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. 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 and enjoy the cool fresh lake breeze . 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 has a deluxe new bathroom in 2016 with a separate shower/bath and toilet with vanity. Also the 2016 addition added a bedroom off the bathroom. 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 open with mostly local charaters.