About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Cottage, 2 queen Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
This is a two bedroom cottage on crystal clear, sandy bottom, all sports Paradise Lake. Two separate bedrooms and a futon will accommodate six comfortably. There is a local marina and bait shop on the lake for all of your boating and fishing needs. If you wish you can bring your own boat and launch it down the street at the DNR ramp and park right outside the cottage at your private dock. The fishing is excellent year round. We also have a 27 foot pontoon available for rent (weekly)at our cottage.
Our cottage is centrally located at the Tip of the Mitt. Five minutes from Mackinaw City, and Mackinaw Island Ferries, museums, historical Fort Michilmacinac, lighthouses, Mill Creek. Just over the Mackinaw Bridge will take you to Taquaneman falls, pictured rocks, Sault Ste. Marie, and the Sault Locks. Casinos are in Petoskey, or in St. Ignace, just over the Mackinaw Bridge.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jennifer Schafer
You probably wonder why we named our cottage 'Acorn'.Before we purchased our cottage, while we were with the real estate woman, I looked into one of the bedrooms and I was looking at the bed. I noticed something under the mattress. There I found in ten neat little rows a collection of acorns. I opened the dresser drawer, and there were more acorns. The local chipmunks had quite the feast stored for the winter. After we bought the cottage I took those acorns and keep them in an air tight jar on the mantel. So we named our cottage Acorn Cottage. The chipmunks still store the acorns, but they are now outside, not inside.
Jennifer Schafer purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Jennifer Schafer chose Emmet County
Our cottage is in a little town of Carp Lake, Mi. We have enjoyed vacationing in this area for 30 years. We find the peaceful and tranquil area of Mackinaw very rejuvinating. The beautiful area offers great natural peace. We found Acorn Cottage as we were looking for a retirement home in Northern Michigan. The area is rich in history with so much to do. Going to the dunes is like being in Florida. Hike in the woods. Or just sit and watch Paradise Lake.
What makes this Cottage unique
Acorn Cottage is surrounded by natural beauty.A pair of Bald Eagles make their home in the nature preserve at Stoney Point . In the evening set on the platform on the dock and watch the sunset. Take a boat ride in the pontoon. The fishing is great on the lake, large pike, bass, and perch. If you want to go hiking,Wilderness State Park is just a few miles away. There are plenty of hiking trails to walk or drive along the road and see the woodland and lakeshore beauty. The sand dunes are also just a few miles away. Go to dinner at Legg's Inn and on your way enjoy the sand dunes and beach shoreline of the Straits of Mackinaw. You can walk for miles on open beach.If it's shopping you enjoy, go to Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island and spend the day. There is plenty to do around our cottage. So go relax, and enjoy.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great view of the lake, old cottage.
The property was a great little spot. The walk down to the water was a bit scary, with old wooden steps leading you down the hill. For some reason my husband and I thought there was a beach, but there wasn't. Lots of poison ivy around the main parts of the property, which weren't in the way but when chasing a toddler around it made it a bit stressful. The inside of the cottage is small, but quaint. It is older though, with the smell of mustyness. I didn't feel like it was totally cleaned well when we got there. Bathroom was not ventilated, so almost seemed too musty in there. Cobwebs around. Didn't have any cupboard room for our groceries we packed, so we used stools to keep them up. The bathroom and kitchen were pretty small and tricky to maneuver in with more than one person. We stayed for almost a week, and didn't have enough hand soap available, toilet paper, dishwasher packs, (we had packed some of our own that we were able to use, except handsoap) and there were not any 'blue garbage bags to use. We walked to the park across the street a few times, but there isn't much there. We also took our bikes out a few times, which was worth it. The town itself doesn't have much, but it is located close to all of the big attraction areas. Would not recommend if you have toddlers. I wouldn't mind staying again, but wouldn't make it such a long stay next time.
Wow! What an awesome place to stay. Secluded and quiet. Beautiful cottage that is decorated with cabin like feel. Comfortable beds too! Our dogs, Desi and Sparty, loved riding on the pontoon. Plus, we were able to view the eclipse from the boat!!! It was great!! Mackinac bridge is only 5 minutes away. Do yourself a favor and rent this place and leave all your worries behind.
Amazing place to stay.
My husband and I have stayed at the acorn cottage 2 times now. Both times we took a nother couple with us. The cottage is absolutely beautiful, peaceful and quiet. We had spent our morning on the lower deck or on the boat dock and watched the sun rise and fed the ducks. I love how you can sit on the couch and just look over the water and watch everything go by. Everything in the cabin is provided for you so all you have to do is bring clothes and bath necessities. The cabin brings me peace and relaxes me and definitely will be back again.
I cried the morning we left!
This cottage is the cutest, most well thought out, accommodating place that I have spent in the Carp Lake/Mackinaw City area. This place is a treasure! Thank you for the wonderful week that we had!!
We loved the area and the cottage was decorated cute. It was fairly clean with a few cobwebs. It had a good furnace, hot water and water pressure, which are difficult to find in older cabins. The cottage could use more comfortable furniture. The futon couch was very uncomfortable. The beds could use some type of toppers. The reason we gave the cottage a 3 was that there are aproximately 24 steps to get down to pier with a couple of turns. Part of the wooden stairway did not have a handrail. Solar lights were along the path but most were not working. We did not use the gas grill because it was dirty and we could not find any tools to clean it.
We stayed at Acorn Cottage for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was so peaceful and I thought Mackinaw City would be slow due to the holiday time. The fact is that there were all kinds of holiday events going on in the little towns. Christmas Tree lighting, holiday parades. Just the quaint events that make you really enjoy the holiday spirit.
We really had a tough time to decide if we wanted to go to the festivities as we loved just staying at the cottage and snuggling up to the fireplace. We had a wonderful dinner at Audie's in Mackinaw City. The fish was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We look forward to visiting Acorn in the spring or summer to enjoy all of the
events and natural wonders that this area has to offer. This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature!
Just minutes to Ferries to Mackinaw Island and the Upper Penninsula.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the summer months of June, July, and August - and through Labor Day - we rent by the week, Saturday to Saturday. In May, September (after Labor Day), October, and November, we have a 3-night minimum.