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The view from the beach below, another relaxing dinner on the deck with family

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Last updated: 11/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Your Million Dollar View of Lake MI laid back,slow place cottage life style here

Grand Haven cottage description
Pair-A-Dice is a quaint cottage in Grand Haven, Michigan. Built in 1906, it is located in historic Highland Park, an historic landmark. This turn of the century cottage community has attracted visitors for over 125 years. About 100 cottages are tucked in the sand dunes with a system of boardwalks and walkways built throughout the natural preserve. Pair-A-Dice, one of the few cottages over looking Lake Michigan and her beach.
The beautiful sun sets while you drink, dine and scream for ice cream on your large private deck.
Enjoy watching the Grand Haven Pier's catwalk lite up at night looking like a string of pearls! Take a midnight stroll through the Highland Park or dip in the lake below. Fall asleep with the sound of the waves . Awaken to the romantic sound of the Pier's foghorn on the mornings the boaters and fishermen need visual assistance.

A screened in front porch with an attached deck are ideal for reading, sunset watching, and experiencing the fall storms as they rumble in over Lake Michigan. No need to be scared as this cottage has survived over 100 years worth of wind, rain, hail, snow and ice.


There is a small back porch for storage, for your bikes, coolers, beach bags, fishing poles and kites.

There are 5 bedrooms, one full bath downstairs and one full bathroom upstairs. The upstairs is a deluxe new bathroom in 2016 with a separate shower/bath and toilet with vanity. Three bedrooms have full beds, one bedroom has a set of twin beds and a fifth bedroom has kids beds. Sleeps 6 adults and 4 kids comfortably. Bring your beach towels. Two bedrooms have lake views while you are resting in bed.

Pair-a-Dice retains much of its original charm as many items in the cottage are original.

In the Spring and Fall there is a wall heater to keep your downstairs cozy. The bathroom can be chilly depending on the weather so we provide a little space heater. This is a cottage that gets shuttered up for the winter at the end of October.

Click on the link 'More cottage Photos' for a virtual tour and click on the calendar to see availability. Also check out the link which is a live web cam; the view you see, is just 9 cottages North of where Pair-a-Dice is located.

September is the locals favorite time to be swimming in the Lake. Often the water is warmer than the air and the waves are perfect for body surfing, or watching the surfers. The beach crowds are gone however the city is still rocking.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age is 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Newly furnished no pets allowed No exceptions. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Stairs to upstairs bedroom...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 bunk bed

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Beautiful view of lake and beach open windows to hear waves...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Beautiful view of lake and beach open windows to hear waves...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    New addition 2016 enclosed room off of new bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedrooms are configured with an open ceiling. Bedroom #5 is designed for up to two children. Ideal for 6 adults and 4 children. Bedroom#3 is new and has closed ceiling adjacent to new bathroom overlooking back woods. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Sink , 2nd floor with privacy. View of lake & beach...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    New addition 2016 vanity in next adjacent room ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The beach and Lake Michigan is a top ten destination in the world. Pairadice overlooks the private beach. Easy walk into town for drinks and restaurants Boardwalk connects 110 cottages throughout this private Highland Park community....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • 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
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets 180 degree view of Lake Michigan. Looks like an infinity pool-...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets Private steps down the board walk to Highland Park Beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Grand Haven Downtown is a 20 minute beautiful walk as you follow the senic beach and river walk way. Best coffee, scones, and micro brews to be found. Quaint Michigan beach vacation shops. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets 180 degree view of Lake Michigan. Looks like an infinity pool-...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets Private steps down the board walk to Highland Park Beach...moreless

  • Water View:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets 180 degree view of Lake Michigan. Looks like an infinity pool-...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on a bluff above the tree line enjoy your million $$ private view of sailboats, swimmers paddle boarders and late evening sunsets Private steps down the board walk to Highland Park Beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New 2015...moreless

  • Living Room:

    New entertainment center and all new furnishings 2014...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars . If you need a 3rd spot, possible to rent a space for the week. Overnight parking available off-site about one mile away....moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rent boats for Spring Lake and Lake Michigan fishing and skiing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    New 2016 very large Two tables for 10 to eat together ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Grand Haven CC, One of the top 10 Michigan courses ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rivers within 60 miles...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring
May 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
$1,900 $4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,600

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 3 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,700

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Coast Guard
Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,700
flat fee
Summer August
Aug 5 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,500 $16,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$550
$3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 9 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Pet Fee $10,000
  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Cleaning Fee $200.00, NO PETS

Inquire for rates up to 8 Adults

Private Parking - Cars only, no commercial vans or boats

2 Car parking spaces included, additional private parking for cars available for additional daily fee

A 50% deposit is needed to book reservation. Final payment two weeks before arrival. Payment by check is preferred. Damage deposit included with final payment, and returned after checkout.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon Mi
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bil-Mar Deck
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon Mi
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Haven Golf Course 50 Public Courses
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack from Chicago Holland
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-31
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bil-Mar Deck
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven City Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Pair-A-Dice is located in the Highland Park Historic District filled with parklands of boardwalks, sand dunes and forests.

