North Shore Retreat Manistique

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NORTH SHORE RETREAT (Manistique): Along the Lake Michigan Shoreline. 20 private acres.







2Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Wi-Fi, DirecTV, located directly on Lake Michigan near Manistique,

SLEEPS: 6, Max 8 (with 2 couches)

BEDROOMS: 1 King open master loft suite with incredible view of Lake Michigan. 1 main level BR with queen bed & a twin bunk bed. 

BATHROOMS: 2 Full (1 up, 1 down)

*LAKEFRONT Approximately 700 ft. private beach that includes a mostly rocky point where a small stream feeds into the lake and plenty of beautiful sand beach to explore east and west of the point. (300' of currently all sand on the newly acquired beach to the right of the property.)

*PETS: Beginning Jan. 2021 pets are not allowed. 

*20 PRIVATE Wooded Acres with a new marked trail called Cedarwood Trail (some acreage is separated by the road)

Spend a few peaceful days at North Shore Retreat and you’ll understand why we say, “Inspiration Lives Here.” Whether you’re writing, painting, birdwatching, spending time with family, or just getting away from it all, we’re confident you’ll find yourself refreshed and inspired by the natural beauty of the northern shore of Lake Michigan and the comfortable surroundings of this home located on the waterfront in the south central Upper Peninsula region.

North Shore Retreat offers guests a main floor bedroom with 1 queen size bed & 1 twin size bunk bed and a large upper level open master loft with a comfortable king size bed, full bath, and plenty of closet space. Enjoy stunning views of the waterfront right from the bed and fall asleep gazing at the stars through the two overhead skylights.

The fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room offer fabulous views beyond the slightly sloped yard to the vast Lake Michigan waters. You’ll feel like you’re at the ocean – but without the sharks! Watch the ships far out on the horizon, or watch the birds and wildlife right up close in the yard. Brew your morning coffee in our Flex brew coffee maker (by the pot or single K-cup), or visit one of the excellent coffee shops in downtown Manistique. 

Outside video security CAN NOT be disabled.

Security Cameras: Due to the secluded nature of North Shore Retreat, we use “smart cameras” to monitor the property entrances, snow amounts, and property conditions. The security cam mounted above the garage door remains on at all times. Other outdoor security is enabled only during periods of vacancy.

The sandy shoreline and beach change from day to day, so if you stay a few days, you’re sure to experience the many changing moods of the lake. Depending on water levels and changing weather conditions, the beach can be transformed from a short sandy sliver to a wide “ocean-like” beach. If you are looking for a guarantee of a rocky water's edge, the rocky point will be an ideal place for you. If you need the currently sandy beach, you will find it either in front of the cabin or to the west of the point - past the stream and accessed from the Cedarwood Trail which is marked for you. There are NO guarantees of a sandy beach directly in front of the beautiful cottage. The lake can be a tempest of crashing waves or a peaceful sheet of glassy calm. Each day will surprise you with a beautiful gift from nature’s bounty, and it really is a new experience every day. Follow the new Cedarwood Trail and it will take you across the small stream that runs into the lake just to the west of the cabin and provides a great place to explore. Get creative and pick up a few small rocks to paint at North Shore Retreat's "art corner".

Stay warm and toasty in the wintertime with gas heat and the option for a fire in the wood burning stone fireplace. In the warmer months enjoy the wonderful breezes coming in off the lake. There is no Air Conditioning at North Shore Retreat at this time, but open windows, fans, and the cooling lake breezes typically keep the home within a very comfortable temperature range. 

A propane grill will get your small family fired up for some great meals. North Shore Retreat provides lots of games for you to enjoy, and a fully equipped laundry room if you need to wash clothes.
Cell phone service at the cottage is spotty and will vary based on your carrier. We provide a landline for your use (local calls), and WIFI is available for smartphone data and wi-fi calling functions. (Or you can take advantage of the opportunity to "disconnect" for awhile!)

