|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Cottage is located on South Manistique Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Cottage is completely furnished except for paper products. Included with the rental is a 14 foot row boat, paddle boat, private dock, barbeque grill, gas grill, fire ring, picnic table, and washing machine. Cottage is within walking distance to Curtis. Lake is shallow with sand bottom. Great swimming for all. Lake is abundant with walleye, northern pike, perch, bass, and sun fish. Cottage is located right off of snowmobile and ATV trails. Cottage is within a short drive to many of Michigan's greatest attractions including; Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette State Park, Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls, Big Springs, Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum, Soo Locks and Mackinac Island.
Additional information on the cottage or area will be made available upon request. Boat motor is available for an additional rental fee of $90.00 per week. Boat accessories are also available for rent.
NEW CARPET, COUCH, AND RECLINER FOR 2013!!!!!
I grew up spending my summers in Curtis. I love the Upper Peninsula and the memories I made there as a child. The U.P. is definitely my Happy Place! I wanted my own kids to have a similar experience, so we invested in the cottage.
Cottage was as listed, very clean and quiet. Lots of things to do in the area. Would have liked curtians on the door and kitchen window-kind of disturbing at night for me (may not bother others). Other than that, we had a wonderful time there. Everything was just as listed. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in UP country.
A PERFECT getaway from the hustle and bustle of Chicago! Catherine was very accommodating in getting us in late fall. We loved the location and hiking along the shoreline of Lake Superior! If you get a chance, you should definitely check the hiking trails out by Munising and stop at Chamberlin's Old Forest Inn for lunch on the lake side patio ! We stayed there a couple of years ago and we love the new upgrades to the cabin! Having a full bathtub this trip made bathing our 3 year old much easier and having a washer and dryer available allowed for light packing. We recommend this cozy getaway for all ages! We can't wait to visit again! We love the U.P.
We had VERY hot weather the week we were there. The air conditioner was not yet in but with a phone call and ten minute wait, the air was installed! We also had two large storms come through and knocked down a tree across the walkway to the lake and landing on the swing and neighbors fence. Once the care takers arrived, there was a logger on site within fifteen minutes and had the tree cut down and cleaned up within an hour. Suprisingly, the power did not go out during the storms.
The shower made bathing our two toddlers a little tricky. The washer was a bonus but the lack of dryer prevented us from doing more laundry. I would recommend LOTS of bug spray. I will assume the unusually hot weather accounted for the bugs. We had citronella candles and several cans of bug spray handy anytime we went out in the evening. The black flies and mosquitos made it miserable to be outside very long without the bug spray. Also be aware that most cell phones will not work in the area. We had three different cell services on four different phones and only one worked (only sometime). This is typical for the area but can prove to be inconvenient if you are not prepared.
Overall, it was a very peaceful cottage. During our entire stay, there was only one cottage occupied (two cottages away). The cottages are also situated far enough apart that if everyone was there, you do not feel crowded. The shallow water going out approximately 200 feet from the shore was nice knowing our kids could go out a ways without getting too deep. The lake is clean and was very warm on account of the shallow depths. The fishing was great once we figured out what to use. The shop owners were great to talk to and offered a wealth of knowledge about the area.
The price is reasonable. We did some comparison to other rentals in the area after we arrived and a comparable cabin would cost considerably more. The cabin rentals several doors down are the same price and half the size.
Lastly, the location is ideal if you want to go to some of the tourist attractions in the Upper Peninsula. Most of the major attractions are within an hour to an hour and a half from the cottage.
What a great place! My wife and I spent 9 days at the cottage in Sept 2009. I haven't relaxed this much in years! The cabin was well kept and nicely furnished. We had everything we needed (and more). The view of the lake from the livinf room is "AWESOME"!. Th trees were just beginning to turn colors...gorgeous! While we are not "fisher people" we tried our hand at it. What a beautiful lake! And the swimming area in front of the cabin is really nice. Firepit is such a plus!
I highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing vacation...and for those who crave a little more excitment than me there's a lot of things to do in the area (we drove to Munising and took the pictured rocks boat trip. Well worth the drive!).
The owner was a pleasure to work with and made sure there was a local contact in case there were any problems (there were not).
We had a great time, the cottage was fabulous and as described. The town of Curtis has great ice cream and bars. The vacation spot is great for all people a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The owner's family were extremely friendly and helpful (wonderful people). I highly recommend this cottage as it very comfortable and homey. Thanks for the week, it was wonderful.
We had a great vacation. Everything is just as it states. Plenty of toys for kids, and a lot of perfect swim and play room in the lake. We would recommend to most any family.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.