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Secluded Lake front, Peace and Tranquility. 2015 availability!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 BR, 3 BA Lakefront with lots of water toys, Paddle Boats, Kayaks, canoes etc

Crystal clear water with great fishing, swimming and snorkling! Located in Evart, Michigan on Strawberry Lake, this waterfront vacation rental home has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and tons of amenities. Relaxation, comfort and adventure! The multi-tiered deck system overlooking the lake is great for cookouts, watching the sunsets. This is the place where family and friends come together to make memories! Nestled on 20 acres of rolling wooded land backed up to approx. 10,000 acres of state land - hunting blind on property!

Plenty of parking for 6 to 8 cars! Great for holiday vacations - New Year's, Thanksgiving or Christmas getaway. Book early for July 4th week, Memorial Weekend, and Labor Day weekend! FANTASTIC YEAR-ROUND RECREATION ACTIVITIES!

Boat Dock

Boats Provided: 3 paddle boats, 2 row boats, canoe and 4 kayaks. (NOTE: No gas motors allowed per Association regulations. No boats to be brought from other locations, in order to avoid zebra mussel infestation)

Swimming Platform (Seasonal)

Propane Gas Barbeque

Fire Ring at Water. Starter firewood provided (1 bundle). Additional available for purchase in area.

Waterfront Decks: Large decks off upstairs master bedroom, main level bedroom 4, and patio door from living area on main floor.

Ample Outdoor Furniture: Tables, chairs, swings, picnic tables, beach chairs provided.

Large Concrete Driveway

On-Site Fishing - trophy bass, perch and bluegills - great ice fishing, too!

On-site Deer, Turkey & Small Game Hunting (contact DNR for season/license info). Deer blind on property. Also backed up to 10,000 acres of state land.

Morel mushroom hunting in the spring.

Easy access to snowmobile & ORV trails (Pere Marquette trail is 7 miles in length).

Indoor Amenities

Central Air Conditioning & Heating

On-Demand Hot Water - a must for large groups

Electronics: Satellite TV, 2 TV's, DVD, CD Player, Satellite WiFi, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clock, Telephone with free US long distance. (Cell phone reception is not good at the property.)

Kitchen with Lake View: Full size refrigerator with ice maker in kitchen plus 2nd refrigerator in walk-out basement, dishwasher, oven/stove, dishes, glasses, cookware, utensils, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, garbage disposal.

Living Room with Lake View: Sofa bed, love seat, satellite TV,

Lower Level/Walk-Out Basement with Seating for 24!

Great for holiday feasts, with Fooseball table, puzzles, games, cards, etc. (Selection of board games and cards provided.) Extra counter space, large second kitchen sink, and the 2nd refrigerator.

King Master Bedroom - 2nd Level Comfortable king bed, twin bunkbed, waterfront deck with bench for your morning coffee, dresser with mirror, ceiling fan, walk-in closet. Sleeps up to 4

Queen Master Bedroom - 2nd LevelQueen bed plus twin trundle set. Sleeps up to 4. Closet, nightstand.

Master Bath - 2nd LevelLarge vanity and mirror, large walk-in shower with bench. Shared between king master and queen master bedrooms.

Main Floor Queen Bedroom - Queen bed, closet, dresser with mirror. Sleeps up to 2.Main Floor

Bedroom 4 Sofa Sleeper, full futon, satellite TV, side tables, lamps, walk-out lakefront deck. Sleeps up to 4.

Main Level Living Room: Sleeper sofa. Queen air bed also provided. Sleeps up to 4.Main Floor Bath Offers tub/shower combo.

Lower Level Bedroom 5: Queen Bed and set of twin bunks. Closet. Located in walk-out basement. Sleeps 4. Great for kids!

Lower Level Bedroom 6: Queen bed and twin bunk bed sleeps 4. Also located in walk-out basement and great for kids!

Lower Level BathroomVery large bathroom with toilet, sink, shower, throw rugs.* Please note that lower level/walk-out basement has concrete floor, which is ideal for trying to clean up after the kids and/or fishermen!

More Details

Michael Mshar
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Michael Mshar

My mother and dad bought the Strawberry lake property in the early 80’s. It was intended to be their place to escape to....quiet peaceful, great fishing and lots of visitors. Eagles, river otter, loons, deer, “etc.” Their first cottage on the property was a 25 foot used trailer that Dad bought for $500 dollars - not the huge home you see now.

