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Classic, Cozy, Comfortable Cottage. Just Steps from the Beach

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Lake Michigan Views

The Rest-A-While cottage is located just steps from one of the best beaches in the United States. 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 baths, one up with a wonderful old tub, and another brand new one, that was recently added, with a shower. 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. 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.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy sunsets over Lake Michigan from the 2nd floor balcony....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Spaces for 4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided



  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Week
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Coast Guard Festival Week
Jul 29 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $99
  • Tax Rate 6%


Typical changeover day is on Saturday.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gerald R. Ford International
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kirby Bar and Grill
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Express, Muskegon MI
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Haven Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven State Park

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: 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 twelve great grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Grand Haven, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
"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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Hiking trails behind cottage.

    Hiking trails behind cottage.

  • Seagull


  • top deck

    top deck

  • Grand Haven pier

    Grand Haven pier

  • The channel

    The channel

VRBO #672333

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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