Very Good

36 reviews

1 / 17 2 bedroom cottages, 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

Round Lake is a 600 acre "all sports" lake. No Public access to this lake, thus less "crazies" on the lake. Access to rowboat and paddleboat included. Dock space available for your own boat. Shallow hard sand lake bottom (no weeds at all) at property great for swimming for kids of all ages. Good fishing on lake (including directly off dock). The lake offers good bass fishing, I have also caught various pan fish, as well as Northern Pike and an occasional walleye. Cottage is fully furnished, 2 bedroom cottage is 850 sq, with a large 6x20 deck (or lakeside patio) overlooking the lake (Great Views). The 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage is a 1450 sq foot free standing ranch style home.. Shared (with 2 other cottages) small fire pit at waters edge.

Late model pontoon boat and jet skis available for additional charge through an independent provider. .

I have two two bedroom cottages, and one 3 bedroom/2 bath cottage all located on the same property. I keep my availability calender up to date, if the calender shows an open day, at least one of my cottages is available. At this point, I'm mainly only have availability after Labor Day. Make plans now for a nice week or weekend at the lake, when the area is a little quieter and my rates are much less than prime summer. Normally the lake stays at swimming temp well into September, with the hot summer we have had, I would think that will be true this year too.

Make plans now for a great time at the lake, and make some life long family memories. My cottages are very Family friendly. My property is great for larger family groups as well, rent 2-3 cottages to have everyone together, yet give each family some space. Many 3 (and even 4) generational families have created some great family memories here.

I only rent on a weekly basis during prime summer (Mid June-Late Aug). I offer 2 night (or longer) rentals at all other times except prime summer.

I'm very close to the Michigan International Speedway if you are coming to the area for a NASCAR race, I will rent for a 3 day weekend for the June race. I only rent weekly for the Aug race (Sat to Sat)..

Cottages come fully equipped (with the exceptions of bed linens and towels) for you to enjoy your family vacation. Wifi on property.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4821545

About the area

Cottage is in the Devils Lake, Manitou Beach area. About 1/3 mile to "town". Town consists of a couple full service restaurant/bar, party store, miniture gold/ice cream shop, pizza place, grocery store. etc. The recently revived village is also nearby, offering a quaint gift shop, coffee/ice cream store, bar and grill, and Farmers market on Saturday mornings during the season. Located in the Irish Hills. About 5 miles from Michigan International Speedway. Round lake is about 550 acres. All sports. Good fishing. Lake is very deep in spots, but very popular sandbar in middle of lake draws a decent amount of boats on weekends for swimming, partying, and relaxing. Round Lake does connect to larger Devils Lake (about 1000 acres) but only very small boats, and jet skis can make it under the brige.

Owner profile

Mike B.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront


  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (36)

Very Good – based on 36 reviews Very Good
36 reviews

“Great stay at Mike's cottage”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our recent month-long stay at Mike's cottage on Round Lake. Check-in and check-out went seamlessly, as well as communication with Mike before and during our stay. Mike and the Property Manager, Chuck, were very friendly, helpful, and responded quickly to any questions or needs that we had. The cottage itself was comfortable, and with cable TV, good cell phone reception, and WiFi, we were all set! The location was very serene and peaceful, with a beautiful view of Round Lake from the upper balcony of the duplex. A grocery store, post office, and restaurants all within a few minutes of Mike's place. We would recommend Mike's cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area, and will definitely keep him in mind for future visits...!

“Amazing experience”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2016

This trip was the most beautiful, relaxing, exiting and lots of fun experience we had in a while. The area we were staying at , was amazing, the view was breath taking. We also went to the MIspeedway for the cup rare, that was also a life time experience. Absolutely would do it all over again. The cottage we were staying at was beautifuly located on the lake, when you wake up in the morning the over view was stunning. We went on the paddle boat on the smaller lake and went swimming. The water was very clear and very refreshing. We met lots of new people and they all were very nice and helpfull when we needed something.The whole over view and location was beautiful, exiting and fun area. We will remember it for a long time and absolutely recommend it to anyone.

Owner's reply: Thanks Ivana. To be honest, I know that Ivana experienced a minor issue while staying at my property that she was kind enough not to mention. I'm glad that she found her overall experience to be memorable. That minor issue has since been resolved. My goal is for my property to help create memories.

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2015

We had planned this trip and the owner was very helpful in altering us to come in two days early. The only critical issue we had was the timely communication. The smaller issues were that there were small pieces of the ceiling that fell down and there was some bricks for some small construction on the side of house. We had planned my parent's 50th anniversary party and the house was perfect for the party and guests. We had brought much of our own home as we weren't too sure of what would be there and we were pleasantly surprised that the majority of daily needs were there. The house was perfect for our plans.

Owner's reply: Unfortunately I was traveling when they initially contacted me. I'm glad the house worked for you. Mike

“Great Stay”

Reviewed 5 Nov 2014

We stated in the 3bedroom cottage for three nights in late September. It was wonderful. We had plenty of room, beautiful waterview, and couldn't ask for a nicer host. Mike is great with communication and can't beat the price. Can't wait to come back.

Owner's reply: Jennifer, happy that you enjoyed your stay. Was sorry that I was not able to meet you, but was glad to hear that Dan took such great care of you, and solved the little issue you had so quickly for you.

“Everyday should be like this!!!!”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2014

I rented the cottage and it was great!! Had everything we needed and the store close by had the odds and ends we forgot :) . The view was relaxing and being able to go out on the lake or just sit and chill by the lake was perfect!! Would recommend renting from Mike.. I know I will be back!!

“Girls 60 th. Birthday celebration”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2014

The cottage had plenty of room for the group. We enjoyed the view from the deck. The celebration was a success !

Owner's reply: Glad you all had a good time! This was a group of about 8 ladies who stayed for a late summer weekend!

“Great experience”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2014

Balcony right on the lake. Good price. Good location. Very nice swimming off the dock. Mike made everything easy. Even accepted a check on the second day. Nice guy. Helpful with directions.

“A terrific Round Lake vacation”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2014

My family and friends just spent two wonderful weeks in two of Mike's rental units! Hopefully, Mike has us down for two weeks next summer in 2015! Mike went above and beyond what most landlords would offer. Our time at Round Lake is the highlight of our summer thanks to Mike!

Owner's reply: One of the great families that visit during the summer. I am so blessed to have so many people like this visit every year!!!

“Great Summer Get-Away”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2014

I had the opportunity for an extended stay in the upstairs 2 bedroom cottage. Mike was very accommodating and a pleasure to make arrangements with. This is a perfect little property for a summer get-away whether its just a couple of you or several families. The sand bottom lake at the shore of the property makes it easy to get in and enjoy the lake. This is a very comfortable lake cottage setting!

“Summer Solstice Fun”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2014

We were just there last weekend. Stayed at the 3bdrm/2bath home on the road. PERFECT for our needs (1 couple, 3 single adults, 1 child). Great area for the kids to swim and jump on the floaty! Picnic table and grassy area to hang and watch. Took the paddle boat out for a spin! Great deck area to lounge, party, and tan. Close to the store. Will be back next year! Thanks Mike!

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