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Peaceful Cottage On Milakokia Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-9

Pike Lodge is a two queen size bedroom lodge (new mattress & box springs June 2016) located on 650 feet of sandy Milakokia Lake frontage, great for swimming. It is a quiet, serene setting surrounded by mature pines & hardwoods. It is about an hour west of St. Ignace off US 2 and has a living/dining room, kitchen, and in-door plumbing facilities (there is also an outhouse for the rustic feel, if you prefer!). There are two, queen size fold out couches in the living room and a rollout bed stored in one of the bedrooms. There is an electric stove with oven, refrigerator, “Mr. Coffee” coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, blender, pots, pans, plates, bowls, glasses, silverware, and cooking utensils. So all you need is your linens & groceries. There is a 14-foot aluminum rowboat with two adult & two children’s life jackets, oars and an anchor.

Things you need to bring:

- Sheets (2 queen size beds, 2 queen size sleeper sofas & 1 twin rollout),

pillowcases, sleeping bags, some blankets. There are pillows & a few

blankets there.

- Towels, personal & dish.

- Soap, personal & dish.

- Insect repellent.

- Paper products. (Paper plates, paper towels, paper cups, toilet paper,


- Garbage bags.


- Folding chairs.

- Fishing gear – for Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Small Mouth Bass and

other pan fish.

- Outboard motor (and accessories) up to 15 horse. Motors can be rented in


- Extra life jackets. Two Adult & two children Jackets are available.

- BBQ coals & lighter fluid. A grill is there. Also have a propane grill.

- There is some firewood available as dead fall in the woods for the beach fire

pit or fireplace. Please do not burn pine logs in the fireplace, as the pitch can cause a chimney fire. If you plan to have a lot of fires you might want to buy

firewood. Please DO NOT cut any of the trees.

Drinking water. There is a deep well that was installed in 1998 and a Brita water filter pitcher is also available.

Shopping: Newberry: Two supermarkets, Mac’s at the top of the hill on M123, and Rahilly’s IGA downtown near the RR crossing. Manistique: Jack’s Super Value on US 2 next to Shopko, and Save A Lot across the siphon bridge in town. Local convenience items: Bob’s Stop & Shop at US 2 and H33 (road to Curtis); Scheall’s Motel on US 2 approx. 1 ½ miles west of E. Milakokia Lk Road; BP gas Station, US 2 and M 77, six miles west of E. Milakokia Lk Road.


- Please do not bring any ORV’s as this is a quiet lake & we don’t want to

disturb the neighbors.

- Pets need to be cleaned up after, all waste from animals cleaned up from yard - PLEASE BE VERY DILIGENT IN THIS. Please do not allow them to dig and they need to be kept off the furniture, in consideration of other guests with allergies.

When you leave, please clean the floors, kitchen & bath for the next group, this allows us to keep the rent low by not having to hire someone to clean. Please make sure the yard is clean and you haven’t forgotten any items you brought with you.

Please make absolutely sure you clean out the refrigerator. This includes all condiments and leftovers. There is no trash pick-up so you will need to take it all with you. For three dollars and fifty cents per bag the Sunoco gas station in Engadine (M117, one mile north of US 2) will let you use their dumpster. Please be sure that all lights and fans are off and lock both front and back doors. Thank you.

Please do not leave the key at the cottage. Please bring it home with you to return

it to Tim or Carrie via mail or make other arrangements. You may also have the option to leave it with John and Julie. Thank you.

More Details

Tim and Carrie Donovan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Gould City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bring own towels, toiletries and toilet paper
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • East bedroom - 1 queen , Pillows and some blankets are supplied. Bring own linens
    West bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin is roll out, needs to be set up in living room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Peaceful Cottage On Milakokia Lake
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Private, peaceful cottage and lake!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our family vacation. We had 6 adults and 2 small children in our group. Had room for everyone. Cottage was clean, private and peaceful. Was nice to have the boat available. We took our own motor. Also took kayaks that were used a lot! Didn't catch many fish so would have been nice to have better fishing. Close to a nice township park on Lake MI that we went to once. Also went to Big Spring one morning which was close. Would definitely recommend this cottage if you are looking for a nice, affordable, peaceful getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the entire property as soon as we pulled down the drive! The home was perfect for our family. We loved having so much room on the property...the kids loved running around!! The amount of clear beach was priceless!!! This is definitely a keeper for future vacations in my book!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Loved this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place. Cabin was clean, cozy, and just what we wanted. I stay in chain hotels often and when I go on vaca, hotels are the last place I want to stay. This was just what we were looking for! Knotty pine interior, fireplace, kitchen fully stocked with everything needed to cook your own meals. It is on a large piece of property so it was secluded and quiet. We liked this because of our dogs. The lake was unusually calm everyday so we could easily utilize the rowboat. We used the fire pit every day too.

Thanks for a wonderful stay and we hope to come back!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was well kept, clean, and cozy. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I only spent 4 days at this cottage and really enjoyed being there. It was clean, cozy, quiet, and was equiped very well. The location was great for our day trips to Seney Nation Wildlife Refuge, Fayette State Park, Crisp Point Lighthouse and exploring 2 tracks leading to Lake's Michigan and Superior.

We had a couple of questions for the owner and their response was very quick. Thruthfully if I had read the information provided about this cottage in the first place, I wouldn't have needed to email them.

The cottage was a very relaxing place to enjoy our vacation with limited phone reception and no TV. We only seen 2 ladies who walked by on the beach, heard a quad/atv drive by very slowly, and one train. We both enjoyed reading the log book that dated back to 2000. All the comments that were logged in had positive remarks.

If you had forgotten an item or run out of something, Bob's Stop and Shop a few miles to the east on US2 is well stocked. Bring cash though as Bob does not accept credit cards. He even gave us both gifts for shopping there, mine was a Yooper Jigsaw Puzzle. Both gifts came with humorous stories!

If there was any advice I can offer is that if you are planning on fishing here, bring or rent a motor for the boat. This lake is big and rowing just wouldn't cut it. We went out once only due to the weather. The wind picked up and well just let me say, I rowed a little longer on the way back in.

We will always keep this cottage in mind during our trips across the UP.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable home. Right on the water with sandy beach and incredible sunset views. Private with good fishing in deeper water right off the shoreline.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The cabin was cute and clean and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The lake is pristine. The settling is nice and quiet and private. We had a very relaxing stay here. The sunsets over the lake were amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Gould City Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please leave the cottage as nice or nicer for the next family. This helps us in keeping the cost low for you.

Also, starting in 2016, VRBO has started charging travelers a booking fee. Please be aware that none of this fee goes to property owners.
From VRBO's Help page:
VRBO, part of the HomeAway Family, has started charging a service fee to Travelers. The service fee is a fee charged to the traveler and is calculated on a sliding scale of 4% to 10% of the total booking. The service fee helps cover the cost of running the HomeAway websites, including features such as 24/7 customer support and marketing efforts to ensure a quality experience on our sites for both travelers and owners. HomeAway is responsible for the service fee funds and the associated credit card processing fee; owners will not receive the service fee funds in their account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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