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Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Suite Retreat', has two suites, one up and one on the main floor; nearly identical each with their own interior design flavor and both totally remodeled in 2012/2013.
This listing is for the main floor suite VRBO listing 450067. (The upper suite can be found at VRBO #450089). If we're booked on one level, the other might work equally well for you. There is a discount for booking both suites together.

The 1,000 sq. ft. main floor suite of this historic Grand Haven Cottage boasts personalized and tasteful décor in an amenity-rich environment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and sleeps 6 comfortably. Bedroom configuration includes a queen bed in the master suite and a king and two twin beds in the second bedroom.

One block to downtown, 2 blocks to the waterfront and boardwalk, less than a mile to the Grand Haven State Park & City Beach on Lake Michigan, plus everything you need to make your vacation relaxing... beach chairs, sand toys, umbrella, coolers, beach towels, 2 boogie boards, skim board, life jackets, and a wagon to take it all there. Two bikes and a double bike trailer (to haul small children or all your gear) available for beach runs, sightseeing and getting groceries. Indoor and outdoor games, DVDs, HDTV with On Demand, DVR, DVD player and free WiFi.

Two shady porches and a grassy side-yard, ample off-street parking, and colorful plantings make your outdoor time pleasant. Newly added courtyard with gas grill and dining space make for memorable evenings. Then cozy up to the generous fire-pit and create some more vacation memories. The fully stocked kitchen includes all the large and small appliances you'll need and staples, condiments, and paper products you wouldn’t expect so there's no need to haul it or buy it. The well-appointed bath and convenient washer/dryer make your stay here pleasant, and we supply basic toiletries and laundry detergent. We'll provide you with a list of all amenities to you in the cottage to make packing a breeze.

Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, big band dancing by the riverfront, museums, Splash Pad, playground, and YMCA, not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town, to the beach, boardwalk, pier, ski hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals. This Suite Retreat is both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all that the town has to offer. There's no other place like it.

With all the extras this really is a Suite Retreat... one you won't want to miss! Book today to assure you'll score the most convenient, friendly, and amenity-rich accommodations in the Grand Haven area.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be at least 25 years of age to enter into rental agreement....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kid-friendly with toys, beach equipment, games, movies. High-chair, Pack 'n Play, and double jogging stroller available on request. Great outdoor spaces with room for relaxation and play. Two kids' life-jackets provided. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Each suite has an accessible parking spot. One to two additional spots for each suite are in the attached private parking lot....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

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  • All linens are provided. 2 inflatable twin beds with integrated box springs are also available. Large closets....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • All linens are provided, including beach towels. Large counter top with ample cabinetry and a huge linen closet stocked with supplies like blow dryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen, paper products, and emergency supplies....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We aim to provide a concierge level of service...if you need a babysitter or restaurant recommendation, just ask. And to organize your stay we provide all the restaurant menus, Grand Haven guides, and tourist maps right in the unit. We can provide a high-chair, Pack 'n Play, double-jogging stroller, infant toys, and double bike trailer upon request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Selection of fiction & non-fiction for kids and adults...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blue-ray ...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, cards, puzzles and outdoor games for kids and grown-ups...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free cable, On-Demand/DVR for all your favorite sports and movies...moreless

  • Stereo:

    iHome docking station with speakers, for iPhone/iPod/iPad....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat-screen HDTV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Assortment of toys, puzzles, and books for kids; and cards, puzzles, books and board games for adults....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Movies for kids and grown-ups. RedBox 2 miles away at Walgreens & Family Video 2 miles west....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    All restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream shops, library, parks, viewing for Musical Fountain & fireworks displays, boardwalk to beaches & lighthouse pier....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room seats 10 and adjoins the kitchen and living room. It includes a cozy seating area for keeping the cook company....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    For those wet beach towels!...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fire pit in patio, shared with upper suite...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Cozy & comfortable with seating for 8 for TV viewing, board games, movie night, and celebrations....moreless

  • Parking:

