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Peaceful lakefront cottage, Prime location, Nature Preserve at your back door

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

5 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9-10

This tranquil cottage in a quiet setting is nestled between the edge of Burt Lake and Colonial Point Forest. The 350 acre nature preserve is a spectacular place to walk, jog. or ride your bikes among the towering White Pines, and is right outside your backdoor. On this west side of the lake, you will be protected from prevailing winds and enjoy the beautiful sunrises each morning. Your family will love the flat, sandy, 200ft beach for playing, shallow water for swimming, relaxing on the dock and campfires at night. End each day by gazing at the thousands of stars in the dark Michigan sky above you.

This home is located within 15-20 miles from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Mackinac Island. These towns provide wonderful shopping, entertainment. family activities, world-class golf, skiing and great restaurants. Those who want to cross the Mackinac Bridge and explore the Upper Peninsula. it is only a short drive away. The Great Lakes Shipweck Museum / Whitefish Point, Tequamenon Falls, and Soo Locks are popular day trips from the cottage. To the south, you'll also find Bay Harbor, Charlevoix and Traverse City which are exciting areas to explore.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017


Brutus Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with attached full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with attached full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , with attached full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Peaceful lakefront cottage, Prime location, Nature Preserve at your back door
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Beautiful, secluded, relaxing vacation home

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of sharing this "secret" called Burt Lake, I had to share our positive review of this home. Our group of 10 arrived to a welcome gift in the kitchen - cookies and pie - and all the wood stacked for a bonfire on the beach. What nice touches.


The home - inside and out - is just as pictured. One nice surprise, the common areas are wide open - the kitchen, living room, dining room and sunroom all flow together. The kitchen and bathrooms are updated and much nicer than a rental house needs to be. The bedrooms are small and comfortable. Two of the bedrooms are master suites, which is perfect for two families traveling together.


This home itself is in the perfect location. It is on a quiet dirt road, set back far from the road and close to the water. You hardly notice the neighboring houses due to the gorgeous, mature trees and each house has such a huge lot. The lake frontage is sandy, shallow and not weedy. The homeowners just added a mooring buoy so we were able to tie up our pontoon boat and fish every day. If you bring or rent a boat, the community boat launch is a very quick two-mile drive away.


Burt Lake is amazing! It is a huge lake with clear water, a sandy / shallow bottom, and hardly any boat traffic even when it is busy. During our visit we learned just how desirable the west side of the lake is - where this beautiful home sits. The water was as calm as glass for 6 of our 7 days. The breezes cool the house in the afternoons and evenings (of course there is air conditioning, but we didn't turn it on during our stay in August).

Although it would be easy to travel to other northern Michigan cities from this house, we appreciated how secluded and relaxed it was. We ventured out to Petoskey (25-30 minutes) for ice cream at the Bob-In Again, Pirates Cove putt-putt golf and last-minute groceries.


The owners were easy to work with during booking and very helpful when we forgot multiple items at checkout. Overall, we highly recommend the home and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This clean and well-maintained cottage was perfect for our family of 10--kids and grandkids on one end and grandparents on the other! Comfy beds, well-stocked kitchen, large washer and dryer, big dining room table, extra refrigerator in the garage, free Wi-Fi, the canoe and kayaks and the rope hammock were all things we enjoyed. The cottage is set on a quiet road and we made use of the 4 bikes in the garage to explore the woods behind us. We also loved the large seating area at the end of the dock and spent many happy hours sunbathing, reading, fishing and snacking there. The steps leading down from this area shown in the photos are no longer there, but this was not a problem. Firepit on the beach was great for making s'mores in the evening. The screened porch was a delightful surprise and our favorite gathering spot for coffee in the morning. The water is quite hard and not good for drinking, but the owners supplied extra water and jugs to be filled at the free artesian well in Alanson. Scott and Cynthia were very helpful with suggestions and answers to questions we had. They made us feel very welcome with fresh flowers in every room and a cherry pie on the kitchen counter when we arrived. We had a great week and would highly recommend this beautiful home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage on Burt Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time during our August week. The cottage was gorgeous and just like the pictures. The layout was conducive for relaxing, sleeping, and eating. Plenty of room although we only had four it was much larger and could accommodate ten easily. The dock was beautiful to watch the sunset from. We used the fire ring once and it was very nice. The cottage was immaculate and well maintained. We treated it as if it were our own. The owner was very good in communication and we had no issues. We would recommend the property for others. Any store or restaurant is a bit of a drive but Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse was very nice and one of the closest to the cottage. Hoppies Tavern and Legs Inn are also interesting dinner locations. Burt Lake is a very peaceful place and the weather can fluctuate from swimming to sweaters in a matter of hours. A Mackinac Island day trip can be done easily from this location. Be sure to bring back some fudge for everyone to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Douglas Lake Bar and Steakhouse
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Michigan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Hidden River/ Chestnut Valley / Boyne Highlands
Nearest Train
240 Miles
Grand Rapids Michigan
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Brutus Camp Deli/ Hidden River/Dam Site/DouglasLak
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Brutus Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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