About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1 bedroom Cottage on the Water - Central Location to all Northern MI Attractions
Birch Landing cottage is one of our two small cottages located at the end of a private trail on the breezy east shores of Lake Paradise. Best suited for a couple or family of three, the property sits adjacent to the Stony Point Nature Preserve and Carp Lake Township Park with many hiking trails to explore. It's near a secluded swing set in the woods with lakefront views. Bring a pole and fish right off the dock or take one of our kayaks on the water! Nature abounds with loons singing, deer running in the woods, and chipmunks scurrying in the yard. Enjoy the comfort of white-knotty pine inside while entertaining or reading by the stone fireplace. Sleep well in a king size bed or have fun cooking a homemade meal with modern appliances. There's no need to go to the park when you can live on one. Our guests always feel right at home here.
Cottage amenities include:
Paddle boat & Kayak
Playground in the woods
Open stone fire pit for bonfires (cut wood is provided)
Weber charcoal barbecue grill
Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils
King sized bed and sleeper sofa
Blankets, pillows, and sheets
Flat screen TV with DVR and a stereo
Lake Paradise is known for terrific fishing with Walleye (stocked), Bass, Perch, Pike, and Bluegill. The lake bottom has a gradual slope and is ideal for small children to swim.
Things to do and places to go:
-Take a ferry boat to historic Mackinaw Island. Make sure to buy plenty of delicious fudge!
-Pack a picnic lunch and spend time on the miles of white sand beach of Sturgeon Bay on Lake Michigan.
-Spend the day shopping and/or have lunch in Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
-A short drive across the famous Mackinaw Bridge allows you to see the beauty of God's Country
-Spend an afternoon at one of the many area golf courses or play a game of tennis in the village close by.
-Relax at the cottage with a good book while the other fish or swim.
-The area has many country/lakeside dining spots.
-At the end of the day, enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your own sun room; and later, roast marshmallows over the bonfire pit at the lake's edge.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 03, 2018
Northern MI local
Why James chose Levering
Our cottages are at the end of a private trail so it stays very quiet and secluded. Birch Landing and Sunset Shore are centrally located around Harbor Springs and Mackinaw.
What makes this Cottage unique
Nature preserves on all sides and a waterfront view.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We enjoyed the rental immensely. Peggy made sure we had everything including firewood, kayaks, row boat, picnic tables and even a great trail in the woods. The lake was very quiet . The cabin has been newly remodeled, keeping it new but still maintaining the period design.
All in all we had a great time, would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from the normal grind.
Cindy, Thank you for your review. We were pleased that you took advantage of our amenities and that you have a nice time during your stay. We enjoyed having you and hope you can return again next season!
There is no better place to relax!!
My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cabin. We loved waking up at the crack of dawn to a beautiful glassy lake. They view is breathe taking. From bonfires to paddle boarding, we had the best spot to unwind during our honeymoon. If you want to smell the fresh air, grill next to the sun-set and escape reality, come stay at this place!
Thank you, Brandon, for your review. We are happy to know that you and your wife had a relaxing time. Many blessings to you both! Come back soon!
Wonferful Lakeside Get Away
Birch Landing is absolutely wonderful. The setting on Lake Paradise is stunning. You are 20 feet from the water's edge. Great sunsets, kayaks, and paddle boards all included. The cottage has been exquisitely remodeled and includes all the amenities. It is perfect for two (fantastic king size bed), but can accommodate four with the sleep sofa. The pictures don't do the place justice ... so quaint. Privacy too ... you are on the end of the lane with a nature reserve on one side. Private parking right next to the cottage.
The location is perfect for enjoying Northern Michigan. Just 15 minutes from Mackinaw City and ferry to Mackinaw Island (a must stop). A quick ride over the Mackinaw Bridge and you are in Saint Ignace. We also ventured to nearby Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix ... great towns for dining, shopping, house looking, and beaches/rock hunting. Cheboygan is just 20 minutes away and has all the stores for stocking up. Other great treasures nearby are Legs Inn and the Tunnel of Trees. Some good antiquing nearby as well.
