Pere Marquette Beach - Lake Michigan - Very Cool - Start Your Vacation Here!!!

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Last updated: 08/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

I knew Bluffton had a charm all its own. It is nestled between the bluffs of Lake Michigan and the shores of Muskegon Lake. During the vaudeville era is was the summer resort area for Buster Keaton and other vaudeville luminaries. Hence, the name ?Actors Colony? originated and is used to this day. There is evidence of street car rails on Thompson Street adjacent to Cherry Street. The homes are all different; to say, older, remodeled and with much character. I purchased this property in 1999 and used it for a monthly rental several years. However, at some point, I realized it could be a great weekly vacation property. I had a desire to improve it and develop its potential. I have had fun decorating and creating an environment where people will enjoy themselves and want to return.

The back yard has a large fire pit and fire wood is provided free of charge. Laundry soap is provided. 2 10-speed bikes are available and one 'old fashion' bike with a basket is available. The home is so warm and cozy. At night you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan. Beautiful neighborhood.

Activities : Many festivals in Muskegon throughout the year. USS Silversides Museum at Pere Marquette beach; swimming in the clean, lovely waters of Lake Michigan; boating of all sorts; golfing at many local courses.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or younger must be accompanied by an adult...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please - no more than one pet allowed. Pet lodging charges apply. No cats please or exotic pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom Main Floor: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    baby crib can be used in any room (pak-n-play)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    2-queen beds in one large bedroom 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    Bunk Bed double on both lower and upper...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This cottage is only minutes from Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach. There are bike trails, walking trails, museums, restaurants and much, much more. The neighborhood itself is the historic "Buster Keeton" area. We even have a "Buster Keeton" festival every fall. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Some movies in drawer under living room TV...moreless


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    the tiny area known as Bluffton - home to Buster Keaton - wedged between Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan - BEAUTIFUL...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining room table does have one leaf which is located in the front hall closet allowing at least 6-people to sit at table....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Standard size in basement...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor fire pit - wood supplied by owner...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bikes available for use in the garage...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    free long distance is included with the land line...moreless

  • Garage:

    garage houses lawn equipment and bikes on one side and firewood on the other. There is not a garage for storage of vehicles....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas forced air (central)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Codes are in buffet drawer under the television in living room...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillow cases, blankets, bedspreads...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very cozy, adjacent to dining room. Sofa and 2-chairs. Sofa could possibly be used as a bed for one person or child. Sofa does not covert to a bed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Front of house 2-spaces Back off alley 1-space Rear of garage 1-space (shared)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    front of home or rear...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Either in front or rear of home depending on size...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a land line available at the house ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen towels and dish clothes - bath towels and wash clothes - some beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Standard size in basement...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Codes are in buffet drawer under television in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, counter top and teakettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes and utensils. If you have any questions, please ask...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    We have a large array of cooking equipment, dishes, pots/pans, silverware, teakettle, coffee maker, toaster, can opener.... List goes on and on. If you have a specific want, please ask...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Countertop microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Standard gas range and oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices, salt/pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard size. No ice maker in refrigerator. Separate ice maker is provided....moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard gas range and oven....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Yes, countertop toaster...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    in garage, several bikes and different sizes. Or, bring your own bike and store in garage. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    at back of house. Also, fire pit in back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.4
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400 $3,300

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$850 $2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $105
  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 5%


Pets allowed with proof of flea control. No cats please. Please no more than 1 pet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 08/04/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon County
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lake Express
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
University Park Golf Course
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland, MI
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cannonsburg, Grand Rapids
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pere Marquette Beach

Car: Recommended

Grand Rapids is 45 Min from Muskegon and Has a Large Airport

Other Activities: boating, kayaking, health/beauty spa, basketball court, mini golf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hello—I’m Linda Wood. I grew up in Muskegon and have worked in the real estate business for over 30-years. Remodeling and managing have been my primary talents. The two Cherry House properties are my only weekly rentals. It has been a great deal of fun for all of us involved in the preparation and maintenance of this unique and marvelous property.

Why the Owner Chose Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA:
I had managed this property and knew the area. I realized it would make a perfect vacation property since it is so close to Lake Michigan.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Historic - Summer home of Buster Keaton and other vaudeville notables - walk to Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach - largest public beach on Lake Michigan - absolutely beautiful sunsets - only deep water port on Lake Michigan - observe large boats and sailing vessels entering Muskegon Lake - Great Fun

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Cottage Front

    Cottage Front

  • Upper Bedroom #1

    Upper Bedroom #1

  • Basement Laundry

    Basement Laundry

  • Basement Bathroom

    Basement Bathroom

  • Enclosed back porch

    Enclosed back porch

  • Bedroom (upper front overlooks street)

    Bedroom (upper front overlooks street)

  • Fire-pit; deck and grill

    Fire-pit; deck and grill

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen looking to back porch

    Kitchen looking to back porch

  • Upper Bedroom #2

    Upper Bedroom #2

  • Living/Dining Room

    Living/Dining Room

  • 2nd floor bathroom

    2nd floor bathroom

  • Upper Bedroom #1

    Upper Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom - Upper (windows face street)

    Bedroom - Upper (windows face street)

VRBO #315513

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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