Lake House Oasis Manistique
*LAKEFRONT* (Directly on Lake Michigan)
*3 KAYAKS INCLUDED
*DOGS ARE WELCOMED
*SANDY BEACH ON PROPERTY
*FANS ONLY- NO AIR CONDITIONING
The Lake House Oasis feels like a true slice of heaven. Nestled between the trees, facing Lake Michigan lies a newly built (2017) lake house. Not to be easily seen from the road, you are greeted with a wide, gravel/dirt driveway. Walking up the short stairway to the beautiful carved glass entrance of the lake house, you'll open the door to a captivating entryway with marble floors. The kitchen (well water) is just to the left, filled with all your basic necessities. Newer appliances: refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher, coffee maker and even a precision induction cook top Plates, cups, bowls, pots/pans and silverware are all fresh and ready to make your family vacation as easy and comfortable as possible. The Lake House Oasis has plenty of counter-top space, while looking out at beautiful Lake Michigan.
Meander into the dining room with the wooden table for 6 of the people dear to you to enjoy a meal together overlooking Lake Michigan. The gorgeous wood floors compliment the wooden table perfectly. So that the whole family can eat together, the counter doubles as an eating bar with the 4 bar stools facing the kitchen. Keeping the chef company is always appreciated.
Next to the dining room, you'll find the cozy high-top table with 4 chairs. Perfect for your breakfast coffee or evening cocktail. The wet bar in this nook between the dining and living rooms is a wonderful compliment to the space. There are various drinking glasses from margarita, martini and the classic wine glasses.
Moving through the wet bar/ breakfast nook, you never stop overlooking Lake Michigan! The living room has has a comfortable couch with a chaise lounger on one side, There is a working fireplace and TV with Directv, as well as a Blu-ray DVD player to enjoy your time relaxing, when you aren't at the peaceful Lake Michigan sandy beach.
Off the main floor living room, you'll find a convenient bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. There is an electric fireplace for you to enjoy as well!
Your outside patio dining and relaxing is available from 3 different exits off the main level. The options are endless. There is even a stairwell down to the beach from the main floor outdoor patio setting.
Heading up stairs, you'll find 2 bedrooms with a bathroom in the middle. All rooms have ceiling fans. Air Conditioning has not been needed at Lake House Oasis with the beautiful cross-breeze. The bedrooms both have ideal views of Lake Michigan. Both bedrooms, have a queen bed, closet and dresser. The bathroom in the middle of the upper level has a tub/shower, toilet and sink with a large mirror. Bath towels and basic linens are provided.
In the ground level, you will find the easiest access the Lake Michigan. There you will find a fun game room with a sitting area, Playstation (bring your own games), TV and Blu-Ray DVD player. WiFi is present throughout this lake house.
Two (2) bedrooms also call the ground floor home, with an ideal older kids room with 2 sets of bunk beds and a queen bedroom on opposite sides of the bathroom/laundry room. The ground floor bathroom is located between the 2 bedrooms, just off the game room area. In the older kids room, one set of bunk beds has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on top. The other bunk bed has 2 twin beds. Both have direct entry to the walkway down to the beach. **This room is not advisable for curious young children sleeping alone.**
The ground floor bathroom also doubles as a laundry room with a shower, toilet, sink and washer/dryer. There is nothing like a warm towel waiting for you when you hop out of the shower. The beach theme is fun in this room.
On the ground floor patio, there is the large propane grill, kayaks for adult use. (Please use extreme caution when kayaking on Lake Michigan.) Also, there is a patio setting for 6 people at the ground level. You are never without space to get caught up with family, friends and all the goodness life has to offer at the Lake Shore Oasis.
Take the walkway to the beach to enjoy your time together at the Lake House Oasis. Relax and soak in this luxurious beach house experience.
As an extra layer of security, we do have video cameras in the back and front of the cottage. There are no cameras inside the cottage.
PLEASE be aware that this property does not have a fenced in yard so you will need to have your dog on a leash while outside. There are neighbors (even if you can't see them) that have dogs as well, so for your pets safety and the neighbors please make sure your dog is leashed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
A/C: Air Conditioning has not been needed at Lake House Oasis with the beautiful cross-breeze. Ceiling fans are in each bedroom
Animals: Squirrels, bats, rabbits, birds, coyotes, racoons, etc.
ATV/Snowmobiles: Can NOT snowmobile from the property.
Closest trail is Trail #2, 6.4 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & Tannery Rd.) or Trail #421, 6.6 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & County Hwy 432).
