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Charming Cottage on Sandy Beach with Beautiful Lake Views from Large Deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, queen sofa sleeper, sleeps 7

This cute cottage has recently been redecorated and will delight you with its charm. It features two skylights, a large expandable dining table, full kitchen with dishwasher and microwave. There is a pleasant laundry room with washer and dryer. The two bedrooms have new maple hardwood floors. The bathroom has a large shower stall, corian countertop, and freshly laundered thick towels. The living room has a fireplace, cable TV, DVD and VCR. You will enjoy panoramic views of Lake Missaukee from the dining room, kitchen, and large deck. Enjoy our sandy beach, dock, and campfire pit. Lake Missaukee is great for fishing and swimming. Our sandy bottom beach is perfect for kids.

Sara Walenjus
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017


Lake City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one bathroom, just off the living room. It is fully stocked with thick freshly laundered towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps 3
    Sleeper Sofa - Queen
  • Bedroom 1 contains a double bed, a dresser, and a closet. Bedroom 2 contains a double bed with a twin bunk above, a large dresser with mirror, and a tall storage cabinet. There is a closet at the end of the hall, just outside of bedroom 2. Both bedrooms have newly installed maple hardwood flooring. The queen sofa sleeper is in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is available for long term renters only from October 1 through May 31, email for rates. There are steps down to our beach, but the deck and cabin are fine for the elderly or infirm. Bathroom is not wheel chair accessible.


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Charming Cottage on Sandy Beach with Beautiful Lake Views from Large Deck
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Perfect Family Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here multiple times with our two young (ages 5 and 2) children, and I can confirm that the description is very accurate. This is a GREAT family location with a very nice, private beach and dock. One of the nicer amenities is the deck with stairs to the beach. The deck is well shaded and has a sliding screen that opens from the cottage onto it so you can leave it open and hear the general lake sounds all day. There are LOTS of windows in the cottage which help give it a fairly airy feel, including two large windows in the ceiling of the living room that help bring in direct sunlight. There is also a single car garage, although I'm not sure if that is consistently available for use or not.

Lake Missaukee (the lake the cottage fronts on) is a very nice lake with a medium level of jetski/boat activity. Great sunsets off the deck pretty routinely, as well as a picnic table so you can eat out on the deck (which became a habit during our stay). There is a firepit on the beach which we also enjoyed. The town of Lake City is about a 5 minute drive away with an extremely nice state park beach access as well as plenty of little restaurants (and bars if you so desire). There is a grocery store a few miles from the cottage so you don't have to go all the way into town for your groceries, which is nice.

The cottage is in a nice little residential neigborhood with paved streets, so there is plenty of room for little ones to ride bikes if well supervised. The nearest large town is Cadillac, which is about a 10 -15 minute drive. Plenty of amenities there, though, including Meijer and Super Wal-Mart (if you need necessities) and plenty of restaurants, both local and chain. Cadillac has a nice 5 screen movie theater, as well, and a killer coffee shop just a block away (Shay Station, as I recall) - made for a perfect "date night."

That's most of what I remember - hope it helped!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect "up north" cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many places over the years and I have to say, this one was one of my favorites! It was literally a home away from home...cable, wifi, fans, stocked kitchen (with much more than I have at home), gas grill, plenty of towels and even a pack-n-play! It fit my family of 5 perfectly (3 little kids) without feeling crowded and the beach/swim area was ideal for kids....all sand and soooo shallow out front. We brought our boat and moored it the entire week, nice lake for tubing/skiing/swimming. Very nice neighbors next door as well. Overall it was a great week. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, Michigan

Spacious, Clean Accomodations

  • 4 of 5

Our thanks to the owners for sharing their property this summer. It was our first visit to the Lake City area and we found it charming and friendly. The property was clean and updated, stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The living area was spacious and the deck overlooking the lake was beautiful all day long. The lake is very weedy in spots, but we found some nice areas to fish and swim. The water was clean and clear. There are several eateries and pubs in Lake City along with some interesting shopping. Cadillac is just 15-20 minutes away and there were several nice golf courses in the area as well. A great place to spend some time!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage the week of June 25, 2011. Although this cottage is small it is very open and gives the feeling of spaciousness. We found this cottage to be very clean, neat and cozy. We rented this cottage knowing that we had too many people staying for the space (children and grandchildren) but found it to be just fine. It was wonderful to have cable TV for all of us when grandchildren needed quiet time or if the weather wasn't so good. The kitchen was well stocked, functional and easy to clean. The washer and dryer was great - made it really easy to keep up with laundry. The deck was huge and functional with a spectacular view of the lake. The front yard was also really nice, the little kids enjoyed playing in it. The beach was clean, spacious and nice and shallow for the little ones. It has a nice dock for our boat, making it really easy to get in and off the lake. We enjoyed the neighbors and the neighborhood, everyone was very friendly. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
US 131 & M55
Car: recommended

Cottage is located on beautiful Lake Missaukee near Lake City, Michigan. Lake Missaukee is a large sandy bottomed lake with great swimming and fishing. It is about 55 miles SE of Traverse City, and about a 2 hour drive north of Grand Rapids, and is in a rural area with picturesque views all around. It is a great central location for day trips such as Hartwick Pines, Sleeping Bear sand dunes, and Lake Michigan at Frankfort beach. Shopping and Casinos are in Traverse City, an hour away. Cadillac is only 15 miles to the west and is also a shopping area with great Restaurants. There are also restaurants and a grocery store in Lake City, as well as a Dairy Queen.

Other Activities: Driving Range


Rates & Availability

Lake City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation policy allows for $200.00 of your deposit to be refundable, up to 2 months prior to check-in. Cancellations less than two months prior to check-in result in entire deposit being forfeited. The full rental fee is due 30 days before check-in to allow time to receive directions and lock combination by return email.

Deposit of $300.00 is required to hold your reservation, which includes a non-refundable $100.00 reservation fee, and will also serve as your security deposit. This $300.00 deposit would be refunded within 14 days following the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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