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The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan


Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This quaint prairie style house with its 42 foot covered porch is located down a winding tree lined street 500 feet from the public beach on Lake Michigan. There are no bluffs right here. You can sit on the beach and see miles of sandy beach and bluffs as if you were in the Caribbean.
You can also walk for miles on the sandy beach and enjoy the different shades of turquoise and blue of the lapping waters. Some days you can enjoy the frothing of the rolling waves and great tubing. The house is set on one partially wooded acre. It is a quiet neighborhood of one acre lots with very little street traffic. Great for a peaceful retreat. It is a great relaxing time, starting with breakfast on the porch, to lazing in the hammock with a good book, and then watching the sunsets followed by a bonfire with somores. Lots of swimming during the day gives you a great rest at night with lots of stars visable.

Come sleep in the new organic queen size bed with all cotton sheets and down pillows for the best dreams. This house is all 'green, environmentally sustainable, and healthy'. It is a great feeling. As well, it is all on one level with wide door ways to acomodate the handicap.

While you are sitting at the dining room table or on the big porch you can view Lake Michigan and hear the waves. Air conditioning is not needed with the lovely off shore breeze. Lovely gardens adorn the house and veggies and flowers are free for picking.

This is an artist's home during the winter so the amenities are her personal style; serene and peaceful. A large library of books and board games are here to enjoy.

It is five miles to Arcadia, Bear Lake, or Onekama for supplies, restaurants, festivals, music.
It is 17 miles to Frankfort and Manistee with quaint shops and museums, lighthouses and piers.

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Interlochen Arts Academy are both close by for concerts, theater, fine dining. There are many small golf courses and of course the biggee - Arcadia Bluffs also with fine & causal dining.

A welcome basket filled with local wine and homemade bread awaits your arrival. Come and enjoy! No need to bring anything but food, clothes and beach towels. All the condiments are well stocked. There are eggs, butter, and cereal to start your first morning.

Keywords: This cottage is located in Pierport, Mich. with Bear Lake, Mi. post office. The house is a short 500ft walk to the public access. Turquoise water, waves occasionally, sand bottom. Miles of beach to walk.


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1260 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Other (See Description): 1 twin/ single

    This is a roll-a-way that fits into the little gallery ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), All linens provided. A roll a-roll-way is available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 There is a soaking tub and a separate stall shower Towels for in house use provided. Bring your own beach towels please....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A roll away bed is available to put in small gallery space.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    500 walking feet to the public access and a lovely huge beach...moreless

  • Lake View:

    You can see the lake from the front porch and also from the dining room where you can sit and watch the water...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There is a couch, 4 chairs, 4 lamps 2 bookcases, a snack bar with 2 bar stools...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of condiments ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $99
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 6%


Renters are responsible for asking about any allergy challenges before booking. There have been pets in the house.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs, Bear Lake, and another on Guliver
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lots of them
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a retired Waldorf teacher now Painting Therapist and fiber artist. I am an activist for the environment and built this custom 'green' earth sustainable home that is environmentally healthy as well. I travel during the summer and enjoy sharing this incredible place of relaxation with others.

Why the Owner Chose Arcadia:
Pierport is an incredible neighborhood and beach. It is like a hidden secret of a place. Organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat are all available from local farmers.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is a great place to walk in nature. The deer almost eat out of your hand and the coyotes sing you to sleep many a night. Bird feeders attrack many varieties of song birds and perching birds. There are no city lights or traffic noise.

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  • The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan

    The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan

  • This is the guest room trundle bed which makes into 2 twin beds

    This is the guest room trundle bed which makes into 2 twin beds

  • Dining area with a view of Lake Michigan

    Dining area with a view of Lake Michigan

  • Living area that looks towards the lake

    Living area that looks towards the lake

  • New Queen size bed this year!!

    New Queen size bed this year!!

  • View  of Lake Michigan from the front porch

    View of Lake Michigan from the front porch

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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