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Fall Weekly & "Off Season" rental available w/ Lakeviews & Spring Lake access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms & 1.5 Bath Renovated Spring Lake View Cottage w/ private dock access

Our completely renovated Spring Lake bungalow-style cottage offers over 1450 square feet of fully furnished living space with a beach décor theme. There are 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and also a day bed with a twin mattress. The main level has gorgeous hand scraped teak hardwood floors and refinished pine floors upstairs. Relax in our inviting living room next to the gas fireplace or cool off with the central air. The kitchen is fully equipped for all of your cooking needs and stainless steel appliances. A bistro style dining table offers you a lake view to enjoy along with your morning cup of coffee. Just off of the kitchen is a laundry room with a full-sized washer and dryer for your use. We provide the linens, towels and beach towels so no need to worry about packing these.

The backyard patio furniture has seating for 6 and full-size gas grill. Enjoy an outdoor dining experience while watching sailboat races, views of the lake or just relax and let your cares melt away. Our cottage is about 150 feet away from the Spring Lake public access which is a great place to launch kayaks to explore the lake. If you enjoy biking we are located 1 block off of the bike path, that goes all round Spring Lake. A neighborhood park with a play set for the kids is just 1.5 blocks away.

Renters have access to a 100 foot private dock and deck with patio set that is just one and a half block away from the cottage. The dock has electric and can accommodate up to a 25ft boat if you want to bring your boat along. Love to fish? Enjoying fishing off of our private dock or check out one of the charters Grand Haven has to offer.

Want to spend the day on one of lake Michigan’s best beaches? Grand haven beach is just 2.5 miles away or north beach park 3.3 miles away. Our cottage is in the perfect location to offer you peace and quiet, lake views and easy access to all of grand haven’s greatest attractions and charm! Upon arrival, we will meet you at the cottage, give you a tour, answer your questions and make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. We want your vacation with us to be worry and hassle free.

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Ann & Dan Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Ann & Dan Smith

We purchased our second home in the Grand Haven area, which is a block away from the cottage and will be our retirement home. We have been vacationing and boating here for the last 10 years. We love the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area! It has some of the best beaches, boating and sunsets anywhere in the world. We enjoy being able to walk the boardwalk to the lighthouse, attend the many festivals and events in the area and watch the musical fountain. We have visited many places and our favorite place to vacation is Grand Haven/Spring Lake. We love Lake Michigan 'Salt free and Shark Free!'

Ann & Dan Smith purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Ann & Dan Smith chose West Central

Best of both worlds, close to downtown Grand Haven and all the hustle and bustle, yet far enough away to enjoy Spring Lake, relaxing in the backyard watching the sailboats. Or better yet, bring your own boat and enjoy boating and use of the private dock just a block and a half away. The public access is one house away, roughly 150 feet perfect for launching your kayaks or if you prefer biking, the bike path is at the end of the block. There is a garage to store the kayaks or bikes you bring along. Want to bring your own boat, you have access to our private 100 foot dock with electric and private deck to just enjoy relaxing by the water.

What makes this cottage unique

Spring Lake, is a nice lake offering 1.741 square miles, a great place for boating, tubing and a channel that provides access to Lake Michigan. At night you can watch the musical fountain in downtown Grand Haven. Cottage has Lake view & provides lake access without the cost of paying for 'waterfront' cottages and includes a private dock on Spring Lake. We love the quaint charm of the bungalow cottage and watching the sailboat races is one of our favorite things to do while relaxing at the lake.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gerald Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
1.75 Miles
Jack's tiki bar Holiday Inn
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Lake Express in Muskegon
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Spring Lake Country Club
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Grand Rapids Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pine Street Cafe, Ferrysburg
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Grand Haven Public Beach & State Park on Lake M
Car: necessary

Grand Haven/Spring Lake is a great place for a family vacation, offering some of the most beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets, the musical fountain, coast guard & salmon festivals. Or if fishing is something you enjoy, there are numerous charters who can take you salmon fishing. Maybe renting a boat or jet ski or a sunset cruise is more your style, all are available in downtown Grand Haven. Or stroll along the boardwalk for along the channel to the lighthouse at the end of the pier and don't forget to try Pronto Pups or one of the many ice cream shops along the way. If you are into adventure parks, Michigan's Largest Amusement & Water Park is less than an hour away. Or take a scenic drive along the coast and visit the many quaint beach towns and wonderful shops or take a dune buggy ride. The area has so much to offer you will want to return time and again.


