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'the Boathouse Cottage' Lake, Dock, 10 Boats, Game Room, Fire Pit

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Last updated: 10/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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'THE BOATHOUSE COTTAGE', GRAND HAVEN MICHIGAN!

Calendar link located above for up-to-date availability!!! Several weeks and weekends still available for 2015!!!

Now taking reservations for 2015

SLEEPS 14! This spacious, 2400-square-foot (plus 800 square-foot Indoor/Outdoor Game Room) cottage located on 100 feet of private water frontage is everything you are looking for in a vacation getaway... Beautiful views abound... Handsomely furnished!

COTTAGE LOCATION: 'The Boathouse Cottage' is located on Pottawattomie Bayou in Grand Haven, Michigan...Pottawattomie Bayou is a lake that is connected to Lake Michigan by way of the Grand River (the Grand River flows through the Grand Haven Harbor to reach Lake Michigan)...

Pottawattomie Bayou is the most popular body of water - on the Grand Haven side of the River - for water skiing, jet skiing, and wave runners; yet it is not over run...The weekdays are slower than weekends, and is perfect for kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats! Fishing is popular too!

PRIVATE AMENITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: Dock, 28ft Pontoon Boat, 14ft Aluminum Motor Boat, 2 Paddle Boats, 4 Kayaks, 2 Canoes (ski boat and wave runners/jet skis may be rented IN ADDITION from a local company that brings the watercraft to the cottage dock, and retrieves them upon the close of the rental), Indoor/Outdoor Gameroom with Pool table, Ping-Pong Table, and Piano (additional 800 sqft of living space), Large Cottage Deck (furnished for dining with large Weber Gas Grill), Waterside Deck (featuring Picnic Table/Umbrella and Lounge Chairs), Field Stone Fireplace, Fire Pit (w/ Fire Wood, Roasting Utensils and Adirondack Chairs, Basket Ball, Bocce Ball, Hammock, and Porch Swings. (Everything listed is included in the rate)!

FRESHLY PAINTED IN SOFT-PALLET COTTAGE COLORS; COTTAGE WELL MAINTAINED!

INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: Awesome! This is a fitting one word description of 'The Boathouse Cottage' interior...Bathed in a Boathouse theme, the cottage is tastefully decorated with sailboat artifacts and Boathouse paraphernalia...

GREATROOM: This large space boasts a walk-thu galley kitchen, dinning area, and living area...The galley kitchen, which looks out onto the water, displays all modern appliances and nearly new dish wear...The cupboards are loaded to the gills with cooking and serving ware! The dinning area is outfitted with a long sugar-maple table and matching hardwood chairs (a café table is in addition)...Total seating for 14...The living area is furnished in hardwood and light leather/faux leather...It is set in-front of floor to ceiling windows and slider...32' HD Flat Screen w/DVD & VCR...The furnishings compliment the faux hardwood flooring, which is laid throughout the deck/main level of the cottage...Nautical theme throughout!

FAMILY ROOM: Located patio/lower level - includes a large, field stone fireplace w/books on the mantle, 32 inch HD flat screen TV w/DVD, and looks out over the water with floor to ceiling windows and slider...It is furnished in hardwood and matching nautical fabric...

INDOOR/OUTDOOR GAME ROOM: Boasts an additional 800 sq. ft. of living space...It is connected to the deck/main level of the cottage, and also opens up onto the basketball and parking patio...Featuring matching pool and ping pong tables, this area is outfitted with all accessories, including spectator seating, and pool table lighting hung above each table...The game room also features a snack area with seating for four to six, and an upright piano...In keeping with the Boathouse theme, this area sports many nautical artifacts such as bait traps and authentic lobster floats...The floor of the game room is blanketed in AstroTurf...

3 BATHROOMS: One on the deck/main level, and two on the patio/level...The deck/main level bath room includes a bathtub/shower with built-in seat, and a single sink vanity (recent minor renovation)...Of the two patio/lower level bathrooms the firs has a stand-up shower, and a single sink vanity (recent major renovation)...The second features a shower with built in seats on either side, and vanity with his and her sinks (major renovation several years ago, and recently received minor updates)...

5 BEDROOMS: Include 3 bedrooms with king bed in each, 1 bedroom with double bed and twin bunk over-head, and 1 bunk bedroom with two sets of twin size bunk beds...The 1st of the 3 king bedrooms overlooks the water (deck/main level) and features a king size bed w/masculine dark wood frame and matching furniture...Beautiful large wool throw rugs flank each side of the bed, while the new paint color compliments the décor...This bedroom has large slider out to main dinning deck...The 2nd of the 3 king bedrooms looks out onto the water (patio/lower level) and features a king size bed w/large light tone hard wood frame and matching furniture...Beautiful large nautically themed throw rugs flank each side of the bed, while the new paint color compliments the nautical décor...This bedroom has a slider out to the patio...The 3rd king bedroom (patio/lower level) has a large window that looks out onto the water, and features a king size bed...The headboard compliments the matching medium toned hard wood night stand and dresser...The nautical décor is set off nicely by the new paint color...

