SLICE OF LIFE-VACATION HOUSE MAKE FAMILY MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFE TIME

Murray C. Swiftney and Hope Tripp

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
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Murray C. Swiftney and Hope Tripp

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SLICE OF LIFE-VACATION HOUSE MAKE FAMILY MEMORIES THAT LAST A LIFE TIME

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

SLICE OF LIFE ESTATE, Vacation HOUSE

Welcome to My personal Slice of Life Estate, on Pottawatomie Lake.

Grand Haven, is on the Lake Michigan Coastline, known for its summer Coast Guard Festival and quaint, relaxing and fun town.

Now that you have picked the right town, pick the perfect vacation home!

You will be so pleased and happy with the Vacation House!

Looking for a charming getaway?

Then the Slice of Life Vacation House is just what you’re looking for! My private Vacation House has everything you need plus more. 2,100 sq. ft.plus! So much to do! You'll never want to leave!

Your only 100 yards away to Slice of Life's own private sandy beach from your relaxing patio furniture and stainless steel gas grill! With a gradual sloping sandy bottom good for swimming and great for kids. 2 days of pontoon boat when you book a full week, kayaks, paddle boat, 10’ plastic fishing boat with trolling motor. SEA DOO available for up-charge. Fire pit on the beach for bonfires and smores! Ladder ball, Horseshoes, Big Birdie Golf, Bean Bag toss, Croquet, bikes, 80’ dock and much, much more.

If you do decide to go into our quaint town,(and leave the private gated property, which by the way is very secluded, yet close to everything) you will find the worlds largest musical fountain, boardwalks, lake Michigan, the annual coast guard festival and parade. Downtown there is plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, movies; just down the road about 5 minutes.

Just(2.6 miles) is breath taking Hoffma Park, gorgeous year round, paths to walk, floating bridge over the Bayou. There is Central park in down town Grand haven. Pottawattomie Park is just across from my private beach, a fun quick paddle boat or kayak ride. At the park you will find Picnic shelters, play ground, fishing dock, and swimming beach.

Now for the house please see the pictures and video. A picture is worth a thousand words, and even the pictures can not say enough! You won’t be disappointed.

On the main floor there is 2 bedrooms, 1 with a king bed and 1 with a queen bed.

Both bedrooms have there own T.V and D.V.D player. Beautiful electric fireplace in

living room. Large picture window to look out. WII with WII fit, D.V.D player and Onkyo dual source stereo, with Bose surround system. Kitchen is complete with everything you will need, including a T.V.

Foyer has cozy wicker love seat perfect spot to read. The covered hot tub is just outside the back door. The front foyer door leads out to a cement patio, perfect for entertaining, meals on your stainless steel gas grill or just relaxing.

The lower level of the Slice of Life Guest House is full of fun!

Bar complete with refrigerator, microwave, and sink. Air hockey, exercise area with treadmill.

1 lower level bedroom with 2 queen beds, family room with gas fireplace, tanning room with lay down tanning bed.(new bulbs)

There's a Wesco convenience store / gas station 1.6 miles down the road. Public boat launch is just 1.9 miles down the road. 10 minutes to Lake Michigan. No bachelor or bachelorette parties.

We also have The Slice of Life Master house available. See listing number 251371.

The owner is affiliated with M.c.S. Realty Inc.

Equal Housing Opportunity

*** Absolutely NO EARLY Check ins, Check in time is 4:00PM!!

Keywords: Sandy Beach, Swimming, Jet Ski, pontoon boat, Lake, Firepit, Horse Shoes, Big Birdie Golf, Fun, Relaxing, Dock, Calming.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed

Murray C. Swiftney and Hope Tripp

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We live in the Master-house when it is not rented, and if it is we stay in the Guest House, we are doing up grades all the time, which gives you the best too! We enjoy and care for our property and strive to make your Vacation one that will fill you with happy memories for years to come! We look forward to meeting you!

Murray & Hope

We live in the Master-house when it is not rented, and if it is we stay in the Guest House, we are doing up grades all the time, which gives you the best too! We enjoy and care for our property and strive to make your Vacation one that will fill you with happy memories for years to come! We look forward to meeting you!

