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Recent Northeast reviews

  • Nice Little Cottage

    "Everything we needed for the weekend except for food and clothing was in the cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped, including a waffle iron, and coffee maker. The bedrooms are small but adequate, and we used a fan which came with the cottage to keep the bedrooms cool at night when we slept. Towels and linens were provided with the cottage, so no need to bring along towels unless you want them for use on the beach. The property is adjacent to a canal which leads into Otsego Lake. The canal is suitable for boats, but not swimming. For swimming there is the county park with a beach nearby , as well as the state park and a public beach. Our deposit was returned a week after we vacated the cottage."
    Guest: Life_Long_Michigander Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

    "We very much enjoyed our week long stay at Tattrie's Cottage. There is nothing wrong with the bathroom. It is a small, single shower, but it has a curtain rather than a door, so there is elbow room, although the shower head is low for taller people. The bathroom itself is plenty big. Everything that you could possibly want was supplied. The charcoal grill is a nice big grill. Although there is no air conditioning, there are fans in every room. Still, it is rustic, which is not for everyone, but we found it to be charming. The water was nice and boat traffic was to a minimum. The kids loved jumping off the end of the dock, which is shallow. We also enjoyed the canoe and fishing boat, as well as the sunsets. Nice that they also had plenty of chairs for around the campfire."
    Guest: TL Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Amazing stay for Family Reunion

    "My family who lives out in the Western US came to Michigan for a family reunion. Many had not been to this area before the reunion, but I told them all that anything outdoors we would want to do, we could do in Michigan, and so they came. In the end we had 21 people from four siblings families and my parents. We needed a place that could hold all of us. After looking into several properties, I discovered Walled Lake Lodge. The owners have been wonderful to work with over the past year to plan this. They were very accommodating with our arrival and use of their property. I personally viewed a number of potential places, and it was clear after visiting, that this was the right place for our reunion. Here is why. 1. It is spacious. There are so many gathering areas-the main great room, the screened porch, the loft area, the second family room/game room, and then of course the outdoor property. We were able to all be together but in different pockets doing different things. But when we wanted to all play a game, or eat or talk, we could do so. That was a big plus to us. 2. It is isolated. It takes a bit to get there and to get out, but we found everything we would want to do, we could do there--hiking, biking, floating on the river, swimming in the lake, fishing, boating. We could do it all there. And, there were no neighbors to hear or to annoy but the animals (the coyotes were pretty active and loud one night, and the eagle stared at us from his tree throughout the week). We could sing around our campfire without bothering anyone and without being bothered. 3. The grounds and lake are awesome. The water was warm enough to float or swim in, and the lake was small enough and calm enough to paddle all over but large enough to use and enjoy. We rented a jet ski for the week, and it was perfect to have to use at the lake. The grounds are flat to and from the property which made it easy for small children and older folks with knee issues. We set up badminton/volleyball and ladder golf and played around in the yard. We loved sitting on the dock, fishing from the dock, and chatting on the dock. The water is so clear and beautiful. 4. The property is set up to really allow you to relax and have fun. The owners have really gone out of their way to make the place nice and accommodating with extras that are wonderful-kitchen appliances, space, things to use and enjoy, and there is a clear sense that they love their place and want you to love it. And we did!"
    Guest: Jim B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Bear's Den is awesome

    "Bear's Den is clean, cozy and has everything you need. Firewood was all stacked and ready for us. Hottub clean and hot. Dorene great to work with. Lots of fun restaurants close by in Gaylord. We loved this cabin and we will be back."
    Guest: zimmy Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 28, 2013
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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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