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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Muskegon house description

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 for a week. 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 along the Bluffton Beachwalk from the cottage in only a couple minutes. Closed Bluffton Elementary across the street has basketball goals, softball diamond, and large area for play. 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. 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 2014 and celebrate the start of another decade during our 11th Year Anniversary. 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. 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: Across the street is the old Bluffton Elementary with basketball courts and a softball diamond beside a large sand dune. 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 in the front area 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 also include dressing chairs.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

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

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside Only....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • 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

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • 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

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          • 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

              • Television:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Several Channels...moreless

              • Stereo:

                CD's & Cassettes Available...moreless

              • Books:

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

              • Games:

                Several Kid & Adult Board Games...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Small...moreless

              • Toys:

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

              • Video Library:

                VHS & DVD...moreless

              • Radio
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

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

              • River:

                Muskegon River only 6 miles East...moreless

              • Town:

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

              • Beach:

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

              • Lake:

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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

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

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Downstairs...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Downstairs...moreless

                      • 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

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Plenty More Than Needed...moreless

                      • Garage:

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

                      • Living Room:

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

                      • Heating:

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

                      • Linens Provided:

                        Second Sets To Most Everything...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        More Than Enough Room...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Comcast Hi Speed...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

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

                      • Parking On Street
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • 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

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          • Coffee Maker:

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

                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Blender

                          Outside

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas Or Charcoal For Your Choosing...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

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

                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Tennis:

                            Several Courts Nearby...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Premier Courses Not Far Away...moreless

                          • Boat:

                            Rentals Available...moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Barbecue
                          • Bicycles:

                            Rentals Available In Town...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          LATE SUMMER/LABOR DAY
                          Aug 25 - Sep 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $250
                          EARLY FALL
                          Sep 3 - Sep 28, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $230

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTION.

                          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.

                          Damage deposit/$200 & cleaning fee/$50 are refundable


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                          Last updated: 08/26/2014
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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 aroebics & yoga. Our photo location is Zion National Park in Oct. 2012.

                          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 rollaway 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

                          • Off Street parking for at least 3 vehicles

                            Off Street parking for at least 3 vehicles

                          • Visitors to the Feeders Love the Natural Surroundings

                            Visitors to the Feeders Love the Natural Surroundings

                          • Cozy woodstove and picnic area

                            Cozy woodstove and picnic area

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

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

                          • 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

                          • A Well Equiped Master Bedroom

                            A Well Equiped Master Bedroom

                          • Private Stool, Sink, & Large Mirror Are A Nice Compliment To The Master Bedroom

                            Private Stool, Sink, & Large Mirror Are A Nice Compliment To 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

                          • 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.

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

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

                          • 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

                          • California King With Regular Mattress

                            California King With Regular Mattress

                          • 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

                            Trundle Bed sleeps 2 Guests in 3rd Bedroom

                          • 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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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

                          $230 - $250 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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