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This home is truly unique. The exterior features porcelain ceramic tile, accented with cedar siding. The two full bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and laundry room are finished in ceramic tile, including a walk-in shower with glass block window on the main floor, and a barrel-arch over the upstairs soak tub. The living room fireplace is finished in a beautiful cream marble. The basement game room (air hockey, foosball, dart board) is finished with a tile floor, including mosaics. The home is very well appointed, sleeps plenty of guests &, just recently, the living room was redecorated. It features a propane grill, picnic tables, a sandy beach, dock, raft, row boat, canoe, kayak, beach-front fire pit, & a hammock. The living room, kitchen & dining room flow together to accommodate large families, pets & friendly gatherings. Best of all, it is situated on a lovely, quiet, private peninsula affording beautiful views of the wetlands from the covered front porch, or of the beach from the sunny deck off the kitchen.
Description of the Home: The master bedroom with queen size bed is on the main floor with a doorwall to the covered front porch. One upstairs bedroom is whimsically decorated & features a double bed, hand painted floral bedside tables, and a small seating alcove. The remaining upstairs bedroom features two double beds, a single bed & a desk area. A fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave, waffle iron, coffee pot, toaster, ice maker, blender, food processor and all the accoutrements needed for family dining. The laundry/mud room includes a full size washer & dryer & room to hang clothes. The living room includes a fireplace, a TV with satellite, DVD/VCR, & a stereo radio with CD player. The finished basement includes a futon, foosball table, air hockey table, dart board, and Playstation & Sega game systems. Board games and a paperback exchange are also provided. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. We supply spices, sugar, flour, foil, wax paper, saran wrap, paper towel, toilet paper, & soap and ask only that you replace what you use.
Description of the Property: The property includes a 150’ private, sandy beach on Lake Manuka with dock, raft, horseshoes, hammock, several beach and lounge chairs, two picnic tables, fishing boat w/oars, kayak, paddleboat and canoe. A propane grill with tank is on the covered front porch. Enjoy the camaraderie of a bonfire at the beach-front fire pit. There are outstanding sunsets over the lake that can be viewed from either the beach, the full-length covered front porch, or the sun deck right off the kitchen.
Large parcels of state land are just down the street for hiking and hunting. Summer activities: swimming, boating, bass fishing, horseshoes, morel mushroom hunting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching. Horseback riding, world-class golfing and great shopping nearby. And, let us not forget...just plain relaxing in the beauty of the north country.
Details: Although we prefer the home remain smoke-free, we cannot guarantee the lack of smoking on the premises, specifically for those that are particularly sensitive.
Pets are permitted with prior authorization; a $50 pet fee will be charged. Pets are not allowed on furniture or beds.
We do not provide firewood, beach towels, beach blankets or life preservers.
There is no land line phone at the home so we recommend you bring a cell phone. AT&T, Verison or T-Mobile are recommended.
Broadband internet hasn't come to Manuka Lake yet, although wireless access is available at the home with your smart phone data plan, or laptop hookup.
The Master Bedroom has a door-wall to the front porch with a beautiful view of the lake. The small upstairs bedroom features hand painted floral tables that match the whimsical decor and a seating alcove with a table and two chairs. The large upstairs bedroom we refer to as the 'kids room' has two double beds and one twin bed and includes a desk area. Both upstairs bedrooms also offer a view of the lake. A double futon is included in the basement game room....moreless
Both Bathrooms are full ceramic tile. The downstairs bathroom includes an extra large walk-in full ceramic tile shower with glass block window and the upstairs bathroom includes a tile arch over the soak tub. Towels are provided....moreless
150’ private, sandy beach on Lake Manuka with dock, floating raft, fishing boat w/oars, canoe, kayak, picnic table, propane grill w/gas tank, horseshoes, hammock, and a beach-front fire pit. Large front covered porch and the sun deck off the kitchen both overlook the lake. There is a fireplace in the living room. The fully equipped kitchen includes microwave, waffle iron, coffee pot, toaster, ice maker, blender, and food processor. The laundry/mud room includes a full size washer and dryer and room to hang wet beach clothes or snow clothes; The home includes a TV with satellite and XM Radio, a DVD player, and stereo radio with CD player. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. The finished basement includes a foosball table, an air hockey table, a dart board and Playstation and Sega game systems. Board games and a paperback exchange are also provided....moreless
Winter, 2015 Feb 17 - Jun 13, 2015 2 night min stay
$300 Fri, Sat, Sun
Changeover Day: Sunday
Summer High Season Jun 14 - Aug 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$150
Weekly rentals are Sunday - Sunday,. Minimum of one week stay during the High-Season and a minimum two night stay during the Off-Season. Off-Season weekends are defined as Friday and Saturday nights. IMPORTANT: we cannot accept groups larger than 9 people.
$150 Holiday Fee for New Year's Eve and July 4th
Payment may be made via personal check, money order or traveler’s check. Deposit of one-half rental fee due within 7 days of reservation. Remaining balance due within 45 days of arrival. Deposit is fully refundable if you cancel at least 30 prior to arrival. A fully refundable $150 security/damage deposit is required with your balance payment. The f
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Gaylord, Michigan is located just off I-75, at the 45th parallel, about 50 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge. The property is located on Lake Manuka, just west of Otsego Lake and about 10 miles south of Gaylord. Gaylord is a small town that comes to life in the summer and includes unique shopping and dining establishments. It’s just a short drive away to Lake Michigan, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Traverse City. The Mackinac Bridge and the ferry to Mackinac Island is only 50 north. Gaylord is known as the golf Mecca of the Midwest. The area features over 20 world-class courses; most less than 30 minutes away.
Other Activities: boating, canoeing, kayaking
Golf: The striking scenery northern Michigan is known for, only enhances enjoyment of golf enthusiasts who visit the Gaylord Golf Mecca to play some of the area's twenty-two award-winning golf courses. The Gaylord Golf Mecca is a beautiful, rustic woods and lakes paradise where long, warm summer days continue into early evening, allowing extended play. Treetops Resort, The Natural, Otsego Club, Black Bear, Wilderness Valley, Gaylord Country Club, Mrash Ridge and Michaywe are just a few highlights within minutes of Burke's Tile House on Lake Manuka.
Ski: With an average annual snowfall of over 150 inches, the Gaylord area is blessed with some of the most reliable snow conditions in Northern Michigan. The area's downhill ski resorts and nine cross-country ski areas provide groomed trails for a great winter vacation at Burke's Tile House on Lake Manuka. Our favorite, just East of Gaylord, on Wilkinson Road, ever-expanding Treetops Resort offers both nordic and Alpine skiing. Over 20k of cross country trails include a 5.5K lighted loop. Treetops also operates a complete ski equipment and clothing store. Boyne Mountain Resort, only 30 miles away, features down hill and cross country skiing, Avalanche Bay, an indoor water park and other numerous outdoor activities for any season. Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey is only 45 miles away and in addition to gaming, includes fine dining and entertainment venues.