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Cozy Eagles Nest-3 blks to Lake MI beach. Click "SEND MESSAGE". 3-night min.

Bedrooms 1
Space 544 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Walk to beach. Forested, peaceful patio. BBQ, fire pit. WIFI. Not on beach.

Please click "SEND MESSAGE" (beneath "Request to Book" box). You'll love this adorable Muskegon MI vacation rental cottage 3 blocks to Lake Michigan sandy beach and the Shoreline Trail to the west, and 1 block to Muskegon Lake and Muskegon Yacht Club to the east. Michigan's Adventure and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: 13 miles, 28-minute drive.

In 1-2 minutes you can be at the beach, eat at the beach, fish, boat, tour a World War II submarine, and begin to bike the Shoreline Trail along Muskegon Lake to town.

Within a 12-15 minute drive, you reach several beaches, chain grocery supermarkets, downtown Muskegon, historic buildings, festivals, and 2 malls. Being close to major highways, it is easy to travel to other beach towns.

Eagles Nest Cottage is 12 stair steps up on a woodsy dune. It is perfect for singles, couples, and small families of up to 4 people. It is the only cottage on the dune and is fenced on the street side, so it is private.

Firmly smoke-free and pet-free. The Main renter must be age 25 or more. Sleeps 2 in Queen bed (TV), sleeps 4 using the Queen sleeper sofa in the living room (TV).

Décor is by a professional designer, and furniture was selected for comfort. Furnished with linens and kitchen equipment for food prep, cooking, and serving. Has modern stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and coffee maker, toaster.

Dune patio has 180 degree view of the forested dune, BBQ grill (propane), dining table, and fire pit.

Park in the double-wide driveway, shared with the mother cottage on the street level. You pass their fire pit on the way to your stairs up to the dune. It is the only cottage on the dune, and it is fenced on the street side, so it is private.

More Details

Jane at Eagles Nest
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2017

About Jane at Eagles Nest

Native of Muskegon and resident of other states and countries, Jane knows the hidden gems of Muskegon and Western Michigan and appreciates the people and customs of other states and countries.

Jane's interests are many -- past President of Muskegon County Genealogical Society, professional family history researcher, violinist here and abroad, retired social worker, and former college adjunct teacher. She lives only 20 minutes away and is 'on-call' during your stay.

Jane at Eagles Nest purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Jane at Eagles Nest chose Muskegon

In historic Bluffton neighborhood, the best location in the City of Muskegon, sandwiched on a narrow peninsula between Lake Michigan beach and Muskegon Lake.

Eagles Nest cottage is the only rental cottage on famous Pigeon Hill, where neighbor children play on the huge dunes and pigeons roosted. Although it's only 12 stair steps from street level, no one else lives up there, and even the air seems different -- fresh, and on a windy day you can hear Lake Michigan waves. Miles of forest dune is the view north, and it's all yours while you are there.

Eagles Nest has the best of both worlds--away from it all on the dune, and just 12 steps down, you have access to all fun, beaches, highways, necessities, and quick trips to other beach towns.

What makes this cottage unique

Shady patio 2 is on a forested dune where you have privacy and feel like you are living in nature yet can see your parked car below. Just 12 steps down where your car is parked is the friendly neighborhood, so you have the best of both worlds--living in nature and conveniences of the city. Furniture chosen by award-winning designer for comfort and charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had such a nice time at cozy Eagles Nest Cottage! It was clean, cute and well furnished/decorated. True to it's name, it was very cozy. It's close to the lake on a wooded sand dune, on our first morning there we were greeted by 3 deer which were just feet away from us! We had a great time at Michigan Adventure and at the beach, and we took a boat cruise on Lake Muskegon and through the channel to Lake Michigan. Our 4 and 6 year olds loved it!
Jul 2010
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Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Compactl bathroom has shower, vanity, toilet. Towels, washcloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Small bedroom has Queen bed, double dresser, closet, 21.5' flat screen Cable TV, and high speed wireless internet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
BBQ grill, Fire Pit, and outdoor table and classic Adirondack chairs. Please provide your own wood for fire pit. No smoking, please. Flat screen 54" Cable TV and wireless Internet.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Cozy Eagles Nest-3 blks to Lake MI beach. Click "SEND MESSAGE". 3-night min.
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 reviews
London, On, Canada

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the three nights we spent at the Eagles Nest on our way to Chicago. The place was immaculate and very close to the amazing beach nearby. Although you could easily walk, we drove in order to have easy access to beach toys etc. We were only there for three days but we managed to do more than just spend time at the beach. We loved lounging at the cottage and spending the evenings by the fire. We also went to the USS Silversides submarine museum which the whole family enjoyed. We went to Ryke's bakery for their famous doughnuts and baked goods. We went to the Lakeside Emporium which is a very impressive candy store. We ate at Dockers and Bernie O's Pizza which were both excellent places to eat. On our last night we went to Getty's Drive In which was only $5.00 per person on Tuesday nights and was a very fun night. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a cozy and clean place to stay. It is close to one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to. Jane is also wonderful to deal with and is very happy to answer any questions about what the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the beach, the cottage, and the things to do. Thanks very much for giving future guests some great ideas for their own stay. For your next visit, I recommend the dune stair climb and the walk through the woods to Lake Michigan beach at Hoffmaster State Park. Best wishes to you, our Canadian neighbors! You'll be welcomed back any time.
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Clean, cozy, close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

Wife and I love this location. This was our fourth time staying on the property and we loved it just like the prior visits mainly because of its location to the beach. It is a clean property inside and out. The kitchen is small and the bathroom is small but we managed. We enjoyed cooking our own meals on site instead of staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast. We recommend it for couples but not for larger groups. There is also a Meijer close buy and other supermarket. The beach location is by far the greatest part of this stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage-Well Decorated, Walking distance to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This property is located in a great location near the beach. The cottage is super cute and well decorated. We stayed with two kids and two adults. The pull-out couch was uncomfortable my kids said, the bed was comfortable.

