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Downtown Home with Historic Charm, Modern Convenience and Great Location!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 30 nights

About the property

Downtown Historical Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We have five homes to choose from in downtown Grand Haven and Spring Lake!



The home highlighted on VRBO is...The HOWARD HOUSE!

It was built in 1872 and has been beautifully renovated! The Howard House is located in a quaint neighborhood and is just minutes from Lake Michigan Beaches, downtown shopping and restaurants!

The main floor has an open kitchen to dining room area with a separate 14' x 14' living room with flat screen TV and video library. There is one bedroom on the main floor with a full and twin bed. A full bath is off of the kitchen. The home has hardwood floors throughout with laundry facilities located in the basement.

Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms with queen beds and a full bath. The master bedroom has a balcony off of it to enjoy. The back bedroom has an extra twin bed. The back yard has a large patio with picnic table, plenty of chairs and a gas grill. We provide two adult bikes for you to enjoy!


Please visit our website....

....for additional information on our homes and activities in the area!

We have three other homes available in downtown Grand Haven...


PARK PLACE is located in downtown Spring Lake which is less than a five minute drive to Grand Haven!

Great locations that can be your HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

More Details

Tom and Eve Pushaw
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Tom and Eve Pushaw

Tom is a local builder and was rasied in Grand Haven but spent fifteen years enjoying California! Eve grew up in Historic Indian Village located in downtown Detroit and has lived in the area for over 20 years.

We enjoy traveling, camping in our 1966 Frolic camper and being outdoors! We enjoy renovating homes… finding them in rough shape and transforming them into their original splendor!

Tom and Eve Pushaw purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom and Eve Pushaw chose West Central

The Howard House is located within a quiet neighborhood but is close to all of the downtown activities. You are walking distance to the boardwalk, beach, restaurants, shopping, library etc.

Many guests tell us that they feel like they are at a 'home away from home!' They mention the antique furniture, stain glass windows and our kitchens the most :)

We have designed and decorated our properties to feel like homes!

What makes this house unique

The Howard House offers convience...everything you need is within walking distance! The only time you will need your car is to go to the grocery store and to be honest that is not even necessary during the week...there are specialty markets downtown for basic needs and unique purchases!

The Howard House has a front porch swing to enjoy a cup of coffee or read a book. The back patio is a perfect place for kids to play and parents to feel comfortable and relax. There is a downstairs bedroom for for those that have difficulty with stairs and the home has a fully equipped kitchen with an open floor plan to enjoy meals at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As you know,a house(home)sets the stage - Each of us oohed and aahed when we came in, it felt so inviting and beautiful. The renovation was terrific, beautifully finished, everything! And Eve, we loved all of your touches, it makes a house homey and warm.

We walked, relaxed, laughed and ate! A perfect vacation for all of us! Loved the town, have to come back and visit the many more great things to see and do.

Again, Thanks for everything, it was the highlight of the year for us.
May 2011
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Downtown Home with Historic Charm, Modern Convenience and Great Location!
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Royal Oak, MI

Franklin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Franklin Cottage for the weekend of Kite-fest. The house is beautifully restored and the location is perfect - just one block to downtown. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and listening to the music from the restaurant across the street in the evening.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Corner Porch

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place for our family get-away. My sons, their wives and myself stayed 3 nights and 4 days. We walked everywhere. Packed the wagon and beach chairs that the rental provided and walked to Lake Michigan and spent the day. This rental had all the amenities of home. Sheets and towels were provided. The kitchen was fully functional. We had an absolute blast. I would highly recommend it. It was just 3 hours from home, easy to find, easy on the wallet, who could ask for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

A groups of friends and I stayed at the Howard House over Memorial Day weekend and we absolutely loved our stay. The house was comfortable, charming, and perfectly located. We were able to enjoy all of the outdoor spaces that the house offers. My favorite spot was enjoying coffee in the mornings on the upstairs porch! We were able to walk to the downtown area and the pier from the house and appreciated all of the suggestions the owners provided us with. I would recommend this property to anyone and hope to book a stay again soon.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howard House

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at the Howard House 3 times in the past year and a half and comes highly recommended. The house is nicely decorated, clean, and maintains the charm of the late 1800s while having every modern amenity along with a fully equipped kitchen. The area is quiet while being central to all you could want to see and do in Grand Haven. We had everything we needed and the owner was very helpful with any questions regarding the property or about Grand Haven. We loved the covered front porch; the spot for our daily morning coffee making it the perfect place to relax. We’ll be back to Grand Haven and stay at the Howard House again. Many thanks for great memories!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

The Howard House is perfect for a gals' getaway weekend

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable house definitely felt like home for a long weekend with friends during ArtPrize in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven ArtWalk. Even though it was a rainy weekend no one minded staying inside to relax wth good friends, food and wine. Pleasant neighborhood for walking. The site accurately described everything included. The owners gave some thoughtful details throughout The Howard House. I would recommend to others coming to beautiful western Michigan

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kawkawlin, Michigan

Corner Porch

  • 4 of 5

Another fun and enjoyable family vacation in Grand Haven, this was our 6th year for our children and grandchildren to join us. Plenty of room and setting on the porch was wonderful perhaps because we enjoy being outside in the summer. Not a big yard however we were able to play ladder ball and corn hole (two family favorites). The best part I would say is the large dining table where we would all sit around and have breakfast or dinner. Plenty of interesting conversation. The location is great, walk or bike to everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Wooden Nickel
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Holland - Amtrack (leaves daily to Chicagol)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Delight Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Mulligan's Hollow
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Grand Haven State Park
Car: recommended

Michigan Adventure is an amusement park approx. 30 minutes North of Grand Haven, walking & biking trails, play a round of golf - more than four local courses, Musical Fountain, area antiquing, waterfront concerts and events, charter fishing, visit downtown galleries/gift shops, explore Duncan Woods, Rosy Mound and Coast Guard Park, rent jet skies, Mulligan's Hollow - baseball diamond, basketball court, skateboard park and Imagination Station for children.


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016-2017 Off-Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
June - 1st week
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June - 2nd week
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June - 3rd week
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
June - 4th week
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July - Fourth of July Week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July - 2nd-4th weeks
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August - Coast Guard Week
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August - 2nd & 3rd weeks
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
August 4th & 5th weeks
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

The following information is needed to reserve our homes...

1. Copy of drivers license
2. Cell number in case of emergency
3. Number of adults/children staying for the whole and/or partial week guests
4. 50% non-refundable deposit due upon reservation

We accept checks and money orders.
Final payment is due four weeks prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Grand Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer, TP, kleenex and hand soap provided.
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet next to bathroom, custom tile floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private porch off bedroom to relax and have morning coffee.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Located downstairs for those who have difficulty with stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , View of backyard and patio.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Harbor Transit provides tours of the Grand Haven area and transports between the beach and downtown. One of the pick-up locations is in front of our Corner Porch home.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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