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Beautiful log home on Manistee River; pet friendly

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 8, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Manistee River large cabin with 250+ feet on the River! With a large wrap around covered porch. Fly fish right out your front door!! Spectacular nature surrounds you! Two bedrooms upstairs: one w/queen bed & 1 w/double bed and twin size roll away, one downstairs w/two sets bunkbeds & full-size futon, upstairs living room w/wood burning fireplace, dining room, kitchen w/dinette and two full baths (one upstairs and one down). Downstairs: family room area, bedroom, full laundry area, extra refrigerator and all the toys for indoor fun: poker table, pool table, ping pong, bar & darts! Enjoy the outdoor Finnish sauna!! And, there's firewood & room for parking! Just bring your clothes, toiletries, food, beverages and, of course, your rods & reels! Kitchen has dishes, pots & pans & there's bedding & linens. We do not have WiFi.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)


2nd time at Charterallamimac

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults 4 children stayed comfortably in this home. The communication was great from Terry and Charlotte, and Shel Haven canoe and kayak rentals were so kind and helpful. The Manistee River is beautiful, we adore the sauna, and the home is very comfortable and has absolutely everything you need. Only complaint is the road noise.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay. Our family came from all over the country for a wedding in Grayling. It was so nice to be able to spend time together. We enjoyed sitting out on the dock and watching the kayaks and rafters go by. Terry and Charlotte were easy to work with. The cabin had everything we needed. I would recommend Charterallamimac on Manistee River.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We always try to do our best 😃
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Coldwater, MI 49036

Another fantastic time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this charming home! There is so much to do right on the property. We went tubing, played yard games, and then in the evening we enjoyed the games in the lower level. The home is very well equipped and very clean. We will book here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! As always, we aim to please! Thank you and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Fantastic home. One of the nicest rental experiences that I've had in the Grayling area

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience. Terry and Charlotte were very easy to work with. The house is in great conditon, and we'll set-up for a group outing.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!! We try to excel in keeping our home inviting! Thank you!
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Great Spot on the Manistee River

  • 5 of 5

Charterallamimac is perfect for kayaking the Manistee. Since the weather was still cooler, we put in at the 612 bridge. Total trip was a little less than 4 hours back to the cabin. If the weather had been warmer, we probably would have started up at the Cameron Rd bridge. For those who don't have their own kayaks or don't want to mess with multiple vehicles, there is a canoe/kayak livery walking distance away (Shel-Haven).

The cabin had everything we needed and more. The sauna was perfect in the cool evenings. We're just disappointed that we didn't have enough time for a Ping-Pong tournament. We would definitely stay here again when back in the Grayling area, but hopefully for longer next time.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found everything you needed (we try to anticipate what might be necessary!) Looking forward to having you as a guest in the future!!
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Wyoming, Mi.

Wonderful Family Get a Way

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home away from home. We had all 11 members of our family stay at this beautiful home on the river . From here we traveled around northern Michigan and returned "home" to a very comfortable and well equipped resting place. We enjoyed the river, playing pool, ping pong, cards, roasting marshmallows over the fire. We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Grayling Country Club at 8 Miles Nearest Ski : Hanson Hills at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Margrethe at 4 Miles Car: necessary

Fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing out your front door!!! Two famous rivers, the Manistee & AuSable, where you can canoe, kayak, swim or fish! Lake Margrethe - a 1,900 acre all-sport lake, State Park with camping and boat landing, miles of groomed snowmobile and ATV trails & large parking lots, downhill and cross country skiing at Hanson Hills, miles of off-road & casual bicycling trails at Hanson Hills and all the way from town to Hartwick Pines State Park where there is a logging museum, hiking trails, chapel, small lakes, camping & cross country skiing by lantern! Historic Wellington Farm Park and Grayling Fish Hatchery where you can feed trout in the raceways or catch your dinner! Grayling Army Airfield is a public/military use airport one mile from town. Home of the world famous 121-mile AuSable Canoe Marathon held the last full weekend in July.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • One full bathroom upstairs and one full bathroom downstairs


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Two upstairs: one with queen and one with full size and one roll away Downstairs: two sets of bunkbeds and one futon


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The Manistee River, of course, with a staircase down to your private dock. You can fish from the dock or go for a swim! Covered wrap around porch to sit and listen/watch the river go by!There's also a "Finnish" style sauna to relax in after a hard day of fun! Two outdoor firepits, barbeque & picnic table. There is a covered porch that runs along the end of the cabin with plenty of sitting & entertaining room where you can watch "the river flow by". You can rent kayaks or canoes just down the road.

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