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*LOOKING FOR A GREAT SPRING WEEKEND GETAWAY*?
THE HOT TUB AND SAUNA ARE READY AND WAITING! HIKE THE MANISTEE NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS - JUST MINUTES AWAY. RIDE YOUR BIKE ON THE TRAILS AROUND LAKE CADILLAC, MOREL MUSHROOM HUNT IN THE SURROUNDING WOODS, OR HOP OVER TO MESICK, IT'S JUST A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE COTTAGE. ATTENDING THE BLESSING OF THE JEEPS IN MESICK? THE BOATHOUSE IS THE PLACE TO STAY!
WE CURRENTLY HAVE A FEW WEEKS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2015. THE FIRST THREE FULL WEEKS OF JUNE (MAY 29TH- JUNE 19TH -JUNE IS PAN FISHING MONTH!) AND ONE WEEK IN AUGUST - AUGUST 21-28 2015. WE ARE OFFERING THE GAME ROOM AT NO COST FOR THESE FEW LAST REMAINING WEEKS; A $250 DOLLAR SAVINGS. HURRY! THESE WILL GO QUICKLY AND YOU DON'T WANT TO TELL YOUR FAMILY YOU MISSED OUT ON STAYING AT THE BOATHOUSE!
WELCOME TO THE BOATHOUSE!
A Quintessentially Charming Lakefront Cottage Chocked Full Of Amenities You Won't Find Anywhere Else!
Have a LARGE group? Planning a Family Reunion? Rent both our cottages; each one has the same amenities - hot tub, lakeside fire pit, game room, and sauna. The Cottages are less than one mile apart by land and less by water. See our sister property on Lake Mitchell listing on VRBO #165174 (The Mangy Moose Lodge)
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.
PREPARE TO BE WOWED! THIS IS THE LAKEFRONT GETAWAY YOU HAVE BEEN SEEKING; ONE WEEK SIMPLY WON'T BE LONG ENOUGH!
This 1600 square foot, lakefront cottage was completely renovated in April '09. It is lovingly decorated with warm colors and tastefully selected furnishings. The cottage is completely furnished, from high end art on the walls, to quality bedding and bath linens, to a fully stocked kitchen. Every detail has been taken care of just for you!
The large picture window in the living room overlooks beautiful Lake Mitchell. The living room showcases a floor to ceiling, wood-burning, brick fireplace. All new furniture in neutral fabrics featuring a sleek leather club chair and matching couch, as well as gorgeous, handwoven seagrass chairs in the sunroom. Colorful pillow accents and soft blanket throws, exemplify a tasteful and uniquely fresh decor. The living room also hosts a 42' flat screen High Definition television with surround sound, DVD player and premium cable channels. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the cottage.
A separate dining room seats up to 8 people and is directly adjacent to an efficiently stocked kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances. Two beautifully decorated master bedrooms offer queen-sized beds with luxurious bedding. The two remaining bedrooms feature bunk beds for a true cottage feel. The sun room in the front of the cottage displays a full wall of windows with expansive, unobstructed lake views. There is nothing but lawn between you and the lakefront seawall! The sun room also features two full-size day bed futons, each sleeping up to two adults. Catch a Michigan sunrise via the sun room while enjoying your morning coffee. The front hall bathroom offers a gleaming subway tiled tub and shower, and the back bathroom features a standing shower. Each bath is fully stocked with quality linens, including beach towels for your convenience.
Savor your meals al fresco via the lakeside deck furnished with tasteful patio furniture and a gas grill. An eight person hot tub is located directly off the front deck. Let the kids bounce away on the water trampoline, or play in the fenced in backyard as you relax the end of another beautiful vacation day away in the hot tub. Bring your boat, kayaks, wave runners and dock them on the 100 foot private dock right in front of the house, or better yet, save yourself the hassle and fuel cost of transporting your boats and rent OUR BOATS!
