|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
It's impossible not to sit back and relax on this quiet 3/4 acres vacation rental situated on the Manistee River. We affectionately refer to it as 'Lee-Sures Way.' Enjoy our favorite pastime - railing, which is reclining in a chair on the spacious wrap around deck with your feet up on the railing just watching the river go by! From that vantage point you actually look down into the river. The splendor of unspoiled state land is right across the river.
***House and Lot ***
The house is a well kept, modern A-frame with vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms (one is a large loft). Total beds include 1 queen, 2 full, and 2 twins. 8 can sleep comfortably. It also includes an updated full bath, carpeting throughout with stone tile in the kitchen, 2 large picture windows which provide breath-taking views of the river, satellite TV, DVD and stereo units (with small libraries), central air conditioning, forced air propane heating, wood burning stove, washer and dryer, wrap around deck on 3 sides, Wii video unit and games, outdoor propane grill, fire pit, firewood, dock, and access to a 2-1/2 car garage. An automatic backup generator provides electrical comfort in the event of a power failure. Bed linens, pillows, towels, dishes, silverware, pots and pans are all provided. Just bring your, clothes, food, and toys!
*** The River (fishing, canoeing, kayaking) ***
This portion of the Upper Manistee River has been given special designation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as a 'Michigan Natural River' because of it's pristine water quality and abundant and unspoiled natural environs and wildlife. This section of the river is designated for fly fishing only and offers some of Michigan's best trout fishing. Brown, Brook, and Rainbow trout abound. Nearby fisherman landmarks are Yellow Tree, Burnt Cabin, Pearls on a Necklace, and the CCC Bridge. The river also affords excellent canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and swimming opportunities. Two canoe liveries are located nearby. Many inland lakes as well as Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are nearby offering several fine beaches and fishing.
*** ORV, Snowmobiling ***
Off the river the area is prime for ORV enthusiasts in the summertime and snowmobilers in the winter. You can step right out the door and right on to your machine. State land surrounds the area and the Kalkaska Blue Bear Trailhead and the Grayling M72 West Trail head are in close proximity. In addition thousands of acres of Camp Grayling property, open to the public, are almost right out the door. There are shops in Grayling and Kalkaska which provide parts, service, and rentals.
*** Hunting ***
The area also is a haven for deer hunting, turkey hunting, small game and bird hunting. Thousands of acres of public land are in immediate proximity of the house.
*** Centrally Located to Northern Michigan Attractions ***
Lee-Sures Way is centrally located in northern Michigan making it an excellent hub for day trips to all the wonderful attractions at the 'tip of the mitt.'
. Grayling 16 miles
. Kalkaska 20 miles
. Traverse City 45 miles
. Cadillac 47 miles
. Sleeping Bear Dunes 73 miles
. Mackinaw City 97 miles
. Alpena 100 miles
Limit 8 people. Must be 23 to lease. No smoking or pets, please.
Hi, I'm Pat Lee and together with my daughter Kim and son-in-law Paul we have chosen to share this beautiful home with you! Though I was born in North Carolina, I have spent most of my life in Michigan. I have always enjoyed the beauty, tranquility, and abundant recreation and leisure our state has afforded. In fact, our home's name, Lee-sure's Way, is a play on my last name and the leisure one can enjoy just being here.
Pat Lee purchased this house in 1991
For many years, my husband Marvin and I have enjoyed many wonderful times up here by ourselves and with family and friends. There is so much we have done; hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, canoeing, tubing, campfires, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and yet many times we did absolutely nothing. We just enjoyed and relaxed. Marvin is gone now, but we would like to share these experiences with you - I think he would have liked that.
When you come up, it will just be natural for you to rail. That is just sitting on a chair on the deck, with your feet up on the railing, just enjoying the river. Every season; summer, winter, spring, and fall are all wonderful up here. And there isn't a more gorgeous river in the state - maybe even the midwest - than the Upper Manistee. It is truly pristine.
When you stay with us, Paul and Kim will take care of all your needs. They live just up the river. Don't hesitate to call.
Thanks, and enjoy the north,
Pat, Kim, and Paul
Hosts were on top of every want and need. The home is private as well as beautiful.
Home was clean and well equipped. Very comfortable. As advertised.
Second time we've rented this place. Once again it was what we expected. Everything is there that you need. Hope to come back next year!
We loved the house and the location was perfect for us as we kayaked down the Manistee River. Paul and Kim were beyond accommodating and treated us like they really appreciated us staying there. I highly recommend and hope to be back soon.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, right on the river. We waded and fished right out the back door, enjoyed "railing" and relaxing, and a lovely outdoor fire every night. The cottage was well stocked with all the essentials. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us, with beds to spare. The weather was a mix of sun and light rain, and only enhanced the whole experience. We look forward to visiting again!
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|