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Vintage Cottage with huge Private Beach

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 smallBedrooms, Large Bath, 7 Sleeps (limit) over 1800' of priv beac

Classic Vintage Lake Michigan Beach House Vibe Found Nowhere Else.....

###Mid week rate if available: Monday- Friday: 850.### Please call

CALL IF INTERESTED. 248.667.8697. read all.**

Rare vacation home close to town with its own private beach, tennis court, playground, basketball hoop etc. There are no homes or condos in downtown Grand Haven that have a private beach. It is a long walk because parking can be difficult to find at the public beaches. Single Families only, Grandparents ok.

Not pets or Smoking on property.

Please call if you are serious about a date we may be able to save you fees.

In Grand Haven, nestled in a wooded dune right off Lake Michigan, There are 4 small bedrooms + loft. Our cottage is part of a very small private association. You can see, smell and hear the lake from the cottage, a stones throw away.

Home is only 3/4 mile south of lighthouse - town and shares over 1500' of private Lake Michigan frontage with only twenty cottages! This is not a misprint. This unique association is directly on the beach with no busy roads to cross and just a few steps down to beach. Park in front of cottage and the low beach stairs are about 100' feet away. Beach steps are on a low dune and an easy stroll through the dune grass( which is the beach Beach) to waters edge. is beautiful soft sand. No Rocks. Walk for miles on our beaches!

Beach chairs and toys also available for your use. We keep them right on the beach. No need to haul everyday!

Fine golf courses within minutes! Great bike paths. Boat launch in town.

If you visited cottages in the area as a kid this will bring back fond memories. The interior is finished in White Pine, Beach and Surf themes prevail, light colors, lots of windows and very airy. New sectional and flat screen TV. The place is made for relaxing!

If you must work we have high speed internet with WIFI and Phone

It includes updated kitchen with dishwasher and everything to make a gourmet meal!

Bathroom with two sinks shower and Jacuzzi tub.

All the comforts of home including: Fireplace, High Speed Internet ,WIFI, TV, ,NETFLIX, DVD, CD, Bluetooth Sound System, microwave, cappuccino maker,2 separate dining areas, breakfast bar with stools etc.

Outside there are two large decks, gas grill, and a outdoor fireplace for cool evenings. We have a large table that seats 6-8 and another picnic table. Several comfortable chairs for relaxing.

You can see the big blue lake through the pine trees. You can also hear the waves and enjoy the cool breezes night and day. It is very peaceful and secluded. You will not believe you are less then a mile from large grocery stores!

2 flights of steps to top of cottage. SHould be able to climb stairs

Sleeps 7. Bring bed linens and bath-beach towels, everything else is here!

3 Full-size beds one queen.

No Pets (pet allergies in our family) - No Smoking.

**There is no cleaning fee! We ask you to leave the home exactly the way you found it. If you prefer to use our cleaners let us know the fee is 95. .

This is our vacation home, not a full time rental. We prefer to think of you as a friend using our cottage then a renter.

If you want a condo in town or hotel accommodations, this is not for you. If you want one of the coolest vintage cottages in Grand Haven, with its own private beach this is for you.

Note: We sometimes have extra days available during the week. Please inquire with dates. The worst we can say is no. Thanks.

** SINGLE FAMILIES ONLY. Grandparents OK.

**Spring and fall color at discount rates.

*This is not a house in town with a mile walk to a crowded public beach with little parking, you will end up walking a mile or more to reach the public beach. It is not a cottage in Spring Lake with a 2 mile drive to Lake Michigan and town. Don't be fooled, if you are looking for a beach house check into the the beach access. If you like to stay off the water then town is a great spot to look.

We want you to enjoy your time here matter where you stay.

