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John or Laurie

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cadillac Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Charming & Upscale 4 Bed/2 Bath, Lakefront, 100 Ft Dock, Hot Tub, Game Room




WELCOME TO THE BOATHOUSE! A Quintessentially Charming Lakefront Cottage Chocked Full Of Amenities!

See our additional Lake Mitchell listing on VRBO #165174 - THE MANGY MOOSE LODGE.


Thank you for considering our Boathouse Cottage as your Vacation Destination! We welcome your inquiries regarding a possible stay with us! Please note the VRBO calendar located on this website is kept current with both booked and available dates for rental. We ask you please review the calendar located to the right of this paragraph for your desired dates of stay. We also highly encourage you to contact us via email here on VRBO, as we utilize this email inquiry as our guideline to reserve in the order your inquiry was received.

This 1600 square foot, lakefront cottage was completely renovated in April '09. It is lovingly decorated with warm colors and tastefully selected furnishings. The cottage is completely furnished, from high end art on the walls, to quality bedding and bath linens, to a fully stocked kitchen. Every detail has been taken care of just for you!

The large picture window in the living room overlooks beautiful Lake Mitchell. The living room showcases a floor to ceiling, wood-burning, brick fireplace. All new furniture in neutral fabrics featuring a sleek leather club chair and matching couch, as well as gorgeous, handwoven seagrass chairs in the sunroom. Colorful pillow accents and soft blanket throws, exemplify a tasteful and uniquely fresh decor. The living room also hosts a 42' flat screen High Definition television with surround sound, DVD player and premium cable channels. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the cottage.

A separate dining room seats up to 8 people and is directly adjacent to an efficiently stocked kitchen featuring all new stainless steel appliances. Two beautifully decorated master bedrooms offer queen-sized beds with luxurious bedding. The two remaining bedrooms feature bunk beds for a true cottage feel. The sun room in the front of the cottage displays a full wall of windows with expansive, unobstructed lake views. There is nothing but lawn between you and the lakefront seawall! The sun room also features two full-size day bed futons, each sleeping up to two adults. Catch a Michigan sunrise via the sun room while enjoying your morning coffee. The front hall bathroom offers a gleaming subway tiled tub and shower, and the back bathroom features a standing shower. Each bath is fully stocked with quality linens, including beach towels for your convenience.

Savor your meals al fresco via the lakeside deck furnished with tasteful patio furniture and a gas grill. An eight person hot tub is located directly off the front deck. Let the kids bounce away on the water trampoline, or play in the fenced in backyard as you relax the end of another beautiful vacation day away in the hot tub, or hammock. Bring your boat, kayaks, wave runners and dock them on the 100 foot private dock right in front of the house, or better yet, save yourself the hassle and fuel cost of transporting your boats and rent OUR BOATS!


REC ROOM (Optional Rental) The 2 stall garage has been professionally converted into a recreation room with a futon couch, pool table, air hockey, bumper pool, shuffleboard, electronic darts, an additional TV, a foosball table, a three person sauna and a full-size refrigerator to hold your favorite thirst quenching refreshment! Reserve this play land paradise for an additional fee, and your 'kids' will have every waking moment of their vacation filled with both indoor and outdoor activity and excitement!

ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO RENT: Note; These items are available on a first come first serve basis; we have more than 1 property and they may not be available even if the cottage is available. Please inquire right away if you are interested!

24' PONTOON BOAT with 90 horse motor, tube included ($225/day or $995/week).

17' LARSON SPEED BOAT with 3.7 Liter Mercury I/O, tube, skis included ($200/day or $750/week).

12' FISHING BOAT with a 9 1/2 horse motor ($125/day or $295/week).

2 single KAYAKS, 1 double KAYAK and a PADDLE BOAT ($75/week for each item).

4 Adult MOUTAIN BIKES and 1 childs bike($100/week).

Take the total recreation package (includes all items listed above) for $1550/week.

Lake Mitchell is 2580 acres in size and is connected to Lake Cadillac by a navigable canal, combining over 3700 acres of all-sports water fun! Many casual restaurants and eateries shore up to both lakes, offering docking for dining and/or drinks. Ice cream shops, party stores, and gas docks are also directly available by watercraft.

You will be surrounded by the Manistee National Forest boasting six-hundred thousand acres of pristine wooded wonderland! The Big Manistee, Little Manistee and Pine River (the fastest moving river in Michigan) are only minutes away. Fish the Tippy Dam, providing world class salmon, steelhead and trout opportunities. On a larger scale, the dunes of Lake Michigan located in Manistee are just a short drive away.

Winter activities abound! Snowmobile trails are accessible right from the front yard. Access these trails from Lake Mitchell, and you can sled directly onto the Lake from the front of the cottage. Downhill skiing at Caberfae is 15 minutes away, and Crystal is 35 minutes from the cottage. Cross Country ski in the surrounding woods or directly onto the lake. Excellent ice fishing can be had right in front of the cottage. Or, simply sit back and enjoy the quiet over a cup of hot chocolate and a crackling fire from your cozy abode!

