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Lots of beautiful annual flowers to greet you and a comfortable park bench

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Last updated: 11/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Muskegon cottage description

Located on a beautiful sand-duned peninsula only a few yards from Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. About the same distance the other way are beaches on Muskegon Lake. Surrounded by decades old beech, oak, and maple trees in the historically famous Bluffton neighborhood. The yard is one of the largest in the vicinity. Perfect for kids to run around in view away from traffic. A partially covered patio in the back allows outdoor seating during the warm, summer rains. Have your morning coffee outside when the sun is first peeking through the trees. Coming home from the beach in the later afternoon is perfect with more shade & cool summer breezes off the lakes. Dinner inside, out, or at a nearby restaurant and seeing another awesome sunset ends a perfect day. Hi-Speed Wireless Internet. LED HDTV's in the Upper & Lower Levels. Central Air Conditioning keeps the cottage as comfortable as you want, no matter how hot it is outside. We're sorry for our potential guests that want to bring their family dog. We have a very strict policy of ABSOLUTELY NO PETS on our properties. Hopefully, you can find someone to keep an eye on them at your home. We can only accommodate our Summer Season guests from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. It's very important that any guests or visitors SMOKE OUTSIDE ONLY.


Upper Level Living Area: We are most proud of our new Central Air added Spring(2012), but, the most asthetically pleasing is the Harvest Oak simulated wood flooring laid down in the living area & master bedroom of the Upper Level. Two antique, matching swag stained glass hanging lamps are at each end of the living room. An HDTV is mounted out of the way on the wall next to the couch & comfortable recliner. The Flat Screen TV can be seen from any angle with it's 4 Way Mount. A Blu Ray DVD Player can provide your own personal movies. A nice stereo below the TV is also a docking station for you to charge your unit while playing your very own tunes. A desk with easy access plugs as your Charging Station is convenient in the Living Room. An antique quarter-cut oak pedestal table/4 chairs faces the yard & wildlife feeding stations. New windows have been added to both bedrooms & the living room . More new windows have been added in the upper level kitchen & bath in Spring(2012). Plans for more new kitchen windows and other improvements will happen during Spring, 2014. The queen bed in the master bedroom has a nice wood headboard to match the 1920's antique dresser/mirror & bedside table. An antique student folding desk seat is nice for tying shoes or changing clothes. The 2nd bedroom has a large closet, dresser along-side adult sized bunk beds. The bath has a shower/tub, along with the sink/cabinet & stool. A list is on the fridge of all the items in the kitchen & where they are located. Everything needed in a kitchen is there. Also, a nice table with 3 cushioned chairs . The 4 burner stove/oven is gas.

Lower Studio Flat Amenities: This Area could almost be known as a 'Home within a Home' . It's a nice secluded getaway for adults or kids while having all the amenities of a much larger apartment or flat. Our newest addition to this area(Spring 2012) was a larger, Queen Bed. The walls & trim have been painted with a brighter color scheme than before. The newer carpet is top quality. A beautifully finished antique chifferobe(chest of drawers with clothes hanging area & mirror) is our nicest antique furnishing. There are many more top quality antique furnishings throughout the cottage. The TV/Stereo cabinet area is located more out of the way and more visible on it's side to side swivel. A portable stereo/CD player is also provided. We also added new carpeting in the entrance area steps. The privacy this space can provide for that extra couple or In-laws to retreat to is handy. It could also be used as a 'master suite' with all the extra space besides the sleeping area. Another use could be as a separate area for the kids to watch their own tv programs. It's not advisable to leave kids in this area that need to be watched more closely. It has it's own private entrance from outside or can be accessed inside through the laundry room. Along with the sink in the kitchette, there is a double laundry sink, a sitting only toilet/stool, large shower, clothes washer & dryer.

Landscaping/Yard: We do some things to make the yard area better each year. We add more annuals & perennials. A wooden fence along the back border is nicely stained & looks great, while providing privacy. The rest of the plant life that fills in along the borders also give a natural privacy aspect. Although, the yard is one of the largest in the neighborhood , people walking by hardly notice it's being used with the greenery border growth. There is another area farther away from the cottage with a 2nd picnic table. We call this 'Boston's Nature Preserve'. Tiger Lillies surround this setting. Two bird feeding stations, corn holders for squirrels, & hummingbird liquid holder brings in an abundance of wildlife for some outstanding outdoor entertainment. The yard has sunny areas throughout the day, but is mostly shaded with the surrounding beech, oak, maple, & pine trees. An awning covers a large area of the patio off the back of the cottage. Off street parking for 2 cars.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

