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Swing In The Beech Trees Shade And Watch The World Go By

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Last year our main improvement was a new roof & gutters. This Spring we improved some inside areas by putting in a new King Bed in the Master Bedroom. The Trundle Bed Bedroom was also improved by adding it's own Window AC Unit. Come check out these & other little details we have made better around the cottage.

DON'T MISS OUT on staying in both our cottages that are only a few feet from each other. We have accommodated several large or multiple families that like the idea of having 6 bedrooms and room for 13 guests(more if any children are less than one year old). It's almost like having your own little vacation compound along Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay. The bonus is also having a lot of outdoor space around both cottages to call your own. Check out Pedler's Paradise(#121177) and see if it would be ideal for your large group along with this cottage--Plum Hollow.

This very clean and spacious home is located just a few yards from Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. The historic Bluffton neighborhood is surrounded by forested dunes next to the most beautiful and cleanest beach on Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay . Go to the beach from the cottage in only a couple minutes. Razed Bluffton Elementary across the street has now become a large grassy area that can be used to walk through on your way to Lake Michigan. Sitting around the wood stove outside is a perfect day's end after dinner is cooked on the grill. This cottage is laid out with plenty of room for all to gather and still have privacy. Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS on the property. Access all around the cottage to High Speed Wireless Internet. Relax while watching the 42' Cable HDTV in the living room or stretch out on the King Bed(water bed frame with standard mattress) & watch the smaller HDTV. Our REVIEWS tell the whole story as to why this place and our care is well worth your choosing to stay here. ALL REVIEWS are submitted by GUESTS ONLY & NOT THE OWNERS. After reading our Reviews, we hope you will want to join us during 2015 and celebrate the start of another decade during our 12th Year Anniversary. During our Summer Season we only reserve the cottage for Saturday to Saturday. Annie & I feel we have gotten better each year at making your vacation a comfortable one. We continuously upgrade our furnishings and decor to make our guests feel very much At Home while Away.

Plum Hollow Amenities In Bluffton: The Bluffton neighborhood is safe, friendly, and quiet. Neighbors welcome visitors with open arms. Their friendliness is one of the many reasons people love living here. The easy access to both lakes & so many other valuable amenities are only a few of the many pluses. Both our side-by-side cottages are the closest rentals in the Bluffton Neighborhood to Lake Michigan. This 3 bedroom home features a sun-filled living room and dining room with table and chairs for 6-8 people. There is a full service kitchen with a small table and chairs. The Malt Shop(breakfast nook) with a booth provides more seating during meals or a place for the kids to play board games. The summer breezes off the lake whisp through this retro decorated area that overlooks the bird feeders. The basement is where the laundry area is located with a washer/ dryer & large double sink. The full bath has a tub/shower. The master bedroom has a king bed & includes a sink & private toilet. Old oak and beech trees are all around property.

Outside & In Plum Hollow: Ample parking for 3 large vehicles off the street and next to either entance. Extensive library of novels with plenty of coffee table reading materials. Always the latest in current magazines. VHS movies, cassettes, DVDs, and CD's are also available. Volleyball net, lines, & ball are provided for your choice of any one of the 40 sand courts just around the corner. Lots of choices of recreational or beach toys. Some wood provided for a couple evening fires in the outdoor stove. Your choice of gas or charcoal grill. Picnic table, Adirondack style chairs, lawn swing, and other seating makes the yard a relaxing place to enjoy in sun or shade. A few beach chairs are available if needed. Very little automobile traffic flows by the cottage since it is just off the main artery to the beach(Lakeshore Drive). Abundant potted annual flowers compliment the established perennials. We are always proud of our configuration of plants we arrange surrounding the cottages for the Summer Seasons.

More Advantages To Enjoy: The bedroom that has the queen bed is quite large with an open ceiling & overhead fan. There is plenty of room to set up the roll-a-way bed and use the reading chair. The smallest bedroom utilizes the space well with a trundle bed and medium sized dresser. The living room TV area has plenty of seating with a large couch, matching loveseat, and 2 chairs with footstools . A bench seat is handy for the 'out-of-the-way' traffic to use the front door to stop by for a quick glance at the exciting part of some sporting event. The Master Bedroom & 2nd bedroom are quite large & also include dressing chairs. This cottage is well laid out so our guests can feel like they can be inclusive or reclusive. Hopefully, you will feel like all our guests, and be so comfortable, you won't want to leave.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Guest/Rentor Must Be At Least 25 Yrs. Of Age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Inside has everything centrally located to keep a good eye on small infants. The booth in the Malt Shop is a great place to have young kids play board games, snack or eat, or take a time out and easily watched from the kitchen....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside Only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    NO PETS ALLOWED ON PROPERTY/NO EXCEPTIONS...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have extra space for the roll-a-way bed if needed. Bedroom 2 has an open ceiling with a ceiling fan. Both bedrooms 1 & 2 have comfortable chairs & air conditioners added in 2012. Bedroom 3 also has a dresser & stool....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet

