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Renovated cottage on Burt Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two-bedroom cottage on Burt Lake in northern Michigan.

The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 people. Front bedroom has a queen bed while the back bedroom has a fullbunk bed with a twin bunk over it. There are two new bathrooms, one with a shower stall while the other has a shower over the bath. Linens, sheets, towels kitchen and swim towels are provided. The rest of the cottage is an open plan space to enjoy views of the lake from morning to night. In the kitchen there is a full sized fridge, stove and microwave. There is also a washer and dryer available.Outside there is a deck overlooking the lake with a gas grill and eating area. In front of the cottage a fire pit by the lake. Cable TV is also available.

There is a rollaway bed available also.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About owner

We have lived in Michigan for many years and have enjoyed all the activities it has to offer.

owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why owner chose Brutus

We first discovered this popular area of Michigan many years ago. We enjoy it and frequently use our family cottage which is close by. It is our escape from the work and we love the tranquility and enjoy all kinds of water sports

We found this rental cottage close by and bought it several years ago. We renovated it and it is now proving to be a popular place to stay. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak and fishing gear and enjoy all that Burt lake has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Fishing, boating, swimming are some of the activities available. This cottage is close to Alanson, Pelleston, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City and all that this area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was great! Clean and comfortable and had all the needed accommodations. The weather was not as cooperative - rain and cooler than expected. Overall we had a great time, boating/tubing and lazing around. thanks so much for your hospitality."


"I had a great time here! I love my bedroom with twin bunk beds. the cottage is a pretty place to be for the week.. I hope every family thinks so!"
Jul 2013
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Brutus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • New bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , plus a rollaway bed
  • first bedroom facing the lake has a queen bed second bedroom is in rear of cottage. has a full bed with a twin bunk over it There is also a single rollaway bed available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
this lake is known for fishing and water sports, the area close by is good for hiking and cycling. The bike path is at top of the driveway and links brutus Rd with Riggsville Rd.


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Renovated cottage on Burt Lake
average rating of 4.95 based on 26 reviews

Very nice cottage setting on a great location on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Cottage was very comfortable, perhaps one of the nicest I have rented over the past 30 years. Rural area yet close to towns and activities if you choose to leave the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review. We love this lake and this spot. Come back and see us again!
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Awesome clean and comfortable right on Burt Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Owners were great to work with. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage with great view

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was very cozy. Our family loved it. My five-year old son quickly made it his home after we got in. He enjoyed the games, was excited to sleep in the top bunk bed for the first time (he did it very well). I extremely enjoyed the sunrise. The sunrise was so beautiful in both rainy/cloudy day and sunny day. We got to have s'mores by the lake too. We look forward to coming again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing little cottage on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views of the lake from the the bedroom, watching the sun rise in the morning! The place is well kept and very clean. We were here after Labor Day so it was really peaceful. We would love to stay at this property again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The view was fantastic, the house was super clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! The kitchen was fully equipped, the bathrooms were updated, the views from the lake side bedroom were dreamy! Plenty of sitting space in the living area. The deck and lawn were spacious. Beautiful rental! Moira was super responsive and helpful! Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It was very quiet in this area the whole week long. Beautiful view directly on the lake. Our own fire pit, dock, swim area and especially the peacefulness we experienced this week. All necessities provided in the cottage. Convenient boat launch at Maple Bay. Dick and Moira were very kind and honestly, this was probably the most comfortable cottage I've stayed in. Oh...our largest fish caught was drifting out in front of the cottage...25" Walleye! Not bad!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island, about 25/30 mile
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Maple Bay
Car: necessary

Some of the local attractions to be enjoyed while visiting this part of northern Michigan are:

Inland Waterway from Lake Huron through rivers and lakes into Burt Lake,

Ferries from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island where you can go biking and visit historic Fort Mackinac,

Several golf courses close by,

Water parks at Boyne Highlands and Mackinaw City,

Car shows at Bay Harbor, and St. Ignace, Upper Peninsula,

Antique wooden boat show in Hessel, Upper Peninsula

Historic Fort Michelmackinac in Mackinaw City,

Access to the Upper Peninsula via the Mackinac Bridge,

Art fairs in Cheboygan, Petoskey and Harbor Springs,

Fall color tours,

Casinos in Petoskey and Mackinaw City

Or you may prefer to just stay by the lake and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the waterfront, looking out across the lake, or fishing in front of the cottage. It is truly a place to enjoy and relax!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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