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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Imagine 110 feet of private sandy waterfront! Enjoy a lovely and spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage with your own private beach area. Awaiting your arrival are four kayaks, hammocks, firepit, large deck with majestic views, gas grill, ping pong table, basketball hoop and basketball, fireplace, jetted (Jacuzzi) bathtub, central air conditioning and large, professionally manicured lawn. All of this can be yours for a week for only $2400.*

Before you fall in love with The Waterfront Cottage, we need to tell you that we only have the following weeks available for 2014:

August 15 - 22

August 29 - September 5

September 5 - 12

September 12-19

If one of the above weeks will work for your vacation dates, please keep reading. The Waterfront Cottage is an awesome place!

'The Waterfront Cottage' is large enough to comfortably accomodate ten people. Yet it is cozy enough to provide a wonderful, romantic venue for just the two of you. This cottage is located on picturesque Pottawattomie Bayou Lake in Grand Haven, Michigan. Pottawattomie Bayou Lake is connected to Lake Michigan via the Grand River. It is warmer and calmer than Lake Michigan and it is the most popular body of water on the Grand Haven side of the river. You can splash and play in it, explore its coves and shoreline with the kayaks, or sit on the dock and fish for blue gills, bass and perch. Or just lounge in the hammocks and catch some warm rays of summer sunshine as you watch passing kayaks and canoes, ski boats, pontoons, stand-up paddle boarders and a few fishing boats.

There are 3 very nice bedrooms in this cottage. The spacious Master Bedroom has a king bed and walk-in closet. The furniture in this bedroom is cheerful cottage style in refreshing off white colors. Bedroom #2 also has a king bed. Its motif is French Provencial. Both of these bedrooms have picture windows that overlook the awesome lake. Bedroom #3 is a smaller bedroom and has a stately queen bed.

There are also two twin pull-out sleepers, one roll-away and one double pull-out sleeper.

We supply the bedding and bath towels but ask that you bring you own beach towels.

There are 2 full bathrooms. One of them has his and hers (double) sinks and a large jetted (Jacuzzi) bathtub. The second bathroom also has a jetted tub.

The spacious, bright living room measures 23 feet by 17 feet! It has a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, a 32 inch TV with basic cable and a VCR/DVD player. It also has large picture windows that highlight terrific views of the water. You might see a gaggle of geese, a few graceful swans, a blue heron, a red tailed hawk, turkeys, a red-headed woodpecker or a king fisher. Several of our guests have seen deer in the yard. On rare occasions soaring eagles have been spotted over the lake.

The dining area is large and cheerful. It is furnished with comfortable seating for 6 at the table and 4 more at the snack bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with full-size refrigerator & stove, microwave, waffle maker, fondue pot, coffee maker, toaster and all of the pots and pans you will need. The dishes have a lighthouse theme and are nearly new. There is a complete set of 12. Of course there is a dishwasher too.

The view is amazing from both inside and outside this cottage. You can see the sunlight glisten off the water as you lounge at the beach area, relax on the deck or even view it from inside the living room. In the evenings you can curl up in front of the gas log fireplace in the living room, or sit outside around the firepit and be mesmerized by the flickering flames as you roast hotdogs and marshmallows and make hobo pies and S'mores. We provide plenty of firewood and 'Tonka Toasters'.

The yard is a great place to play outdoor games. It is almost an acre large, nicely landscaped and professionally manicured. There are horseshoe and washer-pitching pits built into the yard for friendly competitions. You might want to fish, shoot some basketballs, play ping pong, kayak or just relax in the hammocks. If you own a small boat you can bring it along and tie it up at the dock on the property. There is direct water access from the cottage to Lake Michigan via the Grand River.

'The Waterfront Cottage' has the comfort of central air conditioning and the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer. All 1600 square feet of the cottage are on one level.(There are 4 steps outside to get to the cottage from the driveway, and there is a flight of steps from the deck to the backyard.) We have stocked the cottage with a plethora of board games, puzzles, books and movies for your enjoyment.

Grand Haven is a wonderful place in which to vacation. CNN recently named Lake Michigan beaches the BEST IN THE NATION! Travel & Leisure Magazine called Grand Haven's beach one of the 'Best Secret Beaches on Earth'. And voters in a Pure Michigan competition choose 'watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven' as the number 1 activity in the state.

