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Gerber House

Gerber House: Savor the classic charm of this downtown Douglas beauty with a relaxing screen porch and convenient fenced-in backyard

  10 guests
  4 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  2700 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Double / Full
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


Gerber House

This magnificent house is not only a historical monument, but also a one of a kind vacation rental opportunity. The cozy, at-home feel of this house and the convenient location will give you more than enough to do and have you ready to come back year after year.

Not only are you a short walk from the downtown Douglas area, but you are also within 5 minutes of downtown Saugatuck. Both of these areas offer many restaurants, boutiques, parks, activities, and waterfront areas that are available for you to enjoy. With so many activities and sites to see, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Fall in love with the historical feel and Michigan architecture of this brilliant home. This two-story home with four bedrooms will feel just like home while keeping the historic sentiment alive. Soak up the sun and savor the summer breeze on the furnished screen porch, the spacious, fenced-in backyard, or on the waterfront areas nearby. Feel right at home with the seasonal fireplace in the spacious living room. Relax and revisit your favorite books or magazines in the cozy den area. Alleviate all of your stress while roasting marshmallows and telling stories around the fire pit, cooking on the gas grill, or spending time at the local parks and beaches.

There isn't anything that this vacation rental doesn't offer: beautiful home, great location to the downtown areas, friendly locals, and a surplus of activities. Prepare to be blown away by this quaint, yet amazing town and vacation rental.

Please Note:
  • This is a historic downtown Douglas cottage. The wood floors are original, the stairs are steep, and there is beautiful wood work throughout.
  • Laundry facilities are available in the basement. The stairs are very steep. Please use the hand rail and be careful. 
  • The backyard area is fenced in. 
  • Many of our guests enjoy walking to both downtown Douglas and downtown Saugatuck from Gerber House.
  • The stairs to the upper level are steep. Please use the hand rail.
  • The upstairs bathroom is accessed through two of the bedrooms. There is no entry from the hallway.
  • There is no high speed internet available at this address. Internet is provided through a satellite, but can sometimes be slow. 


Gerber House
Character and Charm Throughout
Downtown Douglas Location
Living Room with Flat Screen TV
Basic DirecTV
DVD / CD Player
Wireless Internet (not high speed)
Family Room with Seasonal Fireplace
Den Perfect for Reading
Formal Dining Room
Basic Kitchen
Coffee Maker
No Dishwasher
Central Air Conditioning Upstairs
High Efficiency AC Wall Unit Downstairs
Beautiful Screen Porch
Open Decking
Gas BBQ Grill
Fenced-in Backyard
Fire Pit
Parking for 4 Cars
Dog Friendly with an additional $100 per pet fee

Main Level
1 Bedroom (Full)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower/Tub Combo)
Living Room (Sofa Sleeper)

Upper Level
3 Bedrooms (Queen, Queen, Queen)
1 Full Bathroom (Shower)
Upstairs bathroom is accessed through 2 of the 3 bedrooms

0 miles to downtown Douglas
1 mile to Downtown Saugatuck 
1.5 miles to Douglas Beach on Lake Michigan
2.5 miles to The Oval Beach 
6.8 miles to Fenn Valley Winery
11 miles to downtown Holland
19 miles to downtown South Haven



