Sandbox on Michibay Gulliver

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Sandbox on Michibay (Manistique, Mi): Close to Snowmobile Trail, pet friendly, Hot Tub

Pets Welcome











*LAKEFRONT(Directly on Lake Michigan)




Air Conditioning: No central air, but there is a breeze off of the lake

ATV's/SNOWMOBILES: Not on property-
Closest trail is Trail #2(intersection of Hwy 2 & Tannery Rd.) or Trail #421(intersection of Hwy 2 & County Hwy 432).

Downstairs Bathroom- Shower/tub, sink, toilet
Upstairs Bathroom- Shower/tub, sink, toilet

Beach/Swimming: Off of the back porch there is a board walk down to the  sandy beach where you will have access to Lake Michigan

Bedroom Configurations:
Downstairs bedroom 1 - Queen size bed

Downstairs bedroom 2- Queen bed and TV
Upstairs bedroom- 2 sets of twin bunkbeds(additional trundle available) with TV

Boats: 4 kayaks available for use!


Bugs: Typical flies, Mosquitos, and ants

Cable: Not traditional cable but both TV's are streaming capable
Cell Phone Service: Cellphone service can be very spotty in this region, always use WIFI calling when at property 


Coffee Maker:  Both a Keurig, and a drip- coffee, filters, cream, sugar, and k-cups provided


* Kitch-iti-kipi-Big Springs: 29 mins (21 miles)
* Pictured Rocks: 1 hour 9 mins(58 miles)
* Fayette State Park & Historic Town Site:  52 mins (44 miles)
* The Kewadin Casino: 9 mins (5.3 miles)
* Indian Lake Golf Course:  24 mins (16 miles)
* Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 1.5 hours (79 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour and 22 mins (80 miles)

Dock: There is not a dock at this location

Drinking Water: Well water(drinkable) with water softener

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. 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: Electric fireplace for your enjoyment

Fire-pit: 2 firepits!  1 close to house and another on Beach

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, Bluegill, Sturgeon, Smallmouth Bass, and Brown Trout

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Golf: Indian Lake Golf Course:  24 mins (16 miles)

Grill: Propane grill 

Grocery Store: Jack's Fresh Market 16 min(9.7 miles)

Handicap Friendly: Not wheelchair friendly, stairs in and out of home


Heat: Forced air

Hot Tub: 4 person hot tub


Hunting: Not on property

Internet: Starlink 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.


Parking: Plenty of room for up to 4 cars or 2 cars with trailers

Pets:  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: There are neighbors 

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.

Space: 2 story beachfront home on Lake Michigan

Seniors: Welcome, but there are steps in and out of property as well as stairs to second floor.  The beach is about 130 ft from backdoor

42"Smart TV in Bunk Bedroom
42" Smart TV in Living room
42" Smart TV in Downstairs Bedroom

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, detergent provided

Wood: Yes, provided!




Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Board Games
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace - Electric
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hot Tub
  • Kayak Included
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on Property
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
All seasons-3 night mim 04/05/2022 - 12/31/2030 3 $249.00


4 stars
Stairs off deck and walkways could use some maintenance. Everything else was great.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Scott! As our first guest at the home, we appreciate your feedback regarding the stairs. Our maintenance team will be opening a work order so we can improve their condition. We're delighted that you enjoyed everything else about your stay, and hope we will get a chance to host you again! 
Sep 2023

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