Black Lake Sunset Dreams Onaway

BLACK LAKE SUNSET DREAMS (Onaway, MI): Air-Conditioning! Sleeps 6-8, kayak included, private dock (Pulled out first week of October), 50 minutes to Mackinac Bridge!






SLEEPS: 6-8 
*LAKEFRONT (Black Lake)


*PRIVATE DOCK - Pulled out the first week of October


Located on Black Lake, an all-sports lake, Sunset Dreams is a wonderful vacation spot. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, this lakefront home sleeps 6-8 people (6 in beds, and 2 more on a new queen sofa sleeper). You will enjoy the walk-out basement, gorgeous view, sandy-bottom shore past the rock shoreline at end of private dock, fire pit, and 2 screened-in porches.

Topping out at 2200 sq. ft. Black Lake Sunset Dreams comes with an equipped kitchen, high vaulted ceilings, large windows, 2 gas fire places (for heat), a Smart TV (may have more buffering than you are accustomed to at home, and Wi-Fi  (may be more spotty than you are accustomed to at home) for guests to use. Relax in the Jacuzzi tub on the main floor, or rest comfortably on the back swing on deck facing the lake. This pet-free, air-conditioned environment is crisp, clean, and welcoming.


A/C:  Yes! This home has central air conditioning

ATV's: You are allowed to bring them, however, you are unable to drive on the property itself. There are many ORV/ATV trails nearby. Check out this website to see the awesome trails at Black Lake


          Main Floor: Full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower

          Walk-out basement: bathroom with shower

Beach/Swimming: The lay-out goes as such: grassàrock shore-lineàwater. The lake has a sandy-bottom. However, getting into the water could be a challenge for some if trying from shore, the rocks are medium sized and not all of them are stable. This is just on the shore-line though at end of dock there are stairs with railing to easily walk into water. pure sand bottom for a long way out and not deep. So please use caution while accessing the lake. 

Bedroom Configuration:
                   Bedroom #1--Main Floor: 1 Queen

                   Bedroom #2—Walk-out lower level: 1 Queen

                   Bedroom #3—Walk-out lower level: 2 twin beds
                             Bed --Queen couch Bed in walk out lower level room

Boats:  2 Kayaks will be provided for guests to use! We do have a couple of life jackets that you may use.  There are 2 Public Boat Launches: both located in the state parks about 5 miles away.Onaway State Park --3622 M-211--(989) 733-8279. Both feed into Black Lake. There is no marina on the lake, so you need to bring gas. On left side of Dock there is a Boatlift (Pulled out the first week of October) that you can use but only for smaller 14 ft fishing boats. 

Boat Lift:  for boat 14' or less (Pulled out the first week of October)

TVs: Smart TV on main floor, so bring your Netflix account info. Don’t worry if you don’t have one, just give us a call. Basic antenna and only a few channels + 1 local channel are provided.  DVD/Blue ray player included. TV may be more spotty that you are used to at home (just an antenna) and the Smart TV/WiFi may have more buffering than you may be accustomed.

Cell phone service: Verizon is great & AT&T works good too! Other service providers are hit/miss

              * Cheboygan: 40 minutes (34 miles)               
              * Cross in the Woods: 35 minutes (30 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 50 minutes (43 miles)

Dock: Private dock is 30 feet long! Feel free to bring your own boat and dock it within view. On left side of Dock there is a Boat-lift that you can use but only for smaller 14 ft fishing boats. (Both pulled out the first week of October)

Fireplace: yes-please bring your own wood. 

Fishing: Great for Bass, Walleye, Perch, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Muskie, & Pan-fish. Black lake is famous for their Sturgeon can not fish or keep though. Season is 1 day long thru the ice limit 7 this year. Season ended in 1 hour.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online here! 

Fishing poles: Please bring your own!

Grill: A propane grill is on the property for guests to enjoy! Propane is provided. 

Grocery Store: Approximately 5 miles away

Internet:  YES! Spotty WIFI only.

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, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking: There is enough parking for 2-3 cars along with trailer space. You are able to park on the drive from the road to the home or on the drive from the road to pole barn.

Parks and Trails:

                           Ocqueoc Falls Trail
                           Black Mountain Trail

Pets: Pets are not welcomed on the property. Please enjoy this pet-free environment!

Privacy: Neighbors are within view!

Restaurants Nearby:
                      Bluffs on Black Lake
                   10905 High Bluffs Dr, Cheboygan, MI 49721
                  Lorenzo's Pizza Parlor
                  1164 S Black River Rd, Onaway, MI 49765
                  (989) 733-6523
                  211 Bar and Grill
                  3444 M-211, Onaway, MI 49765
                  Manzana's Restaurant
                  4068 Michigan St, Onaway, MI 49765
                  (989) 733-5854
                   Wood Winds Restaurant & Pizzeria
                   20812 Washington St, Onaway, MI 49765
                   Cheboygan Brewing Company
                   101 N Main St, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Space: 2 stories: main floor and walk-out lower level.  

