102' frontage on Echo lake (25 acre) w access to 90' frontage on Big Star Lake w potential boat lift. Cottage has Paddle Boat and Board and Canoe. Inside has Kitchen Great Room, 2BR w 3/4 bath, w loft over BR's, Direct TV and big screen, two sliders walk out to 24' x 10' covered deck. Newly remodeled Bathroom, Windows and Siding. Basement below for additional storage. Loft has children's beds, accessible by permanent ladder.
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Dennis G Dilley
About Dennis G Dilley
This cottage was built by the owner and has since been the coveted family get away from the city, and has realized many fond memories, including a recent Daughters Wedding.
What makes this Cottage unique
The one thing people recognize after a couple days stay is the lack of city sounds, only the enriched sounds of nature that the Manistee National Forest brings.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The house was nice and the owner was easy to contact and helpful when needed.
Our family had a really great week! Nice cabin with beautiful views on a quiet end of the lake. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The deck offers a peaceful place to enjoy your morning coffee! Great spot for fishing off the dock or in the canoe or paddleboat that's provided. There's also beach access to a nice sandy spot just don't the road. The owner was really nice and available for any questions. The area is fantastic - Baldwin has a little of everything and you're not too far from Ludington. We would definitely stay again.
We love this place. Clean, cozy, open..view of the lake from every room. Easy to get to town.
Our 2nd time staying here. Met the owner..brief visit..Very nice man. We love it. We feel very comfortable here. You walk in to the garage area where it's a great place to store our kayaks and luggage. Up the stairs and you see the lake..from every room...so clean and cozy.. kitchen is open to living room. Bathroom nice and clean. You can walk over to the Big lake in 3 minutes...if you plan to play there. Love sitting on the dock watching the stars. Close enough to town, yet you feel like you are the only people there. Close to Pere Marquette river. Short drive to Lake Michigan. Already planning next year's stay.
Cozy cottage with good lake view.
Overall our stay was good. We enjoyed the area and also drove to see some attractions near Lake Michigan. The cottage has a canoe and pedal boat which my kids really enjoyed! The lake bottom is a bit mucky at first but will clear away to sand after swimming a bit. My kids swam every day and enjoyed jumping off of the dock into the water. They also enjoyed s'mores every night in the firepit down by the lake. There is no air conditioning and only one fan, so plan accordingly. Baldwin, the nearest town, does not have much for entertainment. But this is a great place to get away from it all if that is what you are looking for.
This place was horrible. smelled of mildew with Mouse poop on the couch, bathroom, bedrooms!!
The mice infestation was horrible. While making meals, mice were running around. Tried to sit on the couch to watch a movie with our children, mice were coming out!! Homeowners reply, "You're in the National forest there will be pests". Mice are due to homeowner negligence not the location of the property, I Personally bought traps. Not to mention no place to put our personal belongings. Homeowner left his clothing, duffle bags, shoes, and countless other personal belonging in every closet, drawer,and storage area, KY lubricant and tissues next to bed, (which my preteen and teenager saw), nightstand was filthy. Hard to relax in someone else's filth . Everything needed to be cleaned before we could even set things down. Homeowners food, beer and alcohol filled the refrigerator and freezer. Had to organize and move out of the way homeowners items before unloading ours. I wanted to leave, but this was our one family vacation this year, so we stuck it out for the kids. Homeowner Made up erroneous charges to keep the deposit (screen door of track= $105.00 fifty dollars to clean Did we mention the mouse dropping throughout the home's interior Our son's asthma was in overdrive due to the mildew and mouse feces. The picture he has on the website ARE NOT the lake the house is on as he would not post picture of that mucky bottom pond. The exterior of the property still is waiting for a spring clean-up (it's August) weeds in walkway to dock 2'+ in height ( great for the bugs), Coffee pot didn't work (had to drive 25 minutes 1 way for a store that had coffee pots), Wifi was spotty at best, toilet needed plunging at least 5 times in 1 week of staying, bedding was disgusting so many stains and ?, there are so many nice places in the area I will never stay at any place this sleazy property owner has again I would not recommend this place to anyone, customer service is non-existent, Owner sends paperwork for rental 1 week prior to reservation informs us of no linensor blankets, no toiletries, has 2 dirty watercrafts but we needed to supply life vests,
Well, I must say, this renter renter did call and leave me a voice mail their 1st night complaining of a mouse siting. I called his cell the next morning and there was no reply, so I texted him to return my call but no reply. Once he learned of a damage and excessive cleaning report (IE: candle wax drippings on deck table, sliding screen door was off the track and they continued using forcing metal on metal damage to both the track and screen door, etc...), he did threaten in a voice mail that he would write a bad review, unless I removed the partial deposit charge that day, and that he would dispute the rental fee even though his family stayed the full week.
There are no stains on the bedding as fabricated by this renter, and his KY comment was actually a message oil and was labeled as such, that I forgot was in the night stand. I did miss emptying one bathroom drawer that did have a toothbrush in it and will make sure it doesn't happen again. We did discuss the beer in one refrigerator drawer, at one point and he was ok w it.
If you read the review from the renter who stayed the week prior, I think it speaks for itself. I take pride in keeping my place clean, and have recently put new windows, new siding and complete rebuild of the bathroom.
This renter will not be invited to stay again.
We loved this place. Clean, pretty, homey, perfect spot on the lake.
Strongly recommend this rental. A week of quiet on a Lil lake, a few minutes stroll to a Big lake. House is clean. big. Great deck overlooking the lake. Nice bathroom. Open kitchen. Plenty of sleeping space. Owners were awesome. This was our first Home away experience. and everything went smoothly.
The location is perfect for my husband and I ..kayakers. About 5 minutes to the canoe livery for car spotting, the ranger station for permits. 2 minutes to a local bar and golf course. I can't stop missing sitting on the deck, having a cup of coffee and watching the morning begin. I wanna go backkkkkkk.