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Spectacular Lake View Home - Short Walk to Muskegon State Park & Winter Sports

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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

North Muskegon house description

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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    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

  • Pets Considered:

    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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This house has a spectacular panoramic view of the big lake....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Wide, sandy beach. Pull up and park a kayak, canoe, catamaran or wind-surfing skiff. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem & wi-fi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone:

    Internet access (cable modem) and Verizon 'Extended Network' mini-cell site (gives Verizon cellular service in an otherwise poor signal area)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    No land-line but very adequate Verizon 'Extended Network'. Provides cell srvice to Verizon Wireless subscribers. Provides 911 service to all cellular callers....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Awesome view. Private stairs to the beach newly re-done in 2013 (not shown in photos.) Stairways is wide and has sitting & sunbathing decks. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 24, 2015
31 night min stay

$1,300
Spring
Apr 25 - Jun 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400
Early Summr
Jun 14 - Jun 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,950
Summer
Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,350
End of Summer
Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$2,350
Indian Summer
Sep 13 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400 $3,200
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Dec 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$900
Winter
Dec 13 - Apr 23, 2016
90 night min stay

$1,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200
$1,200 $2,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Pet fee per day $15
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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Location

  • Muskegon State Park

    "From this point south the beach and adjoining woods are part of the state park with ample hi..."

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  • USS SILVERSIDES Submarine Museum

    "World War II fleet boat submarine open for tours. You have to actually tour a WW II fleet bo..."

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  • Ruth Ann's Ice Cream

    "A landmark walk-up eatery that has been the favorite of Muskegon State Park campers since at..."

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon County
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Rooster
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon - Milwaukee Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Multiple
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-31 Freeway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Muskegon State Park
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
Our own beach

Only minutes away by foot from the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Luge (featured on Fox News, Brett Baier Reporting, Feb. 9, 2015).

 

Owner info

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.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Beautiful October day

    Beautiful October day

  • The beach & dune in late October

    The beach & dune in late October

  • View from the patio area.

    View from the patio area.

  • Muskegon State Park (with new easy access stairs) is at bend in the beach.

    Muskegon State Park (with new easy access stairs) is at bend in the beach.

  • This is a very typical sunset.  Taken late October 2011.  Even more brilliant in

    This is a very typical sunset. Taken late October 2011. Even more brilliant in

  • Living room.  Picture windows are direct views of the lake.

    Living room. Picture windows are direct views of the lake.

  • Bedroom #3.  Twin beds.  Bedroom #2 is similar.

    Bedroom #3. Twin beds. Bedroom #2 is similar.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • New Stairs 2013

    New Stairs 2013

  • We are pet friendly.  This is Babe.

    We are pet friendly. This is Babe.

  • Old stairs.  Our beach goes further left (in front of our family home.)  Renters

    Old stairs. Our beach goes further left (in front of our family home.) Renters

  • October so the waves are blowing.  Taken from the patio area looking Northwest

    October so the waves are blowing. Taken from the patio area looking Northwest

  • Our other house (family use) is tucked in the evergreens to the north

    Our other house (family use) is tucked in the evergreens to the north

  • Another spectacular sunset.  Nothing in California or even Hawaii compares.

    Another spectacular sunset. Nothing in California or even Hawaii compares.

  • Master bedroom - Queen Bed

    Master bedroom - Queen Bed

  • Kitchen and dining area.  Both have full views of the lake.

    Kitchen and dining area. Both have full views of the lake.

  • Looking from our other family house (to the north).

    Looking from our other family house (to the north).

  • New Stairs 2013

    New Stairs 2013

  • Panorama

    Panorama

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/15/2015
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