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Private Year Round Waterfront Chalet on Beautiful East Lake

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View from the dock. It's time to just relax!

View from the dock. It's time to just relax! Come on in and relax by the fire while you watch movies on the big screen tv. Step outside to the wrap around deck to BBQ while taking in the gorgeous view! No two sunsets are ever the same on our beautiful East Lake. Gorgeous! Swans on the lake. The mainfloor bath complete with jetted tub, separate shower and quality linens. Welcome! Autumn colors on the lake. The beautiful Tahquamenon Falls. You can never get enough of the sunsets at the East Lake Retreat! One of our eagles on the lake.  You can even feed them - ask us how! A crane decides to sneak in for a visit. Lazy days at the lake. East Lake is a perfect kayaking lake. The ducks can't wait to see the kids show up! Skating on the lake - always a winter tradition.  Try night skating! Gather around the fire pit for some tales about the adventures of the day. The Slumberjack Suite with a king log bed, and it's own cozy fireplace. Loft bedroom with queen log bed, large closets and your own private 4 piece bath Main floor bedroom with Queen bed. Double bunks with twins on the top, and doubles on the bottom.

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Newberry house description

Come and escape it all!

Majestic eagles, white swans, ducks, chipmunks and squirrels are just a few of the wildlife you'll enjoy watching from the wrap around deck overlooking 120' of extremely private waterfront. Listen to the loons call as you enjoy your coffee in the mornings. Take a boat trip around East Lake and catch an abundance of fish! The Lake has pike, perch, bluegills, and bass. Our shoreline starts out ankle depth and sandy for the little ones, and gradually gets deeper about 12' from shore. Swim out to the carpeted raft and sunbathe the afternoon away. You can also get adventurous and do some water skiing, boating, sailing or canoeing on our all sports lake. There's a public boat launch for your vessel, and we have a 16' dock for convenience. There's also fantastic fishing right off the dock. For the hiking enthusiast, there are endless miles of trails to discover. Ask about the 23 waterfalls you can explore - all within 45 minutes of the Retreat. In the winter, ride three minutes to gas up and hit the hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails that are waiting! Or, spend a day ice fishing on the lake. It's simply excellent all season fun.

This home is fully stocked with everything you'll need - from towels and linens to pots and pans. If you don't feel like cooking - there is a family restaurant within walking distance. You can also walk to the mini grocery store and gas station nearby. There are four bedrooms in total. The master loft bedroom has a queen size log bed and its own 4 piece bath. One of the main floor bedrooms has a queen bed, and the other main floor bedroom has 2 bunk beds that have double beds on the bottom and twin beds on top, and our newest addition to the home is the fourth bedroom - a large 'Slumberjack Suite' complete with a new king log bed, rustic furnishings and your own private fireplace. This bedroom is located in the lower level - making it darker, cooler and quieter for those who want to catch up on their zzzz's. All of the beds have new, quality, comfortable mattresses and linens.

If you're in the mood for sightseeing - there is plenty to do! Take in Taquamenon Falls, Oswalds Bear Ranch, The Tahquamenon Logging Museum, The Toonerville Trolley, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum or the Crisp Point Lighthouse - just to name a few. Or, hop a fairy to Mackinac Island - it's only a 60 minute drive from the house. Lastly, don't forgot to play a round at the 18 hole Newberry Country Club Golf Course.

At the end of the day, lay on one of the lounge chairs down by the lake and savor the gorgeous sunset. Then finish off with a cozy bonfire where you'll recount all of the memories made in this wonderful northern retreat.

Keywords: House, Chalet, Waterfront Home, Retreat, Vacation Home,

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 4: 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

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              • King size beds (1) Enjoy our brand new 'Slumberjack Suite' featuring a new king size log bed., Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms each have a queen bed. The master bedroom has it's own full bathroom and new Sealy Posturpedic mattress., Bunk Beds (2) Top bunks are twin. Bottom bunks are double size....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                There is a full side-by-side refrigerator, oven, stove top, microwave and dishwasher....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

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              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Stove
              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Gas Fireplace:

                There is a cozy gas fireplace located in the livingroom....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Top quality, luxury linens....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air Conditioning...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Large paved driveway....moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Fitness Room / Equipment

              Other Amenities

                  • Snowmobilers take note! You can gas up right by the East Lake Retreat and ride right to the many hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails that are waiting for your enjoyment! Trailhead is a 5 minute ride from the Retreat....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Toys
                  • Books
                  • Music Library
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                      • Telephone:

