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Lovely sunsets over Brothers Bay with kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, kids welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + double pullout, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Don't be misled by area rentals charging more and offering less, with rocky shores and poor swimming. Cottage is completely furnished, and in addition to WiFi and free firewood, we INCLUDE use of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, and rowboat. Watch the Long Lake sunset over our secluded bay as you roast brats over the campfire. Along with an extensive play area for kids of all ages, we offer a private boat ramp, and safe, secure breakwall/jetty mooring for your boats & jet skis. We have 300+ feet of frontage with 3 fish/swim docks, and a sand beach dedicated swim area with parent observation & supervision docks. We DO have a Pontoon plan rate that provides unlimited pontoon boat use for the entire week. There is a queen bed in one bedroom, full in one bedroom and a double in the living room. Over 6 occupants requires inflatable mattresses + surcharge.

Keywords: Pontoon boat, free WIFI, Visa/Mastercard Paypal accepted, lakefront, beach, swim, slide, docks, fire pit, boat ramp, clubhouse, fishing, pedal boat, no pets on premises at any time.

More Details

MooreFun LLC - Doug Moore
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About MooreFun LLC - Doug Moore

I am a U.S.C.G. licensed captain and retired public school teacher. My wife, Adele and I have over 30 years of rental housing experience. We winter at Fort Myers Beach, FL, and run fishing/shelling charters from Boca Grande to the Dry Tortugas.

MooreFun LLC - Doug Moore purchased this cottage in 1994

What makes this cottage unique

Deer, mink, racoons, martens and bald eagles are frequent visitors to the waterfront here. For the fisherman, Long Lake is one of the premier smallmouth bass lakes in MI with several tournaments each year. There are also Northern Pike, perch, and the walleye and bluegill fishing has improved every year since implementing cormorant control in 2005. Long Lake is primarily a limestone rock & ledge lake with scattered weed beds which offer the best fishing. Maximum depth 20-25', and this IS an all sports lake.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alpena in Alpena Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room pullout double - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Pullout double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Firepit, picnic tables, boat ramp, free campfire wood, kids play center/clubhouse, slides, play sand beach, dedicated swim area, free use of row boat and pedal boat, super tire swing, 300+ feet of frontage, safe secure breakwall boat dockage, boat trailer storage, 3 docks, gas and charcoal bbqs.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Lovely sunsets over Brothers Bay with kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, kids welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay! Doug and Adele were fantastic hosts, very welcoming, and accommodating. Their Cottage is in the perfect setting and the right size for our vacation. They provide all the necessities that you need, and can give you advice to get around town. Short boat ride, or drive to a restaurant/bar. They have a swing set, and games in the yard to keep the little ones occupied. They even bring more activities out to entertain if needed. Our grandkids loved it! Have a great fire pit area, with wood supplied. There’s a beautiful swing to sit on and gaze. They also have a tiki bar, horse shoe pit, and gorgeous white sandy beach to enjoy. The lake is amazing!! We were able to keep our boats in the lake protected by a cove and docked against a breakwall with power to recharge the batteries after a great day of fishing, ready for next day. They also gave us tips on where to fish, and some nice spots on the lake. We didn’t want to leave, but we are coming back. All you need to do is bring your food, and toothbrush, and enjoy yourself!!! Highly recommend for a great vacation.

Thanks Doug & Adele

June 2016

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

First we would like to Thank Doug and Adle for making us feel at home. My husband and I help care for our parents and work 40hrs a week. So needless to say, we needed some quiet time. We stayed at Doug and Adle's cottage the last week of June. Arriving on a Sunday, We pretty much had Long Lake to ourself until Friday when people started to arrive for the weekend. The Cabin is small and quaint. Very Clean. The water front is beautiful. We enjoyed grilling and the fire pit. But the highlight of our trip was the Pontoon Boat floating on the water and just relaxing. My husband caught Pike, Walleye and Small mouth Bass. If your looking for a nice place to get way we would Highly recommend staying at Doug and Adle's.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

So sorry we never found this before!!.

The cottage was quite clean and well stocked with basic essentials, very peaceful setting, great fishing. Perfect for us having family in Alpena, to visit, hang out fishing, horse shoes, play on swing set. They didn't want to leave. Such a nice change from staying in a hotel.

Doug and Adele are very nice people, it was nice having them close by with any questions and as others have reviewed gave us our space. Doug was so kind to fillet the fish we caught.

Seriously thinking of doing this again next yr.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Monica - Glad you had a great week !
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We didn't want to come home......

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived (in the pouring rain) Doug and Adele were there to greet us. They were very accommodating with anything and everything..... From introducing our 3 girls to fishing, addicting all 5 of us to the game of Lazy Mans Horseshoes to just being there for conversation - they truly welcomed us and helped complete our family vacation. They have thought of everything in their rental..... Firewood, BBQ grill, lawn chairs, paddle boats (the power paddler kept the kids occupied for hours - that thing was AWESOME), even board games for those rainy days, and of course we cant forget the pontoon. That was just the icing on the cake.

The cottage itself is on the smaller side but who cares when there is the great outdoors to enjoy, including a private beach. It worked for our family of 5. The yard was beyond immaculate and relaxing. There have been minor upgrades in decor since these pictures were taken, but everything is very accurate..... AND CLEAN!!!!!

I would highly recommend anyone to stay here - you won't find that kind of hospitality any where else!!! We were all sad when it was time to leave.

Thank you Doug and Adele.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Front

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect! The owners, Doug and Adel were both so accommodating. They truly thought of everything in their rental...just bring your fishing pole! The cabin was clean and comfortable with just enough privacy. I will be saving this place to my favorites and visit again! Thanks Doug and Adel for a terrific stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Lake Front Property

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Sunday afternoon to a lovely note from Doug and Adel, welcoming us to the cottage. The accommodations were just as expected with a beautiful view. Doug and Adel were there if we needed anything from directions to the best fishing spot or places to eat. They truly thought of everything in the cabin...just bring your fishing pole! We rented the pontoon boat for an additional cost and it was worth every penny! This rental will definetly be saved in my favorites to rent in the future...next time I will take my grandson too! Thanks Doug and Adel for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Alpena Golf Club
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Alpena, Michigan

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
In season
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £38.79 + Tax
Pontoon plan, add $500 £387.93 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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