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Cottage Home near the Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 7-8, 2 stall garage

First floor has 1 bedroom, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, kitchenette, microwave, dishes, silverware. This floor is completed in an urban theme, with side door into garage and rear door out to patio.

Second floor has a cottage beach theme, one bedroom with flat screen T.V. and DVD, one full bath, full kitchen, laundry room, living room includes queen sleeper and bunk beds.

Garage has two entrances one into main floor and one to upper floor, both have coded locks, garage is also heated, house is air conditioned. This property is built for a vacation rental, it is ideal for two couples with children, as both floors are totally private with separate sleeping, cooking and bathrooms.

Location between Lake Michigan beach and Muskegon Lake.

Muskegon Lake: Boat launch to Muskegon Lake is 2 blocks away. Fishing, swimming, bike path, boating. Great Lakes Marina and Lake Express Car Ferry are three blocks away Specialty store 2 blocks away. Featuring beer, wine, deli, liquor and specialty foods (Ghezzi's Market). The complete lakeside area has sidewalks and is a great place to walk and shop. Muskegon lake is a deep water harbor with access to bear lake and Lake Michigan, many marinas including downtown on the water, two yacht clubs, one state park and just a whole lot of great sandy beaches. Muskegon has four restaurants, bars that can be reached by water, making summer on our lakes something to remember. Pere marquette beach is a short 1.5 mile away.

Lake Michigan: Pere Marquette Park boasts beautiful white sandy beach, play ground, picnic area, light house, biking and free parking.

More Details

Richard Ghezzi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dick and Sue,

We really enjoyed our stay here in this nice little house. This house is the 2nd best thing in Muskegon besides the sand dunes. You both have very good taste and I personally felt like meeting your couple after I saw the house. Keep it up!

We had good memories for 3 days in this house.

The kids had a lot of fun on the bikes.

Thank you for letting us lend those.

Wishing you best regards, Yeleti family from Indy
Sep 2010
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Lakeside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Two full baths and one half bath, one double size shower and one bath and shower unit.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - hide away sofa
  • Main Floor Rental: 1 bedroom with queen size bed and 1 roll away Upstairs Floor Rental: 1 bedroom with queen size bed, fold out sofa queen, 2 twin size bunks.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Cottage Home near the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I heard about Richard's cottage from a friend and I can tell you, we couldn't have been more impressed with the place. The attention to detail is amazing. We were very comfortable and relaxed during our whole vacation. We went down to Ghezzi's Market while we were there and had a chance to talk with Richard who we found out is the owner and builder of both this cottage and Ghezzi's Market, and not to mention numerous other ventures in Muskegon.

If you are looking for a nice place near town and near the beach, look no further, I know we will be back.

Thank you Richard, we had an excellent vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Torrance, CA

Modern, Beautiful, Clean and Comfortable in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This former filling station has been converted to a two-unit rental that is much more impressive than the pictures show. While in town for a family reunion, my whole family, including my 91-year-old mother and 17-year-old nephew enjoyed this immaculate rental. Beautifully decorated with high end materials and furniture, including flat screen TV's, this is the best bargain near the beach! Richard, the easy going owner, is wonderful to deal with and easy to find at Ghezzi's, his nearby market. The upstairs unit has a large fully stocked kitchen, washer, dryer, and full bath. The lower unit has a full bath and a smaller half bath with efficiency galley kitchen. There is abundant sleeping room and all linens, including fluffy towels are provided. Games, bicycles, and other fun diversions are also provided. The beach is a 5-minute drive. We have rented several cottages near the lake over the years and this is by far the nicest we've seen. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, Illinois

Beautiful Home with Great Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and myself vacationed here in August of 2012. I must say we were very satisfied with everything about the home! The home has a very unique layout that my family and I enjoyed very much! The home had everything we needed, and the owners were extremely nice and helpful! It is located a short 2 or 3 minutes from a spectacular beach and being one block away from the owners General Store was of great convenience! We would recommend this home to anyone looking to travel to the area. We look forward to going back soon!!! Thanks again to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us for our vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Decorated and Well Maintained

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Richard and Sue for such a wonderful experience! My family and I have been raving about our experience. The upper unit of your house is beautifully finished and very well maintained. We had ample space and really hated to leave. We will definately be recommending your house to others and hope to see you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, and great location! Close to the marina, and three miles from Muskegon public beach! The owner was super easy to work with, and very helpful. We rented the entire cottage, and were very pleased with our experience! Recommend visiting the owner's market (right down the street), Ghezzi's Market :)

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

The best kept secret in Muskegon!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I found this property by sheer accident. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend in an amazing house!! Our family traveled up from Indiana to attend our wedding. Dick was nice enough to let us rent his house for only two days. Every other property we looked at wanted us to committ to 3-4days. There was nothing we would have changed about this place and our experience. The location was absolutely perfect. We cannot wait to return and hopefully stay a a few more nights. Our family loved it so much they want to buy a rental on Lake Michigan :) Dick we look forward to visiting again soon!

Ryan, Ashley, and Brian Donley :)

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Holland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Business 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Lakeside community. Close to Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Fishing, bike path, live theater at the Frauenthal center. Summer celebration music festival.

Golf: Muskegon Country Club just blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Lakeside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 10.0%

Weekly Rates:

Entire Home: $1400

Upstairs Unit: 850
Downstairs Unit: 650

*10% Tax is required on each unit or full house rental

$300 deposit to be received within two weeks of booking to reserve home

Deposit can be mailed in form of a check to the address below:

Richard Ghezzi
2017 Lakeshore Drive
Muskegon, MI 49441

*Deposit is deducted from full price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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