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Stan & Annie Denman

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 7(Next Door to #121177)

DON'T MISS OUT on staying in both our cottages that are only a few feet from each other. We have accommodated several large or multiple families that like the idea of having 6 bedrooms and room for 13 guests(more if any children are less than one year old). It's almost like having your own little vacation compound along Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay. The bonus is also having a lot of outdoor space around both cottages to call your own for a week. Check out Pedler's Paradise(#121177) and see if it would be ideal for your large group along with this cottage--Plum Hollow.

This very clean and spacious home is located just a few yards from Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. The historic Bluffton neighborhood is surrounded by forested dunes next to the most beautiful and cleanest beach on Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay . Go to the beach along the Bluffton Beachwalk from the cottage in only a couple minutes. Closed Bluffton Elementary across the street has basketball goals, softball diamond, and large area for play. Sitting around the wood stove outside is a perfect day's end after dinner is cooked on the grill. This cottage is laid out with plenty of room for all to gather and still have privacy. Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS on the property. Access all around the cottage to High Speed Wireless Internet. Relax while watching the 42' Cable HDTV. Our REVIEWS tell the whole story as to why this place and our care is well worth your choosing to stay here. ALL REVIEWS are submitted by GUESTS ONLY & NOT THE OWNERS. After reading our Reviews, we hope you will want to join us during 2014 and celebrate the start of another decade during our 11th Year Anniversary. Annie & I feel we have gotten better each year at making your vacation a comfortable one. We continuously upgrade our furnishings and decor to make our guests feel very much At Home while Away.

Plum Hollow Amenities In Bluffton: The Bluffton neighborhood is safe, friendly, and quiet. Neighbors welcome visitors with open arms. Their friendliness is one of the many reasons people love living here. The easy access to both lakes & so many other valuable amenities are only a few of the many pluses. This 3 bedroom home features a sun-filled living room and dining room with table and chairs for 6-8 people. There is a full service kitchen with a small table and chairs. The Malt Shop(breakfast nook) with a booth provides more seating during meals or a place for the kids to play board games. The summer breezes off the lake whisp through this retro decorated area that overlooks the bird feeders. The basement is where the laundry area is located with a washer/ dryer & large double sink. The full bath has a tub/shower. The master bedroom has a king bed & includes a sink & private toilet. Old oak and beech trees are all around property.

Outside & In Plum Hollow: Across the street is the old Bluffton Elementary with basketball courts and a softball diamond beside a large sand dune. Ample parking for 3 large vehicles off the street and next to either entance. Extensive library of novels with plenty of coffee table reading materials. Always the latest in current magazines. VHS movies, cassettes, DVDs, and CD's are also available. Volleyball net, lines, & ball are provided for your choice of any one of the 40 sand courts just around the corner. Lots of choices of recreational or beach toys. Some wood provided for a couple evening fires in the outdoor stove. Your choice of gas or charcoal grill. Picnic table, Adirondack style chairs, lawn swing, and other seating makes the yard a relaxing place to enjoy in sun or shade. A few beach chairs are available if needed. Very little automobile traffic flows by the cottage since it is just off the main artery to the beach(Lakeshore Drive). Abundant potted annual flowers compliment the established perennials. We are always proud of our configuration of plants we arrange in the front area for the Summer Seasons.

More Advantages To Enjoy: The bedroom that has the queen bed is quite large with an open ceiling & overhead fan. There is plenty of room to set up the roll-a-way bed and use the reading chair. The smallest bedroom utilizes the space well with a trundle bed and medium sized dresser. The living room tv area has plenty of seating with a large couch, matching loveseat, and 2 chairs with footstools . A bench seat is handy for the 'out-of-the-way' traffic to use the front door to stop by for a quick glance at the exciting part of some sporting event. The Master Bedroom & 2nd bedroom also include dressing chairs.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Stan & Annie Denman

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Stan is a retired high school and middle school teacher, coach, and part-time administrator. Raised in Speedway, IN and attending Ball State University he chose to start a teaching career in Muskegon in 1968. Also, after retirement in 1995,

he substitute taught at many other area schools. Running many volleyball leagues and beach tournaments were a favorite pastime. Now, running & biking are his exercise passions.

