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This Small Cottage Has a Big Yard and is a Short Walk to Lake Michigan

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One of the bigger yards in the neighborhood & off street parking for 2 vehicles

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom With Lower Studio Flat(Next Door To Our Property #114779)

Summer 2017 will be our 14th year hosting travelers. Our Pedler's Paradise Cottage is very cozy and less than a 5 minute walk to award winning, uncrowded Pere Marquette Beach on Lake Michigan to watch some of our fabulous sunsets. The sunrises each morning over Muskegon Lake are also less than a 5 minute walk with your coffee in hand. The large, well kept yard is perfect for families with small kids needing room to play close-by safely and within view. Your visit will be peaceful and relaxed in this very clean cottage dressed up with lots of antique furniture and tastefully decorated. We take a lot of pride in how well we can do our part to make sure all our guests have a wonderful vacation with lots of good memories.
Our two side-by-side cottages are located on a beautiful sand-duned peninsula and are also surrounded by decades old beech, oak, and maple trees in the historically famous Bluffton neighborhood. The yard is one of the largest in the historic Bluffton Neighborhood. Perfect for kids to run around in view away from traffic. A partially covered patio in the back allows outdoor seating during the warm, summer rains. Sit outside in the morning and watch the sun peeking through the trees. Coming home from the beach in the later afternoon is perfect with more shade & cool summer breezes off the lakes. Dinner inside, out, or at a nearby restaurant and seeing another awesome sunset ends a perfect day. Hi-Speed Wireless Internet. LED HDTV's in the Upper & Lower Levels. Central Air Conditioning keeps the cottage as comfortable as you want, no matter how hot it is outside. We're sorry for our guests that want to bring their family dog. We have a very strict policy of ABSOLUTELY NO PETS on our properties. NO EXCEPTIONS. Hopefully, you can find someone to keep an eye on them at your home. We can only accommodate our SUMMER SEASON guests from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. It's very important that any guests or visitors SMOKE OUTSIDE ONLY.
Upper Level Living Area: Harvest Oak simulated wood flooring is in the living area & master bedroom of the Upper Level. Two antique, matching swag stained glass hanging lamps are at each end of the living room. An HDTV is mounted out of the way on the wall next to the couch & easy chair. The Flat Screen TV can be seen from any angle with it's 4 Way Mount. A Blu Ray DVD Player can provide your own personal movies. A stereo below the TV is also a docking station for you to charge your unit while playing your very own tunes. The desk with easy access plugs as your Charging Station is convenient in the Living Room. An antique quarter-cut oak pedestal table/4 chairs faces the yard & wildlife feeding stations. The is a queen bed in the master bedroom and a wood 1920's antique dresser/mirror & bedside table. A student folding desk seat is nice for getting dressed or ready for bed. The 2nd upper level bedroom has a large closet and dresser along-side adult sized bunk beds. The bath has a shower/tub, along with the sink/cabinet & toilet. A list is on the fridge of all the items in the kitchen & where they are located. Everything needed in a kitchen is there or handy to get from the kitchenette in the lower level. Also, a nice table with 3 cushioned chairs in the kitchen looks over the back covered part of the patio. The 4 burner stove/oven is gas. It is not a large refrigerator, but ample enough to hold plenty of needed supplies. The small refrigerator on the lower level gives enough space for the overflow.
Lower Studio Amenities: This Area could almost be known as a 'Home within a Home' . Technically, it is considered what's known as a "Daylight Basement". The east side facing the yard is about 1/2 below grade & 1/2 above grade. The entry to the front apartment area is four steps, as is the entry in the back to the laundry room. The back entry also can access the kitchen on the upper level. The lower level is a small, but nice secluded getaway for adults or kids. The easily accessed area from inside or out would not be very good for children that can't be left alone. It is carpeted in the sitting/sleeping area. For those taller than 5'7", there are a couple lower archways that require bending over to not make contact with. This is not a big problem, but necessary to be aware not hit your head. There is also a slight step-up from the sitting area to the Kitchenette. A beautifully finished antique chifferobe(chest of drawers with clothes hanging area & mirror) is our nicest antique furnishing. There are many more, top quality, antique furnishings throughout the cottage. The TV/Stereo cabinet with it's side to side swivel is easily viewed in the sleeping/sitting areas. A portable stereo/CD player is also provided. The privacy this space can provide for another guest or two to retreat to is handy. The queen bed is also a comfortable place to watch your favorite, late night TV programs. It's also a nice area for the older kids to watch their own tv shows. It's not advisable to leave young kids in this area that need to be watched more closely. It has it's own private entrance from outside or can be accessed inside through the laundry room. Along with the sink in the kitcehette, there is a double laundry sink, a sitting only toilet/stool under the stairwell, and a large shower, and the clothes washer & dryer.
Landscaping/Yard: We do some things to make the yard area better each year. We would like to add more annuals & perennials, but the voracious deer make it a real challenge. A wooden fence along the back border is great for helping provide privacy. The bamboo plants that fill in along the back border also give a natural privacy feel. The yard is one of the largest in the neighborhood. There is another area with a 2nd picnic table. We call this 'Boston's Nature Preserve'. Tiger Lillies surround this setting. Two bird feeding stations, corn holders for squirrels provide a close-up view of the abundant wildlife for some outstanding outdoor entertainment. The yard has sunny areas throughout the day, but is mostly shaded with the surrounding beech, oak, maple, & pine trees. Our yard maintenance service does stop by around mid-day to water and refill the wildlife feeding stations if needed. Wood stove ashes are properly disposed of for your convenience. This is all done with minimal intrusion. You might not see anyone unless you spend all your time at the cottage. An awning covers a large area of the patio off the back of the cottage. Off street parking for 2 cars. Street parking is legal and safe.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Renter Must Be At Least 25 Years Of Age ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lower level is not suitable to leave young children unattended....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    ABSOLUTELY NO PETS On Properties...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • The Master Bedroom has a Queen bed. Second Bedroom has a large bunk bed. These are located on the upper level along with a Full Bathroom & Kitchen. The Laundry Room is in the lower level in the back of the house. The back outdoor entrance goes up to the Kitchen or down to the Laundry Room(toilet, shower & double laundry sink). The front part of the lower level is similar to a studio apartment. It can be entered from the outside by a covered entry-way near the front & side of the home. The lower apartment can also be entered from the Laundry Room inside. The U-shaped finished/mostly carpeted area has a bed, chair, tv, chifferobe, & small bench seat. The knotty pine Kitchenette has a sink, microwave, & small fridge/freezer. Kitchenette also has a table & 2 chairs. The upper level knotty pine Kitchen has a table with 3 chairs. The Living Room has a table with 4 chairs overlooking the side & front yards. TVs are in upper & lower level. Several antique furnishings....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Sink w/cabinet & medicine cabinet included...moreless

