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COZY BEACH Retreat-Lighthouses, beautiful beaches, trails, sunsets, theme park

Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom/ Large 4 Season Porch/channel Views/ Outdoor grill


Quiet cottage, very clean and well-maintained. Located on beautiful sand-duned peninsula, only a short walk from Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. Very close (walking distance) to Muskegon Lake. Watch the spectacular Lake Michigan sunsets as a perfect end to the day.

SUMMER WEEKS and WEEKENDS available. Harbor View Cottage is located a very short walking distance (2-3 minutes)to Pere Marquette Park - award winning white sand beach- Family-friendly cottage.

Hi-speed internet, WiFi, and cable TV are available for your use. Cottage has central air and heating (natural gas) to keep the cottage a comfortable temperature for you.

The playground is just across the street for children. (Between house and beaches)

Great outdoor patio, seating area, play area for children.

For boat owners, there is a enough room to park a boat and a boat launch at Harbour Towne Marina(fee charged) or a public boat launch on Lakeshore approximately two miles away($10 charge). For those guests seeking a pet-free/smoke free cottage environment, this will meet your needs. Unforgettable, relaxing time together creating family memories.

WINTER RETREAT - Great location to walk the parks, lighthouse areas and fish on Muskegon Lake. It looks like a village in the winter with all the fish huts up on the frozen lake.

Walking distance (5 mins each) to a great beach/seasonal restaurant "The Deck" on Lake Michigan and "Dockers" overlooking Harbour Towne Marina and Muskegon Lake.




air conditioning

natural gas heating


outdoor patio with table and chairs(6-8) with front patio seating for 4

3 bedrooms and pull-out couch (double) - sleeps 8

2 full bathrooms

lots of storage

bright, well-lit porch for games, reading, crafts and relaxing

TV/DVD player

Games, books, puzzles

well-stocked kitchen

lots of outdoor space

watch the ferry and ships from the front yard


iron and table top ironing board


Rose & Gregg Dykstra

Member Since 2014
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 31, 2018
About Rose & Gregg Dykstra

We moved to this beautiful lakeside community known as Beachwood-Bluffton and fell in love with all of the water views and opportunities for family visits with so much to do with children and grandchildren and friends. Visitors have commented that they were unaware that this beach area existed, and ...it is one of the best beaches they've ever seen...anywhere. Pere Marquette has been rated as one of the top beaches in the United States.

Rose & Gregg Dykstra purchased this House in 2014

Why Rose & Gregg Dykstra chose Beachwood-Bluffton

This property was so clean and well-maintained by the previous owners, that we knew it would be something we would appreciate staying in as a cottage/retreat. It is so close to the playground, boardwalks, lighthouses, beaches and the submarine, that you do not need a car. The restaurant Docker's Fish House has had rave reviews by boaters and beach-goers and is a favorite of ours to walk to. A new restaurant has opened on the beach (Called 'The Deck') and will be the perfect place to watch the gorgeous West Michigan sunsets. The history in the area is well-worth exploring as you learn that Muskegon was once a dominant city in the nation with the lumber baron era. The historical section of downtown Muskegon is loaded with history and beautiful architecture. The screened porch is so relaxing and will provide many hours of family and quiet time for your vacation.

What makes this House unique

Beautiful setting year-round for a get-away. Such a unique front porch and incredible access to Trails, fishing from the piers, serene beach walks.Very comfortable and cozy, the perfect setting for a summer retreat and great family memories. You can park your car, and walk and bike to so many amenities.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 4-porch (4 season)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Porch/private area with double sofa sleeper
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, lower level- a full bathroom in the lower level also
      • Bedroom 1 Master Suite
        1 queen, Queen bed, full bath & walk-in closet.Light & spacious.
      • Bedroom 2 - Main floor
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, double bed (lower) with bunk bed twin (upper)


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • We supply hand soap for each sink, 1 bar of soap for each bath, and a starter amount of 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom. Generous supply of towels and washcloths provided for 8-9 guests.

