I rented this house for my family (five adult siblings with spouses and kids) and could not have been happier with the accommodations. The layout is spacious and affords plenty of room for large families or groups. There is ample driveway parking (which is a huge plus). The house is well-maintained and offers so many "extras" that we never once bemoaned the fact that we forgot something. The owner has thought of nearly everything to make your stay enjoyable.
The property itself is fairly private and located in a quiet area. Lakeshore Drive offers a great venue for long walks (in either direction). The yard, decks, porch, and sunroom offer plenty of seating/eating space. The kitchen never feels crowded (even with kids under foot). There are plenty of comfy chairs in quiet places if you wish to read in solitude. The game room is a great diversion for the kids after a day at the beach (which is an easy 5-10 minute walk, even for the little ones). The adults loved the Wii (maybe more than the kids). Once the kids are asleep, the hot tub is a heavenly resting place.
Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas are minutes away. I rode my bike to breakfast nearly every morning (try Ida Red's--great food). Everyday People Cafe is nice for dinner. My family did a dune ride which was loads of fun. Kayaking is also easily accessible.
As my sister-in-law commented when we left, "there is not a negative associated with this house." Needless to say, we are returning in 2010.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dear Mary,
I am so happy you enjoyed our home by the waves. We are looking forward to you returning and adding more memories. We've added a new poker table for texas hold em fun. We now have a radio flyer little red wagon to tow your goodies to the beach. I hope next year you get a chance to enjoy the local wine tours.
Thanks again, Margaret
Helpful votes: 10/11
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