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Mackinaw Straits Lakefront

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 6

Located on Lake Michigan near the Straits of Mackinaw. This new 2

story home has great views of freighters passing by the shore line.

It sits just outside Wilderness State Park an 8000 acre

park that has great nature trails and sandy dune beaches.

Come and enjoy the Best of Northern Michigan.We are just 10 minutes from Mackinaw Island and many great golf courses. Our home has two twin beds, a bunk bed that has a

full size bed and a twin on top. The master bedroom is on the first floor it has a queen size bed. We do not ALLOW PETS. WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY.

More Details

Property Manager
Frank or Barb Gotts
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

What makes this house unique

A most beautiful view of the great lakes!

This property is a Dark Sky destination great for viewing the stars.


Carp Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask that you leave the home as clean as you found it, Empty the frig, and strip the beds . We will clean the bathrooms and do the laundry. Thanks.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Dishwasher, TV, BBQ Grill, Microwave, Washer & Dryer.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Henley, MO

Nice clean family house on beach.

  • 5 of 5

The beach is in the backyard! Mostly private. Perfect for young children as the water does not get deep for a long way out. Our grandkids had an inflatable boat and had a ball! The house is very clean and comfortable. Barb and Frank were super! We had a wonderful week here and also enjoyed side trips to The Soo Lock’s, the Falls, Mackinac Island and Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. Also, Headlands observatory (only about 5 miles away ) is a must! Hope to come back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great home with super Lake Michigan views, enjoyed sitting on sandy beach..deck..watching seagulls, swans and freighters! Road was great for riding bikes, not super busy! Everything we needed for our 40th anniversary R&R. Friends came for a couple days! Perfect!! Plenty of room! With all the windows, it was a very open feel.. Would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! You left our home so clean and tidy what a wonderful surprise! Thank you again!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the vacation home we rented! We will return =)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for renting our cottage. Hope to see you again!
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A true home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Mackinaw City. We take a family vacation here almost every year and for the second time we had to rent a hotel or cabin. We chose a cabin this year and couldn't have been more pleased. Look forward to staying here in many future visits to Mackinaw City. The cabin was everything and more that we hoped it would be.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next year.
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This house is beautiful, right on the lake and close to a lot of stuff!

  • 5 of 5

Frank and Barb were great to work with, got back with us quickly to answer any questions we had. The house was very clean and well stocked. It's a great location, close to a lot of stuff. Mackinaw City has a lot to do. We went to the island, St. Ignace, Sault St.Marie is about an 1.5 drive. We did a tour of the locks, that was very cool. We drove over to see pictured rock, that took about 2.5 hours but it's very pretty. We also drove up to Tahquamenon Falls Park, that's about an 1.5 drive also. Lots of hiking and pretty falls. We would definitely recommend this house and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I hope you will visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Key Hole
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nubs Nob
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Mackinaw Island.

* Dark Sky Star Viewing.

* Mackinaw City.

* Golf.

* Boating.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fishing.

* Bike Riding....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Mackinaw Island.

* Horseback Riding.

* Hiking.

* Fishing..

10 minutes from Mackinaw Island boat ferries which will take you to

the Mackinaw Island where you can bike, golf, go horseback riding or


In Mackinaw city you can enjoy Thunder Falls water park, golf or shopping.

Wilderness State Park is just steps away were you can take advantage

of thousands of acres of pristine beauty to hike or swim.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly rental rates;
June $1000.00 per week
July thur August $1500.00 per week.
September thru November $1000.00 per week
December thru March $900.00 per week
April thur May $900.00 per week
We rent by the week only. No daily rental.

Monthly rates are available. E-mail today for availability !!
Sorry No pets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.