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This classic 1889 cottage and it's carriage house have both been totally renovated while maintaining the historic feel. They are now totally updated to meet the needs of todays multigenerational families.
The Main House and smaller Carriage House cottage are located in a beautiful, natural landscape, with 186 feet of private beach waterfront. The 2.3 acre property ensures families privacy and with no bluff.....there are no steps. It is an easy direct walk out to the beachfront. A lovely stream runs by the Main House and the carriage house. Both cottages are surrounded by woods to the north and across the street to the east. There are endless Lake Michigan beach walks both to the north (where the eagles nest) and to the south to the Portage Lake channel. The expansive side yard provides space for lawn games. A large fire pit directly faces Lake Michigan. This waterfront property provides a great beachfront vacation for everyone.
In our new lower level walk-out, we have added two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an additional large living area with a gas fireplace, a kitchenette/wet bar, a separate study with a twin sofa bed, and a laundry area. We also have an outdoor natural gas barbeque and an outdoor shower on our lower terrace. There are windows on all four sides of this new lower level. The windows overlook the stream and the woods to the north and Lake Michigan to the west.
We also renovated much of the main floor with an entirely new kitchen. The main level bathroom and the upstairs bathroom are newly renovated as well. The sunroom/porch with it's expansive windows provides for additional seating and a large round dining table overlooking Lake Michigan.
The main house now includes: six bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a 1/2 bath and three distinct living areas (lay out of the houses are available). There is a fully redone kitchen with dishwasher on the main level and a wet bar/kitchenette on the lower level. On the third level, there are two bedrooms , the 1/2 bath and a large deck with views of Lake Michigan and the stream. There is a fireplace on the main level as well as one in the new lower level walkout area.
The separate Carriage House is fully self contained with one bedroom and a kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. It also has a living/dining room and a queen sofa bed. The full bath has a whirlpool tub. The Carriage House also has a fireplace, a washer/dryer and it's own terrace with outdoor seating overlooking the stream. It is great place for family members who would like a bit more privacy. It has been totally renovated as well.
There is a flat screen HDTV in each house. There is also a 60" UHD/4K television on the lower level of the main house. All of theTV's are equipped with Roku streaming devices.
In summary, this is a large property that has extensive frontage on Lake Michigan with a direct walk out (no steps) down to the water. The main house and the Carriage House are classic Lake Michigan cottages, but totally renovated in 2014/15. There is a wooded area across the stream from both cottages. Woodlands across the street also provide privacy. These cottages are located in the historic Pierport community halfway between Manistee and Frankfort. Our beachfront has a beautiful sandy flat Lake Michigan beach. Enjoying long walks both north and south, on the beach is a true pleasure.
A swing overlooks Lake Michigan's beautiful sunsets.
This is a beautiful Lake Michigan waterfront setting and it is a perfect place to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan summer.
Additional pictures and room layouts are available upon request.
This property comes fully furnished with bed linens, towels, beach towels, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.
Furnished with classic cottage furniture and some antiques.
Please know that the cottage will be up for sale this fall. Due to showings on Saturdays we will not be able to accommodate early arrivals (before 4:00PM).
A separate fee will be charged for any special event such as a wedding. It will vary depending on the number of guests expected, facilities utilized, parking required , etc.
There is a separate RV hook up site on the property. Motorhomes or trailers are not allowed without owner consent. If allowed, extra charges may be incurred.