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Ruth's Retreat in Muskegon

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3 Bedroom Bungalow in Historic Actors Colony in Muskegon Bluffton neighborhood.  Partial lake view of Mukeon Lake and 5 minute walk to beautiful Pere Marquette Lake Michigan beach.  Large sunny eat-in kitchen that has delightful back deck where you can catch lovely breezes and enjoy the  privacy of protected sand dunes.  Take a walk in the dunes trails and a quiet beach on Muskegon Lake awaits you.  A large sunny, enclosed front porch where you can catch glimpses of sailboats.  A living room with gas fireplace and 2 bathrooms and 1 bedroom with private attached bathroom finishes the lower level.  Upper level has 2 dormer sleeping areas;  1 full size bed in back and 2 twin beds in front room with nice cross breezes.

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Nancy Garlough 616-881-6939

house rental amenities

Charcoal grill and small fire pit area.  Several bikes and beach chairs.  Also sand pails,  beach umbrella, children swim vests in boat locker.  Games and reading material.  Several fans, washer and dryer, electic stove , microwave, coffee pot, toaster, and toaster oven.

activities and attractions in Muskegon Michigan

5 minute walk to beach,  1/4 mile awaits Pere Marquette Park.
Dog lover beach nearby at Norman E Kruse Park.  Handicap walkway to beach also there.  Allow your dog to have fun too!!
Many picnic areas, children's playgrounds, Muskegon Lake channel.
Kite surfing, fishing off pier, and many walking and bike trails.
Muskeon Michigan adventure amusement park, Silverslide submarine tour,  Cross Lake ferry.  Tubing at nearby Muskegon River or feel lucky at Little River casino about a 90 min drive. Lots of ice cream shops and family friendly restaurants within a couple mile radius. 

vacation rental rates

Summer rates $900/ week ( May 25-Sept. 4)
Spring rates $ 700/ week ( April - May 24)
Fall rates $ 700/ week. ( Sep- Oct 15)

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The Perfect Vacation

Review submitted: July 25, 2013   Date of arrival: June 1, 2013

Ruth's Retreat was surprisingly one of the best vacations my wife and I have ever taken! The house was so lovely and comfortable. We spent a majority of our time in the kitchen baking cookies and making gourmet meals. The house also has a beautiful master suite that looks out into the backyard. The master bath was also nice with the spa tub. It truly was a relaxing place to be. During the evening we spent most of our time in the backyard sitting around the fire pit. The front porch/sunroom was also nice because we could sit on the sofa and watch the sailboats pass by in the distance.
We also enjoyed staying here because we were able to bring our our little dog with us. She really enjoyed running around the backyard; and we liked taking her for a walk around the Bluffton area, especially walking along the Lake Muskegon shoreline.
There was also a nice dog friendly beach on Lake Michigan less than a five minute drive from the house.
My wife and I went into this vacation just looking for something different and relaxing, but what we found was a place that we will be returning to annually. We truly love this place.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you so much for your nice review. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful time. Do come back ! Nancy

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Our home away from Home!

Review submitted: August 8, 2012   Date of arrival: July 28, 2012

What an adorable home..... very nicely decorated with a master on-suite that just makes you go "ahhhhh"!!!! We were comfortable from the minute we walked in. Nancy has thought of everything to help make your stay perfect and enjoyable... from the boogie boards for the beach to the coffee maker to a basket of brochures to help you find places to eat and visit. Our daughter loved the upstairs with the divided area and views of the sailboats. And, thank you so much for allowing the "furkids" to vacation with us. Walking on the dunes to the lake as a family and dogs was great. Oh, don't forget to check out the sunset on Lake Michigan!!!
We hope to visit Ruth's Retreat again!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 7 / 7

 

Great Getaway!

Review submitted: July 30, 2012   Date of arrival: July 21, 2012

The description regarding the layout and the pic posted are exact in everyway. The property was clean and very well-maintained. Nancy was very easy going and the best property owner ever! She was available via phone and was able to answer all of my questions During our stay there were 2 screens on the upper floor broken and the jacuzzi didn't work. Otherwise, everything else was in working condition and perfect. The home is located a short and easy walk from Pere Marquette Park. We have 2 kids (4y and 1.5y) so we chose to drive. We were able to bar-b-que on the grill daily, roast marshmellows, and do everything imaginable on a summer vacation. We watered the plants and ran through the sprinklers. This was the best vacation experience that we have had as a family and I would recommend Ruth's Retreat to anyone. The home has been updated and the cool breeze during the evenings remind me of being on the ocean (the lake in right in front of the house). Nancy also had cleaning supplies on hand so I was able to clean throughout the week and did not have to purchase antibacterial wipes or spic/span to clean the countertops. She had everything you could think of to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. I was nervous submitting a check in the mail to pay for the retreat at first (considering all the scams that you find online), but she contacted me when she received my deposit and sent a beautiful postcard welcoming my family as well as a receipt. If you are doubting Ruth's Retreat, don't. Make the decision to stay and you will be glad you did! The trip was so great we will be returning next year. Thanks Nancy!!!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 8 / 8

 

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