In addition, is a rollaway bed!

All furnishing are in excellent condition...The Boathouse theme is carried throughout, peaking the interest of all who visit, which makes her a fun and interesting vacation getaway! For a visual layout of the facility, click on the 'pictures' link listed above!

THINGS TO DO ON SITE: Enjoy Breakfasts, Lunches, and Cook-Outs on the Cottage Deck while taking in the sites out on the water...View passing kayaks, canoes, ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, wave runners, and wild life. Or round up a team-mate and play a game of Bocce Ball on the Manicured Grassy Landscape that stretches from the cottage to the water. Jump into one of the many provided Recreational Watercraft, and explore the shoreline and coves of the lake. Or board the 28ft Pontoon Boat (Cottage Cruiser) and motor over to the lake-side Park outfitted with beach, boardwalk extending out over the water, play equipment with sand under foot, manicured grassy landscape, paved path through the woods, and restrooms. Time to relax? Slow time by melting into the Large Rope Hammock under the waterside Pear Tree, and absorb the sites on the water, and the sounds of your fellow guests milling about. Next to the Pear Tree is the waterside deck that adjoins with the Dock. The Waterside Deck is furnished with Umbrellas Picnic Table and Lounge Chairs. Cooler up your favorite beverages and snacks, and gather waterside to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and sun bathing, and be close enough to your fellow guests out on the water to enjoy their company too.

Nearby: Boat launch ramp located 5 minutes from the cottage...Ten to fifteen minutes from Grand Haven's downtown shopping, quaint restaurants, harbor-front boardwalk, musical fountain, city marina, 'Imagination Station', Skate Park, Mulligans Hollow Hiking Trail, Splash Pad, and Lake Michigan's sandy beaches!

ALSO NEARBY: Several public golf courses, tennis courts, hiking trails, antique stores, bike path to neighboring town of Holland, Grand Haven State Park and Beach, Grand Haven Movie theater, Meijer Grocery Store (similar to a Walmart store with groceries), and Rosemound Natural Area County Park w/hiking trial to Lake Michigan!

Just bring the kids, marshmallows, and beach towels! Great family or mature adult retreat located on beautiful Pottawattomie Bayou (great recreational boating/fishing!) leading out to Grand Haven's Lake Michigan beaches!

Cleaning is included!

Many supplies are included! In limited quantities: 24 Rolls of toilet paper, 4 rolls paper towel, paper plates, napkins, spices, coffee, tea, hand soap, dish soap, dish washer detergent, new dish sponge, laundry detergent, trash bags, 3 bundles of fire wood (more available at cost), and 1 tank of gas per motorized boat (more available at cost)!!!

Sorry NO PETS and NO SMOKING


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Staff

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    Children of all ages are welcome...The game room is fun for the whole family (toddler corner with kiddie kitchen and life size blocks)...Books for all ages!...moreless

                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

                  • Bedroom 1

                    King Bed/Slider to Main Deck/Water View...moreless

                  • Bedroom 2

                    King Bed/Slider to Patio/Water View...moreless

                  • Bedroom 3

                    King Bed/Water View...moreless

                  • Bedroom 4

                    Double Bed with Single Bunk overhead/Water View...moreless

                  • Bedroom 5

                    Two Sets of Single Bunk Beds...moreless

                  • 1 Roll away bed...All bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a nautical theme, and matching bedding! All mattresses and pillows are outfitted with mattress protectors!...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    single sink vanity...moreless

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    single sink vanity...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                    double sink vanity...moreless

                  • All bathrooms are in excellent condition, spacious and tastefully decorated in a nautical theme!...moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Boats (vests, related gear), Dock, Furnished Water Side Deck, Furnished Main Dinning Deck with Large Weber Gas Grill (BBQ), Porch Swings, Hammock, Fire Pit (with wood roasting utensels, and Adirandock Chairs & side tables), Basket Ball Hoop (basketballs), Bocce Ball, Indoor/Outdoor Game Room (Pool table, Ping Pong Table, Piano, Ship Driving Station, Toddler Corner, and additional fridge), Central Air, Internet Access (high speed wireless), two 32' Flat Screen HDTVs, Extended Cable, two DVD players and one VCR, Fully Equiped Kitchen (dishwasher, breakfast griddle, coffee maker, blender), Washer and dryer (with iron and ironing board), Bedding, Towels, Generous Paper/Misc. Supplies, Coffee (reg/dec), Spices, No Pets, No Smoking...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Books for all ages located in Family Room!...moreless

