Beautiful Year Round 4 Bedroom/4 Bath Lake Mitchell Cottage
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome to Johnson's Mangy Moose Lodge; an incredible year round vacation destination.
See our additional Lake Mitchell listing on VRBO #235240.
Thank you for taking the time to check out this beautiful property! We welcome your inquiries regarding a possible stay with us! Please note the vrbo calendar located on this website is kept current with both booked and available dates for rental. We ask you please review the calendar located on the upper right portion of this page for your desired dates before contacting us. Although we do accept phone call inquiries, we strongly recommend you contact us via the link provided on our vrbo.com site, as those who do will be given preference in the order their request was received.
The Mangy Moose offers a sugar-sand bottomed lake area, shallow for 50-60 yards. Quiet and private, this is one of only a few places on Lake Mitchell or Lake Cadillac that does not have a busy road running right behind the property. The cottage is located on a private cul-de-sac with an additional lot buffering it from the property behind.
Well maintained and immaculate inside offering a floor to ceiling field stone fireplace, open living room and dining room featuring entire wall of windows overlooking beautiful Lake Mitchell! Air conditioning is not necessary as the lake breezes and ceiling fans are prevalent. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms, each tastefully decorated, featuring high quality bedding and luxurious linens.
Master bedroom is located upstairs w/king size bed; master bath features a large walk-in terrazzo tiled and jetted shower as well as a heated floor; second and third bedrooms are downstairs each featuring a queen size bed and private bathrooms with showers; fourth bedroom is located upstairs and offers a bathroom with a tub and shower. The bedroom sleeps eight with one queen bed, 2 double bed/futons and 2 twin bunks.
Large 42 inch Flat Screen LCD TV offering cable with premium channels, wireless internet, eight person hot tub off the deck, a dock extending 160 feet out into the lake, water volleyball, Caribbean island lounger and a water trampoline.
The MANGY MOOSE CLUBHOUSE is a finished area above a detached 5 stall garage, and is GREAT for kids or adults of all ages! It contains a bunk bed with lower bed folding into a double, a couch, pool table, ping-pong table, air hockey, shuffle board, darts, cable TV, PS2 video games, and stereo. An abundance of blow-up air mattresses are available for additional sleeping. My son has had up to 10 friends stay up there! It is heated, furnished and available for a fee of $250 summer or $150 winter.
ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO RENT: Note; These items are available on a first come first serve basis, I have more than 1 property and they may not be available even if the cottage is available. Please inquire right away if you are interested!
24' PONTOON BOAT with 90 horse motor, tube included ($225/day or $995/week).
17' LARSON SPEED BOAT with 3.7 Liter Mercury I/O, tube, skis included ($200/day or $750/week).
12' FISHING BOAT with a 9 1/2 horse motor ($125/day or $295/week).
2 single KAYAKS, 1 double KAYAK and a PADDLE BOAT ($75/week for each item).
4 Adult MOUTAIN BIKES and 1 childs bike($100/week).
Take the total recreation package (includes all items listed above) for $1550/week.
CADILLAC AREA VISITOR INFORMATION (Check the Cadillac visitors links offered later on this page)
Lake Mitchell is 2580 acres in size and is connected to Lake Cadillac by a navigable canal, combining over 3700 acres of all-sports water fun! Many casual restaurants and eateries shore up to both lakes, offering docking for dining and/or drinks. Ice cream shops, party stores, and gas docks are also directly available by watercraft.
Like to hike or mountain bike? You will be surrounded by the Manistee National Forest boasting six-hundred thousand acres of pristine wooded wonderland! The Big Manistee, Little Manistee and Pine River (the fastest moving river in Michigan) are only minutes away. Fish the Tippy Dam, providing world class salmon, steelhead and trout opportunities. On a larger scale, the dunes of Lake Michigan located in Manistee are just a short drive away.
Winter activities abound! Cadillac is also the host site of the North American Snowmobile Festival. Snowmobile trails are accessible right from the front yard. Access these trails from Lake Mitchell, and you can sled directly onto the Lake from the front of the cottage. Downhill skiing at Caberfae is 15 minutes away, and Crystal is 35 minutes from the cottage. Cross Country ski in the surrounding woods or directly onto the lake. Excellent ice fishing can be had right in front of the cottage. Or, simply sit back and enjoy the quiet over a cup of hot chocolate and a crackling fire from your cozy abode!
You will not be disappointed! This is truly one of the nicest rental on the Lake. Please email all initial inquiries, Thanks!
