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Chris

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Starvation Lake

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Mancelona House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath (sleeps 10) Cottage With Decks, Dock And 113 Feet Of Beach

After following a long beautiful wooded drive you will arrive at our three-story lake house overlooking pristine Starvation Lake. Step onto our covered porch and begin your relaxing vacation. Upon entering you will find yourself in a tree house setting, bright open floor plan, wood ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Starvation Lake. This level includes a private bedroom with a king size bed, closets and a bathroom with a tub/shower. Down the hall a newly renovated, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances and peninsula for eating awaits you. Or, you can dine at our large table overlooking the lake. Better yet...how about dining al fresco on the first floor deck with spectacular views. A homey living room complete with a wood burning fireplace, 42' flat screen TV, including cable, makes the first level a place you'll never want to leave.

Want some solitude? Choose the upstairs master bedroom, with a king size bed and private balcony overlooking the lake. Imagine yourself waking up to a serene view of the sun rising over the lake, while enjoying a cup of coffee from your in-room coffee pot. This floor also has a bedroom with a double bed and bathroom with a shower.

If you prefer the feel of the North, head down to our walkout level. You will find a rustic living room, bedroom with two full-sized beds, laundry, and bathroom with large shower. Walk out the sliding glass door onto our 1,800 square foot, three-level deck which leads to the beach and dock. This area offers plenty of space for family and friends to chat, read, eat, play, nap, relax and enjoy the views.

For your convenience we have a washer and dryer, baby pack-n-play, high chair, life jackets, beach towels, chairs and sand toys, on site.

Starvation Lake is a spring fed all-sports lake. Motorized crafts are allowed from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. This give you plenty of time to play on the water and still sleep in or enjoy the peacefulness of the woods. Public access is located at the North end of the lake for easy launching of your boat or jet skis. Swim in the crystal clear lake; build sand castles on the beach, sun bathe or fish for brown trout (stocked annually by the DNR) off our 30' dock. At night sit around the fire pit and enjoy s'mores while gazing at the clear star-filled skies.

We are just minutes from the trails and seasonal roads where you can ride your dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.

Are cities and great food your thing? We are centrally located between Bellaire/Shanty Creek, Lakes of the North, Boyne, Gaylord, Traverse City and Petoskey; you can even plan a day trip to Macinaw Island. Throughout the year, there are a variety of festivals, fairs and farmers markets in the area for you to enjoy.

Our lake house is the perfect place for your peaceful get away. Just pack your bags and let your vacation begin.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chris

We bought this lake house when we both had busy careers and two teenage children. It provided us the perfect spot for family gatherings or a peaceful romantic getaway. Now we are both retired and the children are grown and moved away. This special place does not get used as often so we thought it was a great time to share it with other families to enjoy and make wonderful memories.

Chris purchased this house in 1999

Why Chris chose Northern Michigan

This property was perfect for us because of the proximity to the snowmobile trails in winter and the quiet crystal clear lake in the summer. You are surrounded by nature, but can be in multiple towns within an hour.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property the minute we drove into the long wooded driveway and saw the view of the lake. This lake is not well know but is quiet,beautiful and clean. Every season has something special to offer its visitors.

Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Starvation Lake
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautiful & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well maintained and clean. My favorite part of the house was the deck off the back leading to the lake. It's such a nice and pretty lake. Anything we needed was at the house... there were 6 adults and 3 children. Items for children at the house - dishes, pack & play, high chair, etc. We all had a great time and enjoyed the nice weather. We didn't have one issue or problem with the home. Everything was taken care of. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with over-the-top comfort and amenities located on lovely late.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at CottageWood. The cabin was perfect for our family gathering. We very much enjoyed the kayaks and row boat. The decks made outdoor dining absolutely wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family summer vacation

  • 4 of 5

We returned this year for a second stay, 3 families of 6 adults and 4 young children. The three levels, each with bedroom and bath, is convenient. Loved the large tiered decking and while there was no beach this year the swimming was great. We would recommend this for large multi-family groups and will consider staying here again. Only 30 minutes to Shorts Brewery in Bellaire and 50 minutes to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for multi family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house on Starvation Lake was perfect for our 3 families. There was plenty of space to enjoy each others company. The description of the property was accurate and everything was more than we expected. The property is well-maintained and very clean. We were very happy with the house and amenities. The deck is very large and we were able to have friends on the lake stop by and visit. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, floating on our raft, walks around the lake, fishing, boating and just relaxing on the deck.

The guys went fishing one day at Elk Rapids, we took the kids to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, swam in Lake Michigan and up to Leland. Some went into Traverse City Cherry Festival and a few went up to Charlevoix for lunch at the Weather Vane, a drive around to look at the mushroom houses and shopping. The good thing about sharing a home for vacation is that we can do different things and still meet up at night for dinner.

I would highly recommend this property to my friends and family and hope to rent it again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation rental on a beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 3 children ages 4 and under stayed at this beautiful lakefront home in late June. It was very hot the day we arrived and although the home has no air conditioning it was not a problem. Ceiling fans in every room and it cooled off at night. The downstairs level was cool enough that it felt like air conditioning. Plenty of kids sand toys, blowup floats, etc.(we even added to your collection). The decks are amazing. There are a lot of stairs but that was obvious from the pictures. Most family members swam and fished. We rented a paddle board one day in Alden from Alden Marine, went to Shorts Brewery in Bellaire, the Polish Kitchen in Petoskey and even won 20 bucks at the Casino. Some ventured to Big Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Great grocery store (Northland) & Cherry Street Farm Market in Kalkaska about a 20 minute drive.

The home has everything in tip top shape as listed and you can tell it is very well taken care of.

The only downside I could say is that the trash receptacle out by the road should be a little bigger for a weeks worth of trash. Although all the trash receptacle were the same size so maybe there is a restriction on how big or how many per unit.

Would definitely stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 of us, but there's plenty of room for more. The layout was great, with two different living areas so the kids could do their own thing. Everything was as advertised and the owners were responsive & easy to work with. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you with us again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hide-Away Bar
Nearest Beach
On-site
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Mancelona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,925
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in after 4:00 pm - Checkout by 11:00am. Maximum occupancy 10 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mancelona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2030 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Walk-out Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
  • Towels included in each bath. One bath towel per person, plus hand towels and wash cloths. Each bath has a memory foam bathmat.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Walkout level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor - Pack and play available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor - Tempurpedic King size mattress
  • All beds have new high thread count luxury linens provided. Extra pillows and blankets available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All rooms have ceiling fans for your comfort. We do not have air conditioning. There is usually a very nice breeze off the lake, so with the windows and fans you are usually quite comfortable. Local maps and tourist information provided.

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