This week we take you to Holland, Michigan, for a fantastic Splurge vs. Steal. Holland is a stunning Michigan hamlet, best known for its often-photographed Big Red Lighthouse. The Windmill Island Gardens are a popular attraction, as is the town’s history, which recalls the area’s fascinating Dutch roots. We love that Holland rests right on the shores of Lake Macatawa – a low-key destination for waterfront living, and perfect place to buy a second shelter.
Splurge: Lake Michigan Frontage With Private Beach For $1.45M
Live large in this exquisite waterfront retreat with Lake Michigan frontage! This four-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom home affords 65-feet of private beach, coupled by over 600-feetof shared association beach within the popular Eagle Crest resort community. A perfect place to vacation or retire, you’ll enjoy a private hilltop setting with impressive lake views from nearly every room! According to the listing, the 3,260-square-foot home has “virtually maintenance-free grounds” leaving plenty of time to kick back and settle into lake life.
Outdoors there is a brick patio, gas grill and fire pit, plus a new Trex deck and hot tub. And you can easily dip your toes in the lake mere steps from your back door, then head back to the detached storage unit or she-shed for dropping off your gear. The interiors of the main house were built to entertain, marked by Brazilian cherry wood floors and built-ins. A large gourmet kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, while a giant lakeside master suite allows you to unwind in style. The property sits within walking distance to hiking trails and bike paths, with easy access to charming restaurants and downtown Holland shopping. Don’t miss it!
Tom Speet with Coldwell Banker has listed 2506 Eagle Lane, Holland, Michigan for $1,450,000.
Steal: Luxury Lake Living On Over 2.6-Cares For $829K
Perhaps 2.6-acres for under a million is more your speed? For over $600,000 less than our splurge you could post up in this stunning waterfront gem with a view. In fact, it comes with 286-feet of sandy beach, with a private dock and newly updated deck with hot tub and screened porch. Sounds like paradise to us! The property is great for the kiddos too with an indoor basketball court, home gym, in-ground trampoline, and fire pit for roasting s’mores lakeside.
Meticulous updates can be found throughout. Among these are five new bathrooms with granite and tile, new fixtures, and a newly finished walk-out lower level with gracious living spaces, guest quarters, and a patio with outdoor shower. And let’s not forget the master suite with updated closet systems and pristine lake views. No detail is left unturned here! There are surrounded sound systems on all levels, kayak stands, and it is golf cart friendly. Who is ready to getaway? Holland here we come!
Bill Underdown with Century 21 has listed 6452 Sand Castle View, Holland, Michigan for $829,000.