Shallow Sandy Bottom Great Fishing

Black Lake ~The Retreat !: 3 BR 2 BA Cottage in Onaway, Michigan, United States, Sleeps 9

  • The Retreat

  • Guest with Rock Bass

  • Grill

  • Black River

  • Sunrise

  • Sunset

  • Our Lady

  • Cottage from Lake

  • Walleye & Pike

  • Pan Fish

  • Front Deck

  • Futon

  • Futon & TV

  • Living Room

  • Dining Table

  • Kitchen

  • Main Bathroom

  • Laundry Room

  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

  • Pink Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom

  • Toy Shelf

  • Sand Area

  • Picnic Table

  • Swing

  • Guest with Pike

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King Queen Double Twin Single Child Bed Crib Sleep Sofa
2. Pink Bedroom
King Queen Double Twin Single Child Bed Crib Sleep Sofa
3. Blue Bedroom
King Queen Double Twin Single Child Bed Crib Sleep Sofa
4. Futon in Living Room
King Queen Double Twin Single Child Bed Crib Sleep Sofa
Type Toilet Combo Tub Shower Tub Shower Jetted Tub Bidet Outdoor Shower
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Type Toilet Combo Tub Shower Tub Shower Jetted Tub Bidet Outdoor Shower
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773-320-1941

James & Cynthia Bertagnoli

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Layout Summary

Approx 1500 Square Feet Area
9 Sleeps
3 Bedroom
2 Bath

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Guests continue to say what a great time they had and how rested they feel after a a vacation at “The Retreat”! We think you will too! "The Retreat is a relaxing family friendly Northern Michigan escape, with lake frontage on beautiful Black Lake, the 5th largest inland lake in Michigan.
It is a three-bedroom light and airy fresh and clean lake front cottage.
It boasts oak woodwork lovingly created by the owner’s father, a skilled Polish artisan.
Many of the fine furnishings were crafted either by the owner’s father or by the owner.
Enjoy the lake and its many visual treasures in the comfort of a swing or chair.
The Retreat’s” waterfront has a beautiful beach area for sunbathing, sandcastle making, as well as an area for your evening campfire. “The Retreat” has a dock, and a ladder to enter the very shallow sand bottom water which is perfect for the little ones.
Sand castle design and Sunbathing are perfect activities on a warm day in the sandy area in front of “the Retreat”.
Enjoy a Corn Hole game with the family on “The Retreat’s large grassy area.
Cook your fresh caught dinner on our gas grill! The Black river is one house away and a canoe trip or float down that river are tops on the list of summer activities! Wilderness experiences abound at “The Retreat”! Black Lake is surrounded by state forests where wildlife abounds and berries are plentiful in July and August.
The Retreat is located down a half mile road near the mouth of the Upper Black river, with state forest on both sides of the road! Access to RV trails are minutes away The Sun warms! The lake cools! Sturgeon, Musky, Pike, Walleye jump out of the lake! The Eagles Soar! Woodpeckers peck! Robins, Sparrows, Finches, Blue Jays, Humming Birds, and an occasional Cardinal nest! If your quiet in the early mornings you might see Eagles, Blue Heron, Swans & Ducks fishing.
Along the seawall Otter or mink might be seen enjoying their breakfast! Loons sing in the evening as the sun sets! In the spring Sturgeon and Suckers can be seen at the edge of the Black River spawning.
Beautiful sunsets, and a campfire are waiting for marshmallow s’mores, or other over the fire treats including the Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass Perch, Crappie, or sunfish you caught during the day right out in front of “The Retreat”! During the winter months, snowmobile from the property, over hundreds of miles of trails, ice fish for Walleye, Perch, Northern, and Sturgeon when in season right out front! Bring your ski’s and head off to Boyne Highlands or cross-country ski on the lake or down the many trails close to “The Retreat”.
It’s all there for your pleasure! We would love to communicate with you and tell you more about “The Retreat”! Check our calendar and email for more information about your Northern Michigan relaxing escape at “The Retreat”! We offer discounts for cash or check.
Email us to begin the inquiry for your vacation at “The Retreat” where Guests continue to comment on how relaxed and refreshed they feel after an escape to “The Retreat”!

