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Cozy Beach Retreat- AMAZING BEACHES trails-lighthouses-4 day stay specials Aug

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - 1400 sq ft . Sleeps 8. A very short walk to the beach

4 Bedrooms/2Bathrooms -Book your family time to celebrate together. Beautiful mid-century cottage, with character. Quiet, quaint, spacious cottage. Great family and friend get-together vacation location. No steps inside the home. Walk-in shower with built-in bench. One small step into the front door.

Very clean and well-maintained. Located on beautiful sand-duned peninsula, only a short walk from Kruse Park Beach (Blue Wave Award Beach by the Clean Beach Council) on Lake Michigan. Very close to Muskegon Lake Beach and a 1/2 mile from Pere Marquette Beach (award-winning white sugar sand beach) . Take a sunset walk along the boardwalk to see the spectacular Lake Michigan sunsets as a perfect end to the day. Family-friendly cottage, with a huge back yard/fenced and gated. Perfect for family fun and activities. Playgrounds in several locations- Kruse Park(closest), Beachwood Park, Pere Marquette and Drake Park.

Hi-speed internet, WiFi, and basic cable TV are available with the rental. Cottage has central air and heating (natural gas) to keep the cottage a comfortable temperature for you. A cozy gas fireplace to take any chill out of the air and enjoy a family evening of games and other activities in the large livingroom/dining room.

For those guests seeking a pet-free/smoke free cottage environment, this will meet your needs. Unforgettable, relaxing time together.

Beach decor.

HAS:

dishwasher

washer/dryer

air conditioning

natural gas heating

gas outdoor grill

bright, well-lit for games, reading and relaxing

well-stocked kitchen

lots of outdoor space (large fenced and gated yard)

outdoor patio seating (6 chairs) and table

We supply linens and towels (please bring your own beach towels)

We also supply a starter 2 pack of toilet paper, roll of paper towels, clear food wrap, bar soap for shower, hand soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap, garbage bags, iron and table-top ironing board and hair blower.

Please bring your own laundry soap.

More Details

Owner
Rose & Gregg Dykstra
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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 these beach areas existed, and ...they are some of the best beaches they've ever seen...anywhere.

Pere Marquette has been mentioned as one of the top beaches in the United States (National Geographic). Kruse Park is a BLUE WAVE AWARD winning beach. Love the bike trails, the submarine (USS SILVERSIDES), the proximity of the playgrounds and the quality of the restaurants...several local restaurants, that are not part of a chain. Unique dining experiences. If you love American History, the Muskegon area is rich in historical homes and history...we are still discovering all the facets to the city. Muskegon has unique history and beach access, that just made this the vacation location for us and our family.

Rose & Gregg Dykstra purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rose & Gregg Dykstra chose Muskegon

This property was such a beautiful cottage opportunity, that we knew it would be something we would appreciate staying in. It is so close to the playground, boardwalks, lighthouses, beaches, the channel and the submarine. The restaurant Docker's Fish House has had rave reviews by boaters and beach-goers and is a favorite of ours. A new restaurant opened up on the beach (Called 'The Deck') and is the perfect place to watch the gorgeous West Michigan sunsets, or buy an ice cream.

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 area is so relaxing and will provide many great family and friend memories for your vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

So many outdoor activities near the water, beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan AND sunrises over Muskegon Lake. Love to have family and friends visit and bike the trails, walk the beach or board walks to any or all of the 3 lighthouses. This is a hidden gem and not as busy as some of the larger beach towns. These are incredible beaches and the City of Muskegon does an amazing job maintaining and grooming the beaches and parks.

Great access to miles of scenic bike trails and very close to a walking/biking trail (approx 2+ mile trail) of board-walk by the beach, wooded dune trail...all paved.

By the channel, there are 3 lighthouses to walk to or view. An amazing walking area.

Maps of the bike trails are in the cottage or online.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying at your house. It's got great access to the beach, walking trails, and we particularly liked great barbeque on W. Sherman.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Fires-there are fire pits on the beach NO Pets NO Smoking Do not exceed 8 guests. Number of guests to be indicated at rental.
  • Park only in the driveway. Underground sprinkling system in the lawn areas
  • Remove ALL trash. Please bag and place in trash bin. Excess trash, that does not fit in the trash bin, is your responsibility to dispose of.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , stack Bosch front-load washer dryer located in this bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3 piece
  • We supply bath towels/wash cloths for 8 guests. Bathroom baskets make it easy to keep all your supplies in your room and carry in each morning or evening, and leave valuable counter space open and clear :)
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with Double bed on bottom bunk and single on top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , twin bed with small dresser- lots of closet shelves/hanging
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large, well-lit room. Lots of closet shelves and space
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2. double bed, well-lit room/double closet & dresser.
  • 4 Bedrooms all on the main level. Linens supplied for all beds. All new bedding. Allerease pillow protectors for those who are concerned about allergies. Extra blankets in linen closet. Room for pac and play in any of the bedrooms. We have a pac n play available for use, please request with your booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Beaches in Muskegon are award-winning beaches and have been written up in National Geographic as some of the US and world's best sand beach areas. Muskegon's Michigan Adventure is a large theme park, with a spectacular splash/water park and rides. Great web site to check it out as a day out with the family. USS Silversides, is a working submarine, that you can tour along with the Naval Museum. Silver Lake Dune rides are one hour to the north for a group ride or renting your own dune buggy and riding the massive dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Cozy Beach Retreat- AMAZING BEACHES trails-lighthouses-4 day stay specials Aug
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 25 reviews
4