    sink...moreless

  • The master bedroom, besides having a nice, big king-size bed & has the convenience of a 1/2 bath. There is a private toilet and linen storage area. A sink with a decorative cabinet is next to toilet. The full bathroom allows the option of taking a nice, warm shower or bath. There's a large double sink in the downstairs laundry room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 1 king, 1 queen, 1 trundle & a roll-away bed are available for sleeping. Iron & ironing board; fridge & freezer, shower and tub are included. Gas or charcoal grills available. Wheel Chair available and other elderly or handicapped equipment....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Very Large Selection Of Novels, Travel Info, Periodicals, Area Info, & Novelty Books...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several Kid & Adult Board Games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Small...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Several Channels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD's & Cassettes Available...moreless

  • Television:

    Living Room Has Flat Screen with VHS/DVD Capabilities...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some Beach Items As Well As Equipment For Playgrounds, Etc....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS & DVD...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Only a couple minutes from Plum Hollow Cottage will provide you with a view of Lake Michigan's Most Beautiful Beach....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Lakeside Business District is within 1 mile....moreless

  • Lake:

    Only a couple minutes to see lots of boats & beautiful sunrises across Bluffton Bay on Muskegon Lake....moreless

  • River:

    Muskegon River only 6 miles East...moreless

  • Town:

    Muskegon Downtown at East end of Muskegon Lake is only 5 miles away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large Oak Pedestal Table & 6 High Back Chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC Units In The Living Room, Kitchen, and Both Large Bedrooms...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    It almost seems like it with the thick canopy of trees covering the walkway from the curb to the front door. The side parking area is just a couple steps away from the doors also....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Not Availble For Guests Due To Insurance. Owner Storage of Personal Items & Supplies....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Furnace For Area Not Including The Malt Shop Or Bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 Is Heated By Wall Furnace....moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast Hi Speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Second Sets To Most Everything...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Expansive View Of Surrounding With Lots Of Windows....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off Street Parking Area Can Accommodate 3 Large Vehicles. Possibly, The Back Driveway Could Allow Off Street Parking For A Vehicle With An Attached Trailer...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    More Than Enough Room...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Lots of room on site and more nearby if needed....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty More Than Needed...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Good Connection Inside Home & Most Of Outside Area...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    The Wood Stove is outside with an ample supply of wood for a couple nights. Plenty of seating around & next to the grill....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Ten Cup w/ Auto Shut-off...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    What You Need Is What We Have For You...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rentals Available In Town...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals Available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Area Near Side Entryway Is Handy And Very Comfortable Being Utilized Day Or Night...moreless

  • Golf:

    Premier Courses Not Far Away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many Liveries On Several Rivers Nearby. Some Available On Muskegon Lake....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    About 8 Different Natural Herbs, Manicured Lawn, Abundant Perennials and Annuals Around...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Or Charcoal For Your Choosing...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Several Courts Nearby...moreless

  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2015
Jun 13 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,520

Changeover Day: Saturday

PRE LABOR MINI WEEK
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
4 night min stay
$175
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
FALL 2015
Sep 8 - Oct 16, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
WINTER
Oct 17 - May 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$175

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTION.

SUMMER SEASON IS SATURDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY.

PRIMARY GUEST/RENTOR MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YRS. OF AGE.

To reserve more than 2 months advance $200 is due.

Two months before stay 1/2 balance is due.

One month before stay commences remaining balance is due.

Total amount due for stays reserved less than 1 month prior.

$50 Cleaning fee is non refundable.

$200 Damage Deposit is refundable.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Just outside your door a nature trail leads to a secluded bench for watching another gorgeous sunset over Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. A short walk in the early morning along Edgewater St. affords you with a beautiful sunrise over Muskegon Lake. A few yards from your door is a bike trail that is part of the Shoreline Trail System. Walk to sailing regattas or volleyball courts hosting league play and tournaments. Stroll over with lunch and enjoy a top-notch view of Muskegon's harbor entrance. Just as close is Dockers Fish House & Lounge facing over Harbour Towne Yacht Basin. Hours could be spent watching the boat traffic going through the channel between Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake. While there, a visit to the World War II submarine, Silversides, gives a peek in to our nation's naval history. Plenty of other playgrounds along the lake to enjoy after trying out all the ones by Plum Hollow. Your stay will be a memory you will cherish forever.

Golf: Let us suggest some of Muskegon Area's Best Offerings in Golf Courses & Driving Ranges.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: Stan is a retired high school and middle school teacher, coach, and part-time administrator. Raised in Speedway, IN and attending Ball State University he chose to start a teaching career in Muskegon in 1968. Also, after retirement in 1995, he substitute taught at many other area schools. Running many volleyball leagues and beach tournaments were a favorite pastime. Now, running & biking are his exercise passions. Annie got her degree at Western Michigan University after being raised in nearby Whitehall, MI. Instead of teaching, she travelled the world and lived many years in the Caribbean and out west in Colorado & Utah. She settled back to her home area to be with Stan around 1990. Annie loves to cook for friends. Her exercise is pool aerobics & yoga.

