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Remodeled School house Near Lake Michigan, 3Br, 2Ba, Quiet paved Road, Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stylish 1600 sq. ft House 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Two story home within walking distance to Lake Michigan accommodates up to 10 guests. Most of the house is nice hardwood floors; the front fireplace room is carpeted.

Enjoy watching the sun set over Lake Michigan. At end of road near the beach is Old Faceful, the last picture in the listing, a State of Michigan site. Fresh clean water comes out at about 60 gallons per minute. The house is located in Pierport just west of Bear Lake, a quiet community just north of Manistee with campgrounds, antique shops, 18 hole golf course, and a western theme park and riding stable in the area. Casino in nearby Manistee; boat launching at Bear Lake, Onekama and Arcadia 15 minute drive from the house. Traverse City is a 60 minute drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes about a hour north.

The house includes master bedroom with queen size bed, and full size bath, off the kitchen. Large eat in kitchen area, with lots of windows and a skylight. Second and third bedrooms are upstairs with 2 single beds in each room. A full size shower/bathroom is on the second floor. 2 car garage, washer and dryer (laundry soap not provided), spacious living room with fireplace, and an L-shaped couch that has 2 pull out beds, love seat sofa/bed also in the room. Fully equipped kitchen, some pantry items. (see list of amenities), TV with DVD/VCR player and Satellite TV, board games and cards. Enclosed porch with table and chairs for enjoying the early morning late/evening breeze. Nice back yard with large trees for shade.

Outdoor amenities include: Charcoal BBQ grill, and a fire ring for sitting by the bonfire. Utensils for roasting marsh mellows, chairs for around the fire pit, outside games are included. Charcoal and wood not provided.


Adventure - Away From It All Family

Romantic - Sports - Activities - Tourist Attractions

Leisure Activities:

Antiquing - Beach combing-Wine Tours

Boating- Gambling Casinos- Horseback Riding

Miniature Golf- Scenic Drives- Sight Seeing

Walking- Wildlife Viewing- Collecting Petoskey stones

Sports Adventure Activities:

Cross Country Skiing-Cycling-Equestrian Events

Fishing-Fly Fishing- Freshwater Fishing

Golf- Hiking- Hunting

Jet Skiing- Kayaking- Mountain Biking

Pier Fishing- Roller Blading- Sailing

Skiing- Snorkeling- Snowboarding

Snowmobiling- Swimming- Baseball

Water Skiing- Water Tubing- Wind-Surfing

More Details

Paul Evans
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Paul Evans

We have been vacationing in the Pier Port area since 1967. We have some family in the area.

Paul Evans purchased this house in 2000

Why Paul Evans chose Northwest

There is very little traffic on the road near the house, very quiet, short walk to Lake Michigan. If you get up early, you will have a chance to see deer, and wild turkeys. You are a short distance from Manistee, Frankfort, Traverse City. with plenty of things to do in the area.

What makes this house unique

Near Lake Michigan, Quiet, nicely appointed house, feels like home


Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • full bath off the master bedroom down on the main floor, full bath and shower upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • master suite down stairs off kitchen, 2 bedrooms upstairs with 2 single beds in each room, all the bedding, sheets are included, has pillows, but some people want to bring their own
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility


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Remodeled School house Near Lake Michigan, 3Br, 2Ba, Quiet paved Road, Sleeps 10
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

this is a very nice place room for everyone. its a five minute walk to the beach which is Lake Michigan. In the evening take a walk an you will see all kinds of deer just out eating. They had all kinds of games an puzzles to use. A very nice welcome basket!! All we needed to bring was food. All the sheets an towels are there we brought are owe beach towels. We hope to re rent for next year depending on vacation time off. We hope to have a better fishing trip next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great Stay for My Family

  • 5 of 5

This house was a comfortable home, away from home. It accommodated my family of 4, as well as nephews and spouses for an 11-day stay. With the large, bright and clean kitchen/dining room, as well as the spacious living room my party had plenty of space to share, as well as personal space. Beds were made up and all cooking amenities were available. The home was clean. Front and back porches kept the house from being tracked up. The yard is large and private. We were able to put our boat in Lake Michigan in Arcadia and on windy days in Bear Lake. Both launches were well maintained. The area is rich in activities and natural beauty. This newly remodeled school house was perfect for our families vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Very clean and bright

  • 5 of 5

The Schoolhouse was very clean and the living areas and kitchen very spacious with two bathrooms, one up and one down, which was very convenient. The yard was spacious and very well groomed for the kids to play.

Our party consisted of 4 adults and 3 children. That seemed the right amount of people., We did not use the pullout couches in the living room but they didn't look very comfortable.

It was a short drive to the beach, very convenient, as well as short drives into Bear lake or Onekema for supplies. We went to Frankfort (20 minute drive) to cute shops and paddleboarding at the beach there. Nice selection of restaurants there also. Another day we rented kayaks at Riverside Canoe rental on the Platte River. Another day we drove up the lake highway to Sleeping Bear Dunes. There's plenty of activities and attractions to see in this part of Michigan

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect sized home for my family, with everything we needed for our stay. Beach was so close and so amazing that we were there everyday and every sunset. We will definitely go back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

With amazing views, beautiful sunsets and wonderful comfort, this house was an amazing find. Plenty of room for all 10 of us, we plan to return in 2016. All the essentials were included, the house is very well kept and clean. We were greeted with a beautiful welcome basket with tastes of Northern Michigan. Our family walked to the breath taking beach of Lake Michigan several times a day and enjoyed the quiet scene and unplugged for the week. There are several things near by to do if you would like to venture more into the outdoors. Within a short distance there is major grocery shopping and additional beaches to boat or swim. I highly recommend this destination and can't wait for our family to return Summer of 2016.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willowbrook, IL

Comfortable and clean, a great, relaxing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the schoolhouse 8/1 - 8/8/15. We found the house to be very clean and comfortable with everything you might need for your stay, including not only pots, pans and dishes, but a beautiful basket filled with goodies like wine, maple syrup and ingredients to make S'mores by the fire. (Take the goodies but leave the basket for the next guests.) 3 blocks down the road is the public access to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach and Old Faceful. Bring your water bottle and fill it up! The water is cold, pure and delicious! The owners are extremely helpful and nice and even called to check on us after a particularly bad storm leveled trees to the north in Glen Arbor and Traverse City. We found lots to do in the area including canoeing and kayaking. The best beach we found was in Frankfort, about 1/2 hour north. Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is also only about 1/2 hour drive and in the summer, they have alpine slides and we also went on a very nice "art" hike. This is also where we found the best restaurant, Thistle. Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City are each about an hour north. Grand Traverse Commons is a very interesting place. It used to be a state mental asylum but has been converted to restaurants and shops. Our little dog also greatly enjoyed his vacation and loved walking on the beach. We highly recommend staying at the schoolhouse!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

check in is on Saturday at 4:00pm and check out is Saturday by 11:00am, There is NO smoking in the house, NO pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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