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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,911 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

New Condo 2 PLUS 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 and 2 person deck balcony. 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, 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.

Property Manager
Mike Whalen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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. (PLEASE SEE OUR MANY GREAT REVIEWS-IT'S OUR BEST ADVERTISEMENT)

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. 2017 QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER BED -MASTER


Grand Haven Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1911 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Resort ...
  • River
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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. Bath towels, hand towels and face towels Toilet paper
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Roomy Upper Bedroom with large closet and full bath.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleep number bed, large bath and closet.
  • Pack and Play available. Spacious Loft on third floor has queen sofa sleeper and twin love seat pullout. First floor has queen sofa sleeper, television and full bath. Both bedrooms have televisions, bathrooms and large closets.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Best Value For The Money New, Tasteful, Great Location & Affordable!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Great place! Very clean, nicely decorated and close to all attractions.

  • 5 of 5

My family would definitely choose the "Jackson Place" for another vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, New Building with A Lot of Room and Thoughtful Owners

  • 5 of 5

The Condo was clean and the owners did a great job a creating a positive experience for guests with books, board games, and extras that created a home-like experience. There was plenty of space for our three kids to hang out and my wife and I took turns taking one of the four bikes in the garage for an early morning ride to the lakeshore before the kids were awake and ready to go. Although we choose to drive to the beach as it was too far for young kids to walk, our family did walk to Chinook Pier (five minutes away by foot) each evening for ice cream and putt-putt. Overall, we thank Mike and Judy for setting us up for a wonderful vacation! We look forward to renting from them for future vacations!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend in Grand Haven

  • 5 of 5

This property was such a great find. Mike was wonderful to work with and the condo is a great location and so much space! Was very comfortable and clean and we really appreciated it. Helped to make sure we had a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mike and Judy's for three days as a stop off on our way up to Glen Arbor. We found the spaciousness a great relief for our two couples. Having so many living spaces allowed us to be together when we wanted and to have space for privacy when needed. The convenience of being able to walk to downtown and to the Farmer's Market on Saturday were an added convenience. There were bikes available, be we didn't use them. My wife and I will definitely be working with Mike and Judy for our next visit to Grand Haven. We suggest you do the same!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Very clean comma nice location.

  • 5 of 5

1. Two people had a misstep on the little step down by the back door access to the garage floor. I placed florescent tape in an attempt to avoid injury for your future customers.

2. The duct tape job on the bed adjacent to the garage was not our attempt at a fix - it was already like that.

3. The DVD player would not play Blu-ray DVDs.

4. We very much enjoyed our stay!

Thank you, Cliff

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wish we could stay in a place like this everywhere we travel

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mikes townhouse with another couple. The place was immaculate. It had everything you needed and it all worked. The layout was perfect and would be good for a larger group. There is great separation between living areas and between the bedrooms. Very comfortable beds and a nice balcony area. Nice to be able to park in a garage and walk downtown. Grand Haven is a perfect spot to stay on the shore. Could head north to the dunes or south to shopping and tulips in Holland. There are good restaurants in town such as Morningstar Cafe and Snug Harbor. There is also a soft serve ice cream place just off the Main Street overlooking the water where you can get many different flavors and toppings. But you pay by the ounce so be careful. Met a number of the other townhouse owners on their annual cleanup day. They take real pride in their property and the outside is as well maintained as the inside. We would stay here again and would encourage anyone staying on the Michigan shore to do the same

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Coast Guard Festival
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 6 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 8 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2017 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
4th of july
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
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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