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Historical Charm in a Great Location! Short Stays in June & two weeks in August!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Downtown Historical Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The home highlighted on this VRBO listing is the HOWARD HOUSE!

Howard House will be available for guests in the end of May 2018! We look forward to sharing our home with you. Until then...

We have five homes to choose from in downtown Grand Haven and Spring Lake and have provided you with a quick "look-see" of them! Weeks on our calendar are left tentative until all of our properties are occupied to try and make it somewhat easier to find a home. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions.

Our minimum night stay for May and June is three nights. For the months of July and August the turn over is on Sunday and the minimum is a week stay.

We look forward to sharing our home with you but prefer to answer any questions about our home and area activities personally. Please contact us to proceed with on-line reservation.

Do not forget to take a look at our website...TOMPUSHAWPROPERTIES.COM for more information on our homes, as well as, a communication means! Also, you are able to view a couple more of our properties on VRBO... listing #4543335 and #4548198!

Great locations that can be your HOME AWAY FROM HOME!


The Howard House was built in 1872 and has been beautifully renovated! The Howard House is located in a quaint neighborhood and is just minutes from Lake Michigan Beaches, downtown shopping and restaurants!

The main floor has an open kitchen to dining room area with a separate 14' x 14' living room with flat screen TV and video library. There is one bedroom on the main floor with a full and twin bed. A full bath is off of the kitchen. The home has hardwood floors throughout with laundry facilities located in the basement.

Upstairs you will find two large bedrooms with queen beds and a full bath. The master bedroom has a balcony off of it to enjoy. The back bedroom has an extra twin bed. The back yard has a large patio with picnic table, plenty of chairs and a gas grill.

More Details

Tom and Eve Pushaw
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Tom and Eve Pushaw

Tom is a local builder and was raised in Grand Haven but spent fifteen years enjoying California! Eve grew up in Historic Indian Village located in downtown Detroit and has lived in the area for over 20 years.

We enjoy traveling, camping in our 1966 Frolic camper and being outdoors! We enjoy renovating homes… finding them in rough shape and transforming them into their original splendor!

Tom and Eve Pushaw purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom and Eve Pushaw chose Grand Haven

The Howard House is located within a quiet neighborhood but is close to all of the downtown activities. You are walking distance to the boardwalk, beach, restaurants, shopping, library etc.

Many guests tell us that they feel like they are at a 'home away from home!' They mention the antique furniture, stain glass windows and our kitchens the most :)

We have designed and decorated our properties to feel like homes!

What makes this house unique

The Howard House offers convenience...everything you need is within walking distance! The only time you will need your car is to go to the grocery store and to be honest that is not even necessary during the week...there are specialty markets downtown for basic needs and unique purchases!

The Howard House has a front porch swing to enjoy a cup of coffee or read a book. The back patio is a perfect place for kids to play and parents to feel comfortable and relax. There is a downstairs bedroom for for those that have difficulty with stairs and the home has a fully equipped kitchen with an open floor plan to enjoy meals at home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As you know,a house(home)sets the stage - Each of us oohed and aahed when we came in, it felt so inviting and beautiful. The renovation was terrific, beautifully finished, everything! And Eve, we loved all of your touches, it makes a house homey and warm.

We walked, relaxed, laughed and ate! A perfect vacation for all of us! Loved the town, have to come back and visit the many more great things to see and do.

Again, Thanks for everything, it was the highlight of the year for us.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Grand Haven, Michigan

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are responsible for adhering to the Cities/Property quiet hours out of respect for the neighbors and due to the proximity of the homes.
  • As Home Owners, we require the following information to complete the reservation. 1. Signed Rental Agreement 2. Copy of Driver's License
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Hair dryer, TP, kleenex and hand soap provided.
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Linen closet next to bathroom, custom tile floor
  • Howard House provides wash clothes, bath and hand towels which are to remain in our home. We provide three to four beach towels and suggest you bring more for Lake Michigan.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Private porch off bedroom to relax and have morning coffee.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , View of backyard and patio.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Located downstairs for those who have difficulty with stairs
  • Howard House provided bed linens, blankets, coverlets and pillows. Extras are stored on the shelves in the closets.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Harbor Transit provides tours of the Grand Haven area and transports between the beach and downtown. One of the pick-up locations is in front of our Corner Porch home.


