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LAKE MICHIGAN WATERFRONT-NO BLUFF WITH 2 CLASSIC UPDATED COTTAGES

David W. and Kathryn Bisbee

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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David W. and Kathryn Bisbee

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Calendar last updated:
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LAKE MICHIGAN WATERFRONT-NO BLUFF WITH 2 CLASSIC UPDATED COTTAGES

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Arcadia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two separate Cottages, Total-7 Bedrooms + 2 sofa sleepers, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

We are not yet taking reservations for Summer 2015 due to a major construction project, but we will accept inquiries. When our project is completed we will provide immediate notice on this site. We hope that the final completion date of our current renovation/construction will be in the early spring of 2015.

Our new lower level walk-out project will add two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an additional living area, and a laundry area to the main cottage.

We are happy to respond to inquiries, but will not take deposits or commit to weeks for Summer 2015 until the completion of our project is certain.

Our 2.3 acre property with 186 feet of direct Lake Michigan frontage with direct walk out to the water is in the historic Pierport community halfway between Manistee and Frankfort. Our beachfront is a direct walk out to a beautiful sandy Lake Michigan beach. It is possible to walk both north and south, on this lovely beach north to Arcadia and south to Onekama. The property also includes a small stream which flows out to Lake Michigan and a large flat yard perfect for all types of lawn games. A large firepit area and romantic swing overlook Lake Michigan's special sunsets.

The main house will include: two bedrooms and two full bathrooms a living area with a wet bar on the lower level, two bedrooms and one full bath, living/dining room, and kitchen on the main level, and there are two bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. The porch has additional seating and a dining table overlooking Lake Michigan.

A separate guest house is fully self contained with one bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the living room and a kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances. It also has a living/dining room, full bath with whirlpool tub and washer/dryer. It is great place for family members who would like a bit more privacy. It was totally redone in 2011.

There is a flat screen HDTV in each house. Both cottages have fireplaces. WiFI/Internet is provided.

The main house is a classic Lake Michigan cottage originally constructed in 1889. There is a pretty wooded area across the stream from both cottages. Woodlands are also across the street.

This is a beautiful waterfront setting and a perfect place to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan summer. We live here in the Spring and Fall of each year. We only rent for 10-12 weeks in the summer. We do not rent for weekends or during the other seasons of the year.

Additional pictures are available on request.

Property comes fully furnished with bed linens, towels, beach towels, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.

Furnished with classic cottage furniture and some antiques.

The Lake Michigan sunsets never cease to amaze.

Keywords: cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
David W. and Kathryn Bisbee (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About David W. and Kathryn Bisbee

We spent three years looking for a Lake Michigan waterfront property and were fortunate to find this very special property. To preserve the serenity, we do not allow jet skis/personal watercraft on the property.

David W. and Kathryn Bisbee purchased this cottage in 2011

Why David W. and Kathryn Bisbee chose Arcadia

This beautiful Lake Michigan beachfront property is accessible with only three steps. We really liked having the two separate cottages. The main cottage was built in 1889, but we have just added a new lower level with more bedrooms and bathrooms. The adjacent separate Carriage House was redone in 2011 with a modern kitchen.

What makes this cottage unique

Several of Northwest lower Michigan's wonderful smaller towns (Onekama, Arcadia and Bear Lake are located within a 10 minute drive. The special small towns of the Leelanau Peninsula (Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay) are easily accessible within an hour. Sleeping Bear dunes and Traverse City only an hour north. Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (Michigan's #1 public course) is only five minutes north.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to let you know that our stay at "your little piece of paradise" was a welcome respite.



We feel very blessed to have had this opportunity.



Our eyes just could't get enough of Mother Nature's Delights. You have an awesome place here!



The accommodations were fantastic! Love the character of the place too. It speaks to your soul.



Loved, Loved, Loved our stay.
May 2013
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Lake Michigan Waterfront-No Bluff with 2 Classic Updated Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Arcadia Northern Michigan
Oak Park, IL
5

Picturesque Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed the quaint environment of the cottage and guesthouse with extended family. The cottage and carriage house fit three families with ease. The cottage retains its rustic charm while providing modern amenities. The carriage house is beautifully renovated. The outdoor space is expansive and perfect for cocktails and activities. We enjoyed the easy access to the beautiful private beach from our backyard. The fire pit was the perfect spot to roast marshmallows and watch the sun set. The area had plenty of biking and hiking trails and three second to none golf courses. We can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Arcadia Northern Michigan
St Louis, Missouri
5

Outstanding Getaway Destination

  • 5 of 5
We had two families (8 people) in our party that stayed at this property and there was plenty of room to spare. The guest house was perfect for our family with small children and the large house with the screened in dining porch was great for everyone to get together at dinner time.

