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"ON THE BEACH" week of August 26 available - reduced rate

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

We named our cottage 'On The Beach' because that's what makes our cottage unique. Yes, we have 7 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, beautiful Knotty Pine, Maple, and Cherry wood enhancing each room, a Mexican style spa room with a 2 person tub, but it's really the beach on Lake Michigan and the spectacular view that makes it so special. That's why we have a large deck in the front overlooking the lake, a smaller deck on the second level giving a beautiful view of the Grand Haven pier, a high window lending a view from the loft bedroom, and a quiet herb garden on the South side of the cottage with a swinging bench.

Keywords: On Lake Michigan, cottage on the beach, beach house, vacation home, vacation destination, vacation place, vacation property, summer house, leisure home, home away ,Lake Michigan home, Lake Michigan cottage, third coast, west coast

More Details

Jill Scott
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Jill Scott

When we purchased the cottage it really was a much smaller house, over the years we built it up and out, all the while keeping in mind the most precious part of being here on the shores of Lake Michigan. We wanted to keep it simple and fun. We've been renting the cottage since 2000. We love meeting new people and we strive to make it one of the best vacation homes in the area and adding wonderful memories to our renter's lives.

Jill Scott purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Jill Scott chose West Central

Grand Haven is a home town for us, we wanted our children to experience what we had and that's why we try to keep the cottage 'family friendly.'

What makes this cottage unique

Whether there is sunshine or rain you can enjoy being at the cottage, we make sure you have plenty of books and games, and wireless for your computer, 3 cable televisions. Some people enjoy going just a few miles north to the Water Park, a few miles south to Saugatuck or a few miles east to the John Ball Park Zoo. We are just minutes away from the bike path that leads into Holland. The location is even great to stay in the winter and ski in the north just one and a half hours away. If you're a tennis player, we have that too right here in Shore Acres!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our favorite memories are the great sunsets, sitting on the beach, the beautiful lake. Thank you Jill for sharing your wonderful house with us! Everything was so clean and inviting. We will treasure these memories always! God Bless you!
Aug 2006
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Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed , 2 baby crib , children's room; two twin size beds and two pac n play's
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has access to side garden with swing
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom with half bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Jacuzzi tub bathroom is attached
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Bedroom upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Loft bedroom upstairs
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Therapeutic tub for two


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

"ON THE BEACH" week of August 26 available - reduced rate
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Delaware, OH

Amazing , kid friendly beach house , very well equipped , with beautiful views of lake .

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house for 9 adults and 4 kids ages 1-10. Beautiful beach just steps away. House includes everything including beach toys and towels. Really enjoyed paddle boarding and kayaking and trips into grand haven.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Sue and Dennis, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your week. You took great care of the cottage and I look forward to having you rent again next year. Jill
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Beach, beach, beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves spending a week "On the Beach" each summer. We have been coming here annually for nearly 15 years. The beachfront location can't be beat. The large living room, and many bedrooms makes it an outstanding place for extended family to get together. The place has everything we need, including wi-fi, to really feel at home. The beachfront location can't be beat, and it is conveniently located near the grocery store.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy and family, it's been a pleasure to have you rent from me, you are all so respectful in the way you leave the house. So happy you enjoy your stay. Jill
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Bolingbrook, Illinois

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time spending a week "On the Beach." Everything you could think of was provided and we were happy with everything. My family enjoyed the time to share together and the children had a great time with a week long "sleep over." We felt at home very quickly. Jill was a very thoughtful "hostess." We hope to be able to come back again. Thank you Jill for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue, it was great having you and your family enjoy the cottage. Looking forward to your visit this coming year. Jill
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Grand Rapids

Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at On the Beach for three days of Thanksgiving and loved it as a wonderful family gathering in the snowy winter of Grand Haven. We enjoyed cooking our Thanksgiving meal there and many beach walks in the very blustery snow. Only thing that disappointed us was that there was hardly any wood available for a fire in the living room fireplace. Otherwise, all was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New york

Our summer spot for more than 10 years

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been enjoying this cottage for at least 10 years now. We have found the location on Lake Michigan ideal--right on beach and close enough to walk along beach to town of Grand Haven.

Cottage is very homey, well-equipped and well-maintained. We especially enjoy barbecue on deck, fire pit on beach and large hot tub in one bathroom. Only drawback--long stair case to beach is difficult for older folks and impossible for mobility impaired.

All around great spot for family reunion

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Private paradise

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house makes it an ideal spot for vacation. We've rented many vacation spots and Jill is a perfect lessor. The house is clean and well maintained. It's appointed with everything you need or want. She's responsive and helpful. And it's charming with just enough quirk. The biggest selling point, though, is the location. The view of and access to the lake is what makes this home a true find.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.6 Miles
Muskegon County Airport via US 31
Nearest Barpub
2.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
126 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
On The Beach

Some of the many activities going on in the summer in Grand Haven are: competitive windsurfing at the beach; competitive kite flying; Coast Guard festival with parade; farmers market; Music in the Park; Dancing on the Grand; Volley ball on the beach; street sale; Chilly Cook-off and more.


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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