|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Summer Weekly arrivals each Sunday.
4 nights for fall minimum.
**Free boat special ***we are offering Free use of the fishing boat with your reservation booked by March 30 (400- value) --take advantage of this great offer now!!
Pearlview is a large, charming cottage for families.
*Summer WEEKLY VISITS: 'Pearlview' cottage is a finely restored 1900's era foursquare colonial cottage set off a wooded lakeside road only minutes from fun-filled Mackinaw City.
Walk the Mackinac bridge nearby, view the hawk migration, seek out the Headlands for a true Dark Night Sky experience, plus a casino is coming ! Ferry to Mackinac Island, Ride horses, visit the historic fort. Or just watch the sunset from the porch.
SUNSET LOCATION: Ideally situated on an elevated bluff with a sandy lake bottom and panoramic views, this charming vacation home is available for great weekly vacations with friends and family.
SPACIOUS: This gracious, Mackinac Island styled home features 3/4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, one with a claw foot tub; both with showers. It is extremely comfortable for 6-8 persons, and welcomes up to 9 in beds, +crib
GRACIOUS: Three levels of wood flooring & trim with a stately staircase showcase the design elements of a bygone era in home building. All three levels have 9 ft ceilings, or higher. Two living areas, parlor, dining room, sunroom, & media room welcome guests seeking comfort, space and relaxation. The stately covered porch (25' by 9')overlooks the shore; perfect for sunsets or an afternoon nap.
PRIVATE: The house is set on 181 feet of blissful, private frontage on the sundrenched shore of serene Paradise Lake. Nearly 2 acres in size & woods beyond, privacy is assured. Laze on the boathouse balcony overlooking the lake; cool off with a dip in the sandy bottom lake; make drinks for a porch party; then relax as the sun sparkles and dips in the western sky. Pearlview is a great vacation spot.
ACCESSIBLE: This holiday home is easily accessible to both US 31 and I-75. Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are just next door to the north. Be at the ferry docks in under 10 minutes. The Mackinaw Bridge, Cross Village, famous 'Tunnel of Trees', Harbor Springs, Sturgeon Bay, Wilderness Park, the Inland Waterway, Indian River and Petoskey are easy drives. Casino coming to Mackinaw City!
EXTRA ASSETS: Pearlview offers all the amenities for a superb vacation: quality sheets & linens, full kitchen, dishwasher, utensils,china,stemware, 52'flat-screen TV with Direct TV satellite with HBO and premium channels, DVD Player, full laundry, sunroom, old-fashioned sunporch glider, porch swing, dock, boathouse balcony, hammock. *sprawling yard for the kids with a Rainbow systems playground!
Internet is not offered as a reliabe option in this area....we recommend the airport in Pellston for those who need reliable and regular work service!
While retaining historic charm, it is also very comfortable!
CLEAN: Lovely furnishings and rugs compliment the wood floors throughout the cottage. The lowest level is a family gathering fun area: spacious & modern with high 10' ceiling ---set up for media viewing, games,reading and internet. Quaint play area for children with many toys on site. We have a guest bookshelf too, and an assortment of DVDs. Direct TV all channels. This is a comfortable place where the entire family will want to lounge.
Pearlview is a wonderful family vacation destination in northern Michigan. It offers the charm of yesteryear amidst modern conveniences for a relaxing, old-fashioned holiday 'upnorth'.
Create lasting memories at Pearview. This charming cottage is available WEEKLY ONLY , Sundays, all year.
*****Minutes from fun at the tip of the mitten. Casino coming soon! Come Visit Mackinaw City.
..looking for a smaller chalet for fishing?
+++(We also have a Hidden Gem; The Lily Pad lakefront chalet available nearby, see VRBO 175269, Postcard Perfect, very reasonably priced.)
Or VRBO 425516 is our Beach Bucket classic cabin on pristine Douglas Lake, for 4-6 people, very reasonably priced!
RATES:*****Weekly Availability Only, Sundays --check-in 4 pm, check-out 10:30 am
WEEKLY + cleaning, michigan tax --linens provided.
6% MI tax and $175 cleaning fee applies to weekly rates above...
Boat rental 400- weekly
Refundable 500-security deposit
Welcome to Pearlview!
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active family with 3 girls,love: to travel, antiquing,designing,redesigning,
decorating, redecorating, real estate, reading, art, sewing, family, and long to be upnorth and down south permanently back and forth!
Matt Becker purchased this cottage in 2007
We love northern Michigan. The lure of a traditional escape was premier, while the natural beauty, relaxing pace, and charm continue to inspire us. Some people visit; others never want to leave. This is our way of staying!
quiet bliss, beautiful sunsets on a perfect porch, lazy hammock naps, whole books completed :) and s'mores, too.