We stayed in August 2016 for 4 days for a family wedding.

Jane has everything there you could want in a kitchen and a cottage, the only thing that we did not have was any toilet paper as we ran out immediately and had to find a store asap.

The only downfall on this cottage is the size of the bathroom, it is extremely small and I mean small. I am an average build woman and I could not move at all in the shower, I could not bend over to shave my legs--if you are a large person you will not fit in the bathroom and will not be able to fit in the standing shower.

I called Jane before our stay and she was very gracious.

This is a great area to vacation at.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Cozy Eagles Nest is Muskegon's Little Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

The Cozy Eagles Nest offers the best of Muskegon's beach life in a small package. Perfect for a couple or small family, this one bedroom loft cottage is perfectly situated in the Bluffton community. A short walk to either Pere Marquette beach or Muskegon Lake makes your summer stay a breeze. This clean and quiet retreat, from its charming and functional decor to its amply stocked kitchen, will provide the perfect home base for any vacation and its outdoor patio area is perfect, both for entertaining or for those quiet moments with nature. Mrs. Shapka is a pleasure to work with and is eager and responsive, making your stay as convenient and easy as possible. We loved our week at the Cozy Eagles Nest and highly recommend this vacation property! Thank you, Jean, for a wonderful week; we hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for describing your stay for others to know about. You are welcome back anytime. To entice you to return in the fall, Polish Festival takes place Sep 2-4, the Michigan Irish Music Festival will be here Sep 15-18, and Oktoberfest brings beers, bands, and brats Oct 7-8.
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The house was cute,cozy,private and spotless. There wasn't anything we needed that wasn't supplied. The air conditioner in the sitting area was all we needed to stay cool.Jane let us know that if we needed anything she was a phone call away. We saw a few deer and our first time seeing black squirrels. Very interesting!

What a great location! A short walk to beautiful Pere Marquette beach and Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is so impressive. We saw several beautiful sunsets while we were there and managed to get some great pictures.

Easy access to several nice restaurants. We had a family reunion at Dockers.Great food and atmosphere. Ate perch for the first time at Hennesseys.Very good!

One day we took a ride to the Silver Lake dune area . We went on a dune buggy ride and had a lot of fun. We stopped at a farm stand on the way back and bought a delicious cherry streudel.

We would definitely stay at the Eagles Nest again if we were to visit beautiful Michigan .Great spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and Michigan! On July 22nd, our beach on Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette, won "Best Beach in West Michigan in a WZZM 13 competition poll. Hope to see you again.
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the Cozy Eagles Nest for an anniversary weekend trip, since we got engaged at the Pere Marquette Lighthouse. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The house was clean, cozy and beautiful, the kitchenette kindly stocked, the location absolutely perfect for spending every evening out on the Lake.

The guestbook filled with menus and ideas of things to do was a lovely touch as well. Jane has thoughtfully prepared the perfect getaway nest. :) The cottage definitely made the trip! Kudos to Jane for providing a lovely place for travelers to come relax and enjoy Muskegon. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to be part of your anniversary! The Pere Marquette beach lighthouse is newly open for tours, with a wonderful view of Lake Michigan, the channel, and the dunes. You will be welcome any time!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dockers on marina, plus 2 bars in Lakeside
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Milwaukee-Muskegon Cross Lake High Speed Ferry
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Amtrak (in Holland, MI)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96 and US-31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dockers Fish House on marina
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Pere Marquette Muskegon beach and channel
Car: recommended

Adorable, artsy cottage on Bluffton peninsula between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake in the City of Muskegon. Certified 'clean beach' sandy beaches. Many Lake Michigan beach parks - Hoffmaster State Park, Duck Lake channel park, Pere Marquette Park beach. Michigan's Adventure and Water Park (Cedar Fair). Many festivals - Muskegon Summer Celebration, Greek Festival. Irish Festival - Feish. Pier fishing. Charter fishing boats. Trails - Lakeshore Trail, Muskatawa Trail. Boats and ships - WWII submarine USS Silversides, LST 393 - World War II Landing Ship Tank , Port City Princess cruise boat. Victorian mansions - Hackley House and Hume House. Depressive era House. Fire Barn. Muskegon County Museum. Live symphony and theater in season. Museum of Art. Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - BLFAC. Horseback riding at JJ Ranch. Beach volleyball. Roller blade park. Cinemas. Many restaurants - chains and originals. Shopping - The Lakes Mall, Lakeshore Marketplace. Many churches, synagogue. Two major first rate hospitals

Other Activities: Beach volleyball. Skateboard park. Many golf courses. Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring, Depending on Weather
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day - Labor Day
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall (Rates Fall)
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

NO SATURDAY ARRIVALS, please. Thank you.
Smoke-free, No Pets, no exceptions.
Total = Rent + $75 Cleaning Fee + 10% taxes + HOMEAWAY/VRBO Service Fee.
Main renter must be age 25 or older. Family rental only--no unrelated groups.
We do not refund; you may purchase (or not) Cancellation Protection during the booking procedure.
CHECK-IN: after 4 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY 10 am EST. If HomeAway states 11am checkout, that is wrong--check-out is by 10am EST.
Rates are subject to change and are locked in when your reservation is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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