We are not yet taking reservations for Summer 2014 due to an major construction project. When our project is completed we will provide immediate notice on this site. The final completion date of our current renovation/construction is not yet definite.
For groups of up to four people, the Carriage House may be available for Summer 2014 for a reduced rental rate.
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 2014 until the completion of our project is certain. Unfortunately difficult winter weather in early 2014 has caused major delays.
Our 2.3 acre property with 186 feet of direct Lake Michigan frontage and only three steps down to the water is in the historic Pierport community between Onekama and Arcadia. Our beachfront is a direct walk out to a beautiful wide sandy Lake Michigan beach. It is possible to walk several hours 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 on the lower level, two bedrooms and one full bath on the main level, living/dining room, and kitchen. There are two bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. The screened 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 furniture and some antiques.
The Lake Michigan sunsets never cease to amaze.
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.
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.
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.
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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May 25 2014 - Sep 13 2014
|A 50 percent deposit is required when the reservation is accepted.
The remaining 50% is due prior to May 31st.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.