BEAUTIFUL 4 SEASON HOME ON THE UPPER MANISTEE RIVER - KALKASKA/GRAYLING AREA

Pat Lee

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 4 SEASON HOME ON THE UPPER MANISTEE RIVER - KALKASKA/GRAYLING AREA

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It's impossible not to sit back and relax on this quiet 3/4 acres vacation rental situated on the Manistee River. We affectionately refer to it as 'Lee-Sures Way.' Enjoy our favorite pastime - railing, which is reclining in a chair on the spacious wrap around deck with your feet up on the railing just watching the river go by! From that vantage point you actually look down into the river. The splendor of unspoiled state land is right across the river.

***House and Lot ***

The house is a well kept, modern A-frame with vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms (including a large loft). Total beds include 1 queen, 2 full, and 2 twins. 8 can sleep comfortably. It also includes an updated full bath, carpeting throughout with stone tile in the kitchen, 2 large picture windows which provide breath-taking views of the river, satellite TV, DVD and stereo units (with small libraries), central air conditioning, forced air propane heating, wood burning stove, washer and dryer, wrap around deck on 3 sides, Wii video unit and games, outdoor propane grill, fire pit, firewood, dock, and access to a 2-1/2 car garage. An automatic backup generator provides electrical comfort in the event of a power failure. Bed linens, pillows, towels, dishes, silverware, pots and pans are all provided. Just bring your, clothes, food, and toys!

*** The River (fishing, canoeing, kayaking) ***

This portion of the Upper Manistee River has been given special designation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a 'Michigan Natural River' because of it's pristine water quality and abundant and unspoiled natural environs and wildlife. This section of the river is designated for fly fishing only and offers some of Michigan's best trout fishing. Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout abound. Nearby fisherman landmarks are Yellow Tree, Burnt Cabin, Pearls on a Necklace, and the CCC Bridge. The river also affords excellent canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and swimming opportunities. Two canoe liveries are located nearby. Many inland lakes as well as Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are nearby offering several fine beaches and fishing.

*** ORV, Snowmobiling ***

Off the river the area is prime for ORV enthusiasts in the summertime and snowmobilers in the winter. You can step right out the door and right on to your machine. State land surrounds the area and the Kalkaska Blue Bear Trailhead and the Grayling M72 West Trail head are in close proximity. In addition thousands of acres of Camp Grayling property, open to the public, are almost right out the door. There are shops in Grayling and Kalkaska which provide parts, service, and rentals.

*** Hunting ***

The area also is a haven for deer hunting, turkey hunting, small game and bird hunting. Thousands of acres of public land are in immediate proximity of the house.

*** Centrally Located to Northern Michigan Attractions ***

Lee-Sures Way is centrally located in northern Michigan making it an excellent hub for day trips to all the wonderful attractions at the 'tip of the mitt.'

. Grayling 16 miles

. Kalkaska 20 miles

. Traverse City 45 miles

. Cadillac 47 miles

. Sleeping Bear Dunes 73 miles

. Mackinaw City 97 miles

. Alpena 100 miles

Limit 8 people. Must be 23 to lease. No smoking or pets, please.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Pat Lee

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Hi, I'm Pat Lee and together with my daughter Kim and son-in-law Paul we have chosen to share this beautiful home with you! Though I was born in North Carolina, I have spent most of my life in Michigan. I have always enjoyed the beauty, tranquility, and abundant recreation and leisure our state has afforded. In fact, our home's name, Lee-sure's Way, is a play on my last name and the leisure one can enjoy just being here.

Pat Lee purchased this house in 1991

For many years, my husband Marvin and I have enjoyed many wonderful times up here by ourselves and with family and friends. There is so much we have done; hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, canoeing, tubing, campfires, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and yet many times we did absolutely nothing. We just enjoyed and relaxed. Marvin is gone now, but we would like to share these experiences with you - I think he would have liked that.

When you come up, it will just be natural for you to rail. That is just sitting on a chair on the deck, with your feet up on the railing, just enjoying the river. Every season; summer, winter, spring, and fall are all wonderful up here. And there isn't a more gorgeous river in the state - maybe even the midwest - than the Upper Manistee. It is truly pristine.

When you stay with us, Paul and Kim will take care of all your needs. They live just up the river. Don't hesitate to call.

