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UP NORTH CHARM with unexpected amenities!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Outdoor Hot Tub, Home Theater, Game Room, Beds For 18

My Grandpa started coming to Mullet Lake in 1946 and it became a family tradition! My Dad, Uncle, and Aunt have been up north every year of their lives, and now my generation comes up every year! My Dad's dream was to buy a cottage, and he finally did. Now, after major renovations to make it comfortable and fun for our family, we are thrilled to be sharing our cottage and tradition with others that love being "Up North"!

Our cottage is located on the sandy west side of Mullet Lake, half way between Indian River and Cheboygan and close to 1-75. It's also just north of quaint Topinabee Village, which has a small market, bar, restaurant, and park for the kids.

We've spent the last few years updating the cottage to provide accommodations for our growing family, while still maintaining the charm of up north. Those accommodations include an outdoor hot tub & shower, sandy beach area, game room & home theater.

When you walk into the house you are greeted by a large entry way/mudroom with high ceilings and skylights that flood the room with natural light. Lockers provide space for you to hang your coats and personal belongings as well as store your fishing poles.

The main floor living area and kitchen is all open and great for entertaining friends and family. The updated kitchen has new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, as well as cutlery, pots and pans, dishware, glassware.... all of the kitchen items essential for the cook of the family. The long kitchen table seats 8 and there is an "overflow" table for 4 in the sunroom as well as seating for 6 under the covered deck. This is a great place to sit in the summer and enjoy the view and sounds of the lake while the kids play in the big yard or on the private beach. If you want to sit in the sun, by the lake, there is also a full sized picnic table.

The sun room is spectacular, with 7 sliding doors that make the room feel like you're outdoors; the view of the lake is beautiful! There is a large comfy sectional couch that is perfect for laying back and watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee and the local morning paper or to catch up on the sports scores from the night before on the flat screen TV. This is also one of thee best spots to catch some serious vacation zzzzzzz!

The living room has a gas fireplace, lots of comfortable seating, and a cozy built in nook for the kids. There are all kinds of magazines to read, as well as a very large flat screen TV above the mantle. The large living room window provides a pretty view of the lake too. There is a washer & dryer conveniently located on the main floor for renter use. Brand new carpet has been put in all the bedrooms, the upstairs hallway and stairs. Cable and WIFI are also available throughout the house.

Outside there is a large yard that includes a newly built deck, an outdoor shower, Jacuzzi, a large propane barbecue grill, seating for outdoor dining and lounging, a custom fire-pit, and a 50 foot dock with steps so everyone can get easily get in & out of the water. We have added three moorings for renters to tie up those all important water toys. The lake is very shallow in front of the house & everyone will enjoy the private, sandy beach..... perfect for the little ones to splash and play in the water!

The yard has also been newly landscaped with flowers that bloom through the spring & summer.

Once everyone is worn out from a full day in the sun, you can head inside to the game room for family fun! We have classic arcade games like Pac Man, Golden Tee & pinball as well as a full size pool table, shuffle board table, bubble hockey game, an electronic dart board & foosball table. And don't forget the board games! Monopoly, Trouble, Clue, Life, Yahtzee.................all the classics! Make sure to listen to some good tunes on the vintage jukebox! Next to the game room is a newly built home theater with large reclining leather chairs for 6 and an additional leather couch that turns into a bed for extra space. Dim the wall sconces, grab some popcorn & blast the surround sound for the 'full theatre experience'! A great space for the teenager in the family to spend the night.

Day or night, there is always a great room to hang out in!


The master suite is gorgeous! It boasts its own private balcony with lake views, sitting area with flat screen TV, comfy couch and desk. The bedroom area has a fireplace, a 2nd flat screen TV, king size bed (sleep number mattress). There is a roomy closet and a private bathroom with hardwood floors, large vanity & a great spa like shower with a bench, 2 standard shower heads as well as a waterfall showerhead. You won't get cold getting out of this shower with the heated ceiling lamp and bath sheet size, plush towels!

There is another large lake view bedroom with king size bed and flat screen TV. A 3rd bedroom has its own private en suite, king size bed, large closet and flat screen TV. The 4th bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds, a chest of drawers and nightstand; this room is perfect for little kids. The upstairs main bathroom is all brand new, with 2 vanities and a tub/shower.

Downstairs is a large bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV that is perfect for grandparents. It's right next to the bathroom and doesn't require going upstairs. There is also a second main floor bedroom with two brand new sets of bunk beds and a pull out couch and its own private bathroom with a shower. There is a flat screen TV mounted on the wall that plays DVDs.

There is plenty of comfortable space to sleep in this large home and all the bedding in every bedroom is brand new!

Even though Mullett Lake is very popular in the summer months this is a great vacation destination all year round......come view the bold, beautiful colors of the leaves in the fall and sit around the cozy fireplace telling family stories and drinking hot chocolate or enjoy the fluffy snow in winter with snowmobile trails right outside our door or decide to go skiing for the day to nearby Nub's Nob or Boyne Mountain. The hot tub is on year round and is a great spot to star gaze or enjoy a moonlight soak while it snows in the winter!

In any season this is a great cottage that can be a part of creating family memories to last a lifetime!

More Details

Property Manager
Kathleen Kolo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

Why Kathleen Kolo chose Northeast

I think our home offers the most 'bang for your buck'. We have very special amenities that most cottages, in the area, just don't offer.


