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Lake Michigan Beachfront 4 bedroom Home with Fantastic Lake Views and huge beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront Home, 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 9). 2,250 square feet.

Beautiful fully furnished home located directly on Lake Michigan!

Enjoy over 105 feet of wide private beach with a very low bluff on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Vacation in luxury in our 2,250 sq foot 2 story home featuring a fully furnished kitchen, laundry room with washer and dryer, living room with fireplace, WIFI, and cable TV/DVD.

All rooms with full view of Lake Michigan. Master bedroom with king size bed and private balcony. House features full wrap around porch with outside shower.

Main floor has open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows facing the Lake and a two sided fireplace in the center.

House is completely updated with new furnishings.

Amenities include a tennis court, playground, basketball court, clubhouse and play area within a short walk. Casino and wineries within 15 minutes and at least three Golf Courses within 15 minutes. There are also plenty of outdoor activities such as kayaking and charter fishing. A full list of amenities can be found below.

Keywords: Beachfront House, Lakefront, Low or no bluff, Private.

More Details

Stephen Doody
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018


Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size Beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Beachfront 4 bedroom Home with Fantastic Lake Views and huge beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful. There was everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes, cutlery, and appliances. The oven worked well (not sure what past review was referring to.) There was a one minute walk to the beach and one short flight of stairs to get to the water...very easy and accessible! The owners were lovely and accommodating. Short drive to downtown to shops, restaurants, and golf. We traveled with small children who loved the downstairs room with the twin bed and pull out trundle, and there was plenty of space in two of the upstairs bedrooms for the pack and play for the baby. The sunsets from the house were absolutely amazing, we had a great time and wanted for nothing. Thank you to the Doodys for a wonderful trip and for taking so much pride in your property!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are very glad your family enjoyed your stay at our home.
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very clean house with the best view ever!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with spectacular view. The upstairs bedrooms are comfortable and attractive. The only negatives would be lots of stairs and no bathroom in the lower level. Tough on folks with bad knees. Great place overall. Highly recommended. The owner is extremely accommodating. Thanks Steve.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home. This was your third year renting with us and we look forward to next year. We did want to clarify, for future renters, that our home does have a bathroom on the main level and two additional bathrooms on the second level. There is a 4th bedroom on the lower level. Steve
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Northville, MI 48168

Posh and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this home. So beautifully maintained and up to date and so clean! Everything you could need is provided with such obvious thought,the owner clearly cares about this place and your comfort. The pictures featured do not do justice to this place. Sitting at the love seat overlooking the beach was glorious. Beach area so clean and private. We found so much sea glass and yes, Petoskey stones. Short drive to downtown Manistee with great restaurants. Our family loved and took advantage of the basketball court, tennis court, and playground a short walk either down the beach or through the woods. We will definitely be returning to rent this home again. Thank you Steve, we loved staying at your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home and your stay. We look forward to your return.
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Awesome beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (3 adult couples and 2 kids) had a spectacular memorable week at your perfect beach house. The location on the beach…….private, sandy, clean, fire pit and good water depth for youngsters all made for a very comfortable time for us all. We made good use of the many outdoor chairs provided and were very pleased with the kitchen facilities and outdoor grill. Bedrooms and bathrooms suited us fine too. We will always remember our very special week together at Doody's charming cottage.

ps The Beachhouse wine was a happy surprise. Thank you Steve!

Pat and Mike V.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike; We are very glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home. Steve and Sandy
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This is a beautiful home which is well maintained and nicely decorated. views are fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for sleeping 9 older adults. Living room, dining area, kitchen space are spacious and functional. Redone 2 sided fireplace is gorgeous. Hope it's functional next year. All bedrooms are spacious and attractive. Bathrooms are well appointed. Porch is great with lots of seating and a nice place to eat. Great view from there. Very easy access to the beach. The beach grass is beautiful even in a storm.

Our wishlist is the following:

1) Really want rubber mats in both showers. Surface is slippery

2) replace oven.

3) A few extra bath towels and kitchen towels

4) table or floor lamps in living room. We like to read.

This is the best place that we've stayed in our 21 years of getting together as a group.

Thanks Stephen for taking such good care of us. I highly recommend this property. Owner takes a lot of pride in his property and is takes care of any problems promptly.

PS. The coolest 2 drawer dishwasher ever!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evanston il

Lovely beach house

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly lovely beach house. My extended family stayed here for a week and it slept 8 comfortably. There is a very private view from every room of beach grasses and the lake. Great kitchen that can have 2 people cooking at the same time. Plenty of places to sit both inside and outside. We also liked the gaming nook which is great for playing cards. There is a nearby community tennis court and we played every day and never had to wait. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casino, Golf (30 minutes from the acclaimed Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course), Great Restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Linens optional $100
Cleaning fee $100

$750.00 refundable security deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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