Murray & Hope

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
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Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
5

Slice of Life has it all

  • 5 of 5
The home is appointed with everything. You don't run out of anything as Murray and Hope keep the home well stocked. There is something for everyone. We had eleven people (6 adults and 5 children) stay here and there was plenty of room. The children enjoyed the vacation house so much that they never wanted to go to town or to Lake Michigan. The property is well maintained and clean. Book here for your next vacation. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It was great seeing you and your family for a 2nd visit to the slice of life! We loved the tee shirts! Hope to see you all again!
"Uncle" Murray & Hope
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Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Ohio
2

Great place but........

  • 2 of 5
This review is to provide just an honest assessment of our experience at Life's a Slice. The property is amazing and comes with all the toys you could ever hope for. In spite of what you will read later in this review the property really is amazing and our kids had a blast!! The real problem is with the ownership, talk about uptight! The list of "rules" is offe charts. Then when we arrived we had to take a seat by the fire pit so Murray and Hope could read them to us, all in all you were made to feel like a child, but I guess they have had some bad guests in the past so we just moved on. It really started to turn for us when we noticed that someone from ownership was there everyday, you always felt like you were being watched, which is far from the relaxing experience they advertise. Then it happened! While out tubing with there Big Mable water tube, with two kids on it, the tube simply came apart. Is pulled by a pontoon boat so you really aren't going very fast. We called Murray to let him know and to our surprise all he was focused on was that we had to replace it. No consideration at all that our day on the water ended early because his three year tube came apart, just that we must replace it. This blewor minds. This was so obviously a general maintenance item. I suppose if the toaster or oven breaks down while you are there you will have to pay for it. Even when we tried to be reasonable and offer to pay for half of a brand new one, that wasn't good enough. Murray basically held our security deposit hosage. He told us if we didn't replace it he would have to pay his guy to go get one and he would take all costs, labor as well out of our deposit. No way we were going to trust him to do that so we found one on amazon and had it shipped. This was so unethical, he took complete advantage of the situation. Then to top it off, one of the "rules" was you had to call him one hour before leaving so he could do a walk through. So we did this, after waiting an hour and a half we called him only to have him inform us he wasn't even coming! What a joke! This is an expensive property but good value based on the amenities, but you must do laundry and clean. Rules state bed sheets to be washed and towels to be started, BBQ cleaned, countertops all wiped, not sure why he has a cleaning crew. Like I said this property is great but the ownership is uptight and looks to pass costs onto the guests. Ownership monitors reviews so I check back to see their respon
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you had a blast, we are sorry to hear that you felt we are at our personal estate too much…. As you seen and said the property is amazing, but it takes maintenance for us to keep it amazing, the over 50 plus hanging flowers need water everyday so the vacationers coming in next, will be able to enjoy them too! We keep up on raking the waters edge so kids of all ages can enjoy the sandy beach.
We do a welcome tour when you arrive so you know where everything is, and you do not miss out on using all we offer, we do have some rules, but we have never sat anyone down during a welcome tour. Rules are read during boat lessons, which is normally 10 am on Monday morning. Each rule we have comes from a previous vacationer. (The rules is in the contract that you review before you decide to send back to us)
We do not ask you to “clean” the house although we do ask that you start laundry, wipe down counter tops, and check the grill, we need cleaning staff to get it all put back together for the next family coming. They have 6 hours to get it amazing again!
The “Big Mable” tube was only two years old and all our beach toys are stored inside during off-season, we do hold guest responsible if they damage items. This particular item is in high demand and most everyone looks forward to using it.
With all this said we enjoyed meeting your family and hope you rebook soon!
Murray & Hope
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Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
North Haledon, NJ
5

Winter rental

  • 5 of 5
We rented the guest house for two weeks including Christmas, the grandkids really enjoyed visiting and using the game room and basement. Even used the hot tub a couple times while it was snowing! Thanks Murray for adding the heater to the game room, we were able to warm it up and use it on Christmas day and have all 15 of us at the same table. Would have been fun to get a fire going in the fire pit, but it was a bit too cold to get everyone down there.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! come see us again!
business
Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Ca
5

