Turtle Cove on Town Lake Wetmore

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TURTLE COVE (on Town Lake near Pictured Rocks) Sleeps 6, Dog Friendly, Boat included

Pets Welcome










Enjoy your stay near Munising in this old-school cabin retreat. Nothing fancy here. Just soak in the lake and some comfortable creature comforts (WiFi, washer/dryer, 2 bathrooms) close to Pictured Rocks.  Town Lake is located just 12.8 miles south of Munising.  

Please note: The simple ranch style cottage has 2 bedrooms.The furniture, windows and flooring is  all older and the cabin is solely for those with simple tastes. This is not a place if you are particular in any way, shape or form.  This cabin is priced lower than others in the area due to the need for updates.
One bedroom has a King bed and a room with 2 double beds. Turtle Cove has a large living/dining room to enjoy the relaxing view of the lake or watch TV. Cabin is equipped with basic WiFi and DirectV. There is also a cell phone booster for those of you that have Verizon. The living area includes a futon and a sleeper sofa as well. The  kitchen has an oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, blender, toaster, silverware and dishes  for your use. Two bathrooms each have their own shower, one of which is between the bedrooms. A washer and dryer is located within one of the bathrooms.  A propane grill and fire pit are lakeside.

Town Lake is known to be a good swimming/fishing/and quiet boating lake. Pete's Lake nearby is known as the all-sports lake.  The cottage is only a couple hundred yards from  Forest Glen General Store (906) 573-2655 where gas, boats, jet skis, pontoons, bait and ice cream can be enjoyed.

*Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. 

Bedroom #1: 1 king size bed
Bedroom #2: 2 full size beds

Bathroom #1: Full bathroom (sink, toilet, tub/shower combo)
Bathroom #2: 3/4 bathroom (sink, toilet, shower)


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:
 Only 25 minutes away on Lake Superior in Munising. Below are just a few of the things that you will find in Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore area.   
Miners Falls:  it is a waterfall located on Miners River in the western portion of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Alger County, Michigan. The falls drops about 40 feet over a sandstone outcrop with a 10-foot crest.
Mini Golf: Miners Falls Mini Golf & located in Wetmore the Eagle Falls Adventure Golf 
Garden Bay Winery: About 40 mins away in Cooks, MI (20 miles west of Manistique) on US Hwy 2. also have a wine tasting room where you can sample their wine. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Airport: The closest airport is at Sawyer International Airport in Marquette (MQT), 48 miles from the cottage
              65 miles to Escanaba (ESC) normally has the best rates. Flying to the Upper Peninsula is rarely at a discount.

Boat Launch: Town Lake is a private lake which is unofficially a no-wake lake.  It is a quiet lake.  You can rent a boat the Forest Glen General Store across the lake and launch from there. There is no official launch for Town Lake at Turtle Cove. There is not a public launch on the lake.  A small boat may be possible to launch, yet it is not recommended.

Fishing: A variety of pan fish, including redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish and largemouth bass. You are required to purchase a fishing license. You can purchase an e-license from the DNR by clicking here. 

Swimming:  Not a traditional swimming beach. The entire lake is hard sandy bottom. You can swim here-but the lake does get deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0 ft to 2 ft. the next 10 ft from shore goes from 2 ft. to 5-6 ft. then drops to 12 ft. pretty quickly.  There is a more traditional shallow water beach less than 1 mile away at Pete's Lake Day Use Area. 

Pet: 1 dog is allowed (no weight limit). Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges a one time pet fee of $50/ stay.

Road can be rough going down to cabin, so if your car rides low, be cautious.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Telephone/Landline
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Rowboat Included
Special Features
  • Town Lake Cottages

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 2 $258.00


5 stars
This was a very comfortable home on a peaceful lake. The house offered all of the “extras” of being at home. The kayaks, row boat and fire pit added so much outdoor entertainment. The house truly provides everything we needed ( and forgot to bring!) The water in the house tasted so fresh and clean. It was a perfect getaway in the UP- but close enough to Munising to enjoy the Pictured Rock Boat cruise, local mini golf and ice cream. The local general store had the fishing supplies and snacks we needed as well! We will definitely book again!


