Charming Redbird -3 Blks to Lake Mi. Month-to-Month Rentals Oct-Apr
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Muskegon MI vacation cottage: Walk 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan sandy, award-winning 'clean beach' and 1 block east to Muskegon Lake shoreline at end of street. Sailors: 1 block to Muskegon Yacht Club. With friendly neighbors in the Bluffton historic "actors' colony" area, It's close to downtown festivals and cultural events, and it's the perfect base for exploring up and down the coastline. 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.
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- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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. Garbage disposal. WiFI High-speed Internet...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Redbird Cottage (4-6) has Stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, double sink, garbage disposal. Eagles Nest Cottage (2-4) has efficiency kitchen size stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer, sink, garbage disposal....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Winter 2015 - Spring 2016
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Early June 2016
Jun 1 - Jun 17, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer June 2016
Jun 18 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
4th July Week 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2016
7 night min stay
Summer Jul - Aug 2016
Jul 10 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay
Aug 27 - Labor Day 2016
Aug 27 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
Leaves Fall, Rates Fall!
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
Smoke-free, pet-free, no candles, no firecrackers, no exceptions.
Main renter must be age 25 or more. Family rental only-no unrelated groups.
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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. Forever student who loves learning. Personal repository of area "secrets," for folks interested in art, architecture, music, etc. 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 large fire pit in the back yard.
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Relax on the open front porch. 3 blocks to Lake Mich, 1 blk to Muskegon Lake.
Charm shows in the great room, plus 55" TV.
Fully equipped modern kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).
Gleaming pots and pans.
Half bath is handy on main floor so you don't have to run upstairs.
Redbird's front bedroom boasts 40" wall TV.
Cheerful, captivating artwork puts you in a lovely mood.
2 LX twins become King in Bedroom #2. Baskets on shelves keep clothes neat.
Redbird Cottage - BBQ grill in shadow, fire pit, picnic table - Smore's!
Enjoy Pere Marquette beach at Lake Michigan - 3 blocks, a couple of minutes
Lakeshore Trail - only 3 blocks from Redbird Cottage
Catch Lake Express to Milwaukee for a day trip.
Nostalgic open porch to catch the breezes, sip beverages, and chat up neighbors.
Living-dining-kitchen great room makes fun for all.
Stainless steel kitchen-dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave
Matching dishes and silverware so you feel pampered, not make-do with old
Pass by port-hole window as you go upstairs to 2 bedrooms and full bath
Sweet dreams in California King bed in front bedroom.
2 XL twin beds in smaller Bedroom #2. Blinds and curtains on window.
Redbird Cottage of BH Cottages between Muskegon Lake (top) & Lake Michigan beach
Clean beach, sidewalk, kids play equipment at Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach
Tour USS Silversides, a 2-minute drive from cottage.
Marina beach at Muskegon Lake minutes away
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015
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