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ULTIMATE: 350 STEPS TO TOP US BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE, DOWNTOWN, MARINA, PLAY PARK

Muriel and Deborah Canfield

Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Muriel and Deborah Canfield

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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ULTIMATE: 350 STEPS TO TOP US BEACH, LIGHTHOUSE, DOWNTOWN, MARINA, PLAY PARK

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Ludington House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 14--lovely English Cottage Style

Treat yourself to a vacation at Ludington's finest beach/downtown house. You can walk out the door to everywhere of importance in Ludington.

Here is a review of what you'll enjoy nearby:

--Stearns Beach--350 steps away. In 2012 'USA Today' named it the best beach in Michigan; thus it's one of the 51 best beaches in the US.

--North Breakwater Lighthouse--3 blocks. Its pier extends 1/2 mile into Lake Michigan. It is a lovely spot to see the sun set and the moon rise over the water. You'll see pleasure boats, The Badger, surf, clouds, fish, people. It's fun!

--2 blocks to Stearns Beaches' children's play park, skateboard plaza, and miniature golf.

--3 blocks to the municipal marina, play park at the marina, and charter boats. Waterford Park's sculpture walk is part of this property.

--3 blocks to the harbor to watch the SS Badger arrive and depart. Locals and tourists love to wave to the passengers.

--3-4 blocks to pier and rock fishing.

--3 blocks to a dedicated dog beach.

--3-4 blocks to downtown restaurants, antique stores, art and photography shops, ice cream parlor (36 flavors) , banks, clothiers, souvenir stores, music bars and a bike shop.

--Right in the midst of many horn blasts. The Badger blows its horn as it sails in and out twice daily and charms us all. There are fog horns. There's a 10:00 curfew horn. A noon whistle. For a small town we have an amazing amount of horns. It is quaint.

This is Ludington's only historical house for rent--a 1930 English-cottage style, with newly restored interior with art deco baths, arches, and high curved ceilings. The kitchen has just been remodeled with quartz counters, Shaker walnut cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The house has been furnished with quality furniture, as well as antiques and art. There is an awesome new leather sectional in the living room that provides a large seating area.

The house sits on a small dune rise, the site of the first log residence in Ludington (1866). The yard has a gathering area with 2 charcoal grills, a picnic table, lots of chairs and a firepit. The house's exterior is not yet fully restored but will one day display its cedar shake siding.

I live in the residence three off-season months; therefore many of my decorative items are on display. I have put away items that would tempt children and have cleared out a dresser for guests to use in each bedroom. Each room also has a hanging unit for guests' clothing. The house has a personal charm not found in a vacant property.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Muriel and Deborah Canfield (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
71%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Muriel and Deborah Canfield

I'm a longtime author with four published books and many articles. I love sand walking at Stearns Beach and do so just about every night when it is warm. I have three grown children, two living in Ludington. I'm not in love with the cold here so I go to the gulf in the winter.

My partner works as an accountant and an enrolled agent for the IRS during the winter months and as a motel/inn owner in the summer. She still has seven children at home. Of all her endeavors, mothering her children is her favorite.

Muriel and Deborah Canfield purchased this house in 2009

Why Muriel and Deborah Canfield chose Ludington

My grandfather had a cottage on Hamlin Lake in Ludington. I loved Ludington as a child; the birch trees, the little minnows that I dragged for with my father, the dunes, and Lake Michigan. When I had a chance to buy this house, I did so in a heartbeat. I relocated from southern Ohio.

What makes this house unique

The house is so near the lake that I can hear it at night in bed and see it from the kitchen window (when the leaves are off the trees).

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Ultimate: 350 steps to top US beach, lighthouse, downtown, marina, play park
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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Ultimate: 350 steps to top US beach, lighthouse, downtown, marina, play park
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Ludington Western Michigan
4

Great Home

  • 4 of 5
We chose this home for our annual couples weekend because of it's character, size, reasonable pricing and proximity to the beach and downtown Ludington. Since we have five couples in our group, it can be hard to find a rental space that can accommodate all of us without having the appearance of a bunkhouse. The rooms were spacious, the beds were comfortable, and we had plenty of towels & linens. The kitchen is a bit small if you plan on cooking as a group but we just took turns and it was fine.

This is a lovely old home with great charm within walking distance to the beach, lighthouse, harbor,fishing spots and many restaurants and shops. The only time we used our car was to take a trip to the state park. Special favorite spots were The Mitten Bar, Jamesport Brewing, Northside Meat Market & Deli and many many stops at the House of Flavors ice cream shop. We also were able to see the SS Badger Carferry come and go.

We had a wonderful time and Muriel was a gracious host. We hope to come back to this area sometime in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to have you, to see such close friends absolutely enjoying my house and Ludington. I hope in the future to host more great couple's groups like yours. Thanks so much for the lovely review. Muriel Canfield
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Ludington Western Michigan
4

Family Fun in Lovely Ludington

  • 4 of 5
Our family including adult children, one grandchild, and one granddog recently spent a delightful week at Muriel's very unique and charming home. We were celebrating a significant birthday and Muriel was most helpful in recommending ideal local spots for dining (P.M. Steamers)and a bakery for a cake. She truly went out of her way to ensure that we had a great stay!

