The Retreat- Black Lake Sandy Bottom, Great Fishing August Dates Available!(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 9 Family Friendly
The Retreat is sparkling and bright. It boasts oak woodwork lovingly created by the owner’s father a skilled Polish artisan. Many of the fine furnishings were crafted either by the owner’s father or the owner. "The Retreat’s" waterfront has a beautiful beach area for sunbathing, sandcastle making, as well as an area for your evening campfire. “The Retreat” has a dock, and a ladder to enter the very shallow sandy water, which is perfect for the little ones. The front deck has a table and chairs for outdoor dining, and a wood picnic table in the shady grass area. Enjoy the lake and its many visual treasures in the comfort of a swing. Cook your dinner on our gas grill! Enjoy a Corn Hole game with the family on "The Retreat’s" large grassy area. The Black River is one house away, and a canoe trip or float down that river are tops on the list of summer activities.
Wildlife abound at The Retreat! The Sun warms! Eagles Soar! Loons sing! Robins nest! Sturgeon and Muskie jump! If your quiet in the mornings you might see Eagles, Blue Heron, Swans & Ducks fishing. Along the seawall Otter or Mink might be seen enjoying their breakfast! In spring Sturgeon and Suckers can be seen at the edge of the Black River spawning.
Beautiful sunsets, and a campfire are awaiting for marshmallow s’mores, or other over the fire treats including the Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch, Crappie, or Sunfish you caught during the day right out in front of “The Retreat”!
During the winter months, snowmobile from the property, over hundreds of miles of trails, ice fish right out front, Walleye, Perch, Northern, and Sturgeon when in season! Bring your ski's and head off to Boyne Highlands or cross country ski on the lake or down the many trails close to “The Retreat” Its all here for your pleasure!
Guests continue to say what a great time they had and how rested they feel after a vacation at “The Retreat”! We think you will too! Check out our calendar above and email for more pictures and information. Remember DISCOUNTS for cash or check!
The Retreat – Outside
Ladder to Shallow Water
Grass Area & Corn Hole Game
Deck with Table and Chairs
Fire Pit with seating-
Some wood provided, more available
Gas Grill- Propane provided
The Retreat – Inside
Living Room – Couch, Queen Futon, 4 chairs - TV - Dish - Games - DVD's - Books - Wifi available
Dining – Pine table, chair and bench seating
Kitchen – Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Microwave - Artesian Well or Reverse Osmosis water, Dishes - Silverware - cookware - utensils - crock pot -mixer.
Bathrooms - 2
Master Bath has bathtub with shower
Half Bathroom has shower
Towels provided, for in home use. Please bring your own beach towels.
3 Bedrooms & 1 Queen inner spring mattress Fouton in Living Room Area with sheets, pillows, and blankets provided.
Master Bedroom overlooks lake and river , - 1 full bed with Master Bath also
Second Bedroom with view of the Lake - 1 Queen Pillow Top bed
Third Bedroom with view of the lake - 1 Twin bunk bed set (= 2 twin beds) & 1 twin trundle that pulls out from under the bottom bunk.
Living Room Area - 1 Queen Futon with a real inner spring mattress!
Utility area - Washer & Dryer.
Close to “The Retreat”
Black Lake at the Front of the Property
Black River Upper Mouth – 1 house away
½ mile to FO5 Black River Road surrounded by state forests and miles of trails.
Mackinaw Bridge & Mackinaw Ferry to Island 45 minutes
Lake Michigan Sandy Shores 50 Minutes – Cross Village
2 ½ miles to Lorenzo’s famous Ribs
5 miles to UAW Golf Course & Restaurant
Oqueoc Falls 20 minutes
Onaway State park 10 Minutes
Cheboygan 20 minutes away - Walmart - KMart
Petoskey Gas Light District 45 minutes
Gaylord 60 minutes
Rogers City 30 miles
Onaway 10 miles - Toms
Cheboygan 15 -Family Fare - Walmart,
Rogers City 30 miles Plaths Meat Market (Fresh and Smoked)
Indian River 30 miles – Kens
Health Food – Petoskey 45 miles or Gaylord 60 miles
Favorite Eateries nearby
Lorenzo’s 2.5 miles
211 Bar & Grill 8 miles
Woodwinds- 10 miles Onaway
Manzano’s- 10 miles Onaway
The Dirty Duck Bar (Taco Tuesday)- 7-8 miles
The Pines - 8 miles
The Bluffs on Black Lake- 10 - 15 miles
Member since: 2013
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Scenic Drives
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Taxes Not included
Discounts for cash or check
Returning Guest Discounts
1300 per week during summer peak season and Holidays. Discounts for cash or check
1000 per week September-October-May
$500.00 Deposit to hold your dates - includes $300 Security deposit plus $200 towards weekly rent.
Final payment due 1 month prior to your entry to “The Retreat”
No cleaning fee is charged if “The Retreat” is left clean .. We do linens . A charge will be made for Extra Cleaning, or Damages.
All online payments are final 30 days prior to booking date. No Refunds for online payments 30 days prior to booking date.
Customers continue to say what a great time they had and how rested
they feel after a vacation at “The Retreat”! We think you will
too! Check out our calendar above and email for more pictures and information.
Your security deposit is returned shortly after your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Retreat is located on Michigan's third largest inland lake (10,000 acres) The community of about 15 homes is surrounded by forest, and lake. During the summer enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, off road trails, sight seeing in Mackinaw and on Mackinaw Island
The Retreat - Relaxing Family Friendly Clean, Sandy bottom, Walleye, Perch, Pike
Living Area from the Front Door to the Deck
Master Bath, take with wide angle lens, doors are not round
Sand Hill Crane at dusk right out in front!
Good Day Fishing!
Dining area, from the Kitchen
Master bedroom Attached bath is door to right of window
Pink Bedroom Queen Bed
Floating down the river - sandy bottom
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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