Cute Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was nice. Lots of room to hang out - living room/dining room, kitchen and outside. We stayed with 8 adults and were very comfortable. The house is a 2 minute walk to a stunning, very quiet beach. We loved the views! About 10 minutes from other beaches and downtown. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI
5

Nice home, clean, and close proximity to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Found the home very much as advertised, clean, spacious, close to beach, and Rose was very good to work with and obviously takes great pride in customer service. I would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rochester Hills, MI
5

Nice vacation home with great location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took out two young children (4 and 2) with my parents for a short vacation.

The house was very nice and comfortable for all of us. It had a nice enclosed backyard for the kids to play in, with numerous play areas nearby. Plus, it was in a great location to Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake.

Rose was also great too. We had trouble getting the television to work, so in a very short time after texting her, she came over and helped fix the problem.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Great little house. Large backyard that the kids played in. 5min walk to the beach. Rose was easy to contact before our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Great location, close to the beach. Kids loved it and had lot of fun.

  • 4 of 5

The beach was walking distance and kids loved playing there. It was not crowded and clean. The house was nice and cozy. Some instructions with regards to the noise and vibrations felt after flushing would help relieve some anxiety. The bathrooms could use some maintenance and an exhaust fan as well. Over all stay was comfortable. Rose was very helpful and quick to respond to questions or concerns even when contacted late. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ST Louis Mo
5

Great location, close to parks and beach and super clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week! We spent time at 3 different playgrounds and 2 different beaches. We truly appeeciated the spacious back yard and well stocked kitchen. We shared the house with our friends and their 2 kids and even with our 3 kids it didn't seem crowded at all! Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Muskegon is closest (Grand Rapids 38 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dinner/Drinks - Dockers, The Deck, Mango's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Lake Express to Milwaukee (Foot Passenger & car)
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Grand Rapids/Holland (Direct to Chicago)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 31 and also Interstate 96
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dockers/ The Deck/ Mango's/Mia & Grace/Hennessee
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kruse Park, Lake Mi (on map) Pere Marquette Beach
Car: not necessary

Quiet family-friendly cottage, clean and well-maintained. Located on a developed sand dune/quiet neighborhood. Large yard with fenced and gated back-yard. Cozy, spacious home for a family retreat or friend get-together.

Winter sledding park (with stairs) and playground, just down the street in Beachwood Park. Muskegon State Park has a luge run and other activities for winter enthusiasts. Several playgrounds nearby.

Check out the Pure Michigan site for places to go within a short driving distance.

The beach (Kruse Park)and playground is a very short walk. Beach Dune cottage is a one minute drive to Pere Marquette Beach. Both sugar sand, award-winning beaches. Great walking for any season.

There is no view of the Lake, but you can hear the boats(Spring and Summer) on Lake Michigan from inside the cottage.

An outdoor seating area (with grill), give another area to rest and relax. Cool lake breezes make summer very enjoyable by the lake and taking in a sunset walk along the beach or the boardwalk/piers to see Western Michigan's spectacular sunsets.

Hi speed internet, Wifi, and cable TV are available. Cottage has central air and heating to keep the cottage a comfortable temperature for you.

Children's playgrounds are located at Kruse Park, Beachwood Park and Pere Marquette and Lighthouse Park.

If you have a boat, there is a boat launch at Harbour Towne Marina (for a fee) and the public boat launch on Lakeshore approximately 1 mile away.

For those guests seeking a pet-free/smoke free environment, this will meet your needs. An unforgettable time together!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 5.0%

Check in no earlier than 4PM & check out no later than 10AM on booked dates, This provides cleaning time to have the cottage ready for the next guests.Min age 25
$200 Damage deposit refundable - after cleaning/inspection to ensure no damage/excessive cleaning.This is included in your rental payment amount or by payment request. Refund by secure payment program within 7-10 days of departure.
Absolutely No Smoking. Absolutely No Pets. No fires(except enclosed fireplace)/fireworks/candles.No Events, No hanging or attaching decorations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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