Jane, we hope that you caught lots of fish!  It sounds like you took advantage of all the amenities to the fullest, which is great.  We look forward to your return.
Jul 2021
Me and my group loved this place. The lake view was definitely my favorite! The house had all we needed for cooking and it was helpful. One of the highlight from the trip was that we took a paddle boat and explore the lake and kids loved it! Outside was so dark at night and we saw so many stars When we looked up sky. We WILL come back here again!!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Risa, we love enthusiastic reviews like yours!  Thanks for taking the time to write it, and we'll look forward to your return.  Turtle Cove is an old-school cabin retreat.  It's nothing fancy, but it is delightful.  Town Lake is known to be a good swimming, fishing and motorless  boating lake.
Oct 2019
This place is perfect for your Munising adventure. The lake was nice and the place very well taken care of.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Cody, we are happy that Turtle Cove worked our so well for you.  It sleeps 6, is pet friendly and comes with 2 kayaks and a rowboat for guests to use to explore Town Lake.  We hope that you come back again.
Sep 2019
Clean, peaceful and well laid out.
The house was clean, simple and had a great floor plan. Thankfully they had WiFi since the phone service can be a but spotty up there. The house was only steps from the beautiful lake (and the lake only had a few houses on it). It was nice and peaceful and, while there were neighbors on one side, we never saw them. The only negatives: the carpets were stained (I always fear that I'll be blamed for the stains so I get a little anxious about that) and they could stand to get some newer towels. One that I used was tattered and torn (even though it was nicely rolled, like how a hotel would do it). They do have a blow dryer, which I'm not sure the ad mentioned. Overall, a great place to stay!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kelly, we are glad that Turtle Cove on Town Lake worked out so well for you.  It sleeps 6, is pet friendly, and has 2 kayaks and a rowboat for guest to explore Town Lake.  We'll let the owner about the carpets stains and the towels.  We hope that you come back again.
Sep 2019
Beautiful view, peaceful & clean.
While I am giving this rental 5 stars, I would have preferred to give 4.5. This cabin-type of rental was very clean (smelled clean) but the carpets were worn and stained. Everything else was very tidy and clean. The views in the house were amazing and the floor plan was nice and open (good use of space). It overlooks a peaceful little lake and provides front (back?) door access to the lake (just steps away from the little deck). There is one close neighbor but we never saw anyone at the house so it was very private at this rental. There were nice little touches like wifi & cable, which is a necessity in this area if you need to get ahold of anyone for any reason. That said, the owners / mgt could maybe spend a few dollars on some new towels. They were rolled nicely, like a hotel, but one of the towels I used was severely tattered and torn which was a bummer (not the end of the world but a little annoying). Also, I'm not sure if the booking description had mentioned this but there was a hair dryer at this rental which was very nice to have. Not all rentals have them. Overall we loved this place and would highly recommend it to those looking to get away from it all!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kelly thanks for taking the time to write this extensive review, and for your recommendation.  We really appreciate it.  We are happy to know that Turtle Cove was a  good fit for your family.  We appreciate the suggestions for improvements, and we will pass those on to the owners.  We do hope to see you again.
Sep 2019
A great week on Town Lake
We had a wonderful and relaxing week. We went swimming everyday and the kayaks were a very nice bonus for a beautiful, clear, northern Michigan lake. The house was very nice and well apportioned. It was a week we'll be thinking about until we go there again. Hopefully that will be next year!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Thomas, we'd love to have you back again next year!  Turtle Cove on Town Lake is an old-school cabin retreat.  Town Lake is known to be a good swimming/fishing/and quiet boating lake.  Plus you are only 25 minutes for Pictured Rocks.
Aug 2019
Wonderful place

Brandon, it makes us happy when our guests enjoy our properties as much as we do, and Turtle Cove is easy to enjoy.  Having 2 kayaks and a rowboat plus being pet friendly makes this the perfect vacation spot.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is only 25 minutes away.  We hope to see you again soon.
Jul 2019
We loved the location!! Perfect family vacation. Loved having the boats on location. Overall we had a fantastic vacation

Erica, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Cove.  Guests can use the 2 kayaks and the row boat to explore the lake and it's pet friendly  Town Lake is known to be a good swimming, fishing and quiet boating lake.  You are close to Pictured Rocks if you want an outing.
Jul 2019
Freshwater Vacation Rentals: Turtle Cove, Wetmore Michigan
Freshwater Vacation Rentals is a customer oriented and extremely professional company. They have Beautiful properties that are well maintained and their customer service is the best in the industry. The Turtle Cove vacation rental in Wetmore Michigan sits beautifully on Town Lake about 15 minutes from downtown Munising. The house is very clean and well maintained. Most homes that sit on the water tend to get a musty smell but Turtle Cove had absolutely no issues with that "on the water smell" that plagues most vacation rentals. The rental has all the amenities of home, i.e... wifi, satellite television, washer/dryer...etc and plenty of space to accommodate a large family. There are 2 kayaks and a paddle boat accessible to the renter and enough wild life running around the property to keep the kids entertained. ( frogs, turtles, ducks and many others). It is relatively quite and peaceful but the frogs do get pretty conversational with eachother.. ha ha. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a great Upper Peninsula get away.

