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Lake Michigan Home with Private Beach Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Beautifully maintained home, waterfront location with a private sandy beach set in 25 acres of forested rolling dunes. It is a weekly rental from Saturday noon to Saturday noon. It is available from May into October. Summer is amazing while fall colors are also gorgeous and the lake is typically warm in September too. We usually book a year in advance. A private location, with access to the bike path and a short drive to both Grand Haven and Holland. Feathures:luxurious beachfront living, terrific sunsets, beach view patio, spacious screened outdoor living area, plasma entertainment, well equiped kitchen, washer/dryer, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Keywords: Well maintained, professionally decorated beach front home set in a location that enhances the beauty of nature. The serenity of a mature forest on one side and a the magic of lake Michigan on the other.

For the 2017 season, the standard rate is $1800. (June 3- June 17). The rate is $2100. for June 24- July 1 and August 26- September 2. The high seasonal weekly rental rate for July 1 - August 26 is $2700. There is a noon check-in on Saturday and 10:00am check-out the following Saturday.

More Details

Robert Clark
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Robert Clark

We have been renting this home since 1968 and have established long-term renters who return every year to relax on the beach. We are nearby and can offer help when needed and offer advice about the area.

Robert Clark purchased this house in 1968

Why Robert Clark chose Western Michigan

I love beachfront living and wooded rolling dunes, this place has both. It was aquired as a summer residence and converted to a year around residence that has been my home for the last 25 years. I move to a boat in the summer season.

What makes this house unique

The beauty and serenity of your own private beach and woodlands, with easy access to the amenities of a small to medium sized community.


West Olive House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Home with Private Beach Weekly Rental Saturday to Saturday
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Charming Lake Michigan getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage for a week this summer and just loved my week. The beach was very private. I think I saw 4 other people all week. We had a blast sitting on the deck relaxing and watching the sunsets every night. The screened in porch is understated, it's amazing. Very comfy furniture and it's huge. We hung out in there when it rained one day and read books and had a great time. The main floor is very spacious with lots of room for cooking, lounging and just relaxing and enjoying the view. I loved my stay so much I told the owners to keep my deposit and I'm coming back next year. I can't wait for my next week in this great peaceful place. I highly recommend this one. :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome beach, clean cottage with great views of Lake MI and private wooded forest

  • 5 of 5

Stayed last year and just made plans to stay again in 2013- The beach is right in front of the cottage and is fairly private so we could easily keep our beach toys within view. We only used the air conditioning on very hot days because we loved hearing the sounds of the lake (not to forget the lovely clean air from the lake and forest). The two bathrooms and 3 bedrooms made it super easy for us and our children to stay comfortably. Can't wait to use the grill again on the porch- the sunsets were beautiful! The owner has been prompt in responding to our queries. The two nearest cities Grand Haven and Holland were about 15 mins by car and were easy places to spend a day sightseeing, enjoying ice cream cones or buying groceries. We were pleasantly surprised by the cottage's cleanliness and peaceful location.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ludington, Mi.

Wow. Misleading Review

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this rental many times having an enjoyable stay each visit. I find the negative complaints posted here misleading at the least. Stairway railing is and has always been more than secure and steps are just fine. The owner has bent over backwards insuring our stay to be a pleasant one. The only problems with plumbing I have had were caused by previous renters putting things down the drain that do not belong there. That is not the owners fault, yet he pays to correct the problem. I love this place. Large enclosed screened area for dogs to enjoy. Steps to the beach? I've never had a problem with them. I am 60. The walking paths and woods is perfect for ones dogs. I occasionally see deer and vast variety of birds when walking the property. My husband is over 6' and has no problem with the restroom mentioned here. It's a lovely setting and home and encourage those considering a stay here to do so. The conveniences in this rental are plentiful. Most rentals do not have. I feel the negative poster here is either having a bad day or not being forthright/fair. I am returning Summer 2013 and cannot wait!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a fair and forthright review of the property..Thank you
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Dangerous Stairs

  • 1 of 5

The stairs to the lake consisted mainly of cinder block with no railing, which makes the descent very dangerous. Children and seniors would be especially affected. The upstairs bathroom toilet has a separate room from the shower. It is located under the eaves and almost impossible to use if you are a normal height male. The stairs inside the house are very steep, have a very slick surface and have a railing that is attched by a single (loose) screw at the top. This, again, makes it very dangerous for anyone using the upstairs. Upon arrival, the kitchen sink was clogged and a plumber had to be called to fix it. The oven was filthy. Most of the windows had cranks that either did not work or were about to fall apart. There were no curatins or blinds on the downstairs bathroom windows, which are very close to the neighboring cottage. It purports to be "dog friendly' yet there is virtually no place to walk a dog on the property. I would not recommend staying at this property under any circumstances.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was filed following a charge of a cleaning fee to their returned deposit. This was the couple's second time renting the property, so obviously they did not fee it was sub-standard at the time of their return. The property is very well maintained and kept to a very high standard consistently for the 30+ years it has been available as a summer rental. The rate of return renters is very high with a loyal customer base
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2 5
Fort Collins, CO

Maureen Devore

  • 5 of 5

Our experience with the owners was very pleasant. They promptly responded to our questions while others took days to get back with us. They were flexible and willing to accomodate our requests. I'm sure future renters will likewise be very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you..
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Rates & Availability

West Olive House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 24-July 1
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 26-September 2
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Robert at (+1) 616.402.1300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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