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523 Madison St Grand Haven MI


Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2016
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Shabby Chic style cottage located in a prime location in Grand Haven close to many activities and attractions. Nice back yard with fire pit and low deck. Great place to make family memories and enjoy the wonderful town of Grand Haven and the surrounding area.

Holland and Saugatuck are just south of Grand Haven and fun daytrips from the Madison Cottage. Grand Haven has one of the best State Parks in MI.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Heather Vanderploeg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2016

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)


We were so pleased with the shabby chic cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was exactly as pictured. It was only a short drive from the beach, pier and downtown shopping. It was also close to large convenience stores which made it easy to stock up on needed supplies. The owner furnished sheets, towels, washcloths, dishes, pots/pans, dish soap, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper and other cleaning supplies. The washer/dryer was an added perk. There were even solo cups and paper plates (just not sure if she supplied them or if they were left by another renter).

It is an older home but it was clean and well maintained. The cottage does have an older scent; having worked in antiques for many years I can say the scent is that of the older furnishings and nothing time, a simple air freshener or candle won't mask. Heather was great to work with: she texted, emailed and showed up when she said she would. We especially loved that she had toys and chalk for the kids to play with and that the kids had their own little dining table for meals. I would definitely recommend the cottage to friends and relatives. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that I wished it had room darkening blinds/shades and a small window air conditioner in the small bedroom upstairs would have been nice. We had to keep the bedroom door open to make sure the entire upstairs stayed cool which it did with the one air conditioner and fans supplied by the owner. But with or without the shades and extra air conditioner, we would definitely rent the Madison shabby chic cottage again for our next visit to Grand Haven, Michigan. Loved it!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Madison House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family vacation at the Madison House! The owners were very welcoming and we were pleased with the accommodations. The cottage was clean and decorated so cute! The dining area and the outdoor fire-pit/patio provided ample seating for our large family. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were hotel quality. We don't have little ones however, the cottage is furnished with a high chair, a crib and built in baby gates which our friends appreciated when they visited with their toddler. We spent time at the beach, biked/walked to the pier, visited the Farmer's Market, ate on the deck at Snug Harbor and enjoyed Pronto Pups downtown. Ladies, make sure you hit the Purple Rose Boutique just down the road from the cottage - great deals on clothing and accessories! We are already looking forward to our visit next summer and want to thank Heather and her husband for their hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Grand Haven is filled with activities and attractions for all ages.

5 blocks from most activities. Within walking distance to:

Many Restaurants/Bars

Downtown Shopping

Boardwalk to the pier


Charter Boat fishing

Bike paths

Grand Haven's Musical Fountain runs every nioght

Farmer's Market on wednesday and saturday


Miniature Golf

Historical Tri-Cities Museum


Chinook Pier shopping

Coffee/Ice cream shops

1 1/2 miles from Lake Michigan Beach

Other Area attractions: Michigan Adventure Water/Fun Park

Rosy Mound Nature Park

Grand Haven Golf Course

Hoffmaster State Park

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400


Monthly Rate: $2000 - $4000

Rent from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is 4:00 PM and Check Out is 12:00 .
Seasonal rates for 2015: June 15th to September 7th -- $800per week
July 4th Holiday Week: June 27th to July 5th - $1100.
Coast Guard Holiday Week: July 25th to August 2nd - $1100.
4 night minimum stay
Call for off season rates.
Non refundable deposit of $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 3 Bedrooms: Master with queen bed and twin bed, 2nd room with double bed, 3rd room with double bed. Loft with twin bed and trundle bed. Bath: 1 full sized with Jacuzzi tub/shower Kitchen: Fully furnished includes: Microwave Dishwasher Coffee maker Pots and pans Dinnerware and silverware Appliances Cooking Utensils Added Features: Cable TV WIFI Bed linens Towels Patio furniture and grill Fire Pit

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