4 Bedroom and 2 Full Bathrooms with Lake Michigan View
The Kuiper Family
About The Kuiper Family
Our parents, Harold and Joyce, bought the Rest-A While Cottage over fifty years ago . It was built by a doctor who lived in Chicago. Dad and mom were having coffee at their relatives cottage just across the walk when they saw a for sale sign and the rest was history. They never dreamed what a joy it would be for themselves, their children, their grandchildren and now their thirteen great grandchildren.
The Kuiper Family purchased this Cottage in 1965
Why The Kuiper Family chose Grand Haven
The location of our cottage and the cottage itself is what makes this place so special to our family. We have been able to keep some of the old treasures that were originally in the cottage and we also brought in some new and fresh nautical accents to make the cottage even more enjoyable and comfortable. There is plenty of room in the cottage itself to enjoy and lots of area to explore all around the cottage. The board walks up in the hills , the ride on the trolley to and from town, the walk on the trail through the woods directly behind the cottage, the unique shops and places to eat, and of course the amazing beach on Lake Michigan are all a part of what makes this our favorite spot. We believe once you experience the "Rest a While" cottage you will agree with us that once the door is open it just begs you to come on in and rest a while.
What makes this Cottage unique
"Rest a While" cottage has four bedrooms with lots of beautiful quilts, fresh sheets and towels all included. One of the bedrooms has a recently added bunk bed. It has a brand new bathroom with a shower on the main floor with another full bathroom upstairs. Also included are cable TV, parking for 4 cars, wonderful hiking trails right out the back door and very interesting places to walk on the boardwalks. It has newer appliances in the fully equipped cottage style kitchen and many recent updates as well as a fire pit outside available for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs or just sitting by the fire. It offers a quiet place to come apart and "Rest a While" or if you prefer you are just a few steps from all the amazing activities the city of Grand Haven and the Grand Haven State Park has to offer.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Funtime in Grand Haven at nice cottage!
We loved the cottage and quaint area surrounding cottage. Beds were comfy, kitchen was well stocked and grill and fire pit were perfect. Loved the outdoor shower to wash up kids and remove beach sand. The kids were 5, 3 and 2. They loved walking the trail in the nearby woods “going on a bear hunt”!! Only concern was sliding screen doors off sunroom with no deck. Fear of children falling through screen door when pushed on. Had to keep doors partially closed. We had great weather and were very comfortable. Thanks for sharing your cottage!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry about your concern about the screens. We are always concerned about the safety of our guests. The screens are permanently locked in place and no one has ever had a concern about them before. We will check them and make sure they are still secure. We are so glad your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for choosing our family cottage for your vacation.
Wonderful home! Great updates, while keeping the original cottage charm!!
Hosts were great! Place was great! Hope to come back soon!
Wonderful place with plenty of room for 8 people. Well equipped kitchen. We loved the screened porch and the short walk to the beach. The kids liked exploring the wooded trails behind the cottage. The owners were very responsive. We’d be happy to come back!
Sweet cottage welcome
It's such a charming quirky old fashioned place--with lovely cottage decor and lots of comfy touches. We loved sitting on the upstairs porch to catch the breeze. The downstairs screened porch was wonderful too. And the beach is just a short downhill walk away.
Thank you so much Anne for the great review. I loved how you described it as charming, quirky, and old fashioned. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at our family cottage. Thank you also for already booking a week at the "Rest A While" for next year. It will be a joy to have you back. You were great guests.
Great old cottage feel with nice upgrades. Everything you could possibly need at the lake.
Great family time with plenty of room for 8 adults. Fully stocked kitchen with lots of eating space. All the beach toys, towels and beach chairs, games you could possibly need. Glad every room had a fan (air upstairs would be nice) and queen beds in every room would be an improvement. Loved the location, outside fire pit, and porch with sliding doors. Wooded trail for walking and easy walk to downtown was an added plus, especially during Coast Guard week. Owners were very helpful and super accommodating. Rest a While is a gem.
Grand Haven is home to many activities throughout the year, from a beach volleyball tournament, a kite festival, forth of July celebration, and annual Coast Guard festival and many other opportunities for fun. Grand Haven is the premier tourist destination on the west coast of Michigan.