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Waterway Cottage; Michigans Inland Waterway/River/Mullett/Burt Lake/Straits Mack

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Cheboygan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Master & Divided Loft Sleeps 4 to 5 Fire place, Large Porch,Option/PONTOON BOAT

Log Cabin located on the Cheboygan River at the north end of Mullett Lake in scenic northern Michigan. Situated on the La'Perell Creek just 100' to the river, our cabin offers a master bedroom and a two room divided, cozy loft with large windows, great for kids. A private dock provides easy access to your boat. Comfortable outdoor living, and complete modern amenities compliment our cabin with all you will need for a comfortable and memorable stay. Note: Totally equiped, just bring beach and bath towels.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016
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based on 13 traveler reviews

Waterway Cottage; Michigans Inland Waterway/River/Mullett/Burt Lake/Straits Mack
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Very Disappointing

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival was told by owner she wanted a security deposit and a non-refundable fee for my 6.5lb service animal (dog) which was never discussed prior. This disturbed me but I was willing to pay; However. ..rented for 1 month and only stayed overnight. Dank musty smell upon entering; thought maybe it just needed to be aired out. Wrong... after being up all night due to allergic reaction to mold I investigated the property and found mold in the master closet from an apparent leak as well as inside the shower at floor and window sill. The shower is barely large enough for a small adult not to mention somewhat dangerous due to un-level slate pieces and standing water (no water from us taking a shower it was there upon our arrival and never drained). Some of the furniture has been changed from the pictures on the listing; the dinning room (chairs and table), the sofa and the bed in master (head and foot boards) and window treatments. We could not stay under the circumstances so left a note for owner since she was not at home. Our vacation ruined! 10 days later owner finally contacted me to see if I was going to return and of course I was not; at which time the owner immediately cancelled my reservation and did not respond to my reason for leaving or my request for a refund. If you are looking for a clean, fresh, comfortable place to stay this is NOT it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To all past, present and future visitors; More than 10 years have passed since my family and I decided to rent our beloved waterfront, summer cottage to travelers and vacationers from around the US, Canada, Europe and places beyond. Many have become friends and our return guests range around 20%. Our primary residence is also on the property and we have always been available to assist, serve, and, when asked, offer polite recommendations for places of interest, directions and local color. Our cottage has been described appropriately over the years, our descriptions are sincere and former and repeat guests have provided feedback that is readily available to all who wish to read it. Some people may be looking for perfection and some people will never be happy. We are proud of the property and the quality we provide and look forward to the summer rental season of 2017.
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Quiet, clean, and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our August getaway at Waterways Cottage. Donna was a great hostess and offered information on many different places to see and go during our visit. The campfires with s'mores, the visits to the water in front of her home, the quiet surroundings, and the privacy made this a wonderful break from the city. We appreciated a clean cottage including everything we needed for our time away except towels and laundry soap. Spent a lot of time at the local beach and 19 miles away from Mackinac Bridge - nice location! Thank you for your generosity and warmth during our visit - we appreciated it very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice. The wraparound porch is large enough for a table and chairs and multiple lounge chairs. Very private, lots of room and everything you need is already there! Enjoyed the privacy and wooded setting, and my grandkids loved using the paddle boat and kayaks. There is even a nice fire pit with chairs around it. The landlady is very nice and right next door, if you need anything. Overall, a great time at a very good price!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Get Away Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. Owner was extremely gracious and accommodating. Good location and very accessible to many things. Location of cottage is very private. The wraparound patio was very nice for sitting out even during the rain. The fireplace (gas log) was really nice and made the cottage warm & comfy on more than one occasion. Overall, an excellent value.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon and had a great time! The cottage is beautiful, has just about everything you need....all you need is your towels & groceries and is very clean, maintained!! The surrounding area is very scenic...close to state parks, Macinaw City is close, saw salmon jumping out of the water at the dam. You can do as little as you like, or find plenty to do nearby.

Donna is a great resource for what is in the area and has great recommendations.

We are talking about going back next time with family. Very spacious for 2 people, plenty of room for a group of 6 -8.

Hope to come back next time with a boat to explore more! Highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Gem

  • 5 of 5

My Mother and I recently stayed here and were so relieved that it is as described and kept up very well! The cottage is better than pictured .Plenty of room for us and my Grandmother.The Bathroom handy to the master bedroom was a real plus for her since grabbing onto walls keeps her steady.Our visitors as well thought the place was real nice. The land lady Donna is extra nice and informative..She is like an old friend though you haven't met before. Her grandson was extra helpful in jumping my car when the Garmin drained my battery.. So glad he heard me knock since we had no one to available to help . The loft was plenty big enough for adults as well as children..Twin bed on one side of the divide and full on the other. Beds are comfortable too! Washer and Dryer is very handy and we were so glad to not have to eat out everyday since the kitchen was fully equipped!! Definately will return again...maybe when we can use the Pontoon!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Machinaw Island
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Train Tours to Agawa Canyon, Canada
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 27 & M33 of I-75
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles

On the Cheboygan River south of Straits Of Mackinaw near Mullett Lake...

The Inland Water Way can be navigated nearly sixty miles from the mouth of the Cheboygan River through Mullett and Burt Lakes south to Crooked Lake near Petoskey...Or, from the north end of the river to Mackinac Island and Mackinac City, and on through the Great Lakes...

Keep in mind Spring Fishing Season...and...Fall Color Tours...Mackinaw City and Island Attractions....


Rates & Availability

Cheboygan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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September Color Season
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55
Cleaning $1
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

**Interim Stay** for one plus months, early spring or fall, $1250 month, Utilities Included, Fully Equipped!!
......Please List ALL Guest In Your Party With Booking.....

Visitors are welcome of course; Extra Guest need to make prior arrangements, per night fee may be applied!

Returnable, Security/Cleaning "Deposit Due Upon Your Arrival"....Please bring a Separate Check $250-....

Personal checks are accepted in the mail like the good old days!

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Cheboygan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bath attached to master with stone tiled shower for easy maintenance. Please remember your own TOWELS..
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Divided Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Front Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size in the master. Divided loft, great for children. Two, a Sleeper sofa and Futon, in the Front room near the fireplace. More than Five possible exceptions?
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen and linens. Note: REMEMBER......Just bring YOUR beach and bath TOWELS! WIRERLESS INTERNET Great For Professionals or Traveling Nurses

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