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PERFECT GOLF TRIP SPOT! Lake Michigan beachfront property. Book 2018 now!

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

9 bedrooms, 8 baths, 3.5 kitchens, 17 beds, sleeps up to 25

This is the perfect large group location to "relax on Lake Michigan" right on a sandy Lake Michigan beach.

- 2 separate homes plus 1 cabin. This is a great spot for a large group with different interests: the 'beach people', the golfers, shoppers, the casino crowd....anything and everything being available within a 10 minute drive.

Located between the Victorian port city of Manistee and Onekama, a lovely town located on Portage Lake, you will be charmed by the amenities both villages offer while also enjoying the beauty and privacy of our Lake Michigan homes.

OUR GOAL...: to provide families and groups of friends a wonderful retreat to create memories together. We know the cost of families going on vacation can be quite expensive. By renting our 2 homes to your group, we offer you a chance to stay in a much sought after location made more affordable by sharing your space with friends and families while not foregoing your privacy.

PHOTOS are important. Email me for additional photos of our retreat center.

PRIVACY...: ...can be a big issue when traveling with a large group. We feel that between the 4 living areas, 4 kitchens and 7 bathrooms, our retreat center will allow your group to enjoy each others company while having space to get away when needed.

Please note that while many homes that offer sleeping space for large groups, ours offers privacy as well.

WHAT'S YOUR GROUPS' TIME WORTH?: Time together is what's important. When deciding the perfect place for your group, consider the following:

- Easy access to a variety of interests

- Private space

- Access for the young and the elderly

- Even a garden for butterflies!

More Details

Eileen Sanfilippo
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

Why Eileen Sanfilippo chose Manistee

There aren't many properties that can sleep 25 and still give privacy. Add in the fact we are directly on the water without a bluff and you have the perfect spot to "relax on Lake Michigan"!

What makes this house unique

We are one of very few properties with beach front on Lake Michigan that can accommodate a large group.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments I received: (Note from owner: The wedding was for a group of 25 which is about my maximum allowed.)

We held our daughter's wedding at The Shores in early June. It was the perfect location for us. The happy couple got married on the beach which was pristine and felt as if we had miles of privacy. It was wonderful to have Lake Michigan right in our backyard! There was enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably and even a hot tub for the chilly evenings. Eileen could not have been a more gracious host prior to and after our stay. Thank you for a beautiful, well tended venue for us to create a precious family event! We look forward to staying there again in the future.
Jun 2016
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Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental requires a signed contract and copy of drivers license at time of first deposit. If these items aren't received rental will be voided.
  • All rentals require a phone conversation between owner and guest within 24 hours of owner's acceptance of a rental request.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , SUNSET SHORES: 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , SUNSET SHORES: 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , SUNSET SHORES CABIN:
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , EAGLE SHORES: 2nd floor 2 person walk-in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EAGLE SHORES: 3rd floor
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EAGLE SHORES: 3rd floor ensuite
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , EAGLE SHORES: 3rd floor ensuite
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , EAGLE SHORES: 1st floor off the family room
  • HIDDEN SHORES: The 1st floor was gutted and remodeled in 2005. The second floor bath was remodeled in 2010, the kitchen redone in 2005. EAGLE SHORES: Since this is new construction, all 5 baths are nicely finished with tile floors. The master bath has a huge 2 person doorless travertine shower stall.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st level, Sunset Shores
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd level, Sunset Shores
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st level, Sunset Shores
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st level, Sunset Shores
    Sleeping space in sunrrom - 1 queen , 2nd level, Sunset Shores
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 double , Rustic Cabin, Sunset Shores
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2nd floor, Eagle Shores
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 3rd floor, Eagle Shores
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd floor, Eagle Shores
    Sleeping Space in Loft - 1 queen , Loft, pullout, Eagle Shores
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Beach level unit, Eagle Shores
    Alcove, open space - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins in a trundle style, 1st floor Sunset Shores
    Pullout in living area - 1 queen , 1 queen pullout, 1st level, Eagle Shores
  • HIDDEN SHORES: 1st floor bedrooms offer access to the home without stairs. This floor also has a separate living room and kitchenette. 2nd floor access is a circular staircase. EAGLE SHORES: 3 floors accessed by interior stairs. Also has the large deck off of the dining area on the 2nd floor. Access to the beach is one flight of stairs. This home has additional privacy in the beach level apartment which has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen and living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a true retreat for family and friends. The layout of 2 homes allows for privacy and with a group of 18-25 that's bound to happen! Our private beach and yard is perfect for the whole group to be together yet between the 4 living rooms and 4 kitchen areas, you won't be in each others 'hair'. IMPORTANT: I require speaking to all potential guests before booking to make sure our home fits your needs. Sometimes this site has incorrect/incomplete pricing so this is how I confirm costs with you. .


