Manistee cottage rental - Side view of cottage on Lake Michigan beachfront
Side view of cottage on Lake Michigan beachfront
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Manistee Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, washer and dryer, sleeps 6-8

A vacationers dream, this comfortable cottage is 2 miles North of Manistee, Michigan on a low bluff overlooking the wide sandy beach at Lake Michigan. Sit on the lakeside deck and watch the spectacular sunsets. Relax on the beach, walk the beach for miles if you like, or build a campfire in the pit as you watch the spectacular display of the stars overhead. Grill your favorite meals and eat outside on the spacious side deck at the picnic table, or use the fully equipped kitchen and eat inside with a great view of Lake Michigan. The cottage has TV/VCR/DVD, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and sleeps 6-8. Stairway to the beach has a spacious deck 12 steps down, then 15 steps to the beach. Enjoy Manistee, the Victorian Port City 2 miles away with historical buildings and Victorian homes, Little River Casino, museums, lighthouse and pier, 1.75 mile Riverwalk, 2 city beaches, marinas, shopping, restaurants, concerts, Ramsdell Theater, fishing, and the SS Milwaukee historical steamship.

Amenities: High-speed internet service, Cable TV/VCR/DVD, and phone service. Electric fireplace, window air conditioner, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, spacious lakeside deck on the stairway to the beach, spacious side deck with gas grill, patio table and chairs, and outdoor lounge seating. Campfire pit on the wide sandy beach. Grocery, gas stations, restaurants, shopping are 2.5 miles away.

Activities: Swimming, boating and fishing on Lake Michigan; biking on picturesque country roads and hiking on area trails in the Manistee National Forest and North Country Trail. Canoe, Kayak and Tube rentals on the Manistee and Pine Rivers nearby. Try your luck at the Little River Casino or see a great show there. Golfing on the fine golf courses in the Manistee area, including Manistee National, Arcadia Bluffs links course, and Manistee Golf and Country Club; close to great shopping, antique shops, fine restaurants, many area festivals including the National Forest Festival July 4th week, the Port City Festival in early September. Visit the Hitching Post, the best year-round Christmas Store in Western Michigan. Take a sightseeing airplane ride at Manistee Blacker Airport nearby. Catch the world-famous Scottville Clown Band or a free jazz or music concert. About 45 minutes to the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy and National Music Camp, with performances daily (many are free).

Area: Visit the fascinating Manistee County Historical Museum on River Street, and the Water Works Building museum on First Street. See an 1880’s dentist’s office and drug store. Find out what a logging wheel is. (It was invented in Manistee). There are free Jazz Concerts at the Rotary Gazebo on First Street beach each week, and free concerts Wednesday nights at the Victorian Gazebo on the riverfront. The Little River Casino has concerts from famous groups and artists (the 2012 schedule included KC and the Sunshine Band, The Association, Neil Sakaka, Taylor Hicks, Glenn Campbell, The Charlie Daniels Band, Merle Haggard, and Gordon Lightfoot. The 2013 schedule includes Joe Diffie, Charley Pride, Kellie Pickler, Air Supply, Clint Black and Bobby Vinton). The Little River Casino also has a variety of restaurants. The Ramsdell Theater has excellent live plays and concerts, and the adjoining Manistee Art Institute has excellent exhibitions. Most Manistee restaurants have an all-you-can-eat fish fry dinner on Fridays.

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1 Reviews of Property 140157 in Manistee, Michigan

Lake Michigan Beachfront, Sunsets!
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Lake Michigan Beachfront, Sunsets!
+1 231-723-6599
Manistee Northern Michigan

They've thought of everything!

They've thought of everything!
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Of course, the best part of this cottage rental is the view! Whether eating breakfast looking out over the low bluff from the dining table or lounging on the beachside deck watching the spectacular Lake Michigan sunset, the view's the best. Second best, though, is how well supplied the cottage is. Truly, the owners have thought of just about everything: kitchen utensils, games, linens, plus sound electronics throughout. We really appreciated the iPod docking station. The cottage is clean, functional and well maintained.

We enjoyed the Audubon walks and biking in the area. The Blue Slipper restaurant just north offers exceptional Italian food. Shops in Manistee provide good diversion if the weather fades. The Visitor's Station in Manistee offers excellent help with the area. We recommend the house walk through the historic district. Indeed, the owners have a file of many, many opportunities in the area.

We would recommend this property for families or couples with this caveat: The cottages in this area are a bit tight, and having a big or noisy group on either side would likely have changed our opinion. For our week, though, the neighbors were easy to "live with." It would be a great place for groups of families who enjoy vacationing together to rent among these cottages.

We did note that the exit directions were unclear as far as what was expected with linens etc. We assumed as we've done in other rentals upon vacating.

Overall, this is a good choice as a vacation rental.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 21/21