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- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Non Smoking Only:
For those who smoke outside the cottage, we ask you please clean up after yourselves! Please do not discard smoking materials, cigarette/cigar butts, wrappers, matches, etc onto the ground!! This causes extra work for our cleaning team and therefore, an additional cost to you. We've provided outdoor ashtrays, clearly marked as such for your convenience....morecollapse
- Pets Considered:
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Loft + Den
King size beds (1) Master bedroom features a king bed, sporting high-quality linens., Queen size Beds (3) Two bedrooms on the main level feature Queen beds and Queen bed in the upstairs bunkroom; Each featuring quality linens. (2) sets of Bunk beds with lower level double futons in the upstairs bedroom. This bedroom also has a queen bed - sleeping a total of (8) people in this upstairs bedroom....morecollapse
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Video Games:
- Video Game Console:
- Video Library:
- Air Hockey
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Outlet Shopping
- Water Tubing
Cadillac offers a wide variety of winter recreation, mouthwatering cuisine, appealing attractions, unique shopping and is clearly a small town with a ‘vigorous economy, a healthy environment and a vibrant sense of community…’ So many connections, so little time... We offer over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 58 miles of cross country ski and snow shoe trails (15 groomed miles), 90,000+ acres of state and national forest, and three major rivers with two large lakes offering year around world record fishing. Recreation defines our lives and offers ‘naturally inviting’ reasons to visit us. After the day in the great outdoors, Cadillac offers unique shopping boutiques, three bowling centers, a roller skating rink, a championship ice rink, two full service health & fitness facilities, a 3D movie complex, and of course mouthwatering cuisine at the many locally owned restaurants around the area. Add these attractions to a full line-up of winter festivals and you can spend a fun-filled, or relaxing vacation – either way, come connect in Cadillac, you’ll keep coming back for more....morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
This was the first time my family stayed at the Lodge, but I hope its not our last. We had a wonderful week. There were 15 people there at times, and everyone found a place to sleep. The club house was great for sleeping and playing games on the one rainy day we had. We fished, used the pontoon boat, and pulled the kids on tubes with the speed boat, the kids used the water trampoline, and the women used the water lounger every afternoon for "happy hour". We had bonfires every nite with s'mores, and the chairs provided were great. Alot of great memories were made in that week, for me as the grandma and stepmom it was a week to treasure. The grill was used often, the kitchen was a one person kitchen, but that worked out fine. Lots of tables and chairs outside and inside. Big couches, in the living room, very comfortable. Rode the mountian bikes with the grand kids. Had lots to do, to keep everyone as busy as they wanted to be. The manager of the cottage answered any questions we had, and was available if we needed help with anything. The cottage was clean and the beds very comfortable, nice thick towels for our use. Recommend it to anyone? Definitely, just please don't ask for the week I would like to have next summer!!!!!
- Guest Gerry
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 08/13/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so pleased you and your loved ones had a wonderful vacation at the Mangy Moose! The rec package is a great deal to add on to your weekly rental and we are happy to hear it was a worthy addition to your family vacation! We are looking forward to you staying with us, again! Laurie & John
We had a wonderful time this year at the Mangy Moose Lodge. The home is beautiful and even nicer than described. The gameroom was perfect for the children and young adults and the lake is absolutely gorgeous. Truly a delightful location which made for a spectacular vacation. Thank You!
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 07/27/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your vacation. It is our goal to provide you a venue and destination which provides you the opportunity to make positive, lasting memories. Please consider again when making your family travel plans and checkout our other property, The Boathouse, also located on Lake Mitchell. http://www.vrbo.com/235240
Just came back from our 4th year of enjoying the Mangy Moose. We have four families and each has their own bedroom and bath. The kids (4 ages 2-6) love the water and are able to play in the water by themselves as the water is not deep. As usual the cottage was clean and ready for use. The deck is the place to be. We ate all meals out there except for breakfast. We took the pontoon to swim at "sandy point" and to get ice cream. We get t-shirts made with a logo of some sort and take a picture of all of us on the deck. We are looking forward to next year. Thanks again John.
- Guest cook
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/19/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: Dear Cook Family, We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed another week at The Moose! Congrats to your father and his recent retirement. We hope the party you held at The Moose was everything you anticipated. Looking forward to you staying with us again, next year! Best, Laurie & John
Had a blast with family on Lake Mitchell!
Had a blast with family on Lake Mitchell!
WE had a wonderful time at the Mangy Moose Lodge on Lake Mitchell. The house is beautiful. We enjoyed the gorgeous view of the lake, water amenities, deck, fire pit, and the clubhouse. The kids loved the water trampoline and paddle boat and pontoon which we rented. The kids also enjoyed several classes at the near by state park that you can access by boat through the canal to Lake Cadillac. The weather was beautiful. Several from our family also enjoyed fishing and caught a few fish. We loved the pontoon rides on the lake. The area is very nice.
- Guest Sue
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Our hearts are happy to know you and your family enjoyed their stay at our cottage! The Moose is very family oriented and offers activities for kids of all ages. How wonderful your children were able to take advantage of the classes held at the nearby State Park! The additional recreation package is a great way for you to see Lake Mitchell - the kayaks, paddle boat, pontoon, fishing boat and speed boat are all included in the package price - which is much less than you would pay for just a pontoon boat rental from the local marina. We hope you will consider staying with us again in the future! Best, John & Laurie Johnson
This lake house is everything but mangy.
