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Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2015
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 10)

Fully furnished cottage with everything you will need for your stay. Relaxing atmosphere, perfect for families, a home away from home, you'll want to come back! 4 BR, 1 BA, 1,000 square foot Cottage.

Large sandy beach on, All sports, Starvation Lake. Sandy bottom, ideal for swimming and within walking distance to the Hide Away Bar & Grill (Entertainment) & the Trading Post store. Snowmobiling and ORV trail-head just across the road.

~55 Minutes to Traverse City.

~30 Minutes to Turtle Creek Casino.

~35 Minutes to Gaylord

~10 Minutes to Mancelona area restaurants and trails.

~15 minutes to the Kaliseum (indoor pool, recreation center, ice skating rink)

This is a great central location for day trips to Gaylord, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Petoskey, and many other places of interest.


Fully furnished cottage with everything you'll need for a comfortable stay.

Fully furnished kitchen with:


~Coffee Maker


~Pots & pans & dishes & utensils

~Cable TV (expanded) in living room

~25-inch color TV in living room

~DVD Player in living room

~Charcoal barbecue

~Fire pit

~Master bedroom has a queen bed

~Second & third bedroom has a full size bed and dresser.

~Fourth Bedroom has Knotty Pine Bunks and a dresser.

~Clean bed linens and towels are provided.

~Queen pull out sofa in the living room.

~Enclosed front porch plus deck.

~Fire pit and Dock on Beach.

*There is no phone in the cottage.


Winter: Snowmobiling, Ice fishing, Snow skiing, Snowshoeing, Deer & Small game Hunting, and Gambling.

Summer: Swimming, Boating, Water skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Mushroom hunting, Hunting (surrounded by state land), ORV trails, Golfing Skating, Gambling Site seeing etc....

Winter 5 month available

We are offering a special winter rate. Rent our Cottage December through March and pay only $1,200.00 per month plus heat and snow removal. Get a group of fellow snowmobilers to go in on the cottage for the winter and have a base camp for snowmobiling!!! Most places charge $1,500.00 or more per month in the winter so act soon to take advantage of this great deal!

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, retreat, lake cottage

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Deer Hunting: Joe and his friends saw deer and liked the location and the cabin. They are thinking of comming back in July with their families.
Jan 2005
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16 Reviews

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Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan
Holland MI


  • 5 of 5
My only issue is that because I am a bigeer guy I found the toilet a little tricky. Other than that the best getaway yet. Awesome.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind words. I know the toilet area is like a tunnel were working on that.:)
Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan
Royal Oak, MI

Wonderful Lake

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a long weekend at this lovely cottage on Starvation Lake. The cottage was very private, comfortable and was in a wonderful location. We would stay here again. Don't forget to go to the Hide-a-way which is three doors down for some great pizza.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5
What a great, relaxing vacation for my wife, 3 children, our family dog, and myself. The beach was excellent, the water is warm, and shallow for a long ways which was great for the kids. The entire week of our stay, the lake was very quiet, and everyone we encountered was very friendly. The cabin was clean and the kids each had their own bedroom. Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend this place to anyone as a great family getaway. We spent the vast majority of time at the beach, but did go to Sleeping Bear Dunes one day (about an hour and 15 min drive) and one other afternoon we went tubing down the Jordan river (about 25 min drive). We hated to leave!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and i are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and hope you can come back and stay with us again!
Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan
Katy, TX

Perfect Place To Relax!!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic stay, as always... we enjoyed great weather over the holiday week again & the lake is the cleanest we have seen anywhere! Nice large beach with fire pit for after dark... great large-mouth & small-mouth bass fishing too. Just bring your clothes, because this place literally has everything you need!! If you happen venture down the road 100-yards to the Hideaway Bar, try their pizza, it's fantastic!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan


  • 5 of 5
I just want to say that this was the best vacation that my family could have asked for! It was an amazing place. Everything that we could have needed was there. I dont think that I could have fit everything for a family of five for a week into one car, so having everything at the house made it possible for us to go somewhere. I cant even express how amazing the whole experience was for us! It was so quiet and the people were fantastic. There are so many amazing things to go see and do in the area. I hope that this will be something that we can do very year together. The memories we have will last a life time. Thank you two so much!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim & I are so happy to share this place with other people. Thanks so much for letting us know how much you liked it.

Frank Sturm
Starvation Lake, Sandy Beach Front ,Quiet, Snowmobile
+1 -231-409-1461
Mancelona Northern Michigan

A very nice cabin - an awesome lake

  • 5 of 5
The cabin had everything we needed for our long weekend stay. Games, towels, coffee filters, shampoo...I don't think there is anything they didn't have that we would've wanted or needed. All the beds were made and ready for us. The cabin was very clean.
I enjoyed the walk around the lake. It was so peaceful. The lake is so clear, you can see thru to the bottom. It's shallow too which was great for the dog to wade in and "fish".
One night, we had burgers and beer at the Hideaway Bar, literally 2 houses down the road -perfect. The sandy beach is large, but if you want shade, there are lots of trees. I would recommend this cottage. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Lakes of the North at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Downtown mancelona at 6 Miles Nearest Ski : Boyne mountain at 37 Miles Nearest Beach : at 15 Metres Car: necessary

Gaylord, Mancelona, Kalkaska, Bellaire area. Snow and water skiing. Hiking, mushroom hunting, deer and small game hunting, Boating on all sports Starvation Lake, Turtle creek casino, Close to wine tasting tours, Golfing, Fall festivals, mountain biking, ORV trails across the road. Bar and grill & country store within walking distance. Cable TV & DVD.

Other Activities: Mushroom hunting, ORV Trails, Snow-mobiling, Hiking


From $40 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2015/2016
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $75.00

Winter stay: renters are liable for the heating bills between Dec. 1st and march 31st and any snow removal that they have done. . Minimum stay is 4 months. Pets that have ben pre approved are subject to a $75.00 per week charge (per pet) Weekends are $286.00 for minimum 2 day stay. Each additional day is $143.00ea. Weekend only and extra additional days are allowed during off peak time only.

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Updated: May 4, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Boyne mountain with Avalanche Bay water park for winter and summer fun. And some of the best snow skiing and zip lines. Gaylord has dining, golf, elk viewing, antiquing and cinemas. Traverse city and Petoskey for casinos Wineries, festivals etc.. All with in 1 hour.

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