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Lakefront Cottage on All Sports Long Lake-Near Great Golf

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Hillman Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms , 1 1/2 Baths, Living/Dining Area

Relax and create some wonderful memories at our lakefront cottage on the pristine, 300 acre, Long Lake. Our inviting and cozy cottage is the perfect getaway. Imagine waking up in the morning to the sound of loons calling to each other anas the sunrises. End the day viewing beautiful sunsets from our large deck or enjoy a bonfire down by the water's edge.


Hillman, Northeast Michigan. Hillman is not far from Alpena and Atlanta -3.5 hours from Metro Detroit


Smoke free cottage, sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms (1st room- 1 queen bed, 2nd room-1 twin and 1 twin over full bunk bed). Fantastic lake views from living room/dining room with stone fireplace.

The cottage sits on 100’ of sandy bottomed lakefront property. There is also a sandy beach play area. Our lot is quite large with many hardwood trees giving it an up north feel.

There is a free public boat launch on the lake and mooring available at our dock. Renters may also have free use of our 12’ aluminum rowboat with oars and our two kayaks. The shoreline has many stretches of vacant land making the lake very peaceful with little activity


Long Lake is one of the top five cleanest lakes in Michigan. It is a clear, natural spring fed lake which often takes on a turquoise blue hue making visitors feel like they are in the Caribbean. Long Lake is home to loons, blue herons and an occasional bald eagle. Fish inhabiting the lake include trout, blue gill, walleye, perch and small and large mouth bass.

Golfers will be greatly impressed with the quality of local golf courses. Two premiere courses include Thunder Bay Golf Resort just 10 minutes away and to the north of us Black Lake. Elk Ridge in Atlanta is not far, either. Golfers can play a different course each day and never drive over 40 minutes.

The Thunder Bay Golf Resort is also home to a large elk herd. Elk can be observed during all seasons. During the winter months patrons can go on horse drawn elk viewing sleigh rides to a cabin in the woods for a fantastic dinner.

The historical town of Alpena is only 45 minutes away. Visitors can attend one of many summer festivals, walk around the harbor and marina or visit the National Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

Other attractions include Ocqueoc Falls which is the Lower Peninsula’s only waterfall. Those who want a broader fishing experience might like the well-known Fletcher’s Floodwaters or Hubbard Lake.

Sports enthusiast will also enjoy snowmobiling on state trails in the area. The state trails are only 3 miles away and accessible by back trails. The state trail network connects to all of Lower Michigan. Ice fishing is another popular winter activity on the lake.

A Final Word:

If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation then this is the spot for you! Our cottage feels like a little slice of paradise and is just what you need to unwind and recharge.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Art/Cathy Black
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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About Art/Cathy Black

We purchased another cottage on the other side of the lake 13 years ago. Our family of 5 fell in love with the lake and area. We have so many wonderful memories of great family time which includes campfires, hikes, water sports, and winter activities. As our children grew older we found we weren't using our cottage as much and we began sharing it with friends and family. There was such an interest that we recently purchased this cute cottage last summer. We finished remodeling it in 2012 and began sharing our place with others!

You can check out our other cottage at VRBO 355536

Art/Cathy Black purchased this cottage in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Art and Cathy,

What a great week away from all the hustle and bustle of it all! The cottage is so cute and we still can't get over how beautiful the lake is. We've had campfires and s'mores every night. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 4th, so this has been a great time to be away. Our daughter (4 ) has loved making sand castles for her Barbie princess and has been in the water despite cooler temps! We loved seeing and hearing the loons and made a stop last night to see the elk- very cool.

Thanks again for everything!
Aug 2013
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Lakefront Cottage on All Sports Long Lake-Near Great Golf
average rating of 4.714286 based on 11 reviews

Nice, quiet, wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

You cannot go wrong with choosing to stay on Long Lake in this cozy, well maintained cabin. The rental comes with everything you might need for a relaxing stay. The views of the island are the best, especially with the sunset in the background. If you are longing for a peaceful evening a campfire at dusk listening to the loons is a must. Take the kayak out watch the turtles bask in the morning sun. All and all one of the best vacations spots around.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage on Perfect Lake!

  • 5 of 5

WHAT A LAKE!!! My family and I loved this place. The cottage is clean, neat, and includes all the amenities you need. The lake is PERFECT. The water is so clean and clear! My son and I rowed the boat to the island a couple times. We saw a bald eagle, heard the Loon calls and enjoyed several camp fires. My 1 1/2 year old daughter loved the sandy beach and the water the entire week! She is our little beach bum! My 5 year old son loved looking for fish with a flashlight at the end of the dock just after sunset. Mostly minnows but saw a big bass and a bluegill! My wife and I enjoyed sitting at the end of the dock and watching the boats go by. Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear about our guests' adventures. We are so happy that you and your family had a great vacation! Hope to see you again in the future. Cathy and Art
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Nice Cottage with a beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week on Long Lake. The Cottage had beautiful views of the water. It also had a very big front porch/deck where you could enjoy your morning Coffee. The Cottage was very clean, bright & open. The Owners supplied all the linens & towels which was great & they even had a washer & dryer. The kids enjoyed kayaking. The bed in the Master Bedroom was super comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time! We look forward to having you return in the future.
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Lovely cottage and quiet lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cottage on Long Lake. The house itself was clean, lovely and very comfortable. The owners added a deck which faces the lake and which we enjoyed sitting out on for many hours. The lake is quiet. There were a few motor boats and one jet skier, but, overall, the noise level was minimal and we enjoyed swimming and kayaking to the island. We made a campfire each night which was a great way to end each day. The location was perfect for us, near a small town, without a lot of traffic around. We are definitely planning on returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Cathy and Art
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Nice clean comfortable cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very nice. It was clean and comfortable. All the linens and kitchen towels were provided along with paper products and cleaning supplies. There was also a washer and dryer for our use.

The dock was nice and had good bumpers to protect the boat.

Beautiful view of the lake from the cottage and a nice deck to relax on.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again.
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just what we were looking for.....

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage with a shallow area right in front to swim and play. Has a row boat and a couple of kayaks to explore the lake. A couple of minutes rowing gets you to a good fishing area. Also has a firepit which we put to good use. Its a short drive to cosy Hillman and we also took trips to Alpena etc. Art and Cathy we nice and easy to deal with, i would recommend this to anybody.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hillman Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 3 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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Rates are subject to change.
Weekly rate is for 7 nights. Change over day is Saturday.
Weekend rate is for 3 nights.
$200 security deposit required.
Cleaning fee is included.
Property is nonsmoking.

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Hillman Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bath with shower and tub. 1/2 bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms / 1st with a queen bed and 2nd with 1 twin and a twin over full bunk bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We recently purchased this cottage and are putting the final touches on it. This spring we plan to add a deck or patio overlooking the lake. We also plan to add a sandy beach area. We also have another great cottage on the other side of the lake which we rent. You can check it out at

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