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Life is Better at the Lake!

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4.7 / 5Exceptional
37 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Newberry Country Club
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Helen Newberry Joy Hospital
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Oswald's Bear Ranch
    29 min drive

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    About this area


    This cottage is located in McMillan. Those looking for an activity can check out Newberry Country Club, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Superior and Milakokia Lake. Our guests appreciate the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Newberry Country Club - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Helen Newberry Joy Hospital - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Milakokia Lake - 27 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Oswald's Bear Ranch - 29 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Seney National Wildlife Refuge - 34 min drive

    Getting around

    • Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU-Chippewa County Intl.) - 107 min drive

    About this property

    Life is Better at the Lake!

    Easy on the East is an up to date, cozy and affordable getaway located on the North shore of East Lake in McMillian, MI. This cottage offers a comfortable, relaxing environment with a breathtaking view overlooking the lake. Tucked away in a quiet, friendly neighborhood where you can begin to enjoy the simple things in life. This location is perfect for all desires and is in driving distance to all that the area has to offer. Easy on the East is located right off of M-28, less than 100 yards away from the public boat launch. Leading up to the cottage is a driveway capable of parking several vehicles while leaving enough yard space for private activities as well as a porch and grill for a perfect summer cookout. Enjoy the close, easy access to your own backyard haven for a refreshing dip in the lake or a beverage along the shore while viewing one of the Upper Peninsula’s famous sunsets. Or take the row boat out for some fishing or to watch the amazing sunsets. Inside this home away from home is a spacious, naturally lit, living room with plenty of seating, accessible kitchen that’s full of all of your cooking needs and wants (including, of course, all major appliances), two cozy bedrooms near the one bath, washer/dryer and a TV with movies for a quiet night in (no cable/ no internet). For your venturing desires in driving distance, you can hike the many trails of the Tahquamenon falls, horseback ride through serene woods, visit the largest bear ranch in the United States to feed and observe roaming bears up close or explore the brilliant autumn palette on your very own color tour. Looking for something different? Take a ten minute drive into Newberry where you can golf at the Country Club, a beautiful course that caters to all ability levels, antique downtown to find the town’s hidden treasures and enjoy all of the small town perks and friendliness while dining out or stocking up on groceries for your home away from home. Easy on the East is roomy enough for a gathering (small or large), families or a perfect romantic getaway. And don’t forget that canine of yours!

    Property manager

    property manager

    Jessica Van Overloop

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • Life is Better Lake House McMillan
    • Life is Better Lake McMillan
    • Life Is Better At The Mcmillan
    • Life is Better at the Lake! Cottage
    • Life is Better at the Lake! McMillan
    • Life is Better at the Lake! Cottage McMillan

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 double bed

    Bedroom 2

    1 queen bed

    Bedroom 3

    1 queen bed, 1 double bed, 1 sleep sofa/futon

    Property amenities

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 1 bathroom
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games
    • Stereo

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Yard
    • Garden


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Phone


    • Sleeps 7
    • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    East Lake by McMillian

    This is one of the most beautiful lake front properties we have ever stayed at. (This is our second time) The lake is small but very picturesque, and very relaxing. It truly is a place to "unhook" from the "rat race" and just take in natures beauty. (I say "unhook" because you can't get cell service on the property). The property is well kept and the cottage is extremely clean and well stocked right up to the out door grill on the deck. The lake is perfect for the canoe, Kayak, or row boat, all of which are furnished with the cottage. We have never been there in the late fall but with all the trees circling the lake, it would be beautiful. then too. This property is centrally located to all the U.P. attractions. Newberry is only about 12 miles away and if you like eating out be sure to go to "Timber Charlies" restaurant.

    5/5 Excellent


    Would love to come back and stay much longer. It was a peaceful get away!

    5/5 Excellent

    Great stay, fully stocked cabin!

    The cabin was fully stocked, everything I could’ve imagined. Having enough towels and bedding for a family of 6 is great, as well as a nice washer and dryer:) Beautiful lake, canoe and kayaks included. Road noise is a little loud in the bedrooms but not unbearable.

    5/5 Excellent


    We will definitely be coming back. Perfect location. So peaceful. The cottage was super clean and had everything you could think of!

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic experience

    We loved the cabin. It was clean warm and the lake was so peaceful

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