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Sunset, August 2012

Sunset, August 2012 Cabin front Our back porch and front deck were built last year Breakfast nook dining table Kitchen is equiped with many comforting amenities Including an electric stove, refrigerator, dish washer and microwave Living room brick fireplace. Cozy up and watch Direct TV on rainy afternoons Trophy fish all caught in Lancaster! Are you going to catch the next 'Monster'? Comfy bedroom. The cozy quilt is just calling you for an afternoon nap Master Bathroom. Uncle Frank's Cabin has 1 1/2 baths If you are not into 'lake baths' our shower is the next best thing Relaxing front family room. Play games, read, or simply admire the lake Lakeview. Best view of Lancaster Lake Pontoon Boat 2 Purple Sunset, August 2012 Uncle Frank's Cabin, October 2012 Hammock and Lake View- Fall 2012 Kiss the fish! Super Bass! Large Mouth Bass: 21inches, 5.79 lbs Our next door neighbors... Mr. & Mrs. Crane New Spring 2013 renovation: Our small office was expanded into a 2nd bedroom Finished 2nd bedroom results! New: paint, carpet, bed, storage, and door. New for Summer 2013, handmade fish Adirondack chairs by Uncle Frank!

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mackinaw City cottage description

Uncle Frank's Cabin is a medium-sized lakefront cottage located on quiet Lancaster Lake in Levering, MI. We are the perfect choice for the family or couple looking for a 'R & R' vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life or the travelers' that seek adventure by visiting all the attractions Northern Michigan has to offer. We are located a few miles off I-75 and about 15 miles South of Mackinaw City, so we are easy to travel to and from.

Uncle Frank's Cabin is nestled on a 3.5 acre property full of wild raspberries, birch trees, and a large yard. Enjoy the lakefront of Lancaster Lake, a small yet deep inland lake (50+ acre). The lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and small or slow moving motor boats. Enjoy using of our 8 passenger pontoon boat, canoe, and paddle boat all free of charge!

In addition to enjoying the lake activities please utilize our iron ring fire pit, hammock, new pine deck, propane BBQ grill, picnic table, and horseshoe pit.

When you are not soaking up the sunshine outside, Uncle Frank's Cabin provides all the comforts of home. Uncle Frank's cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1 baths, a fire place living room (with extra sleeping space), a fully equipped kitchen, and relaxing front family room.

Although we only rent our cottage for week durations in the Summer (June, July, August: minimum of 5 nights); 2+ nights days are available in the spring and fall. Please do not hesitate to send us an inquiry!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Strict no smoking policy inside Uncle Frank's Cabin. An additional fee will be added to renters that violate this. Please clean up your cigarette butts outside; again, a fee will be added for excessive smoking trash/butts left on the property. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We enforce a strict no pet policy regardless of size, because of pet hair and dander. Uncle Frank's Cabin would like to maintain a safe environment for patrons with allergies....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 24 to rent...moreless

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Small dining table located in the kitchen...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Wood fireplace inside Fire ring outside...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • Video Library
          • VCR
          • CD Player

          Outdoor Features

          • Boat:

            Pontoon Boat (free with rental) *Lancaster Lake is a small wildlife lake. The shoreline is filled with lilly pads and reeds. Rocky/muddy bottom. Ideal for fishing, canoeing, etc. NO beach front...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Grassy, spacious for small yard games includes fire ring and 4 fish chairs...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Family
          • Adventure
          • Away From It All

          Location & View

              • Lakefront:

                Uncle Frank's Cabin is nestled right along the South shoreline of peaceful Lancaster Lake. Our 178 feet shoreline borders quiet marshland and tall birch trees, leaving you feel secluded from neighbors. Take advantage of having the best view of the lake from watching the fog roll in the early morning to the strawberry sunsets in the evening. ...moreless

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Water Tubing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Other Activities

