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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-19 + 2 pack&play)

Slice of Life Master House is ready and waiting for your family to make memories of a lifetime!

Come sit on the deck, enjoy the fresh breezes and the calming view of the lake.

Our home has two full kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 5 bedrooms. Living room has large 8' sliders to the deck, with a view that looks like you're right on the water!

Bedroom #1

The Captains Suite, king size bed, water view, flat screen tv, sliders that go out to your private deck. The Captains bathroom has a relaxing deep whirlpool bathtub, large walk in shower that also turns into a wet steamer!

Bedroom #2

The Beach Bungalow features two queen beds, flat screen tv, and a water view!

Bedroom #3

The Mermaid Bedroom has a king bed, flat screen tv and view of the water!

Bedroom #4

The Seahorse Bedroom features two queen beds, water view, 2 closets and a flat screen tv!

Bedroom #5

First Mates Quarters has a large king size bed, with sliders out to patio! Flat Screen Tv, view of the water!

The beach has a large fire pit and we supply firewood. The water has a sandy bottom perfect for swimming with a gradual slope that makes it great for the little ones!

The deck has a cable handrail to give you unobstructed views of the beautiful scenery! Composite deck, so no wood slivers!

We have a beautiful workout area with a wall of mirrors! The human touch robotic full body massage chair is there to relax you too!

2 game rooms, for rainy days!

So much to do, so little time to do it all! Fire-pit for bonfires and smores! Ladder ball, Horseshoes, Big Birdie Golf, Bean bag toss, 4 Stand up Paddle Boards, 9 Kayaks, Paradise Pad, 2 HUGE Swan peddle boats, Pontoon Boat (included in your week long stay for one day and has been all updated with brand new furniture!, brand new 4 stroke engine) Extra days of pontoon rental available 10' plastic fishing boat with trolling motor. We have some poles and tackle if you'd like to fish. Let's not forget we have around 30 bikes all sizes! and Much more you will be thrilled with the bang for your buck!

We do offer wave runners weekly rental for $1000.00 each or minimum $700.00

We just redecorated the home from top to bottom including on the upper level with bamboo flooring! New furniture, new 100% Egyptian cotton bedding and its stunning! Relaxing and very much the beach theme.

We have added a Paradise Pad to the lake for the little ones to jump on.

Your family will make vacations memories that will last a lifetime, most families make it a yearly tradition!

This is my personal private gated estate with only 2 homes on this magnificent property the master house and the cottage.,

Each home does have its own game rooms, hot tubs, tanning beds.

If you want to go into town, Grand Haven boasts an array of attractions and events, including its beautiful Lake Michigan sandy beaches for building sand castles! The largest musical fountain, and yes we are Coast Guard City USA!

Bike paths are close to my home and goes all over the city!

Many beautiful parks including Pottawatomie Park, which is right across the lake from our home. Fun to Kayak, Swan peddle boat, stand up paddle board or take the pontoon boat to! Park has swimming area, playground, covered picnic area and restrooms!

Our home is close to shopping and there is a convenience store 1.6 miles down the road, close enough for a bike ride or peaceful walk on the bike path.

For an extra fee you can have housekeeping during your stay, if you want to go out for an evening and need child care let us know!


We are a year round vacation rental home.

Great place for holidays! Christmas, Thanksgiving, ring in the New Year!

With two full kitchens cooking holiday meals is a breeze! Please book early for your Holiday.

Check in time is 4:00 pm check out time is 10:00 am.

We also have the Slice of life Cottage on the property listing # 255129

The owner of this property is the president of M.c.S Realty Inc. (I stay there when it is not rented my personal house)

Equal Housing Opportunity

More Details

Murray C. Swiftney
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Murray C. Swiftney

I am a self employed business man who owns several pieces of real estate/real estate investor, a licensed real estate broker and licensed general contractor. I am the president of both of these corporations.

I am in my middle 50's and currently single.

Murray C. Swiftney purchased this house in 2008

Why Murray C. Swiftney chose Western Michigan

My beautiful house was built in 2008 and 2009. I am constantly making changes and upgrades to my beautiful house.

This house has everything you will not want to leave.

What makes this house unique

Waking up and seeing the lake, smelling the fresh air, relaxing, peaceful, its my personally home so it is well cared for and we are always doing updates!

The tall 8 foot sliders on the main floor and the cable railing system sitting on the composite decking was designed for as much as a unobstructed view as humanly possible you will fall in love like I did.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest: VRBORORG264482 (-)

Date of Stay: December 16, 2009 Review Submitted: December 16, 2009

It certainly is a "Slice of Life." My husband and one year old baby stayed there this summer while I was pregnant with number two :). Murray, the owner, could not have been more accomodating. When we needed something he was quick to find a solution and since he stays near the house, he's easy to find. The house is new and he keeps it very clean. I am very picky with cleanliness, especially with kids around. Our weather was perfect so he made sure that outdoor "toys" were ready. He also allowed us to bring a baby pool for our daughter to enjoy that was a bit closer to the house. We also had friends over that were staying in the area, so it was nice for larger group too!
Jul 2009
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Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master bath 2/wet steamer, jacuzzi tub, double bowl
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vessel sink with crackle glass counter top & vantity mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Vessel sink with crackle glass counter top & Vanity mirror
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks, ex fan, vanity mirror with one side magnifier
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Pedestal sink, exhaust fan & vanity mirror with magnifier
  • 5 Good size bathrooms, they all have hair dryers and plenty of colorful towels.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Captains suite, elec. fireplace, water view & private deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , The beach bungalow features view of the water& flat screens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , The mermaid room direct view of the water & gas fireplace.
    bedroom 4 - 2 queen , The seahorse bedroom with water view and flatscreen tv.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , First mate quarters, direct water view w/ sliders to patio
  • 3 King size beds with pillow tops, 4 Queen size Beds 1 Queen size Sleeper Sofa 3 Taller Twin Air Beds, 1 Twin Futon Sleeper, 2 Pack and plays
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 21 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please enjoy my home and make a lot of family memories.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.787879 based on 35 reviews
Ann arbor

