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Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.

Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.


Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
Walk to beach. Delightful decor. Private, peaceful. BBQ, fire pit. Free WIFI.

Cozy Eagles Nest Cottage - Your little gem! A 5-minute walk to Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach, the Shoreline Trail, and only 1 block to Muskegon Lake in popular Bluffton neighborhood in the City of Muskegon, fishing, and festivals (in back of #122785. (Park in the shared driveway, take the short sidewalk, and go up 12 stairs up to Eagles Nest where it's private). At the top of the stairs the wooded forest, large dune patio, and the little cottage will delight you.

Free adult and child Kayak (flat,open).

Eagles Nest is a favorite for small families of up to 2 young children who can use the Queen sleeper sofa, honeymooners, anniversary celebrations, and romantic nature getaways.

Private and quiet except for soothing Lake Michigan waves on a windy day. No houses to the north, east, or west means you have a private, shaded dune patio, from which you'll enjoy a lovely 180 degree view of the wooded forest and clean beach sand. Park your vehicle in the left lane of the shared double driveway, viewable from the cottage door.

Smoke-free, pet-free. You'll love this adorable Muskegon MI vacation rental cottage 3 blocks to Lake Michigan, 1 block to Muskegon Lake, and 5-15 minutes to town and activities. Queen bed, Queen sleeper sofa, linens, furnished galley kitchen, cooking and serving ware. 42' TV, WIFI, compact bathroom (shower, no tub). The cottage is tucked away on a sand dune with a private yard with BBQ grill, outdoor seating, table, and fire pit. Parking is shared with main cottage on street level. Your guest cottage is delightfully designer-decorated and is a great alternative to a more expensive hotel suite. 12 steps up to cottage on a dune. Minutes to beach (0.3 mile/ 0.5 km) and close to festivals, malls, Muskegon Lake. Michigan's Adventure and Waterpark 28 min.(13 miles). Sleeps 4. No view of lake or beach. No dishwasher or washer/dryer.

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest.

NATURAL, PEACEFUL PATIO AREA: Small backyard has everything you want to enjoy yourself outdoors:

Fire Pit and Adirondack chairs. BBQ propane grill. Table and chairs for outside eating or snacks. - You will work up an appetite with the fresh lake air!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Native of Muskegon and resident of other states and countries, Jane knows the hidden gems of Muskegon and Western Michigan and appreciates the people and customs of other states and countries.

Jane's interests are many -- past President of Muskegon County Genealogical Society, professional family history researcher, violinist here and abroad, retired social worker, and former college adjunct teacher. She lives only 20 minutes away and is 'on-call' during your stay.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner


We had such a nice time at cozy Eagles Nest Cottage! It was clean, cute and well furnished/decorated. True to it's name, it was very cozy. It's close to the lake on a wooded sand dune, on our first morning there we were greeted by 3 deer which were just feet away from us! We had a great time at Michigan Adventure and at the beach, and we took a boat cruise on Lake Muskegon and through the channel to Lake Michigan. Our 4 and 6 year olds loved it!
Jul 2010
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17 Reviews

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Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan
London, On, Canada

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four enjoyed the three nights we spent at the Eagles Nest on our way to Chicago. The place was immaculate and very close to the amazing beach nearby. Although you could easily walk, we drove in order to have easy access to beach toys etc. We were only there for three days but we managed to do more than just spend time at the beach. We loved lounging at the cottage and spending the evenings by the fire. We also went to the USS Silversides submarine museum which the whole family enjoyed. We went to Ryke's bakery for their famous doughnuts and baked goods. We went to the Lakeside Emporium which is a very impressive candy store. We ate at Dockers and Bernie O's Pizza which were both excellent places to eat. On our last night we went to Getty's Drive In which was only $5.00 per person on Tuesday nights and was a very fun night. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a cozy and clean place to stay. It is close to one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to. Jane is also wonderful to deal with and is very happy to answer any questions about what the area has to offer.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the beach, the cottage, and the things to do. Thanks very much for giving future guests some great ideas for their own stay. For your next visit, I recommend the dune stair climb and the walk through the woods to Lake Michigan beach at Hoffmaster State Park. Best wishes to you, our Canadian neighbors! You'll be welcomed back any time.
Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan

J&C Stay

J&C Stay
  • 5 of 5
Very nice cottage. The bed was incredibly comfortable and my husband and I slept well the entire week. The cottage was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The outside deck was spacious and great for entertaining.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan

Redbird a treasure!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second visit to Bluffton Harbor Cottages, and it certainly will not be our last. This cottage is quaint yet stylish, cozy and bright. The owner can't seem to do enough to make your stay comfortable... she's truly thought of every little thing! (She even offers kayaks and lifejackets for your use!) She has a keen eye for interior design, which makes a stay here even more delightful.

The cottage is nestled in a congenial neighborhood, a 5-minute walk to magnificent Pere Marquette Beach. The neighbors are so friendly; always smiling, occasionally stopping to chat with us as we relaxed on the front porch in the evening.

I have to say, I saw the one negative review on this site - and I have NO what they were talking about. Everything is squeaky clean and in excellent working order. The outdoor picnic area has a picnic table, like-new gas grill, and fire pit. The kitchen has every kid of dish and appliance imaginable (there's even an electric pancake griddle!), all in excellent condition. The furniture and beds are tidy and comfortable; the linens fluffy and clean.

Jane, the owner, truly cares that you have fun on your getaway at Redbird... She goes out of her way to meet and exceed your expectations. I would recommend this property to anyone, especially to my closest friends and family!

