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Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

OWNER operated and managed. Please email or call us direct to confirm before booking. We accept payment by check or paypal. Please read over our reviews to know you can book with confidence!

3 bedroom lake house/cottage in beautiful Grand Haven one mile south of lighthouse and Grand Haven State Park! Summer rentals Saturday- Saturday at $2450/week except for Coast Guard Week $2850. Off season weekends $600.

Private association with over 1200 feet of private association beach on Lake Michigan with tennis court and small playground area. 78 steps up from parking lot to a quiet serene hideaway with seasonal views of Lake Michigan. Short walk to beach thru association roads.

Sleeps 6 comfortably with two queen beds and two twin beds. Fully furnished with sheets and towels.

Suitable for adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, or families with children who can walk stairs - unless you like carrying children.

Shore Acres Association is a group of 22 homes nestled in the sand dunes with an abundance of trees and wildlife. Together we share aprox 1200 feet of Lake Michigan beach. There are 6 cottages beach front. Our home is on top of a sand dune behind one of the lake front cottages. When the foliage is in full bloom you can still catch glimpses of the lake depending on where you are on the deck that surrounds the entire cottage.

Late fall, winter and early spring are the best times to rent if you want to see the lake. During the summer when the foliage is in full bloom it feels like you are in the middle of an ancient forest. It is quiet and peaceful and very private. Today June 18 - I met a young deer at the top of the stairs who didn't run but stood and stared at me. I think it may be the one my neighbor watched as the mother gave birth as he was walking down the road.

Bring your bathing suit, books, camera and enjoy.

Winter guests need to be aware they will need to shovel the stairs and deck if it snows during their stay - shovels are provided! While our one-lane private roads are plowed and salted - there can be times the roads can be hazardous to drive and you may have to walk in - so please come prepared with your winter gear and energy!

Keywords: Lake House, Cottage

More Details

Kris Riera
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Kris Riera

Same owner last 47 years, rebuilt in 1989. Yes, everything had to be carried up the 78 stairs. I also remember carrying sleeping children up those stairs after nights sitting around a bonfire at the beach. The ability to walk up stairs without assistance is suggested. Those stairs though have served as my daily workout and kept me healthy.

Kris Riera purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Kris Riera chose West Central

Small and very private association of 22 property owners. Beautiful shared Lake Michigan beach.

Pets under 100 pounds allowed.

What makes this cottage unique

Private, quiet wooded getaway but close to town and shopping. Homes nestled in the sand dunes with an abundance of trees and wildlife. Enjoy quiet walks and sunsets along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great time was had by all! Wow, what an amazing house and location. We had a wonderful week full of great weather and beautiful sunsets!!! Can\'t wait to return!
Jul 2011
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Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Once you get to the top of the stairs, you feel like you are in a tree house. Very private and quiet with seasonal views of the lake on the deck surrounding the entire home. The beach is only a short walk down the the road once you go down the stairs. No charge for the free exercise.


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Shore Acres - Over 1200 Feet Private Shared Association Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful House With Amazing Location and Breathtaking Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

House is magnificent. Well supplied with everything what's necessary. Stairs can be challenging , however I enjoyed it and appreciated some extra workout during the stay. Beach is easily accessible and peaceful. It is a great place to stay. I strongly recommend it for everyone looking for natural gateway with close by beach and near beach town, with relaxing atmosphere

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here multiple times now. House has everything you would need. Short walk to the beach. We always look forward to our stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing weekend on the hill!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Hidden gem in the woods by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend our anniversary weekend. The home is on top of a dune surrounded by woods. In the evening with the window open you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan. The home itself is very clean and nicely decorated with an eclectic beach house feel. Kris was communicative and professional. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Quaint and cozy abode close to the beach"

  • 5 of 5

This charming home is off the beaten path but ideally situated close to Lake Michigan as well as within an ideal distance to downtown as well as area shopping. This was our first rental of this nature and it all went off without a hitch. Kris is prompt and thoughtful with her correspondence and her home is nicely maintained. Thoughtful amenities in the bathroom were a very nice touch might I add. The house is fully stocked with the essentials needed to make our/your stay that much more effortless. We truly felt welcomed in her home and would definitely recommend her and her beach house to any and all.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Kris's home is the perfect oasis for a relaxing vacation! My husband and I rented her property to get away from the city and it was exactly what we needed. The house is set on a hill in the trees, and a very short walk from a beautiful beach. Kris was very kind, accomodating, and responsive. We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Muskegon to Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Grand Haven
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Mulligans Hollow Grand Haven
Car: necessary

Grand Haven - home of one of the top 13 beaches in the WORLD according to Travel & Leisure magazine review in March 2012!

America's Happiest Seaside Town 2017 by Coastal Living magazine!


Rates & Availability

Grand Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard Week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August Bargain!
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
End of Summer Bargain
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Season
Sep 9 2017 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

Please contact to check accurate pricing of your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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