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Cottage, Steps to Downtown & Waterfront - Sleeps 6-8

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Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grand Haven cottage description

AVAILABLE AS A WINTER RENTAL FROM MID-DEC 2014 TO MID-MAY 2015. MONTHLY RENT IS $900, WHICH INCLUDES ALL UTILITIES (gas, electric, water, garbage, cable, telephone, WiFi). OFF-STREET PARKING FOR 3, INCLUDES SNOW CLEARING. STORAGE UNIT INCLUDED.

'Suite Retreat', has two suites, one up and one on the main floor; nearly identical each with their own interior design flavor and totally remodeled in 2012/2013.
This listing is for the main floor suite VRBO listing 450067. (The upper suite can be found at www.vrbo.com/450089).
If we're booked on one level, the other might work equally well for you.

The 1,000 sq. ft. main level suite of this historic Grand Haven Cottage boasts personalized and tasteful decor. Each suite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and sleep 6-8 comfortably. One block to downtown, 2 blocks to Boardwalk, 1 mile walk to Lake Michigan (Grand Haven State Park & City Beach) plus everything you need to make your vacation relaxing... beach chairs, sand toys, umbrella, beach towels and a wagon to take it all there. Indoor and outdoor games, DVDs, HDTV with On Demand, DVR, DVD player, free WiFi, and free local and long-distance calling with so many other amenities. Two shady porches and a grassy side-yard, ample off-street parking, and colorful plantings make your outdoor time pleasant. Newly added courtyard with barbeque and dining space make for memorable evenings. Then cozy up to the generous fire-pit and create some more vacation memories. Two bikes and one adult trike are available for sightseeing and grocery getting. The fully stocked kitchen includes all the large and small appliances you'll need and staples, condiments and paper products so there's no need to haul it or buy it. The well-appointed bath and convenient washer/dryer make your stay here pleasant.

Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, museums, Splash Pad, playground and YMCA not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town. Beach, Boardwalk, Lighthouse Pier, Ski Hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals make this Suite Retreat both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all the action.

With all the extras this really is a Suite Retreat... one you won't want to miss! Book today to assure you'll score the most convenient, indulgent and friendliest accommodation in the Grand Haven area.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Kid-friendly with toys, games, movies, and beach equipment! Great outdoor spaces with room for relaxation and play....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Each suite has an accessible parking spot. One to two additional spots for each suite are in the attached private parking lot....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            2 Inflatable twin beds on platforms are also available....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tons of storage and fluffy white towels create luxury!...moreless

          • Long counter top, ample cabinetry, and a huge linen closet create a bath that lives large. Basic supplies provided including TP, Kleenex, soap, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen and a hair dryer....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We aim to provide a concierge level of service...if you need a babysitter or restaurant recommendation, just ask. And to organize your stay we provide all the restaurant menus, Grand Haven guides, and tourist maps right in the unit. We can provide a high-chair, Pack 'n Play, double-jogging stroller, and infant toys upon request....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Selection of fiction & non-fiction for kids and adults...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Blue-ray ...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games, cards, puzzles and outdoor games for kids and grown-ups...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Free cable, On-Demand/DVR for all your favorite sports and movies...moreless

              • Stereo:

                iHome docking station with speakers, for iPhone/iPod/iPad....moreless

              • Television:

                Flat-screen HDTV...moreless

              • Toys:

                Assortment of toys & puzzles for kids and card & board games for adults...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Some titles for kids and grown-ups. RedBox 2 miles away & Family Video 3 miles west....moreless

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown:

