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2 Waterfront Cottages - Hot tub, wi-fi, air conditioning - Tranquility!

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6-16, 5 bedrooms/2 baths (maximum 5-6 people per home + 4 in bunkhouse)

Spring*Summer*Fall Rentals Available

***Memorial Day through Labor Day we only book all three buildings and only from Saturday to Saturday.***

**Off peak season you can rent just one cabin if you want. If a date is blocked off the calendar off-peak season and you only need one cabin, please check with us as one may be open.**

It doesn't get better than this! Rippling sand, waterfront property, gazebo with 4 person hot tub, natural-stone fireplace in one cottage, comfortable beds, kayaks, row boats, quiet side street (not main road). A 10 person Crest II pontoon rental available. Two 40 ft docks. Water on one side, woods on the other.

Walk to: Pick berries up the hill, restaurant, snowmobile, ORV and sandy dune hiking trails, quiet, peaceful, and shaded. Fire pits by water, bench swings, picnic tables, and Adirondack furniture. Wood decks and the best sandy water on the lake. Walk out over 300 feet (no muck, no critters). Walleye hole is only a few hundred yards away! Relax by the water under the shade of our White Birch and Cedar trees. Enjoy the beautiful view of peaceful Black Mountain and a breathtaking sunrise over the lake.

'All Sports' 10,130 acre Black Lake has the best fishing and water sports as well as snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing close by. You can walk out 300 feet from home in pure gold Michigan soft sand. Easy to find on year round plowed road. Five minutes to UAW Resort with premier public golf.

8 by 10 Wood floating dock can be moved to any depth in the lake. Ocqueoc Falls is close by; kids love spending the day playing in the waterfall. Only 30 minutes to the Mackinac Bridge, historical Fort Michilamackinaw, and shopping. Enjoy evening waterfront campfire and the outdoor 4 person hot tub in screened octagonal gazebo. There is a complete kitchen, gas heat, field-stone fireplace and air-conditioning.

Wi-Fi included plus enjoy TV with Cable -- over 40 channels!

Front secluded road safe for kid’s bike riding. Amish made 16x12 Log Cabin with rocking swing porch handles overflow. Hammock, wood swings, and picnic tables.

Two rowboats with life jackets, your own 40-foot dock - great for sun bathing. Bring your own boat or rent ours - there's plenty of docking room! Lake has a waterfront restaurant (The Bluffs - excellent food; dine on their beautiful patio overlooking the lake.). Deer, ducks, turkeys can be seen on or near property (seasonal). Snowmobile, cross-country, ORV trails right across the road, with Black Mountain State REC right around the corner with campground.

Both cottages have new wooden-look laminate flooring. Cottage 1 has a beautiful stone fireplace. Cottage 2 has an electric heater with faux fire-place look (in addition to whole-cottage gas furnace).

Homes only allow 5-6 people max, with 2 parking spots at each home (plan accordingly with trailers -additional parking options available, please inquire). Boat launch is about 3-4 miles down the road at now-closed marina (although marina is no longer open for business, the ramp is still open/usable). If you wish to bring a pet(s), please make arrangements with owners. They must be leashed, good-natured and completely trained (no more than 2 total). Don't want to cook? Walk up the hill to Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant. No need to drive anywhere; kick back and relax!


Air Conditioning/ceiling fans

All kitchen appliances including:


Gas Stove, oven, fan


Coffee Maker






Dining areas inside and outside

Gas Forced Air Heat


DVD/VHS player

Cable TV

Cassette Player/DVD

**Please note** Towels and bed linens not included. Beds have pillows & blankets, but you will need to bring kitchen & bath towels as well as sheets & pillow cases.

More Details

Property Manager
Kent and Theresa Newbright
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Kent and Theresa Newbright

My wife Theresa and I were introduced to Black Lake 18 years ago. We fell in love on the first day there and decided that when the time was right we would own property on the lake. We were fortunate enough to find these wonderful cottages that we can not only use when travelling to the lake with family and friends, but that we can share with other families so that they can enjoy the lake as much as we do.

