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Mackinaw City cottage description
This is a two bedroom cottage on crystal clear, sandy bottom, all sports Paradise Lake. Two separate bedrooms and a futon will accommodate six comfortably. There is a local marina and bait shop on the lake for all of your boating and fishing needs. If you wish you can bring your own boat and launch it down the street at the DNR ramp and park right outside the cottage at your private dock. The fishing is excellent year round. There is also a lakeside restaurant, grocery store, gift and antique shops.We also have a 27 foot pontoon available for rent (weekly)at our cottage.
Our cottage is centrally located at the Tip of the Mitt. Five minutes from Mackinaw City, and Mackinaw Island Ferries, museums, historical Fort Michilmacinac, lighthouses, Mill Creek. Just over the Mackinaw Bridge will take you to Taquaneman falls, picture rocks, Sault Ste. Marie, and the Sault Locks. Casinos are in Petoskey, or in St. Ignace, just over the Mackinaw Bridge.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Stand up shower, massage shower head.
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Towels Provided:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Water Tubing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Horseback Riding
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Just minutes to Ferries to Mackinaw Island and the Upper Penninsula.
ReviewsWrite a review
My 5 year old son and I stayed at Acorn Cottage for a week and had a wonderful time! We swam, fished, took the row boat out, did some sight seeing, and most of all relaxed. The description of the cottage was very accurate and we were not disappointed. The cottage is very close to Mackinaw City which was convenient for sightseeing. There is also a small park across the street where my son was able to play. I highly recommend this place and would definitely stay there again!
- Guest Becky (Mount Pleasant)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
What a wonderful cottage!
What a wonderful cottage!
We loved the Acorn Cottage! It has everything you need to make you feel at home. Cute and cozy and a beautiful view of the lake. We rented the pontoon boat and had a wonderful time exploring the lake...even caught a few fish! We loved the park across the street and played tennis and basketball. We look forward to going back and spending another week at your wonderful Paradise on the lake.
- Guest Jill (Kewadin, MI)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners.
Wonderful Cottage -- don't hesitate to stay here.
Wonderful Cottage -- don't hesitate to stay here.
This is a wonderful cottage on Paradise Lake. The property description online is very accurate. Our kids absolutely loved everything about it. We relaxed by the fireplace, grilled our meals, swam, boated on the pontoon, caught tons of fish, and loved every minute. We are already trying to decide when we can go back. If you are considering staying here, do not hesitate. You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Katie K.
- Date of stay 05/30/12
- Review Submitted 06/08/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Very cute and comfortable, neat and clean. Pretty view of lake with a nice deck. Didn't use the dock and boat because we were sight seeing. Mackinac City is very close by. Would definately go again.
- Guest Christy (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 05/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Year Round - Seasonal rates $975-$1200 Contact Jennifer Schafer for seasonal rates Private pontoon available
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Year Purchased: 2005
About: You probably wonder why we named our cottage 'Acorn'.Before we purchased our cottage, while we were with the real estate woman, I looked into one of the bedrooms and I was looking at the bed. I noticed something under the mattress. There I found in ten neat little rows a collection of acorns. I opened the dresser drawer, and there were more acorns. The local chipmunks had quite the feast stored for the winter. After we bought the cottage I took those acorns and keep them in an air tight jar on the mantel. So we named our cottage Acorn Cottage. The chipmunks still store the acorns, but they are now outside, not inside.
Why Mackinaw City:
Our cottage is in a little town of Carp Lake, Mi. We have enjoyed vacationing in this area for 30 years. We find the peaceful and tranquil area of Mackinaw very rejuvinating. The beautiful area offers great natural peace. We found Acorn Cottage as we were looking for a retirement home in Northern Michigan. The area is rich in history with so much to do. Going to the dunes is like being in Florida. Hike in the woods. Or just sit and watch Paradise Lake.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Acorn Cottage is surrounded by natural beauty.A pair of Bald Eagles make their home in the nature preserve at Stoney Point . In the evening set on the platform on the dock and watch the sunset. Take a boat ride in the rowboat or the pontoon. The fishing is great on the lake, large pike, bass, and perch. If you want to go hiking,Wilderness State Park is just a few miles away. There are plenty of hiking trails to walk or drive along the road and see the woodland and lakeshore beauty. The sand dunes are also just a few miles away. Go to dinner at Legg's Inn and on your way enjoy the sand dunes and beach shoreline of the Straits of Mackinaw. You can walk for miles on open beach.If it's shopping you enjoy, go to Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island and spend the day. There is plenty to do around our cottage. So go relax, and enjoy.
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Screened porch with pull down shades for privacy
living room warm and cozy
Lower lakeside deck
Cozy kitchen has all of the conveniences of home
Chaise lounge in screen porch
Here is the 27 foot pontoon you can rent for the week as well.
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