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3-5 Min. Walk to Lake Michigan's Edge ! 4 Summer Weeks Already Booked ! Hurry !

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 bdrms. & bath on 1st fl.; 1 bedroom, bath, futon, alcove w/bunkbed in L.L.

Summer rentals are by the week, Sunday to Sunday. Check out time is 11 A.M. This is a non-smoking property inside and out. *Sandy beaches await you from this home with finished walkout basement. 1st floor offers master bedroom with king bed., view and A/C unit, 2nd bedroom has a queen and bunk bed. Lower level has the 3rd bedroom with king bed. Lower level also has full size futon in family area and curtained area has bunkbed. Useable fireplace in living room(be sure to push the flue damper up and into position first), game area in lower family area, front porch is wheelchair accessible. Linens, beach towels, dishware, cooking utensils, *coffee* provided but bring your own K-cups, charcoal grill, and deck chairs provided. Back yard has fire pit with a view, field for bocci ball or kite flying. New play structure for younger children at end of 1st St. near beach. Across the back field to the N.E. is Lighthouse Park playground and Historic Rocket Playground is across from the tennis courts. Some of the best 'in season' pier fishing in Michigan is just across the back yard. ( I caught a nice Brown Trout in May. Beach fishing for Steelhead is popular Oct.-Dec) Beach is a 3-5 minute walk away using the path on the south side of the tennis court. There is a dog park there also. Walk around the fence to the west, through the dune and you can have your dog on the beach and run unleashed to the south if not many people. Be sure to bring plastic bags available at the dog park dispenser to clean up messes (keep it 'Pure Michigan') . Another dog friendly area is between the 2 piers, just walk onto the pier and turn right at the water. May and June are breeding times for the endangered, Piping Plover shore bird so please keep off the grassy dunes as much as possible. Thanks.
We prefer Sunday to Sunday bookings in July and August for 2017.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults, Adults with children...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking inside and out. In your vehicle, fine, but please use your ashtray. Thanks....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    House broken only. Dog pen on west side of house. Dog park near the beach just south of gazebo....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ramps to front porch and front door. Easy access to back deck from inside....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main level w/ portable A/C unit and view of Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    Main level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    lower level...moreless

  • There is a twin blow up mattress and linens in the lower level linen closet. Full size futon in lower level with linens underneath in pull outs. Bunkbed in lower level behind curtains....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large, walk-in shower with bench...moreless

  • Bathroom 2, Lower Level: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • It's all about unsalted, 'Pure Lake Michigan' with white sand beaches, pierwalking or fishing and lovely sunsets over blue water. Get your daily or year long, all species fishing license online at Michigan DNR There is a Dog Park at the beach or run your dog along the water south of the public area but be sure to take bags for cleanup to keep it 'Pure Michigan'. There is a new area for dogs north of the 1st St pier. Just walk onto the pier and turn right at the water. North Beach (At the very end of Washington St. under the water tower) is dog friendly also. Check app for Manistee dog friendly beaches. Thanks....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Family Area has reduced size, 4 in l game table that has basketball hoop, foos ball, ping pong and hockey. T.V. in L.L. Family area....moreless

  • Games:

    Yard Games next to walkout door, cards, board games in cabinet next to dining table....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose accustic wave radio with CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room and lower family room, 1st and 3rd bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some in toy box in basement. Styrofoam wave boards to use plus water and sand toys provided...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some family oriented DVD's in home...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Just a short walk to the clear, clean waters of sandy, Lake Michigan right out the back door ! You can check out the wave actiion from the back deck....moreless

  • Downtown:

    10 minute walk via the River Walk along picturesque Manistee River with restauraunts and shopping and the renovated Vogue Theatre....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Peek-A-View of beautiful Lake Michigan from the 47 ' back deck !...moreless

  • Water View:

    See Lake Michigan freighters enter the Manistee River Channel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Wooden high chair in garage. Card table and 4 chairs in garage if you need more seating. 8 seater picnic table on back deck...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedroom 1 has portable A./C unit. 3 bedrooms, Dr, LR, , Kit have ceiling fans and there are portable floor fans in 2nd bedroom and lower L.L. closet next to furnace room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Before starting fire, must reach in and push damper up. Pull it down firmly the next day to close (or when fire is totally out)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please hang up towels on back of bedroom or bathroom doors to dry...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    4 cup brewer, 12 cup brewer and k-cup brewer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    With garbage disposal, crock pot, blender, coffee makers, Kuerig unit,mixer, large beverage dispenser, large griddle,toaster oven,spices, everything you need. O.K. to use spices, other pantry items ....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Above stove and another in basement....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Condiments and spices provided. In a pinch, use whatever you need in pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With ice maker for individual beverages but not to fill your cooler. There is another frig in basement to store extra bought ice....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster:

    2 toasters...moreless


  • Balcony:

    12 X 47 ft. with view of Lake Michigan. Handicap accessable from DR/LR...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    One in garage for road use only, not the sand....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    12 X 47 Foot back deck . octagon picnic table with umbrella, 3 loungers, 2 chairs, sofa...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course is one block with restaurant, open to the public. There are several other nice courses nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Perfect for badminton, yard games...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill with charcoal. (Weber instant light)...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Just walk out the back yard to 4 enclosed courts on Douglas Park property....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Manistee High School has very nice indoor pool and large hot tub. Call for use schedule. 231 723-1522 (M-F 8:30-3 P.M.)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 11%


In by 4 P.M. Out by 11 A.M. July and August are Sunday to Sunday bookings. Sometimes last minute things happen so call if you need something special.