Kent and Theresa Newbright purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kent and Theresa Newbright chose Onaway

We are an ideal place for families to gather. The separate cottages allow everyone to enjoy being together, yet still have their own space when it's time for a quiet nap.

This is the best side of the lake in summer. The wind generally comes out of the west, and we have a hill protecting us. It is typically calm here and wavy on the east side when the wind picks up. Walk out over 300 feet with a gradual depth increase over hard packed sand. This gradual increase is great for kids.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a hot tub for 4 if you're getting cold or want to have some time away from the kids and just relax. We are on a quiet safe side street, not the main road (Black River Rd.). You are close to everything; walk up the hill and across the road and there is a restaurant, the state ORV Trails, and sand hills. No need to go anywhere else! We have it all right here: fireplace, cable tv, outdoor hot tub in a screened-in gazebo. This property is perfect for youth groups, family reunions, or a girls' or guys' getaway.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful winter week we spent with family. We snuggled by the stone fireplace with the white birch logs and 6 hrs logs you provided, thanks. Enjoyed ice skating and had a peaceful holiday. Thanks again for allowing the outdoor Hot tub to be on for this week. We drained it. Everything was cozy love the Wool Baffle on the beds.

The Boothbys
Nov 2013
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Onaway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We supply some toilet paper and liquid soap for bathrooms. Guests must bring their own kitchen & bath towels and washcloths. Bathroom has shower, sink, and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 (1233/Cottage #1) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (1233 Corbat/cottage #1) - 1 double
    living room fold out (1233 Corbat/cottage #1) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
    Bedroom1 (1235 Corbat/cottage #2) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (1235 Corbat/cottage #2) - 1 double
    Living room fold out/(1235 Corbat/Cottage #2) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Amish log cabin (bunkhouse - handles overflow) - 1 queen , 2 double
  • The two cottages sleep 5-6 each max, also we have an Amish log cabin/bunkhouse available which sleeps an additional 4-6 for a grand total of 18 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
** Free Wi-Fi included! **


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2 Waterfront Cottages - Hot tub, wi-fi, air conditioning - Tranquility!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews

This is a great relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

These cottages and bunk house were awesome. We had everything we needed. The outdoor space was a great place to relax and enjoy the sun or shade. The lake stayed shallow so it made it great to play Frisbee or water ping pong. The kayaks and paddle boat were great. Plenty of chairs for sitting around the fire pit. It was great to have s'mores and hot dogs over the fire. Plenty of space for the group we had there. We only had one night that the weather drove us inside.

Grab your cup of coffee and a chair and enjoy it on the dock. Sunrises are awesome.

Kent and Theresa are awesome host. Thanks for the chance to spend a relaxing week in your cabins. Will come back if I get the chance.

We wanted relaxation and we were not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, guys! We thing Black Lake is a pretty special place. We are so glad your family enjoyed our little slice of heaven. 😊
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Paris, MI

Great vacation spot for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us, 9 adults and 5 children. There was plenty of room for all of us. The children loved the water and having a raft for them to jump off of was a lot of fun for them. The kids also spent a lot of time in the sandbox. We rented the pontoon and really enjoyed driving around the lake. We took the kids fishing a couple of times and they had fun catching some fish, although they were too small to keep. The fire pits were fun to sit around in the evening and make s’mores. We did a few day trips away from the cottages and enjoyed them. Theresa and Kent are wonderful people to rent from. When we called them about a couple of things, they responded immediately. We would definitely rent from them again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Twenty Fifth Year Family Vaction! Different locations up North every year

  • 5 of 5

12 in our our Group, 4 Generations plus dogs

Pro's: Screened in Hot Tub, Bright yard at night with tiki lights, Played Corn hole under the lights, Nice fire pits, burned all 7 nights, Close access to ORV Trails, very reasonable Pontoon boat rental, Good sandy bottom, shallow for 300ft, extra cabin in back, Good Fishing, Pike, Small Mouth, Sunfish & Rock Bass, pet friendly, good price for the large group of people, AC was nice all week.

