Welcome to Drifting Dunes Vacation Rentals and Retreats!

We are a Vacation Home and Scrapbooking Retreat Company serving west Michigan. There are 2 locations available for rent, year round,  in Grand Haven and Augusta, Michigan.

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About Us

Drifting Dunes is a vacation home and craft retreat company. We currently have 2 locations in west Michigan. One in Augusta, near Battle Creek, and the other in Grand Haven.


The Grand Haven home operates as a retreat during the Fall, Winter and Spring. Two rooms are set up as a workspace/craft room with 10 workstations. 10 single beds are provided in the 3 bedrooms.

More information on the home as a retreat can be found here.


In the summer, our Grand Haven home operates as a weekly family vacation rental. 14 people are accommodated with 3 queen beds and 4 bunk beds divided across the 3 bedrooms.


Our Augusta location is set up year round to accommodate craft retreats and vacationing families. It sleeps up to 13, in 2 queen beds and 9 twin beds  across 5 bedrooms.


Hi! We are Rich and Marcie. We have been married for 15 years. We live in Kalamazoo, Michigan with our 3 boys, ages 9, 7 & 3.

Having spent many vacations in rental properties in the USA and Europe, we decided in 2016 to purchase our own property and start our own rental business here in our home state of  Michigan.

Pulling from our experience as vacation renters, you’ll find our homes to be extremely clean, comfortable and well equipped. We manage the properties ourselves and we are available 24/7 should you need us during your stay.


Craft Retreats are offered at our Grand Haven and Augusta locations.

In Augusta, they are offered year-round. In Grand Haven, they are offered Labor Day – Memorial Day.

What’s included;

  • Day-lit workroom
  • Your own 6 foot table
  • Dedicated work lamps, power and USB outlets
  • Big comfy office chair
  • Free, FAST wifi
  • Lots of movies
  • Big fridge
  • Comfortable rooms (2-4 sharing) and bathrooms
  • No top bunks
  • 4 star bed linens & seriously fluffy towels
  • Lake Michigan on your doorstep in Grand Haven
  • Creekside Hot Tub in Augusta
  • Cozy wood fireplace with wood provided
  • Board games and bluetooth sound system


No distractions.

No Laundry.

No basketball games.

No soccer matches.

No carpool lines.

No errands.

No cooking (unless you want to).

No cleaning.


These reviews were taken from our AirBnB and VRBO listings or our Facebook Page.


What a gorgeous and comfy home! Rich was absolutely awesome w instantaneous communication when we had questions and when I was looking for bike locks so we could ride their awesome bikes they brought us over some, as the old ones had disappeared. They even left us fresh, homemade banana bread!

  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Submitted: June 30th
  • Source: AirBnB


This is a great family getaway home. There is so much here for all ages: bikes, fire pit, and the beach. We would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Submitted: June 26th
  • Source: AirBnB


Loved this roomy and spotless home on wooded lot close to Lake Michigan beaches

Our family stayed at Drifting Dunes over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We were seeking a scenic break from south Florida…looking for colorful trees, fresh water beaches, bike/hiking paths and great golf. And BOY DID THIS PLACE DELIVER! We enjoyed making a holiday feast in the large/well equipped kitchen. The wood burning fireplace was a real treat. The house was roomy yet cozy, spotless and peaceful. We hiked miles of pristine Lake Michigan beach and several nearby sand dunes…loved Rosy Mound. Biked miles of safe, maple-lined paths along Lakeshore Drive (incredible views), and golfed at a really challenging nearby course. My family looks forward to booking a week at this place in the summer months when he can spend more time on nearby Buchanan Beach, and do more exploring in the nearby artist communities of Saugatuck and Grand Haven.
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Submitted: 
  • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Families with teenagers


I had a fabulous getaway weekend at the Drifting Dunes Retreat Home. Despite the rainy, cool weather, we thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The calming decor and the detail to attention make this a fabulous retreat. They thought of it all…hooks for towels aplenty, water bottles by the beds, extra toiletries and ear plugs in the bathroom in case you forget yours, a personal note with contact info and sunrise times, bikes for your use, a grill, extra super soft blankets in the closets, fast wi-fi, great deck loungers and porch chairs, TV’s in every bedroom, well stocked kitchen, comfy computer chairs, magazines….so many great things. Look forward to returning to your awesome retreat!

  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Submitted: April 30
  • Source: Facebook


Loved the retreat!! Nice, relaxing and equipped with everything you need. Had 10 adults and had plenty of space. Especially liked the short walk to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach! We will be back!!

  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Submitted: April 30
  • Source: Facebook


Friends and Family Christmas

We met some friends over Christmas weekend at Drifting Dunes, and it was a special holiday for our two families of four. The kitchen was big enough to accommodate the initial grocery drop on arrival, and was easy to settle into. I was excited to find it stocked with an electric griddle, so blueberry pancake breakfast was snap. The kids weren’t convinced Santa would find them there, but he did! And, there was plenty of space for them to spread out toys and play games. The beach was a close walk. It is an amazing sight in the winter, but we’re looking forward to the summer when we can take a longer, warmer look.
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Submitted: 
  • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Romantic getaway


Girls Weekend

Thoroughly enjoyed our “Girls Weekend” (1/6/2017 thru 1/8/2017) at Drifting Dunes!! The kitchen worked well for our planned slow cooker meals, was extremely well stocked, very clean, and modern. The house was clean, fresh, and the beds very comfortable. Ample towels were provided which was a big plus. Owners were great to work with and we really liked the “out of season weekender” policy that allowed us to stay until 6 P.M. on Sunday (other properties we have rented have had an late morning check-out or made us pay for an additional day!). The home had a great variety of books and current magazines in the book rack. I look forward to booking my family vacation this summer at Drifting Dunes!! The beach is so close and the sunsets are spectacular!!! Definitely would recommend it to others!!
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Submitted: 
  • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers




Email: Rich@DriftingDunes.com

Tel: 517-862-4635

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DriftingDunes/


Richard Barber

Drifting Dunes Vacation Rentals

P.O. Box 150


MI 49053