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Classic Lake Michigan Cottage with Breathtaking Sunsets

Manistee, MI, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6) - $1200.00 per wk.

This is a classic cottage along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It was built in 1924 and is a seasonal cottage which we offer for rent during the months of June, July and August. It has a large, wrapping screened porch which looks out on Lake Michigan and is furnished with our family's antique wicker furniture. Wile away the hours sitting in one of the porch rockers with a good book , watch the boaters and sunbathers, or grab a beach chair and enjoy Fifth Avenue Beach which is at your doorstep. You'll want to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan and walk the shore looking for Petoskey stones. The U.S. Coast Guard station is steps away, as well as the lighthouse and pier for a leisurely walk and catching a glimpse of a freighter entering the channel.

Keywords: Classic Fifth Avenue Beach summer cottage with vintage wicker on the wrap-around screened porch to enjoy all of the passing Lake Michigan boat traffic. Just across the street from beach bath house, snack bar, playground, tennis courts and catwalked pier and lighthouse.



Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Jan 24, 2018
What makes this Cottage unique

WIFI is installed within the cottage (secure internet). Additionally, there is a public network at the 5th Avenue Beach Bathhouse , which is just across the street from the cottage should you want to surf the internet while relaxing on the beach. The Bathhouse also features Eddie D's ' Beach and Eat' with 'from the grill' items such as hot dogs, burgers, and brats. Also Rib and Chicken dinners.


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Double Beds (1) Sheets, blankets and pillows provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed. Sheets, pillows and blankets provided


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tub with shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Cottage faces West. Sunset view every night. Bedrooms on North w/ sliders to porch. Fold down wooden blind table with six stools on South side porch. Wicker/Rattan couch (1 each) on South and North Side Porch.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Installed in the cottage and also available at Fifth Avenue Beach (free wifi) at the snack bar if you choose to work (we hope not) or surf the internet while sunbathing on the beach
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bath towels, hand towels, sheets, kitchen towels,dish cloths, hot pads provided, . We also provide basic starter products (hand soap, toilet paper in bath, paper toweling, hand soap and soap in kitchen for dishwasher, coffee filters, some basic cleaning detergents such as windex, soft soap and cleaning equipment:, garbage bags) as well as ancillary equipment to assist you during your stay: vacuum cleaner, broom/dustpan,iron and ironing board
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      There is a phone with answering machine in the cottage. 231-723-9843 for your use (don't try to contact the landlord using this 203 N. Lakeshore Drive cottage phone number. It is used only by those physically renting the cottage)
                    • Free Wifi


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


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • shopping
                                            • shuffleboard
                                            • sight seeing

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • basketball court
                                                • cycling
                                                • fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • kayaking
                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis


                                                    • Beach chairs provided, as are two bicycles (one men's , one women's). Cottage includes ancillary appliances such as toaster, toaster oven, waffle iron, blender, crock pot, coffee pot, popcorn popper, ceiling fans in bedrooms and kitchen dining area. Yes, there is a hairdryer in the bathroom. Just pack your bags and come and enjoy the beachfront. If you need to do laundry, there is a laundromat around the corner which offers 'free soap' to patrons.

                                                      3 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Wonderful time and the owners of the cottage are wonderful people!

                                                      Tim O.

                                                      You couldn't ask for a better location for a cottage, view of 5th Ave beach and the lighthouse!

                                                      Wonderful Little Beach House!

                                                      Jessica M.

                                                      The Owners were very accommodating and friendly. House clean and well stocked with towels, dishes, pans and other kitchen gadgets, etc. The three-sided screened porch was wonderful and my favorite. It was great to listen to the sound of the beach or the lake waves crashing ashore, while gently rocking in the old white wicker rocking chairs on the porch. There are old inside-the-porch white shutters that must be lowered in stormy weather. It's a little work but this adds so much to the wonderful character of this beach house, we really didn't mind at all. I've been coming to the quaint town of Manistee for 35 years and there's always many different things to do. Or just sip hot morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on the screened porch with a wonderful view of the Lake! Thank you Bruce and Martha for sharing your Beach House!!!

                                                      Just what I needed

                                                      Cottage GardenerDuluth, Minnesota

                                                      The cottage was more spacious than expected. Beds and bedrooms are small but with ample closet & drawers. Kitchen is well equipped, we ate most meals on the breezy wrap-around porch. All was in good repair. Terrific beach! Cell phone coverage was difficult and land-line phone can only be used for local calls. Free Wi-Fi from beach house was good. The owner was very helpful and friendly & provided personal written reviews of local restaurants, businesses and attractions.


                                                      Manistee, MI, USA

                                                      Ludington is 30 minutes away and has a turn of the century car ferry which travels daily across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. There is also a scenic boat trip in Frankfurt, Michigan along the Sleeping Bear Dunes shoreline. Manistee has wonderful area golf courses. Arcadia Bluffs, along the shores of Lake Michigan and just a short drive, is one of the highest rated courses in the U.S. Are you a Gambler? Little River Casino is in Manistee. Try your luck or see one of their shows which offer a variety of renown entertainers. Interlochen is also within a few miles with a lovely venue of concerts and artists during the summer months. City of Manistee offers concerts at Veterans Park and Douglas Park during the week and there is a Farmers Market each Saturday in the park adjacent to Oleson's grocery store. You can also flag down the trolley in front of the cottage for your historic tour of Manistee. Wine tasting? Douglas Valley in Onekama (an old carriage stop) is a fun spot.

                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      50% upon reservation via check ($650.00). Balance upon check in ($650.00) = USD $1200.00 Total Per Week

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                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                      Property # 408276