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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

PRIVATE SETTING Steps from lake and trail, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8 to 10

STAY ON THE QUIETSIDE, Clean updated fully furnished cottage, fresh bedding and linens, all the amenities needed for a great winter 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. Don't forget your trail permit.

-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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Northern Michigan

We have enjoyed a lifetime in less than 7 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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


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average rating of 4.806452 based on 41 reviews

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: Mar 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: Feb 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: Dec 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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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

I'm from MI but have been living in SoCal for many years & I ended up being the one in charge to find a rental , so myself,my mom, brother & his wife plus 2 dogs could go up north for a long weekend during my recent visit :) Well I ended up picking the perfect place ! The cottage is cute & clean and the owner was great as I hadn't been up north in decades and had a lot of questions,) But the lake , the lake is what I'll never forget !! It was so clean & like glass that the clouds reflected in the water :) It was breathtaking! We brought 2 kayaks & used the canoe & it was the perfect lake to do that on ! We had bonfires every night & grilled our dinner to eat outside on the picnic table overlooking the lake . I hope to go back here again ! One tip , try to bring everything you might need with you as there's a cute lil store about 2 miles away that made me feel like I went back in time , they happened to have 1 of everything I needed :) But you'd probably spend an hr & a half going to the closest large grocery store. This lake is a hidden gem in Michigan:)

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage, great lake!

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage and great lake! We really enjoyed the canoe, the firepit and the stars at night were beautiful! We had a great time and plenty of room for the family. The dogs had fun too!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourself, Thank you for your stay!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house on Homeaway and we couldn't be more happy. The place was exactly as described and comfortably fit the 8 of us. We spent majority of our time out by the lake during the day and by the fire pit at night. The water was warm enough to swim in it even if it was somewhat chilly out. Fishing was great; we caught about 10 fish and although they weren't too big and we had to let them go, it was still very satisfying. The canoe was great. No one had ever been on a canoe so that was a great experience for all of us. One of the days it rained for a bit so we stayed in and played board games and started the 1,000 piece puzzle. Anyways, we're all hoping to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had fun, look forward to your return in 2017.
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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

Mancelona Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75

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.GPS

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.
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