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A+ LOCATION!! Downtown, Boardwalk, Musical Fountain, Shops, Eateries...

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 180 nights


About the property

Executive new downtown townhome, 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 2car garage, sleeps 6



"Florida Haven Cottage" is one of 3 beautiful newly built executive Boardwalk Townhome properties for rent in the spectacular downtown waterfront location.

This 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 1,200 Sq. Ft., fully furnished townhome is located just off Harbor Dr. across from the Grand Haven Boardwalk and one block from the Downtown Grand Haven shops. It is professionally decorated "Tommy Bahama" style and is fully appointed to maximize your vacation stay. Amenities: 2 bedrooms (king, queen, queen sofa sleeper in LR), 2.5 bathrooms; main floor laundry, wood floors; granite counters; and open kit/living area and deck.

Put your car in the 2 car attached garage and leave it there because you can walk everywhere: pier, beach, and lighthouse via the Grand Haven Boardwalk or Grand Haven Trolley; grab a blanket or bag chair(provided) and walk 1/2 block to the channel waterfront to view the nightly musical fountain or watch the boats go by and the sunset; stroll through downtown shops, visit Chinook Pier charter fishing fleet, splash pad, municipal Marina and the Farmers Market, enjoy an ice cream along the way or food at any of the excellent eateries close by, spend time at the Imagination Station playground at Mulligan’s Hollow/YMCA, rent bicycles or water sport devices nearby. Everything Grand Haven is right outside your door! This is your vacation so ENJOY!! This is a pet/smoking free home. Our other townhomes next to Florida Haven Cottage are Lyford Cay Cottage (3 bed/ 3 bath) and Wilowen Cottage (4 bed/4 bath) Rent all 3 for a reunion, wedding, or family gathering.

More Details

Property Manager
Madeline Deetjen, Owner;
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Madeline Deetjen, Owner;

Florida Haven Cottage is one of 4 townhomes we built in 2015. Originally it was a small cottage and we demolished it to build this beautiful townhome development. We love Grand Haven with the fabulous waterfront. We can walk everywhere since it is located 1 house away from Harbor Drive, the famous Boardwalk, and all things 'Grand Haven'.

Madeline Deetjen, Owner; purchased this townhome in 2015

Why Madeline Deetjen, Owner; chose Grand Haven

This property gives you the experience of being in the downtown area, the waterfront area, and the beach area. Walk to restaurants, ice cream, shopping, and bars.take the Boardwalk or trolley to the beach. Walk across the street to view the musical fountain or watch the boat traffic on the channel. Retreat to your beautiful townhouse with air conditioning, deck with grill, and so much more.

What makes this townhome unique

There is always something fun to do in Grand Haven. This location allows you to put the car in the garage and walk everywhere. The location is awesome!! If you have little ones, don't forget the Imagination Station at the YMCA around the corner or the dancing waters at Chinook Pier by the much to do.


Grand Haven Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , With On Suite Full Bath with Step in Shower
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A+ LOCATION!! Downtown, Boardwalk, Musical Fountain, Shops, Eateries...
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

The Florida Haven Cottage was the perfect size and location for my friends and I during our Memorial Day weekend vacation. The owner Madeline was always prompt in emailing me back and ensuring that everything we needed for our stay was in order.

Location: Being only two or three block from downtown made it very easy to get to shopping, restaurants, drinks and dessert. Walk across the street to the boardwalk and a nice ten to fifteen minute walk to the beach will treat you with sights and treats along the way. Grab your folding chairs and head to the boardwalk just a block or two away for the nightly musical fountain.

Amenities: The garage is very nice to have, you can quite literally park and leave your cars if you want to! There were two grills that we used to cook out several times, which was nice. The condo was very clean upon our arrival and had a great layout with the living area being on a separate floor in case someone wanted to stay up later than the rest. Each bedroom was a good size and had plenty of room for luggage.

