New sliding patio door/front deck, bikes, hammock, fire pit, wifi. Walk to beach
Laurie & Vic Vanthof
About Laurie & Vic Vanthof
We are Laurie and Vic Van't Hof. We both were born and raised in Holland and Zeeland. Our kids and grandkids call Holland their home too. We love this town! Although we love to travel, it's always good to come back home.
Laurie & Vic Vanthof purchased this House in 2016
Why Laurie & Vic Vanthof chose Holland
We fell in love with this beautiful farmhouse from the moment we walked in. It has so much history and beauty. We love that it's large and private, and still so close to the beaches.
What makes this House unique
Our Farmhouse Cottage is a beautiful, large, renovated farmhouse that sits on .63 acres of property, so there's plenty of room here to spread out and enjoy the private yard. It has tons of history and character. We've added fruit bushes around the property to enjoy while visiting. It's peaceful, welcoming and relaxing and yet still so close to the beach and other amenities that you can walk.
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Not great for large group sleeping
This is a lovely home close to Lake Michigan and lake Macatawa. The property does face a very busy Main Street with lots of very fast traffic. The majority of our time was spent in the backyard but you could hear the cars, trucks and motorcycles easily, especially at night if you slept in the trundle bed, which is on the porch facing the Main Street. (168th street). The back yard is roomy although it backs up directly into a yard that is home to a duplex rental. The firepit is very close to the property line so if the neighbors are outside, they hear you and you hear them as if you are hanging out together. As mentioned the trundle room is not only on the enclosed porch but also right by the kitchen. The doors separating the two rooms do not lock out any noise so anyone in the kitchen will most likely wake whoever is sleeping there. There isn't a vent on the porch either so it was stuffy and hot for the people sleeping there. The pull out couch is in the living room basically in the middle of the living space. So once again, anyone who may be awake before the person on this bed will most likely wake the sleeping person. The bunk room allotted for the kids to have their own beds but beware that any time a person moves, the beds squeaked loudly and either woke or bothered the others sleeping in the room. Probably not the best arrangements for groups if you have light sleepers or different ages that go to bed at different times.
The house was very clean and provided a lot of linens but beware that anything left wet, dirty or any stains, you will be charged for replacement of them. We got charged for stained linens, empty water bottles left on tables, crumbs on counter, coffee mug left in sink, although the full dishwasher was clean upon our departure, and two trash cans filled.
It is a lovely home but we would not stay again.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the farmhouse! It is so conveniently located to everything but without being on the Main Street. The area is quiet and relaxing. The house was decorated beautifully. The kitchen table is huge...I LOVED IT! We were able to do a 1000 piece puzzle and still have room to eat dinner! Laurie made sure that everything was perfect as soon as we got there. She even gave us local blueberry donuts! (Which were incredible!) I would definitely recommend this rental.
GREAT GIRL'S STAY
Everything was totally awesome!
Travelled from the UK for my wedding, access and information provided was simple and concise. Property was very impressive and cool themed. Facilities and utilities at the property made it a fun and chilled environment. Highly recommend this place and will be returning!
We look forward to having you back. Thank you so much! Laurie and Vic
enjoyed our stay, caught several fish at Holland sate park
appreciated the bikes
The Farmhouse during Tulip Time
The Farmhouse was the perfect location for us to enjoy Tulip Time in Holland with our Mom over Mother’s Day weekend. The house had all the amenities we could possibly need. There was plenty of room for everyone. It was conveniently located for trips into town, the store and great for morninge walks to Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. This would be a great place to stay any season.
So glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thank you for being great guests! Laurie and Vic
The Farmhouse Cottage is close to the beach, walking distance to both Lake Macatawa (public beach) Holland State Park Beach, Lake Michigan as well as Lake Michigan at Tunnel Park Beach. Walk to the General Store, Mt. Pisgah, Dune Dogz, Ottawa Beach Inn Restaurant and so much more! There is a walking path right across the street from the Farmhouse Cottage.
America's 25 cutest main streets, according to Fodor's Travel (07/03/18): Holland, Michigan.
8 Great Lake Michigan Beach Towns, according to MidwestLiving.com (2018): Holland, Michigan
Spring, summer, fall and winter. There's something for every season. Enjoy the beautiful lakes and beaches, the many water activities, learn to sail or just relax and take it all in. Bike the miles of bike trails along the lakeshore (all the way to Grand Haven) or go hiking and enjoy the fall colors. Visit during our spring Tulip Time Festival, take in all the attractions and entertainment. Cross country ski in the winter or see the iceberg formations on Lake Michigan. Downtown Holland is wonderful for unique shopping and dining all year round, even in the winter with our heated sidewalks and outdoor fireplace. It's a short, few minute drive from the Farmhouse. The Holland Farmers Market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays thru summer and fall , the Christmas market is after Thanksgiving. There are many of golf courses nearby. Saugatuck is a short drive to the south and Grand Haven to the North. Grand Rapids is a 30 minute drive east.