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Cozy and Clean Black Lake Cottage - Sunrise View

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

~~ Lakeside Getaway Features Cozy Lake-Front Cottage and Sunrise Views ~~

~~ Fishing, boating, swimming, plus Mackinaw Island ferries just a short drive away ~~

Our Lakeside Getaway sits directly on the western shore of beautiful Black Lake, a 3x6 mile, all-sports lake only minutes away from Cheboygan, Mackinac City, and other Great Lake destinations like Mackinac Island, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Bright and cheery both inside and out, you can watch the sunrise over Black Mountain Recreation Area just across the lake.

Bring your boat and tie up at our 50-foot dock, or swim from the shoreline or dock (water's warm, and lake bottom is sandy). Just toss in a line to catch small perch, bass or bluegill. Jet-skis and other water toys can be rented also with off-lake vendors.

If you are looking for bigger sport fish such as walleye, pike, small mouth bass or muskie, try your luck out in the lake's deeper parts. Black Lake is known for its fishing. Right off our shoreline, about 200 yards where the drop off begins, is one of the best places to catch perch, walleye and pike. We have had many fish-fries ourselves.

You'll love to relax around our lakeside fire pit in the evenings and roast marshmallows to make s'mores, then watch the moon rise over the lake.

The cottage features two bedrooms, one with comfy queen-sized bed, and the guest room has twin beds with walk-in closet.

Full kitchen with all your cooking needs from plates and silverware to pots, pans, and wine opener. Toaster, toaster oven, microwave, tea kettle, coffee maker. Living room has two sofas, and new TV with DVD player and movies for your enjoyment. If you need to check email or have a smartphone, Wi-Fi is available as well.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Rappa
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Lisa Rappa

We are snowbirds, but I grew up in Michigan, and moved to Florida after college. Buying this cottage in 2005 was a way to get back to our roots. My husband, originally from Connecticut, has become an adopted Michigander.

Lisa Rappa purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lisa Rappa chose Onaway

We loved the area, the fishing, Michigan's up north and the vast areas of undeveloped wilderness. The friendliness of the people in Onaway and the Tip of the Mitt was just an added bonus.

What makes this cottage unique

We loved the coziness of our cottage, and being directly on the lake. The sunrises are spectacular too. The master bedroom and bath were re-done by previous owner, adding a laundry room too. It's perfect for having our many friends from downstate stay with us. We've enjoyed many bonfires, biking trips on the nearby trails, and BBQ's in the yard as well.

We always look forward to getting back up north every spring and summer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Dealing with Lisa was easy and pleasant. She gave good directions to the place and we had no trouble finding it. The cottage was clean, neat and comfortable, with all the amenities and a bonfire pit. It is situated right on a large, calm lake, perfect for swimming. There were a few boats on the lake, but not a lot, and so there wasn't a lot of boat noise. We also had ideal weather, which further enhanced our enjoyment of the place. We drove into town a couple of times for groceries and supplies, but mostly enjoyed the quiet, read, swam and watched a couple of DVDs. There was some firewood there, and a place nearby where we picked up some more, so we could have a fire every night. I wish I could show you the beauty of the surroundings and the different moods of the water by posting pictures. There is only one thing I don't like about this place; I plan to go back this year and I don't want this review to make it so popular I can't afford it, or can't reserve it when I want to!"
Jul 2010
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Onaway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full tub and shower. Towels provided for 6 guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens, blankets and pillows provided for beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our cottage features all the comforts of home, with modern appliances, plus microwave, coffee maker, toaster and toaster oven, in the fully equipped kitchen. Cottage also has a washer and dryer. All cookware and utensils are provided, plus there is cable TV and DVD player with plenty of movies on hand. There are also loads of board games, and we feature a library full of paperback and hard cover books of all genres. The master bedroom has a comfy, queen-sized bed, and the guest bedroom features two twin beds. In addition, the sleep sofa has a queen-sized Beauty Rest mattress. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms help enhance the lake breezes. The enclosed sun porch is perfect for reading or your kids' game playing, and you can relax in the mornings with your coffee for lake and loon watching. Black Lake is the sturgeon capital, and the prehistoric looking fish have been known to "porpoise" out in the lake. Also, bald eagles roost & feed nearby.


