House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
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 Grand Haven
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!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great House With a Great Location On The Dune
This is my second time renting this house and have to say this is a great place to stay in Grand Haven. It has a great open floorplan for gathering and relaxing after the days’ activities. It is very comfortable and includes all the needed amenities. Its scenic location is at the top of a dune and just a quick walk down steps to the beach and just a couple of miles from downtown Grand Haven. Honore, the owner is very responsive and great to work with.
In Grand Haven this is the place I will always rent.
Thank you SO much for such a complimentary review! You know, you are always welcome back!
Peaceful fall getaway in the dunes.
Beautiful home, comfortable furnishings, super-stocked kitchen. This getaway home was perfect for us to unwind.
Wonderful! Thank you—-and please come back when you can!
Excellent, very clean
Great location and incredibly clean!
Very nice place.
The house was very nice and comfortable. You could see the lake from the windows as the state Park was just around the corner. It would have been nice to have a few more towels but we just washed the ones we had. The owner was prompt in answering my questions. I would definitely stay here again.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Virginia Cottage during the lovely shoulder season of the year!
Very comfortable home for a girl’s getaway! A little difficult carrying luggage from parking space to home because of steps. But, once in the home we enjoyed the views and space. Clean and well stocked.
Thank you for spending your girl’s retreat at the Virginia Cottage! I’m so glad you had enjoyable stay. You are welcome back anytime!
Home away from home
We had a really great time on our family vacation in GH. The cottage was absolutely perfect, close to town, on the beach, clean, and very nice!
We are so happy that our Virginia Cottage was so comfortable and accommodating for your Lake Michigan shore vacation--please come back to see us and enjoy the dune-side locale!
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!