Grand Haven House Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)
The Waterfront Cottage has 110 feet of private waterfront! It is a lovely and spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. There is a private beach area right in the back yard. Hammocks and kayaks await your arrival. There is a large deck which offers majestic views, ping pong table, basketball hoop, large professionally manicured lawn, a firepit outside and a fireplace inside, a jetted (Jacuzzi) bathtub, and central air conditioning. (Not all local cottages have air conditioning).
The Waterfront Cottage is an awesome place! We rent it by the week between May 1, 2015 and Labor Day 2015. During the months of September 2014 through April 2015 it is only available by the month.
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. It is located on picturesque Pottawattomie Bayou Lake in Grand Haven, Michigan. Pottawattomie Lake is connected to Lake Michigan via the Grand River. It is warmer and also calmer than Lake Michigan. 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 you can lounge in the hammocks by the beach 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 bedrooms in this home. The spacious Master Bedroom has a KING bed and walk-in closet. The furniture in this bedroom is a cheerful cottage style in refreshing creamy-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. We supply the bedding.
There are also 2 twin pull-out sleepers and 1 queen pull-out sleeper.
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. We supply the bath towels but ask that you bring you own beach towels.
The spacious, bright living room measures 23 feet by 17 feet! It has a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, a 32 inch TV with cable and a VCR/DVD player. There is also wireless internet. Large picture windows in the living room 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, a king fisher or a variety of many other birds. 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-sized refrigerator & stove, microwave, waffle maker, fondue pot, coffee maker, toaster and all of the pots and pans you will need. The dishes have a delightful lighthouse theme. There is a complete set of 12. Of course there is a dishwasher too.
The view is amazing from both inside and outside this home. 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 are welcome to bring it along. There is space at the dock to moor it and there is direct water access from the cottage to Lake Michigan via the Grand River.
The Waterfront Cottage has the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer.
All 1600 square feet of the home are on one level. (There are 4 steps outside to get into the home, and there is a flight of steps from the deck to the backyard.) We have stocked The Waterfront 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 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 chose 'watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven' as the number 1 activity in the state.
The Grand Haven area has wonderful hiking trails, lovely beaches, great golf courses and miles of bike paths. There are also unique parks to explore and enjoy. Beautiful Pottawattomie Park is nearby. 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. Grand Haven also hosts a Farmers' Market twice a week.
The Waterfront Cottage is an ideal place to come back to after a busy day in downtown Grand Haven. Or you can just relax here all week with occasional trips to near-by stores to purchase food and beverages. The Waterfront Cottage is a waterfront paradise. Some of our guests have made it a tradition for their families and return year after year. Come and make wonderful memories with YOUR family at The Waterfront Cottage.
This cottage is immaculately clean, tastefully decorated, comfortable, and fully furnished and equipped.
Please note the following: Our weeks run Friday to Friday. We do not allow any pets. The interior of the home is smoke-free, but smoking is permitted outside. Maximum occupancy is limited to 10 persons on the property. Please also note that an inquiry is not considered a request to hold or reserve the cottage. Thank you for your understanding of these policies.
Reserve a week, then come and enjoy a FABULOUS vacation at THE WATERFRONT 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, long term rental
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Why Mary Garbrecht chose Grand Haven
The Waterfront Cottage is much more than a cottage. It was our primary residence until we built a new home. 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.
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.