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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, finished bonus room, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 16 people

Are you ready to rejuvenate your spirit? Come and enjoy Pura Vida, the pure life, in our exciting beachfront home on Lake Michigan located 3 miles south of Ludington. Construction on this Platinum built home was completed in June 2009. 10 foot ceilings, open floor plan, made to entertain! Spend your days basking in the sunshine on the private beach on Lake Michigan while enjoying the breathtaking views and long walks. Share your evenings with family and friends on the deck watching the incredible sunsets and complete your evenings with late night dancing in the disco room. Possibilities are endless at our home on the water. Now, this is living! Spread some Pura Vida, and we hope to see you soon!

Vacation on Lake Michigan and enjoy the beautiful surrounding Ludington area. The Ludington Lighthouse is visible to the north from our beach house. The beach is private and ready for you! Lake Michigan is such a spectacular site, especially up close and personal! The view just doesn't get any more fantastic than this!

The stairway to the beach is now complete. (6/9/09) There are 308 steps down to the beach. We have 3 young children, and we visit the beach often when we stay at Pura Vida. Actually, our three year old goes up and down the steps independently.

You will feel like you are in your own world when you are on our beach since we have no neighbors to the north or south of us. The beach and the view are spectacular! Please come and see for yourself!

Pura Vida will be the perfect place to have your family gathering, reunion with friends, or romantic get away. There are so many attractions in Ludington and surrounding areas that this will become one of your favorite vacation spots for years to come. Don't miss riding the S.S. Badger Lake Michigan ferry, visiting Sandcastles Children's Museum, renting ATV's at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, gambling at Little River Casino, eating at Luciano's, playing Frisbee Golf a couple blocks away, hiking to the lighthouse in Ludington State Park, shopping at local art galleries, chasing your children along the beach, and making lots of great memories you will never forget!

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Ludington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , custom tile shower, rainforest shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , custom tile shower, rainforest shower head
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , flat screen TV with DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , flat screen TV with DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , completed Dec 2010
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , completed Dec 2010
    Bedroom 7 - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus Room with futons
  • Splendid Master suite with whirlpool tub, shower, double sink, walk-in closet and lake view. Second master suite upstairs. Third and fourth bedrooms upstairs with incredible views. Bonus room upstairs with additional sleeping areas. The basement is now complete with a 5th and 6th bedroom as well as a custom tile shower with rainforest shower head in the 4th full bathoom in our home. Our home can easily and comfortably accommodate a party of 16. Enjoy! We can't wait for you to make wonderful memories with your family and friends at Pura Vida! Floor plan layout: basement: 2 bedrooms, large room with sectional couch for sitting and letting the kids play, nice custom bathroom. main level: 1/2 bath, gourmet kitchen, dining room, sitting area with 2 couches, fireplace and TV, laundry room, and master bedroom/bathroom upstairs level: bonus room with pool table and 4 futons, disco room, full bathroom, 3 bedrooms (one of which has a full bathroom attached)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Pura Vida has 5 flat screen TVs to enjoy once the sun goes down or whenever you choose. There is also a 12 by 8 sandbox beside the back patio that children of all ages can enjoy while adults relax on the patio overlooking the water. Bring your sand toys! Pura Vida has a Niles Audio system with 2 ipod docks and multiple in wall control pads. Please remember to bring your ipods to fully enjoy the audio system! Long term renters off-season welcome. There are many activities to do while staying at Pura Vida off -season.


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average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful family gathering home

  • 5 of 5

Modern, well-maintained, and open. Worked great for 8 adults and 4 children. Just as advertised with very-easy-to-work-with owners. Lot's of space and great sunsets. Coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are excited you are coming back and hope you can make it a family tradition to rejuvenate at Pura Vida! Cheers!
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home and a beautiful setting. The homeowners were wonderful to work with. Perfect place to relax and to gather with friends and family any time of year. Our whole family can’t wait to go back. Thank you.Pura Vida. What a gem!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weather, beautiful home, amazing view and plenty of space!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Pura Vida was comfortable and private and the views of Lake Michigan were breathtaking. The home was clean and spacious and we couldn't ask for anything more in the home. The only downfall to the home is the stairs up and down to the beach. Some of the stairs and railings need repair. If you have little ones it would be very difficult to get them up and down to the beach safely and without killing yourself. Ludington is a short 10-15 minute drive, so just take your little ones over and enjoy that beach area. Overall it's a beautiful home, beautiful area and I would recommend you stay there!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really glad you were comfortable and enjoyed the breathtaking views and well cared for home.   We are disappointed you didn't feel the same about the stairs and didn't mention it to us at all while you were at Pura Vida.   We had nine sets of guests before your stay this season and no one mentioned any railings needing repair.  If this had been mentioned to us, it would already have been taken care of.  Multiple families of all ages have enjoyed the home the entire season and our own kids have traversed the stairs since they could barely walk.  Perhaps a walk-out property that is further from the lake with less breathtaking views and privacy suits some people; however, at Pura Vida we strive to provide spectacular views with safe access to a beautiful location on Lake Michigan and will continue to do so.  Buttersville Beach is 2.4 miles north on Lakeshore Drive if a public beach without privacy is desired. Yearly repairs on the stairs are performed early in the season due to the bluff's shifting sands after tough Lake Michigan winters. Repairs are also done throughout the year when a need is identified and the stair engineers are available. Pura Vida continues to have many repeat vacationers because of what mother nature has provided, and we are thrilled to share this beautiful piece of Lake Michigan with those who have an adventurous and happy spirit.  Blessings!
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Fabulous Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

It was everything that we hoped for in a vacation home and more. The homeowners are WONDERFUL and made the process delightful. The home itself is well maintained and the views are breathtaking. Beautiful decor and beds were extremely comfortable. The pool table was an added bonus.

We recommend this home to anyone looking for an elegant lake front home minutes away from area attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful time. Just as advertised. Professionally administrated with good personal touches. Wait for multi family vacations! We will definitely be back. A+!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Property Manager

Crystal Brown
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Nearest Airport
103 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International Airport-Grand Rapids
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
S.S. Badger
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
U.S. 31 and Old Pere Marquette Highway
Car: necessary

Pura Vida currently has no immediate neighbors to the north of south along the lakeshore. It is a very private and wonderful for family and friend vacations. Pura Vida is located south of the downtown of Ludington. Shopping, restaurants, children's museum, etc. are located approximately 8 to 10 minutes away.

Other Activities: Frisbee Golf at the Beauty and the Beast courses is just a short walk from our house at the Mason County Park.

Golf: Lakeside Links Golf Club is located at 5369 W. Chauvez Road which is 1.7 miles from Pura Vida. Have fun!

Ski: Snowboarding and downhill skiing are available at Crystal Mountain approximately 68 miles away or a 1 hour 20 minute drive.

Cross country skiing trails are in Ludington State Park approximately 15 to 20 minutes north of our home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We only accept checks unless you book less than three weeks before your date of stay. In this case, we will take payment via credit card and add service fees from credit card processing on top of your payment that is due. Thank you.
Reservations may be canceled up to 3 months prior to move in date with a full deposit returned to you at this point in time.
Please contact owner for holiday pricing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's weeks. Thank you! Be well!

A 750 dollar deposit is due along with a signed contract to hold your requested vacation time. 2 months prior to your vacation, half of the rent is due. One month prior to your vacation, the other half is due. Your deposit is fully refundable within 30 days of your date of stay as long as Pura Vida is taken care of while you vacation at Pura Vida.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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