                        Local calls only. Guests may wish to bring a calling card for long distance calls....moreless

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Jetted Tub

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The deck has an outdoor table with 8 chairs and umbrella. There are 6 more adirondak chairs available....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            The Newberry Country Club is open to the public. Great 18 hole course!...moreless

                          • Boat:

                            Boat rental is available upon request....moreless

                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Historic
                          • Tourist Attractions
                          • Sports & Activities
                          • Away From It All
                          • Adventure
                          • Family
                          • Budget

                          Location & View

                          • Lake View:

                            The lake view from the Retreat is stunning and the sunsets are a must see!...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Hunting
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Hiking
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Fishing
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Zoo
                          • Cinemas
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseshoes
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • What a great vacation location!

                            What a great vacation location!

                            • Guest PA clan (Camp Hill, PA)
                            • Date of stay 02/16/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                            We stayed two great weeks to snowmobile & relax. Beautiful, quality home and a great location. Couldn't ask for a better vacation home. Thank you, Barb!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We were honored to have you stay with us all the way from PA! You were a really fun group, and we can't wait to see you again!

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                          • Very nice place

                            Very nice place

                            • Guest sodo (Grand Rapids, MI)
                            • Date of stay 10/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                            We had a wonderful time staying at this very clean and well stocked vacation home. Highly recommended.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                            Owner response: We were really happy to be able to accommodate our guests on a last-minute trip! We hope to see you again!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Peaceful, Warm & Well Appointed

                            Peaceful, Warm & Well Appointed

                            • Guest aj (Troy, MI)
                            • Date of stay 08/25/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                            Readers, I am absolutely committed to reading reviews and making decisions based on them. Rarely do I actually write a review. This chalet was perfect for us. Barb made sure you had everything you needed to feel at home- we've stayed at many VRBO and have never felt this cared for by the owners. As other readers noted, the linens were high quality, the kitchen had everything you needed to make meals (we cooked full meals every morning and evening with the Calphalon pots and pans). The drive to the activities was easy and we enjoyed just sitting still and swimming in the lake- which was surprisingly warm and clear. You will not be disappointed.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: The Retreat really is central to all the exciting sites in the area! You can go from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan beaches all within about an hour! Thank you for spending your vacation as our guests!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Fun in the UP

                            Fun in the UP

                            • Guest Ronda (Troy, MI)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/24/13
                            This was our 2nd stay at this home. We stayed in the winter for a dog sledding/snowmobiling get away in 2012 and came back to enjoy summer fun. I like how undeveloped the property around the lake is - very peaceful. House was perfect for our group of 8. We swam, kayaked, rode jet skis, and ATVs we brought from home. We did Pictured Rocks boat tour, Shipwreck Museum, Garlynn Zoo (owner was going around feeding animals, answered all our questions), visited dogs at Nature's Kennel, went to Grand Maris and Curtis, and Oswalds Bear Farm. Would recommend all of the activities. We ate dinner on the patio every night and we had several good bonfires in the fire pit. Bear's Den (small store nearby) had basics and good doughnuts. Stores in Newberry were fine for groceries. Great week relaxing in a great house. Thanks Barb!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We loved having you and your family, Ronda, and we look forward to your next visit!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great Week at East Lake

                            Great Week at East Lake

                            • Guest Donna (Clinton Township MI )
                            • Date of stay 08/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/19/13
                            Barb you were great to work with...we were confident that you cared about us! East Lake Cottage is nice and roomy. clean and well stocked. This was the first cottage we've ever stayed at where we didn't run out of bath towels and have to use our own! The kids loved catching fish off the dock and feeding the ducks...we always knew where to find them. The large deck was great for relaxing and mealtimes. We enjoyed the firepit for smores and stories! Would have liked more sunshine but we make the best of it! Have always loved the UP would come back in a heartbeat! Thanks for the memories!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: We're so happy to hear that you found everything you needed at the East Lake Retreat. We are always trying to anticipate our guests needs. We sure wish our Michigan weather had cooperated a little more this summer! We would love to have all of you back again. Thank you for being our guests!

