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Affordable, Family Vacation Right in the Heart of Grand Haven

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms ( sleeps up to 7).

Affordable vacation only 2 blocks to Downtown, and 3 blocks to Grand Haven's beautiful river front. With central air. Private backyard has 2 decks, patio set, extra seating, fire pit, and gas grill. Nice friendly neighborhood! The house has 3 bedrooms plus sleeper sofa. Relax in the livingroom, and enjoy HBO,Showtime,Cinemax, or your favorite Blu-Ray movies on the flat screen TV. Sunny kitchen, with everything you will need to make your meals. We do not provide food. We have a small basement family room with TV. No need to worry about parking there is a driveway with room for up to 4 cars. Enjoy walking the boardwalk to the Lighthouse and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

Must be 25 to rent.

This is not a party house! Well behaved pets maybe considered. Check-in Saturdays is 4:00pm Check-out on Saturday is 11:00am. Coast Guard Week is from July 29- with check-out at 11am on Sunday Aug.6, 8 nights for 1500.00.

More Details

Doug and Kristi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Doug and Kristi

Owners Doug and Kristi Brandsen

Doug and Kristi purchased this house in 1980


Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Livingroom has sleeper sofa.
  • Master bedroom has large closet. 2nd bedroom med. closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Affordable, Family Vacation Right in the Heart of Grand Haven
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Kristi's Place the last few summers but, on the spur of the moment my wife and I were able to arrange a getaway for just the two of us. I called Kristi to see if she had 5 days available starting the end of the week. She was happy to make arrangements on such short notice. As usual the home was immaculately clean inside and out. During this stay we even had time to enjoy the bikes that are provided.

Thanks for helping make this getaway relaxing.


  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all had a great time!
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Not impressed

  • 1 of 5

We used the oven twice, both times to reheat food @ 350 degrees. After about 10 minutes the grease in the oven started smoking and set off the smoke alarm. So, no oven.

Twice the lever arm that connects the flush handle to the flapper fell off the flush handle. No fun dealing with a faulty toilet. Our dog escaped the yard by going up the hill to the left where there is no fence. Property advertised a fenced in yard, which isn't true.

The sump pump in the basement was overflowing and just disgusting. We were afraid to use the washer & dryer next to it.

Upon arrival a notice of water cutoff was on the front door. Dated in 3 days time. We didn't want to stay in the house without water.

This experience was appalling. Whoever is looking after the house isn't doing their job, but that should not be our problem. We left after two days of our 5 day booking.

Buyer beware. You get what you pay for. The low price is attractive and the glowing reviews are deceiving.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to first respond to the issue regarding the water bill. Within minutes of this guest notifying us of this item it was taken care of and the guest was notified. This issue came up due to an error in the auto-debiting of the bill. This was the LAST communication we received from this guest until they notified us that they had left. Not until after they had left did they decide to share their problems with us. We have a handyman on call for if any issues arise during a guest stay. Regarding the items they site as problems. Unbeknownst to us last month our neighbor had removed a section of their fence that ran to the back corner of our garage. Until this happened the backyard in including the part up a hill behind the garage was all fenced in. Until we can have the fence replaced we have removed the comment from our Homeway listing. Its no excuse but, you have to climb over short rock wall go under some a pine tree and finally push through some brushes to notice the fence is not there The afternoon they left we had both our handyman and cleaning person in do look at the toilet and oven. The cleaning lady responded the oven have a few small bread crumbs in it but, could find nothing that would cause it smoke. Her test of the oven showed it was functioning properly. The handyman repeated flushed the toilet but, was unable to replicate the guest comment that it would fail. Regardless the chain has been replaced. We are puzzled about the sump pump comment as the home does NOT have a sump pump in the basement or anywhere on the property. There is a water & dryer that is available to guests and used without incident by our cleaning lady after each guest to wash linens and towels. We don't understand why at no time did this guest contact us. As previous reviews and dozens of emails from guests show one of the things they like about renting from us is how quick we are to resolve any problems that may come up. We stand by the condition of our home as is evidenced by the review we received from the couple that stayed immediately after them although this review appears before this theirs in the listing. Potential guests of ours please read the other reviews we have received to truly know what your experience will be like if you stay with us. Sincerely, Doug and Kristi
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Lovely and charming home - older but very well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This home is bubbling over with charm - from the original hardwood floors to the historic kitchen cabinets with their abundant counter space! As mentioned in the property description, the house is older. However, it is quite well maintained. Everything one could need is provided for use by guests. The house is well-appointed with comfortable furnishings including 2 reclining chairs, a reclining loveseat, large sofa and a flat screen tv with cable and wii system in the living room. There are 3 bedrooms - 2 ideal for younger guests and a master with king bed, flat screen tv and enormous closet. The eat-in kitchen is expansive with a large fridge, tons of cabinets, a microwave, dishwasher, gas range and even a K-cup machine. Plus all the little essentials were provided - disposable cups, napkins, paper towels - even scissors! The backyard is accessed from a charming sun room with a lovely settee and features 2 decks, lots of seating options and a grill and fire pit. The neighborhood is quiet with a number of charming homes. Kristi was very responsive to emails, especially when the homeaway app had issues accepting my payment. We stayed with our 2 small dogs for a full week and really enjoyed the house as well as the town. We can definitely see ourselves renting this wonderful home during a future visit to Grand Haven. Thanks Kristi & Doug for an excellent stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. It is always nice to hear from guests. We look forward to your return next year. Thank you, Doug and Kristi
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Clean in a nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year here and just like the last 2 years the place was clean, great backyard decks and great location. The owner was both helpful and responsive. Already planning on year 4 here.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our place. Looking forward to your return. Thank you, Doug and Kristi
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Wonderful Property for Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in Grand Haven. If anything, the house is nicer than pictured in the advertisement, and it is well maintained. Kristi was a great host and responded to e-mails quickly both before and during our stay. There was plenty of room for our family of four, comfortable beds, on-site laundry and enough outdoor seating to have another family over for a BBQ. The house is about a mile from Lake Michigan and a few blocks from downtown Grand Haven. For a rainy day, I recommend the Tri-Cities Historical Museum - it was surprisingly good for a free museum in a relatively small town! I recommend this property without hesitation, and we hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location - Pleasant Amenities

  • 4 of 5

Our family vacation in Grand Haven this year was exceptional with easy access to the beach and tennis courts made possible by the ideal location of this home that we rented for the week. We parked the car and utilized the three bikes that were stationed at the house (1 tandem) and used them for our transportation all week. This home is in a very quiet neighborhood and an ideal jump off point for all activities. Really close to downtown Grand Haven and a great and quiet back deck with BBQ. I highly recommend this home for anyone looking to enjoy Lake Michigan without the hassle of having to drive everywhere. We will definitely look to rent this home again on our next trip out to Grand Haven.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Muskegon County Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Express - Muskegon MI.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak - Holland MI.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park

Musical Fountain

Skate Park

Charter Boats


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 11 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer Rates
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Minimum Age: 25 - Contact owner
Cancellation Policy;
Fourth of July and Coast Guard weeks are non-refundable.
All other week: Refundable less a $25.00 fee if rental period is re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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