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Private Lake Michigan Retreat

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath lakehome sleeps 8,with 206 feet of sandy beach.

Marblehead creek flows alongside your driveway as you enter your secluded retreat in the evergreens. A serpentine brick walkway leads to 2200 sq.feet of fabulous Lake Michigan sounds and views. A spacious eat in kitchen opens to the large great room, with fieldstone fireplace and dining room surrounded by 2 story views of water!A first floor master bedroom with private bath, opens to the deck and lake view. Another first floor bedroom and the huge loft bedroom share a second full bath. A separate 'River Room'is surrounded by window views on 3 walls of woods and water. Off the huge lakeside deck is a walkway to a private gazebo in the dunes overlooking Marblehead Creek as it flows into Lake Michigan. A fieldstone walkway leads you to your sandy beach, firepit,and where the stream flows into Lake Michigan, a favorite place for children to play.The quaint harbor town of Manistique is only 12 minutes away providing a marina, hospital,restaurants,shopping,and a walkway on the breakwater to the lighthouse.In addition to the great relaxation, day trips are easy to Grand Marais and the Lake Superior Shoreline, Munising and the Pictured Rocks, as well as the beautiful Lake Superior city of Marquette or Mackinaw Island.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Please do not leave wet towels on furniture....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Queen air bed with headboard (instead of sleep sofa)...moreless

  • Queen bed in master Double bed in bedroom 2 Queen bed in loft Sofa bed in loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1 : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 full baths, both with shower/tub combinations,and tiled floors.

Other Amenities

  • There are beautiful rustic maple floors in most of the main level...please remove shoes when enterring to keep the beach sand out of the house...Thank you!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    35 inch flat screen...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of Lake Michigan shimmer and shine at you from almost every room of the house, the full length deck and the private gazebo in the dunes....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Enjoy building sandcastles, walking the beachfront for miles, fires at night under the stars, playing in the water, or just relaxing by the waves on the beach.No lifeguard-swim at own risk....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dining room table will seat 6 and the built in kitchen area seats 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    Large area with 2 story view of the water Wood floor and wood ceiling...moreless

  • Parking:

    several vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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

    Large kitchen with lots of corian counter space and storage.Custom built in eating space. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Jenn-air down draft range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    One single bike and one tandem bike....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Full width of lakeside private front deck also...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Beautifull elevated gazebo in the dune Elevated walkway from lakeside deck to the gazebo table and chairs in the gazebo provide panoramic view of the lake,the dunes, the creek, and the beach....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Summer and fall flower garden in front of the house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    2 pool chair floaters for the lake 2 additional floaters...moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


This property is for sale. Real estate agent will call in advance of any showing.Full refund of deposit will be made if the property sells.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/05/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Schoolcraft County Airport3
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kewadin Casino
88 Miles
Nearest Ferry
St. Ignace to Mackinaw Island
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manistique 2 courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
88 Miles
Nearest Ski
St.Ignace and Marquette

Public boat launch in Manistique. Seney National Wildlife Refuge just one -half hour away.One hour to Pictured Rocks boat cruises or pontoon boat rentals on Munising Bay. Big Spring Kitch-iti-Kipi Is 20 miles away and Fayette Historic park is 40 miles away near Garden MI. The Lake Superior Shore line near Grand Marais on H-58 is breath taking and only an hour away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Both educators with time to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Why the Owner Chose Manistique, MI, USA:
We have explored and vacationed in the U.P. for many years and when we came across this rare find of property on the Creek and Lake Michigan, we knew we had to build our private getaway here!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The large sandy beach front and incredible views from almost every room in the house are enough to draw one to this vacation home, but add the benefits of the eagles, herons, deer,and other wildlife that frequent the property because of the Creek, make us never want to leave. If you bring your jet ski,sunfish, canoe, kayaks, or rubber raft, you will enjoy the added benefit of exploring the miles sandy beach shoreline from the water. If you bring your ATV, there are hundreds of miles of trails just a short ride away. We often ride our ATV to nearby Gulliver Lake and then on to Soul Choix Lighthouse and back.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/05/2017

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  • Breathtaking in a storm

    Breathtaking in a storm

  • Welcome home

    Welcome home

  • Summer flower garden

    Summer flower garden

  • Two story Lake Michigan view

    Two story Lake Michigan view

  • romantic master suite with water views, walk-in closet and attached private bath

    romantic master suite with water views, walk-in closet and attached private bath

  • winding fieldstone pathway to the beach

    winding fieldstone pathway to the beach

  • Play in the waves or just enjoy the sights and sounds

    Play in the waves or just enjoy the sights and sounds

  • Bring your canoe, kayak or sunfish!

    Bring your canoe, kayak or sunfish!

  • Breakfast lunch or a cup of coffee on the deck

    Breakfast lunch or a cup of coffee on the deck

  • Winter is beautiful too

    Winter is beautiful too

  • Beautiful in every season

    Beautiful in every season

  • Sunsets to remember

    Sunsets to remember

  • Get-away entrance

    Get-away entrance

  • Serpentine flowered pathway

    Serpentine flowered pathway

  • Two story great room with fieldstone fireplace

    Two story great room with fieldstone fireplace

  • Dining room with views of the lake and river

    Dining room with views of the lake and river

  • Roomy loft bedroom with awesome views of the lake

    Roomy loft bedroom with awesome views of the lake

  • Favorite play area as the river flows into Lake Michigan

    Favorite play area as the river flows into Lake Michigan



  • Enjoy a shady retreat in the gazebo

    Enjoy a shady retreat in the gazebo

  • Bring you fishing pole

    Bring you fishing pole

  • Incredible star-gazing

    Incredible star-gazing

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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