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Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
Great house, perfect location and had everything we needed for a great weekend away.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
We appreciate the location of Gerber House, close to everything but in a very quiet neighborhood. It was wonderful to have a fenced yard for our golden retriever. (Very few vacation rentals have a securely fenced yard for your dog.) The house is huge and each kid & grandma had their own bedroom, perfect for teenagers who want privacy. We would return!
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2023
Great location! Easy access to beaches, downtown Douglas & Saugatuck. Good restaurants and the grandkids loved the parks. We enjoyed the pickleball courts at Schultz Park.
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022
We have always enjoyed our time at the Gerber House for our family vacations.
Reviewed: May 26, 2022
Such a cute little house! We loved it and would stay again!
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2020
Great house and location. Walkable to downtown Douglas, which has great restaurants and shops.
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2020
Great House - had a wonderful weekend!
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2020
Wonderful spacious property with all the yard amenities you would want to enjoy relaxing nights, great location so close to amazing attractions and downtown areas, very peaceful.
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2020
The Gerber House was a perfect/convenient home base for our getaway in Saugatuck. Its a lovely 15 min walk to downtown saugatuck and conveniently located to get anywhere else (multiple beaches, Mt. Baldhead, etc). The place is great and has lots of charming historic touches. The yard is perfect for dogs and all of the amenities/appliances worked well - but nothing fancy. Would definitely stay here again and recommend you check it out!
Reviewed: Aug 4, 2019
This is a comfortable house in Douglas, right across the bridge from Saugatuck. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house has a huge backyard with a grill and fire pit. On the lower level, there is a kitchen, living and dinning room. It is not one large open space, but rather a few inter-connected smaller spaces. One could argue that the house has three living rooms and two dinning rooms, if you count each sub-space separately. There is one bedroom downstairs and three more bedrooms upstairs. They are all comfortable. There are two bathrooms, one in each floor (thus, the three bedrooms upstairs share the same bathroom). The laundry machine is in the basement. It is the kind of unfinished basement that my wife is afraid to go down to. Our need of communication with MPR was minimal since the house had everything we needed and there was no problem with our stay. Check in & check out was straight forward.
Reviewed: May 30, 2019
Mill Pond is a 5 star agency. The Gerber House was a pleasure and exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this rental and agency. Thank you for making our friends reunion a special treat!
Reviewed: May 27, 2019
Great place. Very cozy. The hosts are prompt and are always available to make your stay pleasant.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Gerber House. It was perfect for our family vacation-- centrally located with a great backyard and plenty of room.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
Overall house was lovely and comfortable. Bedding was clean. We enjoyed our stay.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
The house was beautiful and very homey. It was above our expectations. Loved the antiques and choice of decor. The beds were very comfortable and would definitely come back and recommend the house to everyone! It was also very quiet. There were six of us and no one heard anyone while sleeping.
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2017
We love the Saugatuck/Douglas area and appreciate the beautiful historic place we rented through Mill Pond. The staff is very helpful and available. This is our 4th year and we plan to return to this beautiful area.
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2016
Our time at Gerber House was thoroughly enjoyable for us and we found the house to be exactly what we needed. During our stay, my extended family joined us for both the late afternoon and evening of November 24 and 25. We found the size of the house, the lay-out of the rooms, the comfortableness and coziness of the home and even the location, to be superb! Many family members commented on each of these features while we were together and in separate notes sent to me afterward. The house was clean and well appointed with little clutter, which we all enjoyed. And when we arrived, the lights were on, the music was playing and the house was warm, with even a pie was waiting for us. After a long day and a long drive, it was a wonderful feeling to be welcomed in such a way! A big Thank you to each one of you who gave your time and energy to prepare for our stay!. Thank you too, to the owners of the Gerber House!
Reviewed: Feb 24, 2016
Lovely property, lots of room and great location. Loved the screened porch and fire pit.
Reviewed: Feb 24, 2016
Beautiful house and well equipped kitchen. Had a great time!
Reviewed: Feb 24, 2016
This was one o the nicest properties that we have rented in this area. It easily accommodated our family. The amenities and location were excellent. If this property is available next time we come to this area, we would ask for it.
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014
Wonderful, historic home well equipped for a family of 5. Loved the location. Close to Douglas and Oval Beaches! Highly recommend the area, home, and Mill Pond Realty.
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014
Gerber House was just as described. Very clean, close to everything, plenty of room for everyone. We had a great time using the house!
Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014
Gerber house is charming and very large. The beds were comfortable. It is close to everything! I love the charm and the screened in porch.
Reviewed: Apr 30, 2014
The Gerber House is a charming home that has been beautifully restored and updated with everything needed and more for an enjoyable visit to the area. The kitchen is well-equipped. We stayed at the house in February and it was nice, warm and provided a wonderful space to relax and unwind. There was plenty of natural light for reading and a lovely front porch and deck out back. We enjoy snow and enjoyed a snowfall while we were there. The driveway was cleared right away by a hired service. There is a nice park across the street where we enjoyed the fresh snow. The house is within walking distance to downtown Douglas where you will find many interesting shops and galleries. Lake Michigan is just a short drive away. We walked on the beach in the snow which was a wonderful experience! We also watched a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan. We walked to the lighthouse Big Red and took some wonderful pictures there as well. Our visit was wonderful and we would love to return in the future!
Reviewed: Apr 29, 2014
The Gerber House is wonderful, my family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The house is completed renovated and has lots of room. The location of the house is fantastic within walking distance to the shops, restaurants in town, parks and the water. Our kids enjoyed the little park across the street. We cant wait to get back to the Gerber House for our next visit.


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