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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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

THE AREA:

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

Owner
Dario Primo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2017

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 Upper Peninsula

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.

Amenities

Moran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hot water
  • Bright bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Double-sized Beds, Bedrooms overlook lake
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage On Brevort Lake- A Place Where You'll 'Want To Be!'
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
4

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

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: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garrison KY
4

Fun Time

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin on the lake beautiful view really enjoyed our stay fishing not so good but a wonderful place it get away from everything and relax. Clean cabin only bad thing with our stay was misquito's , Off really works good to compel them would rent this cabin again for a relaxing vacation. Not fishing

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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)

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Rates & Availability

Moran Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$750
 

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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