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Make Some Lasting Memories at Long Lake Lookout Lodge-Hale, Mi

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Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Hale cottage description

Experience Lake Front Living on beautiful Long Lake,' because every day is a great day to be on the lake'. Treat your Family and Friends to the excitement of this most desired lake. Long lake, Hale Michigan is a 500 acre all sports inland lake with so much to do. (Located just 21/2 hours from Detroit) Just 30 min. west of East Tawas and 30 min. east of Rose City Mi.

There is just nothing like this in the area, able to accommodate all your Family and friends under one roof. This just build 2500 sq ft mirrored Salt box style condo with in law quarters is complete with a full width covered porch, with ceiling fans, looks out over beautiful Long Lake. Have fun fishing, swimming, tubing, skiing, jet skiing canoeing, kayaking or just parting in the middle of the lake on your pontoon boat.

Dock is provided at the waters edge for your boat or jet skis. Public access is available to launch you boat or swim on the north side of the lake. Marvel at the spectacular sunsets while enjoying a cold drink.

Check in/ Check out/ Security deposit
Check in by 3:00 PM on Saturday and must be checked out by 11 am the following Saturday. Call for an application and further details or email questions Reservation is held when $700. Security deposit is paid at time of application. Full amount due at least 30 days prior to scheduled week.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds unless re-rented. When vacated the cottage should be clean as was found or a min $100 cleaning fee deducted. Deposit fees refunded within 30 days or sooner after stay, provided Home is left in good order.

Includes 2 Full Size Attached Garages
Incredible - for your convenience, 2 mammoth garages are ready for your cars, boats or water and land toys. Plenty of off-road parking available with a circle drive for safe entry to the paved road that surrounds Long Lake.

Keywords: (Family Reunions) (Large Groups)

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen


          • Garage
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street


          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Pool Table
          • VCR
          • Ping Pong Table


              • Mobile Phone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront


                  • Rafting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hiking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Shopping
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sailing


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                  • Great for a large family reunion with ONE EXCEPTION

                    Great for a large family reunion with ONE EXCEPTION

                    • Guest Nichole P.
                    • Date of stay 08/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/18/14
                    What a wonderful setting for our annual family reunion. The large backyard and beach area were wonderful for the kids. I hold back for an excellent review due to one MAJOR exception; there is NO dryer. We happened to be vacationing during a very sunny and warm week. This meant that the clothes dried fairly quickly on the clothes line. However, it was alot of extra work on vacation that we did not plan on. Also, if the weather would have been rainy what would we have done? Spending time at a laundry mat during vacation is not an option. It is a shame for such a lovely home not to have a dryer. Could your consider installing the unit?

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Owner response: Thank you very much for your comment regarding the clothes dryer. We recently had natural gas installed into the Lodge and I am hoping to have the dryer installed early this spring. Thanks again...

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                  • Hale 2013

                    Hale 2013

                    • Guest Joe (Farmington, MI)
                    • Date of stay 08/10/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/29/13
                    Our stay at the Long lake lookout lodge this past summer was very nice. We had anywhere from 10 - 14 people at any given time and never felt cramped. The house is very spacious and well kept. Pro's - size and condition of property was very good, 2 sides (duplex) to provide for separation when needed - 2 of everything including kitchen, owner was helpful and reliable in all transactions, size of deck and view was awesome, eagle watching in the morning, nice large yard. Con's - a little too close to next door neighbors, beds are only average, neighbors dog used this property for her bathroom daily

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

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                  • An excellent large family gathering place!

                    An excellent large family gathering place!

