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Paradise Lakefront Cottage Near Mackinaw City

Carp Lake, MI, USA
  • Cottage1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Lakefront cottage on the shore of all sports Paradise Lake. Cottage interior is all log and knotty pine with a beautiful fieldstone fireplace. Master bedroom has queen bed, second bedroom has two twins. Sleeper sofa in living room. Located just a few minutes south of Mackinaw City limits and the ferry boats to Mackinac Island. Visit Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, or the Upper Peninsula with many tourist destinations a short drive away. Or bring your boat and launch from the public launch and moor it at our dock on Paradise Lake. You can rent a boat (fishing or pontoon) from the marina right on the lake. Paradise Lake is a 2000 acre (two miles long) all sports lake. The lake bottom in front of the cottage is sandy with a very gentle slope. Perfect for wading and swimming for both kids and adults. Fishing is also outstanding with walleye, pike and bass. Camp fire pit next to the water makes for peaceful summer nights.

Come and enjoy our cottage and all the wonderful activities of beautiful northern Michigan. Wilderness State Park is only minutes west of this cottage, if you wish to explore hiking trails and miles of Lake Michigan frontage and the new Night Sky Park.

Keywords: Cottage


Michael McCarthy

Member Since 1999
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beachfront
                Sandy bottom lakefront with a gentle slope, no rocks or weeds. Perfect for swimming or wading.
              • Lakefront


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Wood Fireplace


                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator


                          • DVD Player
                          • Satellite / Cable


                              • Deck / Patio
                              • Outdoor Grill


                                  • cinemas
                                  • museums
                                  • restaurants
                                  • theme parks

                                    Leisure Activities

                                      • boating
                                      • miniature golf
                                      • scenic drives
                                      • shopping
                                      • sight seeing
                                      • wildlife viewing

                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                          • mountain biking
                                          • cross country skiing
                                          • fishing
                                          • freshwater fishing
                                          • golf
                                          • hiking
                                          • hunting
                                          • jet skiing
                                          • cycling
                                          • parasailing
                                          • sailing
                                          • skiing
                                          • snowboarding
                                          • snowmobiling
                                          • swimming
                                          • water skiing


                                              • Camp Fire Pit, Ceiling fan, Dock, Public Boat Launch nearby, Boat Rental Available from Marina on the Water

                                                House Rules

                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                5 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Very nice

                                                Kathleen U.

                                                The cabin was as described and very well maintained. We had an issue with our direct tv due to the weather and the owner was prompt to remedy the situation. The owner was also very prompt in returning our security deposit.

                                                Cozy place

                                                Cute cozy cabin on a pretty lake. Very close to Mackinaw City, and the Headlands park (an international Dark Sky park). Nice sandy bottom lake. Small but serviceable kitchen. Dining room area has a good size table and plenty of room in the living room to relax. We enjoyed our stay very much. I would suggest adding a notebook with instructions since I left mine at home, along with some menus of area eateries.

                                                Fabulous, centralized location!!!

                                                Cindi H.Newaygo, Mi

                                                Loved the location....minutes from everything!!! Cabin is cute, very cozy. I have four children and they had an AMAZING time!! Lake is very shallow for the little ones to swim without worry, only downfall was no fishing at the property. Plenty of room to stretch out in living room and dining room. Kitchen and bathroom were very small for a large family, but we made due. Kids hated to leave, we will be back :)

                                                Perfect for our vacation in the Mackinaw area

                                                WendyGrand Rapids, MI

                                                We really enjoyed our stay here in this cozy log cottage on Paradise Lake. The cottage itself was very clean and well-stocked. Although the kitchen and bathroom were a bit on the small side (as expected), the dining room and living area had plenty of room to spread out and relax. There is an outdoor patio as well as a fire pit near the very shallow wading area with soft, sandy bottom which was the perfect place to go splashing around with our two year old -- even at the edge of the pier, it was only up to his chest. The location was great as well; it was only about six miles from Mackinaw City.

                                                A small heads-up... there isn't much sound-proofing between rooms, so we had to be pretty quiet when the little ones were falling asleep, but it was still much better than a hotel in that aspect! Also, we loved having so many appliances provided, but did have some issues with the toaster taking a long time and toasting unevenly.

                                                Thanks so much for the use of your cabin; we'd definitely recommend it to travelers in the Mackinaw area looking for something a bit more private and spacious than a hotel room.

                                                Very Nice Place!!!

                                                Jim D.Grand Blanc, MI

                                                Very nice cottage on a beautiful lake really close to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. Well Stocked kitchen and real comfortable interior. Very relaxing and quiet. Enjoyed the lake and the fire pit at night. We will be coming back this year and hopefully annually thereafter.


                                                Carp Lake, MI, USA

                                                Rates & Availability

                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                Pet Fee
                                                Additional Guest Fee
                                                $0 - $10
                                                Tax Rate

                                                Add State of Michigan Use Tax (6%) to all rental amounts. State of Michigan Tax ID: TR2431826 Pets MAY be allowed on an individual basis, with advance permission. Pet Fee $50 per visit. NO OTHER FEES

                                                5 Reviews
                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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