This lake house is everything but mangy.
John & Laurie, THANK YOU for sharing your home. The house and lakefront setting are absolutely beautiful. Most of the pictures don't give the place justice. Having morning coffee on the deck and watching the sunrise was one of our many highlights. The Recreation package and water toys kept us all fully entertained. Even though it was nice that you gave us your phone #'s, everything worked great, so there was no need to call. We were very pleased with how well the kitchen was set up: EVERYTHING we needed... all the way down to corn-on-the-cob skewers! We did not use the clubhouse since our boys are only 7. As we were leaving, I asked my son, "What did you like best about the place"? He answered "EVERYTHING"!!! Which we ALL agreed with!. On the second day of our stay we were already talking and planning next years visit.
- Guest Tony, Kendra, Kelsey, Dave, Vonnie, Connor, Joan
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/18/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your vacation while staying at The Mangy Moose! It truly is a wonderful feeling to know families are creating special memories at our property. Our goal is to ensure you leave The Moose ready to book next year's stay. It sounds as though it worked! Many thanks to all of you! We hope to see you, again, soon! Until then, best wishes ~ John & Laurie
We just returned from our third year at Lake Mitchell. As usual the cottage is clean and ready for our use. The cottage is great for our four families as each has their own bedroom and bath. The lake is not deep for our little ones and John has water toys to play on. This cottage is especially wonderful for families with children (our grandchildren are under age 5). We throughly enjoy our week here.
- Guest cook
- Date of stay 07/08/11
- Review Submitted 07/19/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Mara and Family, You and your family are the epitome of what every VRBO property owner hopes for in renters! Responsible, Respectful and Returning :) There are no words to describe how wonderful it is to know The Moose is allowed to be a part of your family memories. Many thanks to you and your family! We look forward to your visits for years to come! John & Laurie
May, Sep $1950/wk, June 2150/wk, July-August $2495/wk Friday to Friday Rental Oct-April .. $300/night, 2 night minimum, each additional night $200. Deposit required to hold and $500 security deposit required prior to arrival. There is a $150 cleaning fee for all rentals. If you want to use the clubhouse (game room above the garage) there is a $250 fee for summer and $150 fee in the winter. Paypal is accepted for deposits and weekly rental rates. 4th Of July Holiday Week (6/28/13-7/5/13 $2795 for the week
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: I grew up in the Cadillac area and appreciate it's natural beauty even more, now that I've moved to another city. I've always enjoyed the year round activities Cadillac offers! No matter the season you are never at a loss for something to do - hiking, biking, trail riding, swimming, skiing, wake boarding, tubing, fishing, hunting, shopping and so much more!
Why the Owner Chose Cadillac:
Our property is lakefront and located on a private drive away from the busy road which typically borders Lake Mitchell. We also offer additional amenities (available at an additional cost) such as the Clubhouse and the Recreation Package which includes kayaks, speedboat, pontoon, bikes and a paddleboat, too.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Previous guests love the privacy The Mangy Moose offers to them. Quality linens, fully stocked kitchen, hot tub, hammocks, fire pit, direct lake access, sauna, additional clubhouse area. The Recreational Package is an amenity other properties do not offer. Check out the weekly rental rates on power boats, paddle boats, kayaks and bikes - all put in place to help you have the best possible vacation experience.
- Primary: (616) 304-4588 (Michigan, USA) John
- Secondary: 231-730-1274 Laurie
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View from floor to ceiling field stone fireplace; overlooks dining area and deck
View of living & dining room & kitchen. 2nd floor balcony overlooks living area.
View from upstairs balcony looking down upon the living area.
Master bedroom, king-sized bed, private bath with high-end wall jetted shower.
Second of four bedrooms; new queen bed, private attached bath.
Windows & deck overlooking the lake. 8 person hot tub in the foreground.
Water Trampoline included in basic rental; kids love it!
Clubhouse w/2 dbl futons & bunkbed, video games,pool table & more.Sleeps 12 max.
Rec pkg offers this pontoon &amp; speed boat, fishing boat paddle boat, kayaks&a
Paddle Boat including in the optional rental of the Recreation Package.
FISHING BOAT available in Optional Recreation Package Rental.
One of five bikes available in the optional recreation package rental
View from the kitchen
View of stairs leading to 2nd floor balcony, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
View from main living area to 2nd level balcony bedrooms.
Upscale master bathroom features a walk-in, jetted wall shower & heated floors!
Upstairs bathroom - tub and shower combo.
Lakeside deck. Two dining tables, double benches addl chairs and gas barbeque.
The Clubhouse sauna seats 3-4 and is available w/addl rental.
Fire pit with Adirondack chairs overlooks the lake, your dock and water toys!
Two single Kayaks (Optional Recreation Package Rental)
Speed boat available in optional vacation rental package.
Two (of five) bikes available in the optional recreation package rental.
Children's bike (1 of 5 bikes available) in optional vacation package rental.
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