House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 11 Sleeps
Todd and Patti Johnson
About Todd and Patti Johnson
We live in the Grand Rapids area about 40 miles from Grand Haven. We purchased the property so we could spend time with our family at Lake Michigan. We use the cottage about 10 weeks a year and rent it out another 5-6 weeks.
Todd and Patti Johnson purchased this House in 1982
Why Todd and Patti Johnson chose Grand Haven
We were drawn to the Captain's Cottage because of the large wrap-around porch. We and our guests spend lots of time out there morning, afternoon, and evening. We also like that the house is large enough so that if you want some privacy you can go to one of the many rooms and be by yourself when needed.
What makes this House unique
We are located in a quiet part of town about 1/3 of the way between downtown and the lake. If you enjoy folk art, you will enjoy the way Patti has decorated the house.
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Charming Victorian in Grand Haven
On a quiet residential street, just three blocks from the channel in Grand Haven sits the quaint and homey Captain's Cottage. You will fall in love with the house and all its turn of the century appointments including wooden door casings and pocket door divided the dining room from the living room and huge wrap around porch. This place is perfect for family reunions, sleeping at least ten people! The house kitchen has everything you need plus a gas grill for renter's use. Linens and towels are provided. And best of all it is in walking distance of downtown for excellent dining and shopping, there's a wonderful playground for the kids and the beach at Grand Haven State Park on beautiful Lake Michigan is gorgeous. I highly recommend this property for its reasonable rates, atmosphere and location.
Huge, Colorful, Beautiful Vacation Home!
This home was perfect for our Grand Haven Vacation. Our family of 11 all had plenty of room- lots of beds and it worked out to where there was a room for each family that was staying. Also, a downstairs living area with a TV and an upstairs living area too- just tons of space for everyone to either be all together or do their own thing. They had tons of kitchen items to use, so we cooked our own meals almost every night we were there and ate at the super long table in the dining room. Lots of extra bath towels, really everything you would need at home! We loved the huge front porch to hang out for coffee in the morning, and ice cream at night, and just to hang out! We loved the neighborhood for walking and riding bikes, it was so close to downtown and the beach- just a perfect location. Plenty of parking in the back- we had 4 cars (3 of which were SUVs) so that was perfect too. The owners were very helpful, responsive and friendly! We had the best vacation and hope to go back next year!
My husband, children & grandchildren enjoyed our stay at the Captains Cottage. The house is large and easily accommodated all 9 of us. Spacious parking lot behind the cottage for all three of our vehicles. The large wrap around porch was nice in the evenings as well. We were literally just a 5-6 minute walk from downtown Grand Haven or the Dairy Treat around the corner for ice cream and just a 15 minute walk to the beach & boardwalk!
Great location and convenient!
The house overall had plenty of room and was convenient to downtown and the boardwalk!! Love the charm and uniqueness of the house but the best part was the front porch!! Many family gatherings took place there❣️
Wonderful location; room enough for everyone'
Great location, marvelous front porch where we spent lots of time. We could walk almost everywhere. Nicely appointed kitchen with plenty of pots , kitchen gadgets, well functioning stove and refrigerator. We wished it had a dishwasher but we used lots of disposables and everybody helped with the cleanup. Wonderful dining room table with room for all 10 of us for meals and games. Grill was great too.
Very nice Victorian home.
Loved the location, within walking distance of town. Favorite thing was the dining table, as we could all eat together. Kitchen is small and no dishwasher, but we took turns! Had a great week at Captains Cottage.
* Swimming and sunbathing at Lake Michigan
* Shopping and antiquing in downtown Grand Haven and surrounding area
* Farmer's market on Wednesday and Saturday.
* Charter fishing.
* Amusement and water park 30 minutes away.
* Excellent restaurants and bars downtown and on the beach
* Library and local museum
* Playscape for children only five blocks away
* YMCA day camp activites available
* Board walk to Lake Michigan three blocks away
* Large indoor shopping mall 20 minutes away
* Cinema 15 minutes away