Copper Water Cottage Carp Lake

COPPER WATER COTTAGE (Carp Lake, MI): Sleeps 6, AC, 11 minutes from Mackinac Bridge, Swimming on property, Private seasonal boat dock.

Pets Welcome







*LAKEFRONT (Carp Lake)


Copper Water Cottage is a great getaway and launch pad for exploring Michigan’s north-end. With the Mackinac Bridge only 11 minutes away, you can jump back and forth to the UP with ease.

The screened-in porch and fireplace just set the scene for this tranquil retreat. Come and swim or bring your boat and dock it right in front of the house. The lake is larger in size, easy to get in and out of, and quiet. It is an all-sports lake with little traffic. Carp Lake has a tannin-stained water (dark in color and high in quality). The water is 15 ft. at deepest.

This cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen to meet your needs or if you’d like, you can grill outside and sit at the picnic table to enjoy your lunch. The home plays host to 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.



Air Conditioning: Yes, there is air conditioning. There are a couple of small fans for guests to use during their stay.


ATV's: Yes, they are allowed, but there is no room for riding on the property.

Animals: Bald Eagles (rumored), squirrels, deer, variety of birds, chipmunks.

Bathroom: On main floor. It has a shower only.

Beach/Swimming: Walking out of the screened-in porch, you will toddle down 2 steps and a cobble-stone path. Then, you will walk down approximately 15 steps with a railing to get down to the water. Once at the water there is a concrete ramp in which you can step into the water. The water is gradual slope. There are pebbles that line the lake for about 25-30 feet out. They are not jagged. You can walk on them with ease. Smaller kids may want to wear water-shoes.  


Bedroom Configuration:
                  Master Bed:  1 Queen on 2nd floor

                  Bedroom #2: 1 Queen on 2nd floor

                  Bedroom #3: 2 Twins on the 2nd floor

Boats:  No boats come with this property. There is a private dock that guests can use. The public boat Lake Paradise Boating Access launch is west of the property (about 2-3 minutes driving).


Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs.


Cell phone service: AT&T and Sprint/T-Mobile is great.

              * Pictured Rocks: 2 hours and 22 minutes (132 miles)
              * Traverse City: 2 hours 11 minutes (95 miles)
              * Lansing: 3 hours 28 minutes (230 miles)               
              * Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 1 hours 37 minutes (86 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 11 minutes away (8.2 miles)

Dock: Private dock is approximately 30 ft. long

Drinking Water: It is well water. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking. There is a Brita dispenser in the refrigerator.  

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: Propane gas fireplace indoors for guests to use. There is a remote control for it.

Fire-pit: Yes and wood is provided.

Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby lake are pike, blue-gill, large mouth bass, walleye and perch.  Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.

Grill: Propane grill. Propane is provided.

Grocery Store: There is a grocery store/mini-mart in the gas station about 5-7 minutes away.

Handicap Friendly: This property is not handicap-friendly

Internet: Wi-Fi is provided for free.

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: In front of the home, 3 cars can park comfortably. A trailer/truck combo will fit.

Pets: Up to 2 dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy: You are able to see neighbors right next door.

Seniors: There are 15 steps to the water (with a railing) and steps inside the home.

Snowmobiles:  A person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. LP-7 Trail Head is less than 5 minutes from the front door. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit.    

Space:  2 floors

Televisions: First floor has a 42 inch plasma TV and the master bedroom has a 32 inch TV. Both are smart TV’s. There is an open-air HD antennae which captures about 20 local channels as well. 

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

Washer and dryer:  No, there is not a washer/dryer on property.

Wood: Wood is provided for the fire pit.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Linens & towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed.
  • Radio
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Electric Skillet
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Panini Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-propane
  • Hammock
  • Patio chairs
  • Picnic table
  • Private boat dock
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
Local Amenities
  • Winery
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 01/01/2021 2 $77.00
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $77.00

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