                      • We look forward to our 3rd year of VRBO renting at Uncle Frank's Cabin as the 2014 summer season approaches. Each year we are improving Uncle Frank's Cabin and we look forward to new and returning travelers. Uncle Frank's Cabin is ideal vacation rental for the traveler looking for a secluded hideaway or the traveler looking to sight see Northern Michigan. Uncle Frank's Cabin brings together the best of both worlds. Wake up to the soft cooing of loons and an early round of Lancaster Lake fishing right off the dock. Then enjoy lunch and fudge tasting in Mackinaw City, followed by a beach afternoon at the crystal waters of Sturgeon Bay located near Cross Village. Finish the evening with a flame grilled cookout at Uncle Frank's Cabin with alternating rounds of horseshoes and gooey s'mores. Uncle Frank's Cabin is located -15 Miles South of Mackinaw City -25 Miles North of Petoskey and Harbor Springs -18 Miles East of Cross Village -12 Miles West of Cheboygan -23 Miles South of St. Ignace Uncle Frank's Cabin is located near I-75 and US-31, so enjoy a quick scenic car ride to your favorite Northern Michigan Attractions: -Mackinaw Island -Fort Michilimackinac -Historic Mill Creek -Mackinaw Crossing Mall and Fudge Shops -Thunder Falls Family Water Park -Cross Village 'Legs Inn' Restaurant -Sturgeon Bay State Park -Sea Shell City Attraction -The Mystery Spot -Kewadin Casino of St. Ignace -Odowa Casino of Petoskey -Gaslight Shopping District in Downtown Petoskey -The Famous 'Tunnel of Trees' on M-119 -Bay Harbor District of Petoskey, MI -Big Bear Adventure River Tubing and Rafting -Numerous Golf Courses ...moreless
                       

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                      • Great Vacation

                        Great Vacation

                        • Guest M and family (Texas)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/27/13
                        We (2 adults, 4 children ages 12, 9, 7 & 3) stayed at Uncle Frank's Cabin in the beginning of August. We rent frequently from VRBO and can say this is one of the those rare times you truly feel like you are truly staying in someone's home. The easy going, helpful and welcome nature of the owners was fantastic. The cabin itself, while certainly not luxurious, is comfortable and clean with beautiful views. The pictures on the listing do not do it justice. We found the location to be private, while not secluded (out in the middle of nowhere). It was close to everything we wanted to do--Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, tahquamenon falls, light houses, etc. It's within a reasonable day trip to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and Traverse City, but not overly close. Fishing on the lake, of course, is also a great way to spend the day. Note: While the cabin says it can sleep 6-8, we found it to be very tight, and that is with small children. There is not a lot of privacy either. I could talk to my kids who were in the bedroom while I was in the kitchen in normal voices. The table will only fit 4 in the kitchen, although you do have another table in the front room and a picnic table outside (no great in the rain). Only one person could really be in the kitchen while cooking. The bedrooms do not fit anything, but beds and storage was pretty little. We also had to plan bathroom use a bit, as hot water did not last more than two quick showers in a row. These are small things though and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or recommend it.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                        Manager response: We are glad you enjoyed your time at Uncle Frank's Cabin. We have considered your feedback and have now registered our occupancy as sleeps 4, max 6. Thank you for your honest review!

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                      • Great Time's at Uncle Frank's

                        Great Time's at Uncle Frank's

                        • Guest Family Fun (Holland, Mi)
                        • Date of stay 08/09/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                        I would definitely recommend this property to a friend and am hoping to go back again for another summer vacation. We had a great time! Kids were up early hoping to catch some fish and everyone was successful. The cabin was close enough we could make some day trips to Mackinac Island, Pictured Rock, Soo Locks, etc and do sight seeing but were home in time to enjoy a campfire for the evening. Plus it was a bonus that there happened to be a meteor shower going on while we were there and this was a perfect spot to watch! Thanks for sharing your place with us.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • GREAT 25th ANNIVERSARY VACATION!!!!!!!!!!

                        GREAT 25th ANNIVERSARY VACATION!!!!!!!!!!

                        • Guest Debra C. (Muskegon)
                        • Date of stay 07/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/13/13
                        My husband & I stayed at Uncle Frank's Cabin to celebrate our 25th anniversary. As we couldn't afford a honeymoon, this was the perfect place to stay. It was wonderful with the pontoon boat & the lake. We were on the pontoon everyday, him fishing & me relaxing reading books on my nook. The weather was a little more like fall weather, so we enjoyed the fireplace inside. It was very romantic. The cabin was very homey & comfortable. We both thought the bed was very comfy too! It had everything you would need. We were very impressed. I really liked the fact that there was a washer & dryer. I didn't have to take dirty clothes home! :) We have been up in that area before, so we didn't go to any of the touristy places. We just stayed at the cabin & enjoyed the peace & quiet. I would highly recommend Uncle Frank's Cabin. The owners left us a note & some very yummy fudge for our anniversary. I thought that was very nice of them & very unexpected but very much appreciated. I would have liked to stay another week but it was already booked. :( We will be back to stay again!!!!!!!!!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                      • Dad and son

