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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 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Lake Front 4 Bedroom,2 Bath, Full Loft, And Bonus Game Room

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About Matthew

We are from southeast Michigan. I am a teacher and my hubby is an electrician. We have 2 beautiful little girls ages 1 and 5. 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 Northern Michigan

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Lake Front Cottage Right Across Street ORV And Snowmobile (Blue Bear trail)
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Very comfortable and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here. There was plenty of room to accommodate our needs and the pool table was a hit. There was plenty of room for parking which worked well for trailers. The lake was excellent for ice fishing. Definitely one our favorite places we have had our annual trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at this rental was amazing. The owners were very easy to work with and responded very quickly. The rental was equipped with many toys for the kids, a dock for our boat, games for the family, and very well furnished overall. The home was very clean and recently remodeled. The home was very comfortable, a great setup, and lots of room. Would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect swimming

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed ourselves so much at your cottage. the water was clear., warm and perfect. We had 5 adults and 1 child. The beach was perfect. The kitchen/living room was perfect for eating and gathering. I would suggest a few more frying pans be added to the kitchen and a better fan for upstairs where it can get stuffy. Other than that we will definitely be back. the hosts were quick to respond and to work with us. thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, roomy northern lake house

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental. It was what we were told to expect and more. Everything we needed was there - kitchen supplies, sand toys, games, extra bedding, etc. Even a pool table! The owners were quick to respond to all my questions before the trip, and easy to work with. The lake - a large, picturesque northern lake. It's surrounded by trees and cabins, and was very peaceful. Even being an all sports lake, it was fairly quiet, and not crowded. The lake wasn't a great fishing lake for us, we only caught a few small trout while we were there. However, it was super clear and clean, and warm, and was wonderful for swimming! We had a bunch of young children with us, and this rental was fabulous for it. Going out the back door, there was about 10 feet of grass, then one step down to the beach and dock. There are large trees in the grass, so there was plenty of shade if you needed it. The lake right behind the house is shallow for quite a ways out. The children could splash in shallow water, and jump off the end of the dock and then stand up (about to my average height 4 year old's chest while we were there). There is only one house between this rental and the boat launch, we went over there to skip rocks and explore the woods. Indoors, there was plenty of room for all of us. We had 15 total at one point, just brought air mattresses. No air conditioning, but it wasn't a problem at all with fans going. The breeze coming off the lake kept it cool. To clarify the loft - it's not open looking down over the living room - there's a door at the bottom of the stairs going up. It was one giant room over the whole house, with a bedroom you get to by going through the large room. And to clarify the location - even though the address is on Starvation Lake Road, you have to turn just before/after the bar onto Kirby to get to it. This place was wonderful, wonderful. We will be returning. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family getaway and this place had all the comforts of home. We had a family of 7 adults and 6 small children under the ages of 8, and this place was able to accomadate us all. The sandy beach and shallow shoreline made it possible for the kids to have a GREAT time. Definately a place worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Matt and I acquired the properties just 2 1/2 years ago. We continue to update and add more comforts of home. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We greatly appreciate your business!
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Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Starvation Lake. We get together as a family every Memorial Day weekend and have stayed at a lot of different places but this is our favorite. It was a total get away. The beach is very nice and the home had enough room for everyone. We had nine people and didn't even use the upstairs beds. We usually go to a different place every year but this is somewhere we would like to come back to. Matt and Jolie were very nice and helpful. We even got a chance to meet them.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are so glad to hear you had a nice relaxing time. It was nice to have met you all. We would love to have you back! We will have a pool table in the game room for your next stay and more updates! Thank you for choosing us, we appreciate your business. Matt and Joli
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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

Mancelona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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