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PERFECT GOLF TRIP SPOT! Lake Michigan beachfront property. Book 2018 now!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay and spend time with family. We were there as an extended family and really enjoyed the outdoors. The houses both had fully stocked kitchens which for great for cooking for a large groups. We also enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings. For the football fans, the TV's were large and the living area could accommodate a large group. My favorite thing about this property is the beach and the view. It is absolutely stunning. Thank you to Eileen for sharing this wonderful property with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orchard Lake, MI

Dave from West Bloomfield, MI

  • 5 of 5

Great place for my family to chill and catch-up before all the kids head back to college and work (teacher). The luxury vacation house was a real home with all the amenities you need and can want. We spent so much time on "The Big Lake", which is literally feet from two decks and hot tub. Each morning my wife and I took a long walk down the beach, which went for miles. We enjoyed sitting around the enormous kitchen table playing card games and laughing. The bedrooms were very well appointed and comfortable. The very clean kitchen provided us with every utensil we wanted, including a dishwasher. We will definitely be back! Eileen was very easy to work with and was always available by text/phone to set-up the reservation, answer questions and then a check-in once we arrived. Thanks for a great stay! We only wish we had more time to capture even more unforgettable sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our home was enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to respond. For future travelers it should be noted that the review for this home is actually property number 161523. For some reason it got posted to the property that includes this home as well as another.
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Awesome wedding memories

  • 5 of 5

My daughter wanted a small beach wedding on Lake Michigan and this was the best. The grassy yard was perfect for gathering the wedding guests and the hill at the top of the dunes overlooking the beach was perfect for an afternoon wedding. We got awesome pictures of the wedding with the lake and beach background. The houses were wonderfully clean and Eileen was wonderful to work with. My daughter said it was everything she had wanted for her wedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome homes and setting!

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Shores for our daughter's beach wedding. The houses were perfect for our group of 18 adults and 7 children. The houses were close together so going back and forth was easy but offered enough space to find a quiet spot. There was outdoor space for the kids to play, to have bonfires at night plus the soft, sandy beach was wonderful. The beach was a beautiful setting for a wedding!

Our group took advantage of an excellent golf course, shopping and gambling at the casino but the beach was the biggest draw. Manistee is a beautiful area.

I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. The owner was easy to contact. My questions were answered promptly.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family had a great family and wedding experience.
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Detroit, Michigan

Great Setting for Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire property for a family vacation. Our group had 23 adults and two children. We had a great time. The property accomodated our large group with no problems. We were able to enjoy each others company and yet still have some privacy when needed.

The setting is fabulous. The beach is right out the back door. It was sandy and perfect for swimming. We set up an awning for the week and enjoyed it daily.

The four kitchens and refridgerators really made this the ideal setting for a large group. We have been in other homes where there was only one kitchen for our large group and it made eating a challenge. Here we were able to have multiple groups eating at different times with no problem.

We didn't do all the activities we had planned since there was so much to do in the area. We are looking forward to coming back again next year if we can arrange it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on-line do not do justice to this Gem of a Getaway. I brought 20 women to the Shores for an annual golf trip and we were all blown away and how beautiful and peaceful the Shores were. So nice in fact they didn't want to leave and go golfing. Everything was clean and well maintained, and working with the owner was a wonderful experience. I have been setting up this trip for 17 years and this had to be our best trip ever. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy time together with family or friends. I already had several of my group asking about how to book for their own family vacations. In a word it was FANTASTIC!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I truly love sharing our homes and this response makes my heart sing! Our intention has always been to offer a place that inspires, helps people relax and enjoy one another's company as well as a way to get in touch with nature. We are grateful for everyone who chooses are home and hope that our guests short time on Lake Michigan creates a lifetime of wonderful memories.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Manistee Airport. Direct flights to/from Chicago
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 31
Car: necessary

Private Beach get-a-way only 10 minutes from 2 towns: Manistee, the victorian port town featuring restaurants, the river walk, charter fishing, the Little River Casino and of course GOLF! And Onekema to the north, known for great food, a marina and a short drive to the world class golf course, Arcadia Bluffs.

Golf: GOLF abounds in our area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

*Garbage fee/stay $450
Refundable damage deposit $600

PAYMENT TERMS FOR SUMMER: $500 down, half by Feb 1 and balance 30 days before stay. The "payment terms" on this website isn't flexible so IGNORE 50% down at time of booking unless booking is done after Feb. 1
- $450/stay cleaning fee for 2 homes not included in the spring, early summer, fall and winter bookings.
- Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided.
- 3 nights or longer
- One week rentals from Saturday to Saturday from mid June through August.
- No additional cleaning fee
NOTE: We ALWAYS speak to guests before booking. Call 231-794-1759. We DO NOT accept wire transfers.
WEBSITE: Search "lake michigan vacation retreats" to find me on FB

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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