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Now accepting reservations for summer, 2016 !

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Alpena Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Bayfront Cottage on West Shore, 2 Bdr, 1 Bath, sleeps 5, BOATS AVAILABLE!

MooreFun Cottage available May 21, 2016, through Aug. 20, 2016 (see calendar), ABSOLUTELY NO PETS. Don't be misled by area rentals charging more and offering less, with rocky shores and poor swimming. Now taking reservations for summer 2016 beginning with the week of 05-21-2016. This two bedroom, one bath lakefront cottage is at approximately the mid-point of the west shore of Long Lake. It is located on a private access road. It has a beautiful view of the lake and Brothers Bay, with private frontage and a private dock. Bring your own boat, or arrange for one of ours. Cottage is completely furnished, and in addition to free WiFi and firewood, we INCLUDE use of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and rowboat. Watch the Long Lake sunset over our secluded bay as you roast brats over the campfire. Along with an extensive play area for kids of all ages, we offer a private boat ramp, and safe, secure breakwall/jetty mooring for your boats & jet skis. We have 300+ feet of frontage with 3 fish/swim docks, and a sand beach dedicated swim area with parent observation & supervision docks. There is a firepit, picnic table and gas or charcoal bbq, and the cottage is completely furnished. We DO have a Pontoon plan rate that provides unlimited pontoon boat use for the entire week. Unlimited on lake PONTOON BOAT use now available with our Pontoon Plan (base rent + $500 and gas + tax). Jet ski rental available at Dodge Marina across the lake. Long Lake is an all sports lake that has a limestone rock and ledge structure with sand/mud bottom in deep areas with a few weedy areas, nominal depth 20-25'. For the fisherman, it is one of Michigan's premier smallmouth bass lakes, with walleyes, northern pike, perch and bluegill.

BR B Amenities: /B BR This rental is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment. It has washer/drier, all linens, kitchenware, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, fireplace, gas BBQ, picnic table and campfire pit. Hot water is electric and furnace is natural gas, with well water and water softener. There is a queen bed in one bedroom, full in one bedroom and a full in the living room. Over 6 occupants requires inflatable mattresses + surcharge..The number of sleeping accommodations is variable, depending on renters willingness to use hide-a-bed, inflatable mattresses, couch, etc.

BR B Activities: /B BR Activities include swimming, horse shoes, fishing, jet-skiing and sailing, with the beaches and salmon / trout / walleye fishing of Thunder Bay, Presque Isle Harbor and Rockport Harbor (Lake Huron) close by.

The summer calendar of community events includes the art show on the bay, 4th of July fireworks, Wooden Boat Show, Ramblin' Rods car show, farmer's markets, musical events at Northern Lights arena, and the Brown Trout Festival in late July. Check chamber of commerce websites for calendars, including Alpena C/C and Presque Isle Tourism Council.

BR B Area: B BR The community of Alpena is located approximately 10 miles south on U.S.-23 with grocery stores, Wal-Mart, K-mart and Home Depot on the outskirts of town. There is a convenience store 2.5 miles down west Long Lake RD, and 2 more with gas available 2 miles or less to the north of the West Long Lake intersection, on U.S.-23 N., also see 'Buck's Bait and Tackle' on the right (east) side of U.S.-23. There is a waterfront marina on this side of the lake to the south, with fuel docks, boating supplies and jet ski rental, 'The Sand Bar' is also a waterfront restaurant and bar with great food and easy access by road or boat. Check it out.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Doug Moore
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Now accepting reservations for summer, 2016 !
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

First we would like to Thank Doug and Adle for making us feel at home. My husband and I help care for our parents and work 40hrs a week. So needless to say, we needed some quiet time. We stayed at Doug and Adle's cottage the last week of June. Arriving on a Sunday, We pretty much had Long Lake to ourself until Friday when people started to arrive for the weekend. The Cabin is small and quaint. Very Clean. The water front is beautiful. We enjoyed grilling and the fire pit. But the highlight of our trip was the Pontoon Boat floating on the water and just relaxing. My husband caught Pike, Walleye and Small mouth Bass. If your looking for a nice place to get way we would Highly recommend staying at Doug and Adle's.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

So sorry we never found this before!!.

