Large Family Cottage

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Last updated: 10/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This cottage was beautifully renovated from top to bottom in 2013. It is spacious, will sleep 6 and features 2 bedrooms plus a sleeping porch. It also has 2 bathrooms and a laundry room. The kitchen/ dining area is roomy and has a nice island and cook top. It is large enough to accommodate your large group. Tastefully decorated with attention to every detail, the cottage exudes warmth and comfort. It comes complete with everything you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation in Mackinaw. It is located 1 block from Lake Michigan and a short walk to Mackinaw City. You can walk to the Mackinac Bridge, Fort Michillimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and to the restaurant/shopping area of downtown. They say “location is everything” and you won’t find a better location to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer.

If you are interested in star-gazing, the cottage is located just 3 minutes from the Headlands - recently designated as a 'DARK SKY PRESERVE' - one of only 10 locations in the USA! This is given to a few special areas that are free of artificial light. The night sky is breathtakingly beautiful!

In the winter, you can be on the slopes of Nubs Knob or Boyne Mountain in less than 30 minutes. If you prefer snow-shoeing or x-country skiing, the area offers the Headlands, Wilderness State Park or Mill Creek - all minutes away. The beautiful Mackinaw to Midland snowmobile/bike trail is easily accessed from the driveway of the cottage. Interested in a little more adventure? Try a dog-sled ride through the wilderness from a local musher! Also a great base-camp for hunters.

In the spring, birdwatchers gather from all over the country to catch a glimpse of the incredible hawk migration. You can view it from the spacious yard!

In the summer, you can be soaking up the sun on one of Lake Michigan’s most beautiful sandy beaches in 3 minutes. Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Historic Fort Michilimackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse are all within walking distance – as is Shepler’s Ferry dock – the ultimate transportation to Mackinac Island.

In the fall, take the color tour through the “tunnel of trees” or enjoy spectacular scenery in the Upper Peninsula, an easy drive across the mighty Mackinac Bridge. There’s nothing quite like the sound of bugling elks during mating season at Pigeon River or the mysterious call of the loon on a quiet lake. It’s all here! Hunt, fish, hike, canoe, bike – you can do it all or you can just relax by the cozy fireplace with a good book.

We are able to offer cottage accommodations to sleep up to 35 people. With 8 cottages to choose from, this is the perfect location for wedding parties, family reunions or other small gatherings. If you're planning a Mackinac Island wedding and need accommodations for your guests, we have the perfect solution. Cottages are now available. Enjoy charming cottages, all with fully equipped kitchens (some even include a washer/dryer), screened-in porch, picnic area and firepits for evening campfires with friends and family - all a stones throw from the Mackinac Island ferries. Call us for more information.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Guests to provide their own paper products, soaps, shampoo and firewood....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Walking distance to both Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, the Mackinac Bridge, downtown Mackinaw City and the ferries to Mackinac Island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    Wireless is available through Cherry Capital Connect but not provided....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Currently not operable...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    1 block away at Rec Center...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $240
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200 $215
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Administrative Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Minimum stay may be required for peak seasons.

Check in 3pm; check out 10am

$20/guest/night for over 6 guests which may not appear on the quote.

Check in is 3pm; check out is 10am

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/10/2016
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21 Unavailable
22 Today
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keyhole Lounge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sheplers Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mackinaw Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Audies, Chippewa Room, Darrows
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nubs Knob, Boyne Mountain
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Trails End Beach

Car: Necessary

Mackinaw City is a great base camp for all of your 'Up North' adventures. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, graced by the Mighty Mackinac Bridge, everything is so accessible. You can walk to shopping, the historic Fort Michilimackinac or the McGulpin Point Lighthouse or the Old Mackinaw Point Light House. Walk to Sheplers Ferry Dock and catch a ride to beautiful Mackinac Island for a step back in time. Horse-drawn buggies and bikes are the only forms of transportation there! Lots of great shopping and fine restaurants. Hop on a bike or your snowmobile right from the cabin and access the great trails. Visit Taquamenon Falls, Oswald Bear Ranch, Whitefish Point, Saulte Ste Marie, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Indian River - all within an hour. Some of Michigans finest sandy beaches are within minutes. If you enjoy casinos, there are 3 within 45 minutes! This is a great, year 'round destination. Fishing, birdwatching, kayaking, hunting, snowmobiling, Eco-tours, boating, biking...the possibilities are endless!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Todd and Jackie, the owners are from Holland, Michigan and have been coming to Mackinaw City for years with their family. They have a lovely cottage in Mackinaw City and Todd is a professional builder. They recently completely renovated 3 additional cottages in the MC area for their friends and family to enjoy.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Side entrance

    Side entrance

  • The 3 Van Huis cottages

    The 3 Van Huis cottages

  • Sleeping porch (opens to queen size bed)

    Sleeping porch (opens to queen size bed)

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Sorry, this is sideways :)  there are 2 twin mattresses in the loft

    Sorry, this is sideways :) there are 2 twin mattresses in the loft

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • 1/2 bath

    1/2 bath

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

VRBO #446313

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Large Family Cottage

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