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Lake Michigan Unique, Modern Cedar House for Getaways or Family Beach Vacations

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View of the Glass House from the back yard

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to our GLASS house (designed and built by a notable Chicago architect in the late 1960's). The 2 storied house is made of cedar with two sides of the place all glass to welcome the sun or to view a perfect sunset on a medium bluff directly on and high above Lake Michigan.

Although we have stairs down to our seawall, above the water, which is pretty high this year, all guests may use our nearby private beach club (Memorial Day-Labor Day) with tennis, basketball, kids play structure, bathrooms, showers, kitchen, etc. just ten minutes from our house, up the street on foot or 30 seconds by car. Never crowded and very beautiful too. Many local beaches and golf nearby.

Two interior decks overlooking the living room. Four exterior decks, including one guest bedroom deck overlooking the lake, while the second bedroom deck overlooks the woods in front. Nice kitchen fridge/dishwasher, stove/oven/vent/disposal plus enough gear to be a gourmet for the evening or breakfast and lunch, which you can enjoy on your enormous deck out back on the lakeside, and hear the wind and the waves.

Sleeps 7 in beds plus 2 on pull out couch in living room. 2 full baths (one just for the master bedroom), and all amenities, including washer/dryer. A cool, mid -century modern fireplace inside and plenty of firewood, with forests everywhere. We have central air, high speed internet, wifi, smart/cable tv, Sonos Wifi Music System, land line phone service, Verizon signal extender, fire pit outside with plenty of chairs and firewood, gas grill with extra tank, swing-set, beach toys, outdoor dining, baby stuff ( baby high-chair, stroller, tent, baby video monitor, activity play seat ) and four bikes (three for kids, one for adults).

It is a totally cool place in a forest neighborhood, very private with a few neighbors, about twelve minutes south of historic Manistee, just off highway 31.

3 night minimum rentals (only Early September to Late June): $272/nt.-$1900/wk.
Weekly Saturday to Saturday rentals only in summer: $2250-$2600, Late June to Early September).

50% of the rental week payment required to hold the reservation. Then, balance due plus 300$ refundable security deposit, to cover losses/damages. Cleaning fee $100. Taxes/service fees are additional, based upon rental amount with VRBO/Homeaway.

bed configuration
master bedroom: queen, sleeps two
guest bedroom: queen, sleeps two
guest bedroom: bunk bed with lower queen: sleeps two upper twin: sleeps one
living room convertible couch: queen, sleeps two

master bath: bath/shower/toilet
upper bath: shower/toilet

no smoking
no pets of any kind
no more than 8 people, ever
no more than three cars
no camping on property
no parties, reunions, weddings or receptions of any kind at the property
discount on multiple weeks or return guests

Nearby beaches, golf, snowmobile, skiing (45 minutes away), fishing and hiking. deer everywhere...farmer's markets, community food festivals, farm visits, free music concerts in summer, neat towns everywhere, a wonderful, unexplored part of Michigan...

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, All other languages, we can handle all inquiries!
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    1st fl MR BD has its own bath and spectacular view of lake...moreless

  • Guest bedroom: 1 queen

    2nd floor bedroom with a Lake Michigan view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    2nd fl bedroom (forest side) with sleeping space for 3 ppl...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • 2nd floor bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 1st floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Convenient for giving baths to children ...moreless

  • Bathroom on the 2nd floor is divided into two rooms: 1st has toilet and sink; 2nd has a shower. They are conveniently separated (for privacy) by a small hall, leading between the guest room and Bedroom 3...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Many board games, puzzles and playing cards. Toys and diversions for young children....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Basic Digital cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    SONOS WiFi player/speakers to stream music from your mobile device or account (Pandora, Spotify, Sirius, etc.). Download app. before you stay here....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV connected to Charter Basic Digital Cable, Vizio Smart tv...moreless

  • Toys:

    for ages 0-5years (outside and inside), kids bike, adult bike with kid seat. Tons of toys and board games for kids of any age....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining table is overlooking Lake Michigan and has 6 chairs (+4 folding chairs, stored in basement) plus dining table on back deck seats eight on benches....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    New Central Air System, digitally controlled, app controlled...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    one wood fireplace in the main room, fire pit outside with a view of Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air, digitally controlled, app controlled...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free high speed broadband internet, high speed WiFi, SONOS WiFi music, Verizon Samsung Cellular Signal Extender, Vizio smart tv....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cottage has 3 coffee makers for any taste: classic American, French press, and small one cup Espresso maker for the stove...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough to serve comfortably 10 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well equipped with everything!!! Even electric can opener, 2 choppers, espresso pots, coffee grinder, blender, dishwasher, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Three bedrooms have private decks outside of the house and two inside decks (overlooking living room)...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    1 adult bike + 3 children's bikes (1 with training wheels)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    6 decks, including 1 very large walk out for entertaining and relaxing. There are 2 decks inside the house, overlooking the living room (one with the view of the lake), 4 decks outside....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many nearby golf clubs, including: Manistee National - 5 minutes away Arcadia Bluffs - 25 minutes away Manistee public course - 10 minutes away Fox Hills(par three) - 5 minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large back yard with a great view of Lake Michigan. Swing set for kids. Outdoor toys on premises....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill and extra tank of propane just in case...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Caberfae Ski resort - 45 minutes Chrystal Mountain ski resort - 30 minutes...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available for free at the nearby clubhouse up the street...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Water toys for kids, beach chairs, tent and equipment for everyone at house...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 3 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$285
$2,000
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Season 2017
Jul 8 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Labor Day 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285
$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Security Deposit: $300/rental period

Cleaning Fee: $100/rental period

Check in: 3:00pm; Check out: 11:00am (During the Low season we give more flexibility - please confirm with the owner)

Absolutely no reunions or parties of any kind. Quiet, private neighborhood. thanks!


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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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We have visited and stayed in all parts of the world, so we appreciate the attention to details that make for a great rental holiday. All you have to do is show up. Nearly everything has been provided for you at the Glass House...

Why the Owner Chose Manistee, MI, USA:
It is probably one of the most interesting interior spaces we have ever seen or visited. It is also in a very magical location. Just see for yourself....We saw it one afternoon, loved it immediately and decided to buy it that same evening.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Entirely Mid-Century Modern, Chicago architect designed. Built in 1967, unique. With no interior alterations from the original design concept. 100 stairs down to our seawall...


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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, italian, All other languages, we can handle all inquiries!
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • View of the Glass House from the back yard

    View of the Glass House from the back yard

  • front of house. stairs lead up to second floor deck and entrance by kitchen,

    front of house. stairs lead up to second floor deck and entrance by kitchen,

  • cedar everywhere

    cedar everywhere

  • Dine in style, make a fire and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets

    Dine in style, make a fire and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets

  • on cool nights, make a nice fire

    on cool nights, make a nice fire

  • two floating stairs to the interior decks, and our clock

    two floating stairs to the interior decks, and our clock

  • If you like to have a coffee on a green coffee table

    If you like to have a coffee on a green coffee table

  • Guest bedroom with queen size bed is overlooking Lake Michigan - 2nd floor

    Guest bedroom with queen size bed is overlooking Lake Michigan - 2nd floor

  • Fire pit for cozy evenings with friends or fun marshmallow parties with kids

    Fire pit for cozy evenings with friends or fun marshmallow parties with kids

  • our stairs down the bluff to the water

    our stairs down the bluff to the water

  • Our neighborhood beach,  just a 7 minute  walk from the house or 1 minute by car

    Our neighborhood beach, just a 7 minute walk from the house or 1 minute by car

  • lake in February, from living room

    lake in February, from living room

  • Our sign on a tree, made by a local artist

    Our sign on a tree, made by a local artist

  • View of the living room from the left interior deck

    View of the living room from the left interior deck

  • dining room table seats 8-10, check out the card decks concealed in a drawer at the head of the table

    dining room table seats 8-10, check out the card decks concealed in a drawer at the head of the table

  • Last minutes of the sunset reflect the colors on the interior of the house

    Last minutes of the sunset reflect the colors on the interior of the house

  • Here are the best neighbors of the Glass House. Wake up early to see them

    Here are the best neighbors of the Glass House. Wake up early to see them

  • Fully equipped kitchen will help you with food creations

    Fully equipped kitchen will help you with food creations

  • Master bedroom with queen size bed is overlooking Lake Michigan

    Master bedroom with queen size bed is overlooking Lake Michigan

  • 3rd bedroom (the room has 1 bunk-bed only !!! (twin+full size bed)

    3rd bedroom (the room has 1 bunk-bed only !!! (twin+full size bed)

  • Swing, games, bikes, stroller, toys available for kids, teenagers and adults

    Swing, games, bikes, stroller, toys available for kids, teenagers and adults

  • view of our stairs to the seawall from next door

    view of our stairs to the seawall from next door

  • Lake Michigan is beautiful and dramatic in any season

    Lake Michigan is beautiful and dramatic in any season

  • Unforgettable sunsets on the Big Lake every night (view from back deck)

    Unforgettable sunsets on the Big Lake every night (view from back deck)

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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