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Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Comfortable and well-appointed, light-filled 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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More Details

Owner
Honore Lee
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

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!

Amenities

Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms include all linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home
average rating of 4.808511 based on 47 reviews
5

Wedding Weekend at Virginia House

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this lovely house! Our son and daughter and their spouses came into Michigan for a family wedding, and It was so nice for all of our family (6 of us) to stay together and relax instead of being in hotel rooms. The house was perfect for morning coffee on the deck and a fire pit at night. Walking along the beach was an extra treat! So nice that there were 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to accommodate the family, especially when trying to get ready for the wedding! It was a record hot weekend (92 and 93 degreees during the days) and there was no air conditioning, but thankfully the breeze off of the lake and overhead fans made it comfortable at night for sleeping. All the family enjoyed themselves and we may just have to do a family weekend again in the future if it works! Thank you for a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so welcome! We are happy that your wedding plans and family gathering coincided so well and that this lakeside retreat was a relief from the heat! We would be glad to host your family again--anytime!
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5

perfectly furnished.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully situated on a quiet wooded sand dune lot with a filtered view of Lake Michigan. Its three bedrooms and three baths fit our needs perfectly. The kitchen is fully stocked and the living area comfortable. We enjoyed the porches and fire pit at night. My forty-something daughters and my husband and I hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we hope that you do return! This was a beautiful early autumn week in Michigan--warm enough for the beach and cool in the evenings--so glad that your time in Grand Haven was fulfilling and enjoyable!
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5

Very nice property with all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Very nice property with all the amenities. Very clean, homeowners are very kind and courteous. very quiet area. May I suggest longer or darker curtains on the bedroom and bathroom windows? We usually like to sleep in a darkened room and there was a streetlight outside our bedroom. It was not that big of a deal but just a suggestion. Thank you for a nice home to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Peters, Missouri
5

Dodged a bullet in July!

  • 5 of 5

While we were enjoying mild temperatures in the 70s and low 80s, back home near St. Louis they were experiencing record triple digit highs! We sat on the deck at the Virginia House viewing Lake Michigan and listening to the pleasant sounds of the waves on the shore. Wish our stay could have been longer.

Mike and Gloria Rhoades & family

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy your family's visit "north" from St. Louis! It's so great to have returning guests who regard our home as their own! Have a wonderful year and we look forward to your return visit in 2018.
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Indianapolis, IN
5

PERFECT for kids!

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent. Walk down a couple flights of steps, and you're at the beach. Hop in the car and you're a few minutes from town (you could walk, but it would take a bit with little kids).

No road noise; very quiet.

Extremely clean and tastefully decorated.

Someone commented about how this is not an ideal place for kids; I disagree. Our two young daughters (5 and 2) had an amazing time. The large trestle table was a hit with them for rainy day crafts and had a bee-line view to the wall-mounted TV chock full of endless Netflix and Amazon Prime cartoons. There were toys near the front door, and a hammock swing on the deck for them to fight over. Whoever lost that battle was relegated to the equally-fun tree swing in the sand-filled side yard, replete with fire pit. The third bedroom upstairs had three twin beds to play host to their first same-room sleepover. On our drive back home, all they talked about is going back to their "new house."

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We are delighted that you found our family lake house as much a "happy place" as we have over the years! You are welcome back any time. Thank you for such a positive and heartfelt review.
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5

Beautiful location and view, beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with all the amenities. We had a wonderful weekend and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Bil-Mar
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.