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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Special Offer! 6 night stay available during prime season for $3,300 August 23 - August 29

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Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)


Special: (August 23rd-to-29th: offered as 6 night stay...Check-in 4:00 pm Saturday Aug. 23rd, and check-out the following Friday 10:00 am Aug. 29th...$3,300).

Weekends available after Sept. 1st: 3 nights $2,100.

Calendar link located above for up-to-date availability!!!

SLEEPS 14! This spacious, 2400-square-foot (plus 800 square-foot Indoor/Outdoor Game Room) cottage located on 100 feet of private water frontage is everything you are looking for in a vacation getaway... Beautiful views abound... Handsomely furnished!

COTTAGE LOCATION: 'The Boathouse Cottage' is located on Pottawattomie Bayou in Grand Haven, Michigan...Pottawattomie Bayou is a lake that is connected to Lake Michigan by way of the Grand River (the Grand River flows through the Grand Haven Harbor to reach Lake Michigan)...

Pottawattomie Bayou is the most popular body of water - on the Grand Haven side of the River - for water skiing, jet skiing, and wave runners; yet it is not over run...The weekdays are slower than weekends, and is perfect for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats! Fishing is popular too!

PRIVATE AMENITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Dock, 28ft Pontoon Boat, 14ft Aluminum Motor Boat, 2 Paddle Boats, 4 Kayaks, 2 Canoes (ski boat and wave runners/jet skis may be rented IN ADDITION from a local company that brings the watercraft to the cottage dock, and retrieves them upon the close of the rental), Indoor/Outdoor Gameroom with Pool table, Ping-Pong Table, and Piano (additional 800 sqft of living space), Large Cottage Deck (furnished for dining with large Weber Gas Grill), Waterside Deck (featuring Picnic Table/Umbrella and Lounge Chairs), Field Stone Fireplace, Fire Pit (w/ Fire Wood, Roasting Utensils and Adirondack Chairs, Basket Ball, Bocce Ball, Hammock, and Porch Swings. (Everything listed is included in the rate)!


INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Awesome! This is a fitting one word description of 'The Boathouse Cottage' interior...Bathed in a Boathouse theme, the cottage is tastefully decorated with sailboat artifacts and Boathouse paraphernalia...

GREATROOM: This large space boasts a walk-thu galley kitchen, dinning area, and living area...The galley kitchen, which looks out onto the water, displays all modern appliances and nearly new dish wear...The cupboards are loaded to the gills with cooking and serving ware! The dinning area is outfitted with a long sugar-maple table and matching hardwood chairs (a café table is in addition)...Total seating for 14...The living area is furnished in hardwood and light leather/faux leather...It is set in-front of floor to ceiling windows and slider...32' HD Flat Screen w/DVD & VCR...The furnishings compliment the faux hardwood flooring, which is laid throughout the deck/main level of the cottage...Nautical theme throughout!

FAMILY ROOM: Located patio/lower level - includes a large, field stone fireplace w/books on the mantle, 32 inch HD flat screen TV w/DVD, and looks out over the water with floor to ceiling windows and slider...It is furnished in hardwood and matching nautical fabric...

INDOOR/OUTDOOR GAME ROOM: Boasts an additional 800 sq. ft. of living space...It is connected to the deck/main level of the cottage, and also opens up onto the basketball and parking patio...Featuring matching pool and ping pong tables, this area is outfitted with all accessories, including spectator seating, and pool table lighting hung above each table...The game room also features a snack area with seating for four to six, and an upright piano...In keeping with the Boathouse theme, this area sports many nautical artifacts such as bait traps and authentic lobster floats...The floor of the game room is blanketed in AstroTurf...

3 BATHROOMS: One on the deck/main level, and two on the patio/level...The deck/main level bath room includes a bathtub/shower with built-in seat, and a single sink vanity (recent minor renovation)...Of the two patio/lower level bathrooms the firs has a stand-up shower, and a single sink vanity (recent major renovation)...The second features a shower with built in seats on either side, and vanity with his and her sinks (major renovation several years ago, and recently received minor updates)...

5 BEDROOMS: Include 3 bedrooms with king bed in each, 1 bedroom with double bed and twin bunk over-head, and 1 bunk bedroom with two sets of twin size bunk beds...The 1st of the 3 king bedrooms overlooks the water (deck/main level) and features a king size bed w/masculine dark wood frame and matching furniture...Beautiful large wool throw rugs flank each side of the bed, while the new paint color compliments the décor...This bedroom has large slider out to main dinning deck...The 2nd of the 3 king bedrooms looks out onto the water (patio/lower level) and features a king size bed w/large light tone hard wood frame and matching furniture...Beautiful large nautically themed throw rugs flank each side of the bed, while the new paint color compliments the nautical décor...This bedroom has a slider out to the patio...The 3rd king bedroom (patio/lower level) has a large window that looks out onto the water, and features a king size bed...The headboard compliments the matching medium toned hard wood night stand and dresser...The nautical décor is set off nicely by the new paint color...