Cheboygan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly ask that nothing is unplugged or disconnected in the house, especially in the game room and home theater. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs En Suite - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King w/ Lake View (Upstairs) - 1 king , Upstairs
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Upstairs
    King On Main Floor - 1 king
    Main Floor Bunk Room - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed
    Futon In Home Theater - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master With En Suite and Balcony - 1 king , Upstairs
    King w/ En Suite (Upstairs) - 1 king , Upstairs
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(15 traveler reviews)

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UP NORTH CHARM with unexpected amenities!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 15 reviews
Defiance Ohio

Another great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We have put another year in the books for a great family vacation. For a second straight year our family enjoyed the Kolo's lake house. The weather was a little cooler and we had rain a few days this year, but with such a big house, with so many amenities, like the game and theater rooms, we still enjoyed the week. We also still had lots of sunny days where we enjoyed the personal beach right out the sliding doors of the amazing 4 seasons room. Thank you Kolo family for allowing your lake house to be ours for a fantastic week of family fun and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northville, MI

Last Summer Hooray!

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and our kids have been going upnorth for the last 25 years. We relocated from the land of a thousand lakes where we have vacationed many times, but this lake is really beautiful. We have also stayed at many cottages on Mullett Lake but this one surpassed them all. The place was large enough so everyone got their own bedroom. Of course, the master suite was enjoyed by my husband and I. The view of the lake and private balcony was very nice. The cottage felt so warm and comfortable from the time you walked into the entryway through the game room to the plush seats in the home theater. There was a cool night where we turned on the fireplace and relaxed to enjoy the view of the lake. We loved the hot tub and the fire pit for roasting hot dogs and s'mores. It was a vacation enjoyed by all. I would highly recommend this cottage to any family. This week in paradise was well worth the wait.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grove City, PA

What a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the rare opportunity to get away for a long weekend with friends and all of our kids before they started school and we picked this place because of all the fun family stuff it offered and we were not disappointed!

The house is very roomy but cozy at the same time. The private beach and outdoor Jacuzzi were a huge hit with all of us, but we all agree that the game room and home theater really made this a great time for all of us. The kids were able to hook up their video games and play them on a larger than life screen. The guys had a dart tournament while us girls danced to 80's tunes on the jukebox.

The house was really clean and the owners left us a welcome basket with treats and all kinds of brochures and menus for local restaurants too. We made s'mores one night over the outdoor firepit while the kids ran around jumping from the hot tub to the lake and back again.

We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We stayed at this property in June 2016. When we arrived we were pleased to see the house was what was described online. The owners were nice to deal with, at first. We had a great stay, other then the horrible fish smell all week from dead fish being placed in the cans up front and not picked up. Also, in the bunk bed room, the beds were so squeaky the kids couldn't even sleep on them. We had to lay the mattresses on the floor. With that being said, the contract states that the security deposit would be returned within 30 days, and it's 60 days later and we have not seen our deposit. We have had many back and fourth emails with the owner and have gotten many excuses. First, they said they got an error when trying to place it back on the card. Second, they said they mailed a check and it must have gotten lost in the mail and they would mail another one. I asked them to use paypal and they refused and said they have had to close out cards after using paypal because their card number was compromised each time they used it. They said they would mail another check out and we STILL don't have our money! If you are not worried about getting your deposit back, then by all means book this rental. If not, I'd keep looking for another place to rent. This is has wasted so much of my time trying to get my deposit from them.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I first want to thank VRBO for letting home owners reply to reviews from renters........that way both sides are heard and recognized. I was in contact with the renter and was made aware of the 'fish smell' coming from the garbage cans; the previous renter had caught a record amount of fish and unfortunately left all of the remains in the garbage cans; our maintenance crew was out the very next day & removed the garbage and bleached out the cans. She even thanked me for how quickly that issue was rectified. As to the 'squeaky beds' she never said a word to me and these bunk beds were purchased less than 2 years ago; all the beds in the house are brand new. What do you say to a comment about 'squeaky beds'? Yes, her refund was mailed late due to me being in the hospital for several weeks; I am the only one that oversees this website. Yes, I will not use PayPal because of past fraud issues and yes, when I tried to do the refund through her credit card I kept getting an error message. Her family was also responsible for damage to several items in my home, but we graciously decided not to back charge her. At the time of her stay she couldn't tell me enough how much they loved our place. We open our home to complete strangers hoping they value our place and belonging as much as we do. Thank you again to VRBO for letting us respond to renter reviews; it is valuable that both sides are able to be heard.
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Defiance Ohio

Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful vacation, thanks in part to this great cottage. There were 19 of us, ranging in age from 9 months to 83, and there was plenty of room that we never felt crowded. There was plenty of bed space, where everyone slept comfy. We had a beautiful week of weather, where we enjoyed the personal beach area right out the back door. All the fishermen of our family had a successful week catching over 80 fish, where the had easy access to their boats using the moorings provided and the dock to load and unload. Everyone enjoyed the amazing theater room from watching the NBA finals game to favorite movies. The game room was also a huge hit from the young ones to the adults (especially several of our men, who had golf tournaments on the Golden Tee game). We are excited and looking forward to our return trip in 2017. Thank you to the Kolo's for allowing our family to make your "Up-North" cottage ours for a week of family fun and relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay for the new year!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends and I wanted to ring in the new year together, and this beautiful home was the perfect fit! Not only does it have a lot of room to accommodate a large group, but there is plenty to do to keep everyone occupied. We really enjoyed the game room, home theater, hot tub, and all the space to lounge around and enjoy the view of Mullett Lake. The home is absolutely charming and it's also only a short drive from a state park and ski slopes which we took advantage of during our stay. The owners were also nice enough to leave us a welcome basket with goodies and champagne for New Year's Eve! This house and the preparation the owners made for us far exceeded our expectations. It was truly a wonderful start to 2016 and we can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund