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Lake Michigan Sugar Sand Beachfront Home with Spectacular View

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3BR - 2 bath - steps from Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette beach with deck, patio

Gorgeous beach house with views of Lake Michigan from nearly every window. The Spinnaker House has a large deck for sunning or having your morning coffee, a large patio for lounging and grilling in the shade, and a fire pit from where you can watch the spectacular sunsets over the water. This house if great for families, friends, and couples, with open floor plan, yet plenty of spaces for everyone. This is an All Season 3 level home, with plenty of outdoor space; unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible. Amenities include beach equipment, large weber grill, linens, washer/dryer, dish washer, and fans in every room; no need for air con, when you have the wonderful breezes off of Lake Michigan.
Two bedrooms are located on 2nd level and have queen-size beds; the 3rd level is a loft that features two sets of bunk beds with a single on top and full beds on bottom. This space is great for the younger set and features access to a full bath with double sinks and bathtub. The other full bath is located on 2nd level, also with a bathtub. Second level also features full kitchen, washer/dryer, indoor dining room, living room/sitting area, gas potbelly stove, and large deck with dining area and chaise lounge chairs. This second level also has duel slider doors for indoor/outdoor living feel. Lower level has duel sliders as well that open onto a large patio with dining area, outdoor living room, grill and area great for little ones playing in the sand. The indoor area of this lower level is a family room with couch, chairs, large flat screen tv, stereo, and DVD player. Quality Wireless internet accessible throughout home and decks. Paper products and soaps provided. There is driveway with room for parking 4 standard sized vehicles; this is also free street parking.

Pere Marquette was voted one of the Great Lakes top five beaches by National Geographic, and has received numerous clean-beach awards. There are also hiking trails just one house down through the woods and sand dunes that are wonderful for seeing wildlife or taking a midnight adventure. Children love to play on the huge sand mound and beach playground. Everyone can enjoy beach volleyball, swimming, kite surfing, walking to the lighthouse or sunning on the beach. The sunsets here are truly spectacular.

The Spinnaker rents weekly only from Sunday to Sunday in the high Summer Season (June 19, 2016-August 21, 2016) with more flexibility during other time periods. We also own two small cottages next door that each sleeps 4-6 people (2 bedrooms) that can be rented in conjunction for larger groups or for those groups that may require separate, more private accommodations. Please contact me with specific questions or for last minute deals.

Area Attractions: There are two great restaurants in walking distance, one a beach BBQ restaurant and one that is more upscale with many seafood options that is on the marina with live musics on weekends-also the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is in walking distance. Then there is the walking trails through the woods just down the street that are wonderful for all ages. This is your place to relax and get away from it all.

Nearby there are many other restaurants, championship golfing, a tourist trolley, Michigan Adventure amusement park, Double J Ranch, a spectacular farmer's market, blueberry picking, local breweries and wineries, a boat launch ramp, and docking. If you're a fisherman but don't want to bring your boat, you can fish from the pier; or you can charter a captained boat. Boat slips available within walking distance. The new high-speed ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon is only a couple of miles away.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 2 twin/ single


  • Main floor has two queen bedrooms. Loft has two sets of bunks with double on bottom and single on top. Each floor has a bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Full baths on floors with bedrooms

Other Amenities

  • Close to Michigan Adventure and Silversides submarine and Navel Museum. Bike paths, playground equipment, and 2 restaurants in walking distance....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40" flat screen in Family room 32" flat screen in loft bedroom great for lounging....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Addition seating for 4 on deck. Gas grill on deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Free standing gas stove ...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Flat screen TV with cable in Loft bedroom area and Family room...moreless

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

    Parking for 4 smaller vehicles or two large vehicles. Additional parking on street....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee basket type filters required...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Enough to cook Thanksgiving dinner....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 16 plus plastic for children...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very well stocked with dishes and silver for 16, glasses, bowls, and pans to cook for visitors....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side with in-door ice and water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Seasons is only 2 miles away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large outdoor firepit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach toys and chairs...moreless

  • Wood Deck


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 26 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 5%


Limit 10 guests.

House rents from Sunday to Sunday and only by the week during prime summer season from June 25, 2017-September 4,2017. Call for last minute deals.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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Car: Necessary

Property is located on the Lake Michigan shoreline with easy access to Muskegon Lake for your boating, fishing, or other water sports. Plan a day at nearby Michigan Adventure or Double J Ranch. Easy driving via I-96 or US-31 or fly in to Grand Rapids. Come for Summer Celebration or Shoreline Spectacular or just relaxation on the 5 mile sugar sand beach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My name is Tara Merlo, and I am helping my mother, Peggy Kleinert with renting out her house now, so she can travel more! My mother has been renting this house out for a few years now, but before that, this was her home, and the details show the care she has put in it over the years. The picture is of me and my family (all my pictures now are of my young daughter!)

Why the Owner Chose Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA:
Beautiful and on the beach!!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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  • Lakeside view of deck and patio

    Lakeside view of deck and patio

  • Great Room with lake view

    Great Room with lake view

  • View of beach and Lake Michigan from main level

    View of beach and Lake Michigan from main level

  • Main floor queen bedroom

    Main floor queen bedroom

  • loft bunks

    loft bunks

  • Family room lake side, lower level out to patio.

    Family room lake side, lower level out to patio.

  • Downstairs living room with TV, opens to patio,

    Downstairs living room with TV, opens to patio,

  • View of house from the beach

    View of house from the beach

  • Some of the playground equipment on the beach

    Some of the playground equipment on the beach

  • Great room lake side

    Great room lake side

  • Main floor deck

    Main floor deck

  • Deck overlooking beach and Lake Michigan

    Deck overlooking beach and Lake Michigan

  • Kitchen


  • Main floor queen bedroom

    Main floor queen bedroom

  • view from loft bedroom

    view from loft bedroom

  • View to loft

    View to loft

  • Fun on the beach

    Fun on the beach

  • Lighthouse and pier

    Lighthouse and pier

  • loft bath, with tub/shower

    loft bath, with tub/shower

VRBO #36722

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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