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Charming lakefront cottage 20 minutes from Marquette!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Little Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WI-FI

Little Lake Cottage

SLEEPS: 8

BEDROOMS: 4

BATHROOMS: 2

*WATERFRONT

*SWIMMING LAKE

This charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. Enjoy the quiet surroundings as you are surrounded by woods, while perched next to the Little Lake waters. Trees surround 3 sides of the cottage, creating a very private buffer from the other cottages around the lake. Simplicity is key here. Enjoy the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with many of the comforts from home. The dishwasher and washer/dryer are wonderful, often unexpected treats in a cottage. Although rarely needed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we do not currently have air conditioning at the Little Lake Cottage, though we do have baseboard heat for those chilly spring and fall evenings. Generally, leaving the windows open to the cool lake breeze provides the comfort guests need, with the help of fans moving around air on the few days where the heat is uncomfortable.

Enjoy the inside fireplace on chilly evenings, and the outside fire pit on fun summer nights. We've had many talk about the fun they had swimming and the great fishing, from Perch to Walleye.

Expect to create many fun, family memories here at the cottage, while you take time to recharge. We hope you depart with a sense of a renewed spirit.

Bed layout:

Main Floor

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 2: (adjacent to the washer/dryer) twin bunk beds

Upstairs- 2nd Floor:

Bedroom 3: (water view) 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 4 : 2 twin beds

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Bathrooms:

Main Floor:

Main Floor Bathroom: sink, shower and toilet

Upstairs Bathroom: claw tub with shower + sink and toilet

Beach: While there isn't an official beach at the cottage, many claim the swimming is very good.

Bed layout:

Main Floor

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 2: (adjacent to the washer/dryer) twin bunk beds

Upstairs-2nd Floor:

Bedroom 3: (water view) 1 Queen bed

Bedroom 4 : 2 twin beds

Boats: We have 1 rowboat, 1 canoe and 1 kayak for your sole use during your stay.

Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. We do have a landline for local calls.

Dock: We do have a dock with 2 bumpers in front of the cottage. If you need to launch your trailered boat, you can do so. Check with the Brown's Store, about 1 mile from the cabin for details.

Firewood: We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage.

Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill!

Internet: Free Wi-Fi access. The speed seems to vary. At times, it seems to be hi-speed, at other times it appears to lag. It all depends on usage.

Kitchen Accessories:

Blender: Yes, a basic blender is present

Coffee maker: Yes, we have a basic coffee maker. At times, we have coffee filters and coffee, yet I would advise you to please bring your own.

Cooktop stove/oven: Yes. (Sorry, we don't have an icemaker at this time.)

Crockpot: Yes, a basic crockpot is present.

Pets: Yes, please let us know if you'd like to bring your pet.

Telephone: Yes, there is a landline at the cottage.

Towels/ Sheets: Yes, both sheets and towels are provided at the cottage.

TV/standard DVD player: There is a TV with a standard DVD (not Blu-Ray) player for your use in the living room. There may be a couple movies at the cottage, yet I would advise you to bring your own movies.

Swimming: The swimming has been reported to be very good at the cottage.

View: Incredible. An ideal private view, with trees on both sides with Little Lake right in front of you. You can only see other cottages off in the distance.

Water: As with all cottages in the Upper Peninsula, and even some parts of the larger cities, there is well water. While I personally enjoy the taste of well water, you are always welcome to bring your own bottled water if you are at all concerned.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Marquette: 20 minutes away

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away. (66 miles)

Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 2 hours 30 minutes away. (135 miles)

Mackinac Bridge: is approximately 3 hours 10 minutes away.(172 miles)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677

• reservations@freshwatervacationrentals.com

• http://www.freshwatervacationrentals.com

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 Michigan

This charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. Enjoy the quiet surroundings as you are surrounded by woods, while perched next to the Little Lake waters. Trees surround 3 sides of the cottage, creating a very private buffer from the other cottages around the lake. Simplicity is key here.

What makes this cottage unique

Only 20 minutes from Marquette is an ideal location!

The dishwasher and washer/dryer are wonderful, often unexpected treats in a cottage.

Enjoy the inside fireplace on chilly evenings, and the outside firepit on fun summer nights. We've had many talk about the fun they had swimming and the great fishing, from Perch to Walleye.

Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Charming lakefront cottage 20 minutes from Marquette!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
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Overall we were very pleased

  • 4 of 5

We were pleased with the cabins accomodations. Our party of 9 was comfortable. The directions to the cabin were incorrect and should be fixed. We found it, but not easily. There is an excellent swimming area right out front. However, access to it is difficult. A short ladder off the dock would fix this. Overall, We had a very relaxing and peaceful week. We hope to book again next year. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear that you and your family would like to return to the Little Lake Cottage in the future! I'm so sorry our directions were not accurate. We didn't realize it until we received your feedback. We have since corrected this mistake that was made when we transferred software. The tough part is that the GPS accuracy isn't clear either. As you know, once you find the place, it is super easy to get around the central part of the Upper Peninsula. I love your suggestion of the swimming ladder. I've passed that suggestion along to the owners. Sincerely, Cara
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5

Peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is wonderful! Ample room for the 7 of us on our mini vacation. The nights were still chilly when we stayed and the fireplace was perfect to sit around and relax. The weather was not very cooperative but we got in the lake anyway, very brisk but wonderful swimming none the less. The canoe and kayak were wonderful to have available to us. Overall a great stay and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is more like a home than a cottage! Its location is excellent. It's right on the lake, I enjoyed getting up early in the morning and having coffee while sitting on the deck and listening to the loons while basking in the sunlight. It is just far enough away to escaped the hectic pace of city life, but just a short drive away from everything Imaginable including shopping, sight-seeing, water falls and beaches. We also had a great time out on the rowboat enjoying the peace & quiet. I most definitely recommend it and look forward to returning for another great escape!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Freshwater Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone. We do our best to ensure that each and every one of our guests has a pleasant stay. Everyone deserves a nice getaway :) We look forward to hearing from you in the future! Sincerely , The Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
KI Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Throttle
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Fox Run
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Up North Lodge
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
McCarty's Cove in Marquette
Car: necessary

20 minutes from Marquette!

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- 1.5 hours away

Tahquamenon Falls State Park-2.5 hours away

Mackinac Bridge-2.5 hours away

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Amenities

Little Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main floor - 1 queen
    Main floor - 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Upstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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