6 bedrooms, finished bonus room, 4 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 16 people
Check-in: 5:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
No weddings or wedding parties allowed
We do not allow weddings of any size on our property due to insurance reasons.
Peak months beginning mid-June through August require WEEKLY rentals. Sunday is our changeover day with check in at 5 pm.
September through May only require a 2 night minimum stay. Holidays may require a longer stay depending on when the holiday falls. Please inquire.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We stayed here with a group of 10 for a friend’s wedding. It was extremely roomy, and absolutely perfect. Great communication with the owner. No complaints at all!
Thank you for your kind comments about Pura Vida! It was a pleasure having you and your friends stay there. We hope you come back again and again to visit beautiful Ludington and all it has to offer. Thank you for taking such good care of Pura Vida! You are welcome back anytime! Cheers and Be well!
Beautiful Lake Michigan View
This property is. Great spot for large families and get togethers. The house is very nice, although not cleaned very well, and sits 300+ stairs above Lake Michigan making for a workout to the lake but a beautiful view. The high water was over the beach at the house making it inaccessible, however, just 5 miles down the road is a beautiful public beach. The only negative we were not told about was the new construction going on the lot next door. Overall a great spot and my family had a blast enjoying Michigan Summer!
Thank you for choosing Pura Vida, and I hope you can make it back in the future! Thank you for your kind comments about Pura Vida. I apologize about the cleaning. I really wish this was brought to my attention during your stay so I could have corrected it for you. We have a new cleaning company this year which is really tough after having the same one for 10 years in a row and the learning curve is huge!
Buttersville Beach is 2.4 miles north on Lakeshore Drive...a very beautiful beach indeed. The extremely high water levels on Lake MI unfortunately are taking away many personal beaches this summer. Thankfully, the water level is predicted to start falling.
I am sorry about the construction next door.
Pura Vida definitely can not control this and is not privy to the building crews' schedules.
Be well always!
great views, location and layout
We stayed in conjunction with a family wedding nearby and it was a perfect location and layout for our group. With several families staying together, we were looking for some separation when it came to sleeping, but good communal space that could accommodate togetherness. This house fit the bill. Two master bedrooms, plus additional beds and baths upstairs and down gave us all privacy while two living rooms gave us ample space for togetherness. The open kitchen and living area was great to gather.
The view is incredible, and did not disappoint. Great to enjoy the sunset through the picture windows or out on the patio. And the fire pit was a wonderful place to gather once the sun went down. We had young kids with us, so the sandbox in the yard was a huge bonus - complete with sand toys (and of course a bench for the parents to "supervise" while enjoying a beverage). Swimming was not huge on our agenda, but had it been the stairs would have been a deterrent...it is quite a long way to the beach and not really suitable for the very young or the very old. There are public beaches nearby, but they require a car trip.
Overall we were very pleased with the house - clean, comfortable, and the owners were easy to work with. Would definitely recommend it!
Spacious with Beautiful Views!
Our stay this past weekend a Pura Vida in Ludington was fantastic! The house is very spacious with lots of room. There are huge picture windows throughout the house to enjoy the views of the lake. We really enjoyed watching sunsets from the backyard and watching the storms roll across the lake from the upstairs communal room. The sound system throughout the house was a nice touch. The house is in a very quiet remote part of the lake which we really appreciated. We saw two other people the entire team we there. The soaring red clay bluffs make for awesome views down on the beach. We appreciated the lock full of beach chairs. One thing to note, the stairs down to the private beach are not for the faint of heart (312 steps!). Fantastic stay, we look forward to returning in the future.
Beautiful setting, great home for 4 families with little ones. Very easy to work with owner.
Another great stay at Pura Vida. Professionally managed and a perfect site. We’ve stayed here multiple times and have never experienced anything but the best. Love it!
Pura Vida is a very private and wonderful get-away for your vacation with family and friends. Pura Vida is located south of the downtown of Ludington. Shopping, restaurants, Sandcastles Children’s Museum, beautiful Ludington State Park, craft breweries, a winery, and much more more are located approximately 8 to 15 minutes away.
Other Activities: Frisbee Golf at the Beauty and the Beast courses is just a short walk from our house at the Mason County Park.
Buttersville Beach is located approximately 2 miles north of Pura Vida for another beach very close by if you desire.
Golf: Lakeside Links Golf Club is located at 5369 W. Chauvez Road which is 1.7 miles from Pura Vida. Have fun!
Ski: Snowboarding and downhill skiing are available at Crystal Mountain approximately 68 miles away or a 1 hour 20 minute drive.
Cross country skiing trails are in Ludington State Park approximately 15 to 20 minutes north of our home.