The cottage was quite clean and well stocked with basic essentials, very peaceful setting, great fishing. Perfect for us having family in Alpena, to visit, hang out fishing, horse shoes, play on swing set. They didn't want to leave. Such a nice change from staying in a hotel.

Doug and Adele are very nice people, it was nice having them close by with any questions and as others have reviewed gave us our space. Doug was so kind to fillet the fish we caught.

Seriously thinking of doing this again next yr.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Monica - Glad you had a great week !
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We didn't want to come home......

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived (in the pouring rain) Doug and Adele were there to greet us. They were very accommodating with anything and everything..... From introducing our 3 girls to fishing, addicting all 5 of us to the game of Lazy Mans Horseshoes to just being there for conversation - they truly welcomed us and helped complete our family vacation. They have thought of everything in their rental..... Firewood, BBQ grill, lawn chairs, paddle boats (the power paddler kept the kids occupied for hours - that thing was AWESOME), even board games for those rainy days, and of course we cant forget the pontoon. That was just the icing on the cake.

The cottage itself is on the smaller side but who cares when there is the great outdoors to enjoy, including a private beach. It worked for our family of 5. The yard was beyond immaculate and relaxing. There have been minor upgrades in decor since these pictures were taken, but everything is very accurate..... AND CLEAN!!!!!

I would highly recommend anyone to stay here - you won't find that kind of hospitality any where else!!! We were all sad when it was time to leave.

Thank you Doug and Adele.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Front

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! The owners, Doug and Adel were both so accommodating. They truly thought of everything in their rental...just bring your fishing pole! The cabin was clean and comfortable with just enough privacy. I will be saving this place to my favorites and visit again! Thanks Doug and Adel for a terrific stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Front Property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Sunday afternoon to a lovely note from Doug and Adel, welcoming us to the cottage. The accommodations were just as expected with a beautiful view. Doug and Adel were there if we needed anything from directions to the best fishing spot or places to eat. They truly thought of everything in the cabin...just bring your fishing pole! We rented the pontoon boat for an additional cost and it was worth every penny! This rental will definetly be saved in my favorites to rent in the time I will take my grandson too! Thanks Doug and Adel for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Fishing Ever

  • 5 of 5

My fishing buddy and I were searching for a new lake to fish that was closer to where we live in Cincinnati. After some research we chose to stay at Doug and Adele's cottage. It could'nt have worked out any better. We found everything to be as promised. The cottage, modest in its furnishings, is very nice, clean and well maintained. There is a boat dock, firepit, and use of a boat among other things. There is a nice lakefront restaurant nearby for those times when you don't feel like cooking in or grilling out (gas grill provided).

Doug and Adele were more than gracious. To us they were more like great neighbors, never underfoot, but always there if you needed something or just wanted to chat

And now for the best part. We have fished a great many lakes both north and south. This was our best trip ever! The smallmouth bass fishing was the best we have ever experienced.

We highly recommend this cottage and plan on returning in 2013.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Alpena Regional
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Alpena- Golf Course RD
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
U.S.-23 N. / Long Lake RD
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles

17196 Brothers Bay RD, Alpena, MI 49707


Rates & Availability

Alpena Cottage Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Add for Pontoon Plan $500 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

No cost tentative reservations upon request, and must be confirmed with payment of 1/2 of total rent charges by April 1st. Credit/Debit cards accepted, simply request PayPal e-voice at payment or reservation confirmation request. If paying by check, request the correct mailing address at time of reservation.

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Alpena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Liv. Rm. - 1 twin/ single
  • 4 adults, 2 children (with inflatable floor air mattresses). Additional surcharges apply for additional renters, (tent,camping etc.) accommodation arrangements by request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two bedrooms, one bath with stand up shower. Has full size bed in one bedroom, queen in the other, has single bed in living room across from fireplace, and has stacked washer/dryer.

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