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Large 4+ Bedroom Home.

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)


In a quiet neighborhood with sidewalks on Grand Haven’s north side with luxury linens, beautifully renovated with period details, lovely hardwood floors & plenty of space. Relax & play on outdoor porches/decks & large back yard! Walking distance to downtown & boardwalk. (or borrow one of our bikes!)


Come home after a great day at the waterfront, boating, shopping or fishing to the charm and luxury of the Retreat at 526. Located at 526 Adams, it's the peaceful vacation get-away you’ve dreamed of. One mile to the biggest beach with plentiful parking, so bring your picnic, beach chairs & toys! Closest Grand Haven location to North Shore Beach & Spring Lake.


Luxury high count cotton linens, towels & beach towels, and fresh decor all cleaned to perfection for your stay. Upstairs sleep in the quiet comfort of the large Master bedroom (QUEEN). The Bunk Room features fun and comfortable bunk beds (2 twins). Family & guests will love the second bedroom (FULL). The main floor features two living rooms, one with a pullout sofa (QUEEN). The adjoining bedroom has a twin bed and the main floor bathroom with shower.

(2 Bathrooms!)


Walk to the marina, riverfront Boardwalk, downtown shopping, restaurants & coffee shops. Private and removed from the noise, yet close to everything. Beaches are just moments away. (I recommend driving & parking so you can take all your beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers & toys)

Or jump on one of the bikes, enjoy the sights of Grand Haven and spend your day at the pier and sandy beach. Grand Haven’s biggest and best candy and ice cream store are just around the corner as well as restaurants and shops. (…and a quick trip to Starbucks/Biggby's!)

With modern, comfortable, very clean indoor and outdoor living spaces, you'll join our many returning guests in loving the Retreat at 526!


Call or Email today for payment options to save money on the Summer Rental Rates!


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Jon & Cathie Ulanch
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Jon & Cathie Ulanch

We just had to visit once to fall in love with the white sand beaches and friendly atmosphere. We knew Grand Haven was the right town for us immediately. We enjoy taking in the beauty of the changing seasons and the variety of outdoor sports and activities! 5-Star Rated Accommodations..... the Retreat at 526 opened in 2008 to offer the type of cottage experience that we enjoy when we travel...the more stars the better!!

Jon & Cathie Ulanch purchased this house in 2008

Why Jon & Cathie Ulanch chose Western Michigan

This location on Grand Haven’s north side is the perfect mix of close proximity to activities, shops & beaches, but in a terrific neighborhood on a quiet street. We were excited to find just exactly the best combination of premium location and wonderful renovation. We loved the hardwood floors, arched doorway, great floor plan and nice room sizes. (and it was in excellent condition...super clean!)

What makes this house unique

You'll see why we chose this cottage...just stroll out the front door and take in Grand Haven!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much! The house was great – exactly what we were looking for.
Sep 2010
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Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathrm~ updated claw-footed tub w/ shower surround!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Updated & super clean!! Adjoining Bunkroom & Livingroom
  • Clean & modern. Soft white towels~bath, hand & face.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 400 count linens, soft cotton blanket, quilt, 4 pillows
    Adjoining Master... - Adjoining Master bdrm~Daybed...great spot for a pack-n-play!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 400 count linens, soft cotton blanket, quilt, 4 pillows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , 400 ct linens, soft cotton blanket, quilt, 1 pillow per bunk
    Living Room Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size in Livingroom~400 count, blankets, 2 pillows
  • 400 count linens, soft cotton blankets & quilts (1) Pack-n-Play, gate, booster seat, high chair + toys/books (Please bring your own special bedding for pack-n-play~standard size)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Contemporary decor, Front porch, Two-level back deck, Fenced backyard, Baby items available, Toddler toys available, Bikes-2 Adult, 18' bmx & 12' w/training wheels, stroller, Baby jogger, Beach chairs, Luxury linens, Beach towels, Beautifully landscaped


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Large 4+ Bedroom Home.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 21 reviews

wonderful home for large family or two families

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here two times and the location is quiet and close to everything in Grand Haven! They have bikes available to use and it is a short bike ride to the Farmer's Market and shops downtown. Older kids loved being independent with bikes. An easy walk to the musical fountain and downtown restaurants. Lots of space for parking, too. The house was very clean and has plenty of space! Great layout for family with teens.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were all very impressed with the home--so much nicer than staying in separate hotel rooms--

  • 5 of 5

My daughter who lives in Grand Rapids came over before our stay and the people that were staying asked her if she wanted to come in and check the place out--she reported that the stairs were pretty steep and not much else so we really didn't know what to expect---we had 7 adults and one 5 year old staying--when we 1st came in we were delighted that the house had a full stove, refrigerator, large dining room and two living rooms--2 baths were a plus also---my brother-in law and mother-in law could not come upstairs so they made do downstairs but the rest of us didn't feel that the stairs were a problem at all---the back yard was nice and the the two decks and table and chairs were great too---I hope that the neighbors did not have a problem with us as we had a family gathering on Saturday---we really didn't see the neighbors too much---parking across the street at the apartments was a great bonus too---things could not have gone any better other than the rain on Saturday! This was our 1st time using vrbo but it will not be our last---Thanks again Barb

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious. We have a family of 4 and stayed here with another family of 4. There was plenty of room for everyone. The rental had everything we needed. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant. It's a little bit of a walk to downtown but it is doable. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property at an excellent location in Grand Haven. Very comfortable home, great backyard, and only a short walk from the downtown and beach area. The owners were very responsive and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had a weekend getaway and stayed at Jon and Cathy's property. The house was very clean upon arrival. We were able to walk to Jimmy John's and Culvers for lunch, Biggby for coffee, and Sweet Temptations for dessert. Grand Haven State Park was just a few minutes away by car. Downtown was walking distance (but we drove due to our choices in shoes ;) ) The home was stocked with what we needed. We spent a lot of time outside on the back deck! The shed has things that may be needed at the beach - toys and chairs. There are also bikes to use in town! We were very happy with our stay at this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

My two high school girlfriends and myself got together to celebrate our 60th birthdays. The accomodations were comfortable and Jon and Cathie thought of everything for their guests: bikes, beach chairs, beach towels, games, and all the things to make it feel like home. We loved sitting on the backyard deck enjoying the weather, a glass of wine, and laughing like we used to in high school! Great home and we hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
GRR Gerald R Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Theatre Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Amtrak, Holland, MI (HOM)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Kirby House
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mulligan's Hollow @ the YMCA complex
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Haven State Park
Car: recommended

Fantastic white sand beaches, Beach volleyball, Terrific Boardwalk along river, Musical Fountain at dusk on waterfront, Riverfront fireworks July 4th, Coast Guard Festival, Art Festivals, In-water boat shows, Salmon Festival, Charter fishing, Sailing tours, Marinas, Imagination Station Park


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 15 2017 - May 15 2017
90 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
June 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coast Guard Festival
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coast Guard Fireworks
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
August 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

•Call or Email today for payment options to save money on the Summer Rental Rates!
•2-7 Night minimum stay
•~Check-in 4pm; Check-out 11am~
•Great weekly rates & short stay specials!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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