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October Color Super Specials! FREE BIKES, PONTOON, KAYAKS, PDL BRDS, PATIO HEAT

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4BDR/2BA*UPSCALE LAKEFRONT*AMENITIES*HotTub*Fireplace*Optional GameRoom*Sauna*

WELCOME TO THE BOATHOUSE! Beautiful Lakefront Lakehouse*Sleeps 16 *Water Trampoline*Firepit*Hot Tub*GameRoom!

OCTOBER SPECIALS, RENT 2 OR MORE DAYS AND RECEIVE FREE PONTOON boat, 2 KAYAKS, 3 FAT TIRE BIKES, 6 PADDLE BOARDS, CLUBHOUSE AND 2 PATIO HEATERS! ALL INCLUDED FREE!!

The pontoon boat requires a $500 security deposit and you are responsible for all gas used in the boat and Patio Heaters.

THE BOATHOUSE COTTAGE IS A QUINTESSENTIALLY CHARMING LAKEFRONT COTTAGE CHOCKED FULL OF AMENITIES AND EXTRAS YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE!

Planning a Family Reunion? Rent both our cottages; each one has the same amenities - hot tub, lakeside fire pit, game room, and sauna. The Cottages are less than one mile apart by land and less by water. See our sister property on Lake Mitchell listing on VRBO #165174 (The Mangy Moose Lodge)

Thank you for taking the time to check out this beautiful property! We welcome your inquiries regarding a possible stay with us! Please note the vrbo calendar located on this website is kept current with both booked and available dates for rental. We ask you please review the calendar located on the upper right portion of this page for your desired dates before contacting us. Although we do accept phone call inquiries, we strongly recommend you contact us via the link provided on our vrbo site, as those who do will be given preference in the order their request was received.

PREPARE TO BE WOWED! THIS IS THE LAKEFRONT GETAWAY YOU HAVE BEEN SEEKING; ONE WEEK SIMPLY WON'T BE LONG ENOUGH!

This 1800 square foot lakefront cottage was recently completely renovated. It is lovingly decorated with warm colors and tastefully selected furnishings. The cottage is completely furnished, from high end art on the walls, to quality bedding and bath linens, to a fully stocked kitchen. Every detail has been taken care of just for you!

The cottage is conveniently set-up for privacy as two of the bedrooms (one master bedroom and one bunk room) and one of the bathrooms are located at the front of the cottage and the other two bedrooms (one master bedroom and one bunk room) and the other bathroom are located at the back of the cottage; the main living areas (living room/dining room/kitchen) are located between the bedrooms and bathrooms offering privacy and spaciousness for two separate families or more.

The large picture window in the living room overlooks beautiful Lake Mitchell. The living room showcases a floor to ceiling, wood-burning, brick fireplace. All new furniture in neutral fabrics featuring a sleek leather club chair and matching couch, as well as gorgeous, handwoven seagrass chairs in the sunroom. Colorful pillow accents and soft blanket throws, exemplify a tasteful and uniquely fresh decor. The living room also hosts a 42' flat screen High Definition television with surround sound, DVD player and premium cable channels. Free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the cottage.

A separate dining room seats up to 8 people and is directly adjacent to an efficiently stocked kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances. Two beautifully decorated master bedrooms offer queen-sized beds with luxurious bedding. The two remaining bedrooms feature bunk beds for a true cottage feel. The sun room in the front of the cottage displays a full wall of windows with expansive, unobstructed lake views. There is nothing but lawn between you and the lakefront seawall! The sun room also features two full-size day bed futons, each sleeping up to two adults. Catch a Michigan sunrise via the sun room while enjoying your morning coffee. The front hall bathroom offers a gleaming subway tiled tub and shower, and the back bathroom features a standing shower. Each bath is fully stocked with quality linens, including beach towels for your convenience.

Savor your meals al fresco via the lakeside deck furnished with tasteful patio furniture; the gas grill with propane included is located on the back deck (nearest the kitchen) for your use. A lakeside fire pit with Adirondack chairs, and an eight person hot tub is located directly off the front deck. Let the kids bounce away on the water trampoline, or play in the fenced in backyard as you relax the end of another beautiful vacation day away in the hot tub. Bring your boat, kayaks, wave runners and dock them on the 100 foot private dock right in front of the house, or better yet, save yourself the hassle and fuel cost of transporting your boats and rent OUR BOATS!

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS:

CLUBHOUSE: (Optional Rental $195 per stay) The 2 1/2 stall garage has been professionally converted into a recreation room featuring a pool table, air hockey, bumper pool, shuffleboard, electronic darts, an additional TV, a foosball table, a three person sauna and a full-size refrigerator to hold your favorite thirst quenching refreshment! Reserve this play land for an additional fee, and your 'kids' will have every waking moment of their vacation filled with indoor and outdoor activity! Please note: For those renting in the off-season/Winter; the game room does not have a furnace. It does have an electric fireplace and 2 electric heaters which are sufficient to warm it for use, however, we do not recommend it for sleeping quarters during the coldest months. Also note the game room does not have running water, therefore bathroom access is only available inside the cottage.

ASK ABOUT ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO RENT: Note; These items are available on a first come first serve basis; we have more than 1 property and they may not be available even if the cottage is available. Please inquire right away if you are interested!

24' PONTOON BOAT with 90 horse motor, tube included ($250/day or $1295/week).

17' FOUR WINNS SPEED BOAT 170 Freedom BOW RIDER, I/O V6, includes tube, life jackets, skis included ($300/day or $1250 per week)

12' FISHING BOAT with a 9 1/2 horse motor ($125/day or $295/week)

4 single KAYAKS, 1 double KAYAK and a PADDLE BOAT ($100/week for each item).

Paddleboards ($125 per week for each item)

4 Adult MOUNTAIN BIKES and 1 child's bike($125 for all per week).

Take the total recreation package (includes all items listed above) for $2750/week - a $965 savings if rented individually for the week!

4 FAT TIRE BIKES ($75 EACH PER WEEK)

Classic Accessories Wilderness Single person Fishing 16 Pontoon Boat ($145 per week)

Minn Kota Trolling Motor and Battery ($75 per week)

Please note: While we do encourage good-times and life-long happy memories to be made at the cottage, we ask you reconsider if your group is focused on alcohol consumption during your stay; we want to keep our property secure and protected for those who will treat it as we treat it. We also value our neighbors and do not want to disturb them with loud parties. We also have a minimum age limit of 21 years of age for renters. If you want to have family-fun, reunions, or couples' or friends' weekends, then we are the place for, you and your group!

With prior approval we allow a well-behaved, well-trained dog to vacation with you during your stay. The fee is $95 for the week. Please know we require you to clean-up after your pet inside and outside the house. Any required, additional heavy cleaning due to your pet will be deducted from your security deposit. We also require you are a good neighbor and not allow your pet to wander, bark, or be left alone on the property. Contact us for additional details regarding pets.

Lake Mitchell is 2580 acres in size and is connected to Lake Cadillac by a navigable canal, combining over 3700 acres of all-sports water fun! Many casual restaurants and eateries shore up to both lakes, offering docking for dining and/or drinks. Ice cream shops, party stores, and gas docks are also directly accessible by watercraft.

You will be surrounded by the Manistee National Forest boasting six-hundred thousand acres of pristine wooded wonderland! The Big Manistee, Little Manistee and Pine River (the fastest moving river in Michigan) are only minutes away. Fish the Tippy Dam, providing world class salmon, steelhead and trout opportunities; fly fishing aficionados love to fish on the Pine River!. The dunes of Lake Michigan located in Manistee are just a short drive away.

Year Round Activities:

In winter months: X Country Ski right outside your front door on Lake Mitchell; downhill ski at Caberfae Peaks (20 minute drive) or Crystal (one hour drive) snowmobile directly on Lake Mitchell and connect to all the trails. Hike or snowshoe the Manistee National Forest which surrounds you. Or, stay home in front of a crackling fire in the fireplace or lakefront fire pit; enjoy the 8 person, lake front hot tub on your deck, or enjoy the Game Room with pool table, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, bumper pool, darts and three person sauna (optional game room rental)

No matter when you choose to visit you will be WOWED! This is truly one of the nicest rentals in the area, offering the widest variety of on-site amenities!