We accept payment in the form of check (prefered)

Transfer or CREDIT CARD, 3% fee added may be added

More Details

Owner
Michael Row
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Michael Row

We purchased this special place by chance, with children on the way. Our two boys are now teenagers and been here every summer of there life. The memories are endless and they seem to appreciated it more as they get older. We still keep a few toys and books from there little days for other tikes to play with. We sometimes talk about an addition or such and determine it is a great beach house that works perfectly for us.

We love the beach and are blessed to be on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I never get tired of the word "Beach"!

Michael Row purchased this house in 1995

Why Michael Row chose Western Michigan

Great Private Beach. Private setting seems miles from it all but it no more then one mile from everything yo9u need

Totally unique to 95% of the listings in Grand Haven which are mostly in town with no private beach access nearby.

What makes this house unique

Great Private Beach. Private parking directly in front of cottage. The beach is just steps from the house. Try to find many others. There are only a handful in all of GH. This site is littered with homes and condos no were near the big lake. If you are looking for a beach vacation look for homes beside Lake Michigan. Enjoy your stay!

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Muskegon, Grand Rapids , Chicago , Detroit
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Town, 1/2 mile
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Muskegon - Milwaullke
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club/ A top 100 public course!
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I 96
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In Town, 1/4 mile
Nearest Beach
Private Beach Steps From House
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Go to the beach, Fish, Surf, Skimboard, Dunes....

* Walk the board walk, ride the Skate Park.

* Nightly Musical Fountain/Dining of all kinds.

* Take a sunset cruise. Shop til you drop in our quaint town.

* Golf, paddle, swim, skate,walk, run, sandcastle . Go fly a kite!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to the beach/paddle board/kayak.

* Fishing / Watch the sunset.

* kite flying/biking/sandcastles.

* Ride the trolley around toown.

* Walk out to the lighthouse.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go to the beach, build a castle.

* Mini golf, go carts, ice cream on board walk.

* Smores on our deck or our beach.

* Walk to light house.

* Watch the sunset.

###Mid week rate if available: Monday- Friday: 850.### Please call

Outdoor Activities:

VISIT AMERICAS HAPPIEST BEACH TOWN!

Beach Beach Beach, we have one of the most beautiful in the state.

Kayak on beach for your use.

* In town-Grand Haven Musical Fountain shows nightly at dusk

* Walk to the lighthouse-town. just 3/4 of a mile away

Area Parks: Rosy Mound * Lakeshore Bike Trails * Duncan's Woods * Hofma Preserve * Mercury Park with in-line hockey rink * Grand Haven State Park/Lighthouse

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Mulligan's Hollow with concrete skate board park in town, its free! A giant play structure is also there.

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World class golf courses all over the area

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Salmon fishing charters in town, some of the best fishing in the Midwest, yum!

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Museums, Shopping, Coffe houses, Micro Brewery, Entertainment

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Grand Haven is a great Small town with walking and unique shops and dining with a 2 mile + board walk on the Grand River to the end of the Lighthouse and Lake MI!

Misc Activities/Attractions:

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Free Music on Tuesday nights in the park

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Free kite flying and kite boarding lessons through Mackinaw Kite Company

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Open beach volleyball games most mornings at The City Park

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Pier or Charter Boat Fishing on Lake Michigan. Fresh Salmon caught everyday, I have seen fish over 3'!

Art Galleries

Jetski, boat, kayak rentals available in town

* Unique local shops within walking distance

* Local Farmer's Market at Chinook Pier on Wednesdays and Saturdays

* Michigan's Adventure and Wild Water Adventure Park just over 20 miles away

Night Life:

* Live music at the Theater Bar, Kirby Grill, Rosebud and The Barn in West Olive. K2 offers pool, pizza and outside seating. Odd Side ALe micro brew downtown, bring your own food.

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Festivals/Events:

2015 Coast Guard Festival July 30-Aug 6 = Ship tours, carnival, street fair, art, dancing, music, parade, fireworks, car show, etc.Downtown streets closed all week for great fun!

Something is always going on in and around Grand Haven.

