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Beautiful Private Lake Michigan Beach House

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a unique 1940's cottage on a low bluff that has been completely updated,expanded and renovated to maintain the feel of the original
property. It is 'on the beach' with 160 feet of lakefront - three times the size of most of the properties in this beautiful enclave
of Manistee. Located 3 miles from downtown Manistee, this cottage is it's own slice of heaven.....very private and lovely.

There is a gourmet kitchen, beautiful original stone fireplace that is used year round, and the grounds are spectacular. Large front
(Lakeside) patio is perfect for a late evening bbque and sunset. The back (street side) patio is perfect for coffee while the sun
comes up. There are hiking trails and the Audubon society museum within walking distance. You also have MILES of beautiful, sandy
beach to walk day and night. This is the perfect getaway for a family.

This is a private home - there is no smoking, no pets and we do
not accept large groups who just want to have a party house. We
are respectful of our neighbors and we expect our renters to
maintain a peaceful decorum.

Keywords: Lake Michigan, Beachfront, Cottage, Beach House, Private, Beach,
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 21 or older to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our children spent their summers in this house. It is very kid friendly and the beach is perfect for small children as well as adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • King size beds (1) Master is located in renovated attic of the cottage with full bath and stunning views of Lake Michigan, Queen size Beds (2) One large bedroom downstairs with additional single bed (for child or young adult) and One large bedroom upstairs - both with beautiful views., Twin or Single Beds (3) One bedroom upstairs with 3 twin beds., Child Beds (1) This bed is located in downstairs bedroom which has a Queen - perfect room small family to share or three friends...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Basketball 1/2 court on site, professionally built (playground quality) swing-set on site...moreless


  • Books:

    Magazines and books are available...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have lots of games and puzzles available to our guests. We also have a beautiful game table and puzzle table in the family room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys:

    We will leave boogie boards on the patio for the use of our guests....moreless

  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of Beach and Lake from all windows in the house...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Stunning views from every window in the house! Low bluff and steps from the beach. Beautiful lakeside patio...moreless

  • Lake View:

    View from all windows of the house...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    164 feet of Lakfront property...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Our dining table seats 10 plus! We also have outdoor seating on the patio and a breakfast nook that seats 6-8...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Linens Provided:

    All beds have fresh, high quality linen on them...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful living room with stone fireplace and dining area overlooking lake michigan...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell service is spotty. Please contact us prior to arrival if you would like to be added to our ATT Micro-cell service during your stay...moreless

  • Parking:

    Private driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided - please bring your own BEACH TOWELS...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet and Roku for internet radio...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Beautiful Fireplace with a mantle made of local stone. Used year round.......moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a regular coffee maker and a Keurig coffemaker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lots of great utensils, cooking implements and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glasses, wine glasses, beer glasses and utensils for family dinners....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen with beautiful breakfast nook and large french doors that open onto the lush garden. Beautiful space for breakfast and lunch....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have a pantry stocked with spices that our guests are welcome to use. We also have baking items in the pantry - help yourself!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless Steel with bottom freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Lovely views from this balcony off the family room. Views of Lake and beach...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We do not provide bicycles, however, if you bring your own, there are fantastic bike rides on Lakeshore Road, and Bar Lake Road. You can even bike to downtown Manistee for coffee....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful Lakeside patio - great for bbques Peaceful patio near entry to house - great for morning coffee and sunrise.... Lovely side patio off the breakfast nook...moreless

  • Golf:

    Beautiful golf courses nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent kayaks and canoes locally...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Property has a green, well maintained lawn with native flowers, tall pines, cypress and birch trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in town at Manistee High School and First Street Beach...moreless



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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Car Ferry to Wisconsin
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We all love Michigan (but have lived in Los Angeles since 1989). Buying this home in 2001 has allowed us to give our children unique summers experiences as they have been able to spend all their summers on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Why the Owner Chose Manistee, MI, USA:
Jill grew up in Manistee and loved being on Lake Michigan and enjoyed the beaches all summer long. We wanted a place to get our family out of the city and be close to family and friends during the summer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxation, beautiful sunsets, great friends and family near by. We hardly leave the property because it is so peaceful.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Cottage


  • Back Patio - perfect for morning coffee

    Back Patio - perfect for morning coffee

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Living Room with Fireplace overlooking Lake Michigan

    Living Room with Fireplace overlooking Lake Michigan

  • Front Patio (Lakeshide)

    Front Patio (Lakeshide)

  • Ahhhhh


  • View from Master Bedroom Window

    View from Master Bedroom Window

  • Beautiful Shores of Lake Michigan

    Beautiful Shores of Lake Michigan

  • Cottage at Dusk

    Cottage at Dusk

  • Balcony off 2nd story guest rooms and family room

    Balcony off 2nd story guest rooms and family room

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • One of the unique bathrooms

    One of the unique bathrooms

  • All bedrooms have view of Lake Michigan

    All bedrooms have view of Lake Michigan

  • Beautiful Sandy Beach in front of cottage

    Beautiful Sandy Beach in front of cottage

  • View from Dining room and kitchen

    View from Dining room and kitchen

  • Evening Stroll on the beach

    Evening Stroll on the beach

  • Sunset - waiting for 4th of July Fireworks

    Sunset - waiting for 4th of July Fireworks

  • View from our deck

    View from our deck

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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