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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home on Lake Macatawa Near Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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.


Holland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Private bath in master bedroom 1/2 bath on main floor full bath on second floor additional large shower in laundry room on main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • 4 bedrooms Main floor master looks out on Lake Macatawa with private master bath. Queen bed Second bedroom upstairs overlooks Lake Macatawa. Queen bed. Third bedroom looks out on Lake Macatawa with bunk bed (full on bottom twin on top_ Fourth bedroom looks out over Big Bay Drive with twin bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home on Lake Macatawa Near Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Fabulous house for family on Lake Macatawa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love staying here!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house right on Lake Macatawa

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. There was lots of social space and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and very well maintained. Clean upon arrival and truly felt like we belonged. Would highly suggest this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our team has stayed at 375 Big Bay twice and loved it both times! It has been a great place for us to get away from the office and spend time together. The view is great, the house is beautiful, and the location is calming. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental for our family including one person using a walker!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this property. Our family included one of our parents who was using a walker at the time. The house was a easy to get around on the first floor with the walker. The first floor living spaces, kitchen and master bedroom were all spacious and had gorgeous views of the lake. It was an absolutely perfect rental for all of us. This home is in a great location to town and the beaches. I would highly recommend this rental and would consider coming back again. Thanks Blaine!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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 Holland

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.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ottawa Beach Inn
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ludington Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
West Ottawa Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ottawa Beach Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ottawa Beach

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

We rent from Saturday (check in 4:00PM) to Saturday (check out 10:00AM) at all times except the off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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