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Now Booking Summer 2017 | 2500 Feet of Prime Lake Michigan Beach in Grand Haven

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Spring Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3+bedroom 2-bath easy-living home just steps from Lake Michigan

From the moment you arrive, you'll know that this is going to be a dream vacation come true, with easy-access to 2500 feet of prime Lake Michigan association beachfront directly across the street from your doorstep, and downtown Grand Haven is just a 5 minute drive.

ALL Decked Out with 6 exterior decks....EVERY room in this dune-side house has its’ own deck with panoramic beautiful views of Lake Michigan to the west or scenic views of the wooded dunes to the east.

Our contemporary 3+bedroom 2-bath casual style home features 2000 square feet of easy-living, with central-air conditioning for those hot summer nights, and offers incredible indoor & outdoor amenities to create a sophisticated retreat for your Lake Michigan vacation….all with easy access right outside your door. Discover Lake Michigan access just steps from your front door and wooded splendor and wildlife at your back door. The maximum number of guests is limited to 8 persons.

Spend long leisurely summer days enjoying the HUGE 2500 feet of association ‘members-only’ Prime Lake Michigan Beachfront....the most beautiful stretch of sugary sand beach that Michigan has to offer, with access directly across the street; AND neighboring 500 Acres of Scenic Woods on the highly desirable North Shore of Grand Haven, known as the 'Million-Dollar Mile'….in fact, Travel + Leisure magazine named the Grand Haven Lake Michigan area alongside other GLOBAL destinations as one of the best kept secrets in the WORLD!

And Lonely Planet’s (the world's largest publisher of travel guides) Best in Travel 2014 Guide rates Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast as its' #1 U.S. Travel Destination for this summer, describing it as 'perhaps the USA’s most unexpected beach getaway, with shores that rival Hawaii’s and Southern California’s.'

Check-out these awesome vacation home amenities…

Kitchen

If you enjoy cooking you’re going to love our gourmet kitchen, especially the solid surface island cook-top, along with granite countertops and high-end appliances! We supply all cookware, dishes and utensils. You supply the groceries and your favorite recipes!

Dining / Living

The open floor plan combines a comfortable dining area / living area featuring a peninsula fireplace, 55” big- screen HDTV….and additional snack-bar seating provides added room for family and friends to enjoy meals and good times together. You'll also find the dining table the ideal size for a round of cards, or add up to 2 leafs for seating up to 8. And on those perfect summer days and evenings, move the food & fun outside to the expansive 28’ x 10’ main floor deck with views of Lake Michigan, featuring a huge combination Hybrid Infrared/Propane Gas/Charcoal Grill System for the ultimate in family cook-outs.

Upper Loft

The upper open loft features a wet bar / coffee bar and built-in mini fridge. For those folks who may have to check-in at work, it offers a desk and internet Wi-Fi, with great views of Lake Michigan to remind you NOT of work! Plus there is a full-size daybed to provide extra sleeping quarters! And no evening is complete without experiencing the Lake Michigan sunset on the upper loft deck, located 35 feet above street level. Make sure to have a nice glass of your favorite beverage in hand to watch the sun go down after another perfect vacation day…

Master Bedroom

The large private upper level master bedroom features 10-foot high ceilings, making a lovely retreat for quiet time after a fun day at the beach. Sit back and watch TV, or indulge in a nap as you unwind on your king-sized bed, featuring resort-quality 1000 thread count sheets. In the morning, retreat to your private deck to enjoy a sunrise, read a book or just enjoy a great cup of coffee amid the abundance of nature surrounding you in the heavily wooded tree-top setting. Nestled in privacy you can enjoy everything nature has to offer….eagles, hummingbirds, deer, rabbits, squirrels and even foxes are common visitors.

Master Bath

Dual vanities and a bright sunny glass block window define the private master bath along with a large walk-in shower featuring dual-benches, each with WaterPic overhead ‘rain’ shower heads….ahh, RELAX!