Cons-small cottages/bedrooms, close to neighbors, Provide your own firewood, No blender, No bath tub, Ran out of gas on our first pontoon ride, Didn't catch a Walleye :(

Great time by all, made lots of memories, went to the local waterfalls, weather was great, Good Fish fry at the end of the week. Owners Kent & Theresa were very prompt in answering all questions I sent them.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyandotte, MI

Very clean. Lots of places to sleep.

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 13 adults and 7 children. There was ample room for everyone to sleep with beds, futons, and fold out couches. The yard was well maintained and there was lots of place for the kids to play. The sandbox was very nice for the kids as well. The older kids liked the paddle boat and the kayaks. All the kids enjoyed jumping off the floating dock. We love Black Lake and the fact that is clean and shallow for the kids. We will definitely consider renting again when we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not fancy, but definitely fun!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. There was so much to do between several boats, swimming, hot tub, camp fires, relaxing on the swings or in the hammocks. This is a great spot if you are looking to take a break from stress. A couple of things to note is, there are only two bathrooms ( no bathtub on property) between all the cabins and there is no washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was on hand and available for use. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. The sun rises were majestic. The hot tub was relaxing and the view is great.

Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
UAW Golf Course (open to public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lorenzo's Pizza

Located on nice quiet side street off main road (Black River Rd. which can get busy) . Kids can ride their bikes on our road or walk feeling very safe. There is a woods and hill between house and main road. 2 miles from excellent course at the UAW; great dining at UAW Golf Dining room. Both are open to the public! They have a great Brunch on Sunday. Yes we have wi-fi as well as 2 TV's with Cable (over 40 Channels!).

Other Activities: River Kayaking, Ocquaoc Falls waterfall is an awesome place to take the kids.

Golf, DVD movies in both cottages and bunk house

Board Games

Ceiling fans

4 person Hot Tub in Octagonal Screened Gazebo


Additional Pull-out double sofa bed


2 Row Boats w/life jackets

2 Riot Kayaks

12 Ft. Aluminum Canoe

8x10 Floating Dock can be moved to any depth your family desires


2 wooden swings, glider chairs and 4 camp chairs provided

4 picnic tables (2 in front, 2 in back)

40 foot Docks

BR B Activities: /B BR




Hiking/Biking Trails

ORV Trails

Snowmobiling trails galore

Hunting Bow and Rifle

Jet Skiing

2 Row Boats

Scuba Diving (companies in Cheboygan will take you into Lake Huron for this)





Boat Rentals/Charters (on Lake Huron)

Horseback Riding



BR B Area: /B BR Only five minutes to Black Lake Premier Public Golf and UAW Resort. 45 minutes from Mackinaw City, and a short ferry ride to Mackinac Island. Walking distance to Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant (open Thursday through Sunday only).

Ski, ORV, Snowmobile, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Swimming all from this location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $300

**Standard rate pricing includes 2 COTTAGES. Bunkhouse (if needed) is an additional $40 nightly during non-peak season. During off-peak season you can rent one cottage ($125/night), two cottages ($250/night), or two cottages and bunkhouse ($290/night) depending on the size of your party.
**If calendar shows booked during "off peak" season, please inquire if you only need one cabin as a cabin may be open if only one is booked.
***Peak season pricing includes both cabins and the bunkhouse
$300 security deposit to book.
Security deposit will be fully refunded if house is clean and no damage. Homes are non Smoking, smoking permitted outside.
Check in time is 4:00 pm Sat. Check out is at 10 am Saturday .

** We provide blankets and pillows for all beds, but renters must bring their own sheets/pillowcases and towels! **

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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