The owners and cottage manager (James) are very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend the cottage and hope to return.
Thank you for staying with us, Mark. It was a pleasure having you. Thank you for your review and high recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and took advantage of the paddle boat and kayaks. I was glad to hear that you were able to visit some of the local towns and eateries. Cheboygan, especially, is often an over looked scenic and historic town. Leggs Inn is one of our personal favorites! We hope you will come back again soon!
Perfect little getaway at the lake
Birch Landing was great! The perfect getaway for our two boys and us. We loved how nice and neat the cottage was, found everything we needed and always knew we could ask James in case we needed something else. It is small indeed - we knew that, but everything is so well organized and thought-out and fitted in perfectly so it was the absolute right spot for us to enjoy the last glimpses of summer!
It was a pleasure meeting Peggy and John - we enjoyed their company at the campfire. Sorry that we missed James - but the communication with him was great.
We loved to be so close to the lake and to have boats we could use! We would like to come again and might be bringing friends or relatives from Germany and take the bigger cottage next to it.
Thank you for staying with us and for your review, Christina. Summers in Michigan seem all too short but we are pleased that you and your family all were able to enjoy the twilight of the season. You are all welcome back anytime, and we hope you can bring your friends from Germany!
Perfect spot to just relax
Whether you just need to relax or looking for a place to stay on your vacation, this is the perfect spot! Only 15 minutes away from Mackinaw City, it is at the end of the road and surrounded by trees. There is a swing set and a walking trail. The cabin itself is quaint and perfect of a couple or small family. The king-size bed was extremely comfortable, and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything to make a meal. I was very surprised by the about of space in this little cabin. It was very clean, and the only complaint I had was that the front door was very hard to open. I normally kept it open a crack so I did not have to push so hard.
The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace, which I made sure we used. It was so cozy to sit in the recliner and read while my husband watched the television. They offer some books as well as a stereo system and DVD Player. I did not see any DVD's available, but you can always bring your own. They also had some games available in one of the drawers.
They do offer kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboat, and community fire pit.The front porch and hammock was my favorite spot. The chairs were so comfortable, however my husband needed a little extra cushion. :) It was extremely relaxing to be able to swing in the hammock with a glass of wine and read while listening to what water ripple and the loons sing. It could not have been any better. The beach has sand and was well kept for Paradise lake. I have seen some other spots on the lake that did not look as maintained as this.
James and Peggy were very helpful. My husband and I had a hard time finding the driveway to the cabin, but Peggy was right there offering assistance and showed us exactly where to go. There are little reminders on the fridge and bathroom as to their expectations, but there is nothing to be worried about.
I cannot wait to come back and stay again.
Thank you for your detailed and helpful review! We are currently working on adjusting the door so it is not so hard to open and close. We are also collecting some DVDs and more games-- what a great idea! We appreciate knowing what our guest would like to see more of! We are are so glad that you and your husband had a relaxing, enjoyable time at cottages-- that's exactly what we are all about! We hope you can come back soon!
Cute, clean and cozy
Wow! What a nice place to unwind. This cottage is literally at the end of the road. It's the last place at the end of a private drive. It's perfect for a couple. Or, you could rent both cottages and stick the kids in the other. Once there, we sat on the porch, reading and resting. At night you could have a campfire or sit inside next to a stone fireplace. It was very clean, well stocked, and cozy. Large and comfortable king size bed. This is absolutely perfect for a honeymoon. Kayaks, paddle board, paddle boat and row boat all available. Highly recommend.
Charles, Thank you for staying with us and your high recommendation .We are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed your time at Birch Landing. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to your return!
