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MY wheelchair bound aunt loved being here since she just went down our street and around the block to the ramp on the beach that ends 20' from the water. She felt very independant and able to share in most activities even the River Walk. *Sandy beaches await you from this 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with finished walkout basement. 1st floor offers master bedroom with king bed and view, 2nd bedroom has a queen and bunk bed. Lower level has a bedroom with king bed, full size futon in family area and curtained area has bunkbed. Useable fireplace in living room(be sure to push the flue damper up and into position first), game area in lower family area, full bath on both levels, front porch is wheelchair accessible. Linens, beach towels, dishware, cooking utensils, *coffee*, charcoal grill, and deck chairs provided. Back yard has fire pit with a view, field for bocci ball and so close to huge play structure for younger children. Some of the best 'in season' pier fishing in Michigan is just across the back yard. ( I caught a nice Brown Trout in May. Beach fishing for Steelhead is popular Oct.-Dec) Beach is a 3 minute walk away using the path to the south of the tennis court. There is a dog park there also. Walk around the fence to the west, through the dune and you can have your dog on the beach and run unleashed to the south if not many people. Be sure to bring plastic bags to clean up messes. May and June are breeding times for the endangered Piping Plover shore bird so please keep off the grassy dunes as much as possible. Thanks. We prefer Saturday to Saturday bookings in July and August but sometimes things change so let us know your requirements.
It's all about pure Lake Michigan with white sand beaches, pierwalking or fishing and lovely sunsets over blue water. Get your daily or year long, all species fishing license at Riley's Bait Shop on River Street 1/2 block W. of U.S. 31 or K-Mart. There is a Dog Park at the beach or run your dog along the water south of the public area but be sure to take bags for cleanup to keep it 'Pure Michigan'. Thanks....moreless
Family Area has reduced size 4 in l game table and T.V....moreless
Yard Games, cards, board games in cabinet next to dining table....moreless
In by 3 P.M. Out by 11 A.M. July and August are Saturday to Saturday bookings.
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Manistee is known for its fine Victorian architecture from the boom of logging the white pine forests in the county. Its fine, clean beaches are a draw from all over the country. The Ramsdell Theatre is a gem offering live theatre productions, creative arts exhibitions, live music and other art forms not to be missed. Across the street from the Ramsdell is the stately library worth visiting. Museums on River and 1st Streets tell of Manistee's logging history and development and are worth the time to visit. 2 blocks from the house, you can enjoy a stroll on the River Walk along the Manistee River passing marinas, restaurants and downtown shopping with an ice cream parlor and restaurant at the end.
The recently renovated downtown Vogue Theater has given a new look to the retail district and has all the latest films.
In July and August, Tuesday nights offer free jazz/blues concerts right at 1st St. Beach (you can hear it from the back deck) and Thursday nights offer more free music with 'Roots on the River' on Memorial Drive across Maple St. Bridge, downtown.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: I grew up in a different part of town and spent many fun days on the beach, swimming with friends and fishing for perch from the pier. I moved away but returned often to visit family. When this house came on the market, it was a dream come true and we will share it with you. Hope you will enjoy and care for it as much as we do. Please be respectful with your language and music as sound travels easily outside. Thank you. This is a non-smoking property.
Why Manistee: This home is set up as a home away from home to enjoy the beach, picnic area, tennis courts, basketball court, play structure, pier fishing or just lounging on the spacious back deck. It is so convenient to the golf course with its bar and restaurant, you don't need a car to enjoy yourself. Great area for walking/jogging/cycling in relative safety without too much traffic. House is on a cul-de-sac.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Lovely breezes on warm days from this slightly elevated area that also gives a good view of what is happening nearby. The covered front porch gives an area out of the wind and rain if needed. There is a laundry area in the lower level with an extra refrigerator and microwave.