Michael Mshar purchased this house in 1982

Why Michael Mshar chose Evart

If you look in the lower level bathroom you will discover the hole in the concrete floor where dad sunk a well point 4 feet into the ground water for our drinking water. Before we could use it, Dad had it tested and the chemist wanted to know where he found such pure water. Being an engineer, my dad knew that the source was the springs that feed Strawberry Lake. By the way, if you wondered about the name “Strawberry Lake,” in the summer the flowers that bloom in the lake look very much like Strawberry plants.

My dad designed the house with of course input from Geri, my mother. They constructed the basement first, and used that for a weekend getaway until they built the rest of the house in 1991. The house was designed to function as an entertainment center with the Lake as the focal point.

Fourth of July (Mom's birthday) always found the house crowded with visitors...Mom’s brothers and their families from Wisconsin and many local residents just dropping by. There have been several weddings at the lake including mine, and my sister’s. Mom liked to cook and was very good at feeding lots of people, so the holidays were always busy. She would cook for the many deer hunters who visited the house for the annual November 14th party. I do however believe that her favorite occasion was the annual “Thanksgiving Dinner.”

What makes this house unique

The house truly is a four season playground . It can be a serene, healing experience, or a place bubbling with a variety of family activities - swimming, fishing, volleyball, and the older folks playing cards on the spacious decks soaking in the energy of the lake and the forest.


Evart House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen Bed, Twin Trundle Set
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed in Living Room, plus Queen Air Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King Bed, twin bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen and Twin Bunk Set
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen bed, twin bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Secluded Lake front, Peace and Tranquility. 2015 availability!
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Nice, remote getaway

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our trip to this secluded house. We went in the winter and did not enjoy any of the lakefront activities. The rooms were set up well for our extended family. It was great to have the second refrigerator for all our food. The rec activities are located in a different building, which is in the description, but I overlooked initially.

The owner is very prompt to answer any questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with one issue

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I really enjoyed staying here. Everything is as beautiful as advertised, but the internet connection didn't work. Otherwise everything was awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear your group enjoyed their stay. I only wish someone would have contacted me about the internet connection issue. I would have gladly helped solve the problem. The internet at the house has worked fine all summer. Mike
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Had a Great family vacation, room for all!

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family of 14 had a great time at the lake house. There was room for all with the three floors of bedrooms and a nice large kitchen. We were all able to eat together in the dining area. The paddle boats were lots of fun along with fishing off the dock as we caught many small fish. The beach was nice for the little ones and the older ones enjoyed the floating raft.

The only unfortunate situations were the grill that was not in good working condition (when the owner found out, he said he would replace it) and the missing electric pontoon (it evidently was damaged a couple of years ago and the info was not taken down from website.)

Our family enjoyed ourselves enough that we have already scheduled for next year and are anxious to return,

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you back next summer. As for the grill it will be replaced. Once guests make me aware of any issues I see to it they are taken care of. The electric pontoon was taken out of service due to damage and neglect but has been replaced by 3 paddle boats, 4 kayaks and canoes and row boats. Lots of things to use on the lake. Take care. Mike
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The property is beautiful and very tranquil. Such a wonderful week on Strawberry Lake.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. There was so many areas of the house that even on a rainy day we were able to spread out and not feel crowded into a room. We loved our stay. The lake has a very nice sandy beach and was great for young children. The raft was wonderful for older kids to swim to. Fishing was really good too.

We would recommend anyone with a large group to check this property out.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun for all ages

  • 4 of 5

This house and property fit our large family from 2 months old to 73 years of age very nicely. The beach, fishing, campfire, water craft provided, walks around the Lake, and room for our own traditional family activities was enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful. Pure Michigan Beauty.

  • 5 of 5

Our large group enjoyed our stay so much. Use of all the boats was the best. The lake is beautiful. Peaceful. Enough beds to go around. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Grand Rapids (GRR)
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Caberfae Peaks
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary

Snowmobiling, ATV trails. Caberfae Peaks Downhill and XX Skiing 30 mins. away. Cadillac is also 30 minutes away and offer dozens of restaurants, Meijer's, Walmart, Gordon Foods (perfect for groceries for large groups), theaters, mini-golf, and more!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

June is pan fish month! Spring special - 4th & 5th nights FREE! Call for info.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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