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Charming Redbird cottage -3 blocks to Lake MI, 1 block to Muskegon Lk. JUN avail

Jane Schapka

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Jane Schapka

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015
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Charming Redbird cottage -3 blocks to Lake MI, 1 block to Muskegon Lk. JUN avail

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Muskegon House Rental Photos and Description

By sandy beaches, trails, fish, music, culture, festivals (in front of #162744)

Muskegon MI vacation cottage: Walk 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan sandy, award-winning 'clean beach' and 1 block east to Muskegon Lake at end of street. Sailors, walk 1 block to Muskegon Yacht Club. Free adult and child flat kayak for water fun. Fabulous Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark is only a 28 minute drive.

Redbird Cottage is located in popular Bluffton area: Within a 1-5 minute drive, you reach beaches, festivals, submarine and ship tours, and many places or events to see or do. And, it's only 15 minutes or less to town, culture, festivals, chain and independent restaurants and shopping, medical, and major highways.

You'll live in a perfect location for exploring other beach towns north and south, and when you feel like it, you'll return home to prepare your dinner, or eat out at one of the numerous restaurants nearby.

The Bluffton neighborhood oozes love of Buster Keaton and the Chicago Actors' Colony, lakes, dunes, and nature. The former Bluffton Village is still home to artists, musicians, nature advocates, teachers, regular working people, self-employed, and retirees. The Bluffton neighborhood of close-knit heritage homes is a favorite area for nature lovers.

Home is charming, comfortable, and sparkling clean. FIRE PIT, BBQ GRILL, PICNIC TABLE. FLAT-SCREEN CABLE TV, DVD, WI-FI. Central air & heat. Furnished, fully-equipped kitchen, linens, towels, washer & dryer. Catch the breezes or enjoy your favorite beverage on the open front porch.

Sleeps 4 in beds, 6 using the Queen sleeper sofa.

Quick access to Cross Lake Express Ferry dock (Muskegon-Milwaukee), festivals, culture, malls, MICHIGAN ADVENTURE & WATER PARK (28 min.), and other activities. 15 minutes to hospitals.

Ideal for families up to 6. No smoking, No pets. No view of beach or lake. Use the BOOK IT orange button to reserve quickly online.

Historic Cottage House and Area: The heritage front porch is perfect for relaxing and sipping refreshments. Central air-conditioning and heat means you control your comfort.

Redbird Cottage is one of two houses on one lot in a quaint, quiet neighborhood reminiscent of an eastern seaboard community. There is shared driveway parking for one car and free on-street parking, as available.

The friendly neighborhood is residential, with no condos, no resorts. You'll be transported back to a leisurely atmosphere when you're sure to relax.

Activities:: Muskegon Summer Celebration; Muskegon Main Street Car Show; July 29-30 Big Fat Greek Festival; Sep 16-18; Michigan Irish Music Festival; Seasonal Party in the Park, Fridays; Seasonal Port City Princess boat excursions. Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark. Submarine tour, beach volleyball, pier fishing, charter boat fishing. Tennis, rollerblade park, scuba diving. Historical and Cultural-Downtown Muskegon (10 MIN.) Monet Garden; Hackley Public Library; Muskegon Museum of Art; Muskegon County Museum; Muskegon Civic Theatre

Backyard:: Fire pit and chairs. BBQ grill, propane. Picnic table.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jane Schapka (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Jane Schapka

Lake lover, beach comber, sailor in youth. I enjoy seeing my grandchildren love and appreciate the lakes, sand dunes, fishing, and nature in general.

Jane Schapka purchased this house in 2005

Why Jane Schapka chose Muskegon

Great country living in the City of Muskegon, with all city amenities and close to beaches, festivals, the arts, yet in the historic, quaint Bluffton neighborhood! Walk to sugar sand, award-winning Lake Michigan clean beach, friendly neighbors, and a relaxed atmosphere that takes you back to a gentler time.

What makes this house unique

Open front porch for sipping morning or evening beverage while beighbor watching. Open kitchen, living room, dining area makes family connections easy. Make memories forever at the fire pit and BBQ grill and picnic table in the back yard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an adorable cottage. My family of 6 were very confortable. We rode to the beach and hung out inside during the rainy days and we weren't cramped for space. Top 3 Things: Location & good rates, amenities, and privacy. Don't miss: Sunset on Lake Michigan.
Jul 2008
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Charming Redbird cottage -3 blocks to Lake MI, 1 block to Muskegon Lk. JUN avail
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 56 reviews
5

My Extended Stay at Redbird Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I recently relocated to the Muskegon area from Indianapolis, In. During the time it took for me to start my new job here and look for a house to purchase I stayed in the Redbird Cottage for the months of March and April 2013. Moving in was a breeze, the cottage was very well maintained with all of the amenities that I could possibly need and VERY, VERY clean. Jane S was fantastic to work with and made the entire process very easy for me. She offered me some insight to the neighborhood and Muskegon area. The neighbors were very pleasant and welcoming. Everyone had a smile, a wave or a "hello" at each encounter. The cottage was very quiet at night and I enjoyed many restful evenings. The high speed internet worked very well and kept me connected to family via email as well as allowing me to dive right in to work at night for my new position.

My family came to stay with me for a week during their spring break in April. They really enjoyed the beach that was just a couple of blocks away. I wish it could have been a little warmer so we really could have taken advantage of the setting. We played board games (Yatzee was their favorite) and watched a couple of the movies that were provided at the cottage.

I would recommend the Redbird cottage for anyone that would like a week away to unwind in a quiet comfortable setting, or to anyone that had a longer stay similar to my relocation. The cottage provided me all the comforts of my home as I truly enjoyed my stay.

Chuck Bush

Director of Product Management

Reid Supply Company

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Wonderful, Relaxing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were charmed by the photos that we saw online. When we arrived on 12/23/'14 and walked in the back door we felt like we had come home! It is such a charming, comfortable place to stay.

Everything that we needed was there. Everything was sparkling clean. We also appreciated the "signs" that were placed in strategic places so that we did not have to try light switches to find the proper switch.

Because the weather was quite cold, we did not walk as far as Lake Michigan, but when we walked out the door we could hear the waves crashing to shore. As a native of Muskegon, it is a sound I always loved (I just wished we could have opened the windows to hear that wonderful sound as as I drifted off to sleep!

I could go on and on, but we found "The Redbird Cottage" everything that we hoped it would be!!!

Believe me, we will be back again and recommend it to any of our friends that are heading north!

Sincerely, Valerie Sikkenga, Jay Sikkenga and Tod Elliot

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also grew up falling asleep to the sound of Lake Michigan waves and loved it. When you return during warm weather, you'll be able to open the windows and hear it again! And, you can try out the free kayaks new in 2014. Thanks so much for taking such good care of Redbird. We appreciate our return guests very much!
5

Wonderful family memories!

  • 5 of 5

Cute and comfortable and perfect for a family vacation. We kids ages 8 - 13 had so much fun we wanted to review it too. My favorite part was riding our bikes to the beach. We have the ideal location being between Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Everything is within walking or biking distance. We loved the candy shop and fire pit every night. We made great family memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We tested Redbird with our grandchildren, and we love it when guest children say what they like. thanks so much!
5

Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Redbird Cottage was comfortable, charming and clean! We have four daughters, ages 8-13 who had plenty to keep them busy. We kayaked, rode bikes around the neighborhood and over to the beach. We enjoyed dinner and drinks at "The Deck" and "Dockers", both local places on the water. We also visited the impressive Muskegon Farmer's Market and the USS Silversides Submarine and Museum. The girls took sailing lessons at the Muskegon Yacht Club for the week, too, only 2 blocks away. What a great stay. The cottage was just like the photos and in excellent condition. We appreciated the new bike rack the owner installed the week before we arrived! One week wasn't long enough for this vacation location!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the newly added kayaks and bike rack. Neighbors were entertained seeing the children carrying the kayaks to Muskegon Lake, 1 block at the end of the street. Thanks so much.
5

such fun in a homey place

  • 5 of 5

We shared a wonderful little vacation at Redbird with my sister and her husband. Everything was so well appointed and clean and the decor was adorable. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a wonderful family time.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your visit, and we pay attention to details to make sure you have a delightful experience. Thank you very much for sharing your opinion.
5

Redbird a treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Bluffton Harbor Cottages, and it certainly will not be our last. This cottage is quaint yet stylish, cozy and bright. The owner can't seem to do enough to make your stay comfortable... she's truly thought of every little thing! (She even offers kayaks and lifejackets for your use!) She has a keen eye for interior design, which makes a stay here even more delightful.

