3 / 5 Okay
Although nicely located this property is not worth the rental asking price (even at off-season pricing). The pictures posted on VRBO do not accurately depict the property. There is no actual boat dock for this location; the one shown on VRBO actually belongs to the neighboring cottage. This leads one to think there is a place to fish from without need of a boat. The cottage did however provide access to two Kayaks for an additional fee. The main entrance where you gain access to the cottage opens into one of the bedrooms with a queen bed. Of the three entrances, this is also the best way in and out for unloading/loading anything and final security of the property. Of greater importance is safety.; there are no hand rails to any of the three entrances nor grab bar(s) in the bathroom. The bathroom is another area that is not well depicted or described in the listing as it is extremely small with barely enough room for one person to navigate especially if you have an older family mbr with you as we did.
Glad we brought air fresheners! From our initial entrance and every-time thereafter had an unpleasant odor. The cottage had one main lamp in the main living area that could not be switched on or off without unplugging/plugging in the power cord.
We did enjoy the fire pit one of the 3 nights we were there. Although wood was provided, there was not an axe/hatchet or fire starter (matches/charcoal lighter) to help you get a fire started. Glad we brought our own charcoal lighter or we may have been without smores for the evening.
The cottage was otherwise fairly well stocked with what the owner thought may be "nice to have" for the cottage (i.e., bed linens, towels, games, dishes, pots/pans etc,). However, we found that the pans and lids provided didnt match (usable) with any that were provided.
In the end, we enjoyed our time away and the opportunities to enjoy the area. Lesson(s) learned: (1) Renter Beware! Dont trust the pictures provided on VRBO; (2) Come prepared - one never knows what they may need ...or not; (3) Ask more questions of the owner about the property so that you know a little more of what to expect. Again, good location, just a bit over priced and lacked in some important areas for the renter.
Lake house on Indian Lake 10 minutes from Manistique
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