|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Enjoy this comfortable 3 bedroom cabin resting on 300 feet of frontage! Just a short drive to the quaint resort town of Curtis. The cottage is all on one level, with a high living room ceiling. The great room is wide open as you watch the beautiful lake at every angle. A perfect place for your fishing or family get-away. Plenty of private outdoor space for yard games and outdoor activities. The large deck faces the beautiful Big Manistique Lake. A private dock awaits your boat. Big Manistique Lake is 5 miles across and over 10,000 acres. It is the 2nd largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.Large windows let you gaze out at the peaceful lake at every turn. Full, easy access to the washer/dryer available during your stay. It just makes your vacation with kids easier.
Bedroom 1: 1 set of twin bunks + 1 twin bed (across from the bathroom and laundry)
Bedroom 2: 3 twin beds (between the 2 bedrooms)
Bedroom 3: 1 king bed (master bedroom with the adjoining bathroom)
Boat rental: We do have a dock if you wish to bring your own boat to use on vacation. If you would like to rent a boat a great place to consider is Watson's Marina (906) 586-9731 * W17225 Main St, Curtis, MI 49820.
Cable: Yes-We do have Direct TV in the living room at the Big Manistique Lakefront Cottage.
Cell phone service: AT&T and track phones generally have good service around the cabin. Still, cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula, when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.
Internet: We don't currently have Internet at the Big Manistique Cabin. The closest Internet service would be at a restaurant in Curtis.
Kitchen/Bath: For your convenience, the kitchen is supplied with basic utensils and stocked with paper towel, plus there is a dishwasher and coffee maker for use during your stay. Also, you will find that the bathrooms are stocked with bathroom tissue and there are bath towels available for use.
Fans/Air Conditioning/Heating: While we do not have air conditioning at the Big Manistique Lakefront Cabin, in our experience it would rarely be needed. The ceiling fan and room fans, plus the cool evening air in the Upper Peninsula, makes your experience a comfortable one. Thermostats for heat are located in every room.
Firewood: There may be some firewood available for your use at the cabin, but due to rain or other weather conditions, it could be too wet to burn. In the instance that you need firewood, you may pick up some in Curtis for approximately $5/bundle. The indoor wood burning stove is for decorative purposes only, therefore we ask that it not be used.
Grilling: We have provided a gas grill for guests to use.
Privacy/Neighbors: There is definitely a lot of privacy at the Big Manistique Cottage. The nearest neighbor is about 200 feet away and separated by a region of trees.
Pets: We do allow pets, but please ask that you pick up after your pet both inside and outside of the cabin.
Roads: In arriving to the Big Manistique Lake Cabin, you do need to drive on some gravel roads to get to the cabin. The roads are not 2-tracks and they will be bumpy in places, but with caution, it is easy to maneuver directly to the cabin.
Swimming: We do swim on Big Manistique Lake, yet generally the bottom of the lake is quite rocky, so we strongly suggest bringing water shoes. The dock has a ladder attached to it at the end for swimming. You can swim around the end of the dock. It is fairly shallow out 30-40 yards or so. (3-5 ft. deep) There are also 3 public beaches in the Big Manistique Lake area.
Water: Our well provides clear, clean water for your use. The well water is treated and filtered.
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Right on the lake with a large deck. It is a comfortable place for a family. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 7 beds and cable tv make it an ideal place to spend time together.
Very private. Large deck overlooking the beautiful Big Manistique Lake. You wouldn't know it, yet there are 'neighbors' about 300 feet away, through the trees. It feels like you are alone at the cottage, and that the lake is yours! Plus, we love offering full cable TV for those rainy days.
We had a wonderful time at Lake Manistique! Cant wait to go back, the house was perfect; clean, well kept and well stocked with items to keep it clean despite bringing the dogs! In fact, I think I would like to live there...
We would highly recommend this cottage to everyone. It was very clean easy to get too, the layout of the cottage was well organized we absolutely loved it. Had a dock for the boat we were catching perch right in front of the cottage was a blast. Only 10 mins to the Seney national wildlife refuge, and A hour to Tahquamenon falls a must see in the fall time. The cottage is so centrally located to everything I wish we had more time to visit other attractions just ran out of time. Next year we will be looking for a longer stay that is for sure !! Thank you very much for a wonderful stay at your cottage.
This cabin is roomy and comfortable. Having a washer and dryer was a plus. The view of the lake is spectacular ! Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided. It's definitely a great bargain for the price . My only recommendation would be a little more detailed instructions for finding the cabin for people not familiar with how lake property is set up.
Well cared for property with wonderful views of Big Lake Manistique. House was clean with good beds and decent chairs and a sectional couch in the living room. The kitchen was also well supplied with the exception of measuring spoons. Come and enjoy it! We certainly did.
I would recommend this property. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. It's in a great location. It's secluded enough to keep your dog off a leash and not worry about him/her getting close to a busy road or neighbor. I would however, not recommend bringing a boat to this property. The dock lacked any cleats or bumpers and there were several large boulders right off the dock. Other than that it was a great experience.
Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage! My husband & I got married in St Ignace on Saturday & spent the rest of the week with "our" children enjoying the area, the water, & the lovely cottage. It was conveniently located, well stocked & very comfortable! Our children ages 10-15 had a great time too! Can't wait til next year when we go up north again! Thank you Freshwater!! :-)
The home was very clean and perfectly located. We loved the wood burning stove. Good cable and good books to read. Our siberian huskies had a wonderful time roaming around the poperty and swimming in the tranquil lake. There was plenty clean towels and blankets, and plenty of cleaning products to keep the home nice and neat. Also provided laundry detergent, which was a bonus! We purchased organic beef from the feed store down the street, which was a perfect price, so we bought it bulk! The poperty was exactly has listed though only better; the pic's provided don't do the home justice. We are planning on returning. Property owners were very kind to us, and permitted us to stay longer than planned! We made friends with other Up'ers at Repulican victory parties, as they were warm and welcoming.
Some attractions in Germfask are Tad Lake, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Mezik Lake, Driggs River and many more! Come experience the same area where Ernest Hemingway found inspiration for his writings.