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My late parents bought this house next door to their Lake Michigan home in the 1970s for use by family and friends. This house was totally re-modeled and re-furnished to a high and comfortable level in 2011. Beautiful, new stairs to the beach (with seating areas with panoramic lake views) added in October, 2013. Now, the beach is accessible even for renters with some mobility concerns.
The house is situated on a sand dune bluff far back from the road (Scenic Drive) on a multi-acre wooded lot. The view of Lake Michigan is spectacular in all seasons. (Except for the offshore view, the accompanying pictures are from late October 2011.) Sunsets are particularly stunning. When the State of Michigan adopted a license plate with a setting sun years ago, they had this property's view in mind. See our reviews: this spot is a Lake Michigan gem.
The beach is wide, sandy and secluded, visited only by occasional campers from the nearby State Park. The surf is usually low, making the beach usable for windsurfing or a small catamaran or sailboat which could be safely left on the beach (but you would have to launch at the State Park or Duck Lake beach because the sand dune face is steep and off-limits to protect it from erosion.) Access to the beach is by the new private stairs shared only with my family's adjoining home. By location, view and amenities, this house is a stand-out from other local rentals.
The interior is completely new and 2011 modern. Although lake breezes are virtually constant, the house has ceiling fans in every room to assure comfort.
It is a traffic-free drive of about 4 miles to ample shopping, including 'big box' stores, in North Muskegon but the best lunch is famous 'Ruth Ann's' ice cream and sandwiches about 3 minutes walk down Scenic Drive.
Keywords: Totally re-modeled in 2011 with high quality flooring, appliances and fixtures. This is a beach house with all of the amenities of home. Internet access (cable modem) & 'Extended Network' Verizon cell service.
This house was entirely re-furbished and re-furnitured in 2011. For the comfort of non-smoking vacationers, we require smokers to use the convenient patio or front porch to smoke. Both areas are convenient and comfortable....moreless
We need to give prior approval as to the type and number but are pet friendly. We require a $100 pet cleaning fee. Laketon Township has a leash law and neighbors object to wandering dogs. Dogs can romp freely on the beach....moreless
Early Summr Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
End of Summer Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015 3 night min stay
Indian Summer Sep 13 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Fall Nov 1 - Dec 12, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter Dec 13 - Apr 23, 2016 90 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Pet fee per day$15
Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed.
Approved pet(s) are subject to a $15/day; $100/week non-refundable cleaning fee which is collected at check-in. (Multiple pets included in the one fee.)
Winter rental is subject to a higher security deposit, minimum November 1 - March 31 occupancy, and renter pays utilities plus driveway snow removal.
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Only minutes away by foot from the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Luge (featured on Fox News, Brett Baier Reporting, Feb. 9, 2015).
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: I live in Southern California (until I retire) and manage the property for our family. My brother, Pete, and his lovely wife, Cincy, are the local managers who meet vacation renters and assure that the house is spotless -- the way we would want it when we use it as family. We have had roots in North Muskegon since 1964 and welcome the opportunity to share our beautiful and relaxing area with visitors.
Why the Owner Chose North Muskegon: My parents owned the house next door and, when this house came on the market, they bought it to assure that we would always have the combined large and beautiful beach with one of the best views of Lake Michigan.
This is an awesome view point in the warm months and a short, short walk to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Luge in the snowy months.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We use the home next door (my late parents' home) as a vacation spot. It is not rented at present. Renters at our second home have access to our combined beach which is large, secluded and sandy. Being back from the road (Scenic Drive), children and pets are essentially free to roam.