We would definitely stay here again. The owner has clearly gone to great lengths to make sure guests feel at home at this property. The house was very clean, beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the games, DVDs and small library of books were a nice addition. The shaded, fenced back yard was a great place for our boys to play. We loved being able to walk to town and the riverwalk (we could have walked to the beach, too, but usually drove).The beaches in town are very nice, as is the nearby bird santuary. We took several side trips, too (Arcadia, Frankfort, Traverse City, Glen Arbor). If we ever return to Manistee, this property will be at the top of our list.