Victorian House on 10 rural acres - perfect for family getaways and reunions -- or you can rent it out as a vacation rental for other families to enjoy for family gatherings and reunions. Five bedrooms, two baths, or optionally 6 bedrooms and potentially 3 baths. The house is located a 5-minute bike ride (or a 20-minute walk) from a little-known access path to a quiet Lake Michigan beache. The beach is what we like to call "semi-private," meaning that although the beach is public, it is so well-hidden and so unknown that it is usually almost empty. This well-loved home was built in 1909 and still maintains all of its original woodwork and charm -- from the farmhouse kitchen to the original wood floors, high ceilings, and the double pocket doors between several rooms on the first story. There are also two stairways to the second story -- one in the living room and one off the kitchen, in the laundry room.
The large front porch has a porch swing and plenty of room for several rocking chairs -- a great place for that morning cup of coffee as you watch the sunrise or an evening chat with friends.
There is also a very large unfinished attic and a location for a full-sized attic-access stairway. This attic area would be useful as either a huge bunk room for kids and teens or a large rec room/rumpus room (pool table?).Refrigerator, washer, dryer, downstairs rugs, and many peices of furniture are being sold separately. Also on the property:- detached 3-car garage- pole barn workshop with mechanic's pit- three other pole barns- a small horse stall The area around the property is farmland. The little town of Montague is about a 7-minute drive to the east and the city of Muskegon is 25 minutes southeast. There are many things to do in this area of West Michigan (in addition to the beaches), such as: - Golf courses (one less than 5 minutes away) - Biking (rurally around the neighborhood and on inland public bike paths; 10 minutes away) - Dutch culture, shops, and activities in Holland, MI (including an authentic Dutch windmill; 50 minutes away) - Hiking and camping in the Manistee National Forest (30 minutes away) - Cultural events and malls in Grand Rapids (1 hour away) - Music events at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (20 minutes away) - Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park (15 minutes away) - Fruit farms throughout the region open to the public (apple, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, etc.) - Lighthouses along the Lake Michigan shoreline - White Lake (10 minutes away)
House condition/decorating updates:Kitchen, baths, laundry room: - Floors and fixtures are up-to-date.
- Countertops are laminate/formica.Flooring: - Kitchen, baths, laundry room: vinyl - Bedrooms: wall-to-wall carpeting (two in older condition) - Downstairs: original oak floors in very good condition - Library & downstairs bedroom: wall-to-wall carpeting over wood floorsNew asphalt shingles:2010New siding: 2011New furnace: 2013Power: Electrical and propane fuel, plus a pellet stove in the living room.Air conditioning is not needed, due to the wonderful Lake Michigan breezes in the summer. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Due to the local uniqueness of this house, many "curiosity seekers" request private tours of our home, claiming they're interested in buying. This is time consuming and can even be potentially unsafe for us.As a result, before showing our home, we request an email from your lending institution stating that you are prequalified for a home loan in the ballpark amount of our asking price.We are firm regarding this requirement and hope that you will understand and willingly accomodate us._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Montague, Michigan 49437