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Lake Front Cottage Right Across Street ORV And Snowmobile (Blue Bear trail)

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Lake Front 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 huge loft bedroom, and Bonus Game Room

Ride right out the driveway to the trails!

Rates include rental and cleaning fee and use of kayaks (with equipment rental agreement signed and dated). Seperate game room with pool table!

Newly remodeled and fully furnished Lake front cottage with boat dock for your water toys! Walk right out to beach, no high stairways to climb down.

Right across the street from Blue Bear ORV trails bring your SLEDS, ATVS etc. Plenty of parking and room for all your toys.

The Lil Country story has many conveniences to include GAS and Hideaway Bar and Grill are within walking distance.

Wonderful relaxing atmosphere, great family, multi-family, or large group vacation rental.

1st bedroom- with queen

2nd bedroom- with queen

3rd bedroom - with 2 bunkbeds

Upstairs includes separate 1 bedroom with 2 twins and loft area with Queen bed.

Large fireplace

Full laundry and bonus room

Nice deck to relax and BBQ

Fire pit

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Matthew

We are from southeast Michigan. I am a teacher and my hubby is a local 58 Electrician. We have 2 beautiful little girls ages 4 and 8. We have a cottage on Starvation Lake and have made so many fond memories. Our family and friends have rented these rental cottages in the past. We are now the new proud owners and look forward to offering other families the opportunity to come and build their own family memories.

Matthew purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Matthew chose Mancelona

We are the new proud owners and can't wait for you and your family to build fond memories on Starvation Lake. Right out in front of the cottages is one of the best fishing holes on the lake! The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass and many pan fish. All sports lake, so bring your water toys. The beach is beautiful and lake has a nice sandy bottom.

We proud ourselves in having a very clean cottage with all your families needs.

What makes this cottage unique

The property is one of the only areas on the lake you can conveniently walk right onto the beach, no long stairs to climb up and down. The lake is clear with a sandy bottom. Enjoy the wild life to include loons, deer, fox and occasionally eagles. If you like to walk, you can walk the perimeter of the lake approximately 3 miles or walk the road around the lake and it is approximately 5 miles. HUNTERS, State property begins right out the driveway.


Mancelona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Up stairs bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Huge Loft
  • Upstairs loft is very spacious, Bring additional air mattresses if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Lake Front Cottage Right Across Street ORV And Snowmobile (Blue Bear trail)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

It was a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us stayed there to snowmobile. There was plenty of room and the house had everything you would need. You can ride in any direction right from the house. I would definitely go back. I would love to see the lake in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value and we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

My buddies and I come up to ride the ORV trails every year - this was the first time we stayed at this property. There was plenty of parking for everyone and great access to the trail system. We had all the room we needed inside, and we enjoyed the lake view as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chuck, You all were great guest! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! See you again soon....
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San Francisco CA

Perfect vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at your cottage, thank you for sharing your home!!

This was the perfect place for our big group of 10 adults. Lots of space to spread out, everyone had a bed, love that there were two bathrooms. The cottage is super spacious and clean, and had everything we needed in the kitchen. There were tons of towels and the laundry machines are big & nice. The yard is pretty & clean and the lake is beautiful! The position of the cottage is perfect for maximizing time in the sun (when it decides to come out, haha!) We absolutely LOVED the game room -- since the weather didn't exactly cooperate with us for a beachy week, we ended up spending a lot of time playing pool & darts... it was SO nice to have that fun option!!

We did not want to leave & would DEFINITELY come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! We hope you look us up for future stays! We continue to add and update to make our guest feel at home!
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Perfect as usual

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd year at the cottage. Love it every time!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are constantly updating to make our guest feel comfortable and enjoy their stay!
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Great place for family get away!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage before and always enjoy our stay. It might not have the best wifi, but we always have the best of laughs and memories. The lake is great for boating, swimming and fishing. The location is centrally located for trips to Traverse, Charlevoix or Boyne. We always enjoy our stay and will be back another time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hideaway bar and grill
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Shanty Creek

Best fishing spot is right In front of cottage, ORV and snowmobile trails rigth across the street. Shanty Creek skiing or snow tubing 25 minutes, Horseback riding with in 15 minutes. Kayaking, tubing and canoeing within 20 minutes. 10 minutes to Mancelona. Centrally located to visit Traversity, Petosky, Mackinaw, Bellaire.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75

Pets require a $50.00 per approved pet.
Maximum occupancy is 12 people.
Upon arrival please take a few minutes to fill out the satisfaction survey and again before departure.
Thank you!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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