Cadillac Cottage Cadillac

CADILLAC COTTAGE--Long Lake (Cadillac, MI): Sleeps 10,  Air-Conditioning Open year-round! 






*LAKEFRONT (Long Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY—500 ft. private shoreline
*SANDY-BOTTOM BEACH with Lily Pads about 35 feet out

*2 KAYAKS & 1 PADDLEBOAT included

Located just a ½ mile from the ORV trails, by Pere Marquette Forrest, the Cadillac Retreat is ideal for the adventurer and those that just want a gorgeous, quiet lake-side vacation. With 40 feet of private beach, a semi-sandy-bottom lake, and 2 kayaks and 1 paddle boat for guests to enjoy, this vacation screams fun in the sun! Long Lake, is a quiet all-sports lake, which guests can get to in just a short walk down a few steps. Nature is all around and left untouched for good reason! Be sure to watch out for the sunset view that will capture your heart.

The Cadillac Retreat is an air conditioned home that has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a gorgeous stone fireplace, finished walk-out basement, and full kitchen for up to 10 guests to enjoy.  Fire pit, patio, and tons of outdoor furniture are present for guests to sit back, relax, and gaze at the bald eagles that frequent the area! Let the kids play a round of pool or ping pong, while adults take a scenic stroll or just lay-out on the upper-level deck.

If you are looking for some adventure, attach the trailer and bring the ATVs or snowmobiles up for some action! There is plenty of room to park and play!


Air Conditioning: YES, there is and additionally, ceiling fans and oscillating fans are available as well. 

Animals: You are smack in the middle of the woods, off the lake, so therefore you will see a lot of wildlife. Small frogs are very comfortable in this environment and steer clear (literally) of the white-tailed deer (State Mammal)!

ATV's: Yes! They are ENCOURAGED! 


          Main Floor Bathroom: 1 Full with tub

          Walk-out Basement: 1 Full with shower, no tub

Beach/Swimming: There is a private sandy beach which is 40 feet long and 10 feet wide, which then slopes down into the water which has a sandy-bottom. Once you are about 5 feet deep in the water, the sandy bottom changes to slightly weedy bottom.  There are lily pads in the water about 35 feet in. Water shoes are recommended. 

Bedroom Configuration:

          Bedroom #1: Main Floor: 1 Queen

          Bedroom #2: Walk-out basement: 1 Queen

          Bedroom #3: Walk-out basement : 1 set of bunk beds—so 2 twin beds

          Bedroom #4: LOFT (upstairs):  2 Queen beds—private space although 

                                                                    open to below common area

Boats:  2 Kayaks and 1 Paddle-boat come with this property for guests to enjoy during their stay!


TV: smart tvs   (no cable or local channels)  (remember to bring your username and passwords for netflix,etc)

Cell phone service: GREAT!

              * Houghton Lake: 45 minutes (35 miles)
              * Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1 hour 23 minutes ( 62 miles)                
              * Traverse City: 1 hour (41 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours  ( 150 miles)

Driving: Please plan to arrive to the lake house during the day. It is near impossible to find it at night, especially if you are new to the area!

Dock: 20 foot private dock. The public boat launch is about ¼ mile around the lake that guest can use to drop their own water vessels in the water

Fishing: Well stocked and barely fished!

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at

Fishing poles: There are 4 or so beginner rods available.

Grill: A large propane grill for your use. Propane is provided!

Grocery Store: 20 minutes away (3-4 miles) Meijers, Walmart, Big Lots, Home Depot, many restaurants as well. 

Internet: YES! Wi-Fi for guests to use

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 PLENTY of parking here at Cadillac Retreat! Enough for 6-8 cars or 2-3 cars with trailers. Guests with trailers will enjoy the ease of parking!

Pets: Pets are NOT allowed. Enjoy a hair-free, odor-free, allergy-free space!

Privacy: There is another home about 200 yards away, but in the summer time, with foliage, it is hard to see any other home on the lake. Large homes tend to sit back off the lake.

Snowmobiles: PLEASE BRING THEM! You will not regret it. Snowmobiling right from the backdoor of the retreat is amazing!