                      • DVD Player
                      • Game Room:

                        Game Room - Ping Pong, Pool Table, Piano, Table/w Chairs for playing Games, Seating/Furnished, Ship Driving Station, Toddler Corner, Extra Fridge, and Hoop!...moreless

                      • Ping Pong Table
                      • Pool Table
                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Cable, and Extended Cable! Many channels are HD!...moreless

                      • Television:

                        2 - 32 inch Flat Screen HD TVs!...moreless

                      • Toys:

                        Toddler Corner located in Game Room, along with Ship Driving Station! Goody Bucket located on Pontoon Boat!...moreless

                      Theme

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

                      Location Type

                      • Lake View
                      • Lakefront
                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Captain's table seats 10 (Great Water Views)...Additional table nearby seats an additional 4! Main Deck (Overlooks the water) is adjacent the kitchen and seats 14 at two side-by-side patio tables!...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 14 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Air!...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        Gas Fieldstone Fire Place!...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        High speed broad band!!...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        All bedding provided! ...moreless

                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

                        There is parking for 5 vehicles!...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Free local calls!...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Wash Cloths, Hand Towels, and Bath towels (Stark white, for indoor personal use only)...A stack of misc. towels are provided and located in pantry, for messes and spills! Kitchen Towels provided!...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Matching Set!...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        10 Cup Brun Coffee Maker!...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Cupboards are well equipped...Items are in new or in excellent shape!...moreless

                      • Kitchen
                      • Pantry Items:

                        The pantry has many supplies from trash bags and paper towels/plates, to grilling utensils! A stack of misc. towels provided for spills and messes!...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Boat:

                        4 Kayaks (one kayak is a two seater), 2 canoes,2 paddle boats (each is a two seater), motor boat (seats 3), 28 ft. pontoon boat...(Ski Boats and Wave Runner/Jet Ski's available for rent)! ...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Several Furnished Decks and Patios with water views! Patio Table and Chair Sets, Picnic Table, Lounge Chairs, Adirondack Chairs/Stools/Side Tables, Patio Stings, and Hammock!...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Several Public Golf Courses nearby!...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Spacious Waterside Lawn for lounging and yard games...Bocce Ball is provided!...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        !Large Gas Weber Grill! Tank of Gas, and all Utensils!...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        New Public Tennis Courts available!...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        Paddles provided! Flotation Devices provided for those who know how to swim only...(Non-swimmers should come with properly rated fitted life jacket including strap between the legs!)...moreless

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Prime Season 2015 Rates
                      May 1 - Sep 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,300

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

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

                      $2,200
                      flat fee
                      Special 6 Night Stay
                      Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
                      6 night min stay

                      $3,600
                      flat fee
                      Labor Day Weekend
                      Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $2,200
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $700
                      Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,300

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $900
                      • Tax Rate 6%

                      Notes:

                      A deposit of one half of rent plus tax, along with a signed rental policy and rental agreement is required to reserve a stay at "The Boathouse Cottage"...The balance of rent plus tax, along with a $900 damage deposit is due, no later than, 21 days prior to check-in...


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                      Location

                      Grand Haven has much to offer the whole family...Most everything is within walking distance From the down town area (The downtown area is 15 minutes from the cottage, by car)...You will find quaint shops, restaurants, coffee houses, ice cream, and food stands...The boardwalk runs along the harbor and extends from the beach and lighthouse - to the downtown...For the little ones (or for any age) is 'Splash Water Pad'; and 'Imagination Station Play Park'...Adjacent is the 'Skate Park', and 'YMCA'...Also adjacent is 'Mulligan's Hollow' hiking trails...Next to the 'Municipal Marina' is 'shopping', 'ice cream', 'Put Put Golf', 'Park with play equipment', and 'The Farmers Market'...Across from the Boardwalk is 'The Musical Fountain' that takes center stage each evening, at dusk, for all to enjoy! The 'Trolley' runs daily and provides transport and a scenic ride around the downtown, harbor, and beach area! On the outskirts of town is a bike path that extends 22 miles from Grand Haven to the neighboring town of Holland Michigan...Along the way there are many parks...Most of the parks offer hiking trails that quickly take you to Lake Michigan for spectacular views, and swimming!!! Most parks have restroom facilities! One of those parks is called 'Rosie Mound Natural Area County Park'...It is located about 3 miles outside of town, along the bike path, and is a destination for a rigorous 30 minute hike out to Lake Michigan...The hike consists of wooded manicured path that leads to several flights of stairs extending over the dunes...The path concludes at the beach on Lake Michigan with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven Pier and lighthouse off to the north...The park is new and has paved parking and clean restrooms (restrooms located at parking lot and on the beach! Several public golf courses are located nearby...A shopping mall is located about 5 miles outside of Grand Haven...An amusement park is within 30 minutes of Grand Haven...Dune rides, and dune buggies and four wheelers are available within in one hour of Grand Haven...

