Upper Hamlin Lake All Seasons Cottage and Pontoon Boat Rental

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come enjoy our cottage nestled in the Manistee National Forest on the north shore, sunny side, of upper Hamlin Lake. The cottage is only 7 years old with like new furnishings and is very neat and CLEAN. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the entire upper lake and awesome sunsets over the dunes right from shore. Fishing is great right off the docks. Boating, swimming, skiing, hiking, wine tasting, and other fun activities are waiting just for you! There is also a shared lakeside firepit for your use. Lake Michigan is minutes away for an afternoon picnic or swim. Golfing at some of the state's finest courses is close by. Or, for those who like more physical activity, bring your bikes for riding on the miles of trails in the National Forest. If you prefer peace and quiet, bring a good book to read while sipping on your favorite beverage in a lounge chair by the lake! If you are looking for 2 cottages in close proximity, this cottage sleeps 4 and The Shadows 2 on Hamlin Lake sleeps 2 comfortably! (See separate VRBO listing #367496) Great for friends and/or families who like to vacation together but sleep/stay in different quarters. It all awaits you at The Shadows on Hamlin Lake. We live on the property, adjacent to this cottage which is approximately 200 feet from the waters edge. Effective January 1, 2016 this cottage will sleep 4 adults, 16 years of age and older. NEW THIS YEAR WE HAVE A PONTOON BOAT FOR RENT!! ASK DEB FOR DETAILS.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 725 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Limited Accessibility:

    5 steps up into cottage. All door ways 32', back door 36'....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children 16 years of age and up welcome...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower only. No tub. Very large bathroom.

Other Amenities

  • Dock and shared firepit.


  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Monopoly, Uno, Phase 10, cards...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    200 Ft. from the water's edge. Travelers map is deceiving, cottage is much closer to the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets, pillows, quilts, towels, washcloths, handtowels, kitchen linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open floor plan...moreless

  • Parking:

    Right at your back door private entrance. Additional parking available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large parking area available. FREE...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen and bathroom only. Bring your own beach towels....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip. Filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    front porch with view of the lake. Table and 2chairs on porch...moreless

  • Boat:

    rentals available at marinas on lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    view of the lake with table and 4 chairs provided on deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many courses within 20 miles...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available on lake or at Ma and Pas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn chairs and lounges provided....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane gas...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country ski right out your back door. Bring your own equipment....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 fall/winter
Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%


Add 6% sales tax.Total damaged deposit due with rent deposit,returned within 2 weeks of vacating premises after satisfactory inspection for damage or excessive cleaning needed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pirates Pub on the lake
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manistee National
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pirates Pub on the lake, great pizza!
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Dunes on Hamlin Lake by water

Car: Necessary

Morrell Mushroom hunting, Little River Casino, snowshoeing, icefishing, 2 firepits.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: I was raised on Hamlin Lake and have always loved it here. Our family came to the cottage for every family vacation, enjoying the wildlife, fishing, swimming, walks in the woods, climbing trees, feeding the swans, enjoying a glass of wine by the fire,and the list goes on and on. Now it is time to share this with others. We moved to the lake in 2000 and now live on the property year round. Your cottage is approximately 200' from the lakeshore.

Why the Owner Chose Free Soil, MI, USA:
Grandma and Grandpa wanted to get out of the City of Chicago in the 1930's. They summered on the North Shore of Upper Hamlin Lake several times and realized that this is where they wanted to live. When this property became available in the 1930's they jumped on it. We added the vacation rental in 2005, only beginning the rental of it in the spring of 2009.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy watching the hummingbirds in the morning, sitting on the front porch with our cup of coffee. The lake always offers beauty and entertainment, whether it be fishing, boating, skiing, tubing, or just riding in the pontoon boat to the dunes. Living on the lake year round is awesome. All seasons are fun and exciting! Snowmobiling right out our backdoor....who could ask for more! We take our winter vacation in places where it is warm, but the sunsets never come close to the beautiful colors right here in Michigan. Icefishing, too, is great on Hamlin Lake!

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Relax by the lake

    Relax by the lake

  • Winter scene of the lake from the property

    Winter scene of the lake from the property

  • Beautiful winter sunset over the dunes from lakefront

    Beautiful winter sunset over the dunes from lakefront

  • Cottage from the lake

    Cottage from the lake

  • The Shadows on Hamlin Lake

    The Shadows on Hamlin Lake

  • Fall sunset

    Fall sunset

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • Bathroom w/48' clean shower

    Bathroom w/48' clean shower

  • Icefishing village right off shore

    Icefishing village right off shore

  • Snowmobile right up to your backdoor!

    Snowmobile right up to your backdoor!

  • Property lake front - boat dock

    Property lake front - boat dock

  • Private entrance off deck

    Private entrance off deck

  • Lakeside firepit, wood included!

    Lakeside firepit, wood included!

  • Bedroom


  • The Living Room - pullout queen sleeper and pullout twin sleeper

    The Living Room - pullout queen sleeper and pullout twin sleeper

  • 22' Bennington pontoon boat with 70hp motor for rent

    22' Bennington pontoon boat with 70hp motor for rent

VRBO #236973

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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