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3 weeks left in August! There's no better vacation spot than Zand Cottages!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Cottages, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 14 Sleeps

Rent a piece of paradise on this unique corner lot on beautiful Black Lake. These cottages are framed on two sides with water in a protected area on the west side of the lake. The channel runs 170+ feet along one side and the sandy bottom lake completes the front boundary.

No need to moor your boat offshore. The water at dockside on the lake is approximately 18" – 30" deep. The water at dockside on the channel is anywhere from 2’ – 4’deep.

One of the largest on the lake, the yard provides plenty of space for gathering with your friends and family to enjoy outdoor games, picnics, sunbathing and fishing.

Well maintained and furnished, these cottages will provide you with comfortable and relaxing accommodations so you can thoroughly enjoy your much needed vacation at the lake!

More Details

Heidi SaidiZand
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

About Heidi SaidiZand

Born and raised in Michigan, we spent many summer weekends exploring and camping with our three children. As they grew and camping became a little more challenging, we started looking for a place to call our second home. We purchased our cottages in the spring of 2004 and spent almost every weekend of every summer there, enjoying the beauty, peacefulness and all the water activities you could think of! We have since moved far enough away that we are unable to enjoy the serenity of Black Lake ourselves so we've made our place available to others to enjoy. We hope you have a wonderful time vacationing in our home.

Heidi SaidiZand purchased this cottage in 2004


Onaway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Double/Twin bunk with Double size trundle underneath
    Queen size sleeper sofa - Located in main living space of 2 bedroom cottage
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming
Shared amenities: * Brick Patio with outside bar and stools * Brick lakeside fire pit * Two picnic tables * Clothes line for wet towels/suits * Hi-speed Internet * Cable Television


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

3 weeks left in August! There's no better vacation spot than Zand Cottages!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Awesome - No Surprise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth stay at the cottages and, no surprise, it was an awesome week as usual! The property has everything it promises and more. Our favorite part of this particular property is the expansive property with the channel on one side and the lake at the back, it has more privacy. Everything was clean and neat. Dealing with the owner is always a pleasure. The new grill was terrific too. Our favorite haunts for dinner are the 211 Bar and Lorenzos for pizza. Happy times!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Vacation Gem!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great vacation spot, this is absolutely the place to go! You know, growing up in Michigan, I hadn't even heard of Black Lake. But after finding these cottages and the great reviews to boot, I thought it would be a perfect get away for my family.

When I say family, I mean me, my hubby, our 2 kids, my mom & dad, my brother, my sister & her 2 kids. These 2 cottages fit us perfectly! They were very clean, and offered tons of ameneties that made you feel at home. The cottages sit along a canal that was great for fishing & swimming. There was plenty of room to park our boat. I was pleasantly surprised that there was minimal boat traffic for such a busy holiday, so I felt it was very safe to take the kids tubing. The neighbors on either side of the cottages stopped over and introduced themselves...and they made us feel like we had lived there for years!

The weather was fantastic for us...and the average water temp was 75 degrees. We took a short trip (15 min drive) to Ocqueoc Falls during our stay, and we had fun playing in the waterfalls & walking the trails. On the 4th of July, we drove to Mackinaw City (45 min drive) had dinner, did some shopping & watched the fireworks.

The owner was great to work with from start to finish! She quickly answered any questions & concerns that we had. She was very easy to talk if I had known her for years. If you are looking for a hidden vacation gem...this is it! We are now looking at our 2014 summer calandar...BECAUSE WE WANNA GO BACK!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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clarkston, mi

Great time on Black Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

This being our first stay in the Black Lake area we chose the SaidiZand cottages for our August 18-25 vacation and could not have been more satisfied with our choice!. Having a teenage son, his buddy, two younger girls there are very few reasonably priced lakefront rentals that can accommodate; these properties fit perfectly! Everyone had their space and privacy. Each cottage was clean, very well equipped and appliances all worked without issue. Suffice it to say you have all the comforts of home! Having the washer and dryer in the 3 bedroom cottage was very convenient and saved laundry duty upon arrival back home. The beds were sufficiently comfortable in both cottages. Both cottages have about as good a view as any we’ve stayed in with the sunrises and sunsets capable of taking one’s breath away. The yard is very large and clean. The kids particularly enjoyed the hammocks! The outside bar and fire-pit are very inviting; we enjoyed a nice fire every night!! The state park is a short drive where plenty of free firewood can be found lying on the ground. We found the channel side dock extremely fun for both fishing and boat usage. There is a strategy however for getting out to the lake from the channel as the water was quite shallow during our stay. Once out on the main body we found the water temperature very refreshing and the kids got their share of tubing and wakeboarding! Heidi was great to work, professional, VERY prompt and ensured our needs and privacy during our stay was assured. Security deposit was returned within two weeks! HIGHLY recommend staying at the SaidiZand cottages!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oregon, OH

