Unwind at Hilltop Cottage - By Lake Margrethe *Pet Friendly*Game Room*

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Entire home

Unwind at Hilltop Cottage - By Lake Margrethe *Pet Friendly*Game Room*

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Grayling, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAuSable Artisan Village9 min drive
  • Popular LocationHanson Hills Recreation Area9 min drive
  • Popular LocationCrawford County Historical Museum9 min drive
  • AirportGaylord, MI (GLR-Gaylord Regional)37 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1140 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Unwind at Hilltop Cottage - By Lake Margrethe *Pet Friendly*Game Room*

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Come enjoy the spacious Hilltop Cottage located near the gorgeous Lake Margrethe! Conveniently located 2 walking blocks from the waters edge and close to snowmobile and ORV trails, this cottage has everything needed for a great up-north getaway. Snowmobile trails are less than a 1/4 mile away! Snowmobile from the front door to the trails, or from the trailhead nearby. Road end lake access, as well as 1.2 miles from the only public boat launch and state park on the lake.

Located on a secluded road end, this cottage allows privacy for all group types. This cottage is set up for your convenience. Rental includes towels, bedding, kitchen equipment, etc. for a simple stay away from home.
All three queen size beds are Sealy Posturepedic pillow tops, making for an amazing night of sleep!

We are working on remodeling the 1970's era finished downstairs with new furniture. It currently has one bedroom (with queen bed) and 1 bathroom. There is also a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, and table tennis. A small bar (sadly not stocked) is also located downstairs. We find that many guest enjoy hanging out down there after a full day of play. The downstairs is a walkout, and is also a great space to enter from the backyard and leave snowmobile suits and gear.

Guest have access to the entire house and yard. Fire pit area in the back yard with some fire wood supplied (enough to start your fire). Large picnic table located out there year-round. No separate seating provided out there during the winter mounts. 8 chairs provided during summer months, but stored up near house. Grill on the back deck May-October.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Foosball table
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: Smoking outside only

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1140 sq ft (106 sq m)


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center access
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Hunting
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: $50/pet refundable deposit. Limit 2 dogs

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Hilltop Cottage Your Upnorth Getaway Lake Margrethe House
Hilltop Cottage Your Upnorth Getaway Lake Margrethe Grayling
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Hilltop Cottage You Up North Getaway Lake Margrethe 4 Bed/ House
Hilltop Cottage Your Upnorth Getaway Near Lake Margrethe
Hilltop Cottage You Up North Getaway Lake Margrethe Pet Friendly
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About this area


Located in Grayling, this vacation home is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Huron-Manistee National Forest and Au Sable River, while Crawford County Historical Museum and AuSable Artisan Village are cultural highlights. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • AuSable Artisan Village - 9 min drive
  • Hanson Hills Recreation Area - 9 min drive
  • Crawford County Historical Museum - 9 min drive
  • Grayling Country Club - 10 min drive
  • Grayling Fish Hatchery - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 67 min drive


  • Wimpy's - 7 min drive
  • Westside Diner - 7 min drive
  • Goodale's Bakery - 9 min drive
  • Goodales Bakey - 9 min drive
  • Grayling Restaurant - 9 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 45 reviews
5 - Excellent 87%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 45 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 45 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 45 reviews
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 45 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great Place to stay upnorth
The house was perfect for the weekend. Plenty of space & comfortable beds. Very clean & the games downstairs were a bonus. Brenda was great & responded very quickly. We will definitely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great experience
We stayed here for a long weekend family getaway and we definitely enjoyed it! We had a good experience with the house and would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Nice home
Comfortable beds, clean home, and good location. Had a great time playing pool in the game room.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Winter fun
My husband and I brought our three grandsons ages 13-5. We went tubing/sledding at Hanson Hills Recreation area, bowling and pizza at Fred's in Roscommon. The boys enjoyed the pool table and foosball table ( the air hockey table probably needs to be replaced). Very clean, nice beds, everything you need to cook. This was our second stay here!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Family Ice fishing
Short walk to the lake was perfect. After a long day of fishing, there was plenty to entertain the group at the cabin. We had lots of laughs and Great memories. hospitality was top notch, quick response to any questions. Would definitely consider renting again.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022