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Newly renovated river front vacation home

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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:
August 23, 2017

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 Michigan

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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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Newly renovated river front vacation home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

The Little House by the River

  • 5 of 5

Mary Alice provides a lovely retreat on the Grand River that includes everything one needs to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. The house is off busy main roads, but once here, it feels like an oasis unto itself, not near larger towns.

People have already commented on how well stocked the house is and the new appliances (with full-size refrigerator and laundry facilities), but what we found most remarkable is Mary Alice supplies 3 lb. of fresh coffee and leaves anything fresh in the refrigerator and cabinets others have left behind. We’ve stayed in many rentals and this was a first. We didn’t have to rush to a market to buy eggs and bread for the next morning, which was great after a long flight and drive here. We also knew that if we had food leftover from our stay, we could leave it for those who follow us here.

Mary Alice lives next door if you need anything, but isn’t intrusive. In 6 nights, the loudest noise we heard were cicadas in the trees at night (but once inside, we couldn’t hear them).

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at J's Place the last week in July, the weather was beautiful and we had a wonderful stay. Mary Alice greeted our son, he came a day before we arrived, and did a walk through to make sure we knew where everything was, Mary Alice lives next door and is available if needed, but we had complete privacy, she is a charming owner. Everything in the property is new, the kitchen is wonderfully stocked with dishes, pots & pans and utensils if you choose to stay in and cook, there is also a small charcoal bar-b-que outside. The bed was clean and made up and there was a stack of fresh towels in the bathroom. We even spotted a ground hog checking out the river one morning. Our week was exactly what we wanted peaceful and comfortable, thank you Mary Alice!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Mary Alice was a wonderful host and met us at the property when we arrived in Michigan to visit. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed. The kids enjoyed playing in the yard, fishing, and exploring the area. Though we didn't use the kayaks during our stay, I appreciated that they were an option. I know other guests have commented how much they enjoyed using them. This is a quiet get away, but close to everything in GR. We went to Meijer Gardens, a White Caps ball game, and even to Grand Haven to swim. It was great to return to the peace and comfort of this home at day's end.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed with the updates

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, we were concerned about how small the place looked, but when we entered the door we were very impressed. So many new updates including the appliances, flooring and all windows/doors. I liked the open concept and overall feel of the place. Everything was super clean, with lots of provisions, even though we didn't need them. Having a big bag of ice in the freezer was a bonus. We used the kayaks one morning and enjoyed the Grand River. We stayed two nights and thought the location to down town was easy to get to.

Thanks again for all the details.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the Grand River

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could say I spent most of my time here gazing out at the spectacular river view. In all honesty, it was hard to stop watching the best TV ever. Lol. Truth! Seriously, this well appointed cabin is our home away from home in Grand Rapids Mi. A joy. Thanks Mary Alice.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spot on the river

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. It is well-equipped and in a perfect location for exploring Grand Rapids and the greater Western Michigan region. Just watching the river roll by is a treat in and of itself!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

Plainfield charter Township House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 20 2016 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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