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Charming Redbird-3 Blks to Lake Mi Sandy Award-Winning Beach

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Relax on the open front porch. 3 blocks to Lake Mich, 1 blk to Muskegon Lake.

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Muskegon MI vacation cottage: Walk 3 blocks west to Lake Michigan sandy, award-winning 'clean beach' and 1 block east to Muskegon Lake shoreline at end of street. 1 block to Muskegon Yacht Club. 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. Fabulous Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark is only a 28 minute drive.

Redbird Cottage is located in popular Bluffton area: Within a 1-5 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.

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.

Sleeps 4 in beds, 6 using the Queen sleeper sofa.

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.

Ideal for families up to 6. No smoking, No pets. No view of beach or lake. Use the BOOK IT orange button to reserve quickly online.

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: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We cater to small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking, strictly enforced....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets, strictly enforced....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • 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
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • 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 to beautiful Lake Michigan beach at Pere Marquette park in Muskegon, MI...moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Michigan Pere Marquette beach 2.5 blocks - FREE Muskegon Lake is 1.5 block away....moreless

  • Lake View:

    No view of lake or beach, but Redbird Cottage is 3 blocks to Lake Michigan Pere Marquette 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
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • 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....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:

    Redbird Cottage and Eagles Nest Cottage each have: 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). No dishwasher in Eagles Nest (1-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 in both Redbird (2-bdrm) and Eagles Nest (1-bdrm)....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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 child kayak and 1 adult kayak provided at no charge. Other water rentals available for rent at beach and river....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small front and back yards are grassy, except for the large fire pit....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
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017
Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$159
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$229
$1,470

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

TOTAL = Rate + cleaning fee + 10% tax +$59 non-refundable property damage protection.

HOMEAWAY/VRBO adds a Service Fee that goes to them.

Smoke-free, pet-free, no candles, no firecrackers, no exceptions.

Main renter 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 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
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dockers Seafood on marina
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
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dockers Seafood on Harbor Towne marina
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach - 3 blocks

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 House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Relax on the open  front porch. 3 blocks to Lake Mich, 1 blk to Muskegon  Lake.

    Relax on the open front porch. 3 blocks to Lake Mich, 1 blk to Muskegon Lake.

  • Charm shows in the great room, plus 55" TV.

    Charm shows in the great room, plus 55" TV.

  • Fully equipped modern kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).

    Fully equipped modern kitchen, table & 6 dining chairs (2 by TV).

  • Gleaming pots and pans.

    Gleaming pots and pans.

  • Half bath is handy on main floor so you don't have to run upstairs.

    Half bath is handy on main floor so you don't have to run upstairs.

  • Redbird's front bedroom boasts 40" wall TV.

    Redbird's front bedroom boasts 40" wall TV.

  • Cheerful, captivating artwork puts you in a lovely mood.

    Cheerful, captivating artwork puts you in a lovely mood.

  • 2 LX twins become King in Bedroom #2. Baskets on shelves keep clothes neat.

    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!

    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.

    Catch Lake Express to Milwaukee for a day trip.

  • Nostalgic open porch to catch the breezes, sip beverages, and chat up neighbors.

    Nostalgic open porch to catch the breezes, sip beverages, and chat up neighbors.

  • Living-dining-kitchen great room makes fun for all.

    Living-dining-kitchen great room makes fun for all.

  • Stainless steel kitchen-dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave

    Stainless steel kitchen-dishwasher, oven, stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave

  • Matching dishes and silverware so you feel pampered, not make-do with old

    Matching dishes and silverware so you feel pampered, not make-do with old

  • Pass by port-hole window as you go upstairs to 2 bedrooms and full bath

    Pass by port-hole window as you go upstairs to 2 bedrooms and full bath

  • Sweet dreams in California King bed in  front bedroom.

    Sweet dreams in California King bed in front bedroom.

  • 2 XL twin beds in smaller Bedroom #2. Blinds and curtains on window.

    2 XL twin beds in smaller Bedroom #2. Blinds and curtains on window.

  • 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 cottage.

    Tour USS Silversides, a 2-minute drive from cottage.

  • Marina beach at Muskegon Lake minutes away

    Marina beach at Muskegon Lake minutes away

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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