No matter when you choose to visit you will be WOWED! This is truly one of the nicest rentals in the area, offering the widest variety of on-site amenities.

Keywords: Charming Lakefront Beach Cottage, Game Room, Water Trampoline, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Vacation home, lakefront property, Lake Mitchell, Lake Cadillac, group lodging, private dock, hot tub, golf, skiing, wake boarding, fishing, snowmobiling, Manistee National Forest, Morel Mushroom, Cadillac, MI, Interlochen, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Arcadia Bluffs, Golf Vacation, Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, Lake Michigan, Frankfort, Northern Michigan, Pine River, Kayak, Canoeing, Pontoon Boat.

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  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

John or Laurie

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I grew up in the Cadillac area and appreciate it's natural beauty even more, now having moved away. I've always enjoyed the year round activities Cadillac offers! No matter the season you are never at a loss for something to do - hiking, biking, trail riding, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, hunting, shopping and so much more!

John or Laurie purchased this cottage in 2008

This property was refurbished and decorated with love! We often travel and vacation utilizing rentals, and have experienced both what we like, and don't like in a rental property. The Boathouse is everything WE would want to experience while on vacation; from the location to the decor. Great care was taken to ensure you will create wonderful memories.

Lakefront and beautiful - The Boathouse is quality through and through! From the rec room filled with electronic games and 3 person sauna, to the water trampoline, to the 8 person hot tub, to the lakefront fire pit, to the upscale boating decor. Although it is quaint, this is not your Grandparent's cottage on the lake!

The Recreation Package is an amenity other properties do not offer. Check out the weekly rental rates on power boats, paddle boats, kayaks and bikes - all meant to help you have a wonderful and exclusive vacation experience.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
average rating of 4.714286 based on 16 reviews
Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
+1 2317301274
Cadillac Northern Michigan
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Best Family Vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Good morning!

Thank you so much for the great cabin!! We made a ton of great memories and had so much fun!
Helpful votes: 1/1
Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
+1 2317301274
Cadillac Northern Michigan
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Back to Cadillac

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Hello Laurie,

The vacation was awesome!! We had a great time at the boathouse we were very pleased.

We hope to do it again in the near future!
Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
+1 2317301274
Cadillac Northern Michigan
Lansing area, Mi.

Time too short

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The wife and I snuck in for a quick weekend getaway to scout out the Boathouse and we thought an outdoor hot tub would be great on an early fall weekend. We were right but I can see the Boathouse is much more. Our family has rented all over Northern Michigan for 25 years and I can say the Boathouse has the complete package. We are working the schedule right now with extended family and targeting a 2 week vacation for next summer. Lots of rooms and beds and lots to do right here but the location is excellent for all the day trips we'll want to do. Manistee Charter fishing, Crystal Mountain golfing, Interlochen concerts, and kayaking the Pine River. The lake is clean, shallow out front and no weeds for swimming, just perfect for kids. The game room is a special add on. We like to grill out and the grill here is big and new and I have to say the kitchen has more utensils and cookware then anyplace we've rented. Looking forward to next summer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are downright pleased as punch to hear you had a great, couples weekend getaway! There is so much to do in the Cadillac area and as they say; so little time to do it in a week...let alone a weekend. One of the wonderful aspects of staying at the Boathouse is you can never leave the property and have one of the best vacations of your life, or enhance your trip with an (ad)venture out to Sleeping Bear Dunes in Empire Michigan (voted the most beautiful place in the US) golf at Arcadia Bluffs (ranked one of the top courses in Michigan) visit wine country on the Leelanau Peninsula, or head to Traverse City for food and fun. All of these day trips and the shores of Lake Michigan are within an hour's drive! Come back and see us and spend a week (or, TWO!)
Helpful votes: 2/2
Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
+1 2317301274
Cadillac Northern Michigan
Zionsville, In

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My family and I had an awesome weekend at the Boathouse. The house was very clean and had more amenities than any other house we have rented on VRBO. The kids had a blast on the water trampoline(they even got to jump in the rain) and making smores. Home owners were quick to answer any questions and had great recommendations for our stay. We spent a day a Sleeping Bear Dunes and would love to go back and spend more time there. We would rent this house house again and reccomend it to others. Thanks for such a great time!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We read your review with happy hearts! Thank you for sharing your family's Boathouse Cottage experience with us and others who may be considering spending a week, here. We are proud to provide a venue which is as described and meets your expectations - we are even more excited to hear great memories were created! We hope to see you again, soon!
Helpful votes: 5/5
Beautiful Lake Mitchell Cottage -Sleeps 17-Water Trampoline-HotTub-Game Room
+1 2317301274
Cadillac Northern Michigan
Nice, France

