3-story home on 3-acres w/ walking trails, heated saltwater pool + private road
- english, spanish
About Robb Baar
GRAND RAPIDS VACATION HOMES Hi, we are Janessa & Robb Baar. We started renting out our house after we were transferred to Minnesota for work. The feedback we received from our guests about staying in our home compared to traditional vacation rentals was awesome! They loved the amenities, decorations, and how well stocked it was. We have since purchased three other homes. We take the same great care in every detail of all our homes, including bedding, decorations, cookware, and furniture. We enjoy traveling and always stay in vacation rentals when possible so we can get even more ideas on what to do and not to do with our own homes. When we travel we enjoy fishing and recently started Scuba diving in addition to snorkeling. We enjoy being outdoors and taking walks with our pugs Elias and Kandi. We were born and raised in West Michigan and most of our family still lives there. I (Robb) am a financial adviser helping clients find the most efficient way to pay the least amount for college and maximize cash flow during retirement. My wife, Janessa, works as a personal stylist and organizer helping women dress for their body type and maximize space while minimizing clutter. She has a passion for helping animals and is working on starting a non-profit to help the stray and starving dogs in Roatan, Honduras. Stay in touch and take a bit of your stay with you by following us on social media: Facebk: Grand Rapids Vacation Homes Instagrm: @grandrapidsvacationhomes Twttr: @GRvacationhomes
Robb Baar purchased this House in 2013
Why Robb Baar chose Alto
When you step inside you will feel like you are staying at a friend's house. This was not purchased to be a rental with basic decor and amenities; this is our home. Heated floors, LED lights, ample cupboard space, and zone heating and cooling help set this home apart. From pool toys to crock pots, this home will have everything you need for a great vacation. You will truly be able to tell the difference. The master closet and downstairs control room hold our personal belongings and will be off limits for privacy reasons.
What makes this House unique
Quiet and relaxed with three acres boasting wild turkeys and deer. • 2 levels of heated floors • Fully equipped + stocked kitchen • All linens included • Private road with only 3 homes on it • Onsite, garaged parking for 3 vehicles + large driveway • Two Onsite washers + dryers • 2 High-speed WiFi Connections • SONOS stereo system with speakers throughout the interior & exterior of home and wireless smartphone connection ***Available cleaning service for long term stays!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Unless approved in advance
Please only smoke outside and clean up your butts
Dogs allowed with additional fee
Pack n Play, Toddler Bed, High Chair & More
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:27 (sleeps up to 24 adults)
Check out list must be completed to receive full refund of security deposit
Guests on the property at any one time are limited to 150% of the number of overnight guests without prior approval
No events (weddings, parties, etc.) are to be held on the property without prior approval.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Well worth it.
Beautiful home and quiet location. Kids got to use the hot tub while adults sat around fire pit and conversed and enjoyed some adult beverages. Really isn't at all a bad jump to downtown and very convenient to the airport. We all had a great time with friends and family for our sons wedding. Thank You
Thanks Nicole! We're glad you enjoyed the amenities. Others have said how they were pleasantly surprised by the proximity to Grand Rapids too.
Great family place
Very clean. Responsive staff. Absolutely great family rental.
Thanks Kate! I'm glad our home was available and you were able to move your family to a vacation rental that better fit your needs! I hope we see you again soon!
The property was beautiful, clean, spacious and in a perfect location for a Michigan getaway. Even have some miscommunication the owners took care without a fight. I would recommend this location to anyone!
Thanks Kyle! Glad we were able to quickly resolve the miscommunication and that you had a great getaway. Look forward to having you back again!
We had an awesome time with a family of 10. Plenty of room. Loved the location with wooded surroundings but close to the city. The pool was great. Communication with the owners was easy with quick responses. Thank you for the extra goodies.
Thanks Thomas! Many guests love the setting and are surprised that there are places that quiet and peaceful so close to the city. We're glad you enjoyed the extra goodies as well, the staff works hard to make sure guests feel welcome and special.
Family Get Together
An excellent choice for a relaxing time with the family.
Thanks Donald! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable time relaxing with your family! The home has been used as a "home base" for groups of people for weddings, long golf weekends in the Fall, and many other purposes, but I will always think of it as a great place to relax.
I have been staying at VRBO properties for many years. All of them have been wonderful. This property goes beyond that. I won’t bore you with the particulars; suffice it to say that all of the positive reviews before me are true (and beyond!). The house is more beautiful and person, and yes.... very well stocked. When we arrived two days before July 4th, the pool was green. I called the property manager, Ashley, who promptly called the pool service company who arrived the next day , replaced the broken part and cleaned the pool. By noon on July 4th it was safe to use just in time. I did not speak to Rob the owner at all during my rental process. His management personelle are tops! Ashley was in constant contact with me from before our stay, providing info and tips, and even suggested a local town July 4th celebration. The management company even stopped by with cookies and cakes for us as an apology for the green pool! Their great customer service and heartfelt care was thanks enough, as you don’t experience that very much these days.
I have been blessed with the best management personnel in the business! They truly care about the guest experience down to the last detail. I'm sorry to hear about the part on the pool breaking, but am glad they were able to get it up and running so quickly for you! Hope to host you again soon!
Although you may never want to venture out, there is an incredible array of things to do in the area. Alto is situated about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Grand Rapids. It’s easily accessible from two major expressways and is close to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport as well as three exceptional golf courses and an assortment of shopping, dining and entertainment options.
We are also within 15 minutes from several great attractions:
1. James C. Veen Observatory
2. Leslie E. Tassell Park (canoe, kayak, fish)
3. Cascade Township Park (disc golf, horseshoes)
4. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
5. Heidi’s Farm Market
6. Cascade Roadhouse
7. GR Paddling (they pick you up!)
8. Fowling Warehouse (football bowling pin game)
9. Uccello’s Ristorante
10. Many others!