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Spacious Log Home on Lake Michigan's Sunny Shore

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Shining Shores Cottage as viewed from the lake side.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Get away from it all when you stay in this newer, spacious log home on 150' of rugged Lake Michigan shoreline in the heart of the Upper Peninsula -- the ideal location to visit all the UP's best attractions! We provide everything from bed linens, towels, a well-equipped kitchen, comfy furniture and beautiful view, helping to make Shining Shores Cottage your home away from home. Snuggle up in front of the gas log fireplace, roast marshmallows at the fire pit under the stars, and marvel at the mighty Lake Michigan. And you'll enjoy our modern conveniences as well, like DirecTV with DVR on a 32' flatscreen, and wireless Internet. The home sleeps ten in a first floor queen bedroom, second story bedroom with queen bed and en suite bath, lower level bedroom with full/twin bunk and twin bed, and a futon sleeper for 2 in the lower level rec room. You don't have to worry about delicate appointments with your kids or pets along -- the home has durable tongue-in-groove paneling throughout, wood floors, a wrap-around deck and walk-out finished lower level. The whole family -- and your four-legged friend -- will love watching for local deer, eagles, and turkey. Sandy beaches are a convenient 10-20 minute drive.

Accommodation Details: Everything you need to call Shining Shores home is included in your stay. Home is equipped with linens, dishes, 32' TV with DVD/VCR/DirectTV/DVR in great room, an additional TV for gaming in the lower level rec-room, AM/FM/CD Stereo, wireless Internet, microwave, telephone with local calling, stove, refrigerator, toaster, and coffee maker. Also provided are a washer/dryer, gas grill and propane refill, patio furniture, and a campfire pit. Guests may need to purchase additional paper products and personal care items during the course of the vacation. Firewood is not provided, but may be purchased locally.

Nearby Sites and Activities: Shining Shores is a short drive to sandy beaches - Rogers Park near Manistique or Fayette State Park near Garden. Or swim on the premises (rocky bottom) with water shoes and floaties. Close to Fayette State Park, Kitch-iti-kipi, and Kewadin Casino in Manistique. About an hour or so away, you'll find Tahquamenon Falls and Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Mackinac Island is about a two-hour drive.
You won't want to miss out on local fish fries any night of the week at D&J's or Sidetracks, within 15-20 minutes. Plan your vacation to enjoy the local 4th of July festivities, Fayette Heritage Days (early August), various music festivals (throughout summer in Manistique), art fairs, corn roast (third weekend in August in Cooks), and strawberry festivals (mid-July). And be sure to attend the UP State Fair in August!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contracting renter must be 21 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Sleeps 4...moreless

  • Rec Room: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double futon in rec room - sleeps 2...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Accept credit cards via PayPal or reservation system, and personal check via mail. Cottage is supplied with starter paper products. Please plan to purchase or bring additional paper products and personal care products for stays of three nights or longer....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV - Entertainment Package, DVR...moreless

  • Television:

    32' flatscreen...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Situated on 150' of rugged Lake Michigan Shoreline. Gorgeous sunrise views. Lots of room to explore. Not recommended swimming but okay with water shoes. Sandy beach 9 miles north at Rogers Park....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Natural shoreline for exploring!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Home is located approximately 15 miles from Manistique in a woodsy vacation home neighborhood. Access roads are gravel and dirt. Can be bumpy in places. Perfect for walks and spotting wildlife....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home is located directly on 150 feet of Lake Michigan rocky shoreline. Gorgeous views and lots of wildlife....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas with wall switch....moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating:

    Central heating....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Space for two vehicles. Additional parking along road....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Free local calling. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter/Spring
Sep 6 - Jul 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$225
$1,500
Summer 2015
Jul 3 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Sunday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$1200 to 1700/week

A 50% deposit holds your dates. Balance plus a $250 refundable security deposit due 30 days before check-in.

30 days cancellation, please.

GUEST AGREEMENT FOR SHINING SHORES COTTAGE

Guest agrees to use the premises only for the purpose of a short-term vacation. Guest agrees that premises is temporary lodging only for the parties included in reservation.

Pets are OK with prior approval. Guest is responsible for any damage caused by pet. Please clean up after pet.

Management is not liable for any loss of Guest’s property.

Please note that well water may contain rust. A clothes washer and dryer are provided on site for convenience only. Facilities are not recommended for fine washables.

The Guest agrees to maintain premises in a clean, orderly, and law-abiding manner and to keep the yards free of debris and/or material that may become unsightly or a detriment to the appearance of cottage.

No firewood is provided for outdoor fire-pit. Guests may burn firewood purchased locally. Please do not take wood from neighboring properties or cut and burn wood from the premises. Fines will apply.


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Last updated: 07/29/2015
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Location

85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sawyer International (MQT)
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
D & J's, Garden
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stony Point Golf Course
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-2
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
D & J's or Garden House in Garden
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rogers State Park on US-2

Car: Necessary

The Garden Peninsula is famous for its beauty. Bordered by Lake Michigan and Big Bay de Noc, the area offers attractions and activities for all seasons. The central location in Michigan's Upper Peninsula means you can reach Lake Superior, the Wisconsin border, and the Straits of Mackinaw in one to two hours. Even with so many outdoor activities to do just outside your doorstep, you can always choose to play on the peninsula!

