint, and we appreciated the short walk into town. Lots of cute restaurants, open-air bars and live music! The patio is cozy, but we all enjoyed grilling and conversation there! The side yard is really quite big - had a few bag games and Frisbee games there! The only downfall to our stay was they were constructing a new home right next door. We had a nice quiet weekend, but they were out at 7 a.m. working Monday morning. Hopefully that will be completed before the summer gets under way!

We would recommend the Red House!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the house and yard, Betsy! I'm sorry there was construction during your stay--fortunately it's temporary and will be completed during the summer of 2017. I hope you'll come back for a quieter stay sometime soon!
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great location

  • 3 of 5

The Red House is in a great location, walking distance to downtown. Due to a house being built next door, our whole house awoke at 7am every morning with saws and hammers.

The house was adequately cleaned for most people, but I require "clean" a bit more than most. The house needs a good old fashion spring cleaning.

Don't stop yourself from staying at The Red House by my comments, we all still had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

House was much bigger than the pictures eluded to. Easy and convenient access to downtown due to stairs that lead you straight into the middle of downtown on Mason. Was great to have a kitchen and grill to make meals so that we didn't have to eat out every meal. Only real issues we had was a musty smell and lots of spiders in the house but we've must have been the first people in a while to be there, it was opening weekend/memorial day weekend. Great value and perfect for group of friends or a family. Owners were very responsive and gave great suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the spiders, Joseph! It is an old house, and Saugatuck is on the water, so keeping up with the spiders can be a challenge. I've talked to our cleaners about it. And I apologize for the musty smell--it turned out our basement dehumidifier had turned off. We've got it back up and running and the smell is gone. Thanks for letting us know!
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Great house, great central location

  • 5 of 5

The Red House has lots of character with modern amenities. Great, spacious kitchen and dining area. It's an easy walk into Saugatuck center.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Angus!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Gerald Ford, Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Take your pick! Many in walking distance
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Chain Ferry, for pedestrians and bicycles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak, Holland MI (+commuter train from Chicago)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many to choose from, within walking distance
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Oval Beach & Douglas Beach
Car: recommended

Walk 3 blocks to charming downtown Saugatuck; walk, bike or drive to downtown Douglas (1.5 miles), drive 5 minutes to fabulous Oval Beach or Saugatuck Dunes State Park, 15 minutes to Holland or Fennville. The 'Art Coast of Michigan', Live Music, Nightlife. Parades, arts & craft fairs, and other festivals are scheduled throughout the summer. Gallery strolls. Check Saugatuck and Douglas websites for more information.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saugatuck, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Columbus Day Weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2016
10 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
30 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.99
Damage Deposit £194.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.