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Starting at $828 a night

Lake Effect

Type: CondoBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 7Sleeps: 6Pets: No
Min Night Stay: 3

    At Lake Effect….it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to be made.

    Come create priceless family vacation memories in this 3 BR, 2.5 BA cottage perched just up from the Grand Haven channel. The channel is within sight and the beach and downtown are within walking distance. It even comes with access to the shared association pool – a rare find in the heart of Grand Haven. Family and friends of all ages will love what “Lake Effect” has to offer.

    INSIDE THE HOUSE

    This cottage will have you feeling right at home. On the main floor, you will find a fully stocked kitchen with a large island fitted with 3 bar stools, a dining room table with seating for 6, and a living room that leads you to the outdoor balcony. Enjoy the breeze from the channel as you grill or simply take in the summer serenity. Additionally on this floor is the master suite, laundry room, and half bath.

    The kids are going to love their upstairs bedroom. It’s a game room and bedroom all in one! It features a comfy sectional, large flat-screen TV, and a game table. You will also find a guest bedroom and full bath on this upstairs floor.

    SLEEPING

    This cottage sleeps 8. Bed linens are provided.

    Master Bedroom (on main): Queen bed and en suite bathroom with double sinks
    Bedroom #2 (second floor): Queen bed
    Bedroom #3 (second floor): 2 twin beds with trundles
    Living room (on main): Queen sofa sleeper

    THE LOCATION

    Walk the boardwalk to the beach for the sunset or head east to check out Chinook Pier, the farmers market, splash pad, and the art fairs. Or grab a chair and head down to the large grassy area by the channel and watch the famous musical fountain show or holiday fireworks. It’s a two-block walk to downtown with its many restaurants, shopping, Central Park, and so much more.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellations will be refunded if canceled 30 days or more prior to check-in. Any cancellations within 30 days of check-in will not be refunded. There are no refunds for early departures, reduction of nights rented, or delayed arrivals due to inclement weather or any other factor.

    THE UNSALTED ADVANTAGE

    An Unsalted Vacations team member has personally been in every one of the vacation rentals on our site. All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate.

    We make it stress-free to stay with us! You’ll receive a starter supply of paper products, shampoo, soaps, and hotel-quality towels and linens to get your vacation off on the right foot. Check-in is a breeze; drive straight to your rental and let yourself in with a unique lock code. We’ll send you all the information you need including directions, lockbox codes, and instructions so you’ll be ready to rest, relax and rejuvenate!

    All Unsalted Vacations rentals follow local and state tax rules. Your reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Damage Protection policy.

    Enjoy your Unsalted Vacation – free of stress, free of salt!

    Amenities

    • communal pool
    • downtown
    • health beauty spa
    • marina
    • museums
    • theme parks
    • water parks
    • winery tours
    • zoo
    • smoke detector
    • antiquing
    • boating
    • shopping
    • fitness center
    • hospital
    • laundromat
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • fishing - freshwater
    • golf
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • pier fishing
    • racquetball
    • sailing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • family
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
    • kitchen
    • bed linens
    • cooking basics
    • cleaning: included
    • dishes & silverware
    • essentials
    • towels
    • heating
    • hot water
    • long term stays allowed
    • oven
    • living room
    • refrigerator
    • stove
    • air conditioning
    • bathtub
    • satellite or cable tv
    • coffee maker
    • games
    • dishwasher
    • dryer
    • wireless internet
    • game room
    • garage
    • fireplace
    • parking provided
    • laptop friendly
    • microwave
    • balcony or patio
    • private entrance
    • toaster
    • television
    • washer
    • grill
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    Location

    Guest Reviews of lake effect

    5 out of 5 stars based on 16 user reviews.

    Grand Haven Fun

    Review by Craig C.
    Lake Effect was located across from the channel enabling us to enjoy the parade of boats traveling to and from the lake, to enjoy downtown and was a short distance from the beach. The home was upscale with feature perfect for out family. It was beautifully apportioned but the furniture was showing its frequent and hard use by prior quests. We enjoyed daily visits to the Lake Michigan Beach and relaxed by the pool and patio at the facility. The manager was available checked in via email frequently. I will recommend this property to friends and family.
    5 out of 5 stars

    Annual vacation

    Review by joseph g.
    We come to Grand Haven annually. This was our first time staying in this complex - and it was amazing. The location and view were excellent. The balcony seating is fantastic. The other residents were extremely nice.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    This is great to hear! We hope you come back in the future!

    Great place to stay

    Review by Tasha M.
    We loved our stay at Lake Effect. Spacious and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. Unsalted Vacations was great to work with and would recommend them to anyone.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    That's great and we hope that we can host you again!

    Labor Day Weekend 2019

    Review by Mindy F.
    Location was central located to town and a 15 minute walk to the beach. First floor master bedroom and other bedrooms were spacious
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your rental with Unsalted Vacations. We hope to see you return in the future.

