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Recent Northeast reviews

  • Wonderful cottage

    "For the past 12 years, we have had the privilege of staying in this comfy cottage. In 2002 we were here 2 weeks. We stayed 3 weeks in '03, 6 wks. in 04 and then the whole summer from 2005-2014 with the exception of 2012. Needless to say, we love this lake and we love this cottage. Our review comes based on this long-term rental. Positioned between pristine Mullett Lake in front and the Rails to Trails bike and walking path behind, this cottage provides the best of both worlds. The cottage with it's main floor, loft, screened porch and cement patio has all the amenities you could want - air conditioning, wireless internet, cable tv, new mattresses on both full-sized beds, 3 ceiling fans and a fully stocked kitchen. The owners have made many wonderful updates. The kitchen-living room area is all open, the 2 bedrooms are private and the bathroom is small but functional. It is very clean and well maintained. The cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood. However, we did not vacation here to stay inside the cottage. We spent countless hours on the screened porch or in the large yard relaxing, reading or playing games. The porch provides fresh air and a lovely view of the lake. It also makes the cottage feel much larger. Sharing the lakefront with the cottage owners does not present any problems. There is a wonderful new dock with a ladder at the end for a quick dip in the lake to cool off. There is a boat hoist alongside this dock for your use and we also had 2 jet skiis tied to the mooring buoys. There is a yard swing at the water's edge as well as a fire pit. The close proximity to the bike trail is an added benefit. I walked daily on the tree-lined path seeing wildflowers and listening to birds chirp. We have become grandparents and so would like to stay home during the summer. Otherwise we would not want to give up renting here. We whole-heartedly recommend this lovely cottage."
    Guest: M Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • Fantastic!

    "We stayed at Acorn Cottage for Mothers Day! The weather was great and we enjoyed setting on the dock and watching the sun set. The cottage is clean , comfortable beds, and the view the minute you walk in is breathtaking. Just a short ride to Mackinaw City where you can go to the island. You do not want to leave the cottage because you feel so cozy and the interior is decorated so tastefully with that woodsy feeling. Cute squirrels and acorns are part of this decor and are in every room. Can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
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  • A wonderful spot to escape to...

    "... that is just the perfect amount of secluded! The house is very clean and all appliances are modern and in great condition. The view is amazing and Little Bear Lake is crystal clear and full of all sorts of entertaining wildlife. All possible amenities are readily available; everything from condiments to kayaks! Other bonuses are the sandy beach area, the floating swim platform, satellite TVs and a very nice pool table. The hot tub is also very relaxing and the stars are so vivid at night! There are just so many reasons why we will return to the Bear's Den at the next chance we get. Thank you for a wonderful getaway!"
    Guest: Charles J. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
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  • bills bachelor party weekend

    "Great time"
    Guest: Cathe P. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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Northeast Travel Tips

Northeast Michigan Vacation Rentals Offer Lakeside Views

From Alpena on Lake Huron to Mackinaw City where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, you will find the ideal Northeast Michigan vacation rentals. When you book a luxurious lake house through VRBO, you are assured a wide selection of family settings to choose from. Whether you are on one of the Great Lakes or a smaller interior lake, kids and adults will find something to enjoy. Several of the Northeast Michigan lodging accommodations have docks right on the lake so you can bring your own boat for your water-based vacation adventure. Northeast Michigan is a nature-lover’s paradise at any time of the year.

Recreational Activities Near Northeast Michigan Lodging

If you are not located in Michigan, you may not realize that they have a sizeable hawk population at certain times of the year. The spring invites bird-watchers to visit Mackinaw City vacation cottagesto see the hawk’s migrate. If you plan your vacation to see this amazing sight, do not forget to pack the binoculars. Summertime is beach weather and your Northeast Michigan vacation rental can provide you with swimming, boating, kayaking and biking opportunities. There are many lighthouses to attract your attention as well as Historic Fort Michilimackinac near Mackinaw City. Your vacation home could include canoes, kayaks or bikes if you like.

Fall is prime time for a profusion of colorful tree viewing. Tunnels of trees can be experienced from your Northeast Michigan lake houses and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is easily accessed from Mackinaw Bridge. You could hear the bugling of an elk or the haunting call of the loon from your comfortable vacation rental. Peacefulness is in abundance during the fall as you enjoy a walk in the crisp air before settling in before a blazing fire. Have a cup of hot chocolate or a romantic glass of wine while indulging in a quiet evening at your vacation home.

Winter in Northeast Michigan means skiing. Some of the resorts are within 30 minutes of your condo such as Boyne Mountain where you can hit the slopes for a day of fun. There is also the possibility of cross country skiing or snowshoeing at Wilderness State Park or Mill Creek. If these activities do not interest you, how about a snowmobile trip from Mackinaw to Midland or a dogsled ride with a local musher and his team? Hunters have found the accommodations are perfect for a base camp.

Finding Your way to Northeast Michigan Lake Houses

The interior Northern Michigan route to get to your lake house would be Interstate 75. You could fly into Detroit and follow the highway to Grayling and further north to Mackinaw City. If you want to stay at the cities along Lake Huron such as Alpena, Presque Isle, Rogers City or Cheboygan, you could take Highway 23 which gives you great views of the countryside. There is also the chance of finding a commuter plane that can get you even closer to your Northeast Michigan vacation rental but a car is recommended so that you can see more of the sights.

Dining by Northeast Michigan Rentals

If you are close to Cheboygan or Mackinaw City, you have the chance to eat at Up North, Dining by the Bridge. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with great views of the mammoth Mackinaw Bridge. Home-cooking is their specialty and you can find fresh fish, steaks, meat loaf and BBQ ribs. The Old Pizza House in Cheboygan not only has Italian cuisine, they also offer Mexican and American cuisine as well. If you prefer to stick with chain restaurants, you will find those as well. However, you will have great kitchens to prepare your own meals if you choose to stay “home.” Many of the vacation rentals have BBQ grills on private decks so that you can cook up your fresh catch of the day.

Shopping Near Northeast Michigan Rentals

Antiques, souvenirs and apparel are all available from downtown stores or quaint boutiques throughout Northeast Michigan. The Huron Lights Museum and Gift Shop has many nautical items as well as candles and lodge items to take home with you. Farmer’s markets abound in this area so that you can pick up fresh ingredients from local farmers.

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