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Outstanding 3 BR Lakefront Cottage in Canadian Lakes

(6 Reviews)

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Last updated: 02/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our cottage in Canadian Lakes sits on a beautiful private lot with direct lake frontage on Lake Laura. This quiet meandering no-wake lake is perfect for your paddle boat, kayak, small trolling boat, canoe, or rowboat. Dockside views frequently include Bass, Sunfish, Perch, Geese, Loons, Ducks, Blue Herons, Turtles, Turkeys and Deer. Many birds migrate through the Canadian Lakes area and can be seen in abundance seasonally.

Whether enjoying a good book, a cozy fire or the views of nature, the warm cottage atmosphere invites relaxation. The main level has an open floor plan, with wall to wall lakefront windows, and includes a fully supplied kitchen with all the conveniences, and a family area with a wood-burning fireplace. Other first floor amenities are a spacious bedroom with queen size bed, a full bath, and a separate laundry area. The loft also provides guests with an amazing lakefront view, a second full bath, and 2 additional bedrooms (one offers a queen bed, the other 2 twin beds). The yard has a manicured lawn sloping gradually into a sandy beachfront. The lake descends gradually and has a soft, sandy bottom, perfect for children. A dock and rowboat are available for your use seasonally. There are also beach toys, lounge furniture and Bocce Ball for your enjoyment. Parking for a maximum of 3 vehicles is provided.

Located only two and a half hours from most Detroit suburbs you can enjoy a vacation filled with fabulous memories. At the Canadian Lakes Clubhouse you will find The Mayfair Grill, an indoor pool with slide, fitness center, sauna and hot tub. All are accessible with guest passes, which are provided. In warmer weather, three beaches, an outdoor pool, tennis courts and basketball courts are nearby. The main Canadian Lakes are all sports lakes and are a short drive from the cottage. Pontoon boat rentals are sometimes available on the main lakes. Canadian Lakes is a private resort and therefore only residents and their guests can use the lakes.

Canadian Lakes Resort maintains 3 golf courses. The Highlands with its hills and valleys is a favorite among the locals. Take advantage of the golf carts while you enjoy this 9-hole course. The Pines, a 9-hole flat open course, is less challenging, but great as a walking course (carts are available). The Royals offers 18 holes, has a pro shop and the Mayfair Grill. It is perfect for a more challenging course, but still lady friendly. All courses are exceptionally manicured. Golf pros are available most days. Check with the clubhouse for tee times and more information. Additionally, two world-class public golf courses (St. Ives and Tullymore) are within the Canadian Lakes Resort area and often provide discounts to Canadian Lake residents and their guests.

Autumn brings breathtaking colors as the leaves begin their descent. It is a great time for bike riding around the many resort lakes. The fall colors of Canadian Lakes are on the recommended driving tour of Michigan’s Fall Color Preview. A winter wonderland, this area is at the bottom of the Northern Michigan Snowbelt. The wonderful winter weather accommodates winter sports including cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding. Adjacent to the Highlands golf course is a sledding hill for children and adults alike. Following sledding you can take a relaxing moment to enjoy the views of the Castle while sipping a hot chocolate at the Alpine Haus.

For those who like to stay busy, Canadian Lakes offers a great variety of local activities. While vacationing you may be lucky enough to attend one of the CLPOC Theatre Guilds performances or the well attended Art Festival. There is an annual Oktoberfest with traditional entertainment, food, beverage, and dancing. Enjoy participating in fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, and educational programs for children. There is a seasonal Pig Roast, a Fourth of July Boat Parade and an exceptional fireworks display. If this is not enough, the Soaring Eagle Casino is only 40 minutes away.

We love our cottage and know you will too. It is decorated as a home and not as a typical rental. We do not allow pets or smoking on the premises, and occupancy is limited to six. It is our desire to share our home with others who appreciate a warm and loving atmosphere. We know you will want to return year after year once you have stayed at Canadian Lakes. Please call us for further information and check our calendar for availability.

Keywords: Cottage Lakefront Home
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Second refrigerator is available in the garage...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Available at the Clubhouse...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Property is limited to a maximum of six guests. In order to provide adequate time for cleaning between guests, Check-in is at 4:00PM and Check-out is at 10:00AM. Please feel free to contact owners with any additional questions about the cottage, the community and the surrounding area.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/18/2017
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Additionally activities include the Oktoberfest, Art Festivals, Fishing Tournaments, Golf Tournaments, Educational Camps for Children, Seasonal Pig Roast, 4th of July Boat Parade, Elaborate Fireworks display at the Castle, and if that is not enough the Soaring Eagle Casino is only 30 min away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: We are a part of the new generation of Grandparents; youthful, active, outgoing, and loving life. We share common interests with other couples that we have met at Canadian Lakes. Our love of the water, fishing, boating, golfing, bicycling, cross country skiing, nature walks, cards and board games can all be found right here year around. It is a little slice of heaven. We love to have our children, grandkids, and friends come for a visit. It is always a grand time and they can't wait to return.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/18/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • One of Two Upper Bedrooms

    One of Two Upper Bedrooms

  • Beach and Play Area

    Beach and Play Area

  • View from the Dock

    View from the Dock

  • A Great Day for Fishing

    A Great Day for Fishing

  • Loft Area

    Loft Area

  • First Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed

    First Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • View from the Lake

    View from the Lake

  • View from the Dock

    View from the Dock

  • Campfire Area

    Campfire Area

  • Relaxing on the Lake

    Relaxing on the Lake

VRBO #288277

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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