Beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath 3,200 square foot home on Lake Macatawa's picturesque Big Bay. A large deck gives way to an expansive front lawn, sandy beaches, gently sloping waterfront and mature oak trees. Water has sandy bottom and slopes very gradually for about a half mile until reaching an overhead depth. Perfect for small children. Less than 1 mile from Holland State Park and the splendor of Lake Michigan. Home is built on two lots providing plenty of room for recreation and privacy. Built in the early 1950's and updated 6 years ago, the home retains the charm of a classic lakeside cottage with a large living room and field stone fireplace, knotty pine paneled study, breakfast nook and kitchen dinning room combo all with lake views. 2 of the 3 upstairs bedrooms also have lake views. Newly added master suite and bath as well as family room also have stunning lake views.
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager
Blaine Newhouse We are a family of 6 who enjoy living in Holland Michigan - especially beautiful Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. We delight in hearing stories of how much people enjoy our home and the peaceful setting.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this House in 2012
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Park
We purchased our home because of it's location on Lake Macatawa in close proximity to Lake Michigan. We were also attracted to the peaceful neighborhood with lots of mature oak trees as well as the double lot offering lots of space for recreation and privacy. The homes character, ample size and history were also something we found attractive.
What makes this House unique
We love the fact that Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan are available to us. We also enjoy the space of two lots - very uncommon in Lake front living. The fact that the home was both a classic cottage with knotty pine and field stone fireplace AND newly expanded and updated was a huge plus for us. The home has lot of character. We especially enjoy exercise - so walks to the Holland Pier or riding our bikes along Lake Shore Drive is something we often do. We were also looking for a water front home with a sandy beach and sandy lake bottom. This together with the gentle slope of the lake allows for kids of all ages to play in the water with far less parental concern.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous house for family on Lake Macatawa
Our 3 generation family had a great time at the house on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI! The members varied from ages 1 1/2 years old to over 70 years old. The accommodations suited our family needs perfectly! Downstairs are all very large rooms with lots of very large windows for gorgeous views of the lake and yard. There are several large trees in the front yard providing shade and lush grass to use for activities without worrying about getting sunburnt. Out by the beach there is sand, firepit, etc. and a fun place for the smaller children to play. The water is quite shallow all the way to the end of the dock which works out well with small children and also makes the water warmer.
There is an enormous master suite is on the main floor and upstairs are an additional 3 bedrooms with lots of sleeping options. The house has 3 full bathrooms as well as washer and dryer. There are books, games and info about the area.The owners are very friendly and accommodating by providing some water toys, boards, kayak, some life-jackets (although we brought our own for the children). Not only is the house very nice and clean, the entire area has lovely large homes and the neighbors are very friendly. The house is close to Holland State Park, really nice ice cream places, miniature golf and a wonderful bakery. Other stores are close by. You are also close to downtown Holland which is a very lovely town.
If you have or rent a boat you can ride around the gorgeous lake and also to Lake Michigan by way of the channel by Holland State Park.
We have stayed there 2 years now and already made our reservation for next summer.
Wonderful home to stay in for vacation, close to everything including Lake Michigan !!!
Fabulous choice for a family vacation. There is lot's of room in the home, a very large shaded lot, beach for younger children to play. The water slopes gently out which is good for us since we do have smaller grandchildren and also makes for warmer water. Lake Macatawa goes out into Lake Michigan only a very short drive (if Michigan resident purchase State Sticker when renewing your license tabs, it will save you lots of time entering the State Parks. Holland is a lovely, friendly town with great people! The owners are great and will provide anything you need or take care of any problem you have. Since we go in the summertime the weather has always been great ! There is a laundry room in the house if you want to wash the beach towels, etc. We use the home for a family get together for grandparents with children and grandchildren so the house is perfect for that. Eventhough we do not live that far apart it is sometimes hard for everyone to get together due to the various activities that everyone is in. Every year we run out of time to do the things we planned.. Even the grandchildren say "how did that week go by so fast"? I do not think you will find a larger vacation home and beach in the area!
Beautiful location with many activities nearby
Enjoyed our time! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Only improvement would have been a gas grill.
Love staying here!
This is the perfect property for a larger group. We've stayed here twice and loved it both times. Hosts are very responsive. Highly recommend.
Excellent house right on Lake Macatawa
The house was perfect for us. There was lots of social space and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.
The home was beautiful and very well maintained. Clean upon arrival and truly felt like we belonged. Would highly suggest this property.
Holland is located in western Michigan - known for Dutch ancestory and the Tulip Festival each spring (second largest festival in the nation). Our home is situated on two lots providing ample space for recreation and solitude. The neighborhood is filled with an abundance of mature oak trees offering welcome shade from the summer sun. Our home is approximately 1 mile from the entrance to Holland State Park and the shores of Lake Michigan. Holland is a mid sized town - 10 miles to city center by car or bike. The city has a charming down town with many specialty shops and restaurants. Bike paths are plentiful and make for ease of walking, biking or roller blade.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We rent from Saturday (check in 4:00PM) to Saturday (check out 10:00AM) at all times except the off season.