                    All restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream shops, library, parks, viewing for Musical Fountain & fireworks displays, boardwalk to beaches & lighthouse pier....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining room seats 10 and adjoins the kitchen and living room. It includes a cozy seating area for keeping the cook company....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Brand new in unit dryer for those wet beach towels...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Fire pit in patio shared with upper suite...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central heating...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Free broadband and WiFi - iPod/iPhone charging station...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Luxurious bedding included. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Cozy & comfortable with seating for 8 for TV viewing, board games, movie night, and celebrations....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Offstreet parking for 2-3 vehicles. Includes one accessible spot....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Kitchen, hand, bath and beach towels provided....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Brand new in unit front load washer with detergents, etc....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    New Keurig, single-serve coffee indulgence! We provide an assortment of favors to try....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Open to dining and living areas. Well-stocked with all the staples, spices, condiments & paper products you'll want and need. Blender, mixer, toaster, pots & pans, serving pieces & table linens incl....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    All the staples, spices, condiments & paper products are provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Blender, Mixer, and all kitchen items make cooking & entertaining a breeze!...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    Two adult bikes for each suite, and an adult trike - a novel way to enjoy the boardwalk or grab those last minute groceries....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Each suite has two private decks. The main floor suite has two covered area with seating & gathering space....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Grassy side yard with shade trees. New shared courtyard provides a quiet sanctuary with cafe tables, fire pit & BBQ. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on patio - shared with Upper Suite....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  from 19 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off-Season Rates
                  Dec 19 - May 30, 2015
                  1 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  $900

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Memorial Day Weekend -3 Nights
                  May 22 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $600
                  flat fee
                  Summer Season Rates
                  May 31 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,200

                  Changeover Day: Sunday


                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  July 4 Week - 7 nights
                  Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500
                  flat fee
                  Coast Guard Week - 7 nights
                  Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  flat fee
                  Off-Season Rates
                  Aug 30 - May 26, 2016
                  1 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  $900

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Labor Day Weekend - 3 Nights
                  Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $600
                  flat fee

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Summer season stays are Sunday-to-Sunday. Check-in 4pm; check-out 11am. To reserve requires a non-refundable deposited of 1/2 the rent paid by credit card over the phone. Remaining 1/2 of rent is due 3-weeks prior to arrival. $25 additional charge per guest is waived for young children. Please contact owner for seasonal/transitional period rates.

                  50% of rent as a non-refundable deposit to book.

                  Balance + $100 housekeeping fee due 3wks prior to arrival.

                  Secure credit card payment - call to discuss.


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                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Grand Rapids (Muskegon Municipal-8 miles)
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  All downtown bars incl Theater Bar, Kirby, TipaFew
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Grand Haven Golf Club (Rated: Top 10 Public Crs)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 31 & (US 96- 6 miles)
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Kirby, The Grand, & Snug Harbor
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Grand Haven State Park & City Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, museums, Splash Pad, playground and YMCA not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town. Beach, Boardwalk, Lighthouse Pier, Ski Hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals make this Suite Retreat both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all the action.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: I'm a designer by profession who's turned my passion for beautiful spaces into a new adventure in inn keeping! In my lifetime I've renovated 5 of my own homes (not counting the ridiculous number of times I rearranged the living room furniture of my childhood home...and drove my mother batty!) My design business brought me into people's homes right before they were ready to sell. I should rephrase that: they weren't really ready to sell and that was why I was there! Turning around spaces is my specialty. I also work REALLY hard at my other job: being a mom to 6 year-old boy-girl twins. We live in Grand Haven 5 blocks from the cottage so that makes providing concierge-level service for my guests so easy!

                  Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven:
                  In January 2012, I purchased this Historic home in downtown Grand Haven, inheriting 2 lovely tenants. In the Spring of 2012, I made a go of converting one of my rental units into a weekly summer cottage and had a surprisingly successful 1st season. The location is what makes this cottage shine. Nestled on a shady street just a block from the downtown business district, this residential street boast the proximity and privacy you'd look for when purchasing your own home. Steps from all the great things Grand Haven has to offer and a pleasant walk to the beach (or even more convenient take The Beach-Town Trolley). If you were to stay in a beach property, you are convenient to one thing: the beach. But in Grand Haven that takes you away from all the other activities you need access to many times a day like restaurants, shops, ice cream, and other downtown attractions. When you choose a property like ours that's set away from the beach you avoid the crowds and the noise. I bought this cottage because I live in this neighborhood and I know the amenities it has to offer for families and couples alike! It's the best of both worlds; easy accessibility to the beach when you want it and excellent proximity to where all the other activities happen in Grand Haven.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  I LOVE being an ambassador of our little town. I'm here to help you find your best vacation EVER! All my guests rave about the care I've taken to make a great location come alive with charm, conveniences and small luxuries. We added a vine-enclosed courtyard in the Fall of 2012, creating a place to BBQ, dine outdoors and cozy-up to a generous fire pit. What started as a humble year-round unfurnished rental has become Suite Retreat-great amenities, great attention to detail, great value. This summer we will offer two beautifully designed suites decked out with all the amenities. This is a place where you simply pack a suitcase of your clothes leaving loads of EMPTY SPACE in your car because I've outfitted the cottage suites with everything you'll need to enjoy all that Grand Haven has to offer. Beach gear, games, toys, kitchen staples & condiments and even basic toiletries make this a SUITE RETREAT. I pride myself on providing a concierge-level of service with good value for money.