Concerts

Farmers Market on Wed and Sat

Art Shows,

Charter Fishing

Parks, Hiking Trails,

Biking,

Paddling,

Sunset Cruise

Ice Cream on Boardwalk

Shops and Dining

Coast Guard Festival / / Coast Guard City USA!

Amenities

Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks, plenty of room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms are small with a bed, chest, table, lamp, fan, clock, window, door. These rooms are for sleeping, reading and just chillin! All the fun is elsewhere!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1500' of private Lake MI Beach!!!!!!!! 100 feet away! Three small bedrooms each with a full size bed (about the same as a queeen) one has queen. Loft has a Full and daybed. All matresses are fairly new and of high quality. Tennis Court 200 feet away playground, basketball court, 200' away Bike trails kayaking. Kayak for your use on our beach Boating galore Gas BBQ on deck 3 decks Outside fireplace Very Private wooded dune yet close to everything Partial Lake Views Private tennis court , basketball and play structure 3 minute drive to town, 20 minute walk on beach to town, 10 minute bike ride! Grocery and dining minutes away We usually have a few bikes for your use, kids and adults, at your own risk. Always wear a helmet, bring one.

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average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Nice week

  • 3 of 5

The property wasn't exactly what we were expecting, but the week turned out to be very nice.

I would describe this house as more of a mountain cabin than a beach house. It is nestled up on a wooded hillside. Property is described differently in two different sections of the listing. "Notes" says 100 FEET from the beach and another section says it is 100 YARDS from beach. It is about 100 yards from beach access, then probably another 100 yards over the dunes to the beach. Before booking, make sure you look at a satellite map to see the exact proximity to the beach. I unfortunately did not do that and was expecting to be 100' from the beach.

The beach is private and it is shared with several other private homes in this development so there is activity on the beach. We stayed a week after a rainy week and the beach was extremely small. It was fine for walking or sitting in a chair to read, but not enough space to spread out blankets and toys. We drove to the public beach for the daytime then walked the private beach in the evenings. Kayak and beach chairs were very nice.

Although we worried about sharing one bathroom, this was not an issue for six of us.

Deck is lovely and outdoor fireplace is great! House is equipped with everything you need. Charming and comfortable with furnishings and decor.

There is no AC, but the evening breezes make sleeping comfortable. It does get a little warm inside during the day if you choose to stay in.

Stairs to the house require a little stamina, but we all had stronger legs when we left.

Overall it was a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awsome Beach. Secluded yet near everything.

  • 5 of 5

We love the Tree house. The first thing you say when you walk in is "cool"! So unique, never seen anything like it. It is a real Beach House.

This was our second time in this great cottage. The private beach is amazing with almost no one on it. It is an easy walk to the lighthouse or town. The cottage is always clean and neat as a pin. Everything we needed was there. The kids love reading the signs on the walls and looking for new photographs all over the home. The decks are great, very comfortable with a huge dining table and new gas grill. If the beach gets to hot the deck offers AC like temps surrounded by large trees and a good view of the lake. We enjoyed the deck fireplace for smors and long talks more then once. The kids headed to the playground after the lake. Its only a couple hundred feet from the cottage and provides parents some quiet time.

The town of Grand Haven, no more then a 5 minute ride from the house. It offers shopping, dining and entertainment in a quaint, walkable atmosphere. The boardwalk and lighthouse along the river is a must. Cant wait to be back next year. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Cheers!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

###Mid week rate if available: Monday- Friday: 850.### Please call

Renter to provide own Linens and bath towels. We provide kitchen towels and hand towels
We have beach chairs on beach for you

Nightly Rate: $225 - $400

Weekly Rate: $1400-2500

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
###Mid week rate if available: Monday- Friday: 850.### Please call

A real Lake Michigan cottage within steps to our huge private beach, 3/4 mile south of town! Low Dune access. Our beach quiet private
September if available,

Partial weekends will be listed if they become available. Some MId weeks may be available
July 4th week & labor day not avail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.