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Family Cottage on Tranquil Paradise Lake in Mackinaw City

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths 1
  • sleeps 8
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type Cottage
  • community
  • rates (USD) $ 950 - $ 1,050 / week

vacation rental description

Our three bedroom cottage is located in a beautiful lakefront setting on Paradise Lake, just 8 miles south of Mackinaw City.  There are two other cottages which share the property, which make it ideal for family gatherings.  All cottages are non-smoking.

View the other property on this vacationrentals site by entering 12137 in the listing ID at the top of the page.

The Main Cottage has plenty of living area with the kitchen overlooking the family room and sun room and then out to the lake. You will feel like you are "back in time" on Paradise Lake, yet restaurants and nightlife abound in nearby Mackinaw City.

Paradise Lake is a quiet inland lake (~1,900 acres) which offers fishing, swimming and watersports.  A variety of fish are found on the lake including; Pike, Perch, Walleye and Bass.  The shoreline has a hard-packed sand bottom with some rocks.  Watershoes are recommended. It is a very gradual slope making it great for kids wading and swimming.  There is a dock for your use to tie up a small boat and even catch a fish or two!

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Karen or Mike Alberts 248 747 4972

cottage rental amenities

Along with the dock, the property has three fire pits for your use along with chairs to enjoy peaceful evening bonfires.  Each cottage has it's own gas grill along with outdoor tables and chairs.  There is a porch swing in the yard to watch the kids playing and the beautiful sunsets over Paradise Lake.

The Main Cottage has three bedrooms.  Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds and the third bedroom has twin size bunk beds. The sleeper sofa sleeps 2.  There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower.

The kitchen is completely stocked with all of the cooking supplies you should need.  There is also a coffeemaker, oven, microwave, and toaster.

There is cable TV, a DVD player and Wireless Internet for your enjoyment.

You will need to bring your own bedding and towels; there is a shared washer/dryer.  Blankets and pillows are provided for your use.

You might want to start with a supply of groceries.  There is a small IGA grocery store in Mackinaw City.  The closest Walmart is in Cheboygan about a half hour away.

Medical facilities and ambulance service is available at Petoskey's Northern Michigan Hospital, or Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan

activities and attractions in Mackinaw City Michigan

Fishing, swimming and watersports on Paradise Lake. 

Boats can be rented from Paradise Lake Marina ac231 ph537 4714.

Mackinaw City,  the "gateway" to Mackinac Island, is only 7 miles away. Mackinaw City offers shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Legs Inn at Cross Village is a destination eatery!    Buy fresh caught fish for grilling at Big Stone Bay Fishery just south of Mackinaw City  (Try the Whitefish Spread). The U.S. Coastguard cutter Mackinac offers tours.

Historic Mackinac Island is an easy day trip from the cottage! Ferries leave regularly from Mackinaw City or across the bridge in St. Ignace.     

Historic Fort Michilimackinac is on the mainland just minutes from the cabins! 

Mackinac State Historic Parks: make a memory at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, just minutes from the cabins!.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Sturgeon or Pigeon Rivers is 30 miles away. Big Bear Adventures in Indian River can be your outfitters.

Sturgeon Bay, with it's majestic sand dunes and beaches on Lake Michigan, is a 15 minute drive away.

Golf at one of Northern Michigans premier golf courses. A beautiful courses, the Hidden River Golf and Casting Club or Mackinac Club, are just minutes away.

Leggs Inn in Cross Village has great Polish food and an outdoor setting overlooking Lake Michigan. A great place for food and fun. 

Clyde's on Paradise Trail has great Pizza

The beautiful tourist towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Charlevoix are within an hour's drive of the cottage.

vacation rental rates

$950/Week.  $1050 for a week including a holiday.

Partial weeks may be possible, please contact us for rates.

$200 Deposit due within 7 days of making reservation (non-refundable)

Remainder due 30 days before arrival

$200 refundable cleanint/damage deposit due 30 days before arrival.

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Top things to do in Mackinaw City
  • Mackinac Island
  • Historic Fort Michilimackinac
  • Drive the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace
  • Historic Mill Creek & Lighthouse
  • Shopping and Courtyard Cinema
Top things to do on a budget
  • The beach at Sturgeon Bay
  • Go fishing and swimming.
  • Bike around Paradise Lake.
  • Cross the Mackinac Bridge.
  • Have a bonfire and roast smores!
Top things to do with a family
  • Go fishing
  • Go waterskiing or jet skiing.
  • Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows!
  • Tell stories around the bonfire.
  • Visit Mackinac Island.

Karen or Mike Alberts , owner

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traveler reviews for this mackinaw city cottage rental

Alumni Mackinaw Bridge Run

Review submitted: May 28, 2013   Date of arrival: May 24, 2013

So pleased and happy with not only the property but with the customer service provided by the owners. They were so informative and accommodating!!! We are a group of adult high school alumni that reunite every Memorial day weekend to run the Mackinaw Bridge and we were so pleased to find a place that we could stay as a group. The description given of the cabin and property is very accurate and it is on a beautiful private lake. We also enjoyed how close it is located to the city of Mackinaw and yet set in such a quiet setting. There were so many things to do in the area!! We will definitely return on a annual basis and would recommend this cabin to anyone.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly

Helpful votes: 3 / 4

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The Best Vacation Ever!

Review submitted: September 13, 2011   Date of arrival: August 13, 2011

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say "thanks" for the use of the cottage last week. We had an awesome vacation, and the weather was perfect all week. We had an action-packed week exploring the areas many attractions including Mackinac Island, Wilderness State Park, Tehquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, Rafting on the Sturgeon River, and Thunder Falls Water Park. In between the sight-seeing we enjoyed fishing and campfires at the cottage, shopping in Mackinaw City, and swimming at Burt Lake State Park. We had a great time, and the boys said it was "the best vacation ever!"

Helpful votes: 3 / 4

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Peaceful, fun vacation spot!

Review submitted: September 13, 2011   Date of arrival: August 20, 2011

We returned home today after a great week at your cottage. We had a great time and the weather was very nice. Rented a boat again and we had very good luck fishing…plenty of sunfish/blue gills and several nice bass. Great day at the island, played golf, etc….the kids really like it up there. It is so peaceful up there. On the way up we spent an afternoon at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. Way back we spent the night in Cleveland and went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame/Museum. Thanks again for renting to us. We LOVE it there and would imagine we’d like to go back again.

Helpful votes: 3 / 4


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