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"The Haven" at Bluffton. 5BR - Lake MI on the channel. Bring a boat.August open

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


About the property

Amazing Waterfront Home located on Muskegon Channel near Lk MI and Muskegon Lake

'The Haven at Bluffton' is situated on 68 ft of channel water frontage between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Enjoy 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 to 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. Now, you will find beaches as beautiful anywhere in the world. We are designated a national clean beach and boast 2.4 miles of walk-able public beach, dunes and beautiful sunsets. Two nearby restaurant/bars include live music and outdoor dining. ( VRBO and Home Away site use fees may be additional and not owner related )

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

Why Ed chose Muskegon

The wonderful sandy beaches and the friendly community. Boat traffic through the channel is so entertaining and like watching a great parade during the day

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

"The Haven" at Bluffton. 5BR - Lake MI on the channel. Bring a boat.August open
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

Three families stayed in this beautiful home. House was big and there was space for everyone. Ed was very accessible and easy to work with. Great WiFi. House well-stocked. Glad to recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable and well stocked home for our extended family. Our young son really enjoyed his downstairs kid's room and there was plenty of room for 7 adults. The main level kitchen is beautiful and well stocked and the open floor-plan helped to make the home never feel crowded. We love all of the things that Muskegon and western Michigan have to offer, and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The locals will tell you the big lake keeps the shoreline temps warm here well into October. Hoping we can host you again.
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our extended family trip! The house was very well furnished and had everything we needed and then some. Enjoyed sitting on the deck having my morning coffee and watching the boats and wildlife.

We enjoyed the area with the close beaches and restaurants. A ride on the Silver Lake dunes with Mac Woods was enjoyed by everyone, the more adventurous rented our own sand buggies and had a memorial time.

Ed was great dealing with and made everything easy and hassle free

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, we enjoyed your group. Silver Lake is a must see for those who have not seen one of Michigan's treasures. Hope we can hope you can join us again
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Superb Summer Getaway for The Goryls

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd summer to enjoy a week at The Haven at Bluffton with our 2 daughters, sons-in-laws and granddaughters!!

The house is expansive, beautifully decorated and well-equipped for large groups of family and friends!! The boat traffic on the

Channel keeps everyone's attention, young and old alike!!! The boat slip made it possible for us to have our boat on-site and we used it

several time a day to hit the Big Lake, as well as smaller beaches on Muskegon Lake. Fun restaurants are close by, as is Pere Marquette

Beach!! Evening s'more campfires and sunset walks on the Pier make this a perfect spot for our family of 9!!!

Bottom line... WE LOVED IT!!!! 5 Stars all the way!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning, Ed was a hospitable host. We spoke before the trip and he let us know of the home's amenities and if we needed anything extra. He even brought bikes for the kids! The home was fully stocked beyond our needs. It was a great home for a family reunion and was comfortable for 7 adults and 3 kinds under 5. The walk to Lake Muskegon could not have been easier and two restaurants are within a short walks. We passed the evenings outside on the deck, enjoying the fire pit and watching the boats pass by. Location was excellent; home was pleasant and comfortable and amenities were plentiful. I would absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yasmine, Your group got to use our new fireplace set. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come see us again.
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Fantastic property! Perfect for a relaxed family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The Haven was awesome and we couldn't have dreamed of a better setup for our family reunion. Numerous places for group gatherings and lots of places for individual quiet time as well. Having kitchens of both levels was especially convenient. Tastefully decorated with very nice furnishings and well stocked kitchens. The fire pit was great for campfires and smores.

We had some minor, normal issues in the bathroom but Ed was extremely responsive and had it repaired quickly. I would highly recommend this property to others. Fantastic location to watch the boats and ferry come through the channel but also very close to the big lake. We definitely plan on coming back. Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Beachwood-Bluffton House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Coast Guard week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 -holiday week+$500
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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