Manistee Nautical Retreat Manistee

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MANISTEE NAUTICAL RETREAT: Sleeps 4, Wi-Fi, Dogs Welcome, Fully fenced yard

Pets Welcome










Location is amazing! Manistee Nautical Retreat is such a great spot because guests are able to enjoy lounging at the nearby beach on Lake Michigan during the day and catching a great meal at one of the many restaurants/pubs downtown in the evening! Or better yet, jump in the car for a 7 minute drive to the Little River Casino for a night of excitement!

This 2 bedroom, one bath beauty comes with wi-fi, a 50” TV, exposed deck, propane grill, and kitchen. Fully fenced in yard to keep the pup safe!



Air Conditioning: No central A/C however there are window A/C units at the property. There is a ceiling fan in the kitchen. 

ATV's: No ATVs allowed.

Animals: Squirrels, variety of birds, deer.

            Bathroom: Tub, Shower, Toilet, Sink are present.

Beach/Swimming: There is no swimming at the property. There are 2 public beaches one is a 15-minutes walk (3 min drive) and another one is 20 minutes away (4 min drive)


Bedroom Configuration:
     Bedroom #1: Full Bed (memory foam)

     Bedroom #2: Full Bed (memory foam)


Boats:  No boats come with this property. There is a harbor nearby.


Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs.


Cell phone service: T-Mobile is good at the home.

              * Ludington: 35 minutes
              * Traverse City: 1 hour 18 min
              * Cadillac: 56 min
              * Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1 hour

Dock: No dock.

Drinking Water: It is well water. There is a Brita water pitcher and water dispenser for guests use. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking. 

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home (marijuana is prohibited as well). Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: There is not a fireplace in this home.

Fire-pit: Yes there is a fire pit! 

Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby river are bass, bluegill, walleye.  Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.

Grill: Propane grill (propane tank provided)

Grocery Store: 3-minute walk to local grocery store. Larger Meijer is 6 minute drive. There are little markets in downtown Manistee.

Internet:  YES! Good wi-fi.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets (1500+ thread count) and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We provide the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels. 

Parking: Street is free parking and there is a public lot across the way. Two cars fit in the driveway (tandem)

Pets: 2 Dogs 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. FULLY FENCED IN YARD

Privacy: Neighbors are right next door. Privacy fence around.

Seniors:Come one, come all! This space is great for those over 60. Sometimes when renting a home, you are never too sure about the terrain: is the home on top of a hill, is parking on a steep slope, are there 100 steps to the beach or the unit, etc. This home gets the FVR approval for the young at heart!

Snowmobiles:  No snowmobiles allowed

Space:  ranch with basement

Televisions: 50” Smart TV in living room. There is NOT traditional cable. 

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: YES! Soap is provided

Water- This property is on the City of Manistee water supply. The city advises to run the water for 10-15 seconds before using. This home has been inspected by The City of Manistee Public Works and does not have lead pipes. 


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Garage
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV with Roku
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2022 01/01/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $159.00


Cute little house
This house was perfect for our stay in northern Michigan. The house was the perfect size for my family of two and my small dog. I loved having the fenced in backyard for our dog. The location was also great. We were just a few minutes from town and a little bit longer to the beach. The house was super clean and provided us with everything that we needed. Overall it was a great stay.

Kayla, don't you love vacationing with your dogs!  We're glad that Manistee Nautical Retreat worked out so well for you, and we hope to see you back again.
Oct 2021
4 stars

John, you are very much welcome.  We hope that you come back again.
Aug 2021

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