Another wonderful Black Lake Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful vacation at Black Lake even though the weather did not cooperate this year. The addition of wireless internet helped us to keep an eye on the radar and jump on the boat in between storms. Luckily we still had a few mornings of calm water for skiing, wakeboarding and wakeskating. The guys even caught a few fish! On windy or stormy days we went on the tube, played corn hole, took naps in the hamick and went to the falls. The accommodations were fabulous as always! Thanks for a relaxing week and we are looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing property! Very warm, spacious and inviting

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing at Black Lake for 4 generations. This was our first stay at the SaidiZand cottages and I must say, the property and hospitality by far exceeded our expectations!

The yard is large and very clean. Flowers and garden variety plants outline each cottage. 2 stable and comfortable hammocks. BBQ grill and picnic table for outside dining.

On the channel side of the property there is a small dock which is excellent for early morning and late evening fishing. The fish come into feed and we had a blast fishing (I personally caught 2 Bass, 4 Pike, 2 dogfish, 2 catfish and a ton of baby perch...and that was just in 4-5 days).

We did not have a boat (wish we did) but the dock would easily accommodate. We brought our own kayaks and and huge lake float which worked out perfectly. The lake is excellent to take a boat out on, whether fishing, tubing, or just relaxing. The lake is not crowded at all with boats.

Although we loved the outside of the property, the inside accommodations were near perfect! Each cottage was extremely clean (which let's face it, is not always the case in owner properties). All appliances worked perfectly and having the washer and dryer there made it extremely easy to not pile up bathing suits and towels. The beds were fairly comfortable but the best parts were the views. The 3 bedroom has an awesome view to the lake! They have everything that you could think of...Loads of silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, spices...I mean everything.

We spent time in Onaway, Cheboygan, Mackinaw, Mackinac Island, St Ignace, Ste. St Marie and even paradise (Taq falls). This property is not far from any attractions. However you may not even want to leave as it is beautiful.

I am very picky of where I vacation and very skeptical of booking online and crossing my fingers that I made a good choice. This vacation and the SaidiZand cottages far exceeded my families needs and expectations. I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND staying here (just don't book our week =).

Heidi is prompt to respond on any issues and returned my security deposit within 2 weeks. STAY THERE!!!

Thanks again Heidi - Charles

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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United States, MI, St. Joseph

great family time

  • 5 of 5

With a family of 14, it isn't easy to find a reasonably priced lake-front rental. This one really fit the bill. There was room for us all. The cottages were clean and caretakers were wonderful. The owners were great to work with and concerned that our needs were well taken care of. The location (on the lake and on the river) was great for fishing and boating. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Black Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Black Mountain State Park - Across the lake
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Rogers City
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Best fishing anywhere in State.

* Fantastic Golf Courses.

* Quaint downtown shops and restaurants.

* Ferry rides to Mackinaw Island.

* Fabulous Lake Huron beaches.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Skiing.

* ORV trails.

* Canoeing.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Petoskey water side parks and events.

* Mackinaw City shopping and dining.

* Hiking trails all around the Lake.

* Yacht watching downtown Harbor Springs.

* Walk to ice cream shop down the street.

Take a drive to Ocqueoc falls for hiking and swimming. State land begins one mile up the road where you’ll find sand dunes, ORV trails and hiking. Stop in and enjoy a great dinner at Lorenzo’s just up the road. A couple miles down the road, you can also play golf at the highly ranked Black Lake golf course and dine in style in their full service clubhouse.

From here, you are 45 minutes from Mackinaw City, Petoskey/Harbor Springs, Cross Village, Gaylord and Rogers City. You will never run out of things to do in beautiful northern Michigan.


Rates & Availability

Onaway Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Return Guest $-150 + Tax
Cleaning ($75/cottage) $150
PayPal fee $35
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Cancellation Policy: We cannot guarantee a full refund if you cancel your reservation. If we are able to re-book your reservation with another guest, all monies deposited by you will be returned.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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