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Rob or Beth

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, A little espanol.

Remodeled Cottage Home Crooked Lake Petoskey Harbor Springs Mackinaw WiFi

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Split Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Just added New high speed Charter cable internet WiFi, new furnace and a new mattress. Cute comfortable newly remodeled and enlarged cottage near woods and new paved bike path (right behind cottage), other cottages, across the street from Crooked Lake, easy access to US31 and almost everything in NW Michigan within minutes like Mackinaw, ski resorts, golf, airports, lakes, beaches, parks and restaurants. Cottage has all new windows, siding, paint, flooring, counter tops, bar, doors, sliders, lawn, fire pit, kitchen, bathroom, electrical, decks front and back, more. See pictures.

This 2 bedroom cottage home with a newly finished split bathroom to accommodate more guests at one time also has a sun porch room on front, living room with 2 comfy chairs, rocking chair, and couch. If you want to put up a small tent you can use the back lawn. Also has nice front lawn with sun and shade. The cottage colors are soft greens, tans and browns. Nice sized deck off back sliders great for entertaining or relaxing while cooking on the grill or watching the fire. Fire pit in back yard has grill grate for cooking also and is surrounded by 4 large logs for sitting around the circle. Wood for fires is free and provided behind shed. Cottage is decorated in a cottage lake and woods theme. Kitchen is fully equipped with table in dining area seating 4 comfortably and 3 more at the bar with new bar stools overlooking the living room. Enjoy the Keurig coffee maker. Feel free to bring your own favorite Keurig coffee k cups or local store has them. Small selection of movies are available under television with dvd and vcr. Paved bike path off of back yard behind fire pit on old rail road path.

Favorite places to visit are Petoskey for shopping and dining at Pappa Lous, Shandlers or the Noggin Room under the Perry Hotel. Also, Harbor Springs is great for shopping and dining at 'The Pier Restaurant' and others or ice cream at Turkeys cafe. Just north of Harbor Springs is Pond View Farms which is a seasonally themed learning farm with petting animals and seasonal gifts like fall or Christmas related items for sale along with a mostly natural food store. A must visit is Bay Harbor, about a 20 min drive. It is a new beautifully planed resort community with biking trails, yachts, beautiful homes, more shopping, restaurants like The Pancake House, The KNOT and more. Under 30 min north on US31 is Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island. Both are top U.S. visited drive to tourist must see destinations with shopping, sight seeing, dining, movie theater, boating and of course experiencing Mackinaw island. Try the Pasties in Mackinaw City or if a hot day enjoy the water park. Also, biking around Mackinaw Island is amazing on a warm summer day! If weather is not cooperating there is a newer bowling alley near the Harbor Springs Airport with a restaurant thats open late called The Sassy Loon. Starting in Harbor Springs, go for a beautiful quiet relaxing drive along the coast on 'Scenic Drive' which is labeled with signs or go about 45 min SW of the Cottage just down US31 past Bay Harbor to Charlevoix. It is located on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan with more shops, dining, boating and is a cute town also. A nice restaurant there with a view of both lakes and the channel is The Weather Vane Restaurant.

So if you want to relax at the cabin or sight see be our guest. Contact Rob for more information 616 730 1616

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rob or Beth (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, A little espanol.

About Rob or Beth

We love to travel, boat, entertain friends and family, visit new destinations, explore, go on cruise and land vacations, find great deals, read self development books and help others have fun, make money and make a difference.

Rob or Beth purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Rob or Beth chose Northern Michigan

We have friends in the area and love Northern Michigan for a get away to visit all the towns, lakes, islands, restaurants, shops, beaches and boating etc... :) It is our favorite place to relax and get away. There is so much to do but we also enjoy just staying in and making food in the cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxing, boating, beaches, restaurants, Mackinaw Island, Bay Harbor, Parks, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and sight seeing. We also, like the fact that you can walk to Northwoods restaurant just a couple hundred feet away and also walk to the Pie backery on the other end of the park in front of the cottage. Also, you can put in a kayak or canoe at Crooked Lake only about 1000 ft diagonally away from the front door. The newly paved bike path in back is great too for biking all the way to Petoskey State Park Beach or walking. Also for some reason, I have had the best steaks ever on the open fire pit grill in back. Cooking over the fire is great.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Remodeled Cottage Home Crooked Lake Petoskey Harbor Springs Mackinaw WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Cozy Cottage Up North

