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The Red House: 4bd/2bath, sleeps 8, walk to town. Fall weekends available!

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 but there are still dates available in Oct, Nov, Dec. 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:
12 October, 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 may be allowed, only with permission after owner review. No pets December through March.
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: 4bd/2bath, sleeps 8, walk to town. Fall weekends available!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 49 reviews

Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay for a girls weekend. Charming home with uniqueness all it's own. Older homes are a work in progress, believe me I know. In town location would gave worked out to walk but it rained/stormed so we had to hop in the car. Great stay and a suggestion would be to replace the squeaky mattress and flat pillows in back bedroom off kitchen. Also noticed water on floor in front of refrigerator when getting ready to leave. Coffee maker could be replaced? Lots of dried coffee on the plate that pot sits on. Can't be wiped clean.....Tub drain is really slow in down stairs bathroom. All in all we had a pleasant stay. Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

More than enough room for four adults. Enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and side patio. Close to downtown and restaurants. Owner very accommodating and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, Geneen! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Red House.
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Dearborn, MI

Comfortable house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Red House was exactly as pictured- great character with modern amenities. We loved the quiet location that was an easy couple blocks to shops and restaurants. The house was perfect for our group of 3 adults and 2 small children. We loved the play structure in the yard and used the nice selection of children's books and dvds. The kitchen had everything we needed and it was convenient to have the dishwasher. The bed linens, towels, and household products were of good quality. The owners responded quickly by text when we had questions and were easy to communicate with. Also, their "welcome book" was very helpful for area recommendations and instructions for checkout. The construction next door didn't impact our stay as we were there over the weekend, but the owners were courteous to let us know about it ahead of our stay. It was a wonderful weekend in Saugatuck and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, Elizabeth! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will chose the Red House again.
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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
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guests, Roxie! Thanks for the review, hope to see you next summer!
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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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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
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 £37.74 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.72
Cleaning included! £0
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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