Annie got her degree at Western Michigan University after being raised in nearby Whitehall, MI. Instead of teaching, she travelled the world and lived many years in the Caribbean and out west in Colorado & Utah. She settled back to her home area to be with Stan around 1990. Annie loves to cook for friends. Her exercise is pool aroebics & yoga. Our photo location is Zion National Park in Oct. 2012.

Stan & Annie Denman purchased this house in 1982

Stan bought this property after living all around the Muskegon area. There's no other place in the area that comes close to how nice it is to live in the Bluffton Neighborhood. The neighbors are the most friendly ever experienced anywhere, plus the amenities outdoor are endless. Fate was on Stan's side the day he was able to buy Plum Hollow and live full time in the neighborhood. Prior to that he had stayed with friends briefly that had lived here for several years. This will always be home for the rest of his life. Annie has grown to love it too. After building another home only 1/2 mile away for Annie's Mom it became imperative to live there 24/7. Although Crezens has passed, we stay in the house we built & keep providing the opportunity for others to stay in Plum Hollow Cottage and enjoy our beautiful area.

Just look at Bluffton's history and it's no mystery why Buster Keaton and his family loved staying in the neighborhood over 100 years ago. It is not only ideally located on a peninsula with beautiful lakes on both sides, but it is relatively crime free. Neighbors know each other and not only look out for their welfare, but are genuinely friendly. At the same time, they are not nosey and intrusive in any one else's personal lives. The area is very unique in many special ways. The Plum Hollow property is the closest rental in the neighborhood to Lake Michigan. The yard is a good size for the area & off street parking is plentiful. House is well suited for a family of 6 to stay in comfortable beds with the privacy of their own bedroom. No hide-a-beds in the living area to cram all the guests in like sardines. There's room for a 7th guest with a rollaway bed that can be used in either of the large bedrooms. Since there are 2 large bedrooms, there is enough room to have an 8th guest, if it were to be an infant less than 1 yr. of age.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Three Rivers, Michigan
5

Great location and a nicely kept summer home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful stay at this nicely kept summer home only a short distance to Pere Marquette Beach. We spent most of our time on the beach or riding the many bike trails in the area. We also spent a day at Michigan Adventure which is less than an hour away. The home has everything you need and plenty of room for the family. Stan was terrific and took care of everything we needed. He checked with us several times to be sure we had everything we needed. We ran into Stan at a local restaurant (Mangos) and he talked with the owner and we received a 10% discount on our bill. Thanks Stan and Annie for a great week!
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Metro Detroit, MI, USA
5

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed for 5 days in June 2013. If you're looking for a hotel-like ambience with the latest decor and amenities, this isn't it. It's more like borrowing a friend's vacation cottage, except probably better maintained and cleaner. The cottage is very well equipped, and like other reviewers, we enjoyed breakfasts on the closed-in porch, aka the Malt Shop. It was not hot during our stay, so we can't comment on the sufficiency of the A/C. Our only complaint is that the king bed was a bit soft for our taste. My husband preferred the probably less used double bed in another bedroom.

We had hoped to have a lake view, but really didn't miss it much. Your are indeed very close to both Lake Michigan (and the park boardwalk) and Lake Muskegon. Highly recommended.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Clinton Township MI
5

Didn't Want to Leave!

Didn't Want to Leave!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We loved our stay! We were greeted by Stan and Annie upon our arrival and they spoiled us with muffins, strawberries and fresh flowers. They were always just a phone call away and were very helpful with advice about the area.

The cottage was very CLEAN and comfortable. The description and pictures are very accurate. They have equipped the cottage with everything you might possibly need for your stay. Our stay was early in the season so we experienced a wide range of temperatures and weather. When the evenings were too cold for a stroll on the beach the many books, movies, and games kept us entertained. The Bluffton area is so convenient. The beaches and bike paths in the area are amazing! In addition to enjoying the Muskegon area we traveled up and down 31 and explored many other popular nearby communities.

