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Beautiful Florida condo -Treasure Coast-12 mins to Beaches/Jetty(1 hr N PalmBch)

Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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.

Owner

Rose & Gregg Dykstra

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Jan 30, 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 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 Bluffton

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.

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Sleeps 2. double bed, well-lit room/double closet & dresser.
      • 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
      • 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.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, 3 piece
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, stack Bosch front-load washer dryer located in this bathroom
      • 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 :)

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Very close to beach! Cannot see beach, but it is a very short 4 min walk & you can hear the boats from inside the cottage (walk past 2 houses to corner, cross street to enter Kruse Beach Park)
        • Downtown
          Very Historic Downtown, Amazing Farmer's Market, Museum, Historic Fire Station, & Lumber Baron homes completely restored to 1800's condition. Lake House- 5 Star Waterfront Restaurant (fine dining)
        • Golf Course Front
          golf course across the road. Private, unless you have reciprocal privileges. Check golfnow.com for Muskegon, Grand Rapids area coupons and golf courses nearby.
        • Lakefront
          One of the best beaches in West Michigan..Winner of the Clean Beach Award by the BLUE WAVE COUNCIL OF BEACHES. Picnic area at the beach and playground/ park. Trails along the top of the dunes.
        • Waterfront
          A very short walk to the beach. Handicap Accessible beach access on board-walk.

          Theme

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

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Internet
                      Hi speed internet and WiFi at the cottage - code available at the cottage
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air. Please keep all windows and doors closed while using central air.
                    • Fireplace
                      this is a closed gas fireplace which is the only fire permitted at this location. No candles, fireworks, or open fires.
                    • Garage
                      Garage is for owners private use only. May be available, upon request for bikes, paddle boards, jet ski, etc.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      dryer available - please clean lint filter with each load
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedding for each bed, extra blankets, bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Bedding for 8 people only, maximum number of guests.
                    • Living Room
                      gas fireplace, couch and chairs- tv, games, puzzles, cards and books
                    • Parking
                      parking for 4 cars
                    • Washing Machine
                      A Bosch stack washer/dryer is located in one bathroom for your use. Please bring your own laundry soap.

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          12 cup - filters supplied
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          New dishes/pots and pans and flatware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Well-stocked kitchen.Breakfast nook with 4 bar stools, lots of light from sliding glass doors to outside patio area(patio table& 4 chairs- 2 chairs from front porch Toaster, blender, crock pot, mixer
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          muffin pan, loaf pan, cake pan, cookie sheets - you bring all dry ingredients
                        • Refrigerator
                          large refrigerator and upper freezer
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          2 slice (new)

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              dining table expands with a total of 4 leaves - can seat 8 comfortably(using two chairs from the bedrooms). There are a total of 6 outdoor chairs if you choose to eat on patio. High chair available
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  several books and reading styles, as well as magazines
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  several games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic cable
                                • Television
                                  basic cable TV and DVD player. A couple movies provided, but bring your favorites
                                • Toys
                                  some basic sand/beach toys provided, especially for those guests who travel by air

                                  Outside

                                    • Balcony
                                      Front porch facing street and wooded area of golf course across the street. Quiet area to read or have coffee.
                                    • Boat
                                      boat launches near-by, within 1 mile
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      patio with table and 6 chairs total. Two chairs on front porch for another seating area
                                    • Golf
                                      several golf courses in the area - golfnow.com is a great place to find openings on area courses and look for discount coupons
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      kayak and paddle board rentals at Pere Marquette beach
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large back yard, mostly shaded, but some sun. It is fenced and gated and a great area for kids or lounging
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill on patio
                                    • Tennis
                                      tennis courts in the area

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • 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
                                                • 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

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • 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.

                                                              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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              21 Reviews

                                                              Excellent4.6/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Cute Beach Cottage

                                                              Maureen C.

                                                              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!

                                                              Nice home, clean, and close proximity to the beach

                                                              Daniel C.Rochester, MI

                                                              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

                                                              Nice vacation home with great location!

                                                              Steve M.Rochester Hills, MI

                                                              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.

                                                              Fantastic.

                                                              Adam P.

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

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

                                                              Smita N.

                                                              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

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

                                                              Amy Z.ST Louis Mo

                                                              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!

                                                              Location

                                                              Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA

                                                              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!

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $125
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              5%

                                                              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.

                                                              21 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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