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Charming Redbird-3 blks to Lk Mich beach, trail, submarine.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,032 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 blks to Lk MI beach. 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, A/C, WIFI, Fire Pit, BBQ grill

We are transferring ownership to a new HA number as the property manager has purchased the property. Look at our reviews as only a few will transfer to the new number. Ideal location for families up to 6 and professionally designed with "Country French" theme for comfort and charm. Easy walk or drive 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan Pere Marquette beach, 1 block east to Muskegon Lake shoreline, Muskegon Yacht Club. Friendly, historic Bluffton neighborhood.

Smoke-free, no pets, firm. Main renter must be age 25 or older. No students, unrelated groups, weddings or parties.

Not on beach or lake. No view of beach or lake from house.

2ND FLOOR: Calif. King bedroom, TV, DVD; Two XL Twin beds bedroom; Full Bath with tub/shower.

MAIN FLOOR: Queen sleeper sofa in Great Room, with living area, dining area, open kitchen, and half-bath, TV, DVD.

Wonderful, Pere Marquette Lake Michigan award-winning clean-beach, shoreline trail, fishing, The Deck restaurant on beach, Dockers restaurant on marina, Express Lake Ferry.

15 minutes to music, culture, festivals, town, malls, medical, and highway access.

Furnished home, delightful, comfortable County French decor by designer. Equipped kitchen, towels, linens provided.

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.

With friendly neighbors in the Bluffton historic "actors' colony" area, It's close to downtown festivals and cultural events, and it's the perfect base for exploring up and down the coastline. Popular Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark is only a 28-minute drive.

Redbird Cottage is located in popular Bluffton area: Within a 1-15 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.

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.

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; 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

Property Manager
Ed Bodman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Ed Bodman

Lake lover, beach comber, sailor in youth. Forever student who loves learning. Personal repository of area "secrets," for folks interested in art, architecture, music, etc.

I enjoy seeing my grandchildren love and appreciate the lakes, sand dunes, fishing, and nature in general.

Ed Bodman purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ed Bodman chose Beachwood-Bluffton

Great beach community living in the City of Muskegon, with all city amenities. Festivals, the arts, in the historic quaint Bluffton neighborhood! Walk to sugar sand, award-winning Lake Michigan clean beach, or to Muskegon Lake for a sail. A relaxed atmosphere that takes you back to a gentler time.

What makes this cottage unique

Open front porch for sipping morning or evening beverage. Open kitchen, living room, dining area makes family connections easy. Make memories forever at the fire pit in the back yard. Wonderful, quaint location with easy access to coastal beach towns. Professional French decor.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1032 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please use only the two back to back parking spaces closest to the house. Left side of the drive is eagles nest bungalow. Street park also available
  • Call a few days prior to arrival for lock box access code 517-930-1525
  • Reach out if you need something, we are here for you
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , Sink
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths are provided. "Starter package" of paper products is provided and is not expected to last the duration of your stay. Wal-Mart and Meijer are closer by and have food, paper goods, clothing, and much more.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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Charming Redbird-3 blks to Lk Mich beach, trail, submarine.
average rating of 4.780488 based on 75 reviews
Carmel, IN

Great Fall Break Destination

  • 5 of 5

Everything described about the Redbird cottage was spot on! We arrived to find a property that overall, was very clean, and inviting. As my caption states, we chose the Redbird to enjoy the start of the Fall season in Muskegon. The cottage was perfect for our family of three.

From this location, we were able to travel to some of the areas wine tasting vineyards, and places to eat. We enjoyed watching the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game on the 55" flat screen television! After the game, we were able to go outside to enjoy the fire pit.

Jane provided great communication before, during, and after our visit. I would, and already have, recommended this property to some of our friends, and co-workers.

We look forward to a possible visit in warmer months, so as to enjoy the lakes, and other warm weather activities.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for telling about Redbird, and we're glad you enjoyed it and the surrounding areas. Now that summer is past and fall is here, cool outdoor activities, like the wineries you mentioned, trails, and inside ARTS are popular. The West Michigan Symphony season showcases sounds from the East and West on select Fridays nights at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, in the heart of downtown Muskegon no more than 15 minutes from Redbird, and individual tickets are available. See: The Muskegon Museum of Art displays famous art and exhibitions from various periods. Our gallery has world-class famous paintings, glass, and other artwork, and special exhibitions change on a regular basis. The gift shop is also worth a trip. See: Muskegon Civic Theater provides live theater beginning in October until spring. Shows are performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with a matinée on Sundays in the heart of downtown, at most 15 minutes from Redbird. See:
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Charming cottage, close to the water & and of things to do. It was a perfect girls weekend ;).

  • 5 of 5

Charming & clean, well stocked kitchen with dishes/pans etc. Loved the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

This property had every ammentity imaginable and all very high quality. We loved this place so much that we'll be staying here each summer when we return to Muskegon! Stay here - you won't regret it. It felt like home.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goodells, MI


  • 5 of 5

Redbird was perfect for our family vacation. The beach was within walking distance and not very crowded. It's location was perfect for day trips. Silver Lake dunes were less than an hour's drive north. The next day we headed south to Grand Haven and Saugatuck. The house was clean and had everything we needed...fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, fire pit, linens, comfortable beds, and a washer and dryer. Ed was available for questions. We will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and sparkling clean!

  • 5 of 5

Was so impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the home. So many thoughtful details and every inch of the house was perfect. My family was so happy...we had two couples and one child. We were so comfortable and had plenty of room. We can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed everything. You will be welcome back any time! Muskegon is recreating itself, with many new things to do and places to go downtown.
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Cozy, clean, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, very clean home. Very comfortable beds (including pull-out couch). Jane was so helpful and made our quick get-away very easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Deck, Dockers, Marine Tap
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Express Cross Lake Ferry Muskegon -Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many, many golf courses
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Holland, Michigan Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96 and US-31
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Deck - ½ mile; Dockers -1 mile
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
3 blocks to Pere Marquette & Lake Michigan
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 breweries downtown--Pigeon Hill at 500 W Western Ave and Unruly Brewing at 360 W Western Ave, Muskegon.

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: Beach to downtown Trolly shuttle is 1.25 Family festivals, Michigan's Adventure & Water Park, historic architecture, museums, symphony, silent film star Buster Keaton's home town


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

TOTAL = Rate + $150 cleaning fee + 11% tax . The "Service Fee" is imposed by and collected by HomeAway.
Smoke-free, pet-free, no exceptions.
Main renter-guest must be age 25 or more. Family or best friends rental only-no unrelated groups.
We do not refund, but you may purchase (or not) Cancellation Protection insurance during the reservation process.
CHECK-IN: after 4:00 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY10:00 am EST.
Rates are subject to change. Once reservation is accepted, rates are locked in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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