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Mike Whalen

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Best Value For The Money New, Tasteful, Great Location & Affordable!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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New Condo 2 BDR, 3.5 Baths, Spacious, Garage

New and affordable, upscale condo close to everything Grand Haven has to offer. Two to three blocks from downtown, boardwalk, and close to waterfront without waterfront pricing. This 2006 condo provides all the comforts of home, is beautifully decorated on all three floors and well maintained. The appliances are stainless/modern and everything works. Master bedroom is on second floor with private full bath and TV. Third floor bedroom has TV and full bath. The third floor has a huge loft with queen and single pullouts, full bath and large screen TV. The lower level has a pullout queen, wet bar, large screen TV and a full bath. WiFi and Cable provided. There is an additional half bath plus new laundry appliances just off the kitchen for your convenience. The kitchen and living room are open concept with seating available at the bar and dining table. There is also a gas fireplace and deck. The condo comes with many amenities. We provide linens, pillows, beach towels, soap and shampoo, laundry detergent, paper products, coffee, tea, and basic kitchen spices. There is an attached garage which includes 4 bicycles as well as a gas grill. We have a TWO CAR LIMIT ON SITE.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Whalen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Mike Whalen

We (Mike and Judy Whalen) have been married for 17 yrs. Mike is 60 and retired in May of 2011 after 34 yrs with the Dept. of Corrections as a Health Unit Manager. Mike grew up in Muskegon and they currently live in Spring Lake. The 'Jackson Place' was just purchased in December 2012. We think we have found a perfect gem for guests looking for real value during their stay in such a wonderful tourist destination. Economical shoppers (particularly experienced return Grand Haven travelers) with no desire to compromise elegant lodging will notice the value. It has everything one would need and expect without the waterfront price. The location provides convenient access to everything that Coast Guard City has to offer. We make every effort to provide our guests with many comforts and extra amenities. Our goal is for our guests to enjoy carefree vacations at the Jackson Place so much that they will want to return year after year.

Mike Whalen purchased this condo in 2012

Why Mike Whalen chose Western Michigan

Many Grand Haven vacation rentals are 1900 vintage homes or buildings that have been remodeled. While many are well done, they still come with high rental rates and dated floor plans that include one bathroom. We know- we have one and it's the oldest house on the channel - (see property #3006306) 'Whalens Channel House' at 834 S Harbor drive. We have put our hearts and souls ino making that old home very comfortable -- and it really is lovely. The truth is that 'many' of the older rental home homes have poor layouts ,with poor uses of space, often do not provide enough bathrooms, have sub par air conditioning and electrical systems to accomodate their guests. We looked for some time to find the perfect property to give our guests a great value for their money. Travelers don't have to compromise modern lodging that they have come to expect for an old upgraded turn of he century home. The Jackson place has a great location without the waterfront rates and built in 2006.

What makes this condo unique

The condo is well designed and the architecture is pleasing to the eye. The layout is open and welcoming with functional living areas/spaces for a variety of social gatherings. One can curl up with a book in front of the gas fireplace, entertain a larger group in the loft area or relax in the recreation room with the wet bar. An important feature is that everything works like it is supposed to. No one will ever be late getting ready because they have to share bathrooms! This condo has three full and one half baths, a washer and dryer and iron and ironing board. This 1911 sq ft. 3 story condo is ideally located, modern and beautifully decorated.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Best Value For The Money New, Tasteful, Great Location & Affordable!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful, Spacious, Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

The Jackson House was great! Location was a short walk to downtown and the house had everything you could ever need and more. Communication with the owners was very easy, i highly recommend this vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The Perfect Grand Haven Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 amazing days in Grand Haven and are grateful for the opportunity to stay at Mike and Judy's condo! It was perfect! There were six adults, my husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law, and our son and girlfriend ~ so having the separate areas and bathrooms worked out great. The condo was clean and very well appointed which I expected from the previous reviews - making the travel from Virginia lighter (towels, soap, coffee, etc. were there for us). Morning walks to downtown and the lighthouse and the proximity of Camp Blodgett for the rehearsal and wedding, made the condo absolutely perfect! I also think that Mike and Judy joined our prayers to keep the rain away. Thank you for the clear communications and instructions. Property and owners are wonderful! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing place , great owner