Keywords: Northern Michigan, Charming Lakefront Beach Cottage, Game Room, Water Trampoline, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly, Vacation home, Lake Mitchell, Lake Cadillac, group lodging, private dock, hot tub, golf, skiing, wake boarding, ice-fishing, WINTER WONDERLAND, EVERGREEN RESORT, snowmobilE, Pan Fishing, Manistee National Forest, Morel Mushroom,

More Details

Owner
John and Laurie Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About John and Laurie Johnson

I grew up in the Cadillac area and appreciate it's natural beauty even more, now having moved away. I've always enjoyed the year round activities Cadillac offers! No matter the season you are never at a loss for something to do - hiking, biking, trail riding, swimming, skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, fishing, hunting, shopping and so much more!

John and Laurie Johnson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why John and Laurie Johnson chose Northern Michigan

This property was refurbished and decorated with love! We often travel and vacation utilizing vrbo rentals, and have experienced both what we like, and don't like in a rental property. The Boathouse is everything WE would want to experience while on vacation; from the location to the decor. Great care was taken to ensure you will create wonderful memories.

What makes this cottage unique

Lakefront and beautiful - The Boathouse is quality through and through! From the rec room filled with electronic games and 3 person sauna, to the water trampoline, to the 8 person hot tub, to the lakefront fire pit, to the upscale boating decor. Although it is quaint, this is not your Grandparent's cottage on the lake!

The Recreation Package is an amenity other properties do not offer. Check out the weekly rental rates on power boats, paddle boats, kayaks and bikes - all meant to help you have a wonderful and exclusive vacation experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Thank you so much for the great cabin!! We made a ton of great memories and had so much fun!
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Wexford County
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Clam Lake Beer Co - Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cadillac Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Timbers, Lakeside Charlies, The Bear Den
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Caberfae Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Hemlock Federal Campground @ Big Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Canal
Nearest Point of Interest
Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Torenta
Nearest Point of Interest
Meijer
Car: recommended

Cadillac offers a wide variety of recreational activities, mouthwatering cuisine, appealing attractions, unique shopping and is clearly a small town with a ‘vigorous economy, a healthy environment and a vibrant sense of community.

There are large chain grocery stores and the usual fast food restaurants, but we encourage you to try the locally owned businesses and restaurants created by those who live, here. For instance, The Clam Lake Beer Co is a newly opened brew pub offering 20+ beers, brewed on site; the sport a great menu and wine is offered, too :)

To wear off that great food and drink; we offer over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 58 miles of cross country ski and snow shoe trails (15 groomed miles), 90,000+ acres of state and national forest, and three major rivers with two large lakes offering year around world record fishing. Recreation defines our lives and offers ‘naturally inviting’ reasons to visit us.

After the day in the great outdoors, Cadillac offers unique shopping boutiques, three bowling centers, a roller skating rink, a championship ice rink, two full service health & fitness facilities, a 3D movie complex, and of course mouthwatering cuisine at the many locally owned restaurants around the area. Add these attractions to a full line-up of winter festivals and you can spend a fun-filled, or relaxing vacation – either way, come connect in Cadillac, you’ll keep coming back for more.

Once you arrive at The Boathouse Cottage you will most likely not want to leave the property; however, should you decide to take a day trip we have recommendations!

Are you a golfer? Enjoy fine dining? Sunsets on Lake Michigan? Check out Arcadia Bluffs located in Empire, Michigan. Arcadia Bluffs is just over an hour's drive, West of the cottage.

Even if you don't enjoy golf you will enjoy this location's ambiance of gorgeous views and scrumptious food! Shopping is your hobby? Drop off the golfers and head to Frankfort for the day! Rejoin them at night for the sunset and dinner :)

Don't Miss Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park in Empire Michigan; voted America's Most Beautiful Location by The Today Show. Empire is just an hour from the cottage and less than 20 minutes North of Arcadia Bluffs This destination is often the highlight of our guests' day trips. Pack a lunch, take a hike and experience the stuff wonderful lifetime memories are made of!

Manistee is 45 minutes West, and offers both a casino and Lake Michigan shores. Traverse City is less than an hour and hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the World Famous Cherry Festival in July. Also in Traverse City - the Leelanau Peninsula; home to many wineries and shops.

You will never lack for something to do when you stay at The Boathouse! Or, try my favorite - just kick-back and do nothing at all and still experience one of the best vacations of your life!

