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Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home

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Last updated: 08/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Beautiful and brand-new Lake Michigan vacation home nestled atop a graceful dune within walking distance of charming downtown Grand Haven, MI. This home is unique in design and location.

Three carpeted, light and airy bedrooms, on the upper floor, each with windows on the lake. One bedroom sleeps up to 4. Another bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom, the master suite, has a queen size bed and also has a walk-out balcony for those romantic sunsets. There are 2 full bathrooms upstairs; one in the master suite and another servicing the other guests.

The lower level consists of an open floor plan with a spacious living area, furnished in a contemporary, comfortable style, and includes a large flat-screen HD TV. Dining area and full kitchen with island are open to the main living area and look out to both the wooded dune to the north and Lake Michigan to the west. A full bath is located on the main floor as well.

Sliders open to an inviting furnished deck. A private outdoor shower at the end of the deck is great for rinsing off sandy suits after a day at the beach.

This home is fully furnished throughout.


Keywords: House

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No age requirements here. This is a popular rental for families and singles alike. Plenty to do in a safe environment for children and teens, and also a private and romantic setting for couples....moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    Many senior travelers have enjoyed staying at the Virginia; reunions of friends, extended families and couples....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a portable crib and a highchair for babies and small children. We also have a stroller for use and sand toys for the dune and the beach. Beach umbrellas are included in this rental. 2 Boogie boards, a skim board and life jackets are also included....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    non-negotiable and detailed within the rental agreement....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    also non-negotiable and detailed within our agreement....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Because of our unique situation, on a dune-side locale, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our home is attractive, yet comfortable and appropriate for all ages. We have a fire bowl outside for evening marshmallow roasts, and a nice deck for late-night gatherings or early-morning coffee. Grilling is a popular choice after a day sight-seeing and beach-combing. Bikes are available for cruising the area and the boogie boards are fun for bouncing in the waves....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    yes, an assortment of interesting books and a few children's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Yes. In living room with TV....moreless

  • Game Room:

    no...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We are on a dune overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The large and clean Grand Haven Public Beach is just downhill from our contemporary dune-side home....moreless

  • Downtown:

    The exciting coastal downtown business area of Grand Haven is only one mile north of our residence; an easy walk, bike-ride or trolley ride....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Lake Michigan is always a welcome sight; just a few steps away, and the view from our deck....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    table seats 8 comfortably with an additional leaf to add for extra guests; leaf is in the front hall closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, in lower level. Folding table is provided as well as ironing board and iron....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    No...moreless

  • Heating:

    Temperature is adjusted through the wall-mount thermostat in living area....moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi code is available at the cottage on an information form....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes; a full supply. Sheets, towels, beach towels, kitchen....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open setting with sectional, flat screen TV, books, end tables, lamps, canned lighting with dimmer, ceiling fan....moreless

  • Parking:

    Accommodations for 2 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes. Parking is available at our address sign: 1409 and accommodates 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    10-cup capacity, filters included....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully supplied utensils in drawers near stove. Grilling utensils included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two full sets of dishes and tableware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped and contemporary lay-out/decor...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wall-mounted microwave, above stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    standard electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices, coffee filters, cleaning supplies and paper supplies included....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony off of Master Bedroom with 2 comfortable chairs and end tables....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    3 bikes for use, located in the lower level....moreless

  • Boat:

    no...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely large deck with table seating for 6....moreless

  • Golf:

    Grand haven Golf Club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 lake kayaks are available. Life vests in lower level cabinet, as well as paddles....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden area and dune setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    yes; gas grill. Utensils are in the kitchen....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    no. Ski hill and rentals are available locally....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby at the YMCA...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    boogie boards, and skim-board....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer season
Jun 28 - Sep 13, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

Off-season standard
Sep 17 - May 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$220
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly

Early Summer season
May 23 - Jun 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

