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Eileen Sanfilippo

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

G*R*E*A*T*E*S*T* Lake Michigan home, no bluff, sandy beach**sunsets**bonfires**

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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CALL & SAVE $ - 2-story lakefront home for 12 in 4br/2ba with 5th/bed in cabin

Our newly updated (2016), rustic-style, lakefront home on Lake Michigan offers a private, all sand, shallow beach along with the following:

- Spacious 2500 sf 2-story home with 1.5 kitchens, 2 family rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths PLUS a detached rustic cabin with a queen bed and 3rd bathroom.

- The property is surrounded by trees yet so close to the beach you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.

SECOND LEVEL - 1 king bedroom with twin pullout in sunroom

- Enjoy gathering in the large newly renovated great room with a stone-covered fireplace (non-working), sitting area with 2 leather sofas facing a flat screen tv, dining area and a kitchen, all with views of the lake. The kitchen within the great room has an eating island, granite counters and new appliances. The dining table for 8 is adjacent to sliders to the deck.

- 1 King bedroom is on the 2nd level adjacent to the full bath with a shower/tub.

- The sun room with a panoramic view of the lake is right off of the great room and has a twin pullout.

FIRST LEVEL - 5 beds

- This floor has a more modern feel because it was built out new in 2005. It has 3 bedrooms, a full bath with laundry facilities, a mini-kitchen with sink, refrigerator and microwave and a family room facing the lake. There is also an alcove with a trundle bed.

NOTE: Inside access between the 2 floors is a circular staircase.


5th BEDROOM/3RD BATH: Original1940's pine cottage located next to the main home is a step up from sleeping outside. It consists of a sleeping room with a queen bed, a separate bath (shower stall) and is perfect for family member's who want added privacy WITHOUT FRILLS. (can be musty smelling)

THE MAIN HOUSE: The main 2nd floor kitchen includes refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster and coffeepot, as well as dishes, utensils and pots and pans. 2nd floor kitchen with an eating island, is part of the 2 story great room which also has a living area with tv, dining table for 8 and is right off of the sunroom. The 1st floor kitchen has a small refrigerator, coffee pot and sink. There is a table and chairs for 4 with a lake view.

Telephone for free local and long distance in the US. Basic cable TV and VCR/DVD in 2nd floor living area and TV with VCR on the 1st floor. Charcoal Grill.

This is a 'green house'. Recycling encouraged.

The property is about 6 miles north of the city of Manistee and 7 miles South of Onekama.

Golf at Arcadia National which in only about 10 miles north of us.

No smoking, please. Pet welcome for an additional fee. Please inquire.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Eileen Sanfilippo (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Why Eileen Sanfilippo chose Michigan

We love Lake Michigan! 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 most loved by anyone who loves a cabin-ey feeling, shades of vacations from long ago. The recent updates make it comfortable and are appreciated. The lawn area between the house and the beach is also enjoyed for games and relaxing. The small frog pond is a great attraction for the little ones.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Summer renters: Thanks to all for a successful second season. The weather was lovely and the lake was warm and we're happy to have contributed to your family memories.We value each and everyone of our guests and our only goal is to offer you a comfortable place to spend special time with family and friends.
Sep 2007
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based on 12 traveler reviews

G*R*E*A*T*E*S*T* Lake Michigan home, no bluff, sandy beach**sunsets**bonfires**
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Sunset Shores. Evenings on the beach around a campfire were magical. The property was clean; photos and description accurate; Eileen a pleasure to work with! Spent time in Manistee, a charming town, and also took day trips to Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Had a marvelous Michigan experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Evergreen, CO

A Lake Michigan Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This Lake Michigan cottage provided the perfect get-a-way for our party of six. It offered just the right amount of bedrooms and each was charming and inviting. The accomodations and location absolutely met our expectations. The cottage was very clean and fully equipped, including a washer and dryer and we loved having wifi. We liked the location because we could get to Onekama or Manistee easily or the casino...... Of course, what makes this rental place special is that you are just a few steps away from the sandy beach and Lake Michigan sunsets. The martini deck is a nice addition for the older folks in our party, as well as for reading and morning coffee. Eileen was a pleasure to work with ~ very accomodating and prompt in her responses and with our deposit refund.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this property do not do it justice! The beach is beyond anything we have ever seen before! Miles of pure white sand and water is perfect! You can walk out in the water on pure soft sand for what seems like forever - no rocks or seaweed!! The deck overlooking the beach and lake sat 10 people comfortably every night for the sunset!

The house is just perfect as well! So many rooms for guests and so much sitting area - tons of beds and furniture! The views from the house out to the lake are stunning! 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms, plus a sun room on the second floor with amazing views!

The property is very close to the cute downtown - lots of cute shops and restaurants - very close to grocery stores as well!

This property is very well maintained and the house was extremely clean upon our arrival! Eileen is great - really enjoyed working with her!! We will for sure be back every year!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holland, MI

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with our stay. Remote & quiet location just steps from the beach. The sunset deck directly on the beach was a highlight. Great experience with the owner. This was our 2nd stay at the location and can't wait for the 3rd.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for 12+ guests of all ages. The low bluff to Lake MI made neighboring renters jealous. Great lake and sunset views from the main rooms, nice (small) yard area for lawn games, and of course a wonderful sandy beach (no rocks or seawalls to deal with). Close proximity to hiking trails, golf courses (try The Heathlands in Onekama!), grocery stores, towns of Manistee and Onekama made for the perfect location. The home is not the newest on the beach, but clean, clean, clean. Owner was available via phone to answer any questions. Everything worked, and beds were clean and comfortable. Would definitely return again and recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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We just came home from a ...

  • 5 of 5

We just came home from a great time in Manistee at Hidden Shores. The home was very large and very, very clean. Its location on Lake Michigan was beautiful and the weather cooperated with four straight days of sun and water like glass. Eileen is great to work with and open to options. Check it out.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Muskegon MI
Nearest Beach
on the property
Car: necessary

Golf: 15 minutes away from Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club....rated the #2 course in all of Michigan!

Other courses nearby:

Manistee National Golf and Resort

Manistee Golf and Country Club

Fox Hills Golf Course

The Heathlands

Fawn Crest Golf Course

Bear Lake County Highlands Golf Course

Chestnut Hills Golf Course

Ski: Near Caberfae Mountain and about 45 minutes from Crystal Mountain.


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
Early Summer*
May 21 2016 - Jun 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
Prime Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $300
*Cleaning per stay $175

- 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! $10/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.

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Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , w/ washer and dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located in detached cabin
  • Both bathrooms in the house have been updated since 2010. Floors are tile.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor, next to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , on 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , on 1st floor
    Sleeping Space - 2 twin/ single , First floor, trundle bed in an alcove
    Sleeping space - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor, Twin pullout in the sunroom
    CABIN Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Detached cabin: 1 bed with a shower/bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , on 1st floor
  • The king bedroom can accommodate a crib or pack and play. (not provided). All bedrooms are decorated in a clean, tasteful and comfortable design.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
IMPORTANT: Homeaway and VRBO are beginning to institute an add-on service fee to all bookings made through their website. For this reason, I contact you from my personal website and do not accept online bookings so you don't have to pay this fee. At this time, I am still able to access your email and phone number when provided. 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.

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