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Classic Lake Michigan Cottage with Breathtaking Sunsets

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This is a classic cottage along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. It was built in 1924 and is a seasonal cottage which we offer for rent during the months of June, July and August. It has a large, wrapping screened porch which looks out on Lake Michigan and is furnished with our family's antique wicker furniture. Wile away the hours sitting in one of the porch rockers with a good book , watch the boaters and sunbathers, or grab a beach chair and enjoy Fifth Avenue Beach which is at your doorstep. You'll want to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan and walk the shore looking for Petoskey stones. The U.S. Coast Guard station is steps away, as well as the lighthouse and pier for a leisurely walk and catching a glimpse of a freighter entering the channel.

Keywords: Classic Fifth Avenue Beach summer cottage with vintage wicker on the wrap-around screened porch to enjoy all of the passing Lake Michigan boat traffic. Just across the street from beach bath house, snack bar, playground, tennis courts and catwalked pier and lighthouse.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

WIFI is installed within the cottage (secure internet). Additionally, there is a public network at the 5th Avenue Beach Bathhouse , which is just across the street from the cottage should you want to surf the internet while relaxing on the beach. The Bathhouse also features Eddie D's ' Beach and Eat' with 'from the grill' items such as hot dogs, burgers, and brats. Also Rib and Chicken dinners.


Manistee Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1) Sheets, blankets and pillows provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed. Sheets, pillows and blankets provided
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs provided, as are two bicycles (one men's , one women's). Cottage includes ancillary appliances such as toaster, toaster oven, waffle iron, blender, crock pot, coffee pot, popcorn popper, ceiling fans in bedrooms and kitchen dining area. Yes, there is a hairdryer in the bathroom. Just pack your bags and come and enjoy the beachfront. If you need to do laundry, there is a laundromat around the corner which offers 'free soap' to patrons.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Classic Lake Michigan Cottage with Breathtaking Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Duluth, Minnesota

Just what I needed

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was more spacious than expected. Beds and bedrooms are small but with ample closet & drawers. Kitchen is well equipped, we ate most meals on the breezy wrap-around porch. All was in good repair. Terrific beach! Cell phone coverage was difficult and land-line phone can only be used for local calls. Free Wi-Fi from beach house was good. The owner was very helpful and friendly & provided personal written reviews of local restaurants, businesses and attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ludington is 30 minutes away and has a turn of the century car ferry which travels daily across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin. There is also a scenic boat trip in Frankfurt, Michigan along the Sleeping Bear Dunes shoreline. Manistee has wonderful area golf courses. Arcadia Bluffs, along the shores of Lake Michigan and just a short drive, is one of the highest rated courses in the U.S. Are you a Gambler? Little River Casino is in Manistee. Try your luck or see one of their shows which offer a variety of renown entertainers. Interlochen is also within a few miles with a lovely venue of concerts and artists during the summer months. City of Manistee offers concerts at Veterans Park and Douglas Park during the week and there is a Farmers Market each Saturday in the park adjacent to Oleson's grocery store. You can also flag down the trolley in front of the cottage for your historic tour of Manistee. Wine tasting? Douglas Valley in Onekama (an old carriage stop) is a fun spot.


Rates & Availability

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