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The newly renovated Pierport cottage.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:22
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Reservations for Summer 2017 are being accepted. As of October 5, 2016, a total of five weeks in Summer 2017 remain available. Returning tenants have now reserved five weeks.

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.

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary rental contact who must be in residence must be 25. We have many multi-generational families....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The Carriage House is handicapped accessible. There is one 4 inch interior step between the bedroom and the living room/kitchen area. The main house is not accessible to a wheelchair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We will accept pets in limited/ controlled situations. We generally prefer that our guests make other arrangements for their pets....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 18-22

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 6 -l: 4 twin/ single

    Two trundle beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 7 : 1 queen

    Carriage House...moreless

  • 7 Bedrooms (Beds for 17 in bedrooms) - Queen size Beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (7). Additional sleep accommodations: Sleep Sofas (3) 2 queen and one twin. (One of the three is a queen sofa bed located in the Carriage House). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1-Main Floor - Main Cottage: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2 - 2nd Floor - Main Cottage: toilet

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  • Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - Main Cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 4 - Lower Level - Main Cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 5 - Carriage House: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • We have 4.5 bathrooms in total: 3.5 bathrooms are in Main cottage and one full bath with whirlpool tub is in Carriage House. A separate outdoor shower is located near the main entrance to the Lower Level....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Information and brochures about sights in local area....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Outdoor lawn games including croquet and badmitten. Forks for s'mores also provided....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV provided through DirecTV....moreless

  • Television:

    We have a flat screen HDTV in both the main cottage and the separate Carriage House. We have satellite TV service....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for children provided....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our Lake Michigan beachfront with 186 feet plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. It is all low bluff - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    186 feet of our Lake Michigan beachfront plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. All low bluff/full sand beach - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

  • Lake View:

    186 feet of our Lake Michigan beachfront plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. All low bluff/sandy beach - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    186 feet of our Lake Michigan beachfront plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. All low bluff - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

  • Water View:

    186 feet of our Lake Michigan beachfront plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. All low bluff - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    186 feet of our Lake Michigan beachfront plus 66 feet of local ROW for 252 feet total. All low bluff - walk direct to water with no steps to climb....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    We have upgraded our Internet service within the past year with close to cable modem speeds....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in lower level of Main Cottage and in Carriage House....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    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

  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) One is located in guest cottage and one on the lower level of main cottage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heat in lower level and first level of Main Cottage. Electric baseboard on 2nd story of Main Cottage. Gas fireplace in Carriage House....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have fast Internet service provided. Each television is equipped with a Roku streaming stick with access to Netflix, Amazon Prime and 100+ additional streaming channels....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, recliner and misc. chairs....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    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

  • PC
  • Parking:

    Enter via Burnham St. Parking is allowed on our driveway or parking is also permitted on Burnam (the small access road next to the cottage)....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Land line available, but some AT&T cellphones may work here as well....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) There is a water/dryer on lower level of Main Cottage and there is also a washer/dryer in the Carriage House....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Separate routers in main cottage and Carriage House....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Located in main cottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    (3) One in Main House kitchen and one in the lower level wet bar area. A coffee maker is also provided in Carriage House....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full sets of pots, pans and food preparation items in each kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient dishes for about 20-25 people with separate sets in each kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Bosch dishwasher in Main Cottage kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, 5 ring gas stove, Sub Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, blender, toaster. The oven in the main kitchen is a double oven. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3) There are three microwaves. One in the Carriage House, one in the kitchen in the main house and one in the lower level wet bar area....moreless

  • Oven:

    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
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) There are three full size refrigerators. Two are in the main house and one is in the Carriage house....moreless

  • Stove:

    (2) There is a double oven gas stove (with 5 burners) in main cottage and a gas stove (with 5 burners) in the Carriage House....moreless

  • Toaster:

    (2) One in each kitchen....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Both houses have an outside patio with table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Numerous local golf courses are close by, including the best public golf course in Michigan - Arcadia Bluffs - (five minutes away)....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    We have a large flat lawn overlooking Lake Michigan that accommodates all types of lawn games....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A gas grill is provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    An all-season front porch with large windows/screens faces Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are located five miles away at either Onekama and Bear Lake high schools....moreless

  • Walkway To Water
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,500
Peak Summer-2017
Jul 8 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$9,000
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • Pet Fee $350
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates and fees are subject to change until first deposit is received.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City or Manistee(Chicago Midway only)
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, MI - connects to Manitowac, Wisconsin
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs
140 Miles
Nearest Train
Holland, MI
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Arcadia Bluffs
28 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/17/2016

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Photos

  • The newly renovated Pierport cottage.

    The newly renovated Pierport cottage.

  • Waterfront

    Waterfront

  • Living/dining room with large stone fireplace in main cottage.

    Living/dining room with large stone fireplace in main cottage.

  • Porch

    Porch

  • Lower level terrace by the creek.

    Lower level terrace by the creek.

  • New lower level with gas fireplace.

    New lower level with gas fireplace.

  • Miles of secluded Lake Michigan beaches directly in front of cottage. Walk miles

    Miles of secluded Lake Michigan beaches directly in front of cottage. Walk miles

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • The lake side of the cottage.

    The lake side of the cottage.

  • One Bedroom Carriage House with fireplace & new stainless steel appliances.

    One Bedroom Carriage House with fireplace & new stainless steel appliances.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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