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NATURE LOVERS PARADISE- HOFFMASTER STATE PARK AND LITTLE BLACK LAKE

Doris

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Doris

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Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014
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NATURE LOVERS PARADISE- HOFFMASTER STATE PARK AND LITTLE BLACK LAKE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Grand Haven House Rental Photos and Description

Great Location- Hike, Fish, Kayak and Canoe- Minutes from shopping & restaurants

During the busy summer season we only rent this house by the week from Sunday - Sunday.

If you like the outdoors, you'll love our home! The view of quiet, quaint Little Black Lake is spectacular! This 1 mile long lake is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Little Black Lake is shallow and weedy so it is not good for swimming. We include the free use of our bikes, kayaks, canoe and row boat with our rental rate and have lake access. Hoffmaster State park is in the back yard. The magnificent park is home to huge 200' sand dunes, miles and miles of hiking and cross country ski trails. At the end of the trail you'll find over 3 miles of sandy Lake Michigan beach. (Lake Michigan is a 30 minute hike from the house)

In the fall the pace slows but the beauty remains. The fall colors are spectacular

In the winter enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing or ice skating .

The Lakes Mall, Craig's Cruisers, countless restaurants, golf courses, theaters, pubs etc. are less than five minutes away by car.

We will consider parties of up to 8 people however there is an extra charge for groups over 6.

There is a road between Little Black Lake and the house, it is not a major road however there is a fair amount of traffic, due to subdivisions in the area.

Area Attractions : Michigan's Adventure,

Grand Haven's Musical Fountain,

Miles & Miles of Beautiful Singing Sand beaches

Grand Haven State Park,

Hoffmaster State Park,

Muskegon State Park,

Pere Marquette Park,

Check out the sun sets over Lake Michigan,

U.S. Silversides in Muskegon,

Grand Haven & Muskegon's Farmers Markets,

Charter Fishing Boats,

Picturesque Piers,

Bike paths,

Craig's Cruisers,

We do have another home, listing #322166: Both house are on Little Black Lake and Hoffmaster State Park and each has High Speed Wireless Internet and Cable TV. We allow well trained, well behaved dogs in our homes. We have an ample supply of board games, books and videos.

Our Unique Area: Little Black Lake is a precious inland lake. Unlike many West Michigan lakes it is nearly undeveloped. There are only a handful of homes on the entire lake. Therefore, it is an excellent lake for kayaking, canoeing or fishing. It is not unusual to catch 5# Bass, 10 inch Bluegills or large Northern Pike. I should also mention that we do not recommend Little Black Lake for swimming. Although the water quality has been tested and it is one of the cleanest lakes around, it also is a shallow weedy lake and most parts have a muddy bottom. For swimming, we recommend Lake Michigan. You can walk there from our home. It takes about 20 minutes but I assure you if you take the hike, you'll feel like you've found paradise.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doris (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Chicago, Illinios
5

Little Black Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Owner's provided accurate description of property. Home was clean, well maintained and pet friendly. All amenities were provided and then some including rowboats, kyaks, canoes, fire pit, bicycles, helmets and even a walking stick for trails and binoculars for birdwatching. The house was cozy, bathrooms clean and kitchen was very well equiped. The owners were very informative about the area and readily available for the few questions we had. The location was very private and quiet and the light on Little Black Lake was magical at sunrise and sunset. There were numerous hiking trails and the walk to the beach through Hoffmaster State Park was pretty short. This getaway provides a very good combination of comfort and outdoor activities. There is nice shopping and gelato in Grand Haven just to the south and the farmers market in Muskegon, just to the north is very large. All in all it was very relaxing and fun.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Scootergal for taking the time to review our property. We agree you, there is something magical about the sunrises and sunsets on Little Black Lake. No two are ever the same.

We are also very lucky to have Hoffmaster State Park in our back yard and even though we have lived in West Michigan all of our lives we are still in awe of Lake Michigan and the beautiful dunes. All of our guests should plan to spend a day walking on of the singing sand beaches in our area and watching sunset over the Big Lake.
business
Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
5

Perfect pet friendly get-away

  • 5 of 5
We wanted a quick, comfortable weekend getaway with our well-mannered pup. We got it at this lovely property. Everything we needed was available to us (with the exception of a microwave but we made due just fine without it). The house was spotless. We loved the easy access to acres and acres of state park just out the back door. The weather wasn't the best so we didn't get out on the lake but everything we needed had we wanted to was there. This was our second stay at this owners' properties - our first time just down the street. We actually preferred the other house because of the enclosed front porch but both are perfect for someone looking for comfortable, clean, quiet retreat close to Grand Haven that really welcomes well-behaved pups. Thanks for making this available, Doris. Hopefully we'll see you again next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have our guests return, time and time again. Also it's fun to hear what they enjoy while visiting our area. There is so much to see and do and each season brings its own personality to the area. Sometimes, because we live here we take for granted the beauty around us. Our apologies to these guests that the microwave wasn't working, we were unaware that it had quit. Future renters can rest assured it will be fixed or replaced. Keeping things in good working order is high on our priority list. As for house, listing #322166 on Homeaway.com. It is a lovely place too.
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Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Madison, OH 44057
5

