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LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE (by Marquette) Sleeps 8, Pets welcome!

4.58(24 reviews)SuperhostGwinn, Michigan, United States
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8 guests4 bedrooms8 beds2 baths
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LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE

SLEEPS: 8
BEDROOMS: 4
BATHROOMS: 2
LAKEFRONT (Little Lake)
*KAYAK and ROWBOAT INCLUDED
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY

This charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. It hasn't changed much over the years, yet it is still a nice place for a family to enjoy their time together. No cable TV, no local channels, yet we do have WiFi and a DVD player. Enjoy the quiet surroundings as you are surrounded by woods, while perched next to the Little Lake waters. Trees surround 3 sides of the cottage, creating a very private buffer from the other cottages around the lake. Simplicity is key here. Enjoy the 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with many of the comforts from home. The dishwasher and washer/dryer are wonderful, often unexpected treats in a cottage. Although rarely needed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we do not currently have air conditioning at the Little Lake Cottage, though we do have baseboard heat for those chilly spring and fall evenings. Generally, leaving the windows open to the cool lake breeze provides the comfort guests need, with the help of fans moving around air on the few days where the heat is uncomfortable.

Enjoy the inside fireplace on chilly evenings, and the outside fire pit on fun summer nights. We've had many talk about the fun they had swimming and the great fishing, from Perch to Walleye.
Expect to create many fun, family memories here at the cottage, while you take time to recharge. We hope you depart with a sense of a renewed spirit.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A/C: Although rarely needed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, we do not currently have air conditioning at the Little Lake Cottage, though we do have baseboard heat for those chilly spring and fall evenings. Generally, leaving the windows open to the cool lake breeze provides the comfort guests need, with the help of fans moving around air on the few days where the heat is uncomfortable.
ATV's:
Escanaba to Hermansville Rail – approximately 25 miles away
Haywire Grade Trail – Approximately 33 miles away
Iron Ore Heritage Trail – Approximately 47 miles away
Bathrooms:
Main Floor Bathroom: sink, shower and toilet
Upstairs Bathroom: claw tub with shower + sink and toilet
Beach: While there isn't an official beach at the cottage, many claim the swimming is very good.
Bedroom Configuration:
Main Floor
Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 2: (adjacent to the washer/dryer) twin bunk bed
Upstairs - 2nd Floor
Bedroom 3: (water view) 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 4: 2 twin beds
Boats: We have 1 rowboat, 1 canoe and 1 kayak for your sole use during your stay.
Cable/Satellite TVs: There is a TV with a standard DVD (not Blu-Ray) player in the living room. There may be a couple movies at the cottage, yet I would advise you to bring your own movies.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. There is a landline at the cottage for local calls.
Distances:
Marquette: approximately 20 minutes away
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away. (66 miles)
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 2 hours 30 minutes away. (135 miles)
Mackinac Bridge: is approximately 3 hours 10 minutes away.(172 miles)

Dock: We do have a dock with 2 bumpers in front of the cottage. If you need to launch your boat on a trailer, you can do so. Check with the Brown's Store, about 1 mile from the cabin for details.
Fire Pit- There is a fire pit that guests are welcome to use. Please plan to bring your own wood.
Fishing: We've had many guests talk about the great fishing, from Perch to Walleye.
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online through the Michigan DNR website.
Fishing poles: Please bring your own.
Grill: Yes, there is a Charcoal grill!
Grocery Store: Larry's Family Foods approximately 10 minutes away in Gwinn, MI.
Handicap Accessibility: Must be able to navigate stairs.
Internet: Wi-Fi access is available

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Parking: Approximately 5 to 7 cars would fit.

Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet.

Privacy: Incredible. An ideal private view, with trees on both sides with Little Lake right in front of you. You can only see other cottages off in the distance.
Space: This 2 story charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. It hasn't changed much over the years, yet it is still a nice place for a family to enjoy their time together.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: Yes. Laundry detergent provided.
Water: As with all cottages in the Upper Peninsula, and even some parts of the larger cities, there is well water. While I personally enjoy the taste of well water, you are always welcome to bring your own bottled water if you are at all concerned.

Wood: We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage. Please plan to bring your own.

Guest access
Freshwater Vacation Rentals will email your arrival/departure instructions with door/lock box code. You will let yourselves in and out. The house is yours during your stay, enjoy and relax.
LITTLE LAKE COTTAGE

SLEEPS: 8
BEDROOMS: 4
BATHROOMS: 2
LAKEFRONT (Little Lake)
*KAYAK and ROWBOAT INCLUDED
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY

This charming cottage was built by a wonderful family to create place for retreat, and bring about a sense of peace to all who visit. It hasn't changed much over the years, yet it is still a nice…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

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Dryer
Kitchen
Heating
Washer
Indoor fireplace
Wifi
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Gwinn, Michigan, United States

Very private- no cottages within easy view

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No smoking
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Pets are allowed
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