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Restored Historic Waterfront Cottage with Boathouse

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Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cedarville cottage description

This lakefront cottage is mostly furnished with rustic Old Hickory and Rittenhouse furnishings.The large family room with cobblestone fireplace has windows all across the front for great lake views and boat watching. The 6' round dining table seats 8. The Kitchen looks like the original 1920s but works like a modern kitchen with a Viking gas range, additional electric undercounter oven, dishwasher, concealed microwave oven, and large french door refrigerator. The first floor bath has a shower and also contains the washer and dryer in built in cabinets.A second door in the bath leads to the first floor bedroom with a full size bed. Also on the first floor is the TV room with comfortable seating for 4-5 people. The three season screen porch with removable windows has a gas fireplace for those chily spring and fall evenings.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a beautiful Old Hickory bed with gorgeous views of the lights of the town of Cedarville across the bay. This bedroom has its own bath with a large shower unit. The second bedroom has queen log bunk beds. The third bedroom has a queen log bed. The second and third bedrooms share a bath with a shower/bathtub unit.
The spacious decks and docks offer plenty of seating for relaxing and watching the boats going by. Speaking of boats, you are welcome to bring your boat. We have plenty of space at our dock to accommodate your boat(s).

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            crib available- easily fits in this room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

            This bedroom has queen log style bunkbeds...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            This bedroom is on first floor with door to bath....moreless

          • Master bedroom has a queen bed, its own bath and a small seating area for reading for 2 or 3 people....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 First floor: toilet, shower

            Laundry is located in first floor bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            This bath shared by 2 upstairs bedrooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 3 Master: toilet, shower

            Large shower unit...moreless


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Rustic


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Waterfront:

                Restored 1921 Classic lakefront cottage with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a lovely screened porch....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Arrival Day

                  • Flexible


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace:

                    Large woodburning stone fireplace...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Baseboard hot water heat with forced air backup system...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    all linens are provided...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Parking for up to 2 cars in parking area next to cottage. ...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided:

                    guests may want to bring beach towels- we have some (4-6)...moreless

                  • Washing Machine


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Boat:

                    Paddle boat available to use...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Several decks on various levels. Over 1200 square feet total...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have 2 kayaks and 2 canoes to share with guest cottage. Several life jackets available to use but guests may want to bring their own if they have favorites....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large Viking Grill...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    The screened porch is a delightful room. It has seating for 8 or more. In the fall we put the windows back in to extend the porch season. Gas fireplace for chily nights....moreless



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                  Rental rates quoted in: $
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $350 $350
                  $2,100 $7,400

                  Extra Nights: $300

                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                  Additional information about rental rates:

                  From $1,600/wk

                  Fees and Taxes:

                  • Tax Rate 6%
                  • Cleaning $75

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                  Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Chippewa County Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Snows Bar & Grill
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Mackinac Island Ferrys, St. Ignace
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Les Cheneaux Golf Club
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  M134 and M129
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Angio's Restaurant
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Boyne Highlands And Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Beach

                  Car: Recommended

                  Cedarville is in the center of the Les Cheneaux Islands area, a chain of 36 beautiful wooded islands located along the northern shore of Lake Huron about 20 miles northeast of Mackinac Island. It is truly a boating paradise with miles of protected bays and channels and coves to explore. The area is home to hundreds of antique and classic wooden boats and the beautiful and interesting boathouses in which these classic beauties live. Among the many day trips possible from this home base in Cedarville are Mackinac Island, Tahquanemon Falls, Soo locks, Pictured Rocks, and Drummond Island.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: Bob and Beth Christians grew up in Grand Rapids and moved to the Lansing area when they were married. We lived in Haslett the next 30 years while we built our greenhouse business. We moved to Harbor Springs in 2003 when we bought Renolda Greenhouse. This move made it much easier for us to continue the restoration/remodel/expansion of the cottage and guest cabin and boathouse in Cedarville in our spare time. We still enjoy most weekends in Cedarville except for busy months at the business. Now our children and their families enjoy coming 'up north' as much as we have all our lives. As their lives get busier they appreciate the slower, more relaxed atmosphere we enjoy in Cedarville with friends and family.

                  Why the Owner Chose Cedarville:
                  The Les Cheneaux area is famous for its antique wooden boats and the unique boathouses that house them. The view from our cottage and docks is truly lovely as we have several of the most painted and photographed boathouses just across the channel from us.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  For the early risers you will often be rewarded with a gorgeous sunrise coming up over Lasalle Island. If you are lucky enough to be here during the full moon you will see a most memorable sight of the moon rising over the island and its light shimmering on the lake.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english



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                  • View from Master bedroom.

                    View from Master bedroom.

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Flowers under deck. So beautiful!

                    Flowers under deck. So beautiful!

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • staircase


                  • master bathroom

                    master bathroom

                  • porch picture 1

                    porch picture 1

                  • porch picture 3

                    porch picture 3

                  • queen bunk bedroom

                    queen bunk bedroom

                  • tv room picture 2

                    tv room picture 2

                  • Upstairs guest bedroom # 2

                    Upstairs guest bedroom # 2

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                  • view from porch

                    view from porch

                  • First floor bedroom

                    First floor bedroom

                  • Kitchen picture 1

                    Kitchen picture 1

                  • living room picture 2

                    living room picture 2

                  • kitchen looking toward mud room

                    kitchen looking toward mud room

                  • master bedroom . watch boats while you relax in bed .

                    master bedroom . watch boats while you relax in bed .

                  • porch picture 2

                    porch picture 2

                  • porch picture 4

                    porch picture 4

                  • tv room picture 1

                    tv room picture 1

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                  • Winter view from lake

                    Winter view from lake

                  $350 per night

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 08/28/14
                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2014
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                  +1 517-927-6809

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