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Woodsy, Lakefront Cottage on Manistee Lake (Kalkaska, MI)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

3 bedroom/1 full bath, polebarn - sleeps 8

Location Type: Lakefront Cottage on Manistee Lake (Kalkaska, Michigan)

Highlights: Large wooded lot, cable TV, DVD Player, Campfire pit, Polebarn Access, Dog Kennel.

Come and experience Northern Michigan at it's finest. Relaxation and fun start the moment you arrive at our Timberline Cottage, located on beautiful Manistee Lake, an all-sports, 860 acre lake. Manistee Lake is a shallow lake, ranging from shore line to 16 feet deep. Because it is a shallow lake, the water is warm in the summer, making it fun for children and adults to jump in and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, boating, water-skiing, tubing, etc.. Our Timberline Cottage is 'woodsy', cozy, and warm. It's knotty pine walls make it storybook-like, which is perfect up-north getaway for families, hunters, fishing fanatics, snowmobilers, skiers, snowboarders, golfers, scrapbookers, and everyone who enjoys the beautiful outdoors.

Suitability:: Children Welcome, Long-Term Renters Welcome, Non-Smoking Only, Pets in Pole Barn or Outdoor Kennel Only.

Leisure Activities:: Golf, Swimming, Walking/Running, Sailing, Cycling, Fishing, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing, Scuba Diving/Snorkeling, Hunting: Big/Small Game...

Golfers: There are 17 golf courses within 30 miles....

Fishing: Manistee Lake is known for walleye, rock bass, yellow perch, small mouth bass, bluegills, pumkinseed, black crappies, and northern pike....

Hunters: Northern Michigan has black bear, elk, furbearers, small game, upland game birds, waterfowl, white-tail deer, and wild turkeys....

Snowmobilers: Miles and miles of state trails within approx. 4 miles....

Skiers/Snowboarders: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, The Homestead, Otsego Ski Club, Caberfae Peaks, Shanty Creek, Crystal Mountain, and Treetops Resort are within 30 miles.

Nearby Attractions/Facilities:: Restaurants, Scenic-Drives, Community Pool/Skating Rink, The Kaliseum, The Trout Festival

More Details

Jason Stiles
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017


Kalkaska Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Note: While we strive to make this a comfortable home away from home - we do ask that you bring your own linens, blankets, pillows, towels, soap, garbage bags, food, etc. Grocery store is approx. 12 miles from cottage.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


4/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Woodsy, Lakefront Cottage on Manistee Lake (Kalkaska, MI)
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Great Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent two weeks in July 2011 at the Timberline Cottage. The accommodations were excellent. The cottage was clean, comfortable and has a nice "up-north" feeling. Manistee Lake is shallow and warm and great for swimming, skiing, jet-skiing, and fishing. Jason is nice to work with and made very effort to make our vacation memorable. We enjoyed it so much that we have made reservations for next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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dissapointed in the beach

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful cottage , but no lakefront sandy swimming area. Very dissapointed in the beach? We had to go to another lake to go swimming with our kids. We were promised sandy beach and that we could walk in shallow water forever! No sand to play in, had to walk down a wall of rocks to get into water, lots of seaweed wash up, very small dock, very mucky past neighbors dock.Nice cottage but no good swimming area.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kalkaska Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2017
May 30 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Payment Terms:
1. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required when your reservation is booked. The dates are not reserved until the 25% deposit is received.
2. The balance and $250.00 security deposit, are due 30 days prior to check in date. If the booking is cancelled, the $250.00 security deposit will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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