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Charming Redbird-3 Blocks to Lake Mich Beach, 1 Block to Muskegon Shoreline

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Charming Redbird exterior with popular open front porch

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:0
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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

Ideal location for families up to 6 and professionally designed with "Country French" theme for comfort and charm. Easy walk or drive 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan Pere Marquette beach, 1 block east to Muskegon Lake shoreline, Muskegon Yacht Club. Friendly, historic Bluffton neighborhood.

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.
Furnished home, delightful, comfortable County French decor by designer. Equipped kitchen, towels, linens provided.

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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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1032 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The main renter-guest must be age 25 or older....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Beds for -4

  • Front bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Guest bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    XL twins convert to 1 king...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedrooms: King bed in front bedroom; 2 XL Twin beds in second bedroom, convertible to 1 King Downstairs: Queen sleeper sofa Pack-N-Play (portable bed for babies) available...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet

    Sink...moreless

  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths provided.

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player in living area of Great Room and a second DVD in front bedroom upstairs....moreless

  • Games:

    Children's games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service for TV....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen Cable TV with DVD player in living room and front bedroom upstairs....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Walk or drive (park free) 3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach...moreless

  • Lake:

    3 blocks to Lake Michigan beach. Park free. 1.5 blocks to Muskegon Lake shoreline with bench to watch sailboats and large ships go by (not big enough to call a beach) ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    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
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Redbird Cottage (2 bdrm) has Central air conditioning. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Wireless High Speed Internet...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked washer/dryer off of kitchen. No door separates it from kitchen....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central gas heat through the insulated home....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless - Strong WiFI reaches inside and outdoors...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided: Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has Queen sleeper sofa, 3 easy chairs, flat-screen TV, DVD player, ottoman. Living area is part of the Great Room, which includes dining and kitchen....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Shared parking in double-wide driveway. You park next to your cottage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Redbird and Eagles Nest Cottages share parking on the double-wide driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Long driveway accommodates boat trailer behind your vehicle....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked washer/dryer off of kitchen....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi reaches inside upper floor and outdoors...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Catering available from local businesses....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee, 12-cup size, flat type filters (you provide filters)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glassware, silverware, cooking pots/pans, serving ware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Matching dishes and good silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher at Redbird (2-bdrm)...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    Microwave over oven/stove...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel refrigerator/freezer at Redbird (2-bdrm). Apartment sized refrigerator/freezer at Eagles Nest (1-bdrm)....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove, 4 burners...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Picnic table, BBQ grill, fire pit. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grass small front and back yards, large fire pit, BBQ grill, picnic table...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ grill in yard, along with picnic table and fire pit....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PRE-SUMMER
May 26 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$179
SUMMER
Jul 1 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,498

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$199
$1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security Dep (damage ins $49
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

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.

We do not refund, but you may purchase (or not) Cancellation Protection insurance during the reservation process.

CHECK-IN: after 4:00 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY10:00 am EST.

Rates are subject to change. Once reservation is accepted, rates are locked in.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Muskegon Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lakeshore Tavern or Marine Tap Room -across street
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Express Cross Lake Ferry Muskegon -Milwaukee
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland, Michigan Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-96 and US-31
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Deck - ½ mile; Dockers -1 mile
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 blocks to Pere Marquette & Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

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

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Photos

  • Charming Redbird exterior with popular open front porch

    Charming Redbird exterior with popular open front porch

  • Redbird Cottage great room, toward kitchen

    Redbird Cottage great room, toward kitchen

  • Redbird gas steel stove-oven-microwave-toaster-blender--coffee maker not shown

    Redbird gas steel stove-oven-microwave-toaster-blender--coffee maker not shown

  • Stacked washer-dryer in backdoor entryway

    Stacked washer-dryer in backdoor entryway

  • Redbird bedroom 1 has Calif King bed and delightful bedstead

    Redbird bedroom 1 has Calif King bed and delightful bedstead

  • Redbird bedroom 1 dresser-lamp-artwork

    Redbird bedroom 1 dresser-lamp-artwork

  • Redbird bedroom 2 has extra-long twin beds

    Redbird bedroom 2 has extra-long twin beds

  • Redbird bedroom 2 twins converted to King bed and open shelves closet

    Redbird bedroom 2 twins converted to King bed and open shelves closet

  • Redbird Cottage - BBQ grill in shadow, fire pit, picnic table - Smore's!

    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

    Enjoy Pere Marquette beach at Lake Michigan - 3 blocks, a couple of minutes

  • Lakeshore Trail - only 3 blocks from Redbird Cottage

    Lakeshore Trail - only 3 blocks from Redbird Cottage

  • Catch Lake Express to Milwaukee for a day trip. 2 minutes from Redbird Cottage.

    Catch Lake Express to Milwaukee for a day trip. 2 minutes from Redbird Cottage.

  • Redbird Cottage great room, with 55" TV, WIFI.

    Redbird Cottage great room, with 55" TV, WIFI.

  • Furnished kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).

    Furnished kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).

  • Main floor half-bath opposite kitchen

    Main floor half-bath opposite kitchen

  • Stairway to bedrooms and full bath

    Stairway to bedrooms and full bath

  • Redbird bedroom 1 boasts 40" TV.

    Redbird bedroom 1 boasts 40" TV.

  • Redbird bedroom 1 with window blinds-curtains-dresser-closet

    Redbird bedroom 1 with window blinds-curtains-dresser-closet

  • Bedroom 2 with twin beds converted to King

    Bedroom 2 with twin beds converted to King

  • Full bath upstairs has 5-foot tub-shower-Pottery Barn bench-towels

    Full bath upstairs has 5-foot tub-shower-Pottery Barn bench-towels

  • Redbird Cottage of BH Cottages between Muskegon Lake (top) & Lake Michigan beach

    Redbird Cottage of BH Cottages between Muskegon Lake (top) & Lake Michigan beach

  • Clean beach, sidewalk, kids play equipment at Pere Marquette 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.

    Tour USS Silversides, a 2-minute drive from Redbird Cottage.

  • Marina beach at Muskegon Lake 4 minutes to Redbird Cottage

    Marina beach at Muskegon Lake 4 minutes to Redbird Cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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