Susan B.
Mishawaka, IN
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan

Eagles Nest served us well!

  • 5 of 5
Jane was so helpful! Everything was found exactly as advertised and we were so happy with the home. It was very clean and so perfectly situated in the area of our visit. Anyone who is looking at Eagle's Nest for a vacation spot, you will not be disappointed! We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here. Absolutely perfect! While in Muskegon, we visited the beach, the lighthouses, local restaurant on the beach, Pigeon Hill Brewery, The Cheese Lady, the amazing Farmers Market and chartered a boat for an exciting day of King Salmon fishing! I certainly hope the good Lord allows our return.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed so many things to do. As the only cottage on historic Pigeon Hill, It's perfect for newly weds, anniversary celebrations, or vacation relaxation. Enjoy Eagles Nest comfortable "French Twist" design inside, and private, woodsy "dune view" patio outside. Relax, grill, or just plain chill after a day spent "your way." Centrally located to everything--beaches, biking trails, great fishing, and a bit of history, music and art. We wish you many more anniversaries--you're welcome back always!
Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan

Lake Michigan Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Jane was very helpful as we were a "last minute" reservation. Cottage is perfect for a traveling couple; everything is as described, clean and well provisioned. Served as a good home base for day trips, as well as walks to the beach.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving this note for others. Interacting with our guests and helping them is the fun part of the business!
Cozy Eagles Nest - Little Gem! 3 blocks to Lake MI & trail. Romantic favorite.
Muskegon Western Michigan


  • 5 of 5
If you are going to Muskegon, stay here - it is clean, cute and a good price. We really liked taking the kayaks out. We also enjoyed the fire pit and walking around in the dunes behind the cottage. The beach is really a 5 minute walk away and a great place to watch the sunset. We also walked to a nearby restaurant at a marina and had a great meal. The owner called to know if we needed anything and was very nice.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the kayaks -- we bought them new last month and hoped they would add to the visit, with no charge to our guests.


From the Owner

In historic Bluffton neighborhood, the best location in the City of Muskegon, sandwiched on a narrow peninsula between Lake Michigan beach and Muskegon Lake. Eagles Nest cottage is the only rental cottage on famous Pigeon Hill, where neighbor children play on the huge dunes and pigeons roosted. Although it's only 12 stair steps from street level, no one else lives up there, and even the air seems different -- fresh, and on a windy day you can hear Lake Michigan waves. Miles of forest dune is the view north, and it's all yours while you are there. Eagles Nest has the best of both worlds--away from it all on the dune, and just 12 steps down, you have access to all fun, beaches, highways, necessities, and quick trips to other beach towns.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Muskegon Airport at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dockers on marina, plus 2 bars in Lakeside at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Milwaukee-Muskegon Cross Lake High Speed Ferry at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak (in Holland, MI) at 32 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-96 and US-31 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dockers Fish House on marina at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Pere Marquette Muskegon beach and channel at 0.3 Miles Car: recommended

Adorable house on Bluffton peninsula between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake in the City of Muskegon. Certified 'clean beach' sandy beaches. Many Lake Michigan beach parks - Hoffmaster State Park, Duck Lake channel park, Pere Marquette Park beach. Michigan's Adventure and Water Park (Cedar Fair). Many festivals - Muskegon Summer Celebration, Greek Festival. Irish Festival - Feish. Pier fishing. Charter fishing boats. Trails - Lakeshore Trail, Muskatawa Trail. Boats and ships - WWII submarine USS Silversides, LST 393 - World War II Landing Ship Tank , Port City Princess cruise boat. Victorian mansions - Hackley House and Hume House. Depressive era House. Fire Barn. Muskegon County Museum. Live symphony and theater in season. Museum of Art. Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp - BLFAC. Horseback riding at JJ Ranch. Beach volleyball. Roller blade park. Cinemas. Many restaurants - chains and originals. Shopping - The Lakes Mall, Lakeshore Marketplace. Many churches, synagogue. Two major first rate hospitals

Other Activities: Beach volleyball. Skateboard park. Many golf courses. Kayaking


From $149 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Non-Peak 2015
May 15 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak 2015
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall Non-Peak 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Non-refund Sec Dep $29.00
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Smoke free, Pet-free, no exceptions. Free kayak.
Main renter must be age 25 or older. Family rental only--no unrelated groups.
We do not refund; you may purchase (or not) Cancellation Protection at booking.
CHECK-IN: after 4 pm EST; CHECK-OUT: BY 10 am EST
Rates subject to change; rates are locked in when your reservation is accepted.
Total = Rate + $29 non-refundable security deposit + 10% Taxes (county and state).

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 25, 2015


From the Owner

Shady patio 2 footsteps from cabin is on a forested dune where you have privacy and feel like you are living in nature yet can see your parked car below. Just 12 steps down where your car is parked is the friendly neighborhood, so you have the best of both worlds--living in nature and conveniences of the city. Furniture chosen by award-winning designer for comfort and charm. Free kayaks - 1 child, 1 adult - open, flat, for water fun.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 530 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Small bathroom has shower, vanity, toilet. Towels, washcloths. New fixtures.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Small bedroom has Queen bed, double dresser, closet, 19' flat screen Cable TV, and high speed wireless internet.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • BBQ grill, Fire Pit, and outdoor table and classic Adirondack chairs. Please provide your own wood for fire pit. No smoking, please. Flat screen 54" Cable TV and wireless Internet.

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