About the property
- Cottage660 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
A safe sandy beach awaits you, along with brilliant sunsets, and stunning views. You will discover that Burt Lake is one of northern Michigan's largest and most pristine warm-water inland lakes. You will stay in our private well-equipped guesthouse and be our personal guests. Since we have only one rental unit on our 100 feet of sandy beach, you will have a quiet, relaxing vacation with complete privacy.
Our Burt Lake Guesthouse is spacious, clean, air-conditioned, and completely smoke-free. The guesthouse was completely remodeled in 2018, which included doubling the size of the shower. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan dining and living area. There is a large comfortable queen-size bedroom. You will have your own breakfast deck, which overlooks the lake. There is nothing between the guesthouse and the lake, except lawn, trees, and beach.
You have your choice of relaxing in the shady hammock, or sunning yourself directly on the beach. You may bring your own boat and use our dock and mooring.
We have the perfect beach for swimming, kayaking, or sailing. Nearby trails are great for hiking and mountain-biking. Dozens of golf courses are in the area, and the nearest is just two miles away. We are centrally located in northern Michigan, less than thirty minutes from Petoskey, Gaylord, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, and the Mackinaw Island Ferry.
This property offers excellent value for those seeking a rental for just two people. You get a quality accommodation with a wonderful sandy beach, and all the space you need for two people. You get all the advantages of renting an expensive lake-front home, while only having to pay a fraction of the price for the guesthouse.
We also offer NUTRITIONAL RETREATS for those who are interested in leaving their old eating habits behind and embarking on a fresh start into a healthy lifestyle.
Jess and Pam Miller
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Jess and Pam Miller
Your hosts are Jess and Pam Miller. We have been hosting guests on Burt Lake since 1992. We take pride in offering a quality accomodation with a safe sandy beach and a stunning view. We guarantee that what we offer our guests is exactly what we would expect for ourselves. We have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. We know how important it is to have friendly, informative hosts, who offer a clean, high quality accomodation. We have also learned that a relaxing vacation is often the result of settling in at one place for a whole week, and exploring all there is to do in that one area. If you stay with us at our Burt Lake Guesthouse, we will offer you as much personal contact as you are comfortable with. We will be happy to offer suggestions on what to do, where to eat, and how to make the most of your entire vacation. Our areas of special interest include kayaking, sailing, mountain-biking, bicycle touring, and hiking. We are very familiar with northern Michigan, including many of the 'off the beaten track' places, that might not be mentioned in the tourist brochures. So if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation in an area that offers stunning natural beauty, then perhaps we can help you. You should realize that over the past 22 years, our Burt Lake guesthouse is usually completely booked for June, July, and August. If you plan to reserve a week with us, we recommend that you do so as early as possible in the Spring. Many of our guests return year after year, and those who have stayed with us before tend to book early. If you want a really peaceful vacation, try visiting us in September after most of the tourists have gone home. The weather is delightful and the water is still warm. Or perhaps you might be looking for some fall color. If that is the case, try a visit in late September or early October.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is the perfect property for just two people. The beach is among the best on Burt Lake. The sunsets are stunning. The accommodation is clean and modern. The price, quality, and location all add up to a great value.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A great week in a great spot
We stayed in this lovely waterfront guesthouse for a week. It is really well designed and furnished, the windows are placed to take full advantage of the breezes off the lake, and the air conditioning unit worked very well on a couple of extremely hot days. The kitchen is well equipped, and the layout of the cottage makes it very comfortable and practical. The hosts, Jess and Pam, were very welcoming and gave us great suggestions for bike trails and restaurants. The description on the website is very accurate, everything was impeccably clean, and we look forward to returning here again.
Nice place to stay
The cottage looked exactly like the photos, no surprises. The views from the beach were wonderful. Fairly central to many tourist attractions, but still a bit of a drive. The shower stall is very small, so if you're on the bigger side you may find it a little uncomfortable. My only disappointment was the lack of Wi-Fi. It's advertised as having Wi-Fi, and there's a note with the name and password, however we could never "locate" it. The owners were away during our stay, and I didn't want to bother them with it. Overall I was satisfied with my stay.
We would have been more than willing to help this guest with her wifi issues, but (as she stated) she never contacted us. Also, we tell all our guests that our rural wifi is "slow DSL". Using the data on your phone is four times faster. That's just part of slowing down to enjoy life on the lake. :-)
Our stay in the Miller cottage was great! The lake, lapping of water, breezes, swimming, sunsets were all magnificent! The laundromat, grocery store, good restaurants were close. Jess and Pam are wonderful hosts! They offer a wealth of knowlege of the surrounding areas. We even saw the July 4th fireworks in Mackinaw City and heard a band. We also saw Pictured Rocks. We are so blessed to have had a two week stay and highly recommend this home away from home.
Burt Lake Hideaway
Pam and Jess are lovely attentive hosts. This is an apartment over their garage which has been very well laid out. The stairs lead up to a small balcony at the entry. Although the Wi-Fi is somewhat slow, the satellite tv offers many channels for those rainy days. The kitchen is well equipped with all needed cooking utensils. Indian River is a great centralized location for many daytrips and we loved being able to return to such peace and quiet.
Glad we found this wonderful rental!
My GF and I were looking to explore the northern lower peninsula, and I stumbled upon this gem. We're bikers, and our plan was to take day trips to Cheboygan, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Sault Ste. Marie, and Mackinaw. From this excellent location, we hit all of these awesome spots and more!
As for the rental, you won't be disappointed. It has everything you need, plus an awesome beach with terrific sunsets. Take a swim, lounge in the hammock, explore the lake in the canoe or paddle-boat, build a fire, relax and enjoy! Access to the Sturgeon River is five minutes away at Big Bear Adventures...the long tubing trip was a blast! The rental was clean and cozy, just as described, and the Millers were wonderful hosts. The private balcony is the perfect spot for morning coffee and that much-needed evening beer.
Just book it...you will not be disappointed!
A VERY NICE VACATION
The photographs showing the property does a good job of describing the property. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners of the property were very friendly and hospitable. Burt lake is a very clean lake. The location of the cottage is close to other northern cities. We took trips to Harbor Springs and Mackanau Island. I would definitely recommend this property to my relatives and friends.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We rent to a MAXIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE. We offer NUTRITIONAL CONSULTS at a two-for-one discount when you book your lodging with us. The total cost for three hours of nutritional counseling is just $100 for two people. NUTRITIONAL RETREATS information at www.Road2HealthyHeart.com