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Vintage Beach Cottage located on stunning Lake Michigan Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Adorable 2 bedroom/3 bed Cottage with porch, patio and deck right on the beach

Come and Enjoy the serenity and beauty of Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan, voted one of the top ten in the nation by National Geographic! Our vintage beach cottage is just the place to relax and enjoy the beach, the great outdoors and is right off the bike trails. The cottage backs up to the woods, so expect to see deer or wild turkeys during your stay. The cottage has a cute indoor porch lined with windows for having your morning coffee with a view. Out back is the deck with grill, sandbox, and fire pit. In the front there is a patio with seating for beach views. Vintage but comfortable, There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with a bunk with Full bed and upper twin. In the living room is a flat screen tv with cable, pull out couch to accommodate 2 more, and air conditioning. Of course, we have wifi internet and iPhone/ipod music hook up with CD payer. Perfect getaway for small family, couples, or friends.

Please ask for a ten percent discount for all stays booked offline through a contract in the mail!

More Details

Tara Merlo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Tara Merlo

My mother and I just bought this cottage in May 2014 as an investment in my daughter's future. In her honor, we named our new cottage Savannah Sands!

Tara Merlo purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tara Merlo chose Muskegon

Adorable, affordable, off the road and quiet—but still right on the beach! A true get away. Perfect for families, couples, or friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Located in historic art colony Bluffton, whose most famous resident was Buster Keaton! Beach in the summer, luge in the winter! Close by Latitudes sells craft beer mix and match by the 6 pack, Habs has bbq more dine-in, pickup, or delivery!


Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently remodeled. Small stand up shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Bedrooms, one with queen and one bunk with full and twin above. Also, pull out couch sleeps two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Vintage Beach Cottage located on stunning Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews

Perfect cottage, clean, well stocked kitchen overall very charming

  • 5 of 5

So close to the beach to watch evening sunset! Our stay was everything and even more then expected!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to find peace and calmness

  • 5 of 5

I had the luck of being by myself for a week. This place was the perfect location to just be myself! I came to finish my book and to have a retreat with myself! I loved the quiet place. Close to the beach. And around this time I was almost every morning alone at the beach ! Very safe and for me a dream coming true!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Qute,clean and well taken care of.

  • 4 of 5

Love the location. Cottage is well taken care of. Much better than a room in a hotel for more money. Would stay here again.

Not a complaint but,

Would of liked a little history on the cottage and a list of available channels. Spent to much time selecting a channel that was not available.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pere Marquette

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed are stay for the weekend and would love to stay at this residence again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage just right for my family! I love the location, size and atmosphere of the cottage. It was the perfect fit for my kids. They especially enjoyed all of the sandbox toys.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Savannah Sands and we liked it just as much as the first. The owners have done a great job of creating a clean, inviting, and comfortable space that has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We love that the property is dog friendly and that the kitchen is fully outfitted to cook if you feel like it. We also used the backyard fire pit and grill and enjoyed lounging on both porches. Hopefully we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Lake Ferry
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrak-Grand Rapids
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Pere Marquette Beach-just steps away
Car: necessary

We are located just down the street from USS Silversides Submarine Memorial where you can tour the sub. Nearby are two marinas (walking distance) and kayak rentals. We are also located 20 minutes from Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park, and 45 minutes drive from dune buggy rentals.


Rates & Availability

Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 Other
May 24 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sum Weekly 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 6 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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