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Lake MI Beach just across the street- Indoor Heated Pool. Private patio with BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 25 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, Just Across From Lake Michigan Beach & avtivities.

Great Location for this apartment/ townhouse!

Lake Michigan beach is just across the street!

Ludington Lighthouse and Public Boat Launch are also all a short walk! Walk to downtown restaurants and shops!

Waterfront Park, Maritime Museum and several other attractions. Bonfires on the Beach every Thursday, Movies in the Park, Children's Museum and much more! Most within walking distance.

We also have the only Indoor heated pool and hot tub at our hotel/ Motel near the beach,. We also have an exterior pool / sun deck for your relaxation.

Other hotels in our area have exterior pools, if any.

(231-690-1714 if any more questions.)

The Pier House Apartment is roomy, comfortable, clean and casual. A non smoking property.

Sleeps 6 comfortably.

2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 bath, full size living areas with outdoor patio. We typically rent from Saturday to Friday, and our weekly rate is based on 6 nights. Other days can be arranged if available.

Many things included that other rentals do not have.

All sheets, towels, pillows and blankets provided.

A mid-week linen change is provided upon request. Fresh sheets to replace the sandy ones😉 There are full size appliances including a dishwasher. We also provide dishwasher detergent.

Flat screen TV's with cable are in the living room and Master bedroom.

Fresh pool towels are available in our office daily, so you don't have to use your bath towels.

The beach, lighthouse, pier, mini golf, skate park, shuffleboard and one of several parks is just across the street. Our downtown area is within walking distance and offers restaurants, shops, children's museum and local craft breweries!

Waterfront Park, just a few blocks away has a huge children's playground, walkways throughout the park to watch the SS Badger depart or return daily, picnic areas, concerts in the park and two marinas, one in each side of Waterfront Park. A favorite place!

There are bonfires on the beach, movies in our City Park, Craft Shows, Art Galleries and a great Children's Museum!

Many great restaurants and local Craft Breweries like Starving Artists Brewing Co. being served in several local restaurants.

Then there are even more activities..

Biking, rent from Spindrift Bicycle Shop downtown, kayaking on Hamlin Lake or the PM River, Charter Fishing (Freestyle Charters are great! As are many other charters) or fishing across the street off the Pier.

Several events each summer, such as the Lakestride Marathon, Gus Macker Basketball Tournament, the Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament, Art Shows, House of Flavors making the best ice cream!

Visit Amber Elk Ranch and your the ranch, feed the Elk and more! Explore the dunes at Ludington State Park, tube down the river or your Big Dable Point Lighthouse. Check out the view from the crowd nest at top!

Then of course you can relax at the beach, cool off in Lake Michigan, play shuffleboard at the beach or walk along the shore at Sunset! Something for everyone.

If you book your stay in advance* you will receive:

*$100. Rent discount on *6 night stay if your 2016 reservation is booked more than 120 days in advance.


Our apartment sleeps 6 comfortably.

Please contact if more than 6 to be considered; such as multiple small children. We want you to be comfortable!

No guarantee if more than 6 will be approved..

Only *2 bedrooms, yet one is a very large bedroom with a king size bed, a full size futon, large closets and a flat screen tv with cable. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds and a full size futon in the sitting area all w/ linens provided. (5 beds total)

Living room w/ large flat screen and cable/HBO, full kitchen with full size appliances, cookware and most items needed to prepare meals. Dishwasher, microwave, BBQ, & outdoor patio as well. Closets / storage space in almost every room.

This apartment / townhouse is two story and within the Ludington Pier House Hotel. (Bedrooms and full bath upstairs)

You also have use of our heated indoor pool and hot tub, which has an outdoor patio/ sunning deck, In addition to your private patio.

We can also help with information about other areas or activities you may want to visit while staying in our area. Sand dunes, petting zoo, state park activities, camping, kayaks, bicycle rentals...lots to do!

*The Weekly rental is for 6 nights with a Sat check in at noon and a Friday check out by noon. We use a full day in between rentals for cleaning the apartment, making sure it is thoroughly cleaned, stocked and prepared for our next guests.

Longer stays can be arranged if dates are available. There is a nightly cost reduction for stays over 7 nights.

