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2017 Vacation Rental- Premium In Town, near Beach Location.

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 12, 2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Spaciuos Updated home and Large backyard with parking for 4 cars

1 block to Town/3 blocks to Boardwalk/3/4 mile to Pier/Beach. Owner has owned and rented home for 12 years. Guests have many positive comments about their stay. They just love the home, Town, and beach/lake.

*** Vacations;Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer Rental- Weekly-Monthly-

Short-term and 3 Night Stays. 3 Night stays are available during

Sept through May with some exceptions. Please Inquire.

Also, Full Time Rental available Sept. 2014 to May 2015 . e-mail for information.

This home has separate entrances for upstairs and downstairs.

The entire home is usually preferred to rent to enjoy all amenities.

Heart of Downtown Location, Historical & Charming 2-Story Home with

private, separate upper and lower entrances with new energy efficient windows retaining historical woodwork, entire exterior painted & all new entry stairs and decks, can be rented separately; Lower level sleeps 10 and Upper level sleeps 4, or rent entire home, sleeps 14. Just 1 Block to town shopping and restaurants. Michigan Lake Beach and Lighthouse within walking distance or parking available. Located on Third St. between Clinton

and Franklin.

Lower & Upper level More Photos below; The top photo is the lower level

living area. The bottom photos are lower level Kit/bath/blue bedrm. The rest of photos are the upper level rooms.

Rent upper or lower level or rent entire home ( Lower level sleeps 10,

Approx. 1,000 sq ft. and Upper Level sleeps 4, Approx. 750 sq ft.

have their own (Private entrances and living quarters), walking

distance, just 1 block to town on Third St. between Clinton and

Franklin.) Just minutes to downtown & waterfront.

Lower Level: Available for any season- Updated, freshly painted, fully furnished, sleeps 10 people.

Features are 2 bedrooms; King in master rm. with tv and two twin beds

in 2nd bedrm., plus privacy room with new, highest quality futon

double size bed. Family room offers comfortable two double sized

sleeper sofas with tv. Kitchen with dishwasher. New, fully renovated

Fullbath with upgraded fixtures. Dining room and Family room.

Hardwood floors through-out home, tall column pillars, tall ceilings,

and ceiling fans for comfort give character to this home.

Upper Level: Available for any season-Updated,freshly painted, fully furnished, sleeps 4.

One bedroom with tv. One full bath. Private separate room with

highest quality futon sleeper sofa. Also, separate family room with

tv. Updated Kitchen. All wood floors and newer surroundings &

furniture. Private entrance. Outdoor spacious

balcony for this unit only. Dishwasher not available.

2 Washers and 2 Dryers available. Garage Parking and Spacious back yard.

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Terry Dittus
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2017

About Terry Dittus

Every year it is so memorable and rewarding to provide a vacation private home for families and groups. Personal notes, phone calls, emails, texts are made to me about how wonderful vacations have been at the home. Many groups decide to make Grand Haven an annual destination and come back to stay at the home.

Terry Dittus purchased this house in 2004

Why Terry Dittus chose Western Michigan

In town and near beach. Ideal location. Parking for 4 cars. Large yard.

Cable and Wi Fi. Accomodates large groups-14 people.

What makes this house unique

In Town, near beach.

4 Reviews

4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)


Great for a long, fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home (both upper and lower units) for a long weekend for my wife's 30th birthday weekend. We had a total of 12 adults stay the whole weekend and the house worked out great. The main living room and adjoining dinning room of the lower unit easily held all of us and we spent lots of time there.

The house is about a 5-10 minute walk to the down town area depending on where you are going, which was awesome for walking to bars at night and breakfast the next morning (try Dee-Lite for breakfast).

I might recommend bringing an air mattress, as one of the upstairs bedrooms just has a couch in it but has lots of open space that worked perfect for an air mattress.

Overall this place was just what we were looking for for a fun weekend away!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, MI

Perfect Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upper unit and absolutely loved it. The unit was exactly as described plus more. With its spacious living room, patio over looking the tree lined street, and additional separate area with futon sleeper, this unit easily accommodates 4. The property was spotless when we arrived and well taken care of with all amenities provided for. The character of the home really added to the vacation experience. The landlord was a pleasure doing business with. She was very accommodating when I had a change of arrival plans and responded to my inquiries quickly. She made this trip hassel free. A+ for customer service. The house is within a short walking distance of everything that Grand Haven has to offer and for the more adventurous spirt, within biking distance of the outliers of Grand Haven and the surrounding communities. The state park pass that comes with the rental allows for access to the beaches for a day at the water's edge. While in Grand Haven, Fortino's is a must for an old world grocery shopping experience. Downtown Dogs offers the best hot dogs in town with 1950s charm. For evening entertainment, Odd Side Ales, one of the smallest breweries in the country, has a unique assortment of brews on tap and excellent live entertainment. Our stay at the Grand Victorian was extremely enjoyable and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI


  • 4 of 5

This cottage is well cared for older home. It was well-stocked, clean, and the property manager was friendly.

