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"Pete's Retreat" on Lake Louise

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"Pete's Retreat" on Lake Louise

8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath

The space

We are located on a private all sports Lake Louise (Lewis Lake on some GPS maps) and within an hour drive to some of the most spectacular Northern Michigan scenery. The cottage lies on a gentle bluff with a beautiful view of the lake and shoreline. Enjoy your coffee in the morning on the wrap-around deck or a relaxing dinner watching the sunset. This ranch style home sleeps six comfortably (7 if two share the full size bed) and 2 more with the pull out sofa.
The first bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has two extra long twin beds. The third sleeping area again has one twin bed and one full size bed and is separated from the living room by a wall.
The living room is open and spacious. There are two dining areas that can accommodate up to twelve...the kitchen table at the rear of the cottage and the front dining area with a view of the lake. The layout of the cottage is great for entertaining and larger families.
The cottage has wi-fi and both a washer and dryer and is fully furnished with everything necessary for a Pure "Northern" Michigan experience along with a row boat, trolling motor, gas grill, camp chairs, lounge chairs and more.
Wonderful fishing includes bass, pike, and pan fish. (The fish are trying to make a comeback as two very harsh winters took their toll within the past few years). Kayaking and canoeing around the three islands make for fantastic adventures. Loons and bald eagles have called Lake Louise their home. Morel hunting each spring is a gourmet's delight and for those who prefer eating out Johannesburg offers two great eateries, The Old Depot and Paul's Pub just 1 mile (Website hidden by Airbnb) no cooking necessary!
One of my favorite places to visit within an hour drive is the amazing "no automobiles allowed" Mackinac Island. Take the ferry for a day..rent a bicycle or rent a horse drawn carriage ride or..pack a lunch and eat fudge! You'll see what I mean....the only place on the planet where the combined smells of horse poo and fudge is normal!
Also, check out Fort Colonial Michilimackinac on the shores of Lake Michigan in Mackinaw City where a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts greet each visitor as life continues much in the way it did in the 1700s.
Another great day trip is to Sleeping Bear Dunes. "It is peaceful and serene. A place where gazing out into the world, night or day, and realizing that the universe is truly a magical, majestic mystery and humans are just a very small part of it all. Here at Sleeping Bear, I sit in awe and wonder at the perfection of Mother Nature." Jim Madole, Michigan resident who nominated Sleeping Bear Dunes in Good Morning America's "Most Beautiful Place in America" contest in 2011.
Spend a day touring the wine country near Traverse City and the city itself which is know as the cherry capital of the world! The Cherry Festival has been named in USA Today's top 10 festivals for several years running. (July 1- July 8, 2017).
We are within 15 minutes of northern Michigan's Golf Mecca with spectacular golfing and challenging courses for both the advanced and beginner golfer.
These are just a few of the amazing destination places that can be reached within an hour drive or two of Pete's Retreat...but for me...call me lazy..I just like to decompress, grab a trashy novel, plunk my beach chair in the water, read and enjoy!
RENTALS DURING JULY AND AUGUST ARE FOR ONE WEEK PERIODS.

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Shampoo
Washer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Accessibility

Step-free access to common space

Availability

25 Reviews

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Larry User Profile
Larry
July 2018
It was a quiet cottage on a small, private lake. 1 bathroom, 2 private bedrooms and additional sleeping for several more if needed. We ate out 2x. Several good options with in 15-20 min drive, including things for Vegetarian wife and daughter.
Nelfa User Profile
Nelfa
June 2018
Just a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing cottage. I loved everything about it. Bring lots of bug spray, you'll need it. Overall the best place to unwind.
Travis User Profile
Travis
May 2018
Very clean nice little place
Jill User Profile
Jill
August 2017
We had a great time at Petes Retreat. Leslie left very detailed notes, we had no unanswered questions. The lake was very quiet and we had a relaxing stay. Leslie even left candy and popcorn for movie night! We had dinner several nights at Paul's Pub, the perch and salads were …
Florian User Profile
Florian
August 2017
Absolutely amazing. Cottage right at the lake. Perfectly equipped.
Bill User Profile
Bill
July 2017
Our family was looking for a destination to relax and spend quality time together. Pete's Retreat was the perfect cabin retreat for this. Sitting on the deck relaxing was better than anticipated...hummingbirds visited all day long, enhancing the ambiance. We would definitely r…
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Ron
July 2017
Pete's retreat is a perfect summer getaway from the everyday stresses of life. Kayak around the lake or sit on the deck. Watch the Loons and Humming birds. Pure Michigan on Lake Louise staying in what a cabin should look and feel like, when pictured. Thank You Leslie! Sincerely T…

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United StatesJoined in April 2012
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A Michigan native born and raised on the west side of the state. I think everyone in Michigan must have a little bit of the great and inland lakes in their blood. Our state is blessed with a tremendous amount of natural resources that we may take for granted at times but there is…
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