Best of the Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Did a golf outing with the fellas and had a Great time! Honestly had a better time at the home than at the course. Crazy amount of activities. Super accommodating and top notch hospitaliy. Ice cold beers upon on arrival. I will definitely be back. Thanks a bunch!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review and a great group, we look forward to seeing you again!!
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

More than enough room for our family of 8 adults and 7 kids. Plenty of activities with Jacuzzi, game room, double kitchen for snacks and meals, sauna and multiple TV's. Home was fresh, clean and up-to-date with all the conveniences. We whole heartedly recommend this property and we are planning our next return date!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very very much for you staying here during Christmas time up 2016 it was wonderful having you stay at my personal house. I'm glad I could accommodate all of your wishes and dreams . I also hope my decorations on several of my trees helped out in the spirit, thank you very much see you in the near future.
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Great Fall couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our five couples were supposed to go to Savannah but had to cancel - we made lemonade! This house is wonderful. It has great location, incredible amenities, and lots of space. We had plenty of room in a fully equipped kitchen for the chefs among us to cook; our "athletes' to work out, our wives to relax and laugh while the guys watched baseball, football and played golf. It is simply an outstanding place to get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! It was great meeting all of you and you are welcome back any time! I'm also happy you got to enjoy the pontoon boat just before it got put in storage.
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Wonderful one stop shop!

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need to adults and kids. We have stayed a lot of places and this one is at the top of list. We literally never left the house except to grocery shop because it kept 5 kids (ages 2-8) two sets of parents and two sets of grandparents fully entertained! The ability to walk to the water with out a lot of stairs was great for kids and grandmas!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your great review it was wonderful having you here. I am so glad you enjoyed my personal estate thanks again and welcome back anytime.
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Perfectly Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

For over a year we planned and looked forward to this vacation! There were 24 of us and let me just say that Murray, his crew(shout out to James) and A Slice of Life did not disappoint!! We rented both the cottage and the main house, and it was perfect. Everything we could want or need was there plus more. The age range was 75 down to 12 and everyone said this is the vacation and the place we will come back to hands down. Murray has thought of everything ( although Murray we were going to recommend a commercial Ice maker :) and the houses were immaculate!

From a crab boil on the beach, yard games, bike rides, pontoon boat, paddle boards, kayaks and just a week of family time together, life does not get much better than at a Slice of Life!

Thanks again Murray and until next time....

Lisa, Dean and the gang

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa and your family it was great having you here I I am investigating commercial ice maker and I believe there's a good chance there will be one installed before you visit again. I am honored that you picked my place to have your family vacation at the slice of life and made several great memories here until next time and thanks very much sincerely Murray
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A lot of "built in" activities

  • 5 of 5

We have been going for several years to the Slice of Life. There are a lot of "built in" entertainment, such as in the house for rainy days, on the water, and lawn type games as options, so if you do not want to go out you don't have to. There is also a lot to see if you choose to go out. My favorite is the family time, investing in memories and not needing to leave, it is very ample for providing what you may need or want to have a great family time and stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you back. I believe it has been 7 years. I'm glad your family had a good time.
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Grand Haven State Park
Nearest Airport
3.3 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Barpub
3.2 Miles
Highway Inn
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
Berlin Raceway
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Clover Bar
Nearest Ski
7.3 Miles
YMCA 5 mile hill
Nearest Beach
Slice of Life
Nearest Point of Interest
Coast Guard Festival
Nearest Point of Interest
Musical Fountian
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Havens Pier & Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Grand Haven
Nearest Point of Interest
Spread The Music
Nearest Point of Interest
Craig's Cruiser
Nearest Point of Interest
Michigan's Adventure
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Haven 9
Nearest Point of Interest
Hofma Park
Car: recommended

4 paddle Boards, 9 kayaks, 16 person Pontoon boat completely redone including a brand new 4 stroke engine comes with 1 day at no charge with a week rental, extra days available for a fee, Wave runners available for a fee, Water tubes, knee boards, water skis, swan peddle boat, large fire pit, There is a community shed full of yard games even big birdie golf so much to do you will not want to leave!

The worlds largest music fountain is a must see in this quaint downtown city of grand haven with wonderful shops and spectacular restaurant.

Maybe take the trolley to do some sight seeing, learn a little history of our town.


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Sep 25 2016 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
In season 2017
May 7 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

refundable deposit $2,000

2016 Rates:
4 nights in season $5200.00 spring & fall $3400.00 + $2000 deposit
3 nights in season $3900.00 spring & fall $2550.00 + $2000 deposit
***for "event" or holiday rates less then 7 day stay please call us for rates.***
Total of rent + deposit divided in 1/2 due within 72 hours of booking to hold


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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