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                  • Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

                    Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

                  • Shared courtyard patio surrounded by trellises invites BBQs and outdoor dining.

                    Shared courtyard patio surrounded by trellises invites BBQs and outdoor dining.

                  • Kid-friendly with all the toys, space, and activities--come share the fun!

                    Kid-friendly with all the toys, space, and activities--come share the fun!

                  • Covered front porch for morning coffee--a place to watch the world go by.

                    Covered front porch for morning coffee--a place to watch the world go by.

                  • Covered porch with views of the patio-a perfect place for that cool beverage.

                    Covered porch with views of the patio-a perfect place for that cool beverage.

                  • Light-filled kitchen has all the lg and sm appliances you need and staples, too!

                    Light-filled kitchen has all the lg and sm appliances you need and staples, too!

                  • Have new friends you met in town? No problem, this dining room seats 10.

                    Have new friends you met in town? No problem, this dining room seats 10.

                  • Connected common spaces are ideal for vacation living & provide seating galore.

                    Connected common spaces are ideal for vacation living & provide seating galore.

                  • Twin & pull-out trundle provides 2 sleeping spaces adjacent to the King bed.

                    Twin & pull-out trundle provides 2 sleeping spaces adjacent to the King bed.

                  • Huge counter top & ample storage make this sunny bath easy to share.

                    Huge counter top & ample storage make this sunny bath easy to share.

                  • Nestled in a beautiful historic neighborhood blocks from everything in town

                    Nestled in a beautiful historic neighborhood blocks from everything in town

                  • 2 adult bikes and 1 adult trike with all the beach gear are generously supplied.

                    2 adult bikes and 1 adult trike with all the beach gear are generously supplied.

                  • Side yard with ample shade invites relaxation and play.

                    Side yard with ample shade invites relaxation and play.

                  • Lush patio for the fire everyone craves at the close of a fun-filled day.

                    Lush patio for the fire everyone craves at the close of a fun-filled day.

                  • Private courtyard patio provides cozy area for building friendships.

                    Private courtyard patio provides cozy area for building friendships.

                  • Abundant flowers and window boxes surround you.

                    Abundant flowers and window boxes surround you.

                  • Kitchen is wide open to dining & living areas--keeping everyone in the action.

                    Kitchen is wide open to dining & living areas--keeping everyone in the action.

                  • Sit and converse amongst the color and comfort of cottage-style living.

                    Sit and converse amongst the color and comfort of cottage-style living.

                  • Tastefully designed with comfortable seating--this room is great for TV viewing.

                    Tastefully designed with comfortable seating--this room is great for TV viewing.

                  • Large well-appointed bedroom sleeps 4 with a King and 2 twin beds.

                    Large well-appointed bedroom sleeps 4 with a King and 2 twin beds.

                  • Queen sleigh bed in Master bedroom provides a romantic refuge & a huge closet.

                    Queen sleigh bed in Master bedroom provides a romantic refuge & a huge closet.

                  • Brand new front load washer/dryer--and all the soap--makes laundry no chore.

                    Brand new front load washer/dryer--and all the soap--makes laundry no chore.

                  • Quiet conversation or spirited get-together, this yard handles it all.

                    Quiet conversation or spirited get-together, this yard handles it all.

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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                  Grand Haven #450067

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