Gramma's House by the Lake

Gramma's HouseGramma\'s House front entranceBack yard fire pitGARDEN ROOM Queen-room for crib & trvl bedFOREST ROOM Dble Bed - room for crib or travel bedLAKE ROOM double bedCAPTAINS ROOM Twin bedBEACH ROOM Queen - room for crib or trvl bedBEACH ROOM (2)  door to Forest RoomKitchen towards dining roomKitchenDining roomLiving area 1Living area 1Living area 1Living area 2Front porchFront PorchLiving area 2Upstairs bathroomDownstairs 1/2 bathPere Marquette BeachSunset Lake Michiganlake Michigan Light HouseView from top of dune walk at Hoffmaster State ParkSunset (2) Lake Michiganside yard viewwindsurfing at Lake MichiganMilwaukee FerryPlayground Pere MarquetteChannel & Margaret Drake ParkSunrise Muskegon LakeMuskegon LakeWelcome Center downtownTrolleyFrauenthaul Center - must see inside -very elegantHackley Public Library - must see insideDune Walk Hoffmaster State Park

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Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 9
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $325
Per week: $1,595
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Muskegon vacation home rental
Located in the quiet neighborhood of Bluffton in Muskegon, MI.
5 bedroom, two story house; 1 1/2 baths; Sleeps 9; Includes bed linens, towels and beach towels.
WIFI and Cable TV.
Washer & Dryer in the basement, easy access to outdoor clothes line.
Fenced in yard on a double lot allows for privacy. Picnic table, Charcoal grill, fire pit, board games, 4 bicycles available for use.

The Forest and Lake room each have double beds, The Beach and Garden Room have Queen size, Captain's room has a Captains bed (twin). The Beach and Forest room can be used as a suite - there's a door between them. The Master bedroom (Garden Room) has plenty of room for a travel crib or travel bed for young children. Large eat-in kitchen, fully stocked with pots, pans, baking, serving dishes, etc. High chair, port-a-crib and booster seats available upon request. Gas stove & full size refrigerator. Dining room, two large living rooms (approx 12x15). Front porch with windows - a great place to sit and enjoy the breeze.

Garage on premises but not available for use.
No pets. No smoking indoors.
Area Information
Something for EVERYONE!
This home in Muskegon, MI is located in the quiet neighborhood of Bluffton, which is nestled between sand dunes and Muskegon Lake (1 block away). Pere Marquette Park is a city park along Lake Michigan with a mile long groomed beach. It is less than a 10 minute walk or if you prefer to drive parking is free! Activities at Lake Michigan include swimming, fishing, boating, sailing & kite boarding, beach volleyball and of course, beautiful sunsets. Take a walk along the pier to the lighthouse or have a picnic at the park while watching boats and ships come through the channel. Visit the Maritime museum & USS Silversides Submarine, or Docker's - for dining & entertainment. Muskegon Lake offers a smaller, warmer lake also great for swimming, boating, sailing, wind surfing, fishing, water skiing. Put your canoe, rowboat or kayak in Muskegon Lake at the community beach at the end of the street or launch your motor boat at the Public boat launch less than 1 mile away. Muskegon Yacht Club is one block away. Neighborhood non-denominational Church around the corner. Muskegon Country Club (private club), the Boardwalk along Lake Michigan (leading to Beachwood Park) and Kruse Park are all within 2 miles. Canoe down the Muskegon or White Rivers. Happy Mohawk Canoe livery rents canoes and kayaks for touring along the White River.
Downtown Muskegon is less than 10 minutes away and has many historic buildings and offers tours of the Hackley and Hume Homes (The lumber tycoons of the mid 1800's). Many shops with handcrafted items only 2 miles away in Lakeside.
Old time Trolley stop at the top of the hill will take you downtown & back around Pere Marquette Park. Or take the city bus - service right on the corner. The Car Ferry to Milwaukee is less than 2 miles away.
Nearby: Michigan Adventure Amusement park, North Muskegon State Park and Hoffmaster State Park which has a nature center, trails through the woods and a stair climb to the top of a dune (see photos). The city of Grand Haven offers shopping, a musical fountain and is home of the Coast Guard Festival.
Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids-40 minutes. Grand Rapids Airport (Gerald Ford) 50-60 minute drive.

