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Classic, Cozy, Comfortable Cottage. Just Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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. 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 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. 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.


Grand Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Classic, Cozy, Comfortable Cottage. Just Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
Cascade Township, MI 49301

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

If you have a big family and like the beach this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time was had!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week! The house worked out perfectly for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st louis

Charming house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We consider ourselves vacation veterans to Grand Haven, so we when found this house was available we were thrilled to have landed a great cottage style house just off Edwards/Lake streets. This house sits in a community of about 10 other homes on top of a sand dune. Access to the beach and shady-cool sand dune trails, are bonus elements to this house. The owners of this cottage take pride in their ownership as this house has been in their family and now available to share with others who visit Grand Haven. The cottage has all the comforts of home with spacious bedroom dressers, vanity's and closets and all the beds are very comfortable. Two bedrooms have lake view and one has access to a second-story porch that was very relaxing in their colorful Adirondack chairs. Though we did not use the kitchen & dining room during our stay, if you plan to cook & eat in this house will meet your needs. The owners of this property work very hard to make sure your experience is up to the standard you expect when visiting Grand Haven thru VRBO.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best of Grand Haven, MI

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in a great location for going to the beach, visiting town and having peace and quiet. Something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage Experience

  • 4 of 5

The owners were very prompt in getting back to us with our questions and concerns. We knew exactly what to expect after speaking with them. The location was very good: a short walk to the beach, the pier and town. Although the cottage is in need of some maintenance, the cleanliness of the interior was outstanding! All rooms were very clean and cared for down to the refrigerator, appliances and bathrooms. The beds were comfortable. It had a relaxing "beach cottage" feel, the layout was terrific and the kitchen easy to cook in. The yard was great for games and lounging. We appreciated that they left us basic bath and kitchen supplies to get started and a full propane tank for the outdoor grill. We enjoyed the view of the water from master bedroom and the upstairs deck. This is a cottage that is loved by the owners and it shows! We had a great week there with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Crooked but cozy. No washer and dryer

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Kuiper Family
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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 twelve 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.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kirby Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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