Newly remodeled 3 bedroom 1 bathroom Cottage downtown Grand Haven
- english, german
About Britta Poort
Hi, I am Britta. 29 years ago, I started a journey looking for adventure leaving my home town in Germany and arriving in Grand Haven, Michigan recruited to work as a physical therapist. How lucky can one get, right? I met my husband Mike, a native of Grand Haven a couple years later. We have two children, a son and a daughter, both currently away at college, pursuing their education. Though we are considered "empty nesters" at this time we stay busy enjoying our passions. Mike loves to restore antique wooden boats and recently finished restoring a 1954 Chris Craft Holiday. I joined the Grand Rapids Rowing Club and train and compete with the Masters at several regattas throughout the year. We love taking long walks with our Golden Retriever in Duncan Woods and on the beach. And then of course, there is our newest adventure, managing our vacation rental properties.
Britta Poort purchased this House in 2018
Why Britta Poort chose Grand Haven
While my husband Mike was born and raised in Grand Haven, chance brought me here 29 years ago from Germany. Having raised our children in this beautiful place I have long called Grand Haven home myself. The friendly community, beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan, beaches and walks along the boardwalk will make you fall in love with our town.
What makes this House unique
From enjoying your first cup of coffee in the morning sitting on the beautiful front porch to having a barbecue at dinner time or sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows at night, you will love our cozy house and spacious backyard. Recently fully remodeled, beautifully furnished and filled with many amenities you won't lack any comfort. Staying in close vicinity to many attractions will make you want to take a nice evening walk to enjoy that ice cream cone at 'Sweet Temptations', a beer at the local brewery or watch an amazing sunset over Lake Michigan from the boardwalk, the pier or the beach.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Guests are asked to follow the Grand Haven Noise Ordinance Rules
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This property is so cute, very clean and tastefully decorated. Britta was a jem to communicate with, fast and efficient . Sorry we didn’t get to meet you, hope your dad is doing well. Mike greeted us upon our arrival and was available for any questions or help . We will definitely come back and stay and recommend your adoreable cottage to friends and family.
Thank you for a great stay!
Family Baby Shower weekend
Our stay at The Runabout Cottage was perfect! It was clean, cozy and very comfortable. We stayed in Grand Haven because it was close to our Son and Daughter-in-law. We were in town for their baby shower. I needed a place to prepare food for the shower and had plenty of room to work.
It has a great patio but we returned too late to enjoy the ambiance.
It was a pleasure meeting Britta, the owner. She was very accommodating. We will definitely put this on our list to return to.
Wonderful! As advertised.
Britta is a wonderful host. Communication and check-in were flawless. The home is spotless and includes most everything you’d need, besides personal essentials. Laundry detergent, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, lux linens and towels, napkins, paper towel, slices, condiments...it’s all there.
We loved the fire pit. She even supplies roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs, etc. There’s plenty of outdoor seating. Great ambiance at night with the colorful lights. Neighbors are quiet.
Beds are new and comfortable. She is smart to have layers of light blankets, which are perfect for summer nights.
Home is just a couple blocks to The Paisley Pig. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much, Britta for a wonderful stay. We hope to stay in one of your properties again.
Family Friendly Gem
My family had a wonderful time in Grand Haven at the Roundabout Cottage! The house was welcoming, the beds were very comfortable, and it was fully stocked with everything you could need. For families with small kids- we utilized the pack and play, high chair, gate for the stairs, wagon, sand toys, the basket of balls, and the kids outside chairs. There is also a single stroller and kids bikes that were available (we opted to bring our own but it was nice having them there!) The property itself is very conveniently located next to the pier, restaurants, downtown, boardwalk, and beach- all within walking or biking distance. The neighborhood was very quiet and safe and the walkability couldn’t be beat. There were wonderful parks for the kids nearby and Great bike trails to maneuver around the town.
Britta was a fantastic host! She met us at the property when we arrived and gave us a mini tour, instructions, and had popsicles waiting for our two kids! I have rented many properties and it was refreshing having such a personal approach from a host. We saw Britta walking her dog and let her know the toaster might be on its last legs and she showed up the next morning with a brand new toaster and a whole bag of bagels from Panera. Her kindness couldn’t be beat!
If we ever return to the area to vacation, we will be renting the Roundabout Cottage again!
What a gem! Perfect for a family
Britta was a fantastic host and the house is amazing. Everything you need for your beach vacation. I stayed with my children ages 6&8 and the house is in an amazing location. The bikes are nice and the house is well equipped.
A Wonderful Family Vacation
My two brothers, sister-in-law, husband and I stayed a week at Runabout Cottage. It was a perfect location to visit Grand Haven and the surrounding areas of Michigan. We enjoyed dune rides, visiting the local beaches, hiking in state parks, taking a self-guided driving tour of the local breweries and distrilleries, and taking in the different festivities located in downtown Grand Haven. Runabout Cottages is the perfect location to vacation in Grand Haven. Bikes are provided but downtown is only a ten minute walk. Britta our host provided all the amenities you would need or want. My party all wished we could stay another week and took business cards home for family and friends. This is a great location if you want to tour Grand Haven and the surrounding areas or just relax. We hope to be back once our grandchildren are a little older. Britta is fantastic to work with.
Runabout Cottage is located in walking distance to Biggby Coffee, Ryke's Bakery, Culvers, Jimmy Johns, Wendy's, Urban Pub 'The Paisley Pig', and just across the street you can enjoy Starbucks, Applebees, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Mexican food, Did's Deli and Walgreens.
2019 GRAND HAVEN AREA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 1/18 Wine about Winter
• 5/24 – 5/27 Memorial Day Weekend
• 5/25 Kick Off to Summer Run
• 6/06 Grand Haven Farmers Market
• 6/01 Spring Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show
• 6/08 – 6/09 Feast of the Strawberry Moon
• 6/10 – 6/15 Spring Lake Heritage Festival
• 6/28 – 6/30 Soccer in the Sand
• 6/28 – 6/29 Grand Haven Art Festival
• 7/04 4th of July Week / Fireworks
• 7/12 – 7/13 Grand Haven Beach Vault
• 7/26 – 8/03 Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
• 7/28 Cruise In Car Show
• 8/05 – 8/09 Michigan Pirate Festival
• 8/10 Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest
• 8/16 Grand Haven Sidewalk Sales
• 8/17 Art on the Riverfront
• 9/13 – 9/14 Grand Haven Salmon Festival
• 9/21 Oktoberfest Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K
• 9/27 – 10/8 Grand Haven Art Walk
• 10/31 Downtown Trick or Treating
• 12/07 Grand Haven Jingle Bell Parade
• 12/31 Grand Haven NYE Ball Drop & Fireworks