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Cozy Manistee Lake Cabin - Baby Friendly

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Location: Kalkaska, Northwest, Michigan, USA (35 min Traverse City, 40 minutes Petosky, 20 minutes Grayling, 15 minutes Mancelona or Kalkaska)

Year Round Accommodations: Two story cottage, two bedrooms, loft, one bath (sleeps 6 Adults)

Manistee Lake, Kalkaska County is nestled in the vacation heartland of the lower peninsula of Michigan.

This is a very family friendly and BABY friendly cottage. Leave your pack and play, boppie and exersaucer, stroller and high chair at home. We know from experience how crazy life with a new baby can be, please leave the baby essentials at home and get away with the family for the weekend. We have most of the baby essentials onsite. A family fun weekend is no problem here.

We provide a year round cottage with room to sleep as many as 6 people comfortably. The cottage has a full updated kitchen, bath, shower, living/dining areas, two bedrooms downstairs, baby crib and a full loft upstairs.

This channel lake property is open and spacious for outdoor summer or winter recreation activities. A platform dock is provided for great pan fishing for the kids. The accommodations are perfect for all ages for a relaxing vacation spent sun bathing, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, or enjoying a bonfire in peace and quiet. Perfect location for the Fall Colors.

40 Minutes from Boyne Mt, Shanty Creek / Schuss Mt

3 Miles from the Snowmobile Trail Head

Convenient party store within walking distance with great deli, pizza and hand packed ice cream cones!

There is a Public Boat Launch and Park just around the corner. Channel depth of water is 3-6ft with a minimum of 18inches going thru the culvert feeding the lake

Lots of state land nearby, for hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and dirt biking.


Linens Provided: Please bring beach towels

Large driveway with Storage Garage, Deck Chairs, Coolers, Misc Tools for repairs.

Boat Well included


2 Queen Beds

2 Twin Beds

1 Daybed

1 Rollout Bed

1 Crib

1 Futon

1 Pack and Play


Cable TV

VCR and DVD (Family DVD’s and Movies provided)

Hill Billy Horseshoes

Board Games and Puzzles provided


Full Kitchen (everything you need, cooking utensils provided)

Electric Stove




Gas BBQ Grill

Picnic Table

Deck W/ Swing

Small Enclosed Fire Pit on Deck

Full Size Rope Hammock


Manistee Lake Channel: Cottage is located on quiet, peaceful canal, Platform dock excellent swimming, fishing, jet skiing, boating, relaxing, etc. 860 Acre All Sports Lake is just 900 ft by boat, down the canal and thru the tunnel. (kids love that part)


The Cottage lake lot is 120 feet deep and 62 feet wide. Cottage is 1200 sq ft, with full kitchen and great room that has a gorgeous cathedral window view. The Cottage is heated with a natural gas furnace for those cool days and evenings. Shaded picnic table, bonfire pit with benches for roasting your "dogs", "burgers", "marshmallows", etc,. Large lot to play games, relax, enjoy, etc.


Baby Friendly: Crib, Pack and Play, Exersaucer, Boppy, High Chair and Baby Swing on site.

Kid Friendly: Lots of board games, puzzles, fishing poles and basic tackle provided.

Sorry, no pets allowed for 2012

Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage, Please dispose of all butts.






Boating/Water Sports/ Swimming

Biking/ Hiking

Cross Country or Downhill Skiing




Rates-3 night minimum except:

Weekender Special, Check in Friday at 1pm till Sunday @ 11am for $225.00

Spring/Summer/Fall Rates-

April, May, Sept, Oct-$90/night

June, July, August, Nov-$95/night

Winter Rates-

Dec, Jan, Feb, March -$105/night

Holidays- Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years-$115/night

Full Week Spring/Summer/Fall - Rates-Sunday 11am to Sunday 1pm

April, May, Sept, Oct-$575/week

June, July, August, Nov-$625/week

Full Week Winter-

Dec, Jan, Feb, March -$700/week

Holidays- Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years-$700/week;

Jul 4th Week- $750/week

$1500 for a month; $1700 for July Only

I do require a charge of $50 to $70 for cleaning and caretaker fee depending on amount f people and length of stay

$200.00 deposit required, balance is due 30 days prior to arrival

Personal check, money order, bank or credit union cashier check.

Reservations confirmed when checks clear.

5 Adults Maximum- Additional Adults-$25/day

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Keywords: Cottage

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My name is Mark, I'm an automotive designer by trade and a freelance portrait photographer and avid outdoorsman. I love being in northern Michigan.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

My family chose this location for our cottage because it is located in the perfect location for our family. It's not too far from anything summer or winter; fishing, ski resorts, snowmobile and motocross trails and it seems to be just 40 minutes from any type of recreation, the lake is beautiful for a year round cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Perfect cottage just off the crazy side of the lake, Located on the main lake canal, there is lots of trees to keep it cool, total peace and quiet and the bad lake weather doesn't affect your stay. This cottage can sleep five adults plus kids easily. It is located in the middle of the northern Michigan snow belt so we have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground all winter long.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Cozy Manistee Lake Cabin - Baby Friendly
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Family time between the holidays

  • 4 of 5

Nice getaway in between the hoildays. House had everything we needed for our three children (all under the age of 5) Peaceful during the winter months to look out on the canal.Walking distance to the beach if it were the summer months. And great pizza around the corner, and everything else about 20 minute drive away. A prefect fit for our family. Have been trying to go back!! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I just came home from a week in this really nice cabin. It has everything you need for a very quiet relaxing vacation. Close proximity to area beaches and attractions. Day trips away and then back to tranquility!! The homeowners have thought of everything you could need. The area is peaceful and quiet and the cabin is very cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My husband and I took an ...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took an enormous road trip from GA to here in October 09. This place had perfect accommodations for all of us, plus it was baby friendly (traveled with a 6 month old). Kitchen has everything we needed, including some spices we forgot! We are disappointed not to be able to stay in two weeks, but will recommend this place to visiting friends and family, and anyone considering staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather and Tony. I wish it was not booked in 2 weeks so I could help you out. M
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Rates & Availability

Kalkaska Cottage Rental Rates


  • From $95/nt - $600/wk - $1500/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Please See above Rates for Weekday/Weekend per Season of travel
  • Apr, May, Sep, Oct ...................................... $600/week
  • Jun, Jul, Aug, Nov ...................................... $625/week
  • Winter - Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar ............................. $700/week
  • Holidays-Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years .. $750/week
  • Jul 4th Holiday ......................................... $750/week
  • $1500/month not including holidays / $1700 July month
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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
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
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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