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Muskegon MI vacation cottage: Walk 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan sandy, award-winning 'clean beach' and 1 block east to Muskegon Lake at end of street. Sailors, walk 1 block to Muskegon Yacht Club. Free adult and child flat kayak for water fun. Fabulous Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark is only a 28 minute drive.
Redbird Cottage is located in popular Bluffton area: Within a 1-5 minute drive, you reach beaches, festivals, submarine and ship tours, and many places or events to see or do. And, it's only 15 minutes or less to town, culture, festivals, chain and independent restaurants and shopping, medical, and major highways.
You'll live in a perfect location for exploring other beach towns north and south, and when you feel like it, you'll return home to prepare your dinner, or eat out at one of the numerous restaurants nearby.
The Bluffton neighborhood oozes love of Buster Keaton and the Chicago Actors' Colony, lakes, dunes, and nature. The former Bluffton Village is still home to artists, musicians, nature advocates, teachers, regular working people, self-employed, and retirees. The Bluffton neighborhood of close-knit heritage homes is a favorite area for nature lovers.
Home is charming, comfortable, and sparkling clean. FIRE PIT, BBQ GRILL, PICNIC TABLE. FLAT-SCREEN CABLE TV, DVD, WI-FI. Central air & heat. Furnished, fully-equipped kitchen, linens, towels, washer & dryer. Catch the breezes or enjoy your favorite beverage on the open front porch.
Sleeps 4 in beds, 6 using the Queen sleeper sofa.
Quick access to Cross Lake Express Ferry dock (Muskegon-Milwaukee), festivals, culture, malls, MICHIGAN ADVENTURE & WATER PARK (28 min.), and other activities. 15 minutes to hospitals.
Ideal for families up to 6. No smoking, No pets. No view of beach or lake. Use the BOOK IT orange button to reserve quickly online.
Historic Cottage House and Area: The heritage front porch is perfect for relaxing and sipping refreshments. Central air-conditioning and heat means you control your comfort.
Redbird Cottage is one of two houses on one lot in a quaint, quiet neighborhood reminiscent of an eastern seaboard community. There is shared driveway parking for one car and free on-street parking, as available.
The friendly neighborhood is residential, with no condos, no resorts. You'll be transported back to a leisurely atmosphere when you're sure to relax.
Activities:: Muskegon Summer Celebration; Muskegon Main Street Car Show; July 29-30 Big Fat Greek Festival; Sep 16-18; Michigan Irish Music Festival; Seasonal Party in the Park, Fridays; Seasonal Port City Princess boat excursions. Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark. Submarine tour, beach volleyball, pier fishing, charter boat fishing. Tennis, rollerblade park, scuba diving. Historical and Cultural-Downtown Muskegon (10 MIN.) Monet Garden; Hackley Public Library; Muskegon Museum of Art; Muskegon County Museum; Muskegon Civic Theatre
Backyard:: Fire pit and chairs. BBQ grill, propane. Picnic table.
Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths provided.
Small back yard with: Fire pit. BBQ grill, propane . Picnic table,
Open front porch with chairs for sipping your favorite beverage, listening to waves on a windy day, and neighbor watching.
Child-Friendly: Booster chair and Pack-N-Play available upon request.
WiFI High-speed Internet...moreless
DVD player in living area of Great Room and a second DVD in front bedroom upstairs....moreless
Flat screen Cable TV with DVD player in living room and front bedroom upstairs....moreless
Away From It All
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Walk to beautiful Lake Michigan beach at Pere Marquette park in Muskegon, MI...moreless
Lake Michigan Pere Marquette beach 2.5 blocks - FREE
Muskegon Lake is 1.5 block away....moreless
No view of lake or beach, but Redbird Cottage is 3 blocks to Lake Michigan Pere Marquette beach and 1 block to Muskegon Lake.
0.3 mile (0.5 km) west to Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Park beach and 1 block east to end-of-street Muskegon Lake beach at the end of the street. Redbird Cottage and Eagles Nest Cottage are on a peninsula between the two lakes....moreless
JUN 20 - JUL 3 Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015 3 night min stay
4th Jul Wk: Fireworks, Fair Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
JUL 11 - AUG 28 Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
AUG 29 - Labor Day Aug 29 - Sep 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall, Winter, Spring Sep 7 - May 31, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee$100 + tax
Non-refund sec. Deposit$59
Smoke-free, pet-free, no candles, no firecrackers, no exceptions. Free kayaks.
Main renter must be age 25 or more. Family rental only-no unrelated groups or students.
We do not refund; you may buy (or not) Cancellation Protection during the booking process.
CHECK-IN: after 4 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY10:00 am EST. No matter what HomeAway states, CHECK-OUT is BY 10:00 AM EST.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is accepted.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Located on a peninsula in the City of Muskegon, Michigan between Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Park Beach and Muskegon Lake, you'll be only a
2-minute drive to the sandy, certified-clean beach of Lake Michigan,
2-minute stroll to Muskegon Lake,
5-minute drive to Lake Express Ferry to Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
10 minutes to the festivals, art fair, historic architecture, and cultural events--art museum, county museum, symphony and sports arena. NEW--2 craft beer companies downtown--Pigeon Hill at 500 W Western Ave and Unruly Brewing at 360 W Western Ave, Muskegon. Now you can go from your cottage on the original Pigeon Hill dune to the brewery with the same name!
Stroll 1 block to Muskegon Lake shoreline at the end of your street and watch sailboat races from the bench, or ice fish in winter.
2 minutes to Pere Marquette Park sandy beach: Great freshwater pier fishing; Ice fishing; Sledding; Lake Michigan channel; Water and beach sports; Restaurants; Children's play equipment; U.S.S. Silversides WW II submarine; Sailboats and freighters on the channel. Hiking trail.
5 minutes to Lakeside: Public boat launch; Fishing charters.
Other Activities: Family festivals, Cedar Fair's Michigan's Adventure & Water Park, historic architecture, museums, symphony, Buster Keaton home town
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Lake lover, beach comber, sailor in youth. I enjoy seeing my grandchildren love and appreciate the lakes, sand dunes, fishing, and nature in general.
Why the Owner Chose Muskegon: Great country living in the City of Muskegon, with all city amenities and close to beaches, festivals, the arts, yet in the historic, quaint Bluffton neighborhood! Walk to sugar sand, award-winning Lake Michigan clean beach, friendly neighbors, and a relaxed atmosphere that takes you back to a gentler time.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Open front porch for sipping morning or evening beverage while beighbor watching. Open kitchen, living room, dining area makes family connections easy. Make memories forever at the fire pit and BBQ grill and picnic table in the back yard.