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though. Guests might want to bring their own beach towels, as there are none provided. 

Washer and dryer:  YES! Laundry detergent is provided to guests

Wood: Bring your own. You can purchase bundles of wood from the nearby grocery store.



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Balcony
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Blow Dryer
  • Box Fans
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig---bring your own K-cups
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/patio
  • Fire pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Kayak included
  • Patio chairs
  • Private boat dock
  • Swimming on property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 2 $199.00
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 2 $0.00


Great week!
We had a wonderful time. The house was well kept and clean. There was was plenty of room for our group, and we enjoyed our days at the lake. We would recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you for letting us stay at your place.

Matthew, thanks for the recommendation.  That means a lot.  Summer days at the lake are the best!  It was our pleasure to host you, and we hope to work with you again soon.
Aug 2020
Black Lake Sunset Dreams
The location and the house is great. The house is beautifully furnished and cozy. Breathtaking sunsets, clean and shallow lake.Our family enjoyed it. Would highly recommended.

Tomas, thank you for this recommendation - that is the best review a guest can give!  We so enjoyed working with you and look forward to our next encounter.
Jul 2020
Will definitely be back
I loved everything about our vacation. We stayed at Black Lake Sunset Dreams and it was beautiful. The cleanliness, the promptness of the staff whenever we had a question. The home was so relaxing and the view was amazing. They literally have almost everything you need. I wish we would’ve stayed longer but I will definitely be booking with them again next year.

Dominique, what a wonderful review! We are thrilled that you loved everything about your vacation ad that you plan on returning.  That's the highest praise a guest can give us.  Black Lake Sunset Dreams is a gorgeous property.  The light, the views and the outdoor property  make this a fabulous vacation spot.  
Jun 2020
5 stars: Excellent Stay!
Really enjoyed our stay. Communication with Freshwater was excellent, all questions eventually being answered. Place was beautiful, with every little thing being covered (i.e., firewood for us in the carrier out back, random kitchen things like a cutting board or coffee). The only thing that might be improved was immediate confirmation emails. I assume this is a small firm, and especially during COVID, this is not a big deal at all. However, it is worth noting for future patrons that the confirmation of payment email took a day or two to send, which of course is a bit worrisome when spending so much money. All-in-all? Fantastic. Definitely would work with Freshwater again.

Simon, thank you for this wonderful review.  Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting your confirmation email.  They usually go out as soon as the final payment is made.  Black Lake Sunset Dreams is a great property.  From the front bay of windows overlooking the lake to the jetted tub, this place is meant for relaxation.  We look forward to working with you again!
Jun 2020
Awesome place.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Om, we are so glad that you liked Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  It sleeps 6-8 and has a fire pit plus 2 screened-in porches.  There are 2 kayaks for guests to explore Black Lake.  We hope you return!
Oct 2019
Black Lake rental house
we love the house, it has everything we need plus two decks with gorgeous views

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Nancy and Mark, we are so happy that you loved Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  The views from the decks are fabulous, plus it's just great to sit and relax there.  We hope to see you again.
Nancy & Mark
Sep 2019
Black Lake Sunset Dream
It was beautiful. The location on the lake was awesome. It was so peaceful. This house was equipped with everything you might need, games,kayaks, and anything else. The place was spotless as were the grounds. If you needed something Fresh Water Vacation Took care of it!!! Seven of us stayed and yet it was not the least crowded. EVERY evening we had stunning sunsets!!! There is a waterfall 15 min away where you can walk in the falls and spend the day having a picnic and enjoy the falls. Less then an hour from Mackinaw City. We LOVED this place and definitely plan on going back. The rental company Freshwater Vacation Rental was awesome during the planning. They took care of any concerns you might have. If you want to enjoy Black Lake this is the perfect place! It’s the seventh largest inland lake in Michigan. We were there during the week and loved the peace and quiet it offered. I imaging the weekends are a bit more boating, skying, etc going on.the kayak was awesome and we went out in them one evening. You have a dock if you want to bring your boat. And you can launch it at the State Park 5 miles away. Check this home out. You won’t be disappointed!!!!!!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Wow, Toni, you have said it all!  Thanks for taking your precious time to write this enthusiastic review.  Thanks also for your kind words for the staff of FVR.  It is our #1 priority to make sure that our guests have the best experience possible.  We'll look for you again next year!
Aug 2019
Beautiful view
Looking to get away? This home is an answer. Calm, peaceful, serene, 15 minutes to the nearest grocery. Very enjoyable stay.

Barbara, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  It is serene and peaceful we agree. With the private dock and 2 kayaks, guests are good to go! Plus there are lots of great places to eat nearby.  We hope you come back again.
Jul 2019
Great getaway!
Exceeded expectations for our family of 6. All 'as advertised.' Sunset Dreams is a class organization. Hope to rent with them again soon.

