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Sunset Lakefront, "Somewhere in Time"-Charming Lakefront-Sand-Sunsets-Paradis

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Historic Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, Media Room, Laundry, 2 Full Baths ; Sleeps 6-9++

Summer Weekly arrivals each Sunday.

4 nights for fall minimum.

Enjoy this scenic lake !

**Get on the lake** we offer use of an aluminum fishing boat with paddles for your reservation; paddle boat, kayak also on site. Nearby boat rentals...

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.

(no pets)

*****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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More Details

Matt Becker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Matt Becker

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

Why Matt Becker chose Carp Lake

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!

What makes this cottage unique

quiet bliss, beautiful sunsets on a perfect porch, lazy hammock naps, whole books completed :) and s'mores, too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"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"
Aug 2010
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Carp Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Large second floor bath; charming clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Spacious bath
  • 2 large baths, full amenities, lovely, clean
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Tempur-pedic bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Porch glider, fold-down style
  • Queen size Beds (1) Tempurpedic queen mattress---Best of the Best!---Heavenly sleeping. --mstr bedrm upstairs w/ antique walnut European armoire and dresser., Double Beds (1) 2 double beds in 2nd bedroom upstairs with fainting couch and dresser, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin sleigh bed in 3rd bedroom next to master. also contains an oak infant crib, Baby Cribs (1) full size quality oak crib in 3rd bedroom + with a twin sleigh bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) comfortable glider bed, old-fashioned sun porch style, but new!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Sunset Lakefront, "Somewhere in Time"-Charming Lakefront-Sand-Sunsets-Paradis
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews
Cambridge City, IN


  • 5 of 5

My first trip to Michigan was a last-minute change of plans due to Hurricane Irma. From the moment we drove onto the property, I fell in love with the setting. If you are looking for an escape from the busy hustle and bustle of your work world this should be your destination. The house is beautifully furnished and sits right on the lake. We enjoyed fishing on the lake and sitting in the porch swing watching the sun go down. The house is about 15 minutes from Mackinaw City and a short boat ride to Mackinac Island. I am already anticipating my return! Love the property, love the peace and quiet and love the beauty of the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Northbrook, IL

Great home: clean, cozy, with a great kitchen that includes everything you

  • 5 of 5

would have in your own kitchen for your convenience. Comfortably sleeps 9, and a crib is available if you have a little one. Beautiful boardwalk to the lake, outside seating, steps leading to a boat, few kayaks and a sunset that is priceless. We loves our stay! Great location too to explore Lower Peninsula, Mackinac Island and eastern part of Upper Peninsula MI.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our stay at this vacation spot.The house meet all our needs and the needs of our grandchildren. Thanks for sharing your vacation home with our family and allowing us to make great family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestview, FL

Extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The historic house was beautiful and well equipped to allow my two daughters and their families to meet us there for a memorable week of fun and laughter. We wished we had discovered the Wilderness State Park on the other side of the lake sooner so check it out!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Best Family Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Royal Oak Michigan

all you can ask for

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Carp Lake
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mackinaw Club
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mackinaw City, The Birches
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Paradise Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinac Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Kewadin Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Legs Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mackinac Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
The Hack-Ma-Tack Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinaw Club Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Thunder Falls Water Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Car: necessary

Great golf course nearby, Easy access to ferries for day trips to Mackinac Island , close to new casino, close to Mackinaw Bridge and Fort, Wilderness Park, Mill Creek




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning & home check $165 + Tax
Sylvan 14" aluminum boat $0
Tax Rate 6.0%

Spring and Fall SALE: We are offering full weeks in May and September/October for 1795.00 if booked by May 1, 2016.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.