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Peaceful Custom Built Cedar Log Home Overlooking Pencil Lake Otsego

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Queen Beds, 1Twin, 1 Crib, 1.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

Nestled in a woodland area within "Lakes of the North" overlooking Pencil Lake; from 70ft above, with a winding pathway to the lake. Paddle Boat, tandem kayak, and Row Boat At water's edge. Centrally Located 20 minutes from Gaylord, 1hour from Traverse City, & 1 1/2 hours from Mackinaw Bridge. The Cabin was built in 1990 and is 1750 sq ft. Current owners built this magnificent home. There is NO BBQ; however, there is a large campfire pit. Central heat, and a wood burning stove keep the house cozy in cool weather.

Linda Mathiak
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018


Elmira Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Loft
    Sofa - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Must have your own telephone \ cell phone.


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Peaceful Custom Built Cedar Log Home Overlooking Pencil Lake Otsego
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
Warren, Michigan

Owner are very unprofessional!

  • 2 of 5

This is cozy house with a nice atmosphere. However, it has some drawbacks.

First, the hot water out of tap is mostly warm and not hot. If there are couple people who want to take a shower, the last one might take a cold one. There are a tab but I have no chance to take because of the problam with water.

Second, and the most important, the owners are very unprofessional. It was my first time booking a house through this web site. I've paid for the rent but on my card has not appeared the full amount, only the fee this site charges. The first time I was talking to Linda, one of the owners, I've told her about what happened and asked how the system works. She said she doesn't know and evrything is fine. So, I've been trying not bother myself with that. At first, this woman tried to be nice.

We seemed to have a good communication and so on. Friends and I stayed there for 2 nights. We had some fun.. When we were finally living the house I realized that owners haven't mentioned what I should do with trash. So, I've been trying to call Linda for a half of hour but she wasn't responding. Than, we decided to leave the trash at the driveway entrance. Next morning I've texted her and she called me back. I've told her about the trash and she kinda said "Oh, okey.." The following day, she sent me a text saying she wish we had taken trash with us and this will cost us money. We had a chat and I told I don't think it is my fault they haven't instruct me what to do with trash. After that, she cut off a communicating for a week. In a week, I received a text: "You owe me ***. Mail to *address*.

I've paid them what they asked, including trash charges. But that is my last stay there. If you need a house for vacation it is better to look somewhere else. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am a little amazed at this renters review! They only booked December 30 for a 2 night stay beginning December 31. There was no time to mail them my welcome letter, with house instructions, etc. Since they booked through this site, I thought they paid through Home Away. When I didn't receive payment from HomeAway, I looked into the situation and found that they booked with the option to send a check; but hadn't! That's why I sent the text saying that they still owed me. Our cabin is remotely located! Leaving their trash at the end of the drive for animals to tear into ; or for the snow plow to hit was not the best idea. The hot water tank is 50 gallon! We have 5 sons! We've never experienced a hot water shortage! They must take very long showers!
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  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing. We had a wonderful time. Plenty of room for our family of 6.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Guests must provide their own bed sheets and towels.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

$100.00 Security Deposit Required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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