House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
My husband Michael is a retired landscape business owner and I am the perennial 'mult-tasker' having raised 3 children, helped with the landscape business, being a lifestyle and job coach and running our vacation home business.
Eileen purchased this House in 2003
Why Eileen chose Manistee
Our family of 5 had been vacationing in northern Michigan since 1985 and longed to have a place of our own. In the summer of 2003, we found a lovely road off the highway that have wonderful beaches and wasn't 'touristy'. We looked at a couple of properties but they didn't fit our budget. Then that fall, I found a listing online and we decided to drive up (300 miles) and couldn't believe how perfect it was for us. The only way we could afford buying it was to rent it out and as they say, the rest is history!
What makes this House unique
The greatest benefit to staying at our home called 'Heaven' is because that's the feeling many people get whenever visiting! Because the property is wider rather than deep, the privacy and view from the home is amazing. It offers feelings of tranquility and is a true respite from the business of life. (It's a nice home too!)
Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking outside only. Dispose in garbage not sand.
There are 65 steps to the private shared beach.
Minimum age of primary renter:24
Rental requires a signed contract and copy of the renter's state ID with first payment. If these items aren't received rental will be voiced.
A phone call between owner & guest is required after VRBO releases guests' phone # to confirm our home is a good fit for your group.
First payment of $1 plus the vrbo service fee is paid by credit card to vrbo. All subsequent payments made directly to owner not thru this site.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Myself and my 4 cousins enjoyed our stay. Sitting on the lower deck with a glass of wine was the order of the day. I love Lake Michigan. Ease of entering, great kitchen, bedrooms and places to sit and converse with one another. A great gathering place for the 5 of us as we all live in different parts of the state. Thank you Eileen. You have been wonderful. Joann Cook
Thanks Joanne. I am so glad to hear you had a delightful stay. You are welcome back anytime!
"Heaven" was indeed! Fantastic location, and over-the-top comfortable.
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Fabulous lakeside experience
All the other reviews basically cover it. The lake level was so high in Sept of 2019 there was no beach. The water just lapped up to the base of the cliff. No problem, just sit on the hillside deck, smoke a cigar and watch the sunset! I can’t imagine a better lakeside experience.
Glad you made the best of high water levels. Our 40' bluff offers the best of being on the lake...high enough to get an expansive awesome view yet only 65 steps to the beach.... when there is one! Here's hoping lake levels go down again in 2020.
Great place to stay at!!
We arrived to a very clean house, great view, with privacy (hot tub). Eileen (owner) was great to work with. Everything you needed was supplied. Meijer was close by to purchase groceries, casino (Little River) was also close by. We had a great time and will be back again Eileen... (5 stars)
Beautiful and comfortable home
My family and I had a wonderful time here for an October vacation. We felt very comfortable in the home. It had everything we needed. The view is amazing. The location is perfect for hitting many of the small towns along the coast. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Glad you and your family enjoyed Heaven!
I see why the owners call it "Heaven".
Absolutely amazing. The pictures from this listing do not do it justice. The home was very clean and beautiful. Everything you could need was already there. Felt like home. The property was equally amazing. Breathtaking view from almost any spot inside and out. Breakfast in the Sun-room with an amazing view. Lunch on the bluff with an incredible view. Dinner and drinks on the patio while the sun sets, and a soak in the hot tub under the stars. Did I mention the view..? Couldn't get enough. Everything was perfect. Sad we had to leave.
Thanks, John, for the glowing review! It warms my heart to hear that others enjoy this home as much as I do! Thanks for being such a great guest. We look forward to having you return.
You may not ever want to leave our quiet private home on Lake Michigan but if you do you'll find golf courses, a casino, mini-golf, restaurants, shopping all within 15 minutes away.