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this cottage for a week in the summer of 2015. It has a very cozy feel but seemed more spacious than the photos / square footage advertised. Everything was in working order, and the owners made themselves available by phone, text and email. The Wi-Fi worked great even with multiple devices. We enjoyed being a little out of town but only a 7-minute drive to the state park beach and a short drive to both Petoskey and Bay Harbor. We also enjoyed staying in a home instead of a condo and really enjoyed immediate access to the bike path. We invited family over for s’mores around the fire pit, which was a highlight for the kids. Our boys enjoyed the 2-minute walk to the House of Pies for donuts and to the Northwood Family Restaurant for dinner. Cute, cozy, and a great value. If you are looking for a clean, functional, comfortable place up north, this is it.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well equipped for our stay. We really appreciate a washer and dryer while on vacation. It was also clean and cute! The owners were responsive and nice to work with. We loved the walking/bike trail close to the cottage and walked it every day. In addition the cottage had a great location. We were easily able to go to Harbor Springs and Petoskey (the best fudge in Michigan can be found at Howse's Fudge in Harbor Springs). We also made an easy trip to Wilderness State Park in northwest corner of the lower peninsula. It was beautiful and a perfect place to hike and swim.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Michigan was exceptionally good with our stay at the cottage we found through VRBO

  • 5 of 5

My wife Margaret & I have traveled the world for 43 years. As "senior travelers", we look forward to trips and expect the best in accommodations/lodging.

We always heard how lovely Michigan was in the summer. Coming from the south. we were looking for cooler weather mostly.

Not only did we find cooler weather but we found the incredible beauty of Michigan with it's many lakes, forest, rolling hills & farm lands. We explored from Kalamazoo in the southwest all the way north to Munising and the Picture Rocks National Lakeshore throughout August.

Friends ask us about our favorite part of this special month in Michigan. We say our time in Northwest Petoskey. With the length of our stay in Michigan we wanted a home not a hotel room. We found the perfect cottage for us. The location was just a few mile north of Petoskey. Everything we wanted to see and do in the area was within a short drive. The cottage was very spacious. The cottage exceeded our expectations in every way. It's furnishings/decor, it's size could not have been better. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owner had material in the home that provided helpful tips on things to see & do in the area. Anytime we had questions throughout our stay, the owner was always available by phone to answer our questions. We love golf & found an abundance of fine golf in the area. We love sailing and found the perfect sunset cruise back in Charlevoix. Another day was spent on the lake just across the street exploring for adventure by renting a pontoon boat.

We have seen many places in our 44 years of travel. Our trip to Michigan was lovely. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone traveling through the Northwest Petoskey area. Don & Margaret Austin, Texas

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of comfort

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation in 18 years and our kids first vacation ever. The cottage was homey and had everything you needed. We had never rented someones home before and this was a perfect fit for us. Clean as a whistle with detailed instructions. The trail off the backyard goes into Petoskey if you are a biker. The fire pit was perfect for a couple nights of smores. Staying at this cottage gave you access to alot of area atractions. We went to Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Traverse City, St. Ignace and we parasailed in the straits out of St. Ignace. Petoskey offers a wide range of dining. We went to Papa Lou's, City Park Grill, La Senorita and Petoskey Brewing Company. If you are new to the area you should make it a point to take a drive on North M119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.

The Teachout Family

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Washington, MI

Very comfortable, easy access to bike path, short drive into town.

  • 5 of 5

We traveled north for a girls getaway weekend. The house was adorable with newer furnishings and amenities. Needless to say, it was very comfortable! The bike path out the back door at the end of the property was extremely was the short (2 doors) walk to the restaurant. All in all, we truly enjoy the home and it's excellent location. We were able to get to Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne, Goodhart, Cross Village, and Bay Harbor very easily and quickly! Great location, easy access to a multitude of activities! Most importantly, the owners were EXTREMELY easy to work with, always helpful and willing to assist with any question we had. It was a wonderful experience...if only we could have stayed longer!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage and it certainly exceeded our expectations and needs. It was really cute with a nice back yard, where we drank our morning coffee and several meals. I would have been tempted to spend the entire time there, but the cottage was too close to great activities. With Petoskey, Charelvoix, Mackinaw City, the Tunnel of Trees and many other wonderful places close by, we found the cottage to be the perfect place to stay on our vacation. I would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pelston International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Boyne Highlands or Nubs Knob
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Petoskey State Park or Harbor Springs village park
Car: necessary

walking distance to Northwoods Restaurant, free boat launch a mile away, free park beach 1 mile on crooked lake, Best Beach is Petoskey State Park 5 miles, free canoe or inflatable boat access across the street diagonally where sign labels it.


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Cleaning Fee $100

$100 off per night if less than a week. Minimum 5 night stay. 1 week = $850+$100 cleaning fee. 6 nights = $750+$100 cleaning fee. 5 nights = $650+$100 cleaning fee.

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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:
  • 795 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom is split between the sink on one side and the tub/shower toilet on the other half to accommodate more people at one time.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2) Double bed in both rooms., Sleep Sofa (1) There is a pull out couch in the living room along the back side of the bar.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Out door fire pit with cooking grate for wood fired grilling, stone covered bike path in back (formerly rail road bed to be paved), near boat access and only minutes to Mackinaw, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and beaches.

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