    Offstreet parking for 2-3 vehicles. Includes one accessible spot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen, hand, bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load washer and dryer. Detergent and dryer sheets are supplied. Also includes an iron and tabletop ironing board....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New Keurig, single-serve coffee indulgence! We provide an assortment of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate to try. And if you prefer your own coffee, an empty K-cup allows you to brew it your way....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwashing detergent is supplied....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Open to dining and living areas. Well-stocked with staples, spices, condiments & paper products. Blender, mixer, toaster, pots & pans, serving pieces & table linens....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All the staples, spices, condiments & paper products are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bikes for enjoying the boardwalk or grabbing those last-minute groceries. A double bike trailer easily attaches to your bike or mine (shared with the other unit)....moreless

  • Boat:

    Charter fishing at Chinook Pier, half-mile away. Boat rental available as well. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 covered porches of quiet sanctuary with cafe tables & chairs. Huge courtyard/patio with fire-pit, dining space, and gas grill provide amble opportunity to spread out and enjoy the sun and shade....moreless

  • Golf:

    Huge selection of public courses including Grand Haven Golf Club (4 miles south), rated in the top 9 public courses in the country by Golf Digest. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at Chinook Pier, half-mile away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy side yard with shade trees. New shared courtyard provides a quiet sanctuary with dining table, fire pit & gas grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on patio - shared with Upper Suite....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Mulligan's Hollow with five rope-tows boasts a challenging terrain experience. Half-mile away. Day lift tickets $5-16. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts available without reservation on the grounds of the YMCA, half-mile away. Four pickle ball courts as well. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Paddleboard and other water recreation equipment available for rent at Chinook Pier and downtown. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Summer Season
May 30 - Sep 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,200

Changeover Day: Sunday

Labor Day Weekend - 3 nights
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Off-Season Rates 2016-2017
Sep 5 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$900
Memorial Day Weekend -3 Nights
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
Summer Rates 2017
May 29 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4 Week - 7 nights
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
Coast Guard Week
Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$600
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $175
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Summer season stays are Sunday-to-Sunday. Check-in 4pm; check-out 11am. To reserve requires a non-refundable deposited of 1/2 the rent paid by credit card over the phone. Remaining 1/2 of rent is due 3-weeks prior to arrival. $25 additional charge per guest is waived for young children. Please contact owner for seasonal/transitional period rates.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids (Muskegon Municipal-8 miles)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
All downtown bars incl Theater Bar, Kirby, TipaFew
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Haven Golf Club (Rated: Top 10 Public Crs)
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 31 & (US 96- 6 miles)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kirby, The Grand, & Snug Harbor
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven State Park & City Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Just steps to restaurants, bars, boutiques, ice cream, The Musical Fountain nightly show, museums, Splash Pad, playground and YMCA not to mention the endless downtown amenities. Seasonal Harbor Transit Trolley stops just across the parking area to take you around town. Beach, Boardwalk, Lighthouse Pier, Ski Hill, marina with sport fishing for hire, library and a myriad of seasonal festivals make this Suite Retreat both a hideaway and a haven. No matter where you want to be in Grand Haven, this is the vantage point for all the action.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I'm a designer by profession who's turned my passion for beautiful spaces into a new adventure in inn keeping! In my lifetime I've renovated 5 of my own homes (not counting the ridiculous number of times I rearranged the living room furniture of my childhood home...and drove my mother batty!) My design business brought me into people's homes right before they were ready to sell. I should rephrase that: they weren't really ready to sell and that was why I was there! Turning around spaces is my specialty. I also work REALLY hard at my other job: being a mom to 8 year-old boy-girl twins. We live in Grand Haven 5 blocks from the cottage so that makes providing concierge-level service for my guests so easy!

Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven, MI, USA:
In January 2012, I purchased this Historic home in downtown Grand Haven, inheriting 2 lovely tenants. In the Spring of 2012, I made a go of converting one of my rental units into a weekly summer cottage and had a surprisingly successful 1st season. The location is what makes this cottage shine. Nestled on a shady street just a block from the downtown business district, this residential street boast the proximity and privacy you'd look for when purchasing your own home. Steps from all the great things Grand Haven has to offer and a pleasant walk to the beach (or even more convenient take The Beach-Town Trolley). If you were to stay in a beach property, you are convenient to one thing: the beach. But in Grand Haven that takes you away from all the other activities you need access to many times a day like restaurants, shops, ice cream, and other downtown attractions. When you choose a property like ours that's set away from the beach you avoid the crowds and the noise. I bought this cottage because I live in this neighborhood and I know the amenities it has to offer for families and couples alike! It's the best of both worlds; easy accessibility to the beach when you want it and excellent proximity to where all the other activities happen in Grand Haven.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I LOVE being an ambassador of our little town. I'm here to help you find your best vacation EVER! All my guests rave about the care I've taken to make a great location come alive with charm, conveniences and small luxuries. We added a vine-enclosed courtyard in the Fall of 2012, creating a place to BBQ, dine outdoors and cozy-up to a generous fire pit. What started as a humble year-round unfurnished rental has become Suite Retreat-great amenities, great attention to detail, great value. This summer we will offer two beautifully designed suites decked out with all the amenities. This is a place where you simply pack a suitcase of your clothes leaving loads of EMPTY SPACE in your car because I've outfitted the cottage suites with everything you'll need to enjoy all that Grand Haven has to offer. Beach gear, games, toys, kitchen staples & condiments and even basic toiletries make this a SUITE RETREAT. I pride myself on providing a concierge-level of service with good value for money.


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  • Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

    Historic cottage with 2 gracious suites accommodate families big and small.

  • Covered front porch for morning coffee--a place to watch the world go by.

    Covered front porch for morning coffee--a place to watch the world go by.

  • Lush patio for the fire everyone craves at the close of a fun-filled day.

    Lush patio for the fire everyone craves at the close of a fun-filled day.

  • Private courtyard patio provides cozy area for building friendships.

    Private courtyard patio provides cozy area for building friendships.

  • Covered porch with views of the patio-a perfect place for that cool beverage.

    Covered porch with views of the patio-a perfect place for that cool beverage.

  • Light-filled kitchen has all the lg and sm appliances you need and staples, too!

    Light-filled kitchen has all the lg and sm appliances you need and staples, too!

  • Brand new front load washer/dryer--and all the soap--makes laundry no chore.

    Brand new front load washer/dryer--and all the soap--makes laundry no chore.

  • Tastefully designed with comfortable seating--this room is great for TV viewing.

    Tastefully designed with comfortable seating--this room is great for TV viewing.

  • Twin & pull-out trundle provides 2 sleeping spaces adjacent to the King bed.

    Twin & pull-out trundle provides 2 sleeping spaces adjacent to the King bed.

  • Nestled in a beautiful historic neighborhood blocks from everything in town

    Nestled in a beautiful historic neighborhood blocks from everything in town

  • Large well-appointed bedroom sleeps 4 with a King and 2 twin beds.

    Large well-appointed bedroom sleeps 4 with a King and 2 twin beds.

  • 2 adult bikes and 1 adult trike with all the beach gear are generously supplied.

    2 adult bikes and 1 adult trike with all the beach gear are generously supplied.

  • Side yard with ample shade invites relaxation and play.

    Side yard with ample shade invites relaxation and play.

  • Shared courtyard patio surrounded by trellises invites BBQs and outdoor dining.

    Shared courtyard patio surrounded by trellises invites BBQs and outdoor dining.

  • Kid-friendly with all the toys, space, and activities--come share the fun!

    Kid-friendly with all the toys, space, and activities--come share the fun!

  • Abundant flowers and window boxes surround you.

    Abundant flowers and window boxes surround you.

  • Kitchen is wide open to dining & living areas--keeping everyone in the action.

    Kitchen is wide open to dining & living areas--keeping everyone in the action.

  • Sit and converse amongst the color and comfort of cottage-style living.

    Sit and converse amongst the color and comfort of cottage-style living.

  • Have new friends you met in town? No problem, this dining room seats 10.

    Have new friends you met in town? No problem, this dining room seats 10.

  • Connected common spaces are ideal for vacation living & provide seating galore.

    Connected common spaces are ideal for vacation living & provide seating galore.

  • Queen sleigh bed in Master bedroom provides a romantic refuge & a huge closet.

    Queen sleigh bed in Master bedroom provides a romantic refuge & a huge closet.

  • Quiet conversation or spirited get-together, this yard handles it all.

    Quiet conversation or spirited get-together, this yard handles it all.

  • Huge counter top & ample storage make this sunny bath easy to share.

    Huge counter top & ample storage make this sunny bath easy to share.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, August 29, 2016

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