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Cozy Cottage on Thumb Lake, Boyne Falls, MI

Bedrooms 1
Space 90 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4, comfortably; lake view w private beach

Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday only, no day rentals. Very secluded and quiet. Crystal clear water and a Cozy Michigan Cottage on Thumb Lake (also known as Lake Louise): log & stone cabin on 400 feet of beach is available for weekly rental; is 10-minutes east of Boyne Mountain in the wooded Chandler Hills. Optional pontoon rental is $425 per week. A 3-hour drive from Detroit area. All-sports Thumb Lake is the second cleanest lake in Michigan (Tip-of-the-Mit Watershed Council survey) and the third deepest inland lake (152 feet). Cottage is surrounded by forest, hills & hiking trails. Elk, fox and eagles are abundant. Spring-fed, the lake is full of Rainbow Trout and small & large mouth bass. Traverse Magazine called it one of the top swim spots in Michigan.

Designed for small family vacations, the cottage sleeps five (5) comfortably: 1-King Bed and 1-Bunk Bed w/ FULL lower, single upper (in same room) and two pull-out sofas. One bath. Full equipped Kitchen, eating area. Stone fireplace. Three summer camps are located on the lake for your kids. You face west for great sunsets. There are no neighbors to the south; to the north the nearest neighbor is 150-feet away.

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James Riley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2016


Boyne Falls Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
A beach campfire pit is stocked with seasoned wood. The hammock, wood plank dock, swimming raft, picnic table, basketball net, badminton net and gas grill are included. Satellite is DISH w/ 32-inch HDTV TV. With large sandy beach frontage you will feel secluded. Sunsets are spectacular from the boathouse deck-top as the cottage faces west.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Pure Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this rental for our honeymoon. We were looking for a cozy and comfortable, quiet and secluded, Pure Michigan up north getaway. We were not disappointed! Every detail was exactly as described, and even much prettier than the pictures. We didn't have luck fishing but there enjoyed the quiet beauty, beach, and everything else there is to love about summertime in northern Michigan! The Rileys were the consummate hosts and pride of ownership was evident in all aspects of our visit. We look forward to going back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, MI

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this wonderful cozy cottage last week and loved every second. The cottage is nestled in a wooded spot right on Thumb Lake and has all amenities you might need. We were lucky to enjoy 3 gorgeous September days on the lake and taking day trips to Petosky and through the Tunnel of Trees up to Cross Village. The owners couldn't have been more gracious. We hope to return next September for a longer stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Carmel, IN, United States

What a great week!

  • 5 of 5

We currently live near Indianapolis but are originally from Ontario. We have been swimming in many lakes in our lifetime, including north of Superior, but have never found a better lake for swimming than this one. Crystal clear water, sandy bottom, great diving raft – wonderful sandy beach. Loved watching the sunsets from the dock every evening. The cottage is extremely private – lots of room for parking vehicles and mooring our boat at the shore. We took two day trips during our week – one to Mackinac Island (1 hour away) and one to Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore (less than 2 hours away). Both trips were great, but the rest of the week we spent just relaxing at the cottage and enjoying the wonderful water. We had two teenagers with us, who can sometimes be difficult to keep entertained, but they both loved our week up there – we’ve already reserved another week for next summer. We had lots of questions before our trip and Jim patiently answered every one of them – thanks Jim!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We rent the "Cozy Cottage" only a few weeks each summer. It is gratifying to know that renters see the simple magic that is "up-north" and exemplified in our area. We have a question: Do you "get" up-north? The meaning is not "do you go up-north?". Rather, do you understand up-north? If you prefer a breeze through the trees, crystal clear lakes, warm sunshine and cool evenings where it can be light until 10pm...and that's all it takes to make you happy, then you "get" up-north.
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Salem Twp, MI, USA

Thumb Lake Cottage Reveiw

  • 5 of 5

This cottage really has that "up north" feeling! Very comfortable, yet doesn't feel like a house! Lake is really clean, cottage has nice beach, and the county park is walking distance, and it has nice sandy bottom. Lake isn't real busy, so your not hearing jet skis all day either.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ypsilanti MI Washtenaw

A beautiful setting and a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Lake Louise. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Though small, the layout provided us with plenty of room for a relaxing vacation. I especially liked the way we could easily eat either outside on the terrace off the kitchen or inside at the kitchen table. There is a fireplace, though we did not use it. The lake is very clean and the swimming for my children was excellent. We enjoyed roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on the beach. The cottage is easy driving distance to Mackinaw and Traverse city. A nice location.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MI

July 4th 2010

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Very private, roomy, nice boat house to watch the sunsets, great beach that was very clean, crystal clear water (bring swim fins and masks), nice dock, great swim platform that was clean and comfortable, nice hook to keep boat safe, and very very private. House was well stocked with creature comforts. Bedroom is far enough away from the other sleeping quarters so that the old folks could sleep while the teens played. James and Lisa are great to work with and very responsive. The lake was almost empty everyday. A skier's paradise! Go there!!! Scott Landis 7-19-10

p.s. The kayak and fishing boat are in great shape and all the equipment is there as promised.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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$1,375.00 prior to 4th of July rental week, $1,775 after. Only Saturday to Saturday rental in summer; please call for Spring & Fall rates. No winter rentals.

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