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L*U*X*U*R*Y Lake Michigan Sandy no-bluff beach! Spring, June & fall dates open

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

CALL & SAVE $ - House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, sleeps 13

Built in 2008, our lovely home is more than a cottage or cabin but a wonderful full amenity home located directly on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan.

Our goal was to create a place for couples, families or groups to gather. All 4 bedrooms are en suite, each with their own PRIVATE BATH plus the first floor also gives you a 2nd kitchen, 2nd living room and the 4th full bath. There is also an open loft on the 3rd floor with a queen pullout.

When you rent Eagle Shores you get:

- 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms

- Wood burning fireplace in the great room

- Powder room off of the great room

- 100' of Private lake frontage with no-bluff lake access

- 1st floor apartment with queen bedroom, queen pullout couch, 2nd kitchen, 2nd living room and full bath with tub/shower.

- 2nd floor King master bedroom suite, 2 person shower, travertine tile

- 3rd floor Queen bedroom suites (2) with private baths plus a twin bed in each.

- LAKE VIEWS from every room!

- Hi speed wireless internet, phone and cable

# of BEDS: (see above for location of the beds)

1 king bed, 3 queen beds, 1 twin bed, 2 queen pullouts, 1 twin pullout

Keywords: Home

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Eileen

This house was an accident! We had purchased the home next door in 2005 and a family member bought the lot this house sits on. After 2 years and finally getting approvals and permits, they decided to sell and we took over ownership.

From the beginning we wanted to build the perfect casual yet nicely appointed retreat for ourselves and others. We sold the adjacent home called Sunset Shores and manage it so both homes can be rented together for groups up to 25.

Eileen purchased this house in 2007

Why Eileen chose Michigan

We love Lake Michigan! We rented Lake Michigan vacation homes for over 18 years before we bought and became stewards of the lake. We love the sounds, the smells, the views and most especially the calm, peaceful feeling of being up north.

What makes this house unique

This home is loved by all because it is surrounded by trees yet right on the water. The details are top quality and everyone loves having their own bath.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spend 3 days in this beautiful house . For 10 of us was enough space to be together for dinner or get lost in house to read a book if you want to be alone .

The views from every room are breathtaking! We fall in sleep under sound of waves . The weather was so nice and have a coffee in the morning on deck and listen to the birds and lake. Priceless!!!!

The 3 story house is very clean. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with powder room - very nice.

There're a lot of activities in the area. We did a long bike ride one day. Next day we hiked 10 mile walk on Manistee river trail.

It was so nice to come back after long day, make diner, and enjoy food on the deck watching sunset on Lake Michigan.

Eileen is extremely nice to deal with. She responds promptly to any of all questions.

House has everything you may need: kitchen supplies, beach chairs, charcoal grill, games and you can stream a music around whole house .

You can visit this house in every time of the Year and you will fell in love with the beauty of the place. We hope to say here again and very soon.

We will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTE FROM OWNER: Guest asked me to post this. She also gave our home 5 stars but I couldn't add that since I'm posting for the guest. Thanks Vera!!
May 2016
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Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located next to the great room space
    1st floor apartment - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor master suite - toilet , shower , 2 person walk in travertine shower
    3rd floor North - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd floor South - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1st floor apartment - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The queen pullout sofa is in the living room next to bedroom
    2nd floor master suite - 1 king , With 2 person travertine shower, 2 sinks and walk in closet
    3rd floor Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen pullout in open loft between 2 bedrooms
    3rd floor bedroom suite South - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , With tub/shower bathroom attached plus twin bed.
    3rd floor bedroom suite north - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , With tub/shower bathroom attached and twin sleeper sofa
  • 1 King size bed on 2nd floor in the master suite with large private bathroom and 2 person travertine shower stall. 3 Queen size Beds: 2 queen bedroom suites with private baths on 3rd level. 1 twin bed located in the Northside queen suites. 1 twin sleeper sofa located on the 3rd floor Southside bedroom suite. 2 Queen sofabeds: 1 is in the living room of the beach-level and the 2nd is in the 3rd floor loft area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
IMPORTANT: I require speaking to all potential guests before booking to make sure our home fits your needs. HA sometimes lists incorrect pricing as well so this is how I confirm costs with you, usually lower than what HA lists. Because I pay HA/Expedia/VRBO an annual fee, I prefer to take all payment thru my listing website as opposed to Book It Now. Because of this I will contact you from my personal website and give details for payment. At this time, I am still able to access your email and phone number when provided although this option may be removed at some point. Because of this possibility PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL AND PHONE in the body of your request to make sure I am able to contact you via my personal email keeping in mind that you need to use spaces so it goes through their system.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

L*U*X*U*R*Y Lake Michigan Sandy no-bluff beach! Spring, June & fall dates open
average rating of 4.888889 based on 26 reviews
Westland, MI

Luxury and comfort

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I get together once a year to catch up and we're always looking for just the right place to relax and enjoy our time together. Eagle Shores fit the bill! The home was perfect. Beds were comfy, the kitchen was well appointed, and there is a perfect fireplace for the cooler evenings and the setting could not have been better. We stayed here in November and we wouldn't hesitate to return at that time of year. The whitecaps were beautiful to watch (is there ever a bad day to watch Lake Michigan?) Eileen was the perfect hostess as well. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed your time on the lake. We look forward to having you return!
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Grand Rapids