  • Bathroom(lower level): toilet, shower

    Toilet is sitting only-double laundry & kitchette sinks...moreless

  • The bathroom in the upper level has the tub/shower, toilet, & sink. The lower level has a sit-down toilet beneath the stairs, a shower, and a double laundry sink in the Laundry room area. Another sink is located in the Kitchenette. It is like having another full bath in the lower level. The ironing board & iron can be left up in this area without being in the way....moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are beds to accommodate 6 people. The lower level is like a separate living quarters, such as a Studio Apartment. It has it's own separate entrance, yet it is still part of the upstairs & can be accessed easily enough from the inside....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Lower Level....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central....moreless

  • Internet:

    Extension from next door....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty....moreless

  • Living Room:

    L-shaped with tv....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Off street for 2. On the street is allowed & safe....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On Parking Pad for two....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Safe, but on the street....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Enough, if needed....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Lower Level....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed is available inside & somewhat outside....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove:

    Sits on paved, large patio with lots of seating and tables. Wood provided for a couple nights....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular in upper level. Keurig in lower level....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Plenty on both levels....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty on Upper Level. Limited amount included in lower level....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Both refrigerators have freezers....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need & more...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    One on Upper Level. One on Lower Level....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven:

    Gas-with broiler in Apartment Size Stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    List of these items are on the fridge. More than enough....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Medium Size in Upper Level. Apartment Size Available for use in Lower Level....moreless

  • Shared Kitchen:

    Limited Kitchenette on lower level....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas-4 burner/Apartment Size....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Upper Level....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Paved Patio is quite large and is partially awning covered....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING 2017
May 2 - May 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$165
MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2017
May 25 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$180
EARLY SUMMER 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 16, 2017
5 night min stay
$185
SUMMER 2017
Jun 17 - Aug 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$215

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $75
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. NO EXCEPTIONS. SMOKING OUTSIDE.

PRIMARY GUEST/RENTER MUST BE AT LEAST 25 YRS. OF AGE.

Total amount due when reserving less than 2 months before stay.

Property Damage Protection is refundable or nonrefundable through HomeAway/VRBO/VacationRentals.

The cc fee for the weekly stays will be $60.00. Shorter term will be less.

We encourage the use of E-checks, instead of a credit card to save money.

It is necessary to let us know ahead of making a reservation if you want to use a credit card.

The 5%(of rate) Muskegon County Room Tax is applied to stays less than 30 nights.

We request light cleaning before departure.

SUMMER(JUNE 17 - AUG. 26) RESERVATIONS ARE SAT. TO SAT. ONLY.

We are very sorry we can't refund any money you pay and decide not to stay with us.

Please understand our position on this because of so many problems with rebooking a time having been reserved.

If there is a chance you might have to cancel, it is worth purchasing Cancellation Protection Insurance.

HomeAway offers this insurance at a very reasonable rate.

Rates may change, but have no effect on a signed lease.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

Car: Not Necessary

A few steps out the door are nature trails through the dunes. The paved bicycle/walking trails are for easier going. The paved trails also link to the extensive Shoreline Trail System. A neighborhood walk or a little further stroll to Lake Michigan/Muskegon Channel can also prove relaxing. The most scenic is always a sunset walk on the Pere Marquette Beach or the boardwalk that borders it. Also, within walking distance are two beach & water front restaurants. The nicest is Dockers Fish House & Lounge that overlooks the Harbour Towne Yacht Basin. There's seating inside or out and an outdoor tiki bar. Beach volleyball leagues & open play most every weeknight along the beach. Events are held most weekends on or near the beach. Sailing races during the week and on many weekends are held on both lakes. Kite Flying or the more exhilarating Kite Boarding are done regularly.