GAME ROOM (Optional Rental $250 per stay) The 2 stall garage has been professionally converted into a recreation room featuring a pool table, air hockey, bumper pool, shuffleboard, electronic darts, an additional TV, a foosball table, a three person sauna and a full-size refrigerator to hold your favorite thirst quenching refreshment! Reserve this play land for an additional fee, and your 'kids' will have every waking moment of their vacation filled with indoor and outdoor activity! Please note: For those renting in the off-season/Winter; the game room does not have a furnace. It does have an electric fireplace and 2 electric heaters which are sufficient to warm it for use, however, we do not recommend it for sleeping quarters during the coldest months. Also note the game room does not have running water, therefore bathroom access is only available inside the cottage.
ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO RENT: Note; These items are available on a first come first serve basis; we 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 ($250/day or $1195/week).
17' FOUR WINNS SPEED BOAT 170 Freedom BOW RIDER, I/O V6, includes tube, life jackets, skis included ($300/day or $1250 per week)
12' FISHING BOAT with a 9 1/2 horse motor ($125/day or $295/week)
4 single KAYAKS, 1 double KAYAK and a PADDLE BOAT ($100/week for each item).
2 CBC 10 Foot Stand-Up Paddleboards ($125 per week for each item)
4 Adult MOUNTAIN BIKES and 1 child's bike($125 for all per week).
Take the total recreation package (includes all items listed above) for $2750/week - a $965 savings if rented individually for the week!
Please note: While we do encourage good-times and life-long happy memories to be made at the cottage, we ask you reconsider if your group is focused on alcohol consumption during your stay; we want to keep our property secure and protected for those who will treat it as we treat it. We also value our neighbors and do not want to disturb them with loud parties. Lastly, please, do not inquire if you want to host a Senior Class graduation party, or an after party for prom, as we also have a minimum age limit of 25 years of age for renters. If you want to have family-fun, reunions, or couples' or friends' weekends, then we are the place for, you and your group!
With prior approval we do allow a well-behaved, well-trained pet to vacation with you during your stay. The fee is $95 for the week. Please know we require you to clean-up after your pet inside and outside the house. Any required, additional heavy cleaning due to your pet will be deducted from your security deposit. We also require you are a good neighbor and not allow your pet to wander, bark, or be left alone on the property. Contact us for additional details regarding pets.
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 accessible by watercraft.
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; fly fishing aficionados love to fish on the Pine River!. The dunes of Lake Michigan located in Manistee are just a short drive away.
Winter activities abound! 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 45 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!
No matter when you choose to visit you will be WOWED! This is truly one of the nicest rentals in the area, offering the widest variety of on-site amenities.
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Please smoke outside the house and properly dispose of your smoking waste. Throwing cigarette butts in the grass is not proper disposal! You may be billed if our cleaning crew must spend additional time cleaning the property....moreless
Please indicate your request for pets during your stay. If approved you will be responsible for all pet clean-up both inside the house and in the yard area. If there is any additional clean-up required after your departure you will be billed for the time. Additional deposit may be necessary....moreless
The Boathouse is directly on Lake Mitchell. The property offers a seawall with handrail and 2 steps into the lake. The lake is a sugar sand bottom and is not deeper than 3 feet for 40 yards....moreless
In case you are unable to get to the store prior to your check-in; paper items to begin your vacation are provided; a roll of paper towel, several trash bags and several rolls of toilet paper. ...moreless
Ten courses near the cottage! Briar South, 18 holes, Caberfae Peaks, 9 holes, Cadillac Country Club, 18 holes Eldorado, 18 holes, Emerald Vale 18 holes, McGuires, 18 holes, Missaukee, 18 holes....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 14, 2015
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
May 15 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay
MEMORIAL DAY 2015
May 22 - May 25, 2015
3 night min stay
End of May
May 26 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 3 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay
LABOR DAY 2015
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 25, 2015
2 night min stay
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Additional information about rental rates
A signed contract is required with $1000 deposit to hold your week. Remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the arrival date. If recreational watercraft is rented we require a $500 damage deposit in addition to the $500 damage deposit for the cottage itself. Deposits are returned within two weeks (more often, one week or less) provided there is no damage to the cottage and its properties.
