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Opal's Cottage on Lake Michigan

(20 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Opal’s Cottage offers you a comfortable, quiet, and private retreat space to relax, enjoy family and friends. The cottage is nestled in the pines and located just south of Manistee on a bluff with stunning views of Lake Michigan.

From the moment you turn into the drive and pass under the canopy of trees, you enter a space of tranquility and peace. A large deck on the lakeside of the house, leads to the “Tree House” a raised, screened in porch offers comfortable seating with stunning views and gentle breezes.

Guests will find tennis and basketball courts, showers, and a large accessible beach at the nearby Lakeland Association Club house. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Manistee shopping, golf, park, and the river walk, the cottage is a convenient home base for exploring West Michigan.

Eagles, deer, squirrel, chipmunks, and a great variety of birds are regular visitors to the cottage. Birch, pines, and oak trees adorn the property and offer shady places to sit. Below the bluff, down the stairway, miles of private sandy beach wait to be explored.

Children are always welcome. The cottage is perfect for two families or friends.

The Cottage sleeps up to 10 in three bedrooms (1 queen, 6 twins, and a full size sofa sleeper) and two baths. A well-appointed kitchen with views of the woods and lake make cooking a joy. Amenities include a microwave, blender, coffee grinder and maker, toaster, slow cooker and full sized range and refrigerator.

The central area of the house features an open floor plan with comfortable places to sit and combined kitchen, dining, and living area. Panoramic views of Lake Michigan abound from two of the three bedrooms and the great room opens out onto the wrap around deck to bring in sunshine and cooling breezes off the lake. A gas fireplace provides the perfect gathering place on cool evenings for friends and family.

Keywords: Quiet lakefront, stunning views, comfortable, family gatherings, friends, retreats, relax, explore West Michigan


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Panoramic Lake Michigan Views, open floor plan with 3 separate bedroom wings. There is access to the beach - step free a short walk down Lenninger Lane past the Lakeland Association club house. Our cottage is best for quiet family gatherings. Please be courteous of our neighbors. Eagles, a variety of birds, deer, turkey, and other wildlife abound. The best thing about our cottage is the amazing Lake Michigan views from nearly every room....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Live Theater
  • Museums

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Amazing view of beautiful Lake Michigan. Access to the lake is just out your patio door and down 66 steps. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The fire place is not functional - she's very cranky and we do not allow guests to use. Please do not use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    If it's chilly, we can turn the heat up for you prior to your arrival if you give us an estimated time....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and plenty of comforters/quilts are available. Extra sheets are also available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo:

    A lovely screened in area with seating for 8 - great views of the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a Weber charcoal grill stored in the shed. Please bring your own charcoal....moreless



from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 10 - May 27, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer Season
Jun 3 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall Season
Sep 10 - Nov 18, 2017
2 night min stay
Apr 7 - Jun 1, 2018
2 night min stay
Jun 2 - Sep 8, 2018
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Nov 24, 2018
2 night min stay
Nov 25 - Apr 6, 2019
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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Manager info

About: Opal Wong is a retired elementary school teacher from Lansing, MI. She purchased the cottage as a place for retreats, healing, experiencing creativity and to share with friends, family. Education, art, health, and connection with the sacred in everyday life guide bring meaning to Opal’s life. She generously shares her time and gifts with people of all ages. Opal is pleased to share her beautiful cottage with people of all ages who are seeking a peaceful place for relaxation, wholeness, and the enjoyment of family, friends, and nature.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Panoramic Views

    Panoramic Views

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Front of cottage.

    Front of cottage.

  • 66 steps down to Lake Michigan

    66 steps down to Lake Michigan

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • East wing bedroom - 3 twins

    East wing bedroom - 3 twins

  • North wing bedroom - two twins

    North wing bedroom - two twins

  • Great Room - Lovely views of the lake - nice open floor plan.

    Great Room - Lovely views of the lake - nice open floor plan.

  • Dining area and great room from kitchen.

    Dining area and great room from kitchen.

  • Lots of sandy beach to play on! Not quite this wide this year - water is high.

    Lots of sandy beach to play on! Not quite this wide this year - water is high.

  • The Screened in porch off the deck.

    The Screened in porch off the deck.

  • In the screened in porch.

    In the screened in porch.

  • Drive to cottage

    Drive to cottage

  • Bathroom with shower

    Bathroom with shower

  • Full bath with tub

    Full bath with tub

  • East wing twins

    East wing twins

  • West wing bedroom

    West wing bedroom

  • Dining and great room with amazing views.

    Dining and great room with amazing views.

  • Lakeside view of cottage

    Lakeside view of cottage

  • Beautiful sunsets await.

    Beautiful sunsets await.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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