Cozy Carp Lake Cottage w/Dock, 4 Kayaks & Fire Pit

Carp LakeMIUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


If you're seeking a lakeside retreat filled with relaxation, look no further than this 2-bed, 1-bath Carp Lake vacation rental cottage sleeping 6! Situated on Paradise Lake, the cottage is truly an idyllic escape with surrounding scenery, plus access to a private dock, rowboat, and 4 kayaks. Whether you're enjoying the array of water sports at your fingertips, exploring the nearby ATV trails, or simply playing games on the sprawling lawn, you're sure to feel at peace at this cozy abode!


  • Essentials
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Beachfront
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Waterfront
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen


Location Details

PARADISE LAKE (On-site): Fishing, kayaking, swimming, Paradise Lake Marina (2.2 miles), Paradise Lake Public DNR ramp (2.5 miles)

OUTDOOR FUN: Headlands International Dark Sky Park (8.0 miles), Wilderness State Park (9.9 miles), Stony Point Nature Preserve (2.8 miles), ATVing and hiking (trails surround the property)

NEARBY CITIES: Mackinaw Island (6.4 miles via the ferry from Mackinaw City), St Ignace (13.5 miles), Sault Ste. Marie (63.2 miles), Traverse City (97.5 miles), Marquette (172.0 miles)

DINING: Harbor Lights Grille (2.3 miles), Carp Lake General Store (2.4 miles), Clyde's Place (2.5 miles), Scalawags Whitefish & Chips (6.1 miles), Pizza Palace (6.2 miles), Pancake Chef (6.2 miles), Nonna Lisa's Italian Restaurant (6.5 miles), Bridgeview Diner (6.5 miles)

AIRPORTS: Chippewa County International Airport (47.3 miles), Pellston Regional Airport (11.2 miles)


32 reviews
  • Cozy


    Overall a nice cozy cabin on the lake. Bummed the dock wasn't in and couldn't use the boats but overall a good time was had.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jennifer M.
    Published November 12, 2021
  • Wonderful


    Everything we thought it would be. Very nice

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jim C.
    Published October 5, 2021
  • Nice property...Disappointing cottage


    We enjoyed the beautiful yard, adirondack chairs, firepit and kayaks. Unfortunately, the cabin was extremely dark, extremely small especially the bathroom and the cabin was very damp and uncomfortable. We expected a lot more from the cabin at the price we were charged.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Marci g
    Published September 20, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Marci, we’re sorry your stay fell short of expectations. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    -We use professional photography for the home, so the features you see on the listing are accurately advertised, as is the square footage of the cottage.
    -We encourage guests to reach out to us with any issues so that we can address them quickly for a most comfortable stay. We would've been happy to help with these concerns.
    -The cooling system does have a dehumidify mode. The instructions are on the refrigerator. We also have LED lights in each room.
    Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your trip overall!

  • A relaxing time at the lake


    This is a really cozy cabin with an "up North" feel. The bedrooms are a fair size, but the beds are of the typical saggy spring variety. We slept great (probably because of the quiet and dark) but if you have back problems the beds will not help. The kitchen and bathroom are tiny. The shower just has faucet handles for the hot and cold, so I'm not sure if there is any anti-scald protection. If you plan to cook anything in the kitchen, make sure all of the windows are open. I baked a potato in the oven and it set off the fire alarms! As others have mentioned, the area by the lake is shared between the two cabins. The other cabin is larger, so you may find yourself in the company of a larger party. When we were there the other cabin was occupied by a couple, two children, and two grandparents. We did not have any conflicts with them, but it's something to consider if you're anti-social, or are concerned about possibly anti-social neighbors. I took out one of the kayaks, but found that the wind was pushing me around the lake. At 70, I found it not worth the hassle to fight the wind. Despite all of the caveats above, we had a very relaxing few days by the lake. If you want to explore the area, the cabin is closevery convenient to Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, St. Ignace, and Headlands International Dark Sky Park. The Harbor Lights Grill is just a couple of miles down Paradise Lake Rd, and serves an excellent whitefish dinner.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sheldon L.
    Published September 14, 2021
  • Great cottage


    Excellent location and overall property. Interior was clean and comfortable. Lots of toys to use, nice swimming area, great fire pit. We would definitely stay here again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 8, 2021
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