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Amy Pereira

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Downtown Cottage Near Boardwalk & Beach - Sleeps 6 - Prime Weeks Still Available

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Grand Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Suites in 1 Cottage, ea. w/2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleep 6)

'Suite Retreat', has two suites, one up and one on the main floor; nearly identical each with their own interior design flavor and both totally remodeled in 2012/2013.

This listing is for the main floor suite VRBO listing 450067. (The upper suite can be found at VRBO #450089). If we're booked on one level, the other might work equally well for you. There is a discount for booking both suites together.

The 1,000 sq. ft. main floor suite of this historic Grand Haven Cottage boasts personalized and tasteful décor in an amenity-rich environment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and sleeps 6 comfortably. Bedroom configuration includes a queen bed in the master suite and a king and two twin beds in the second bedroom.

One block to downtown, 2 blocks to the waterfront and boardwalk, less than a mile to the Grand Haven State Park & City Beach on Lake Michigan, plus everything you need to make your vacation relaxing... beach chairs, sand toys, umbrella, coolers, beach towels, 2 boogie boards, skim board, life jackets, and a wagon to take it all there. Two bikes and a double bike trailer (to haul small children or all your gear) available for beach runs, sightseeing and getting groceries. Indoor and outdoor games, DVDs, HDTV with On Demand, DVR, DVD player and free WiFi.

Two shady porches and a grassy side-yard, ample off-street parking, and colorful plantings make your outdoor time pleasant. Newly added courtyard with gas grill and dining space make for memorable evenings. Then cozy up to the generous fire-pit and create some more vacation memories. The fully stocked kitchen includes all the large and small appliances you'll need and staples, condiments, and paper products you wouldn’t expect so there's no need to haul it or buy it. The well-appointed bath and convenient washer/dryer make your stay here pleasant, and we supply basic toiletries and laundry detergent. We'll provide you with a list of all amenities to you in the cottage to make packing a breeze.

Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, big band dancing by the riverfront, museums, Splash Pad, playground, and YMCA, not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town, to the beach, boardwalk, pier, ski hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals. This Suite Retreat is both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all that the town has to offer. There's no other place like it.

With all the extras this really is a Suite Retreat... one you won't want to miss! Book today to assure you'll score the most convenient, friendly, and amenity-rich accommodations in the Grand Haven area.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amy Pereira (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Amy Pereira

I'm a designer by profession who's turned my passion for beautiful spaces into a new adventure in inn keeping!

In my lifetime I've renovated 5 of my own homes (not counting the ridiculous number of times I rearranged the living room furniture of my childhood home...and drove my mother batty!)

My design business brought me into people's homes right before they were ready to sell. I should rephrase that: they weren't really ready to sell and that was why I was there! Turning around spaces is my specialty.

I also work REALLY hard at my other job: being a mom to 8 year-old boy-girl twins. We live in Grand Haven 5 blocks from the cottage so that makes providing concierge-level service for my guests so easy!

Amy Pereira purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Amy Pereira chose Western Michigan

In January 2012, I purchased this Historic home in downtown Grand Haven, inheriting 2 lovely tenants. In the Spring of 2012, I made a go of converting one of my rental units into a weekly summer cottage and had a surprisingly successful 1st season.

The location is what makes this cottage shine. Nestled on a shady street just a block from the downtown business district, this residential street boast the proximity and privacy you'd look for when purchasing your own home.

Steps from all the great things Grand Haven has to offer and a pleasant walk to the beach (or even more convenient take The Beach-Town Trolley). If you were to stay in a beach property, you are convenient to one thing: the beach. But in Grand Haven that takes you away from all the other activities you need access to many times a day like restaurants, shops, ice cream, and other downtown attractions. When you choose a property like ours that's set away from the beach you avoid the crowds and the noise. I bought this cottage because I live in this neighborhood and I know the amenities it has to offer for families and couples alike! It's the best of both worlds; easy accessibility to the beach when you want it and excellent proximity to where all the other activities happen in Grand Haven.

What makes this cottage unique

I LOVE being an ambassador of our little town. I'm here to help you find your best vacation EVER! All my guests rave about the care I've taken to make a great location come alive with charm, conveniences and small luxuries. We added a vine-enclosed courtyard in the Fall of 2012, creating a place to BBQ, dine outdoors and cozy-up to a generous fire pit. What started as a humble year-round unfurnished rental has become Suite Retreat-great amenities, great attention to detail, great value.

This summer we will offer two beautifully designed suites decked out with all the amenities. This is a place where you simply pack a suitcase of your clothes leaving loads of EMPTY SPACE in your car because I've outfitted the cottage suites with everything you'll need to enjoy all that Grand Haven has to offer. Beach gear, games, toys, kitchen staples & condiments and even basic toiletries make this a SUITE RETREAT. I pride myself on providing a concierge-level of service with good value for money.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks you so very much for your hospitality, thoughtfulness, and all of the time you spent making this place perfect for us! We LOVE your attention to detail and all of the extras in your cottage. We all kept talking about how you remembered what's important to families and provided those things to your guests. This is such a special place and you are a special person! :) We loved the cool coffee maker (Keurig), the enormous beach bag & chairs, the laundry, the super cozy kitchen & bathroom. My daughter (4) loved the toy closet & all of the fun beach toys. Lastly, thank you for all of your suggestions on things to do and places to eat. Your advice made our vacation so much better! We LOVED Ray's Drive-in. YUMMY! We will definitely return here.
Jul 2012
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Downtown Cottage Near Boardwalk & Beach - Sleeps 6 - Prime Weeks Still Available
average rating of 4.866667 based on 42 reviews
Essexville, MI