No daily housekeeping services are provided* and guests must provide own paper and personal products during your stay.

*We do offer a Wednesday/ mid stay linen change, if requested 24 hours in advance. (sheets/ bath towels)

If you'd like this service please let the office know by early Tuesday, so it can be scheduled for you.

"*If there is an spill or accident within the apartment, please contact us ASAP. We will help clean to offset any permanent damage or stains***and to offset possible fees.

We value our property and respect your time using it but would like to help if there is an issue.

This is a separate unit and is being treated as a townhouse/ apartment rental not a hotel room. There are no maid or hotel services.

It had been at one time the Managers Quarters to the hotel and is a 2 story apartment / townhouse.

We are a seasonal rental. Mid-May thru early October. Minimum stay in off season times is 4 nights. Minimum stay in our busy season is 6 nights unless noted otherwise on the calendar.

Please contact through HomeAway and/ or directly at

(231) 690-1714, please leave a message.

All calls returned promptly.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you!

More Details


Ludington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Have a good time while visiting . Please post a review after visit. Thank you!
  • Property, pool and other spaces are for registered guests only. Unregistered guests will be asked to leave.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1/2 - toilet , Small, yet convienant 1/2 bath on first floor.Toilet & sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bath with storage and linens provided.
  • Large full bath, shower with hand held shower, counter space, linen closet, storage and lots of natural light with a large window that also provides a wonderful breeze!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable with a sitting area, two closets and AC.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large comfortable room, 2 big closets, flat screen TV & AC.
  • 1 king and a full size futon, large closets, dresser and a large flat screen TV. Hardwood floors in bedrooms. Large windows with lots of sunlight overlooks courtyard area. A/C (Room approx 22'x24') Bedroom #2 ~2 chairs, a table and a lamp near the futon. A nice sitting/ conversation area in the bedroom in addition to the beds. Also 2 closets with extra bed linens if needed. A/C Hardwood floors. Can see Lake Michigan and the beach from this room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A great place to stay! Location is fantastic! Stay busy or relax! Great for anyone if you enjoy the beach, parks, boating, hiking & short walks downtown to see all the shops & restaurants. This rental has a full household of amenities! Don't want to BBQ? Check out the many restaurants! Watch the SS Badger coming into port, every evening at 7 pm! Have our local market put together a picnic basket for you to take to the beach one day! Visit Ludington State Park for more activities, just N. of town. There are two beaches at the state park, one on Lake Michigan & another on Hamlin Lake, with canoeing, paddle boats, and kayak rental all available. Every Thurs. is Movies in the City Park just down the street from your rental. Bring your blanket/chair and enjoy the show! Many things to do or just relax and enjoy your vacation. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you. We can send local brochures or info if you let us know you'd like them. Hope to see you soon!


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Lake MI Beach just across the street- Indoor Heated Pool. Private patio with BBQ
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Very clean, modern rooms and facilities and great location

  • 5 of 5

I will be back again. It was just great

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your great review of our property! It's appreciated. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, we work hard to provide a nice, comfortable place for our guests. We try to make sure you have whatever is needed to make your vacation a good one! Book early, because our regulars are already booking for next season! It would be great if you were a " regular " guest as well! Hope to see you next season, Dorothy Gamble
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Northville, Michigan

The Pier House apartment is the best! Has everything and is close to everything. Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away with the Pier House apartment. So clean and convenient. We got to truely experience Ludington because of the Pier House. We absolutely had the best time and will be back

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We truly put our guests first and want you to be comfortable and have a good time while staying with us. Our office staff can provide idea or brochures for activities and places to visit or you can stay and relax in the pool or hot tub. Our guests satisfaction is most important. Hope to see you again next year. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Dorothy
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Awesome property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Pier House Apartment. This was our fifth summer trip to Ludington, and the apartment was the best place we have stayed. We have already requested it for next year.

We were a group of 4: grandma, mom, and two children, aged 5 and 9. The location was perfect for all of us. It was just a walk across the street to get to the beach, and a short walk to all of the 'favourites' for the kids, including House of Flavours, Kilwins, Children's Museum, Library, Book Mark, and beautiful parks. We love that we can walk everywhere in Ludington - its great for the kids, and it encourages us to explore new places along the way.