Gramma's House by the Lake is a great place to come back to rest and relax after exploring the area

There are also winter activities in the area including ice skating & Hockey (LC Walker Arena), ice fishing on Muskegon Lake, groomed cross-country ski trails, a luge track in the Muskegon Winter Complex, and many nearby downhill skiing areas.

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May 15 2014 Sep 15 2015 $275 $325 $1,595 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6% & fees - all inclusive
Deposits: $500 deposit towards total for weekly stay, Full payment for daily/weekend stay
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 1 week includes 7 days and 6 nights. $275/night for weekdays Sun-Thurs $325/night Fri, Sat and holidays all taxes, fees included

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (9 miles)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (16 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (3 miles)
  • Water Park
    (16 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (4 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (5 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)


Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Summer home area of Theatre Families of the 1920's including Buster Keaton. Old well kept home from the early 1900's. A few blocks away at the elementary school is a dune to climb and explore the area once known as Pigeon Hill. Only 10 minutes from Downtown Festivals. Irish Fest, Summer Fest, Damifino conference. Fall Color Tours, Luge Run and cross country ski trails within 1/2 hour drive

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Muskegon, Michigan

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Cathy McKeighan

St. Charles, IL

Great Time at Gramma's House!

Our family had a great time at Gramma's House. The owners were very accommodating as we only had 4 days for a vacation. The house was comfortable to stay in, everyone had their own bedroom. The kitchen had everything we needed for meals and the fire-pit was great. The house is very close to Lake Michigan beaches(about 2 blocks away) and Muskegon Lake is down the street. Thanks for a wonderful time!

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Cathy,
We are glad you had a good time and that you had everything you needed. Thanks for staying at Gramma's house!

Mike Claffey

Ireland

Great family house in quiet location

Gramma's house is a large clean house on a corner site in a residential area. It is within 5 minutes walking distance to the local beach. The house was very clean and fresh and well stocked with linens and beach towels, BBQ, sand-pit to light outdoor fires and all kitchen utensils you can imagine. It even has a working piano-organ to play with! There are five large bedrooms (all on upper floor) and a lot of space. The house is in a residential area so you are unlikely to meet other tourists staying near by. We were met by Dawn from across the street who was super helpful and friendly. Happy to recommend this house.

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Glad you liked the house and had a good time in Muskegon. Thanks for staying and come again!

Sera Thompson

Traverse City, MI, USA

Our grandchildren loved "Gramma's House"

Three generations stayed at this home for a family reunion weekend and it provided a perfect proximity to the site of the reunion, as well as a respite once the reunion was over. The family tradition for our family of s'mores was easily held at its fire pit in the lovely fenced back yard, and two trips to beautiful Pere Marquette Beach delighted not only the grandchildren, but all of us. Sand castles were created, holes dug, and playground equipment enjoyed on two balmy June evenings. The neighborhood character of the Bluffton area gave it a real family feel. The seasoned home felt, indeed, like someone's grandma's house, with bedrooms and room for all to stretch out. It was also nicely equipped with necessities, much appreciated. A nice option for a family gathering. The proximity to stunning Pere Marquette Beach can't be beat.

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Sera,
Thanks for the review. I'm glad the house lived up to your expectations and more. We like to make it family friendly and include the extra amenities to help out and make others feel at home.
Thanks,
Nancy & Cam

Mary Ayer

Lamartine, WI USA

Weekend to remember

Although my weekend was a winner to begin with (just having time alone with my wonderful hubby) it was even better because of this rental. Soooo comfortable, quiet and scenic. Recommend strongly for anyone wanting these wonderful assets in a rental.

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Mary,Glad you had some time alone together and a restful weekend

Neil Brooks

Cleveland, OH

Great house, excellent location (sort of)

First off, Gramma's house is great. Plenty of room for the 3 families that stayed there to live. We enjoyed use of the firepit in the backyard, the close proximity to lake Michigan and Muskegon lake, and the provided bicycles, toys, and beach towels. They really make you feel welcome here. My only reservation is that Muskegon the city appears to be in serious economic decline. Some of the neighborhoods around the city (NOT gramma's neighborhood) seem a bit sketchy. Also, the downtown area lacks the charm of most of the other lakeside spots along Michigan's coast. Oh well, it's a short trip to Grand Haven where the downtown is great. I would recommend gramma's house.

