Next to the waters edge at the end of a wooded trail, sits our quant little log cottage called Sunset Shore. It soaks in the breeze off Lake Paradise and rests in peace next to the quiet Stony Point Nature Preserve. This Preserve is a nature lovers paradise with a trail system that helps you hike it all.
A stone's throw lands you in the Carp Lake Township Park - a historic park nestled in the forest. Its tiny, but the swing set by the water is all you need to enjoy the serenity.
Moving closer to the cottage you'll find the dock with lots of water crafts to explore the lake with. Bring a pole, fish off the dock, or take a kayak out for a time you'll never forget.
Now inside the cottage, you'll meet the comfort of white-knotty pine everywhere. Pine adds a rustic and cozy ambience that can't be beat while reading by the stone fireplace. Vintage and homemade decorations add a dash of local charm.
Guests love that they feel like they're camping here without having to "rough it". You'll find a kitchen with modern appliances making homemade meals a pleasure. An updated bathroom with elegant tile and modern fixtures. Even a king size bed so youll never feel cramped while sleeping.
There's no need to go to the park when you can live on one. Our guests always feel right at home here.
Cottage amenities include:
Paddle boat & Kayak
Playground in the woods
Open stone fire pit for bonfires (cut wood provided)
Weber charcoal barbecue grill
Pots, pans, dishes, and utensils
King sized bed and sleeper sofa
Blankets, pillows, and sheets
Flat screen TV with DVD and a stereo
Lake Paradise, while being quite weedy (watch the boat prop boys) has terrific fishing. You'll find Walleye (stocked), Bass, Perch, Pike, and Bluegill. The lake bottom has a gradual slope and is ideal for small children to swim.
Things to do and places to go:
-Take a ferry boat to historic Mackinaw Island. Make sure to buy plenty of delicious fudge!
-Pack a picnic lunch and spend time on the miles of beach of Wilderness State Park.
-Spend the day shopping and/or have lunch in Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
-A short drive across the famous Mackinaw Bridge allows you to see the beauty of God's Country
-Spend an afternoon golfing or play a game of tennis in the village close by.
-Relax at the cottage with a good book while the others fish or swim.
-The area has many country/lakeside dining spots.
-At the end of the day, enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your own sun room. Later, roast marshmallows over the bonfire at the lake's edge.
* A special note to our early spring and late fall guests. It's cold during the shoulder months so please prepare. Our cottages are cute, but they're not equipped with central heating and cooling. You'll enjoy the cozy fireplace and we have a small electric heater but that's it. It's chilly so bring a sweater, a warm blanket, and enjoy the fall colors!Get the full listing »