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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

PRIVATE SETTING Steps from lake and trails, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 to 1

STAY ON THE QUIETSIDE, Clean updated fully furnished cottage, fresh bedding and linens, all the amenities needed for a great all season family vacation. Plenty of space for your trailers and sleds, minutes from Shanty creek and The hideaway Bar come stay at quiet STARVATION LAKE.

Take a walk on quiet trails or bring your ATV's or bikes only 2 minutes from state trails, with hundreds of miles of groomed riding all year. Don't forget your trail permit.

In Winter stay in the heart of Ski and snowmobile country, some of the BEST and deepest lake effect snow in Michigan (check the weather reports as we have snow when many areas do not, including the UP). FISH some of the best Browns in the state.

-20 minutes from Manistee River canoe or kayak

-20 minutes to Shanty creek ski and golf

-35 minutes to Boyne mountain ski and golf, zip line water park in the winter

Try shopping or entertainment

-45 minutes to Petoskey

-45 minutes to Traverse city, wineries, restaurants

-25 minutes to turtle creek casino

Golf some of the best courses around

-30 minutes from black forest, treetops, shanty creek, Boyne.

Your home away from home all year, see why this is a hidden jem and will be a place you visit year after year. Great times all 4 seasons.

Enjoy our home for a quiet vacation away from the hustle and bustle of other areas on lake.

Located away from the boat launch and Hideaway bar. The southside of lake is the premier location for fishing and relaxing.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About owner/property manager

Family of 5, kids have grown, come enjoy the Quietside of Starvation Lake.

owner/property manager purchased this cottage in 1997

Why owner/property manager chose Mancelona

We have enjoyed a lifetime in less than 10 years here, kids have grown. Want to share our place with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Located ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE LAKE away from the hustle and noise of the boat launch and Hideaway bar. The Southside of lake is the premier location for fishing and relaxing.

Year round playground, spring, summer, fall and winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Its a great nice place and worked out great"
Jan 2015
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Mancelona Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • updated 2014
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7647057 based on 44 reviews

Perfect spot to detach a bit.

  • 5 of 5

1. Place was very clean..

2. The house had everything you could possibly need, plenty of dishes/pots/pans, soap, TP...even had in unit laundry.

3. Mark is very responsive, even offered us an early check in when we notified him that we were nearby.

4. Starvation Lake was suited for most uses...nice sandy bottom near the house for swimming, perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding, big enough for sport boats and pretty decent fishing too.

5. The fire pit is bananas.

6. The VHS collection is exceptional if you run into a washout.

Thanks to Mark and the family for a terrific stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind words, glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks you for your stay The Szydlowskis
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  • 3 of 5

The home was in ok shape upon arrival (mouse poop in beds, lightbulbs not working, large amount of cobwebs/spiders). Although what really got me was that after we left, I received a shaming text message from the owner about the "condition" we left the home as his cleaning lady was upset that there was dishes left in the sink and hair in the drain. Which confused me as in the contract it states that a cleaning company comes in after we leave and we paid additional amount due to having a dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage on a beautiful lake. Owner is very nice, easy to work with and answers emails quickly. We enjoyed swimming and canoeing in the lake, campfires, and BBQ's. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great place to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed here 3 times the last 2 years. We went in the winter for snowmobiling, and it was great! It has plenty of room for the 8 of us. The place is clean, cozy, in a great location and Mark, the owner is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3'rd year of family ice fishing camp. As usual, we found the cottage clean and well appointed with plenty of space for our group. We caught lots of fish, ate too much food, and had a really relaxing weekend. We love this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome setting!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 kids and dogs just spent the past four days here. The cabin was very comfortable, clean and had a great private setting on the lake. Mark was great to work with and made us feel right at home. We ate dinner two of the nights right down the road at Ed's Hideaway bar. Really an awesome off the beaten path pad!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Dennis, the weather has been unbelievable this year we had another 12 inches of snow last night, Thank you for your stay we looks forward to having you back soon! Mark
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Pizza Shoppe
"Hideaway Bar and grill located on Starvation lake, WIFI available 2315871052"
Palmer Road
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Shanty creek
Nearest Beach
on site
Car: recommended

Jordan river valley, deadmans hills and federal fish hatchery are not to miss.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates. This deposit is part of the rental fee not a damage deposit. if damages occur we will charge you for repairs or replacement. You specify on rental agreement how you would like to pay for damages should they occur. The balance of your rental fees must reach us no later than 1 week prior to you start date. winter rates subject to heating surcharge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.