Beautiful home, short walk to beach

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful, modern, spacious home that is so close to the shore you can hear the waves. Group of 12 had more than enough room. Plenty of appliances, tableware, silverware, etc. Large deck with great view of the beach. Great beach for walking. A little "stony" in the water so had to be careful walking into the water. Renters need to respect next group and clean feet before entering each time. Upon arrival, a little sandy on the floors and rugs, and a little dusty on lamps, tables and under furniture but that is beach life!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. Regarding the rocks, we've owned since 2005 and this is the first year any rocks have been exposed on the beach...surprised me too! I'm up here now and will post pics to my website. Our beach went from 100% sand in 2015 to 80% this season. Ah, life on a Lake Michigan!
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Warminster, PA

Beautiful Stay along the Lake Michigan Shoreline

  • 5 of 5

Eagle Shores served as an excellent base for our exploration of the Lake Michigan coastline. We arrived and took in the incredible view as you walk up and into the Living area thru the wall of windows. The open kitchen flowed directly into the family area. We immediately went exploring down at the shoreline. The beach grass and wooden pilings at the waters edge created some incredible photo opportunities. The bedroom arrangement worked very well as my parents used the Master Bedroom on the main floor, while my sister and I each had our own bedrooms upstairs. There was also another bedroom downstairs that had it's open separate living area.

The house is centrally located as we visited Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau peninsula to try some excellent wines and ciders. We also headed south to explore Luddington State Park and the town of Manistee.

It was a pleasure returning to the house every evening and listening to the waves crash along the shore, while a cool breeze was in the air as the sun dipped below the horizon on the other side of Lake Michigan. While there are other homes nearby, we felt like we had the shoreline to ourselves.

Eileen was a pleasure to deal as she takes the time to speak to the renters before to make sure the home is the right fit for their needs. If I am back in the area,I would certainly rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW, MUST stay here again.... LOVE IT!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 14 stayed at the home during the New Year’s weekend and enjoyed every minute of this gorgeous, welcoming and cozy home. It was sparkling clean and had all the amenities one could wish for and then some. The views from every room, breathtaking! Although there were 14 of us (and I am not one for crowds) you never felt crowded, the home is huge with enough privacy for all. Visualize the fireplace, view of the lake and woods all in one glance, remarkable! Truly a great get away and only 4.5 hours from Chicago. The drive was very nice, passed by quickly as the scenery on the drive was so nice and relaxing, we can feel the stress slipping away from everyday life the closer we got to our destination and once we arrived, it was like being miles away from reality, which we can all use from time to time. The best part was it was not far at all and you can do it as often as you like. The price was very very reasonable compared to other place which did not offer half of the luxuries of this home / property. The owners are extremely nice to deal with, courteous and have thought of everything you could wish for which makes the stay even more enjoyable. They have everything there and I mean everything, from kitchen supplies to outdoor supplies / activities and games. No words can describe the feeling of entering the home and seeing that view, it truly is a MUST see, experience for yourself to appreciate the beauty of the place. I hope to say here again and very soon. The town itself is close, great stores and restaurants, not that I ever wanted to leave the home It is a nearby paradise at a fraction of the cost of other places in MI, IL or WI! Can’t wait to stay here again! In closing, a huge shot out to the kind, generous and extremely humble owners who opened their home to us and made our stay so pleasant, relaxing and fun. Great way to start the New Year, making amazing memories with the family!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madbury, NH

Great House to stay in! Wonderful Lake Michigan experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at Eagle Shores. Our family was comfortable in the amenities provided, there were no surprises, as the house was exactly as described. Only real complaint would be the wifi and cell coverage, but this was all known before we stayed, so again, it wasn't a surprise. The beach was great, and offered a gateway to walking a long distance along the Lake. There is also a wide selection of games to play for those rainy days (or just watch the storm roll in and the Lake Michigan waves churn), and a nice grill to use with lots of room for everyone to sit down for meals. We saw numerous deer drinking from the lake, and a bald eagle about a quarter mile south along the beach. We would definitely recommend a stay to any group!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful winter experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Eagles Shores for 3 wintery nights. It is right on Lake Michigan and we were able to watch the icy edge of the shoreline grow each day. The house is spacious and has three levels. A beautiful two story view of Lake Michigan. It is very clean and offers all the comforts of home along with a gorgeous lake view! Consider car pooling as the driveway does not hold many cars. The owner is easy to work with and an experienced rental owner. We would recommend this to a large family that wants to spend time together, no matter what season it is.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Manistee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
*Fall, Winter, Spring
Sep 6 2016 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - May 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Plus Cleaning* $175

- $175/stay cleaning fee in addition to the above rates
- Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided.
- One week rentals only from mid June through August.
- Dogs welcome at this home! $50/night plus proof of flea/tick protection
NOTE: We ALWAYS speak to guests before booking. We don't accept wire transfers. Beware of scammers who do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Car: necessary

GOLF!! So many courses in the area including world famous Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club. Other golfing: Manistee Golf and Country Club, Manistee National Golf Club, Heathlands, Chestnut Hills Golf Club, Golf Bear Lake Highlands. And for the kids, Northern Falls Mini Golf.

CASINO! Only 10 minutes away, try your luck at the Little River Casino for gambling and dining.

SHOPPING! Downtown Manistee offers a variety of antiquing and shopping and dining choices only 5 miles away.


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