LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE
LAKEFRONT (Little Lake)
*KAYAK and ROWBOAT INCLUDED
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
This charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. It hasn't changed much over the years, yet it is still a nice place for a family to enjoy their time together. No cable TV, no local channels, yet we do have WiFi and a DVD player. Enjoy the quiet surroundings as you are surrounded by woods, while perched next to the Little Lake waters. Trees surround 3 sides of the cottage, creating a very private buffer from the other cottages around the lake. Simplicity is key here. Enjoy the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with many of the comforts from home. The dishwasher and washer/dryer are wonderful, often unexpected treats in a cottage. Although rarely needed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we do not currently have air conditioning at the Little Lake Cottage, though we do have baseboard heat for those chilly spring and fall evenings. Generally, leaving the windows open to the cool lake breeze provides the comfort guests need, with the help of fans moving around air on the few days where the heat is uncomfortable.
Enjoy the inside fireplace on chilly evenings, and the outside fire pit on fun summer nights. We've had many talk about the fun they had swimming and the great fishing, from Perch to Walleye.
Expect to create many fun, family memories here at the cottage, while you take time to recharge. We hope you depart with a sense of a renewed spirit.
Bed layout: (all are older beds)
Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 2: (adjacent to the washer/dryer) twin bunk beds
Upstairs- 2nd Floor:
Bedroom 3: (water view) 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 4 : 2 twin beds
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Main Floor Bathroom: sink, shower and toilet
Upstairs Bathroom: claw tub with shower + sink and toilet
Beach: While there isn't an official beach at the cottage, many claim the swimming is very good.
Boats: We have 1 rowboat, 1 canoe and 1 kayak for your sole use during your stay.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. Consumers Cellular is one of the services that has been reported to work well. We do have a landline you may use for local calls.
Dock: We do have a dock with 2 bumpers in front of the cottage. If you need to launch your boat on a trailer, you can do so. Check with the Brown's Store, about 1 mile from the cabin for details.
Firewood: We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage.
Grill: Yes, there is a Charcoal grill!
Internet: Free Wi-Fi access. The speed seems to vary. At times, it seems to be hi-speed, at other times it appears to lag. It all depends on usage.
Blender: Yes, a basic blender is present
Coffee maker: Yes, we have a basic coffee maker. At times, we have coffee filters and coffee, yet I would advise you to please bring your own.
Cooktop stove/oven: Yes. (Sorry, we don't have an icemaker at this time.)
Crockpot: Yes, a basic crockpot is present.
Microwave: Yes, we have a basic microwave.
Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet.
Telephone: Yes, there is a landline at the cottage.
Towels/ Sheets: Yes, both sheets and towels are provided at the cottage. They are all older, so if you are particular, please bring your own. We have a washer/dryer at the cottage.
TV/standard DVD player: There is a TV with a standard DVD (not Blu-Ray) player for your use in the living room. There may be a couple movies at the cottage, yet I would advise you to bring your own movies.
Swimming: The swimming has been reported to be very good at the cottage.
View: Incredible. An ideal private view, with trees on both sides with Little Lake right in front of you. You can only see other cottages off in the distance.
Water: As with all cottages in the Upper Peninsula, and even some parts of the larger cities, there is well water. While I personally enjoy the taste of well water, you are always welcome to bring your own bottled water if you are at all concerned.
Marquette: 20 minutes away
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away. (66 miles)
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 2 hours 30 minutes away. (135 miles)
Mackinac Bridge: is approximately 3 hours 10 minutes away.(172 miles)