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*Hidden Gem! Lily Pad Lakefront Cabin, Postcard Perfect*Free Boat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Lily Pad is CLEAN - CHARMING - PRIVATE - SPACIOUS - UNIQUE - LOVED BY KIDS & ADULTS :) & wheelchair-accessible

Boat Promotion* FREE USE**12' Fishing Boat included during your stay for weekly reservations! 6hp aluminum.

2 person KAYAK is always free

This is a Beautiful Lakefront Split Log Cottage on a peaceful small inland Lake, best for fishing, quiet relaxation-boat friendly!

This is a natural lakeshore cabin!

(If you looking for a sandy lake cabin, then visit vrbo 425516 --'The Beach Bucket' cottage has openings with sandy lake frontage)

Get away to Nature and family memories. Join the growing list of renters who enthusiastically appreciate this great split log cottage on Lancaster Lake, a 55 acre inland, 'on golden pond' experience, which thrills families and nature enthusiasts. This Non-Smoking vacation home is an awesome place for a peaceful get-away or family retreat. Main floor master downstairs, additional bedroom upstairs.

Activities include fishing, boating, mushroom hunting, birding, hiking, frog searching! The outdoor firepit is a perfect site for happy family evening activities & gorgeous sunsets!

CHARM GALORE: Tucked into the sunset shoreline of scenic Lancaster Lake, this charming split log cedar chalet is an idyllic getaway. The Lily Pad is a very 'up-to-date' spacious cottage in a private setting sure to charm adults and kids, available 3 seasons. LOVELY!

OUTDOOR FUN: Watch (& hear) the Loons from your hammock overlooking the lake; or throw in a line off the dock; or launch the(2 person)kayak; or just lounge on the huge cedar deck!

Everyone will enjoy the private 200 FEET of SHORELINE on nearly 2 ACRES. Roast marshmallows over the huge rock & sand fire pit and enjoy outdoor dining on the large deck. Please enjoy the surroundings--great hiking!

INTERIOR COMFORT: The cottage has an open floor plan for socializing and features 2 bedrooms on separate levels with private baths for each. We have premium Satellite TV! game table and dining table...The entire cabin is cedar lined, with maple flooring and comfortable seating. Full stone fireplace has a gas log for coziness! Numerous windows frame a wonderful view of the serene lake.

FISHING: Lancaster Lake is locally known as a year round fishing hotspot. Catch bass, pike, bluegill, croppy, rock bass, and sunfish. The dock is one of the best spots to throw in a line. The kids will get a bite nearly every time, and can watch the little fish in the shallows. Frog catching is also a favorite pastime! For boaters, the boat launch is only 5 minutes away.

BACK TO NATURE: Expect a week of fun in a natural, uninterrupted setting. Private, quiet, and yours to enjoy.... Flora & Fauna.

Lancaster Lake has been compared to 'On Golden Pond'. It has a natural shoreline (no seawalls here) and is 55 acres (petite)in size. The lake offers constant entertainment....whether you are wading, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, sunning, or stargazing! Enjoy the solitude.

EASY CENTRAL LOCATION: Only 2 miles west of I-75 assures access to all of northern Michigan!Lunch in Petoskey,dinner in Cross Village... or catch a ferry to Mackinac Island! We are close to Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River or Petoskey for day trips or any meals.

Nearby are video rentals, restaurant, convenience stores,& gas stops---just a few minutes away!

Boat Available: We can provide a 12' aluminum fishing boat with 6hp motor ...FREE with a confirmed reservation!

..Book Now for your TOP choice and BEST summer of 2015 reservations ........(WE often FILL up by mid March) see the calendar for current availability ---- WELCOME!

Weekly Rentals Saturday through Saturday all summer!