In addition, is a rollaway bed!

All furnishing are in excellent condition...The Boathouse theme is carried throughout, peaking the interest of all who visit, which makes her a fun and interesting vacation getaway! For a visual layout of the facility, click on the 'pictures' link listed above!

THINGS TO DO ON SITE: Enjoy Breakfasts, Lunches, and Cook-Outs on the Cottage Deck while taking in the sites out on the water...View passing kayaks, canoes, ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, wave runners, and wild life. Or round up a team-mate and play a game of Bocce Ball on the Manicured Grassy Landscape that stretches from the cottage to the water. Jump into one of the many provided Recreational Watercraft, and explore the shoreline and coves of the lake. Or board the 28ft Pontoon Boat (Cottage Cruiser) and motor over to the lake-side Park outfitted with beach, boardwalk extending out over the water, play equipment with sand under foot, manicured grassy landscape, paved path through the woods, and restrooms. Time to relax? Slow time by melting into the Large Rope Hammock under the waterside Pear Tree, and absorb the sites on the water, and the sounds of your fellow guests milling about. Next to the Pear Tree is the waterside deck that adjoins with the Dock. The Waterside Deck is furnished with Umbrellas Picnic Table and Lounge Chairs. Cooler up your favorite beverages and snacks, and gather waterside to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and sun bathing, and be close enough to your fellow guests out on the water to enjoy their company too.

Nearby: Boat launch ramp located 5 minutes from the cottage...Ten to fifteen minutes from Grand Haven's downtown shopping, quaint restaurants, harbor-front boardwalk, musical fountain, city marina, 'Imagination Station', Skate Park, Mulligans Hollow Hiking Trail, Splash Pad, and Lake Michigan's sandy beaches!

ALSO NEARBY: Several public golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, antique stores, bike path to neighboring town of Holland, Grand Haven State Park and Beach, Grand Haven Movie theater, Meijer Grocery Store (similar to a Walmart store with groceries), and Rosemound Natural Area County Park w/hiking trial to Lake Michigan!

Just bring the kids, marshmallows, and beach towels! Great family or mature adult retreat located on beautiful Pottawattomie Bayou (great recreational boating/fishing!) leading out to Grand Haven's Lake Michigan beaches!

Cleaning is included!

Many supplies are included! In limited quantities: 24 Rolls of toilet paper, 4 rolls paper towel, paper plates, napkins, spices, coffee, tea, hand soap, dish soap, dish washer detergent, new dish sponge, laundry detergent, trash bags, 3 bundles of fire wood (more available at cost), and 1 tank of gas per motorized boat (more available at cost)!!!


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  • non smoking only
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Our family is from Grand Haven, and the surrounding area...After moving across the country several years ago, we found that we missed Grand Haven with it's Lake Michigan amenities, and small vacation town feel...In 2004 we purchased 'The Boathouse Cottage'...We stay at the cottage a several times each year, and share it with weekly guests, as well!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

We choose 'The Boathouse Cottage' because it is within a short drive to Grand Haven's Lake Michigan Beaches, and all of the downtown and harbor front amenities...We also choose the cottage because of it's lake front location - allowing unlimited lake access and on site boating.

'The Boathouse Cottage' grounds are spacious and manicured for both stretching out and relaxing - and for numerous yard games (some of which are provided)...The cottage is close to everything, yet far enough away to offer a get-away-feel...The cottage has many furnished outdoor areas including decks and patios - to take advantage of the beautiful weather and waterfront scenery...The large furnished indoor/outdoor game room provides hours of entertainment for everyone - rain or shine!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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'The Boathouse Cottage' Lake, Dock, 10 Boats, Game Room, Fire Pit
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
'The Boathouse Cottage' Lake, Dock, 10 Boats, Game Room, Fire Pit
(602) 799-4459 (Arizona, USA)
Grand Haven Western Michigan


