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A Step Away from Downtown Saugatuck

SuperhostSaugatuck, Michigan, United States
Entire townhouse hosted by Richard & Christian
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the townhouse to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Clean and tidy
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Richard & Christian is a Superhost
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Our townhouse is named "A Step Away" because it offers a downtown location along with a back yard, a deck, two levels of living space, and it's dog friendly. This professionally decorated and seasonally refreshed 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath home is neatly located behind our lifestyle mercantile shop where all guests receive a special discount at our store during their stay. Enjoy yourselves at our fully accessorized home away from home.

The space
This townhouse style home is just "A Step Away" from downtown Saugatuck. It's a couple hundred feet from the marina on the Kalamazoo River. The townhouse has been professionally decorated (and we try to change-up some of the decor so that it matches the season) and offers great interior spaces and amenities and we're always updating our home. The townhouse is large enough so that you can share the home with up to seven people (and a dog/additional fee) but also find a space to call your own. Step outdoors and enjoy the exclusive use back yard and maybe an alfresco dinner on your deck area. Relax, it's Saugatuck.

Guest access
The townhouse is fully self-contained and has a private entrance. The home is part of an antique colonial structure that also includes our home furnishings store: The store (see photos) is located at street level at the front of the first floor only and the townhouse is at the rear of the first floor and the townhouse is also on the entire second floor (that's why we call it a townhouse). The home offers a level back yard (with a grill) and a rear/side deck area (with plenty of patio furniture). Guests of our townhouse have access and exclusive use of our back yard and you'll have your own deck area right outside the great room*. Guests staying at "A Step Away" are near all that Saugatuck has to offer.

Guests at our townhouse can stop into our store if we're there and ask us for suggestions about the town's attractions, restaurants, and shopping (we call it "lite" concierge services) or maybe shop at our store and enjoy a guest-only special discount.

*We (or the landscaper) might need to tend to landscaping/lawn/watering and use the shed out back but this won't be done too early or too late in the day.

Other things to note
Things to know before you make a reservation:

• There’s no elevator buttons to press. There’s no common entrance halls to share: The home is for you and your guests only.

• Our homes are thoroughly cleaned by local cleaning professionals with whom we have built long term relationships. Cleaning protocols are monitored and updated by your hosts as necessary and we regularly inspect all homes. To provide an additional level of sanitary comfort we use a professional laundry service for linens and towels.

• All new bookings have at least 24hours between guests and we have contactless check-in and checkout. To further improve your stay we have converted our “Guest Guide” to a digital document and we’ll forward that to you when we provide your keyless access code.

• Please enter your expected guest count (adult/children/infant) when making inquiry or reservation.

• Primary renters must be 25 years of age or older.

• Parties are not permitted.

Fees and Taxes that will be included in your reservation cost:

• PET FEES: Dogs are considered and there is $100 per stay fee, if approved. The pet fee will be allocated over the number of nights reserved (i.e. $100 per stay over 4 nights equals $25 per night added to the base nightly rate). Note: If you reserve by "Instant Book" this pet fee will not be included in the "Instant Book" rate (an Airbnb limitation, for now) and will require the host to adjust the reservation's cost (for the pet fee) after you receive the initial confirmation.

• CLEANING FEES: The cleaning fee is $125 per stay. The fee will be allocated over the number of nights reserved (i.e. $125 per stay over 5 nights equals $25 per night added to the base nightly rate).

• SALES TAXES: Michigan and local law requires the host to collect a 6% sales/use tax on the base rate plus any additional fees (cleaning, dog, extra person(s) fees). Airbnb will withhold these taxes and remit the sales taxes to the State of Michigan.

Things to know for before and during your stay:

• The kitchen is part of the great room (living/dining/kitchen). The cabinets are stocked with plenty of tableware, glassware, plastic ware, cookware, a blender, mixers, crock pots, microwave oven, toaster oven, four burner cook top stove (without regular sized oven), dishwasher, ice maker built-into refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, cooking utensils, barware, and more...

• CATV is available in the great room. The second floor twin bedroom offers a TV with DVD player.

• The townhouse offers forced hot air heat and central air conditioning, which is controllable from within the townhouse. There are floor/table fans as well as a supplemental window air conditioner. What's more, the electric heating fireplace in the living room adds ambiance and optional warmth. Be comfortable and at home at "A Step Away."

• We (or the landscaper) might need to tend to landscaping/lawn/watering but this won't be done too early or too late in the day.

• Checkout day: Leave all dirty towels in the bathroom on the floor or in the hamper near washer/dryer. Leave dirty linens on unmade bed(s) or place in them in the hamper near the washer/dryer.

• Checkout day: Place all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run the dishwasher before departing and if you use the propane grill please burn off (and wire-brush the grates) any remnants of your feast (a wire brush is in the grill's tank area).

• During your stay and on checkout day: Deposit all commingled garbage and recycling out to the trashcan located in the back yard.

• Please turn off all lights, close all windows, and adjust HVAC to stated temperature (on thermostat) prior to checking out.

• Finally, please lock the digital entry lock when you depart.

Thank you ~ R & C
Our townhouse is named "A Step Away" because it offers a downtown location along with a back yard, a deck, two levels of living space, and it's dog friendly. This professionally decorated and seasonally refreshed 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath home is neatly located behind our lifestyle mercantile shop where all guests receive a special discount at our store during their stay. Enjoy yourselves at our fully accessorized home…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Hangers
TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Dryer
Washer

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance

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Saugatuck, Michigan, United States

Saugatuck is a top year-round destination. A lakefront community. A resort town. A beach town. An artistic community. The Saugatuck / Douglas community offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions.

Hosted by Richard & Christian

Joined in May 2014
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We like to travel and work on projects like remodeling and redecorating vacation homes. We enjoy making plans with each other and trying to meet those goals. Travel. Restaurants. Family. Life. Our "lifestyle mercantile" retail store in downtown Saugatuck creates a great synergy for our "A Step Away" guests because we're available to offer "concierge-lite" services and a storewide discount. Stay. Shop. Relax. We've traveled to many cities in the United States: Provincetown, Boston, Manhattan, Brooklyn, DesMoines, Las Vegas, Orlando, South Beach, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, Lake Havasu City, Florence, Seville, Corsica, Newport. To be continued.... Some favorite sites: Fenway Park, The London Bridge, Provincetown Pilgrim Monument, Herring Cove Beach, nearly empty cruise ships on port days, West Point.... Flea Markets, Yard Sales, & Estate Sales....Just try to not stop into one when driving by one.
We like to travel and work on projects like remodeling and redecorating vacation homes. We enjoy making plans with each other and trying to meet those goals. Travel. Restaurants. F…
During your stay
You'll have privacy when staying at our townhouse We'll probably be working in the store at the front of the building and can be available for assistance if needed. Make yourself at home in our home.
Richard & Christian is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $150