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Aruba - Want-a-be !! Waterfront, In & Outdoor Pools, & Fun!

James Rybaski

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Aruba - Want-a-be !! Waterfront, In & Outdoor Pools, & Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Grand Haven Condo Rental Photos and Description

State of the Art Waterfront 2-3 BR Sleep 6-8

Remodeled condo in the heart of all that Grand Haven and Spring Lake has to offer. Situated on the channel to spring Lake with awesome views, you can laze the day away on the balcony watching boats go by. From this location, you have access to everything! Located right next door is your included access to an Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool, Indoor Hot Tub, Tiki Bar, Restaurant, Game Area, Exercise Room, and even Bikes! The bike path is right out front and can take you all the way into downtown Grand Haven. Also, the trolley stops by regularly or it can be called at any time to come and bring you to Grand Haven to visit the town and go to the Grand Haven State Park Beach! Right around the corner is Old Boys Brewhouse, the Channel Walk is right out front, and even Ice Cream is a short walk away. If you are looking for a place that has ALL the amenities, and LOTS to do, this is it. This loft style unit sleeps six in four twins and one queen, pull out sofa in great room sleeps 2.

Amenities: Ready to rent with dishwasher, microwave, full kitchen hardware, and blender.

Also has a 53' Big Screen TV with Surround Sound and DVD player in the living room where you can watch TV and your views out the double seven foot sliders at the same time. Need we say more?

Amenities: Washer/dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Dishes and Tableware, Blenders, Linens, 53' Big Screen with Surround Sound, Grill, Patio Furniture, Private Car-Port, Additional Parking (5+ cars), Grand Haven Trolley, Bikes, Indoor pool, Outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise room and more.

Highlights: Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, lighthouse, beach, sun, pools, hot tub, exercise, bike trails, boating, surfing, condo, shopping, arts, music, musical fountain, 4th of July, vacation rental, Holland, tulip time, tulips, coast guard festival, off shore racing, sailboat, dunes, antique car show, crafts, kite boarding, ice cream, golfing, Muskegon, rivers, kayaking,

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
James Rybaski (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Aruba - Want-a-be !! Waterfront, In & Outdoor Pools, & Fun!
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

A beautiful, relaxing, wonderful vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was spacious, clean and beautiful with everything we needed for our family. We had a wonderful time walking on the boardwalk, and watching the boats come in from our own balcony which overlooked the water. It was so nice to drink our coffee in the morning on the balcony with the peaceful surroundings and gorgeous scenery. We also enjoyed the grill and kitchen with everything we needed. The location of the condo is perfect too since it is located near the main roads leading to the beach and into town. We spent some beautiful days at P.J. Hoffmaster state park and walking along the pier in Grand Haven. Then on the one day when it rained a bit in the afternoon we had the option of going to the indoor pool and hot tub. When the rain cleared up we moved outside to the outdoor pool and spent a glorious afternoon in the sun. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone, we had absolutely no problems with it at all! Jim was very kind and helpful in everything we needed in planning our vacation which made it completely smooth and stress-free! Thank you for a great vacation, we miss the condo already.

The Gravelles

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Satisfaction guaranteed!!

  • 5 of 5

We were more than impressed with the condo and the space that it gave each family member. It was clean and up to date and it had everything that we needed. The owner, James is amazing and went out of his way to make sure that our needs were met. In the weeks before our trip, he took time to answer any questions we had about the area and activities that we should do while in town. He even took the time to check in on us mid-week to make sure that we had everything that we needed, and brought us a "housewarming gift". I cannot say enough good things about him. The city of Grand Haven had many things to keep us busy and I have already recommended family and friends to the area and to the Aruba Want-a-be! AWESOME!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Great Location = Great Time

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a convient place to stay in the Grand Haven area this is it. Someone in our group usually forgets something they need, so it is very nice to have Meijer, WalMart and Target all within minutes of the condo.

If you don't want to use the nicely equiped kitchen for cooking there are a few restaurants within walking distance and dozens of great choices within 10-15 minute drives.

Another added perk of the condo is the easy access to the highway. We took time to travel South about 30 minutes and enjoy the Holland area as well as head North about 50 minutes to hang out in Silver Lake for a day. Other atractions we took advantage of along the way include:

-Michigan Adventure amusement park

-Country Dairy and Lewis Farm Market and Petting Zoo in New Era

-A raft and canoe trip from Happy Mohawk livery

-The numerous gorgeous beaches in the area

There are also countless others that we just didn't have enough time to do.

On top of all that the condo is very nice and the owner is great to deal with. We were sad to have to leave at the end of our time there and we will definetly consider this rental next time we stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Livonia, Michigan

Had a fabulous time

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful week and all of our expectations were met and often exceeded. The weather just happened to be perfect; the accomodations were pristine upon arrival and Jim checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. The condo was bright, inviting and well equipped, and its location was outstanding visavis the many attractions in the area. My family is athletic so we really enoyed being able to use the amenities of the hotel next door. We visited the workout room daily.