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Our family is from Grand Haven, and the surrounding area...After moving across the country several years ago, we found that we missed Grand Haven with it's Lake Michigan amenities, and small vacation town feel...In 2004 we purchased 'The Boathouse Cottage'...We stay at the cottage a several times each year, and share it with weekly guests, as well!

                      Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven:
                      We choose 'The Boathouse Cottage' because it is within a short drive to Grand Haven's Lake Michigan Beaches, and all of the downtown and harbor front amenities...We also choose the cottage because of it's lake front location - allowing unlimited lake access and on site boating.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      'The Boathouse Cottage' grounds are spacious and manicured for both stretching out and relaxing - and for numerous yard games (some of which are provided)...The cottage is close to everything, yet far enough away to offer a get-away-feel...The cottage has many furnished outdoor areas including decks and patios - to take advantage of the beautiful weather and waterfront scenery...The large furnished indoor/outdoor game room provides hours of entertainment for everyone - rain or shine!


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                      Photos

                      • Pottawattomie Bayou! Cottage Dock! Preseason testing the 4 docked cottage boats!

                        Pottawattomie Bayou! Cottage Dock! Preseason testing the 4 docked cottage boats!

                      • Pontoon Boat!

                        Pontoon Boat!

                      • Great Room overlooking the water! kitchen & additional dinning off to the right!

                        Great Room overlooking the water! kitchen & additional dinning off to the right!

                      • Kitchen!

                        Kitchen!

                      • Family Room w/matching couch & love seat. 32' flat screen, slider, water views!

                        Family Room w/matching couch & love seat. 32' flat screen, slider, water views!

                      • King Bed Room!  Slider to patio!  Faces the water!

                        King Bed Room! Slider to patio! Faces the water!

                      • Bunk Bed Room!  Drawers under bed!  Water View!

                        Bunk Bed Room! Drawers under bed! Water View!

                      • Sea Green Bathroom!  Shower with ceiling rainfall shower head!

                        Sea Green Bathroom! Shower with ceiling rainfall shower head!

                      • Pottawattomie Bayou!  Photo taken out in the water from the pontoon boat!

                        Pottawattomie Bayou! Photo taken out in the water from the pontoon boat!

                      • Deck/Main Level! Main dinning deck, Kitchen, living/dinning, 1 bath, 2 bedrooms!

                        Deck/Main Level! Main dinning deck, Kitchen, living/dinning, 1 bath, 2 bedrooms!

                      • Light houses and Pier!  Next to Grand Haven State Park Beach!

                        Light houses and Pier! Next to Grand Haven State Park Beach!

                      • Pottawattomie Bayou!  Cottage Grounds! Waterside deck, dock, and cottage boats!

                        Pottawattomie Bayou! Cottage Grounds! Waterside deck, dock, and cottage boats!

                      • Cottage Cruiser! Restored 28ft pontoon boat! Swim ladder, benches turn to table!

                        Cottage Cruiser! Restored 28ft pontoon boat! Swim ladder, benches turn to table!

                      • Main Cottage Deck!  Faces the water!  Large Gas Weber Grill!  Porch swing also!

                        Main Cottage Deck! Faces the water! Large Gas Weber Grill! Porch swing also!

                      • Dinning Table!

                        Dinning Table!

                      • Kitchen!  Clean, clean, clean!

                        Kitchen! Clean, clean, clean!

                      • Indoor/Outdoor Game Room, connect to cottage! Has 2nd fridge, & toddler corner!

                        Indoor/Outdoor Game Room, connect to cottage! Has 2nd fridge, & toddler corner!

                      • King Bed Room!  Slider to main Cottage deck!  Faces the water!

                        King Bed Room! Slider to main Cottage deck! Faces the water!

                      • Lavender Bath (wall color is actually the color of rugs)! Shower with seats!

                        Lavender Bath (wall color is actually the color of rugs)! Shower with seats!

                      • Pottawattomie Bayou!  Photo taken from pontoon out on the lake at the cottage!

                        Pottawattomie Bayou! Photo taken from pontoon out on the lake at the cottage!

                      • Pontoon full of guests returning to cottage dock after a ride around the lake!

                        Pontoon full of guests returning to cottage dock after a ride around the lake!

                      • Patio/Lower Level! Furnished Patio, Family Room, Laundry, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms!

                        Patio/Lower Level! Furnished Patio, Family Room, Laundry, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms!

                      • A day at the beach in Grand Haven!  Always room for more!

                        A day at the beach in Grand Haven! Always room for more!

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