Great getaway property. Perfect for families and kids. Enjoy the Beachfront and 1000 acre lake. 8 Person Maximum - NO Pets or Smoking Allowed 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 decks. Great fishing and water sports lake. Snowmobile and ATV tracks within 1 mile and some of the best off road trails around. We love our cottage and want to share it with you. We take great pride in keeping it clean in working order and are looking for consistent renters year over year.
- Cottage1250 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Minimum Stay4 - 5 nights
1250 Sq Feet, 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, Laundry Room, Internet - Beachfront
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jun 2018
About Brik Pardo
We are a family who have used this cottage for over 15 years as a place to relax and bond. There is so much to do and we feel relaxed when ever we go back home. Mackinac Island is only an hour away. Traverse City is 30 minutes. Petoskey is only 45 minutes. The wineries in Traverse City is a great day long getaway.
Brik Pardo purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Brik Pardo chose Excelsior
This is the perfect getaway and we purchased it to get away from work and the normal challenges of life. It is the perfect place to relax or spend time with your family. 8 people total
What makes this Cottage unique
Great sunset views and fall colors. No better place to swim in the lake and allow your children to have some fun. Great area if you are retired as there is so much to do.
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We had a wonderful time. It was a little crowded our first 2 days up there, but then it settled down and we had a great stay. The cottage is beautiful and the beach is perfect for our children.
We rented the cottage for a total of 6 nights this past July. My husband, myself and our 2 children (ages 7 & 8) had a fabulous time! The neighbors were so welcoming and even invited us for dinner! The cottage was decorated very modern, but with a cottage feel. It was so open and there was so much room for all of us to spread out. The sunsets were priceless and the beach was so clean for the kids to play on. Our family enjoyed it so much that my son and the neighbors are now connected on FaceTime to keep in touch! We will definitely be renting it again in the future!
Very nice home away from home.
Centrally located to many points of interest.
We had a wonderful time! House was comfortable and clean, the lake and beach were absolutely stunning. Perfect escape for our family of five, we look forward to booking another visit.
The lake place
We had a great family vacation. The lake was beautiful and the house was more than comfortable. We would suggest to the owners that they do make it clear to renters that this is a duplex not a single family dwelling. It is part of a mini-resort and would have been quite crowded if all the other buildings on the property had been occupied while we were there. Having said that the neighbors that we did meet were very nice and easy to visit with.
In reality only a few people rent at the complex. As well I am uncertain if you can find a better beach in the area. I don't believe anyone has ever had an issue. The neighbors, when up there are the nicest people around. This is truly the best family rental in the area.
Great Time at a Great Location
We had a great short weekend at the Pardo cottage. It is just like the pictures, although they really don't show how nice it really is. The beach was real nice, and the kids had a great time swimming, playing in the sand, snorkeling in the water, and fishing off the dock. The weather was windy the first two days so the lake was choppy, but the last two it was amazing and like glass.
We caught a nice 4lb small mouth off the end of the dock! The neighbors were nice and very welcoming.
The only thing that was a bit of a surprise is that the property is more of a town house then a cottage, as it is shared with an identical home in the same building. It was not as secluded as we hoped, but that wasn't a huge issue in the end.
This Rental is on the lake and only 10 minutes from Kalkaksa Michigan. Easy access to shopping, skiing, swimming, boating and snowmobiling. This is the perfect getaway for a family or a small group to have a relaxing vacation. Located only minutes from the 200 mile snowmobile trail. Shopping in Kalskaska is fun and exciting and Traverse City is only 25 minutes away.