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Cozy Cottage On Brevort Lake- A Place Where You'll 'Want To Be!'

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom, One Bath - Sleeps 4 Comfortably; 75 ft. Lake Frontage

It's the setting of our small and unassuming cottage on the beach that makes this a real treat. Roasting marshmallows under a star-filled sky, canoeing calm waters in search of the next big fish, lounging in the hammock while reading, hearing the haunting loon's call, or chilling out on the deck as the sun slowly sets, THESE are the real standouts. If you want to get away from the hubbub and enjoy the outdoors at a small lakefront cottage, then check it out!

Two bedrooms overlook the lake at this uncomplicated and simple cottage. It has one full bathroom, an airy dining room that opens to an outdoor deck, and a kitchen outfit with '60's appliances. It's cute.

We've filled the cottage with board games and a 'retro' tv that only plays dvd's and VHS tapes. Sorry, no cable here!

If you are looking for a tranquil setting on a largely undeveloped lake, with 75 feet of private water frontage on a sandy beach, then our 'Camp Wannabe' is the place where you'll 'want to be' i


You are crossing into the Upper Peninsula- an area known for its wild scenery, stretches of beautiful beaches, and bordered by three of the greatest lakes in the world!

Right out your front door is the scenic all-sports Brevort Lake- known for its fishing, wildlife and boating.

This lake is largely undeveloped, as Hiawatha National Forest accounts for more than 65% of the lake frontage, which adds to the serenity. The surrounding Hiawatha National Forest is larger than 1 million acres- great habitat for bald eagles, deer, and even moose.

Brevort Lake is a haven for walleye, perch, pike, and bass, if fishing is your thing. But traditional 'power' boating is an option, along with kayaking or wind-surfing.

Nearby, are hiking and biking trails such as the North Country Trail, the Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski/Hike Trail, and easy access to miles of groomed ORV trails.

If you want to get to the 'Big Lake', then the dunes and beaches along US-2 are 5 minutes away. These are a hot spot for summertime swimming and sun bathing.

Camp Wannabe is the best of both worlds!

More Details

Dario Primo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Dario Primo

We are Northern Michiganders, raised in Traverse City. We bought Camp Wannabe (formerly the 'Cozy Cottage') in 2013. We wanted an escape- and a place for the kids to catch frogs and get dirty. We'd rented places on VRBO before and had good experiences so we thought that'd we'd give this a try!

Dario Primo purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dario Primo chose Moran

It's close to our home, so we can easily spend the weekend away at the lake. When we cross the 'Mighty Mac', we feel as if we literally (and figuratively) leave one place and enter another.

The area appeals to us because it is low-key and simple.

The cottage is off the beaten track, but it still has the basics covered (running water, electricity, indoor plumbing).

The setting is very relaxing and peaceful.

When you are here, you won't be overwhelmed with commercial offerings. For us, being lakeside, away from it all, helps us 'circle the wagons' and pay attention to each other!

What makes this cottage unique

While we were still contemplating whether to buy the property, I sat down on the back deck. As I looked out over the lake, I felt a comforting breeze on my skin and heard the wind in the trees. I shut my eyes, and listened to the sound of water lapping at the shore.

I could feel my heart rate s-l-o-w down.

When I opened my eyes, I saw a bald eagle gliding overhead. I knew that this was the place.


Moran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hot water
  • Bright bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Double-sized Beds, Bedrooms overlook lake
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fire-pit in yard. 4 to 10 foot deep sandy beach. Lake bottom is very shallow (knee deep for ~ 50 yards). No washer and dryer. Pull-out sofa in living room. The property will not accommodate more than 6 people over night, two of whom would be on the pull-out sofa or floor. Parking for two-vehicles.


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Cozy Cottage On Brevort Lake- A Place Where You'll 'Want To Be!'
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Peaceful Escape.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to get away from life. Quiet, peaceful escape. Close to small town humanity if one needs human interaction. Some stains on ceilings - roof may be leaking. Bathroom needs updated with bigger water heater. Window screens are not fine enough to keep nats out. Overall, enjoyed three weeks of solitude.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Nice lake, rough bathroom

  • 3 of 5

First of all the lake is beautiful and shallow and perfect for swimming with kids. You should know that you are right next to neighbors on both sides and will not have any privacy whatsoever. The house was fine, rustic with very small bedrooms. So small we had to put our suitcase in the car after we unpacked. Not a problem for us, but FYI. Our main complaint was the bathroom, and really the shower. The shower is rough, like hunting cabin rough or a public shower at a campground. Also if traveling with kids or if you like to do things on the lake bring a canoe or kayak with you. We love the UP and had a great time exploring, but we overall disappointed with the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa City, Iowa

Beautiful View - Great Property

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation, filled with really special memories. Our three and one year old were in heaven the entire time. The personal beach area is nice and our kids played in the sand and beach nearly everyday we were there. The fire pit was the perfect spot for my wife and I after put our kids to bed. There is a small gas station/grocery store about 5 minutes away if you need anything urgent. The drive to St. Ignace is quick as well. The view of the lake from one of the rooms is perfect. I loved listening to the lake each morning and night that there were waves. We also appreciated how many of the necessities were there already including firewood, charcoal, etc.

The couple of cons would that the rooms are really tiny. There was also mouse poop in a number of areas when we got there. Halfway through the week we spotted the mouse scurry into a room at night, bought a trap the next day, and caught it that same night. That was kind of unsettling in such a small space, but probably to be expected.

Overall it was definitely a great value for the experience. Well priced.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage. Clean & well kept. Best fishing that we've ever had at Brevort Lake. We'll be heading back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good time on Brevort

  • 4 of 5

Exactly what we thought it was, clean and cozy. Perfect for our young family of 5. Bathroom was a little tight but would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a GREAT Time!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at "Camp Wanna Be", on Brevort Lake! The area is quiet and peaceful, great for relaxation! The cabin is clean and very cutely decorated, it is small, but just large enough for the 5 of us (4 adults, 1 toddler) to fit comfortably. (It also felt larger due to the set up of furniture and paint!)

We were welcomed with a nice letter from the owners and baked cookies! A neatly organized folder of near by attractions & sites was available to us, which we greatly appreciated! The lake is beautiful! Our toddler really enjoyed the sandy beach, and the clean, shallow water to play in while we enjoyed an outdoor bonfire! (We used up all the wood provided, so we bought some more for the next renters) Down the Road (on Dukes), there is a person selling firewood if you happen to run out- good deal, nice guy! Also, the gas station on Dukes has everything you need! This is the U.P. folks, so expect to bring your bug spray for the outdoors! Most of our trip was spent site-seeing. This cabin is in close proximity of The Tahquamenon Falls, Sault Ste. Maire (the Soo Locks), Mackinaw Island (I recommend a horse carriage ride!) and try to make your way west to Indian Lake one day to see "The Big Spring" aka Kitch-iti-kipi! We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Boy Restaurant
Mackinac Grille
Mackinac Island
Driftwood Restaurant and Sports Bar
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
St. Ignace
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
The Driftwood
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Star Lines, Arnold, Sheplers
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
U.S. 2
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Mackinac Grille
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sand Dunes Cross Country Trail; N. Country Trail
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Out back door
Car: recommended

Nearby special attractions:

Mackinac Island (15 Min to Ferry)

Taqhuamenon Falls (1 hr)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (2hr)

Soo Locks & Sault Ste. Marie (1/2 hr)

St. Ignace and Mackinaw City (15 min)

Garlyn Zoo (25 min)

Oswald's Bear Ranch (45 min)

Seney National Wildlife Refuge (90 min)

Deer Park and 'Mystery Spot' (15 min)

Great Lakes Museum at Whitefish Pointe (90 min)

Small Game Hunting/State land (5 min)

The Mighty Mackinac Bridge (15 min)

U.S. 2 Lake Michigan Sand Dunes and Beach (10 min)

Numerous Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Beaches (min)

North Country Trail (5 min)

Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski Trail (5 min)

Easy access to miles of ORV or snowmobile trails (5 min)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Prices subject to change.
The property:
1) Is rented in weekly increments, checking in Sunday afternoons, check-out Sunday morning.
2) Does not accommodate > 6 people/night.
3) Does not include any boats. A small dock is provided.
4) Does not allow tents, RV'S/Trailers
5) No washer or Dryer
Violation of the (non)-smoking policy results in forfeiture of damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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