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Geoffrey or Barbara Engel

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Updated Burt Lake Family Cottage

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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 12 traveler reviews

Updated Burt Lake Family Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

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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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great family vacation! Absolutely beautiful! The view was amazing and we loved having bonfire every night. We will be booking this house every summer for years to come! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a long weekend at this home and it was fantastic! The house had everything we needed and was clean & comfortable. The remodeling work that was done is top notch - we really enjoyed the open kitchen and remodeled full bath. You cannot beat the view of the lake! The location was great - easy & quick trip to Mackinaw. Overall it was everything the property description promised & more. You can tell that the property owners take great care to provide the best rental experience. We've rented quite a few homes and this is easily one of the best experiences we've had. Thank you Barb!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. Barb
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A Cottage, NOT!

  • 5 of 5

My idea of a cottage is an old, musky and well-worn place, where you have to listen to a squeaky old screen door that doesn't quite close. Where mosquitos follow you indoors and outdoors. This is anything but a cottage. It is a private get-away. A retreat. A place where you can watch the sunrise, skip stones and have a private campfire.

We used this as our base, which is only 20 minutes from the "Mighty Mac." While there we visited the Soo Locks, Tahquamenon Falls, Sleepy Bear Dunes, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island. The only reason we would not recommend this place is because we want to go next year and don't want the competition.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, perfect, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly cannot believe there were any negative reviews of this property. Every room in this cottage has been re-done and it far exceeded our expectations. The great room/kitchen area is wonderful, with beautiful windows overlooking the picture-perfect lake. The lake is beautiful, albeit choppy on a windy day, and the water is clear. While there isn't a beach on the property, the water is very shallow off the end of the dock, which made it a perfect swimming spot for my 6 year old. (The Burt Lake State Park also offers a great sandy beach and is only a 20 min boat ride away.) We enjoyed boating every day on Burt Lake and the Indian River, as well as biking on the tree lined street running along the lake. The property was VERY clean and well-maintained and we had everything we needed to make our stay fun and enjoyable! Watch out for the friendly resident chipmunk, though, he made off and up a tree with 3/4ths of a chocolate bar we were hoping to use for s'mores...the little bugger! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston PLN
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Burt Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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spring 2016
May 1 2016 - Jun 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Non-refundable cleaning $130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan 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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