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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

*Hidden Gem! Lily Pad Lakefront Cabin, Postcard Perfect*Free Boat

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Lily Pad is CLEAN - CHARMING - PRIVATE - SPACIOUS - UNIQUE - LOVED BY KIDS & ADULTS :) & wheelchair-accessible

Boat Promotion* FREE USE**12' Fishing Boat included during your stay for weekly reservations!

2 person KAYAK is always free

This is a Beautiful Lakefront Split Log Cottage on a peaceful small inland Lake, best for fishing, quiet relaxation-boat friendly!

This is a natural lakeshore cabin!

(If you looking for a sandy lake cabin, then visit vrbo 425516 --'The Beach Bucket' cottage has openings with sandy lake frontage)

Get away to Nature and family memories. Join the growing list of renters who enthusiastically appreciate this great split log cottage on Lancaster Lake, a 55 acre inland, 'on golden pond' experience, which thrills families and nature enthusiasts. This Non-Smoking vacation home is an awesome place for a peaceful get-away or family retreat. Activities include fishing, boating, mushroom hunting, birding, hiking, frog searching! The outdoor firepit is a perfect site for happy family evening activities & gorgeous sunsets!

CHARM GALORE: Tucked into the sunset shoreline of scenic Lancaster Lake, this charming split log cedar chalet is an idyllic getaway. The Lily Pad is a very 'up-to-date' spacious cottage in a private setting sure to charm adults and kids, available 3 seasons. LOVELY!

OUTDOOR FUN: Watch (& hear) the Loons from your hammock overlooking the lake; or throw in a line off the dock; or launch the(2 person)kayak; or just lounge on the huge cedar deck!

Everyone will enjoy the private 200 FEET of SHORELINE on nearly 2 ACRES. Roast marshmallows over the huge rock & sand fire pit and enjoy outdoor dining on the large deck. Please enjoy the surroundings--great hiking!

INTERIOR COMFORT: The cottage has an open floor plan for socializing and features 2 bedrooms on separate levels with private baths for each. We have premium Satellite TV! game table and dining table...The entire cabin is cedar lined, with maple flooring and comfortable seating. Full stone fireplace has a gas log for coziness! Numerous windows frame a wonderful view of the serene lake.

FISHING: Lancaster Lake is locally known as a year round fishing hotspot. Catch bass, pike, bluegill, croppy, rock bass, and sunfish. The dock is one of the best spots to throw in a line. The kids will get a bite nearly every time, and can watch the little fish in the shallows. Frog catching is also a favorite pastime! For boaters, the boat launch is only 5 minutes away.

BACK TO NATURE: Expect a week of fun in a natural, uninterrupted setting. Private, quiet, and yours to enjoy.... Flora & Fauna.

Lancaster Lake has been compared to 'On Golden Pond'. It has a natural shoreline (no seawalls here) and is 55 acres (petite)in size. The lake offers constant entertainment....whether you are wading, swimming, kayaking, bird watching, fishing, sunning, or stargazing! Enjoy the solitude.

EASY CENTRAL LOCATION: Only 2 miles west of I-75 assures access to all of northern Michigan!Lunch in Petoskey,dinner in Cross Village... or catch a ferry to Mackinac Island! We are close to Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River or Petoskey for day trips or any meals.

Nearby are video rentals, restaurant, convenience stores,& gas stops---just a few minutes away!

Boat Available: We can provide a 12' aluminum fishing boat with 6hp motor ...FREE with a confirmed reservation!

..Book Now for your TOP choice and BEST summer of 2015 reservations ........(WE often FILL up by mid March) see the calendar for current availability ---- WELCOME!

Weekly Rentals Saturday through Saturday all summer!

Weekly Availability-Saturday/Saturday, check-in 4:00 check-out 10:30 am

See calendar for availability

Summer rates begin Mid June, $998 WEEKLY + clean, tax

Spring May to Mid June $948 WEEKLY, Fall rates begin Sept 13th, $938 WEEKLY

*Pet friendly for well behaved dogs! per-approval, pet fee applies of 75- each, max 2 (add to Total fee)

6% MI tax, $135 cleaning fee applies to weekly rates above...

Refundable 250-security deposit,add 75-Holiday fee July 4 week

3 night weekend rate @ 645- after 9/21, includes all fees!

WELCOME to the Lily Pad !

