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"The Haven at Bluffton" on the Lake MI/Muskegon Lake channel. Bring your boat!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,610 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront Home located on the channel to Lk MI and Muskegon Lake -bring a boat

'The Haven at Bluffton' is situated on 68 ft of channel water frontage between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. The decor is top shelf and with fully stocked amenities. Comfort of a BnB all to yourself. Watching ships and boaters pass through the channel along with lake views and sunsets from the upper deck. With a slip available, you could bring YOUR BOAT, or rent a boat near by, and enjoy the waters and beaches of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. This beautiful 3 story home features 3610 sq. ft., two full kitchens with heated floors, open living area, family room, 2 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms (2 on the ground floor) and 3 full baths with heated floor in 2nd level bath. The master suite and bath is located on the 3rd level with balcony overlooking living area. Large windows throughout home provide sunshine and great views on all levels. Whether you are relaxing inside, sitting out on the upper deck, or lower patio, you are going to enjoy your get-a-way of waterfront views! Come visit our fresh water wonderland here in Bluffton, where there is a rich history of turn of the century vaudeville greats like Buster Keaton's actors colony. We are designated a national clean beach and boast 2.4 miles of walk-able public beach, dunes and beautiful sunsets. Two nearby walkable restaurant/bars include live music and outdoor dining. ( VRBO and Home Away site use fees may be additional and not owner related ) . Please note we require the renting card holder to be on site during the reservation. Sorry no pets

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Ed

We live nearby and help promote our wonderful community by bringing you a great experience. Talk with us, we are here to help

Ed purchased this house in 2012

Why Ed chose Beachwood-Bluffton

The wonderful sandy beaches and the friendly community. Boat traffic through the channel is so entertaining its like watching a water parade during the day. A boater, fishermans, and beach goers delight

What makes this house unique

The smell of fresh water breezes, the boat traffic on the channel while sipping morning coffee, the fog horn in the distance on low visibility days, and seeing the joy of all those in the area knowing they are in a very special part of the world. Peaceful.


Beachwood-Bluffton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3610 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated floors on second level bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are fully furnished with towels, washcloths, hand soap, and paper
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom - 3rd level private suite
    Bedroom 2 ground level - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 ground level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - second level - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - second level - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms are fully furnished with linens and bedding. There is also a queen sofa sleeper on the main floor , and a roll away available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do have portable beach chairs for you use at the beach


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"The Haven at Bluffton" on the Lake MI/Muskegon Lake channel. Bring your boat!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect!!!! My family were very comfortable in this house! Lots of room and CLEAN! Tons of towels and blankets. We will be back this summer to enjoy the beach and to sit on the deck with my book and coffee! Ed was GREAT! I text him at midnight and he responded within seconds. And followed up with me the next day,That does not always happen. You can't go wrong with this rental !! Loved it

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views & beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

We'll be back for sure! Wonderful accommodations and enough room for all 12 of us!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Always fun stuff going on in the channel, giving us great entertainment!

Loved the home too! Beautifully decorated! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay! The property was on a perfect location between two lakes. gorgeous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group. We had three families and we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy ourselves as an individual family or as a group. The house had everything we could have possibly needed. It was in a beautiful location where we could stay and fish or just watch the boats come in and out or we could go to either the Lake Michigan beach which was amazing or a smaller lake Muskegon beach which was around the corner. Overall it was a fantastic house!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The pics on this website do not do this house justice. It's absolutely beautiful. There were 10 adults and 3 kids and there was plenty of room. The house is definitely

Fully Stocked. It has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Pretty views from the backyard. You can fish right off the deck. Then beach is very close and very clean. We all had the best time. We are looking forward to coming back next year. Ed was wonderful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage for large family

