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Kent and Theresa Newbright

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

2 Waterfront Cottages - Hot tub, wi-fi, air conditioning - Tranquility!

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 6-16, 5 bedrooms/2 baths (maximum 5-6 people per home + 4 in bunkhouse)

Under new Ownership - All seasons rental options.

**Off peak season you can rent just one cabin if you want. If a date is blocked off the calendar off-peak season and you only need one cabin, please check with us as one may be open.**

It doesn't get better than this! Rippling/waterfront, gazebo with 4 person hot tub, natural-stone fireplace in one cottage, comfortable beds, kayaks, row boats, quiet side street (not main road). A 10 person Crest II pontoon rental available. Two 40 ft docks. Water on one side, woods on the other.

Walk to: Pick berries up the hill, restaurant, snowmobile, ORV and sandy dune hiking trails, quiet, peaceful, and shaded. Fire pits by water, bench swings, picnic tables, and Adirondack furniture. Wood decks and the best sandy water on the lake, walk out over 300 feet (no muck, no critters). Walleye hole is only a few hundred yards away! Relax by the water under the shade of our White Birch and Cedar trees. Enjoy the beautiful view of peaceful Black Mountain and a breathtaking sunrise over the lake.

'All Sports' 10,130 acre Black Lake has the best fishing and water sports as well as snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing close by. You can walk out 300 feet from home in pure gold Michigan soft sand. Easy to find on year round plowed road. Five minutes to UAW Resort with premier public golf.

8 by 10 Wood floating dock can be moved to any depth in the lake. Ocqueoc Falls is close by; kids love spending the day playing in the waterfall. Only 30 minutes to the Mackinac Bridge, historical Fort Michilamackinaw, and shopping. Enjoy evening waterfront campfire and the outdoor 4 person hot tub in screened octagonal gazebo. There is a complete kitchen, gas heat, field-stone fireplace and air-conditioning.

Enjoy TV with Cable -- over 40 channels!

Front secluded road safe for kid’s bike riding. Amish made 16x12 Log Cabin with rocking swing porch handles overflow. Hammock, wood swings, and picnic tables.

Two rowboats with life jackets, your own 40-foot dock - great for sun bathing. Bring your own boat or rent ours - there's plenty of docking room! Lake has a waterfront restaurant (The Bluffs - excellent food; dine on their beautiful patio overlooking the lake.). Deer, ducks, turkeys can be seen on or near property (seasonal). Snowmobile, cross-country, ORV trails right across the road, with Black Mountain State REC right around the corner with campground.

Both cottages have new wooden-look laminate flooring. Cottage 1 has a beautiful stone fireplace. Cottage 2 has an electric heater with faux fire-place look (in addition to whole-cottage gas furnace).

Homes only allow 5-6 people max, with 2 parking spots at each home (plan accordingly with trailers -additional parking options available, please inquire). Boat launch is about 3-4 miles down the road at now-closed marina (although marina is no longer open for business, the ramp is still open/useable). If you wish to bring a pet(s), please make arrangements with owners. They must be leashed, good-natured and completely trained (no more than 2 total). Don't want to cook? Walk up the hill to Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant. No need to drive anywhere; kick back and relax!


Air Conditioning/ceiling fans

All kitchen appliances including:


Gas Stove, oven, fan


Coffee Maker






Dining areas inside and outside

Gas Forced Air Heat


DVD/VHS player

Cable TV

Cassette Player/DVD

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kent and Theresa Newbright (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Kent and Theresa Newbright

My wife Theresa and I were introduced to Black Lake 18 years ago. We fell in love on the first day there and decided that when the time was right we would own property on the lake. We were fortunate enough to find these wonderful cottages that we can not only use when travelling to the lake with family and friends, but that we can share with other families so that they can enjoy the lake as much as we do.

Kent and Theresa Newbright purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kent and Theresa Newbright chose Northern Michigan

We are an ideal place for families to gather. The separate cottages allow everyone to enjoy being together, yet still have their own space when it's time for a quiet nap.

This is the best side of the lake in summer. The wind generally comes out of the west, and we have a hill protecting us. It is typically calm here and wavy on the east side when the wind picks up. Walk out over 300 feet with a gradual depth increase over hard packed sand. This gradual increase is great for kids.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a hot tub for 4 if you're getting cold or want to have some time away from the kids and just relax. We are on a quiet safe side street, not the main road (Black River Rd.). You are close to everything; walk up the hill and across the road and there is a restaurant, the state ORV Trails, and sand hills. No need to go anywhere else! We have it all right here: fireplace, cable tv, outdoor hot tub in a screened-in gazebo. This property is perfect for youth groups, family reunions, or a girls' or guys' getaway.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a beautiful winter week we spent with family. We snuggled by the stone fireplace with the white birch logs and 6 hrs logs you provided, thanks. Enjoyed ice skating and had a peaceful holiday. Thanks again for allowing the outdoor Hot tub to be on for this week. We drained it. Everything was cozy love the Wool Baffle on the beds.

The Boothbys
Nov 2013
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2 Waterfront Cottages - Hot tub, wi-fi, air conditioning - Tranquility!
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Definitely would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We booked with Debbie for Labor Day Weekend and it was the perfect end to the summer! At first we were skeptical, never having booked a cabin before, we weren't sure what to expect. Would the place be clean, run down, as described,etc. Well this exceeded any expectations we had or could have hoped for! The cabin was exactly as described, beds were comfortable, interior was clean and well taken care of. There were even more amenities than we thought! The outside Spa was wonderful, the lake was gorgeous and you are so close to everything that 4 days was not enough time. I would recommend working with these owner as they are honest, easy to work with and they work hard to ensure you and your family has an enjoyable stay! We will be repeat customers that is for sure!

