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Year Round Vacation Rental Newer Cottage On Lost Lake In Natl. Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom,1 Bath With Queen Size Fold Out. Sleeps 6. Fabulous Views Of Lake.

The cottage on lost lake is cozy, serene, clean, and has all of the amenities of home, but away from the mad rush. Sitting on the deck, and enjoying the 100 ft. Pines and taking in the lake view is the perfect escape from it all. The cottage is on a private road. It is accessible all year round. When you enter the cottage you are welcome by a large kitchen/ dining area, accompanied by a large living room area , all with tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. The cottage was lovingly built by a couple who live on the same lake. There is an immediate sense of serenity, and space. There are 2 bedrooms in the back. One is a double iron wrought bed with lovely oak furniture, many drawers, and large closets. The other has very new and solid bunk beds. In the living room, the couch is also a queen size pull out bed. There is one bath. It is really 2 rooms. The double sinks, and vanity, and washer and dryer are in a room adjoining the bathtub, shower, and camode.

It has a full kitchen, with complete utensils, pots and pans, dishes, spices, and all appliances, (except dish washer)

The deck has a small iron table and chairs to accommodate outdoor dining.

It is a walkout basement, with an adjoining dog kennel so that you can let the dog out in the middle of the night without having to suit up for a walk.

The lot will accommodate parking for a trailor, and a few cars. The entire property is 3 acres. Right off of the road are a number of trails that will lead you through the hiawatha national forest. You can enjoy them by foot, snow mobile, snow shoe, cross country skiing, etc. ... Truly a place for all seasons. We would ask, out of courtesy for the neighbors. That snowmobilers would respect the 15 mile an hr. Speed limit on the private road, and refrain from making noise with the snowmobiles after 10:00.

The cottage is set up with a phone, and internet. There is a tv with dvd player. There is a collection of dvds to chose from, or there are a few places to rent from in town.

More Details

Property Manager
Marguerite Deslippe
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Marguerite Deslippe

My family lives down state in a suburb of Detroit. We look forward to our getaways to Lost Lake, and the Munising area. We also have many wonderful friends that are neighbors there.

Marguerite Deslippe purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Marguerite Deslippe chose Michigan

My family and I first discovered this area while on camping trips about 20 years ago. We had been to Colorado, Alaska, and several places in Europe, but the Munising Bay, and Pictured Rocks on Lake Superior was just so special and breathtaking to us. Including the benefit that there was no waiting in line at the airport. We switched our cottage hunting location from down state to this area. We loved the cliffs and the water and the ruggedness, and the wild live, and the people that we met here. When we were shown this new cottage, and met the people who had built it and found out that it was a man and wife that were building their own cabin on Lost Lake that was it! This was going to be the place.

What makes this cottage unique

Several things made us fall in love with this cottage. It was not on a major freeway, so no noise from trucks all night long. The place was built with tender loving care by neighbors, and when the boys ran down the lake, they were immediately busy searching for frogs, fishing, just creating their own outdoor entertainment

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much for letting us use your cabin the last few days. Our two boys really had fun on the paddle boat and enjoyed meeting all of the friendly dogs around. We did quite a bit the last 4 days. I think our favorite was the Pictured Rocks boat tour and checking out the waterfalls in the area. Thanks again.
Jul 2013
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Wetmore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom with tub, and shower. Room attaching to it has a double vanity, with a washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen fold out sofa
  • There are 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a lovely newer wrought iron double bed, with oak chest of drawers, and large closet. 2nd bedroom has newer bunk beds with maple chest of drawers, and a large closet. 3rd bed is a queen size pullout in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Year Round Vacation Rental Newer Cottage On Lost Lake In Natl. Forest
average rating of 4.4042554 based on 53 reviews
Fort Wayne

Comfy cozy and oh so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! We walked in so amazed at how beautiful the property was. We felt right at home. The cottage was everything we were looking for and then some. Perfect location too. So nice relaxing on the patio. And stress free with our dogs having a fenced in back yard. It rained a lot during our stay but it was okay. Leaving the patio door open listening to the rain while playing cards at the table was perfect. Because of the rain we were unable to have more than one fire next to the beautiful lake or take one of 3 boats out. 2 canoes and a paddle boat. Saw lots of fish jump. Bet its great fishing. Fully equipt kitchen was great for making our breakfasts and the washer and dryer came in handy because we biked and hiked in the rain. We truelly loved this place and would love to stay here again in the future. Oh! And so many waterfalls just minutes away! That made for a great and rewarding adventure. Margarette was very helpful with directions to her property. Didn't get lost once. Easy in easy out. A no fuss no stress rental. Thank you Margarette!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy hat you enjoyed your stay. When I come up, I hate to leave. You're always welcome here. Marguerite
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Fantastic time in the UP

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Marguerite did a fantastic job coordinating everything for us. The house is very nice and the view is spectacular. Most things that were needed were also provided. Some of the furniture does need updating but otherwise everything was wonderful. We were able to see 12 waterfalls while we were there along with kayaking for a full day along the pictured rocks. I caught a ten-inch bass on the lake too. Our dog enjoyed the kennel and the ride in the row boat as well. Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for the nice review. I appreciate it. If you have the time, it would be great if you could call me and give me feedback about the furniture. Thank you Marguerite
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Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a great location for day trips to see waterfalls. Close to Munising and Pictured Rocks. The cabin is really nice and the view is exactly as the picture shows. The fish were biting and a great time was had by everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the view of Lost Lake and the serenity.

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located to numerous hiking trails and waterfalls as well as beautiful Sand Point beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lyndsay, Thank you for the review. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay. Marguerite
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Lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. Much better than staying in Munising at a hotel with no view. We sat on the deck every night and it was a relaxing enjoyable time. The cabin is lovely and a perfect size for the 4 of us. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Annette, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Marguerite
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nice cabin - nice location

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin - close to Munising - beach and yard need some TLC. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gina, Glad you enjoyed the cabin. There has been so much rain this year that the lake levels are higher than the last 30 yrs.Sp,me of the residents docks are partly under water. Therefore not much beach, and hard to cut grass in the rain...on the other hand, they are seeing birds that are not common to that area because of the draugts out west. So there is some good with it as well.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hanley Field
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
to Grand Island10
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pictured Rocks Golf Course (Munising)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 13
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sandy Pointe Beach (public)

Sitting on the deck of this cottage on lost lake is the ideal escape from city life. It is situated just 10 minutes from the beautiful pictured rocks national lakefront, boat tours of pictured rocks, tours of lake superior shipwrecks, golf course, and the ferry to grand island. There are at least two locations in munising to purchase fresh and smoked fish from the local fisheries. There are a number of water falls to visit just a few miles away. You are immediately within seconds of several hiking trails in the hiawatha national forest. There are 2 beautiful public beaches in the area. Sandy point beach (in munising) and autrain beach further up highway 28. Both allow you to walk out quite a distance. In town you can take one of the lake superior kayaking tours, or there are many little stores just a few miles away that allow you to rent kayaks, jet skis, or simply buy bait.

During the winter, the trails are transformed to beautiful cross country trails, or you can snow shoe. In town, you can rent snowmobiles, and access guides. The activities are year round. Whether you just want to go for a fall colors tour, or add to your rock collection, bird watch, or pick blueberries for a home made pie. It is the perfect location for any activity level.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

For stays less than 4 nights, there is a $40 cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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