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No extra fees!!! Downtown :)

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Built in 1898, this historic home is full of all the charm and character of an older home. It is certified by the City of Grand Haven as a Residential Rent Property. The downstairs apartment as shown here is available for your vacation stay in this Lake Michigan community. (Photos after the beach photos are for the upstairs, which may be available; please inquire)

Located in the 100 block of Franklin, in the historic area of downtown, it is just one block away from both the channel/boardwalk and Washington Street, where you will find many fine shops and restaurants. From the front porch of Under Cover, you can view the holiday fireworks, or hear the Musical Fountain which plays every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Only a little over a mile from Grand Haven State Park and beach,you can easily walk, take the Harbor Trolley (Memorial-Labor Day), or ride your bike (or ours)!

Nancy Palma
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Nancy Palma

In 2006 I bought this little cottage in the heart of the Southside neighborhood. I have traveled extensively, and the one thing I have found out is that "it's nice to go away, but home is best". It's where you are most comfortable, where everything you need is right there, and as much as you like to visit elsewhere, it's always great to be back home. So, Welcome Home!

With those thoughts in mind I started HYH in GH to be the place you can call "home". I open my "home" to each guest I host, and many return because they have found a place to "hang their hat" and call "home".

Nancy (aka, "Mom")

Nancy Palma purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Nancy Palma chose Grand Haven

Whenever friends or family would visit us in Michigan we would always include a trip to Grand Haven. The boardwalk, the beach, the cute shops on Washington. We loved showing off "The Lake", climbing the dunes and relaxing with a nice meal downtown.

When I saw this little house, I knew it was where I could express my heart.

What makes this apartment unique

Located right downtown where you can park your car and walk to everything! Cozy and comfortable, Hang Your Hat is the place you will return to year after year and call "home". Everything you would think to bring with you is already here, and perhaps more :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

From snowy cold Wisconsin, we arrived in snowy Grand Haven and our home for the week - Hang Your Hat. On our many hikes along the channel, and on the pier to the lighthouse we saw beautiful ice formations and the rugged beauty of the wind blown broken ice on the Lake. We enjoyed delicious meals ans service at Elegance of the Seasons, Kirby's, JW's, and Fricano's Pizza. We also had yummy desserts at the Baker's Wife and Culvers. We were fascinated by the heated streets and sidewalks in downtown Grand Haven - they were free of snow and ice. The rest of the town has snow packed sidewalks and streets, and snow piles of 6 feet plus on the curbs. Thank you, Nancy, we had a relaxing, fun time in the cozy, warm "Hang Your Hat" flat.

J & M
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grand Haven in Grand Haven Charter Township

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental Registration for the City of Grand Haven must be completed upon arrival
  • Since there is not a cleaning fee for guests, please make note of posted check out requirements. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Each bathroom has a spacious shower, vanity sink and hair dryer. Stocked with plenty of bath soap and bath tissue (TP).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds in a perpendicular arrangement for easy access
  • All bedrooms have room-darkening & insulating shades to provide security and comfort any time of year.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
The two bedroom, one bath 'home' (apartment), sleeps 4 adults or a family with children comfortably; a queen bed, bunk beds in a perpendicular arrangement , fully stocked and equipped kitchen, dishwasher, full size washer/dryer, internet access, cable TV/DVD (32' LCD), electric fireplace, central air-conditioning & heat, and gas grill. Parking onsite. Photos 1-9 are of Under Cover and bikes Photos 12-21 are of the Top Hat There is also a beach/town wagon, pack 'n play, and high chair available upon request. Two bikes, one pink, one green, are available for guest use. A bike rack is located alongside the house for secure storage of your bikes, and mine. Onsite parking with one space for each unit directly in front of the house porch. Linens and towels are provided in these all-inclusive homes where you do not pay extra for cleaning, or need a security deposit for the place you will come to know as 'home'.


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average rating of 4.975 based on 49 reviews

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at hang your hat. I loved the leather couches and the deck with a gas grill. It is a two or mile walk from the beach and right off of the downtown area with easy access to baked goods, restaurants and ice cream. Lots of bike trails and parks as well. We appreciated the little extras like the wagon, board games, and dvds that made it easier with our son. We will definitely be back if we come to Michigan again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your insightful review of all the great amenities at HYH in GH and the wide variety of activities available in our little city. The beach AND the city all easily accessed at the cottage (one mile to beach, one block to main street). I also appreciate your input on why you were only able to give HYH 1*, the use of your phone.... :( to write your review. Thank you for clarifying that is should have been 5*****! My desire is to make your stay, your best stay!
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Augusta, Missouri, USA

Relaxing beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience at the beach! Lots to do, it rained one day but overall had a great time! Nancy has done a wonderful job making sure the home had everything!


