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Kim Short

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Cozy Lake Front Cottage on the Western Shore of Lake Mitchell

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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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 70' 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kim Short (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

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!

Why Kim Short chose Northern Michigan

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!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Cozy Lake Front Cottage on the Western Shore of Lake Mitchell
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dont want to leave

  • 5 of 5

we love this clean, roomy home on Lake Mitchell. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this beautiful home on Lake Mitchel!! the house was clean and the property well maintained. The owners were very helpful and are the nicest people!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!!! Can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Canton, MI

Cottage was great and so was the fishing!

  • 5 of 5

Mike and Kim's place was perfect. It was my first time renting a cottage and first time in Cadillac so I was a little nervous. Their place was perfect...clean and quiet and my daughter dad wife and I caught a ton of fish over the few days we were there. We will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really love the place!

  • 5 of 5

Um, the title says it. We seriously love it. The cottage is nice, clean and cosy, and the lake is beautiful. Our daughters spent all the time in the water, and since it is shallow we didn't have to worry about them too much. We've been there twice, and hope to come again. Kim and Mike are great, too, and the neighbors are very kind and friendly. Would certainly recommend this cottage to our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage for the past eight years. It is always clean and has all the luxuries of home. The view is beautiful; the water is clear with a sandy bottom and shallow for small children. Nice gas grill on a large deck. Great view of the sunrise over the lake. We caught small fish from the dock and bass, pike, walleye, and gills out in the lake. The restaurants are good and we go to the small amusement park across the lake when the weather doesn’t cooperate. We always bring our grandchildren and they have a terrific time.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lakeside Charlie's
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
El Dorado
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 115 & Hwy 55
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Cadillac Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 2 2016 - Sep 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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