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Cozy Cottage on Brevort Lake- a Place Where You'll 'Want to Be!'

(4 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    violation of smoking policy will invoke retention of Damage Deposit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    hot water...moreless

  • Bright bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Old school, non-hi-def, and hooked to a dvd player and vhs player. Does not receive TV Signals. We have 15 classic movies. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    mostly kids movies...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach is part of the property! ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Sandy beach along entire lake frontage. Anywhere from 4 to 10 feet deep, depending on previous winter and water levels. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Oh yeah! There is a lake view. That's because you are ON the lake! ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located down 1/2 mile county-maintained dirt road. Quiet and serene....moreless

  • Water View:

    Unobstructed view of the Lake. Located across the lake from scenic Hiawatha National Forest Sand Dunes....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On private, sandy bottom Brevort Lake. Sandy beach....moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, Pillows and Pillow Cases, and Bedding provided. Dish Towels Included....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    4 beach towels included. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Firepit for Roasting Marshmallows...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Jun 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 8, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


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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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
St. Ignace
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Driftwood
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Star Lines, Arnold, Sheplers
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 2
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mackinac Grille
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sand Dunes Cross Country Trail; N. Country Trail
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
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)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Moran, MI, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Brevort Lake

    Brevort Lake

  • Facing the lake

    Facing the lake

  • Yard


  • Deck


  • FIREPIT!!!!!


  • Other side of cottage

    Other side of cottage

  • Dinette


  • Interior photo
Living Room- Sofa, Lounger, Glider.

    Interior photo Living Room- Sofa, Lounger, Glider.

  • Sand Dunes on Brevort Lake

    Sand Dunes on Brevort Lake

  • Cottage


  • Cottage (Beach Perspective)

    Cottage (Beach Perspective)

  • Deck, Part II.

    Deck, Part II.

  • Lake (and Dunes Across the Lake)

    Lake (and Dunes Across the Lake)

  • Welcome to the Lake

    Welcome to the Lake

  • Kitchen


  • Nearby Lake Michigan Beach along US-2

    Nearby Lake Michigan Beach along US-2

VRBO #559115

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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