Paradise Lake is truly a lakelubber's paradise. This 1900-acre lake in Michigan's Northwest region has been a paradise for countless numbers of cottage owners and yearly visitors since early in the 20th century. Originally called Carp Lake, the name was changed sometime after 1960 for reasons no one quite remembers. They are fond of quoting that "there is Paradise in Carp Lake but no carp in Paradise." The town of Carp Lake inhabits the west shoreline of what is now Paradise Lake. To add to the confusion, some websites call this Lake Paradise. And older residents still have a tendency to call it Carp Lake, as did their parents and grandparents. For Paradise Lake is that kind of a lake, where generations of families come every summer to teach the youngsters to swim and fish in the still waters. Nearly 10 miles of shoreline is well-supplied with cottages and year-round homes. More than a handful of resort camps still greet visitors on the shores of Paradise Lake. The area is heavily wooded, and at least three preserve areas maintain that 'wild' atmosphere around the lake. Deer and wild turkeys are often sighted along with the occasional black bear. Eagles swoop to pluck fish from the waters, and loons raise their young on the lake. Waterskiing, tubing and jet skis are popular among the younger crowd, while the more seasoned citizens cruise along the shoreline on pontoons. Some of the resorts provide rowboats, canoes, kayaks or peddle-boats along with their cabins, and it is not unusual to see a sailboat or sailboard skimming across the surface. A small marina at the west end of the lake offers public access, boating necessities and bait. A second public access location is found nearby. Fishing is a big drawing card to Paradise Lake. The tannin-stained waters hold largemouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, and yellow perch. The lake has enough weed cover to make angling productive, although the lake is relatively shallow. Fishing tournaments are held here annually, sometimes sponsored by the Paradise Lake Association, a voluntary association of property owners who have banded together to monitor and care for their beloved lake. In recent years, Paradise Lake has become infested with invasive Eurasian milfoil, a difficult-to-eradicate foreign species. The Paradise Lake Association has led the fight to solve the milfoil problem and institute better water monitoring and controls over possible infestations from invasive species. Zebra mussels have already moved into the lake, although they have not yet affected fishing and are mostly a nuisance. A small dam was built across the Carp Lake River, sometimes called simply Carp River, at some point to stabilize water levels and perhaps increase the depth of the lake (records are pretty hard to come by for this area). It is unclear who has responsibility for adjusting flow at the dam: legal lake levels have never been set for Paradise Lake, likely because water levels have remained stable. The Carp River still flows as one of Michigan's shortest rivers, just 10.5 miles to Lake Michigan. This particular area at the 'Tip O'The Mitt' has been identified as the Carp Lake area for many, many years. Less than 10 miles away, the 'Big Mac' bridge handles car traffic to the Upper Peninsula. Those wishing to visit Mackinaw City for a day often find lodgings around the Paradise Lake area as it is far cheaper in terms of price. That way, Mackinaw City visitors can save their cash for an extra pound or two of the famous Mackinaw City Fudge. While in Mackinaw City, most take the opportunity to visit historic restored Fort Michilimackinac at the foot of the bridge. As for the strange name, we can blame the French who joined together four Native American words: mish-inni-maki-nong. This means something like 'great connecting sound fault place'. To pronounce Mackinac like a native, one must always remember to make the ending rhyme with Saginaw . . .whether it ends with 'w' or 'c'. Also on the grounds of the Fort Michilimackinac Historical Park are the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and nearby several other historic attractions and learning opportunities. A short ferry ride away, Mackinac island sports the famed Grand Hotel and a variety of horse-drawn activities on this non-motors tourist hotspot. Only five miles or so to the west along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Wilderness State Park offers camping, nature trails, swimming and a number of cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps that can be reserved for a week's vacation. One interesting addition to these rustic cabins are the parking enclosures. Consisting of a low wall, it is suggested that guests park within them and close the gate to keep porcupines from gnawing on their brake lines during the night. Paradise Lake is only 30 miles from historic Harbor Springs and its deep-water port. Within an hour's drive, nearly every well-known resort in northern Michigan can be reached