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A vacationers dream, this comfortable cottage is 2 miles North of Manistee, Michigan on a low bluff overlooking the wide sandy beach at Lake Michigan. Sit on the lakeside deck and watch the spectacular sunsets. Relax on the beach, walk the beach for miles if you like, or build a campfire on the beach as you watch the spectacular display of the stars overhead. Grill your favorite meals and eat outside on the spacious side deck at the picnic table, or use the fully equipped kitchen and eat inside with a great view of Lake Michigan. The cottage has TV/VCR/DVD, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and sleeps 6-8. Stairway to the beach has a spacious deck 12 steps down, then 15 steps to the beach. Enjoy Manistee, the Victorian Port City 2 miles away with historical buildings and Victorian homes, Little River Casino, museums, lighthouse and pier, 1.75 mile Riverwalk, 2 city beaches, marinas, shopping, restaurants, concerts, plays and concerts at the historic Ramsdell Theater, fishing, and the SS Milwaukee historical steamship.
Amenities: High-speed internet service, Cable TV/VCR/DVD, and phone service. Electric fireplace, window air conditioner, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, spacious lakeside deck on the stairway to the beach, spacious side deck with gas grill, patio table and chairs, and outdoor lounge seating. Enjoy the wide sandy beach. Grocery, gas stations, restaurants, shopping are 2.5 miles away.
Activities: Swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Michigan; biking on picturesque country roads and hiking on area trails in the Manistee National Forest and North Country Trail. Canoe, Kayak and Tube rentals on the Manistee and Pine Rivers nearby. Try your luck at the Little River Casino or see a great show there. Golfing on the fine golf courses in the Manistee area, including Manistee National, Arcadia Bluffs links course, and Manistee Golf and Country Club; close to great shopping, antique shops, fine restaurants, many area festivals including the National Forest Festival July 4th week, the Port City Festival in early September. Visit the Hitching Post, the best year-round Christmas Store in Western Michigan. Take a sightseeing airplane ride at Manistee Blacker Airport nearby. Catch the world-famous Scottville Clown Band or a free jazz or music concert. About 45 minutes to the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy and National Music Camp, with performances daily (many are free).
Area: Visit the fascinating Manistee County Historical Museum on River Street, and the Water Works Building museum on First Street. See an 1880’s dentist’s office and drug store. Find out what a logging wheel is. (It was invented in Manistee). There are free Jazz Concerts at the Rotary Gazebo on First Street beach each week, and free concerts Wednesday nights at the Victorian Gazebo on the riverfront. . The Little River Casino has concerts from famous groups and artists (past schedules included KC and the Sunshine Band, The Association, Neil Sakaka, Taylor Hicks, Glenn Campbell, The Charlie Daniels Band, Merle Haggard, Gordon Lightfoot, Joe Diffie, Charley Pride, Kellie Pickler, Air Supply, Clint Black and Bobby Vinton). The 2015 schedule includes the band WAR, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, Big John’s MMA, The Orchestra (ELO and Electric Light Orchestra, Part II), Kansas, Skid Row, Terri Clark, and Travis Tritt. The Little River Casino also has a variety of restaurants. The Ramsdell Theater has excellent live plays and concerts, and the adjoining Manistee Art Institute has excellent exhibitions. Most Manistee restaurants have an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner on Fridays.
Spacious large bedroom has both a double bed and bunk beds, as well as a game table area with a large selection of adult and family board games, its own CD/tape/radio player, and a Casio piano keyboard. Great room living area has a queen bed sleeper sofa. Private smaller bedroom has a queen size bed....moreless
Behind wooden folding doors on the left in the bathroom are a full size washer and dryer, as well as linen and towel cabinets. With the doors closed, you don’t see them. Fiberglass tub/shower on the right, hidden in photo....moreless
Included are phone, wireless high-speed Internet connections. Grocery, gas stations, restaurants, shopping are 2.5 miles away.
Electric Fireplace, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster Oven, Toaster, Several Ceiling Fans, No Pets, Spacious Lake-side Deck on the Stairway to the Beach, Spacious Side Deck with Gas Grill, Patio Table and Chairs, Outdoor Lounge Seating, Wide Sandy Beach....moreless
Forest Festival/July 4th Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Peak 2 Jul 4 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Colors Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee (non-refund$125
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
A $500 reservation fee is required to reserve, refundable upon leaving. 120-day cancellation to receive reservation fee back. 90-day cancellation to receive 50% of reservation fee back. If less than 90-day notice of cancellation is given, none of the reservation fee is refundable. Full payment required by 30 days before arrival. No Pets, No Smoking.
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Manistee is the Victorian Port City, with historical buildings (some with tours), Victorian houses, Little River Casino, Lighthouse and pier, SS Milwaukee historical steamship, 2 city beaches, marinas, Charter fishing or fishing off the pier, public boat launches, even airplane rides. Walk the 1.75 mile Riverwalk along the Manistee River, and view a 700 foot freighter carefully navigating the Manistee River channel. There are restaurants, shopping, numerous concerts and live theater at the historic Ramsdell Theater. Newly renovated Vogue Theater movie house. Many fine golf courses including the renowned Arcadia Bluffs, Manistee National, and Manistee Country Club. Canoe and kayak the Manistee River. Hike the Manistee National Forest, Orchard Beach State Park, Lake Bluff Audubon Society, and the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike on area country roads. Visit the world renowned Interlochen Arts Academy & National Music Camp as well as the Leelenau Peninsula Wineries. There are many area festivals.
Other Activities: Sightseeing airplane rides, Little River Casino