That 70's Cottage on Beautiful Spring Fed Big Cedar Lake(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
2,850 sq ft, 3/3 with basement apartment; beds sleep 12, 6 more using sofa beds
Two story cottage with basement apartment overlooking beautiful (269 acre) Big Cedar Lake near Marcellus in southwest MI. Boathouse with large deck is perfect for afternoon or sunset grilling. With a public access for launching most ski and fishing boats, the private dock, boathouse and beach make this getaway cottage perfect for water sport enthusiasts. Big Cedar Lake is popular with fishermen and sportsmen of all ages. You will find yourself with just 5 and 10 minute drives to Marcellus and Lawton MI., which offer a variety of restaurants and pubs. Take quiet walks or bike rides down the rural roads and listen to the bull frogs croak their song under the moonlight.
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Member since: 2014
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 18
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The part of Cedar Lake you will be staying has a very gradual decent, there is no 'drop off' and the beach is mostly sand and gravel, perfect for kids to play in. Constant supervision must be payed however, as there is no barrier leading to the lake or lifeguards. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
There is no smoking allowed in the cottage of any kind. Any guest of the renter or the renter smoking cigars or cigarettes on the property or on the lake, MUST dispose of said butts in the trash. Anyone seen tossing a butt on the ground or in the lake will be warned. If done again, the renter will forfeit their security deposit. ...moreless
- Pets Considered:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 12-18
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Lake View:
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 21 - Jun 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 27 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kalamazoo, just 25 minutes away, offers the Air Zoo, which is a family favorite of ours on rainy days. Fabulous antique aircraft and modern marvels. Kazoo also offers movies, miniature golf and much more.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: My sister and I have spent every summer of our lives on this beautiful Lake. Our mother lived in Chicago and her parents were Vaudeville performers, who didn't work in the summer (no air-conditioning) so they bought the cottage next door to this rental, as a fishing getaway from Chicago. My father's family, who lived in Marcellus, happened to own the cottage next door and as teenagers, my mother and father met. Soon after WWII was over, my parents married and inherited the cottage my mother's parents owned. My sister and I grew up in Lansing IL. and spent weekends and our summer vacations at Cedar Lake. There is no other place in this world that I love more. The people, beautiful Cedar Lake and all the area has to offer, never fails to amaze me. Some of my closest and dearest friends make regular visits back here. We hope you enjoy this area as much as we have, and will also want to return year after year!
Why the Owner Chose Marcellus, MI, USA:
We bought this cottage next door to our own, because for over 60 years the people that have lived there have become family to us. When it came time for my 'Aunt' Dorothy to sell, (she had always wanted to live in downtown Chicago and at age 90, best, not to put it off too much longer) we offered to buy it. Down the road, when our family has expanded, we feel we will need the extra living space for all our extended families to live peacefully. My sister and long time lake resident and family friend, Joe Weist, have done a fabulous job up-grading many appliances and amenities.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The beauty of this Lake and area is hard to explain. Sometimes it can be as little as having breakfast on the outside deck while taking in the sights and sounds. My mother and I would sit out there and listen to the birds chirping and squirrels chasing each other up the massive oak trees. Just looking up and seeing the wind blowing the leaves is almost therapeutic. The nights are even more spectacular. Playing games with a cool breeze blowing through the back room while you hear the Bull Frogs croaking is a summer ritual for us. Moonless nights are the best for watching falling stars from the dock or boat, or dog fishing at midnight while just staring at the stars. Skinny dipping is a must on very hot nights! On stormy nights I will lay in bed and listen to the thunder as the wind picks up speed and the flashes of lightning light up the room. The sound of the rain coming through all those trees that surround the house is so wonderful. In resent years, my morning ritual is to ride my bicycle around Gravel Lake about 4 miles away. I have seen deer, turtles, rabbits, snakes and all kinds of butterflies and birds on nearly every ride. Most of the roads are paved, so bikers will enjoy the ease of riding while taking in the rural charms. As kids, my friend and I made many trails in the woods for our minibikes. Sadly nearly all are overgrown now, but you are still able to explore the woods and find all that nature has to offer. All that said, nothing compares to Cedar Lake when the water is warm and the sun is shinning. As a good friend of mine would always say the minute he stepped on the pontoon boat and cracked open a beer...... 'Blood pressure plummeting!' Enjoy!
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Kitchen and nook.
Front of cottage.
Kitchen in basement apartment.
View of the fire pit and Lake.
Basement apartment living and sleeping area.
More basement apartment views.
View of lake in early spring, burrrrr!
View looking down to the water and people on the dock.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017
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