Charles, thanks for this great review, and for your kind words for FVR.  Great customer service is our #1 priority.  Town Lake is known to be a good swimming/fishing/and quiet boating lake, so the kayaks and row boat come in handy.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is only 25 minutes away on Lake Superior in Munising.  We hope to see you again!
Jul 2019
Everything listed as amenities was there plus more. The house was very clean, and perfect for our stay. Thanks for being great hosts!

Marty we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Cove.  It's great having 2 kayaks and a rowboat to go around Town Lake.  It's close to Pictured Rocks for a great day trip.  We hope to see you again.
Jun 2019
“Truly enjoyed our stay.
“Very clean. We spent one day seeing waterfalls and one day at soo locks, mackinaw bridge, mackinaw city, and finally the big spring. Loved watching the huge trout. The unit was in a great location. No complaints.”

Jim, wow, y'all did a lot of sightseeing - good for you!  It's great to vacation at a property that gives you access to all of these fabulous UP sites.  Town Lake is known to be a good swimming/fishing/and quiet boating lake so it's perfect for summer water fun.  We hope to see you back soon
Jun 2019
Beautiful view of the Lake
We enjoyed the light on the lake as well as the loon, turtles, frogs and the muskrat who traveled back and forth in front of the cottage. The row boat and kayak's were a nice addition.

Sue, we love when our guests appreciate a property as much as we do.  Watching nature do its thing is simply the best, and  Turtle Cove on Town Lake gives that to you in spades.  We hope to see you back again.
Jun 2019
The place is right next to the lake and the living space is much bigger than the pictures. We loved our stay in the cabin and kayaking in the lake. Freshwater was very prompt in communication and kept firewood for bonfire ready for us as requested. Everything was great. Thank you :)

Srishti, we are so glad that you liked staying at Turtle Cove.  Town Lake is a lovely lake - good for both swimming and fishing.  Plus,  it's a very peaceful lake.  We look forward to working with you again.
Jun 2019
The house was beautiful located and very quite. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Emma, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Turtle Cove on Town Lake, and we hope to work with you again!
Oct 2018
The Cabin was great!!! The living space was larger than expected. Pictures did not do this place justice! Quiet lake. Everything we needed. Great location. We will definitely be back again.


We are so happy that you enjoyed Turtle Cove on Town Lake.  We look forward to seeing you again!
Aug 2018
Peaceful cabin on the lake! Secluded location with the most beautiful view
If you are looking for a fancy cabin, this isn't for you! However, if you want a family friendly location, you have found the spot. Plenty of room inside so the kids don't drive you crazy. Kayaks to enjoy the lake. If it rains there is satellite and wifi, but it's okay to pretend the wifi is broken. This was our first trip to the area, and we are already planning the next visit. Thank you for sharing this home with us!


 We are so happy that you had a great vacation at Turtle Cove.  It is the perfect place to  go to unwind.  We'd love to have you back again!
Aug 2018
Our stay was more than we could have asked for. They had everything we needed and the house was even larger and more equipped than we expected! It was a perfect location for our weekend trip to pictured rocks


Rachael, we are so happy that you chose Turtle Cove for your vacation, and that it was everything you were hoping for. Aren't Pictured Rocks incredible?  We're hoping that you use Freshwater Vacation Rentals again.
Aug 2018
lovely home with every amenity
great fishing, owners left tea and coffee for us in a big kitchen. back in the forest in a quiet and secluded spot but close to a little store where i could get tackle and the few groceries we didn't bring.

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the little store close-by is extremely convenient. We hope you consider booking with Freshwater in the future for your next Michigan adventure. We have 54 other properties to choose from as well.
Sep 2017
Family Fun
We had a wonderful time at Turtle Cove. We spent our days hiking and kayaking Pictured Rocks and a couple days fishing Town Lake. The house was very nice for our family. We were concerned with the light switch in the small bathroom, there seems to be a bad connection. Also housekeeping could be better but everyone has different standards. Overall it was a wonderful week.

Thank you for your feedback, and rest assured it is noted. I will let our Director of Cleaners know and have put in a maintenance request for the light. Thank you, again. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! It is a great jumping point to a variety of attractions in the area. Please consider checking out our 54 other properties next time you book your Michigan adventure!
Jul 2017
the cabin was way nicer then the pics! had a small little problem when we got there but it was taken care of right away. it was a nice quiet lake, caught lots of fish, loved how peaceful it was at night sitting next to the bonfire. beds were amazing! My family wants to make it a yearly event!

We would love to host your family again! We love the fishing as well. Ugh...and the beds are super comfortable there. Thank you for the positive feedback on a place we absolutely love! Be sure to check out our 54 other waterfront properties next time you plan your Michigan adventure! 
Kendra & Ray
Jun 2017
Great place on the lake!
Spacious, clean, comfortable property on a quiet lake. Quick responses to all inquiries, we felt at home the whole time we were there. Date of stay: May 2015
Mar 2017

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