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Historical Charm in a Great Location! Short Stays in June & two weeks in August!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 25 reviews

Great house/cottage that was perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the Howard House. Traditional "cottage" style house but upgraded to have AC (many houses don't), and all normal amenities. 2 Bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs with plenty of bed space. Kitchen is spacious and family room with large TV is more than adequate. We love the street it's on as you are just a <3 walk block to the River/Pronto Pup and equal distance to downtown. Short drive to the lake, better than staying closer to the lake in our opinion so our children could play around in the Yard or front. Tom & Eve were great house hosts and checked in to make sure everything was suitable for us. We would stay there again and recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our home! BIG HUGS being sent your way!
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New Boston, mi

Corner Porch

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of spending a week at Corner Porch last summer and we had an outstanding time. Tom and Eve are wonderful to work with...send them an email and you receive an answer promptly. The house is beautiful and is stocked with everything you will need during your stay. The location couldn't be better, within a couple of blocks of downtown and the water. I can't think of one negative thing to say, we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howard House and Corner Porch

  • 5 of 5

We have a girls week every year. For the last 6 years we have stayed at the Howard House or the Corner Porch.

The cottages have been beautifully restored. The locations are perfect for a walk to the beach, channel and several restaurants. Sitting on the porch swing is a great way to relax. Pushaw's are thoughtful owners. A great place to stay in Grand Haven.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Thomas, KY

LOVE this home and city

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE Grand Haven but one of the things that makes us love it so is the Howard House!! It is our home away from home. We have been staying at this home for the past 7yrs. Have celebrated 6 birthdays there and made so many wonderful memories. Every time we walk thru the front door it's like we are at home. We stumbled across the property owned by the Pushaw's on VRBO. They have always made us feel so welcomed and like we are a part of their home. I definitely recommend a stay in one of their beautiful properties. We always book for the next year before we leave!!! LOVE it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

Franklin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Franklin Cottage for the weekend of Kite-fest. The house is beautifully restored and the location is perfect - just one block to downtown. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and listening to the music from the restaurant across the street in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Corner Porch

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place for our family get-away. My sons, their wives and myself stayed 3 nights and 4 days. We walked everywhere. Packed the wagon and beach chairs that the rental provided and walked to Lake Michigan and spent the day. This rental had all the amenities of home. Sheets and towels were provided. The kitchen was fully functional. We had an absolute blast. I would highly recommend it. It was just 3 hours from home, easy to find, easy on the wallet, who could ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Lake Express in Muskegon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Holland - Amtrak (leaves daily to Chicagol)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Delight Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Mulligan's Hollow in Grand Haven
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Grand Haven State Park
Car: recommended

Michigan Adventure is an amusement park approx. 30 minutes North of Grand Haven, walking & biking trails, play a round of golf - more than four local courses, Musical Fountain, area antiquing, waterfront concerts and events, charter fishing, visit downtown galleries/gift shops, explore Duncan Woods, Rosy Mound and Coast Guard Park, rent jet skies, Mulligan's Hollow - baseball diamond, basketball court, skateboard park and Imagination Station for children.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$135.45

Please refer to our for more information on our HOLIDAY RATES.
VRBO does not easily accommodate on their calendar the week stays for the 4th of July and Coast Guard. Our homes are not viewed as readily when a weekly rate is added to the rate period.
Memorial Day - Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018 will be $950 + 6% Michigan Tax
Soccer in the Sand - Thursday, June 21 through Sunday June 24, 2018 will be $950 + 6% Michigan Tax
4th of July - Sunday, July 1 through Sunday, July 8, 2018 will be $2,100 + 6% Michigan Tax
Coast Guard - Sunday, July 29 through August 5, 2018 will be $2,300 + 6% Michigan Tax
Labor Day - Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3, 2018 will be $950 + 6% Michigan Tax

The cleaning rate has been included for the HOLIDAY RATES listed above.
The 6% tax will be added to the billing statement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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