"Dear Matt & Lesley
We loved staying in your beautiful home & grounds. Your colors, patterns,& room decorations are so lovely. We have stayed in other rental properties & really appreciated the cleanliness of your home.
A special thank you for allowing our son to stay in your attic room. He enjoyed his "own space" & thought it was a great room. Thank you for opening up the bright room. It was a special privilege! The place is gorgeous- just like the whole house. God's blessings to your family"
Our family had a wonderful time at this beautiful lakefront home. Everything was even nicer than the pictures online. I'm extremely picky about which VRBO listings we rent, and I often take days or weeks to decide on a place. It's paid off, though, because we've had great experiences every time. This home, however, was the best so far! It was remarkably clean and well-stocked. It was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The lake was amazing. Even the neighbors were amazing (friendly, helpful with fishing tips for the lake, local dining, etc)! It was perfect for our family of 5 (kids ages 12, 10, 7). My brother stayed with us for 2 days, and then my parents-in-law stayed for 2 days. It was comfortable for us all. We loved the lake, kayak, paddle boat, hammock, porch, croquet, swing set, boat house patio, claw foot tub, and all less than 10 minutes from Mackinaw City! Lake Paradise seems like a best-kept secret. There's so many other lakes in the area, this one has very little boat traffic. Also, the home is on a very low-traveled dirt road, so it is SO QUIET here!
The only caveat I can possibly think of is there is no air conditioning. The evenings were a bit muggy but fans kept sleeping fairly comfortable. My mother-in-law did mention she would have appreciated a window AC unit in her room. It does have at least 4 fans, though, throughout the house - and the breeze from the lake is wonderful!
Thank you so much for sharing your place with us! I do hope we can be back next year
We loved the house as soon as we opened the door. Very clean. There was a play structure for the kids, toys, fishing, and swimming. So many places to relax inside and out. The location was perfect with so many places within a short drive. One week goes by too fast. Nobody wanted to leave. So much better than staying at a hotel.The owners responded quickly before our trip with a few questions we had. Even the neighbor was friendly and recommended some places to eat. We would definitely recommend a stay at Pearlview.
We loved our stay at Perlview. 4 adults and 4 children fit comfortably in the house. We went swimming daily off the dock and the kids loved playing in the yard and on the swing set. The fire pit was perfect for evening campfires right next to the lake. It was a quick drive into Mackinaw City where there was plenty to do.
Our multigenerational family of 9 (ages 6-60) loved Pearlview! Upon arrival there was some panic about the absence of WI-FI. (I believe they thought that was a joke and not the truth when told in advance) Only those with Verizon Wireless had reliable cell service while at the house. (The other services became available once we were out of the trees) Once we settled in WI-FI was barely missed. The property was perfect for us. The house spacious and well equipped for a families needs. Outside we enjoyed the porch, play set, boat, fire pit and the dock. Especially the dock! 90% of the time spent at the property was on or near the docks, fishing, swimming and just hanging out. Late evenings we spent watching a movie before bed. The location was perfect for getting to and from the area attractions. We spend a day in the UP visiting a zoo and the Mystery Spot and another day we took the Ferry to the Island. We took a beautiful drive to Petoskey for a beach day. Honestly we could have stocked up on groceries and spent all 7 days on the property and everyone would have been just fine with it. The day trips were a bonus! Loved speaking with Matt the day before arrival and hearing the story behind the evolution of the property. The property is clean, well taken care of and in our opinion a much better option that any resort. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here in the future!
The property is great for children. There is a yard and a play set for them to play on. Plenty room in the house.... More then we needed. We had four adults and four children. The property is on the lake and you do need to take stairs down to the lake but there was no problem with that. The kids were able to swim off the dock and the water in that area was not deep at all. One down fall is the location of fire pit. It is down by the lake and not much room for everyone to sit around. So when the kids were in bed, it was too far for the adults to hang out. The husbands loved the fishing which there are many different fish in the lake. They even caught many of them with the kids off the dock. Super close to the city. The yard is nicely kept up with trees and flowers and has nice shade for those hot days. We had a fantastic time!!!
We stayed here with my entire family who came from across the country. The house was very comfortable and the owners thought of everything. It was especially nice to have a crib, highchair, and toys for the kids. The decor is amazing and we appreciated the details throughout the house. The yard, dock and fire pit were immaculate and fun for all of us. The pictures in the listing are accurate, and the property is in great condition. It was clean and very well maintained. I would recommend this property to anyone visiting the amazing northern MI area. This time of year was great too as the weather was perfect and the trees were just starting to change colors.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Post Cleaning & linens||$165 + Tax|
|Sylvan 14" aluminum boat||$0|
Spring and Fall SALE: We are offering full weeks in May and September/October for 1795.00 if booked by May 1, 2016.