After two great previous vacations here, we returned for a third year to the Big Pine Cottage! The cottage is roomy, well equipped, and the owners are super responsive if you need anything. It's a great place to chill for a week with a family (there are 5 of us), with direct lake access, as well as plenty to do nearby. Cheboygan and Petosky are both reasonable drives (45 minutes or less), and the Mackinac Bridge is about 7 minutes away.
The area is fairly quiet, with a very occasional jet-ski or power boat, so it's a great place to unwind. The water is pretty shallow well past the end of the dock, so it's easy for kids to play in and get the kayaks out on the water. Our kids love it here, and always look forward to coming back.
My family and I recently finished a week vacation in this cottage and we couldn't be happier! We have rented a lot of different places over the years, but this one has been the most perfect for our family. The house was so spacious and extremely clean. It was fully equipped with everything we needed and more. The lake is very shallow by the dock which was so perfect for our 3 toddlers. The owners were absolute gems. They responded quickly every time I asked a question, they were very accommodating, and they made sure our stay was wonderful. All of us were bummed when it was time to leave. We would love to return again next summer!!
We are on our last full day of rental and I can’t wait to post my review. Absolutely the best cottage we have ever rented, and we’ve rented a lot! Everything you need, super spacious, well furnished, comfortable beds, large, roomy bathrooms, very clean. So many more positives about this place, but the one thing that needs to be mentioned is how kind and accommodating the owners are. They really desire for their guests to have the best vacation in their home. Thank you for a wonderful week!
We stayed the last week of June and the weather was cool in the evenings but warm enough during the day to enjoy the lake and explore. We took advantage of the kayaks( life jackets too!) and just really enjoyed this peaceful area. The house is located close to the different area events and towns. When we were tired from being out and about we lounged and grilled outside while watching the kids play in the shallow waters and search for rocks. We explored a small spillway and found crawdads and a turtle or 2. We did not travel out to fish past the weed line but found the small fish nibbled our feet by the dock. We also enjoyed a few games of ping pong and found the board games! All of the things that make vacations memorable! The house is open and spacious. We were given a welcome packet that provided clear instructions for our stay which we really appreciated. Overall our stay was uneventful. We had everything we needed. There were no issues that required contact with the owners. We would recommend staying here to or friends and family and look forward to staying here again... maybe next year!
The house is easy to find and off the main highway. The kitchen was roomy & had just about everything we needed. It’s open to the dining room and living room and my favorite room...the sunroom. Loved to hang out there in the morning before everyone was up. Great views of the lake from the sunroom & master bedroom. There are kayaks & fire pit available to use but mosquitoes were thick so we opted not to use. Great location...close to a lot of the area attractions. Overall we had a great week!