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Welcome to Manitou Beach, MI
Manitou Beach, nestled between Devils Lake (1300 acres) and Round Lake (550 acres) is in the Irish Hills area of Lenawee County. According to the 2000 census the population is 2,080 residents. First discovered by pioneer settlers in the 1880s, the name “Manitou” is derived from the Potawatomi name of Devils Lake, “Michemanetue” meaning “Lake of the (evil) Spirit.” According to local folklore, the daughter of Potawatomi Chief Meteau tragically drowned in this lake. Since her body was never recovered, the chief proclaimed that she was taken by evil spirits. “Manitou” is the Potawatomi word for “great spirit,” either good or evil.
In the early 20th century, Manitou Beach developed as a summer vacation area primarily visited by train from Toledo. While only 40 miles northeast of Toledo, Devils lake and Round Lake were considered “up north” for the northwest Ohio residents. Weekends were spent at the Dance Pavilion on the south shore of Devils Lake, where entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Sandra Dee played and sang every summer weekend. The area was heavily damaged by two tornadoes over Easter weekend in 1965. The hundreds of cottages destroyed were rebuilt into year-round homes. Manitou Beach continues to attract a number of residents who choose to live in this resort community, with nearly 40% living here all year. Most of the old cottages have been replaced or remodeled to allow this trend in home ownership.
Manitou Beach Home inventory breakdown by property type
Of the 7 homes for sale in Manitou Beach, the breakdown of property types
is as follows:
57% Land/lot and 43% Single Family.
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You are Viewing 1 to 7 of 7 homes for sale in Manitou Beach. These homes are comprised of Land/lot and Single Family. The average list price of these property results is 157,657. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Manitou Beach please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.
The 7 homes for sale in Manitou Beach, MI are represented by 1 member brokerages serving the Manitou Beach area. Member brokerages representing the 7 homes include Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (PA-NY-WV-MD).