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

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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, 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
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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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Property Reviews

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Beautiful 4 Season Home on the Upper Manistee River - Kalkaska/Grayling Area
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 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

Leesure's Way

Leesure's Way
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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.
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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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

Pictures don't do this place justice

Pictures don't do this place justice
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
WOW, what a beautiful setting. The house was better than described. Pictures do not do it justice. We have rented several cabins/cottage/resorts. Our mission on this trip was to find ourselves a small cabin to buy or a piece of land to build on. Once we arrived at the house we decided that if we built a house it would be identical to this house. This house would easily accommodate our family of 5 plus another small family. The kids really enjoyed the loft. The house was very well kept/clean. Several accommodations were provided such as puzzles/games/movies/maps/any and all kitchen supplies/linens/bedding/firewood/awesome garage/etc. The setting was unbelievable, I wish we would have been her in warmer weather to enjoy all the river has to offer (canoe,kayak,tubes) We saw blue jays, humming birds, chipmunks and several deer. Paul and Kim were very helpful with any and all questions. We will definitely be back soon. The only thing we would do different is bring our ATV's/Snowmobiles, it may have been easier to see some of the properties we looked at, LOL.

Thanks

The Speak Family
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the great review. It is such an honor to be able to provide you with an experience that you would desire to mimic for your own place. Kim and I try to make this place as comfortable and clean as possible. Our goal is to provide to our guests the type of house the we would feel comfortable staying in. And we are truly blessed with a terrific setting. Thanks.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
Traverse City Michigan
5

7 days in paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
If you are looking for a charming, quiet, peaceful place to stay, you will not find a place any finer than this place. Paul and Kim supplied us with EVERYTHING we could have possibly needed. The views were incredible, the cottage was as comfortable as home. We would recommend this beautiful getaway to anyone, who wants peace and quiet. We wish that we could have stayed for 2 weeks, we enjoyed it so much. Do not hesitate to book this incredible home away from home.. Thank you so very much Paul and Kim, for allowing us this wonderful opportunity.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Denny and Melody,
Thank you for your nice comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can come back again, even for a weekend. Maybe next time I'll be able to join you and Kim at the campfire (sorry, the Grayling vs. Kalkaska HS football game is always a must!). You've been here in the fall - we have three other really great seasons on the river and all offer the spectacular views, wonderful R&R, and opportunity to hit the trails and woods for seasonal fun! Thanks for choosing us.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
4

Great Get A Way

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The view of the river was amazing! The surroundings were very peaceful yet there is much near by to do. The cabin was very clean and well equipped with everything from liens to kitchen tools. I
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah! We have always enjoyed the tranquil feeling of these surroundings. We hope that the amenities provided will take care of all our guests needs short of their food, clothing, and a few personal items (and we even have some of those if forgotten). We aim to provide a complete, care-free rental experience. Come back and stay with us again, we'd love to have you!
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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

Manistee River Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Want a place off the beaten path with all the comforts of Home? Well than this is it! The cottage was beautiful and the setting was stunning. Cell signal was weak but would have preferred no signal seeing as we were looking to deactivate from society for a time. We had set up before check-in with Paul to have him drop us off up river with our kayaks (Great three hour cruise back to the cottage.) Paul was fantastic and gave us some history of the area on are ride to the drop off. We're already planning are next stay.
Owner's Response: I often refer to the Upper Manistee River as the forgotten river, since the Au Sable gets most of the attention and vacationers. So if you want a quiet, beautiful and tranquil, out of the way place - this is it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and I enjoyed meeting you. We would love to have you back! Snowmobile season (rentals available nearby)????
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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

Kalkaska House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
$135
$735
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
4 slice toaster, coffee maker, towels, linens, pillows, blankets, first aid kit, fire wood
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