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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 Grand Haven

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only ...
  • By booking through VRBO you are stating that you are in full compliance with our VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT and agree to all of its terms and conditions
  • The VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT must be filled out and sent to us within 72 hrs of the booking being accepted by us, or your booking will be canceled
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
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Dual-Head Walk-In Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Double Bowl Sink
    Lower Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Bowl Sink
    Lower Bath 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Upper Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper Bath 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Good size bathrooms; Tile Floors, Hair dryers, Colorful Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths, Hand Soap, Tissue Paper, Kleenex, Air Freshener.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king , View of the Lake, Patio Access, Smart-TV
    Seahorse Room - 2 queen , View of the Lake, Game Closet, Toys, Smart-TV
    Mermaid's Room - 1 king , Direct Lake View, Deck Access, Gas Fireplace, Cable-TV
    First Mate's Quarters - 2 queen , View of the Lake
    Master's Quarters - 1 king , Direct Lake View, Electric Fireplace, Private Deck, Cable-TV
  • 3 King Beds (Sleeping 2x, Total of 6) 4 Queen Beds (Sleeping 2x, Total of 8) 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa (Sleeping 2x, Total of 2) 2 Twin Futon Sleeper (Sleeping 1x, Total of 2) 3 Taller Twin Air Beds (Sleeping 1x, Total of 3) 3 Pack and Play's
  • 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.


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Don't miss the opportunity to rent this beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Is what you will say when you walk into the Slice of Life Master house. We were there for a long weekend and enjoyed every minute. We never heard, "I'm bored or "there's nothing to do". Everything is how it is described and more. So much room. Murray was very nice and only a phone call away. We even had a photographer come and do family pictures using the beautiful scenery and landscaping . A long weekend was not enough. We would recommend this to anyone, those with children, teenagers and seniors. Our family ranged in ages 2- 65 with 2 being college age. Thank you Murray for having your house available to use.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great review and I'm so happy you had a great time here. I hope to see you guys soon thank you very much and you're always welcome.
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Fantastic Family Getawa

  • 5 of 5

Our family (16 people--ranging in age from 1-70) had a simply wonderful time at the Slice of Life Master House! It was a child's paradise--the private beach, the paddle boats, paddle boards, fishing poles and the kayaks--it was non stop fun. There are life jackets for everyone and for every size, ensuring the safety of all. When kids are happy, parents are happy!! It was relaxing for the parents because when they were not in the water or on the equipment themselves, they could sit back and relax while still easily keeping an eye on the young ones. There were plenty of sand toys and the fire pit was ideal for making s'mores. The inside entertainment was perfect for evenings. The smaller lake was lovely and inviting. It was a peaceful setting that made for a fantastic family get away and we all left with happy memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a big family!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 adults & 7 kids in our group and it worked out perfectly. The kids always had something to do which meant the adults had time to do the things they liked to read & relax for a bit! Thank you so much such a wonderful getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Successful family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We had 21 people from 5 states and there was so much to do and so much space that we were thoroughly entertained and did not trip over each other. They have thought of everything here!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing my property for your family reunion. I absolutely love hearing that you had a great time and it was great meeting you guys. You are welcome back anytime.
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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: December 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: October 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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Grand Haven State Park
New Holland Brewing Company
World's Largest Musical Fountain
Founders Brewing Co.
The Kirby House
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Craig's Cruisers
Michigan's Adventure
Goodrich • Grand Haven 9
Grand Haven Farmer's Market
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Holland State Park
Pronto Pup Stand
The absolute best Corn Dogs in the world. Period.
D & W Fresh Markets
One of the coolest grocery stores around!
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
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

refundable deposit $2,000




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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