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Mary Lynn Burchard, West Shore Vacation Properties

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Manistee Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, washer and dryer, sleeps 6-8

A vacationers dream, this comfortable cottage is 2 miles North of Manistee, Michigan on a low bluff overlooking the wide sandy beach at Lake Michigan. Sit on the lakeside deck and watch the spectacular sunsets. Relax on the beach, walk the beach for miles if you like, or build a campfire in the pit as you watch the spectacular display of the stars overhead. Grill your favorite meals and eat outside on the spacious side deck at the picnic table, or use the fully equipped kitchen and eat inside with a great view of Lake Michigan. The cottage has TV/VCR/DVD, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and sleeps 6-8. Stairway to the beach has a spacious deck 12 steps down, then 15 steps to the beach. Enjoy Manistee, the Victorian Port City 2 miles away with historical buildings and Victorian homes, Little River Casino, museums, lighthouse and pier, 1.75 mile Riverwalk, 2 city beaches, marinas, shopping, restaurants, concerts, Ramsdell Theater, fishing, and the SS Milwaukee historical steamship.

Amenities: High-speed internet service, Cable TV/VCR/DVD, and phone service. Electric fireplace, window air conditioner, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, spacious lakeside deck on the stairway to the beach, spacious side deck with gas grill, patio table and chairs, and outdoor lounge seating. Campfire pit on the wide sandy beach. Grocery, gas stations, restaurants, shopping are 2.5 miles away.

Activities: Swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Michigan; biking on picturesque country roads and hiking on area trails in the Manistee National Forest and North Country Trail. Canoe, Kayak and Tube rentals on the Manistee and Pine Rivers nearby. Try your luck at the Little River Casino or see a great show there. Golfing on the fine golf courses in the Manistee area, including Manistee National, Arcadia Bluffs links course, and Manistee Golf and Country Club; close to great shopping, antique shops, fine restaurants, many area festivals including the National Forest Festival July 4th week, the Port City Festival in early September. Visit the Hitching Post, the best year-round Christmas Store in Western Michigan. Take a sightseeing airplane ride at Manistee Blacker Airport nearby. Catch the world-famous Scottville Clown Band or a free jazz or music concert. About 45 minutes to the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy and National Music Camp, with performances daily (many are free).

Area: Visit the fascinating Manistee County Historical Museum on River Street, and the Water Works Building museum on First Street. See an 1880’s dentist’s office and drug store. Find out what a logging wheel is. (It was invented in Manistee). There are free Jazz Concerts at the Rotary Gazebo on First Street beach each week, and free concerts Wednesday nights at the Victorian Gazebo on the riverfront. The Little River Casino has concerts from famous groups and artists (the 2012 schedule included KC and the Sunshine Band, The Association, Neil Sakaka, Taylor Hicks, Glenn Campbell, The Charlie Daniels Band, Merle Haggard, and Gordon Lightfoot. The 2013 schedule includes Joe Diffie, Charley Pride, Kellie Pickler, Air Supply, Clint Black and Bobby Vinton). The Little River Casino also has a variety of restaurants. The Ramsdell Theater has excellent live plays and concerts, and the adjoining Manistee Art Institute has excellent exhibitions. Most Manistee restaurants have an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner on Fridays.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Lynn Burchard, West Shore Vacation Properties

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Speaks english
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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Lake Michigan Beachfront, Sunsets!
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Lake Michigan Beachfront, Sunsets!
+1 231-723-6599
Manistee Northern Michigan

They've thought of everything!

They've thought of everything!
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Of course, the best part of this cottage rental is the view! Whether eating breakfast looking out over the low bluff from the dining table or lounging on the beachside deck watching the spectacular Lake Michigan sunset, the view's the best. Second best, though, is how well supplied the cottage is. Truly, the owners have thought of just about everything: kitchen utensils, games, linens, plus sound electronics throughout. We really appreciated the iPod docking station. The cottage is clean, functional and well maintained.

We enjoyed the Audubon walks and biking in the area. The Blue Slipper restaurant just north offers exceptional Italian food. Shops in Manistee provide good diversion if the weather fades. The Visitor's Station in Manistee offers excellent help with the area. We recommend the house walk through the historic district. Indeed, the owners have a file of many, many opportunities in the area.

We would recommend this property for families or couples with this caveat: The cottages in this area are a bit tight, and having a big or noisy group on either side would likely have changed our opinion. For our week, though, the neighbors were easy to "live with." It would be a great place for groups of families who enjoy vacationing together to rent among these cottages.

We did note that the exit directions were unclear as far as what was expected with linens etc. We assumed as we've done in other rentals upon vacating.

Overall, this is a good choice as a vacation rental.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 21/21
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Manistee Blacker Airport-daily airline service
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
SS Badger -- Ludington, MI to Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US-31 at M-110 (Lakeshore Road)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
In front of the cottage
Car: necessary

Manistee is the Victorian Port City, with historical buildings (some with tours), Victorian houses, Little River Casino, Lighthouse and pier, SS Milwaukee historical steamship, 2 city beaches, marinas, Charter fishing or fishing off the pier, public boat launches, even airplane rides. Walk the 1.75 mile Riverwalk along the Manistee River, and view a 700 foot freighter carefully navigating the Manistee River channel. There are restaurants, shopping, numerous concerts and live theater at the historic Ramsdell Theater. Newly renovated Vogue Theater movie house. Many fine golf courses including the renowned Manistee National, Arcadia Bluffs, and Manistee Country Club. Canoe and kayak the Manistee River. Hike the Manistee National Forest, Orchard Beach State Park, Lake Bluff Audubon Society, and the dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Bike on area country roads. Visit the world renowned Interlochen Arts Academy & National Music Camp as well as the Leelenau Peninsula Wineries. There are many area festivals.

Other Activities: Sightseeing airplane rides, Little River Casino

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Availability & Rates


Manistee Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Peak 1
May 31 2014 - Jun 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
Peak 1
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
Forest Festival/July 4th
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2
Jul 5 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
Fall Colors
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (non-refund $100.00
A $500 reservation fee is required to reserve, refundable upon leaving. 120-day cancellation to receive reservation fee back. 90-day cancellation to receive 50% of reservation fee back. If less than 90-day notice of cancellation is given, none of the reservation fee is refundable. Full payment required by 30 days before arrival. No Pets, No Smoking.
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Manistee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 841 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Telephone ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer,Dryer in closet
  • Behind wooden folding doors on the left in the bathroom are a full size washer and dryer, as well as linen and towel cabinets. With the doors closed, you don’t see them. Fiberglass tub/shower on the right, hidden in photo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , (Double & bunk beds)
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (Queen sleeper sofa)
  • Spacious large bedroom has both a double bed and bunk beds, as well as a game table area with a large selection of adult and family board games, its own CD/tape/radio player, and a Casio piano keyboard. Great room living area has a queen bed sleeper sofa. Private smaller bedroom has a queen size bed.
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
Included are phone with local calling, (Use a phone card for any long-distance calls), wireless high-speed Internet connections. Grocery, gas stations, restaurants, shopping are 2.5 miles away. Electric Fireplace, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster Oven, Toaster, Several Ceiling Fans, No Pets, Spacious Lake-side Deck on the Stairway to the Beach, Spacious Side Deck with Gas Grill, Patio Table and Chairs, Outdoor Lounge Seating, Campfire Pit on the Wide Sandy Beach.

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