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Lake Michigan Waterfront-No Bluff with 2 Classic Updated Cottages

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Main Cottage - Five Bedrooms


Last updated: 04/27/2014

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

Arcadia cottage description

We are not yet taking reservations for Summer 2015, but we will accept inquiries due to an major construction project. When our project is completed we will provide immediate notice on this site. We hope that the final completion date of our current renovation/construction will be late fall 2014.

Our new lower level walk-out project will add two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an additional living area, and a laundry area to the main cottage.

We are happy to respond to inquiries, but will not take deposits or commit to weeks for Summer 2015 until the completion of our project is certain.

Our 2.3 acre property with 186 feet of direct Lake Michigan frontage with direct walk out to the water is in the historic Pierport community halfway between Manistee and Frankfort. Our beachfront is a direct walk out to a beautiful wide sandy Lake Michigan beach. It is possible to walk several hours both north and south, on this lovely beach north to Arcadia and south to Onekama. The property also includes a small stream which flows out to Lake Michigan and a large flat yard perfect for all types of lawn games. A large firepit area and romantic swing overlook Lake Michigan's special sunsets.

The main house will include: two bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the lower level, two bedrooms and one full bath on the main level, living/dining room, and kitchen. There are two bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. The screened porch has additional seating and a dining table overlooking Lake Michigan.

A separate guest house is fully self contained with one bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the living room and a kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances. It also has a living/dining room, full bath with whirlpool tub and washer/dryer. It is great place for family members who would like a bit more privacy. It was totally redone in 2011.

There is a flat screen HDTV in each house. Both cottages have fireplaces. WiFI/Internet is provided.

The main house is a classic Lake Michigan cottage originally constructed in 1889. There is a pretty wooded area across the stream from both cottages. Woodlands are also across the street.

This is a beautiful waterfront setting and a perfect place to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan summer. We live here in the Spring and Fall of each year. We only rent for 10-12 weeks in the summer. We do not rent for weekends or during the other seasons of the year.

Additional pictures are available on request.

Property comes fully furnished with bed linens, towels, beach towels, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.
Furnished with classic furniture and some antiques.

The Lake Michigan sunsets never cease to amaze.

Keywords: cottage

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            We will accept pets in limited carefully controlled situations and really do not want pets that shed at all. We generally prefer that our guests make other arrangements for their pets....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary rental contact who must be in residence must be 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

          • Bedroom 1-Main Floor: 1 queen

            Windows on three sides...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 - Main Floor: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Has a twin sleeper sofa...moreless

          • Bedroom 3-Lower Level: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 5-2nd Floor: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4-Lower Level: 2 bunk bed

            Can sleep up to three - four children in bunk beds...moreless

          • Bedroom 6- 2nd Floor: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 7-Carriage House: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen sleeper sofa is also located in the Carriage House....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1-Main Cottage: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2-Carriage House: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • Bathroom 3-2nd floor: toilet

            Toilet and sink...moreless

          • Bathroom 4-lower level: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 5-Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • 3.5 bathrooms in Main cottage and one full bath with whirlpool tub in Carriage House...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Indoor dining room in main cottage can seat 10-12 people with additional table. There is another outdoor dining on screened in porch facing Lake Michigan and dining for four people in Carriage House...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            (2) There are full size refrigerators available in both the main house and the carriage house....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Sufficient dishes for about 15-20 people with separate sets in each kitchen....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full sets of pots, pans and food preparation items in each kitchen....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            A limited selection of basic seasonings and spices are provided....moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric stove in main cottage and gas stove in Carriage House....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Coffee maker, 4 ring stove, blender, spices, toaster....moreless

          • Microwave:


          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Heating:

            Radiant heat in lower level and first level of Main Cottage. Electric baseboard and oil filled heaters on 2nd story of Main Cottage....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Wood fireplace in main cottage and gas fireplaces in Carriage House and lower level....moreless

          • Parking:

            Enter via Burnham St. Parking is on lawn area between Main Cottage and Lakeview Rd....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Located in lower level of Main Cottage and in the Carriage House....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Located in lower level of Main Cottage and in Carriage House....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Located in guest cottage and lower level of main cottage....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Both bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Sofa, recliner and misc. chairs....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Located in main cottage....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Available for summer and early fall rentals. 186 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with only three steps down to the water. Lawn games: Horseshoes, croquet and badminton - equipment provided. Screened outdoor porch, fireplace, several dining areas, books, adult and kids games, garden, propane barbecue, parking, walkway to water, binoculars, beach chairs, beach towels, computer wifi available and local activities/restaurant guide. Local maps, alarm clock, soaps and towels are provided....moreless


              • Television:

                (2) We have flat screen HDTV's in both the main cottage and the separate carriage house with satellite TV service....moreless

              • Games:

                Outdoor lawn games including croquet and badmitten. Forks for s'mores also provided....moreless

              • Toys:

                Beach toys for children provided in front of cottage facing Lake Michigan....moreless

              • Books:

                Information and brochures about sights in local area....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Hughes Gen 4 Internet service...moreless

              • DVD Player


              • Mobile Phone:

                Please note that Verizon cell phones do not easily connect in Pierport. We offer a regular land line phone with free local and domestic long distance calls....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Land line available, but some AT&T cellphones may work here as well....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Separate routers in main cottage and Carriage House....moreless

              • Internet:

                We have HughesNet Gen 4 upgraded Internet service....moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Numerous local golf courses including the best public golf course in Michigan - Arcadia Bluffs - five minutes away....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts are located five miles away at both Onekama and Bear Lake high schools....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Screened in front porch faces Lake Michigan....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large screened porch faces Lake Michigan....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane grill provided....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda


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

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Lakefront
              • Lake View
              • Waterfront
              • Water View


              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Pier Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Basketball Court
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Hunting
              • Fitness Center
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Forests
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Eco Tourism
              • Paddle Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Hiking
              • Sailing


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              from 4 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2014-weekly
              May 25 - Sep 13, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Early Summer
              May 30 - Jun 13, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Middle Summer
              Jun 14 - Jul 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Peak Summer
              Jul 4 - Aug 8, 2015
              7 night min stay

              Late Summer
              Aug 9 - Sep 5, 2015
              7 night min stay


              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1
              • Taxes Included


              Our rents include all applicable taxes and cleaning.

              A 50 percent deposit is required when the reservation is accepted.

              The remaining 50% is due prior to May 1st.

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              55 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Traverse City
              50 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Ludington, MI - connects to Manitowac, Wisconsin
              140 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Holland, MI
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              28 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Crystal Mountain
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Arcadia Bluffs
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Arcadia Bluffs

              Car: Necessary

              The closest small towns to Pierport are Onekama to the south with several good restaurants, tennis courts, a library, a bank and a grocery store. Bear Lake to the east has several grocery stores, a bank, library and a good breakfast restaurant. Arcadia is just 5 minutes north and has the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (best public course in Michigan) and an excellent restaurant.

              Manistee is 20 minutes to the south has a hospital, restored downtown movie theatre, casino, airport with service to Chicago, several large grocery stores and a nice river walk. Frankfort is 20 minutes to the north and has a wonderful local cinema, a hospital, the Gwen Frostic studio and a large grocery store.

              About an hour north on M-22 are the Leelanau Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted the most beautiful place in the United States by Good Morning America viewers).

              Traverse City is also an hour north with numerous attractions, festivals, great shopping, excellent restaurants and several multi-screen cinemas. Downtown Traverse City is really a special place. On the way to Traverse City on US 31 is the vintage Cherry Bowl drive-in movie theatre.

              There are also several local farm stands on M-22 and weekly farmer's markets in Elberta (Thursday), Onekama (Friday) and Frankfort, Manistee and Traverse City on Saturdays.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2011

              About the owner: We spent three years looking for a Lake Michigan waterfront property and were fortunate to find this very special property. To preserve the serenity, we do not allow jet skis/personal watercraft on the property.

              Why the Owner Chose Arcadia:
              This beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront property is accessible with only three steps. We really liked having the two separate cottages. The main cottage was built in 1889, but we have just added a new lower level with more bedrooms and bathrooms. The adjacent separate Carriage House was redone in 2011 with a modern kitchen.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Several of Northwest lower Michigan's wonderful smaller towns (Onekama, Arcadia and Bear Lake are located within a 10 minute drive. The special small towns of the Leelanau Peninsula (Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay) are easily accessible within an hour. Sleeping Bear dunes and Traverse City only an hour north. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (Michigan's #1 public course) is only five minutes north.

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              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Main Cottage - Five Bedrooms

                Main Cottage - Five Bedrooms

              • Living/dining room with large stone fireplace in main cottage.

                Living/dining room with large stone fireplace in main cottage.

              • Miles of secluded Lake Michigan beaches directly in front of cottage. Walk miles

                Miles of secluded Lake Michigan beaches directly in front of cottage. Walk miles

              • One Bedroom Guest Cottage with fireplace and new stainless steel appliances.

                One Bedroom Guest Cottage with fireplace and new stainless steel appliances.

              • Screen porch facing walkout access to Lake Michigan beach

                Screen porch facing walkout access to Lake Michigan beach

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Sunday, August 17, 2014

              $5,000 - $7,000 per week (USD)

              7 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 18

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