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Cutest Cottage Near Beach! 127 Summers Old! Walk Everywhere!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)


Our Cottage is available for rent year round in Grand Haven, Michigan. Walk to the beach, the pier, downtown, Mulligan's Hollow, Duncan Woods, the YMCA, the town ski hill, cross-country trails-- everything you love about Grand Haven is just steps away! You cannot believe how cute this home is inside and out! Families have been summering in this cottage for over a century! Just $900-3,750/week for one of the cutest beach area cottages in all of Grand Haven!


While we are right near the beach, you can still walk everywhere in town within 20 minutes! Park your car and forget about it. The Cottage sits on the bluff just above the City of Grand Haven Beach and the Grand Haven State Park! Peterson Ridge is a small path on the plateau between Edward Ave and the bluff over the beach. There are NO cars on Peterson Ridge, so it is very private and kid-friendly. Our cottage backs to the Woods of Mulligan's Hollow with miles of trails separating the beachfront cottages from downtown Grand Haven! The woods keep the cottage cool on even the warmest days!


Rinse off in the HOT WATER outdoor shower and de-beach on the front porch with many hooks for toys, suits, towels and flip-flops. The 2nd floor deck has great sun from mid-morning-mid afternoon plus a small view of Lake Michigan! There is a very, nice gas grill outside off the kitchen. There is a fantastic nap hammock overlooking Mulligan's Hollow behind the cottage. The outdoor fireplace is perfect for s'mores and Michigan wine.


The first floor has a large porch, living room, fireplace, dining room and adorable kitchen with nice, clean appliances. There are 2 sofas and a huge sectional in the living room around the fireplace and tv. The dining table is set for 6, but can accommodate 10 with 2 leaves. There are dozens of board games, puzzles, books, toys, beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs, to enjoy. Each bedroom has windows on 2 walls for great evening cross-breezes and the sound of waves!


Bedroom #1 on the 2nd floor has a Queen bed, closet and dresser overlooking the 2nd floor deck.

Bedroom #2 on the 2nd floor has a Queen bed and closet overlooking Mulligan's Hollow.

Bedroom #3 on the 2nd floor has a full-size bed, a twin bed, a closet and dresser overlooking 2nd floor porch.

Bedroom #4 on the 2nd floor has 2 twin beds, a closet overlooking Mulligan's Hollow.

Bedroom #5 on the 1st floor has a queen bed, dresser and door directly into the 1st Floor Bathroom and an amazing view of Mulligan's Hollow.


Wednesdays & Saturdays in Summer - Farmers Market at Chinook Pier

Sundays in Summer - Artist Fair at Chinook Pier

Keywords: cottage, woods, state beach, city beach, mulligan's hollow, 2 car parking, deck, grill, fireplace, charming, quaint, cute, dunes, trails, summer home, crib

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Cory Robertson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Cory Robertson

I am a father of 2 boys (ages 8 and 10) who are my life! We love being at the cottage and doing all there is to do in this very special spot!

Cory Robertson purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Cory Robertson chose Western Michigan

My mother's family is from Grand Haven, and I have been summering here my whole life. I wanted to be out at the beach, but also wanted to be near enough to the pier to walk everywhere. Our home sits right on the edge of Mulligan's Hollow for hiking, trail-riding, dog-walking and wildlife adventuring! We are so close to the beach that you can come up and down all day for supplies, naps, snacks, tantrums without giving up your whole day at the beach.

What makes this cottage unique

My hammock is my favorite afternoon spot when the boys go down for their nap after a day at the beach.

Walking the beach early morning and at sunset is heavenly.

The Musical Fountain is as charming and gratifying as it is hokey. Who cares if it is silly? You're eating Dairy Treat on a hillside over the river with a 1000 others who have completely forgotten last week's rat-race and are embracing a wonderful summer ritual in Grand Haven. This is not to be missed!


Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations 90% Refund with 90 Days Notice. 60% Refund with 60 Days Notice 30% Refund with 30 Days Notice No Refund with Less Than 30 Days Notice
  • There is Private Parking for 2 Cars Only There is No Additional Overnight Parking Near the Cottage Guests Must Carpool or Park East of Rte 31
  • Guests Must Respect Neighbors By: Using Only the Checkered Sidewalk Between 2 White Cottages to Reach Parking Turn Down Music By 10pm
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub with Showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot Tub with Showerhead
  • 2 Full Baths with clawfoot tubs and showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1st Floor and ability to suite with Bathroom 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor Bedroom with closet and tv/dvd player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor bedroom with closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom with a double bed, twin, closet & tv/dvd
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom with 2 twins and a closet
    Porch - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/pop-up trundle for 2 twins or king in a pinch
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Daybed and Trundle on Sleeping porch(2),Child Pack N Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cutest Cottage Near Beach! 127 Summers Old! Walk Everywhere!
average rating of 4.6585364 based on 41 reviews

Very good a lot of fun I ate way too much ice cream

  • 4 of 5

Great location cottage just needs a little upgrades but very good

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cute house, great location /bad communication with owner

  • 2 of 5

We have been staying in Grand Haven over 20 years and have never had this lack of communication with an owner. Communication was great while paying but never heard from him again after paying. The contract he sent me was for someone else from 2014. He said he would be in touch when our trip was coming up to let us know how to get in and we never heard anything even after sending emails asking for arrival instructions. Luckily the house was unlocked. The house was pretty dirty inside. Very roomy and close to beach. Great neighbors all around. Then Friday around 2am we had severe storms with 91mph winds come through that actually took someone's life across the road in Highland park. Big trees and limbs were down, wires were down and power was out. I called the owner to tell him about the damage and to let him know he would need a chainsaw to clean up his place. I also sent an email just in case he didn't get the phone message and still never heard anything. Obviously I know the storm wasn't his fault but just expected some kind of communication back since it was so severe. We also wanted him to know because of the next renters coming in a day later. We packed up and left that morning since power was going to be down until probably Sunday night.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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It was a welcoming, cute place with plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here! Right by the beach and downtown grand haven. Perfect location.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

2nd time a group of 6 adults have used this house for meetings - and will again. So quiet that one sleeps better here than at home! Everything works, the rooms are comfortable in size (first floor is particularly generous) and convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great house! Lots of space and so cute. The owner is fantastic and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Mini-Moon Escape

  • 5 of 5

My newly wed husband and I were looking for a relaxing escape for a few days to recuperate. The cottage was perfect for this! Everything was clean and orderly. Only a few minute walk to the beach and there were nearby wooded parks for walking as well. Parking was very close to the house. I would suggest having an umbrella if it is raining. The outdoor shower with hot water was great for rinsing off feet after walking along the beach.

2 Quick Suggestions:

1) Putting trash bags in the bathroom trash cans. I didn't search through the cabinets to find trash bags so I am not sure if there were any. But I put old grocery store bags that I had in my car in the bathroom trash cans. I always try to consolidate all our trash before leaving into one bag for easier clean up for the owner. Trash bags also means that hopefully the actual cans don't have to be cleaned out so frequently.

2) Disposing the used bars of soap in the shower. We brought our own toiletries to use, but we thought it was odd to see used bars of soap in the shower.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Haven State Park
Lake Michigan Grand Haven Boardwalk
World's Largest Musical Fountain
Porto Bello
Clover Bar
Tip a few tavern
Grand Isle Marina
Rainy Days Cafe
Fat Chix Coffee Cantina
Fricano's Pizza Tavern
West MI Cold Stone Creamery
Bil-mar Restaurant
Snug Harbor
Pier Peddler
The Kirby House
The Grill Room at The Kirby House
Morning Star Cafe
Ray's Drive-In
Coffee Grounds
Rendezvous Family Dining
Grand Haven Golf Club
"One of the best public courses in the country!"
Jumpin Java
Butch's Beach Burritos
Loutit District Library
Dragon Express
Skoops Ice Cream & Drive Thru
Mr Scrib's Pizza
Rosebud Restaurant -- CLOSED
Downtown Dogs LLC -- CLOSED
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Russ' Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Gerald Ford - Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bil Mar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Muskegon to Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Bil Mar
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mulligans Hollow (Grand Haven)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Grand Haven State Park and Grand Haven City Beach
Car: recommended

Not a week goes by in Grand Haven from May-October where there isn't a festival, sporting competition, free concert, fireworks, craft show, art exhibition, sporting event, cultural exhibition, or history celebration. Tell us your available weeks and we'll find you wonderful things to do when you're NOT at the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund