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Rohrkemper's Lakefront Family Resort Swim, Fish, Golf, Bonfires, Htd.Pool Access

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Family room and card table overlooking lake


Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage sleeps 10. Four bedrooms , 2 baths, one pull out bed.

We have 2700 sf of living space overlooking Lake Arrowhead!! (aka: Buhl Lakes)We have an ideal family resort location, with swimming, fishing, and plenty of relaxation! You will have access to the built-in heated community pool a 5 minute walk from our home. We have 2 kayaks and a paddleboat with life jackets provided. We also have a bonfire pit for night-time sing-a-longs and roasting marshmallows. Winter skiing within 20 min. drive. Snowmobile to trails right out our door.
We have an aluminum boat for the fishing enthusiasts in your group!

Our Lakefront home has a spectacular view off a 60' balcony. There is an outdoor heated pool, which is a 5 minute walk from the house. Located in the golf mecca of Michigan, we have 29 golf courses within 10-30 minutes of the cottage.

We are within 15-60 minutes to skiing including Boyne mountain. Boyne mountain has an indoor water park (20 minutes away). Boyne Mountain also has a world class spa. Skiing at Treetops (20 minutes away)also downhill and cross country at both.

There are Two large family rooms with a TV in both. Perfect for families and groups with 2 separate levels of fun and each bedroom has a TV.

We have a dining room large enough accomodate all lodgers plus outdoor picnic tables on the balcony.

We are located on Buhl Lakes so you can look at an internet map. We are just west of Otsego Lake.

We are 45 minutes from Petosky and Charlevoix and 1 hour from Mackinaw City and Traverse City.

Casinos are located in Petosky (Odawa) and Traverse City (Turtle Creek).

If you are looking for a clean, roomy vacation home ours it the place to be!

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old.This does not apply to children accompanied by adults....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are a family-oriented vacation home. Great for all ages of children from toddlers to teens....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not leave cigar/cigarette butts in the landscape or you will be backcharged. Use a bucket of water or sand for dousing outdoor smoking as fire hazards are high in the summer months. If you smoke in the house you will forfeit your security deposit. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    If you bring any pets your security deposit will be forfeited. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Family room downstairs w/TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) Two each for 3 bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out bed in lower level family room. Air bed in laundry if needed. Max sleeping is 10 people. 12 allowed if they are children. Please note how charges apply....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Blow dryers in each bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Blow dryers in each bath...moreless

  • Additional Vanity with sink in lower level outside of full bath with blowdryer. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quiet family getaway Dock, Aluminum fishing boat, 2 kayaks, life jackets provided. Firepit firewood provided Pontoon rental available on the lake. Please ask for more information. Call Dorene: 989-614-0913 Bring your own beach chairs We have sleeping for 10 guests including children. If you bring sleeping bags, etc. we can accomodate 12 max. Our maintenance people do keep an eye on the house. If you need something tended to please advise on arrival. PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND ATTACHMENTS I HAVE SENT YOU. When you leave, The house should look exactly the same as when you arrived or charges will apply. ( except for housekeeping which means laundry and basic housecleaning only) ...moreless


  • Books:

    I have a pretty good library of books. Many Best sellers in Upstairs in hutch and downstairs on hallway shelf....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Board games and toys in the lower level....moreless

  • Games:

    aprox. 10 board games including Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Dominoes and many others in lower level. Bring a deck of cards!...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    We have Roku's with Netflix and Hulu for your viewing pleasure plus internet and local channels. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toybox in downstairs family room. Please check for age appropriate toys....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Watch the swimmers from our 60 balcony....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Bonfires after dark in our firepit....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Regular table seats 6 plus Card table seats 4 plus 5 barstools at kitchen counter all in family room/dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard heat Clean and comfortable...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, towels provided however, bring your own beach towels and beach blankets and beach chairs....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 family rooms with TV one up, one down...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    HE Detergent only ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi available all seasons password in our Resort binder...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular Mr. Coffee basket filters Keurig coffee maker-coffee available at Meijers/Kohls/Walmart in town...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Well supplied kitchen. If you love to cook you may want to bring your chef's knives. ( we have knives however.)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well supplied kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Hand wash pots and pans. Dishwasher detergent only and use "heavy load" to wash. Please Load and start dishwasher before check-out....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Keurig coffee pot Mr. Coffee coffee pot...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices-use all you need...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    60' with a beautiful view of the lake. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Please inflate tires if you are going to use bikes....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    pontoon rental available on the lake . aluminum fishing boat with motor (motor in-shed)...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    29 courses within 10-30 from the cottage The Ridge The Natural Treetops Gaylord Country Club Otsego Club Black Forest and Many more...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Check the gas tanks when you arrive and please leave a tank of gas for arriving guests. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Boyne Mountain Treetops both aprox. 20-25 minutes from the cottage...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Floating equipment and life jackets in shed....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated outdoor built in pool within walking distance of the cottage, with plenty of parking also. As you leave the cottage turn towards way in and follow the Deer Run along to the right to pool....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Last week August
Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 6%


Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. You must be 25 or older to rent. Absolutely no event parties. (bachlorette, bachelor, wedding etc.)

We can only sleep 10 people. We will allow a few more if they are young children with sleeping bags.

Extra people over 10:$5 per person Maximum 12 people including children from age 0 and up.

If we are told after check in: $20 per person per night.

Usually there would be a maxinum of 4-5 cars for 10-12 people. Our neighbors maintain our property and will call us if there is any unusual activity.

You will be back charged $25 per bag (kitchen sized) if you do not take your garbage to the dump. It is only a few blocks away. Please see maps.

*Cancellations can made 60 days prior to arrival only. Payment is made 45 days in advance of arrival. International Credit Card fees will be charged back to your security deposit refund. These are 3% of your transaction. They wil not apply to your security deposit if it is fully refunded. Master Card and Visa Accepted

Please read over the house rules. I will send you attachments that you need to review.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gayord, MI
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gaylord, MI
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Forest, Marsh Ridge, The Natural
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gaylord, MI
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Mountain or Treetops
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Otsego Lake

Car: Necessary

Activities located on the lake and in the city of Gaylord and nearby cities:

Boyne Mountain Indoor Water Park, Boyne Mountain Spa, Skiing at Boyne and Treetops

Call of the Wild Museum in Gaylord,

Sportsplex with Indoor Swimming in Gaylord,

Rent a pontoon Call me ahead for information.

Shopping in Downtown Gaylord 15-20 minute ride.

Ice Skating on the Lake

SKate park in Gaylord

Walking Trails Gaylord

Walk around the lake 3 miles (easy walking)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: We are John and Cheryl Rohrkemper. We have been married for 43 years and have two adult children, Nicole and Michael. We have been enjoying our home since before 2000 , even before we owned it! We hope you enjoy your stay at our home as much as we always have. We have had some fun family/friend gatherings that have been very enjoyable and worth the investment!

Why the Owner Chose Lake Arrowhead (Gaylord, MI, USA):
It's centrally located and well built. It is on 3 lots with a fabulous view of the lake from the balcony. We wanted a home our whole family could enjoy. Golfers and Water enthusiasts alike.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quiet privacy. Golfing nearby! Driving to Charlevoix, Petosky and Mackinaw. Horseback riding at Lakes of the North. Boyne Mountains' Spa

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • Family room and card table overlooking lake

    Family room and card table overlooking lake

  • Family Room upstairs leading to balcony

    Family Room upstairs leading to balcony

  • Master Bedroom with walk out doorwall

    Master Bedroom with walk out doorwall

  • Bedroom 4 of 4

    Bedroom 4 of 4

  • Bedroom 2 of 4

    Bedroom 2 of 4

  • Downstairs Vanity

    Downstairs Vanity

  • Kids play park at the pool area

    Kids play park at the pool area

  • Upper Bath Shower with tub

    Upper Bath Shower with tub

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Balcony


  • Step out our back door and walk to the lake.

    Step out our back door and walk to the lake.

  • Lakefront with dock.

    Lakefront with dock.

  • Kitchen with modern appliances and all your cooking needs

    Kitchen with modern appliances and all your cooking needs

  • Bedroom 3 of 4

    Bedroom 3 of 4

  • Downstairs family room with pull out queen bed

    Downstairs family room with pull out queen bed

  • Heated Community Pool

    Heated Community Pool

  • Heated Community Pool 5 min.walk from our cottage

    Heated Community Pool 5 min.walk from our cottage

  • Winter Wonderland! Ski, Sled, Fish.

    Winter Wonderland! Ski, Sled, Fish.

  • Fun on the lake. Including water skiing.

    Fun on the lake. Including water skiing.

  • Lakefront


  • Lakefront 100 acre spring-fed lake. Small watercraft works beautifully.

    Lakefront 100 acre spring-fed lake. Small watercraft works beautifully.

VRBO #164218

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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