This private district is a safe place for your family to play and relax. The majority of the 100 family cottages here are not available for rent.

Safe walking to the down town area. Your children do not need a car to have fun meeting others and to explore the many treats this small Michigan lake town has to offer.

Musical Fountain at dusk

See what the fishing boats caught as they skin the Samon at 4PM

Farmer Market 10 to noon

Rent a bike for 100s of miles of bike paths

Visit the best ice cream shops Tasty Treat

Tip of Few -Best Wet Burrito in the world

Hoffsteaders for your news and books

Bakers Wife for the best scones and day old bread

Try a different coffee shop every day

If you are a member of the American Legion stop by for one of the best halls

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: Family traditions are strong here as the cottages are passed down to future generations, with little turnover to new owners. My dream came true when I had the opportunity to buy Pairadice on the ridge overlooking Lake Michigan and the beach, in 2013. I love sharing Grand Haven with friends and now with your family. This is truly the most beautiful place in the world, (in the summer and fall). Come make your own family traditions and memories here.

Why Grand Haven, MI, USA:
If you seek to experience a peaceful, relaxing, mother nature vacation, this is your spot. Overlooking the beach during the day and watching sunsets that rivals the sunsets of the Pacific Islands. Your choice to walk, saunter, bike, roller blade, skate board, run with little need or desire to drive your car. This is a vacation for living in the now, a time to be visiting life as it should be lived.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Experience what it is like to live like a local in this exciting friendly, safe summer tourist town. You will quickly feel at home here at Highland Park overlooking Lake Michigan Water. One of the few highland park cottages on the bluff with a boardwalk and stairs leading down to the private secluded sandy beach, fresh lake, no salt or sharks here, however there are waves for body surfing and paddle boarding. Pairadice was built in 1904 and continues to have the cottage feel with a modern updates. On demand water heater, washer and dryer, and new bedroom and bathroom with separate vanity addition. My focus is to keep the cottage charm and simple slow pace life style.


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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/27/2016

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Photos

  • The view from the beach below, another relaxing dinner on the deck with family

    The view from the beach below, another relaxing dinner on the deck with family

  • Welcome home

    Welcome home

  • 2016 new gass stove if you must eat in on your vacation

    2016 new gass stove if you must eat in on your vacation

  • Play cards and games all day and night

    Play cards and games all day and night

  • Deck is waiting for you. Plenty of space for 10 people as it is 12 by 7 feet.

    Deck is waiting for you. Plenty of space for 10 people as it is 12 by 7 feet.

  • Can you hear the sizzle?

    Can you hear the sizzle?

  • You are special with  the view of the lake and the pier this is the best room

    You are special with the view of the lake and the pier this is the best room

  • Ships room all hands on deck

    Ships room all hands on deck

  • Twin room for two

    Twin room for two

  • Large windows to enjoy the park land  trees and singing birds, Tree top living

    Large windows to enjoy the park land trees and singing birds, Tree top living

  • Take as long as you like making your self beautiful as others enjoy the bathroom

    Take as long as you like making your self beautiful as others enjoy the bathroom

  • Share your memories in the Pair A Dice Book for you to read on your return visit

    Share your memories in the Pair A Dice Book for you to read on your return visit

  • You are one of the few lucky families to have a view of the lake this close

    You are one of the few lucky families to have a view of the lake this close

  • Suggestions for a happy enjoyable stay for you

    Suggestions for a happy enjoyable stay for you

  • 2016 New Frig if you must drink on your vacation

    2016 New Frig if you must drink on your vacation

  • If you must come inside to relax and watch tv

    If you must come inside to relax and watch tv

  • Early afternoon break

    Early afternoon break

  • Morning and evening walks, down the private board walks, into town or beach

    Morning and evening walks, down the private board walks, into town or beach

  • You are also special with the next best room also a Million dollar lake view

    You are also special with the next best room also a Million dollar lake view

  • 2016 West Wing Addition
Master bed room, seperate  shower room from Vanity room

    2016 West Wing Addition Master bed room, seperate shower room from Vanity room

  • View out into the tree tops and wake up to the singing of the birds

    View out into the tree tops and wake up to the singing of the birds

  • hot or cold shower your choice there and private toliet no rush

    hot or cold shower your choice there and private toliet no rush

  • May every evening end with another magical sunset for you and your family

    May every evening end with another magical sunset for you and your family

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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