Bedrooms 2 & 3

Guests will sleep soundly in the main floor 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, each featuring a comfy queen-size bed with resort-quality 1000 thread count sheets.

Bathroom #2 has a Jacuzzi tub for luxurious baths and combination shower featuring a WaterPic overhead ‘rain’ shower head

Convenient main-floor Full-Size Laundry Room

Active families love the fact that they can pack light and still enjoy fresh beach duds every day!

Game Room

And when the kids or ‘kids at heart’ want some game time, check-out the large game room in the lower level, featuring a large-screen TV…all set-up for your favorite game systems. Or go old school and try your hand at a competitive game of Foos-Ball. Want some outside gaming – grab a basketball and shoot some hoops in the back yard court...or if you like tennis or pickle ball, you'll have exclusive members-only access to the 3 brand new courts located right next door at the North Shore Tennis Club.

Check-out these awesome outdoor amenities…

Relax and enjoy the commanding unforgettable views and exclusive use of the 15 acre private waterfront association beach, one of the largest of its kind in Michigan, stretching 2500 feet along the beautiful golden soft sandy shores of Lake Michigan; with convenient easy access just 50 feet across the street from your vacation home. Or venture further; you can stroll for miles in either direction along the pristine golden sands of Lake Michigan shoreline.

And if you tire of the beach scene, be our guest-member at the North Shore Tennis Club, located right next door, featuring 3 brand new courts for tennis, pickle ball or basketball.

Or, you can explore the 500 acre North Ottawa Dunes preserve….just a 5 minute walk from your doorstep along the bike path; it is one of the largest wooded dune preserves remaining in the central West Michigan area, featuring 10 miles of scenic groomed wooded hiking paths.

Directly adjacent to North Ottawa Dunes is Coast Guard Park, featuring tons of family fun, including playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields and soccer fields….there are barbeque grills also.

And for sure you’ll want to climb the wooden stairway at North Beach Park, just 300 yards from your door step, to the top of the tallest sand dune in the area to enjoy the most AMAZING panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

Be sure to head downtown to historic Grand Haven which is just a 5 minute car or taxi ride away. Grand Haven is a unique resort area and offers an eclectic variety of boutiques, restaurants and night life to meet whatever you are looking for. Take a stroll along the famed Grand Haven Boardwalk, home to the most chartered port on Lake Michigan, offering charter boat services for shipwreck dives, scenic excursions, cruises and tours, and lots of lots of fishing. In the evening, you won’t want to miss Grand Haven’s famous musical fountain; the largest musical fountain in the world puts on an impressive display of lights, music and fountain action.

Bring your bikes too….you’ll have room for up to 6 bikes inside our oversized 2-car garage. Bask in the splendor of nature and explore the Grand Haven area with more than 100 miles of bike paths crisscrossing the region, and you can jump on the bike path right outside your front door and easily reach all of these destinations.

Keywords: House, Lake Michigan lakefront, Grand Haven, Waterfront, private, Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jeff & Corinne Fortenbacher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your comfortable rental ‘All Decked Out’. We loved the tastefully decorated beach theme throughout. Multiple decks allowed us to enjoy cool lake breezes with views of Lake Michigan while listening to the waves. Close beach access offered quick return home for dry clothes, sunglasses or snacks. We appreciated the convenience of the spray wand outside the door for rinsing our sandy feet. Our extended family of children and grand children enjoyed their stay and would love to return in the future.



