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Family Cottage on Tranquil Paradise Lake


Property Details

Updated: Sep 6, 2016
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 8 Sleeps

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!

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

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!"
Aug 2011
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2 Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Monroe, Michigan, USA

Alumni Mackinaw Bridge Run

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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grand haven MI

Just what we were looking for....

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just what we were looking for. We were able to spend the mornings sipping coffee while quietly reading and watching the tranquil lake and birds out the sun room windows. In the afternoons, we were close enough to all the fun attractions you could ask for. We went to Sault Ste Marie, Mackinaw Island, and Mackinaw City. The kids loved swimming daily while we prepared our meals from the cottage. (a huge bonus to having the full kitchen) Although you may want to bring water shoes for swimming. This would be a great place for families with small children, a ladies crafting getaway, or anyone who wants to enjoy the slower pace of life in this quiet community. We had a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pelston Regional Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : Clyde's (great pizza and burgers) at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Mackinac Island Ferry at 8 Miles Nearest Golf : Mackinaw Club at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-75 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many in Mackinaw City or Pelston at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Wilderness State Park at 7 Miles Car: recommended

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.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekly Rate: $1000 - $1100

$1000/Week. $1100 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 cleaning/damage deposit due 30 days before arrival.

$100. deposit required to hold reservation; payment in full required 30 days in advance. Personal checks or money orders accepted.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bed sleeps 2
  • Sleeper sofa in living room


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 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 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

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