Bathroom: (Well water)
1) Off the main floor living room, you'll find a convenient bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.
2) Another main floor bathroom is located between the 2 bedrooms, just off the game room area.
3) Upstairs bathroom located between the 2 bedrooms.
Beach/Swimming: At the main level of the house, you will find the easiest access the Lake Michigan. Take the walkway to a large sandy beach with great swimming!
1) Lower Level- 1 queen bedroom. Direct entry to the walkway down to the beach.
2) Lower Level- 2 sets of bunk beds. One set of bunk beds has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on top. The other bunk bed has 2 twin beds. Direct entry to the walkway down to the beach. **This room is not advisable for curious young children sleeping alone.**
3) Upstairs 1 queen bed
4) Upstairs 1 queen bed
Boats: Kayaks for adult use. (Please use extreme caution when kayaking on Lake Michigan.)
Bugs: Typical flies, Mosquitoes, and ants.
Cable/Satellite TVs: TV with Dish Network. There is also a Blu-ray DVD player to enjoy your time relaxing. There is a ROKU Tv with streaming. Guest must bring their own account information. NO ESPN but can access if you have your own account to log into
Cell phone service: Not reliable in the house.
Cleaning Fees Explained:
a. Cleaning fees booked directly through Freshwater Vacation Rentals are NOT taxable. (This is a way to save you $$!)
b. Even though our room rate is generally less per night during the Spring, Fall and Winter seasons, no one wants the cleaning quality to decrease.
c. We expect our cleaners to clean at the same level during non-peak seasons as they would during the peak seasons.
d. We pay our cleaners a living wage. They are expected to deep clean, wash all the linens, and prep each bed, regardless of how many people are on the reservation.
Coffee Maker: Traditional coffee pot/carafe style. Bring your own coffee.
*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 2 hours away.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 ½ hours away.
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.
Dock: There is not a dock on this property.
Fire Pit: Yes there is an above ground portable fire pit at the property, wood not provided
Fireplace: There is an electric fireplace for you to enjoy.
Fishing: Bring your poles. Indian Lake State Park is approximately 30 minutes away offering a great place to fish. Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
Grill: Propane grill on the patio.
Handicap Accessible: Not wheelchair friendly. Guest must be able to navigate stairs to gain entrance to the property.
Hunting: Not Onsite
Internet: WIFI is present throughout this lake house.
Linens: Yes, we provide you with basic sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are particular about the thread count of your sheets, let us know, and we will make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.
Parking: Parking: Up to 4 cars maximum (and that will be tight)
Park: Lake View Park is approximately 20 minutes away. Enjoy sandy beaches and views of the Manistique Lighthouse!
Pets: 2 Dogs (MAX) are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.
Privacy: The Lake House Oasis feels like a true slice of heaven. Nestled between the trees, facing Lake Michigan and not to be easily seen from the road.
Space: 2 story newly built (2017) lake house nestled between the trees, facing Lake Michigan.
Store: A short 15-20 minute drive into Manistique offers access to cafes, bakeries, and delis. You can purchase groceries at Jack’s Fresh Market: 735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854 (906) 341-8070
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. Please bring your own beach towels to take to the water.
Washer and dryer: Yes. Laundry detergent is provided.
Wood: Not provided you can purchase wood at Jack’s Fresh Market
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Box Fans
- Cable- Satellite TV
- Ceiling fans
- DVD player
- Fireplace - Electric
- Internet/ WiFi
- Iron & Ironing board
- Linens & Towels included
- Pets allowed
- Radio/CD Player
- Washer & dryer
- Cleaning Supplies
- Coffee maker
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Fire Pit
- Kayak Included
- Patio Chairs
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on Property
|2023/24||09/17/2023 - 05/17/2024||4||$329.00|
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Kim! It's great to know that you (and your lab) were able to enjoy your stay, though I'm sorry to hear about the slow drains putting a bit of a damper on things. We do our best to keep them flowing well, but due to all the sand there are sometimes buildups. We also appreciate the suggestions for things that could stand to be replaced, and have since addressed those. Hopefully we will get a chance to host another stay with you in the future!
Melissa, we're so glad that you had a week of rest and relaxation. I'm sure that your pups were thrilled to be on vacation with you! We'd love to have you come back next year.
Wendy, it is music to our ears to hear that Lake House Oasis surpassed your expectations! We're glad that you loved the property and thank you for your kind words for the staff at FVR. Our guests are our #1 priority always. We'd love to have you come back again.
