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P*R*I*V*A*T*E***H*O*M*E on Lake Michigan with HOT TUB **Sandy Beach**Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

"Relax on Lake Michigan" in my 3br/2ba Waterfront private ranch home...more than a cabin or cottage...a real Lake Michigan paradise! Miles of Sandy Beach with amazing view of the lake. Enjoy our Sunroom, great Hickory Kitchen, living room with 55" Roku tv, a Master bedroom with private bath plus 2 other bedrooms, one with a queen and the 3rd with a queen and twin bunks. Even a HOT TUB on the deck with a view of the lake! *May only be seasonal. Inquire.

Have a bonfire at our Fire pit steps from the house! Perfect way to end your day, watching the sun set or the stars rise.

Our deeded private beach is shared with neighbors. Access is down our stairs (65 steps) through/over/in front of the creek to the north. (time of year and amount of rain affects size and depth of the creek)

Want more excitement? Then gear up for river trips, charter fishing, world-class golf, CASINO excitement or even an airplane ride. With all there is to do - or not do - this will be the spot you will want to return again and again.

Keywords: Private Ranch Home Beach

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Eileen

My husband Michael has just retired after owning his own landscape business in the Chicago suburbs and I am the perennial 'mult-tasker' having worked as an actor in Chicago, helping with the landscape business, being a lifestyle and job coach and running our vacation home business.

Eileen purchased this house in 2003

Why Eileen chose Manistee

Our family of 5 had been vacationing in northern Michigan since 1985 and longed to have a place of our own. In the summer of 2003, we found a lovely road off the highway that have wonderful beaches and wasn't 'touristy'. We looked at a couple of properties but they didn't fit our budget. Then that fall, I found a listing online and we decided to drive up (300 miles) and couldn't believe how perfect it was for us. The only way we could afford buying it was to rent it out and as they say, the rest is history!

What makes this house unique

The greatest benefit to staying at our home called 'Heaven' is because that's the feeling many people get whenever visiting! Because the property is wider rather than deep, the privacy and view from the home is amazing. It offers feelings of tranquility and is a true respite from the business of life. (It's a nice home too!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time at this home on the lake. This place is perfect for families with children of all ages. The kids loved playing on the sandy beach and the creek running into the lake was perfect! The deck overlooking the lake not only provides great views but also allows you to keep an eye on the kids from far away. Overall, the house and location are very spacious (and private) which provides plenty of room to enjoy all types of activities and amazing lake/sunset views.
Jul 2015
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Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental requires a signed contract and copy of drivers license with first payment. If these items aren't received rental will be cancelled.
  • All rentals require a phone conversation between owner and guest to confirm our home is a good fit for your group.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms: 1) One off of the master bedroom with a tile walk-in shower. 2) Second bathroom had a soaking tub with a shower and is located off of the hallway with 2 bedrooms and living room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with attached bathroom. Shower only.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Smallest of the 3 bedrooms close to the 2nd bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Next to the 2nd bathroom.
  • 1 King size bed in the master bedroom, a queen size bed in the middle bedroom and 1 Queen size Bed in the third bedroom with 1 set of twin bunks.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
IMPORTANT: I require speaking to all potential guests before booking to make sure our home fits your needs. Sometimes this site has incorrect/incomplete pricing so this is how I confirm costs with you.


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P*R*I*V*A*T*E***H*O*M*E on Lake Michigan with HOT TUB **Sandy Beach**Sunsets
average rating of 4.964286 based on 31 reviews

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The name of this place truly says it all--HEAVEN! Our first vacation was perfect, as Eileen was so accommodating and made our stay absolutely wonderful. The place was clean and tidy, and almost every room had a gorgeous view of the lake! The bathrooms and decorations were very modernized and up to our standards. The private deck was perfect for watching and hearing the relaxing sounds of the waves while drinking coffee and wine, and the beach was amazing for a nice romantic walk. The hot tub made the stay even more relaxing, and was perfect since we went while the weather was colder. Even though the weather was colder, the interior was very cozy. There is also a Meijer and other grocery stores very close to the house, and other sight seeing places and activities in a cute little town nearby! I would most definitely recommend this place, and we will return for sure! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy "Heaven" exceeded your expectations! We look forward to having you return.
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Munster, IN

Romantic Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a spectacular romantic getaway! We came here after our wedding and could have asked for a better place. The private secluded location on Lake michigan was wonderful, peaceful and romantic. The views were amazing along with the sunsets while relaxing in the hot tub. We came up here for the fall colors aswell and were not disappointed! We took a long ride up the cost and the colrs were amazing! We would recomnd this place to Midwest Living magizine all the quant towns along the lake were ideal for shopping and the food at the resturansts was excellent. I highly recomend staying here! We will definetly be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope others like Mike and Candy will consider our home when looking for a quiet getaway.
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Nice view and cozy Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, you can enjoy lake view whenever you want. The sunroom is extremely great because you can enjoy the view while stay comfortably inside.

The rooms are spacious, it's enough for 6-8 people.

Our host Eileen was very easy to reach and willing to provide assistance.

I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oro Valley, AZ

Heaven is the perfect name

  • 5 of 5

A quiet lakeside property with all the amenities. The sunroom, even on a cloudy day, is a great spot to lounge or eat breakfast or lunch. Our hosts were on the spot to answer any little problem we might have, and that is a huge plus.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in Heaven! Very nice home and excellent location. We loved the deck over the lake. We drank our morning coffee there and our evening beverages!

The lake. Is beautiful as well as all the wild life. We saw deer, Eagles, loons, a river otter, rabbits and chipmunks :)

We loved watching the freighters go by as well as the sailboats!

We certainally will return!

Steve & Janet

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife I have been here 5 times and have never been disappointed.

The house and view are outstanding.

P.S. You will like the sunsets.

Barb and Ken K

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Manistee Blacker Airport
Car: necessary

Call me at 231-794-1759

Or check out my website at relaxonlakemichgan dot com


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning per stay $150

- 3 nights or longer
- Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided.
- One week rentals from Saturday to Saturday from mid June through August.
- Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided.

NOTE: We ALWAYS speak to guests before booking. We DO NOT accept wire transfers. Beware of scammers who do.

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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