Mackinaw City cottage rental - Living Room
Living Room
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 30 nights
 

Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedrooms, 1 bath

This cozy cottage is the perfect Michigan get-away for all 4 seasons! The cottage features birch ceilings, ash hardwood flooring, a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a full kitchen and even a laundry room. Stocked with everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay, just bring the groceries!

We also have an extra Bunk House located on the property for an overflow of guests. The Bunk House sleeps 2 and has it's own bathroom and kitchenette.

They say “location is everything” and you won’t find a better location to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer.

If you are interested in star-gazing, the cottage is located just a few minutes from the Headlands - recently designated as a 'DARK SKY PRESERVE' - one of only 10 locations in the USA! This is given to a few special areas that are free of artificial light. The night sky is breathtakingly beautiful!

In the winter, you can be on the slopes of Nubs Knob or Boyne Mountain in less than 30 minutes. If you prefer snow-shoeing or x-country skiing, the area offers the Headlands, Wilderness State Park or Mill Creek - all minutes away. The beautiful Mackinaw to Midland snowmobile/bike trail is easily accessed from Mackinaw City. Interested in a little more adventure? Try a dog-sled ride through the wilderness from a local musher! Also a great base-camp for hunters.

In the spring, birdwatchers gather from all over the country to catch a glimpse of the incredible hawk migration.

In the summer, you can be soaking up the sun on one of Lake Michigan’s most beautiful sandy beaches in a few minutes. Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Historic Fort Michilimackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse are all within easy reach – as is Shepler’s Ferry dock – the ultimate transportation to Mackinac Island. The cottage also comes with 3 kayaks and 4 bikes for your enjoyment.

In the fall, take the color tour through the “tunnel of trees” or enjoy spectacular scenery in the Upper Peninsula, an easy drive across the mighty Mackinac Bridge. There’s nothing quite like the sound of bugling elks during mating season at Pigeon River or the mysterious call of the loon on a quiet lake. It’s all here! Hunt, fish, hike, canoe, bike – you can do it all or you can just relax by the cozy fireplace with a good book.

We can help you find additional accommodations for your next family reunion, wedding or other small get-together.

We're offering a variety of Ecotour packages in the summer and fall. Interested in kayaking the Straits of Mackinac or the Les Cheneaux Islands? How about a guided bike tour or a birding excursion? We can hook you up with an experienced guide (all equipment included) for an unforgettable adventure.

If we don't have openings, we'll help you find a cottage in the area!

Book your perfect Northern Michigan getaway today!

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When Chuck and I met, one of the many things we had in common was that we grew up vacationing in Northern Michigan. As a result of those wonderful summers, we came to love the outdoors. It was such a part of us that we knew some day we'd have our own cottage there.

Diane Moreno purchased this cottage in 2006

Our son and his wife were married on Mackinac Island a few years ago and that was when we decided to purchase this great cottage. We wanted to provide a special place for our children to bring their children in the years to come and we found the perfect spot. In 2012, we completely renovated the Bunk House to give us some additional space as our family continues to grow.

We can walk to the beaches, Mackinac Island ferries, the lighthouse, the fort or any number of great restaurants or shops. We can drive to Sault Ste Marie, Whitefish Point, Tahquamenon Falls, St. Ignace, the Les Cheneaux Islands, Drummond Island or Petoskey in about an hour. We love the outdoors and the possibilities are endless here. Swim, fish, kayak, canoe, sail, hike, bike, scuba dive, hunt, bird watch - you name it! It's all available there.

20 Reviews of Property 164294 in Mackinaw City, Michigan

Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The cottage was perfect in every way. We were able to cook and/or grill our meals. Everything we needed was on hand. The cottage is wonderfully decorated, with a lot of beautiful books to look through. We did a lot of sightseeing. Our favourite was the Dark Sky Park minutes away. The trip to the island was another of our favourite things.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. We put our hearts into it and love hearing when others enjoy it as much as we do.
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Wisconsin
5

Wonderful Family Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband and I and our two kids (12 year old boy and 8 year old girl) spent 5 nights at Minakwa Cottage. We had an awesome time! The description online was exactly what we saw when we arrived. I was very impressed that many items (bikes, grills, appliances) were new, very clean and in great shape! Every year my family takes a vacation and uses VRBO or homeaway to find a cottage. Diane's cottage rates at the top for cleanliness, accomodating guests, extras included (like bikes, pool pass, gas and charcoal grill, movie collection) and overall location! The next time we visit Mackinaw City, we will stay again! Loved the lighthouses, forts, the island and the headlands. Wonderfully relaxing trip! And we enjoyed the history of the Native Americans, French and English wars/relationships/treaties along with life around the Great Lakes 100's of years ago! I recommend trying Minakwa Cottage!!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow, Joan and Dan - I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. It sounds like you love it as much as we do! Please, feel free to come back anytime. We enjoyed having you.
Chuck and Diane
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Bloomfield Hills, MI
5

Beyond Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Diane,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Our trip was a mom getaway to do the annual Zoo de Mack 51 mile bike ride.
We choose to stay in Mackinaw City, as it was the city for which we ended the ride. While looking at pricing for a hotel room, we decided to check out VRBO to compare. We were pleasantly surprised that for the price of the hotel room, we could stay at your cottage and have the comfort of a "home".
The listing on VRBO portrays the cottage completely!
Your cottage was cozy, gorgeous, homey.

Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
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Beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We absolutely loved the beach on Wilderness Rd. The water is beautiful, warm, we even kayaked there :). We liked the Island, loved the City of Mackinaw and just loved being here at the cottage. We even cooked by the campfire - the girls really liked that!
This was a great place for a family vacation!! Our favorite thing was the beach! Thanks so much.
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
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Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Diane, thank you for all your suggestions. We had a very enjoyable stay in your cottage and would have no problem in telling our friends that this is the place to stay while in Mackinaw City!
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
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A Lovely Get-away!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
This is a lovely get away. The cottage is like a home and the movie collection was a bonus! My husband and I got up early in the morning and walked for an hour. In town on the main street along the coast is a GOOD bakery! Worth trying their donuts!
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
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Beautiful blue skies and clouds - my favorite!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Felt very at home and cared for in your cottage. A lovely pace to spend evenings. Thinking about trying dog sledding next winter!
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
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Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
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Claire and Rolando

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Love the coziness of the cottage - its decor and amenities. Love the location, so close to everything! We will be back!
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
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7348482441
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Dayton, OH
5

Great rental for my family of four

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This rental was perfect for my family. My small boys loved their bedroom and enjoyed playing games in front of the fire. We enjoyed the cleanliness of the cottage and we had everything we needed. The pictures reflect the property perfectly. We stayed here during the off-season. The price could not be beat, and we still found things to do, despite lots or tourist attractions being closed. We can't wait to return to the area when everything is open. The property is very conveniently located and an added perk for us was that we were a block away from the library. Couldn't check anything out, but my boys enjoyed anyway.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Minakwa Cottage in Mackinaw City
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164294vb
7348482441
Mackinaw City Northern Michigan
Atlanta
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
There were no surprises with this rental and we were happy to have stayed at this gem. Diane was fantastic to work with, and is the type of owner everyone hopes to deal with. Our party consisted of four adults and the cottage was just the right size. In addition to the local attractions, we visited the Canadian Bushplane Museum in Sault Ste Marie in Ontario, and gave it an A+++.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kindness! And you are the type of guests that we all hope for! It's always a pleasure to hear stories from our guests about their adventures while visiting. Thank you for treating our cottage as if it were your own. We hope you'll consider us on your next trip Up North.
Diane