The SpaceWe are offering Sunday to Sunday weekly rentals beginning May 29, 2016:
May 29-June 5 $4200
June 5-June 12 $4900
June 12-June 19 $4900
June 19-June 26 $4900
June 26-July 3 $4900
July 3-July 10 $4900
July 17-July 24 $4900
July 24-July 31 $4900
July 31-August 7 $4900
August 7-August 14 $4900
August 14-August 21 $4200
August 21-August 28 $4200
If you are not able to make a full week's reservation, please reach out to me. We will consider shorter reservations if the week isn't booked by two weeks before the date.
Check in 5pm, check out 11 am.
Stunning artist's turn of the century, private home is available for rent by the week. Filled with antiques, art, and collections, this charming home has a lot of thoughtful updates and amenities for your group. The main level has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, formal dining room, living room, den, gorgeous large sun porch for entertaining, full farm style kitchen, full bathroom with attached laundry, and two bedrooms, each featuring queen sized beds and lake views.
In the lower level, the two lake view bedrooms are cozy and separated by bathrooms with one shared shower. Each bedroom has its own entrance.
Walk down towards the lake to your own private deck and beach house, fully stocked with rafts, chairs, and umbrellas for your days on the beach. Unparalleled views of the sunset. This deck is one of the only ones on the beach, and is perfect for sipping your favorite beverage!
Due to the nature of all the stairs within this property, guests with certain physical impairments may find this a challenge. There are 20-25 steps down from the road to the house, then another 20 or so to the beach.
Please note: because of the short turn around time between renters, and the unknown risks of potential pet damage, we are not allowing pets at this time. However, my mom and I have dogs and stay there, so if anyone has high sensitivity or allergies, we cannot guarantee totally "pet free" accommodations.
Dining room: Carpet, vaulted ceiling, farm table.
Living room: carpet, ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling, fireplace
Den: carpet, sofabed, tv
Sunroom: carpet, table/chairs, artist table, stereo, vaulted ceilings, lake view
Bedroom (master): queen bed, carpet, lake view
Bedroom 2: queen bed, vanity with sink, carpet, lake view
Master bath: tile, bathub/shower, washer, dryer
Kitchen: wood floor, gas stove, disposal, vaulted ceilings, microwave, coffeemaker, Keurig machine, french press.
Bedroom 3: carpet, 2 twin beds, mini fridge, lake view, separate entrance
Bedroom 4: tile floor, full sized bed, lake view, separate entrance
Bathrooms: tile floor, 2 vanities, 2 toilets, separated by one shower stall Guest AccessGuests will have access to wireless internet, and a private deck and boat house overlooking Lake Michigan, as well as access to the private beach. There is also a Weber grill and coal chimney on the property. (byoc- bring your own coal!) Interaction with GuestsBecause you'll be using the whole house, we probably won't be there, but will be an email, text message, or phone call away. We have a handy man, too, if something goes wrong. The NeighborhoodThe house is one of only a few century plus old homes along the lakeshore, and is down from the road in a gorgeous wooded area, which makes it serene and quiet. Walk to the town of Douglas or take the chain ferry across the harbor to Saugatuck. Ox-bow school is a stone's throw, as is a number of galleries and hikes in the area. Rent a paddle board or a bicycle up the street at Just Add Water! Climb Mt. Baldhead! Getting AroundThe Inter-Urban bus shuttle can be called to take you anywhere. Great for kids! (URL HIDDEN)
Bike rentals at Just Add Water, just down the street.
Otherwise, most everything is walkable. Other Things to NoteCotton sheets, hair dryers, blankets, pillows and towels provided. Two bedrooms have queen sized beds, one bedroom has a full sized bed, and one bedroom has 2 twin beds. In addition, the den has a pull out, full sized sofa bed.
We will provide bath towels, kitchen towels, and separate beach towels to be used on the sand. Good quality basics like liquid hand soap, dish detergent, shampoo are there as well.
Feel free to use what's in the kitchen, in terms of spices, cookware, serve ware, etc. We do not, unfortunately, have a dish washer. Some renters prefer to bring their own plasticware.
We have plenty of fans, but alas, we do not have central ac. This usually doesn't pose a problem on the shore of Lake Michigan, with breezes, etc. but there may be a warm night this summer.
Other Things to Note:
Check in is 5pm Sunday, and check out is 11am the following Sunday. Our house cleaner needs time to make things ready.