                    • Guest brmt1005 (White Lake, MI)
                    • Date of stay 07/04/09
                    • Review Submitted 07/14/09
                    Our large family (group of 16) has spent the last 18 years traveling over the 4th of July week, in various places throughout Michigan. The Long Lake Lookout Lodge is by far the most comfortable, spacious and well equipped property we have stayed at. The home is lovely, in excellent condition, and had plenty of space for our family to dine, relax, play games, and sleep comfortably. The covered deck was wonderful - room enough for us all to eat together daily! The ceiling fans on the deck were a nice bonus, too. We brought plenty of games, and there was room enough for volleyball, bean bags, croquet and more. We spent most evenings at the firepit down by the water. The walkout basement area gave us plenty of room for indoor fun other evenings, and the two living room areas were plenty big for watching a movie at night. Having two kitchens was terrific; made feeding a big group easy! We shopped at the grocery store in Hale - maybe 10 minutes away. There is also a small party store close by, and we did pick up a few grocery items there too. We ventured over to Tawas City one day - there is a Super Wal-Mart there, and we picked up groceries there mid-week. We spent a few hours looking at the shops in Tawas and had a great lunch in town too. The two garages at the property were such a help, too - we were able to store a lot of our "toys" and extra supplies there throughout the week. We kept a car in each garage, and it freed up space in the driveway for us - we were able to park seven cars comfortably. We found a great park across the lake, with a swimming area, sand volleyball court and grills/picnic tables, etc. We would go there and hang out for swimming, as the swimming is pretty weedy at the property. A boat definitely enhances the experience, as you can get out on the lake and check out the swimming areas. There is a sand bar where lots of boaters hang out, and it was fun. There were ceiling fans in the bedrooms, which were great on those warm nights. We brought several room fans, too, and found those helpful. The bedrooms were very comfortable, with lots of storage - great closet space! The owner was very easy to deal with, answering our questions in advance very quickly. He came over to meet us at the property and we enjoyed visiting with him. We would not hesitate to recommend him, and this property - the home is absolutely beautiful, and so spacious!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.

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                  • Great July Family Gathering of 12

                    Great July Family Gathering of 12

                    • Guest Ed & Pat (Mt Pleasant, MI)
                    • Date of stay 07/11/08
                    • Review Submitted 07/22/08
                    If you are looking for a place to spend a week of playing at the lake and relaxing with a large number in your party, this is an excellent place to do it. Having a boat or renting one from the owner is a big need for enjoying the lake, as swimming from the beach or dock is not desirable. We were fortunate to rent a pontoon boat from the owner (we provided our own life jackets). A paddle boat provided with the house added to the fun. We found (& left) the house very clean and well maintained. The owner and his cleaning lady were very friendly to deal with. The six bedrooms and 4 baths ( 2 mirrored layout fully connected 3 BR- 2BA duplexes) provided our family gathering of 12 people (ranging in age from 1 year old to 88 years old) (from NJ,MI,GA,TX & CA), the facilities needed and the space to co-exist for a week. The fire pit by the lake provided for a couple of nights of smores. We had a grand time! Items that would have enhanced our stay would have been a telephone (at least to receive calls- cell phones didn't work well & resulted in unfortunate communication problems), a couple of window fans as upstairs bedrooms were warm even on cool nights, and more towels (had towels for 8, but filled the void with beach towels) . The MI contingent to our party brought badminton, croquet, horse shoes, and volley ball equipment for use in the yard. Mosquito repellent is of course needed at night, as anywhere in MI in the summer.

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

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 11/11

                  $1495-$2195/week....For smaller groups please call for special rates
                  Spring preseason May 12, 2012 - Jun 29,2012 $1,995/Week
                  Peak Summer      Jun 30, 2012 - Sep 7, 2012 $2,195/Week
                  Autumn Colors    Sep 8, 2012 -  Oct 26,2012 $1,795/Week
                  Hunting Season   Oct 27, 2012 - Dec 1, 2012 $2,195/Month (Plus heat)
                  Winter/snow season Dec 2, 2012 - May 11,2013 $2,195/Month (Plus Heat)

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: I have loved this area of N/E Michigan ever since the first time I have experienced it back in 1994. After buying a vacant waterfront lot on Long Lake I built my 1st cottage on this magnificent lake. There's just something about being here that always seems to melt away the stresses of daily life in the big city. This is the area that I love and plan to retire, some day. I personally, planned, designed and built The Long Lake Lookout Lodge in 2004 from the ground up. My goals in building the Lodge, were to built a cottage large enough to provide a convenient, safe and comfortable place for families and friends to all meet for their reunions and gatherings, under one roof. A place that everyone would have a great time and make lasting memories for a lifetime. My wife Gracie and I are honored and we receive great pleasure and satisfaction in bringing families and friends together. It warms our hearts very much when we read the comments in the Guest's Book after each family's stay. We love to read what activities, sights, and good times that they experienced. Come Join the Fun

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                  • Spectacular Sunsets of Long Lake

                    Spectacular Sunsets of Long Lake

                  • The nautical theme is 1 of 6 bedrooms

                    The nautical theme is 1 of 6 bedrooms

                  • Sip on a cold one...and enjoy the view

                    Sip on a cold one...and enjoy the view

                  • The views just don't get any better

                    The views just don't get any better

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                  6 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 18

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