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Beautiful Year-Round Cottage,Sleeps 6 Indian Lake, golf nearby, dock & fire-pit

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, loft, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6. Private dock and firepit

Great sunsets! Fully furnished two bedroom cottage on Indian Lake. Living room has gas fireplace and beautiful view of the lake. Open floor plan connects the kitchen which includes a dishwasher with the dining room and living room which has cable TV and internet. Dining area opens to the deck where you can sit and watch the water and relax. Have a fire in the fire pit or swim to enjoy the lake. Fishing year round. Boat rental and landing close by. The master bedroom is downstairs with a queen size bed. The downstairs has a full bath with a tub. Take the stairs up to the loft which again has a view down to the living room and out to the lake. The loft also has a sleeper sofa. Off the loft is a full bathroom which includes a shower as well as the second bedroom with two double beds. The basement is equipped with a washer and dryer. Please note that this cottage is listed for sale as well.

Vicki Parker
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

About Vicki Parker

Grew up in the area and moved away - but there is no place like home so had this cottage built. We don't get back as much as we would like to so we decided to share our slice of heaven with limited rental. Have lots of family in the area who make sure that our place is clean, well kept and ready for you.

Vicki Parker purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Vicki Parker chose Manistique

Family loves the outdoors and four seasons. There is no better place to be than Indian Lake to fish and golf and Hiawatha National Forest to hunt. Great, relaxing place to come back to and watch the sunset after a long day. There are numerous small lakes close by as well as miles and miles of groomed OHV trails which are well marked. We also love going into 'town' and enjoying the local area including the boardwalk along Lake Michigan. Two lighthouses and Fayette - don't miss them!

What makes this cottage unique

Without a doubt having a fire in the pit, watching the sunset, being able to swim in a shallow lake off the dock and just relax is the best benefit of our cottage. Enjoy your snowmobile, ice fishing, snowshoes, skating, skiing and more!


Manistique Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs at top of steps between loft and bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Two double beds
  • Also has a loft with sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Attractions nearby with a bird sanctuary right down the road. Eat in 'town' or do your own cooking - either way this will be a relaxing vacation you will not forget. Favorites are Munising Pictured Rocks, Soo Locks, Mackinaw Island, Fayette State Park ghost town, Big Springs, Seney Refuge, two light houses, wine tasting, gambling, sprinkled with a day of relaxing and discovering the town in between short rides to the sights. Parking space for boat (landing less than 1/2 mile away). It is close to Manistique for groceries at Jack's which has everything! Restaurants: Three Seasons- good for breakfast/lunch; on US2 by Gray Wolf Lodge. Marleys-quaint, old bar for good burgers; 127 Walnut Manistique, Trading Post- sandwiches; Big Springs dining after see springs, travel M94 to Jack Pine Lodge or Haywire or Boot Lake Bar; in town Main Street Pizza- Big Boy; Clydes great burgers! Boat rentals @ Fish & Boat Shop, Curtis, MI


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Beautiful Year-Round Cottage,Sleeps 6 Indian Lake, golf nearby, dock & fire-pit
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Wonderful location, clean, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Very homey and quaint place.

Impeccably clean and the location is great for those wanting easy access to Indian Lake! I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed our cottage!!! Thank you.
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Very nice vacation retreat

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival it was very easy to see that the house had not been cleaned from the last party that stayed. After contacting the owner it was quickly taken care of and we were adequately compensated for the inconvenience.

The toilets are extremely touchy, we were not able to use the upstairs toilet for the entire time of our stay. Not sure if this can be avoided or remedied but this is an inconvenience if you have several people staying. We had six people staying with only one of the 2 toilets working for the entire week.

The walkout door in the photo does not lock properly and the door connecting the basement to the first floor of the house really should have a lock as well.

The private "beach" area is rocky and the water is crystal clear but you need to wade out quite a distance before you can actually swim in deeper water.

If you are interested in water toy rental like we were, there is a referral for Dale in the paperwork but Dale no longer rents pontoons or jet skis, only kayaks for $35/day each and an aluminum row boat.

Overall this is a very nice property and we enjoyed our stay despite the inconveniences. The lake is beautiful and the house is pretty well maintained. Take the time to see some of the natural beauty of the UP even if you have to drive a bit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"the relaxing house"

  • 4 of 5

We call this the relaxing house (named by my 5 year old) the water is warm, shallow (good for children) with a sandy bottom.

We ventured out most days and saw Mackinac island, Garland zoo, waterfalls etc. The house was a perfect place to come back to to rest our tired bodies.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and it met our needs for this trip.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, comfortable, clean, nice lake and pretty sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was perfect! The pictures posted don’t do the house justice! We stayed for a little under a week and it was great! Their hospitality goes above and beyond what you’ll get anywhere else! Everything you need, basically is provided !

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed our Cottage! We strive to make sure it is stocked with everything you need to make your trip complete. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again.
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Nice place!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice area and lake. There was a close boat launch, so we were able to have our boat at the dock all week. The water was great, weather was great, barely any bugs, and everything we could have wanted was available. It was very close to many things. Our favorites were pictured rocks and kitch-iti-kipi. The small movie theatre was also fun for the rainy day! Thanks for a great stay!! The only reason I didn't give a straight 5 were the super close neighbors with a dog that barks most of the day and evening.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Indian Lake Golf and Country Club
Nearest Ferry
88 Miles
Mackinaw Island Ferry, St. Ignace, MI
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Indian Lake Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Indian Lake Golf and Country Club
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Manistique is a little harbor town on Lake Michigan just 88 miles from the Mackinaw Bridge. The cottage is located directly on Indian Lake which is the fourth largest inland lake in the upper peninsula with an area of 8400 acres, six miles long and three miles wide. Breathtaking scenery, four seasons of outdoor sports and numerous historical landmarks. Nature, boating, fishing, snowmobile trails, hunting, shopping, dining or gambling in the immediate area. Indian Lake State Park, Big Springs, historic Fayette State Park which is a genuine ghost town, lighthouses, the Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, Munising's Pictures Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Mackinaw Island and Kewadin Casinos are just a short ride from the cottage. Indian Lake Golf and Country club right now the street and Lake MI is less than 15 min. away. Boat rental close with launch close by. Cottage has dock to tie up to. Whether you spend the day relaxing or seeing the sights, it will be a vacation to remember.

Cottage is on 190'X40' lot. Cottage is 1482 sq ft total, 896 sf down, 586 sf up with a full poured concrete basement ready to be finishef for another 896 sf of space. Master bedroom is 140 sf, 13x10.9 ft./kitchen dining area which includes island 27.6X13.1'/Living room with vaulted ceiling 13.10'x13.1'. Beautiful wood vaulted ceiling from living room up through loft area 11.10x7.9'. Currently used with pull out couch and desk but can be converted to sleeping space. Bath at top of stairs is full but shower stall vs. tub. Bedroom up is 17.8X9.11'. Currently has two full size beds with room to spare. Deck with slider across dining room and picture windows across living room. Sit and watch the world go by and enjoy the large deck with patio under it. Our cottage is listed for sale so at this time all reservations are based on the condition that it has not been sold. For that reason our deposit is minimal and will be returned if the cottage becomes unavailable. We are able to guarantee dates 30-45 days out. We do need to make the unit available for viewing with 48 hour notice as well. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

Rates subject to change before confirmation. Check in 4:00pm, check out noon. While paddle boat is at the property, not included in rental. Gas grill okay to use but provide own gas. Know many in the area in that event and will make recommendations at that time.

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.