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Paradise Lakefront Cottage Near Mackinaw City

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Lakefront cottage on the shore of all sports Paradise Lake. Cottage interior is all log and knotty pine with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace. Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has two twins. Sleeper sofa in living room. Located just a few minutes south of Mackinaw City limits and the ferry boats to Mackinac Island. Visit Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, or the Upper Peninsula with many tourist destinations a short drive away. Or bring your boat and launch from the public launch and moor it at our dock on Paradise Lake. You can rent a boat (fishing or pontoon) from the marina right on the lake. Paradise Lake is a 2000 acre (two miles long) all sports lake. The lake bottom in front of the cottage is sandy with a very gentle slope. Perfect for wading and swimming for both kids and adults. Fishing is also outstanding with walleye, pike and bass. Camp fire pit next to the water makes for peaceful summer nights.

Come and enjoy our cottage and all the wonderful activities of beautiful northern Michigan. Wilderness State Park is only minutes west of this cottage, if you wish to explore hiking trails and miles of Lake Michigan frontage and the new Night Sky Park.

Keywords: Cottage

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Michael McCarthy
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Carp Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Camp Fire Pit, Ceiling fan, Dock, Public Boat Launch nearby, Boat Rental Available from Marina on the Water


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Paradise Lakefront Cottage Near Mackinaw City
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was as described and very well maintained. We had an issue with our direct tv due to the weather and the owner was prompt to remedy the situation. The owner was also very prompt in returning our security deposit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redford, MI

Cozy place

  • 4 of 5

Cute cozy cabin on a pretty lake. Very close to Mackinaw City, and the Headlands park (an international Dark Sky park). Nice sandy bottom lake. Small but serviceable kitchen. Dining room area has a good size table and plenty of room in the living room to relax. We enjoyed our stay very much. I would suggest adding a notebook with instructions since I left mine at home, along with some menus of area eateries.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newaygo, Mi

Fabulous, centralized location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location....minutes from everything!!! Cabin is cute, very cozy. I have four children and they had an AMAZING time!! Lake is very shallow for the little ones to swim without worry, only downfall was no fishing at the property. Plenty of room to stretch out in living room and dining room. Kitchen and bathroom were very small for a large family, but we made due. Kids hated to leave, we will be back :)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Perfect for our vacation in the Mackinaw area

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here in this cozy log cottage on Paradise Lake. The cottage itself was very clean and well-stocked. Although the kitchen and bathroom were a bit on the small side (as expected), the dining room and living area had plenty of room to spread out and relax. There is an outdoor patio as well as a fire pit near the very shallow wading area with soft, sandy bottom which was the perfect place to go splashing around with our two year old -- even at the edge of the pier, it was only up to his chest. The location was great as well; it was only about six miles from Mackinaw City.

A small heads-up... there isn't much sound-proofing between rooms, so we had to be pretty quiet when the little ones were falling asleep, but it was still much better than a hotel in that aspect! Also, we loved having so many appliances provided, but did have some issues with the toaster taking a long time and toasting unevenly.

Thanks so much for the use of your cabin; we'd definitely recommend it to travelers in the Mackinaw area looking for something a bit more private and spacious than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Blanc, MI

Very Nice Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage on a beautiful lake really close to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Well Stocked kitchen and real comfortable interior. Very relaxing and quiet. Enjoyed the lake and the fire pit at night. We will be coming back this year and hopefully annually thereafter.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Pellston (PLN)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Mackinaw City (Sheplers, Star & Arnold)
Nearest Point of Interest
Party Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Add State of Michigan Use Tax (6%) to all rental amounts. State of Michigan Tax ID: TR2431826

Pets MAY be allowed on an individual basis, with advance permission. Pet Fee $50 per visit.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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