NEAT COTTAGE ON A NICE SANDY LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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NEAT COTTAGE ON A NICE SANDY LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH

Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our cottage is located in the middle of the beautiful sandy beach of Trails End Bay, on Lake Michigan.

Trails End Bay is really one of the most beautiful beaches on this part of Lake Michigan. Trails End Bay is located just West of Mackinaw City at the Straits of Mackinac. The sandy beach and clear water is perfect for swimming and water sports.

Our two bedroom, 1 bath cottage, includes an open floor plan with a large living room and kitchen with eating area. One bedroom has a double bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds with a futon in the living room to accommodate six comfortably. The kitchen features a refrigerator, electric range, built-in microwave, garbage disposal and dishwasher. The cottage faces West which opens it up to the gorgeous views and spectacular sunsets of this part of Lake Michigan.

The Mackinac Straits Area is the home of three National Historic sites. Mackinaw City attractions include, Thunder Falls outdoor family water park, an unique shopping village with free nightly laser light shows at dusk. There is even a live evening lumberjack show. Mackinaw City is also the gateway to Michigan's Upper Peninsula via the 'Mighty Mac' Mackinac Bridge and ferries to Mackinac island. While in Mackinaw city you can tour the Ice Breaker Mackinac, Fort Michlimackinac or try your luck at one of the local casinos.

Keywords: trail's end bay, sandy beach, lake Michigan, Cecil Bay,

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

Why The Owner chose Mackinaw City

The cottage has been in the family since 1966. It has been enjoyed by several generations of family members.

What makes this cottage unique

Just a few steps away to our sandy Lake Michigan beach. Downtown Mackinaw City with its many attractions is less than 10-minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the cottage! Thank you so much for letting us stay there. We would love to already reserve for next year July 18th through 25th.
Aug 2008
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Park Ridge, IL
5

Lovely Cottage on the Beach

  • 5 of 5
We very much enjoyed our stay! The cottage was very clean and well kept. So many little extras were available to make your stay comfortable. The gift bag was such an unexpected but much enjoyed treat. We particularly appreciated the private, clean, sandy beach and swimming. Our boys, 10 and 13, spent a lot of time building sand fortresses and rock hunting in the water. The hose by the back patio was so convenient for rinsing as well as the clothesline for wet swimsuits. The bugs were relentless, but that is to be expected in the great outdoors! The beds were very comfortable (I got in trouble for oversleeping a couple of times)! We met Mr. Paul, who checked on us during the week. Such a nice, friendly man! Thanks for waiving your photo fee, Mr. Paul!:) We visited many attractions - pictured rocks, soo locks, bear ranch, lumberjack show - everything was a reasonable distance from the cottage to afford easy day trips. If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful, quiet, comfortable week away from home, this is a perfect place to stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us, Dick and Sue. Blessings to you.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Southern Illinois
5

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was immaculate, well stocked, spacious and extremely comfortable for our family of four. Everything is exactly as described. The cottage has the cleanest and best stocked kitchen I've encountered in ten years of vacation rentals. The pictures do not do the house justice. There is a spacious yard perfect for energetic boys; the beach is sandy and well kept; the sunsets were spectacular. We especially enjoyed the fire pit on the beach and the provided board games.

The location is quiet and private but actually quite close to the Interstate and the attractions in Mackinaw City.

The owners provided detailed information prior to arrival which helped us eliminate some items from our packing - i.e., we did not have to pack our own paper towels, griddle, or crock pot. They also went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable in every way. Cell phone coverage was variable but the owners have provided a cell phone signal booster to help. Data coverage was non-existent - I suspect this is true of the entire area - but there are several free Wifi locations (the owners provided a list) minutes from the house. The welcome gift was very nice extra!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Wisconsin
5

