Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Beautiful Year-Round Cottage,Sleeps 6 on Indian Lake, Dock and 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 bedroom downstairs is the master and includes a king size bed and TV. 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 which includes 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

68% Complete
26% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
5% Complete
Beautiful Year-Round Cottage,Sleeps 6 on Indian Lake, Dock and fire-pit
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect space for relaxing and having an few friends over. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you loved our home and look forward to seeing you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Very nice cottage on Indian Lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at this cottage. It is very nice and clean. Extra things are there in case you forget something. The lake is so quiet and beautiful. Enjoyed sitting on the deck in the morning and in the evening after our excursions to other places. I actually saw an eagle one morning while drinking my tea on the deck. Not sure if we were just lucky or what, but we had no problem with mosquitos while sitting on the deck. We took a fishing/cruise of the lake one evening, highly recommended...the owner can give you the name of the person.

We went to Grand Marais, the Soo Locks and to Newberry to Oswald's Bear Ranch - a must see.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! We do see the eagle from time to time and are happy you had that added bonus!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Double Booked

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived at the cabin it was already occupied. The persons that were in the cabin had booked the rental for the same days that we were suppose to have it. It created a big problem so we spent our shortened vacation in a motel room. We were very disappointed. The owner agreed to send us our money back but our vacation was spoiled. If I could have clicked minus stars I would have done so.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that this error happened. We immediately made arrangements for another property on Lake Michigan that was beautiful and a great alternative but since you had already checked into a hotel you passed on it. We also sent you additional money at your request as compensation for the error. We are extremely sorry that your vacation was cut short.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Lodi, CA

Indian Lake Fun

  • 5 of 5

The cottage on Indian Lake was conveniently located to several of the tourist spots on the UP. We enjoyed the week we stayed there. The cottage is comfortable. Other than some stains on the carpet, the cottage was clean. We did not have any issues with the neighbors (as some of the other renters have expressed) as we usually left early in the morning and returned late in the evening. The neighbors' property is very close to this cottage, and is not well-kept, so just be aware of that.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Chicago family enjoyed time away in Upper Michigan

  • 4 of 5

Great location to Pictured Rocks and swimming in Lake Michigan. The house was better than the pics on the website, nice amenities to eat in as we came back from day trips. It would of been perfect if we were warned that the conditions were favorable for the "lake itch" we are all still dealing with a body full of bumps. We rented a cottage on a lake with hopes to swim in the lake, were not even given the use of the paddle boat , so could only admire the beautiful lake from afar. Thankfully, the neighbors were kind and let us use a kayak and canoe to get out on the water. We would highly recommend adventuring out to Pictured Rocks, Miners Beach and Lake Michigan swims off route 2 (only 10 minutes away).

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


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.




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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties