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Lake Michigan Family Home with Spectacular Beach. 7BR/3.5 BA

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Last updated: 06/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manistee house description

Location! Location! Location! Situated at the end of Portage Point this 6 bedroom, 3 bath home offers panoramic views of Lake Michigan from nearly every window and vantage point. Behind you lies Portage Lake with its’ glistening waters dotted with sailboats where you can also observe a SUNRISE!!

Have your meals, read, lie in the sun or take in magnificent Lake Michigan sunsets as you relax on our huge deck with large table and many deck chairs.

Just steps to the spectacular low bluff beach…NO STAIRS…perfect for sunning, swimming, beach walking, sand castle building, kayaking or enjoying a nightly bon fire.

Walk out to the pier that runs along the North Channel from Portage Lake and enjoy the boats coming and going as you take in the exquisite view from this location.

Where Portage Lake channels into Lake Michigan and adjacent to the “turn around”, this area was voted one of Michigan’s best beaches in “Traverse” magazine.

The large open floor plan of this home features a great room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the big lake. There is a stone fireplace, flat screen TV, cable, WiFi and a CD player with many CD’s. The den offers books for all ages, board games, puzzles and a loaded toy box for the little ones. The dining area boasts a farm table that comfortably seats 8 – 10.

Also on this main level is a fully equipped kitchen with electric stove, microwave, dishwasher, granite island with bar stools and every utensil you would possible need. Two bedrooms on this level each have a queen bed, closet, dresser and night stand.

The master suite on the upper level offers a queen bed, a large bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The loft off the master suite provides a cozy place to read, relax or just enjoy another view of Lake Michigan.

Three additional bedrooms, each accommodating 2 people, are on the walk-out lower level. Also on this level is a full bath, living area with TV, DVD and an air hockey game.

The surrounding area offers great fishing, including charters, a variety of distinctive dining locations, golf courses, casino, wineries, shopping, hiking and exploring. Located half-way between Manistee and Frankfort, there are many places to explore. See the welcome book at our home.

In addition to the main house, there is a Bunkhouse located above the garage that includes a queen bed, two twins and a half bath. A deck facing Portage Lake is connected to the rear entrance. Designated parking and an additional charge for this facility is available.

No air conditioning but ceiling fan and several portable fans are available should you need them. We provide all bed linens but NO TOWELS. No smoking and no pets.
Maximum capacity in main house is 12 with an additional capacity of 4 in the bunkhouse.

Keywords: Located between Manistee and Frankfort at the end of Portage Point Drive

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bedding provided. NO bath and beach towels. Bring your own....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Bunkhouse is over the Garage and sleeps 4 with a half bath, deck and private entrance...moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas. You can use what is in tank, but if out, will have to trade tank in town at gas station if you want more....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    10 deck chairs and 2 beach chairs...moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Hunting
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  50% deposit upon booking with balance due one week prior to arrival.

                  Damage Deposit: $300 due with final payment. Refundable within one week of departure if no damages found. Additional money may be due if damages exceed $300.

                  Cancellation policy: 120 days or more for full refund of deposit.

                  Less than 120 days, no refund of deposit.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 06/10/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Manistee Blacker
                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington Carferry
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Michigan
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Shirleys
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Crystal Mountain
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  The Heathlands
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Glenwood

                  Other things that you might want to take advantage of while staying with us in Manistee are Leelenau Penisula wine tours, SS Milwaukee Historical Museum, Riverwalk along Manistee River, charter fishing, live theatre at Ramsdell Theater, canoeing, kayaking, Lake Bluff Audubon Society, or take advantage of the local public boat launches. Little River Casino is within a 10 minute drive and is an attraction for many. Interlochen Arts Academy is within driving distance and offers many wonderful concerts throughout the year.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  Why the Owner Chose Manistee:
                  Best beach in Michigan for Sports and Relaxation


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Main House

                    Main House

                  • Looking at Lake Michigan and outdoor patio.

                    Looking at Lake Michigan and outdoor patio.

                  • Fully equiped kitchen

                    Fully equiped kitchen

                  • Dining table

                    Dining table

                  • Great views

                    Great views

                  • Another great day at the beach.

                    Another great day at the beach.

                  • After the fabulous sunset, how about a campfire and some roasted marshmellows.

                    After the fabulous sunset, how about a campfire and some roasted marshmellows.

                  • Master Bedroom- upper level

                    Master Bedroom- upper level

                  • Bedroom #3-main level

                    Bedroom #3-main level

                  • Floating down the lazy Platte River and ending at Lake Michigan beach.

                    Floating down the lazy Platte River and ending at Lake Michigan beach.

                  • Many great golf options. Arcadia Bluffs and the Heathlands being the closest.

                    Many great golf options. Arcadia Bluffs and the Heathlands being the closest.

                  • Charter fishing offshore just offshore from home.

                    Charter fishing offshore just offshore from home.

                  • Outdoor patio off living room/kitchen area.

                    Outdoor patio off living room/kitchen area.

                  • Living and Dining Area

                    Living and Dining Area

                  • View from the Deck

                    View from the Deck

                  • Best beach with room for everyone

                    Best beach with room for everyone

                  • Pier jumping is popular activity for kids and adults. Be careful where you jump.

                    Pier jumping is popular activity for kids and adults. Be careful where you jump.

                  • Relaxation Time. Master bedroom bath

                    Relaxation Time. Master bedroom bath

                  • Bedroom #2, main floor

                    Bedroom #2, main floor

                  • Jet skiing on the Portage Lake side.

                    Jet skiing on the Portage Lake side.

                  • This Salmon was caught on the Betsie River about 15 miles from home.

                    This Salmon was caught on the Betsie River about 15 miles from home.

                  • Playing offshore in front of home.

                    Playing offshore in front of home.

                  VRBO #355259

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $3,800 per week (USD)
                  6

                  6 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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