There are many groomed snowmobile trails in the Manistique area - along the Manistique River and through scenic forests. There are approximately 2,000 miles of groomed trails winding through the U.P.

If you enjoy hiking, you're welcome to explore our 20 acres and the new Cedarwood Trail, or head out to some of the best hiking trails in the state at nearby Indian Lake State Park, Fox River Pathway, and Ashford Lake Pathway, to name just a few.

Grocery Store:  Jack's Fresh Market  
735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854   (906) 341-8070

 Unique day trips are popular with all of our guests. Enjoy a visit to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Mackinac Island, and many other incredible places in the U.P.

There are plenty of opportunities to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, and explore a variety of other nearby recreational opportunities in the U.P.

Sleeping arrangements:   *Linens are provided*

                       Bedroom #1 (upstairs in a large open loft):  King size bed.

                       Bedroom #2 (main floor, adjacent to the kitchen/hall): 1                                              queen size bed & 1 twin bunk bed
Big Springs "Kitch-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit.  By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course:  A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.

Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public restroom facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

Snowmobiling:  Can NOT snowmobile from the property. 
Closest trail is Trail #2, 4.6 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & Tannery Rd.) or Trail #421, 8.4 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & County Hwy 432).

Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hours away.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hours away.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park-  approximately 1 hour away.

Wood:  check out Jack's Fresh Market  735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854   (906) 341-8070


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Garage
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Telephone/Landline
  • TV with Roku
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hunting Allowed on Property.
  • Patio Chairs
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on Property
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $288.00
January - December 2022 01/02/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $0.00


My stay
It was great

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Michael!
May 2021
beautiful location
just what we were looking for, a nice quiet getaway on lake michigan.

We're delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the lake front here! The view of lake Michigan in combination with the beautiful nature surrounding truly makes for a peaceful and rejuvenating trip. 
May 2021
Great place
Great getaway. Thanks for making it a great stay with my wife. Would love to have another chance to return.

We're glad you enjoyed your time here, Dennis! We look forward to your return in the future! 
Apr 2021
The Perfect Home Away From Home!
North Shore Retreat is a little piece of paradise that we discovered last fall when we stayed there for the first time. We loved it so much that we decided we had to go back again this year. We made reservations back in January, just to ensure we would get it for our October anniversary week. Little did we know after this challenging year dealing with the pandemic, how much we would really need this little getaway from it all. We enjoyed every moment in the beautiful, cozy cabin that feels like home instantly. The colors were just breathtaking and gave everything a golden glow. The sunrises and lake views were amazing and such a treat to wake to. The newly added acreage and nature trail along the lakeshore were such a fun surprise! Our son and dog had so much fun exploring it, and we loved how well made and cared for it was. We didn't bring our dog last year, but after seeing how pet-friendly the cabin was with dog doors and a large fenced-in area, we decided to bring her this year. She loved every minute, and we loved feeling so welcome to bring her along on our adventure. The cabin was very clean, sanitized and made us feel very safe. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes and all the conveniences of your own home. Our other favorite parts - the ultra comfy couch, cozy fireplace, big tv, rock painting corner, board game cabinet, huge deck & grill, attached garage with opener, incredibly comfy beds....and my top favorite, the sunroom where I spent most my time soaking up the view with a cup of coffee and warm blanket. "It doesn't get much better than this" I said to myself multiple times. It was hard to leave! We will surely be back again and can't wait until next time! Thank you so much!

Jane, what an amazing review - thank you for writing it.  The best review is when our guests want to return.  We were happy to host you and your pup for your anniversary, and we look forward to your return!
Oct 2020
5 stars
The North Shore Retreat was very amazing our family enjoyed the waterfront view and the outdoors. We will definitely be vacationing there again soon.

