Waterfront Paradise Lake Cottage w/ Pvt Dock!

Property ID: 432596Carp LakeMIUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Live the lake life during your next trip to Michigan and stay at 'Brown Log Cottage!' This lakefront vacation rental provides quick access to kayaking, boating, fishing, and swimming in Paradise Lake. In addition to its waterfront location, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home offers 4 kayaks, a rowboat, and even a 50-foot dock to launch all of them! When you're not soaking up the sun on the lake, take a 10-minute drive up to Mackinaw City for all the best dining and shopping opportunities.


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


Location Details

PARADISE LAKE (steps away): Fishing, kayaking, swimming, Paradise Lake Marina (2.2 miles), Paradise Lake Public DNR ramp (2.5 miles)

OUTDOOR RECREATION: 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)

FOOD/DRINK: 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)

DAY TRIPS: 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)

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


26 reviews
  • Peaceful


    While vacationing, we prefer to stay off the grid from the attractions, but like to be close enough to have quick access. We loved this cabin! It was clean and cozy with a beautiful view. We looked forward to arriving back to the cabin nightly following our adventures to cook dinner in the grill, relax lakeside and enjoy the view. If we visit the area again, we’ll definitely book here.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 26, 2023
  • Just another day in Paradise…


    If you’re looking for a relaxing time with friends and/or family this is the place to stay! We loved having access to kayaks and the lake during our stay, while still being close to the activities in Mackinaw City and highways to be able to travel to the U.P. for a day trip with ease. There is plenty of space on the property for yard games and outdoor activities, which made this a fun time for family that came to visit during our stay. The property manager (Monica) was a great help when we had an issue with an appliance and the issue was resolved quickly. On the property is another cabin available to rent, which would make for a great time for larger groups of friends and/or family to stay at together! I would highly recommend this cabin to stay at and will be booking again for future stays!

    Published September 5, 2023
  • Little Brown Cabin


    Cute and cozy with a fabulous view of Carp Lake!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tina J.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • Northern Michigan Lake Cabin


    Myself, my husband and our two children stayed. The accommodations were very good, clean and comfortable. There's a large, flat, green space for playing cornhole, bocce ball, ect. Tall, mature trees offer shade. It was everything I'd expect from a Northern Michigan lake cabin. It's close to the Mackinaw Island Ferries and the much bigger Lake Michigan. There's lots to do on this inland lake- canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, jet skiing...I gave it 4 stars because the yard and lake/dock area is shared with a neighboring cabin, which I was aware of, but I wasn't expecting to be in the middle of a family reunion. There a rule against large gatherings, but I guess it depends on your definition of "large".The owner was very responsive to emails and texts.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jamie C.
    Published July 11, 2023
  • Great place to stay


    The cottage was super cute and very clean. The beds were comfortable and the views were wonderful of the lake. We really enjoyed getting in the water, sitting on the dock, roasting marshmallows around the campfire with our neighbors. The restaurant a mile or so away was wonderful as well as the store across the road. This was a really neat place to stay!

    Published July 27, 2022
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