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Trillium, pure tranquility by the beach


Property Details

Updated: Jan 16, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Contemporary style home is like residing in the treetops. Lake Michigan, sandy beach just a short walk or golf cart ride from the house. Seasonal lake views. Screened in deck with sliders connect to the main living area. Hardwood floors and tiled baths. Carpeted bedrooms. Open concept great room. Full size washer/dryer. Wireless fiber optic interenet. Cable tv upstairs and downstairs. Land line phone for local calls. Very relaxing and spa-like feel. Bright and airy, cheerful. Golf cart for beach shuttling available for $250 for the week. Air conditioned, ceiling fans.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

14 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)


Amazing House & Location!

  • 5 of 5

This house, the location, and the owners are amazing!

The house is immaculate. Whether it is the open floor plan that is great for gathering with friends and family, the amazingly huge screened porch, or the high end linens, this place is incredible. The owners have thought of everything- even ice packs in the freezer to put in coolers! Not only is it appointed with high end finishes it has a great stylish decor as well.

The location is a brief stroll up the hill to beach access. When you get to the beach access it is a large deck at the top of the due with tables, Adirondack chairs, and even a grill. We really enjoyed sitting on the deck with our feet up, soaking up the warm September sun with a glass wine.

Dawn, the owner, was super responsive, flexible, available and helpful. Any questions or needs we had she responded to quickly and affirmatively.

4 of our 6 guests were from out of state (3 from Boston and 1 from Brooklyn), who had never spent anytime on Lake Michigan. They were amazed by its beauty, the beautiful home, and the September weather. One guest even ran down the stairs to the beach just to get a drink of the salt-free water- said he need to cross it off his bucket list! They were completely won over by the "third coast." Thank you Dawn for helping us show our friends what a beautiful, friendly place we live in!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad--Illegally withheld Security Deposit

  • 1 of 5

The place was fine with some minor problems (a broken door that won't lock). The unfortunate part came when the owner sent a vague note that part of the security deposit was being withheld for "additional cleaning." We were surprised because we left the place clean.

She did not provide any further information in the note about the cleaning and did not respond to email requests for clarification.

When I called she listed some "sand piles." I reminded her that she cannot deduct for regular cleaning (because the law prohibits that) but only for damage; she only then "remembered" that there was supposed damage to walls and to the refrigerator. None of which were real.

It is unfortunate that she feels she can charge a cleaning feet that is not in the contract and illegally deduct it from the security deposit. It is more unfortunate that she is willing to commit fraud to achieve that goal.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After having rentals for over 30 years, you come to realize that you can not please all of the people, all of the time. Thank goodness a renter like this comes along only once in 30 years!
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Bowling Green, OH

Trillium Review

  • 5 of 5

We just spent our 5th week in the Grand Haven area since 2008. This is the 5th different house, and in our opinion, the best value. We liked it so much, that it is the only one that we-rebooked the day we left. Dawn is delightful and very attentive and helpful. The house has a well-stocked kitchen and every amenity necessary for a comfortable stay. The best thing about it - the screened in porch in the trees is delightful. One can spend hours there reading or relaxing ( or playing bagpipes!). The golf cart is very nice to rent and a lot of fun for getting around. And the big lake is just a short walk to a deck over-looking the water and the beach down several steps. Sunsets on the deck were glorious. The bike trails and blueberry picking at Carini's are favorite activities, too. There is plenty to do, or if in the mood, to "not do". It sleeps 8 very comfortably. It can be a bit tricky the first time in getting there, winding around some of the Valley streets to Trillium, but once done, is easy to remember.

Jim and Linda Kettinger

Bowling Green, OH

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make Trillium a pure Michigan vacation destination.
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peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, our two toddlers and my parents stayed at Trillium for a lovely relaxing week. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures and very comfortable. It is a short walk down to the deck to look out over the lake, and then quite a few steps down to the beach - so good exercise in the morning for the family! The house is very peaceful and it's lovely looking out into the trees from the screened porch without having to worry about bugs. It's a short drive (15 - 20 min) into nearby Holland or Grand Haven, and we enjoyed visiting the State Parks at both places and the Windmill farm in Holland. Such a pretty and relaxing area, and a wonderful spot for a quiet family holiday!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make Trillium a true vacation retreat! We do have the added option of the golf cart rental and with that, a Lake Michigan beach access with no steps to the water. You drive the golf cart right to a wooden boardwalk which takes you to the beach front. It can be seen in the golf cart photo.
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Ann Arbor

Beautiful and peaceful place for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin? My family (6 adults/2 toddlers) stayed at Trillium last week for a long weekend vacation and much needed getaway. My whole family LOVED everything about Trillium. The house was beautifully kept, stocked with anything you'd want, and slept all of us very comfortably. It is safe to say that it was a relaxing vacation that we did not want to end. The beach is only a few minutes away (walking) and the views were breathtakingly gorgeous. We went to Holland downtown for one meal, but the rest of the time we cooked at the house and enjoyed a peaceful time. We used the fire pit which my nephew LOVED. Bathrooms were beautiful and so was the kitchen. The pictures just don't do it justice!! Dawn was so quick to respond to my frequent messages and was also so kind and friendly. We hope to make this an annual family trip! Thank you Dawn & Trillium for giving us an amazing place to start our family tradition. Would we recommend this to others? ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wakarusa, IN

Awesome Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented again from Dawn this summer. This is the 2nd straight year we have rented this same house after trying a few others in South Haven in previous years. It is exactly what we wanted in a vacation home. The living area is spotless and all the amenities are taken care of here. We have two teenage boys and the lower living area was great for them. The wifi works flawlessly. Definitely rent the golf cart. It makes getting to and from the beach a breeze and is fun to just drive around the neighborhood. The hills of this secluded sub-division are perfect for exercise too. We went to Grand Haven (short drive away) and rented standup paddleboards, walked the boardwalk, and went to a concert (worship on the waterfront).

Dawn truly goes above and beyond with service. She is always available by phone and she will make sure to help you out with any issues that may arise. She knows the area so well. It definitely beats going through a property management company. We accidently left a few items behind and didn't even realize it and she packaged them up and shipped them to us the next week.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Holland Amtrak at 10 Miles Car: necessary

Large beach on Lake Michigan, Street Performers in downtown Holland along with shops and restaurants for your pleasure. Sandy Point Beach House Restaurant just down the hill. Farm market on Wed,Fri,Sat. Lots of local fruits and vegetables for picking. Over 300 miles of asphalt bike paths. Numerous golf courses for the golfers in the group. Wine tasting and winery tours, local theatre, boating, fishing, lots to do or nothing to do if you like the beach life. Directly between Holland and Grand Haven, a short drive to either city.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall, Winter, Spring
Sep 7 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rate: $2400

Security deposit of $500 along with signed rental contract to book your stay. $1900 due 30 Days prior to your stay. Security deposit gets sent back within 7 days provided nothing is broken or missing. Weekly rentals only June to September.

$500 security deposit due at booking. Full weeks only during the summer which is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Full rent due 30 days prior to your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake View


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 3 bedrooms, master with kingbed and balcony, second with queen, large third with 2 queens. Luxury bedding. Open floor plan living/dining. Sliders to screened in deck. Fully appointed kitchen, Subzero refridgerator, dw, stove, Fiestaware dishes, Howard Miller bar in livingroom, large island with barstools, cable TV/ blu ray DVD. Main bath has a deep tub with 2 shower heads, lower bath has walk in ceramic shower. Fullsize Maytag washer/dryer. Sheets, towels, beach towels, all included. Outdoor shower for beach sand removal. Fiber optic wireless internet, local phone/local calls only.

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