USA Michigan Lake Michigan Douglas Listing #28652

Switching Gears - Douglas, MI

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14 reviews
Max. occupancy: 11 3 Queen Bed, 5 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Spacious, family-friendly home w/ a firepit! Just a short walk to the beach!

This gorgeous home is the perfect spot for you and your family to spend a relaxing vacation! Enjoy a short, five-minute walk from the door to toes in the sand, and view the amazing Western Michigan sunsets (a favorite of everyone after dinner). The ultra homey feel makes this a great place for winding down while providing an upgraded vacation experience. A full kitchen and plenty of dining space can be found in the home, making meal preparation a breeze. The screened porch is a great spot to enjoy a cup of joe and breathe in some of that fresh Michigan air as you take in the gorgeous views of the lush forest right in front of your eyes! Kids will love playing in the basement or enjoying a fun night by the firepit in the backyard! You can find a convenient gas grill out in the backyard as well.

What's nearby:
This home is just a short walk from Lake Michigan, so you won't have to travel far to enjoy some fun in the sun! Douglas Beach is less than a quarter of a mile away. Looking to switch gears? Just two miles away is downtown Saugatuck, which is easily accessed via a gorgeous bike ride. Plenty of restaurants and bars can be found in the surrounding area as well, including those that sit right on the water.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

Parking Notes: Park two vehicles side by side in the designated spaces to the left of the home. There is an additional space on the other side of the home for one more vehicle.
A parking diagram is also provided at the home for your reference.
Unauthorized parking can result in property damage, frustrated neighbors, and in some cases revocation of a rental certificate is possible. For these reasons, it's paramount that you follow the parking diagram at all times or you will be towed.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

Water Access: Douglas Beach is just around the corner. Simply continue down Center Street and turn RIGHT onto Lakeshore Drive. You will see a sign for the beach on the left; it is a very short 2 minute walk from the property.

City/town permit number: Douglas STR Cert

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private








14 reviews

Joanne S. Jul 2021
The bedroom layout was easy for a couple of families with children to take the top and bottom levels and leave the main floor for group gatherings.
Kirti P. Apr 2021
We really enjoyed our quiet and relaxing week at Switching Gears. There was plenty of room to spread out. The location was perfect...close to the water and to both Saugatuck and Douglas. We would stay here again.
Patricia D. Oct 2020
This beautiful home has a spacious living room for all-night chats. The dining table sits 8 comfortably for a special dinner. Porch and outdoor areas offer some nice options.
Judith C. Sep 2020
Totally enjoyed our stay.
Keith F. Sep 2020
Our extended family really enjoyed staying here over the Labor Day holiday. The house is well appointed easily accommodating our six adults on three levels; open concept main level with an adjoining screened porch that was perfect for relaxation and dining--well shaded; comfortable and cool. This home is located just a few minutes away by foot to Lakeshore Drive where you can get a few miles of exercise along the lakefront--beautiful homes and friendly people. Switching Gears is located in a relatively quiet and private area--we really appreciated how quiet it was with all of the other homes in that area. In terms of cleanliness--we were very impressed and we really appreciate those efforts as that is a high priority at this time (and any time we travel). We could not have been happier with our choice to stay here.
Martha F. Aug 2020
My family and I loved our stay at Switching Gears! It very comfortably accommodated the 6 adults and 3 children who were in our group. We loved the proximity of the house to the beach and to downtown Douglas (we got coffee from "Respite" EVERY morning). The kids loved the swing in the backyard as well as the outdoor shower. We will definitely keep this property in mind next time we visit Saugatuck!
Donna F. Jul 2020
It is a great house- perfect size for our family. Location is ideal. Love the screened-in porch.
Gwen W. Mar 2020
Very comfortable. We did a lot of cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. Pretty area to walk around. Saw 5 deer from the living room. 2 adults, 7 kids and we had more than enough space. Beds were very comfy.
mark p. Mar 2020
Was clean and orgy. Close to the lake. Good for families
Maryann L. Mar 2020
Beautiful home for the family And a room on the main level for grandparents. And a room on the main level for grandparents.I will be back !!
Chester W. Dec 2019
The home was just as advertised and suited our needs well. It was clean and well appointed. The check in and out process was very easy. Should the need arise we would definitely lease it again.
. Sep 2019
This is a beautiful home. Looks just like the pictures. Very clean and felt safe. Close walk to the beach and close to downtown Saugatuck.
. Jun 2019
Switching Gears is the perfect vacation cottage! When our rental week was over we were all sad to leave. It's very pretty inside and out, spotless and had everything we needed. The 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms were just right for our family. I think our favorite spot was the lovely screened-in porch which we used morning, noon and night! The bunk bed was especially fun for our 4 1/2 year old grandson who never slept in one before. But his favorite place was playing in the outdoor shower stall! His imagination provided hours of fun and he never even turned on the water! He pretended it was a train, a police station and even his own house! We loved the location of the cottage, too. It was a short walk to Douglas Beach, about a mile to downtown Douglas and St. Peter's Catholic Church was less than a mile away so my husband walked to mass everyday. Saugatuck was a very short drive for shopping and dining. We would definitely recommend this cottage to our friends and hopefully will come back ourselves one day.
Stephanie Nelson . Aug 2017
Well maintained house. Especially loved screened porch.