The cottage is nestled in a congenial neighborhood, a 5-minute walk to magnificent Pere Marquette Beach. The neighbors are so friendly; always smiling, occasionally stopping to chat with us as we relaxed on the front porch in the evening.

I have to say, I saw the one negative review on this site - and I have NO what they were talking about. Everything is squeaky clean and in excellent working order. The outdoor picnic area has a picnic table, like-new gas grill, and fire pit. The kitchen has every kid of dish and appliance imaginable (there's even an electric pancake griddle!), all in excellent condition. The furniture and beds are tidy and comfortable; the linens fluffy and clean.

Jane, the owner, truly cares that you have fun on your getaway at Redbird... She goes out of her way to meet and exceed your expectations. I would recommend this property to anyone, especially to my closest friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the cottage and neighborhood (it reminds us of charming visits to our grandmothers home, but with all modern conveniences), and the beautiful award-winning Lake Michigan beach. Redbird will be looking forward to your next visit!

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dockers Seafood by marina
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Express Cross Lake Ferry Muskegon -Milwaukee
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Holland, Michigan Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96 and US-31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dockers Seafood on Harbor Towne marina
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach - 3 blocks
Car: recommended

Located on a peninsula in the City of Muskegon, Michigan between Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Park Beach and Muskegon Lake, you'll be only a

2-minute drive to the sandy, certified-clean beach of Lake Michigan,

2-minute stroll to Muskegon Lake,

5-minute drive to Lake Express Ferry to Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

10 minutes to the festivals, art fair, historic architecture, and cultural events--art museum, county museum, symphony and sports arena. NEW--2 craft beer companies downtown--Pigeon Hill at 500 W Western Ave and Unruly Brewing at 360 W Western Ave, Muskegon. Now you can go from your cottage on the original Pigeon Hill dune to the brewery with the same name!

Stroll 1 block to Muskegon Lake shoreline at the end of your street and watch sailboat races from the bench, or ice fish in winter.

2 minutes to Pere Marquette Park sandy beach: Great freshwater pier fishing; Ice fishing; Sledding; Lake Michigan channel; Water and beach sports; Restaurants; Children's play equipment; U.S.S. Silversides WW II submarine; Sailboats and freighters on the channel. Hiking trail.

5 minutes to Lakeside: Public boat launch; Fishing charters.

Other Activities: Family festivals, Cedar Fair's Michigan's Adventure & Water Park, historic architecture, museums, symphony, Buster Keaton home town

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Rates & Availability

From $169 Per night

Muskegon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MAY
May 8 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,099
 
 
Early JUNE
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,199
 
 
JUN 20 - JUL 10
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,499
 
 
4th Jul Wk: Fireworks, Fair
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,599
 
 
JUL 11 - AUG 28
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,499
 
 
AUG 29 - Labor Day
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 6 2015
6 night minimum stay
$249
$1,499
 
 
Fall, Winter, Spring
Sep 7 2015 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,099
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$249
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Non-refund sec. Deposit $59
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Smoke-free, pet-free, no candles, no firecrackers, no exceptions. Free kayaks.
Main renter must be age 25 or more. Family rental only-no unrelated groups or students.
We do not refund; you may buy (or not) Cancellation Protection during the booking process.
CHECK-IN: after 4 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY10:00 am EST. No matter what HomeAway states, CHECK-OUT is BY 10:00 AM EST.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is accepted.

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Amenities

Muskegon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , Sink
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single , XL twins convert to 1 king
  • Upstairs Bedrooms: King bed in front bedroom; 2 XL Twin beds in second bedroom, convertible to 1 King Downstairs: Queen sleeper sofa Pack-N-Play (portable bed for babies) available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Small back yard with: Fire pit. BBQ grill, propane . Picnic table, Open front porch with chairs for sipping your favorite beverage, listening to waves on a windy day, and neighbor watching. Child-Friendly: Booster chair and Pack-N-Play available upon request. Garbage disposal. WiFI High-speed Internet

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