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Lake Michigan Sugar Sand Beachfront Home with Spectacular View

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house


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.

More Details

Peggy Kleinert
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Peggy Kleinert

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!)

Peggy Kleinert purchased this house in 2003

Why Peggy Kleinert chose Beachwood-Bluffton

Beautiful and on the beach!!


Beachwood-Bluffton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full baths on floors with bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Close to Michigan Adventure and Silversides submarine and Navel Museum. Bike paths, playground equipment, and 2 restaurants in walking distance.


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Lake Michigan Sugar Sand Beachfront Home with Spectacular View
average rating of 4.0 based on 13 reviews

Great location right off the water

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for our weekend in Muskegon. The kids all enjoyed the sandy backyard and sleeping in the loft with the bunk beds. An easy walk to the beach was great for a swim and to get beautiful pictures of the sunset.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pictures on line were deceiving!

  • 1 of 5

Amenities listed were not all there. Furniture was sparse. Beds upstairs were awful. Threadbare linens. Pilllows were nasty. Decor was very dated, cheap, dirty or faded. Steps to the house were rickety. A 2 story home was built between the Spinaker and the beach road. The view was not the one listed in ad. Beach umbrella was broken, cabinets under sinks were nasty. There was literally a hole in the kitchen floor covered up by a rug. Info on contact sheet was incorrect including one of the contact numbers, grocery stores, etc. Way too expensive for what the place actually looked like and what was provided. I called about 1 missing item and was told the place was being sold. I am suspecting not one cent had been spent on anything in the house in years. Location to Lake Michigan was great. All else was not as we expected from the pictures. Rugs, decor, furniture in the photos were not there at all. When called, owner said she hadn't been here in a long while so couldn't say what was actually here. Do not expect the place to look as though it does on line. You'll be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location! The upstairs loft is great of kids, leaving adults plenty of space! Yes, the carpet was a little stained but only in select spaces and one tub drained slow but other than that, perfect. It was a perfect layout and lots of windows that DID open so cool at night. Movies at the beach on Saturday, safe for kids to run around, restaurant close with outside bands and good food. Would definitely go again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Stay Overall but House Needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

The location of the property was excellent - right across the street from a clean beach and short walking distance to two decent restaurants (both with water views). The house has SUCH potential with a great layout and plenty of space for guests, but it hasn't been maintained, and we noticed. The house needs a major deep clean - some examples: carpets in the bedroom have stains, one of the mattresses has blood stains on the top, and the main floor bathroom shower was completely clogged (we purchased Draino and had to do three rounds before it was draining properly...makes me wonder how the cleaning staff actually cleaned the shower??). The oven didn't work properly, which the owners left directions of how to get it to the correct temperature, however, we still had difficulty with the oven getting too hot. Some of the windows wouldn't open, so we had to take the screens out and force them open; they need to be greased. I'm big on cleanliness and proper maintenance in a home, so the average guest may not notice or care about these types of issues! Just be aware that you are paying for more of the views you get with this house.

This was our first time to Muskegon. There are a lot of activities in the area, and a lot of shops and breweries nearby and in surrounding towns. We spent an afternoon in Grand Haven (about a 20-30 minute drive) which also has a lot to offer for all age ranges.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, we do strive for a wonderful experience. I have let our property managers know, so these can be remedied!
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Wonderful location and house is in great shape. Perfect for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the spinnaker house. Could not be more happy with our stay!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a nice place

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice weekend. The view and location on the lake is amazing. The house was well stocked with kitchen stuff and linens. The only complaint would be the ladders getting up into the top bunk was a killer for adults. I am sure for kids it would be fine. Also, the 15 steps to the entrance was a bit of a surprise since we had our 90 year old Mother with us. Thankfully she is in pretty darn good shape, and could manage.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.