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Cozy Burt Lake Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Located on the northwest corner of Burt Lake, one of the most beautiful and biggest lakes in the state, I'm sure our cabin will provide wonderful place for the that vacation you deserve. The comfortable cottage as well as the lakefront grounds are well maintained.

Children and adults love to swim in the hardpacked sandy shoreline extending out over 200 feet before gradually dropping off into crystal clear water.

Nearby is a fire pit with wood provided, a dock, mooring anchor for your boat and plenty of space to relax and enjoy your stay. This is a shared area for the association; a fun place to meet new people.

Many of our clients have been renting from us for over 15 years and even come from as far away as Pennsylvania.

Conveniently located between Indian River and Alanson on the waterfront of Burt Lake near the mouth of the Crooked River (well known as an excellent fishing hole). ENTER an annual fishing contest every May Call 231-238-9325 for details. Enjoy the 45 miles of northern Michigan's Inland Waterway extending from Pickerel Lake to Lake Huron.

Note: Guests need to bring paper products for kitchen and bath, bed linens (pillows, blankets, spreads are provided). A detailed list of additional items will be provided.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About The Owner

Tom & Nancy love Michigan living! Nancy was born and raised in Michigan Tom relocated from Pennsylvania more than 25 years ago. They both enjoy volleyball, golf, tennis & boating.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why The Owner chose Michigan

Burt Lake has been part of Nancy's life for almost 20 years. Burt Lake has always been her favorite spot to bring her family to enjoy their summer vacations year after year. Tom & Nancy decided to purchase this cozy cottage because of the great location and the warm and friendly atmosphere. They plan on bringing up their grand kids for many years to come.

What makes this cottage unique

The location of the cottage allows us to do many of our favorite activities without having to travel long distances. There is a Rails to Trials bike riding trial in Indian River that we have ridden to Wolverine and back (you can ride all the way to Gaylord). Traveling the inland waterway is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Visit Crooked Lake, Burt Lake and Mullett Lake all in one day. You can even continue on through Cheyboygan onto Lake Huron and visit Mackinac Island. The water is clean and clear and has a very nice sandy bottom in most areas. You can take a short 40 minute drive to the Mackinaw Bridge and the ferries to the Island. We are also just 30 minutes to Petoskey and 15 minutes from Harbor Springs. The layout of the property is very conducive to family fun. The community common area is a great way to mingle and meet new people. The shoreline is very flat, with a very nice day dock for your boat. Come and enjoy days on end of boating fun!


Burt Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guests need to bring bed linens. Pillows/blankets provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Guests need to bring bed linens. Pillows/blankets provided.
    Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Guests need to bring bed linens. Pillows/blankets provided.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Full size sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The landscape around the cottage is nice and flat. The waters edge is accessible from the shore line. Very nice for the young or the elderly.


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Cozy Burt Lake Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Cozy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage overlooking beautiful Burt Lake. The cottage was clean and the area was relaxing. The neighbors were friendly and very welcoming to out of towners:) I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Kid friendly with lots to do there and nearby

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a low key, kid friendly vacation for our family with 3 and 6 year old boys and that's what we had. They had so much fun playing in the sand pile and catching crawfish with their net. The swimming area is the nicest I've ever seen on a lake - shallow and sandy and the bigger than I would have ever imagined! The fire pit was nice and big with benches and plenty of dry wood to use.

The cabin was extremely clean, comfortable beds and fully stocked kitchen. We had fun watching some of the kid friendly movies and eating popcorn and my 6 year old was introduced and fell in love with yatzee, which was also in the game inventory. The only tiny inconvenience was that there isn't a bath, but they did fine with the shower.

It was a short 30 minute drive to mackinaw so we spent a day there and also took the 20 minute drive to petosky one day that it rained and visited an indoor bouncehouse called busy bodies, which the boys loved too.

My sons didn't want to leave after our week - we had to promise we would come back again :) thank you for a wonderful first family vacation! Your cabin is so nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated light & lovely

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treverse City

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is adorable and the perfect getaway! Nicely decorated and well stocked.

Most relaxing vacation ever. Hope to have the opportunity to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at our cottage. Thanks for taking such care of it. We hope you will be able to plan a return visit.
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Perfectly situated cozy cottage on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully cozy cottage right on a big beautiful lake. The cottage was extremely clean and had all the necessary amenities. It would even be the perfect place for someone to stay just to "get away from it all"! In fact, I plan on returning by myself next summer to do just that...

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gary H.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is 2nd to none, I've been in a lot in 66 years, has it all plus the best owners you could ever rent from, but don't take my word and do not waist time looking.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Pellston Airport

Our cottage is located on the Inland Waterway providing over 45 miles of connected rivers and lakes with some of the best walleye fishing around. You can literally boat from the cabin to Lake Huron via Burt Lake - Indian River - Mullet Lake - Cheboygan River. There is an annual fishing contest put on through the Indian River Chamber every May. Call 231-238-0970 for Dates and Details :)


Rates & Availability

Burt Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 5 2018 - May 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
June 2018
May 27 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2018
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

We ask for $200.00 to hold your week. We also require an additional $100.00 to be held as a security deposit which is returned after the check out procedure is completed and satisfactory.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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