My hats off to Jim and his "Aruba wanna Be." We definitely would rent again and recommend the property to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a privaldge to be selected as your home away from home. There is a saying, that if one can count the number of close friends on one hand, he is blessed. The number of great guests that I have had the opportunity to meet through the Aruba Wannabe condos, have at the end of the vacation, became friends. I honestly do not have enough hands to count all the guests that have became "friends" over the years, as you and your family. Thank you for such wonderful remarks. It is a honor that I had the ability to satisfy and accomodate all your relaxing vacation needs, and it was indeed my pleasure to host you and your family in our condo. Fun wasn't it !!! I always request great weather for my guests, it's just the pull I have. On your next vacation, the coffee will be hot, the water wet, and sun shinning and the key in the lock box. As always my best, Jim

The perfect Vacation Destination. Don’t hesitate!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, myself and another couple from Arizona, booked the Aruba Wannabe Condo in June 2012. Jim the owner was fantastic and easy to deal with and met all our needs with a great personality! This was our SECOND Homeaway experience and it was the second glowing success. After our flight to the Gerald Ford airport we rented a car, Jim’s directions were very accurate. This location is super easy to get to, off 96 West to the Grand Haven exit on to 104 directly to the Holiday Inn and the condos. We arrived to find our private parking spot, with a tremendous amount of parking along side the condos for all our guests. Everything was TOP NOTCH. The location is loaded with KILLER restaurants. Food price is very moderate and it's WORTH IT because it's all so good. The unit was SUPER clean when we arrived. It's BETTER than advertised! The views are awesome, neighbors are non-existent and you can really enjoy yourself in this unit, quiet. All the amenities we needed were there. Internet, 3 levels, kids enjoyed the staircase to the 3rd level ( like camping out), THREE flat screens, a great stereo, DVD - though no 1/8" jack input for ipods so bring a 1/8"-to-RCA (red/white) cord if you want to jack in to the stereo. We did! The master bedroom is HUGE HUGE HUGE with a private bath , as the second level. The second level is very roomy with private bath. The kitchen, dining and living room are HUGE and GORGEOUS. Queen pullout in living room and the sofa is GIGANTIC with a nice chaise lounge. Grill on the private deck, but did not use, ate out most of the time, who has time to cook on vacation. The AC works perfectly and hot water lasts forever. We had 9 friends in the unit over the weekend and all had a tremendous time by the pool party locations. We only slept 5 at any given time and there were PLENTY of extra linens / pillows. This unit easily handles 6 if not 7-8 for sleeping. The beach is very close about a 5-8 minute drive, the hot tub and 2 pools were awesome, the pools are great for families, the children really enjoyed themselves other then being in the hot sand at Lake Michigan. Couldn't hear any noise in the unit. At anytime if you are relaxing around the pool and hot tub areas you will see all the large boats going into the big lake or into Spring Lake, so relaxing. Jim offered the use of bikes at a very reasonable & I mean reasonable price, so we did a lot of bike riding also. Overall we TOTALLY recommend this unit for so many reasons. Don't hesitate.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

The Perfect Vacation Destination!!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying my family and I enjoy vacationing in differnet areas of the country as much as we can. We have stayed in numerous spots on the Gulf of Mexico, Martha's Vineyard, Vegas, the Carolina's, etc. We enjoy the water, great views, great dining, biking, hiking, swimming, site seeing and all the other things that go with a great vacation. The Aruba - Want-a-be not was not only our FAVORITE vacation spot we have been too, it literally is surrounded with more things to do than you will ever be able to accomplish in one week. The accomodations are absolutely first class and the gentleman we rented from, Jim Rybaski truly BENT OVER BACKWARDS to ensure we had every need met, all the information regarding the area (hot spots to see and visit), and literally took a very personal interest in making sure not only my wife and I were happy but my two daughters as well. Jim invited us to go out on Lake Michigan for a sunset cruise, he was IMMEDIATELY accessible for any questions we had and most importantly was sincerely interested in keeping us happy. We just had the best week! We spent several days at the beaches (which are the best we have ever been too), the indoor/outdoor pools and hot tub, a day at Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, the sand dunes, long early morning walks along the pier, great dinners...we just can't say enough. The only downfall of our entire vacation was this morning when we checked out. The week went WAY too fast but such is life when you are having a great time. There is something in Grand Haven for matter what age your age. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this unit and Grand Haven for anybody looking for a great vacation spot that truly makes you feel like you are away from it all. I also HIGHLY RECOMMEND Jim Rybaski as a host at the beginning of the vacation....and a friend by the end of it!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ed and family, after reading your wonderful review, my head became so big, my hat doesn't fit anymore !!! These reviews are so special, it is like my scrapebook. I have memories too , and they start by the first phonecall for booking the Aruba-Wannabe. Most of my guests have never been to this area before, and I really try to get all guests in a vacation mood at the beginning, and as you state "as a friend at the end" Grand haven-Spring Lake is a special place, full of sun, beach, boating, and lots of water. Your children were special (as all children are) and enjoyed every aspect of their home away from home. They didn't want to leave, and it was hard for me to tell them, I had new guests arriving. Your daughter said to me " can I stay with them", how does one forget that, (out of the mouth of children). I told her she has to go back to her home with her dad & mom, just something I thought you would want to know !!! You know you are always welcome, Ed and Cheryl, and please give my best to Becca & Jessica and yes, we have become friends. As always my best, Jim


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many / Holiday Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Muskegon Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Holiday Inn / Old Dogs Brewery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Haven / Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, Holland, Grand River, Grand Rapids

Other Activities: World's Largest Musical Fountain


Rates & Availability

From $1,650 Per week

Grand Haven Condo Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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Notes Call and inquire, so much vacation information to post for adults and children, within 3 minutes, excise facilities, 2 pools, indoor and out door, hot tubs, live entertainment, cocktail tiki bars, 3 marina's in front of condo, bike trails in front, walking trails in front and rear, fishing all around, slips for rent, well do you want me to go on ??? or call 616-485-1020
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Grand Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean!, full showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Balcony - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beautiful views! Fully furnished! Extremely clean!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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