Dream cottage

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage to stay with the grandchildren ages 6, 3 and 5 months while their parents moved to Cheboygan. It is immaculate and well stocked with quality appliances, bedding, towels and many extras like cleaning supplies, paper towel, trash bags.... It is clear the owners take very good care of this property. There was even a welcome bag with some delicious Michigan treats waiting for us. The décor is a whimsical Moose theme to include children's books and DVDs. We cooked almost every meal and we had everything we needed. The beach side has a sliding door and 2 large windows which provide a perfect view of the water and beautiful sunsets. Windows and window treatments are also clean and high quality. We came to just enjoy the beach and it felt like home. The outside was just as well kept. Paul, the grounds keeper, had everything perfect for our arrival down to raking the beach, setting up and wiping down the chairs and picnic tables. He was very friendly, helpful and checked in with us periodically to see if we needed anything. It is clear he also takes care of this property as if it were his own. Hose next to the beach side entrance for spraying off sand was very handy and up on a holder so it could be easily accessed. The beach was perfect for our grandchildren - shallow, smooth, no rocks or weeds. I would highly recommend this property to anyone and will likely return since our kids now live in Cheboygan. It is close to everything Mac City has to offer.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family enjoyed staying at our cottage. We really do try and make it seem like a home away from home for the families that rent our cottage. We hope you will stay with us again next year.
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Chicago area
5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5
We were satisfied with all aspects of our stay -- in fact, the pictures hardly do justice to this beautiful property. Extremely clean, and a lovely view. Well-stocked kitchen. The owners were very helpful beforehand with our questions, and they clearly take pride in their rental property. The moose decor added extra charm and whimsy. The only drawback was that the bugs are pretty fierce after dusk, so pack lots of deep-woods bug spray! (That's true anywhere Up North, though, during certain times of year.) Location was very convenient if you wanted to go into Mackinac City, but also remote enough to feel "away." We'd highly recc. this cottage and plan to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Mi
5

WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We were welcomed to the cottage very warmly with a very clean and well taken care of home. Of course the first thing you see thru the front door is the amazing Lake MI!! What a glorious trip we had! The cottage was an "open concept" which was perfect for the views of the water and to make it feel bigger than it was. The beds were comfy (huge for us!!) and the rooms were small but big enough for our weeks worth of luggage. The cottage was well stocked with EVERYTHING you could need for your stay. We cannot wait to return next year...
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Neat Cottage on a Nice Sandy Lake Michigan Beach
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
5

Cozy Cottage in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
The four of us (two couples) had a wonderful stay in Mackinaw City. Our home away from home had everything we needed. It is small but well maintained and very clean inside and out. The beds were comfy and, with the exception of the futon, the living room seating comfortable. The lake view is spectacular. It is located just a few miles from town in a quiet bay on a beautiful Lake Michigan sandy beach. We enjoyed walks on the beach, lounging, reading, and ship viewing. It was a bit chilly while we were there but our feet got wet! On our first evening we enjoyed the fire works in St. Ignace. During our stay we also visited Mackinac Island, Harbor Springs, Patosky, and Sauté St. Marie. All a relatively short distance from our little cottage. The beach at the base of McGulpin Light House, that's just down the road, provided a relatively tourist free fabulous view of the Mackinaw Bridge.
For meals We grilled a couple of times taking full advantage of the kitchen amenities. We also ate out at the Mackinac Grill in St. Ignace, The Gate House on Mackinac Island, Dudley's Deck in Harbor Springs, and Pizza from Mancino's right in town, and there wasn't a bad meal in the bunch. Our favorite fudge was from Joanne's out of all the many fudge places to choose from!
The owners and caretaker are wonderful to work with. We know you will enjoy your stay here just like we did.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback about our cottage. We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay in Mackinaw City and that our cottage was part of that experience. It's obvious that you took advantage of the fact that the cottage is close to many of the major area attractions judging from the itinerary that you described in your review.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Key Hole Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
to Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Mackinaw Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
'Neath the Birches Restaurant
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
May 2 2015 - May 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 31 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Mackinaw City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub/shower, toilet & pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room
  • Queen Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wireless cell phone signal booster system, fire pit, picnic table, chaise lounge chair. For the kids on rainy days, we have an assortment of kids (adults can play too) games such as Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, etc. An assortment of kids books are also on site.
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