Clean, Cozy, Waterfront Cottage on Manistee Lake Spells Fun!(29 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:2-8 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
ENJOY THE FALL COLORS AT THE COTTAGE, TAKE A SCENIC DRIVE TO THE ORCHARDS.
WALLEYE SEASON opened April 25, don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of the start of the season.
For those who like to cook, there is a newer kitchen and it is stocked with just about all the pots, pans and utensils you would need. We have a waffle iron and mixer for blending some fresh concoctions to enjoy down by the water and fire pit while watching the sunset.
You can buy the freshest fruits and vegetables, locally grown, home made sauces and baked goods in Kalkaska, at the well known -- CHERRY STREET MARKET. See website-- wwwcherrystreetmarket.
WALLEYE SEASON opens April 29, 2017, don't miss this opportunity.
Manistee Lake has good fishing for Walleye, Small and Largemouth Bass, pike and various panfish. The lake is not crowded and is fun to fish, explore and look at wildlife, like the bald eagle. Bring your boat.
Located very close to thousands of acres of state land and small streams. A very good place to go deer and bird hunting, or exploring. The many acres of state land help to reduce overcrowding. All very very close by.
Whether you want to relax and read a good book at the waters edge, play golf nearby at a beautiful golf coarse, go fishing on your boat or kayak on a very uncrowded and scenic lake. Take a picturesque canoe trip down the magnificent Manistee River not very far away. Boat, sail or waterski the wide open Manistee Lake, it's all available.
Great sightseeing is close by, take a short drive to Traverse City, Petoskey, or other surrounding destinations, it is all there for you.
The lovely wooded lot, sandy beach and boat dock, will provide you a place to really relax and have a great time. Just bring your jet ski or boat and launch it across the lake, less than five minutes from the property, and the boat dock to tie up to.
Looking for night life and entertainment? It is just a short 30 minute drive to the newly expanded Turtle Creek Casino!
The cottage is also just a few miles from the GRANDVIEW GOLF COARSE with incredible views and a restaurant. Some great rates and fall colors now. If golf is your pleasure there many more courses within an hour.
The surrounding woods are wonderful for hiking, biking and off roading on the extensive ORV trail system. There is a dirt bike trail just minutes away from the cottage. Take advantage of the cooler spring and fall weather and ride the many trails that are nearby. No need to trailer your rides, you can ride along the side of the road in Kalkaska County.
Manistee Lake is especially popular for families with younger children as the sandy bottom extends out and is shallow and safe for play. The beach and shallow water at the property edge is really great fun for dogs to play as their feet can touch the bottom for quite a way out. Have a BBQ on the outdoor river rock BBQ, and take in the fabulous sunsets our lake is known for. We provide some firewood so you can enjoy campfires in the fire pit at the lakes edge...bring your marshmallows!
Keywords: Lakeside cottage
Member since: 2007
- 775 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 3/4 bathroom (no bathtub).
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Bring your boat and launch it at the park. (max 19' recommended). Unfortunately there is not a boat rental facility located on Manistee Lake. However, one is on M72 about 10 miles west of Grayling....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
july 4th & following Wk
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2017
8 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Pet Fee $25
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Taxes Not included
SPECIAL Spring & Fall - MID-WEEK RATES, Stay 3 nights 4TH night FREE. Sunday through Thursday night ONLY
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Boat rentals such as fishing or pontoon boats are available to rent near Grayling and Traverse City. Usage of our kayaks (on our lake!) is for you to use, while looking for the bald eagles or pleasure. We are surrounded by beautiful woods and thousands of acres of state land available for exploring, hunting or mountain biking etc. etc.. State ORV trails, dirt bike trails and snowmobile trails are about five minutes away. Just get on the bike and go almost anywhere in Kalkaska County. The beautiful Grandview golf coarse is a very short distance away, with great views and dining. There are more fabulous golf courses within a 1/2 hour drive. 2 exceptional fly fishing and fabulous canoeing rivers close by. Canoe rentals available on the Manistee River.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: My whole family enjoyed many years going to the cottage. We looked forward to getting away from the city an having fantastic campfires and smelling the fresh air. I always liked to ride the trails on a dirt bike. Also, looked forward to fall and some fantastic bird hunting while the fall colors took hold. Then took many scenic drives in the fall and visited the many local orchards.
Why the Owner Chose Kalkaska, MI, USA:
Easy drive from Southern Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The location is centrally located, and close to some very quant towns.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There are many, but for starters. The lake is big and not congested. The walleye fishing is very good, thousands of fish planted recently, along with the ability for doing about all of the water sports. There is a fire pit at the waters edge, where you can watch the sunsets while roasting marshmellows. Next, the very close proximity thousands of acres of STATE land with many trails for offloading, biking and hiking etc. Big rivers that are not very far away. They offer excellent fly fishing and canoeing. In the fall there is hunting for deer and birds on many square miles of state land only minutes away. A VERY PICTURESQUE golf coarse close by with great rates. I could keep going!!!
Links to more information:
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
camp fire down by lake
bedroom with double bed
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.