4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 9 max
Aaron K. Heltsmith
Why Aaron K. Heltsmith chose Saugatuck
This was a well cared for property that unfortunately fell into disrepair for a number of years. We purchased the property in November 2012 and spent months bringing it back to life. We are very proud of the work we have done and would love to share our home with you and your family and friends.
What makes this House unique
Comfortably sleeps 9, private heated pool, lush landscaping, close to town hide-away with privacy, easy parking for multiple cars, boats and recreational vehicles, individually owned and managed.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
They had me at the with the coffee beans
Super homey, comfy feel to the entire place. They nailed it with the thoughtful things like a coffee bean grinder (with coffee beans!), basic cooking supplies, frosted steins in the freezer and dog treats! Great for people like us who are running late and don't shop ahead of time.
The backyard is great. Although we could not use pool or firepit, I think those would be well used in a different season. Plenty of laying around room in living room/dining room area. And a lot of board games provided so we had a lot of fun playing some new games!
It is the off-season so we really didn't spend much time in Saugatuck. Holland is a quick 15-20 drive so we could get there easily as well.
Outside of the initial booking, there was no need to work with the owners. They provided pretty much everything we needed.
Definitely would return in-season to get the full treatment!
So glad you enjoyed your time at Allegan Gardens! You should certainly come back to enjoy our home and Saugatuck in the summer season as well. We look forward to having you back any time!
Saugatuck is a cute little town. The home is close to the activity, but beyond walking distance, which is fine. Overall, the home is as described, but is in need of a deep clean. There were several spots (dresser, fans, stove, etc.) that had large amounts of dust and grime buildup; something you would not settle for in a hotel. Several of the dishes we pulled from the cabinet needed to be washed before using.
The more serious issues were one of the three bedrooms had no heat vent, which may be fine for summer, but not for this unseasonably cold fall. I froze. Another bedroom had what my friend described as a broken outlet with frayed wires.
I'm so sorry to hear that our home did not meet your expectations. Thank you for letting me know about the cleanliness and outlet issues. We will certainly have our House Manager address as they both seem to be outliers for us to easily remedy.
Hoping to go back
the Home is beautiful and had everything we needed for a weekend getaway. It’s a quick drive to the harbor, town, Mt Baldhead and Oval beach. Would love to go back when the weather is warmer to enjoy the pool
So glad you enjoyed your time at Allegan Gardens! Come back in the summer and enjoy the pool!
Great location, perfect place for family get away
From the beginning Aaron was available and Easy to communicate with with. His home is welcoming and comfortably appointed for a family stay--with a well equipped kitchen, plenty of linens and lots of table games. Having the pool was a plus. I recommend staying at Allegan Gardens--we've already booked our next stay!
Thank you for that great review! So glad you enjoyed your time and look forward to already having you back!
Lovely Home but Issues with Pool
Our stay was at the beginning of August. The home was lovely and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. However, we checked in on Sunday and the pool was not cleaned until Tuesday. We could not use the pool until it was cleaned because of the amount of dead bugs (millipedes?) in it. The pool should be freshly cleaned on the day new renters are moving in. Even after the cleaning - I had to skim the pool every morning for about 20 mins to get as many dead bugs out as I could. The rest were pushed to the bottom of the dip end. I wish the pool had a cover or a vacuum to take care of this. Once it was cleaned - the pool was great. Maybe these bugs only come out at this time of the year because I did not read about this in any other reviews.
great place to get away
Clean, inviting, pool, close to everything, quiet, overall a great experience. Was able to bring the dogs!
Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Allegan Gardens and look forward to having you back!