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Peaceful Cottage On Milakokia Lake

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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,

napkins)

- Garbage bags.

Optional:

- 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

Curtis.

- 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.

Misc.:

- 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

Owner
Tim and Carrie Donovan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

Map

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Garlyn Zoological Park
Father Marquette Park
Fayette State Park
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Fish & Hunt Shop
"http://www.fishandhuntshop.com 1 (877) 586-9531"
Watson's Marina
"http://www.watsonmarina.com (906)586-9731"
Kitch-iti-kipi
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Butterfly House
Moose du Nord
Dreamland Motel & Restaurant
"Great food, homemade breakfast sausage too! "
Jolly Inn
"Great food & Friday fish fry."

Amenities

Gould City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bring own towels, toiletries and toilet paper
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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Peaceful Cottage On Milakokia Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews
5

Peaceful, private and panoramic views

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an amazing find for the price. It was secluded and private which is exactly what we were looking for. Nice sandy beach and fire pit area. The house is clean and stocked with everything you need in the kitchen. The driveway is nice and big which accommodated our boat that we launched at the campground down the street. The check in and check out was a breeze. Thanks Tim and Carrie for the accommodations!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for our family vacation.Cottage was private and peaceful. It was nice to have the boat available and we took our own motor.We took day trip to Kitch Iti Kipi, watch sunsets on Milakokia Lake from Pike Lodge,they were amazing!We would definitely recommend this cottage.Thank you for letting us to use it and we hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

10 Year anniversary and Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Great location to get away from it all. It was our 10th anniversary in June, but we decided we couldn't just leave our kids, so we brought our 8, 7, and 2.5yr old children and two cousins (11&12). We had a great week making memories. We spent our first two days enjoying the lake from the beach and on our boat. There is no dock, but as long as it wasn't too windy (wavy), I could tie it to a root on the shore safely. We took day trips to Munising, Kitch Iti Kipi, Oswald Bear Ranch and Tahquamenon Falls. We were lucky enough to visit Presque Isle before our stay and that was beautiful, too. Sunsets on Milakokia from Pike Lodge are out of this world! Sunrises are equally amazing if you like to hit the fishing early. The cabin is small but worked great for 2 adults and 5 kids. We played a lot of checkers and our lab got to learn how to swim chasing after toys in the water.

Things that would've been nice: a dock, washer and dryer.

The cabin is a bargain, just remember that most sites are quite a drive. What we saved on our stay, cost us in trips that were typically an hour in any given direction. I would still highly recommend Pike Lodge. My wife and I are thinking about another stay there - without kids!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Two thumbs up

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for the use of your cottage. We hope to return in the future.

Kitchen fully stocked and nice swimming area.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

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

Amazing!!

  • 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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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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