Space: 3 levels all together: Walk-out basement-main floor-Loft

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  YES! Laundry soap is provided for guests



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Basic paper products included.
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong table
  • Firewood is provided.
  • TV with DVD player only
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • TV-NO cable
  • Box Fans
  • Blow Dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Mixer
Outdoor Amenities
  • Kayak included
  • Fire pit
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
  • Paddle boat included
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Private boat dock
  • grill-propane
  • Good Fishing
  • Firewood Provided for guests
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$200.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$175.00


Best vacation I had in years
Me and my loves ones loved it. It was like home away from home. We are definitely trying to come back in October. Only thing I did like is that the water smelled like rotten eggs.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kimberly, we are so happy that you and your loved ones enjoyed Cadillac Cottage.  It is the perfect place for guests who want a gorgeous, quiet lake-side vacation.  It has a gorgeous fireplace, a fire pit, lots of outdoor furniture, great hiking trails, plus 2 kayaks and a paddleboat.  At times the water does smell like sulfur.  we'd love to have you back again.
Sep 2019
Wonderful vacation!
My family had a wonderful time at the Cadillac Cottage. The cabin was clean and nicely decorated. It was so convenient having a full kitchen and laundry machines during our stay, and all the amenities were great to have also! Ashley Hill wrote The associates who work for Freshwater Vacation Rentals are very nice and helpful. Thank you for a great vacation!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Ashley, thank you for this delightful review.  We love when our guest appreciate a property as much as we do.  Cadillac Cottage on Long Lake has 500 feet of private shoreline, 2 kayaks and a paddle boat.  If you are a hiker, it is located just a ½ mile from the ORV trails, by Pere Marquette Forrest.  We hope to work with you again!
Jul 2019
Excellent family getaway
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Cadillac Cottage. The setting is truly idyllic and incredibly peaceful. It rained for two of our days there, but we still had a blast. We went to the cute retro bowling alley in Cadillac and for ice cream, and we had some wonderful family time together over board games, pool, and ping pong. You would definitely need all wheel drive to get to this house in the winter I’d think, as it’s about 10 mins down a very remote dirt track road. Not a problem in the summer, and it added to the beautiful secluded feel of the retreat. Only two cars drove by in four days! We had a blast here and would love to come back.

Tessa, thanks for this great review.  We love the fun time you had even with 2 days of rain.  The 500 feet of private shoreline and the sandy bottom beach make Long Lake a great vacation spot.  We'd love to have you return!
Jun 2019
Absolutely perfect
We love this cabin. Photos don’t do it justice. Absolutely beautiful, spotless and great private location. Can’t wait to go back. Host are amazing. 5 star all the way!

Jane and Paul, reading reviews such as yours makes our day!  We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cadillac Retreat.  It is magnificent up there, especially in the fall.  We very much look forward to your return!
Paul & Jane
Nov 2018
Beautiful resort cabin. Truly enjoyed our stay.

Cyndy, we are so happy that you enjoyed Cadillac Retreat as much as we do.  We hope to see you back again!
Oct 2018
Beautiful and serene
Love the location and the cabin has everything you could possibly need. Rare combination of tranquility and modern comforts.

Daniel, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Cadillac Retreat!  We hope to see you come back again.
Sep 2018
Beautiful and peaceful
All the amenities you offer are amazing. The home is beautiful and the property is so private and peaceful. While we were there the owners delivered some new mattresses and a new outdoor gas grill which was much appreciated. We will surely return.


Cheryl, we are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Cadillac Retreat.  It is a wonderful property and the upper deck is perfect for sitting back and contemplating life!  We'll look for your return.
Aug 2018
Great time!
Great accomodations and beautiful location.FRESHWATER RESPONSE:Brett we are so happy that you liked Cadillac Retreat. It's a pretty spectacular spot. Come on back again!
Aug 2018
Fantastic "Up North" Experience
Nine friends and I stayed at this gorgeous cadillac retreat last weekend and loved every minute. Fantastic views and a little time on the lake with the paddle boat made for a fun relaxing weekend get away. We were already talking about next year before we left. This is definitely a recommended stay


Frank, we love that you are already planning on coming back next year!  Cadillac Retreat is a fabulous place.  That upper deck is so perfect for reading, napping or simply contemplating nature.  Long Lake is great for summer boating in the kayaks and paddle boat.
Aug 2018
This cabin is amazing with beautiful views! The one downfall is finding the location of the cabin. The address on the site says 774 South Long Lake Rd, when the actual address is 744 E Long Rd! Overall I would reccomend this cabin to anyone!


Hi Kyle,  We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Cadillac Retreat.  It is a great location.  Hopefully, you had time to enjoy using the kayaks and paddle boat.  We corrected the address issue - thanks for bringing it to our attention.   We hope to see you again soon.
Jun 2018

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to View Map