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Luxury Lakefront 2800 Sq/Ft Home Near Gaylord/Alpena - Aka, Papa Bear

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Luxury Lakefront Home 4BR, 3 Bathrooms, Free wireless Internet (up to 5 users)

Luxury 2800 sq/ft home with a workout room, private dock, 62 inch HDTV, DVD collection, wood circular stairs down to the media room. Third bathroom, and workout room (17 feet by 20 feet) - which can sleep two additional people - are also located on the lower level.

This Non-Smoking home has lots of windows, vaulted wood ceilings, skylights, and an expansive view looking south at the lake and adjoining state land. It's a runner's and hiker's paradise - take the 'Forrest Gump Challenge' and claim a bottle of wine from the house collection if you can master it. Pontoon boat is available for a nominal fee (see below) and 3 Kayak's are included with the rental on this 'no-wake' lake, i.e., no Jet Ski's or fast boats.

Next to the 7000 acre Mackinaw State Park on Crooked Lake. Lake is over one and a half miles long with a beach at the far end. Great fishing.

Three other buildings are also located on the one acre lot including a two and a half car garage, a dog kennel, and a work shop. Also, a concrete half-court basketball area at the back of the garage.

Visit 3 very quaint towns in the area and close to all major Northern Michigan attractions, but without all the traffic!

As other renters have noted 'the pictures don't do it justice!' and 'almost too special to rent out!' Send an e-mail with your mailing address to receive a free CD with more pictures and information.

The house is limited to no more than 10 people.

Amenities and Activities: Amenities: 1. Three Kayaks included with rental.
2. Pontoon boat available for $500 a week, or $150 a weekend.
3. Washer and dryer.
4. HDTV 62' TV with Bose surround sound system.
5. Basketball court.
6. Jacuzzi tub in Master bathroom.
7. Exercise room.
8. Lakeside firepit.
9. Includes all linens, silverware, and pots & pans.
10. Three Satellite TV's including HBO.

Activities: Use the Kayaks to explore the various lakes and rivers in the area. Exercise room with a Trendmill, Nordic Track, heavy bag and weights. Four Bicycles are also included with the rental. Close to many great golf courses including the Garland Golf Resort and Elk Ridge. Elk Viewing tours nearby and hundreds of miles of hiking/snowmobile trails.

Area: Montmorency County has over 135,000 acres of public land and is the headwaters for the Great Thunder Bay River. Atlanta is the Elk capital of Michigan and has the largest herd of Elk east of the Mississippi - more than 800.

The house is 1 mile from Atlanta, 35 miles from Gaylord, and 35 miles to Alpena. MacKinaw Island is 1:15 hr/min north of the house.
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Must be 24 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay. Must sign a dog liability wavier and have proof of all shots. Large dogs have a kennel ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • Master Suite: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Very romantic, large suite, with beautiful views of the Lake as you sit high on a hill among the Northern Michigan White Pines....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Master bedroom suite has a jet tub and free standing shower. The two other bathrooms have free standing showers. All shower have full soap and shampoo dispensers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Small dogs and cats may be allowed for a $150 additional weekly fee. Large dog are only allowed in the outdoor kennel which has two sleeping quarters and two dog runs. Please e-mail or call for more details....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all plates, silverware, and pans...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi


from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 - Jan 31, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $80



$500 deposit require to hold dates.

Minimum 4 week cancellation notice required prior to dates

Year Round $1800/week (7 nights with one night free) or $300 per night

Holidays $300 per night

Since the cottage next door was recently purchase, up to 15 people can share both houses. Great for family reunions and a great discount if both houses are rented together! Two docks, two firepits, and both houses have HDTVs (read, awesome picture!) with HBO.

Additional rental cottage next door and a great discount when both are rented.

See other Atlanta listing 316149.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Montmorency County has over 130,000 acres of State land - more than 60% of the county. Visit 3 very quaint towns nearby - Atlanta, Hillman, and Lewiston. Many trails, lakes, and rivers to explore! Largest herd of Elk east of the Mississippi.


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Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • House facing the Lake

    House facing the Lake

  • View from the Deck

    View from the Deck

  • Recent guest with a nice Pike caught from a Kayak!

    Recent guest with a nice Pike caught from a Kayak!

  • Dining Room with Fireplace

    Dining Room with Fireplace

  • Den and Stairs to Media, 3rd full bathroom, and Exercise room

    Den and Stairs to Media, 3rd full bathroom, and Exercise room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Den and Circular Stairs to Media room

    Den and Circular Stairs to Media room

  • 3rd Bathroom - 2

    3rd Bathroom - 2

  • Forrest Gump Pictures

    Forrest Gump Pictures

  • Workout room - 1

    Workout room - 1

  • View of the Firepit, Dock and Pontoon

    View of the Firepit, Dock and Pontoon

  • View from the Dock

    View from the Dock

  • Nearby Sinkholes

    Nearby Sinkholes

  • View of the lake with a pointer to the home(s)

    View of the lake with a pointer to the home(s)

  • Kithcen and Dinning Room with Fire Place

    Kithcen and Dinning Room with Fire Place

  • Dinner Room, Kitchen, Den all with wood ceilings

    Dinner Room, Kitchen, Den all with wood ceilings

  • Master Bathroom with Deep Jet Tub

    Master Bathroom with Deep Jet Tub

  • 3rd Bathroom - 1

    3rd Bathroom - 1

  • Downstairs Media Room

    Downstairs Media Room

  • Exercise Room

    Exercise Room

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