The houses both were problem-free, very clean, and nicely appointed. The view from the screened in porch is amazing, and at night with the windows open you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan and the brook that runs past the house. Perfect for sleeping!

The grounds are large and well-maintained. There is plenty of room for running around, playing croquet or horse shoes (both are provided on premises) and the beach is a short walk down a nice plank path. There are plenty of trees for shade and a wonderful path along the brook that my 5 year-old daughter just loved. The fire pit on the way to the beach was a big hit, there is nothing like watching the sunset with a crackling fire and then waiting for the stars to come out.

The beach is fantastic, there is a lot of private frontage. Each evening we walked the length of the beach to a distant point, about an hour round-trip, and it was a perfect way to wind down a day.The coast is reminiscent of Oregon, it feels somewhat wild, with evergreen trees bumping up against the sand and the occasional deer coming down for water.

There is plenty to do within a short drive of the house. We are into exploring local food options and we found several great farms, farm-stands, and farmers' markets. There is also great fishing nearby and the Sleeping Bear dunes are a short drive away.

All in all, we loved our stay here and highly recommend it. We look forward to going back!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arcadia Northern Michigan
Alma, Michigan
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation at your home! Thanks so much for sharing it with others!

Again thanks so much! We made memories with family & friends to last a lifetime!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Arcadia Northern Michigan
Beverly Hills, MI
5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5
A great spot on Lake Michigan with a beautiful beach right outside the door. A place to go with kids or just the adults. The grounds of the property are well maintained and afford plenty of privacy. Our kids spent hours playing in the lake, on the beach, and in the natural spring stream that cuts through the sand into the lake. When they needed a break from the sand/sun, the property around the cottage has enough yard for a game of football, wiffle ball, frisbee etc.
We have stayed in this cottage in years past and must say that the new owners have done a wonderful job modernizing the place, yet maintaining the cottage feel. The guest house (aka carriage house) is entirely brand new inside and a great place for additional guests.
A convenient bonfire area was cleared out within the seagrass. A perfect place for enjoying the sunset while roasting marshmallows and for viewing the stars after darkness settles in.
We loved the place. Hated to leave and come back to "reality".
Thanks!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington, MI - connects to Manitowac, Wisconsin
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M-22
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

The closest small towns to Pierport are Onekama to the south with several good restaurants, tennis courts, a library, a bank and a grocery store. Bear Lake to the east has several grocery stores, a bank, library and a good breakfast restaurant. Arcadia is just 5 minutes north and has the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (best public course in Michigan) and an excellent restaurant.

Manistee is 20 minutes to the south has a hospital, restored downtown movie theatre, casino, airport with service to Chicago, several large grocery stores and a nice river walk. Frankfort is 20 minutes to the north and has a wonderful local cinema, a hospital, the Gwen Frostic studio and a large grocery store.

About an hour north on M-22 are the Leelanau Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted the most beautiful place in the United States by Good Morning America viewers).

Traverse City is also an hour north with numerous attractions, festivals, great shopping, excellent restaurants and several multi-screen cinemas. Downtown Traverse City is really a special place. On the way to Traverse City on US 31 is the vintage Cherry Bowl drive-in movie theatre.

There are also several local farm stands on M-22 and weekly farmer's markets in Elberta (Thursday), Onekama (Friday) and Frankfort, Manistee and Traverse City on Saturdays.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $5,000 Per week

Arcadia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Middle Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 9 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1
Notes Our rents include all applicable taxes and cleaning.
A 50 percent deposit is required when the reservation is accepted.

The remaining 50% is due prior to May 1st.
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Amenities

Amenities

Arcadia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1-Main Cottage - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2-Carriage House - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3-2nd floor - toilet , Toilet and sink
    Bathroom 4-lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5-Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3.5 bathrooms in Main cottage and one full bath with whirlpool tub in Carriage House
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1-Main Floor - 1 queen , Windows on three sides
    Bedroom 2 - Main Floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has a twin sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 3-Lower Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5-2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4-Lower Level - 2 bunk bed , Can sleep up to three - four children in bunk beds
    Bedroom 6- 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7-Carriage House - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen sleeper sofa is also located in the Carriage House.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Available for summer and early fall rentals. 186 feet of Lake Michigan frontage with only three steps down to the water. Lawn games: Horseshoes, croquet and badminton - equipment provided. Screened outdoor porch, fireplace, several dining areas, books, adult and kids games, garden, propane barbecue, parking, walkway to water, binoculars, beach chairs, beach towels, computer wifi available and local activities/restaurant guide. Local maps, soaps and towels are provided.

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