Cottage on Manistee Lake
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kalkaska cottage description
Enjoy your stay at our cozy cottage on Manistee Lake. Decorated in cottage style. Clean, cozy, and really cute. A place where wonderful memories can be made!
Manistee Lake is especially popular for families with younger children as the sandy bottom extends out and is shallow and safe for play. Fish, waterski, swim, the lake is perfect for all. You can use our row boat and cruise the lake.
Manistee Lake is nestled in the vacation heartland of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Many vacationers visit this area because of its perfect location: Between Grayling and Traverse City: About a hours drive to all major destinations in northern MI (Ex. Mackinaw Island, Big Mac Bridge, and Sleeping bear sand dunes) . Don't forget the Traverse City Cherry Festival!
Looking for night life and entertainment? It is just a short 25 minute drive to the newly expanded Turtle Creek Casino! Look for antiques in nearby towns. The cottage is also just a few miles from 1 truly beautiful golf course with an incredible view.
The surrounding woods are wonderful for hiking, biking and off roading on the Snowmobile and ORV Trail system with thousands of acres of State land! . The trail is just minutes away from the cottage. We have parking for ORV's too. Manistee Lake itself has good fishing for Walleye, Small and Largemouth Bass and various panfish. The Manistee River is only 15 minutes away and offer some of the areas best canoeing and fly fishing.
We rent year round and are within manageable driving distance to Northern Michigans best ski resorts including Shanty Creek, Nubs Nob and The Boynes.
We are nestled in a snow belt with thousands of miles of snowmobile trails. Trail heads is just minutes away, so you can ride from the cottage.
Small TV with DVR and VHS. The kitchen comes complete with appliances, fullly stocked with slowcooker, blender, mixer, toaster, sm food processor, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, tea maker, cookware and utensils. #1 bedroom has a Queen size bed,#2 bedroom has bunk beds, and #3 bedroom (up stairs) has 4 twin beds. Bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels, washcloths, etc.
Two Patios: Front has a chiminea, hammock, and patio set with lake views, and Back has gas grill, fire pit and patio set.
* Please note: Rentals are from Sunday to Sunday
Keywords: cottage, house, home,
- 1100 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Row boat, hammock, Games, puzzles, books
- DVD Player
- Video Library
Location & View
- Water View
- Lake View
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- fire pit in back yard, chiminea in front yard, hammock, row boat.
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Relaxing and comfortable
Relaxing and comfortable
Thanks for the great accommodations. The movies you have were very much appreciated when it was time to relax in the living room. The kitchen and everything was well stocked with the needed tools including cast-iron pots/pans. The row boat is getting up there in age but it works and we used it. I caught a small-mouth bass. I was surprised at the cleaner looking lakes including Lake Manistee. You have to go to the Carefree Cove Store/Resort for take-out pizza, ice cream, treats, etc... I got a Lake Manistee rug. It's a great quick stop. Kids and parents loved it! This is a good location if you want to do day trips to Traverse City(West) area and Mackinac(North), etc...
- Guest Matt L (United States)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/09/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks Matt for the great review. I know how much my family and I love it up there, so it's wonderful to know that my guest had a good time. The cove does have great pizza doesn't it; we get it every time were up. And man.... those cast iron pans.....just got that large one from a friend...you have to have some muscles to lift that one. But it's a joy to cook with....especially when you're cooking for a croud. Hope you stay with us again sometime. Take care.
Our week at the cottage was relaxing and comfortable. The cottage was clean with a well equipped kitchen. Beds comfortable. We slept 5 people. Enjoyed a meal we cooked on the outside gas grill. This cottage is not actually on Manistee Lake, but you can see the lake from it. There is a dirt road and another cottage between it and the lake. Good location. We spent a day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and another at Charlevoix. We were disappointed with the rowboat since one of the oars was broken and made paddling difficult. We understand the owner plans to replace the broken oar. The man in charge of the cottage responded promptly when we had a problem that was eventually resolved. He was very helpful. He also informed us that wifi is provided free of charge in Kalkaska, which is a 15 minute drive. This was our first visit to the area and we were pleased with the cottage overall.
- Guest Kathy (Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your review; I really appreciate it. I didn't realize the boat paddle was that damaged; I will replace the paddle for next summer. The new furnace is almost done, so we will be renting all season long starting this winter. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you visit us again. We do have new paddles for the boat!!!!!!!!!
Family of 5
Family of 5
The cabin was a perfect little affordable get away. We are a family of 5 (ages 8, 5, 4) that enjoy biking, walking through the woods, swimming, collecting seashells by the shore, and short canoe trips. This place had it all. Cabin was very clean with little things easy to find. Remember that there's no washer & dryer or towels to use. Besides that, well stocked with essentials. All beds & comforters were extremely comfortable, we used the bunk bed room as a throw-all. Easy to find & located down a well kept road with nice cabins that are cared-for. We loved the recently re-opened Manistee Lake Inn right around the corner on the south end of the lake. Gas station/general store right around the other corner. For two 2 families, the main kitchen/dining/living room area may be a little undersized, but for one family with 3-4 kids -perfect. Thank you Colleen! -Joe & Tina
- Guest Joe (Oakland County)
- Date of stay 07/30/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you Joe & Tina for your review. I appreciate all the information. I didn't know about the Manistee Lake Inn, so I'm planning on checking it out. I know the kitchen is a little small, but we have cooked up some big meals for a crowd in there, and now with the new gas grill, it will be even easier. I'm heading up next weekend; were putting in a new furnace, so think about us this winter for fun in the snow.
-$100.00 - 150.00 per night. $675 - 800.00 per week -$100.00 addition fee for holiday weeks and cherry festival week -Weekly rentals ONLY in prime season: Rent SUNDAY TO SUNDAY -Memorial day weekend to Labor day weekend: prime season dates -$250.00 refundable security deposit -Additional fees for pets: $100.00 extra refundable security deposit. Also an additional $10.00 fee per night per pet -$50.00 cleaning fee
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Year Purchased: 2010
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Front of house
Living room and dinning
Bedroom #3 (upstairs) One side
Bath (Has been redecorated to blue and brown - picture will be replaced soon)
Public boat launch at park
Kitchen and dinning
#3 bedroom (upstairs) other side
Hooks by back door.
Water at beach (sandy bottom -gradual slope -great for children)
Private boat launch
Fire pot in back yard (will be opening up for more room around the fire pot)
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