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.