|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This cozy cottage has 3 bedrooms, fireplace, full kitchen, Internet access and cable TV. Enjoy a quiet evening around the fire pit in the backyard as you feel the fresh breeze off Lake Michigan located just minutes away. There is also a garage for your convenience.
Our family is currently from the Chicagoland area I work in downtown Chicago and my wife is a personal fitness trainer.
Al Gallegos purchased this cottage in 2008
Our family started visiting the Manistee when we would go skiing in Cadillac at Cabarfae Ski Resort. We would come up to this area so often we decided to purchase a small home. Since then we come up all year long, in the winter for skiing, the summer for fishing, golfing and boating. Over the years we put a lot of work in to this cottage and our family has had a lot of great times. We want to show you what Manistee has to offer.
We had a relaxing trip. Your home was very comfortable. Rick was there when we arrived and checked in with us periodically. The only problem we noticed was internet connection, but my husband reset it and fired up fine. Everything else worked well.
We drove up to Oneckama (winery), fished Lake Manistee (lots of rock bass and perch) and ate at the Little River Casino.
Thank you for allowing us to stay. We had a great visit!
The cottage was a fantastic place for our vacation. It was very clean and the location is excellent. We were travelling with 2 adults and 2 teens. We had plenty of space with a room for each of the teens which they greatly appreciated. We used the kitchen extensively saving on expense and also getting a break from less healthy restaurant meals. The kids enjoyed the cable tv and wifi. The wifi signal was strong and we had no problems connecting (which was a great improvement over the spotty internet access at many hotels.) It was very convenient to have garage access. We kept our bikes there. The house is older but it is in the process of being remodelled. Some details like trim around doors was incomplete. The work that has been done in the kitchen and bathroom is top notch with excellent materials. The adults walked to Orchard Beach State Park and Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary. All of us including the dog walked the nature trail at the state park. There is a lot to do in downtown Manistee which is a short drive away. The caretaker was excellent. I have a hitch mount bicycle rack and had left the wrench at home. I thought I would have to drive around with the rack on the car the entire vacation. He let me borrow his wrench for the duration of the time. This was our first rental through VRBO and we were very pleased. We are planning to return to the cottage for another vacation.
We had a wonderful stay over the July 4 weekend. The location of Gloria Cottage can't be beat. Close to Orchard Beach State Park, Michigan Audobon Park and Lake Michigan beach access. In fact you could bike ride to those places. Manistee is about 2-3 miles away for excellent shopping, walking along the river, and dining. Big Als is a must for pizza or subs. House was clean and well stocked. Remodeled bathroom was lovely; great shower. Beds are comfortable. Quiet neighbors. Would stay again.
Very quiet and clean. Close to everything,fishing,stores,lake,beaches. Rick the caretaker is very helpful, answers all your questions and any concerns. We would definitely stay there again.
This area was very nice. We usually stay in Traverse City but we decided to try Manistee. Manistee is right off Lake Michigan so you get those nice lake breeze. There was public beach access which had handicapped parking and a nice look out. Definitely small town feel. There was a quaint little village feel in town. Must eat at House of Flavors, good food without all the $$$. Big Al's boasts of top ten pizza in Michigan ...don't believe it, we could name Big Al's cardboard.
Back to the house. Very clean and newly renovated. Al was very professional and Rick the neighbor was extremely hospitable. Rick made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. There was nothing that we ever were in need of. Full stock of kitchen and household needs. As I previously stated house was in stages of remodeling so things were still being addressed. It had a little kitchen counter so I would suggest putting bar stools up around counter for more eating area as there were only four dining chairs for the large table. I WOULD RECOMMEND GLORIA'S LANE COTTAGE and I will also stay again!
While staying in Manistee visit downtown area and take a stroll down the River Walk. There are also several great restaurants on River Street. Take the family to the many pristine beaches in Manistee. If your thing is water sports then there are many places that offer canoeing and paddle board trips.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
There is an $100 Refundable Reservation/Security Deposit(refunded within 7 days of check out)
Deposit, Rent and Cleaning fee due IN FULL 21 days before check-in.
Check-in & Check-out times will vary depending on current reservations.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
**Rates do not include Refundable $100.00 Security Deposit**
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.