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J's Place on the River

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in a quiet neighborhood just ten minutes north of Grand Rapids, this newly renovated home is the perfect place for travelers to relax, unwind, or connect with friends.

The house is newly renovated/refurbished and boasts an open floor plan. You'll notice new appliances in the kitchen, and a new entertainment system in case you'd like to enjoy some t.v or listen to music. The kitchen and living room flow outside to a cozy deck, enhancing the travelers experience.

All appliances are brand new. This includes gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, flat screen television, and washer and dryer. The home is also equipped with central air.

More Details

Mary Alice
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Mary Alice

Born and raised Michigander, and have lived in Grand Rapids for 30 years.

Mary Alice purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary Alice chose Plainfield charter Township

Oh my, where to begin? I knew the previous owner very well. His name was Red and he lived on this street for more than 50 years. I brought him Sunday dinner every week and we were good friends. After he passed away, the family agreed to sell me the home.

Little did I know what was in store for me!

We had it quickly renovated in 2012 in order for it be move in ready. Almost immediately after the renovations were finished, we experienced the worst flood in 100 years. The entire house needed to be rebuilt from the inside out.

It was then that I realized I wanted to make this into a wonderful home for travelers and vacationers. Two years later we've created a custom home for travelers to enjoy this wonderful spot on the Grand River.

What makes this house unique

Location! This house has it's own piece of the river. It's absolutely perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. At night you can sit outside and stare up at the stars, and during the day you can feel the refreshing breeze off the water.


Plainfield charter Township House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If next guests arriving same day as checkout then there is a 10 am check out. Thank you
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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J's Place on the River
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Return Guests

  • 5 of 5

Love our ‘home away from home’ on the Grand River!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Loved the view of the Grand River. House is well-stocked and clean. Comfy bed. Great kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at J’s Place on the River. The view of the Grand River flowing by is so peaceful. The house is well- stocked with a full-size kitchen. The bed is super comfortable and the house is very clean and well-cared for by Mary Alice, the owner. She aims to please, so if you need something, just ask. We loved this house so much that my husband and I are returning in a month.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Fort Wayne, IN

Very Clean, Modern and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

J's place was so nice! Don't let the drive up deter you! My husband and I could not have been happier with the accommodations. Very clean and modern. The view is also great! Hopefully we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Traverse City, Michigan

Beautiful Spot Overlooking the Grand River

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at J's place the last three days while we visited Art Prize in Grand Rapids. Beautiful home overlooking the river, and just a short ten minute drive to downtown. This place is quiet and has all the amenities. It was over ninety degrees each day we were here, and the air conditioning ran flawlessly. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hostess! Goes the extra for you. Beautiful home. Relaxing scenery. We want to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great View; Great Location to Amenities

  • 4 of 5

We loved the area, bike trails and the house was comfortable. Bathroom a little small...but we managed. Owner most accommodating including homegrown Michigan tomatoes! We would stay there again if we return to bike.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
many in the area
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
3 miles Canonsburg
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
many beaches Lake Michigan close
Car: necessary

Kayaking for guests.

10 minutes from Grand Rapids.

Walking distance from scenic White Pine trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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