                Primary Renter Must Be At Least 25 Years Of Age ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Lower level is not suitable to leave young children unattended....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                ABSOLUTELY NO PETS On Properties...moreless

              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                Wheelchair Available For Outside...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed. Second Bedroom has a large bunk bed. These are located on the upper level along with a Full Bathroom & Kitchen. The Laundry Room is in the lower level in the back of the house. The back outdoor entrance goes up to the Kitchen or down to the Laundry Room(toilet, shower & double laundry sink). The front part of the lower level is similar to a studio apartment. It can be entered from the outside by a covered entry-way near the front & side of the home. The lower apartment can also be entered from the Laundry Room inside. The U-shaped area has a chair in the sitting area, along with the queen bed in the sleeping area. The knotty pine Kitchenette has a sink, microwave, & small fridge/freezer. Kitchenette has a table & 2 chairs. The upper level knotty pine Kitchen has a table with 4 chairs. The Living Room has a table with 4 chairs overlooking the side & front yards. TVs are in upper & lower level. Several antique furnishings are throughout....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Sink w/cabinet & medicine cabinet included...moreless

              • Bathroom(lower level): toilet, shower

                Toilet is sitting only-double laundry & kitchette sinks...moreless

              • The bathroom in the upper level has the tub/shower, toilet, & sink. The lower level has a sit-down toilet beneath the stairs, a shower, and a double laundry sink in the Laundry room area. Another sink is located in the Kitchenette. It is like having another full bath in the lower level. The ironing board & iron can be left up in this area without being in the way....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • There are beds to accommodate 6 people. The lower level is like a separate living quarters, such as a Studio Apartment. It has it's own separate entrance, yet it is still part of the upstairs & can be accessed easily enough from the inside....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Family

                  Attractions

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

                  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
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Lake

                  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
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High Speed is available inside....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Sits on paved, large patio with lots of seating and tables. Wood provided for a couple nights....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen:

                    Everything you need & more...moreless

                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave:

                    One on Upper Level. One on Lower Level....moreless

                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Medium to Full Size in Upper Level. Apartment Size Available for use in Lower Level....moreless

                  • Shared Kitchen:

                    Limited Kitchenette on lower level....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Paved Patio is quite large and is partially awning covered....moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          FALL/WINTER 2014-15
                          Nov 1 - May 30, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          $175
                          SUMMER 2015
                          May 31 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,290

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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

                          To RESERVE more than 2 months in advance ONLY $200.00 is required.

                          Two months before stay 1/2 balance is due.

                          One month before stay commences the remaining balance is due.

                          Total amount due for stays within 1 month of stay.

                          Damage Deposit $200.00 and Cleaning Fee $50.00 are refundable.


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                          Last updated: 11/29/2014
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                          Location

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          A few steps out the door are nature trails through the dunes. The paved bicycle/walking trails are for easier going. The paved trails also link to the extensive Shoreline Trail System. A neighborhood walk or a little further stroll to Lake Michigan/Muskegon Channel can also prove relaxing. The most scenic is always a sunset walk on the Pere Marquette Beach or the boardwalk that borders it. Also, within walking distance are two beach & water front restaurants. The nicest is Dockers Fish House & Lounge that overlooks the Harbour Towne Yacht Basin. There's seating inside or out and an outdoor tiki bar. Beach volleyball leagues & open play most every weeknight along the beach. Events are held most weekends on or near the beach. Sailing races during the week and on many weekends are held on both lakes. Kite Flying or the more exhilarating Kite Boarding are done regularly.

                          Other Activities: Beach Volleyball, Miniature & Frisbee Golf, Batting Cages, Rollerblading & Skateboard Park, LST Ship night movies & Drive-in Theater, & Kite Boarding

                          Golf: Muskegon's 'Water's Edge' Visitor's Guide provides the most extensive list of area golf courses. We can familiarize you with the most popular or widely used links.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1986

                          About the owner: Growing up in Speedway, IN and attending Ball State University was Stan's background before coming to Muskegon in 1968. After teaching, coaching, part time administrative duties at the High School & Middle School for about 30 years retirement came along. Annie grew up in nearby Whitehall and graduated from Western Michigan University. She travelled all over the world spending most of her time in the Caribbean and ski areas out west in Colorado & Utah. She has been with Stan for over 2 decades. They live only 1/2 mile from both cottages. The picture is from a recent vacation in Oct. 2012 with a stop at Zion National Park.

