PURA VIDA - BUILT IN 2009, PRIVATE, CUSTOM, BEACHFRONT HOME ON LAKE MICHIGAN

Crystal Brown

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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PURA VIDA - BUILT IN 2009, PRIVATE, CUSTOM, BEACHFRONT HOME ON LAKE MICHIGAN

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6 bedrooms, finished bonus room, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 16 people

Are you ready to rejuvenate your spirit? Come and enjoy Pura Vida, the pure life, in our new exciting beachfront home on Lake Michigan located 3 miles south of Ludington. How new? Construction on this Platinum built home was completed in June 2009. 10 foot ceilings, open floor plan, made to entertain! Spend your days basking in the sunshine on the private beach on Lake Michigan while enjoying the breathtaking views and long walks. We currently have no neighbors immediately to the north or south of our property so the privacy is really wonderful. Share your evenings with family and friends on the deck watching the incredible sunsets and complete your evenings with late night dancing in the disco room. Possibilities are endless at our home on the water. Now, this is living! Spread some Pura Vida, and we hope to see you soon!

Vacation on Lake Michigan and enjoy the beautiful surrounding Ludington area. The Ludington Lighthouse is visible to the north from our beach house. The beach is private and ready for you! Lake Michigan is such a spectacular site, especially up close and personal! The view just doesn't get any more fantastic than this!

The stairway to the beach is now complete. (6/9/09) There are 308 steps down to the beach. We have 2 very young children, and we visit the beach often when we stay at Pura Vida. Actually, our three year old goes up and down the steps independently.

You will feel like you are in your own world when you are on our beach since we have no neighbors to the north or south of us. The beach and the view are spectacular! Please come and see for yourself!

Pura Vida will be the perfect place to have your family gathering, reunion with friends, or romantic get away. There are so many attractions in Ludington and surrounding areas that this will become one of your favorite vacation spots for years to come. Don't miss riding the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan ferry, riding ATV's at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, gambling at Little River Casino, eating at Luciano's, playing Frisbee Golf, hiking to the lighthouse in Ludington State Park, shopping at local art galleries, chasing your children along the beach, and making lots of great memories you will never forget!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Crystal Brown (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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4.6
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230138
+1 6162402143
Ludington Western Michigan
5

Beautiful and spacious and everything in between

  • 5 of 5
There is so much about this property that completed our vacation. First off, the owners were amazing to work with. Crystal was prompt with her emails and continued to stay in touch with us the whole week. She was kind and considerate of our needs to keep us satisfied and comfortable with our stay. Next, the view of the home and the lake from the bluff took our breaths away from the moment we pulled into the driveway until the day we left. The house itself provided plenty of room for 16 people to mingle. Even after our extended family left on Memorial Day, the house still provided the perfect space for my husband and I and our two toddlers and infant. It was not too big for 2 active children and yet not too small for a gathering. The house has two dishwashers which unexpectedly came in so handy :). At last the great outdoors! There is a sandbox outside for the kids to play in and a fire pit for nightly bonfires. Then of course there are the steps down to the private beach. To be truthful, the stairs may be a little difficult at first for anyone with a fear of heights. But once we stepped off that last step and had our feet in the sand we forgot about the walk we took to get to the beach. After the first trek down and up the stairs it became easier each time, and we started to use the stairs as our workout regimen :) Overall the property provided our family with a beautiful, clean, fun, and spacious place to relax and make memories. The VIEW alone relieves all stress. Definitely worth the experience. And please for any future renters please take care of the place during your stay. We plan to return and would love to see the home still beautiful as when we vacationed there.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230138
+1 6162402143
Ludington Western Michigan
5

An amazing Lake Michigan vacation in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Pura Vida is an absolutely gorgeous place to spend time on Lake Michigan. We had multiple families spanning all ages (grandparents down to a 3 year old) and it suited us perfectly! It was very clean and spacious for all of us. The view from the bluff was breathtaking and could be enjoyed from all the windows facing the lake, as well as from the back lawn. The beach was spectacular and very private. There are a lot of steps, over 300, down to the beach which everyone in our group could handle! The owners were very helpful and a pleasure to meet. The house is conveniently located close to town where we took advantage of shopping, hiking at the state park, buying fresh fish for dinner, etc... The kitchen was very functional with two dishwashers :) We had a lot of fun making dinners every night. For our large group and diverse ages, I can't imagine finding a more perfect place! Everything about it was great!
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
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Ludington Western Michigan
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BEAUTIFUL AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS