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Cozy and Clean Black Lake Cottage - Sunrise View
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

The cottage was just as it was described.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just what we needed. It had everything you needed for the week. The beds were comfortable and the cottage was furnished nicely. There were plenty of kitchenware, utensils and pantry items. The view was beautiful from the enclosed porch or from the living room with it's large unobstructed windows. We had a great time. The only surprise we had was the closest restaurant was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, which we had arrived on a Tuesday evening. That was is the worst thing I can say about this property. Thanks for a lovely place to have a nice vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Jackson, Michigan

Traditional lake cottage on beautiful Black Lake-it was perfect for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has all that you need for your stay, right on the lake with beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again!
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southeast Michigan

Great place on Black Lake

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I enjoyed this cozy cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed. The main bedroom was spacious and had a very comfortable queen bed. The twin bedroom was comfortable too. We enjoyed sitting by the lake, swimming, going to Ocqueoc falls nearby, Mackinaw City, and just playing games on the picnic table outside, or reading on the front porch. It was a great place and Lisa was really great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us this summer, and enjoying our home away from home. Please keep us in mind for another week sometime next year. Your review is much appreciated!
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and pleasant cottage. Lisa was wonderful to deal with!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage is beautiful. Very clean. Stocked with everything you would need. Beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

The propert was great. We had a wonderful time. Would rent again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Randy. We are glad you and your family enjoyed our little home on the lake.
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Loved this place! So homey!

  • 5 of 5

We went for a girls only get-away and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 6 women with all the amenities of home. It has a screened in porch where we could sit and play games when it rained one night. The other nights were spent in front of the campfire looking out at the lake talking and drinking wine-the best!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home away from home. We love its coziness too. Come back again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Black Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Lorenzo's - great food and pizza
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Onaway State Park
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fish for sport fish or whatever's biting.

* Take a water tour around the lake.

* Sturgeon hatchery is at Keebler dam. Full of young sturgeon..

* Take in the sun on the shore & or ATV on all the nearby trails.

* Keep an eye on wildlife: deer, eagles, mink, hummers & orioles.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike in Black Mountain Recreation area.

* Go on a Petoskey stone hunt in Onaway State Park.

* Tube or swim down Ocqueoc Falls, only 20 mins away.

* Explore the woods for wildflowers & berries.

* Take a trip to the sturgeon rearing facility near town of Tower.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim in the sandy bottom lake - jump off the dock.

* Fish off the dock or hunt for crayfish under rocks.

* Have a bonfire on the shore - make s'mores.

* Fire up the grill for breakfast - or dinner later on.

* Let the kids stay up late - sunset is at 9:30 in summer.

You'll be sure to enjoy the many activities on Black Lake, which include:

* Fishing

* Boating of all kinds, including kayaking and canoeing.

* Swimming - shallow at shore and sandy too

* ORV/ ATV riding - trails are only a mile away from cottage

* Deer, otter, eagles, ducks, loons, swan viewing

* See the sturgeon hatchery with live yearlings in Tower (Keebler Dam)

* Golfing - courses near the lake or in town

* BBQing (charcoal grill included)

* Hiking - plenty of trails around the lake

* Wildflower sighting, berry picking

* Bike riding

* Antiquing & shopping in Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, Harbor Springs, Petoskey

* Dining - plenty of local restaurants with variety of menus

* Movies - in nearby Cheboygan, or plenty of DVDs at the cottage.

* Onaway and Aloha State Parks are just minutes away.

* Ocqueoc Falls - open in summer for swimming, tubing and waterplay

* Casinos are located in Petoskey and St. Ignace

* Lorenzo's, the local restaurant up the road, is family run and operated, and has eat-in or take-out dining which includes delicious pizza. Plus, there are loads of other restaurants around the lake and in nearby Onaway or Cheboygan. Fresh perch is on on the menu in many of them

* Golf enthusiast? You'll find many public golf courses nearby, including the famous course at Black Lake Golf Club, only 3 miles south.

* Into Off-Road riding or ATV-ing? DNR courses and trails that are marked and mapped are abundant on N. Black River Rd and at Black Mountain Recreation area on the northeast side of lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate = $850

~~Summer 2018~~
TERMS: Summer rental fee (Sat. 4 pm to Sat. 11 am) from June thru Sept, $850 plus $200 security deposit (refundable). We are sorry, but during peak summer months, we do not rent cottage for less than a week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.