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Charming Cottage Near Snowmobile/ATV/ORV Trails

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This charming cottage is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation residence. It is located on a beautiful, inland lake, Big Lake. Big Lake is a 137 acre all-sport lake. The cottage is located 12 miles from L'Anse, off The Plains Road in the Watton/Covington Area.

Our cottage is newer construction with a large great room that is perfect for gathering. Two satellite flat screen TV's are available in the living room and family room. First bedroom and bathroom are located on the main level; this bedroom has a king size bed. Lower level has a bathroom, one bedroom with a queen size bed, and the third bedroom contains two twin size beds. The lower level also has a queen size pull-out sofa and a futon. This level walks out to a covered patio. Additionally, the kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove and various small appliances to meet your needs. All linen and paper products will be provided. There is also a laundry area on the lower level.

In the summer, enjoy your evenings by the fire pit or relax under the covered deck or screened gazebo. A gas grill is perfect for preparing your meal. There is also a paddle boat for your pleasure.

Additionally, our cottage is conveniently located just off the Baraga Plains Trail Head with easy access to snowmobile/ORV/ATV trails. Winter brings heavy snowfall and great snowmobiling! It is also located near thousands of acres of state and federal hunting land, near the Ottawa National Forest and the Sturgeon River Gorge.

More Details

Owner
Mary Kent
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017

Amenities

Watton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Charming Cottage Near Snowmobile/ATV/ORV Trails
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
4

Great home and property

  • 4 of 5

The home and property are wonderful, everything you could expect. The furniture and carpet is in excellent condition and the kitchen very well furnished. The lake is a nice size, quiet, and peaceful. The water frontage is in a weedy area so expect to walk through some stuff if you want to swim. It wasn't too bad for me, but children who like to play in the shallows may not agree.

The only thing keeping us from 5 stars was the sense that we were house-sitting for someone. We've done VRBO several times and the owners have always locked their personal things out of the way in closets. Here, the bathroom medicine cabinet was full of all the personal items you'd expect to find in someone's medicine cabinet, and the freezer was half full of food, frozen glasses, bags of ice. These were minor annoyances because we spent most of our time on day-trip sightseeing, but I can see it being a problem for guests who want to really 'move in' for a week and not feel like they are intruding on someone else's bathroom and kitchen. That said, it was nice to have access to food condiments.

All in all though, we had a great time and recommend this property unreservedly.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and nice property on a lake that's limited for summer fun.

  • 3 of 5

This cottage is beautiful and well kept. It sits on a lake with stunning views both morning and night. It is fully equipped and really accommodating for everybody. It was the most silent lake and property I have ever stayed in. The neighborhood has some cottages that are boarded up and overgrown so it might be that the area itself has had better days.

Having the rowboat was nice, though it is small and is really just comfortable for two people. The waterfront of this property is not suited for swimming. Though it has some sand, it is not a beach. It has substantial reeds and a soft, muck bottom which also makes it a real challenge to get the boats onto the water. This property would be very well served by a short dock. It's hard to figure out what this lake is actually for - swimming? No. Fishing? Not really as there seems to be virtually no structure and rapidly varying depths around sandbars across the lake. During our stay, there were perhaps 3 other people on a pontoon boat, 1 person swimming from their property for a few minutes at a time and nobody else fishing. It is described as an all-sport lake, but we saw almost nothing happening on it. We had probably 85 combined years of fishing experience in our group along with a good bit of tackle, a trolling motor and a fish/depth finder. Using numerous baits, both live and lures, we brought in maybe 12 fish - small perch and yearling largemouth all around the lake, over 3 days of fishing. The exception to this was one catch of a largemouth at about 21 inches using a perch as bait. We might have cracked the code a bit, but this was a challenging place to find fish.

This is no reflection on the cottage or the owner, but it was impossible to stay outside after dusk even around what looked to be a great fire pit as the mosquitoes were just too much. Even standing at the grill was impossible due to the bugs.

This is likely a great destination for snow machines and it is easy to see how running around on a cold winter day would be a great use of the property and the area. For our summer use, however, it provided a great place to stay in and relax as a place of departure for other activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Treasure of a Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy our stay, spacious cabin, clean, and we enjoyed hiking to the nearby waterfalls! We were here for MTU graduation so it was a bit of a long, daily drive to Houghton, but our late planning brought us to this treasure of a cabin.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! It exceeded our expectations. It was clean and well maintained with nice finishes throughout. Great lake view. Loved the covered patio and the sunroom. We would love to stay there again! Thanks for a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The place was absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a family. You have enough space so you aren't on top of each other and yet you're together. The many porch areas are great for playing games and the kids enjoyed the lake. It is close enough to attractions that you can make day trips.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Big Lake Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! Well decorated and full of amenities. The only thing to do is bring your loved ones, personal items and have fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.