  • 4 of 5
THE HOUSE IS ABSOULUTLY BEAUTIFUL, WE HAD 14 PEOPLE AND HAD PLEANTY OF ROOM. IT WOULD OF BEEN GREAT IF THE POOL TABLE HAD BEEN IN THE BASEMENT, WE HAD ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND THE ADULTS WANTED TO PLAY POOL AT NIGHT BUT WERE LIMITED TO EARLY NIGHTS BECAUSE THE FUTONS WERE WHERE THE BOYS STAYED AND WE COULDNT KEEP THEM UP ALL NIGHT. THE VIEWS WERE BREATHTAKING. AND THE HOUSE IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE PICS OR MORE, I DIDNT LIKE THE STEPS AT ALL THERE ARE 313 AND STEEP, I WENT DOWN ONLY ONCE, I HAD A VERY HARD TIME GETTING BACK UP WITH ASHMA, I RESTED SEVERAL TIMES AND STILL HAD A HARD TIME. WENT TO THE PUBLIC BEACH AFTER THAT WHICH DEFETED THE PURPOSE OF A PRIVATE BEACH. THOSE ARE THE ONLY 2 BAD THINGS THE REST WAS A 10. I DONT BELIEVE I WOULD STAY THERE AGAIN BECASUE OF THE STEPS. HAD A GREAT TIME IN LUDINGTON AND WITH FAMILY.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
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+1 6162402143
Ludington Western Michigan
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5

Great time

  • 5 of 5
The pictures don't do the house justice. It is beautiful and spacious. The house music system was a big hit. One suggestion, though: dimmer switches on the lights would be nice (although that might not work with the energy saving lightbulbs that are installed). Yes, there are a lot of steps to the beach, but it is absolutely worth it for the breathtaking views from the top. We had the beach to ourselves and it was very clean. The owner was very responsive to email and a pleasure to deal with. Homestly, if you have a bad time here there might be something wrong with you. I highly recommend Pura Vida!

Mark
  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230138
+1 6162402143
Ludington Western Michigan
null
5

Great time

  • 5 of 5
The pictures don't do the house justice. It is beautiful and spacious. The house music system was a big hit. One suggestion, though: dimmer switches on the lights would be nice (although that might not work with the energy saving lightbulbs that are installed). Yes, there are a lot of steps to the beach, but it is absolutely worth it for the breathtaking views from the top. We had the beach to ourselves and it was very clean. The owner was very responsive to email and a pleasure to deal with. Homestly, if you have a bad time here there might be something wrong with you. I highly recommend Pura Vida!

Mark
  • Submitted: May 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pura Vida - Built in 2009, Private, Custom, Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230138
+1 6162402143
Ludington Western Michigan
3

Nice overall stay!

  • 3 of 5
Ludington is a very nice place to spend few days in spring. But make sure the house is really on the beach and close to activities if you care about these points- both missing here.

First the house is not on the beach as some might think, as it is mentioned, there are 300 steps to get to the beach. These are real and steep and not easy or convenient specially with kids or elderly thus defeats the purpose of a beach house.

Second, The house is very big and nice for several families to stay at. Only 2 real master bedrooms., the rest have shared BR.

Third, There is a 15-20min driving time to get to activity areas specially water activities.