    Annual Summer Trip to Grand Haven

    Review by Jinan H.
    We go to Grand Haven each summer for a weekend, and my niece looks forward to next year's trip the day we leave. This year she said this house was her favorite house so far. She is 6 and loved the "children's room" upstairs. The house was spacious enough for two families and three small children. The older children slept upstairs and my daughter (6 months) slept in her travel crib in the bedroom downstairs with my husband and I. The house is close to downtown (10 minute walk) and has an ice cream shop and restaurant at the at edge of the block. The coast guard is another 10 minute walk in the opposite direction. The shared pool is very convenient when you don't want to pack up your house to go to the beach. We would definitely recommend the house and would like to return. The only issue we had was the pool hours ended too early.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation rental with Unsalted Vacations. The pool hours are set by the condo association. We do hope to see you return in the future.

    Family vacation

    Perfect location! House was clean and exactly as described.
    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect week at LaKE Effect

    The house is lovely and the location is perfect. The house has lots of natural light and is in very good condition. One block up from the river gave us the opportunity to walk along the riverfront whenever we felt llke it. We loved being able to walk to dinner then watch the sunsets over the river. The cycling was fantastic. We had two kids under 10 with us and they rode on cycle paths from the house every day, riding more than 80 miles in one week.
    5 out of 5 stars

    Imperfect Perfection

    Overall the experience was perfect. Accumulated trash from the preceding guest necessitated a call to UV; the matter was favorably resolved. A lack of propane in the grill disrupted a dinner event; however, the kitchen oven salvaged the evening. These issues were minor and we would visit this property again.
    5 out of 5 stars

    Great Place, Great Location.

    Review by Jeremy T.
    The house was very nice. Everything we needed. Location was awesome. Close by everything. Can't be beat. Wouldn't change a thing!
    5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Room for family....great location

    Review by Daniel M.
    We really loved the Condo The location was excellent. Just two blocks from downtown and close to restaurants. Dairy Treat was an added bonus just a minute walk away. There is so much room in this condo, and the master suite was private with a nice shower. It is also a very quiet location. The only negative was that the condo was not very clean. The kitchen sink was black and filthy on the bottom of it. It looked like stains from ages of use. We however got some comet cleanser and used lots of elbow grease and it was perfectly clean and white when we were done. Whoever cleaned the condo obviously never cleaned that sink. There was urine on the floor all around the upstairs toilet. That was pretty disgusting. The counter tops and dining table were very sticky. The floors had not been swept in the bathrooms as there was debris on the floors. I did tell them about it on our 3rd day there and they said if I had called sooner they would have come by to check. I just did a lot of house cleaning the day we checked in, The place is great....just be sure to call the management if you check into a dirty place,
    5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE!

    Review by Melissa P.
    It was easy to book, and stay. The house was lovely, and central to Grand Haven. The pool was SMALL but great to dip and cool off. Plus most of our time was spent at the beautiful beach which was minutes away!
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Hi Melissa - thank you for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Lake Effect, please come back and stay with us again soon.

    Beautiful Home!

    Review by Roxanne R.
    This place welcomes you the minute you step through the door! The decor is simple but stylish. There was plenty of room for me and my theee granddaughters. My sister came to visit one night and it worked very well. The kitchen is well stocked and we found little extras that made it nice. The location is perfect. Close to downtown and the beach! The only small complaint would be the twin beds upstairs. My teenage granddaughters who are small gals said they could feel the springs in the beds and it wasn’t great. But other than that it was perfect. ��
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Hi Roxanne - thanks for leaving this feedback, Lake Effect is a great unit and you cannot beat the location. So happy to hear that you enjoyed it, please come see us again.

    Restful home in an excellent location

    Review by Harold R.
    Excellent location and home near the river, evening light display, Farmer's Market, ice cream, downtown, and walkable to the beach. Home was clean and had everything we needed ... even one thing we forgot! We forgot to bring a booster chair for our 15-month old grandson and Unsalted Vacations had clean one in the garage!
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Hi Harold - Thank you so much for this review and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back again soon!

    Our favorite vacation spot!

    Have just finished our 6th year staying at same spot! We love the house, the location & everything about it. Convenient to everything in Grandhaven. Our grandchildren have a ball there.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Thank you Martha, so glad you enjoyed yourselves, please keep us in mind for next year!

    Amazing Riverview vacation

    Review by Gina H.
    Blew my expectations away! Loved everything about the house.
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    Thanks for an amazing review of Lake Effect! We are thrilled to hear you had a great vacation and hope you'll choose to visit with us again!

    Perfect Reunion Spot!

    Review by Anne S.
    Spacious, well appointed home in the perfect downtown location !
    5 out of 5 stars
    Manager Response:
    We are so glad you had a good time! Thank you for leaving the condo in such good condition! We would love to have you and your friends back again next year!