Charming Redbird Designed by Pro for Comfort -Walk to Lake Mich. & Muskegon Lake(37 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cottage, 2- Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, A/C, WIFI, Fire Pit, BBQ grill
Smoke-free, no pets, firm. Main renter must be age 25 or older. No students, unrelated groups, weddings or parties.
Not on beach or lake. No view of beach or lake from house.
2ND FLOOR: Calif. King bedroom, TV, DVD; Two XL Twin beds bedroom; Full Bath with tub/shower.
MAIN FLOOR: Queen sleeper sofa in Great Room, with living area, dining area, open kitchen, and half-bath, TV, DVD.
Wonderful, Pere Marquette Lake Michigan award-winning clean-beach, shoreline trail, fishing, The Deck restaurant on beach, Dockers restaurant on marina, Express Lake Ferry.
15 minutes to music, culture, festivals, town, malls, medical, and highway access.
Home is charming, comfortable, and sparkling clean. FIRE PIT, BBQ GRILL, PICNIC TABLE. FLAT-SCREEN CABLE TV, DVD, WI-FI. Central air & heat. Furnished, fully-equipped kitchen, linens, towels, washer & dryer. Catch the breezes or enjoy your favorite beverage on the open front porch.
With friendly neighbors in the Bluffton historic "actors' colony" area, It's close to downtown festivals and cultural events, and it's the perfect base for exploring up and down the coastline. Popular Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark is only a 28-minute drive.
Redbird Cottage is located in popular Bluffton area: Within a 1-15 minute drive, you reach beaches, festivals, submarine and ship tours, and many places or events to see or do. And, it's only 15 minutes or less to town, culture, festivals, chain and independent restaurants and shopping, medical, and major highways.
You'll live in a perfect location for exploring other beach towns north and south, and when you feel like it, you'll return home to prepare your dinner, or eat out at one of the numerous restaurants nearby.
The Bluffton neighborhood oozes love of Buster Keaton and the Chicago Actors' Colony, lakes, dunes, and nature. The former Bluffton Village is still home to artists, musicians, nature advocates, teachers, regular working people, self-employed, and retirees. The Bluffton neighborhood of close-knit heritage homes is a favorite area for nature lovers.
Quick access to Cross Lake Express Ferry dock (Muskegon-Milwaukee), festivals, culture, malls, MICHIGAN ADVENTURE & WATER PARK (28 min.), and other activities. 15 minutes to hospitals.
Historic Cottage House and Area: The heritage front porch is perfect for relaxing and sipping refreshments. Central air-conditioning and heat means you control your comfort.
Redbird Cottage is one of two houses on one lot in a quaint, quiet neighborhood reminiscent of an eastern seaboard community. There is shared driveway parking for one car and free on-street parking, as available.
The friendly neighborhood is residential, with no condos, no resorts. You'll be transported back to a leisurely atmosphere when you're sure to relax.
Activities:: Muskegon Summer Celebration; Muskegon Main Street Car Show; July 29-30 Big Fat Greek Festival; Sep 16-18; Michigan Irish Music Festival; Seasonal Party in the Park, Fridays; Seasonal Port City Princess boat excursions. Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark. Submarine tour, beach volleyball, pier fishing, charter boat fishing. Tennis, rollerblade park, scuba diving. Historical and Cultural-Downtown Muskegon (10 MIN.) Monet Garden; Hackley Public Library; Muskegon Museum of Art; Muskegon County Museum; Muskegon Civic Theatre
Backyard:: Fire pit and chairs. BBQ grill, propane. Picnic table.
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Member since: 2005
- 1032 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Beds for -4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths provided.
- Small back yard with: Fire pit. BBQ grill, propane . Picnic table, Open front porch with chairs for sipping your favorite beverage, listening to waves on a windy day, and neighbor watching. Child-Friendly: Booster chair and Pack-N-Play available upon request. Garbage disposal. WiFI High-speed Internet...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
No view of lake or beach, but only 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach and 1 block to Muskegon Lake. 0.3 mile (0.5 km) west to Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Park beach and 1 block east to end-of-street Muskegon Lake beach at the end of the street. Redbird Cottage and Eagles Nest Cottage are on a peninsula between the two lakes...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Redbird Cottage (4-6) has Stainless steel refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, double sink, garbage disposal. Eagles Nest Cottage (2-4) has efficiency kitchen size stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer, sink, garbage disposal....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 17 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Security Dep (damage ins $49
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
TOTAL = Rate + $150 cleaning fee + 10% tax + $49 "Security Deposit" (damage insur). Service Fee is imposed by HomeAway.
