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Lake Michigan Beachfront, Sunsets!

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Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 841 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    (Double & bunk beds)...moreless

  • Great Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    (Queen sleeper sofa)...moreless

  • 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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer,Dryer in closet...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

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Selection of family board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    On a low bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, with gorgeous sunsets...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    On a low bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, with gorgeous sunsets...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lake Michigan sandy beach down 20 steps from the door...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lake Michigan sandy beach down 20 steps from the door...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Overlooking Lake Michigan from the dining table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor table with 4 chairs and umbrella, picnic table in front by the Lake...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Pre-Peak 1
May 23 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,595
Peak 1
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,895
Forest Festival/July 4th
Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,995
Peak 2
Jul 4 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,895
Fall Colors
Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,595

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee (non-refund $125
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport-daily airline service
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
SS Badger -- Ludington, MI to Manitowoc, WI
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Traverse City
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-31 at M-110 (Lakeshore Road)
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
In front of the cottage

Car: Necessary

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

 

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Photos

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Stairway deck and Lake Michigan sandy beach

    Stairway deck and Lake Michigan sandy beach

  • View of cottage from the Lake Michigan beach

    View of cottage from the Lake Michigan beach

  • Great room, dining, sleeper sofa, TV, VCR, Great view of Lake Michigan

    Great room, dining, sleeper sofa, TV, VCR, Great view of Lake Michigan

  • Large bedroom, double and bunk beds

    Large bedroom, double and bunk beds

  • Private smaller bedroom with Queen bed

    Private smaller bedroom with Queen bed

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, and a boat

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, and a boat

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, kids walking

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, kids walking

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • View along the beach in front of the cottage

    View along the beach in front of the cottage

  • Side view of cottage on Lake Michigan beachfront

    Side view of cottage on Lake Michigan beachfront

  • Side deck with grill, outdoor seating

    Side deck with grill, outdoor seating

  • Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker

    Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker

  • Large bedroom game table area

    Large bedroom game table area

  • Bathroom-Washer,Dryer behind doors on left, shower on right

    Bathroom-Washer,Dryer behind doors on left, shower on right

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, and a boat

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, and a boat

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, kids walking

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, kids walking

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, people in deck chairs

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from the stairway deck, people in deck chairs

  • Sunset over Lake Michigan with people watching on the beach

    Sunset over Lake Michigan with people watching on the beach

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/28/2015
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