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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Access to Lake Michigan, Buchanan Beach is just 200 yards and no stairs to the most beautiful stretch of sugary sand beach that Michigan has to offer. Stroll along the beach, soak up the beautiful sunsets, enjoy campfires around the fire pit, and sit back in the comfy Adirondack furniture or a nap in the hammock all on the large, private, beautiful, wooded lot. Swimming, boating, biking, walking, shopping, beaching, golfing, great restaurants - just to name a few of the activities.

Painted Sky Cottage is just a few miles south of Grand Haven's famous Boardwalk. We have bikes on site available for rent with more than 25 miles of paved scenic bike trails access at the corner connecting Spring Lake, Grand Haven and Holland. A swing and play set in the backyard. The public boat launch at Pigeon Lake is less than a one mile from the cottage as well as ample parking for your Jet Ski or small boat. Near by Grand Haven Golf Club which holds a ranking among the top 1% of courses in the Nation to enjoy.

Grand Haven hosts the Coast Guard festival in August, attracting boaters of all kinds. Grand Haven offers a thriving downtown complete with art galleries, casual and fine dining, sporting good shops, book stores and farmers market; something for everyone. Pick blueberries in July, August and September also apple and peach groves nearby. Wineries also offer tours and tastings. Recreational paradise is just steps away with swimming, sunbathing, hiking or boating in Lake Michigan at the harbor state parks of Grand Haven and Holland both with two of the most picturesque lighthouses and many county parks to hike, play and catch some outstanding views of Lake Michigan.

Keywords: House, cottage, beach house, lake access

More Details

Theresa Stapleton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Theresa Stapleton

Here we are: Theresa, Mike, Jane and Glenn. We fell in love with Grand Haven and had to purchase this adorable cottage just steps from the lake. Jane and I are the property managers. We are committed to providing our guest with a spotless and comfortable cottage with many amenities to make your vacation the best it can be.

Theresa Stapleton purchased this house in 2004

Why Theresa Stapleton chose Western Michigan

Grand Haven has so much to offer. It has the best park system we had ever seen, not to mention the most beautiful sugar sand beaches in the country. Something for everyone, no matter what the season; hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, golfing, you name it Grand Haven is the place to be.

What makes this house unique

Sunsets can't be beat. As they say, 'Grand Haven lake views are like being on the ocean without the salt'


Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 15 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Family Vacation 2016

  • 5 of 5

Painted Sky was a perfect cottage for our whole family (6 adults, 3 small boys). Very clean, cute decor, and wonderfully filled with everything you need. They go above and beyond with beach towels, sand toys, Tonka trucks, bikes, play gym, towels, outdoor furniture, and plenty of supplies. It is close to many of the fun activities if you wanted to venture beyond the beach and cottage. We would highly recommend it and hope to come back. The owners were great to correspond with and prompt.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

Painted sky cottage is perfect for a quiet getaway with your family. My whole family (11 ppl) enjoyed this ranging from 1yr old to 63!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect vacation home! It is very clean and well-maintained. Everything you need is provided by the home owners...well stocked kitchen, beach towels and toys, laundry detergent, paper towels, etc. It even has a ping pong table, legos and swings for kids. It is on a wooded lot and feels very secluded. The location is excellent, a very short walk to the beach or to the paved biking trail. Close to Grand Haven beaches, shops, restaurants, activities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Painted Sky Cottage and hope to return again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic find!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the week with a 1.5 yo and 3.5 yo and this house had something to keep everyone entertained! So many amenities for kids- Lego table, ping pong, swing set, beach toys and a tball tee--my son was in heaven! Adults enjoyed the hammock and fire pit. We rented the bikes and enjoyed rides to Rosy Mound park and into Grand Haven for the day.

The house is incredibly clean and quaint. The owners were great to correspond with and very prompt in replying to emails.

We typically like to explore new towns for summer vacations but our experience at Painted Sky would have us strongly considering a return trip! My only regret is that we didn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Rental Success!!!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a home for the winter while we began the building process in Grand Haven. We LOVED our stay here! Clean, fully equipped...a LOT of fun playing ping pong, too! Theresa and Jane were great "landlords!" We would highly recommend considering the home for a winter rental. We enjoyed many walks on the close by!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation 2015

  • 4 of 5

Painted Sky Cottage was a good find. The cottage was very nice and accommodated our family perfectly. We really enjoyed the mornings sitting outside on the front porch and the fire pit at night. It was an easy walk to the water and we loved the sandy beach and walks.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On Site Bike Rentals Available: Two bikes or all fifteen of them would be $100.00 - 25 mile Bike path at the corner linking Grand Haven with Spring Lake and Holland.


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - May 1 2018
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

*When using a credit card there is an additional $50.00 transaction fee.

*Paying by check:In order to guarantee a reservation we would need a signed contract returned to us with half your payment within 10 days of receiving it. 2016 Summer rate is $1945.00 plus a refundable security deposit of $300.00. Taxes are included, there are no other fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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