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Spectacular Lake View Home - Short Walk to Muskegon State Park & Winter Sports

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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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 its 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.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This house was entirely re-furbished and re-furnitured in 2011. For the comfort of non-smoking vacationers, we require smokers to use the convenient patio or front porch to smoke. Both areas are convenient and comfortable....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We need to give prior approval as to the type and number but are pet friendly. We require a $100 pet cleaning fee. Laketon Township has a leash law and neighbors object to wandering dogs. Dogs can romp freely on the beach....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    This house has a spectacular panoramic view of the big lake. We have a private beach but it is a very short walk to the State Park and Muskegon Winter Sports (luge) area....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Record high Lake Michigan level has narrowed all of the beaches on the West Shore, ours included. We still hsve a private beach but, unfortunately, our former, brand new stairs were washed away. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The high water that narrowed our beach has made the State Park's very lightly used beach just south of us broader than ever. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem & wi-fi...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Mobile Phone:

    Internet access (cable modem) and Verizon 'Extended Network' mini-cell site (gives Verizon cellular service in an otherwise poor signal area)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    No land-line but very adequate Verizon 'Extended Network'. Provides cell srvice to Verizon Wireless subscribers. Provides 911 service to all cellular callers....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Awesome view. Private stairs to the beach newly re-done in 2013 (not shown in photos.) Stairways is wide and has sitting & sunbathing decks. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,450
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225
$1,400 $2,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $105
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet fee per week $105
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

SECURITY DEPOSIT IS DUE AT CHECK-IN. PLEASE PROVIDE A SEPARATE CHECK.

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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/18/2016
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Location

  • Muskegon State Park

    "From this point south the beach and adjoining woods are part of the state park with ample hi..."

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  • USS SILVERSIDES Submarine Museum

    "World War II fleet boat submarine open for tours. You have to actually tour a WW II fleet bo..."

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  • Ruth Ann's Ice Cream

    "A landmark walk-up eatery that has been the favorite of Muskegon State Park campers since at..."

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon County
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Rooster
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Muskegon - Milwaukee Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Multiple
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-31 Freeway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Muskegon State Park
60 Metres
Nearest Beach
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).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Muskegon, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Beautiful October day

    Beautiful October day

  • Our other house (family use) is tucked in the evergreens to the north

    Our other house (family use) is tucked in the evergreens to the north

  • This is a very typical sunset.  Taken late October 2011.  Even more brilliant in

    This is a very typical sunset. Taken late October 2011. Even more brilliant in

  • Living room.  Picture windows are direct views of the lake.

    Living room. Picture windows are direct views of the lake.

  • Bedroom #3.  Twin beds.  Bedroom #2 is similar.

    Bedroom #3. Twin beds. Bedroom #2 is similar.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • We are pet friendly.  This is Babe (and hedgehog.)

    We are pet friendly. This is Babe (and hedgehog.)

  • Old stairs.  Our beach goes further left (in front of our family home.)  Renters

    Old stairs. Our beach goes further left (in front of our family home.) Renters

  • Another spectacular sunset.  Nothing in California or even Hawaii compares.

    Another spectacular sunset. Nothing in California or even Hawaii compares.

  • Master bedroom - Queen Bed

    Master bedroom - Queen Bed

  • Kitchen and dining area.  Both have full views of the lake.

    Kitchen and dining area. Both have full views of the lake.

  • Looking from our other family house (to the north).

    Looking from our other family house (to the north).

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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