Lake Michigan Waterfront-Now Booking for Summer 2017-Family Reunions(7 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Two separate Cottages, Total-7 Bedrooms + 2 sofa sleepers, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 22
Our major construction/renovation project done in 2014-15 is now complete. In our new lower level walk-out, we added two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an additional large living area with a gas fireplace, a kitchenette, a separate study with a twin sofa bed, and a laundry area. We also have an outdoor natural gas barbeque and an outdoor shower. There are windows on all four sides of this lower level. The windows overlook the creek to the north and Lake Michigan to the west.
We also redid much of the main floor with an entirely new kitchen. The main level bathroom is new as well. The newly enclosed porch on the main level provides additional seating and a large round dining table overlooking Lake Michigan.
In summary, the main house now includes: six bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a 1/2 bathroom and three distinct living areas. There is a fully redone kitchen with dishwasher on the main level and a wet bar/kitchenette on the lower level. On the third level, there are two bedrooms , the 1/2 bath and a large deck with views of Lake Michigan and the stream.
The separate guest house is fully self contained with one bedroom and a kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. It also has a living/dining room with a queen sofa bed. The full bath has a whirlpool tub. The Carriage House also has a washer/dryer and outdoor seating overlooking the stream. It is great place for family members who would like a bit more privacy. It has been totally redone.
There is a flat screen HDTV in each house. There is also a 60" UHD/4K television in the lower level of the Main House.All three TV's are equipped with Roku streaming devices.
Both cottages have fireplaces. WiFI/Internet is provided.
Our 2.3 acre property has 186 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with direct walk out (no steps down) to the water. It is located in the historic Pierport community halfway between Manistee and Frankfort. Our beachfront has a beautiful sandy flat Lake Michigan beach. It is possible to enjoy long walks both north and south, on the beach.
Our property also includes a small stream which flows out to Lake Michigan through a wooded part of our property and a large flat yard perfect for all types of lawn games. A large firepit area with firewood provided and a swing overlooks Lake Michigan's beautiful sunsets.
The main house is a classic Lake Michigan cottage originally constructed in 1889, but totally renovated in 2014/15. There is a wooded area across the stream from both cottages. Woodlands are also across the street.
This is a beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront setting and a perfect place to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan summer.
Additional pictures are available on request.
Property comes fully furnished with bed linens, towels, beach towels, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.
Furnished with classic cottage furniture and some antiques.
A Special Events fee will be charged for any special event such as a wedding. It will vary depending on the number of guests expected, facilities utilized, parking required , etc.
Motorhomes, trailers and camping tents are not allowed without owner consent. If allowed, extra charges may be incurred.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Verify your payment method
Member since: 2006
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 22
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 18-22
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Available for summer and early fall rentals. 186 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with no steps down to the water. Lawn games: Horseshoes, croquet and badminton - equipment provided. ,propane barbecue, parking, walkway to water,, beach chairs, beach towels, computer wifi available and local activities/restaurant guide. Local maps, soaps and towels are provided....moreless
- Games For Kids
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
The dining room in main cottage can seat 8 to 10. The dining table on porch facing Lake Michigan can seat 7. The dining table in the Carriage House seats 4. The dinette table in kitchen seats 4....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 22 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
There is a wood fireplace in main cottage on the main floor (please use Duraflame logs). There is a gas fireplace in Carriage House and there is also a gas fireplace on lower level of the main house....moreless
- Free Long Distance
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
Please note that Verizon cell phones do not easily connect in Pierport. We offer a regular land line phone with free local and domestic long distance calls. AT&T cell phones work fairly well....moreless
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
There are two gas stoves. One in the main house and one in the Carriage house. The stove in the main house is a double oven. The microwave oven in the main house can also be used as a convection oven....moreless
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 8 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $350
- Pet Fee $350
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates and fees are subject to change until first deposit is received.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
The closest small towns to Arcadia/Pierport are Onekama to the south with several good restaurants, tennis courts, a library, a bank and a convenience grocery store. Bear Lake to the east has several smaller grocery stores, a bank, library and a good breakfast restaurant. Arcadia is just 5 minutes north and has the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (best public course in Michigan) and an excellent restaurant.
Manistee is 20 minutes to the south has a hospital, restored downtown movie theatre, casino, airport with service to Chicago, several large grocery stores and a nice river walk. A 24/7 Meijer store is located just north of Manistee on US 31 at M-55. Frankfort is 20 minutes to the north and has a wonderful local cinema, a hospital, the Gwen Frostic studio and a large grocery store.
About an hour north on M-22 are the Leelanau Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted the most beautiful place in the United States by Good Morning America viewers).
Traverse City is also an hour north with numerous attractions, festivals, theatre, great shopping, excellent restaurants and several multi-screen cinemas. Downtown Traverse City is really a special place for shopping and entertainment. On the way to Traverse City on US 31 is the vintage Cherry Bowl drive-in movie theatre just north of Honor.
There are also several local farm stands on M-22 close to Pierport and weekly farmer's markets in Elberta (Thursday), Onekama (Friday) and Frankfort, Manistee and Traverse City on Saturdays.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We spent three years looking for a Lake Michigan waterfront property and were fortunate to find this special property. We move out during the summer months to make it available for our guests from all over the Midwest. After 21 months of major renovations, our property now works well for extended families and gatherings of friends.
Why the Owner Chose Bear Lake, MI, USA:
This beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront property is flat and accessible with no steps down to the beach. We really liked having the two separate cottages. The main cottage was built in 1889 and has undergone an extensive renovation in 2014/2015. We lifted up the main cottage and added a new lower level with 2 more bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a living area with a wet bar, a fireplace and a washer/dryer. The adjacent separate Carriage House was redone in 2011 with a modern kitchen.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Several of Northwest lower Michigan's wonderful smaller towns (Onekama, Frankfort, Arcadia and Bear Lake are located within a 10-20 minute drive. The small towns of the Leelanau Peninsula (Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay) are easily accessible within an hour. Sleeping Bear Dunes (most beautiful place in America according to GMA in 2014) and Traverse City are only an hour north. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (Michigan's #1 public course) is five minutes north.
- Primary: 231-872-5948
- Secondary: (914) 261-6277 (New York, USA)
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
The newly renovated Pierport cottage.
Living/dining room with large stone fireplace in main cottage.
Lower level terrace by the creek.
New lower level with gas fireplace.
Miles of secluded Lake Michigan beaches directly in front of cottage. Walk miles
The lake side of the cottage.
One Bedroom Carriage House with fireplace & new stainless steel appliances.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a Message
Contact the owner or see rate notes on this listing for additional information and fees
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.