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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12, With Private Lake Michigan Beach

Construction of new living space completed July 1, 2017. Please see pictures of 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, full kitchen, living room, full bath and 3rd deck. New space is separate (there is essentially two separate homes now) and perfect for 2 families to rent together.

Nestled on 3 acres of hardwood forest, this home was completely renovated in 2014 and improvements have been made each year since. For 2017 we constructed a 2 car garage with living space above. The new living space features 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a full kitchen with eating area a TV / sitting area and a deck. The existing home has 3 bedrooms, a family room (with queen sleeper sofa), an updated kitchen with all furnishings, a 3 season porch for lounging, 1.5 baths and a large wrap around deck. The basement has 4 additional beds.

Enjoy an expansive and private Lake Michigan beach just a few steps from the home. Directly South of this property is 1 mile+ of undeveloped private Lake Michigan frontage making this home uniquely private with lots of wildlife. This home will be selectively rented. Don't miss your opportunity to make memories and rent a private home right on Lake Michigan. Now with wifi for 2017.

More Details

Tom Stritzinger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Tom Stritzinger

This property is owned by a young family who has decided to rent a few weeks a year to help offset the cost of ownership and continued property improvement. This family has made great memories on Lake Michigan and looks forward to sharing the joys of the lake and this beautifully secluded property with you so that you too can make memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. The property will be meticulously cared for by its owners.

Tom Stritzinger purchased this house in 2014

Why Tom Stritzinger chose Manistee

This property is located just far enough away from the big cities to let you get away and refresh your life. Enjoy a private private beach that is just a few steps away from the home. Grand views of Lake Michigan from the home or from the lower bluff. You will also enjoy the newly renovated amenities in this home.

What makes this house unique


Main home has 3 bedrooms, living room, 3 season porch, deck with seating for 8, dining room, kitchen, 1.5 bath, sleeper sofa and additional beds in basement.

New addition for 2017 is separate space above garage that includes 2 bedrooms, full bath, full kitchen, kitchen table, living area with sleeper couch, and deck.


Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , New bathroom constructed for summer 2017.
  • Full bathroom recently renovated. 1/2 bathroom with access from the Kitchen or from the master bedroom. New full bathroom being added for summer 2017.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , New construction for summer 2017.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , New construction for summer 2017.
  • Master bedroom with Queen bed and 1/2 bath connected. 2nd bedroom with queen bed. 3rd bedroom with twin bunk beds. Two new bedrooms being added for 2017 with queen beds. All existing bedrooms are recently updated with fresh paint, new furniture, and new carpet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Owners were fantastic to work with and everything you could possibly need is available at the house. Plenty of room for people to sprawl out (and we didn't even use the basement). Gorgeous new construction and very comfortable beds. Peek-a-boo views of the water from the home as the lot is beautiful and very wooded. Short walk to the stairs to the beach. Adirondack chairs are on a deck that sits at the bottom of the stairs but back up off the beach and shielded from the elements a bit. Depending on the water level and weather there will be more or less beach from day to day. If the fire pit area is wet just dig a hole in the sand and make your own. We had a fantastic time. If anyone has questions about my experience please feel free to reach out to me!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Tom's beautiful lake home. The new addition is ideal for families vacationing with adult children. Tom was very responsive to all of our questions, and offered to be of assistance if we needed anything. The location is spectacular, and if you enjoy nature, this is an ideal rental for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this vacation home to anyone who is looking for a beautiful getaway. The house was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well-stocked. The beach was clean and we found lots of sea glass. We enjoyed the water, the sunsets and at night the breathtaking view of the stars and Milky Way.

At night we left the windows open and you could hear a pin drop, it was so quiet.

Everything is as the owner says.

My family and I had a wonderful stay. We hope to come back next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Lake Michigan Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week my family and I just spent at this amazing Lake Michigan cottage. The cottage was modern, very clean and well equipped. The kitchen was spacious and had all modern kitchen appliances and abundance of cooking supplies and utensils. Living room was very comfortable with TV, satellite dish and DVD player. The yard was very expansive, plenty of room for a volleyball net and tons of trees for hammocking. One of the most amazing part of this cottage was the unbelievable view and access to Lake Michigan. Very private sandy beach, great fire pit near the beach and a great deck for tanning or watching the sunset. We enjoyed 7 wonderful nights watching the spectacular sunset on Lake Michigan. Owners were very quick at responding to questions and great to work with. We will definitely be returning to this wonderful, amazing Lake Michigan cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful private beach. Nice house that comfortably sleeps 8+

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to return next year!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spot by the water, very nicely furnished house, fair price.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Manistee Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Bungalow Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ludington Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Manistee National Golf CLub
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US - 31
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Boathouse Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Private Lake Michigan beach with home.
Car: recommended

This area has abundant recreational opportunities. Miles of sandy Lake Michigan beachfront for leisurely strolls. Charter a boat for deep water fishing. Explore lower Michigan's largest natural area in the Manistee National Forest. Hike along the Manistee river on the North Country trail. Mountain bike or cross country ski at Big M State Park. Snowmobile or motor bike on miles of ORV trails through Manistee National Forest and elsewhere. Spend a little time at the Little River Casino right in Manistee. Golf at the world famous Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club (25 miles) or Manistee National Golf Club (4 miles). This area will refresh you with its beauty.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Check mailed to the owner is preferred method of payment. Owner does not accept payment through VRBO. PayPal is available, however, there may be a 3% fee if your PayPal account is tied to a credit card. If so, the 3% charge is the responsibility of the renter. Please contact owner with any payment questions you may have.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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