Amenities Detail

* Living room includes a Couch, Queen futon (linens provided), recliner, a chair and rocker & window air conditioner * Living room entertainment includes: Piano, Dish TV DVD VCR, and book case with Board games, books, and Old movie DVD’s * Master Bedroom has Queen pillow top bed and its own private tiled bath with towels provided. Please bring your own Beach towels . * Pink bedroom has a Queen Tuft & Needle Mattress with window overlooking the lake, a dresser, chair, bookcase and nightstand * Blue bedroom has 2 bunk beds and a pull out trundle, dresser, computer table and chair as well as toy and game shelves * Wi-Fi & Internet available * Bedrooms all have a ceiling fan and linens provided * Laundry Room washer, dryer, vacuum, broom Dust pan, mop. * Main Bathroom includes, toilet, sink, shower, and towels, Please bring your own beach Towels. * Kitchen is fully equipped gas stove, new refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee grinder, Coffee Maker, Slow Cooker, Snow Cone Machine, (bring your own flavorings) George Forman grill, mixer, Reverse Osmosis water filter, dishes, cookware, silverware, and utensils. * Dining Area has a long wooden table with benches and chairs for seating. It also has a chest with playing cards, and local maps and pamphlets for local activities. * Kitchen & Dining Area have ceiling fans * Deck includes Table, chairs, & foot stools. * Lawn Area has a Corn hole game, Picnic Table, Wooden Swing, Gas grill with propane provided. * Sand area for sunbathing includes a campfire ring and seating with some wood provided and more available from a neighbor 2 homes away! * Along the water’s edge, a Dock for your boat and ladder to enter the water

Activities and Attractions

*Black Lake at the front of the property *Black River 1 home to the left of the property * Beautiful sunrises, sunsets, campfires, swimming, boating, fishing, or just basking in the sun all await at the water’s edge. * Take your boat out and fish for walleye, perch, bass, pike, musky blue gill. * Canoe or tube down the black river, and out into black lake. *Surrounded by state forest with hundreds of miles of atv, dirt bike, snowmobile, hiking, snowshoe, and ski trails. Churches in Onaway, Cheboygan, Rogers City, Indian River, Mackinaw, Mackinaw Island, Petoskey, Gaylord *Mackinaw Bridge, Mackinaw City , Ferry to Mackinaw Island, Fort Mackinaw, Mackinac Art Museum Water Park, Miniature Golf, Parasailing, Fort Michilimackinac, Mill Creek Discovery Park, T- Shirt shops, Toy Shop, Kite Store, Confectioneries, and numerous other quaint shops 45 minutes *Lake Michigan Sandy Shores – Polish Log Built Restaurant - Cross Village - 50 Minutes – *Lorenzo''s Famous Ribs - 2 1/2 miles *UAW Golf Course & Restaurant - 5 miles *Twin Lakes Party Store – 5 Miles *Gifts, and fresh vegetables 6 Miles *211 Bar & Restaurant – 7 Miles *Bluffs Bar and Restaurant – 15 Miles *Ocqueoc Falls 20 minutes * Onaway State Park 10 Minutes *Medical Clinic - Groceries Toms – Parrot’s Outpost – bait and sporting goods, Dairy Queen, Post Office, Library, Restaurants- Woodwinds & Manzana’s Onaway 10 Miles *McLaren Hospital -Groceries -Walmart - Family Fare- Ski Hill, Dairy Queetn, Tractor Supply, Toy Store, Dunham’s, Spa, Clothing, Gift Shops, Second Hand shops, Movie theater, Library, Snorkeling and Dive Shop, Dairy Queen, various Restaurants Cheboygan 15 Miles *Plaths Meat Market- Family Fair- Various shopping and Restaurants Rogers City 30 Minutes *Macleren Northern Michigan Hospital – General Shopping Petoskey Gas Light District 50 minutes *Worlds Largest Cross - Groceries Ken’s Market, Party Store Bait shop, Sporting goods, Restaurants Indian River 35 minutes *Ostego Memorial Hospital-Grocery, Meijer – Family Fare – General Shopping Home Depot, Lowes, TJ Max, Kohls, Gaylord 60 Minutes -

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