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Lake Michigan Beachfront Home - Miles of Beach & Incredible Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Kingman's Reef Private Beachfront Home 2 BR/2 BA

Just South of Manistee, West Michigan, 20 miles North of Ludington

Accommodations: Home, 2 bedrooms & pull out sofa bed, 2 full baths (sleeps 6)

Overview: Enjoy the best of both Up North woods and the scenic beauty of our sandy Lake Michigan beach. Our home is situated on a wonderfully forested 1.5 acre property and sits on a low bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, with 100 feet of our privately owned beach. Our unique completely cedar home sits extremely close to the lake with unparalleled views of Lake Michigan from the cathedral ceiling great room, kitchen, screened in porch as well as from the master bedroom. Our home has been extensively renovated this year and features absolutely beautiful new furniture and pillow top beds.

Gourmet Kitchen: Fully equipped and completely remodeled gourmet kitchen has wonderful lake views and includes the latest in stainless steel appliances with walk-in pantry/laundry room.

Interior Description: • Great Room & New Game Room: Both have cathedral ceilings and huge glass expanse overlooking Lake Michigan. Breathtaking views.

• Sun Porch: Features Lloyd Flanders Wicker Furniture.

• Bedrooms: Master bedroom offers queen-sized Westin Heavenly Pillow Top Bed. Spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Guest room, with its own private full bath, features two pillow top double beds, TV and its own gorgeous wooded views. Great Room offers comfortable queen-sized sleeper sofa.

• Deck: 14 by 42 feet step down deck.

Amenities: Wicker and Rattan furniture throughout, incredible patio furniture, benches and seating areas throughout property, teak furniture at beach & at fire pit, hammock, gas grill, PlayStation2, new large flat panel plasma TV, DVD player, VCR, stereo, CD player, cable television (3 tvs), high speed internet, MAC laptop computer, telephone with free long distance service, full kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, gas cook stove/electric oven, all cooking/eating utensils, washer/dryer, central heating and air conditioning, sun porch, walk-in pantry/laundry. All linens & bath towels included.

Activities: • Watch for the bald eagle, hummingbirds, swans and butterflies that all frequent our beach.

• Explore the City of Manistee with its historic buildings, Victorian homes, river walk, marina facility and two beaches.

• Visit area lighthouses in Manistee, Point Betsie, Ludington & Frankfurt.

• Hike, bike and explore nearby Manistee National Forest & the Lake Bluff Audubon Society.

• Canoe and kayak the Manistee and Pine Rivers.

• Great shopping, restaurants and ice cream shops.

More Details

Sandy Chapman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Sandy Chapman

My name is Sandy for a reason! I live at the beach from sunrise to sunset!!

Sandy Chapman purchased this house in 2005

Why Sandy Chapman chose Manistee

We searched for 6 years before we found this property. We chose this home for its spectacular views of Lake Michigan, its close proximity to the water's edge, and for the five mile, uninhabited, pristine, curvy beach. It doesn't get any better than this!


Manistee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom was completely remodeled in 2013, and the other bathroom was updated in 2015.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Gorgeous Lake Michigan views from Master Bedroom. Great Room & Game Room both offer a queen-sized sleeper sofa.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A gorgeous additional family room/game room has been added in 2007 which has a large Plasma Screen TV with a VCR/DVD player and all new carpet and new rattan furnishings. This room has a game table which seats 4 and a comfortable sofa and two winged-back chairs. This room is private and has beautiful Lake Michigan views.


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Lake Michigan Beachfront Home - Miles of Beach & Incredible Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Peaceful and Tranquil.....

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and tranquil are two words that describes this home. My two children and I absolutely loved our vacation here! My 8 year old son and 11 year old daughter still talk about how beautiful the sunsets were each night! This home had top of the line appliances and had everything you could possibly need to make your stay enjoyable! I hope to go back there soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

Another great year with lots of sunshine. We really enjoyed the fabulous sunsets from the deck! The view of the lake from the house is so relaxing and beautiful! We will be back again next year for some more R&R. It was very much needed and we couldn't imagine a nicer place to stay! Thanks for letting us enjoy your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Manistee Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bungalow Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ludington-Milwaukee Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Manistee National Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Bungalow Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: recommended

Property is beachfront property located directly on Lake Michigan. Manistee is only a few miles away which has restaurants, the historic Ramsdell Theatre for plays and performances, ice cream parlors, many shops, cafes, art gallery, fine wine shop, grocery stores, massage therapists, yoga studio and organic grocery store. Nearby are world class golf courses, a casino, Mac Wood Dune Rides, Sleeping Bear Dunes, National and State Parks, Nordhouse Dunes, and many hiking & biking trails.

Other Activities: Dune Rides (20 min. away) & Michigan Adventure Park (approx. 1 1/2 hours away)

Golf: Golf courses include Arcadia Bluffs, Manistee National, Hearthland, County Highlands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

$300 Security Deposit + 1/2 rental amount. Balance due 30 days before rental week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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