Fourth, the owners took part of the deposit for "Extra cleaning" although it is already costing alot per day and that should include the cleaning! At least that's what hotels and even cheap motels do, Include the extra cleaning in the daily rate and not surprise you because you left a couple of silly string or cig btts in the yard!!! It wasn't stains or damages to the house! Also they charged us for an alleged log chair around the fire-pit that was never there when we arrived, yet they never discussed this with us before taking our money but after a couple of months and discussions they returned $some and kept the $rest!
What a silly and offensive treatment of customers.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Pura Vida is a beachfront 6 bedroom home. It has 308 steps down to the extremely private beach on Lake Michigan as stated in the advertisement. There are many landings along the way for sightseeing and rest breaks. Children as young as 1 year old and adults as old as 85 years old have walked up and down the steps over the past three years. Pura Vida has 2 master bedrooms as clearly advertised and 4 additional bedrooms for guests to enjoy. The house has 4.5 total bathrooms to make everyone's stay very comfortable. Water activities are as close as you want them to be. Pura Vida's beach is very conducive for water activities as well as Buttersville Beach which is located 1.5 miles north of Pura Vida. Our home is located 3 miles south of Ludington as the crow flies and approximately 8 minutes from downtown where many entainment possibilities exist. A portion of the security deposit is very rarely held. However, as the renter stated, he and his guests left cigarette butts in excess throughout the yard and silly string thoughout the house. Also, there were items missing from the yard. As a result, the security deposit was affected. We pay special attention to keeping our home clean. Our mission is to keep Pura Vida a beautiful vacation destination for all of our future guests to enjoy.



they left excessive waste in the yard
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport-Grand Rapids
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
S.S. Badger
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
U.S. 31 and Old Pere Marquette Highway
Car: necessary

Pura Vida currently has no immediate neighbors to the north of south along the lakeshore. It is a very private and wonderful for family and friend vacations. Pura Vida is located south of the downtown of Ludington. Shopping, restaurants, children's museum, etc. are located approximately 8 to 10 minutes away.

Other Activities: Frisbee Golf at the Beauty and the Beast courses is just a short walk from our house at the Mason County Park.

Golf: Lakeside Links Golf Club is located at 5369 W. Chauvez Road which is 1.7 miles from Pura Vida. Have fun!

Ski: Snowboarding and downhill skiing are available at Crystal Mountain approximately 68 miles away or a 1 hour 20 minute drive.

Cross country skiing trails are in Ludington State Park approximately 15 to 20 minutes north of our home.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Ludington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
non-peak 2014
Sep 9 2014 - Dec 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$580
$4,060
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
New Years 2015
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Non-peak 2015
Jan 6 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$580
$4,060
 
 
Memorial Day 2015
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
Peak Summer 2015
May 26 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,783
 
 
4th of July 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$6,366
 
 
Peak season 2015
Jul 5 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,783
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We only accept checks. We do not take any type of payment via credit card or wire transfer. thanks
Reservations may be canceled up to 3 months prior to move in date with a full deposit returned to you at this point in time.
A 750 dollar deposit is due along with a signed contract to hold your requested vacation time. 2 months prior to your vacation, half of the rent is due. One month prior to your vacation, the other half is due. Your deposit is fully refundable within 30 days of your date of stay as long as Pura Vida is taken care of during your stay.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ludington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , custom tile shower, rainforest shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , custom tile shower, rainforest shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , flat screen TV with DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , flat screen TV with DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , completed Dec 2010
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , completed Dec 2010
    Bedroom 7 - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus Room with futons
  • Splendid Master suite with whirlpool tub, shower, double sink, walk-in closet and lake view. Second master suite upstairs. Third and fourth bedrooms upstairs with incredible views. Bonus room upstairs with additional sleeping areas. The basement is now complete with a 5th and 6th bedroom as well as a custom tile shower with rainforest shower head in the 4th full bathoom in our home. Our home can easily and comfortably accommodate a party of 16. Enjoy! We can't wait for you to make wonderful memories with your family and friends at Pura Vida! Floor plan layout: basement: 2 bedrooms, large room with sectional couch for sitting and letting the kids play, nice custom bathroom. main level: 1/2 bath, gourmet kitchen, dining room, sitting area with 2 couches, fireplace and TV, laundry room, and master bedroom/bathroom upstairs level: bonus room with pool table and 4 futons, disco room, full bathroom, 3 bedrooms (one of which has a full bathroom attached)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Sand Box
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Pura Vida has 5 flat screen TVs to enjoy once the sun goes down or whenever you choose. There is also a 12 by 8 sandbox beside the back patio that children of all ages can enjoy while adults relax on the patio overlooking the water. Bring your sand toys! Pura Vida has a Niles Audio system with 2 ipod docks and multiple in wall control pads. Please remember to bring your ipods to fully enjoy the audio system! Long term renters off-season welcome. There are many activities to do while staying at Pura Vida off -season.
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