                          Why the Owner Chose Muskegon:
                          After 14 years of living all around the Muskegon Area Stan got his chance to buy a home in area that felt the most like home than anywhere else. Stan saw this property for sale & wanted to buy it, but it was already sold to someone else. Fortunately, Plum Hollow(next door) was put up for sale a few months later. That was in 1982. This cottage(Pedler's Paradise) was again put on the market and Stan didn't miss out this time in 1986. We spent several fun filled years living in Plum Hollow while having a son & his wife, as well as many other wonderful guests, stay in Pedler's Paradise.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The one characteristic that is most redeeming for this cottage, especially in the warm part of the year, is the large yard. Lots of room for kids to play or not feel your neighbors are on top of you. Other wonderful benefits would be it's close proximity to Lake Michigan and/or Muskegon Lake. It's very convenient to have both houses as an option for large or multiple families to stay at the same time and have lots of extra room inside & out. Having so many large trees(mostly Beech) around both properties provides lots of shade with lake breezes on hot summer days & nights.


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                          Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • Lots of beautiful annual flowers to greet you and a comfortable park bench

                            Lots of beautiful annual flowers to greet you and a comfortable park bench

                          • Grill Dinner Here After A Fun Day At The Beach

                            Grill Dinner Here After A Fun Day At The Beach

                          • Croquet,Ladder Toss, Or Badminton
then off to the Beach

                            Croquet,Ladder Toss, Or Badminton then off to the Beach

                          • Steps To Thompson Ave. Behind Pedler's Provides a Secret Getaway

                            Steps To Thompson Ave. Behind Pedler's Provides a Secret Getaway

                          • Charging Station To Email Friends Back Home & Tell About Your Stay With Us

                            Charging Station To Email Friends Back Home & Tell About Your Stay With Us

                          • Antique Pedestal Oak Table To Sit & Watch The Wildlife Or Kids In The Yard

                            Antique Pedestal Oak Table To Sit & Watch The Wildlife Or Kids In The Yard

                          • Large Adult Size Bunk Beds

                            Large Adult Size Bunk Beds

                          • Table To Sit & Talk To Chef While Preparing Meals or Whoever Is Cleaning Up

                            Table To Sit & Talk To Chef While Preparing Meals or Whoever Is Cleaning Up

                          • Antique China Cabinet With Lots of Lake Cottage Knick Knacks

                            Antique China Cabinet With Lots of Lake Cottage Knick Knacks

                          • Kitchenette With Antique Table & Chairs To Enjoy Morning Coffee

                            Kitchenette With Antique Table & Chairs To Enjoy Morning Coffee

                          • A Couple Minutes Walk From Pedler's Paradise Cottage To Here

                            A Couple Minutes Walk From Pedler's Paradise Cottage To Here

                          • A Day At Michigan Adventure Is More Fun After Coming Back To Pedler's Paradise

                            A Day At Michigan Adventure Is More Fun After Coming Back To Pedler's Paradise

                          • Off Street Parking For 2 Full Size Cars Or Safe, Easy On Street Parking

                            Off Street Parking For 2 Full Size Cars Or Safe, Easy On Street Parking

                          • Won't Be Long Before Everyone Are Making Smores Around The Wood Stove

                            Won't Be Long Before Everyone Are Making Smores Around The Wood Stove

                          • Have A Snack At The Table In An Area Called Boston's Nature Preserve

                            Have A Snack At The Table In An Area Called Boston's Nature Preserve

                          • Stay Dry During A Rain With The Awning & Tree Canopy

                            Stay Dry During A Rain With The Awning & Tree Canopy

                          • Front Door To Part Of Living Room Nearest TV & Docking Station Stereo

                            Front Door To Part Of Living Room Nearest TV & Docking Station Stereo

                          • Antique Dresser & Bedside Table By Queen Bed In Master Bedroom

                            Antique Dresser & Bedside Table By Queen Bed In Master Bedroom

                          • Kitchen Is Well Stocked With Utensils, Cookware,
Appliances, Coffee & Spices.

                            Kitchen Is Well Stocked With Utensils, Cookware, Appliances, Coffee & Spices.

                          • Studio Flat Outdoor Entry With 1920's Chifferobe & lots more antique furnishings

                            Studio Flat Outdoor Entry With 1920's Chifferobe & lots more antique furnishings

                          • Comfy Queen Bed In Lower Level While Watching TV Or Listening To Music

                            Comfy Queen Bed In Lower Level While Watching TV Or Listening To Music

                          • Studio Flat Shower

                            Studio Flat Shower

                          • Sleep here at night & explore by day--Cottage near center of photo

                            Sleep here at night & explore by day--Cottage near center of photo

                          • Another beautiful sunset less than 2 minutes away from Pedler's Paradise Cottage

                            Another beautiful sunset less than 2 minutes away from Pedler's Paradise Cottage

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $175 - $184 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 11/29/14
                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                          Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish
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