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Renovated Lakefront Cottage on serene all sports lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

NEW FOR 2017: Kayaks, Paddleboat and Row Boat included for guest use! Fantastic Lake Views from renovated 3 Bedroom+Loft/2 Bathroom Cottage. Charming rustic decor throughout, fireplace, flatscreen TV with Direct TV, DVD & Nintendo WII. Dining area seats 7 and has spectacular lake views. Newly renovated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Spacious deck with seating and grill Fire pit and sandy beach for swimming on all sports Manuka Lake with public boat launch. Use of dock, rowboat and paddleboat included. Abundant trails for ORV's, bike, motorcycles or hiking. Short distance to world class golfing, shopping and restaurants and near hundreds of miles of state park trails perfect for biking, hiking or four wheeling. Linens, towels includes, guests are responsible for providing their own toiletries and paper products.

James Carlisle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Lake Manuka Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Renovated Lakefront Cottage on serene all sports lake
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Serenity, Tranquility, Cozy, Stunning

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a magnificent experience it was to be able to stay at the "Beautiful Renovated Lakefront Cottage". This place is truly a gem in Gaylord. The cottage is completely renovated and accurately depicts the pictures. In fact, the pictures don't even do this place justice. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are stunning. The owner was able to incorporate a modern cottage decor that is breathe taking. The living room and dinning room both offer grand views of the lake that are priceless. My favorite however was the outdoors space. The bonfire area is exceptional as it is right off the water! What more could you ask for then a bonfire right next to the lake. The deck is well kept and great for BBQs and having a drink. Lets not forget that theirs even kayaks, paddle boat, and a row boat all for the guests use. The cottage is unbelievably clean which was reassuring. Last but not least, is the owner of this place. Once again all I can say is WOW!. To be able to find not only a gem of a cottage but also a gem of an owner. What a personality this gentleman has. He was outgoing and caring and truly cared about our stay. We were not just another renter to him he made us feel like his own personal guests. He went above and beyond countless times and truly wanted to make sure we were satisfied. If you are even just considering booking at this cottage, trust me and just click book! You will in no way shape or form be disappointed or ever find anything better than this cottage! CANT WAIT TO BOOK AGAIN :)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, Peaceful, Inviting, Elaborate, Lake Front Perfect at ID595509.

  • 5 of 5

I had been searching for a cottage on a lake that would be fit for a 98 yr old mother, ground level, a bathroom for walker use, a second bathroom, more than 2 bedrooms, if possible, a fireplace, one that took dogs, an elaborate look in a cottage and was reasonably priced. Then it appeared, a property that is absolutely stunning both inside and out. We found it at last. The furnishings were not only clean but so comfortable and the living space extremely liveable. There were three of us and we would certainly recommend this property to a family as there were rooms we didn't use. Beds were very comfortable, the large dining area was spacious with a walk out onto a patio with furniture, a grill, and a patio table. The lake was only foot steps away to a canoe, paddleboat, kayaks, and rowboat. Laundry facilities if needed. All the pictures that are provided to view this property are accurate. The owner is unbelievably kind, helpful, and went out of his way to assist us in our quest to provide my mother a chance for a color tour, a warm and sound/safe place to enjoy a lake setting, a beautiful cottage/home and short distant travels to popular as well as secluded places to view color. It was, for us, PERFECT. If you are truly looking for a gentleman who "cares" about "you", your "situation", and tries his very best to "accommodate you" with picturesque property, this is the gentleman and this is the place. We all were overwhelmed with his generosity, and stunned by the beauty of this property. My mother kept asking, "Who owns such a restful and beautiful place to share it with us?" My mother, my friend, and I are so grateful and would love to go back again. We are looking to perhaps summer, depending on how my mother is doing at 99 yrs. (Dec. birthday) Lovely towels are provided, (no wash cloths, - take your own), paper products provided to start, as well as, lovely linens, etc. You will not go wrong in securing this property for a weekend get away or vacation trip. It is just an amazing place that provides....truly an amazing experience for all ages. I am recommending it to my own family and friends who are seeking such a place as this. In fact, I have started to share. and have been asked, already, "Where did you stay?" This was not only a hopeful expectation, It became an unexpected reality found. What a gracious gift.

If, after viewing the website for this property it looks great to you too, don't hesitate - Book It!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, I can't thank you enough for your kind words and terrific review. The cottage was one of my mother's favorite places and I'm so glad to hear you were able to enjoy time with your mother there as well. We would love to have you back anytime
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Ann Arbor, MI

Restful, peaceful, beautiful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (70-somethings) along with our daughter and son-in-law (40-somethings) traveled up to the Gaylord area, to spend a few days relaxing and fishing on Manuka Lake. We all agreed: a truly a perfect spot for us to "get away." The cottage is just the right size, with views from every window and a comfortably updated decor. I think we spent the most time in a fishing boat and out on the beautiful wood deck. Just sitting there, looking out at the trees and water brought our blood pressures down, down, down. We found the kitchen easy to cook in and the mattresses easy to sleep on. No backaches reported! Our kids especially loved the master bathroom shower. Everything was just nice and easy and comfortable. And quiet. And breezy. Ahhh... the breezes were lovely. We used the fishing boat (attached a small electric motor to it), and our son-in-law even fished from the paddle boat. There's a little bit of a sandy beach near the water so you can just walk into the lake. All and all, we give this cottage four thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to having you back!
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Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights and couldn't be more pleased. The cottage is basically on a little peninsula which includes a sandy beach and sand bar to walk out on. At night the full moon rose from the east with an incredible view from the private firepit. The cottage is updated with big window lake views. We recommend this to anyone that wants a semi private cottage on a nice small lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family had a great stay and thanks for leaving the cottage so clean!
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Great Cabin and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the cabin. The location on Manuka Lake is perfect - nice and quiet with good neighbors. Good location to bring your kayak and explore the lake. The cabin was clean, modern, and exactly as described. The owner was great to work with, answered all my questions, was very responsive and helpful. I would definitely rent this cabin again and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt for taking taking the time to review We are so happy you had a good time
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, updated cottage on a nice quiet lake. Good beach for our young kids to swim and a nice paddle boat and row boat to use. It's a great lake for kayaking with not much boat traffic. A trip to the island on the lake is highly recommended. There is a beautiful beach for swimming there. Cottage had a great layout and was nicely finished. The deck was in good shape and we made good use of the gas grill. All in all a great get away for adults and kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback! We always like to see families enjoying the cottage the way our family has for years. Hope to see you back in the future
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Natural Golf Course
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Natural


Rates & Availability

Lake Manuka Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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