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Stan & Annie Denman

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST PHOTOS!!! Lots Of Improvements & Upgrades Done The Spring

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

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Overview

Muskegon House Rental Photos and Description

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

We have made a lot of major improvements in the recent years. Our biggest project is finished for the Summer 2016. We installed a new central air conditioning/heating system. Some remodeling, painting, more plumbing upgrades, and new windows in place of the old window ac units are done. Come check out these & other little details we have made better around the cottage for your convenience & enjoyment.

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. 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 from the cottage in only a couple minutes. Razed Bluffton Elementary across the street has now become a large grassy area that can be used to walk through on your way to Lake Michigan. 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. Smokers are not allowed to do so inside the cottage. Access all around the cottage to High Speed Wireless Internet. Relax while watching the 42' Cable HDTV in the living room or stretch out on the new King Bed & watch the smaller 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 2016 and celebrate the start of another decade during our 13th Year Anniversary. During our Summer Season we only reserve the cottage for Saturday to Saturday. 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. Both our side-by-side cottages are the closest rentals in the Bluffton Neighborhood to Lake Michigan. 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 wisp 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: Ample parking for 3 large vehicles off the street and next to either entrance. 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 surrounding the cottages 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 love seat, 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 are quite large & also include dressing chairs. This cottage is well laid out so our guests can feel like they can be inclusive or reclusive. Hopefully, you will feel like all our guests, and be so comfortable, you won't want to leave.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stan & Annie Denman (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish

About Stan & Annie Denman

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 aerobics & yoga.

Stan & Annie Denman purchased this house in 1982

Why Stan & Annie Denman chose Muskegon

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. 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.

What makes this house unique

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 nosy 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 roll-away 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST PHOTOS!!! Lots Of Improvements & Upgrades Done The Spring
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

Nice home and owners in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Plum Hollow. The home was clean, well-maintained, and the owners had thoughtfully provided what we needed along with extras we weren't expecting. When they noticed we liked birds, they brought over an extra book about birds in the area. It was nice to have them in the area just in case anything came up. The yard is also fantastic with plenty of parking and seating outside and the sunroom was much enjoyed. It's in a nice neighborhood, good for walking and admiring the neighbor's flowers. The Pere Marquette beach was a 5 minute walk, but you can also drive and park there easily. A smaller beach at Kruse park is only a 5 minute drive to the south. It has sand dunes and trails, while both have playgrounds for the kids. While we loved the sunsets, beaches, and deer walking near the house, others staying with us enjoyed the art, museums, and antiquing in downtown Muskegon and neighboring towns. OK, I enjoyed the wireless internet too. One day we visited New Era to the North and went on a fun tour at Country Dairy. If that's not your thing, we passed Michigan Adventure amusement park along the way. To sum it up, this property is a great home base from which to do a wide variety of activities. Thanks, Stan and Annie!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Best Rental Ever!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation experience! From the day we contacted them, to the day we left their property, Stan and Annie made us feel like we were visiting family. Annie left cinnamon muffins, fresh local plums and flowers in the cottage for us when we arrived. Stan went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. He even provided chairs and sand toys to take to the beach and a pile of wood for the fire pit. How many people bother with details like that?! The cottage was charming, homey and very comfortable. It was loaded with interesting books and publications about the Muskegon area, as well as board games and cards, etc for the kids. The place was furnished to a point that it really felt like we were vacationing at our own property. The covered porch was amazing. Done in a 50's soda diner theme complete with a booth and mini juke-box on the wall, it was like taking a step back in time. Our kids ate breakfast there every morning after placing orders with "the waitress" (mom). Great people, a great place, and great memories - this place just feels right. Thanks so much for a fantastic week Stan and Annie, we will be back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in the perfect location. We were so happy with the cleanliness of the house. It was very welcoming and cozy. Stan met us and we walked thru...Annie had muffins in a cute basket on the table, and a bowl of fruit in the frig. We felt very welcomed by them both. The lake in near by which we loved. The wild animals were great entertainment on most days. The house is filled with history books and knowlege of the area and much more. My dad especially like the books and the comfort of the house. It was a wonderful idea, versus a hotel. It's going to surely be what we prefer from now on. We had everything we needed in the house. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who is staying in the area. We were just a short drive to my sister's home and other relatives. Thank you Stan and Annie for such a Great cottage.

Christopher and Carolyn

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

A beutiful weekend at Plum Hollow and Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Stan (owner) was very professional during the booking process and met our family promptly when we arrived. He did a walk through to show the house. He also provided advice for dining, beach access, etc. We took his recommendation of the beachfront restaurant The Deck, great food, music and people.

We are from Chicago and we were impressed with the beach- our side of the lake is nothing like Pere Marquette.

We will be back and would deffinitlt stay at Plum Hollow. No need to drive to beach, just a short walk away.

Our family of 5 slept comfortably.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great stay at Plum Hollow. The kids were thrilled to see the s'mores goody basket waiting for them when we arrived, and the peaches and cinnamon muffins were wonderful. Stan and Annie definitely thought of everything! This is our kids' favorite vacation spot and our son loves staying at, and spending time at, the "white house", as he calls it. We appreciated the use of the tobaggon to get our beach gear across the sand, as well as Stan's quick response to our sump pump issue. The weather fully cooperated and we were able to enjoy the beach, the grill, and the fire pit (they even had kindling and logs available to use). We definitely hope to return again in the future! Thanks for another great stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Spotless property in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

I should be giving Plum Hollow 10 stars. I vacationed there in August of 2014 and enjoyed it so much that I returned with my entire family including grandchildren. Both visits deserve 5 stars! The property is spotless including the yard. Stan and Annie are wonderful hosts furnishing you with everything you could need. This year he even gave us a tip on finding some antiques! The nearby beaches are glorious! In my opinion the best in the state. Thanks for a memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Muskegon House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,490
 
 
SUMMER END SPECIAL 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
SUMMER-LIKE FALL 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
$925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning(Refundable) $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTION.
SMOKING OUTSIDE.
SUMMER SEASON IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY.
PRIMARY GUEST/RENTOR MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YRS. OF AGE.
Total Amount Due for stays reserved less than 1 month prior.
$75 Cleaning fee is nonrefundable.
Property Damage Protection can be refundable or non-refundable.
Rates will vary when paying by credit card. No change with personal checks or e-checks.
We request light cleaning before leaving.

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Amenities

Muskegon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • 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 On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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