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Cozy lakeside cottage comfortably furnished, with fully equipped kitchen.

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

Gil and Ginny Cymbalist
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Limited ability to speak German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Gil and Ginny Cymbalist

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.

Gil and Ginny Cymbalist purchased this cottage in 1958

Why Gil and Ginny Cymbalist chose Upper Peninsula

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Moran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The recently remodeled compact bathroom includes pedestal sink with lighted vanity mirror, toilet and stall shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 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).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.


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Cozy lakeside cottage comfortably furnished, with fully equipped kitchen.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

It was good

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and reasonable nice view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a nice stay on Brevort Lake. The cottage is small and cozy, nice for our family of 3. Wonderful, kind hosts made us feel at home. You can't beat the sunsets over the lake!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your kind remarks and are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. The natural beauty of the lake and the surrounding area are the best part of a getaway here and we are so glad when our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Please come and see us again. Gil and Ginny
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Nice place, nice people

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here previously and were happy to come and stay again.

Good location away from the crowds and on a good sized lake. Just a short distance to St Ignes and the Mackinac bridge. It's also less than an hour to Sault Ste Marie and many other attractions in the area. The owners, Gil & Gini are wonderful hosts and are close if anything is needed or you have questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our greatest compliment is a returning guest and we a very pleased that you chose to stay with us again. Coming back to a familiar location can be very comforting and usually avoids any unwanted surprises. There are lots of things to see in the area, so there is no worry about running out of things to do. Thanks for the return visit and we hope to see you again in the future. Gil and Ginny
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Awesome Cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. It was really very comfortable and well equipped with everything you'll need just like home. Gil and Ginny were very gracious hosts. Many places to explore in nearby towns. The sunsets are beautiful and the night sky is awesome. We are looking forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We try to make our guests comfortable and provide for their needs while staying at the cottage. It is hard to improve on nature and you pointed out just how beautiful this area is. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thanks again.
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Absolutely awesome..

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful sunsets, sandy beach, great neighbours..including our duck families..cabin is tastefully decorated with all the comforts of home. The only thing you need to bring is food and youself. Just fantastic vacation. Gil and Ginny are great hosts. Outgoing and friendly and really know how to make you feel at home. We will certainly be returning next year. Already miss the sunsets.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you want to be on the water this is it!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be on the water without breaking the bank look no further. This place is well maintained and stocked with everything you need minus the food for a great time. It is great for kids as the shallows go out for at least 100 yards. Gil & Ginny are awesome people. We reserved this place for next year even before we left!

Can't say enough good things about it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Pelston, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
St. Ignace
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Ignace
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Moran Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Rate
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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 if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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