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Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Grand Haven House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful and brand-new Lake Michigan vacation home nestled atop a graceful dune within walking distance of charming downtown Grand Haven, MI. This home is unique in design and location.

Three carpeted, light and airy bedrooms, on the upper floor, each with windows on the lake. One bedroom sleeps up to 4. Another bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom, the master suite, has a queen size bed and also has a walk-out balcony for those romantic sunsets. There are 2 full bathrooms upstairs; one in the master suite and another servicing the other guests.

The lower level consists of an open floor plan with a spacious living area, furnished in a contemporary, comfortable style, and includes a large flat-screen HD TV. Dining area and full kitchen with island are open to the main living area and look out to both the wooded dune to the north and Lake Michigan to the west. A full bath is located on the main floor as well.

Sliders open to an inviting furnished deck. A private outdoor shower at the end of the deck is great for rinsing off sandy suits after a day at the beach.

This home is fully furnished throughout.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Honore Lee
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About Honore Lee

I am fortunate to claim Grand Haven as my hometown. This is a beautiful lake-shore community where family and friends reside and gather year-round. After university in Kalamazoo, my husband and I settled in that vibrant community to work and raise our family. He works in real estate and I am an artist and educator. The locale here is perfectly suited to our professional endeavors and our interests. We both enjoy kayaking on the big lake, walking the beach and cycling.

Honore Lee purchased this house in 2007

Why Honore Lee chose Western Michigan

This property has been in my family for over 100 years. The original home was a small, single-story cottage with a wide front porch on a sandy dune. While the dune is still sandy, the home not be maintained as it was, and so we tore it down and re-built on the same site. It now is oriented toward the lake, with a full second floor and an open plan on the main level. We love it here, and to share the lake breezes and comfortable setting with travelers.

What makes this house unique

Grand Haven can be a bustling town in the summer, and we feel that our dune-side location offers privacy and relaxation while still within walking distance of the action. In addition, the beach is expansive and inviting, just a downhill walk away! A favorite sunset viewing spot is at the top of the public staircase, "Weber's Stairs"-- grab a drink and join in for a toast to the day!


based on 33 traveler reviews

Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Lovely house in a quiet neighborhood. Lots of space with everything we needed and a nice outdoor area! My husband and I enjoyed walking to the beach and lighthouse every morning and strolling around downtown Grand Haven. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful Lake Michigan shore.
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El Dorado Hills, CA

Gorgeous home on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Property is absolutely perfect for our family of 4. 3 full bedrooms and 3 full baths. Sits on top of a bluff overlooking the lake with incredible views. Location is ideal. Easy 5 minute walk and your toes are in the water. The lot is much larger than we realized with room for games, fire pit, and activities underneath the shade trees in the sand! Master suite w balcony is wonderful. Deck and grill are fantastic. Huge open family room and dining area for groups to hang out. We had a warm couple days at the end of our trip so we really could have used air conditioning. Having said that, every other night using fans, ceiling fans and the breeze it was perfectly comfortable. We could hear the waves crashing a few nights through our balcony screen. Would love to come back again next summer. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous! We are so happy to hear of your lovely summer vacation along one of Michigan's most beautiful beaches. Looking forward to your return visit!
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Great house with everything you need. Easy to relax and enjoy your stay when you stay here.

  • 5 of 5

House was just as described. Bit of uphill walk but keeps you in shape. Parking on concrete is very nice with room for two cars easily. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and setting on the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time staying at this home on Lake Michigan. The house is well kept and updated. The patio and grill were great, especially since the weather was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Virginia Cottage as your family vacation home this summer. The weather has indeed been perfect and we are glad you could relax and enjoy the surroundings!
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The property was beautiful that home was well kept and updated and access to the beach was good

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The home was well kept up and easy to access the beach. All the amenities we would ever need were right there in the home.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! The weather has been beach-perfect so far this summer and so glad that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Grand Haven!
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for the part of the family who stayed in this home. It is up to date and everything clean and neat.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Grand Haven and found the Virginia Cottage to be so welcoming! Hope to have you return as future guests.
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Lake Michigan Grand Haven Boardwalk
Morning Star Cafe
"Excellent local food and service! "
Grand Haven State Park
"Great concessions and people-watching. "
Old Boys' Brewhouse
Snug Harbor
"Excellent sushi and more. Beautiful setting!"
Arboreal Inn
"Lovely setting, excellent food"
Grand Haven Farmer's Market
"Open every Saturday for fresh produce and more!"
The Baker's Wife
"Best baked goods and cafe; outdoor & indoor seating, great atmosphere."
Village Baker
"Central bakery to the Baker's Wife in Grand Haven. Well worth a drive across the bridge!"
Tri-Cities Family YMCA
"Newer facility, available to members for a small daily fee. "
Fricano's Pizza Tavern
"Popular with locals and vacationers alike, authentic right down to the red-checked tableclot..."
Mulligans Hollow Park
"Great place for picnicking, children's activities, family fun, down-hill skiing, skate park...."
The Grill Room at The Kirby House
"Good food and entertainment in historical building."
Makinaw Kites & Toys
"Unique retail connection for the latest fun equipment, games and toys for all ages."
Michigan Rag Co
"Hand Screen-printed garments with a local theme. "
Earth's Edge
"Outdoor clothing and equipment, rentals. Excellent quality merchandise and service."
Buffalo Bob's
"Awesome clothing and gear!"
Goodrich • Grand Haven 9
"Decent theatre"
D & W Fresh Markets
"We love D & W for basic groceries and their wine selection!"
Dairy Treat
Grand Seafood and Oyster Bar
"Lovely old theatre re-purposed as a restaurant and bar."
Wind Dance Sailing Charters
"Wonderful trip into open water with a great crew!"
"We love walking here and getting the NY Times or the latest best-seller--or any great beach ..."
Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue
"New and popular entertainment venue. "
Grand Haven Golf Club
"Great golf club!"
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald Ford Airport Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
Bil Mar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Muskegon, Michigan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Holland, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Mulligan's Hollow
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven Public Beach
Car: recommended

The beach and Lake Michigan are what makes this lovely and vibrant town such a great destination. Moreover, it is a great place to live and its residents are friendly and diverse. We have much to offer for any traveler: from a lively music scene to festivals, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, art galleries and more. We are a growing community with great connections to Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland and Saugatuck-Douglas. Take advantage of every opportunity, or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off-season standard
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer season
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer season
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms include all linens.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is attractive, yet comfortable and appropriate for all ages. We have a fire bowl outside for evening marshmallow roasts, and a nice deck for late-night gatherings or early-morning coffee. Grilling is a popular choice after a day sight-seeing and beach-combing. Bikes are available for cruising the area and the boogie boards are fun for bouncing in the waves.

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