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. Access all around the cottage to High Speed Wireless Internet. Relax while watching the 42' Cable HDTV. The latest improvement(2012) is a Queen Bed in the 2nd bedroom & 2 more window AC. 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 2013 and celebrate with us our 10th 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 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. 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. 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 most proud of our new configuration of plants we have arranged in the front area for our 2012-13 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 & wicker chair are 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.
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 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.