Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Comfortable and well-appointed, light-filled Lake Michigan vacation home nestled atop a graceful dune within walking distance of charming downtown Grand Haven, MI. This home is unique in design and location.

Three carpeted, light and airy bedrooms, on the upper floor, each with windows on the lake. One bedroom sleeps up to 4. Another bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom, the master suite, has a queen size bed and also has a walk-out balcony for those romantic sunsets. There are 2 full bathrooms upstairs; one in the master suite and another servicing the other guests.

The lower level consists of an open floor plan with a spacious living area, furnished in a contemporary, comfortable style, and includes a large flat-screen HD TV. Dining area and full kitchen with island are open to the main living area and look out to both the wooded dune to the north and Lake Michigan to the west. A full bath is located on the main floor as well.

Sliders open to an inviting furnished deck. A private outdoor shower at the end of the deck is great for rinsing off sandy suits after a day at the beach.

This home is fully furnished throughout.

Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Honore Lee
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Honore Lee

I am fortunate to claim Grand Haven as my hometown. This is a beautiful lake-shore community where family and friends reside and gather year-round. After university in Kalamazoo, my husband and I settled in that vibrant community to work and raise our family. He works in real estate and I am an artist and educator. The locale here is perfectly suited to our professional endeavors and our interests. We both enjoy kayaking on the big lake, walking the beach and cycling.

Honore Lee purchased this house in 2007

Why Honore Lee chose Grand Haven

This property has been in my family for over 100 years. The original home was a small, single-story cottage with a wide front porch on a sandy dune. While the dune is still sandy, the home not be maintained as it was, and so we tore it down and re-built on the same site. It now is oriented toward the lake, with a full second floor and an open plan on the main level. We love it here, and to share the lake breezes and comfortable setting with travelers.

What makes this house unique

Grand Haven can be a bustling town in the summer, and we feel that our dune-side location offers privacy and relaxation while still within walking distance of the action. In addition, the beach is expansive and inviting, just a downhill walk away! A favorite sunset viewing spot is at the top of the public staircase, "Weber's Stairs"-- grab a drink and join in for a toast to the day!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Grand Haven

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathrooms include all linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our home is attractive, yet comfortable and appropriate for all ages. We have a fire bowl outside for evening marshmallow roasts, and a nice deck for late-night gatherings or early-morning coffee. Grilling is a popular choice after a day sight-seeing and beach-combing. Bikes are available for cruising the area and the boogie boards are fun for bouncing in the waves.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(54 traveller reviews)

85% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
Contemporary Lake Michigan Vacation Home
average rating of 4.814815 based on 54 reviews
5

Perfect house and location

  • 5 of 5

The location was excellent. A quick walk to the city beach which we found to be a less crowded, family friendly beach. It was great to be able to see the water from some parts of the house and we LOVED sleeping with the windows open to the sound of the lake. The house itself was fabulous. You could tell it was recently redone but it was still comfortable like a beach house should be. It was the perfect size for my husband and me, our daughter and my parents. Everything was bright and airy and there were plenty of pots, pans and dishes. The beach umbrellas and chairs were great. The only surprise was no beach towels. I guess I missed that or just assumed there would be some. Fortunately we had brought ours to be extras otherwise that would have been annoying to have to buy beach towels on our trip. We would definitely stay here again and hope to do so next year or the year after!

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review and sharing your experience at our duneside home. Of course, we welcome you back anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great House, Great Location

  • 4 of 5

My family wanted to stay somewhere new on lake Michigan. Friends in Grand Rapids recommended Grand Haven. the home was clean, comfortable and well equipped for my family. We had a great patio facing the Lake and a short walk down 2 staircases to the public beach! One of our favorite things was the hammock on the patio to relax in the afternoon.My only review is to let people know that it is an uphill walkway to property that may not be good for the very young or elderly. Will book again if we stay in this area!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review of our duneside home in Grand Haven! We look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Return Customers!

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth year visiting - always enjoy it. It’s so hard to find a quiet, place near the beach that’s always well maintained with great owners - but this is it. We love the grill and outdoor shower. The kitchen and layout is great for large families or guests. We walk to town, love the deck and enjoy some nice outdoor fires. The owner is great and super responsive - and the neighbor is fun too (mom of the owner). Parking for 2 cars is possible. Be sure to ask though. Always a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! You guys are always welcome! Looking forward to soccer in the sand in 2019!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well-maintained home, perfect for a family or small group. Very short walk to the beach and a nice view of the water! We would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the five star review! We hope you do return to our lake side home!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cincinnati, OH
5

Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying here. It was a perfect location close to the beach and about 2 miles on bicycle to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Feedback like this is always appreciated. It's hard not to have a great time along the beautiful Lake Michigan shore!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely home, Close to downtown and walking distance to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We love the location of Honore's home and this time of year (April) we had a great view of the lake. The home is very clean and offers all the amenities to make our stay comfortable. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely compliment on our vacation home on the beautiful dunes of Grand Haven. You mentioned all of the unique aspects of the home and our location that make it special! So glad that your long weekend was enjoyable--hope to have you return!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald Ford Airport Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
Bil Mar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Muskegon, Michigan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Holland, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
Bil-Mar
Nearest Ski
Mulligan's Hollow
Nearest Beach
Grand Haven Public Beach
Car: recommended

The beach and Lake Michigan are what makes this lovely and vibrant town such a great destination. Moreover, it is a great place to live and its residents are friendly and diverse. We have much to offer for any traveler: from a lively music scene to festivals, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, art galleries and more. We are a growing community with great connections to Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Holland and Saugatuck-Douglas. Take advantage of every opportunity, or just kick back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!

Photos

Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$138.35
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$415.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Available
Unavailable