Brittany, the best review is when guests say they want to come back, so thank you for that!  We would love to host you again.
Oct 2020
Beautiful Home & Lakeshore
We had a fantastic time at the North Shore Retreat. The home is cozy and the huge windows offer a beautiful view of the water. The wild lake shore is perfect for swimming and long beach walks. The location is a great hub for all Upper Peninsula destinations. We hope to return!

Lauren, we would love to have you come back!  The best recommendation a guest can give is when they say they want to return, so thank you for that!
Aug 2020
Always a wonderful time
I don't even know how many years I've been going to this cabin, but it's amazing. Privacy and lakefront, but still a huge grocery store a few minutes down the road. The stargazing is amazing, the lake is right there and really inviting. There's a few rocks in the water out front, but if you walk 30 feet or so down the beach it's completely sandy. Fall and spring are equally inviting, my dog thinks of this as her second home. Can't wait to go back!

Adrienne, we love that you keep coming back year after year, and and that your dog thinks of North Shore Retreat as her second home.  What a statement.  We so enjoy hosting you and look forward to your next return!
Jul 2020
This was a great place to stay! Right on the lake with an incredinal view! Very clean and comfortable!

FVR response: 
Tony, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at North Shore Retreat.  It sleeps 6 and the open master loft suite has incredible views of Lake Michigan.  Guests are surrounded by 10 acres of private woods, and can stay warm and toasty in the wintertime with gas heat and the option for a fire in the wood burning stone fireplace.  We hope to see you back again.
Dec 2019
Enjoyed the majestic North Shore
We absolutely Enjoyed our time at the North Shores Retreat. We loved sitting in the living room with the screen doors open listening to the sounds of the waves crashing ashore. We had a daily visitor, Bald Eagle, who would fly by the large windows and feed on the fish in the lake. We only had a little hiccup when we arrived. The owner was apparently at the property before we arrived and changed the access code. We had been given a different code and upon arrival, mind you, in the pouring rain after driving nearly 11 hours to find out we can’t gain access to this beautiful property. Our cell phones didn’t work on the property therefore we had to drive back out to the main road in order to make a call to Sara with the property management company. Sara was extremely kind and after a few minutes of trying to discover why we couldn’t gain access and called back and explained the owner had recently been there and had changed code. This property offered everything we needed and much more. We travel with our two Labs so it was great being able to have access to a fenced yard, a vacuum cleaner to sweep up their magical fibers, and a garage to dry them off in before entering the house. Thank you for sharing this wonderful property with our family.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
We are so happy that you enjoyed North Shore Retreat, and we apologize again for the issue with the door code being changed.  It's great being able to travel with our pets, especially ones with magical fibers!  This is a lovely property with marvelous light streaming in through the wall of windows overlooking the lake.  We do hope that you return.
Oct 2019
Such a little piece of PARADISE!!
WOW, North Shore Retreat is a little piece of paradise! Incredibly cozy, clean and beautiful. The sunlight pours in the front windows, overlooking the lake, and the view is breathtaking. We took advantage of the grill on the porch and cozy fireplace inside every night. The kitchen was stocked with every dish, pan and utensil you could imagine. They thought of EVERYTHING - spices, condiments, birthday decorations and even frosty beer mugs! Don't worry about bringing food, Jack's Fresh Market just down the road is wonderful. The sunroom was the perfect quiet spot for my coffee & reading in the morning. And I loved the art corner - equipped with paints, brushes and even rocks to paint! I added another beauty to the collection. The beds were incredibly comfy with lots of pillows! We also loved the throw blankets for snuggling on the huge couch and plush bath towels to use. My son adored the bunk beds, board games in the cabinet and the nightlights. Having access to the attached garage was also fantastic, as we arrived on a stormy rainy evening - it made unpacking a breeze! We saw amazing sunrises on our walks down the beach, and October beginning to color the trees. Freshwater Vacation Rentals went above & beyond with this one, we can't wait to go back again!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Jane, wow you have said it all!  It doesn't get any better than paradise!  Thanks for taking the time to write this extensive review.  We look forward to your return.
Oct 2019
Spent 4 very relaxing nights at this comfortable home on Lake MI near Manistique, MI.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Joe, thanks for this review.  We love when guests appreciate a property as much as we do.  Situated on 10 acres of land and having approximately 400 feet of private Lake Michigan beach, North Shore Retreat can feel like paradise.  We hope to see you again.
Sep 2019
We had a great time at Northwoods retreat. Very relaxing and selling point was allowing pets. We went to great extent to cover all furniture and bedding where our dog would roam. It was well worth it though I hope we have the opportunity to return there.It was a perfect rental home on the water for us as it had that cozy lived in feel but not to pristine. Kudos.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Joe, it is great to be able to take your pets on vacation!  We appreciate you covering the furniture and bedding that your pup go on.  Thanks for writing this review, and we are so happy that North Shore Retreat was perfect for you.  We'd love to have you back.
Sep 2019
5 stars
Great location with amenities, was a home away from home

