House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 maximum - no exceptions)
The first floor was built sometime in the 1940s. The second floor was added in 1954. Clean, up-to-date but not fancy. It is a beach house and you'll always track in some sand. Lake Michigan is very high this summer. Photos as of June 19 and Army Corps of Engineers projections are posted.
Sara purchased this House in 1940
Why Sara chose Douglas
If you like the beach and privacy, this is the place. No other houses around, right on the beach. Be sure you consider the steps though. Everyone should be ok with using the steps.
What makes this House unique
When you are at the beach house you have quiet and privacy since there are no other houses nearby. All the activities of Saugatuck are just 2 miles away. You have the resorty shopping-eating-art experience along with your quiet, private beach time.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Relax & enjoy the incredible views at this quaint, no-frills beach house
Overall a very positive experience. The house was as described and working with Sara made everything a breeze. Would absolutely visit again!
-Location is secluded and allows for plenty of privacy
-Views of the lake are absolutely stunning
-Sara is very communicative and helpful leading up to your stay
-House has the necessities for a nice weekend away
Negatives (all to be expected with an older home):
-For those who don't like insects, bugs can be an issue (lots of spiders & creepy crawlies in and around the house). To be expected with an older house surrounded by trees, but worth mentioning.
-Furnishings, etc are no-frills and have seen some wear; not an issue for us, but don't expect a luxury experience!
Gorgeous views & surroundings, private and very relaxing
Really cool & unique beach house, literally right on the beach. The lake was very high and there wasn’t really any beach on the property, but there was some beach a little further north to lay out & hang out on. The house was very clean and Sara prepared graciously for our arrival and stay. Watching sunsets over the water while having dinner on the porch was wonderful. The steps can be a little challenging, but Sara ensured we were going to be okay with them before we verified the rental and it’s what enables the house to be built on the hillside so close to the water when few other houses there are. We really enjoyed our time there and appreciated Sara as well!
It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you. So glad you had a good time and appreciated the unique location and construction of the beach house. Hope to see you again.
My family (wife and 2 little kids) and I had a wonderful time. Can't beat the location.
It was my pleasure to host you and your wonderful family. I hope you can return. You left the house in beautiful condition - almost didn’t know you had stayed. Best regards, Sara
I stayed here for a week with my husband, toddler and parents. It was a great week! The house itself is a pretty standard lake house, not fancy but clean and well kept. Perfect for what we were looking for. The sunsets were magical over the water. The beach was smaller than previous years (as clearly communicated in the listing) because of how high the lake is, but we still had plenty of beach for my little girl to play and for the adults to relax. The patio is a great space, especially at night with the string lights, we spent most of our time out there. The owner Sara was great to work with, very responsive. We will definitely be back!
Hi Karla - Thank you for coming and so glad that all of you enjoyed your time. You were great guests and I look forward to your return. Best regards, Sara
Great Stay, great beach house
The property was accurately described, great location, perfect beach house for family getaway. Sara was a great host, check in was easy.
So glad you could visit and enjoyed your time at the beach house. Thank you for taking such good care of it and hope to see you again. You were perfect guests. S
We loved our stay at Sara’s beach house. The close proximity to the water was the best part!
The home was well stocked with everything you need to cook, as well as plenty of towels, beach towels, extra linens and pillows. The basics were in the fridge and Sara left us a great basket of sand toys for our two young daughters to play with. Communication was a breeze, and Sara made every effort to make sure we were well taken care of. We had such a wonderful time, that my family wants to make an annual trip to the property. We can’t wait to come back!
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