Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ever thought of renting Clift Cottage?

How about renting Clift Cottage from May to September?

Clift Cottage is in the village of Carp Lake, just south of near Mackinaw City, Michigan 

Clift Cottage with the screened in porch overlooking Paradise Lake
About Clift Cottage: The back wing was the owner’s father's design studio. This section of the log house was the original Roman Catholic Church from the Cross Village, Michigan when the French settled in Cross Village. This section was brought over to Carp Lake where it exists today during the 1930s. Cross Village is a well known settlement in the area. The Porch is a glassed/screened porch overlooking Paradise Lake and it is very comfortable on cold windy days.

The Lake. The railings beside the steps is visible down to the dock and there is a gentle slope to the lake.

Location:  Clift Cottage is in the village of Carp Lake, on the shores of Lake Paradise. It is on the lake. It is in the northern tip of the southern penninsula, south of Mackinaw City, Michigan.The cottage sits on 100 feet along the shore of Lake Paradise. The cottage sits on a bank overlooking the lake. There are approximately 10 steps down to the shore which translates into a beautiful view overlooking the lake.

Accommodations: Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Double beds & 1 Single bed, Full Bath w/Shower, No Bathtub. 
(The carpet has just been replaced. It is now beige and not the one in the photographs.)
Full Kitchen: microwave, stove, fridge, Heat is Fireplace and Owner provides wood.
Renter bring their own linens.
Rate: Monthly - $1000 US a month plus utilities. Owner pays grass cutting.
Renter must be over age 25, very kid friendly, no pets.
Internet: No wireless but it is possible to use Virgin Wireless, (Cost: 20 dollars a month for 24 hours of wireless). But Internet access is available at the public libraries in Mackinaw City, Petoskey, Cheboygan, and in North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan.
The Interior: Please note that the carpet has been replaced in all 3 bedrooms. The colour is beige. The living room remains the same, kind of a brown/gray.

NOTE this area of Michigan is probably the hottest resort area in the state. Famous Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw Island, and Lakes Michigan and Huron, the University of Michigan Biological Station on Douglas Lake, Bay View Music Program in Bay View Michigan and the inland waterway. Restaurants in Mackinac City, Petoskey, and Harbor Springs.  Or just be lazy, bring a book and spend your days swimming. So, bring your swimming costumes and your floating devices, beach toys and walk down the steps to the shore so as to dip your feet into the water. The waters of Paradise Lake are clean and pure according to the Watershed Council.

Staircase to the second floor

The Dining Room

Entrance to one of the bedrooms

The Bathroom

The Fireplace and the Staircase

Part of the Master Bedroom
Another of the Bedrooms

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