Becky, we love your review! Thank you so much for your kind words for FVR. Our returning guests are the best review possible, and we look forward to your 4th visit!
Becky, we're glad that you had perfect beach weather and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return!
FVR RESPONSEMelissa, we're happy to know that Lake House Oasis was the perfect place for you and your pups! Labradors and water are the perfect combination. We look forward to havving you back in 2022.
Thank you for sharing your experience, Randy! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here and were able to find all that you needed in the kitchen. This home is perfect for families that don't plan to leave the rental much- we do our best to provide everything you need right at the house so that you can have a relaxing and enjoyable time!
Stephanie, it sounds like you had a great vacation. We are so glad, and excited that you will be back!
Kyle, we would love to have you come back! It's great knowing that you had an excellent time.
Sarah, what a great review! Thank you. It's wonderful to know that you had such a great stay. It was our pleasure to host you, and we'd love to work with you again.
Jennifer, returning guests are our best advertising, so thank you for that. We look forward to your return.
Al, thanks for this wonderful recommendation! Isn't it just the best when your dogs can come with you on vacation? We will get the hanger situation taken care of - thanks for letting us know. We loved having you as our guests and hope to work with you again.
Charles, we would love to have you back at Lake House Oasis! We agree the location is great.
Meghann, we are glad that Santa knew how to find you also!
Lake House Oasis is a perfect spot to celebrate the holidays. It sleeps 8 and your pets can come along. If you like to cook, the Lake House Oasis has plenty of counter-top space, while looking out at beautiful Lake Michigan. We hope to work with you again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tracy, thank you for taking the time to write this review and recommendation.
Lake House Oasis is nestled between the trees and faces Lake Michigan. It sleep 8 and has 4 bedrooms. Thanks for the kudos to FVR. Our guests' comfort is our #1 priority. We'd love to see you return.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tracy, thanks for this recommendation and review. Don't you just love taking your pups on vacation with you! Lake House Oasis is on Lake MIchigan and sleeps 8. It has a large deck across the front of the house, which is perfect for watching the sun rise and set. We'd love to have you back again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Brent, thanks for taking the time to write this great review. Labor Day in the U.P. is pretty special. The deck overlooking the water is perfect for morning coffee or a nap! We hope to see you back again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Chris, we are honored that your first trip to the UP was at Lake House Oasis, and being directly on Lake Michigan is the best! This cottage was built in 2017 and it includes a washer and dryer. And as you said, fur babies are welcome to stay with their humans. We'll let the owners know your suggestions and get them taken care of. We do hope to see you again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Linee, thanks for this review. We are happy that you enjoyed Lake House Oasis. Nothing matches being directly on Lake MIchigan with the amazing beaches, sunsets and sunrises. A little bit of heaven. 3 kayaks are included for guests to use. We will work on the water issue and thanks for the heads up on the screens and screen doors. We hope to see you and your pup again.
Heather, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Lake House Oasis. Nothing beats staying right on Lake Michigan, having access to 8 kayaks and allowing your dog to come with you on vacation! Day trips will take you to Mackinac Bridge, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore or Tahquamenon Falls State Park.
Cory, thanks for this great review. We love that your daughter had her 1st Lake Michigan experience at Lake House Oasis - there is nothing better! This property is nestled between the trees and faces Lake Michigan. There are 3 kayaks for guests to use and it's pet friendly! Perfection. We appreciate your kind comments for FVR. Our guests comfort is our #1 priority.
Stephanie, it's good to hear that Lake House Oasis was the perfect location for you! You cannot beat being right on Lake MIchigan. Its proximity to the Mackinac Bridge, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Tahquamenon Falls State Park makes for exciting day trips. We look forward to your return.
John, we love getting reviews like yours! Lake House Oasis is a fantastic property, and you are right that being on Lake Michigan is such a pleasure no matter the time of year. We would like to continue being your "home away from home" for years to come, so do come back!
Debbie, we're so glad that you found Lake House Oasis to be as lovely as we find it. The sound of the waves can be mesmerizing - the perfect affect for a vacation. We'll look forward to seeing you again.
Elizabeth, it makes us very happy to get reviews such as yours. We love when our guests appreciate our properties as much as you do Lake House Oasis. We hope you come back again!
FRESHWATER RESPONSE: Thank you! The team here at Freshwater Vacation Rentals is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we're super happy you enjoyed your stay at Lake House Oasis in Manistique, MI. We hope to see you again in the future!
Mornings are much better on Lake Michigan! We hope to see you again at Lake House Oasis!