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Kris Riera

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Western Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

3 bedroom lake house/cottage in beautiful Grand Haven one mile south of lighthouse and Grand Haven State Park! Summer rentals Saturday- Saturday at $2400/week except for Coast Guard Week $2850. Off season weekends $600.

Private association with over 1200 feet of private association beach on Lake Michigan with tennis court and small playground area. 78 steps up from parking lot to a quiet serene hideaway with seasonal views of Lake Michigan. Short walk to beach thru association roads.

Sleeps 6 comfortably with two queen beds and two twin beds. Bring your own blow-up beds for an additional two people or sleep on oversize Field & Stream cots provided. Fully furnished with sheets and towels.

Suitable for adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, or families with children who can walk stairs - unless you like carrying children.

Shore Acres Association is a group of 22 homes nestled in the sand dunes with an abundance of trees and wildlife. Together we share aprox 1400 feet of Lake Michigan beach. There are 6 cottages beach front. Our home is on top of a sand dune behind one of the lake front cottages. When the foliage is in full bloom you can still catch glimpses of the lake depending on where you are on the deck that surrounds the entire cottage.

Late fall, winter and early spring are the best times to rent if you want to see the lake. During the summer when the foilage is in full bloom it feels like you are in the middle of an ancient forest. It is quiet and peaceful and very private. Today June 18 - I met a young deer at the top of the stairs who didn't run but stood and stared at me. I think it may be the one my neighbor watched as the mother gave birth as he was walking down the road.

Bring your bathing suit, books, camera and enjoy.

Winter guests need to be aware they will need to shovel the stairs and deck if it snows during their stay - shovels are provided! While our one-lane private roads are plowed and salted - there can be times the roads can be hazardous to drive and you may have to walk in - so please come prepared with your winter gear and energy!

Keywords: Lake House, Cottage

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kris Riera (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Kris Riera

Same owner last 45 years, rebuilt in 1989. Yes, everything had to be carried up the 78 stairs. I also remember carrying sleeping children up those stairs after nights sitting around a bonfire at the beach. The ability to walk up stairs without assistance is suggested. Those stairs though have served as my daily workout and kept me healthy.

Kris Riera purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Kris Riera chose Western Michigan

Small and very private association of 22 property owners. Beautiful shared Lake Michigan beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, quiet wooded getaway but close to town and shopping. Homes nestled in the sand dunes with an abundance of trees and wildlife. Enjoy quiet walks and sunsets along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great time was had by all! Wow, what an amazing house and location. We had a wonderful week full of great weather and beautiful sunsets!!! Can\'t wait to return!
Jul 2011
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

the relaxed feeling of sitting among the trees and listening to the waves down below made the climb up the steps more than worthwhile, and was exactly what we were looking for in a getaway. the skylights and walls of windows throughout the house provided wonderful natural light and made us feel at one with nature. the decor throughout felt very comfortable and homey, and the proximity to downtown and the hiking trails was perfect. my only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer, but we very much look forward to returning! thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location and Lots of Character

  • 5 of 5

Close to the beach- the beach house also had an awesome wrap-around deck, fire pit, and lots of character.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three had a wonderful vacation here. Yes, the steps are taxing....who cares? I think we all lost some weight. The house is well supplied with nearly everything you will need. The atmosphere is very relaxing, clean, and private. Geographically, it is in the perfect spot if you enjoy biking to lunch or breakfast.... we had a great week and it is exactly what we needed. Thanks Kris!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House/Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the tree house for a week from Kris this summer and we all had one of the best vacations we can remember! The house is nestled up in the trees and the pictures don't even do it justice, it really is that neat of a house and location.

The walk to the beach was quick and the beach itself was gorgeous. We went everyday and only saw a few other families. The water is perfect for swimming with low waves, and you can see the lighthouse and watch all of the boats on the private beach as well.

The stairs were a bit tedious, but that was partly because we over packed. All you need to bring are clothes and food! Kris stocks the house with EVERYTHING else you could possibly need! We took day trips to Saugatuck, Grand Rapids, and Holland and rented a boat for the day from Grand Haven Boat Rental (which was such a great experience).

Kris was great and made renting easy and even made sure to send someone up right away when there was a plumbing issue. Fantastic vacation, would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shore acres

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at shore Acres! It offered more than we expected!! Everything was clean and very up to date!! We also loved being able to bring our dog Morgan with us, and he loved it as well!! Although there are a lot of stairs, once you were up in the trees it was very peaceful and beautiful. Nature all around. The first morning I saw two deer out the back patio and later that morning watched a hummingbird flutter around. My sisters and I always talked about renting a place near Grand Haven and for being the first time for us we now want to make it a tradition. My niece and nephews did not want to leave the "tree house". Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at this property! It was well-taken care of and equipped with many of things we needed throughout the week. We could definitely bring less with us next time given how much was already at the house. In addition, the property was clean. The stairs were tiring, but we looked at it as part of our exercise each day and had no problems. The beach is gorgeous and easily accessible. Downtown is a short 2.5 mile bike ride, providing access to restaurants, shopping and a Farmer's Market. The property owners left a lot of information about sightseeing and activities in the area, which made it easier to learn what we might want to adventure out and do. The owners were easy to work with and responded in a timely manner to questions. We would highly recommend this property as a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Muskegon to Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mulligans Hollow Grand Haven
Car: necessary

Grand Haven - home of one of the top 13 beaches in the WORLD according to Travel & Leisure magazine review in March 2012!


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard Week
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 16 2016 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $150

Please contact to check accurate pricing of your vacation.

Checks accepted if received at least 10 days in advance. Pay-pal accepted with additional 5%. Damage/Reservation deposit of $300.00 is required with 50% advance payment to reserve. Balance required 30 days prior to arrival.
Reservation deposit will be forfeited if cancelled for any reason after payment has been received. Advance rental will also be forfeited unless 30 day notice is given.

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Western Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once you get to the top of the stairs, you feel like you are in a tree house. Very private and quiet with seasonal views of the lake on the deck surrounding the entire home. The beach is only a short walk down the the road once you go down the stairs. No charge for the free exercise.

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