Thank you Debbie for making the end to our summer a wonderful experience -we will probably see you again this fall and definitely again in the summer!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write. It was a nice surprise and we will be happy to offer you a fall/winter discount at 100 off. Thanks
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wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

we didn't want to leave. my sister and I rented this property together to gather our kids and grandkids for some lake cottage fun. we picked black lake as my aunt and uncle have had a cottage up there since the 50s and we always enjoyed ourselves when we visited as kids. we were attracted to this property as the 2 separate cottages gave each family its own domain, yet we were close and shared the outdoor space. the listing description was very accurate and we were very pleased with our accommodations. there are plenty of attractions in the area but we mainly stayed at the cottage to make the most of the tranquil setting. black lake is a large lake yet not over crowded with boats and jet skis. it is the perfect lake for little ones as it is very shallow at shore and makes a gradual increase in depth. beautiful sand all the way out. the owners have provided a very nice book with all info re the cottages and local shopping and site seeing. they were very available, patient and kind. we were so happy with the cottages that we have already rented for next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for two nights with three friends. Since we were a small group, Kent graciously rented a single unit to us for a very reasonable price. We stayed in the "Cayman Island" cottage. The decor was kind of a wacky hodgepodge, but it was delightful! There's a jacuzzi that's really kind of in the living room! While the interior of the cottage was compact, it was a fine space for four people. The beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed. But the best thing about this place is the exterior. The waterfront area is beautiful, and it's mere steps from the back door to the lake. They have kayaks, canoes, a pontoon, and plenty of outdoor seating right on the lakefront. We also loved the hot tub and the fire pit. Overall, a very delightful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxation and Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in Aug 2014 for a week. We rented both cottages and great time. The cottages are older but clean and provide a relaxing setting for family fun. We used the outdoor hot tub daily which was nice as the weather was a little cool while we were there. We also enjoyed a day trip to Mackinaw Island..

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway on beautiful Black lake!

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very friendly and helpful! Great spot for family getaways. The three cabins provide plenty of space for everyone and the view of lake is spectacular. Our family enjoyed a great week of fishing, water-skiing and cozy campfires. Everyone loved the hot tub! Nothing better than watching the sun go down each night on beautiful Black Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Awesome 2 week stay. We stayed Aug 17 to the 31

  • 5 of 5

Once again our church group had a great time we spent lot of time on the Pontoon and we took girls to the state park waterfall I think it is Ocquoac falls. They really enjoyed it. We had a great time playing on the lake and smores by the fire. Your flowers were beautiful and the Hot Tub was a fun place for the few adults to feel we had our own space and could get away for a while. Glad we had 2 kitchens. Weather was good and we will book again next year in May or June thanks. L. Martin Fellowship Church

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much we enjoyed having you stay
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Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
UAW Golf Course (open to public)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lorenzo's Pizza

Located on nice quiet side street off main road (Black River Rd. which can get busy) . Kids can ride their bikes on our road or walk feeling very safe. There is a woods and hill between house and main road. 2 miles from excellent course at the UAW; great dining at UAW Golf Dining room. Both are open to the public! They have a great Brunch on Sunday. Yes we have wi-fi as well as 2 TV's with Cable (over 40 Channels!).

Other Activities: River Kayaking, Ocquaoc Falls waterfall is an awesome place to take the kids.

Golf, DVD movies in both cottages and bunk house

Board Games

Ceiling fans

4 person Hot Tub in Octagonal Screened Gazebo


Additional Pull-out double sofa bed


2 Row Boats w/life jackets

2 Riot Kayaks

12 Ft. Aluminum Canoe

8x10 Floating Dock can be moved to any depth your family desires


2 wooden swings, glider chairs and 4 camp chairs provided

4 picnic tables (2 in front, 2 in back)

40 foot Docks

BR B Activities: /B BR




Hiking/Biking Trails

ORV Trails

Snowmobiling trails galore

Hunting Bow and Rifle

Jet Skiing

2 Row Boats

Scuba Diving (companies in Cheboygan will take you into Lake Huron for this)





Boat Rentals/Charters (on Lake Huron)

Horseback Riding



BR B Area: /B BR Only five minutes to Black Lake Premier Public Golf and UAW Resort. 45 minutes from Mackinaw City, and a short ferry ride to Mackinac Island. Walking distance to Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant (open Thursday through Sunday only).

Ski, ORV, Snowmobile, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Swimming all from this location.


Rates & Availability

Black Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak season-*All 3 cabins only
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25

**Standard rate pricing includes 2 COTTAGES. Bunkhouse (if needed) is an additional $40 nightly during non-peak season. During off-peak season you can rent one cottage ($125/night), two cottages ($250/night), or two cottages and bunkhouse ($290/night) depending on the size of your party.
**If calendar shows booked during "off peak" season, please inquire if you only need one cabin as a cabin may be open if only one is booked.
***Peak season pricing includes both cabins and the bunkhouse
$300 security deposit to book.
Security deposit will be fully refunded if house is clean and no damage. Homes are non Smoking, smoking permitted outside.
Check in time is 4:00 pm Sat. Check out is at 10 am Saturday .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We supply some toilet paper and liquid soap for bathrooms. Guests must bring their own bath towels and washcloths. Bathroom has shower, sink, and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1cayman house - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2cayman house - 1 double
    living room fold out cayman house - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size
    Bedroom1 Beach house - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Beach house - 1 double
    additional log home - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Living room fold out/Beach House - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The two cottages sleep 5-6 each max, also we have an Amish log cabin/bunkhouse available which sleeps an additional 4 for a grand total of 16 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
**NEW FALL 2014** Wi-Fi in both cottages!

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