North Shore Retreat Manistique
North Shore Retreat
*LAKEFRONT (Lake Michigan)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
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 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.
THIS COTTAGE HAS OUTSIDE VIDEO SECURITY MONITORING.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: No, the cooling lake breezes, open windows and fans typically keep the home within a very comfortable temperature.
Full bath on main level
Full bath in upper loft area
Beach/Swimming: Walk right out the front door to a beautiful sandy beach. For the past year and a half Lake Michigan has provided a nice wide sandy beach. With the Great Lakes water levels changing periodically, we are pleased so far with the sandy beach. The lake bottom is a mix of sand and flat tock, so water shoes are nice for swimming.
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
Boats: No boats available at this property
Cell phone service: There is Starlink for Wi-Fi calling, and a network extender for cell service that provides stronger cell service for most carriers.
Distances/Things to do:
* Kitch-iti-kipi-Big Springs: 26 mins (18.3 miles)
* Pictured Rocks: 1 hour (52.5 miles)
* Fayette State Park & Historic Town Site: 47 mins (40.8 miles)
* The Kewadin Casino: 4 mins (2.4 miles)
* Indian Lake Golf Course: 21 mins (13.2 miles)
* Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 1.5 hours (83.3 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour and 22 mins (84.7 miles)
Dock: There is no dock as it is on Lake Michigan
Fireplace: There is a wood fireplace, please bring your own wood.
Fire-pit: Yes, there is a firepit
Fishing: Nearby Indian Lake is good for fishing
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
Fishing poles: Fishing poles are not provided at the property
Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill for your use.
Grocery Store: Jack's Fresh Market 735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854 (906) 341-8070
Handicap Friendly: There is a bedroom on the main level which also has a full bathroom
Hiking: 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.
Internet: This property has Starlink Internet and is fast and reliable.
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. This property provides high thread count sheets, pillowcases, and plush bath towels.
Parking: 2-3 cars and you are welcome to also park in the garage.
Pets: No pets are not allowed at this property
Privacy: 20 PRIVATE Wooded Acres with a new marked trail called Cedarwood Trail (some acreage is separated by the road)
Snowmobiles: 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).
Space: 1400 sq ft
Televisions: There are 3 TV's- 1- with DirectTV, Roku, and DVD in the main living room and 1- Smart TV with DirectTV in the main level bedroom, and 1- with DirectTV, DVD & VHS in the upstairs bedroom.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.
Washer and dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer available for guest use.
Wood: Firewood is not provided. Please check out Jack's Fresh Market located at 735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854 (906) 341-8070.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Beach Towels
- Box Fans
- Cable- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Heat: Furnace
- Internet/ WiFi
- Linens & Towels included
- Ping Pong Table
- Smart TV
- TV with DVD & VHS player
- TV with Roku
- Washer & dryer
- Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Beach Toys
- Fire Pit
- Patio Chairs
- Pool Noodles
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on Property
- Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
- Booster Seat
|2022/23||09/17/2022 - 05/19/2023||4||$299.00|
|Summer 2023||05/20/2023 - 09/16/2023||7||$299.00|
|2023/24||09/17/2023 - 05/17/2024||4||$299.00|
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay Leah! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, as well as your time in the area checking out the nearby trails! Hopefully we will get a chance to host another stay with you!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely review, Frank! It's great to know you found the home clean, and able to provide a relaxing experience- from the views outside, to being able to catch up on a good book in the cedar room! We truly hope to get a chance to host another stay with you!
Thank you for sharing your review, Andrew! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay and found the home and beach to be a good fit for you and your wife! We are consistently working to improve our guests' stay, but internet can always be a bit of a challenge in the area. Hopefully we can have you back again!
John, it sounds like you had an idyllic vacation. We're glad that North Shore retreat worked out so well for you. We look forward to your return!
Beth, campfires on the beach are the perfect summer happiness makers. We'd love to see you back again.
Natalie, sometimes just a few days is all that's needed to get renewed and refreshed. We' so glad that you did that with us.
Patrick, we are so happy to know that you had the perfect weekend at North Shore Retreat! Unplugging is so healthy, and the UP certainly gives you that. Cell service above the bridge is notoriously sketchy. We hope to work with you again.
Sergio, we'd love to have you come back again! It's so great when one finds the perfect location for their vacation.
Lynn, we're so glad that North Shore Retreat worked out so well for you. The trails and the private beach are pretty amazing, so we're glad that you enjoyed them. We hope that you come back again.
Grace, it was a pleasure having you as our guest. We're glad that we could offer you the escape that you needed to honor your husband 's memory. We look forward to your return.
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.
Thanks for sharing your feedback, Michael!
We're glad you enjoyed your time here, Dennis! We look forward to your return in the future!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
THANK YOU for being loyal to Freshwater! We truly appreciate your business and love hosting you each time. We will see you next year :)
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.
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!