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Mancelona, MI, USA
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

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.


owner/property manager

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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 Blue Lake

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.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • updated 2014

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Watch the sunrise from you private deck
          • Lakefront
            Enjoy your own private dock and swim pad, when you can enjoy one of the cleanest clearest lakes for the cost of a nights stay in a hotel room


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    drive right to house no long walks
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Toys


                                  • Boat
                                    New boat rental available Late may 2015 More to follow
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Golf
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Water Sports Gear


                                      • limited accessibility


                                          • autumn foliage
                                          • festivals
                                          • forests
                                          • museums
                                          • water parks
                                          • winery tours

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • bird watching
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • freshwater fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • skiing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • water skiing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: Noon

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        34 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Perfect spot to detach a bit.

                                                        Alex B.

                                                        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.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        We appreciate the kind words, glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks you for your stay

                                                        The Szydlowskis


                                                        Jessica G.

                                                        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.

                                                        Cute cottage

                                                        Fran B.

                                                        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!!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Glad you enjoyed your stay!

                                                        Great place to stay with family

                                                        Kevin G.

                                                        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.

                                                        A perfect winter getaway

                                                        josh m.

                                                        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!

                                                        Awesome setting!

                                                        Dennis M.barrington, IL

                                                        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!

                                                        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!



                                                        Mancelona, MI, USA

                                                        Jordan river valley, deadmans hill and federal fish hatchery is 20 minutes away. Visit traverse city or Petoskey in less than 45 minutes. Wine tours and some of the best craft beers can be enjoyed from the deck or your fire pit most days of the week.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Pet Fee
                                                        Damage Deposit

                                                        A 25% 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. Monthly rates subject to utility fee

                                                        34 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.8/5
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                                                        Property # 3776165