                        Dad and son

                        • Guest Ohio wanderer (Brunswick ohio)
                        • Date of stay 06/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/17/13
                        We arrived about 4pm on Saturday.That evening we saw a couple of large cranes,a couple of deer,a loon,a number of mallards,a racoon and a porcupine! It is the perfect fisherman's cabin.My son is a special needs child and my goal was to get him on the pontoon boat and to teach him to fish. Alas, that did not pan out.My son, who is unpredictabe when it comes to travel, had a few good days and then needed to go home.We went to Mackinac Island and the locks and had great times.We never got to fish.However, I can't wait to get back to the cabin and try it again.Its the perfect location .The owners were very responsive and concerned that we had a good time.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                      • Amazing Memories

                        Amazing Memories

                        • Guest Chad (Royal Oak, Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 07/20/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/13
                        We had an epic time during our stay at Uncle Frank's. There is not one bad thing that can be said. Frank and Sherry were extremely easy to talk with and very accessible when needed. The cabin has everything you need making it very comfortable as well as clean. My son and I had great time fishing every morning and night on the pontoon boat that was provided. We found the fishing to be spectacular and caught everything including bass, pike, pan fish, oh and yes a monster dog fish. The cabin's location is perfect, making day trips to Mackinaw City, Sault Ste Marie, Tahquamenon Falls, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Traverse City very easy and close. The bon-fires in the evening under the star blanketed sky were just simply amazing along with the sun sets. We will definitely be staying at Uncle Frank's again in the years to come. Thanks for the great memories Frank and Sherry.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                      • Great Vacation Cabin

                        Great Vacation Cabin

                        • Guest Melissa (United States)
                        • Date of stay 08/11/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/20/12
                        Uncle Frank's Cabin was the perfect getaway spot for our Northern Michigan Getaway! It was clean, quiet and in a great location for exploring the area. We fished on the pontoon boat (that was INCLUDED in our rental fee), we got some great sun on the lake, and enjoyed bonfires every night! It is so close to Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island and easy day trips to Bay Mills, St. Ignace and Sault Ste Marie. It is a great place to stay and you don't need to really bring anything other than your clothes! It had everything!! Full kitchen with appliances, dishes, pots & pans! The bathroom has tons of towels and toiletries. I wish I hadn't packed so much! We are looking forward to making a return trip next year to Uncle Frank's Cabin!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                      • A Wonderful Cottage!

                        A Wonderful Cottage!

                        • Guest Scott (Lansing, Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 08/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/12/12
                        My wife and I had a wonderful time at Uncle Frank's Cabin- what an amazing place! The cottage was very clean (which is really important to us) and it was also very spacious! It had everything we needed for our week long stay. We sat on the porch every morning and ate breakfast overlooking the lake. We also took the boats out on the water and swam in the middle of the lake and then sat out on the shore and read for the afternoon. Each night we drove into Mackinaw City for some ice cream / pie. The city was only 15 minutes from the cabin and is really fun to walk around! We also spent a day on Mackinaw Island. Mackinaw Island is a must visit in Northern Michigan- biking around the island is so much fun! And take it from us, it was so nice having a spacious cottage to come back to after a long day of biking on the island instead of a small hotel room! The property is very secluded and really beautiful- the sunsets over the lake with the campfire burning and marshmallows roasting were amazing! We couldn't have found a better place to stay. The owners were prompt in their communications and were so nice and easy to talk to! If we are ever able to make it back to northern Michigan in the future we are definitely going to try and stay here again!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                        • Guest vk (MI)
                        • Date of stay 07/30/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/12
                        We enjoyed this very clean cabin, that has everything we needed. It was cozy on a stormy night, with very attentive and easily available owners. Great outdoors space, from relaxing in a hammock, to sitting by a camp fire, plently of chairs for everyone. Loved the access to the pontoon boat, 2 paddle boats, and 2 canoes. Really loved the private lake with the loons every night and lots of other birds and wildlife. Easy access to Mackinac City, Petoskey and Cheboygan. Our family has rented cabins and cottages in MI for many years, this is one of our favorites. Thank you.

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                        • Guest Guest
                        • Date of stay 08/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/10/12
                        Dear Frank & Sherry, Thank-you for making your cabin available to renters. We had a very good time here - fishing every morning & night – using your Pontoon Boat & paddle boats & canoes & fires nightly. We loved the Loons, geese, Blue Heron & just the atmosphere of Uncle Frank’s Cabin. We also loved the location & enjoyed the nearby cities & beaches.

