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Lakefront Cottage on All Sports Long Lake-Near Great Golf

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Relax and create some wonderful memories at our lakefront cottage on the pristine, 300 acre, Long Lake. Our inviting and cozy cottage is the perfect getaway. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of loons calling to each other and the sight of a beautiful sunrise.


Hillman, Northeast Michigan. Hillman is not far from Alpena and Atlanta -3.5 hours from Metro Detroit


Log cottage, smoke free, sleeps 5-6, 2 bedrooms (1st room- 1 queen bed, 2nd room-1 twin and 1 bunk bed). Additional sleeping for two in small loft. Fantastic lake views from living room with stone fireplace, remodeled kitchen and large new sunroom.

A large deck overlooks the lake. The cottage sits on 100’ of sandy bottomed lakefront property. There is also a sandy play area and a fire pit. Our lot is quite large with many hardwood trees giving it an up north feel.

There is a free public boat launch on the lake and mooring available at our dock. Renters may also have free use of our 12’ aluminum rowboat with oars and our two kayaks. The shoreline has many stretches of vacant land making the lake very peaceful with little activity


Long Lake is one of the top five cleanest lakes in Michigan. It is a clear, natural spring fed lake which often takes on a turquoise blue hue making visitors feel like they are in the Caribbean. Long Lake is home to loons, blue herons and an occasional bald eagle. Fish inhabiting the lake include trout, blue gill, walleye, perch and small and large mouth bass.

Golfers will be greatly impressed with the quality of local golf courses. Two premiere courses include Thunder Bay Golf Resort just 10 minutes away and Elk Ridge Golf Course 15 minutes from the cottage. Another popular and renowned course is Black Lake which is 30 minutes to the north of us. Golfers can play a different course each day and never drive over 30 minutes.

The Thunder Bay Golf Resort is also home to a large elk herd. Elk can be observed during all seasons. During the winter months patrons can go on horse drawn elk viewing sleigh rides to a cabin in the woods for a fantastic dinner.

The historical town of Alpena is only 35 minutes away. Visitors can attend one of many summer festivals, walk around the harbor and marina or visit the National Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

Other attractions include Ocqueoc Falls which is the Lower Peninsula’s only waterfall. Those who want a broader fishing experience might like the well-known Fletcher’s Floodwaters or Hubbard Lake.

Sports enthusiast will also enjoy snowmobiling on state trails in the area. The state trails are only 3 miles away and accessible by back trails. The state trail network connects to all of Lower Michigan. Ice fishing is another popular winter activity on the lake.

There is state land in walking distance for those wishing to hike and view wildlife.

A Final Word:

If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation then this is the spot for you! Our cottage feels like a little slice of paradise and is just what you need to unwind and recharge.

Keywords: pristine lake, dock, firepit, loons, peaceful, sunroom, fireplace, sandy beach, watersports, hiking, golfing, pet friendly

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow, what a beautiful cottage and lake!!! We have rented many lakefront cottages over the years and this by far has been the best, absolutely perfect!!! The cottage and it's amenities were great, we couldn't have asked for anything else. From drinking my coffee in the sun room, to building sandcastles at the beach, kayaking the lake, enjoying dinner on the deck and bonfires at night we really couldn't have had a more enjoyable time with our family. Our 3 kids thought the loft was so fun
Aug 2016
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Hillman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
dock, sunroom,firewood, kayaks, 12' aluminum boat with oars


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Lakefront Cottage on All Sports Long Lake-Near Great Golf
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful lake view

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin. Enjoyed kayaking, golfing near by, and quiet nights by the fire.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay! The lake is beautiful in September.
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Beautiful cabin on a very nice lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long vacation! Cabin was very nice and clean. The lake was wondeful. Water was so clear u could see to the bottom. I would definitely recommend this cottage. Only downside to cottage is small bathroom otherwise was perfect! Owners also are very nice and were responsive quickly. Thank you for a great trip! We’ll hopefully get to come back next year.

The Flint Family

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful quite cottage with a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage on a beautiful lake. Every thing that was promised. Had a wonderful relaxing weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pinckney, MI

Great Cottage with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed ourselves at this log cottage on Long Lake. We came up with our Aunt celebrating her 90th birthday and she found it idyllic. Very accessible with all rooms on one floor. The pictures online don't do it justice-much nicer. Everything was clean and enough dishes and supplies in kitchen. We used the kayaks and the row boat even though the weather was cool. Stopped and viewed the Elk a couple of times-that was fun. Very relaxing, thanks so much Cathy and Art.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shelby Township, MI

Best Vacation Spot in Northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. Art and Cathy are very accommodating and have a beautiful cottage inside and out. The inside is up to date and kept clean. As far as outdoors, we like how close it is to the water as opposed to some other properties, and enjoyed using the kayaks provided. I have been coming up to Long Lake since I was little and keep coming back. We invited friends up for a couple of days and they could not stop commenting on how peaceful the lake is. In fact, they asked us if they could stay an extra day because it was just too hard leave. Long Lake is so clear and most of the time looks turquoise because of the clear water and sandy bottom. You will also see and hear a lot of loons on the lake. Definitely the perfect vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have nothing but good things to say about this place! Cannot wait to return. Beautiful, comfortable cottage on the lake. Exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed coffee on the deck in the morning with the beautiful sounds of the loons. Played in the sand and water, kayaked, and just relaxed. The water was crystal clear, no rocks or muck. Neighbors were close but did not bother us at all. Perfect for young kids! My one year old had a blast! My only regret is that we did not stay longer, but will be returning next summer and will. We drove to Alpena for groceries... Nice drive and cool town! This is a little slice of heaven that will not disappoint! Thanks Cathy and Art for sharing your cabin with my family! Next year can't come soon enough!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ice filshing. snowmobiling, elk viewing, sleigh rides


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change.
Weekly rate is for 7 nights. Change over day is Saturday.
Weekend rate is for 3 nights.
$200 security deposit is due at time of booking. 50% of rental rate is due 60 days prior to stay and 50% is due 30 days prior to stay.

Cancellation Policy- Refunds will only be issued if the property is re-rented during the booked time period.
$200 security deposit required.

$200 security deposit required.
Cleaning fee is included.
Property is nonsmoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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