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Quiet, Lake Front Cottage Surrounded by Trees!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in the woods about half way between Grayling and Traverse City, our clean, cozy little lake cottage is an incredible combination of cottage warmth and modern convenience. Well appointed with knotty pine throughout and decorated in a '50's cabin' motif, complete with antique maple furniture. The living room has wonderful views of the lake and is complete with a CD player and large T.V. The bathroom has been totally renovated with ceramic tile and a stand-up shower. The kitchen comes complete with all appliances, cookware and utensils. Two bedrooms have newer double beds, the third has newer twin beds. High quality bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels, washcloths, etc. The large lot is ideal for outdoor activity. The shallow sandy beach is perfect for children and the deck at the waters edge makes an ideal spot for sunbathing. Beach furniture, and fire wood are provided along with a swing for enjoying those famous Northern Michigan sunsets! The surrounding area is ideal for bike riding and hiking. ORV, snowmobile trails, and thousands of acres of State land are closeby! The Manistee River is only 15 minutes away and offer some of the areas best canoeing and fly fishing. We rent year round and are within manageable driving distance to Northern Michigans best ski resorts including Shanty Creek, Nubs Nob and The Boynes. *Please note: Beginning Sept. 2011 the cabin will rent from Friday to Friday. Keywords: Cabin, Vacation home, Lakefront Home

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Quiet, Lake Front Cottage Surrounded by Trees!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Another fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had another great week in this cottage on the lake! This was our third time staying here and we loved it! The cottage is comfortable and the yard/outside area is perfect. We were there over 4th of July weekend, and while there were plenty of people enjoying the lake, it was still relaxing and calm. It's in a great location...close enough to Kalkaska to run and get the things you need in a short amount of time (go to Cherry Street for your fruits and veggies), and not too far from fun cities like Traverse City and beautiful Charlevoix. This cottage is a family favorite and we look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Its always a pleasure to host you and your family. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself over the 4th and I look forward to hosting you again next summer. Very sincerely, Alex
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Pinckney, MI

Clean & Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on the lake. The cottage was very clean and quaint. There was everything in the cottage we needed. We will definity come back. The beds were very comfortable and the lake was very quiet and peaceful. The cottage is not far from Traverse City, so there was many things to do.


Gwen & Chris Pinckney, MI

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, and for your kind words. I appreciate your business and look forward to your return!
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Lansing MI

Great lakefront cabin

  • 5 of 5

On our first visit to this property in 2011, we noticed right away how clean and well-maintained the cabin and grounds were. We have enjoyed staying here every summer since and feel at home from the moment we arrive. Our grandsons (now ages 5 and 7) thoroughly enjoy swimming and playing in the lake. We love relaxing on the deck and enjoying cool breezes and beautiful sunsets. The owner takes pride in this lake property making it a great place to stay. We are already planning our visit next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, and for your continued business. It's always a pleasure to host your family. I look forward working with you next year. Very Sincerely, Alex
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Newark OH

Relaxing Week At The Lake!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just as pictured - clean, cozy and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our week of relaxation. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and dishes, there were more movies than you could watch in a month and a number of games. Being right on the lake was wonderful and on our first morning we were blessed with a beautiful double rainbow promising a georgous day! The owners were great to deal with and you can tell they take care of their property!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coya, Thanks very much for taking time to submit your review, I really appreciate your comments. I'm glad you had fun with the video library, my family always looks forward to a good movie at night. Thanks also for making that long trip up north. I look forward to working with you again!
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Grand Ledge, Michigan

Great family vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!! Relaxing and very cozy!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was very nice and clean! Has been kept in excellent condition! We had such a great time with our 3 sons and I truly feel this was the best vacation our family has ever had. We spent so much quality time with our 3 sons. So peachful, quiet, and relaxing. The water was just beautiful and we watched the sun set every day. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. Not to far away from anything you may want to do up north. We were able to take our small dog with us which was great. We grilled out just about every night and truly enjoyed the outdoors. Very private for which we truly enjoyed as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angie, Thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed yourself at the cabin last month. Grilling and watching sunsets from the deck is what my family does most every night as well. Thanks again for your kind words and for your business. I hope to hear from you and your family again next season.
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Grosse Pointe, MI

Fun week - great property!

  • 5 of 5

A nice, relaxing place - super clean, great fire pit with wood provided, all exactly as pictured! The lake is beautiful, and it was great to just sit and enjoy the view. Glad to have the air conditioning for a day or two of our trip, as it was hot. No need to bring outdoor chairs, as there were probably 10 to choose from! There's even an outdoor dining table and the lawn is big enough for kids to run around and have fun. Good times, and bonus points that I got my deposit check back in the mail the day after I returned home. Pizza at the Cove store on lake is yummy. Good location to drive to Traverse City or Mackinac Island for day trips. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Traci, Thanks very much for submitting your review. It's always nice to hear that our guests have as much fun up there as we do! Our kids have always loved to play in the yard, and we chose this location partly because of the short travel time to Traverse City. Thank you again for your business and I hope to hear from you again next year.
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Rates & Availability

Kalkaska Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

6% Michigan Sales tax. $90.00 Cleaning fee. $200.00 deposit required to hold reservation.

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Kalkaska Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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