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, including magoon creek and sundling park 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-with a child bike seat).
It is a totally cool place in a forested neighborhood, private with a few neighbors nearby, about twelve minutes south of historic Manistee, just off highway 31.
3 night minimum rentals (Early September to Late June and some weeks during the summer), but mostly
Weekly rentals Saturday to Saturday.
50% of the rental week payment required to hold the reservation. For the second payment, guests pay the balance due, plus 300$ refundable security deposit, to cover losses/damages. Cleaning fee is $100. Taxes/service fees are additional, based upon rental amount with VRBO/Homeaway.
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 pets of any kind
no more than 8 people, ever
no more than three cars
no camping, tents or rv's 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, fishing and hiking. deer everywhere...farmer's markets, community food festivals, farm visits, free music concerts in summer, art galleries, craft shows, bakeries, neat towns everywhere. Manistee is a wonderful, unexplored part of Michigan...