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Carrie, we are happy that North Shore Retreat felt like "home away from home".  That's the highest compliment a guest can pay.  The cottage is situated on 10 private wooded acres and has 400 feet of private sandy beach right on Lake Michigan.  It simply does not get any better than that.  We hope to see you again.
Jul 2019
Peaceful Place
This is a very beautiful and peaceful place. The lake does change everyday and we seen a lot of different wildlife on the roads around this house. It is also a great location to travel from all across the U.P. From here we visited Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island, and all over the Hiawatha National Forrest. It is an older house but everything was clean and it was well stocked. Also it was very nice to have a fire on the beach on cool evenings.

Jonathon, thanks for this great review.  North Shore Retreat is located on 10 acres of private wooded land, with 400 feet of private sandy beach right on Lake  Michigan.  It's the perfect place to get away from it all.
Jul 2019
Unbelievably Picturesque Location With Fantastic Accomodations
Wow! Wish we could give this place a higher rating! It was nothing short of incredible. It is in an absolutely beautiful, secluded, pine filled property. The lake front is right out the back door! If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the location to make that a reality.

We visited in the winter. We really enjoy being outside in the snow. The dry, powdery snow was breathtaking! We were treated with an ice storm that coated the trees with crystals. It then turned to snow to really make for a truly spectacular scene. This location is less than two hours from many interesting locations. The Fayette Historic Site is really incredible. Of course, sunrise and sunset at the lighthouse should not be missed. If you are there in the winter, head up to see the Eben Ice Cave. If you love photography, this would be a fantastic place to see the stars if the sky was clear. Little to no light pollution at this location and lots of things to photograph. We had deer pass through the property right out the picture window!

We have stayed in almost 20 different VRBO locations across the USA. This one truly was one of our favorite locations. The host had everything you would need to prepare meals and store leftovers. We have been in locations where you were given one roll of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels for a week long stay. This location had ample supplies and if you needed more, the extra items were in a closet for you to grab. They really have gone the extra mile in securing items to make your stay comfortable.

I loved how it was decorated. It is very pretty. It really feels like you are staying in a home away from home. Lots of personal touches throughout the home. The owner did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. We are really looking forward to returning in the fall. I want to bring my adult children up to see the beauty of this part of Michigan. We loved it and can't wait to share it with others. If this site is available, book it! It is perfect!!

Donna, wow, your review blew us away!  We love when our guests appreciate our properties as much as you did North Shore Retreat.  We agree that it is a very special place, no matter which season you are there.  The chateau style is absolutely enticing.  We are looking forward for your return visit in the fall!
Feb 2019
Scenic Getaway
Home was lovely, spacious and views were incredible! Easily sleeps 4


Jodi, we are so happy that Northern Lake Michigan Getaway was what you were looking for in your vacation cottage.  We agree that the view is incredible!  We hope to see you again soon.
Sep 2018
Great Times
This is a wonderful place. The Cabin was very clean and is very well equipped. The location and the views are awesome. It is very peaceful and a great place to relax. It is also close to Town in case you need to buy groceries. Our dogs had a great time as well. Thank you for letting us stay in your great Cabin. We definitely are planning to return.