  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you experienced the Grand Haven State Park/Beach! The rain helped you experience more of GH and the surrounding area. I think you packed a lot into your stay! It was so delightful to meet you and your family! I loved how your daughter didn't want to leave; made my day.
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Hang your Hat top notch

  • 5 of 5

Nancy always has everything ready and we have spent over 6 weeks at HYH.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's true! I love it that you come over and over, any time of the year. That little time away in your "happy place" makes me happy, too. Each season in Grand Haven has it's own special way of making your day! It is always my pleasure to add those special touches, like flannel sheets for winter, along with snow removal and off street parking. There is always something to do, year round, in Grand Haven, and coming home to your cozy flat is the best! See you next time :)
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Angola, IN 46703

Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

From first email contact to the moment we left Hang Your Hat, Nancy was impeccable. There was nothing more we could have asked for during our stay. The location is perfect, the amenities provided, price, just everything really. So much thought and consideration has gone into everything provided. I can't speak highly enough of Nancy and Hang Your Hat. The only regret I have is not being able to stay forever :)

Thanks Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My only regret is that I did not get to personally be able to meet you during your stay! I do love hosting guests, like you, who find HYH in GH a place to relax and recharge at for the days ahead. A Girl's Weekend is the perfect time to do this as you have found out. All the "extras" you mentioned are "standard" and my way of saying, "You're Home!" I look forward to meeting you during another stay :)
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Love Hang your Hat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay at HYH. Location couldn't get any better, house is so cute and clean. No need to pack anything from home, HYH has it covered.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a saying at HYH in GH: You arrive as a guest, and leave as a friend". It's always my pleasure to have you come stay. How many times now; 3 years and 5 stays? Maybe more! Thanks for making HYH your home away from home 💖
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Hang Your Hat in Grand Haven! 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Hang Your Hat in Grand Haven, even though it was short. We came for a wedding so we really didn't get to spend time with our friends, as they were the parents of the Groom. This location is excellent, you can walk to the main street of town from here & there are lots of restaurants & cute stores for shopping. I highly recommend Morning Star Cafe for breakfast. The Kirby House is also excellent, the Tuscan Mussels were outstanding. We loved the town, loved the property. It had everything we needed for our stay except a flashlight for when the power went out, lol! The power outage didn't last long so we were good with the flashlight app on our phones. The power outage was city wide & had nothing to do with where we staying. We loved everything about our visit & we intend to come back for a longer stay when we can see our friends and when they aren't in the midst of a wedding. Grand Haven is a lovely place and Hang Your Hat is comfortable, inviting and has everything you could need for a short or long visit. Our host Nancy is charming and we will be back to hang our hat in Grand Haven, at Hang Your Hat!

Jenny & Dave

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LOL! On the power outage.... 3rd one in the 12 seasons I have been hosting wonderful guests, like you! It was a great way to help me see that one more thing needs to be added to the supply closet; a battery powered lantern! Thank you for your input and delightful comments on the place you will come to know as "home". I do looked forward to seeing my guests return, and meeting those who choose HYH in GH for a Grand Haven stay. Look for news about Hang Your Hat in Grand Haven on my Face Book page! Please sign up to become a member 💖�
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Muskegon County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tip A Few
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Lake Express, Muskegon
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grand Haven Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Business 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Kirby House
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Mulligan's Hollow
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Grand Haven State Park
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Lake Michigan - Salt Free!.

* Charter Fishing from Chinook Pier.

* Enjoy one of many Festivals.

* Golfing/Biking/Hiking.

* Relax and enjoy yourself!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Build a sand castle on the beach.

* Ride or hike the nature trails.

* Farmer's Market at Chinook Pier.

* Musical Fountain every evening.

* Watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Rent the whole house for a reunion.

* Visit Michigan's Adventure.

* Playground at Mulligan's Hollow.

* Tuesday Concerts in the Park.

* Eat a Pronto Pup!.

Whether your interests are beach activities, walking, biking,

sailing, fishing, golfing, shopping, or 'watching all the girls go

by', there is plenty to do in Grand Haven and the surrounding

communities. Please check the 'Visit Grand Haven' website to see

the local calendar for other ideas to suit your individual interests.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grand Haven, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid-June - August
22 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Coast Guard Festival
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
CGF Finale Week
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
September - October
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nov. - May
1 Nov 2018 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
Early June
27 May 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
20 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
New Year's
27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Mid-June to Labor Day is weekly only, from Saturday - Saturday.
Check in is at 4 PM, check out at 11 AM.
Guests must be over 25 years of age. Limit of 4 adults per unit.
New guests will need to call and speak with me about their stay, and for a discount. Six one six two six zero, zero two three eight
Pricing is all-inclusive of supplies and linens, and cleaning. There is no Security Deposit required; you're Home!
Holiday Weeks, add $100; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
Cancellation Policy: 30 days prior to arrival rent will be refunded. Rent can be transferred to another available date and any price adjustments made if the actual rent is more, or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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