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Spectacular Lake View Home On Lake Michigan - Short Walk to Muskegon State Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

By location, view, amenities and rental rate, this house is a stand-out from other local rentals.

My late parents bought this house next door to their Lake Michigan home in the 1970s for use by family and friends. This house was totally re-modeled and re-furnished to a high and comfortable level in 2011. Beautiful, new stairs to the beach (with seating areas with panoramic lake views) added in October, 2013 but washed away by the record high waters & storms of 2016. The beach remains accessible but it is by path through the dune grass, or via a neighbor's stairs (which survived the storms) or via the nearby State Park's stairs.

The house is situated on a sand dune bluff far back from the road (Scenic Drive) on a multi-acre wooded lot. The view of Lake Michigan is spectacular in all seasons. Sunsets are particularly stunning. When the State of Michigan adopted a license plate with a setting sun years ago, they had this property's view in mind. See our reviews: this spot is a Lake Michigan gem.

The beach has been narrowed by our cottage by the high water but is wide and sandy on the State Park land which starts about a thousand or so feet south all the way to the Muskegon Channel. Even on the state land, the beach is secluded and visited only by occasional campers from the State Park. The surf is usually low, making the beach usable for windsurfing or a small catamaran or sailboat which could be safely left on the beach (but you would have to launch at the State Park or Duck Lake beach because the sand dune face is steep and off-limits to protect it from erosion.)

The interior is completely new and modern. Although lake breezes are virtually constant, the house has ceiling fans in every room to assure comfort.

It is a traffic-free drive of about 4 miles to ample shopping, including 'big box' stores, in North Muskegon, but the best lunch -- a Lake Michigan institution -- is 'Ruth Ann's' ice cream and sandwiches about 3 minutes walk down Scenic Drive.

Keywords: This is a beach house with all of the amenities of home. Internet access (cable modem) & 'Extended Network' Verizon cell service.

More Details

Mark Sullivan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Mark Sullivan

I live in Southern California (until I retire) and manage the property for our family. My brother, Pete, and his lovely wife, Cincy, are the local managers who meet vacation renters and assure that the house is spotless -- the way we would want it when we use it as family. We have had roots in North Muskegon since 1964 and welcome the opportunity to share our beautiful and relaxing area with visitors.

Mark Sullivan purchased this house in 1978

Why Mark Sullivan chose Muskegon

My parents owned the house next door and, when this house came on the market, they bought it to assure that we would always have the combined large and beautiful beach with one of the best views of Lake Michigan.

This is an awesome view point in the warm months and a short, short walk to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Luge in the snowy months.

What makes this house unique

We use the home next door (my late parents' home) as a vacation spot. It is not rented at present. Renters at our second home have access to our combined beach. Being back from the road (Scenic Drive), children and pets are essentially free to roam.


Muskegon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

wonderful get-away

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place! Great views, location, and wonderful hosts! Everything was as described. Cinci and Mark were both so helpful! The only suggestions I would make would be to add air conditioning and upgrade to a king-sized bed. We were aware of these conditions going in, so no surprises. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, the views were breathtaking, and the atmosphere was completely relaxing. Exactly what our family needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation spot

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - waterfront

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful getaway for our family, including our dog. We loved the privacy that this home offered, and the fact that it is so close to the water. The trail to the beach is on a gentle incline and easy to walk. The place was clean and the hosts were gracious. All we needed was provided; a Meijers store is 10 min. away and provides a good shopping experience. Great restaurants in Muskegon area! We will return. Thank you.

Wolfgang and Judy v.Buchler

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Lake Michigan property.

  • 5 of 5

We were treated with great waves, warm water, fantastic beach and beautiful sunsets. The property was perfect for our family. The steps to the water had washed out but the path down was very manageable, our 2 year old grandson made it both up and down. The Sullivans were friendly and very available. A great week of family fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Views and beach are spectacular,very private surroundings.Enjoyed every moment of the weekly stay.

Lamp family

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Muskegon State Park
From this point south the beach and adjoining woods are part of the state park with ample hi...
USS SILVERSIDES Submarine Museum
World War II fleet boat submarine open for tours. You have to actually tour a WW II fleet bo...
Ruth Ann's Ice Cream
A landmark walk-up eatery that has been the favorite of Muskegon State Park campers since at...
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Muskegon County
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Rooster
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Muskegon - Milwaukee Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US-31 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Muskegon State Park
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Our own beach

Only minutes away by foot from the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex and Luge (featured on Fox News, Brett Baier Reporting, Feb. 9, 2015).




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet fee per week $105
Pet Fee $105
Tax Rate 5.0%


Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed.

Approved pet(s) are subject to a $15/day; $100/week non-refundable cleaning fee which is collected at check-in. (Multiple pets require specific approval and are subject to an additional fee.)

Winter rental is subject to a higher security deposit, minimum November 1 - March 31 occupancy, and renter pays utilities plus driveway snow removal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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