The apartment was very clean and had everything we could possibly want. The master bedroom had a very comfortable King sized bed; the second bedroom had two single beds as well as a sitting area that could be used for a third bed if needed. There was also a comfortable pull-out sofa on the main floor. The kitchen was well equipped, with a large table that easily seats 6. Then private patio was great for sitting outside and enjoying summer. One BIG attraction for us was the indoor pool. We used it every day. We particularly appreciated that it was warm enough for the kids to enjoy. (We had previously stayed at a condo that has a pool, but it was so cold that the kids did not want to use it.)

The staff at Pier House was amazing! They are so friendly and helpful. We appreciated all of their thoughtfulness in making our stay great.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and had fun exploring Ludington! Thank you for your wonderful review of the Pier House Apartment. We work very hard to provide a great place to stay for those who choose to stay with us. With every guest, we want to provide a comfortable, clean and enjoyable environment. Our indoor pool is a favorite for many who stay! Vacations should be worry free and relaxing. The staff at Ludington Pier House are there to help and give 110%. Your satisfaction is very important. Thank you again for your review. Contact me anytime, we have several families that return each season. You can contact me directly by email or watch the website for Specials/ Discounts! We hope to see you again! Sincerely, Dorothy Gamble
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and well-stocked as advertised. The apartment was very roomy and the amenities were great - full kitchen, 1 and 1/2 baths. private patio with BBQ. Indoor pool and sauna. The location was prime - walkable to the lighthouse, marina, the beach, House of Flavors and all downtown locations for shopping and eating. While it was a little warmer during our stay, the ceiling fans kept the first floor comfortable and both bedrooms upstairs had individual window AC units which kept the BRs cool. Would recommend this location without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property. We are glad that you had a great stay while at the PIER HOUSE Apartment. We work hard to provide a great stay for our guests. We are open to input from our guests as well to help us maintain a comfortable relaxing place to stay! Also know all return guests receive $100. Off your next week's stay! Thank you again for your kind words about our rental, we do want our guests happy with their stay! Hope to see you next season! Sincerely, Dorothy Gamble
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Columbus, indiana

Great location, very clean property

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was very clean, and while it is in an older building, it was nicely decorated, fairly modern. Better than the pictures, especially the kitchen, dining, and patio areas. Master bedroom is huge. Owner was very easy to work with, always responding very quickly both prior to arrival and during the stay. She even sent us brochures about Ludington before we arrived. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi a short walk away inside of the same building as the apartment (and we didn't experience any noise carrying from the pool area to the apartment- they are well separated yet convenient to each other). Only suggestion we'd have to improve the experience is add blackout curtains to the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review of our property. Your descriptive review, kind words and input are appreciated. Sincerely, D.Gamble
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Short and sweet!

  • 5 of 5

Just a short stay but it was great!

Everything you need is there. Walking distance to everywhere just like they say. The pool is also great! Beach, warm sand, sunshine and a pool and spa in the evening. Nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and all that is offered at Pier House as well as in our town. The beach is absolutely one of the beat in Michigan! We truly try to do our best to make sure the apartment has everything needed for our guests. We value your comments and opinions. We hope to see you again next year! Remember if you book early, you can receive $100. Off a weeks stay! Sincerely, Dorothy Gamble
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Property Manager

D. Gamble
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About D. Gamble

Small family hotel and now a separate apartment rental. The hotel is managed by our daughter, Rachel.

Rachel has been working in the office ( and other areas) for 15 years now. Myself, Dorothy, my husband Chris and our son in law Morgan, work within the hotel in one or more positions. We also have a fantastic staff who currently help us run this seasonal facility. May thru October each year, here in beautiful Ludington Michigan, just across from Lake Michigan. We strive to provide a great stay for all of our guests !231-690-1714

Great for anyone if you enjoy the beach, parks, boating, hiking & walking downtown to see all the shops & restaurants.

We meet some great people every season and many ( 60%)+ Return each year! We work hard to keep things tip top and up to date. We want our guests happy, comfortable and to have a good time while they are here. We look forward to meeting new people!