John, thanks for this great review.  We love when our properties exceed our guests expectations.  We agree that Black Lake Sunset Dreams is a great property.  A private dock, good fishing, 2 kayaks, and a 50 minute drive to the Mackinac Bridge offers pretty much everything you need for a fabulous vacation.
Jul 2019
Black Lake Sunset Dreams Onaway, Michigan
Black Lake Sunset Dreams Onaway, Michigan This house was very lovely. We had four adults and two children (11 and 13) stay at the house on Black Lake. The house was SPACIOUS – we had lots of room. The kitchen/dining area was very nice – not too small. We liked having two living room areas but wished we had a TV in both areas - only had a TV on the mail floor. Loved the closed in front and back porches. We ate half of meals on the lake front porch and played cards and games out there too. The large outside area was great. We didn’t use the yard facing the road but the lake side yard was sunny and we spent a lot of time sitting in the yard and playing the games supplied by the owner. There was plenty of parking spaces. The only complaint we had was the steps that attached to the end of the dock weren’t attached until Thursday at 6:00 pm. My husband and I (in our 70’s) had a hard time getting off the dock into the water – I just stopped trying until steps were attached to the dock. The shore was too rocky to just walk into the water. Would suggest swim shoes for those going into the water. All in all we had a great time and would come back again

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Nancy, what a great review - thank you!  2 kayaks are there for guests to explore Black Lake.  The cottage has AC for your comfort on really hot days plus a washer and dryer.  We apologize that the steps for the dock were not in place when you got there, but we're happy that they worked out well for you once installed.  We hope that you return!
Jul 2019
Breathe taking
Hands down, the best experience I've ever had with a family getaway. House was beyond amazing and picture prefect . My family and I will most definitely be coming back next year.

Amy, you made our day!  We love when our guests appreciate a property as much as we do.  The expansive view of the lake, the private dock and its proximity to the Mackinac Bridge make it the perfect vacation spot. We'll be looking for you again next year!
Jun 2019
Great spot to relax and enjoy Black Lake!

Jodie, congrats on your wedding, and we are so happy that you spent time as our guests at Black Lake Sunset Dreams!
Oct 2018
We just checked out Thank you for sharing you lovely home with us We had an amazing time everything was perfect , the home very clean the amenities very helpful and the view spectacular I am already looking forward for our next visit

Nada, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  The view from the upper room is certainly spectacular.  We hope to see you again soon.
Sep 2018
5 Stars
We had such a wonderful time at Black Lake. The house was clean, updated, and comfortable. It truly was a home away from home. And the home lived up to its name sake...the sunsets were incredible. We truly did not want to leave! We are already planning iur next stay


Michelle, there is nothing better than great sunsets to ease one's soul.  We are so glad that Black Lake Sunset Dreams was everything that you were hoping for, and we're even happier knowing that we'll see you again next year!
Sep 2018
The lake is so beautiful and access from the house is ideal! So clean and the sign on the wall on the front house says to enter with a happy heart! Really nice great stay for us and our out of town guests


Laura, we're so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your time at  Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  Hopefully you came with a happy heart and left with a happier heart! 
Aug 2018
Great place with kayaks and personal beach with nice fire place. Enjoyed our stay , it was a great place


Prabhu, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  The view from the front porch overlooking the lake is so wonderful.  we hope top see you again!
Aug 2018
Relaxing Stay
The house was fantastic. Our family had a great time. The view and location were perfect. The house was very clean and decorated nicely. We can’t wait to go back


Matt, it's so great to hear how much you loved Black Lake Sunset Dreams!  It's such a great family place.  We can't wait for you to come back!!!
Jul 2018
Great home
Great home! Love the view of Black Lake! Beautiful sunset and sunrise.


We agree, Anthony, the sunsets and sunrises are amazing!  There is something about waves gently lapping at the shore that can be so mesmerizing.  Do come back again.
Jul 2018
Lovely home
The house was simply gorgeous, as was the view of the lake. Waters can get a bit choppy since it's located on the east side, so be prepared for that. Freshwater was responsive, on top of everything, and great to work with. We plan to return in the fall :)


Andrea, we are so happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Black Lake Sunset Dreams.  One recent guest said this about it:  "Sunset Dreams was more than a place to stay, it was simply an experience."  I think that pretty much says it all.  Thank you also about your kind words toward Freshwater Vacation Rentals.  We pride ourselves on making customer service our number 1 priority.  We look forward to seeing you in the fall - it will be gorgeous there then.

Jul 2018
Beautiful home, beautiful lake, very clean and wonderful accommodations.
The home was perfect and clean and very accommodating. The house was well stocked with many little non essentials that made it very homey and inviting. Would strongly recommend!


Cheryl, thanks for the recommendation.  We are thrilled that Black Lake Sunset Dreams worked out so well for you. The sunsets there are pretty spectacular!
Jul 2018

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