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West Michigan Executive Lakefront Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Situated on a point on beautiful Morrison Lake, this recently built 4 bedroom home with a brick wood-burning fireplace is a welcome retreat all year long. You can walk to the 18 hole Morrison Lake Golf Club at the end of the private drive, cast a line off the dock for bass and bluegills or enjoy water skiing on this 320 acre lake with an island. Only 25 minutes by expressway to the city of Grand Rapids and an international airport.

This home boasts hardwood floors downstairs and a heated whirlpool upstairs overlooking the lake. The large 2nd floor master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and sliding doors to a balcony. Diving raft, paddle boat, 12' aluminum fishing boat with trolling motor, dock and powerboat lift are all included. The lakefront home faces the east so the sun will welcome you in the morning but won't be blinding you while you relax on the shaded deck in the afternoon. Enjoy your lakefront view from the deck, balcony or around a campfire under the sycamores!

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up spending my weekends at my grandfather's cottage on a inland Michigan lake near Grand Rapids. Fishing, boating, swimming, horseshoes and barbecuing were the order of the day. I always had a great time! I treated my friends, made new ones and got to know my cousins. Water and sun were the basic ingredients. I bought a lakefront home to pass along the legacy of good times begun by my grandfather and to share it with others as well.

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

What makes this house unique

Convenience, beauty and fun in the sun are a few of the benefits of this lakefront home. An all-sports lake with a public golf course and bass tournament quality fishing only 25 minutes by expressway to a major city provides guests with plenty of options. You need only bring your swimsuit and golf clubs because a fishing boat, paddle boat, diving raft and linens are all provided. A boat lift is available for open bow speedboats under 20 feet. In winter, returning to the wood burning fireplace and heated whirlpool overlooking the lake after x-country skiing or ice fishing makes for a perfect day.


Saranac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1) Be respectful of neighbors. 2) Park in approved areas only. 3) Enjoy yourself!
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 (downstairs) - toilet , shower , next to downstairs bedroom/den
    Bathroom 1 (upstairs) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , heated whirpool; double shower; separate double sinkroom;
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Serta dual-chamber inflatable queen bed
    Master - 1 king , 20' x 20' with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4/Den - 1 queen , Queen inner-spring sleeper sofa; enclosed room w/ closet
  • King Beds (1), Queen Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Serta Inflatable Queen (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Excellent fishing off the dock with swimming raft, paddle boat, boat lift, 12' aluminum fishing boat w/ electric trolling motor. Local family activity:


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(13 traveler reviews)

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West Michigan Executive Lakefront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Arizona, Montana, Michigan

house on a nice lake

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-generation vacation went very well. There was something for everyone to do, and it is close to the airport. Kids enjoyed swimming and the raft, plus water skiing. The house had plenty of space for all of us, as did the yard. Owners were very responsive to our needs and questions. We especially appreciated the book of directions for things in the cottage and the area, and the tour of the house given by the owner. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great experience on Morrison Lake. The owner took us on a tour of the home when we arrived. The home had plenty of room for the four of us and also was great for entertaining large groups for dinner! The lake had a sand bottom and was shallow for the kids to swim in. We had fun on the paddleboat and went fishing on the motor boat a few times. Overall great experience and we would love to do it again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Had everything you could ever need. Owner greeted us and showed us around and was very accessible by phone for questions. Neighbors friendly. Watched the sun come up over the lake every morning. Grandkids had fun in the water; sandy bottom, shallow at shore. Had family dinner for 15 one evening, plenty of room. Made two runs to airport in Grand Rapids at rush hour. Short trip, very little traffic. Don’t miss Flat River Grill in Lowell. Free concert from the patio on the river. Check schedule. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a great place for our extended family to stay. A short drive from Grand Rapids made it convenient for everyone. The owners are so great-gave us a wonderful orientation to everything and even helped us carry our luggage in from the car! Lake is lovely, cottage is incredibly clean and neat. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Even though it rained a couple of days, there were activities in the cottage to keep everyone happy. Thanks so much for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clermont Ferrand, France

Great Christmas "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

This Morrison Lake home was perfect for our family during the Christmas holiday! We enjoyed cooking, reading and just hanging out enjoying the beautiful view. The main floor den/bedroom worked perfectly for our Mom who couldn't do stairs. The house was incredibly equipped in kitchen and had plenty of towels, linens, and many current magazines. Biggest treat: A real Christmas tree all decorated!! Just one example of the thoughtful preparation for our visit! While power out due to ice storm all around us, we were just fine here. Good location - not too far from Grand Rapids for groceries. Really enjoyable time for our 3 generation family to be together for the holidays! Highly recommended - would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandville, Mi

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home--better then description. Very clean and owners provided everything that you could possibly need including wood for the firepit. Was great that a washer and dryer were on premises. The sand box was wonderful for our grandchildren. Our son brought his boat and appreciated the boat lift. The kids loved the floating dock and the fishing--all of them caught fish--enough for a fish fry. On a cool day, we discovered Boulder Creek WIldlife Park in Alto Mi --maybe 15 minutes away--highly recommend it. We had Hudsonville ice cream in Saranac. Loved the camp fires and catching fireflies!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Gerald R Ford International Airport (by freeway)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Joe's Place
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Morrison Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak (by freeway)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Cannonsburgs Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Ionia State Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Portable three person fishing shanty and several x-country skis provided. Sandbox near water for children. Model aviation park nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,200

During the summer season, nights in addition to the 6 night minimum are discounted by $50.

Available adjacent days of less than the summer minimum of 6, between reserved weeks, are rented on a minimum 3 night basis as in the off-season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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