Upper Level 2-Bedroom Apartment Near Downtown Holland : certificate # CSTR18109
About Cherie Ockerse
My husband and I purchased this two-unit house early in our marriage. It's been a labor of love for us over the years. We love the location and having access to all the great activities in West Michigan.
Cherie Ockerse purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Cherie Ockerse chose Holland
We grew up in Holland and chose to stay here because we love it! The beaches, the parks, the weather, the people ... we love it all.
What makes this Apartment unique
Some of our previous occupants named the unit "The Treehouse" and it is very appropriate! Leafy green trees shade the whole side of the house making the place feel cozy and secluded.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Nice place, it’s unfortunate that the smell from the downstairs tenant is quite strong. Not too much of an issue since the air was on and we didn’t need to open windows. Decorated very cute.
Not able to stay
We were not able to stay at the property due to the undisclosed air conditions. I am 7 months pregnant and very cognizant of being as healthy as possible. When we first arrived and entered through the shared entrance, we immediately were hit with the overwhelming stench of cigarette smoke. I hoped that the unit, located at the top of some very steep stairs, would not smell. Unfortunately, you could still smell the smoke. The smell was not only in the air but had settled in the textiles (couch pillows, bed pillows, etc.). While we were made aware of the downstairs renter, we were never informed that she was a smoker even though our unit was advertised as non-smoking. Ultimately, there was too much risk and we had to scramble to find a new place to stay. It was not the beginning of the vacation we had envisioned.
Other than the smell of smoke, the unit was quite nice and a good option for a long weekend. The entrance stairs were challenging for both me and the dog, but others may find them ok.
I hope that the listing is updated to accurately reflect the conditions so others don't find themselves in a similar situation.
Great place in Holland
We had a great stay. The location was great. The place was clean and had everything we needed.
My husband and I got married last Saturday and wanted to have a small getaway before our big honeymoon in August. The Treehouse was exactly what we were looking for. It was clean, quiet, in a nice neighborhood and close to downtown. Cherie left a bottle of wine for us which was very kind and thoughtful. She also had a wonderfully detailed binder of places to eat and things to do.
You might see the downstairs tenants cat in the front porch from time to time. I learned the hard way that it's best to admire the cute kitty from afar lol.
Great House in the Trees.
We loved this house. It was easy to find, great location. Clean and had everything we needed. The beds were comfy, and plenty of linens. Loved the layout. The neighborhood was quiet, and didn't even know the tenant downstairs was there. The view was really nice, I loved spending time watching the squirrels in the trees. Great place highly recommend.
Place was great! Very clean and conveniently located. Communication was wonderful - we even borrowed a pack and play from Cherise which worked out perfectly. Visited windmill island, downtown Holland, Holland state park, saugatuck. They also have a very helpful binder of local attractions.