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Summer Breezes Are Beginning to Blow

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The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan


Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the serenity of the historic beach town during the spring and summer seasons. The house is
set on one partially wooded acre. It is a small friendly neighborhood with very little street traffic. Great for a peaceful retreat. It is a great relaxing time, reading a good book, and then watching the sunsets followed by a bonfire . Lots of great swimming, hiking, birding, wild flowers and wild leeks, and morel mushrooms. The night sky can be filled with lots of stars visible all around the house.
Come sleep in the new organic queen size bed with all cotton sheets and down pillows for the best dreams. This house is all green, environmentally sustainable, and healthy. It is a great feeling. As well, it is all on one level with wide door ways to accomodate the handicap.
While you are sitting at the dining room table or on the big porch you can view Lake Michigan and hear the
This is an artist's home and is decorated with a unique flair.
A large library of books and board games are here to enjoy.
It is five miles to Arcadia, Bear Lake, or Onekama for supplies, restaurants, festivals, music.
It is 17 miles to Frankfort and Manistee with quaint shops and museums, lighthouses and piers and restaurants as well as theaters.
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort and Interlochen Arts Academy are both close by for concerts, theater, fine
dining. There are many small golf courses and of course the biggee - Arcadia Bluffs also with fine & causal dining.
Come and enjoy! No need to bring anything but food, clothes and toys. Fully furnished. Linens are provided and there is a washer/dryer. Condiments for cooking are supplied with pots and pans and lots of dishes.
The hammock on the porch is everybody's favorite place!!

Keywords: This cottage is located in Pierport, Mich. with Bear Lake, Mi. post office. The house is a short 500ft walk to the public access. Turquoise water, waves occasionally, sand bottom. Miles of beach to walk.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1260 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The couch is a twin sofa sleeper in the living room...moreless

  • Queen size Bed 1), Twin or Single Beds (2), All linens provided. A sofa sleeper in the living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 There is a soaking tub and a separate stall shower Towels for in house use provided. Bring your own beach towels please....moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    500 walking feet to the public access and a lovely huge beach...moreless

  • Downtown:

    5 miles any direction is a small town. 17 miles any direction is a larger town. 50 miles to Traverse City....moreless

  • Lake View:

    You can see the lake from the front porch and also from the dining room where you can sit and watch the water...moreless

  • Resort:

    Arcadia Bluffs is 5 miles Crystal Mountain water park, hiking, and outdoor concerts in the woods, skiing in winter. Golfing at both of these....moreless

  • Rural:

    Several farm stands, hiking and walking...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    6 chairs and 2 extra leaves for more room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Just the wonderful breeze from the lake....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes as well as an outdoor clothes line...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    No. There is a fire pit in the back yard...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Just the beach and hills for walking/swimming...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:


  • Garage:

    Yes, one car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer



  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 28 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $5,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Renters are responsible for asking about any allergy challenges before booking. There have been pets in the house.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Arcadia Bluffs

    "Great golf on one of the nation's highest rated courses. Right on Lake Michigna. Very classy..."

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts

    "Great summer concerts, plays, performances and films created by students. Kresge Auditorium ..."

  • Crystal Mountain

    "So beautiful just to drive or walk around, Great golfing, concerts in the evening, restraur..."

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5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs, Bear Lake, and another on Glovers
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Arcadia Bluffs, Shays in Onekama, Grill 45 Bear lk
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I am a retired Waldorf teacher now Painting Therapist and fiber artist. I am an activist for the environment and built this custom 'green' earth sustainable home that is environmentally healthy as well.

Why the Owner Chose Bear Lake, MI, USA:
Pierport is an incredible neighborhood and beach. It is like a hidden secret of a place. Organic fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs, and meat are all available from local farmers. In Fall the color of the leaves is so beautiful. In Winter the snows scapes are quiet and still and the house is all cozy at you look out at the wonderful white. The back hill is great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. There are miles of fields and forrest to ski through. Crystal Mt. Ski Resort is 40 minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is a great place to walk in nature. The deer almost eat out of your hand. Bird feeders attrack many varieties of song birds and perching birds. There are no city lights or traffic noise. Within an hour to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City or Interlochen Music camp.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan

    The 42 foot porch looking towards Lake Michigan

  • Kitchen and laundry room

    Kitchen and laundry room

  • Kitchen with snack bar over the sink into the living room

    Kitchen with snack bar over the sink into the living room

  • View  of Lake Michigan from the front porch

    View of Lake Michigan from the front porch

  • Master Bedroom with bath

    Master Bedroom with bath

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Living area that looks towards the lake

    Living area that looks towards the lake

  • Dining area where you can see the lake just down the street.

    Dining area where you can see the lake just down the street.

  • Bathroom off Master Bedroom and Living Room

    Bathroom off Master Bedroom and Living Room

  • Bath and Shower in bathroom

    Bath and Shower in bathroom

  • Guest room has a trundle bed that makes into two twins

    Guest room has a trundle bed that makes into two twins

VRBO #292337

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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