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Diane Moreno, Manager

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Wonderful Lakefront Family Cottage

17 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3-bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6-10

This lovely family cottage is located on Lake Huron, 3 minutes south of Mackinaw City. Away from the hustle and bustle of town but close enough for a quick trip for your evening guilty pleasure of Mackinaw fudge or a fresh churned ice cream cone. Enjoy the incredible views of Mackinac Island, Bois Blanc Island and the Mackinac Bridge from the privacy and comfort of the spacious sun room. With seating for 10, it will be the focal point for your family gatherings. There is space for everyone and the room welcomes you to sit back and relax. Play a game of cards, or tell ghost stories - it's a perfect place to reconnect with your family or friends. The cottage was completely remodeled in 2010 - everything, including appliances, are new.

The Mackinaw House is an opportunity to find peace, tranquility, joy and adventure. With a view of one of the world’s most beautiful bridges, and Mackinaw Island which is majestically set between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas our home is a perfect vacation destination. Nestled in Northern Michigan, the Mackinaw House is a safe and charming location for your next visit to the shores of the Straits of Mackinac.

The Mackinaw House is a two story structure with an interior decorated with family heirlooms and paneling made from native species of wood. The first floor is inviting and calming with one bed room, a mud room including a washer and dryer, a full kitchen and dining room, a small den, and a full bathroom. The Mackinaw House is a getaway, a true oasis away from the rat race, with stunning sunrises and a palette of colors at sunset.

The second floor has a rustic feel with log walls in the family room, two bedrooms and a second bathroom. The walls in the bedrooms are a combination of light cheery colors and knotty pine wood. The family room has a television, couch, and an additional dining room table and hutch. There is a very small kitchenette in the back of the family room. The Mackinaw House was built with our own hands with the intention of creating a lake house with that “welcome home” feel. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

They say “location is everything” and you won’t find a better location to enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer.

If you are interested in star-gazing, the night sky over Lake Huron is beautiful. You can also drive 10 minutes to the Headlands - recently designated as a 'DARK SKY PRESERVE' - one of only 10 locations in the USA! This is given to a few special areas that are free of artificial light. The night sky is breathtakingly beautiful!

In the winter, you can be on the slopes of Nubs Knob or Boyne Mountain in less than 30 minutes. If you prefer snow-shoeing or x-country skiing, the area offers the Headlands, Wilderness State Park or Mill Creek - all minutes away. The beautiful Mackinaw to Midland snowmobile/bike trail is easily accessed from the driveway of the cottage. Interested in a little more adventure? Try a dog-sled ride through the wilderness from a local musher! Also a great base-camp for hunters.

In the spring, birdwatchers gather from all over the country to catch a glimpse of the incredible hawk migration.

Lake Michigan,Historic Fort Michilimackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, the ferry docks to Mackinac Island - are all minutes away.

In the fall, take the color tour through the “tunnel of trees” or enjoy spectacular scenery in the Upper Peninsula, an easy drive across the mighty Mackinac Bridge. There’s nothing quite like the sound of bugling elks during mating season at Pigeon River or the mysterious call of the loon on a quiet lake. It’s all here! Hunt, fish, hike, canoe, bike – you can do it all or you can just relax by the cozy fireplace with a good book.

A vacation at the Mackinaw House is an opportunity for family fun. There is something for everyone where the waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet. The area is rich in natural beauty, history, and unique opportunities on Mackinaw Island; to visit a place that really is “somewhere in time.”

Activities within a few miles include golf, hiking, guided tours, jet skiing, parasailing, bicycle paths, sightseeing, lake cruises, local cuisine, Fort Mackinac, horse- drawn carriage rides, historical treasures, state historic parks, butterfly conservatory, ferry boats, and much more…

Activities within forty-five minutes or less of the house include downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow mobile trails, the historic downtowns of Petoskey and Harbor Springs and all of the opportunities of music, entertainment, and culture available year – around in Northern Michigan.

Mackinaw Getaways is now able to offer cottage accommodations to sleep up to 40 people. With many cottages to choose from, this is the perfect location for wedding parties, family reunions or other small gatherings. If you're planning a Mackinac Island wedding and need accommodations for your guests, we have the perfect solution.

Enjoy charming cottages, all with fully equipped kitchens (some even include a washer/dryer), screened-in porch, picnic area and firepits for evening campfires with friends and family - all a stones throw from the Mackinac Island ferries. Call us for more information.

We can help you plan a variety of Ecotour packages in the summer and fall. Interested in kayaking the Straits of Mackinac or the Les Cheneaux Islands? How about a guided bike tour or a birding excursion? We can hook you up with an experienced guide (all equipment included) for an unforgettable adventure.

Book your perfect Northern Michigan getaway today!

The beach is rocky so bring your water shoes.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diane Moreno, Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

Wonderful Lakefront Family Cottage
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
5

Beautifully appointed home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Loved the porch. Spent every evening out there as a family playing games and relaxing. The kids fell in love with the neighbors dog. Had everything we needed right at our finger tips. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable. The views of the lake and bridge were AMAZING! THE rooms were made up nicely with everything we needed and more! It would have been nice to have a TV on the lower floor away from the bedrooms upstairs. Overall the home was very nice and again the view was breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, secluded and cozy house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! Fully stocked and clean. Plenty of space. Beautiful views of the Mackinac Bridge and the island. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nice Cottage with great view!

  • 3 of 5

This lake front Cottage has a great view and is well located for sightseeing the upper MI peninsula. The floor layout is different, but very useable. Providing 2 sets of binoculars for lake viewing was a nice surprise and appreciated. On the down side we found few issues with the overall conditions of this rental. Examples are: the bed sheets on the double beds didn't fit the beds; one set of bed sheets were torn; the exterior garbage cans were essentially full upon on arrival and they were of course overflowing upon our departure; the freezer was in need of cleaning; and the top 6 feet of a tree was laying on the cottage's roof. However, these issues are easy to resolve and we are sure that they will be addressed by the owners of this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Don't really have a bad thing to say, I'll try to stay here again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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OUTSTANDING!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described, and exactly what we were looking for. Great views, comfortable, close to Mackinaw, everything we needed. Thank You

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Keyhole
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Star, Arnold or Sheplers
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mackinaw Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several in town
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Cottage on Lake Huron
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Mackinaw City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$240
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Administration Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Minimum stay may be required for peak seasons.
Additional fee of $10/night per guest over 6 which may not show on quoted rates.
Check in is 3pm, check out is 10am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the 2nd floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Located on main floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , two beds, bunked - located on 2nd floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Located on 2nd floor.
  • Total of 5 sofas, 2 are sleeper sofas.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Firepit and firewood provided Charcoal Grill

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