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                          • Exceeded Our Expectation

                            Exceeded Our Expectation

                            • Guest MichMom04 (Westland, MI)
                            • Date of stay 06/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            This was our first trip to the UP, and we wanted to find a place that was centrally located to all of the attractions. We didn't want to stay at a motel or a hotel, so I was relieved when I found The East Lake Retreat on VRBO. My husband and I, along with our three kids (16,7, & 18 mos.) had the greatest week! The house is just perfect! There was plenty of room for everyone, with several bedrooms and two full baths. The beds were EXTREMELY comfortable, with high quality linens and plenty of pillows. I was very impressed with the quality of the towels and kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes, etc...). Everything appears to be fairly new. We also loved the décor. It had a very "Up North" feel, with a few animal mountings, which my 18-month-old loved! Every night he had to say goodnight to Mr. Moose, Mr. Bobcat, and Mr. Deer. He was obsessed with them! (It was very cute ;) This fishing was so good, we almost felt guilty. (Almost). You could see them swimming around the dock, so if you just lower your line into the water, you'll more than likely get one. My daughters both caught over a dozen each. They were very excited! At night, we would build a fire and make s'mores. With five people, the laundry started to pile up, so we headed to Doran's coin wash about 10 minutes away. It turned out to be a fun outing, and the owner happened to be there. He was SUPER nice, and we talked to him for a half hour. We were able to visit the Shipwreck Museum, Oswald's Bear Ranch, The Garlyn Zoo, Tahquamenon Falls, and The Soo Locks. We enjoyed all of them. I will say that the Garlyn Zoo was really worth the money. The kids and I went while my husband went golfing at the Newberry Country Club. We were so glad that we were able to book the East Lake Retreat for our vacation. Barb was very easy to work with. I would recommend the retreat to everyone! We hope to be back soon!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                            Owner response: Wendy: You and your family were a delight to have at the Retreat! So happy your little one loved the animal mounts! We look forward to seeing you again!

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                          • Perfect

                            Perfect

                            • Guest Sledhead (Fort Gratiot, MI)
                            • Date of stay 02/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/05/13
                            This house was a perfect place for our snowmobile trip! Had a great view of the lake and is a great location! The house was in exceptional condition, roomy enough for 6 guys to recoup after a couple hundred mile day! I will do it again next year! Barb was AWESOME to work with and very, very easy to communicate with! Thanks a ton!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • The Perfect Up North Lake Stay

                            The Perfect Up North Lake Stay

                            • Guest Misty (Traverse City, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 10/12/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/06/13
                            This vacation spot is priceless! My husband & I enjoyed our 22nd Anniversary on a chilly somewhat rainy weekend - We had a BLAST! No phone, no emails, no work, just a bunch of relaxing going on. For our anniversary dinner we went to The Chamberlain Inn in Kurtis. Absolutely amazing food, service, and live entertainment. Drove back to finish up the night in front of the cozy fireplace. What a restful night sleep both of us had...the bed and bedding was so incredibly comfortable, like a 5 star hotel comfortable! The next day we went to the Tahquamenon Falls for a hike - even in the off season it was awesome. Had lunch in Newberry at Timber Charlies and brought back BBQ ribs for dinner. After dinner we met up with friends at a local Haunted Trail Walk. The four of us had so much fun laughing and getting a good ole scare on:) We left with plates full of baked goods for the ride back and morning breakfast! This home is charming, clean and truly gives you that Up North Feel. We enjoyed every day to the fullest and tried to think of a good excuse to stay one more day. Looking forward to bringing our family of 5 for the next vacation. Thank you Barb for providing such a great place for us to rest, relax and have fun. I have told many of my friends about this and will be competing with them on booking up your calendar.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                          • No more rooster

                            No more rooster

                            • Guest Kelly (Naperville)
                            • Date of stay 07/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/24/12
                            Hi. I just read the review from the people who stayed at the Retreat the week before us who reported the rooster. Barb must have said something to her neighbor because we didn't hear the rooster during our stay.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          • Amazing family vacation