Collectively, we found the following to be particularly appealing to us about the Ludington Blue Spruce Inn: proximity to BEAUTIFUL STEARNS BEACH and downtown Ludington, recently renovated bathrooms with lovely ceramic tile floors and waterfall showers, extensive art collection throughout the home, outdoor gathering area with grills and picnic table under the trees, and the couple who stayed in a motel room on the property were quite pleased with the very comfortable beds. And, of course, we were so grateful to find an owner who loves dogs and allowed ours in her home.

Since the beach or downtown were daily destinations, we seldom needed to drive other than for a day trip for boating and hiking in the state park. We were close enough to the lake that one could see the lake from the sunroom adjacent to our suite.

Since this was our first visit to the area, we enjoyed many fun activities, mostly involving Lake Michigan and nearby Ludington State Park with Hamlin Lake and Big Sable Point Lighthouse, to name but a few.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ultimate: 350 steps to top US beach, lighthouse, downtown, marina, play park
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Ludington Western Michigan
5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a family reunion last weekend and the house was incredible! Clean and very conducive to our large group. Muriel the owner is sweet and helpful. It was close to everything! Only two blocks to Lake Michigan. We parked our car on Friday and never used it until we left. You will absolutely love this place, and the motel is really clean and cute too! It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this place to any family!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was my joy to see that family gathered together and having fun. I love to be able to host large family groups, and this group was special.
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Ludington Western Michigan
Minneapolis, MN
5

Beautiful house, great location, fantastic service

  • 5 of 5
We rented the house for a family reunion and couldn't have been happier. We hoped for a central location with family having the ability to walk to the beach, visit the coffee shops/ restaurants and get ice cream on their own terms but have a great place for all of us to hang out. We had a great time and the house was fantastic for cooking and feeding our large group. Muriel and her "staff" were awesome anticipating our needs and offering extra chairs, etc.

Beds, pillows and towels are TOP NOTCH! We love to cook and adored the stove in the main floor kitchen. Muriel goes out of her way to allow you to feel at home when you are in the house. We truly felt like it was our "home" for a long weekend - enough communal space for us all, but also private space for alone time.

We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review from your wonderful group! It was our joy to have you, and we do look forward to your return visit. Thanks so much for noticing the pillows, linens, etc. We do want our guests to have the very best sleeping and bathing experiences possible. We also love providing a great cooking stove for guests who want to try a few cooking tricks for their families and friends. Again thanks! Muriel

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 31 and 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Car: not necessary

--SS Badger carferry port

--Stearns Beach (top rated in Michigan)

--Ludington State Park (Michigan's top park: 'Midwest Living,' 2010)

--Nordhouse Dunes

--Northbreakwater Lighthouse (1/2 mile breakwater walk) (tours)

--Little Sable Lighthouse

--Big Sable Lighthouse (tours)

--Biking

--Trail hikes

--Ice fishing

--Skate park

--Dog beaches, exercise trail, park

--Charterboat fishing (salmon, brown trout, pike, perch, steelheads, and more)

--Charter sailing

--Pier fishing as well as many other casting spots

--Lake Hamlin fishing

--Rafting and boating of all kinds

--Mural walking tour downtown

--Sculpture park

--Gift shops

--Antique shops

--Historic Victorian homes

--Recreated historic village (White Pine Village)

--Children's museum (Sand Castles)

--Art fairs

--Friday night live downtown in August

--Top rated restaurants and Ice cream shop with 36 flavors

--Bird watching

--Moral mushroom hunting

--Top golf courses

--Photographic opportunities par excellence

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Ludington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Gus Macker
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,400
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
Jun 26 2015 - Sep 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,850
$11,400
 
 
4th of July
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,550
$12,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes July-August: bookings taken only for one week, checking in on Saturday at 4:00 and checking out on Saturday at 11:00.


Prefer e check but will accept credit card

Prefer to work by check, either personal or cashiers.

Deposit refundable, minus at $150 rebooking fee up until 30 days after booking. After 30 days, the deposit is not refundable.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ludington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , new/deco
    Bathroom second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower , new/deco
  • Remodeled on first floor with charming deco fixtures, rainshower heads, and 1890 sculptured radiator. One bath has a tub shower and one has a tiled and glassed in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Second floor bedroom - 1 queen , four poster bed
    Futon upstairs living room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , traditional decor
    Four poster room - 1 queen , antiques
    Sunroom with sleeper couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 30's decor, faces lake
    Twin room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Full Bed - 1 double , traditional decor
  • All rooms have pure Lake Michigan breezes, very cooling at night. Air-conditioners in all bedrooms Quality pillows and linens (you'll like our plush pillows)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two full kitchens. Both kitchens are equipped with dishes and cooking ware. Two living rooms Several dining areas Two private entrances: one for the first floor and one for the second.

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