Location: 3067 Sundog Lake Rd., Republic, Michigan, 49879
SUNDOG LAKE COTTAGE
*LAKEFRONT (Sundog Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*1 JON BOAT AND 1 KAYAK FOR USE
*PETS are WELCOMED
If you are looking for peace and quiet, on a gorgeous tranquil lake, then you have found your home! Sundog Lake Cottage can sleep up to 7 people with two bedrooms and loft area. A fully stocked kitchen will make you feel right at home. The walk-out basement allows easy access to the lake and yard. Lots of green grass for running and playing games or just enjoying the sunshine. Open concept living area has great lake views from every window, but why enjoy the serenity from insideâ€¦take your morning coffee on the deck and watch for the resident bald eagles. In the evening, enjoy your dinner at the picnic table with the loons providing the dining entertainment!
Guests get to enjoy the propane grill, fire pit, Jon Boat, a kayak, and outdoor games while staying at the Sundog Lake Cottage. For rainy days, there are many board games, books and movies for guest to enjoy. Sundog Lake Cottage also comes with a washer/dryer, air conditioning unit in the loft area, fans and a private dock. Due to the boating and access restrictions, we can not authorize guests to bring their own boats.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: No central air, but there is a AC unit in loft
Animals: Deer, Bears, Wolves, Porcupine, Raccoon, Snakes (it's the Northwoods so wildlife is around, however owner has only seen deer, porcupine and 1 garder snake).
Main Floor Bathroomâ€”sink, toilet, shower
Beach/Swimming: Spring-fed lake, so it is VERY clear. The water layout goes grass then water. It is a sandy/boulder bottom. Once past the dock, lake could get murky depending on weather, so water shoes are something you might want to bring
Bedroom #1 main floor: 1 Queen
Bedroom #2 main floor: 2 Twins
Bedroom =Loft: 2 Queen & 2 Twin
Boats: 1 Jon Boat with oars and a kayak for guest to enjoy. Various sized life jackets are available for guests to use. We can not allow guests to bring their own boats since this is a private lake and there is not any public access.
Cell phone service: Verizon is good. Other cell service can be spotty as usual in the U.P.
* Pictured Rocks: 1 hour and 55 minutes (92 miles)
* Marquette: 1 hour (50 miles)
* Porcupine Mountains: 2 hours 10 minutes (118 miles) * Iron Mountain: 53 minutes ( 39 miles)
* Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours and 30 min ( 180 miles)
* Ishpeming: 53 minutes (36 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 4 hours ( 215 miles)
Dock: Your private dock is an L-shaped dock, which is 16 feet long. Feel free to use the boats present. There is no public access to this lake so there are not any launching capabilities.
Fishing: Good! Bass, Bluegill, Perch, Crappie, Sunfish
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at here!
Fishing poles: Guests should bring their own
Grill: Propane Grill. Propane will be provided for guests
Grocery Store: There is a True Value Hardware store in South Republic which functions as a convenience store, about 20 minutes away. The closest full-size grocery store can be found in either direction-- Northeast, toward Marquette, you'll find the Jubilee IGA about 45 minutes in Ishpeming. Heading south, you'll find a Walmart about a hour from the cabin.
Internet: YES, however this is mobile hotspot, and can be spotty depending upon the weather therefore we cannot guarantee it will always be working. This is ideal for light Internet use, and not for streaming or gaming of any kind.
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.
Parking: Plenty of parking for 3-4 cars and a trailer!
Pets: Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we'll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.
Privacy: Neighbors are in view, but in the distance
Space: 2 floors with a loft and a walk-out basement.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.
Trails: A lot of work has been done on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail leading from Republic to Marquette. It is a great biking and walking trail.
TVs: TV gets 3 channels--blue ray player with dvds
Water: The water is a bit metallic tasting (pretty usual in UP Michigan), so guests are encouraged to bring some bottled water for drinking.
Washer and dryer: YES! Laundry soap will be provided
Wood: Guests may find wood on property to burn or guests can buy bundles from the side of the road/store.