About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Hotel-like experience with all the comforts of home - minutes from Frankenmuth!
SPECIAL OFFER: Discounted rates for remaining available dates April - May and every 3rd night is free for Veterans. Send us an inquiry if you are interested!
We are offering a tranquil, well maintained vacation home situated on a beautiful 15 acre lake that connects to a 64 acre all-sport lake via a natural waterway. The home sits on several acres of hardwood trees, evergreens, and rolling hills. Popular destinations like Frankenmuth and the Birch Run Outlets are just a short drive away. This is the perfect place for romantic retreats or small gatherings with family and friends.
Enjoy the sunrise over the lake in the morning and embark on a paddling expedition in the canoe or tandem kayak that are included with the rental. Go hiking or biking through the network of trails crisscrossing the 2700 acres of state game area adjacent to the property, or stroll along the 10 miles of smoothly paved "Southern Links Railway" that passes nearby. Relax in the hammocks on the front porch after a long day and enjoy the sounds of nature or have a soak in the Jacuzzi tub.
The house features a fully furnished living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen including dinnerware, cookware and a variety of pantry items. There is 1 full bath on the first floor with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There is also a half bath with full laundry on the first floor. The 2nd floor offers a full bath with a tile shower. All bathrooms are fully stocked with toiletries and soft, high quality towels. The first floor has a large bedroom with 1 queen bed and a nice view of the lake. The second floor has a bedroom with 1 full size bed and another bedroom with a twin top/full bottom bunk bed, also with a view of the lake. All beds are covered with hotel quality linens and plenty of pillows. The bedrooms have ample closet space, even for long stays. Depending on the sleeping arrangements, the house can comfortably accommodate 5-7 guests.
There are two Smart TVs, DVDs, a stereo, high speed wired and wireless internet as well as board games and puzzles for entertainment indoors. In addition to the lake and trails mentioned above, we also provide fishing equipment, a volleyball net, a football, soccer ball, baseball/gloves, and a fire pit for enjoying the great outdoors. The beauty of nature is all around and you may even see one of the bald eagles, owls, wild turkey, deer, beaver or other wildlife that visit periodically.
Things to consider: Cell phone reception is very limited at the property but reliable service can be found within a half mile or so. We also have a land line connected in the kitchen. The lake is not accessible for swimming from the property shoreline but it is possible to paddle out into the open water from house. A small beach and a boat launch are also available at the village park on the adjoining all-sport lake.
John & Clara Butterfield
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
Why John & Clara Butterfield chose Otter Lake
My wife and I both spent time working overseas (I was in the Navy and later we both worked on projects supporting operations in the middle east). This house was always the perfect place to take a break from everything and truly experience that "there's no place like home" feeling. It was always so peaceful and relaxing, even the air felt more revitalizing than any other place I had been. When my parents decided to the sell the house, I couldn't stand the thought of letting it go so, I bought it. We recently decided to share the home and the experience with others. We hope you love it as much as we do.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was an amazing place to stay. It was perfect for our family of five. The owners really went the extra mile for their guests to have all they could need. Even providing little extras that many people (like me) forget to pack. They were very accommodating and considerate of what their guests may want/need during their stay. We really enjoyed our stay while visiting family in the area. We will definitely be booking again.
Beautiful location, great home, everything you need and more!
We loved everything about the house! Especially the binoculars provided so we could watch the goose, ducks and otter (?) in the lake which is just across the road. Unfortunately, we had unexpectedly cold weather and could not use the canoe for fishing as we had planned. The home is beautiful, roomy and tastefully decorated. There was even enough food in the cupboard & freezer in the event of getting snowed in! We enjoyed the wi-fi, TV, Netflix & jigsaw puzzles and explored the area, close to Frankenmuth, Birch Run, Lapeer, etc. and made a trip to Midland for the butterfly house at Dow Gardens (about an hour drive).
We love bird watching and were entertained by the feeder on the front porch. All in all, our vacation couldn't have been more perfect - except for the snow. Communication with the owner was easy and helpful when I had questions. We would definitely stay here again and give it our highest recommendation.
We rented this house for the weekend as we had family coming in from out of state for our wedding. We can't say enough good things about this experience. It made the weekend a little bit less stressful for everyone as we had a place for everyone to be. The owners were so helpful. I would definitely recommend this home.
Quiet and peaceful
A great place to enjoy family time. Comfortable with everything you need!
This is a gorgeous, well-kept home. The owners went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was comfortable and even provided us with several amenities you would expect to find only at a high end hotel. I have stayed at many VRBOs over the years and this is by far on the top of my list.
Nice home in a quiet and beautiful setting.
We enjoyed our stay at this property. Everything was provided, including everything necessary to cook, bake, etc.. Lots of fun family games to play while watching the snow come down outside. We were thrilled to find a lit Christmas tree in the family room upon arrival. It really topped off the trip. The home is lovely and the scenery is fantastic! We will defintley keep this place in mind for future trips to the area.
The home is located within a reasonable distance of Frankenmuth, Birch Run, Clio and Davison MI. Most of the outdoor activities listed can be done within a few miles of the property; either in the surrounding State Game Area or the Lakes but you may need your own equipment. We provide a kayak, canoe, fishing equipment, volleyball (and net), football, soccer ball, baseball/gloves for playing catch, some fitness equipment, etc.