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Laura's House In The Woods

Laura's House In The Woods: Vaulted A-Frame with Chef Service, Free Coffee, Firepit, Fireplace & Pet Friendly

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  2600 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Queen


Laura's House In the Woods

Nestled in the trees just a half-mile outside of downtown Saugatuck, this wonderful A-frame home is your private escape from everyday life. In this secluded, wooded retreat, you’ll find the space to reconnect with yourself and others.

Starbucks K-Cups are provided for your use so you can wake up and start your day in the best way! Sip your morning brew on the patio while watching the wildlife and enjoying the breeze.

Laura’s Home in the Woods is named for the mother and mother-in-law of John and Valentino, the owners of the home. They hope her heart for hospitality is felt in their home.

Valentino is a chef from Europe and is available to create gourmet Italian and Spanish meals for you and your guests. He’s sought after in Illinois and Michigan, so plan ahead if you want to book him for your stay.

Offering three comfortable levels of living space complete with two full kitchens, two washer/dryers, and a host of desirable amenities for the perfect vacation, Laura’s House in the Woods is ideal for multiple families or groups of friends. Settle into one of two distinct living areas, including the lower level family room with a gas fireplace and flat screen Smart TV; and the main level living room with soaring cathedral ceiling, large windows, and an additional flat screen Smart TV for streaming all your favorite shows.

Prepare elaborate meals or quick snacks in either of the two well-equipped kitchens, and then dine indoors or out on the front wrap-around deck or furnished back patio. In the backyard, gather around the firepit to roast marshmallows and watch the stars come out. The grassy yard is perfect for Fido to run and play.

The beautiful sunlit loft with skylight is the penthouse master suite of this home. The space feels bright and open, but added glass provides noise privacy from the main level. This space has a relaxing king bedroom with closet and dresser storage, a full bathroom ensuite with shower tub combo, and an office-nook with two desks, chairs, and a printer perfect for remote work or schooling. In addition to the master suite, the home offers sleeping options spread over all three levels. The main level has two queen bedrooms, and the lower level has one queen bedroom and its own private entrance. All bedrooms offer high end quality linens and each bathroom has body wash to make sure you're rested and fresh for the day ahead.

Valentino and John offer guests an optional unforgettable experience – gourmet Italian and Spanish four-course meals. Chef Valentino has 20 years of culinary experience in Italy and Spain and now creates exceptional dining experiences for guests in the US. Options include Spanish paella, homemade lasagna, Mediterranean beef stew with cheese polenta, Italian vegan specialties, lobster with linguine, and an eight-course Italian seafood dinner that is to die for. Skip the lines at area restaurants by ordering from your own private Italian chef. Message for more info and cost.

Please Note
  • The “main level” of this home is one level up from ground level.
  • Beautifully surrounded by a sprinkling of mature trees, you’ll feel like you’re remotely tucked away in the woods. However, the expressway is close, and the traffic can be loud at times, especially outside.
  • There are 2 security cameras on the outside of the property; one at the front door and one over the garage. Both cameras only record when movement is detected and both record both sound and video. These are the only cameras on property.
  • This home was named after Laura, the mother and mother-in-law of the owners. It is not owned by Laura, the owner of Mill Pond Realty.


Laura's House In the Woods
Comfortable Accommodations Throughout
Soaring Ceiling and Bright and Welcoming Space
Main Level Great Room
Double Sliders to the Front Balcony
Two Complete Kitchens
Main Level Kitchen with Snack Bar Island
Keurig Coffee Machine
Starbucks K-Cups Provided
Flat Screen Smart TV in each Living Area
Wireless Internet (Frontier)
Wood Stove upstairs
Gas Fireplace Downstairs
All Linens are 500 Thread Count
All Bathrooms Provide Body Wash
Two Laundry Areas with Washers & Dryers
Backyard Patio with Fire Pit
Outdoor Shower
Dogs Welcome with a $100 per pet fee
Off Street Parking

Lower Level (ground level)
1 Bedroom (Queen)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower/Tub)
Living / Dining / Kitchen / Laundry

Main Level (one level up)
2 Bedrooms (Queen, Queen)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower/Tub)
Living / Dining / Kitchen / Laundry

Upper Level (two levels up)
1 Bedroom (King)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower/Tub)
Work Area

1 mile to Downtown Saugatuck
1.5 miles to Downtown Douglas
2.6 miles to the Douglas Beach
3.6 miles to the Oval Beach
4.8 miles to the Saugatuck Dunes State Park
7.9 miles to Crane's
8.5 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
11.5 miles to Downtown Holland
19.8 miles to Downtown South Haven
31.8 miles to Bittersweet Ski Resort