In summary, I kept getting the feeling that whoever kept this house kept it with love.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests have really felt the comfort of this home during their stay The home and location are idea for vacationing in Grand Haven. The home's character and historic style are unique while offering modern updates.
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Dexter, MI

Great house in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the lower level for two nights and would have loved to stay longer. There were four of us staying: me, my husband and our two kids (ages 1 & 3). The house is very child-friendly. It's in a great location- walking distance to many shops and restaurants. You can walk to the beach from there, but it was a little far for our little ones. My only complaint is that the master bed (king size) was a little uncomfortable, but I tend to find that problem everywhere I go. Sheets, towels and dishes were provided (bring your own spices). It was great to not have to pack all that stuff.

It's a beautiful house- we hope to go back next summer for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Families have really enjoyed their stay. Many have returned for another vacation. The master bed has been changed for more comfort.
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From the Owner

In town and near beach. Ideal location. Parking for 4 cars. Large yard. Cable and Wi Fi. Accomodates large groups-14 people.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.3 Miles Nearest Golf : at 5 Miles Nearest Train : at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ski : at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : at 1 Miles

1 block to Town/3 blocks to Boardwalk/1/2 mile to Pier/Beach

Grand Haven where specialty shopping and

restaurants with live entertainment are located. Special events

during holidays.

1/2 of a mile to beautiful Lake Michigan beach and waterfront. Just

a couple blocks to water channel and boat docks. .

Activities and Attractions

*Musical Fountain

*1 Block to restaurants/nightclubs and art galleries and specialty


*Walk the boardwalk to shop, casual dining, & beach.

*Hike in Duncan Woods

*Charter Fishing

*Area golf courses

*Mulligan�s Hollow � Baseball Diamond, Basketball Court,

Skateboard Park,

Hiking and Imagination Station for children

*Dec. Santa Claus parade

*Dec. Classic Holiday Home Tour



Art Reception

Dog Sled Race

Family Dollar Ski and Snowboard Day

Luau Extravaganza


Chilly Blues Cook Off


Great Lakes Kite Festival


Annual Rib Fest/Memorial Weekend


Feast of the Strawberry Moon

Art Festival/Sand Sculpture contest

4th of July July 4th

Parade, Fireworks


Coast Guard Festival-Major Grand Haven Event

Parade, Fireworks, Music events, fairs, etc.


Labor Day

Salmon Festival



Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial weekend to June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 5 2017
8 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 after Coast Guard
Aug 6 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Four Night Stays Available from August 21 - September 1 for $375/night or $1500/full four days.
Coast Guard, 1st wk of August is $2,700 wk.
Can be rented separately; Lower level sleeps 10 and Upper level sleeps 4, or rent entire home, sleeps 14.
Call or Email for separate living level rates.

***Please note Coast Guard and Labor Day weekly rates are based on 8 night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 12, 2017


From the Owner

In Town, near beach.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, first floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, 2nd floor


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master bedroom first floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, first floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sunroom with door to close off other rooms- Fold down bed.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon, 2 double beds Living area-closed off by doors from bedrms
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, 1 double, Master bedrm and separate loft area rm-2nd flr
  • Please note the comments by bedrooms. The description bedroom is the only option to describe rooms.


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 1 block to Town/3 blocks to Boardwalk/1/2 mile to Pier/Beach This home has separate entrances for upstairs and downstairs. The entire home is usually preferred to rent to enjoy all amenities of both levels. Upper level has sun deck and lower level has porch with swing. Expanded Cable and Wireless high speed Internet, DVD. Beverage blender, Breakfast grill, coffee maker and liners. Outdoor furniture and games/toys. Oversized Beach towels and Beach chairs provided. Linens and Towels are provided. Kitchen is fully stock with cookware and bakeware. Kitchen and bath paper products, soap, dish detergent, & laundry detergent are provided. Kitchen food storage products; baggies, tin foil, etc. are included. Home is air conditioned. Spacious back yard-3/4 Fenced. Parking for 4 cars with entire home rental or 2 cars if levels rented separately. Gas Barbeque & small grill for roasting food or bomb fire. Outdoor furniture on deck and in backyard. 2 washers/dryers. Premium Location.

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