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G*R*E*A*T*Lake Michigan home, no bluff*sunsets*bonfires*Book 2018 now!

Manistee, MI, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

2-story lakefront + cabin 5br/3ba, sleeps 10 - Perfect for golfers & families.

"Relax on Lake Michigan" in our 2016 updated lakefront home on Lake Michigan which offers a private, all sand, shallow beach along with the following:

- 2500 sf 2-story home with 1.5 kitchens, 2 family rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths PLUS a detached rustic cabin with a king 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.


- Enjoy gathering in the spacious, new great room with sitting area with 2 leather sofas facing a 55" flat screen tv, dining area and a kitchen, all with views of the lake. The kitchen within the great room has 2 granite islands with stools and new ss 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 queen 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 with a 2nd 55" tv. There is also an alcove with a 2 twin bed trundle.

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

VERY RUSTIC CABIN: 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 king bed, a separate bath (shower stall) and is perfect for family member's who want added privacy WITHOUT FRILLS. (can be musty smelling)

Telephone for free local and long distance in the US. Basic cable TV and 2 55" flat screen tv's. 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.


Eileen Sanfilippo

Member Since 2005
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
Why Eileen Sanfilippo chose Manistee Township

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. It truly is the best place to "relax on Lake Michigan!" 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 2nd floor, next to bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, on 1st floor
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, on 1st floor
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, on 1st floor
      • CABIN Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Detached cabin: 1 bed with a shower/bathroom.
      • Sleeping Space
        2 twin/ single, First floor, trundle bed in an alcove
      • Pullout in sunroom
        1 twin/ single, 2nd floor location
      • The king bedroom can accommodate a crib or pack and play. (not provided). All bedrooms are decorated in a clean, tasteful and comfortable design.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
          See and hear the water from the 2nd story great room and master bedroom.
        • Beachfront
          Only 50 steps from the house to the lakefront deck and then 15 stair steps to miles of private, sandy beach.
        • Lake
          Come see why guests from both ocean coasts come spend their summers on Lake Michigan, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world.
        • Lake View
          See and hear the water from the 2nd story family room and master bedroom.
        • Lakefront
          Lake Michigan is like being on the ocean without any sharks!!
        • Rural
          Located on a winding road, this home provides a rural feeling yet you are only 10 minutes away from town, restaurants, the casino and golfing.
        • Water View
          Waterfront and waterviews from the house.
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          Directly on Lake Michigan


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      There are 2 living rooms: One on the 2nd floor which is really a "Great" room that includes dining, kitchen, bar area & sunroom. The second living room with a 2nd tv is on the 1st floor.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      House has AC. Cabin does not have AC.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Hi speed.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Parking for 4 cars in the driveway on the Northside of the house.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Free VOIP calls within the US.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          1 full kitchen on 2nd floor with kitchenette (frig, micro, sink) on the 1st floor.
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basics may be available.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table for 8 is in the great room plus a kitchen with center island bar with 4 stools and a 2nd granite bar with 6 stools. There is also a table for 4 in the adjacent sunroom.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Spectrum expanded basic. You can also access your Netflix account.
                                • Television
                                  Two 55" flat screen tv's. One on each floor in the living spaces.


                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2 decks: 1 small one off of the house on the second level and 1 at the beach with a table and 4 chairs. There are 2 adirondack chairs by the firepit on the property.
                                    • Golf
                                      Many golf courses within 14 miles including Arcadia Bluff Golf Club.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Flat lawn area between the house and the lake which is nice for games. It is adjacent to a natural pond.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber charcoal grill. Please bring your own charcoal.
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          First floor accessible.


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • pond
                                            • 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: 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Family Memories

                                                              Patricia V.

                                                              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!

                                                              A Lake Michigan Paradise

                                                              roxane a.Evergreen, CO

                                                              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.

                                                              A week in paradise!

                                                              Hallie B.

                                                              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!

                                                              Peaceful Retreat

                                                              Ken M.Holland, MI

                                                              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.

                                                              Great Family Reunion Property

                                                              Therese T.

                                                              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.

                                                              We just came home from a ...


                                                              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.


                                                              Manistee, MI, USA

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


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              PETS WELCOME - $50/night/pet upon approval and proof of flea/tick protection SPRING, EARLY SUMMER AND FALL RENTALS: - 3 nights or longer - Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided. HIGH SUMMER RENTALS - One week rentals from Saturday to Saturday from mid June through August. - Linens and towels are optional and not included in the above pricing. Pillows and blankets always provided. NOTE: We ALWAYS speak to guests before booking. We DO NOT accept wire transfers. Beware of scammers who do.

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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