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The Most Beautiful View on Long Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Not your average vacation rental home this property boasts a remodeled open concept home on 130ft of Lake frontage. Private sleeping areas for all guests, gourmet eat in kitchen, fireplace, cable, and wi-fi. Privacy and beautiful living inside and out. Relax and enjoy the outdoors or stay inside and enjoy a book or great movie. Swim in the lake or comb the shoreline for Petosky stones.

Keywords: House

Lake House


Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

Why Amber chose Alpena

We lived in Alpena for a few years and moved due to job transfer. We really enjoy the area and love the house so we decided to offer the house for rentals for others to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

One of the unique features of our property is the lot size, it's much larger than most lots on the lake so it offers more privacy. Also as the house was our primary residence and was completley renovated by us 7yrs ago you get to stay in a modern updated home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house looks great and the new landscaping is gorgeous. We absolutely love this place!
Jun 2013
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Alpena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large shower with 2 shower heads and bench. Heated floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Each bedroom has a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertable bed is located in bonus room which provides a private sleeping area with door.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wine Captain, House Cleaning, Boat Launch 500 ft away, Pontoon Lift,40 ft dock, Recently Remodeled opened concept, Gourmet Kitchen featuring granite counter top, breakfast bar, Sub Zero appliances,stove top grill, latte machine, Custom Bathroom featuring heated floors, stackable washer and dryer. Hardwood and ceramic tile throughout, master bedroom features walk in closet, french doors to private covered deck. 130 ft of west facing lake frontage boasting breath-taking sunsets.


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The Most Beautiful View on Long Lake
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 21 reviews

Quiet & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is as advertised, the views and backyard are beyond advertised. If you’re looking for a spot on the lake this is the one you want.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage/home on the lake far exceeded our expectations. Not only was it in the perfect location on Long Lake, it was beautifully decorated, beautifully landscaped and it has all of the amenities one would expect in a first class rental. Amber created the ideal lake home. I heartily recommend this rental.

Marty Harris

July 2017

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Temporary Housing for Travel PT!

  • 5 of 5

I work as a travel physical therapist and had an assignment in Alpena from September through December. Temporary housing is always difficult to find because I travel with 2 dogs!! Amber was absolutely great with allowing the dogs and for a VERY REASONABLE one time fee! While living in the home we had some minor issues arise and Amber fixed them as quickly as she could! The home itself is absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed our time there! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone! In fact, my parents came up to visit while we were living there and want to rent it for a weekend in the summer because of the perfect location! Really a great place! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake House

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year renting this beautiful home wirh our furry family . No doubt "the best view on the lake." The house is very comfortable with modern and up to date conveniences. The kitchen has all the amenities you could ask for or need including this year a Kuerig coffee maker. Also the huge master bedroom with a ceiling fan is very comfortable with glass windows and doors overlooking the lake. A very nice view to wake up to. We would spend our days by the lake and come up to the covered porch and throughly enjoy the unbelievably beautiful sunsets with drinks before supper . My husband and I both have very busy lives and look forward to our retreat of quiet and peacefuless . We keep coming back, it's perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So NICE this snob was thrilled!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am the pickiest individual about staying places, staying here was a thrill. Clean, beautiful, upgrades galore not to mention the nicest owner ever. I had run across a coffee pot that was broken from prior renters and she made sure it was addressed right away. We rented wave runners, fishing from the doc, just enjoyed the view and peacefulness. My teenagers enjoyed the view of the stars that we do not get here in the city. Hands down a top notch place to stay, my extended family is from Alpena and they raved about the place when they visited.

As for the other comments from the 2 star renter, there is wood for sale at the end of the street for $5 on the honor system we had bonfires nightly. Air condition, we opened the windows and enjoyed the breeze from the lake. This place was great!!! WE will only rent here when I go back to visit. LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty View and Cottage, Disappointed with Experience

  • 2 of 5

The home and property is beautiful, however we were disappointed with our experience. The listing advertised air conditioning (which we purposefully looked for because of my mother has MS and heat is a major issue for her), and there was no air conditioner there and only one small fan. There was also no firewood to make a campfire for smores. We also did not receive our security deposit back because "the grill was too dirty" (though we cleaned it with the grill brush provided), "there was soot in the fireplace" (we did not use the fireplace once), and a hand towel was ruined (ruined because the toilet overflowed and I had to borrow a plunger from a neighbor and then used the bathroom cleaner they provided to clean the floor. The only towels available to clean were the bath towels they left and they were not anything special.) We feel like it was false to advertise air conditioning and not provide it and also to take our entire security deposit. We will not rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These issues come as a complete surprise as I spoke with the guests twice during their stay and only the a/c situation was mentioned. The house is fully stocked with plenty of cleaning supplies. We purchased a new grill this year along with all the cleaning and cooking supplies. Guests were not honest about the number in their party which exceeded the house maximum. The house was left with all the windows open and doors unlocked. Damaged linens by using bleach then wiping up with a chocolate brown bath towel. Broke coffee machine. Damaged lock on lake front doors. Used interior fireplace then left ashes. Didn't clean the grill and left it covered with food debris. Broke coffee pot. Left dirt and sand in the freezer. We expect guests to treat our home with respect and leave it in the condition they found it. In addition, I am available anytime for questions or issues and make that clear to all guests. Yes, the portable air conditioner was removed from the house as the BTU wasn't high enough to cool the space.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Detailed payment schedule in rental agreement. Payment by check or PayPal(fees apply)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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