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Inexpensive Family and Dog Friendly Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom / Sleeps 6 / Lake view / Great sunny Deck / Dock Privilages

Lake View Cottage in Lupton, MI is 20 minutes from West Branch. It is located in between, two all sports lakes and is adjacent to Rifle River state park. The 800 square foot cottage has been recently updated, New Furnace in 2015 and has a working fireplace for those cool spring, autumnal and winter nights. The cottage is ideal for a family up to 6 people who enjoy swimming, hiking, grilling, and hanging out in an awesome community with tons of kids!

Karen Malsbury
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Karen Malsbury

My husband, Simon and I purchased the cottage in November of 2014. We wanted a space "Up North" that we could go to to hang as a family and not be distracted by every day life. Our 11 and 9 year old daughters never complained about the 21/2 hour ride from Rochester to the cottage. Our Golden Retriever's Toby and Harper know as soon as we start packing that we are going to the Cottage. Its a great place to relax and watch the sun set over lake George, snuggle by the fire and take advantage of the hiking, biking and recreational areas near by.

Karen Malsbury purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Karen Malsbury chose Lupton

The Cottage is well equipped and is continually being improved. Great views of the lake, everything in walking distance. Pet Friendly. A real gem to kick back and relax in!

What makes this cottage unique

Convenience store and pub in walking distance.

Abundance of families with children close by.

The Cottage is well equipped and is continually being improved.


Lupton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Pet Friendly


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Inexpensive Family and Dog Friendly Cottage
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Great, relaxing getaway with all the right toys available to help us enjoy it to the fullest!

  • 5 of 5

This is a rustic cottage retreat located in a quiet area directly across from the lake. They had kayaks w/ life jackets available that can be launched from the dock just across the road. The swimbeach is about 1/4 mile down the road and offers sand beach, covered picnic area, swings and volleyball court. The deck offers a peaceful setting for relaxing and watching the views! The kitchen and living areas were stocked with everything I found necessary, including some games, WiFi, cooking and grilling essentials, etc. This is Up North MI so prepare for well water (bring bottled or jug for drinking), mosquitos and spiders. Cell service at cabin was reliable, but sketchy in surrounding areas. Nearby Cedar Bar had great food and service. Gas station a couple miles away offered laundry and other grocery/bait necessities. We also enjoyed golf at Greenbriar, Rifle Lake and River Rec area, Iargo Springs. Tons to do or just sit and enjoy the peace!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for such an accurate portrail of our cottage in Shady Shores. Glad you had a lovely time x
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My sisters & I were able to meet there & spend time together!! Lots of laughs!

  • 4 of 5

We especially enjoyed the area having spent time in Shady Shores as children. The cottage was quite comfortable. There was no tv but there were many dvd’s available. Because the water wasn’t the best, we did bring our own.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean, nicely decorated

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Property was clean and as described.

  • 4 of 5

Great location with the lake across the street.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, thanks for staying with us. Hope you can stay with us in the future. All the best, Karen
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to try some ice fishing for a weekend where we could hit multiple lakes without having to load up all the gear every morning and this fit the bill perfectly. Good value and great location and with the Cedar Bar just down the street we could have fun without worrying about driving. Would definitely come back when doing something similar and would be really nice in the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

My two dogs and I enjoyed walking in the neighborhood,. Felt very safe taking them out at night, they have street lights on each corner, just needed a flashlight for the yard, but I could see up and down the street. Had a couple of deer out there one night. Beautiful view of the lake from the front and master bedroom window. I watched the sunrise a few mornings while I was in bed.

About an hours drive to Houghton Lake, AuSable National River Scenic Byway. lots of other trails and place to see. Another beautiful area of Michigan to explore.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your puppies enjoyed your stay. The cottage is in a great neighborhood. We all take care of each other. Hope to hear from you again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
West Branch Community Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cedar Bar
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Greenbriar Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Exit 215 on I75
Nearest Restaurant
21 Miles
West Branch
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Shady Shores / Lake George
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

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.