2017 is Our 14th Year of Providing Travelers a Vacation Home Sweet Home(46 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 7(Next Door to #121177)
DON'T MISS OUT on staying in both our cottages that are only a few feet from each other. We have accommodated several large or multiple families that like the idea of having 6 bedrooms and room for 13 guests(more if any children are less than one year old). It's almost like having your own little vacation compound along Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay. The bonus is also having a lot of outdoor space around both cottages to call your own. Check out Pedler's Paradise(#121177) and see if it would be ideal for your large group along with this cottage--Plum Hollow.
This very clean and spacious home is located just a few yards from Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. The historic Bluffton neighborhood is surrounded by forested dunes next to the most beautiful and cleanest beach on Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake's Bluffton Bay . Go to the beach from the cottage in only a couple minutes. Razed Bluffton Elementary across the street has now become a large grassy area that can be used to walk through on your way to Lake Michigan. Sitting around the wood stove outside is a perfect day's end after dinner is cooked on the grill. This cottage is laid out with plenty of room for all to gather and still have privacy. Sorry, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS on the property. Smokers are not allowed to do so inside the cottage. Access all around the cottage to High Speed Wireless Internet. Relax while watching the 42' Cable HDTV in the living room or stretch out on the new King Bed & watch the smaller HDTV. Our REVIEWS tell the whole story as to why this place and our care is well worth your choosing to stay here. ALL REVIEWS are submitted by GUESTS ONLY & NOT THE OWNERS. After reading our Reviews, we hope you will want to join us during 2017 and celebrate the second decade during our 14th Year Anniversary. During our Summer Season we only reserve the cottage for Saturday to Saturday. Annie & I feel we have gotten better each year at making your vacation a comfortable one. We continuously upgrade our furnishings and decor to make our guests feel very much At Home while Away.
Plum Hollow Amenities In Bluffton: The Bluffton neighborhood is safe, friendly, and quiet. Neighbors welcome visitors with open arms. Their friendliness is one of the many reasons people love living here. The easy access to both lakes & so many other valuable amenities are only a few of the many pluses. Both our side-by-side cottages are the closest rentals in the Bluffton Neighborhood to Lake Michigan. This 3 bedroom home features a sun-filled living room and dining room with table and chairs for 6-8 people. There is a full service kitchen with a small table and chairs. The Malt Shop(breakfast nook) with a booth provides more seating during meals or a place for the kids to play board games. The summer breezes off the lake wisp through this retro decorated area that overlooks the bird feeders. The basement is where the laundry area is located with a washer/ dryer & large double sink. The full bath has a tub/shower. The master bedroom has a king bed & includes a sink & private toilet. Old oak and beech trees are all around property.
Outside & In Plum Hollow: Ample parking for 3 large vehicles off the street and next to either entrance. Extensive library of novels with plenty of coffee table reading materials. Always the latest in current magazines. VHS movies, cassettes, DVDs, and CD's are also available. Volleyball net, lines, & ball are provided for your choice of any one of the 40 sand courts just around the corner. Limited choices of recreational or beach toys. Some wood provided for a couple evening fires in the outdoor stove. Your choice of gas or charcoal grill. Picnic table, Adirondack style chairs, lawn swing, and other seating makes the yard a relaxing place to enjoy in sun or shade. A few beach chairs are available if needed. Very little automobile traffic flows by the cottage since it is just off the main artery to the beach(Lakeshore Drive). Abundant potted annual flowers compliment the established perennials. We are always proud of our configuration of plants we arrange surrounding the cottages for the Summer Seasons.
More Advantages To Enjoy: The bedroom that has the queen bed is quite large with an open ceiling & overhead fan. There is plenty of room to set up the roll-a-way bed and use the reading chair. The smallest bedroom utilizes the space well with a trundle bed and medium sized dresser. The living room TV area has plenty of seating with a large couch, matching love seat, and 2 chairs with footstools . A bench seat is handy for the 'out-of-the-way' traffic to use the front door to stop by for a quick glance at the exciting part of some sporting event. The Master Bedroom & 2nd bedroom are quite large & also include dressing chairs. This cottage is well laid out so our guests can feel like they can be inclusive or reclusive. Hopefully, you will feel like all our guests, and be so comfortable, you won't want to leave.
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Member since: 2004
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Inside has everything centrally located to keep a good eye on small infants. The booth in the Malt Shop is a great place to have young kids play board games, snack or eat, or take a time out and easily watched from the kitchen....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- The master bedroom, besides having a nice, big king-size bed & has the convenience of a 1/2 bath. There is a private toilet and linen storage area. A sink with a decorative cabinet is next to toilet. The full bathroom allows the option of taking a nice, warm shower or bath. There's a large double sink in the downstairs laundry room....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking On Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 2 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2017
May 25 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2017
5 night min stay
Jun 17 - Aug 30, 2017
7 night min stay
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
LATE SUMMER 2017
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $75
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 11%
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. SMOKING OUTSIDE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
PRIMARY GUEST/RENTOR MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YRS. OF AGE.
Total Amount Due for stays reserved less than 2 months prior.
$75 Cleaning fee.
Property Damage Protection can be refundable or non-refundable through HomeAway/VRBO.
For weekly rentals the cc fee will be $60.00. Shorter term will be less.
No extra charge when paying by e-check.
Muskegon County Visitor Tax is 5% of rate for less than 30 day stays.
State Income Tax is 6% on the rental rate only.
We request light cleaning before departure.
SUMMER(JUNE 17 - AUG. 26) RESERVATIONS ARE SAT. TO SAT. ONLY.
If there is a chance you might have to cancel, we recommend you purchase Cancellation Protection Insurance.
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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund .
Rates may change but have no effect on a signed lease.
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Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Car: Not Necessary
Just outside your door a nature trail leads to a secluded bench for watching another gorgeous sunset over Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan. A short walk in the early morning along Edgewater St. affords you with a beautiful sunrise over Muskegon Lake. A few yards from your door is a bike trail that is part of the Shoreline Trail System. Walk to sailing regattas or volleyball courts hosting league play and tournaments. Stroll over with lunch and enjoy a top-notch view of Muskegon's harbor entrance. Just as close is Dockers Fish House & Lounge facing over Harbour Towne Yacht Basin. Hours could be spent watching the boat traffic going through the channel between Lake Michigan & Muskegon Lake. While there, a visit to the World War II submarine, Silversides, gives a peek in to our nation's naval history. Plenty of other playgrounds along the lake to enjoy after trying out all the ones by Plum Hollow. Your stay will be a memory you will cherish forever.
Golf: Let us suggest some of Muskegon Area's Best Offerings in Golf Courses & Driving Ranges.
Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: Stan is a retired high school and middle school teacher, coach, and part-time administrator. Raised in Speedway, IN and attending Ball State University he chose to start a teaching career in Muskegon in 1968. Also, after retirement in 1995, he substitute taught at many other area schools. Running many volleyball leagues and beach tournaments were a favorite pastime. Now, running & biking are his exercise passions. Annie got her degree at Western Michigan University after being raised in nearby Whitehall, MI. Instead of teaching, she travelled the world and lived many years in the Caribbean and out west in Colorado & Utah. She settled back to her home area to be with Stan around 1990. Annie loves to cook for friends. Her exercise is pool aerobics & yoga.
Why the Owner Chose Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA:
Stan bought this property after living all around the Muskegon area. There's no other place in the area that comes close to how nice it is to live in the Bluffton Neighborhood. The neighbors are the most friendly ever experienced anywhere, plus the amenities outdoor are endless. Fate was on Stan's side the day he was able to buy Plum Hollow and live full time in the neighborhood. This will always be home for the rest of his life. Annie has grown to love it too. After building another home only 1/2 mile away for Annie's Mom it became imperative to live there 24/7. Although Crezens has passed, we stay in the house we built & keep providing the opportunity for others to stay in Plum Hollow Cottage and enjoy our beautiful area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just look at Bluffton's history and it's no mystery why Buster Keaton and his family loved staying in the neighborhood over 100 years ago. It is not only ideally located on a peninsula with beautiful lakes on both sides, but it is relatively crime free. Neighbors know each other and not only look out for their welfare, but are genuinely friendly. At the same time, they are not nosy and intrusive in any one else's personal lives. The area is very unique in many special ways. The Plum Hollow property is the closest rental in the neighborhood to Lake Michigan. The yard is a good size for the area & off street parking is plentiful. House is well suited for a family of 6 to stay in comfortable beds with the privacy of their own bedroom. No hide-a-beds in the living area to cram all the guests in like sardines. There's room for a 7th guest with a roll-away bed that can be used in either of the large bedrooms. Since there are 2 large bedrooms, there is enough room to have an 8th guest, if it were to be an infant less than 1 yr. of age.
- Primary: +1 2317550911 Home
- Secondary: +1 2312065105 Cell
Plum Hollow CottageArrival Site
After dinner it's time to relax & have some toasted marshmellows
Serve lunch through the window while they listen to tunes on the jukebox/radio
Plenty Of Room For Everybody While Watching Movies Or Just Sitting & Talking
Annie's Flowers & Fresh Individually Wrapped Muffins to greet our weary Guests
After eating Clean Up then Hit The Beach
The mirrored doors on the closet give the illusion of a Twin King Bed
The Queen's Bedroom has a big full-length mirror for primping
Queen Bedroom closet has lots of room to store the Rollaway Bed. Open Ceiling.
Laundry Center on lower level is out of the way but still handy
Your Muskegon Retreat On Quiet Plum Street
Visitors to the Feeders Love the Natural Surroundings
Picnic Table & Woodstove Area
Place for the kids to play a game or eat. Morning coffee and a book are nice too
Plenty of morning & afternoon sun shining in & privacy at night
Dining Table large enough for 6-8 Guests
Chef's Meal Prepping Area with a table for 2 guests to lend some advice
Plenty of room for the King & Queen to enjoy some TV in their private quarters
A Half-Bath in the King Bedroom & TV makes it hard to leave each day
Queen Bed with room a large dresser for clothes
This could be your Playground/Sandbox for the Summer of 2017
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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