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Quaint (Pet Friendly) Lakefront Cottage

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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large Family Cottage, 3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6

This quaint and spacious 2-story cottage is ideally situated on Lake Michigan overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Owned for 5 generations by the same family, it has been lovingly maintained and reflects the history of the Mackinac area. This 19th century lakeside cottage still offers the quiet and peaceful cottage living of another era but is fully updated to meet the needs of todays traveler. The cottage is located on the water in a peaceful Northern Michigan lakeside neighborhood, just outside of the quaint Village of Mackinaw City. You can walk to town for your evening ice cream cone; walk to Sheplers Ferry to catch a ride to the beautiful Mackinac Island or just sit waterside with a good book. This vintage cottage will take you and your family back to a simpler time with your days spent at the beach and your evenings around a campfire. Mackinaw City is a perfect location to serve as a base camp for all Northern Michigan has to offer. Swim, bike, hike, golf, parasail, hunt or fish - all within minutes. If you like to shop, there's plenty of that. There are lots of specialty shops in Mackinaw City and a day trip from Mackinaw City to Petoskey on US 31 will offer abundant opportunities for antiquing.
The cottage is clean, comfortable and very charming. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a front and back porch. The kitchen is open to the dining room and has a full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave. All dishes, pots & pans are included. The dining room comfortably seats 6 people. There is also a laundry room with a washer/dryer. The Living Room opens to the back deck and features a grand stone fireplace, rocking chairs and a comfy sofa for relaxing. This is a place you will want to come back to year after year. This is a historic cottage containing some antiques which may not be suitable for small children.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    This cottage has family heirlooms....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    There will be an additional fees....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    There is no shower in this bathroom....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television:

    The TV does not have cable and is used for watching DVD's only. Feel free to bring your favorites!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Village

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
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table expands to accommodate 8 Comfortable Sofa, view of the lake, rocking chairs and fireplace in Living Room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric baseboard and fire place...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Note that the water heater may be unplugged when you arrive. It is located in the closet across from the washer/dryer. Just plug it in and it will heat up fairly quickly....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dish soap is provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    There are dishes, pots & pans, silverware, a blender, toaster, toaster oven, expresso coffee maker and a Mr. Coffee. We provide coffee filters and dish soap....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are some basic spices provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

4.5
from 6 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jun 10 - Sep 9, 2017
5 night min stay
$240 $255
Fri, Sat
$1,680
4th of July week
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750
flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,250
flat fee
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$225 $240
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $165 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Maximum of 6 guests. Pet fee is $20/pet per night. Additional security deposit of $100 will be applied for pets.

Check in is 3pm; check out is 10am; minimum of 5 night rentals


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keyhole Bar
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sheplers Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mackinaw Golf Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple to choose from
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Mountain, Nubs Knob
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Trails End (for great sandy beach)

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 shop, visit the historic Fort Michilimackinac or the McGulpin Point Lighthouse or the Old Mackinaw Point Light House. Take Sheplers Ferry to the 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 resturants. Access the many bike and snowmobile trails in the area. 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

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our cottage was originally built in 1896 and was the first structure on this beach. The original owner/builder was a larger than life character who is reputed to have made some money in the Alaska Gold Rush and inherited the beach from his father. He settled on this small point of land (Harding Point) to build what was essentially a one-room shack (what is now the kitchen). It was added on to over the years numerous times to become the 2-story structure that it is today. He then built the cottage next door and began to parcel off the land and build cottages for the new owners according to their desires. Many of the cottages along the beach that he built can still be seen today. My daughter is the fifth generation to own the cottage and he was her Great, Great, Great Uncle! Both she and I have been going to the cottage since we were babies. We are very attached to it, to say the least. The cottage is two stories and has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has spectacular views of the straits and the bridge. We have 2 porches, front and back. The porch on the lake side is being restored to look like the original porch, but is currently a deck. Our beachfront is large, but is not sandy or particularly good for swimming. It is a nice place to sit, however, and enjoy the views and watch the passing boats and freighters. You can also build a fire in the pit and toast marshmallows - one of our favorite activities. Nearby Trails Bed Beach is a nice sandy beach for swimming and playing in the water as is Wilderness State Park. The cottage itself is full of family memorabilia and antiques from the time that my grandmother lived there. It definitely has that old 'cottage' feel to it. Over the fire place is the remains of the sign from the old Wawatum Inn that burned down. It used to be behind where the Catholic Church now sits.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Photos

  • Lakeside view of cottage

    Lakeside view of cottage

  • Master Bedroom with awesome views of Lake Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge.

    Master Bedroom with awesome views of Lake Michigan and the Mackinac Bridge.

  • Kitchen 2

    Kitchen 2

  • Upstairs bathroom.

    Upstairs bathroom.

  • Bedroom with twins.

    Bedroom with twins.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Laundry

    Laundry

  • View from deck

    View from deck

VRBO #473967

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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