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Yes Muskegon has been hit hard. It was once a manufacturing city. As the factories became outdated owners closed them and moved to the south where they could get a tax break for bringing new business. Many buildings have been torn down or converted into apts., but there are still a few standing. Beautifying the city has been an ongoing process. A little history lesson. : ). I hope you had a chance to see some of the historic buildings downtown like Hackley Library and Hackley and Hume houses.

Louise Finkelstein

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fabulous House

Although no AC fans were sufficient. It was the perfect spot due to us attending a regatta at the Muskegon Yacht Club. The dryer came in handy for the foul weather gear needed due to rain on third day. All worked out great. Definitely would rent again.

Tim Galindo

albuquerque new, mexico. USA

home at last

it was a very wonderful place to stay for me and my family, a block or two walk to muskegon lake nice view, great fishing.. 7 or 8 blocks to lake michigan lot of fun on the beach and yes i will be back

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Owner's reply:

Tim,
So glad your family had a great time and you found the location to be great for fishing and swimming at Lake Michigan.
Nancy

Erjeta Pasho Seferi

Sterling Hts MI

spacious house and relaxing

We had a wonderful time at Grammas House it was very spacious for 5 kids to run around plus everything in the house was very organized ,it had everything that you really need .The manager was very friendly and very helpful...very close to a very clean beach . Very satisfied overall

Michelle Beluzar

Muskegon, MI USA

Peace, serenity and sunsets

My time spent at Gramma's House by the Lake will always be a special time that I can reflect on. The wonderful breeze when sitting outside and walking down to Lake Michigan to see the beautiful sunsets can only be described as serene. The huge rooms were great for entertaining, and the kitchen great for cooking. The house has multiple windows which was so nice when the sun came up. I would highly recommend this large house for a nice quiet place to get away from the rat race.

Mary Carrier

Westminster, MD USA

Serenity at Gramma's House by the Lake.

I had the pleasure of being a guest at this wonderful home near Lake Mukegon over Memorial Weekend 2010. Serenity is what best describes my stay. What a prestine beach! I was impressed by the many sights and activities in the area. History lovers will very much enjoy Muskegon and the surround Great Lakes area. There was also a great deal of restoration and investing going on in the downtown district area. This spacious home, just a block from the beach is perfect for multiple families to share. And I loved the many beautiful flowers surrounding the house. I highly recommend Gramma's House by the Lake!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the most fun thing to do at Gramma's House?
A: Take advantage of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Both offer swimming, boating, and fishing. The beaches are free and so is the water! A fishing license will be required.
Q: How far away is Michigan Adventure Park (Amusement Park)?
A: Only 16.5 miles
Q: I have heard that most people who live by the lake do not have air conditioning. Is that true?
A: Yes. The water temperature helps to keep the surrounding land cooler and there is usually a nice breeze from the Lake as well. You may find Gramma's House 5-8 degrees cooler from the temperature downtown and even more compared to cities inland such as Grand Rapids. However, each bedroom at Gramma's House has a fan and on rare occasion of a hot spell, there is always the lake!
Q: What makes Gramma's House stand out above the others?
A: We have NOT doubled and tripled up sleeping to fit in as many as guests as possible (ie. sleeper sofa in every room). As such, the house is large and roomy. No need to trip over each other on a rainy day. Room to spread out and read a book, play a board game or watch a movie. Gramma's House has a large fenced in yard. Families who have stayed here who also have friends or family in town have found it is a great "home base" for everyone to gather.

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Cam B. & Nancy Abler

Cam B. & Nancy Abler

443-756-6139

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    My sister, Camille (Cam) and I own this house together. We grew up in this house and have such fond memories. As adults we spent many vacations visiting "Gramma" with our families, going to the beach, walking along the pier to the lighthouse, watching the big ships come through the channel, and...
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