  • 5 of 5

We had seven adults plus a 2 & 4 year old and a toddler. We all felt very comfortable. The ground floor has two bedrooms, a kitchen, leading area, living room and bath and a walk out to a covered patio. Second floor has two bed rooms, large living room eat in kitchen and a bath, with a large deck overlooking the channel. The third floor has a bath and bedroom. The place was fully furnished and more than enough seating inside or on the patio, the deck or the boat dock / deck on the channel. A short walk to one of the nicest beaches on Lake Michigan or a small beach on Lake Muskegon. The Change connects the two lakes and there is a small inlet inside the channel to pull in your boat. Ducks, turtles, birds and a muskrat all played in the inlet. Short walk to the two beaches, a local marina and a dockside restaurant (Dockers), a submarine museum and a retired Coast Guard Cutter. There is another restaurant on the beach on Lake Michigan. Lake Muskegon is also connected to Bear Lake so you can easily boat on three different lakes in a single day. Across the channel you have access two beaches on Lake Michigan and Muskegon as well as sand dunes to explore. If you don't have a boat it is an easy 20 minute ride through North Muskegon. Downtown Muskegon is coming alive with restaurants and breweries. On an overcast day, we took the kids to a downtown children museum while my wife saw great photo exhibit by Edward Schiller nearby. We found plenty to do on land and sea and sat around the decks and fire pit at night. Would highly recommend. Ed was a great host and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cheese Lady
Cheese and Gift shop
Frauenthal Theater
Our little Broadway
The Hearthstone Restaurant
Our #1 rated restaurant. Everything from scratch
Toast 'N Jams
Great for breakfast
Muskegon Country Club
nearby lunch and dinner called 4 Seasons Restaurant. This golf course is private
Wayne's Deli & Beverage
Best buy for lunch. Sandwiches made fresh, eat there, and then go to the counter and tell ...
Fricano's Muskegon Lake
Only pizza on the menu here. Nice local pub, but is kid/family friendly
Cherokee Restaurant
old local flavor breakfast restaurant.
Port City Princess Cruises
Lake MI dinner cruises at sunset. Starts in Muskegon Lake
The Deck Bbq & Beer
one of two you can walk to while with us. At the beach.
Dockers Fishhouse
bar sandwiches and fancier dine inside menu. I understand they will cook your catch and mak...
Unruly Brewing Company
Brewery with rocker bands and food adjoining
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Brewery with great beers and local lore. Adjoining food also
Harbor Cinema
Local theater with big strato loungers for a few extra dollars Fun local with current movies
Muskegon Farmers Market
Great saturday visit either coming into town or on your way out
Lakeside Cafe
great little local breakfast stop. Not fancy, just good
House of Chan
Nice sit down chinese
Dah Hu Chinese Restaurant
Duck Lake State Park
Great spot for 3-10 year olds where Duck Lake flows into Lake Mi. Sometimes it flows the ot...
Ray's Drive-In
Pere Marquette Park
You are staying here
Silver Lake State Park
Dune Buggy Rides
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
2- Docker's Fish House and Lounge and The Deck
Nearest Ferry
3.15 Miles
The Lake Express
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Muskegon Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Grand Rapids Amtrack
Nearest Restaurant
0.42 Miles
2- Docker's Fish House and Lounge and The Deck
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Muskegon State Park - cross country
Nearest Beach
Pere Marquette
Car: recommended

This property is located near (20 minute drive) Michigan's largest amusement Park & Water Park, Michigan Adventure. You can walk to a navel museum and tour a WW2 submarine. During winter months, enjoy the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex at the Michigan State Park which features an Olympic class luge, ice skating and lighted cross country skiing. Ice fishing on Muskegon lake during winter months has been exceptional.

Its a short walk to the beaches of Lake Michigan or Muskegon Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

Rental fees subject to change along with minimum stay times. Please contact property coordinator for information regarding your potential reservations. Summer months are weekly rentals only, with turnover day Saturday. Off season rates can include late day checkouts when schedule permits. Check in is 4pm and check out is 10AM. If you need something not listed, ask us. We are friendly and helpful

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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