Tattrie's Cottage on Opal Lake
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gaylord cottage description
Summer Rental Only.
Lakefront Cottage on beautiful Opal Lake... sandy beach.
Opal Lake is Otsego County's premier, pristine all-sports lake.
Clear water, firm bottom and weed free.
The cottage sits on a small hill, facing west overlooking Opal Lake. This provides for cool, slow mornings and magnificent sunsets.
Front breakfast room is glass / screen enclosed, overlooks Opal Lake providing a wonderful morning wake-up for the whole family.
Large wooded side yard provides privacy and the perfect place for cookouts and fire-pit bonfires.
Opal Lake is clean, clear and cool. Excellent for swimming, water skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, pontooning and fishing.
Keywords: Lakefront, Cottage, Cabin
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Row Boat, Canoe, life vests, Dock, Picnic Table, Fire pit
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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The cottage is very rustic inside. All of the charm is in the cottage's side lot and water front access. If the weather is great, your vacation will be good. We found the shower to be small, so if you're over 150 lbs. it will be a tight squeeze. If you like to cook, bring your own pots and pans, as the quality and selection are poor. Some plus' are: ample towels: free wi-fi; dish TV; use of row boat and canoe.
- Guest Dee (MI)
- Date of stay 08/24/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Monette and I are disappointed that our guests did not have a totally enjoyable visit to Tattrie’s Cottage. Most of our guests thoroughly enjoy the cottage, the lake and surroundings as the other reviews exemplify. As far as the “rustic” comment, I guess it boils-down to expectations. The pictures on VRBO give a true representation of the cottage, but it is a cottage: a Summer Cottage. It is not a house with wall-to-wall carpeting. Tattrie’s Cottage is a well maintained, clean cottage on a large, wooded lot on the most beautiful lake in Otsego County. But by the very nature of it being a cottage I guess you could consider it “rustic”. The décor is not modern, some of the floors are bare and painted, everything doesn’t match (pots and pans included) and it’s not perfectly themed; it’s a Summer Cottage. As for the cottage having a “small shower”, this is true. We re-did the bathroom in 2012 and put in a new fiberglass shower stall, but there was only so much room to work with. In order to make the shower larger we would have had to added-on to the house. This would have been at a significant expense and driven the weekly rent up by a hundred dollars or more defeating our goal of providing a great value family vacation opportunity. So while the shower is small, it’s adequate and anyone can take a shower in it – I have and I weigh 180! It comes down to expectations, Tattrie’s is a great cottage, an excellent value, on a wonderful lake with a tremendous view, but it’s not a house or a villa. p.s. we’re planning on upgrading pots and pan and the TV for 2014.
Best vacation ever!
Best vacation ever!
My family recently stayed at Tatterie's cottage, it was by fat one of the best vacations we have ever had! We are very familiar with the Gaylord area and Opal Lake as well which was the main reason we chose to stay there and yet again we were not disappointed! The cottage is very well maintained and decorated with such charm it definitely adds to the while experience. We are a large family there was two adults and six children (ranging in ages from 3 to 17) and there was plenty of room for us all with some extra to spare. There was something for everyone to do as well between all the board games the kids played at night to the row boat they used to fish with, we were never bored. The view from the back porch was amazing sunrise to sunset, I took some fabulous pictures! Opal Lake is so pristine and beautiful, it's clean and just big enough to have fun on without worrying about the older kids going too far away. The owners were SO very welcoming and friendly they made us feel right at home, they were also extremely helpful if we needed anything. We can't wait to go back again! Another great thing about the cottage is your only a short drive away from anything and everything you may need including great restaurants . We also went horseback riding and go carting, Gaylord really is a fantastic place, and Tatterie's cottage is the icing on the cake!
- Guest Stephanie M.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Wonderful Time, Charming Cottage
Wonderful Time, Charming Cottage
Had a great time at this charming cottage. We golfed at Michaywe, Black Forest, and the Otsego Club. All within a very short drive. The cottage is cozy, has everything you'd need - nice bonus is that the owner provided towels! Owner was quick to communicate, attentive, and the price is very reasonable for the area. Each bedroom has its own fan, as well as the living room, and every day there was a nice breeze off the lake. Even though daytime highs were in the low to mid 80's, we were never uncomfortable without AC. It helps that the cottage is nicely shaded with mature trees, and, coupled with the cool breeze from the lake, you'll be sure to have a great "up north" experience. The grounds are nice as well, with the cottage perched above the lake, its a beautiful view - had great sunsets. The swimming area is huge and sandy, with a shallow drop off. The cottage also has a nice outside area with picnic table and fire pit, plenty of firewood provided. Lastly, the bed in the covered porch is the most sought after sleeping spot, very comfortable with the breeze, light waves hitting the shore, and crickets chirping. Also, there is a bed in the living room area - nice to have the extra sleeping space. We had all the conveniences we needed, and will definitely be looking to stay again for our next golf trip. Thanks again Monette.
- Guest Brian S. (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Great time at Opal lake
Great time at Opal lake
We spent our summer vacation at Tattries cottage. Nice little place with great views of the lake. I have visited Opal lake since I was a child and my family enjoyed and fell in love with it as much as I do. We met the owners of the cottage and they were as nice as could be. Very helpful and always greeted us with a smile. We have stayed at other places in the area that were only slightly cheaper but not on a lake, not as big and not as nice. This was the first rental I slept well, the beds were very comfortable. The sun porch may cause fights over who is going to sleep there. At night there is the nicest breeze off the lake and it felt so good. Opal lake has to be the best kept secret in northern Michigan and anyone who stays here will enjoy the cottage and lake both. All in all I cannot think of one thing to complain about ( other than we had to come home). Also be sure to take walks around the lake and down ranger lake rd at night. very peaceful. Gaylod is very close and offers a lot to do. I strongly suggest eating at Michaywe In The Woods restaurant. Try the spinach dip, man was it good. We hope to buy on Opal lake in the near future but in the meantime we will be returning to Tattries cottage until we do.
- Guest Jay (Highland Michigan)
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 07/21/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
$175/Night (3 Nights Minimum) .. $975/Week (Sat-Sat) .. $2900/Month
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Year Purchased: 2004
Why the Owner Chose Gaylord:
Opal Lake is just south of Gaylord and within a three hour drive of most of Southeast Michigan. Gaylord is still like a small town in many ways, but large enough to offer restaurants, shops, movies and other conveniences within a few minutes of the lake. Gaylord is centrally located and many Northern Michigan Highlights are within an hour of Tattrie's Cottage. As well, some of the nations prime fly fishing is found in the Au Sable and other rivers head-watered in Otsego County.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is a lakefront cabin, so the lake is the prime focus. The lake is small enough and remote enough to maintain that Up North atmosphere and yet large enough to enjoy boating, skiing and all water sports. Peace and quiet in God's Country: Northern Michigan. Life on Opal Lake is good.
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View from Lake
Sun Porch Overlooking Opal Lake
Wooded Side Yard
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3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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