City solitudeBe in the heart of our quaint town of Manistique, walk to restaurants, movie theatre, banks, marina, and boardwalk. Very appealing, bright, sunny, clean and spacious one bedroom apartment, with full kitchen and living room. Modern kitchen has eating area overlooking the Main Street. Coin operated laundry on premises. The apt. is over a retail store, after going up 23 steps, you will enter your own quiet, clean, and updated home away from home.
NORTH SHORE RETREAT (Manistique): Lake Michigan getaway! Wifi & cableNORTH SHORE RETREAT 2 Bedrooms, 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, 400' in front of property of rocky mix (with the OCCASIONAL sand, depending on the water level) beach and 300' of currently all sand on the newly acquired beach to the right of the property on Lake Michigan. *PETS: Yes, pets are allowed and must be on a lead or leash and crated when left alone at the property. *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 Flexbrew coffee maker (by the pot or single K-cup), or visit one of the excellent coffee shops in downtown Manistique. THIS COTTAGE HAS VIDEO SECURITY MONITORING. Outside video monitoring 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, etc. when the property is unoccupied. The two outdoor security cams must be left on at all times. 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, this is an ideal place for you. If you need the currently sandy beach, you will find it to the west of the property 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, and wi-fi 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. The Kewadin Casino is close by and will pick you up at the cabin and return your group (of at least 4) as well. 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 an open loft): King size bed. Bedroom #2 (main floor, adjacent to the kitchen): 1 queen size bed & 1 twin bunk bed LOCAL ATTRACTIONS 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 rest room 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 1.5 hours away. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1.5 hours away. Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.
City Solitude TwoBe in the heart of our quaint town of Manistique, walk to restaurants, movie theater, banks, marina, and boardwalk. Very cute two bedroom apartment with full kitchen, and living room. Coin operated laundry on premises. This apartment is over a retail pet store (Petique, which I also own), after going up 23 steps, you will enter your own, clean updated home away from home!