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In the SNOW BELT!!!Ride out the driveway and Your at the trailhead!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Large Fireplace

Rates include rental and cleaning fee and use of kayaks (with equipment rental agreement signed and dated).

Cozy cottage, with three bedrooms and 1 full bath and laundry. Enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and swimming, perfect for little ones since it is shallow near the beach.

Large stone fireplace on cold fall/winter nights or the sandy beach in the summer and the beautiful colors in the fall.

1 bedroom with double bed and dresser

2nd bedroom with double bed and dresser

3rd bedroom has 2 twin beds and dresser

Newly renovated

The cottage is equiped with basic needs. Cable TV, Wifi, washer/dryer, coffee pot, dishes, cooking ware, grill, all your bedding needs.

More Details


Mancelona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower head is lower than regular bath size
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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In the SNOW BELT!!!Ride out the driveway and Your at the trailhead!!!!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

We had a great time. Great sandy beach, cute cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was remodeled. Great job!! Great location on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the awesome review! We worked hard getting it remodeled for the 2017 summer season! Glad you enjoyed your vacation stay! Please look us up for fall colors or winter activities, we are only 20 min from sledding and skiing!
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Great time again up at Starvation Lake!! New renovations are nice

  • 4 of 5

Great cozy cottage. Second year at this place, now newly renovated. A few additions to the interior would make things a bit easier (cabinet pulls, storage in kitchen for non refrigerated items, a few additional kitchen wares e.g. toaster, bakeware, small cardtable for games on rainy days.) Upper deck was not accessible this year and was disappointed about that. Also no shared dock available but beach is fantastic. Owners readily responded to questions while I was there. Great time was had by all. We LOVE this place 😎

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the suggestions. We just totally remodeled the whole main floor and we're unable to finish a few items. We will be sure to do these items in the off seasons. We look forward to having you as our guest in the future! Best regards, Matt and Joli
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Kid friendly!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I loved the beach, the shallow sandy bottom, and how we could simply walk right out the door to get to it. The orv trails were a blast to go to and ride the four wheeler on. We liked fishing and tubing and kayaking on the lake. We were one of the very few put there. The space was comfortable and very nice appliances and rooms. We were disappointed we didn't have a place to dock our boat, but accommodated by simply pulling it up on the sand and putting the anchor out. The big cabin next door was close, but that worked out for us because they had children too and were very friendly! A great way to meet new friends! Thank you for sharing your place with us. We ALL enjoyed the vacation, and there was a Mom, dad, 19 year old girl, 13 year old boy, and 10 year girl to accommodate for.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place For A Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for my husband and I. It is right on the water with a sand beach and sandy shallow area of water. The lake is just right for kayaking - I went two times a day and you could go around the entire lake. The cottage was clean and updated. If you are an ORV person there are trails right across the street. If you like to hike the North Country Trail is also right there and you can take it to Sand Lake for a nice 2 hours hike. Very close to Mancelona - and not a bad distance from Bellaire - about 30 minutes - and Shorts Brewery. Great cable TV and WiFi. You may want to bring some comfy chairs for lounging on the beach as the only chairs there were not very comfortable but other than that it was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely perfect. It sits on an all sports lake and has a private drive and private beach. ORV/Snowmobile trails are at the top of the driveway. Hideaway Bar & Grill within walking distance. The house itself provides all the amenities you need. One early morning I sat outside on the beach with a coffee in my hands and my toes in the sand. I watched a Loon bathe and feed in the still water just 30 feet in front of me. She was beautiful, I had never seen one so close before. I would absolutely rent this pace again. No question.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake and beach were beautiful and great for the kids.

  • 4 of 5

The lake was a beautiful lake! The beach right in front of the cottage was awesome for kids as was the nice sandy bottom in the water. The cottage was definitely small (as expected) but wasn't a problem as we had great weather so it was just a place to sleep and eat. There were a few utensils that weren't

In the kitchen such as grilling utensils (tongues, cleaning brush, etc.). Overall the stay was great and Matthew was very easy to deal with and made sure we got there and settled in etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! I apologize for the grill utensils as we had a complete set there allocated and we where unaware they were missing. We will be sure to get a new set. We greatly appreciate your business! We hope you choose us for future stays!
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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Why Matthew chose Mancelona

We have a cottage on the lake and have made so many fond memories. We know that you and your family and friends will do the same.

What makes this cottage unique

Starvation Lake is an amazing place to vacation. You are so close to other neighboring Michigan attractions. There is something for everyone. Swimming, ORV trails, hiking, kayaking, boating, great fishing. Restraunt and Little country store within walking distance.


Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
Hide Away Bar and Grill walking distance
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Shirleys downtown Mancelona
Nearest Ski
28 Miles
Boyne City

ORV and snowmobile trails located right across the street. Horseback riding with in 15 minutes. Starvation Lake has beautiful sandy bottom beach. Public launch so bring your water toys kayaks, canoes, boat, jetski etc.

One of the best fishing holes is right out in front of the cottage.

Nearest town is Mancelona and only a 10 min drive. You will find a full grocery store, bank, coin laundry, restraunts.

Hideaway Bar and Grill and the Little Corner store are within walking distance.

Travese City 37 miles

Boyne City 28

Petosky 38 miles

Alden 12 miles

Torch Lake 13 miles

Mackinaw 82 miles

Sleeping Bear Dunes 60 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

You mail in $250.00 deposit that is refundable within two weeks after reservation. Once check is received the deposit holds and books your reservation.
Matthew Jones
1243 Lincoln
Wyandotte Mi 48192

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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