Amenities

Cadillac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The front bathroom has a full tub and shower. The back bathroom has a shower, only - no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two futon sofas are located in the Sun Room.
    Bedroom 4 - twin bunk on top and double futon on bottom.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both master bedrooms feature a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two convertible futons are located in the sunroom., Bunk Beds (1) Three sets of bunk beds; the back bedroom has a double futon on the lower bed. The other bunkroom has two sets of twin bunk beds. Additionally, if you rent the optional rec room (at an additional cost of $250 for the week) it contains one set of bunk beds, sporting a twin bed on top and a double bed futon below; a double futon couch folds out to sleep two more; sleeping a total of up to five additional people. Please note there is not a bathroom in the Rec Room, nor running water. There is not a furnace in the game room/rec room, however, we do have an electric fireplace and two electric heaters to warm the game area. Still, we do not recommend utilizing the game room as a sleeping area during the colder months.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Personal Chef available for one night, or more. Availability varies and additional rates apply. House cleaning, laundry, also available. Additional rates apply. Massage on-site, or in Cadillac with Focus on Massage; owned and operated by Sara Mar. Please schedule in advance for desired services.

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October Color Super Specials! FREE BIKES, PONTOON, KAYAKS, PDL BRDS, PATIO HEAT
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5

Fun and more fun!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a diverse group to enjoy, there is something for absolutely everyone! Thanks for a fantastic weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Beautiful and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we hoped for and more! The game room was wonderful on the couple of rainy days. The house itself was very clean and well kept. We enjoyed every minute. John also was very helpful! We are planning to stay again because of our wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

"The Boathouse" was absolutely wonderful! The location is great, only about a 15 miniature drive to downtown Cadillac. Myself and 7 other guests had an amazing Memorial Day weekend here, we never even had to leave the cabin, just enjoyed a relaxing stay on the lake. The house looks small on the outside, but it is huge on the inside! Possibly the best part about the stay was the accommodations that Laurie and John provided us with: from a coffee maker and toaster oven all the way laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. This couple truly knows how to take the "packing and worrying about making sure you have everything" out of the vacation planning! All we needed to bring was food & drink. Overall, a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Host and Hostess

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for an amazing weekend! A very special young lady of our's got married and this cottage was the ideal location to stay and house some of the guests. We hosted the bride, bridal party, mothers, and grandmothers in a pampering and primping party the day of the wedding. Fabulous photo opportunities. A wonderful venue to house, feed, and entertain. Outside game room was a huge hit. The details of the home are countless. The owners have gone all out to answer any questions and be of up most assistance. The view, amenities, and cloud like beds made it hard to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, this place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage. So many amenities! Anything you might possibly need is there. Everything was perfectly clean and the beds were so very comfortable My only complaint is ... I couldn't stay longer. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Boathouse Cottage for your Birthday weekend! We heard you spent time at the Casino (45 minutes from the cottage) and kayaked the Pine River (20 minutes from the cottage) and also enjoyed the cottage amenities; hot tub, water trampoline, lakefront views. It is a perfect location to celebrate any occasion and we're glad you chose The Boathouse as your birthday weekend destination. Please visit again, soon!
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Perfect family cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Boathouse has everything you need to enjoy a great family vacation! We spent a week boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, eating s'mores around the fire and relaxing in the hot tub. Really, they thought of everything and are very detail oriented. The cottage was spotless and very well appointed. We can happily recommend the Boathouse!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the Boathouse cottage and its amenities! We do our best to go over every detail for our guests to enjoy their vacation; our cleaning crew and maintenance crew work very hard to ensure our guests have a great first impression. We are happy you took advantage of the extra amenities - the kayaks, paddleboards, speedboat, pontoon and game room and found them to be enjoyable! You were wonderful guests and we hope you will return to The Boathouse, again, soon!
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $195

A signed contract is required with $1000 deposit to hold your week. This signature requires you have read and agree to the provided rental guidelines. Remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the arrival date. If recreational watercraft is rented we require a $500 damage deposit in addition to the $500 damage deposit for the cottage itself. Deposits are returned within two weeks (more often, one week or less) provided there is no damage to the cottage and its properties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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