High Summer season
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $357 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$220
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $214 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gerald Ford Airport Grand Rapids
Grand Haven
Nearest Barpub
Bil Mar
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon, Michigan
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Haven Golf Club
22 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland, Michigan
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
Grand Haven
Nearest Restaurant
Bil-Mar
Grand Haven
Nearest Ski
Mulligan's Hollow
Grand Haven
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven Public Beach

Car: Recommended

The beach and Lake Michigan are what makes this lovely and vibrant town such a great destination. Moreover, it is a great place to live and its residents are friendly and diverse. We have much to offer for any traveler: from a lively music scene to festivals, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, art galleries and more. We are a growing community with great connections to Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland and Saugatuck-Douglas. Take advantage of every opportunity, or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am fortunate to claim Grand Haven as my hometown. This is a beautiful lake-shore community where family and friends reside and gather year-round. After university in Kalamazoo, my husband and I settled in that vibrant community to work and raise our family. He works in real estate and I am an artist and educator. The locale here is perfectly suited to our professional endeavors and our interests. We both enjoy kayaking on the big lake, walking the beach and cycling.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven:
This property has been in my family for over 100 years. The original home was a small, single-story cottage with a wide front porch on a sandy dune. While the dune is still sandy, the home not be maintained as it was, and so we tore it down and re-built on the same site. It now is oriented toward the lake, with a full second floor and an open plan on the main level. We love it here, and to share the lake breezes and comfortable setting with travelers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Grand Haven can be a bustling town in the summer, and we feel that our dune-side location offers privacy and relaxation while still within walking distance of the action. In addition, the beach is expansive and inviting, just a downhill walk away! A favorite sunset viewing spot is at the top of the public staircase, "Weber's Stairs"-- grab a drink and join in for a toast to the day!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Virginia Cottage facing the lake.

    The Virginia Cottage facing the lake.

  • Sunset sail Grand Haven

    Sunset sail Grand Haven

  • Living Room, the Virginia Cottage

    Living Room, the Virginia Cottage

  • Kitchen with all of the necessities!

    Kitchen with all of the necessities!

  • Dining room looking toward the living room

    Dining room looking toward the living room

  • Grand Haven, another day in paradise

    Grand Haven, another day in paradise

  • our lovely Master Bedroom with a lake view!

    our lovely Master Bedroom with a lake view!

  • A double-bedroom at the Virginia Cottage.

    A double-bedroom at the Virginia Cottage.

  • 3 on-site bikes ready for the road.

    3 on-site bikes ready for the road.

  • Grand Haven is Coast Guard City and home to the Musical Fountain

    Grand Haven is Coast Guard City and home to the Musical Fountain

  • Ready for the Beach!

    Ready for the Beach!

  • Deckside at the Virginia Cottage

    Deckside at the Virginia Cottage

  • Welcome to the Virginia Cottage!

    Welcome to the Virginia Cottage!

  • Paddling on the big lake!

    Paddling on the big lake!

  • View of the Virginia Cottage facing east.

    View of the Virginia Cottage facing east.

  • Kitchen view The Virginia Cottage

    Kitchen view The Virginia Cottage

  • Dining in at the Virginia Cottage.

    Dining in at the Virginia Cottage.

  • Our famous Grand Haven pier and lighthouse

    Our famous Grand Haven pier and lighthouse

  • Our Master Bedroom and deck

    Our Master Bedroom and deck

  • Bedroom for 3 guests at the Virginia Cottage

    Bedroom for 3 guests at the Virginia Cottage

  • Welcome to the Virginia Cottage with the Spirea in bloom!

    Welcome to the Virginia Cottage with the Spirea in bloom!

  • Geraniums in bloom on the Virginia Cottage Deck.

    Geraniums in bloom on the Virginia Cottage Deck.

  • Beach supplies at the ready!

    Beach supplies at the ready!

  • Our outdoor shower for rinsing off the sandy beach!

    Our outdoor shower for rinsing off the sandy beach!

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