The Rest-A-While cottage is located just steps from one of the best beaches in the United States. It had been recently renovated. We are located in a cozy hollow that is very quiet and relaxed. Parking for four vehicles is included. There are wooded trails for walking just behind the cottage that are full of wildlife. We have mixed nice new quilts and old iron beds to give the four bedrooms a classic cottage feel. One of the bedrooms has a bunk bed that children or adults will enjoy. There are two full baths, one up with a wonderful old tub, and another brand new full bath on the lower level, that was recently added. All four bedrooms are located upstairs. We have a fully functional cottage style kitchen with new flooring and newer appliances.There is a table with an umbrella located on the deck so you can enjoy eating outside while you take in the view of Lake Michigan. Children and adults will love the outside fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. The sunset views from the enclosed lower porch and the upper deck are beautiful. We also have cable TV and WiFi. The "Rest-a-While" is a Classic, Cozy and Comfortable place to come to rest, and enjoy all the wonderful activities available to do in Grand Haven and all the surrounding areas.
4 Bedroom and 2 Full Bathrooms with Lake Michigan View
The Kuiper Family
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 31, 2018
About The Kuiper Family
Our parents, Harold and Joyce, bought the Rest-A While Cottage over fifty years ago . It was built by a doctor who lived in Chicago. Dad and mom were having coffee at their relatives cottage just across the walk when they saw a for sale sign and the rest was history. They never dreamed what a joy it would be for themselves, their children, their grandchildren and now their thirteen great grandchildren.
The Kuiper Family purchased this Cottage in 1965
Why The Kuiper Family chose Grand Haven
The location of our cottage and the cottage itself is what makes this place so special to our family. We have been able to keep some of the old treasures that were originally in the cottage and we also brought in some new and fresh nautical accents to make the cottage even more enjoyable and comfortable. There is plenty of room in the cottage itself to enjoy and lots of area to explore all around the cottage. The board walks up in the hills , the ride on the trolley to and from town, the walk on the trail through the woods directly behind the cottage, the unique shops and places to eat, and of course the amazing beach on Lake Michigan are all a part of what makes this our favorite spot. We believe once you experience the "Rest a While" cottage you will agree with us that once the door is open it just begs you to come on in and rest a while.
What makes this Cottage unique
"Rest a While" cottage has four bedrooms with lots of beautiful quilts, fresh sheets and towels all included. One of the bedrooms has a recently added bunk bed. It has a brand new bathroom with a shower on the main floor with another full bathroom upstairs. Also included are cable TV, parking for 4 cars, wonderful hiking trails right out the back door and very interesting places to walk on the boardwalks. It has newer appliances in the fully equipped cottage style kitchen and many recent updates as well as a fire pit outside available for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs or just sitting by the fire. It offers a quiet place to come apart and "Rest a While" or if you prefer you are just a few steps from all the amazing activities the city of Grand Haven and the Grand Haven State Park has to offer.
Sweet cottage welcome
It's such a charming quirky old fashioned place--with lovely cottage decor and lots of comfy touches. We loved sitting on the upstairs porch to catch the breeze. The downstairs screened porch was wonderful too. And the beach is just a short downhill walk away.
Thank you so much Anne for the great review. I loved how you described it as charming, quirky, and old fashioned. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation at our family cottage. Thank you also for already booking a week at the "Rest A While" for next year. It will be a joy to have you back. You were great guests.
Great old cottage feel with nice upgrades. Everything you could possibly need at the lake.
Great family time with plenty of room for 8 adults. Fully stocked kitchen with lots of eating space. All the beach toys, towels and beach chairs, games you could possibly need. Glad every room had a fan (air upstairs would be nice) and queen beds in every room would be an improvement. Loved the location, outside fire pit, and porch with sliding doors. Wooded trail for walking and easy walk to downtown was an added plus, especially during Coast Guard week. Owners were very helpful and super accommodating. Rest a While is a gem.
Casual, cozy, relaxing, family beach house
We loved our stay at the “Tiltin Hilton.” Our family ranged in age from 1.5 to 93. The kitchen had all the utensils we needed to enjoy meal after meal at the beach house. I packed toddler stuff but could have gotten by without it given the amenities. The city beach was free, close, and super accessible. Grand Haven itself was delightful and we enjoyed an afternoon in Saugatuck. I’m not one to stay at the same place twice, but I’ll be tempted...
Thank you Molly for the wonderful review. We are so glad your family had a great time at our family cottage and that it worked well for you. You were great guests and we would love to have you back any time.
Wonderful visit to Grand Haven, comfortable cottage!
My family & in-laws had a lovely stay in this home! All 8 of us were comfortable & happy with what was provided. The convenience to the lake was fantastic - we were hauling 4 kiddos & lots of gear so the easy walk made it perfect! Thank you!
Thank you Cara for your kind review. We are so glad you had a wonderful vacation at our family cottage. Your family were great guests and we would love to have you back anytime.
Beautiful location and lovely home!
We had 8 adults there. We had plenty of room, loved the house and were able to walk to the beach. It was perfect. We would go back again.
Thank you so much Melissa for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our family cottage. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you back again any time.
Exactly what we were looking for in Grand Haven.
Nice well equipped cottage with a short walk to the beach. Owners were very helpful and responsive. Would definitely stay here again.
Thank you David for your kind review. It was a joy to have your family as guests and we would love to have your family return any time.
Grand Haven is home to many activities throughout the year, from a beach volleyball tournament, a kite festival, forth of July celebration, and annual Coast Guard festival and many other opportunities for fun. Grand Haven is the premier tourist destination on the west coast of Michigan.
Additional information about rental rates
Typical changeover day is on Saturday.