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Lakefront cabin with guest house--sleeps 8-12; 10 private acres

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Shallow, sandy swimming beach on Trout Lake. Paddle-boat and canoe included!

Hidden Paradise-Trout Lake

Sleeps: 8

2 cabins~Main Cabin & Guest Cabin

Bedrooms: 2 bedrooms

Bathrooms: 2


*10 private acres

Enjoy this beautiful log cabin with your family this spring, summer or fall. Feel like you are a truly a part of nature with the panoramic view of nature with 3 huge windows facing the outside landscaping. There are not any curtains in the living room, so you have a full view of the the beauty that surrounds you. All the nature surrounding the Upper Peninsula has to offer is yours to explore. Take the easy private 200 foot walk down the trail to the beach. You can see the water- beach through the trees. Relax on your own private, sandy beach as you watch the kids swim and soak in the feeling of being Up North.

It is wonderful to be able to walk almost 100ft out into Trout Lake and you are still only adult-waist deep! There is a slow, shallow sandy bottom. It takes "almost the length of football field" to get adult-chest high in the lake.

Hidden Paradise Trout Lake is an ideal middle ground to explore the sites of the Central and Eastern Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point are easy day trips. Located only 30 miles from the Mackinac Bridge.

~2 separate cottages. *One is the main cabin. The main cabin is a real log cabin with great views from expansive picture windows in all rooms, including master bedroom and bath. Everyone can spread out and relax in the huge living room with a majestic fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating. The living room is free from curtains so you can fully enjoy being surrounded by nature. There are curtains in the bedrooms and bathroom.

The other cabin is the guest cabin. The guest cabin sleeps 4 and has 1 bathroom. It is ideal for adult children, in-laws or another small family traveling with you. *We do not rent the 2 cabins separately.

~10 private acres. Paddle boat and canoe included. Large windows. Perfect for a nature-loving family.

~3 fire-pits: They are located beachfront with cooking grate, front patio and behind the guest cabin. There is also a patio table, chairs and a paddle boat and canoe for you to use.

Bedroom & Bathroom Arrangements

Main Cabin - Bedroom #1: 1 queen-size bed

Main Cabin - Bedroom #2: 2 sets of twin-size bunk beds, so 4 twin beds total

Guest Cabin - 1 Bedroom: 1 queen-size bed.

*Additional sleeping arrangements: 1 sleeper sofa /futon , Queen-size Murphy Bed (bed folds out of wall) and 1 full-size sleeper sofa.


Main Cabin:1 bathroom (toilet, shower, sink)

Guest Cabin: 1 bathroom (toilet, shower, sink)

Local Attractions Tahquamenon Falls: 40 min. Whitefish Point: 40 min. Oswald's Bear Ranch: 50 min Mystery Spot: 30 min. Castle Rock: 30 min. Soo Locks: 60 min. Pictured Rocks: 2 Hours.

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

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Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• Hours: 7AM-11PM

• 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

Quiet, private cottage with a fun sandy beach-- great for the whole family to truly get away and relax! There is so much room here-10 acres! Great spot for families to vacation together.

What makes this cabin unique

Invite additional family members, allow your teens to have their space, your in-laws or adult children to enjoy the additional small cabin on the property.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Lakefront cabin with guest house--sleeps 8-12; 10 private acres
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

perfect in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was everything we could have asked for and more!!! We've rented properties before but not as well equipped as this one. Anything we may have forgotten at home, they had it. We created so many family memories. It gave us all the convenience of home yet still felt like we were camping. And all the views of the stars at night was amazing. Everything was well kept and clean. All the attractions are within a descent driving range. There was so much for the kids to explore right in the yard. We will most definitely rent again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a Hidden Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband& I stayed here with our six kids who range in ages from 9 to 17. We found the accommodations perfectly comfortable spacious and restful! The patio outside was great for just hanging out and having fires. The living room had enough seating for all of us and more. The water was very cool but we spent a lot of time playing in it and swimming. We truly enjoyed our family vacation at hidden paradise and are anticipating going back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your family enjoyed the Hidden Paradise cottage, it is so nice to hear you were able to relax and enjoy everything the cottage has to offer. We would love to have your family back next year!! Sincerely, Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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Linda from Grand Ledge,Mi

  • 5 of 5

What a Great week. Family vacation Myself, 3 son's and wives and 4 grandkids.