Great Location, Wonderful Outdoor Areas

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer renting a house in Grand Haven and our first time staying at the Suite Retreat. The location was perfect for walking to all the area has to offer, the outdoor seating area was so much fun to hang out in, and the house lived up to our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Destination for a Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week at the Suite Retreat, our only wish was that we could have stayed longer! This was our first trip to Grand Haven and was also our first time renting a cottage. Amy made the entire process so easy and has provided the perfect place to stay for a relaxing vacation. The cottage was ideal for our family of three plus two grandparents. Suite Retreat is just as pictured above (although its much more charming in person with all of the local decor) and extremely clean. Amy was wonderful and very accommodating with some last minute requests. Amy was also very responsive by phone to any questions that we had during our visit. The cottage is perfectly located two blocks to downtown -- close enough for my 6 year old to walk to multiple times per day. We enjoyed all of Amy's suggestions for local restaurants and activities -- our favorites were the Farmer's Market, Musical Fountain, mini golf, trolley and of course the beach and pier. Our vacation exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be staying here again in the future! I will also be recommending Suite Retreat to all of our family and friends! We are so grateful to Amy for everything she did to make sure we had a relaxing vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WinterFest Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Suite Retreat for WinterFest! The house has everything you need and is in walking distance to all of the activities. We loved the furnishings and all of the extras. All we needed was clothes and groceries. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Stewartstown, PA

Family get away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Sweet Retreat during Coast Guard week. We had a wonderful time. It was a great location. We were within walking distance to everything. Amy made sure we had everything we needed for a great vacation. All ou need to bring is yourself and a few clothes. The apartment is so charming. I like the local art work. Nice touch.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We were at home at Suite Retreat as soon as we carried in our bags! Amy met us for check in and kindly got us acclimated to the house and Grand Haven! She had a very helpful guide to the area on the counter which we referenced throughout our stay! Kudos to those held responsible for cleaning the cottage as it felt so tidy and fresh! The location is SO ideal! Downtown Grand Haven, with cute shops, great coffee, and wonderful restaurants is just a couple of blocks away! Of course once one had their morning coffee, it was time for a stroll to the boardwalk and out to the pier, a must every day we were there! We took advantage of other great hikes in the area as well..Rosy Mound, a short drive to the south, and Hiking in the North Beach Park area, just to the north. We also made a couple of trips to Grand Rapids so my nephew could spend a weekend away from college, and that trip is quite manageable as well! So yes, I highly recommend a stay at Suite Retreat...we sure hope to return and take in more of Pure Michigan. Like I wrote in the journal there before I left....Suite Retreat gives off good vibes!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hudsonville, mi


  • 5 of 5

We rented both units for our, grown families, vacation. When Amy said, "all you need are your personal items and food of course, it was so true!" She has truly thought of everything! The decor was my favorite, she paid such great attention to the details. Upper level tranquil and lower level very beachey! Every couple had their private space and the community space was excellent. The fire pit (and all of the seating), patio, side yard and eating areas were great!

With 8 adults, one baby and guests, the location to downtown, beach, pier, and boat launch couldn't have been better.

A+ for quality of bedding, towels, decor, comfort, cooking, grilling, biking, dishwasher, laundry, basically every little thing you would have in your own home.

We will be setting up next summer soon!!! LOVED IT!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids (Muskegon Municipal-8 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
All downtown bars incl Theater Bar, Kirby, TipaFew
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club (Rated: Top 10 Public Crs)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 31 & (US 96- 6 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Kirby, The Grand, & Snug Harbor
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Haven State Park & City Beach
Car: not necessary

Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, museums, Splash Pad, playground and YMCA not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town. Beach, Boardwalk, Lighthouse Pier, Ski Hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals make this Suite Retreat both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all the action.


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Summer Season
May 30 2016 - Sep 1 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend - 3 nights
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off-Season Rates 2016-2017
Sep 5 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend -3 Nights
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Rates 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
July 4 Week - 7 nights
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coast Guard Week
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Summer season stays are Sunday-to-Sunday. Check-in 4pm; check-out 11am. To reserve requires a non-refundable deposited of 1/2 the rent paid by credit card over the phone. Remaining 1/2 of rent is due 3-weeks prior to arrival. $25 additional charge per guest is waived for young children. Please contact owner for seasonal/transitional period rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens are provided, including beach towels. Large counter top with ample cabinetry and a huge linen closet stocked with supplies like blow dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen, paper products, and emergency supplies.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • All linens are provided. 2 inflatable twin beds with integrated box springs are also available. Large closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We aim to provide a concierge level of service...if you need a babysitter or restaurant recommendation, just ask. And to organize your stay we provide all the restaurant menus, Grand Haven guides, and tourist maps right in the unit. We can provide a high-chair, Pack 'n Play, double-jogging stroller, infant toys, and double bike trailer upon request.

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