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Updated Burt Lake Family Cottage

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Brutus Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms , 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our cottage has been remodeled! We have taken out a wall to open a lovely great room overlooking the lake. A brand new IKEA kitchen and an additional half-bath has been added.

Experience an old fashioned family cottage vacation. Relax and enjoy an 1100 sq.ft. cottage in a private wooded setting with over 100' of lakefront on one of Northern Michigan's largest lakes.

Sit on the patio overlooking the lawn running down to the natural lakefront.

Explore beautiful Burt Lake with with its 35 miles of shoreline. Burt Lake is part the Inland Waterway, Michigan's longest chain of rivers and lakes more than 40 miles long. Located on Burt Lake's west shore, the Maple Bay boat ramp is close by.

Swim off the dock in a shallow sandy bottomed lake. The lake is perfect for waterskiing and tubing. Kayaking and canoeing are ideal right from shore.

Colonial Point and Cheboygan Nature Preserves are close by for hiking or snowshoeing.

For golfers the area of northern Michigan has 18 spectacular courses. Golf Magazine has called the area #2 in the entire country for concentrated golf quality.

It is a twenty minute drive to downhill Boyne Highlands and Nub's Knob.

This location is within 30 minutes of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw City and the ferries to Mackinac Island. Enjoy shopping restaurants, movies, and local theater.

The delightful cottage amenities:

bedroom one with a queen bed

bedroom two with a full/single bunk

daybed with twin trundle in the sunroom

all linens except beach towels

outfitted kitchen

private dock with a lift and one additional mooring

Keywords: Cabin, house, get away,

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

Geoffrey or Barbara Engel
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2016
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About Geoffrey or Barbara Engel

We live in California, but I grew up in Michigan. Every year we escape with our family to our wonderful secret place, Burt Lake.

Geoffrey or Barbara Engel purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Geoffrey or Barbara Engel chose Northern Michigan

My parents lived near Burt Lake for 40 years and it is my perfect place for relaxation. We hope to live here part time in a few years.

What makes this cottage unique

For runners the 5 mile Indian Trail Road loop is a great route.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Updated Burt Lake Family Cottage
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time staying here. We love it. The house is clean and nicely furnished. The view is magnificent. We love the sunrise over the lake each morning. We look forward to our week on Burt Lake every year. We highly recommend this home and the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

House and property were fantastic. Great location on the lake for boating, swiming, or just enjoying the view. Owners were professional and great to work with. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing Get-a-away

  • 5 of 5

This is just what the doctor ordered. Beautiful and serene! Direct Burt Lakefront cottage, beautifully taken care of and recently remodeled. Everything was in wonderful shape, and so many extras! Kitchen was stocked with just about anything you could ever need. Back patio was a great place to either sip coffee in the morning, or wind down with a nice little fire in the evening. The mooring off the end of the dock worked perfect for our boat we brought over from where we keep it in Indian River. We can't highly praise this place enough. The owners are wonderful, and will make sure that everything is in order and taken care of.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at this home. The home is well taken care of, clean and up to date. We had all that we needed while staying here. The owners even called on our check in day to make sure we had all that we needed!! How awesome is that!? The view from the sun room was to die for. The only bad thing was the ikea kitchen was nice my husband wouldn't stop talking about how much he liked it!! Haha! Thanks so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Lake View!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, updated cottage on Burt Lake with a gorgeous lake view. The kitchen/bathrooms were the best equipped of any place we have ever rented and it was very nice to have a garage in which to park our car and bikes. We used it as a base camp for exploring Northern Michigan and it was great to come back to it at the end of a long day. We will rent again if we are ever back in this vicinity!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our cottage. Hope to have you up again. Have a great season!
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Home was perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

The home was all it was described to be. Clean, comfortable, spacious. Everything we needed and more was provided. Wonderful view of the lake. We would certainly recommend this rental and gladly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston PLN
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Brutus Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Brutus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Brand new bathroom!
  • Remodeled full bath and brand new half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double/single bunk bed.
    Great room - 2 twin/ single , Twin day bed.
  • Queen size Beds (1) In bedroom one Bunk- Double/Single in bedroom 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The inside is all freshly painted. New Floors!

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