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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:
October 20, 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.


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.


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
  • 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 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
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: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Sep 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.

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