We toured the Soo, Falls,Pictured Rocks, Oswald bear Ranch, Garlyn Zoo.

The kids had a blast. Done some fishing and boating between the canoe, paddle boat and my little fishing boat we could all be on the water.

The mosquitoes were only bothersome just before dark. We had a campfire everynight.

Grilled out Everyone enjoyed themselves. Would come again.

Thanks for a Great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We all (12 people) enjoyed our stay at Hidden Paradise, Trout Lake MI. July 11 - 18 2015

There are a few things I would like to suggest. The mosquitoes were so out of control that it made enjoying the beach and outside difficult at best. I would recommend that the rental company or Landlord invest in industrial fogging machines or have the grounds professionally treated. I understand that there is a major bat problem and the MDNR is working on the issue and there are few if any bats however this is not the landlord's fault. The property is big enough to discreetly install bat boxes with hopes that they would draw in bats. Bats eat mosquitoes and i believe would drastically cut down the population with minimal investment.

The second smaller cabin also needs closer attention made to pest/bug control inside. A lot of spiders, earwigs etc.

The third thing was there are no curtains on the windows. When the sun comes up you get up because of the sunlight.

Over all i would recommend staying here for the rustic charm the place has and the solitude and tranquility the Eastern UP has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Hidden Paradise, Trout Lake! I'm sorry to hear about your experience with the mosquitoes. We've looked into industrial fogging machines and it is cost-prohibitive for the 4 hour window that it would provide to eliminate the bugs--provided the wind didn't shift direction. Plus, many of our guests express concerns about the chemicals, so I look forward to finding a helpful solution. We haven't had any reports of a bat issues at the cottage. Bat houses are a great idea. Thank you. Thank you for letting us know that we need to use our non-toxic spray (peppermint oil) again in the 2nd cottage. If we would have known about these issues during your stay, we would have sent someone over immediately to remedy this concern. I will let the owner know of your recommendation of curtains. I know the owner's family loves the clean view of the beautiful surroundings. Still, I understand that it can be uncomfortable being awakened by the sunlight when you'd like to sleep in on vacation. Thank you for being such conscientious guests. We hope to have you back again in the future. Sincerely, Cara
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We really enjoyed ourselves during our 4 day stay.

  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful place to stay, it was clean and well maintained. We loved the views from any direction and thought it was quite a unique building. The only draw back was the mosquitoes, outdoors was impossible to enjoy and a lot inside too, the only problem we encountered. Yes we would recommend it and also to go back ourselves. The sheets of instructions on the table were a big help too.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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iga trout lake
"The closest place for ice cream!"
The Buckhorn Inn
Tahquamenon Falls
Soo Junction
"Great way to feel like you've explored the U.P. in a day. While it is a very simple and laid..."
Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Sault Saint Marie
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Buckhorn Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Mackinac Island- St. Ignace
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Newberry Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Soo Junction -to the Tahquamenon Falls
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Buckhorn Inn or McGowens
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
about 300 feet out your front door
Car: necessary

Close to many tourist attractions!

Tahquamenon Falls~ 40 min.

Whitefish Point~ 40 min.

Oswalds Bear Ranch~50 min

The Mystery Spot~30 min.

Castle Rock~30 min.

Soo Locks~60 min.

Pictured Rocks~2 Hours


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Trout Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Cabin - toilet , shower
    Guest Cabin - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Cabin - 1 queen
    Main Cabin - 1 twin/ single , 2 sets of twin-size bunk beds, so 4 twin beds total
    Guest Cabin - 1 queen
  • *Additional sleeping arrangements: 1 sleeper sofa/futon, queen size murphy bed (bed folds out of wall) and 1 full-size sleeper sofa
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
*There is a cell phone amplifier and antenna inside the main cottage so your cell phones should work here :) *Tents and campers welcome here.

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