A COZY LITTLE COTTAGE BY THE LIGHTHOUSE

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Donald Fullenwider

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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A COZY LITTLE COTTAGE BY THE LIGHTHOUSE

Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom (sleeps 2), 1 Bath, 1964 New Moon Mobile Home

Fully remodeled 1964 New Moon mobile home, 1 bedroom (sleeps 2) and one bath. “New Moon in the Pines,” our second home, is located in the heart of Mackinaw City. It is one block south of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and two blocks from Colonial Michilimackinac, a historically accurate recreation of the first fort in the area built by the French in 1715. We are just three blocks west of access to I-75 South and North to the Mackinac Bridge and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. By automobile, Mackinaw City is 289 miles and 4 hours and from Detroit, and 405 miles and 6 hours from Chicago.

Our vacation home is a 10-wide by 47 feet, for a total of 470 square feet, equivalent to a small one-bedroom apartment. At the time it was built in Alma, Michigan, New Moon Mobile Homes were known as “The Cadillac of Mobile Homes.” It is perfect for adult couples looking for a cozy vacation home away from home.

“New Moon in the Pines” has been completely remodeled by its architect/owner and is virtually brand new. It has one bedroom with a full-sized bed (sleeps 2), a remodeled bathroom with all new fixtures, and a completely new IKEA kitchen with all new appliances. Upgrades include a new furnace, new modern plumbing and fully upgraded electrical systems. A fire extinguisher is in the cabinet next to the refrigerator; there are two “First Alert Battery Operated 10-year Lithium Sealed Smoke Detectors;” one in the bedroom and one in the main living space. A first aid kit (including a suture kit) is in the bathroom vanity; and GFI outlets are installed throughout the kitchen and bath. Bedding, blankets and pillows, towels and washcloths are provided for your use (please bring your own beach towels). There is a Laundromat just three blocks away.

The kitchen has all the necessary cookware, utensils, and supplies. There is a new Keurig coffeemaker (as well as a traditional CoffeeMate with filters), stove, oven, microwave, and toaster. The front deck has Adirondack chairs, and there is a brand new propane barbeque grill. We have Charter fiberoptic/coaxial cable TV; a DVD/VCR player; and high-speed wireless Internet connection (up to 30 MBPS), the fastest and most reliable service in the area.

From the kitchen window and new front deck you can see the Straits of Mackinaw and the Mackinac Bridge through the trees (between the Bridge View Motel and the log cabin Super 8). To the east is a view of Lake Huron and Shepler’s ferries on their nonstop trips to Mackinac Island.

From “New Moon in the Pines” it is a short walk to the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Park for picnics and to watch the sunrise on Lake Huron, and the sunset on Lake Michigan. You will find that Mackinaw City is a friendly family-oriented tourist destination, surrounded by amazing attractions like Mackinac Island (no automobiles -- just walking, bicycles and horses). All of the Mackinaw City attractions are within walking distance of 'New Moon in the Pines' – a short walk to the main shopping area and the Mackinaw Crossing shopping center with their 7-screen theater.

For last minute food items there is a well stocked IGA market four blocks away. Across the Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace is Doud’s specialty grocery and Glen’s Supermarket, and the Cheboygan Wal-Mart is a 20-minute drive south on US-23 along Lake Huron.

For the budget minded, Mackinaw City offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife without the cost of a ferry boat ride or the fee to cross the bridge—as well as many attractions of the Mackinac State Historical Parks. It’s a short walk to the restored Colonial Michilimackinac fort, and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. A short drive takes you to the Mackinaw Area Public Library with its interesting Mackinaw City historical collection, and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

Historic Mackinac Island: on a trip to Historic Mackinac Island you can visit Fort Mackinac and Historic Downtown, as well as the other Island attractions, and stay at the Grand Hotel.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Sturgeon or Pigeon Rivers is 30 miles away. We highly recommend Big Bear Adventures in Indian River for your outfitters.

Golf at one of Northern Michigan’s premier golf courses: a beautiful course, the Hidden River Golf and Casting Club, is just minutes away, and many other golf courses within an hour's drive of Mackinaw City.

The beautiful tourist towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix are within an hour’s drive of Mackinaw City.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Donald Fullenwider

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Originally from Detroit, our family owned the cottage next to the lighthouse in Mackinaw City, where the Riviera Motel now stands. We went there every summer since the 1940s. My last few years at the cottage, when I was a teenager, we had front row seats to watch them build the Mackinac Bridge. We live in Plymouth, Michigan, between Detroit and Ann Arbor. After looking at many communities up north, found our second home once again near the lighthouse in Mackinaw City.

Donald Fullenwider purchased this cottage in 2012

We were lucky enough to find this 1964 New Moon mobile home in excellent condition. It is constructed better than many contemporary homes today. Its dimensions are limited by its need for delivery to the site (fewer than 4% of mobile homes move after they reach their first destination), but it is superbly put together. It was owned by one of the big name Mackinaw City Fudge Makers, who used it for his home during tourist season. We remodeled the trailer stem to stern and top to bottom, so it is in better than new condition. Through the trees, we can see the Straits of Mackinaw and the Mackinac Bridge.