Other Activities: Beach Volleyball, Miniature & Frisbee Golf, Batting Cages, Rollerblading & Skateboard Park, LST Ship night movies & Drive-in Theater, & Kite Boarding

Golf: Muskegon's 'Water's Edge' Visitor's Guide provides the most extensive list of area golf courses. We can familiarize you with the most popular or widely used links.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: Growing up in Speedway, IN and attending Ball State University was Stan's background before coming to Muskegon in 1968. After teaching, coaching, part time administrative duties at the High School & Middle School for about 30 years, retirement came along. Annie grew up in nearby Whitehall and graduated from Western Michigan University. She travelled all over the world spending most of her time in the Caribbean and ski areas out west in Colorado & Utah. She and Stan have been together for almost 30 years. They live only 1/2 mile from both cottages.

Why the Owner Chose Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA:
After 14 years of living all around the Muskegon Area Stan got his chance to buy a home in area that felt the most like home than anywhere else. Stan saw this property for sale & wanted to buy it, but it was already sold to someone else. Fortunately, Plum Hollow(next door) was put up for sale a few months later. That was in 1982. This cottage(Pedler's Paradise) was again put on the market and Stan didn't miss out this time in 1986. We spent several fun filled years living in Plum Hollow while having a son & his wife, as well as many other wonderful guests, stay in Pedler's Paradise Cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The one characteristic that is most redeeming for this cottage, especially in the warm part of the year, is the large, side yard. Lots of room for kids to play and not feel your neighbors are on top of you. Other wonderful benefits would be it's close proximity to Lake Michigan and/or Muskegon Lake. It's very convenient to have both houses as an option for large or multiple families to stay at the same time and have lots of extra room inside & out. Having so many large trees(mostly Beech) around both properties provides lots of shade with lake breezes on hot summer days & nights.


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Speaks: english, Minimal Spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • One of the bigger yards in the neighborhood & off street parking for 2 vehicles

    One of the bigger yards in the neighborhood & off street parking for 2 vehicles

  • Have A Snack At The Table In An Area Called Boston's Nature Preserve

    Have A Snack At The Table In An Area Called Boston's Nature Preserve

  • Charging Station To Email Friends Back Home & Tell About Your Stay With Us

    Charging Station To Email Friends Back Home & Tell About Your Stay With Us

  • Antique Pedestal Oak Table To Sit & Watch The Wildlife Or Kids In The Yard

    Antique Pedestal Oak Table To Sit & Watch The Wildlife Or Kids In The Yard

  • Large Adult Size Bunk Beds

    Large Adult Size Bunk Beds

  • Table To Sit & Talk To Chef While Preparing Meals or Whoever Is Cleaning Up

    Table To Sit & Talk To Chef While Preparing Meals or Whoever Is Cleaning Up

  • Comfy Queen Bed In Lower Level While Watching TV Or Listening To Music

    Comfy Queen Bed In Lower Level While Watching TV Or Listening To Music

  • Newly Remodeled Shower and Window

    Newly Remodeled Shower and Window

  • Lower Level Kitchenette Has A New Window To More Clearly See The Large Yard Area

    Lower Level Kitchenette Has A New Window To More Clearly See The Large Yard Area

  • A Couple Minutes Walk From Pedler's Paradise Cottage To Here

    A Couple Minutes Walk From Pedler's Paradise Cottage To Here

  • The yard's beautiful Magnolia Tree blooming it's white showy, fragrant flowers

    The yard's beautiful Magnolia Tree blooming it's white showy, fragrant flowers

  • Lots of yard space to play around, then off to the Beach

    Lots of yard space to play around, then off to the Beach

  • Stay Dry During A Rain With The Awning & Tree Canopy

    Stay Dry During A Rain With The Awning & Tree Canopy

  • Front Door To Part Of Living Room Nearest TV & Docking Station Stereo

    Front Door To Part Of Living Room Nearest TV & Docking Station Stereo

  • Antique Dresser & Bedside Table By Queen Bed In Master Bedroom

    Antique Dresser & Bedside Table By Queen Bed In Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen Is Well Stocked With Utensils, Cookware,
Appliances, Coffee & Spices.

    Kitchen Is Well Stocked With Utensils, Cookware, Appliances, Coffee & Spices.

  • Side Entry To Lower Level Apartment

    Side Entry To Lower Level Apartment

  • Relaxing With Reading Or TV

    Relaxing With Reading Or TV

  • Newly Remodeled Shower Room Closes Off From Apartment & Laundry Room Areas

    Newly Remodeled Shower Room Closes Off From Apartment & Laundry Room Areas

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Sleep here at night & explore by day--Cottage near center of photo

    Sleep here at night & explore by day--Cottage near center of photo

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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