Why the Owner Chose Muskegon:
Stan bought this property after living all around the Muskegon area. There's no other place in the area that comes close to how nice it is to live in the Bluffton Neighborhood. The neighbors are the most friendly ever experienced anywhere, plus the amenities outdoor are endless. Fate was on Stan's side the day he was able to buy Plum Hollow and live full time in the neighborhood. Prior to that he had stayed with friends briefly that had lived here for several years. This will always be home for the rest of his life. Annie has grown to love it too. After building another home only 1/2 mile away for Annie's Mom it became imperative to live there 24/7. Although Crezens has passed, we stay in the house we built & keep providing the opportunity for others to stay in Plum Hollow Cottage and enjoy our beautiful area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just look at Bluffton's history and it's no mystery why Buster Keaton and his family loved staying in the neighborhood over 100 years ago. It is not only ideally located on a peninsula with beautiful lakes on both sides, but it is relatively crime free. Neighbors know each other and not only look out for their welfare, but are genuinely friendly. At the same time, they are not nosey and intrusive in any one else's personal lives. The area is very unique in many special ways. The Plum Hollow property is the closest rental in the neighborhood to Lake Michigan. The yard is a good size for the area & off street parking is plentiful. House is well suited for a family of 6 to stay in comfortable beds with the privacy of their own bedroom. No hide-a-beds in the living area to cram all the guests in like sardines. There's room for a 7th guest with a roll-away bed that can be used in either of the large bedrooms. Since there are 2 large bedrooms, there is enough room to have an 8th guest, if it were to be an infant less than 1 yr. of age.


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Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish

 

Photos

  • Swing In The Beech Trees Shade And Watch The World Go By

    Swing In The Beech Trees Shade And Watch The World Go By

  • Plenty of annual Impatiens & Begonias to greet some visitors to your front door.

    Plenty of annual Impatiens & Begonias to greet some visitors to your front door.

  • Cozy woodstove and picnic area

    Cozy woodstove and picnic area

  • Visitors to the Feeders Love the Natural Surroundings

    Visitors to the Feeders Love the Natural Surroundings

  • Walk Through The Living Room Without Bothering Guests Watching TV

    Walk Through The Living Room Without Bothering Guests Watching TV

  • Get informal to enjoy the Formal Dining Room

    Get informal to enjoy the Formal Dining Room

  • Place for the kids to play a game or eat. Morning coffee and a book are nice too

    Place for the kids to play a game or eat. Morning coffee and a book are nice too

  • Full Length Mirrors on the closet doors and a full size dresser for your use

    Full Length Mirrors on the closet doors and a full size dresser for your use

  • HDTV, Private Stool & Sink compliment the Master Bedroom

    HDTV, Private Stool & Sink compliment the Master Bedroom

  • Sneak off here for an afternoon siesta after a day at the beach.

    Sneak off here for an afternoon siesta after a day at the beach.

  • New Tile & Shower Door Enclosure

    New Tile & Shower Door Enclosure

  • This scene is only a couple minutes away from your door at Plum Hollow Cottage

    This scene is only a couple minutes away from your door at Plum Hollow Cottage

  • Off Street parking for at least 3 vehicles

    Off Street parking for at least 3 vehicles

  • After dinner it's time to relax & have some toasted marshmellows

    After dinner it's time to relax & have some toasted marshmellows

  • The end to another perfect day is here for dinner

    The end to another perfect day is here for dinner

  • Plenty Of Room For Everybody While Watching Movies Or Just Sitting & Talking

    Plenty Of Room For Everybody While Watching Movies Or Just Sitting & Talking

  • Comfortable seating for 6-8 guests around oak dining room table

    Comfortable seating for 6-8 guests around oak dining room table

  • Serve lunch through the window while they listen to tunes on the jukebox/radio

    Serve lunch through the window while they listen to tunes on the jukebox/radio

  • Chef & Company Headquarters

    Chef & Company Headquarters

  • New King Bed,  New Dressing Chair, Extra Wide Mirror, & Personal AC Unit for you

    New King Bed, New Dressing Chair, Extra Wide Mirror, & Personal AC Unit for you

  • Plenty of space & a queen bed in the 2nd bedroom.

    Plenty of space & a queen bed in the 2nd bedroom.

  • Trundle Bed sleeps 2 Guests in 3rd Bedroom.   Photo coming soon of new AC unit.

    Trundle Bed sleeps 2 Guests in 3rd Bedroom. Photo coming soon of new AC unit.

  • 5 minute walk from your cottage door to here

    5 minute walk from your cottage door to here

  • This could be your playground

    This could be your playground

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