East Lake Cottage Mc Millan
SLEEPS: 5 max
BEDROOMS: 1 open loft (no bedroom door): 4 beds
*LAKEFRONT (East Lake)
*SMALL PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
This small cottage on the inland East Lake is perfect for the family looking for the classic cottage experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The cabin is just about 90 minutes West of the Mackinac Bridge, 7 hours from the Metro Detroit area and 9 hours from Chicago. The amenities from home, coupled with the beautiful view of East Lake makes for a perfect get-away. Eat inside at the wooden table and sleep together in the comfy loft.
Enjoy fishing on the 120 acre East Lake either from the dock or the rowboat that is provided with the cabin. The walk-out basement with an easy access 1/2 bathroom makes it convenient to walk into the cabin from your campfire. The cabin is also within walking distance to a little store. As with all of our properties, pets are considered-- just ask. Linens and towels are provided as well as basic paper products. Bring your family and enjoy the fun of relaxing in the outdoors. Cook outside, eat s'mores over the fire, fish, bring a book, and just have fun.
The East Lake Cottage is ideal for couples, or for a small family. It's definitely not a convenient place for 2 couples due to the fact that we only have 1 queen sized bed and 3 twin beds, all the in the wide open loft. Multi-generational travel can be challenging with the natural inclines heading to the entryway door and down to the lake.
Open loft upstairs- 1 queen-size bed and 3 twin-size beds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Appliances: We have a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, full-sized refrigerator, full-sized electric stove/oven with the majority of your basic kitchen utensils, including basic dishes, pots and pans. I'm sorry to say that there is not a dishwasher at the East Lake Cabin.
Boat Launch: There is a public boat launch within a mile of the cabin. It is right off of MI-28 on East Lake.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.
Dock: Yes, you have a private dock for your sole use when you stay at East Lake. There is a public, State of Michigan launch (approx. 1200 feet) near the cabin as well. The public launch is off of Mi-28.
Boats: We provide a basic rowboat.
Fishing: Yes, generally East Lake has good fishing. Guests have had a good experience with perch and various pan fish. Since trout tend to like fast-moving deep, cold water, there are not trout found on East Lake. Fishing poles are not provided. You can fish off the dock or the rowboat. Feel free to bring your own boat. The boat launch is about 1/2 mile down the road.
Firewood/Fire pit: You can pick up your own firewood at many different places throughout the U.P. There is a fire pit for your use as well.
Grill: There is a basic, charcoal grill at East Lake. You will need to bring your own charcoal.
Internet: No. It's nice to enjoy the time away from technology.
Linens & Towels: Yes! We have basic bed linens, plus both kitchen and bath towel
Parking: 2 cars max
Pets at East Lake: Yes, we do accept dogs. We charge a flat fee of $50 per pet.
Swimming: The area around the dock isn't deep, yet it is more muddy than sandy. The closest beach swimming is at Round Lake, next to the State Campground, about 5 miles southwest of the cabin.
TV: YES! We have 2 TVs with satellite Direct TV- one downstairs in the living room, and the other upstairs in the open bedroom loft area. We still a DVD player, so you can watch your own movies, plus have the convenience with Direct TV with local channels, plus DVDs. There is one TV in the living room, and another upstairs in the loft.
*Newberry (a 1-picture movie theater, grocery stores, ice cream, etc.) is 7 miles northeast.
*Oswald's Bear Ranch: 20 miles northeast.
*Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore (& boat tours): 1 hour 15 minutes away. (55.6 miles)
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 45 minutes away. (37 miles)
*Toonerville Trolley (Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion) - 24 minutes (22 miles)
- Basic paper products included.
- Cable- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linens & towels included
- Pets allowed.
- Coffee maker
- Standard kitchenware & utensils
- Fire pit
- Rowboat included
- Patio chairs
- Private boat dock
- AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
|Sept.after Labor Day-October 2019||09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019||2||$80.00|
|11/01/2019 - 12/31/2020||2||$100.00|
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Sheila, it feels so good to disconnect sometimes and East Lake Cottage is the perfect spot for doing just that. Hopefully you got out in the rowboat to explore East Lake a bit. Thanks for writing the review and we hope to see you again.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Boa, don't you just love going fishing! Love that you caught some so quickly. East Lake is known to be a good fishing lake. The deck is perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. We'd love to have you back again.