'New Moon in the Pines' was exactly the right size for our second home. Construction met and exceeded the brand new 'American Standard A119.1 building code, which was subsequently adopted by the American National Standards Institute, and became the ANSI A119.1 code. From our kitchen windows and front porch we can see the Straits of Mackinac and a partial view of the Mackinac Bridge. We are within two blocks of the major attractions and easy walking distance to downtown and Shepler's Ferry Dock to Mackinac Island.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465791vbi
2489214141
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
New Jersey
5

Can't wait to come back!

Can't wait to come back!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
New Moon was the perfect place for my stay. Located within walking distance of everywhere and everything you want to do: the fort, the lighthouse, in town, the ferry to the island. We used the car to go food shopping and to the beach, and that was about it. Don, the owner, has thought of everything for your stay and though it is indeed a trailer, we didn’t feel cramped at all. Don is extremely helpful with ideas of things to do, places to eat, what to avoid and knows the history of the area. I didn’t spend enough time there – there’s too much to do! I am planning to come back and stay at New Moon again, hopefully next summer! Thanks, Don!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465791vbi
2489214141
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
5

Awesome Vacation Home. Great Location,Clean,Quiet

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
My Wife and I stayed at New Moon in the Pines from July 13th to the 16th. It was our first time this far North in Michigan. The owner was very helpful and informative. The house was perfect.
The location was great. Walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants in Mackinaw city. Short walk to beaches to the East North and West. This was great for watching the Sunrise and Sunset.
The house was very clean and fully stocked with everything we could have wanted. Besides the normal amenities the owner has provided a ton of information about things to do in the area.
We both had a great time and will be back again!!
Thanks Don
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A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465791vbi
2489214141
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Warren, PA
5

Excellent accomodations

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We stayed 3 nights in this lovely, restored home. It is conveniently located within walking distance of the bridge, the lake, the ferry and shopping/restaurants. Cozy layout with all the amenities one would expect - cable TV and wifi, fully furnished with cooking equipment, linens, and towels. Very quiet neighborhood too. There was no traffic noise, and no people noise that was disturbing in any way. I would highly recommend this rental for a couple. Evenings on the porch watching the sunset are quite nice. It is both affordable and nicely outfitted.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465791vbi
2489214141
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Northwestern PA
5

A CHARMING GETAWAY !!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! What a delight New Moon is! We landed here for 3 nites and could not have asked for more! Clean, cozy, charming, and everything done first class!! The comforts of having a "home" for a few days as opposed to the coldness of a hotel made our trip so much nicer. The spaciousness of this cozy little cottage was surprising and everything..everything was right there. A perfect location...within walking distance of all the sites(town, ferry, lighthouse, bridge, sunsets, beach, etc...) yet just off the beaten path. A totally charming stay for a couple, or maybe even one more, but definately made for the smaller group....that's what makes it so special. New Moon is definately not a "trailer", but a home away from home. When we return to the Macinaw area, this is where we will call home again!!!! Thanks Don for thinking of everything...you're one in a million!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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A Cozy Little Cottage by the Lighthouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p465791vbi
2489214141
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

Very pleasant

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Clean, comfortable, cute, and fully updated. Nice amenities like fast wifi and cable TV. Great kitchen if you want to cook. A two-minute walk to the beach with a great view of the bridge and Mackinac Island. Fun stuff to do all around.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Colonial Michilimackinac Park
Nearest Airport
19.3 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport, Pellston, MI
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Shepler's Ferry to Mackinaw Island
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Straits of Mackinaw
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Key Hole Bar, Mackinaw City
Nearest Ski
29.8 Miles
Nub's Nob Wintersports, Harbor Springs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mackinaw Club, 11891 N Mackinaw Hwy, Carp Lake, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Audie's Restaurant, 314 N Nicolet St
Car: recommended

“New Moon in the Pines,” our second home, is located in the heart of Mackinaw City, and according to the Pure Michigan advertising theme, is the 'number one tourist destination in Michigan.'

The most impressive attraction is the Mackinac Bridge, also known as “The Mighty Mac,” that connects Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula. It is the third longest bridge in total suspension in the world, and one of the most beautiful. It is 26,372 feet in length, with a span of 3,800 feet. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 200 feet, and a height of 552 feet.

The best swimming beach is a short drive west (about three miles) on Trails End Road to Trails End Bay and Cecil Bay, with beautiful sandy beaches. In a day trip to Historic Mackinac Island you can visit Fort Mackinac and Historic Downtown, as well as the other Island attractions.

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Availability & Rates

Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Rates

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$700
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning fee $50.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mackinaw City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 470 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ikea linen closet.
  • Completely remodeled bathroom with new fixtures -- vanity, tub and shower, toilet, and IKEA linen cabinet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • New double bed with bedside tables, reading lamps, alarm clock, double closet and built-in storage drawers with lighted vanity mirror.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
TV, barbeque and deck furniture not available in the Wintertime. Car and passenger ferries not available in the winter when the Straits is frozen over (December - April (varies). Winter travel to Mackinac Island is available by air.
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