                            Amazing family vacation

                            • Guest Kelly (Naperville)
                            • Date of stay 07/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/24/12
                            Thank you for such a remarkable vacation. It was absolutely fabulous! We felt so very welcomed and comfortable. Although the home is gorgeous and spacious, it feels cozy. The beds are incredibly comfortable and it was a treat to sleep - truly sleep. Then, in the mornings we'd wrap ourselves up in blankets and sit together on the deck, still feeling tucked in while getting back into our bodies. There's no way to explain the inner peace I enjoyed while sipping my first cup of coffee while listening to those beautiful loons call to each other. It was something else to watch the curling fog as the rising sun glimmered on the rippling surface - that's a cup of coffee I will enjoy for a very long time. The Retreat offers such a nice combination of “staying put” with day trips sprinkled in to keep life interesting. Barb was amazing - she provided "insider tips" and suggestions for fun outings. The swimming beach and pier is a terrific place for kids to play and adult to sit ;) The girls swam out to the raft many times every day and they enjoyed playing imaginary games out there on the "island." We also thoroughly enjoyed the lively wild life. In addition to those remarkable loons and we also loved watching eagles soar overhead and turtles swimming down below the pier. We even spotted a river otter scooting around. The water is so clear we could actually watch the fish as they bit our hooks (over and over again). It was a fabulous family vacation and it was good to unplug and feel so very relaxed. Too often I come back from vacations feeling exhausted and crazed. So, thank you for the restful family time. Although we are up to our eyeballs in school already, we're still enjoying an inner calm due to our time away together. So, thank you for such a special family vacation. It was a trip that will stay with us for a very long time in our minds, hearts, and spirits. Kelly, Paul, Mackenzie, and Cameron

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring/Summer
                          Apr 1 - Jul 3, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $249
                          July 4th
                          Jul 4 - Jul 11, 2014
                          7 night min stay
                          $249
                          Summer
                          Jul 12 - Sep 2, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $249
                          Autumn
                          Sep 3 - Dec 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $199
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $199

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

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                          Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: Our names are Randy and Barb Graham. We've owned the East Lake Retreat since 2003. We actually got married right in our home, and took advantage of the gorgeous setting for our wedding pictures! We are avid outdoors people - enjoying boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and all that nature has to offer.

                          Why the Owner Chose Newberry:
                          The UP is simply the perfect place to be to enjoy the outdoors. We live in a larger city down state, and we just can't WAIT to get back to our East Lake Retreat! It's either adventure or relaxation at it's best - just whatever you're in the mood for! If you're looking to shop at the big malls, this is NOT the place to visit. :-)

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Fishing, relaxing by the water and night time bonfires are our all time favorite things to do at the retreat. In the winter, it's our snowmobile heaven! We've made many fabulous memories here, and we hope that we can pass the opportunity along for you and your family to make your memories here too!


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                          Photos

                          • View from the dock. It's time to just relax!

                            View from the dock. It's time to just relax!

                          • Step outside to the wrap around deck to BBQ while taking in the gorgeous view!

                            Step outside to the wrap around deck to BBQ while taking in the gorgeous view!

                          • Swans on the lake.

                            Swans on the lake.

                          • Welcome!

                            Welcome!

                          • The beautiful Tahquamenon Falls.

                            The beautiful Tahquamenon Falls.

                          • One of our eagles on the lake.  You can even feed them - ask us how!

                            One of our eagles on the lake. You can even feed them - ask us how!

                          • Lazy days at the lake.

                            Lazy days at the lake.

                          • The ducks can't wait to see the kids show up!

                            The ducks can't wait to see the kids show up!

                          • Gather around the fire pit for some tales about the adventures of the day.

                            Gather around the fire pit for some tales about the adventures of the day.

                          • Loft bedroom with queen log bed, large closets and your own private 4 piece bath

                            Loft bedroom with queen log bed, large closets and your own private 4 piece bath

                          • Double bunks with twins on the top, and doubles on the bottom.

                            Double bunks with twins on the top, and doubles on the bottom.

                          • Come on in and relax by the fire while you watch movies on the big screen tv.

                            Come on in and relax by the fire while you watch movies on the big screen tv.

                          • No two sunsets are ever the same on our beautiful East Lake. Gorgeous!

                            No two sunsets are ever the same on our beautiful East Lake. Gorgeous!

                          • The mainfloor bath complete with jetted tub, separate shower and quality linens.

                            The mainfloor bath complete with jetted tub, separate shower and quality linens.

                          • Autumn colors on the lake.

                            Autumn colors on the lake.

                          • You can never get enough of the sunsets at the East Lake Retreat!

                            You can never get enough of the sunsets at the East Lake Retreat!

                          • A crane decides to sneak in for a visit.

                            A crane decides to sneak in for a visit.

                          • East Lake is a perfect kayaking lake.

                            East Lake is a perfect kayaking lake.

                          • Skating on the lake - always a winter tradition.  Try night skating!

                            Skating on the lake - always a winter tradition. Try night skating!

                          • The Slumberjack Suite with a king log bed, and it's own cozy fireplace.

                            The Slumberjack Suite with a king log bed, and it's own cozy fireplace.

                          • Main floor bedroom with Queen bed.

                            Main floor bedroom with Queen bed.

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                          Date last modified - Friday, February 28, 2014

                          $199 - $249 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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