Dieter, we are so glad that you and your pups enjoyed your stay!  Northern Lake Michigan Getaway is such a great property.  And talk about privacy!  All the windows in the front of the cottage make looking out over Lake Michigan pretty much magic.  We really look forward to seeing you again and as a returning guest, you will get a 10% discount.
Jun 2018
My husband and I stayed for seven days at this lovely house. We loved how private it was and we were really impressed with the house itself. It just what we had hoped...well equipped in every way. In fact, it had one of the best supplied kitchens of any house we have ever rented. The Lake and the view were beyond expectation. Thanks so much.


We are so happy that Northern Lake Michigan Getaway fulfilled all of your expectations.  A well supplied kitchen always makes for a better stay in my book!  There is nothing quite as relaxing as looking out over the water.  We hope that you come back again, and remember that we give a 10% discount for returning guests who book through us.
May 2018
Perfect as Always
This was our third time staying at this wonderful home. My husband and I and our 2 granddaughters spent 3 nights at this peaceful retreat. The huge floor to ceiling windows brings the outside in so we could enjoy the awesome views of Lake Michigan and the deer wandering around the yard. The home is immaculate, has everything you will need and is spacious yet cozy at the same time. We would definitely recommend this beautiful vacation home to anyone wanting gorgeous views, total privacy and a relaxing getaway. Thank you so much for your great hospitality!! We will be back!!


Hi Kathleen,  we are so happy to have you back for the third time and even happier that you enjoyed your stay so much.  What lucky granddaughters you have!       Please keep in mind that have we have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and, as you well know,  we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Apr 2018
We loved this property from the moment we walked in the door!
We drove 5 hours to "get out of town" and to enjoy some of the UP. We had never rented a property from these owners and did not know what to expect. I read all of the reviews and had a question on the last one I saw was written. Cara @ Freshwater vacation rentals addressed my questions within the hour and immediately my mind was at ease. We booked the property initially for 4 nights but ended up adding an additional we loved it so much. The location could not be beat. You will see the sunrise and the sunset here. Deer are in the yard multiple times per day and the squirrels are running about. There was total peace here. We did not even hear a vehicle drive down the road! Coming from the city, we were thoroughly impressed. We brought our fur baby, Rudy, along as well. The house inside was immaculate! I could not have cleaned it better myself. All the amenities were there that you could possibly need to feel like you were at your own home- in my case, there were MORE amenities than my home! It was the perfect retreat from our busy lives and I was able to get some beautiful photographs of the area and also do some Art while I was there. You will NOT be disappointed! We definitely will be back!


We are so glad that you had such a great experience  at Northern Lake MIchigan Getaway.  There is nothing  like getting out in nature  and still having the comforts of home.  We have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Mar 2018
Absolutely Fantastic
We vacationed at this lovely beach-front home over the Thanksgiving holiday. Our stay was fantastic and the place is exactly as described. The location is very private and secluded; however, downtown Manistique is only a 10 minute drive away if you need anything in town. There is a lot of hiking in this area, which was great to do with our dog. The hosts were also super responsive to any questions we had and were readily available to help us if we needed anything. We would love to come back to this property during the warmer months, as well- the beach is absolutely fantastic. Overall, we would recommend this to our friends and family in a heartbeat. Hope to be back again!
Dec 2017
Great fall trip
We enjoyed our stay. There was lots of things to do for days trips. Pictured Rocks, Bigs Springs, Fayette state park. It was so nice that we could bring our dog,she loved running on the beach. We enjoyed watching the sunrise, and just being able to watch how the weather affects the lake. We would go back .