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                        • Guest Guest
                        • Date of stay 07/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/10/12
                        Dear Frank & Sherry, Thank you for allowing us to rent your beautiful place. We had a wonderful time & a memorable experience, we will tell our friends that this is the place to be& spend your summer vacation.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring Rental
                      Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $160
                      Summer Rental
                      Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $175
                      $1,155
                      Fall Rental
                      Sep 2 - Nov 16, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $160

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Security Dep $250
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change at the discretion of Uncle Frank's Cabin.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Pellston Regional Airport, Pellston, MI at 12 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: I-75 and US-31 at 4 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Sturgeon Bay, Cross Village, MI at 17.5 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Nubs Nob, Boyne Highlands at 25 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Hidden River, Little Traverse Bay,Boyne Highlands at 15 Miles
                       

                      Manager info

                      About: Greetings future renters! We are Frank and Sherry Petrowski proud owners of Uncle Frank's Cabin. We live in Petoskey, MI (only 40 minutes from Uncle Frank's Cabin) and we love Northern Michigan, Summer time, and family. We have shared 35 years of married bliss and we are the proud parents of two adult children and the proud grandparents to one granddaughter. Frank is the residential 'handy man' of Uncle Frank's Cabin as he is a certified service technician and has built many of the additions to Uncle Frank's Cabin. Including our famous 'Fish Chairs' out by our fire-pit. Frank is also the outdoors man of the duo and loves fishing as much as he can. So ask him where to score the monster fish! Sherry is the resident 'concierge' of Uncle Frank's Cabin and she loves traveling and community events. So ask her about where to go for dinner or what local festivals are going on. Oh, and enjoy her 'Welcome' basket when you enjoy your stay at Uncle Frank's Cabin. Sherry professionally works at a Petoskey Child Development Center. We are here to make your stay enjoyable and we look forward to meeting you!


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                      Photos

                      • Sunset, August 2012

                        Sunset, August 2012

                      • Cabin front

                        Cabin front

                      • Breakfast nook dining table

                        Breakfast nook dining table

                      • Including an electric stove, refrigerator, dish washer and microwave

                        Including an electric stove, refrigerator, dish washer and microwave

                      • Trophy fish all caught in Lancaster! Are you going to catch the next 'Monster'?

                        Trophy fish all caught in Lancaster! Are you going to catch the next 'Monster'?

                      • Master Bathroom. Uncle Frank's Cabin has 1 1/2 baths

                        Master Bathroom. Uncle Frank's Cabin has 1 1/2 baths

                      • Relaxing front family room. Play games, read, or simply admire the lake

                        Relaxing front family room. Play games, read, or simply admire the lake

                      • Pontoon Boat 2

                        Pontoon Boat 2

                      • Uncle Frank's Cabin, October 2012

                        Uncle Frank's Cabin, October 2012

                      • Kiss the fish!

                        Kiss the fish!

                      • Our next door neighbors... Mr. & Mrs. Crane

                        Our next door neighbors... Mr. & Mrs. Crane

                      • Finished 2nd bedroom results! New: paint, carpet, bed, storage, and door.

                        Finished 2nd bedroom results! New: paint, carpet, bed, storage, and door.

                      • Our back porch and front deck were built last year

                        Our back porch and front deck were built last year

                      • Kitchen is equiped with many comforting amenities

                        Kitchen is equiped with many comforting amenities

                      • Living room brick fireplace. Cozy up and watch Direct TV on rainy afternoons

                        Living room brick fireplace. Cozy up and watch Direct TV on rainy afternoons

                      • Comfy bedroom. The cozy quilt is just calling you for an afternoon nap

                        Comfy bedroom. The cozy quilt is just calling you for an afternoon nap

                      • If you are not into 'lake baths' our shower is the next best thing

                        If you are not into 'lake baths' our shower is the next best thing

                      • Lakeview. Best view of Lancaster Lake

                        Lakeview. Best view of Lancaster Lake

                      • Purple Sunset, August 2012

                        Purple Sunset, August 2012

                      • Hammock and Lake View- Fall 2012

                        Hammock and Lake View- Fall 2012

                      • Super Bass! Large Mouth Bass: 21inches, 5.79 lbs

                        Super Bass! Large Mouth Bass: 21inches, 5.79 lbs

                      • New Spring 2013 renovation: Our small office was expanded into a 2nd bedroom

                        New Spring 2013 renovation: Our small office was expanded into a 2nd bedroom

                      • New for Summer 2013, handmade fish Adirondack chairs by Uncle Frank!

                        New for Summer 2013, handmade fish Adirondack chairs by Uncle Frank!

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