Charming Historical Home - The Howard House

Charming Historical Home - The Howard House


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Built in 1872, this home has been beautifully restored. The Howard

House is located in a quaint neighborhood and is just minutes from

Lake Michigan beaches, downtown shopping, restaurants and fun! The house is perfect for week long vacations, weekend getaways and as a cozy fall or winter retreat.

The main floor has an open kitchen to dining room area with a

separate 14 x 14 living room. The house has hardwood floors

throughout. One bedroom is on the main floor with two full size

beds. A full bath is off of the kitchen. Laundry facilities are

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.

This is a non-smoking residence.

We have two other homes available that are closer to downtown Grand Haven...Franklin Cottage and the Corner Porch. The calendar shows the days as taken when all three of the homes have been reserved. Please call or email for additional information, pictures, rates etc. on our new homes. The calendar will not always reflect accurate availability for the Howard House. We recommend that you contact us directly.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

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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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Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Glen Rock,New Jersey

From New Jersey Back to my Hometown

  • 5 of 5
I was born in Grand Haven, and come back every summer with some or all of my big family. We often rent 3 houses in town! This year we stayed at Howard House. It was just 3 of us, my daughter, her 3 year old and me! What a delightful house! We parked the car and never got back in. The beach, the darling town, the boardwalk, the great places to eat...all in walking distance! We loved the swing on the front porch and the big patio for meals. The beds were very comfortable, with nice quality sheets and blankets. The kitchen had everything we needed. This was by far the nicest house we have rented in Grand Haven. We hope to return next August.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Fort Thomas, KY

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
This house is absolutely beautiful. My husband grew up growing to Grand Haven for summer vacation. As a family we began going 4 yrs ago and the Howard House was the icing on the cake. The house was so welcoming. We felt like we were at home the entire home and couldn't have had a better visit. We've already booked our vacation for next year just so we can stay here again. Tom and Eve have done a wonderful job.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan

Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We recently rented Howard House and truly enjoyed our stay. The house was plenty big for our family including my husband and I, our 4 year old and 2 year old along with my husband's parents and 21 year old sister and my brother. We all had plenty of room and private space when needed. The house is in great condition and we loved all the decorations. Our favorite location on the house was the front porch swing. The location of the house worked out great for us as well. We were able to walk to shop or eat as well as to the boardwalk and beach. Our nightly walks around the neighborhood are some of our favorite memories of the trip. The owners take great pride in their home and were very easy to work with. This was our first visit to Grand Haven and we look forward to returning already.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan

Wonderful Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our visit to the Howard House made a truly memorable Thanksgiving! The amenities are contemporary but the atmosphere is historic. Even though the weather was cold, we were cozy and comfortable, enjoying our time together in such a clean,lovely home. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner was prepared without a hitch in the marvelously appointed kitchen, the beds were great and the showers were always warm! And our Saturday football was enjoyed on the large screen TV! Lots of little touches make it very homelike. Grand Haven is a lovely place to visit--we enjoyed many wonderful walks with our 2 dogs. Many thanks to the Tom Pushaw family.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Heavenly Howard House

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Howard House was truly heavenly. We LOVE the decorating touches and all the renovations in this beautifully restored historic home. Stained glass decorations, framed 1889 newspapers, clocks galore, antiques, whimsical signs --everywhere you look there are lovely appointments. The bathrooms are gorgeous with nice big fluffy absorbent towels. With seven adults, we never ran out of hot water! Water pressure in bathrooms is great!! Delightful kitchen, gorgeous counter tops, all the important appliances. There is a great selection of DVDs for movie watching. Everyone said how comfortable the beds were and how impeccably clean the home is. The open air deck off the upstairs bedroom is a huge plus. It even has a table and chairs out there for coffee. Big back patio with large table and chairs is another eating option. It is within walking distance of the musical fountain and the restaurant Porto Bello's. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and definitely plan a return.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Charming Historical Home - The Howard House
Grand Haven Western Michigan
Washington, DC

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5
This is the second year we've stayed at Howard House, and this stay was even better than the last! The house is absolutely gorgeous - you feel like you've stepped back in time, but with 21st century amenities. Our group had 4 adults and a toddler, and we fit very comfortably in the home with room to spare. The location is perfect - it's an easy walk downtown, and very close to the beach - with the toddler, we drove, but we've walked to it as well. Grand Haven is really charming, and the beach is beautiful (depending on the finicky Michigan weather!). We didn't have ideal weather for our stay, but the house is so comfortable, we had no problem spending a rainy day indoors, watching football on the flat screen TV and fixing snacks in the spacious, modern kitchen. Tom and Eve are wonderful owners, and we really appreciate the beautiful home and service they provide. Howard House has become a family tradition for us, and I look forward to many future stays.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

* Michigan Adventure is an amusement park approx. 30 minutes North of Grand Haven

* Walking/Biking Trails

* Walk the boardwalk and enjoy spectacular sunsets

* Swim and play on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan

* Explore trails of Duncan Woods, Rosy Mound and Coast Guard Park

* Waterfront concerts and events

* Area Antiquing

* Charter a fishing boat for the day

* Play a round of golf - more than four local courses

* Rent Jet Skis

* Mulligans Hollow-baseball diamond, basketball court, skateboard park and Imagination station for children

* Musical Fountain

* Visit dowtown galleries, antique and gift shops

* Casual and Fine Dining

* Winter Activities-Several cross country skiing/snow shoe trails and down hill skiing at Mulligan's Hollow, Winterfest, Chili Blues Festival, ice skating, local downtown entertainment and week-end events!


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Vacation Rental Rates for 213 Howard Grand Haven, MI
    Summer Weekly Rental Rates for the 2015 Season:
    Coast Guard week = $2,500 July 4th = $2,300
    June 1st and 2nd week = $1,400, 3rd = $1,600 and 4th = $1,700
    July and August = $1,900 with the exception of holiday weeks
    which includes a $100 cleaning fee
    Fall and Winter Rates - (September 15 - May 20): Minimum Two Night Stay
    $225 nightly rate and a $100 cleaning fee.
    Weekly rentals begin at 4PM Sunday and end at 11AM the following
    A 50% non-refundable deposit due upon reservation.

    The full amount plus cleaning fee will be due 3 weeks prior to stay. Please send a copy of a drivers license of the person responsible for renting the Howard House and the number of persons who will be staying in the home throughout the week.
    Our home accomadates 8 adults and/or children. There will be an additonal $50 charge per day for additonal people staying at the home.
    We apologize but NO PETS are being allowed to stay at the home.
    Make payment to: Tom Pushaw 14766 Ammeraal Grand Haven, MI 49417

    We accept personal checks or money orders.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * Large patio for entertaining in the backyard * Gas Grill * Two adult bikes to go cruise around town * Relax on a front porch swing or enjoy coffee on the balcony upstairs * Fully Equipped Kitchen * Central Air * Washer and Dryer * Flat screen TV and DVD * Linens provided * Cable TV * Internet Access
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