Thanks, and enjoy the north,

Pat, Kim, and Paul

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

A Piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
Pat, Paul and Kim:
What a delightful place to spend a week. In 20 years of vacationing Up North (Wisconsin, the U.P. and northern Michigan), we have never found a place so nicely decorated, so completely equipped for our stay, and so beautifully situated. We could easily get to Traverse City, Petoskey and other interesting locations. But the best part is sitting on the deck, and enjoying the surroundings: the swift, silent river; the varieties of birds that visit the feeders; the gentle breeze that always seems to blow along the deck; the whispering of the shady pines, the slide of the shadows on the deck as the sun moves through the day. When we stopped to appreciate what lay in front of us, we felt the most delightful sense of calm and contentment. It was all the good things people have written before. We are so looking forward to another vacation here. We encourage people who want to enjoy a peaceful stay in a beautiful and serene setting to (1) wait until we have booked our next vacation at LeeSures Way, and (2) then book their own.
Bob and Pam Janega, Pat Lagges
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

The ultimate in relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
Pat, Kim and Paul,
Thank you so much for opening your lovely cottage so that so many can experience the Manistee and the north woods. For our family the area is full of wonderful memories. Long before you began renting we spent many evenings on that marvelous deck swapping stories and just enjoying the serenity. We were so excited when we learned we could actually stay there! We were able to introduce a whole new generation to the this very special place.

The young ones enjoyed floating, tubing, fishing, spotting for deer, and being entertained by all the little critters skittering around the deck. We oldsters were all into the fine art of "railing". We loved every minute making new memories!

For anyone exploring this as a vacation spot or just a quiet getaway, this is the best of the best. The cottage is welcoming, comfortable and very clean. There is nothing you'd need to bring as the host's have thought of and provided everything. Their cottage is well appointed and decorated in that special "up north" way. Everything is all about rest and relaxation.

I almost hate touting this place because I'd be happy to keep it a secret as we plan on going back again and again! Mega thanks to Kim and Paul for everything!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
New Castle, Indiana
5

Michigan lovers from Indiana

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just spent the week in this 'little bit heaven' ! If you want to spend your vacation in an exceptionally clean and comfortable home..this is it! Nature at it's best...deer, wild turkeys, porcupines, ducks, osprey, an assortment of birds and a gently flowing river. You can't get any better than this. The wineries are only an hour away, kayaking on the Manistee, walks in the woods and several good restaurants in Kalkaska, Grayling and around Traverse City of course. Paul and Kim make sure everything is perfect for your vacation. Follow their directions and NOT your GPS ! Thanks again Paul and Kim !
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

Second year at Lee-Sures Way and already planning our third year

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year staying at Lee-Sures Way and we are already planning our trip for next year. Perfect location for fun and fishing on a section of the Manistee that doesn't get much traffic. We always have a great time, everything you need can be readily found inside the cabin, Paul and Kim are excellent hosts, and the house as always is clean. If you are looking for a great place to stay (location, cleanliness, responsive hosts, amenities in the cabin) then this is the place. Can't say enough good things about Lee-Sures Way. We are looking forward to returning year after year.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kurt, glad you and the guys have enjoyed your stays. We have enjoyed hosting you and are looking forward to having you back next year.
business
Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
Bryan, OH
5

Great Get Away

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. Accommodations were as advertised and the service excellent. Thank you so much for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Henry, We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay. We had just completed some kitchen renovations just prior to your arrival (new countertops) and are now trying to get the deck refinished before the heavy summer season begins. Our goal is to have an enjoyable relaxing house, in a great spot, so you can just kick back and enjoy. If you and family/friends are into hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, canoeing, or just relaxing - please consider us again! We operate all year round. Thanks again!
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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p429581vb
989 390-9475
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

Leesure's Way

Leesure's Way
  • 5 of 5
I have stayed at many rental homes in Northern Michigan and the UP and this one had the best combination of amenities and location. I have been thanked by the guys in my group who stayed and gotten a lot of ooohs and aaahs by friends and family who have seen my pictures from the trip. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are so glad that you and the guys enjoyed your stay and the snowmobiling. We have had some really great snow this year. A couple of days after you left we got another 9 more inches over two days! We'd love to have you back. Consider us for the summer time too. This area is great for fishing, ORVing, Canoeing/kayaking, day trips, or just relaxing.
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Map

Map

Hartwick Pines State Park
"Incredible virgin growth pines, picnic area, special events. See Michigan State Parks link:..."
Pizza Hut
"2319 South Business Loop, Grayling (989) 348-5565"
Gs Pizzeria & Deli We Deliver
"(231)258-5556"
Subway
"(231) 258-2000"
Burger King
Big Boy Restaurants
Trout Town Country Cafe
Little Caesars Pizza Pizza Pizza Pan Pan
" (231) 258-4404"
Breakfast & Burger Express
McDonald's
Carlisle Canoes
"On Au Sable River"
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Mackinac Island
McDonald's, Grayling, MI
Shirley's In the Woods Cafe
Westside Diner
Heritage Baptist Church
"(989) 348-5558"
Skip's Sport Shop
"(989) 348-7111"
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kalkaska House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$735
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $250

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Kalkaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly remodeled
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , TV, DVD, Atari type video games (4)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , TV, DVD, large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV, DVD, Large closet
  • Queen size Bed (1) in bedroom. Full size Beds (2) - one in bedroom, one in loft. Twins (2) both in loft.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
4 slice toaster, coffee maker, towels, linens, pillows, blankets, first aid kit, fire wood
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