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! It truly is a great location! Please check out another one of our 66 Michigan properties for your next vacation! Hope to see you again soon!
Nov 2017
This is the 3rd time we've stayed here and we love it. The quiet, the peacefulness, the view. The bed is lovely, the linens are comfortable, the water is hot, the proximity to Manistique is perfect. Thank you so much for everything you do to keep this place so great.

THANK YOU for being loyal to Freshwater! We truly appreciate your business and love hosting you each time. We will see you next year :)
Nov 2017
We had a fantastic time and will do it again sometime.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
Oct 2017
Simply Awesome
WOW! Is what we said when we first arrived. It was everything we had hoped for and more! It was incredible to find such a great lake house getaway that is also animal friendly. Our animals were able to enjoy all our great adventures! Here are just a few that welcome all members of a family! - Rented a pontoon boat for the day and went to Grand Island and Pictured Rocks (THANK YOU Seaberg Pontoons for a great time and being animal friendly! This was amazing!!!!) - We went and explored Fayette Historic State Park and had a great picnic. - We went to a few times to Kitch-iti-kipi and dogs are allowed on the raft. Kids fell in love with the place! - We went to the Manistique Breakwater lighthouse and enjoyed a great walk on the boardwalk. - Spent time walking Indian Lake State Park. - Visited Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. - Went to the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls (amazing!) *Restaurant at Upper Falls has a great outside seating that is dog friendly! - Enjoyed the shore and walking around WhiteFish Point. - Took kids and dogs to the different parks/playgrounds in the area. - Spent a lot of time relaxing at the house, by the lake, going for walks on the shore and playing at the dinner table watching the water. Our ROKU even worked with their tv (nice bonus for the kids to watch some of their fav programs at night!) - We bought a hummingbird feeder for a little humming bird that showed up every day! The only time our animals were not part of what we did is when we took the kids and volunteered at the local animal shelter. A member of our family stayed home with them and was able to do some work. We were able to connect to Internet! Thank you Eva Burrell Animal Shelter for allowing us to volunteer. I would advise to contact ahead of your trip up if interested in volunteering and perhaps adopting one their wonderful animals! The entire house was very comfortable and felt like home. Everything was clean and cared for. We did bring our own bedding because our dogs sleep in bed with us but it was nice that it was provided as well! There is a great little downtown and has a super pet store called Petique that helped meet our needs and even had great items we bought to donate to the shelter. Everyone we met on our journeys were very nice and welcoming. Jack's Grocery Store was a life saver! They have a surprising selection and had a lot of vegetarian and even vegan offerings. We all were very sad to pack up and leave after our 2 weeks. Tommy and all the ladies at Freshwater - THANK YOU for everything. You all were amazing to speak with! Tommy you went above and beyond - without you our 8 year old may still be in tears if you didn't come and help save the day! I spent a lot of timing trying to find the right vacation rental and this was it. I wanted peace and quality time with all in our family - and that is what we received. Our family cannot thank you all enough!

