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Manistee Lakefront Cottage

(17 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 bath wooded cottage with lakeview

This spacious beach front lake home is perfect for family vacations or a getaway with friends.

The ash paneled dining room and kitchen is fully stocked with microwave and dishwasher. The open floor plan allows families and friends to relax and enjoy a fire after a long day of activities.

The home is slightly set back to allow privacy from the neighbors while still allowing great views of the lake. Your own private beach front allows families to enjoy swimming in the shallow, sandy beach water of Manistee Lake.
Manistee Lake is an 860 acre, 6'-18' deep all sports recreation lake. It has good walleye and pan fishing and is known for its beautiful sunsets. Perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, jet skiing, etc… A public boat launch is available for easy access to get your boat into the lake.

The nearby attractions are endless;
-Boyne Mountain and Shanty Creek are a short drive away which have a ton to offer including hiking trails, biking trails, golf, indoor water park, concerts, and restaurants.
-Traverse City is about 20 minutes away. There are many restaurants, bars, shopping, public beach ect…
-Mackinaw Island is within a day trip. Jump on the ferry to the island and enjoy a day of biking around the island, horse back riding, horse carriage ride, and the famous FUDGE!

The Marathon gas station just down the road has many amenities for any last minute needs. It also has great pizza and ice cream.

Bed and bath linens included.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Canoeing the Manistee and Ausabe (Holy Waters) and famous fly fishing is close by. Shell Haven canoeing rental is on M-72 approximately 8 miles west of Grayling, canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, ect... available for rent to floating down the river. The sandbar on the Caribbean blue Torch Lake is 20 minutes away with possible pontoon rental. Turtle Creek Casino is 25 minutes away on the way to Traverse City. The year starts with the Trout Festival in May and proceeds with very good Morrell Mushroom hunting peaking around Mother's Day. There are many area festivals including the Cherry Festival in July and also the TC Film Festival. The year concludes with the Ice Man Cometh Off Road Bicycle in November. ORV trails are about 2 miles away. Grandview Golf Club is just around the corner 2 miles. Additionally, Twin Birch Golf Course is about 5 miles with their Friday night fish fry! Please inquire about any/all of the surrounding activities in the area for more detailed informat...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Manistee Lake is a beautiful lake with gorgeous sunsets!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dining area and table to comfortably seat 6 with more seating in the living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine





from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $130
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


75.00 Cleaning Fee. We would prefer to rent to for full weeks at a time, Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capitol Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dingman's Bar/Hideaway Bar
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ironton Ferry/Beaver Island Ferry/Mackinaw Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grand Traverse Resort/Boyne/Schuss Mtn
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Manistee Lake Inn/Shirley's on M-72
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Schuss Mtn./Boyne Mtn./15
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manistee Lake Beach

Car: Necessary

Beautiful sandy beachfront on (860 acre) Manistee lake.

Public boat launch available for boat drop off.

Dock to tie off your boat

Thirty minutes from Traverse City and the many wine country tours.

Kalkaska is 15 minutes away it only takes 25 minutes to get to Turtle Creek Casino.

Torch Lake 20 minute drive with the beautiful clear Caribbean blue water and famous sandbar.

Day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes and coast of Lake Michigan. Take a day trip to the Mackinaw Straits Area.

ORV trails are close and can be driven to; Sunset and Blue Bear and CCC Trail.

Take a motorcycle ride to the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 in Harbor Springs and visit the famous Leggs Inn Polish Restaurant with its bluff view overlooking Lake Michigan.

Enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables available at the quaint Cherry Street Market on M-72.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Property owners have a cottage across the lake for easy accessibility should you need anything. The property owners live in Southeast Michigan and spend a great amount of time in the area enjoying the many activities the area offers.

Why the Owner Chose Kalkaska, MI, USA:
Our cottage is centrally located between Grayling, Traverse City and Boyne Mtn.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Campfire pit. Beach area has gently sloping sandy grade for easy access into the water. The cottage offers some privacy being set back from the other cottages a bit.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Looking toward Lake

    Looking toward Lake

  • Kitchen


  • Futon pulls out into a bed

    Futon pulls out into a bed

  • Screened in porch

    Screened in porch

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Small Bath off Back room with Futon

    Small Bath off Back room with Futon

  • Front Porch Deck

    Front Porch Deck

  • Deck on lakeside

    Deck on lakeside

  • Cottage  as seen from the road

    Cottage as seen from the road

VRBO #456219

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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