Stearns Beach: 350 steps from house. 2016 Best Beach in US (Outdoor Magazine) Wow! We are impressed with Ludington.
North Breakwater Lighthouse: five minute walk. The pier extends 1/2 mile into Lake Michigan.
Downtown: 3 blocks. Wonderful shops and restaurants.
Perfect center for small business conferences. Lots of seating indoors and outside. Wonderful--MOST OF ALL--for family groups.
Renovated first floor--art deco style. Bay window and French doors and arches.
Here are some special features:
--Stearns Beach: 350 steps from house. In 2012 "USA Today" honored it as the best beach in Michigan and one of the best in the US.
--North Breakwater Lighthouse: five minute walk. The pier to it extends 1/2 mile into Lake Michigan. Here is where the sun and moon prefer to set and rise. You'll see pleasure boats, the Badger car ferry, people, flocks of seagulls. It's a fun family walk.
--Children's play park, skateboard plaza, and miniature golf: 2 blocks.
--3 blocks to Waterford Park with its artistic sculptures, band concerts and view of the harbor.
--3 blocks to watch the SS Badger arrive and depart.
--3-4 blocks to pier and rock fishing.
--3-4 blocks to restaurants, art and photography shops, ice cream parlor (36 flavors) , clothiers, souvenir stores, bars with music and activities, and a bike shop.
--Enjoy horn blasts all day long. This always charms me. The Badger blows its horn as it sails in and out twice daily. There are fog horns . There is a 10:00 p.m. curfew horn. A noon whistle. For a small town we have an amazing amount of horns. It is quaint.
My house is Ludington's only historical house for rent, a 1930 English-cottage style, with art deco baths, arches, and high coved ceilings. The kitchen has quartz counters, Shaker walnut cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Actually there are two kitchens (both small). The house has quality furniture, antiques and art. I love the new leather sectional and bay window. Oh, and the French doors.
The house, a cedar shake, sits on a small dune rise, the site of the first log residence in Ludington (1866). (History provided when you arrive.) The yard has a gathering area with 2 charcoal grills, a picnic table, lots of chairs and a fire pit.
Off-season, I live in the residence so my decorative items are displayed. I have childproofed the house and fitted it for guest use. I think the house has a personal charm not found in a vacant property.
Accès des voyageurs
First and second floor, which is an apartment and reached from the first floor and also from the outside. The basement is not included, nor is the garage. Parking is on garage apron. Owner uses basement and garage for motel laundry. If you plan to stay a week, we will provide a towel change on Wednesday and schedule in a laundry time for you.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I will be on hand to help with activities and suggestions, and to take care of anything that might need fixing.
Quiet hours, after 11:00 p.m