Other Activities: snowmobile trails, cross-country ski trails, four-wheeler trails, state land for hiking and hunting

Golf: Golf at nearby Stony Point Golf Course, Nahma Golf Course, Indian Lake Golf Course.

Ski: Groomed cross-country ski trails are within 20 minutes, at Indian Lake State Park and Fayette State Park.

GUEST AGREEMENT FOR SHINING SHORES COTTAGE

Guest agrees to use the premises only for the purpose of a short-term vacation. Guest agrees that premises is temporary lodging only for the parties included in reservation.

Pets are OK with prior approval. Guest is responsible for any damage caused by pet. Please clean up after pet.

Management is not liable for any loss of Guest’s property.

Please note that well water may contain rust. A clothes washer and dryer are provided on site for convenience only. Facilities are not recommended for fine washables.

The Guest agrees to maintain premises in a clean, orderly, and law-abiding manner and to keep the yards free of debris and/or material that may become unsightly or a detriment to the appearance of cottage.

No firewood is provided for outdoor fire-pit. Guests may burn firewood purchased locally. Please do not take wood from neighboring properties or cut and burn wood from the premises. Fines will apply.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We're a family of five that have the great blessing to live in the Upper Peninsula. We started with our frequent visits to the area from our Detroit suburbs home, then eventually relocated to the peninsula full-time.

Why the Owner Chose Manistique:
We love the space and the privacy our vacation home offers. Plus, there's plenty of room for the kids to bring friends! I grew up in Escanaba, just over an hour from the home, so it really feels like I'm back to my roots. My kids have loved being a part of the culture on the Garden Peninsula. Our favorite summertime activities have always been the 4th of July Parade in Garden, Fayette State Park and beach, and Big Springs, just north of Indian Lake. In fact, we love it so much up here, that we've settled in the area permanently. The kids love our K - 12 Big Bay de Noc school system! And, living so close to our vacation home helps them learn the value of hard work -- we clean the cottage for guests ourselves! We always like to know how we've done -- it's our goal to deliver it to you as clean and fresh as we like to have it ourselves.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You've got the benefit of dealing directly with the owner, and having the owner nearby in case you need assistance. The Garden Peninsula is full of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. We hope you'll be able to enjoy the local culture and activities within 20 minutes or so of the cottage. And you'll be just ten minutes from the Garden Mini Mart -- and in our opinion the best meat ever! People come from great distance to purchase the fresh cuts from owners Nick and Patti Thennes. We love everything about the cottage -- the layout of the house, the privacy and nature of the woodsy vacation home area, and the amazing location on the beautiful Garden Peninsula.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Shining Shores Cottage as viewed from the lake side.

    Shining Shores Cottage as viewed from the lake side.

  • Great room has lounge seating for six, 32' TV with satellite, gas fireplace

    Great room has lounge seating for six, 32' TV with satellite, gas fireplace

  • Open, spacious floorplan for your comfort.

    Open, spacious floorplan for your comfort.

  • First floor bedroom has lake view.

    First floor bedroom has lake view.

  • Twin/Full bunk in lower level bedroom.

    Twin/Full bunk in lower level bedroom.

  • View from the road.

    View from the road.

  • Lake side firepit.

    Lake side firepit.

  • Wildflowers in season.

    Wildflowers in season.

  • Come see why it's called 'Shining Shores' Cottage.

    Come see why it's called 'Shining Shores' Cottage.

  • The water at Big Springs State Park (Kitch-iti-kipi) is crystal clear - 20min.

    The water at Big Springs State Park (Kitch-iti-kipi) is crystal clear - 20min.

  • Fayette State Park attracts boaters and tourists - 20 min.

    Fayette State Park attracts boaters and tourists - 20 min.

  • The hill next to Shining Shores Cottage makes a fun sledding run for the kids!

    The hill next to Shining Shores Cottage makes a fun sledding run for the kids!

  • Great lake views from the wrap-around deck.

    Great lake views from the wrap-around deck.

  • Kitchen is fully equipped.

    Kitchen is fully equipped.

  • Master bedroom loft overlooks the lake.

    Master bedroom loft overlooks the lake.

  • Roomy first floor bathroom.

    Roomy first floor bathroom.

  • More room for relaxation in LL rec room.

    More room for relaxation in LL rec room.

  • Rustic boardwalk from cottage to the firepit.

    Rustic boardwalk from cottage to the firepit.

  • Pristine natural shorefront. Great for exploring!

    Pristine natural shorefront. Great for exploring!

  • A perfect nature retreat.

    A perfect nature retreat.

  • Meet the local wildlife up close and in person.

    Meet the local wildlife up close and in person.

  • Kayakers explore the shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Park-70 min.

    Kayakers explore the shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Park-70 min.

  • We love the fireworks show in Garden each 4th of July -- very hometown - 10min.

    We love the fireworks show in Garden each 4th of July -- very hometown - 10min.

  • Over the river and through the woods... Shining Shores Cottage is open all year.

    Over the river and through the woods... Shining Shores Cottage is open all year.

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2015
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