Classic Pure Michigan Lakefront Cottage - Pet Friendly!(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 10, Maximum 4 adults, Min 4 nights
Enjoy everything Pure Michigan at classic lakefront, beautifully updated Little Fish Cottage. Massive beamed wood ceilings and a wall of glass overlook a stunning terrace and the beautiful blues of Big Fish Lake. Enjoy a separate master with a changing room. The bunk room boasts two bunk beds and a pull-out sofa, with another pull-out sofa in the living room. Steps down to the lake, enjoy a sandy beach, the relaxing shaded two-person cushioned hammock and your own little fishing dock. With a paved, easy in/out cement boat launch just down the shore of Big Fish Lake, bring your watercraft with you to anchor at shore. No-wake hours are in effect before 11 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. to enjoy peaceful sunrises and sunsets kayaking, paddle boating or enjoying a peaceful beverage from the terrace overlooking the water. Fire rings are situated both on the terrace and at the beach, with a hillside stairway connecting both areas. The cottage also has a small fenced yard. Available for guests' pleasure is a gas grill, paddleboat, beach chairs and various water toys. Ortonville State Recreation Area offers various trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and hunting. Ortonville is home to an A&W Drive-In and other awesome eateries. Stop at nearby Cook's Farm Dairy, a working dairy that sells homemade ice cream by the scoop. Or enjoy day trips to Detroit for a Tigers baseball game, a visit downtown or a stop at the world-renowned Detroit Institute of Arts; Greenfield Village; the Detroit Zoo; the Christmas village of Frankenmuth; Birch Run Factory Outlets; Great Lakes Crossings Outlet Center, or other fun stops an hour or less away.
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Member since: 2015
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Lake View:
Relax on your lakefront terrace with spectacular views over Big Fish Lake. Or enjoy the sandy shore and grassy expanse just steps down to the water of this natural, spring-fed, all-sports lake....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Fully equipped kitchen has plates, pots and prep utensils. Island stove, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, electric griddle, smoothie/drink blender and hot dog toaster available....moreless
Paddleboat for guest use. Boat ramp is accessible with Michigan Recreation Pass. Big Fish Lake is no wake before 11 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m., a perfect time for paddle boating or pontoon cruising....moreless
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill:
Ski & Snowboard:
Cross country skiing available through Ortonville State Recreation Area. Mt. Holly and Pine Knob ski areas are within 30 minutes. Snowmobiling in Ortonville State Recreation Area, weather permitting....moreless
- Water Sports Gear:
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Peak Summer Season
May 20 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning for 4 or 5 nts $75
- Pet Fee $50
Saturday to Saturday rentals during peak season, unless other arrangements are confirmed. Feel free to inquire about availability during other days. $75 Cleaning Fee on rentals of Four or Five Nights. Refund only if cancellation is 90 days prior to scheduled arrival. Signed contract and waiver required for booking.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The perfect spot to enjoy a classic Pure Michigan, all-sports lake house vacation, accented with big-city adventures like a Detroit Tigers baseball game, the Detroit Zoo, the Christmas village Frankenmuth, or the Detroit Institute of Arts, all about an hour or less away. Minimum 4-night rental
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Jim and Tammy have been enjoying the beach life together for more than 20 years, and are now excited to share their refurbished Pure Michigan cottage with others.
Why the Owner Chose Goodrich, MI, USA:
Little Fish Cottage is the perfect combination of a Pure Michigan lakefront vacation with big city entertainment nearby. Perfect for commuting to nearby Detroit or metro Detroit suburbs while the rest of the family enjoys the fun of lakefront living. Or just relax at your pseudo-Up North getaway, with all the peace, fun and experiences of a Michigan vacation minus the hours-long drive.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
About two-thirds of Big Fish Lake is surrounded by Ortonville State Recreation area, ensuring this all-natural, spring-fed, all-sports lake remains mostly undeveloped. Enjoy the peace and quite of a lakefront vacation, plus the beautiful amenities available through the state park and big city offerings of metro Detroit.
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Little Fish Cottage and lakeview terrace with fire pit.
Little Fish Cottage, with front and side porch (location of grill).
Hot air balloons float over the lake in summer.
Beach area (Last summer, the water was very high, over the sand to the grass)
Kitchen and island view from living room.
Kitchen view of terrace and lake.
Living area view from kitchen, including pull-out couch, TV and Wii.
Cozy second-floor master has four-post bed, comfy mattress and large closets.
Sofa bed in bunk room
Read a book or relax in the padded, two-person shaded hammock near the shore.
Wintertime hockey on the lake.
The Ortonville State Recreation Area boat ramp is maintained by the state.
View from the cottage over the terrace and Little Fish Lake.
Street view of Little Fish Cottage.
Big Fish Lake wildlife includes fish, swans, beaver, Blue Heron and others.
View from the dining table. Window summer lake breezes keep the cottage cool.
Kitchen island with stove and dishwasher. Large pantry is opposite side door.
Dining area view from kitchen.
Pull-out couch in living room.
Bunk room has two bunks, a sofa bed and massive closets.
Paddle boat is available.
Sunset fishing from the dock.
Winter ice fishing at Big Fish Lake.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017
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