Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
The house has two 'homes'(apartments); the 'Top Hat' is upstairs, and 'Under Cover' is the lower floor. Built in 1898, this historic home is full of all the charm and character of an older home. It is certified by the City of Grand Haven as a Residential Rent Property.
Located at 108 Franklin, in the historic area of downtown, it is just one block away from both the channel/boardwalk and Washington Street, where you will find many fine shops and restaurants. From the upstairs deck of the Top Hat or the front porch of Under Cover, you can view the holiday fireworks, or hear the Musical Fountain which plays every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Only a little over a mile from Grand Haven State Park and beach,you can easily walk, take the Harbor Trolley (Memorial-Labor Day), or ride your bike (or ours)!
Perfect place in Grand Haven
About the Owner
In 2006 I bought this little cottage in the heart of the Southside neighborhood. I have traveled extensively, and the one thing I have found out is that "it's nice to go away, but home is best". It's where you are most comfortable, where everything you need is right there, and as much as you like to visit elsewhere, it's always great to be back home. So, Welcome Home!
With those thoughts in mind I started HYH in GH to be the place you can call "home". I open my "home" to each guest I host, and many return because they have found a place to "hang their hat" and call "home".
The Palma's welcome you, Nancy & Jim
Guestbook comments from the owner
From snowy cold Wisconsin, we arrived in snowy Grand Haven and our home for the week - Hang Your Hat. On our many hikes along the channel, and on the pier to the lighthouse we saw beautiful ice formations and the rugged beauty of the wind blown broken ice on the Lake. We enjoyed delicious meals ans service at Elegance of the Seasons, Kirby's, JW's, and Fricano's Pizza. We also had yummy desserts at the Baker's Wife and Culvers. We were fascinated by the heated streets and sidewalks in downtown Grand Haven - they were free of snow and ice. The rest of the town has snow packed sidewalks and streets, and snow piles of 6 feet plus on the curbs. Thank you, Nancy, we had a relaxing, fun time in the cozy, warm "Hang Your Hat" flat.
J & M
(19 traveler reviews)
Perfect place in Grand Haven
We stayed in the upper level of the cottage. It was very, very clean and had everything we needed. The size was perfect for my husband and I and our 2 teenage boys. The grill worked perfectly and we enjoyed having dinner outside on the balcony. The only thing you need to bring are clothes, toiletries and beach towels! It's in a perfect location in downtown Grand Haven. Everything is within walking distance. Also, Nancy the owner is wonderful and very helpful! Our family highly recommends Hang your Hat for a Grand Haven get away.
Everything You Could Need And MORE!
We enjoyed our extended stay at Top of the Hat! It's located in the heart of everything we love about Grand Haven; the shops, the food, the pier, all within a block or two. We cycled all around Tri-City area. Nancy went out of her way to insure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. A very spacious space with comfortable furnishings, even a washer and dryer! Top of the Hat has a kitchen like your home, right down to the garlic press! The grill and patio seating is an added bonus! We would defiantly make a return trip!
My family and I loved our time here in Grand Haven! Hang Your Hat is right in the middle of downtown so you can walk to everything! We ❤️ it here and are moving to the area soon! Nancy is a great host and has fixed the house so pretty!! If you are coming to Grand Haven Michigan... Definitely check out Nancy's home to rent!
We truly enjoyed our stay. Such a clean and comfortable place, and near everything. Thank you!
Crisp, clean, close to what we wanted
Hang Your Hat is a block from the main downtown dining and shopping area and very close to everything we wanted to see and do. Everything seemed to be in order and as advertised and there were plenty of extras (bikes, DVDs and books, etc). The rental was extremely clean and met all our expectations, which were quite high. We thoroughly enjoyed the musical fountain, castle playground at Mulligan's Hollow, downtown bakeries and toy store, trolley rides, the beach and the boardwalk. All are within minutes walking or driving. One of our favorite things was just sitting on the porch eating meals , playing games, and watching people. It's great place to make memories.
Wonderful Hosts and a great location
Everything was just wonderful,thoughtfully planned and organized. We had a great time here and hope to come back again. Nancy and Jim are wonderful people with a great heart... friends!
May God bless them every day!
I'd rate six stars if I could!
And YES ... we felt at home.
From the Owner
“Whenever friends or family would visit us in Michigan we would always include a trip to Grand Haven. The boardwalk, the beach, the cute shops on Washington. We loved showing off "The Lake", climbing the dunes and relaxing with a nice meal downtown. When I saw this little house, I knew it was where I could express my heart.”
Activity and Interests
Whether your interests are beach activities, walking, biking,
sailing, fishing, golfing, shopping, or 'watching all the girls go
by', there is plenty to do in Grand Haven and the surrounding
communities. Please check the 'Visit Grand Haven' website to see
the local calendar for other ideas to suit your individual interests.
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From the Owner
“Located right downtown where you can park your car and walk to everything! Cozy and comfortable, Hang Your Hat is the place you will return to year after year and call "home". Everything you would think to bring with you is already here, and perhaps more :)”
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Towels Provided
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- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
- DVD Player
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- recreation center
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- 900 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1
- Each bathroom has a spacious shower, vanity sink and hair dryer. Stocked with plenty of bath soap and bath tissue (TP).
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, Twin beds in a perpendicular arrangement for easy access
- All bedrooms have room-darkening & insulating shades to provide security and comfort any time of year.
- Balcony ...
- Bicycles ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- 2 bicycles
- Guests provide their own meals
- The two bedroom, one bath 'homes' (apartments), each which sleeps 4 adults or a family with children comfortably, each have a queen bed, bunk beds in a perpendicular arrangement , fully stocked and equipped kitchen, dishwasher, full size washer/dryer, internet access, cable TV/DVD (32' LCD), electric fireplace, central air-conditioning & heat for each unit, and gas grill. Photos 1-9 are of Under Cover and bikes Photos 12-21 are of the Top Hat There is also a beach/town wagon, pack 'n play, and high chair available upon request. Two bikes, one pink, one green, are available for guest use. A bike rack is located alongside the house for secure storage of your bikes, and mine. Onsite parking with one space for each unit directly in front of the house porch. Linens and towels are provided in these all-inclusive homes where you do not pay extra for cleaning, or need a security deposit for the place you will come to know as 'home'.