Comfort in Natural Surroundings
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This privately situated cabin on a 20 acre estate and wildlife sanctuary, offers one of the best vacation locations available in Michigan if you are looking for a more rustic setting. Dine while looking out a large picture window, over a beautiful section of an inland lake only 25 feet from the front door, and just behind that a view of Lake Michigan.
This spacious, fully furnished, beautiful knotty pine cabin with cathedral ceiling and loft, is decorated with antiques from the logging industry and a historic sawmill, that operated on this site up to 20 years ago.
A dock with a rowboat and canoe are located out the front door for your use to explore or fish our inland lake. Great bass and pike fishing available, or enjoy salmon fishing in Lake Michigan by charter. A deck and private beach on the Lake Michigan shoreline are yours to enjoy. Walk, cycle or run along scenic Lakeshore Rd. bike path that winds along Lake Michigan, or visit the Audubon Society Center and Nature Trails, both within a couple minutes walk. White Tail Deer frequently move around on the property in the early morning and the evening hours. A bird watcher’s paradise!
The Cabin is located only 5 minutes north of downtown Manistee, allowing for easy access to shopping and activities sponsored by our Victorian City. If you feel lucky, try the ‘Little River Casino’ just north of Manistee on US 31 & M 22.
One lower bedroom and an upper loft sleeps 6, with room for 2 more on a queen-size sofa/sleeper. Just bring personal belongings, beach towels & food, as everything else is provided; linens, bath towels, front deck, & back patio w/table & chairs, picnic table, gas grill, microwave, gas fireplace, cable TV/VCR and stereo.
It is a terrific place for kids to occupy themselves, explore by boat or canoe and learn about our natural environment. Our private lake is nearly a mile long and offers much to see in waterfowl and other wildlife. While those who would take a more casual approach can be reading and sunbathing on our spacious Lake Michigan beach. There is easy access to our Lake Michigan beach, as we are on low bank relative to the lake. The beach is spacious with a lot of privacy to the south along the Audubun property. Although the lake bottom topography changes continually, quite often you can find sandy bottom to swim fairly close to our lake access and deck.
The yard is very spacious. There is plenty of room to park your travel trailer, RV, boats or other. We welcome well-behaved pets.
Please visit our web site for more information and photographs. You can find the link below next to the lower group of photos.
WE are members of the MANISTEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
Dock with a rowboat and canoe are included for use on a private lake, Private deck on Lake Michigan with a long section of sandy, scarcely used shoreline/beach, Scenic Lakeshore Rd. bike path winds along Lake Michigan, Audubon Society Center and Nature Trails boarder the southern property line for a 1/4 of a mile and are within a couple minutes walk, Terrific bird watching on the property with frequent sightings of Bald Eagles, The Cabin is located only 5 minutes north of downtown Manistee, allowing for easy access to shopping and activities, The ‘Little River Casino’ is just 10 minutes from the cabin. ...morecollapse
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation
Wonderful, relaxing vacation
Loved, loved, loved this place. Perfect location, isolated, yet close to downtown shops, casino, walking trails. Fishing was awesome out on Bar lake, caught enough blue gills/perch/bass to take some home. There was lots of wood cut for the fire pit. Plenty of pots and pans/dishes. Charlie was the perfect host, available to answer any questions if needed. Already planning for 2 weeks next fall. 1 week went by way too quickly.
- Guest Viv
- Date of stay 09/01/12
- Review Submitted 09/09/12
Idyllically Rustic, Great Lake Michigan Beach
Idyllically Rustic, Great Lake Michigan Beach
Spent three nights in the Old Mill Cabin in the middle of May, 2012. The occasion was my Mother’s interment service at Old Orchard Cemetery which is nearby. The cabin was a peaceful, idyllic location for myself and four siblings to attend and unwind from the emotional experience of such a service. The Lake Michigan beach access was quite spectacular. The cabin is rustic, as the pictures reveal, but it more than met our needs. Last year I had a vacation stay at another beachfront home a few miles north. That house was bigger, more modern with more amenities, but we paid a hefty price for it. Considering that the beachfront was the main attraction for us, I’d stay at the Old Mill Cabin again. The price was very reasonable and Charlie was friendly and helpful. To top it off, we were able to have two dogs stay with us! Everyone had a great time.
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
FIRST OF ALL,THE CABIN IS EVERYTHING THAT WAS DESCRIBED.IT LOOKS JUST LIKE THE PICTURES.(The pines surrounding the cabin smell great)THE PROPERTY WAS CLEAN AND HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED..CHARLIE,(the owner) IS LIKE A FRIEND,HE GIVES YOU THE LOW-DOWN ON THE AREA AND ALL THERE IS TO SEE AND DO HERE..WE BROUGHT OUR OWN BOAT AND WENT TO PORTAGE LAKE,MANISTEE LAKE,AND THE RIVER AND WENT FISHING..WE DIDN'T GET LUCKY,BUT HAD A BLAST JUST THE SAME..MY HUSBAND LIKES A PIZZA PLACE CALLED BIG AL'S--There's alot of good eats in the area,though.CHARLIE WILL TELL YOU WHERE TO GO IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA.....YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL THE SUNSETS ARE FROM THE PRIVATE DECK ON LAKE MICHIGAN...BREATHTAKING..WE HAD FUN JUST DRIVING ALONG M-22 (you have to inquire about the whole M-22 thing),STOPPING AT THE LITTLE SHOPS..GOING TO THE DUNES..LAYING ON THE BEACH.AND JUST PLAIN RELAXING..WE WOULD LIKE TO VACATION HERE AGAIN SOMETIME...SEE you then, CHARLIE..
- Guest SUZIE
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 08/03/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
My children, grandchildren, and I (8 in all) just spent a delightful week at the Old Mill Cottage. Being just a summer cabin, it felt much like camping , but with all the modern conveniences and Charlie made sure we have everything we needed. I picked it as an affordable access to one of my favorite beaches on Lake Michigan…deep sandy shoreline and amazingly private. The beautiful private area around the cabin turned out to be a wonderful bonus! The kids were kept busy looking for frogs and turtles, building fairy houses, and they LOVED going out in the boat. On a rainy day we went to Ludington and visited the Sandcastle Children’s Museum where the kids had a great time (good place for kids up to probably 8 or 9). A visit to the Sundae and Candy Shoppe on Washington St. in Manistee where you build you own sundae was a special treat!
- Guest Happy Campers
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 07/28/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.
Weekly rental only Memorial Day - Labor Day .. $1,250 to $1,500/week Off-season: Weekends $355-$475 - Nights from $150 ($55 fee less than 3 night stay)
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1999
Why the Owner Chose Manistee:
I grew up in Manistee, virtually across the street, and when I had the opportunity to purchse this estate I did so. I knew so very well the wide variety of things to do in this area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Please refer to the property description, and pull-up our Old Mill Cabin web site for more information and photos.
Links to more information:
Front view of Cabin on private lake
View of Cabin back yard in the fall
Private deck on Lake Michigan's sandy shoreline
Cabin's spacious natural wood interior with logging theme decor
Boat dock, rowboat & canoe, with Lake Michigan in the background
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