Slice Of Life

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated our parent’s 50th wedding anniversary with a weeks stay at the “Slice of Life”. We had eight adults and 10 children with ages ranging from 4 months to 80 years old. We Rented Both Houses. We all had an amazing time and spent almost the entire week right there on the premises. Murray truly has thought of everything, and obviously enjoys stocking his rental with more toys than one can possible imagine. It was the perfect location for all of the kids and adults to play and relax at the same time. We also got very lucky with the weather. But even if you don’t, there are plenty of inside games and activities to keep everyone happy. This was one of our best family vacations ever!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: it was a joy to meet you all, thanks so much
business
Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Northwest Ohio
5

A Great Place To Vacation.

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Slice of life guest house. It is even more beautiful in person and there is so much to do just on the property! We went into town twice. We didnt come close to doing everything we wanted to in town or at slice of life! We had a great week and my grown kids declared they could vacation here every summer! We will definitely go back! Murray is very available to help you out but does not intrude.It is an awesome place!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review!
You have a nice family and you all took care of our home!
We hope to see your family again next year.
business
Slice of Life-Vacation House Make Family Memories That Last a Life Time
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p255129vb
(616) 638-1574 (Michigan, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Chicago, IL
4

Great lake vacation

  • 4 of 5
The slice of life guest house was very clean and neat. Actually the whole property was very well kept with beautiful flowers. We loved the little beach and lake. You just had to walk down the driveway and around the main house to get to the beach. Not bad. They had plenty of toys for all ages. Unfortunately the seedoo was broken for the first 4-1/2 days of our stay, but Murray actually went out and bought another one just so we would have one to use for a couple days. We appreciated that alot. The wifi also didn't work. One word of caution is the eating arrangements. There is only one 2-3 person table in the kitchen. That is it. No other eating area. If it is nice out you can sit outside at the patio table; otherwise you are eating with your plate on your lap. We had approx 10-12 people staying at the house; three of which were 4 and under. Sleeping arrangements were totally fine. Everyone really had a wonderful week. Murray and Hope were very helpful. We used all the water toys, firepit, baseballs, toddler toys, hot tub, etc. There was so much to do - but also plenty of time to relax. Really a perfect week at the lake! We hope to make it back next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and choosing Slice of Life Estates for your vacation.
We enjoyed meeting your family! We hope to see you next summer!
The wi-fi works out on the patio and we will have it working in the house soon.
We took note of the eating area. There is a four-person bar in the finished basement that could work as an eating area. We are going to purchase a tablecloth for the air hockey table so you could use that. We have also decided that the two stall garage with three ceiling fans and soon to have a new epoxy floor would be a great area to put a few banquet tables and folding chairs this should cover the group eating space.
Once again thanks for choosing us and we really hope to see your family next year!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Muskegon, Lake Express
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US-31 at Comstock
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Slice of Life
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Highway Inn
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
YMCA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Clover Bar

Paddle boating, small Bass boat with trolling motor, Croquet,canoe, several tubes.

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Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $400.00 -$3950.00
  • US Dollars
  • 2014 5/18/14-9/7/2014(sun-sun)$3950/wk Spring/Fall $2600/wk Winter $900/wk + depo.
  • Coast Guard wk,July 4th,Memorial,Labor day $4450/wk + dep call for other holidays
  • 1/2 Due time of resv Cancellation is non-refundable is exchangeable see contract
  • $1000 deposit will be returned after 20 days, of departure,less damages if any.
  • BALANCE MUST BE PAID 20 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN OR PENALTY of $50.00 per Day
  • 4 nights in season $2800. Winter $600.00 + dep. Spring & Fall $1,600
  • 3 nights in season $2,200. Winter $500.00 + dep. Spring & Fall $1,300
  • 2 nights in season $1600. Winter $400.00 + dep. Spring & Fall $900.00

Amenities

Amenities

Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beach
  • Lake View
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Double Queen Bedroom
    Other Sleeping area's - 2 sleep sofa /futon , We have Pac n Plays (2) and Queen air bed (1)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Pac n Plays (2), Queen Air Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Air Hockey
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Games ...
  • Foosball
  • Television ...
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Water Skis
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • boating
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • basketball court
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking