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Bailey Sands: Adorable Vintage Beach Cottage, steps from Lake Michigan beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath beach cottage, just off the beach on Lake Michigan!

Bailey Sands is an adorable cottage on a private drive, just across the street from the beautiful Pere Marquette Beach, the large public beach in Muskegon, Michigan. Walk the beach to the beach BBQ restaurant, or down the wooded trail just behind the cottage for a nature adventure. Beach has playground equipment and vendors that sell ice cream and drinks. There is a dog beach down the way, and dogs are allowed in the wooded sand dunes as well. Short drive to Michigan Adventure Amusement Park, or the many breweries and wineries located in this part of West Michigan. Bailey Sands has 2 bedrooms-1 queen, 1 full/twin bunk, and pull out couch. Bath includes bathtub shower. Fully furnished kitchen, gas grill, fire pit, all the items you'll need for the beach, sand box for the kiddies, extended back private deck, and large 3-season front porch. Cottage has high speed internet, an antennae for local channels, and smart tv with Netflix. Cottage has central heat and a large window air conditioner. Parking for two standard vehicles right at cottage, space on nearby street for others. Please ask about the discount for any stay that is booked offline with a contract through the mail.

The cottage is all season; this area has amazing winter outdoor activities including a public luge, nearby excellent sledding, and ice skating as well as cross country trails.

Summers starting in 2018 will be week to week, from Sunday to Sunday (Mid June-Labor Day).

More Details

Tara Merlo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Tara Merlo

Peggy Kleinert and Tara Merlo are the mother / daughter co-owners of Bailey Sands and Savannah Sands Beach Cottages. The twin beach cottages are named after Peggy's 2 grand-daughters. Tara does the booking online and peggy has a house nearby and helps manage them.

Tara Merlo purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Tara Merlo chose Beachwood-Bluffton

These cottages were built in 1930's as a collective of 5 cottages with a bathhouse in the middle...much has changed since then. What has not changed is the absolute beauty of this area...a very large, extremely clean beach with wooded areas too. One beach restaurant and ice cream shop, but otherwise quiet and spacious area. A place to decompress.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a true getaway, yet everything you may want or need is just a short drive away....


Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bath gel and hand soap provided. Has blow dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Second bedroom has bunk bed with full on bottom and twin on top. Also, pull out couch in living room.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


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Bailey Sands: Adorable Vintage Beach Cottage, steps from Lake Michigan beach
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Great, cozy and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Great place great location. Very clean and cozy with swimming in Lake Michigan only a few steps away.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice simple , clean & cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! Front porch was wonderful for sitting & reading & able to see the lake. Short walk to watch great sunsets every evening and enjoy the sights & sounds of a great beach area. Lots to see & do in Muskegon & surrounding area, over4all a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Needs new mattresses

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, it was our second time there. Will come back again.😚?

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Everything as promised!

  • 5 of 5

Bailey Sands Beach cottage was just as described -- it was neat and clean, has enough room for a family of 4, and came equipped with just about everything you could want. The biggest plus is its location so close to the beach, as well as a wonderful back deck, lots of things for the kids to play with, a fire pit, barbecue, and sunny front porch. Aside from the tight parking situation, it's a little gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, awesome location, everything you would need plus some you didn't think of!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minuite of our vacation. Our family of four stayed 8 nights and wanted more. Lots of things to do in and around area. But the location is the best because it is on one of the prettiest beach I've ever been on.

House is small cozy and well taken care of. The property was very well maintained and had great outdoor room too!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, iN

Cute, very close to beach and very relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very easy process the owner Tara was great. The cottage was clean and had promised in the listing. Our dogs loved the beach (dog beach right down the road). The cottage was right across the road from the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Fenced patio. Comfortable main bed. Fantastic shower!! Close to places to eat (drive). Near the USS Silversides WW II Submarine museum. Note no washer and dryer (there is a laundry close) and no cable TV (has a smart TV) and limited parking (shared drive), all these points are clearly noted in the listing. Great service, enjoyed our stay. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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