The Grand Haven area has lovely beaches, wonderful hiking trails, great golf courses and miles of bike paths. There are also several unique parks to explore and enjoy. Beautiful Pottawattomie Park is just 1 1/2 miles from the cottage. It has a great playground for the kids, a swimming area and a fishing/observation deck that extends out over the water. Lake Michigan and its sugar sand beach is a quick and easy 5 miles from the cottage, as is quaint downtown Grand Haven. You can stroll on the boardwalk there, watch a sunset from the pier and enjoy the dancing waters of Grand Haven's Famous Musical Fountain. If you feel really energetic, drive to Rosy Mound Park (about 3 miles south of town) and burn off excess calories with a rigorous hike to Lake Michigan. You will be rewarded with spectacular views!

Grand Haven has some exceptional restaurants. You will find little eating houses featuring homecooked breakfasts, the Pronto Pup kiosk (a Grand Haven tradition), Fricano's Pizzaria (another Grand Haven tradition), a variety of ice creams parlors, and both trendy and elegant fine dining establishments. There is everything from seafood to Italian to sushi to steaks to pizza to gyros to fast food to home made breads and candies.

The Waterfront Cottage is a Waterfront Paradise. Quite a few of our guests return year after year and have made it a tradition for their families. The Waterfront Cottage is an ideal place to come home to after a busy day in downtown Grand Haven. Or you can just relax at the cottage all week with only occasional trips to near-by stores to purchase food and beverages.

This cottage is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and fully furnished and equipped.

Make wonderful memories with YOUR family at The Waterfront Cottage this summer.

7 NIGHTS FROM ONLY $2400.* A little more if your party has 7 or more people. No additional charges for 'holiday' weeks. Please E-mail for info.

We rent The Waterfront Cottage by the week, from Friday until the following Friday. Cottage is open from mid-May until mid September. The interior is smoke-free, but smoking is permitted outside. Although we love animals, we can not allow pets at the cottage. Please note that an inquiry is not considered a request to hold or reserve the cottage.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Keywords: Waterfront, cottage, lake, resort, summer rental, vacation rental, beach, firepit, hammocks, Jacuzzi, kayak, ping pong, private, TV, washer, dryer, AC, king size bed

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  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had such a wonderful time here at the Waterfront Cottage. The kids loved your beach. Great family memories were made and won't be forgotten.
Jul 2012
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Mary Garbrecht

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The Waterfront Cottage is much more than a cottage. It was our primary residence until we built a new home in 2003. Because we love this lake and the area, we built our new home on Pottawattomie Bayou Lake too. We live nearby which is helpful in case you have any questions during your vacation.

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Miles of Bicycle Paths, Charter Fishing, Grand Haven's Famous Musical Fountain, Boardwalk, Pier and Lighthouse, SkateBoarding Park, Unique Shopping and Antiquing, Fine Restaurants, Museum, Imagination Station for Children, Harbor Trolley Rides, Hiking at Rosy Mound Nature Preserve, Pottawattomie Park, Kirk Park, State Park, Geocaching, Farmers' Market, Coast Guard Station, Near-by boat launch ramp. Also Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and Lake Express Car Ferry (Muskegon to Milwaukee) are within 30 miles!


Availability & Rates


Grand Haven House Rental Rates


  • $2400-$3000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $2400 per week for 6 or fewer people.*
  • Weeks are from 6pm Friday until noon the following Friday.
  • $800 (applied to rent and non-refundable) is required to confirm reservation.
  • Balance plus $500 refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • *There is an additional charge if there are more than 6 people in party.
  • 10 PEOPLE MAX. NO PETS. NO INDOOR SMOKING. 6% MI tax to be added to rent.
  • Bedding & towels are provided. No cleaning fee! No hidden fees!


Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , jetted tub , toilet , double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - shower , jetted tub , toilet
  • 2 FULL Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen Bed (1), Sleeper Sofas (3) RollAway (1)
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
Fire Pit (wood included), Large well-manicured lawn, small Children's indoor and outdoor play areas, assortment of Board Games, Puzzles, Books & Movies. Ping Pong, Basketball Hoop, Horse shoes, Washer-Pitching, 4 Kayaks, Hammocks and Dock in summer*

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