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LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE (by Marquette) Sleeps 8, Boats included, Pets are Welcomed

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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





LAKEFRONT (Little 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. It hasn't changed much over the years, yet it is still a nice place for a family to enjoy their time together. No cable TV, no local channels, yet we do have WiFi and a DVD player. 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: (all are older beds)

     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



       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. 

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.  Consumers Cellular is one of the services that has been reported to work well. We do have a landline you may use for local calls. 

Dock: We do have a dock with 2 bumpers in front of the cottage.  If you need to launch your boat on a trailer, 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 Charcoal 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. 

Microwave: Yes, we have a basic microwave.

Pets:  *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. 

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

Towels/ Sheets: Yes, both sheets and towels are provided at the cottage. They are all older, so if you are particular, please bring your own. We have a washer/dryer 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.


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)

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 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 Little 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.

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.


Little Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE (by Marquette) Sleeps 8, Boats included, Pets are Welcomed
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews
Charlevoix, Mi

Super Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful location, with lots quiet, privacy and space for our 2 dogs to play. The lake was lovely for swimming and we enjoyed the boats. The house was spacious, with room for many with the kitchen well stocked with pots, pans & implements. I would suggest a nice blanket or covering over the large couch. We would return to Little Lake in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you has such a great time at the Cabin. We try to stock it to the best of our ability :) We are happy you appreciated that. We can't wait to host you again next year! Be sure to call to make reservations sooner than later! THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS!
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It was really run down!. The furniture, floors, bathrooms needed serious repairs and cleaning.

  • 1 of 5

The view of a pretty little lake was lovely. The cottage was not a place that I would ever return... We only stayed 2 of the 3 nights we paid for it was so bad.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly sorry that the cabin did not meet your expectations. We will look into all the suggestions you provided to improve the next guest's stay. We are at the very least happy you enjoyed your view. We do apologize once again. -Freshwater Team
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5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and quiet. And the fishing was great! See you next year😊

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and unplugged

  • 4 of 5

The lake house was in a great location, although the directions provided seemed almost backwards, luckily we knew about where we were going so after a little hunting we got back on track. The lake is very peaceful with very little noise from lake traffic. Great fishing we caught 45 gills in one afternoon. The swimming area is very nice and sandy however it is difficult for little ones to get in and out, it would be nice if the undergrowth and brush on the shoreline to the west of the dock was cleared out to make access to the water more manageable. The house was okay, the shower in the downstairs bathroom had mold in all of the seams, one of the couches has holes in it and rather then replacing it it has a cover on it that constantly falls off when in use, the mattresses on the bunkbeds were so uncomfortable that my 10 and 12 year old's preferred the floor to the bed and the queen mattress upstairs sags in the middle (good for one-not so good for two). For the weekly rental rate these are items that should be corrected. The kitchen was perfectly stocked with everything we needed and the charcoal grill was in great shape. My kids are curious as to how the fly's got inside the stereo? The kids had a great time playing chess and checkers. Overall it was a very pleasant unplugged vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Freshwater Response: WOW, you have some great fishermen/women in the family. 45 Gills is awesome! I am passing your suggestions about the underbrush, the bathroom, and the beds on to our maintenance department. Rest assured that is NOT how we wanted your experience to be. We will make changes immediately. Thank you for those details. We are happy you, overall, enjoyed your experience. Please consider booking with Freshwater in the future for your next Michigan adventure.
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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: July 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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Allegan, Michigan

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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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
KI Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Throttle
Nearest Ferry
Sheplers, Arnold Lines to Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Red Fox Run
Nearest Train
116 Miles
Toonerville Trolley in Newberry
Nearest Motorway
The entry point of the driveway is right on M-35
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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