  • 5 of 5
My family went on vacation at The Boathouse in June 2011. It was one of the best vacations I've ever had. If your looking for relaxation, well this is the place to go. The kids had alot of fun fishing and going out on the paddle boats. They also spent a lot of time in the game room playing pool and table tennis. The neighborhood is very quiet and is a great place to take a walk or run. Grand Haven is a very nice town. We went for a walk on the boardwalk, saw the light show, rode the trolley and had the best corndog. We also went to Silver Lake and rode through the dunes. It was beautiful. Something I would recommend everyone do. Hopefully we will make it back to this place in the future. Thanks to the owners for a beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Janine, Thank you for your lovely review of "The Boathouse Cottage" and the surrounding area, back in 2011...It was a pleasure having you and your family...Only now are we starting to take advantage of this advanced forum provided by vrbo...To keep pace we will begin requesting voluntary reviews from your cottage guests...Again, thank you for your wonderful review...We really appreciate it!
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Grand Haven has much to offer the whole family...Most everything is within walking distance From the down town area (The downtown area is 15 minutes from the cottage, by car)...You will find quaint shops, restaurants, coffee houses, ice cream, and food stands...The boardwalk runs along the harbor and extends from the beach and lighthouse - to the downtown...For the little ones (or for any age) is 'Splash Water Pad'; and 'Imagination Station Play Park'...Adjacent is the 'Skate Park', and 'YMCA'...Also adjacent is 'Mulligan's Hollow' hiking trails...Next to the 'Municipal Marina' is 'shopping', 'ice cream', 'Put Put Golf', 'Park with play equipment', and 'The Farmers Market'...Across from the Boardwalk is 'The Musical Fountain' that takes center stage each evening, at dusk, for all to enjoy! The 'Trolley' runs daily and provides transport and a scenic ride around the downtown, harbor, and beach area! On the outskirts of town is a bike path that extends 22 miles from Grand Haven to the neighboring town of Holland Michigan...Along the way there are many parks...Most of the parks offer hiking trails that quickly take you to Lake Michigan for spectacular views, and swimming!!! Most parks have restroom facilities! One of those parks is called 'Rosie Mound Natural Area County Park'...It is located about 3 miles outside of town, along the bike path, and is a destination for a rigorous 30 minute hike out to Lake Michigan...The hike consists of wooded manicured path that leads to several flights of stairs extending over the dunes...The path concludes at the beach on Lake Michigan with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven Pier and lighthouse off to the north...The park is new and has paved parking and clean restrooms (restrooms located at parking lot and on the beach! Several public golf courses are located nearby...A shopping mall is located about 5 miles outside of Grand Haven...An amusement park is within 30 minutes of Grand Haven...Dune rides, and dune buggies and four wheelers are available within in one hour of Grand Haven...

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Availability & Rates


Grand Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! 6 night stay available during prime season for $3,300

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 23, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014

6 night stay from 4:00 pm Saturday August 23nd to the following Friday 10:00 am August 29th...$3,300...Includes everything listed on the cottage listing!

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Prime Season Rates
May 31 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Prime Season 2015 Rates
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
A deposit of one half of rent plus tax, along with a signed rental policy and rental agreement is required to reserve a stay at "The Boathouse Cottage"...The balance of rent plus tax, along with a $900 damage deposit is due, no later than 14 days prior to check-in...
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , single sink vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , single sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double sink vanity
  • All bathrooms are in excellent condition, spacious and tastefully decorated in a nautical theme!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - King Bed/Slider to Main Deck/Water View
    Bedroom 2 - King Bed/Slider to Patio/Water View
    Bedroom 3 - King Bed/Water View
    Bedroom 4 - Double Bed with Single Bunk overhead/Water View
    Bedroom 5 - Two Sets of Single Bunk Beds
  • 1 Roll away bed...All bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a nautical theme, and matching bedding! All mattresses and pillows are outfitted with mattress protectors!
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Game Room ...
  • Toys ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Boats (vests, related gear), Dock, Furnished Water Side Deck, Furnished Main Dinning Deck with Large Weber Gas Grill (BBQ), Porch Swings, Hammock, Fire Pit (with wood roasting utensels, and Adirandock Chairs & side tables), Basket Ball Hoop (basketballs), Bocce Ball, Indoor/Outdoor Game Room (Pool table, Ping Pong Table, Piano, Ship Driving Station, Toddler Corner, and additional fridge), Central Air, Internet Access (high speed wireless), two 32' Flat Screen HDTVs, Extended Cable, two DVD players and one VCR, Fully Equiped Kitchen (dishwasher, breakfast griddle, coffee maker, blender), Washer and dryer (with iron and ironing board), Bedding, Towels, Generous Paper/Misc. Supplies, Coffee (reg/dec), Spices, No Pets, No Smoking
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