Spring Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First floor bath - toilet , tub , shower , Features a pedestal sink with shower/tub combo & beach theme
    Upstairs half bath - toilet , and sink
  • Towels, beach towels, hair dyer provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom, has a dressing table and room for crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Has view of lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has view of lake
  • Living room has a twin daybed on main level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Fall Weekly & "Off Season" rental available w/ Lakeviews & Spring Lake access
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, very clean and beautifully decorated. This cottage is in the perfect location to enjoy Spring Lake and Grand Haven.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our cottage. We strive to provide a wonderful home away from home experience for our guests.
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Very clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Dan was very helpful during the week. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage was cozy, lovely, and well-equipped. We would love to come again!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place for a family vacation! Owners were great, very responsive, and clearly wanted people to have a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and our cottage. We'd love to have you return in the future for another vacation!
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 with kids ages 1, 4, and 7. We stayed in the cottage for a week in late June and had a great time! The cottage was incredibly clean and well-kept and in a quiet area but close to everything. Unfortunately the weather was too cold to spend a lot of time in the water, but it was nice looking at the lake and taking walks. The only aspect of the cottage we didn't like is that the stairs are a little narrow and are difficult to navigate, especially when carrying small children. But that wouldn't stop us from highly recommending this cottage. The owners were very easy to work with and were quick to respond to any issues that we had. All in all, this was a great experience, and we would gladly rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff we are glad you and your family enjoyed the cottage.
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Wonderful lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this cozy cottage that was central to lots of regional beaches. Our young boys are water babies & found the dune hiking to be fun too.

The tri-cities area had lots of parks (fee and non-fee), nice libraries for rainy mornings and no shortage of ice cream places!

The house is nestled in a pretty quiet neighborhood (an occasional motorcycle or car revv noted, but nothing to deter us from giving excellent marks!). Neighbors waived on our walks.

The kitchen was well-stocked with lots of utensils, pans and Tupperware. It was nice to have everything at our disposal. Including a full size grill in the backyard and washer/dryer, to feel at home.

Bedrooms were right size (some may think they're small - but who spends time in their bedrooms when there are lakes to explore??) and had supportive mattresses and soft sheets. Stairs to the 2nd floor were a bit tight for the 6'3" person in our family, but not unmanageable. The decor of the whole house is very tasteful - with soothing, beachy colors and accents that remind you that you're on 'lake time' now. Nice wood flooring throughout complements.

There is public access to Spring Lake steps from the house, but the hosts also have a dock to sit and watch the world go by with cold beverage in hand. This was one of our favorite things about the house. We spent many evenings camped out there watching for turtle heads to pop out of the water.

Very relaxed pace and yet, close enough to the shopping, restaurants and beaches. Super cute ( & well appointed) house in a central location with caring hosts - we would definitely recommend! Hope to come back again! :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We try to cater our cottage to families like yourself and others who appreciate a "home away from home."
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Great place to bring your family

  • 5 of 5

Your cottage was a beautiful place, very roomy, very clean, and very accomodating. We also enjoyed the patio outside and the grill. Your boat dock was not to far and we had a great time hanging out there a couple of evenings. Your cottage was in a peaceful quiet neighborhood. Grand Haven and Spring Lake area is a nice place to vacation. Lots of things to do, great beaches, good eating places, and plenty of shops to go in. We enjoyed the Community worship service on Sunday evening, enjoyed walking out to the lighthouse several times, and enjoyed the water fountain lightshow. The temperatures and the water were just right most of the week. The cottage and the area of Grand Haven/Spring Lake is a wonderful place to have a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. We are very glad that your family enjoyed your vacation at our home.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

Off season long term rental $1,300 a month, includes water, cable & internet, trash removal, and snow plowing. If you do not want internet and cable then the rate is $1,200/month.

Holiday weeks, 4th of July, and Coast Guard are $1,350 plus tax, cleaning fee and security deposit.

Checking in time 4 pm, check out 11 am. Mulitple week rental are encouraged in the summer season, discounts offered for multiple weeks rental. We only rent by full weeks, no nightly rental minimum rental is 7 nights.

Rates are subject to change until reservation has been secured. MI sales tax is 6%.

Cancellations – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellation less than 60 days does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit unless the time period reserved is able to be rented then the deposit will be refunded less a $100 service fee. There is no refund for early departures.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.