A great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our daughter and her family came to join my husband and me for a week's August vacation. We found everything clean and comfortable. They took the upstairs beds and bath; we took the downstairs bed and bath with the dogs, and their crates. My husband had worried about an August vacation without air conditioning, but there was always a nice breeze and the evenings were cool, cool enough to enjoy the fire pit on Black Lake.
My grandson learned to play ping pong, corn hole and row a boat. He had watched the Michigan ads back in Ohio and everything became PURE Michigan: sweet corn, blueberries, the sugar fine sand, Lake Michigan, even its dunes.
We have never stayed in a home better equipped for cooking, sleeping, and fun. The four types of water craft, six bikes in all sizes and the fishing poles were enough to tempt us back to use them all.
Our hosts were helpful and promptly responded to all requests: a tea kettle? be right out! movie and a restaurant? here's a link to our suggestions.
Best of all for our family: the dogs were welcome; there was plenty of room for them both, inside and out. They gave us no trouble because they, too, were comfortable.
Of all the wonderful state parks in Michigan, Hoffmaster is one of our favorites because it offers both a wilderness feel and is still close to quaint towns, good restaurants, and even a mall complete with all the same establishments you find coast to coast.
We worried a bit when planning about the road in front of the house, but kept the dogs in the back yard/state park and taught our grand son to stop and check carefully both ways before crossing. It worked out fine.
When we were younger, we tented, but now, beds sound better. We are thankful for kind people like our hosts, who allow us to get out into nature with our dogs and kids and not suffer after the vacation is over.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
5

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
The house was very cozy and in a great location. Right out the back door was Hoffmaster State Park; great early morning hikes with our labs! The lake across the street from the house was excellent for kayaking, canoeing, and even getting in the water out towards the sanding part. The towns for shopping were great and close; within 30 minutes! The dog park was great also and the family enjoyed swimming in Lake Michigan even though it was a little chilly. Thank you again Doris and Jim for a great family vacation by providing your home to us! We loved it!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
5

Great family get away!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay. The home is well thought out and equipped with everything you need for the perfect get away. Our family loved the fact that the Kayaks and fishing poles were ready to go with a nice big fire pit for roasting marshmallows. It is also very nicely located close to grocery shopping and downtown Grandhaven. We also found the place to be very tidy and in a quiet location. We will definately be returning!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature Lovers Paradise- Hoffmaster State Park and Little Black Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p178510
+1 -6165108896
Grand Haven Western Michigan
5

Cool, windy and wet.

  • 5 of 5
We did not go for the weather. Typical Michigan Spring, one good day. The house was warm, everything you needed was there, the fireplace worked great and we were snug and bugs in a rug. Had a great, relaxed time. Oven and stove got a workout and performed superbly. Great beds!!! You can make it from the house to Lake Michigan in "15-20 minutes"... if you run and if you know where you are going. Took us about 45 minutes but was a wonderful walk and climb. We will return! Dave and Rita
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sam's Joint
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Oakridge Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U. S. 31 & I -96
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hoffmaster State Park
Car: necessary

This is a nature-lovers paradise.

In front of our home is enthralling Little Black Lake - 250 acres of serenity. Hop in our kayaks, canoe or row boat- take a paddle and relax. Soak in the the quiet peacefulness and uniqueness of the unadulterated surroundings. It's a treasure trove of wildlife. Bring a camera to capture the spectacular sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and quaintness.

Take a walk out our back door and into Hoffmaster State Park. You'll be greeted by a canopy of hardwood trees, birds singing, squirrels chattering and 1300 acres of hiking trails. A ten minute walk brings you to the Gillette Nature Center. A twenty minute hike brings you to a mammoth dune. Climb the stairs to the top or meander around it and down to 3 miles of singing sand beach on Lake Michigan.

At the end of the day, roast marshmallows around our fire pit and then curl up in one of our four comfy bedrooms. Free linens, bikes, kayaks. canoe and row boat.

Other Activities: Lake Michigan and it's beautiful beaches, sunsets and piers are a must see! You may also want to check out Michigan Adventure & Craig's cruisers, the beautiful boardwalk and The Musical Fountain in Grand Haven, Also, don't forget to visit one of the many farm markets, u-pick farms, Muskegon's Naval & Art museums or just kick back and relax.

Golf: Oakridge golf course is just down the street. It is a great course. Other favorite courses include Stonegate, Muskegon Country Club and Grand Haven Country Club.

Ski: Great cross country skiing right out the back door

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2015
Nov 1 2014 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$1,500
 
 
Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 11 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes During the off season we will consider long term monthly rentals or rate is 1500.00 per month in the winter. The monthly rate is for a 2 month minimum.

During the summer we rent by the week from Friday to Friday

We will consider spring and fall rentals of less than 1 week.

Weekend rates $200 a night ( Fri. Sat.Sun )

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lower Bath
  • Our home is very clean and well maintained. We supply hand soap, toilet paper and basic cleaning supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 11 x12
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 9 1/2 x 11
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 11 x 12
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 11 x 11 lower level
  • Little Black Lake can be viewed from all the bedrooms and the living room and dining room. The sunrises are spectacular. Make sure you pack your camera.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home has hardwood & tile floors throughout. This house is very clean with a beautiful view of Little Black Lake out the front windows . Look out the back windows and into the rolling hills and forests of Hoffmaster State Park. Our home sits on approximately 2 acres of land so, there's plenty of room both inside and outside. If you need something just ask we may have it.

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