|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This spacious beach front lake home is perfect for family vacations or a getaway with friends.
The ash paneled dining room and kitchen is fully stocked with microwave and dishwasher. The open floor plan allows families and friends to relax and enjoy a fire after a long day of activities.
The home is slightly set back to allow privacy from the neighbors while still allowing great views of the lake. Your own private beach front allows families to enjoy swimming in the shallow, sandy beach water of Manistee Lake.
Manistee Lake is an 860 acre, 6'-18' deep all sports recreation lake. It has good walleye and pan fishing and is known for its beautiful sunsets. Perfect for waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, jet skiing, etc… A public boat launch is available for easy access to get your boat into the lake.
The nearby attractions are endless;
-Boyne Mountain and Shanty Creek are a short drive away which have a ton to offer including hiking trails, biking trails, golf, indoor water park, concerts, and restaurants.
-Traverse City is about 20 minutes away. There are many restaurants, bars, shopping, public beach ect…
-Mackinaw Island is within a day trip. Jump on the ferry to the island and enjoy a day of biking around the island, horse back riding, horse carriage ride, and the famous FUDGE!
The Marathon gas station just down the road has many amenities for any last minute needs. It also has great pizza and ice cream.
Bed and bath linens included.
Property owners have a cottage across the lake for easy accessibility should you need anything. The property owners live in Southeast Michigan and spend a great amount of time in the area enjoying the many activities the area offers.
Edward & Maryann Smart purchased this cottage in 2012
Our cottage is centrally located between Grayling, Traverse City and Boyne Mtn.
Beach area has gently sloping sandy grade for easy access into the water.
The cottage offers some privacy being set back from the other cottages a bit.
What could have made our stay even more enjoyable?
Absolutely nothing. What a wonderful place to stay! The beach was perfect for my children to play and the house was absolutely wonderful! Very homey... Which is an important feature. I was extremely impressed that Edward stopped by to welcome us and give us some tips about the area and the ideal spots to fish on the lake. The neighbors were also very welcoming and came out and introduced themselves. I cannot thank the owners enough for sharing their home with us!! Thank you!
Upon arrival, we were afraid we were at the wrong cabin! It was so much more than we had anticipated! We definitely over packed, as everything we could have needed was already there! Crock pot, serving dishes and all! Plenty of linens and towels, even an extra roll-away bed in the walk-in closet! We had a surprise baby shower and the cabin easily accommodated the 5 of us and 15 guests. The benches on the dock, perfection! We were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous sunsets! Neighbors and hosts were friendly! Would definitely recommend and would happily stay again! But will remember to bring a couple of fans!
We had a great vacation on beautiful Manistee Lake. We found the cabin to be just right for our family of five and two pooches. Clean, cute, and comfortably furnished. Roomy, well-appointed kitchen, and the dishwasher was a plus. Campfire pit at the lakeshore had plenty of wood. The friendly neighbors made us feel very welcome. We found a nice open-air produce market in Kalkaska. Great public boat launch nearby. Ideal location up north for many activities. We visited Torch Lake and Jordan River Valley areas. This was our first summer rental through VRBO, and we were very pleased with the cottage and our whole experience. Please consider, though, replacing the old gas grill. The owners were nice to work with and very accessible and helpful before and during our rental week. We would like to come back and will recommend it to our friends.
The house itself was perfect. We had 8 people stay (4 being children) and it was very comfortable. We have recommended it to several people since the stay. The yard was messy and not conducive with bare feet (after all, we were on vacation!) It appears that they have done quite a bit of work to the home, and are now starting on the yard. I am sure that they will have it great in no time. The owner is great, very nice.
We had a great time with four adults and two kids with lots of room. Owner was helpful and very acommidating. We came up two trucks with trailers and ORVs. There was room to park everything. Cabin is within a few miles to trail system. Kitchen was well stocked, many games to play and a dock for fishing. We caught a 17" bass on dock. Friendly neighbors, comfortable beds and good pizza down the road. This was our first expierence renting a cabin and would recommend this one. Wonderful expierence.
We used this cottage as a base for a grouse hunting trip to the area. It was a great place to relax for two tired hunters at the end of a day. The beds were comfortable and there is plenty of room for our gear. The kitchen was well stocked and the wi-fi was convenient. We will definitely consider a return trip.
Beautiful sandy beachfront on (860 acre) Manistee lake.
Public boat launch available for boat drop off.
Dock to tie off your boat
Thirty minutes from Traverse City and the many wine country tours.
Kalkaska is 15 minutes away it only takes 25 minutes to get to Turtle Creek Casino.
Torch Lake 20 minute drive with the beautiful clear Caribbean blue water and famous sandbar.
Day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes and coast of Lake Michigan. Take a day trip to the Mackinaw Straits Area.
ORV trails are close and can be driven to; Sunset and Blue Bear and CCC Trail.
Take a motorcycle ride to the Tunnel of Trees on M-119 in Harbor Springs and visit the famous Leggs Inn Polish Restaurant with its bluff view overlooking Lake Michigan.
Enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables available at the quaint Cherry Street Market on M-72.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
75.00 Cleaning Fee. We would prefer to rent to for full weeks at a time, Saturday to Saturday.