There is something for every age group and interest here. We recommend Plum Hollow as a vacation destination and will definitely return ourselves.
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Great for Families with Little Children

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I normally don't write reviews, but I caved and wanted all families to know what a great time we had. The cottage was emaculate and our kids just loved the quick walk to the beach. My sister and her family rented Stan and Annie's other cottage next door and we had the best of both worlds. The yard for the kids and the dining area for a larger group. Stan and Annie work hard to make you feel welcome and at home. Well worth every penny!! If you are looking for a relaxing getaway close to the beach, some history (the submarine visit was really cool), fishing and also super close to Grand Haven........this is it!!
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A Home Away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My family of five had the most wonderful stay at Plum Hollow! My 3 year old son keeps asking when we can go back to the other house. A perfect location, lovely, clean home! Stan & Annie have provided a great atmosphere for a relaxing vacation; while making you feel completely "at home". The kitchen is fully stocked with nice cookwear, not like most places I have stayed. We were able to make home cooked meals everyday.
We spent 4 days at the beach ( a less than 5 minute walk) and 2 days at Michigan adventure. Only a mile form the historic USS Silversides, fun for everyone.
The Malt shop had to be my favorite spot. Love the feel of the room, and the breeze while enjoying a relaxing breakfast. This home is very spacious. We had another family of 5 join us from Grand Rapids for the day and there was plenty of room for all of us around the picnic table! I highly reccomend a stay at this home. I have rented vacation homes before and this one is by far my favorite. I hope we can make a trip back next year!
Thank you Stan and Annie!
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Car: not necessary

Just outside your door a nature trail leads to a secluded bench for watching another gorgeous sunset over Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. A short walk in the early morning along Edgewater St. affords you with a beautiful sunrise over Muskegon Lake. A few yards from your door is a bike trail that is part of the Shoreline Trail System. Walk to sailing regattas or volleyball courts hosting league play and tournaments. Stroll over with lunch and enjoy a top-notch view of Muskegon's harbor entrance. Just as close is Dockers Fish House & Lounge facing over Harbour Towne Yacht Basin. Hours could be spent watching the boat traffic going through the channel between Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake. While there, a visit to the World War II submarine, Silversides, gives a peek in to our nation's naval history. Plenty of other playgrounds along the lake to enjoy after trying out all the ones by Plum Hollow. Your stay will be a memory you will cherish forever.

Golf: Let us suggest some of Muskegon Area's Best Offerings in Golf Courses & Driving Ranges.

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Availability & Rates

Muskegon House Rental Rates

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SUMMER
May 31 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,475
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50.00
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTION.
PRIMARY GUEST/RENTOR MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YRS. OF AGE.
To reserve more than 2 months advance $200 is due.
Two months before stay 1/2 balance is due.
One month before stay commences remaining balance is due.
Total amount due for stays reserved less than 1 month prior.
Damage deposit/$200 & cleaning fee/$50 are refundable
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Amenities

Muskegon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Budget
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , sink
  • The master bedroom, besides having a nice, big king-size bed & has the convenience of a 1/2 bath. There is a private toilet and linen storage area. A sink with a decorative cabinet is next to toilet. The full bathroom allows the option of taking a nice, warm shower or bath. There's a large double sink in the downstairs laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have extra space for the roll-a-way bed if needed. Bedroom 2 has an open ceiling with a ceiling fan. Both bedrooms 1 & 2 have comfortable chairs & air conditioners added in 2012. Bedroom 3 also has a dresser & stool.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • snowmobiling
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Notes:
1 king, 1 queen, 1 trundle & a roll-away bed are available for sleeping. Iron & ironing board; fridge & freezer, shower and tub are included. Gas or charcoal grills available. Wheel Chair available and other elderly or handicapped equipment.
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