Thanks again,



Sincerely,

Richelle
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Now Booking Summer 2017 | 2500 Feet of Prime Lake Michigan Beach in Grand Haven
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first official family vacation for our family of 4 (two small boys aged 3 & 5). My oldest suffers from multiple severe food allergies, so traveling away from home in SE MI and our kitchen has always been a scary thought. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The home was beautiful, spacious and clean.The numerous decks were a nice place to relax. The kitchen had all the amenities that one could ask for, however we only used it sparingly to warm up food brought from home for my son while we dined at the numerous restaurants in close proximity. One hidden gem we thoroughly enjoyed was the Arboreal Inn located in Spring Lake tucked away from the main Grand Haven restaurants (which were a short 10 min drive max). We enjoyed the beach several days of our stay which was a ridiculously short walk across the street. We loved the quiet, private beach over the packed, public beach. Having two small children also meant early bed times so we enjoyed being able to take a walk every evening on the beach to watch the incredible sunsets and get back home promptly for bed time. We also took a few day trips to neighboring areas where unfortunately we totaled our car barely 2 days into our trip. Thankfully no one was hurt and we were able to get a rental car and continue on with our trip. I have to think the beautiful setting and perfect location enabled us to continue to enjoy the remainder of our vacation. There was also a small issue with the modem going out during our stay causing the internet, tv and phone to go out. The owners took care of the issue that was beyond their control promptly and didn't cause us any problems. We are incredibly happy our first vacation was a success (other than the car accident) and plan to make this a repeated destination. We highly recommend Morning Star Cafe for breakfast and the submarine museum in Muskegon was a short 30 min drive and fun for small children.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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All Decked Out

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.The house was beautiful, worked well for eight women in our sixties. The location was great and the kitchen outstanding. The owners were friendly and helpful. They went above and beyond in helping us to resolve issues that were not of their making. There are a lot of steps which could be a problem for someone with mobility issues. We would definitely go back and we have never felt that way about any of our rentals over the past 16 years.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Quiet Get Away

  • 5 of 5

All Decked Out was a wonderful quiet home with great beach access perfect for early morning walks on the beach. We loved the pier area and enjoyed watching the boats go up and down the canal. Swimming was a wonderful surprise with soft sand and easy waves. We also enjoyed exploring near by areas, shopping, and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

All Decked Out is a fantastic house with great beach access and close to parks and trails. My family loved the trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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LaVerne, Sandy & Judy G, St. Louis, MO

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, welcoming home. Walk across to the private beach or short walk to the public beach. Great view from the decks. The sunsets were magnificent. The town of Grand Haven in great, less crowded than South Beach. The colorful water fountain show at 10p.m. Each night is a must see. Great restaurants in town. The live flower arrangement upon our arrival was a nice touch. The home included all the amenities we needed. We got plenty of exercise walking up and down the stairs which allowed us to visit Miss Lisa's Ice Cream Stand each night. After walking the length of the walkway in town, we discovered that if we went to the end of the street in front of the house, that put us very close to the lighthouse. Pronto Pup's is a must. Unique corn dogs, and Two Tony's for dinner is also a must.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This place is awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT time! The beach is a very short walk across a street that dead ends into the dunes! So, it's not a busy street. The home had all the amenities. We cooked dinner a few nights while we were there. There were 7 of us, my husband and I, with our 3 children, ages 17, 14, and 10. The two oldest brought friends. Plenty of room! There were days we just hung out at the house. The kids LOVED the beach! It is a VERY short drive to downtown. We were close to everything. It was perfect! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home! We hope to can come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Muskegon International Airport
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Private-shared Lake Michigan Association Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Spring Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 25 2017 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$325
$2,250
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Coast Guard Week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
Flat fee
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
September
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$325
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$325
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $750

1/2 of the total rental cost is due with reservation.
Deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival.
Balance due 45 days prior to check-in.
Summer Rentals are Saturday to Saturday - Saturday 4:00 PM check-in to the following Saturday 10:00 AM check-out. Less than 7-day stays, check-out on Saturday, 10:00 AM.
Refundable Security Deposit $750, Cleaning Fee $175.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Spring Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Main Floor bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upper Master bath with large walk-in 2-bench shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 / Loft - 1 double , Daybed w/pull-out trundle, located on upper loft, sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
1/2 of the total rental cost is due with reservation. Deposit refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival. Balance due 45 days prior to check-in. Summer Rentals are Saturday to Saturday - Saturday 4:00 PM check-in to the following Saturday 10:00 AM check-out. Less than 7-day stays, check-out on Saturday, 10:00 AM. Refundable Security Deposit $750, Cleaning Fee $175.

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