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Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile

(22 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 10)

Fully furnished cottage with most things you will need for your stay. Relaxing atmosphere, perfect for families, a home away from home, you'll want to come back! 4 BR, 1 BA, 1,000 square foot Cottage.

Large sandy beach on, All sports, Starvation Lake. Sandy bottom, ideal for swimming and within walking distance to the Hide Away Bar & Grill (Entertainment) & the Trading Post store. Snowmobiling and ORV trail-head just across the road.

~55 Minutes to Traverse City.
~30 Minutes to Turtle Creek Casino.
~35 Minutes to Gaylord
~10 Minutes to Mancelona area restaurants and trails.
~15 minutes to the Kaliseum (indoor pool, recreation center, ice skating rink)

This is a great central location for day trips to Gaylord, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Petoskey, and many other places of interest.
Fully furnished cottage with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay. (Linens and towels by guest)

Fully furnished kitchen with:
~Coffee Maker
~Pots & pans & dishes & utensils

~Direct TV in living room
~43" flat screen tv
~DVD Player in living room
~Charcoal barbecue
~Fire pit

~Master bedroom has a queen bed
~Second & third bedroom has a full size bed and dresser.
~Fourth Bedroom has Knotty Pine Bunks and a dresser.

~Queen pull out sofa in the living room.

~Enclosed front porch plus deck.

~Fire pit and Dock on Beach.

*There is no phone in the cottage.

Winter: Snowmobiling, Ice fishing, Snow skiing, Snowshoeing, Deer & Small game Hunting, and Gambling.

Summer: Swimming, Boating, Water skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Mushroom hunting, Hunting (surrounded by state land), ORV trails, Golfing Skating, Gambling Site seeing etc....
Winter 5 month available
We are offering a special winter rate. Rent our Cottage December through March and pay only $1,200.00 per month plus heat and snow removal. Get a group of fellow snowmobilers to go in on the cottage for the winter and have a base camp for snowmobiling!!! What a great deal!,

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, retreat, lake cottage


Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age to rent our cottage is 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are set up for a family to have an active and relaxing experience....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Boyne mountain with Avalanche Bay water park for winter and summer fun. And some of the best snow skiing and zip lines. Gaylord has dining, golf, elk viewing, antiquing and cinemas. Traverse city and Petoskey for casinos Wineries, festivals etc.. All with in 1 hour....moreless


  • Games:

    Old fashion board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    View our lake from the cottage or our deck. From the north end you can see the whole lake from our deck....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Nice sandy beach right in front of our cottage. Beautiful clean water....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    30' deep. The beach is sandy with a dock. Depth is gradual. Ideal for young children....moreless

  • Rural:

    You may hear the karaoke late Friday and Saturday nights from the bar restaurant down the road. Other than that it is pretty quiet....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We have a snack bar in the kitchen area and a table with 4 chairs in the room off the deck. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    Has love seat and full couch....moreless

  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper


  • Coffee Maker:

    Make sure you bring mr. Coffee filters and coffee!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Your kids 😊...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Basic kitchen with dishes, pans, glasses, microwave, stove oven. You have to bring the dishwasher with you :-)...moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Beautiful deck overlooks starvation lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,062 $3,963
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Winter stay: renters are liable for the heating bills between Dec. 1st and march 31st and any snow removal that they have done. . Minimum stay is 4 months. Pets that have ben pre approved are subject to a $75.00 per week charge (per pet) Weekends are $286.00 for minimum 2 day stay. Each additional day is $143.00ea. Weekend only and extra additional days are allowed during off peak time only.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/15/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lakes of the North
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown mancelona
37 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne mountain
15 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Gaylord, Mancelona, Kalkaska, Bellaire area. Snow and water skiing. Hiking, mushroom hunting, deer and small game hunting, Boating on all sports Starvation Lake, Turtle creek casino, Close to wine tasting tours, Golfing, Fall festivals, mountain biking, ORV trails across the road. Bar and grill & country store within walking distance. Cable TV & DVD.

Other Activities: Mushroom hunting, ORV Trails, Snow-mobiling, Hiking


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Kim and I live and work in traverse city. We purchased the cottage in 2004 for an investment income property and also to use several times a year. We have enjoyed the property for years and hope our guests enjoy it as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Mancelona, MI, USA:
We chose this property to buy because of its central location to all points of fun here in northern Michigan. Also because, while stores are just 15 minutes away, it has that in the middle of nowhere appeal.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If your a all seasons type of person this is the perfect property. For easy access to orv and snowmobile trails, golf hiking antiquing, and dining. Also close to several casinos. Small game and white tail hunting as well as fishing in starvation lake out back of the cottage or on any of the abundant lakes in the area.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/15/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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    Spacious Deck

  • Cottage from beach

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  • Beach from deck

    Beach from deck

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VRBO #286400

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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