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Family of 5 who love northern Michigan!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004

Why The Owner chose Michigan

a perfect setting off the track, but close to anything 'upnorth', large property with a 'buy me, you won't be dissappointed' message.

What makes this cottage unique

Nature wonderland; frogs, beavers, fox, eagles, sounds of howling (coyotes...wolves?) fish. hammock snoozes, completed books, campfires, smores, more fish, flowers, peace, 'on golden pond 'ambiance, cozy comfort everywhere, wood on floors and walls is serene

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is such a lovely place in all ways.

I was completely stressed out when we arrived and completely blissful when we left.

It was just right for my father and son too, who shared the upstairs bedroom.

I loved the dishware in the kitchen and all the green, yellow and orange glass accents. So pretty.

I left a comment. Hope it encourages others to stay at your place.

Aug 2008
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based on 24 traveler reviews

*Hidden Gem! Lily Pad Lakefront Cabin, Postcard Perfect*Free Boat
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 26 reviews

Great Cabin up North

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Cabin and the property. Enjoyed sitting out on the great deck and watching the beautiful sunset. Very quiet and peaceful. Cabin was very clean and well equipped. Close to Macinaw City and Petoskey . Great to bring our two dogs. Hedi & Dieter F. July 2015

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Quiet get away

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a nice week off from all the stress at work. The cabin is clean and well kept. Its in a good location to enjoy all what northern Michigan has to offer. We ate at Legs in Cross Village to enjoy the best Polish food since my Grandmother was alive. We canoed on the Sturgeon river which is always exciting but even more so this time , with very high water. Thanks again for a worry free stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Twp. MI

A Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and 1 11yr. old girl had a wonderful visit at the Lily Pad. The cottage itself is a lovely and well kept home with all the amenities including plenty of storage space which is unusual in most cottages. We lucked out with a beautiful weather week in the mid to high 70's and blue skies. We enjoyed kayaking and our attempts at fishing (we'll get them next time!). We visited Petoskey, Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Island, and Cheboygan where we ate at a delicious restaurant, Pier 33 on the river. The meal at Legs Inn in Cross Village was great as well. The cottage location is so close to so many places and activities that I still have a list of things we did not have time to do or visit. Now, if we could just get rid of those pesky mosquitoes after sunset, we would know we were close to heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, Ohio

Perfect Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Lily Pad. The cabin had everything we could hope for and the property was fantastic. The sunsets, the sound of the loons, and the privacy were all the perfect prescription for a relaxing getaway. The location is ideal for so many trips to many great northern Michigan destinations. Thank you for the perfect stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leslie, MI/USA

Key to Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The Lily Pad was lovely and we enjoyed our stay. Very relaxing and just wonderful. Great location and near many cities for day trips. We would definitely rent this cottage again. We highly recommend the Northwood Restaurant. Also, the Cheboygan Country Club offers a deal on golf on Wednesday and Saturday. The rate for 18 holes w/cart was $20. Can't beat that and it was a challenging course.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your week! Thank you for offering great local tips for 2014. We hope to welcome you next year at any of our properties!
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Indianapolis, IN

June 2014

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time at the Lily Pad. The cabin was beautiful & the lake view amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Point of Interest
Lily Pad
Nearest Point of Interest
Legs Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mackinac Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Thunder Falls Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinaw Club Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Pellston Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hack-Ma-Tack Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Mill Creek

We can take you on a tour of your choice of 2 other locally owned properties if interested: a historical Foursquare Colonial Home & Carriage House restored from the early 1900's "Pearlview"- relocated from "Main Street" to a sunset bluff on the shores of Paradise Lake: or visit a Native Indian landing area on a 150 foot high bluff & sandy beach north of Harbor Springs with a romantic "Bliss style" log cabin from the 1950's named "Shorecabin" ---these properties are privately owned &(loved)& available for weekly/monthly rentals! We can recommend many great experiences "up north". . .for kids & adults!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring weekly
May 21 2016 - Jun 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Open weeks
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Security deposit is usually refunded within two weeks of a happy checkout!

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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) space for an air mattress in upstairs bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
WE ARE Wheelchair-Accessible! We have a wonderful fire pit for evening campfires, wood provided Loon nesting! Hear the loons sing nightly. Please stay a respectable distance away from our lovely loons! Lovely sunset views, panoramic lake view, kayak, private dock, DNR launch only 5 minutes away, great fishing lake, excellent fishing off dock, great frog catching, 10 minutes to sandy Douglas Lake beach park, book library, games; smiles are guaranteed!

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