Overall the Florida Haven Cottage was the perfect spot for our vacation. If you want a well kept place to stay that is close to town and has a reasonable price, this is your place!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind review. I am so glad you had a fun weekend at Florida Haven Cottage. Please come again. Best, Madeline
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Fantastic Property and Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property, perfect size and accomodations. Nicely equipped and clean. The owner is prompt in responding back to any communication. Having a two car garage was very convinient not have to deal with parking. The location is just perfect. Right next to downtown giving access to all Grand Haven has to offer yet close enough to the beach. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family enjoy the amenities, location, and wonderful, walkable Grand Haven. Please come again! Best, Madeline
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Clean and convenient, but...

  • 3 of 5

This place is new, clean and convenient to walking around Grand Haven. It's perfect for a small family. When I look for a place to stay (we travel a lot and stay at a lot of vacation rentals) I look for places that are on the higher scale of things and expect that when we stay there we will have all we need during our stay. Based on the cost of this place, pictures and other reviews I thought for sure it would have everything we needed. I don't like to give any place a negative review so please know I really did want to give it 5 stars if it truly deserved it. This is where this place falls short unfortunately. Everything in this place seems to be on the chintzy side of things from the beds, pillows, linens, dishes and flatware. The basic supplies were lacking to say the least. The linens were the cheap polyester blend, thin and scratchy and when we looked for more pillow cases to put on the extra pillows, we couldn't find any....none. It's not the most comfortable bed. It could be easily improved upon with a mattress topper so maybe that'll happen for someone down the road. The kitchen materials were also terrible. If you are planning on eating out a lot, then you will have no problem. However, if you are planning on making your meals you will have to provide even the basic spices and good luck finding utensils to use to cook with. Everything from the pans to the dishes to the flatware must've come from the dollar store. I get it...really I do - you don't want people ruining your nice new things, but you can still find quality supplies at Ikea and still make it feel like you tried making it nice. The "dining" table is a small table with three chairs and an end table used as the missing one; it felt a little awkward to sit on. There were towels for the bathrooms, but don't count on any beach towels for the beach. The garage door was wide open when we arrived, but no one was there so it did feel a little unsafe at first and when we needed extra dishes they were in the dishwasher (not put away as they should have been). Also, even though you are paying a nice sized cleaning deposit, be ready to do most of the work yourself - stripping beds, gathering towels, and hauling them all down to the front door along with taking out the trash and running the dishwasher.

This place has a lot of room for improvement and it wouldn't take much effort to make it nicer. To end on a good note, it was completely close to everything which we loved a lot.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property and location for our visit.

  • 5 of 5

We were able to leave our car in the garage and walk everywhere. That was a bonus. The cottage was super clean and equipped with everything we needed. We will definitely be back! We loved Grand Haven! Thank you from your Chicago visitors. June, 2018

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location...Right in the Center of Town

  • 5 of 5

Florida Haven was lovely spot for our 9-day stay in Grand Haven. We cooked in a lot and loved the location for walking into town and crossing the street for the crazy fountain show. Having a garage was wonderful, keeping the bikes and car off the street. Madeline rocks.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and a great location! Madeline was great and so accommodating! The best property our family of 4 has stayed at!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Snug Harbor, 22 Below, Kirby Grill, Tip A Few, etc
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Numerous Restaurants
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven State Park or City Beach
Car: not necessary

The Grand Haven Trolley gives a wonderful tour of the waterfront area. It makes stops along the way and can take you to the beach. It travels along Harbor Drive which is just a few steps from our property. Just hail it and it will stop and pick you up.

Walk across the street with a blanket or a couple of bag chairs and watch the boats and the musical fountain every night. There are bike rental and water sport rentals close by as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

A refundable damage deposit of $250.00 shall be paid by credit card to reserve dates.
Agreement will be emailed to tenant for review and signature once the damage deposit has been paid.
Check in 4:00 pm and check out is 10 am. Check with owner for early check in or late check out.
3 night minimum stay possible.
Inquire with owner.
Occasionally, an additional day may be added at beginning or end of rental period. Inquire at time of booking. May pay by credit card. Contact owner for further questions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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