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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  • Blue Fish Kitchen

    "Nice , upscale restaurant on the Manistee River and River Walk."

  • Manistee River Walk Downtown

    "A wide planked stroll along the Manistee River only 2 1/2 blocks from our house takes you to..."

  • River Street Station

    "A typical bar on the River Walk with outdoor seating."

  • Vogue Theatre

    "WOW ! Over a million dollars brought this theater back from the dead with 2 showing rooms an..."

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington-30 minutes
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31-2 miles
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Manistee Golf and Country Club-walk to it
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mt.- 45 minutes
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
1st Street Beach-3-5 minute walk

Car: Not Necessary

Manistee is known for its fine Victorian architecture from the boom of logging the white pine forests in the county. Its fine, clean beaches are a draw from all over the country. The beautifully renovated Ramsdell Theatre at 1st and Maple Streets, offers live theater productions, creative arts exhibitions, live music and other art forms not to be missed. Across the street from the Ramsdell is the stately library worth visiting. Museums on River and 1st Streets tell of Manistee's logging history and development and are worth the time to visit. 2 blocks from the house, you can enjoy a stroll on the River Walk along the Manistee River passing marinas, restaurants and downtown shopping with an ice cream parlor and restaurant at the end.

The recently renovated downtown Vogue Theater has given a new look to the retail district and has all the latest films.

In July and August, Tuesday nights offer free jazz/blues concerts right at 1st St. Beach (you can hear it from the back deck) and Thursday nights offer more free music with 'Roots on the River' on Memorial Drive across Maple St. Bridge, downtown.

The Manistee-Huron National Forest is almost a million acres of great recreation of all kinds: fishing the Big and Little Manistee Rivers, hunting, hiking, canoeing, or just riding around the various backroads. Maps are in our house.

Salmon fishing is a big attraction for any outdoor sportsperson and a highlight of your stay could be taking a fishing guide into Lake Michigan or on a river to try your hand at landing a big one. Check them out on line or contact Bullhead Charters, Captain Stacy Peterson at 231 362 2591 or 231 794 4756. We had great luck with him !


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: I grew up in a different part of town and spent many fun days on the beach, swimming with friends and fishing for perch from the pier. I moved away but returned often to visit family. When this house came on the market, it was a dream come true and we will share it with you. Hope you will enjoy and care for it as much as we do. Please be respectful with your language and music as sound travels easily outside. Thank you. This is a non-smoking property.

Why Manistee, MI, USA:
This home is set up as a home away from home to enjoy the beach, picnic area, tennis courts, basketball court, pier fishing or just lounging on the spacious back deck. It is so convenient to the golf course with its bar and restaurant, you don't need a car to enjoy yourself. Great area for walking/jogging/cycling in relative safety without too much traffic. House is on a cul-de-sac.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Lovely breezes on warm days from this slightly elevated area that gives a good view of what is happening nearby. The covered front porch gives an area out of the wind and rain if needed. There is a laundry area in the lower level with an extra refrigerator and microwave. Card table and 4 chairs in the garage. Games in cabinet next to dining table, toys downstairs in toy box, kites, sandtoys, too. There is a bike in the garage to use, just not in the sand. Porta-crib available to use and wooden high-chair.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

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  • Front of house from street.

    Front of house from street.

  • Galley Kitchen

    Galley Kitchen

  • 1st floor bathroom with walk-in shower

    1st floor bathroom with walk-in shower

  • 2nd bedroom, 1st floor

    2nd bedroom, 1st floor

  • Surf on down to the lower level for some game time!

    Surf on down to the lower level for some game time!

  • Lower Level Living Area. Bunkbed behind curtain

    Lower Level Living Area. Bunkbed behind curtain

  • 12 X 47 back deck

    12 X 47 back deck

  • Deck Lounge Area

    Deck Lounge Area

  • Back yard & Fire Pit from deck

    Back yard & Fire Pit from deck

  • Lake view in late fall from back deck

    Lake view in late fall from back deck

  • Front porch, GREAT for your morning coffee!

    Front porch, GREAT for your morning coffee!

  • 1st floor living room

    1st floor living room

  • Entry to Living room or garage

    Entry to Living room or garage

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  •  Bedroom 1  with king bed and lake view

    Bedroom 1 with king bed and lake view

  • Lower Level Bedroom

    Lower Level Bedroom

  • Lower Level bathroom with tub/shower

    Lower Level bathroom with tub/shower

  • Game Time !

    Game Time !

  • 12 x 47 back deck

    12 x 47 back deck

  • Lower level walkout patio

    Lower level walkout patio

  • View Lake Michigan and tennis courts from deck and master bedroom

    View Lake Michigan and tennis courts from deck and master bedroom

  • Lighthouse Park across the back yard !

    Lighthouse Park across the back yard !

VRBO #457938

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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