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Cadillac offers a wide variety of recreational activities, 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.
There are large chain grocery stores and the usual fast food restaurants, but we encourage you to try the locally owned businesses and restaurants created by those who live, here. For instance, The Clam Lake Beer Co is a newly opened brew pub offering 20+ beers, brewed on site; the sport a great menu and wine is offered, too :)
To wear off that great food and drink; 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.
Once you arrive at The Boathouse Cottage you will most likely not want to leave the property; however, should you decide to take a day trip we have recommendations!
Are you a golfer? Enjoy fine dining? Sunsets on Lake Michigan? Check out Arcadia Bluffs located in Empire, Michigan. Arcadia Bluffs is just over an hour's drive, West of the cottage. http://arcadiabluffs.com/
Even if you don't enjoy golf you will enjoy this location's ambiance of gorgeous views and scrumptious food! Shopping is your hobby? Drop off the golfers and head to Frankfort for the day! Rejoin them at night for the sunset and dinner :) http://goo.gl/maps/t5IEh
Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Empire Michigan; voted America's Most Beautiful Location by The Today Show. Empire is just an hour from the cottage and less than 20 minutes North of Arcadia Bluffs This destination is often the highlight of our guests' day trips. Pack a lunch, take a hike and experience the stuff wonderful lifetime memories are made of!
Manistee is 45 minutes West, and offers both a casino and Lake Michigan shores. Traverse City is less than an hour and hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the World Famous Cherry Festival in July. Also in Traverse City - the Leelanau Peninsula; home to many wineries and shops.
You will never lack for something to do when you stay at The Boathouse! Or, try my favorite - just kick-back and do nothing at all and still experience one of the best vacations of your life!
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I grew up in the Cadillac area and appreciate it's natural beauty even more, now having moved away. 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, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, hunting, shopping and so much more!
Why the Owner Chose Cadillac:
This property was refurbished and decorated with love! We often travel and vacation utilizing vrbo.com rentals, and have experienced both what we like, and don't like in a rental property. The Boathouse is everything WE would want to experience while on vacation; from the location to the decor. Great care was taken to ensure you will create wonderful memories.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lakefront and beautiful - The Boathouse is quality through and through! From the rec room filled with electronic games and 3 person sauna, to the water trampoline, to the 8 person hot tub, to the lakefront fire pit, to the upscale boating decor. Although it is quaint, this is not your Grandparent's cottage on the lake! The Recreation Package is an amenity other properties do not offer. Check out the weekly rental rates on power boats, paddle boats, kayaks and bikes - all meant to help you have a wonderful and exclusive vacation experience.
View from your front deck; water trampoline, private dock and Adirondack chairs!
Living room has a fireplace, and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Mitchell.
Livingroom - 2 couches looking into the sunroom in the background of photo.
Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
Master Bedroom 1 - with custom-made iron Queen canopy bed.
Full bath decorated in warm colors and quality bath linens.
Bedroom #3 - Bunkroom Sleeps 3. Twin bunk above, fold-out double futon below.
Welcome to your own Lakefront Boathouse Cottage!
Lots of Adirondacks and Rockers around the yard and on decks for your relaxation
The rec room (add'l rental) offers games, TV frig, bunkbeds AND a sauna!
Pontoon Boat & other watercraft available as optional recreation package rental.
The Relaxation Station is lakefront and anchored right outside your front door!
Cozy leather club chair in the living room.
View from sun room into living room.
View from Dining Room into Kitchen.
Sunroom with fireplace overlooking the lake. Two fold-out couches sleeps 4.
The Green Room - 2nd Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and White Wicker Furniture.
2nd Bathroom with stand-up shower.
Bedroom #4 - Bunkroom sleeps 4.
Welcome to Lake Mitchell and your best vacation, ever!
Great views of the lake from the 8 Adirondack chairs surrounding the Firepit.
The full moon rising over your deck! Don't miss the gorgeous sunrises, either!
Rent our watercraft; Paddleboards, Kayaks, Boats & Bikes are all available!
Your own private Water Trampoline; anchored outside your front door!
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