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Eagles Nest-3 blks to Lake MI clean beach, shoreline bike trail, close to town

Bedrooms 1
Space 544 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 block walk to Lk Mich. beach. Sun/shaded patio. BBQ, fire pit. WIFI.

We are transferring to a new HA number as the property manager has purchased this property. Please read our reviews as only a few will transfer to our new property ID. You'll love this adorable Muskegon MI vacation rental cottage. Walk or drive 3 blocks to Lake Michigan sandy beach and the Shoreline Trail to the west. We also have an 2BR cottage ( Redbird) that could help host a bigger group. Decorated in a french twist decor. Walk east 1 block to Muskegon Lake shoreline. Michigan's Adventure and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp: 13 miles, 28-minute drive. NEW! downtown sidewalk chalets. Biggest farmers market in Michigan. Submarine and ships to tour, museums, historic architecture.

In 1-2 minutes you can be at the beach, eat at the beach, fish, boat, tour a World War II submarine, and begin to bike the Shoreline Trail along Muskegon Lake to town.

Within a 12-15 minute drive, you reach several beaches, chain supermarkets, downtown Muskegon, historic buildings, festivals, and 2 malls. Being close to major highways, it is easy to travel to other beach towns.

Eagles Nest Cottage is 12 stair steps up on a woodsy dune. It is perfect for singles, couples, and small families of up to 4 people. It is the only cottage on the dune and is fenced on the street side, so it is private.

Firmly smoke-free and pet-free. The Main renter must be age 25 or more. Sleeps 2 in Queen bed (TV), sleeps 4 using the Queen sleeper sofa in the living room (TV).

Décor is by a professional designer, and furniture was selected for comfort. Furnished with linens and kitchen equipment for food prep, cooking, and serving. Has modern stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and coffee maker, toaster. Bathroom is compact--regular size shower, no tub.

"Starter package" of paper products is provided and is not expected to last your entire stay. Wal-Mart and Meijer are close by. Towels are provided.

Dune patio has 180 degree view of the forested dune, BBQ grill (propane), dining table, and fire pit.

Park in the double-wide driveway, shared with the mother cottage on the street level. You pass their fire pit on the way to your stairs up to the dune. It is the only cottage on the dune, and it is fenced on the street side, so it is private.

More Details

Property Manager
Ed Bodman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Ed Bodman

Jane is a Certified Muskegon STAR! tourist information specialist.

Native of Muskegon and resident of other states and countries, Jane knows the hidden gems of Muskegon and Western Michigan and appreciates the people and customs of other states and countries.

Jane's interests are many -- past President of Muskegon County Genealogical Society, professional family history researcher, violinist here and abroad, retired social worker, and former college adjunct teacher. She lives only 20 minutes away and is 'on-call' during your stay.

Ed Bodman purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Ed Bodman chose Beachwood-Bluffton

In historic Bluffton neighborhood, an historic, quaint neighborhood in the City of Muskegon, sandwiched on a narrow peninsula between Lake Michigan beach and Muskegon Lake.

Eagles Nest cottage is the only rental cottage on famous Pigeon Hill, where neighbor children play on the huge dunes and pigeons roosted. Although it's only 12 stair steps from street level, no one else lives up there, and even the air seems different -- fresh, and on a windy day you can hear Lake Michigan waves. Miles of forest dune is the view north, and it's all yours while you are there.

Eagles Nest has the best of both worlds--away from it all on the dune, and just 12 steps down, you have access to all fun, beaches, highways, necessities, and quick trips to other beach towns.

What makes this cottage unique

Shady patio 2 is on a forested dune where you have privacy and feel like you are living in nature yet can see your parked car below. Just 12 steps down where your car is parked is the friendly neighborhood, so you have the best of both worlds--living in nature and conveniences of the city. Furniture chosen by award-winning designer for comfort and charm.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dockers on marina, plus 2 bars in Lakeside
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Milwaukee-Muskegon Cross Lake High Speed Ferry
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Amtrak (in Holland, MI)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-96 and US-31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dockers Fish House on marina
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Pere Marquette Muskegon beach and channel
Car: recommended

Adorable, artsy cottage on Bluffton peninsula between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake in the City of Muskegon. Certified 'clean beach' sandy beaches. Many Lake Michigan beach parks - Hoffmaster State Park, Duck Lake channel park, Pere Marquette Park beach. Michigan's Adventure and Water Park (Cedar Fair). Many festivals - Muskegon Summer Celebration, Greek Festival. Irish Festival - Feish. Pier fishing. Charter fishing boats. Trails - Lakeshore Trail, Muskatawa Trail. Boats and ships - WWII submarine USS Silversides, LST 393 - World War II Landing Ship Tank , Port City Princess cruise boat. Victorian mansions - Hackley House and Hume House. Depressive era House. Fire Barn. Muskegon County Museum. Live symphony and theater in season. Museum of Art. Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - BLFAC. Horseback riding at JJ Ranch. Beach volleyball. Roller blade park. Cinemas. Many restaurants - chains and originals. Shopping - The Lakes Mall, Lakeshore Marketplace. Many churches, synagogue. Two major first rate hospitals

Other Activities: Beach volleyball. Skateboard park. Many golf courses. Kayaking


Beachwood-Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 544 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking, no pets, no exceptions.
  • Please leave by 10 AM EST. Housekeeper charges extra if she has to wait to enter, and we will pass that on to you.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Compactl bathroom has standard-size shower (no tub), vanity, toilet. Towels, washcloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Small bedroom has Queen bed, double dresser, closet, flat screen Cable TV, and high speed wireless internet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
BBQ grill, Fire Pit, and outdoor table and classic Adirondack chairs. Please provide your own wood for fire pit. No smoking, please. Flat screen Cable TV and wireless Internet in living room and bedroom.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We have a fine furniture setting. We are not a good place for young, and high energy kids.
Smoke-free, No Pets, no exceptions.
Total = Rent + Cleaning Fee + 11% taxes + HOMEAWAY/VRBO Service Fee.
Main renter must be age 25 or older.
We do not refund; you may purchase (or not) Cancellation Protection during the booking procedure.
CHECK-IN: after 4 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY 10 am EST. If HomeAway states 11am checkout, that is wrong--check-out is by 10am EST.
Rates are subject to change and are locked in when your reservation is accepted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund