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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
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 Moran

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 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great family week at the lake, LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5

We spent week at the cottage in early August. Everything was exactly like the writeup said it would be. Gil and Ginny were wonderful hosts and very helpful. We used the canoe to enjoy the lake. The local duck flock would greet us every morning, out little girl loved feeding them several times a day. The Sunsets are nothing less than Pure Michigan. We took day trips every afternoon to all the wonders the UP has to offer (and we found every ice cream shop in the UP i think).... LOVE LOVE LOVE this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. So glad you found the cottage comfortable and convenient to all the great things the Upper Peninsula has to offer (even ice cream shops!) Please come and see us again. Gil and Ginny
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Platteville, WI

Great house on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were excited to stay on a small lake. The owners, Gil and Ginny, were very kind and helpful. They provided a lovely cottage that worked perfectly for us. Due to bad weather we did not get to swim in the beautiful Lake Brevort but we did enjoy a sunset and watching the ducks play in the water. We hope to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always put in a request for good weather, but we don't always get what we ask for. Glad that you could make the best of your visit. There are lots of places to go and things to do in the area, even in less than perfect weather. We hope you will be back again and we'll try to do better with our climate control. Thanks, Gil and Ginny
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Plymouth, MI

Great destination in the U.P.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three daughters (ages 11, 9 and 5) had a great time at Gil and Ginny's cabin. Quiet location on Lake Brevort, shallow lake provides warm water for swimming in the U.P. Perfect location with easy access to Tahquamenon Falls, the Two-Hearted River, Newberry, St. Ignace, The Soo, Whitefish Point and Mackinac Island. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and got to do so many things in the are. There are lots of places to visit in the area so we hope you will join us again. Hopefully the beautiful lake will add to the lure of the north county.
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It was good

  • 5 of 5

It was clean and reasonable nice view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We strive to keep the rental rates reasonable and the cottage clean and welcoming. So your comments couldn't have pleased us more. Please come and visit here again.
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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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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