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Reviewed: Sep 3, 2023
Well equipped kitchen, plenty of room and seating for four couples, comfortable beds, interesting artwork. Great to have the extra kitchen downstairs. Enjoyed the firepit and outside space in front and back. Short drive to Saugatuck downtown area. Appreciated the heads up from Mill Pond Realty regarding what to bring, such as extra paper towels, tp and our own soap/shampoo, although there was a dispenser in the shower. Also appreciated the call the day prior to see if we had any questions. Great responsiveness throughout the process. Our group of eight had a great time!
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2023
The house was great, super clean, great amenities - even firewood in the fire pit. Everything we needed and more. We would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
Great for groups. There are 3 distinct sleeping areas with bathrooms. Great lower level for kids hangout with kitchen. One mile from downtown Sagautuck. Kitchen is very well appointed and appreciated as we cooked many meals. Good hvac and wall mounted ac unit in master bed area. Great water pressure everywhere. Plenty of towels an hair dryers!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
My friends and I just had the most wonderful time at Lauras House in the Woods. When we walked in we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine and a beautifully decorated home with all the extras. We enjoyed coffee in the mornings while sitting in the sun on the front deck. We enjoyed relaxing around the fire pit after a busy day of shopping and sight seeing. The property managers responded to our calls quickly and politely. This home felt like our home away from home with so many comfortable places to relax and have fun. We will definitely return.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We just finished a wonderful and relaxing few days at Lauras House in the Woods! The bedrooms were beautiful and comfortable. I really appreciated having soap for showering and coffee to start my morning. I havent had these special details at other Airbnbs. Thank you! It was nice to have two kitchens and living spaces so we werent on top of each other. It was especially nice have a big table to be able to all eat together. Our meal by Chef Valentino was absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had. John and Chef Valentino made our dining so enjoyable as well as delicious. Mill Pond was very attentive and made it easy to communicate with them. Ill be back!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We had an awesome parents weekend getaway at Lauras House in the Woods! The perfect house for 4 couples. Or would we great for two families!! We stayed comfortably, the house was clean and well cared for, and had plenty of space for us all! By far the highlight was the private dinner with Chef Valentino - So glad we did this! Such a unique experience; our hosts were fabulous and the meal was simply amazing!! This house was just minutes from downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. We had a lovely day in town and came back to a beautiful dinner party just for us (that we didnt have to lift a finger for our plan.) Cant recommend this more!!!
Reviewed: Jul 20, 2022
We were very pleased with our stay. Lauras House in the Woods was a perfect fit for our family. Plenty of space and great sleeping accommodations. Convenient location, just a few minutes from downtown and Oval Beach. The big backyard had a firepit that we utilized. The kitchen was equipped with all the essentials we needed (however, I would suggest bringing extra paper towels, garbage bags, toilet paper, tissues and a kitchen sponge). We ended our stay with an amazing catered at-home dinner offered and prepared by one of the owners of the house, who is a chef. Chef Valentino and John set our table beautifully, the wine choices were paired perfectly and the prepared Italian cuisine was absolutely delicious! And we even had Italian music playing in the background! It was such a great experience and a wonderful way to end our vacation. Would highly recommend, you wont be disappointed. Lastly, Mill Pond Realty was so helpful and answered all our questions and very easy to work with!
Reviewed: Jun 23, 2022
Our family stayed at Lauras House In the Woods with an infant, toddler and small dog. The house was clean and comfortably fit our whole family. The location was a quick drive to downtown Saugatuck. Mill Pond Realty was easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. We spent our first evening having an Italian dinner prepared for us by Valentino and John. The meal and presentation were even better than we imagined! They were wonderful hosts and would highly recommend if you are interested in a private dining experience. You will not be disappointed!
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2022
We had a great stay! The house was very close to downtown and well maintained.
Reviewed: May 26, 2022
The place is at close-drive distance from Saugatuck but will feel you are on the woods, really peaceful morning, at least during the winter time; the living room is smartly distributed and I loved the high spaces, however, my favorite place was the basement, full of comfort, with its own fridge and kitchen. The place can receive 4 couples and the main room is really spacious. Also loved that each room has mag chargers, pretty good for iPhone owners. Great value property!
Reviewed: Mar 27, 2022
Everything was as expected and clean and in good working order. Also it was just a very cool house.
Reviewed: Jan 31, 2022
Amazing spot in Saugatuck! Had everything we needed and great backyard for dogs. Also very fast communicators when we needed some small household items. Thanks for everything!
Reviewed: Jan 12, 2022
Excellent house in a great location near downtown Saugatuck. The two main living spaces are very comfortable and provide plenty of room, including a large lower level that could be a separate apartment. The master suite is very nice, with a king size bed, office area, and a skylight. The host made the check-in and check-out processes very easy. We would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2021
Lauras House in the Woods was the chosen location for a weekend getaway and an Italian dinner for six which was auctioned off at a gala in Bloomington, IN. Chef Valentino served an exquisite dinner that was worthy of a five-star rating. The home with its open design gave plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining and the large windows brought in sunlight and views of the wooded surroundings. The fire pit in the back yard was a delightful place to relax. I will definitely return and have recommended Lauras House in the Woods to my friends. Our hosts went out of their way to make everyone comfortable and the weekend memorable.


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