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Cozy cabin with private boat dock on Indian Lake

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Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Manistique Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Directly facing Indian Lake with a private dock, new deck - directly on the lake

An ideal place to get away as a couple or small family. This cabin is a pleasant and relaxing vacation spot. We are located in Manistique, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Located along Indian Lake, which is 8400 acre Spring fed lake. This area is great for swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, fishing, hunting and sight seeing. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy water sports and boating. Then, spend the evening having a tasty barbeque and a soothing bonfire. There is a front and back screened in porch with chairs so that you can enjoy being outside in the fresh air! This cabin provides a kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, fridge and a gas stove. The bathroom includes a shower, sink and toilet. Artesian well water.

Feel free to bring your own boat and use the community dock or your own private dock for Cabin #5. A new deck and boardwalk have just been added to the dock. Easy access to launching your boat is best at the state park nearby (1/2 mile from the Lodge and a $4.50 per vehicle if you do not have a State sticker in your window.) Due to the high winds, we do recommend pulling your boat nightly.

This cabin is an open concept design. There is 1 queen bed and 1 full size bed, 1 sofa sleeper (pull-out bed). We also provide bed linens. Please bring your own towels.

The sandy swimming beach is about 50 feet- just 1 cabin from the beach/ community grilling area.There is a small children's play here with a swing-set and plenty of room for outdoor children's games.


This cabin is an open concept design, it's one big room with the following:

*1 queen bed

*1 full size bed

*1 sofa sleeper (pull-out bed)


Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course: A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.

Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 2 hours away.

*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 2 hours away.

*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

Beautiful location on Indian Lake. Love the open-concept of the cabin. It's simple, yet has everything you need.

What makes this cabin unique

*Private boat dock located right outside of your cabin.

*Screened in porch

*Deck/patio facing the lake

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved the weekend getaway here celebrating 9 years together (3 years married). It was perfectly quiet and peaceful-yet close enough to a little bit of "U.P. Night Life"

Thank you so much for letting us use your cozy place for the weekend! It couldn't have been more perfect for us.

*entry from our guestbook
Sep 2015
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Cozy cabin with private boat dock on Indian Lake
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 7 reviews

2 days is too long

  • 1 of 5

Looks roomy but isn't, no privacy, some of electrical outlets were not working, floor is uneven, 2 front doors had hooks no locking device, pilot light kept going out on stove, couch and bedding were damp, besides the spiders a mouse and the dead seagull up on the lawn it wasn't that bad!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property is not very nice, needs to be torn down.

  • 5 of 5

The little cabin's wifi didn't work, so we went across the street and stayed in the lodge! The original cabin wasn't very nice! Kinda needs to be torn down.

The lodge was wonderful! Lots of room and all the amenities you could ask for! Freshwater took care of us right away! Next time I will spend a little more and get a nicer cabin! The lodge is old, but well kept! So our stay was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This cabin has always been advertised in a way that properly describes its essence. It is a cabin. While the cabin is not luxury, I feet it is an extreme statement to say that it needs to be torn down. The description and the rates directly reflect that it is a waterfront cabin, a step up from camping. Actually, the fact that it is perched directly on the water is a huge bonus for the budget price. Due to your experience with the low WI-fi signal, we removed that amenity as an option for our future guests. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your needs with the larger cabin with a stronger WI-fi signal at no additional cost. I'm pleased we were able to assist you immediately when you called to express your displeasure at your original choice. Sincerely, Cara
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Indian lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

what an enjoyable time staying at the cabin. Every morn I sat on the porch having my coffee and would watch the family of ducks go by. It was so nice being by the water. and I really enjoyed staying in the cabin. It was very comfortable and nice to be right on the lake. It brought up memories when I grew up in the area. I would stay there again if I ever get the chance.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate having great guests who love the simplicity of this classic cabin. We look forward to having you back in the future! Sincerely, Cara
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Delta County Airport (Escanaba)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
3 Mile Supper Club
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Amtrak Station (Escanaba)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Haywire Restaurant in Manistique
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
3 Mile Supper Club
Nearest Beach
50 feet- Just 1 cabin over from the sandy beach
Car: necessary


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Manistique Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio/Open-concept design - 1 queen , 1 double , ~also one sleeper-sofa
  • a studio cabin-- just one room for the bedroom, living room and kitchen. 2 beds- 1 queen-size, 1 full-size and 1 twin size pull-out loveseat
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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