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Renovated cottage on Burt Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two-bedroom cottage on Burt Lake in northern Michigan.

The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps 4-5 people. Front bedroom has a queen bed while the back bedroom has a fullbunk bed with a twin bunk over it. There are two new bathrooms, one with a shower stall while the other has a shower over the bath. Linens, sheets, towels kitchen and swim towels are provided. The rest of the cottage is an open plan space to enjoy views of the lake from morning to night. In the kitchen there is a full sized fridge, stove and microwave. There is also a washer and dryer available.Outside there is a deck overlooking the lake with a gas grill and eating area. In front of the cottage a fire pit by the lake. Cable TV is also available.

There is a rollaway bed available also.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About owner

We have lived in Michigan for many years and have enjoyed all the activities it has to offer.

owner purchased this cottage in 2011

Why owner chose Northern Michigan

We first discovered this popular area of Michigan many years ago. We enjoy it and frequently use our family cottage which is close by. It is our escape from the work and we love the tranquility and enjoy all kinds of water sports

We found this rental cottage close by and bought it several years ago. We renovated it and it is now proving to be a popular place to stay. Bring your boat, canoe, kayak and fishing gear and enjoy all that Burt lake has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Fishing, boating, swimming are some of the activities available. This cottage is close to Alanson, Pelleston, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City and all that this area has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was great! Clean and comfortable and had all the needed accommodations. The weather was not as cooperative - rain and cooler than expected. Overall we had a great time, boating/tubing and lazing around. thanks so much for your hospitality."


"I had a great time here! I love my bedroom with twin bunk beds. the cottage is a pretty place to be for the week.. I hope every family thinks so!"
Jul 2013
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Brutus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • New bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , plus a rollaway bed
  • first bedroom facing the lake has a queen bed second bedroom is in rear of cottage. has a full bed with a twin bunk over it There is also a single rollaway bed available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
this lake is known for fishing and water sports, the area close by is good for hiking and cycling. The bike path is at top of the driveway and links brutus Rd with Riggsville Rd.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Renovated cottage on Burt Lake
average rating of 4.909091 based on 17 reviews

Great little vacation with family!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were great to work with. Good communication. Clean cabin and we liked the spot. No AC but it was cool enough at night with windows open. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, spectacular view, immaculate

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in cabin 2. I stayed in this same cabin through the 60's and 70's growing up. It was my family's annual trip. Several changes have been made throughout the years, but they were able to do this and keep the charm the cabin has. The view is amazing, and sunrises are gorgeous. The cabin is immaculate and well maintained. The Keefers are very friendly and very kind.

My grown kids came up to stay the weekend and understand why I love this place like I do. They now want to make this an annual vacation.

So grateful to find this through VRBO. I highly recommend spending a vacation here. Plenty to do playing in the water, with easy access into the lake from the dock, as well as many attractions nearby. Mackinaw is only about 20 minutes away.

Can't wait to go again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a happy place!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and updated , but still had the charm of a classic lake cottage. We had plenty of room, all the appliances, cooking utensils, linens and everything we needed. We spent our mornings sitting on the deck watching the sunrise having coffee. Our evenings were spent roasting marshmallows over the fire. The kids swam, did cannonballs off the dock and just had fun! We took the advice from prior renters and had a blast exploring and searching for Petoskey stones (we found many). Mackinac Island was close enough, we went twice. I absolutely loved it! I'm hoping to plan another trip up there in 2018. Thank you so much Moira!


  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and lakefront was awesome

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and property was perfect for the price. Also the boat lifts were a bonus. The inside was very clean and the owners were very pleasant to deal with they were always in contact with me and answered any questions me or my wife had. I can guarantee you one thing this guy will be returning next year only about 3 weeks earlier for the smallmouth spawn and this is where I will be staying.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First off the owners Moira and Dick were absolutely great to work with and very friendly. The cottage was immaculate and everything you would need is provided, pots and pans to paper towels. The view from the deck was beautiful and the lake is fantastic! We would and want to go back already.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We were in love with this location! It is right on Burt Lake with a gorgeous view! All of the amenities were perfect, it's like they thought of everything! The cabin was quaint but updated. The owners were very easy to communicate with if needed (we didn't need to other then checking if there was wifi- there isn't but it was nice to be disconnected for a weekend) We stopped by a local bar/restaurant twice called Hoppy's on the East side of the lake- excellent food! Petoskey and Harbor springs are only a half hour drive. We would definitely stay here in the future and would recommend this place to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Some of the local attractions to be enjoyed while visiting this part of northern Michigan are:

Inland Waterway from Lake Huron through rivers and lakes into Burt Lake,

Ferries from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island where you can go biking and visit historic Fort Mackinac,

Several golf courses close by,

Water parks at Boyne Highlands and Mackinaw City,

Car shows at Bay Harbor, and St. Ignace, Upper Peninsula,

Antique wooden boat show in Hessel, Upper Peninsula

Historic Fort Michelmackinac in Mackinaw City,

Access to the Upper Peninsula via the Mackinac Bridge,

Art fairs in Cheboygan, Petoskey and Harbor Springs,

Fall color tours,

Casinos in Petoskey and Mackinaw City

Or you may prefer to just stay by the lake and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the waterfront, looking out across the lake, or fishing in front of the cottage. It is truly a place to enjoy and relax!


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
early summer
May 15 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
early Fall
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

A check for of $300 is due when making the reservation. This deposit will be returned after your visit

Another check for the whole rental is due one month before the rental.

Your reservation fee of $300 will be returned to you at the end of your rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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