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Cozy Lakeside Cottage Comfortably Furnished, with Fully Equipped Kitchen.

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Welcome to Birch Cottage on beautiful Brevort Lake


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Curtained bedroom with 2 double beds, pull-out couch in living room, single bath

Comfortable living room with fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD/VHS player (some movies provided) adjacent to dining area and small, fully equipped kitchen. The large bedroom is divided by curtains for privacy and has closet/dresser space. The updated bathroom has toilet, vanity and stall shower (softened water). The attached breezeway provides an additional comfortable relaxing space. The west facing cottage allows optimal view of beautiful sunsets over the lake from inside or out.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, Limited ability to speak German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 720 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age of 21 required for renting....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a great lake for children as it is quite shallow near the shore with no sudden drop-offs. Water is crystal clear and there is a sandy bottom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved, adult dogs are welcome with a security deposit. Sorry, no cats due to family allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 double


  • The large bedroom (264 sq. ft.) has two double beds and is divided by curtains to afford privacy. Each sleeping area has overhead light and fan as well as reading lamps. Each has a large closet and drawer space. Additional sleeping space is available using the hide-a-bed in the living room (double bed size). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The recently remodeled compact bathroom includes pedestal sink with lighted vanity mirror, toilet and stall shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • General housekeeping is the renter's responsibility. There is a one time cleaning fee for final cleaning after departure. For rentals of more than one week, please check with owners regarding linens, etc....moreless


  • Books:

    Some books and magazines....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/VHS player will also play music CDs through the TV. Bring along your favorites....moreless

  • Television:

    Thirty-two inch flat-screen television mounted over fireplace....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited selection of movies for all ages....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The cottage sits 50 feet from the water's edge and faces west. Beautiful views from living room or patio. Evenings bring colorful sunsets, brilliant stars and, sometimes, the northern lights....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Enjoy beautiful swimming, boating, fishing, and water sports. Relax while watching beautiful sunsets....moreless

  • Rural:

    Delightfully distant. Three miles to small convenience store, Moran, fifteen miles from nearest small town, St. Ignace, and 50 miles to larger cities, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Ontario....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Round dining table with 2 leaves, 6 comfortable chairs and a great view of the lake....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning--some wood available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas space heater if the nights get chilly....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room contains an upholstered sofa and chair, a swivel rocker, recliner, and overhead light with fan.. Picture window to the lake. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel pad for up to three vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinnerware, flatware, glasses, cookware and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Recently remodeled efficient kitchen is part of the dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Oven is part of the electric range....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some paper plates and napkins, salt and pepper. Also available are reserves of toilet paper, paper towels and facial tissues....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Recently purchased refrigerator with top freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Four burner electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Cement patio with table and 4 chairs. Additional lawn chairs available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Roughly forty feet of mowed lawn space between cottage and lake. Cottage is surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane fueled grill....moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Rate
Mar 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$700 $2,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $2,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • One time cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%


Dogs are welcome but, due to family allergies, cats are not, sorry. There is a refundable pet fee of $50.00 per pet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pelston, Michigan
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
St. Ignace
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. Ignace
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
St. Ignace

Car: Necessary

The beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula has much to offer-history, scenery, interesting shops, and sports opportunities. Don't miss the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls (the 2nd largest falls east of the Mississippi). If one is ambitious there is a moderately-challenging 4 mile hike between the falls.

Cut River Bridge, an engineering marvel, is just a 20 minute drive. The views are breathtaking, especially in the fall when the leave change. There are many steps down to where the Cut River meets Lake Michigan. A great place to walk on the sand or wade in the water. If you don't like steps, there is a path you can take either up or down.

In historic Sault Ste. Marie (the oldest city in Michigan) you can watch huge lake freighters navigate the St. Marys River, then pass through the famous Soo Locks, learn about shipping at the Soo Locks Visitor Center, walk along Historic Water Street, and tour the Water Street Historic Buildings, the Museum Ship Valley Camp, the Tower of History, the River of History Museum and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Society office/museum. Soo Locks Boat Tours offer trips through the locks and lighthouse tours from two locations. Dine at the historic Antlers Restaurant (can't beat the atmosphere and great food), Karl's Cusine (gourmet choices), or Goetz' Lockview (try the fish). The U.P. is famous for it's whitefish and lake trout. Or try West Pier or Clyde's drive-ins where you get great sandwiches as you watch the freighters pass.

While in 'The Soo' travel to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (passport or enhanced driver's license for adults and birth certificates for children required for reentry into U.S.). There is much to see and do in Soo, Ontario.

St. Ignace (the second oldest city in Michigan) offers some unique shops and ferries to Mackinac Island. Good food available at the Village Inn (planked whitefish), Mackinac Grill,the bowling alley restaurant (great perch), and the Driftwood.

On the island, where the only motorized vehicles are fire and ambulance, enjoy a day of hiking, cycling, carriage rides, and shopping. Tour Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Historic Sites homes. See the Grand Hotel with the longest front porch in the world-one may only enter the property if staying or dining (reserved) at the hotel. And, don't forget to sample Mackinac Island fudge.

See wildlife at Oswald's Bear Ranch and GarLyn Zoo. Visit Whitefish Point where you can walk on the beach of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay and look for agates and tour the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Museum buildings to learn about lighthouse life and lost lake freighters like the Edmund Fitzgerald. While at the point visit the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ( where, at certain times, one can observe the bird banding.

The northern part of the Lower Peninsula offers some unique shops in Mackinaw City's Mackinaw Crossings and Petoskey's Gas Light District. The rebuilt Fort Michilimackinac is an ongoing archeological dig with re-enactors providing a glimpse into the past. Southeast of Mackinaw City is Mill Creek where one can see how logs were milled, hike or take a zip-line over the grounds.

A bit further afield is Munising with it's many small waterfalls and Pictured Rocks boat tours, and the town of Fayette reconstruction on the Garden Peninsula.

The North Country Hiking Trail winds throughout the Eastern U.P. and offers short or long hikes through the forest. Don't forget bug spray as the mosquitoes and black flies can be vicious in early to mid-summer.

These are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed in our area but don't forget to reserve time for swimming, fishing, boating (bring your own boat), cooking out, sunset watching, and just relaxing at beautiful Brevort Lake.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1958

About the owner: Ginny hails from a small town in northern Indiana while Gil comes from Philadelphia, PA. We met in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan where Ginny was teaching school and Gil was assigned to duty in the Air Force. After discharge and the birth of our first son, we decided the Eastern Upper Peninsula was the perfect place to raise a family--and so we stayed. Today we are 'partially' retired and spend as much time as we can at the lake. Our children and grandchildren, located in Sault Ste. Marie and southern Indiana, love to visit whenever they can.

Why the Owner Chose Moran, MI, USA:
Brevort Lake has been a part of Ginny's whole life. Her family started vacationing at Brevort Lake in 1947 and purchased this cottage in 1958 and have enjoyed many happy hours here. As a child she had wonderful times and made great friends. She helped plant the birch and cedar trees that grace the property. Many hours were spent swimming, boating and water skiing. Gil joined the family in 1971 and, together, we continued enjoying it with our family. In 2007, our extended family having outgrown the cottage and reluctant to leave beautiful Brevort Lake, we built a larger home on the adjoining lot where we hope to retire.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The pristine waters are shallow with no sudden drop-offs which make it ideal for children. Much of the lake is part of the Hiawatha National Forest and has a small resident population which keeps it uncrowded and peaceful. The sunsets can be spectacular. This 4200 acre lake including two bays is ideal for wading, swimming, fishing, boating, and water sports.

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Speaks: english, Limited ability to speak German
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Welcome to Birch Cottage on beautiful Brevort Lake

    Welcome to Birch Cottage on beautiful Brevort Lake

  • Birch Cottage, lake view.

    Birch Cottage, lake view.

  • Living Room with wood burning fireplace.

    Living Room with wood burning fireplace.

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Bedroom--south end

    Bedroom--south end

  • Bedroom divider curtains and access to bathroom.

    Bedroom divider curtains and access to bathroom.

  • Bathroom view 2

    Bathroom view 2

  • The swans swim by a couple times a day looking for a handout.

    The swans swim by a couple times a day looking for a handout.

  • Fabulous sunsets are the norm on Brevort Lake!

    Fabulous sunsets are the norm on Brevort Lake!

  • A beautiful way to end the day.

    A beautiful way to end the day.

  • In the shade

    In the shade

  • Outbuilding by the road

    Outbuilding by the road

  • Birch Cottage from the south west.

    Birch Cottage from the south west.

  • Birch Cottage, north west view.

    Birch Cottage, north west view.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom--north end

    Bedroom--north end

  • Bathroom view 1

    Bathroom view 1

  • The sunny breezeway

    The sunny breezeway

  • Save your dry bread for feeding swans and ducks.

    Save your dry bread for feeding swans and ducks.

  • More sunsets to view from the picture window or patio.

    More sunsets to view from the picture window or patio.

  • G & G with the grandkids at Oswald's Bear Ranch--a great place to visit.

    G & G with the grandkids at Oswald's Bear Ranch--a great place to visit.

  • Front lawn

    Front lawn

  • The reason why we don't rent in the winter!

    The reason why we don't rent in the winter!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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