  • 5 of 5

Owner was very attentive , great place 6 of us had a great time ! 👍🏻👍🏻

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Awesome, clean & convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is amazing!! We've stayed in both of Mike & Judy's rentals (The Channel House), and I highly recommend either one!! They are awesome people & wonderful to work with. This unit has everything you could possibly need & is extremely clean. All you need to do is unpack your bags & start enjoying. Very short walk to downtown, Chinook Pier & the musical fountain. If you want to go further, just use one of the 4 bikes included in the rental property. There's no question that we will rent from them again! HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Amazing place! Great owner

  • 5 of 5

It was a great experience, great location , easy going owner , really nice place and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

I have to say the owner was very attentive, the house very clean and the location was nice.i would recommended to anyone else. The bikes need some TLC but nothing major.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Multiple Bars
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Muskegon (Lake Express)
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Grand Haven Golf
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Multiple Restaurants
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Mulligans Hollow
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Grand Haven State Park
Car: recommended

This condominium is new construction and complete with modern features. It is located two blocks from Chinook Pier and the Farmer's Market. It is less than two blocks from from Warf marina where the Grand Haven boardwalk begins on the Grand River. Fresh water charter fishing and sailing excursions are available with an assortment of specialty/refreshment shops for all to enjoy. Across the river is the worlds largest musical fountain that starts at dusk every night throughout summer. Downtown has everything to offer; great pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, and entertainment. Continue down the boardwalk about a half mile to the number one State Park in Michigan. Past that is the City Beach. Mulligan's Hollow has a skate park, playground, baseball diamond, basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields and trails.

Michigan's Adventure (Cedar Point owned) amusement park is 18 miles away.

Michigan's Adventure is a 250 acre amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon, It is the largest amusement park in the state and has been owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company since 2001. As of 2012, Michigan's Adventure has 53 rides, more than any other park in the state. The park also includes an outdoor water park ...

Grand Haven area has a diverse assortment of shopping options for the bargain hunter from' unique antiques, linen pant suits or boat supplies. No big malls here; check out the eclectic variety of boutiques and restaurants all downtown within walking distance or any trolley. Also, spend some time to enjoy those hard to find galleries, quaint shops and cafés off the beaten path.

With average temperatures in the mid-70s during the summer months you'll spend long, lazy days at the several different beaches in the area. We have miles of Great Lakes Miles coastline to enjoy and explore. Standup paddle boarding, kayaking and kiteboarding , have become the rage in recent years. Just plain old beachcombing and people watching has become almost a sport at any of the area beaches. Bike and hiking trails are popular among bicyclists and hikers. The city skate park is in constant motion during the warmest months of the year. Water enthusiasts can enjoy guided fishing, sailing, and diving expeditions, cruises and tours provided by one of the many charter boat captains.


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer cont
Jul 10 2016 - Jul 29 2016
6 night minimum stay
Coast Guard Festival
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 7 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
FALL Season
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
off season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
summer cont
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard Festival
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Condo has entry code at back door. Code provide a week or so before arrival after receipt of over night guest list including; names,ages and addresses - now required by Grand Haven city ordinance for short term rentals.
2 car maximum on site

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Western Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1911 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Resort ...
  • River
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , large bahroom with double sinks and beautiful cabinets.
    Main Floor Half Bathroom/Laundry - toilet , Nicely decorated with full laundry service.
    Upper Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large full bath access from BR or Loft.
    Lower Level Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom for lower recreation room/BR
  • Included are: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, hair dryers and curling irons. Bath towels, hand towels and face towels Toilet paper
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Main floor with large bath and closets.
    Upper Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Roomy Upper Bedroom with large closet and full bath.
  • Spacious Loft on third floor has double sofa sleeper. Both bedrooms have televisions, bathrooms and a large closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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