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Cozy Lake Front Cottage on the Western Shore of Lake Mitchell

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 BR 1 BA Cottage, sleeps 6

Casual lake front living, great spot to spend quality time with friends and family. Enjoy beautiful lake views from this 2-BR 1-BA on a 2300 acre all sports lake. This relaxing getaway has a firm sandy lake bottom with a 70' dock with a 8' by 10' swim platform, perfect for swimming and relaxing for all ages. Lake Mitchell is connected via a canal to Lake Cadillac which is a 1500 acre all sports lake. Boat to restaurants, state parks, ice cream shops and downtown Cadillac for shopping , festivals and summer concerts. The cottage is located on the Western shore of Lake Mitchell in a peaceful area of the lake, great for fishing, and all water sports yet minutes from restaurants, golf courses and downtown Cadillac.

AMENITIES: Completely furnished and ready for enjoyment. Cottage has gas fireplace, 3 ceiling fans, bed linens, kitchenware, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, DirecTV, 2 TVs, VCR, DVD, Stereo w/CD player, gas barbecue grill, paddle boat, rowboat and campfire pit with firewood. Includes fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, refrigerator and oven. Hardwood floors throughout, dining area with 3 large sliders to a wrap around deck overlooking the lake with patio furniture for outside relaxing and dining.

ACTIVITIES: Swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing or fishing. Lake Mitchell is clear with sandy bottom and average 15' depth. 70' dock with an 8 X 10 platform. Shallow area for great swimming and water sports close to shore. Nearby Manistee and Pine Rivers provide world class trout streams for fishing, canoeing or tubing excursions. Many quality golf courses located within minutes of the cottage. Over 500,000 acres of national forest for camping, hunting, and hiking. Several restaurants from gourmet to casual are found on or near the lakes. Downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, are just a few of the winter time activities that are available.

AREA: Located near the edge of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, close to numerous outdoor recreational pursuits. Challenging 18-hole golf courses just minutes away. Caberfae Peaks ski and golf resort is just 20 minutes away. Crystal Mountain provides excellent golf and skiing.

The Cadillac snowmobile trail system provides 100's of miles of groomed trails.

For the fisherman, explore Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac's large population of bluegill, crappie and perch, as well as walleye, pike and small mouth bass. The two lakes are connected via canal at Lake Mitchell State Park. Stroll, shop and dine in downtown Cadillac. Walk or bike around Lake Cadillac, boat to get an ice cream or a casual dinner. City docks are convenient to pull your boat up to and shop and dine in downtown Cadillac.

Also across the street, is a 2 story, 3-Bedroom, 2 Bath house. Great for another family. Only $895.00 per week.

More Details

Kim Short
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Kim Short

We have owned our cottage for 10 years and take great pride in making all our quests feel comfortable and relaxed during there time on the lake. It is your place during your stay and we will do everything we can to insure you have everything you need for a great vacation!

Kim Short purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kim Short chose Cadillac

Comfortable, relaxing, sandy lake frontage great for swimming and lounging, large dock with swim platform, fire pit for night time tails and roasting s'mores. Only thing you need to bring is your favorite foods and beverages, the rest is on us!


Cadillac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main - 1 queen
    Bonus room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bonus room has Flexsteel double sleeper sofa, living room has pull-out double sleeper and futon can also be used for sleeping, which is located in den overlooking deck and lake.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Lake Front Cottage on the Western Shore of Lake Mitchell
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Cozy Lake Front Cottage review

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy, clean cottage. Excellent location! The cottage has an excellent view of the lake. Cadillac has a lot to offer as well-great restaurants, shopping, etc.

We will recommend to others and hopefully will be making a return trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great family venue

  • 5 of 5

We had an unbelievable vacation. The second house across the street allowed our family to all have beds and the lake property was gorgeous. Thanks to the Short's. We have already planned next year and hopefully many more to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice lake home that made for a great vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Great location on Lake Mitchell. Home is very nice and amenities such as grill, kayaks, paddle boat, dishwasher, Direct TV and internet were good additions. Great yard and dock. Air conditioner in bedroom was nice, but we did not need to use it with the 3 ceiling fans. Bathroom is very small but other rooms are good size. We enjoyed our week and plan on returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This cottage is inviting, comfortable, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We felt very comfortable and had all the amenities of home. The pictures depict an actual representation of the house. The view is just gorgeous. Kim and Mike are very friendly and accommodating. We definitely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you staying with us. and look forward to having you back.
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Wonderful Summer Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with my wife. We currently live in Las Vegas, but have been coming to Cadillac for many years. Found cottage to be extremely clean and was as advertised. Cottage will handle six people. Many areas to relax near the water. Owners Kim and Mike Short will do everything possible to be sure you have a good time. Cottage is well appointed with everything you need.. Have no concerns about booking this facility. A great vacation experience awaits you.. One of the best values in Cadillac.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind remarks about our place. Keep us in mind for future travel. If there is anything that would make your stay more enjoyable, please let us know. Mike & Kim Short
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Kim's lake house. Kim was very responsive to our needs, the house was the cleanest rental I have stayed in, and I appreciated access to the kayaks and peddle boat. Thank you !

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lakeside Charlie's, Clam Lake Brewery
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 115 & Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities: cross country skiing, down hill skiing, snowmobiling, fall color tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$695-1155.00 /Wk.
Weekly Sat-Sat,4pm check in, noon check out. Weekends, 2pm check in on Friday,5pm check out on Sunday. $200.00 refundable deposit required within 1 week of making your reservation. Rental fee by bank check or money order due 30 days prior to arrival. Refundable Security/Damage deposit of $200.00 due with final payment.

June thru September $1155.00 /week or $550.00 per weekend

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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