Above the expectations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We were a Group of 10 people coming from France for a wedding. So we chose to stay all together and to book this house. The pictures seemed Wonderful !!! I also had a very good contact with the owners, who reply to any questions ( I had some ) within 24hours!!
And it was....and even more than what we expected...
We found a king word from the owners in the kitchen, thé house was clean, well furnished, and big enought...
We all have great mémoires there, barbecues, nights around the fire, jacuzzi...time was too short!!!!
I remember the first day, due to the jet lag I got up very early....and saw the sunrise, and took picture who deserve to be put in a wall...
We don't any other wedding planned in Michigan....but we should go back there!!!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Emmanuel,

We are honored you chose to spend your visit to Michigan at The Boathouse Cottage on Beautiful Lake Mitchell. The memories you created with your friends, enjoying the area and the cottage make our hearts happy :) I felt a bit of pressure when you informed me you live on the French Riveria and wondered how we could compare to such a place; however, it is not about comparison, it is about providing an environment conducive to creating wonderful memories; and it sounds as though the mission was accomplished! Please, do visit us, again - we would welcome you back, anytime :)

Helpful votes: 4/4
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Wexford County
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 131
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Clam Lake Beer Co - Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Caberfae Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cadillac Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Timbers, Lakeside Charlies, DaDawg House
Car: recommended

Cadillac offers a wide variety of recreational activities, mouthwatering cuisine, appealing attractions, unique shopping and is clearly a small town with a ‘vigorous economy, a healthy environment and a vibrant sense of community.

There are large chain grocery stores and the usual fast food restaurants, but we encourage you to try the locally owned businesses and restaurants created by those who live, here. For instance, The Clam Lake Beer Co is a newly opened brew pub offering 20+ beers, brewed on site; the sport a great menu and wine is offered, too :)

To wear off that great food and drink; we offer over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 58 miles of cross country ski and snow shoe trails (15 groomed miles), 90,000+ acres of state and national forest, and three major rivers with two large lakes offering year around world record fishing. Recreation defines our lives and offers ‘naturally inviting’ reasons to visit us.

After the day in the great outdoors, Cadillac offers unique shopping boutiques, three bowling centers, a roller skating rink, a championship ice rink, two full service health & fitness facilities, a 3D movie complex, and of course mouthwatering cuisine at the many locally owned restaurants around the area. Add these attractions to a full line-up of winter festivals and you can spend a fun-filled, or relaxing vacation – either way, come connect in Cadillac, you’ll keep coming back for more.

Once you arrive at The Boathouse Cottage you will most likely not want to leave the property; however, should you decide to take a day trip we have recommendations!

Are you a golfer? Enjoy fine dining? Sunsets on Lake Michigan? Check out Arcadia Bluffs located in Empire, Michigan. Arcadia Bluffs is just over an hour's drive, West of the cottage.

Even if you don't enjoy golf you will enjoy this location's ambiance of gorgeous views and scrumptious food! Shopping is your hobby? Drop off the golfers and head to Frankfort for the day! Rejoin them at night for the sunset and dinner :)

Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Empire Michigan; voted America's Most Beautiful Location by The Today Show. Empire is just an hour from the cottage and less than 20 minutes North of Arcadia Bluffs This destination is often the highlight of our guests' day trips. Pack a lunch, take a hike and experience the stuff wonderful lifetime memories are made of!

Manistee is 45 minutes West, and offers both a casino and Lake Michigan shores. Traverse City is less than an hour and hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the World Famous Cherry Festival in July. Also in Traverse City - the Leelanau Peninsula; home to many wineries and shops.

You will never lack for something to do when you stay at The Boathouse! Or, try my favorite - just kick-back and do nothing at all and still experience one of the best vacations of your life!

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Availability & Rates

Cadillac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
May 16 2014 - May 22 2014
2 nights
Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
3 nights
4th of July Week
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 nights
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 nights
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Notes A signed contract is required with $1000 deposit to hold your week. Remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the arrival date. If recreational watercraft is rented we require a $500 damage deposit in addition to the $500 damage deposit for the cottage itself. Deposits are returned within two weeks (more often, one week or less) provided there is no damage to the cottage and its properties.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Cadillac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The front bathroom has a full tub and shower. The back bathroom has a shower, only - no tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two futon sofas are located in the Sun Room.
    Bedroom 4 - twin bunk on top and double futon on bottom.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both master bedrooms feature a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two convertible futons are located in the sunroom., Bunk Beds (1) Three sets of bunk beds; the back bedroom has a double futon on the lower bed. The other bunkroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. Additionally, if you rent the optional rec room (at an additional cost of $195 for the week) it contains two sets of bunk beds, each sporting a twin bed on top and a double bed futon below; sleeping a total of up to six additional people. Please note there is not a bathroom in the Rec Room!
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Books
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shuffleboard
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • skiing
  • racquetball
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • snowboarding
Personal Chef available for one night, or more. Availability varies and additional rates apply. House cleaning, laundry, also available. Additional rates apply. Please schedule in advance for desired services.
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