East Lake Cottage is a great property, so we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Having access to the private dock and rowboat are a bonus. It's close for day trips to Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore and Tahquamenon Falls State Park. There is also the Toonerville Trolley (Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion) just 25 minutes away. Thanks for letting us know about the creaking stairs and the sulfur smell in the shower. We will see what c an be done about both issues. We will We hope to see you again.
Kara and Rick, welcome to the UP! We love when our guests get to experience all that the UP has to offer for the first time while staying at one of our properties. East Lake Cottage is great for a couple or a small family. There is good fishing and a rowboat for your pleasure. The fire pit is great for late night conversations. Please accept our apologies that the issue could not be resolved before you left. It is our #1 priority to make sure that your guests have the best stay possible. We hope that you come back again
Darrel, welcome back to East Lake Cottage, which offers a classic cottage experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A private dock, a rowboat, and good fishing are all the makings for a great summer vacation. We'll look for you again next year!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Aaron we are so happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at East Lake Cottage. It's always great to find a place that is pet friendly like East Lake Cottage. Enjoy fishing on the 120 acre East Lake either from the dock or the rowboat that is provided with the cabin. It is also great proximity to many of the UP sites.
Hersheal, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at East Lake Cottage. It is a great property, and well located for day trips to Pictured Rocks and Tahquamenon Falls. We will look into the hot water issue. In the future, if there are ever any issues, please let us know and we will get it taken care of immediately. Our guest's comfort is always our primary concern. We look forward to seeing you again.
Leah, East Lake Cottage is great and we love when our guests think so too! You'll definitely need to stay longer next time. You can fish from the dock or from the row boat, or you can take the 90 minute drive to the Mackinac Bridge. There is lots to do here. we look forward to your return.
Alina, reading on the balcony of East Lake Cottage is such a treat! We are glad that you spent hours doing it. The UP is a special place to visit, and East Lake Cottage is a great location for making day trips to the many UP natural sites. We do hope to work with you again in the future.
Kathy, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at East Lake Cottage. In our busy world it is so important to take some time to really relax and unwind and East Lake Cottage is perfect for that! We hope to see you again!
Marie, we are so happy that you came back again. Returning guests are the very best advertisement we could ask for. East Lake Cottage is a great location and we'll look for you again next year!
Louise, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at East Lake Cottage. It is in a great location for checking out the fabulous UP. We'll see what we can do about those squeaky stairs, although they are great for keeping kids from sneaking out!
Megan, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at East Lake Cottage so much and love that you caught so many fish! Cottages, water and dogs (the 4 legged kind!) are the perfect combination, and then throw in a fire pit and you are all set!
Michelle, we loved having you as our guests, and are really happy to hear that East Lake Cottage worked out so well for you and your family. We hope to see you again!
Melanie, we love that you are a returning FVR guest, and that East Lake Cottage has become your summer destination! We look forward to seeing you next summer.
First, congratulations on getting married! We are thrilled that you chose East Lake Cottage for your honeymoon location. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again.
Thank you Adam for this lovely review. We make every attempt at making certain that our properties are clean and homey for our guests. East Lake Cottage is a great property. I love all the knotty pine. Hopefully, you had a lot of deck time to simply relax.
1.20.18 So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Loved that you took your "swimmer" dog with you! Be sure to check out all of our 72 properties. We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us!
YEAH! Happy the fishing was great for you vacation. Your welcome for replacing the television. We just wanted your stay to be the best it could be. Thank you for your window suggestion. I will let maintenance know. We hope to host you again!
YEAH! WE LOVE YOU LOVED IT! Thank you for all the positive comments! We hope you consider booking with us again!
We are working on that grill grate as I type. Thank you for the suggestions. It is hard to keep things dust free in the UP in the summer with the window open! We are happy you enjoyed yourselves! We hope you consider booking with us again!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback; we will take your 2 suggestions into account and update accordingly. We are thrilled thrilled that you enjoyed the location. It is a nice jumping point. We would love to have you again as guests. Give us a call to book your 2018 vacation!