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            View of the channel, ships and sail-boats. Short walk to three lighthouses & stunning Lake Michigan sunsets.
          • Beachfront
            3 minute walk to Pere Marquette Beach(Award Winning Beach with white sands-groomed regularly) on Lake Michigan. Muskegon Lake 10 min walk. 3 miles of beautiful lakefront beaches.
          • Downtown
            Old Lumber Baron town, with historic, grand architecture. Buildings are being repurposed for contemporary uses and shops. 2 new MicroBreweries located in downtown Muskegon, as well as Farmer's Market.
          • Lake View
            Lake view and channel view within a few steps.
          • Water View
            Ships from the Great Lakes Areas and across the Atlantic glide through the channel to the deep water harbor in Muskegon. Muskegon Lake is one of the sailing capitals of the world.
          • Waterfront
            A very short walk to the beach and board walk to see beautiful Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake and the Channel that joins these two lakes. Swimming great for smaller children between the lighthouse arms.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central Air
                      • Garage
                        Not available with the rental. Owner will keep this area private/locked. Special arrangements can be made if storing a set of bikes/kayaks, etc.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Natural Gas
                      • Internet
                        High speed internet/Wifi Owner will provide code for access for the duration of the stay
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                        Sheets and bath towels provided for 8-9 people. Please strip all beds and place used towels in laundry area for washing at the end of your stay.
                      • Living Room
                        Sofa and reclining chairs/ottoman Porch has double pull-out couch 5 chairs and game/dining table.
                      • Parking
                        4-6 cars on site
                      • Towels Provided
                        We supply linens for all of the beds and bath towels and wash cloths for 8-9 guests. Bring your own beach towels/beach chairs.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Bring your own laundry soap


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffeemaker and tea kettle
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            dishes for 8/platters (2 sets of 8) coffee mugs wine glasses outdoor serving trays baking trays/glass baking ware pots and pans casserole dishes
                          • Dishwasher
                            dishwasher soap (tabs provided)
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully stocked kitchen- coffee maker, tea kettle, blender, toaster, baking pans, pots, crock pot, mixer, toaster oven. Dish soap and dishwasher soap tabs provided per week.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            You supply all of your dry goods needs. There will be a roll of paper towels and clear food wrap for your use. 2 toilet paper rolls per bath. Pot holders, dish towels and dish cloths supplied
                          • Refrigerator
                            large refrigerator with lower freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            bagel size Toaster Oven available


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                high chair available table can accommodate 8, if needed. Otherwise a small porch table can be used to add additional seating
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    not blue ray
                                  • Game Room
                                    porch area ideal for games and cards with table and four chairs
                                  • Games
                                    board games and puzzles
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic cable
                                  • Television
                                    Basic cable
                                  • Video Library
                                    just a few children's movies (dvd)


                                      • Boat
                                        boat rentals nearby
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        outdoor seating area both back(this area is more private, and is where the grill is located) and front of the house(both inside and out)
                                      • Golf
                                        golf nearby - see guide book/binder. Check the local web sites for details. 9 courses within a short driving distance. Please check Michigangolf.com
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        rentals at the beach (cove area, between the inner piers) If you do an internet search for Muskegon boat rentals, you will see several for kayaks, canoes and boat re
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        4 season porch with entire room of windows.Can see the Muskegon Channel from this room as well as from the dining room and front of the house.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        outdoor area is great for seating and children's play at the back, side and front of the house. It is a very large concrete pad/play area/patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        nearby - see guide book/binder
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        paddle board rentals at the beach. If you do an internet search for Muskegon boat rentals, you will see several for kayaks, canoes and boat rentals.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            2 steps to enter back door 4 steps to enter front door


                                              • marina
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • 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

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Beach Volleyball, kite surfing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, sailing, water sports, boat festivals, Coast Guard Activities, sailing races (Queen's Cup Sailing Race and tall ships), fishing(License required-see State Regulations), bonfires on the beach, ice cream on the beach, board walk along the channel and to 3 different lighthouses. Nearby, there is Miniature and Frisbee Golf, Batting Cages, LST Ship Night Movies, Fruenthal Theater, Cinemas, Lakes Shopping Mall, Micro-Breweries, Wine Bar, Drive-in-Theater, Downtown Festivals(See Guide/Binder and Pure Michigan website), Lakeside Emporium, 2 Local Breweries, Culinary School Restaurant Mia and Grace, Historic Tours of Hackley and Hume houses and other downtown lumber baron historic landmarks, Historic Muskegon Library, Downtown Music Concert Series, Farmer's Market for fresh and organic foods, Michigan Adventure Theme Park. So many restaurants that are not part of a chain and have unique and local foods.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                27 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great stay for our family.

                                                                Darren's HarremColorado Springs, CO

                                                                Perfect for our family get together lots of open space for our gathering. Kitchen is well stocked. Stayed in the winter but would be a great location for a summer beach vacation, easy walk to Pier Marquette beach. Four star rating due to the main bathroom being in the master bedroom so people need to go through the bedroom to use it. Not a problem unless it’s at night and someone is sleeping in there. All else was great for us.

                                                                Location next to a. Playground and short walk to the beach. But ....

                                                                roy f.

                                                                It has a really great well stocked kitchen but the main bathroom inside the master bedroom made it quite inconvenient for showers and night trips to the john. Having air conditioning was soooo nice but the basement bedroom and bathroom felt like a dungeon.... very low ceiling.

                                                                We had a great vacation week !!

                                                                The open stairway to the basement not toddler friendly.😏

                                                                Amazing, very comfortable, and very relaxing

                                                                Liliane E.

                                                                I loved it a lot. The house was neat, cozy, and so simple. I will never book another one when I go again to Muskegon. It feels like you are home


                                                                Great location, great hosts, wonderful family vacation.

                                                                Teresa Z.

                                                                Our family of six loved our week in Muskegon. The house is within easy walking distance of the beach, the light houses, the submarine museum and the channel. We biked and kayaked and did yoga on the beach. We also enjoyed excursions hiking in the state park, going to Michigan Adventure, blueberry picking, visiting historic homes in Muskegon, Pokemon hunting, shopping in Muskegon and Whitehall, and a day trip to the Indiana Dunes, where we hiked and enjoyed the beach, water and nature center. The house is super well appointed with every kitchen item you could possibly need, including Keurig coffee, as well as plentiful towels and blankets, books and games. Everything was clean and comfortable. Rose is highly responsive and ensued we had a wonderful time.

                                                                Beautiful centrally located cabin!

                                                                Kristin S.Grosse Pointe/Michigan

                                                                This was our very first vacation with our 3 boys. We were impressed with how clean and organized the inside of the cabin was! The 3rd bedroom is indeed in the basement but we made it work with the 3 kids in the bunk bed room. The beach, park, lighthouses are all a few min walk away. So nice to have two decent restaurants within a few minutes of each other. Also, snacks and ice cream available on the beach?! Yes please! We headed to Michigan Adventure (only a 25 min ride) and also Getty Drive-In Theatre. We all enjoyed our trip very much. The only downside was not having a fire pit in the backyard. There are a few on the beach but we weren't quick enough to grab one. :)

                                                                Great location

                                                                Rachel C.

                                                                We loved our time in Muskegon! Convenient to walk to the beaches on Lake Michigan as well as the (warmer!) beach on Muskegon Lake. Our kids loved the submarine museum just down the road (also walking distance), and the restaurant on the beach was a hit. Several playgrounds in close proximity as well. Only negative about the house was that the only main floor bathroom is inside the master bedroom, which means kids (or other adults) have to walk through bedroom during the night or go down to the basement. Steep basement stairs (difficult for older grandparents) and low basement ceilings (need to duck if you're over 6'2"). But all in all, we loved it and would definitely stay there again!


                                                                Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA

                                                                Close to USS Silversides, working WW ll submarine and the Naval Museum (walking distance). Several local restaurants that offer great cuisine and choices. (The Lake House, Hearth Stone, CF Prime, Dockers) Pure Michigan's website gives a great overview of the Muskegon Area and the things to do. On site will be a guide (of all the things to do in the area) 6/29-7/9 Summer Celebration (Music/Concert Festival w/ Carnival) 7/23-24 Air Fair 7/28-29 Greek Festival 8/10-12 Unity Christian Music Festival 9/1-4 Shoreline Spectacular (in front of home) 9/15-17 Irish Music Festival All Festival are outside with tent to take advantage of Muskegon Lake and the summer weather Parties in the Park (Music, beverages and food) at Historic Civil war Hackley Park (6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/15, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26) Farmer's Market (Fresh fruit, flowers and vegetables) Tues., Thurs., & Sat. 7am-3pm Other Activities: Lake Michigan Charter Fishing Salmon/Trout

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Taxes and fees are additional

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Tax Rate

                                                                The damage deposit of $200(included in your rental payment) is refundable after the property is checked and damage free and does not require excessive cleaning. The damage deposit refunded 10 days directly back to your credit card, by secure HomeAway online method. No fires/candles/fireworks. No pets/no smoking. No large events on the property. Min age 25 yrs of primary renter, and primary renter to be present during entire rental period. Check in 4pm. Check out 10am. Linens and bath towels provided. Bring beach towels.

                                                                27 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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