Weekly Availability-Saturday/Saturday, check-in 4:00 check-out 10:30 am

See calendar for availability

Summer rates begin Mid June, $998 WEEKLY + clean, tax

Spring May to Mid June $948 WEEKLY, Fall rates begin Sept 13th, $938 WEEKLY

*Pet friendly for well behaved dogs! per-approval, pet fee applies of 75- each, max 2 (add to Total fee)

6% MI tax, $135 cleaning fee applies to weekly rates above...

Refundable 250-security deposit,add 75-Holiday fee July 4 week

3 night weekend rate @ 645- after 9/21, includes all fees!

WELCOME to the Lily Pad !

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Levering Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) space for an air mattress in upstairs bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
WE ARE Wheelchair-Accessible! We have a wonderful fire pit for evening campfires, wood provided Loon nesting! Hear the loons sing nightly. Please stay a respectable distance away from our lovely loons! Lovely sunset views, panoramic lake view, kayak, private dock, DNR launch only 5 minutes away, great fishing lake, excellent fishing off dock, great frog catching, 10 minutes to sandy Douglas Lake beach park, book library, games; smiles are guaranteed!


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*Hidden Gem! Lily Pad Lakefront Cabin, Postcard Perfect*Free Boat
average rating of 4.756757 based on 39 reviews

Good location. Fishing is good off if pier. Kitchen full equipped. Furnishings adequate. Very quiet

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Good fishing. Kitchen fully equipped. Would recommend overall deep cleaning and improved lighting. 3.5 stars

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worst rental I ever had

  • 1 of 5

Dirty, mice droppings everywhere. Visible mice. Old worn out yellowed back rugs in bathroom. Unsafe with no rails on steps from deck to ground, slippery tub, slipped on rugs in upstairs bedroom, kitchen. Broken chairs, couch old and doesn't recline, no comfortable place to sit indoors, broken shower door, NO AIR CONDITIONING, OBSTRUCTED VIEW OF THE LAKE due to weeds and lack of yard maintenance, poor fire pit set up. Upkeep on entire place is lacking. Pictures on VRBO must be from a long time ago and definitely not recent. It was not a pleasant or relaxing place to stay or return to after a day out. I do not recommend this rental until it is better managed.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cabin in Northern Michigan

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Lily Pad for our family vacation we enjoyed our week. Nice cabin modern conviences, beautiful yard . A little disappointed how the lake shore is overgrown blocking the view, need to update pictures, and no WIFI was a inconvenience..

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home. Great location for what we planned to do on our trip. The only disappointing thing was the cottage was kind of dirty. We read the journal the last night of our stay and found out the prior renter brought their dogs. . . fur was all over my grand-daughter when she crawled on the floor. I cleaned the cottage the first night.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, fun and simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Perfect inside and out. Fishing was great, dogs had a blast and so did we. Loved the place so much if they want ever to sell it we would like to buy it and retire there

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

great location, close to every thing in northern Michigan, nice and clean, comfortable bed, like hearing the loons, also good pan fishing, would stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About The Owner

Family of 5 who love northern Michigan!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Levering

a perfect setting off the track, but close to anything 'upnorth', large property with a 'buy me, you won't be dissappointed' message.

What makes this cottage unique

Nature wonderland; frogs, beavers, fox, eagles, sounds of howling (coyotes...wolves?) fish. hammock snoozes, completed books, campfires, smores, more fish, flowers, peace, 'on golden pond 'ambiance, cozy comfort everywhere, wood on floors and walls is serene

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is such a lovely place in all ways.

I was completely stressed out when we arrived and completely blissful when we left.

It was just right for my father and son too, who shared the upstairs bedroom.

I loved the dishware in the kitchen and all the green, yellow and orange glass accents. So pretty.

I left a comment. Hope it encourages others to stay at your place.

Aug 2008
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Nearest Point of Interest
Lily Pad
Nearest Point of Interest
Legs Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mackinac Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Thunder Falls Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinaw Club Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Pellston Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hack-Ma-Tack Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Mill Creek

easy drive to ferries for Mackinac island trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $85 + Tax
cleaning $139 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security deposit is usually refunded within two weeks of a happy checkout!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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