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NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN GETAWAY (Manistique): Sandy beach, Pet-Friendly, Hunting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, wi-fi, cable, directly on Lake Michigan in Manistique,


SLEEPS: 4, Max 6 (with 2 couches)

BEDROOMS: 1 traditional with a door  + 1 open master loft suite (so you can wake up to Lake Michigan)


*LAKEFRONT -400 ft. private beach (Lake Michigan)




*SANDY BEACH (the beach size fluctuates dramatically, from a sliver to a generous sandy space)

*FANS ONLY- NO Air Conditioning.

Welcome to our classic A-frame beach front home on Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We have 1 main floor bedroom, an open master suite upstairs, 2 bathrooms, plus a main floor full kitchen.  Although there is not air conditioning at the cottage, opening the windows in the Upper Peninsula, normally provides the ideal breeze to keep the cottage at a comfortable temperature.  Plus, there are multiple fans at the cottage. We do have well water, so at times there is a sulfur smell that occurs. Normally, that dissipates once the water is run for a period of time. Ah, the joys of natural well water.  A propane grill will get your small family fired up for some great meals. If you bring your four-legged friend, there is a fenced in area behind the garage. The small, normally sandy beach is adjacent to the cottage. The land between the cottage and the beach can be weedy and muddy, depending on the weather. Cell phone service at the cottage is virtually nonexistent, but we have a landline for your use. 

During the summer, spring and fall enjoy 400 ft. of private beachfront (normally sandy, yet dependent on the current and weather) along Lake Michigan on 10 private acres. If you come during winter, the snowmobiling will not disappoint. There are many groomed trails in Manistique - along the Manistique River and through scenic forests. There are 2,000 miles of groomed trails winding through the U.P. Hike around on our 10 acres, or head out to some of the best hiking trails in the state. Indian Lake State Park, Fox River Pathway, Ashford Lake Pathway.

The Kewadin Casino will pick you up at the cabin and return your group (of at least 4) as well. Unique day trips are popular with all of our guests: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 59 miles; Tahquamenon Falls State Park is 85 miles; Mackinac Bridge is under 2 hours.

Sleeping arrangements:   *Linens are provided*

                                            Bedroom #1 (upstairs in an open loft):  King size bed.

                                            Bedroom #2 (main floor,  adjacent to the kitchen): 2 twin size beds.


Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit.  By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course:  A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.

Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

Snowmobiling:  There are many groomed trails in Manistique for you to enjoy.  Here is a great link to trail maps, distances and other helpful information.

Mackinac Bridge- approximately 2 hours away.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 2 hours away.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park-  approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.


More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Manistique

Privacy, simple private sandy beach (depending on the water levels) about 300 yards from the cottage.

What makes this cabin unique

Seeing Lake Michigan the moment you open your eyes as you sit up in the king-sized bed upstairs.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We have family in the area and this was SO much better than staying in a hotel room. We took a walk on the beach this morning, enjoyed the eagles and spending time around the fireplace. The view is absolutely spectacular and we will definitely be back!
Nov 2015
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Manistique Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin size beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf ...
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is NO air conditioning at this cottage. Though rarely needed in the Upper Peninsula, it is ideal to leave the windows open at night to leave in a cool evening breeze. My favorite part of the cabin is waking up in the king sized bed and the first thing I see is Lake Michigan.


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NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN GETAWAY (Manistique): Sandy beach, Pet-Friendly, Hunting
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 23 reviews

Great fall trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. There was lots of things to do for days trips. Pictured Rocks, Bigs Springs, Fayette state park. It was so nice that we could bring our dog,she loved running on the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunrise, and just being able to watch how the weather affects the lake. We would go back .

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! It truly is a great location! Please check out another one of our 66 Michigan properties for your next vacation! Hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful, peaceful and a perfect cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet and relaxing, exactly what we were looking for. Our Labradors enjoyed swimming in the lake and playing on the beach. We loved sitting on the deck enjoying the peace of Lake Michigan and the secluded location. We cannot wait to return next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, we are so happy you had a quiet and relaxing vacation. And of course your Labrador, they sure do love the water. We would love to have next year! Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely be back! My husband and I had a wonderful time staying here!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited that you loved your stay! Remember, we have 54 other properties to choose from in Michigan, just in case you are looking for another adventure! ~Freshwater Team
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Quiet and secluded

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views, quiet and very clean. The house had everything we needed as a family of four plus a dog. We have no complaints about the rental itself, but the area left a lot to be desired. A couple of local restaurants lacked friendly service, we felt like unwanted outsiders. Luckily the kitchen at the cabin was stocked with plenty cooking utensils so we decided to cook and eat "at home". Be aware that there is zero family friendly entertainment within an hour driving distance for those of us with children who don't enjoy the quiet and relaxing as much as the adults do.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed the cabin! Yes, the kitchen is fully equipped. We are sorry you did not receive friendlier service from the towns-folk. Hopefully your dog enjoyed his/her vacation as well :) Thank you for choosing Freshwater Vacation Rentals. We hope you consider booking at one of our 54 properties for your next family vacation.
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Hamilton, MI.

Mother Nature at her finest

  • 5 of 5

Love this place!!! Saw so many differant sides of Lake Michigan. From a beatiful sunny day to Mother Nature's fury. Deer, bald eagles, and the creek that runs through this property is to a delight of the outdoors person in you. Will book this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim, we are so excited to hear of your wonderful weekend getaway! Isn't it just awesome that you get to see all the wild life, and relax while looking out onto beautiful Lake Michigan! We would love to have you back!! Sincerely, Joan Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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Great Vacation Rental.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the location. Great sunrises and sunsets. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeannette, See, even in February, Michigan is BEAUTIFUL! We are thrilled you loved your stay. Ah, sunsets and sunrises are breathtaking there! We hope you book your next vacation rental with us! We have 47 other properties with fabulous views as well :) Freshwater Team
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Nearest Airport
60.8 Miles
Delta County Airport- Located in Escanaba
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Roys Place Bar located in Manistique
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Mackinac Island- Star Line, Sheplers or Arnold
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Stony Point Golf Course in Manistique,
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Amtrak Station located in Escanaba, Mi 49829
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Three Seasons Cafe located in Manistique
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Gladstone Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
Home is located on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Pictured Rocks is about a 60 minute drive northwest of the cottage.

Tahquamenon Falls is about a 60 minute drive northeast.




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