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Pere Marquette Beach - Lake Michigan - Very Cool - Start Your Vacation Here!!!

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Last updated: 09/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

I knew Bluffton had a charm all its own. It is nestled between the bluffs of Lake Michigan and the shores of Muskegon Lake. During the vaudeville era is was the summer resort area for Buster Keaton and other vaudeville luminaries. Hence, the name ?Actors Colony? originated and is used to this day. There is evidence of street car rails on Thompson Street adjacent to Cherry Street. The homes are all different; to say, older, remodeled and with much character. I purchased this property in 1999 and used it for a monthly rental several years. However, at some point, I realized it could be a great weekly vacation property. I had a desire to improve it and develop its potential. I have had fun decorating and creating an environment where people will enjoy themselves and want to return.

The back yard has a large fire pit and fire wood is provided free of charge. Laundry soap is provided. 2 10-speed bikes are available and one 'old fashion' bike with a basket is available. The home is so warm and cozy. At night you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan. Beautiful neighborhood.

Activities : Many festivals in Muskegon throughout the year. USS Silversides Museum at Pere Marquette beach; swimming in the clean, lovely waters of Lake Michigan; boating of all sorts; golfing at many local courses.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Bedroom Main Floor: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    baby crib can be used in any room (pak-n-play)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    2-queen beds in one large bedroom 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Bunk Beds double upper & lower 2nd floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Catering Available


  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    the tiny area known as Bluffton - home to Buster Keaton - wedged between Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan - BEAUTIFUL...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.4
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 30
7 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sun
$1,400 $3,300
Oct 1 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
$220 $220
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,225 $3,750
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 5%


Pets not allowed

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/14/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon County
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Express
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
University Park Golf Course
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland, MI
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cannonsburg, Grand Rapids
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pere Marquette Beach

Car: Recommended

Grand Rapids is 45 Min from Muskegon and Has a Large Airport

Other Activities: boating, kayaking, health/beauty spa, basketball court, mini golf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hello—I’m Linda Wood. I grew up in Muskegon and have worked in the real estate business for over 30-years. Remodeling and managing have been my primary talents. The two Cherry House properties are my only weekly rentals. It has been a great deal of fun for all of us involved in the preparation and maintenance of this unique and marvelous property.

Why the Owner Chose Muskegon:
I had managed this property and knew the area. I realized it would make a perfect vacation property since it is so close to Lake Michigan.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Historic - Summer home of Buster Keaton and other vaudeville notables - walk to Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach - largest public beach on Lake Michigan - absolutely beautiful sunsets - only deep water port on Lake Michigan - observe large boats and sailing vessels entering Muskegon Lake - Great Fun

Contact us

Speaks: english, English

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Cottage Front

    Cottage Front

  • Upper Bedroom #1

    Upper Bedroom #1

  • Basement Laundry

    Basement Laundry

  • Basement Bathroom

    Basement Bathroom

  • Enclosed back porch

    Enclosed back porch

  • Bedroom (upper front overlooks street)

    Bedroom (upper front overlooks street)

  • Fire-pit; deck and grill

    Fire-pit; deck and grill

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen looking to back porch

    Kitchen looking to back porch

  • Upper Bedroom #2

    Upper Bedroom #2

  • Living/Dining Room

    Living/Dining Room

  • 2nd floor bathroom

    2nd floor bathroom

  • Upper Bedroom #1

    Upper Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom - Upper (windows face street)

    Bedroom - Upper (windows face street)

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Date last modified - Monday, September 28, 2015

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