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Your next vacation beach house!!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 2 bathroom with Lake Michigan views from almost every room.

Pere Marquette Beach is very well maintained and one of West Michigan's best kept secrets. It's also right out your front door. This house is well equipped. 6 bedrooms, all with hardwoods, futons and sleeper sofa that can easily sleep 17 +. 2 full bathrooms. A front porch (deck) on the main level and a front deck up on the 2nd level with great views of Lake Michigan. Parking for 5 vehicles. Flag down the trolley bus in front of the house and for $1.25 you can visit local tourist spots. Take a stroll along the miles and miles of pristine Lake Michigan's lakeshore. Pere Marquette is ideal for children with 2 beach playgrounds within walking distance (one just across the street). Cruise along the Lakeside bike Trail just a few minutes from the house. Nearby festivals and activities all summer. A good time will be had by all!

Sam Nesselroad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Sam Nesselroad

My name is Sam. I am an elementary school teacher here in Muskegon and I stay in the house during the school year. This gives me a lot of time to upgrade various aspects of the house to make it more enjoyable in the summer. I grew up in Grand Rapids about 45 minutes east of Muskegon. I'll probably be in Grand Rapids while guests are in the house so if there are any problems or concerns I can be at the house within an hour. My goal is that everyone that stays here has a fantastic experience.

Sam Nesselroad purchased this house in 2012

Why Sam Nesselroad chose Beachwood-Bluffton

I had been commuting from Grand Rapids to Muskegon for two years working in the Muskegon Public School district. I was very fortunate to find that one of my best friends owned this property and that he would consider selling it to me knowing that he could still stay here anytime he and his family wanted. This is a perfect fit for me being that I can stay here all year and then when summer comes along, I can travel and visit family. It's a match made in heaven.

What makes this house unique

This house is large enough for two big families and right on Pere Marquette Beach. My family has stayed here, all 18 of us a few days. Majestic sunsets every night from the decks from either floor or enjoy them from the living room through the large windows in the front of the house. It's the ideal location.


Beachwood-Bluffton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor, sleeping bags in closet there
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps 2, on main floor
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 5, one bunk and one bunk with futon (double) bottom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2, second floor, bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , sleeps 2, second floor, balcony deck, view of Lake Michigan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2, second floor, has a crib if needed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , sleeps 1, second floor
    futon in TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 1 maybe 2, main floor, TV room
    sleeper sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2, main floor living room sleeper sofa
    additional sleeping options - 5 sleeping bags, 1 portable kids mattress, and a "Playpal"
  • House is also equipped with 5 sleeping bags, and a kids mattress that can be moved to any room (all second floor). There is also a crib available as well as a "Playpal".
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This house has it all!! Hardwood floors throughout, spacious rooms, firewood available, wonderful views of Lake Michigan from almost all rooms and porches.


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Your next vacation beach house!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just completed a family vacation at this beautiful house. We had a total of 15 people including 2 teenagers and 3 toddlers. The house is kid friendly and was stocked with everything we needed for the week. There were plenty of beach toys, corn hole, bikes etc to keep everyone entertained. The beach is right across the street from the house. After dark on several evenings we sat in the sand by the water and watched shooting stars. What a sight! We also took day trips to Michigan's Adventure and to Holland to rent jet skis. The weather was perfect, and the house was ideal for our family to relax and enjoy each other. This is the third year we have rented this house and we have already reserved a spot in 2016.

Thanks for a great week Sam. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house because of its sleeping capacity and location near Lake Michigan. We had family from Virginia, Idaho, Colorado and Michigan together. Amazingly, this house can accommodate several families regarding the number of bedrooms but there is also enough space on the main level for everyone to be together but not on top of each other. Even with babies we managed to sleep well every night.

Lake Michigan is a short walk across the street and Muskegon Lake is not far away. This property was exactly what we were looking for with its views of Lake MIchigan, the proximity to Lake Michigan where we swam, played in the water and kayaked. The house is well stocked, better than any we have been in and the owner was available at a moment's notice to take care of any issues. The house is close to anything you would want to do in Muskegon but why leave. There are several playgrounds nearby for the kids, the channel from Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan is nearby for fishing, Dockers restaurant is nearby for a nice meal or happy hour, beach is great for morning or evening walks. Since we were so close to Lake Michigan the cool breezes were refreshing!

I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to vacation on the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Muskegon County Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lake Express Ferry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
96 (east and west) and 31 (north and south)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Pere Marquette

This place has it all! Pierre Marquette beach on Lake Michigan out your front door and Muskegon Lake, just on the back side of the neighborhood. Incredible sunsets every evening. Lake Express Ferry to Milwaukee one mile away. Michigan Adventures 20 minutes north. Golf in all directions. Festivals and activities all summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

taxes and cleaning $300

A deposit is required to reserve the house for the dates you will be there. All payments will be paid in full by May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.