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Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

OWNER operated and managed. Please email or call us direct to confirm before booking. We accept payment by check or paypal. Please read over our reviews to know you can book with confidence!

3 bedroom lake house/cottage in beautiful Grand Haven one mile south of lighthouse and Grand Haven State Park! Summer rentals Saturday- Saturday at $2450/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 1200 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

More Details

Kris Riera
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Kris Riera

Same owner last 47 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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Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing weekend on the hill!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden gem in the woods by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend our anniversary weekend. The home is on top of a dune surrounded by woods. In the evening with the window open you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan. The home itself is very clean and nicely decorated with an eclectic beach house feel. Kris was communicative and professional. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Quaint and cozy abode close to the beach"

  • 5 of 5

This charming home is off the beaten path but ideally situated close to Lake Michigan as well as within an ideal distance to downtown as well as area shopping. This was our first rental of this nature and it all went off without a hitch. Kris is prompt and thoughtful with her correspondence and her home is nicely maintained. Thoughtful amenities in the bathroom were a very nice touch might I add. The house is fully stocked with the essentials needed to make our/your stay that much more effortless. We truly felt welcomed in her home and would definitely recommend her and her beach house to any and all.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Kris's home is the perfect oasis for a relaxing vacation! My husband and I rented her property to get away from the city and it was exactly what we needed. The house is set on a hill in the trees, and a very short walk from a beautiful beach. Kris was very kind, accomodating, and responsive. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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World's Largest Musical Fountain
"It is awesome! Don't miss it. "
Pronto Pup
"You have to try it at least once. Watch out for the fat and cholesterol! Famous? corn dogs. ..."
Dairy Treat
"Great DQ across from the Harbor. Take a stroll across the street and sit and watch the boats..."
Elegance of the Seasons
"Great lunches and baked goods. "
Must Love Dogs Boutique and Spa
"Shop for special things for your best friends."
Grand Haven Golf Club
Village Baker
"Absolutely great place for baked goods, breakfast and lunch. "
Pruebelo Mexican Restaurant
"GREAT mexican food. No liquor served - but the food is wonderful and always consistent. "
Old Things
"New Ownership - now The Yankee Pedlar! Resale, collectibles, unique gifts, home decor, vint..."
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West Michigan Antique Mall
Spring Lake Antique Mall
Lee & Birch
Lemon Creek Winery
Morning Star Cafe
J.W.'s Food & Spirits
Buffalo Bob's
Mackinaw Toy & Kite
Arboreal Inn
"Reservations may be required. Great place for quiet intimate dinner. Pricey but fantastic fo..."
Bil-mar Restaurant
"On the beach. Great view. Deck to watch the sunset. Food is okay. Definitely worth a visit t..."
Snug Harbor
"Great fish dinners. Deck overlooking the harbor. Desserts from Elegance of the Seasons in Gr..."
Dockside Shop
Ray's Drive-In
"'They' say it is great place to stop by for old fashioned hamburgers. "
Tip a few tavern
"Good mexican food!"
Dragon Express
"I don't eat Chinese but my son says it is excellent!"
Rendezvous Family Dining
"Cheap place for food. Favorite for after hours breakfast. "
Rosebud Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Good food last time I was there. Interesting old building interior. "
Clover Bar
"Great Pizza! "
J.W.'s Food & Spirits
Fat Chix Coffee Cantina
"Unusual place - stop by and have a cup of coffee and look around. "
Sweet Temptations
"Must go for Ice Cream!"
Fricano's Pizza Tavern
"Very simple menu - Pizza - thin crust and greasy good. A favorite of locals. "
Makinaw Kites & Toys
"Great place for the whole family to browse and shop. "
Pronto Pup Stand
"Must do in Grand Haven. "
Michigan Rag Co
"Great place for shirts, sweatshirts and much more for the whole family!"
D & W Fresh Markets
"Love this grocery store. "
The Baker's Wife
"Wonderful Bakery - but also need to eat in at the Village Baker in Spring Lake. "
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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 21 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard Week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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