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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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!

More Details

Cheryl D Rohrkemper
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Cheryl D Rohrkemper

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!

Cheryl D Rohrkemper purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cheryl D Rohrkemper chose Gaylord

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet privacy.

Golfing nearby!

Driving to Charlevoix, Petosky and Mackinaw.

Horseback riding at Lakes of the North.

Boyne Mountains' Spa

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage Cheryl and John ! Tons of room, and very clean...with a lot of extras included. The lake view cannot be beat! Sits on a smaller lake and we were able to launch our boat, but for serious tubing and skiing the lake is a little small. Not a real biggie though, since Otsego Lake is just a 15 minute drive down the road for any water enthusiasts. Cheryl and John are very organized and attentive to any issues ( none!) or needs that you might have. Thank you so much for a lovely vacation!

Reviewed on another site/copied and posted by owner.
Jul 2017
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Lake Arrowhead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Absolutely no fires in wood stove or you will lose your security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Blow dryers in each bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Blow dryers in each bath
  • Additional Vanity with sink in lower level outside of full bath with blowdryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room downstairs w/TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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)


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Rohrkemper's Lakefront Family Resort Swim, Fish, Golf, Bonfires, Htd.Pool access
average rating of 4.882353 based on 35 reviews
Romeo, MI

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our week on this private lake was just wonderful. We were looking for a week of complete downtime, but this location is great for day trips to Macinaw, Traverse City, Petosky, etc. The cottage is very clean and roomy. We only had the four of us, but could easily have accomodated 10. The owner was prompt in answering any questions and following up on our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage - would even consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate good family renters like the Sunbathers! Thank you for staying with us. Anyone can post pictures on facebook. If you have some I would love to see them. Cheryl and John
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flint mi.

Our vacation

  • 3 of 5

It was not as expected, definitely not worth the money I paid.almost everything was outdated.Lower level smelled of smoke and mildew.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The previous guests did make a fire in the wood stove that is strictly against house policy. (it is now zip-tied closed), so I apologize for the smokey smell. We do have all the modern convieniences of home including 6 new, flat screen TV's and all modern appliances. Our home is a combination of new amentities and a very clean "cottage" atmosphere.
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  • 5 of 5

Great for a family vacation. Had all the kids, grand kids and one great grandchild and we had lots of room for everyone. Didn't need for anything had it all. All you need is your clothes and food. Very nice place, clean and well kept.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We especially welcome families for a fun week or weekend. We hope to see you back again.
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The stay at Rohrkempers was the relaxing weekend we desperately needed. Everything was in great condition and more than expected. Cheryl had great communication and made sure we had everything we needed. We are looking forward to traveling back in the Summer months. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope to see you in the summer! Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Cheryl
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Amazing! Simply put.

  • 5 of 5

What was initially supposed to be a couples weekend turned into a guys weekend, and the house was perfect! The lake is amazing, and we had a blast going out on the boats and checking out the scenery, then coming back to one of the several patios that was perfect for our many games of cornhole. After dark, the fire pit gave us an excuse to look at the amazing amount of stars (and eat some s'mores). The house itself is huge and allows all the privacy you'll need, but still has all the amenities to cook a great dinner, watch TV, and play euchre (or whatever games you may like). Thanks Cheryl! We've decided to make this an annual thing and couldn't imagine a better place to do it!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James we will welcome you back! Fall is a great season to vacation in Northern MI.
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  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. We had the whole family together for a week in this awesome cottage, our three children, their spouses and three small granddaughters . There was plenty of space, the home was very clean, water pressure was great and the owners were good to work with. The two levels worked out for us, we kept the grand kids in the lower level so they could sleep without the adult noise. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, plenty of towels, fans for the hot days, a washer and dryer and even toys for the kids. Plenty of table space for games and dinners. We were lucky enough to have great weather everyday. We rented a pontoon boat, used the kayaks and the paddle boat and fished off the dock. We golfed most mornings and the courses are pretty close (stay away from Wilderness Valley and The Black Forest, terrible conditions). The pool is awesome, just the right temperature and within walking distance. We went to the pool at least once a day. I think our favorite spot was the long wrap around porch, we sat there most of the time just enjoying the beautiful view. The stars at night were amazing. Lake Arrowhead is a hidden gem. We have enjoyed going to a different location every year, but everyone voted to come back again next year. I highly recommended this wonderful, relaxing cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stars at night are AWESOME! Pool is beautiful and refreshing. The community is perfect for families. Safe and close knit. Glad to hear you golfed everyday. Lucky for all there are about many courses to visit in and around Gaylord! The Ridge and the Natural are two of our favorites. Family gatherings are the best!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gayord, MI
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Gaylord, MI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Black Forest, Marsh Ridge, The Natural
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Gaylord, MI
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Mountain or Treetops
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Otsego Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinaw Island and Mackinaw City
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Arrowhead aka Buhl Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Traverse City,Turtle Creek Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Petosky, Odawa Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Treetops Golf
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)


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 12-18
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
August 19-25
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Last week August
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall /Winter/Spring
Sep 4 2017 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
August 25-29
Aug 26 2018 - Aug 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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