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nestled on 6 acres of rolling wooded hills / 10 min. to Down Town Grand Rapids.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private, secluded, sanctuary, located 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

Enjoy great proximity to everything you want to do in West Michigan. Located 5 minutes north of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and 10 minutes from downtown where you can experience Grand Rapids nightlife, museums, and world class entertainment.

Lonely Planet's top U.S. destination for 2014 is Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast.

Beach bums, beer lovers, and art enthusiasts agree: there’s a lot to love about western Michigan. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city, with over 25 craft breweries in the area, and events like Cool Brews Hot Eats and the Winter Beer Festival (both in February), and the Summer Craft Beer Festival (August), keep the city festive year-round. Hops aside, the secret about Grand Rapids’ has a fabulous art scene is with impressive blooms and Rodin sculptures in the Frederik Meijer Gardens, and the excellent Grand Rapids Art Museum housed in a cool LEED Gold certified building, Grand Rapids is home to the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize, in which more than 1700 creatives display their masterpieces.

A mere 30 miles away sprawls Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast, perhaps the USA’s most unexpected beach getaway. Some argue that these shores rival Hawaii’s and Southern California’s. Along 300 miles of seemingly endless beaches lie sugar-white dunes, wineries, antiquing, U-pick orchards and berry farms, cider houses, Hemingway haunts.

The suds scene exploded in 2012, when Grand Rapids was voted best beer city in the US by the national Beer Examiner blog. It happened again in 2013. Thank the high per-capita number of craft brewers – more than 25 operate in the area – and their high-quality product for the honor.

Prized for art, Grand Rapids hosts the world's richest and most radical art competition? ArtPrize (www.artprize.org) lets more than 1700 painters, sculptors, designers, and performing artists from 45 countries display their pieces around the city for all to see. Artworks pop up everywhere - in banks, parks, bookshops, and yes, breweries. The public then votes on who wins the $350,000 in prize money - including the $200,000 top award, a whopping amount for this sort of contest. The mind-expanding fun takes place from late September through early October.

If you're not in town during ArtPrize, you still have options. The 118-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens (www.meijergardens.org) features impressive blooms and sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and 30 other A-list chiselers. And the Grand Rapids Art Museum (www.artmuseumgr.org) fills a sun-drenched, Gold LEED-certified building with 19th- and 20th-century works. European and American masters such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Richard Diebenkorn take pride of place.

Gerald Ford Shrine

Downtown's Gerald R Ford Museum (www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov) is dedicated to Michigan's only president. Snore if you will, but this shrine to the Grand Rapids local is pretty darn cool. Gawk in disbelief at the low-tech burglary tools - the giant tape recorders and bulky lock picks - that launched the Watergate scandal. It was this event that put Ford into the Oval Office in 1974 after Richard Nixon and his vice president, Spiro Agnew, resigned in disgrace. The museum does an excellent job of covering the tumultuous period in US history.

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More Details

Owner
Tim Hoorn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

Why Tim Hoorn chose West Central

Private setting located two miles from Gas, grocery, restaurants, movies, med center, Churches, pharmacy and much more.

What makes this house unique

Custom features such as wall to wall entertainment center housing a 55' high definition TV, Direct TV HD package, WIFI, clothes washer and dryer, patio, and much more.

Amenities

Grand Rapids House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap assesible shower w/ fold down seat. Washer & Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa in living area or queen airbed mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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nestled on 6 acres of rolling wooded hills / 10 min. to Down Town Grand Rapids.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Absolutley Perfect, Tim the owner keeps this place spotless

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot, far enough away yet close to everything

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

This property is so lovely and quiet, you would never know that you are so close to downtown and restaurant row (aka Beltline). Tim is a gracious host and we will definitely stay again if we are ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, quiet - Tim was wonderful to work with. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely book another stay when we return to Grand Rapids! What a lovely home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heavenly Hideaway is true to its name.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed for about a week. The house is very well stocked and homey feeling. It was also very clean and well maintained. Tim is very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded Our Expectations !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here on a recent trip to Grand Rapids, to visit our adult children.And upon our arrival Tim ( The owner) gladly welcomed us and showed us around.This gem of a property is in a very private secluded area, yet so close to all your needs.It also is quite convenient to the downtown area of Grand Rapids.We definitely recommend this to any couple or small family looking for a pleasant stay . I fully intend on a return visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to offer all our Guests a private, peaceful and relaxing experience. Thanks.
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5

Great Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice and sure hope to stay here again. Immaculate home, lovely location, wonderful owner. What more can I say? We feel very blessed to have found Tim and his rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Gerald R Ford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Buffalo Wild Wings
Nearest Ferry
44 Miles
Lake Express LLC, Muskegon, MI to Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack Station, Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-96 & East Beltline Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
BRAVO Cucina Italiana
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Cannonsburg Ski Lodge
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Grand Haven State Park on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Grand Rapids House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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