Two great cottages right on the water!

Two great cottages right on the water!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 21, 2014
Cottage, 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!

  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

In the spring of 2004, my husband and three children desperately wanted a dog but our lifestyle was kids sports, traveling and camping on the weekends...not good for a dog! We also had a small boat that we hauled from place to place and the kids were beginning to really get comfortable in the water. We decided that perhaps it would make sense to find a place to call our own, drop the boat in the water, and get a dog. We found our place on Black Lake and pretty much spent the next 7 summers at the lake with friends and family keeping us company. The kids grew up tubing, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, boating, hiking and paddle boating their way around the swamp. We spent countless evenings around the fire pit telling stories, singing songs, and just being a family without all the distractions of the outside world. In 2009 we moved to North Carolina but weren't quite ready to give up our little piece of paradise on the water. We still enjoy our cottages when we can but decided to share our second home with others who might also enjoy the peaceful waterfront experience in northern Michigan. Two of our three kids are off to college now and yes, we did get that dog - Charlie!

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Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan

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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan

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
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Two great cottages right on the water!
Black Lake Northern Michigan
Milford,Michigan, Oakland

July 4th 2010 @ Black Lake

  • 5 of 5
The week went by too fast ! It was a Great time we rented both cottages and had our kids and grand-kids with us every day. The lake was clean good fishing and swimming was fun for the kids due to the shallow area next to the dock. What was extra nice is that you are only a short ride to lots of Michigan's most famous sight-seeing locations.
PS the cottage felt like home to us and was very neat & clean !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

The story behind this particular property goes like this: 4th of July weekend 2003, we decided to go camping at Onaway State Park. We requested a waterfront camp site and had other family members with us. It happened that the weather took a turn for the worse as a cold front came through bringing gusting winds, rain and below normal temperatures. After a 5 hour trip, we reached our destination only to discover that the waterfront camp site was REALLY waterfront with waves crashing up within a few feet of our camp site. We set up our tent in the rain and assisted the others in our party with their tents. Everything was wet, everyone was freezing and the weather was not improving. It was a cold miserable night and by morning we had agreed that we needed to find a place with a solid roof and pots and pans. No more camping! After some much needed coffee and campfire breakfast, we decided to take a drive around the lake (it was our first visit to Black Lake). We came across what is now the Zand Resort and couldn't believe the view. The cottages were in desperate shape but we knew this would give us the opportunity to make them 'our own'. We were only looking for a single cottage but having the second one would provide additional space and privacy for friends and family. We also recognized the advantage of it's location on the west side of the lake protected by the curved shoreline to the north. It didn't hurt that two of the 4 sides were bound by water and the water was deep enough for a dock, no mooring off-shore needed. By the spring of 2004, we were the proud owners of Zand Resort. The cottages have been transformed, outdoor living spaces created and countless unseen improvements made.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lorenzo's at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Black Lake Golf Course at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-75 at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lorenzo's at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Black Mountain State Park - Across the lake at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Rogers City at 30 Miles Car: necessary

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.


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Updated: Sep 21, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall - 2014
Sep 30 2014 - Oct 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
May 2 2015 - Jun 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 21 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall - 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 24 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Refundable damage deposit $500

1) 3 equal installments of total due: 1st - to hold reservation, 2nd - 90 days prior to check-in, 3rd - 14 days prior to check-in
2) Payments can be made by personal check (made out to Heidi SaidiZand) or paypal account* ( *add $20.00 for processing fee
3) Return guests enjoy reduced security deposit of $300 and $100 credit toward rent charge.

Cottages closed for the winter October 26, 2014 - May 1, 2015
Cottages can be rented individually during Spring and Fall seasons. Contact Heidi for additional information.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 90 days in advance of check-in are fully refundable. Cancellations made within 90 days of check-in are refundable IF cottage(s) are reserved by another party for the same time period.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View


  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 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
  • Additional sleeping option - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Located in main living space of 2 bedroom cottage


  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Shared amenities: * Brick Patio with outside bar and stools * Brick lakeside fire pit * Two hammocks * Two picnic tables * Clothes line for wet towels/suits * Hi-speed Internet * Cable Television
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