Smoke-free, pet-free, no exceptions.
Main renter-guest must be age 25 or more. Family or best friends rental only-no unrelated groups.
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Owner's cancellation policy:
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Located on a peninsula in the City of Muskegon, Michigan between Lake Michigan's Pere Marquette Park Beach and Muskegon Lake, you'll be only a
2-minute drive to the sandy, certified-clean beach of Lake Michigan,
2-minute stroll to Muskegon Lake,
5-minute drive to Lake Express Ferry to Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
10 minutes to the festivals, art fair, historic architecture, and cultural events--art museum, county museum, symphony and sports arena. NEW--2 craft beer companies downtown--Pigeon Hill at 500 W Western Ave and Unruly Brewing at 360 W Western Ave, Muskegon. Now you can go from your cottage on the original Pigeon Hill dune to the brewery with the same name!
Stroll 1 block to Muskegon Lake shoreline at the end of your street and watch sailboat races from the bench, or ice fish in winter.
2 minutes to Pere Marquette Park sandy beach: Great freshwater pier fishing; Ice fishing; Sledding; Lake Michigan channel; Water and beach sports; Restaurants; Children's play equipment; U.S.S. Silversides WW II submarine; Sailboats and freighters on the channel. Hiking trail.
5 minutes to Lakeside: Public boat launch; Fishing charters.
Other Activities: Family festivals, Cedar Fair's Michigan's Adventure & Water Park, historic architecture, museums, symphony, Buster Keaton home town
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Lake lover, beach comber, sailor in youth. Forever student who loves learning. Personal repository of area "secrets," for folks interested in art, architecture, music, etc. I enjoy seeing my grandchildren love and appreciate the lakes, sand dunes, fishing, and nature in general.
Why the Owner Chose Beachwood-Bluffton, Muskegon, MI, USA:
Great country living in the City of Muskegon, with all city amenities and close to beaches, festivals, the arts, yet in the historic, quaint Bluffton neighborhood! Walk to sugar sand, award-winning Lake Michigan clean beach, friendly neighbors, and a relaxed atmosphere that takes you back to a gentler time.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Open front porch for sipping morning or evening beverage while beighbor watching. Open kitchen, living room, dining area makes family connections easy. Make memories forever at the large fire pit in the back yard. Wonderful location with easy access to coastal beach towns.
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Redbird Cottage in Muskegon, Michigan, 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach
Redbird Cottage great room, toward kitchen
Stainless steel kitchen-dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave
Matching dishes and silverware
Redbird Cottage stairs up to 2 bedrooms and full bath
Redbird Cottage Calif. king bed in front bedroom
2 XL twin beds in smaller Bedroom #2 of Redbird Cottage.
Redbird Cottage full bath with 5-foot tub upstairs. Towels furnished.
Redbird Cottage of BH Cottages between Muskegon Lake (top) & Lake Michigan beach
Clean beach, sidewalk, kids play equipment at Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach
Tour USS Silversides, a 2-minute drive from Redbird Cottage.
Marina beach at Muskegon Lake 4 minutes to Redbird Cottage
Redbird Cottage great room, with 55" TV, WIFI.
Furnished kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).
Gleaming pots and pans.
Redbird half-bath is handy on main floor
Redbird Cottage front bedroom boasts 40" wall TV.
Cheerful, captivating artwork puts you in a lovely mood.
2 LX twins become King in Bedroom #2. Baskets on shelves keep clothes neat.
Redbird Cottage - BBQ grill in shadow, fire pit, picnic table - Smore's!
Enjoy Pere Marquette beach at Lake Michigan - 3 blocks, a couple of minutes
Lakeshore Trail - only 3 blocks from Redbird Cottage
Catch Lake Express to Milwaukee for a day trip. 2 minutes from Redbird Cottage.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017
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