WOW! THANK YOU FOR THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK. We are thrilled you enjoyed the stay and hope you consider booking with us again in the future! 
Sep 2017
We had a GREAT TIME! What a wonderful place to stay--We plan on making this out "go to" place every summer. Thanks for everything you do to make our vacation experience seamless. Have a great and blessed day! Tad
Jun 2017
We enjoyed our stay. Peaceful, Tranquil Views and Sounds. Very comfortable. Hope to be able to return in the future.
Brad And Jean
Jun 2017
Serenity Found
My wife and I just completed a two-week stay at the Northern Lake Michigan Getaway to celebrate my recent retirement and her XXth birthday. The beachfront A-frame cottage was all we hoped it would be and much more. Bright and open, the space allowed us to keep a close eye on nature as spring unfurled. The wall of windows facing Lake Michigan was awesome. We were captivated as bald eagles and ring-billed gulls flew past overhead, and as common mergansers and loons swam past. By the end of our stay, we also saw broods of Canada goose goslings. It was a natural paradise. Of course, the best feature of the property is the lake — which shared its many moods during our stay — just a few feet from the house. The setting also offers a great deal of seclusion. During our time in May, we only saw one other couple strolling the sandy beach. Inside, the cottage has a lived-in feeling that invites you to make yourself at home. The master suite loft was so welcoming after a full day of hiking, reading, movie-watching, eating, drumming and enjoying each other's company. The sunroom also allowed us a little space when different activities called. In all, the Getaway was a perfect setting for this new time in our lives. Mark and Christine Jaeger Port Washington, WI
May 2017
Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful hideaway, just to relax and calm down!
Apr 2017
Great place to get away from it all!
The home was clean and had great views! We really enjoyed our stay here and look forward to booking in the future.
Apr 2017
A True Getaway!
Lakeshore retreat at its best. I loved every rejuvenating minute. Thanks for providing such a lovely place to enjoy.
Mar 2017
We enjoyed our stay at your Northern Lake Getaway. It was a beautiful setting on Lake Michigan and the house was very homey. We experienced a beautiful snow fall on Saturday evening which made it a winter wonderland. Our only complaint was the animal hair all over the couch. Our clothes and blankets were covered in animal hair.
Feb 2017
Plan on rebooking again
Loved the place. Lake Michigan at its finest. The rental lived up to our expectations. Thank you
Feb 2017
December Weekend
We really enjoyed our stay at this property over a weekend in December. You really can't beat the picturesque location and the property itself is really cool.
Dec 2016
Amazing! Amazing people to do business with. The house was awesome! We had the best, most relaxing vacation we have ever been on. Waking up to the view of Lake Michigan was glorious! I have highly recommended to many people since the beginning of our vacation, including other vacationers that we talked to. We will definitely be using your services again. Many, many thanks for the incredible memories. You made our anniversary week epic! Date of arrival: October 2, 2016
Oct 2016
We truly enjoyed our stay. The house was very comfortable. The view was spectacular. We saw eagles, pelicans, ducks, Canada geese, and a fox. The dogs loved swimming. We had pounding surf for a few days, which was great, and then it calmed down, which was even better. What could be better than seeing the summer solstice full moon shining on Lake Michigan. Absolutely beautiful! Hope to be able to return next year.
Jul 2016
Stress Free & Quiet
This was the first time our family visited the Upper Peninsula. This house made the trip! We loved staying here and hope to be able to again in the future. The location was amazing! It was wonderful to be able to walk right out and take nice strolls along the lake. We were visiting from the Washington D.C. area. The peaceful quiet of this place was exactly what we needed. Some snow rolled in on our last day here and thankfully the owner and property management team were easy to get a hold of. They allowed us to stay an extra day so that we did not have to drive through some bad weather. We cannot wait to come back and felt extremely fortunate having the opportunity to rent this home.
Apr 2016
Absolutely beautiful and relaxing!
My husband and I usually stay on Lake Superior but decided on Lake Michigan. This is the nicest home, well maintained, beautiful beach and view. The home is well equipped for all your needs and not far from the casino and town of Manistique. We are thinking of going back again late summer 2016. Thanks to the owner for letting us share your home. Date of arrival September 12, 2015
Apr 2016
Perfect Relaxing vacation home
We had a lovely stay over our spring break. Very comfortable and such an amazing view, with deer wandering through the yard and Eagles in the trees. We got snowed in one day and a service came and cleared the driveway which was a great surprise and massive help. We would definitely come back it made a great base for us to explore the UP.
Apr 2016
Wonderful homebase for exploring the U.P.!
Thank you for allowing my two sisters, pet and me to stay at this lovely house! It served as a comfy, spacious homebase with all the amenities that we needed while we explored the U.P. The grocery store isn't far, the views of Lake Michigan are wonderful and the natural light that the windows lets in are a balm.
Apr 2016

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