Ludington is a beautiful and active community.

D. Gamble purchased this apartment in 2005

Why D. Gamble chose Ludington

Location! Cleanliness! Comfort!

Just across from beautiful Lake Michigan, Ludington Lighthouse and Stearns City Beach!

This property is close to the beach, walking distance to town, parks, mini golf, shuffleboard at the beach, museums, Waterfront Park, the fun Children's Museum, Bonfires on the beach, Concerts in the Park, restaurants, several other parks, and a few marinas. Schedule to go Charter Fishing and catch that huge salmon that is so predominant in our area or go Sailing at Sunset!

Its easy an easy walk to visit most places. We offer a beautiful apartment with extra amenities. Heated indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor pool deck and a BBQ on your own private patio area w/ patio set & umbrella.

Check out our hotel reviews to get an idea of how we take care of our property and our guests! We work very hard to make your vacation pleasurable and comfortable.

Personal attention and we make every effort to make sure your stay is wonderful. We have many brochures in our office for additional ideas of what to do.

Clean, comfortable and a GREAT LOCATION! A Non- smoking property.

We hope you'll come and stay with us!

What makes this apartment unique

Location! Walking distance to most everything!

Its a very comfortable apartment for families, couples or anyone who woukd like to take some time to relax.

We have the ONLY indoor heated pool, of all the hotels down by the beach. So if its rainy or chilly you still have a pool to swim in!

Our staff works extremely hard to make sure your rooms are clean and comfortable.

There are many activities to do that are very close. Our office lobby provides a variety of brochures to help you decide on any activity you may be thinking of.

Our local area, parks, beaches, events, downtown shops, restaurants, the marinas and many areas you can sit and watch the activity all around you!

We take pride in our property and the service we provide our guests. Ask any staff person for assistance if you'd like information about activities, places or transportation.

We do our best to accommodate everyone and look forward to our repeat guests each year!

Early Bird Special- *Book any dates for your vacation before March 15 and receive $100. OFF your total at check-in! (*Total before taxes. *Discount not valid on event or holiday dates)

Limited weeks each season.

Book now and save!*

We hope to hear from you!

Any questions please feel free to ask!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been staying in Ludington forv14 years. This fabulous apartment made our time in Ludington even more special! We look forward to returning next year for two weeks!
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Ludington State Park
"An awesome place to swim with two beaches . One on Lake MI and one on Hamlin Lake, great hik..."
Stearns Beach
"Best beach around! "
Waterfront Park
"Beautiful park for any age. Quiet areas to read a book or watch the boats coming in/out of ..."
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mitten Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
SS Badger Carferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Lincoln Hills Country Club, Public Welcome
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak in Holland MI
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
US 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
House of Flavors
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Traverse City MI
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Stearns Beach
Car: recommended

Most within walking distance of Ludington Pier House Apartment. Visit Ludington, ride on the SS Badger Car ferry, play at Sandcastle Children's Museum, relax at the Mitten Bar which produces and serves all Michigan Brews, walk at Waterfront Park, play at the playground, watch all the sailboats in and out of the harbor, plan an event in this spectacular place! Bring your golf clubs! Several fantastic courses to try out!

Our beaches, shopping, restaurants, movies in the park, Ludington State Park, kayaking, canoeing, biking and so many activities are all here to try, watch or visit.

Ludington is a beautiful place! Something for everyone. Come play or relax watching a sunset over the lake. Give us a call. We hope you'll be staying with us!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Insurance $59

$240.00 nightly for up to 6 guests, including children. There is a cleaning fee that is applied to each stay.
We take 24 hours in between each guests staynto clean and restock our apartment so it is spotless for you!
Flexible dates possible.
Three payments are available ( vs 2 payments) when booking more than 90 days in advance.

Please feel free to contact the owner if you'd like to rent dates other than the normal week or four day weekend shown. Flexible dates available. Reduced rates for more than 7 nights.
30 Day Cancellation Notice. Fee $50.
Less than 30-8 day notice, $100. Fee.
Less than 7 day cancel notice, $150.

*Only registered guests can use property & amenities. Permission for visitors; check with office*
*We reserve the right to refuse large groups & expel guests and those not registered.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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