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Short Walk to Lake Michigan ! Views from Deck !

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults, Adults with children...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    House broken only. Dog pen on west side of house. Dog park near the beach just south of gazebo....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramps to front porch and front door. Easy access to back deck from inside....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Lower Level,...moreless

  • Lower Level: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    Privacy curtains for bunks; linens under futon in Family Rm....moreless

  • Lower Level


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main level...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Main level...moreless

  • There is a twin blow up mattress and linens in the lower level linen closet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large, walk-in shower...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Family Area has reduced size 4 in l game table and T.V....moreless

  • Games:

    Yard Games, cards, board games in cabinet next to dining table....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose accustic wave radio with CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room and lower family room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just a short walk to the clear, clean waters of sandy, Lake Michigan right out the back door !...moreless

  • Downtown:

    10 minute walk via the River Walk along picturesque Manistee River with restauraunts and shopping and the renovated Vogue Theatre....moreless

  • Lake View:

    See beautiful Lake Michigan from the 47 ' deck !...moreless

  • Water View:

    See Lake Michigan freighters enter the Manistee River Channel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    With notice, another table can be added to accomodate 2 more chairs....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Master bedroom has portable unit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Before starting fire, must reach in and push damper up. Pull it down firmly the next day to close (or when fire is totally out)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    With garbage disposal, crock pot, blender, coffee makers,mixer, large beverage dispenser, large griddle, spices, everything you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments and spices provided. Use whatever you need....moreless


  • Balcony:

    12 X 47 ft. with view of Lake Michigan. Handicap accessable from DR/LR...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    12 X 47 Foot back deck . octagon picnic table with umbrella, 3 loungers, 6 chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course is one block with restaurant, open to the public....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Perfect for badminton, yard games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with charcoal. (Weber instant light)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just walk out the back yard to 4 enclosed courts on Douglas Park property....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Manistee High School has very nice indoor pool and large hot tub. Call for use schedule. 231 723-1522 (M-F 8:30-3 P.M.)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 11%


In by 3 P.M. Out by 11 A.M. July and August are Saturday to Saturday bookings.

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington-30 minutes
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31-2 miles
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mt.- 45 minutes
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
1st Street Beach-3 minute walk

Car: Not Necessary

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.


Manager info

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.

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Speaks: english



  • Front view.

    Front view.

  • King bed in Lower Level Bedroom w/T.V.

    King bed in Lower Level Bedroom w/T.V.

  • Lower Level bathroom with tub/shower

    Lower Level bathroom with tub/shower

  • Surf on down to the lower level for some game time!

    Surf on down to the lower level for some game time!

  • Backyard View

    Backyard View

  • Deck Lounge Area

    Deck Lounge Area

  • Back yard & Fire Pit from deck

    Back yard & Fire Pit from deck

  • Lake view in late fall from back deck

    Lake view in late fall from back deck

  • Front porch, GREAT for your morning coffee!

    Front porch, GREAT for your morning coffee!

  • Galley Kitchen

    Galley Kitchen

  • Sunny Master Bedroom with king bed and lake view

    Sunny Master Bedroom with king bed and lake view

  • 2nd bedroom, 1st floor

    2nd bedroom, 1st floor

  • 1st floor bathroom with walk-in shower

    1st floor bathroom with walk-in shower

  • Basement family area w/ Futon. Bunk beds behind curtains

    Basement family area w/ Futon. Bunk beds behind curtains

  • Game Time!

    Game Time!

  • Lower level walkout patio

    Lower level walkout patio

  • View Lake Michigan and tennis courts from deck and master bedroom

    View Lake Michigan and tennis courts from deck and master bedroom

  • Lighthouse Park play area just across the back field

    Lighthouse Park play area just across the back field

VRBO #457938

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