Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.75+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)
The sighing of the breeze through the pine and hardwood forest speaks peace to my soul.
Guthrie Pines, Semi-Rustic 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, 1600 sq. ft.+ lakefront ranch home, wooded lake frontage on 8 ½ acres. It's a beautiful spot on the North end of Guthrie Lake. This home has been in our family since it was built in the early 1970's.
Guthrie Pines comfortably sleeps 6-12 (or more). The home features an open floor plan with two queen beds and one double bed in the three bedrooms, a queen hide-a-bed in the family room and a double sofa-bed on the screened in porch (as well as a couple of other couches, air beds, and foam pads for floor sleepers if you want). Natural Pine paneled living room (Paneled with lumber from logs milled from the original Lake Guthrie Forest Reserve!), with fireplace has a spectacular view of the lake. Living area also has a Flat Screen HD TV w/10 local channels, PlayStation 2, with games, a Blu-Ray player, and a DVD collection. Family room area has a game/eating table and pull-out queen sofa sleeper for extra sleeping. (Just slide the table aside-it is on wheels for this purpose). Lakeside bedroom has TV/VCR with a wide collection of VHS tapes for the entire family. Fully equipped kitchen is ready for easy entertainment. Inside Dining areas can seat up to 24. Lakefront screened porch, provides gaming/eating space at a round oak table for 8 or more, as well as providing a wonderful location to relax and enjoy the lake (even build a puzzle there if you'd like). Puzzles and games are available for quiet relaxation. We also have a beautiful antique piano available for the music lovers in your group. (Please use with care-no pounding please!).
The sandy beach front is ideal for swimming in the crystal clear water. A sand bar extends out for over 100 feet for shallow water swimming, perfect for small children. Fishing, (for small and large mouth bass, bluegill, perch, and others. We have a live box in the lake so you can keep your catch fresh until you are ready to clean it and cook it.), boating, and other water sports are waiting for you at Guthrie Pines. You can launch your boat at the Guthrie Lake Public Fishing Site. (Located about a mile from the house at the Southeast end of the lake). A nature trail winds through the forest on the 8 ½ acre site. Foot trails are marked for easy walking. Relax on the glider bench that sits overlooking the water's edge with a drink, or enjoy a campfire in the lakeside fire-pit. Play croquet in our challenging lakeside yard course. The set is provided.
Just minutes off I-75 at the Waters exit. The property is in close proximity to a Golfer's paradise in Gaylord. Guthrie Pines is located in the golf Mecca of the Midwest. Golf Digest rated it as one of the top 5 golf destinations in America. Near to Treetops (Masterpiece, Premier, Signature & Tradition), Otsego Club (Classic & Tribute), The Natural, Marsh Ridge, The Loon, The Lakes and many more. It is only 16 miles from the world famous Tree Tops golf resort and 1 hour from Garland resort. Boyne Mountain is 75 minutes away, it boasts of indoor water park and also has a world class spa. For more family fun, Mackinac Island is only 1 ½ hour away. You can pick from 3 casinos as close as 40 miles away. Traverse City (Cherry Festival in the summer, Zoo) and Petoskey are also within a couple of hours drive. Gaylord boasts of the Alpenfest in Mid-July, an Elk viewing area, a micro-brewry, and the Call of the Wild Museum. Some of Grayling’s area attractions feature canoe races on the AuSable River, Hartwick Pines State Park, The Fred Bear Museum, and local fish hatcheries. Grayling also boasts of Camp Grayling National Guard training facility. You may hear planes and/or choppers flying training missions near the lake, as the 'Range' is about a mile away. Sometimes artillery practice is heard, and sometimes we are treated to night sky flares. We are thankful for the training our National Guard receives here to defend our country. There may be noise from some of the activity, but this training center offers no threat of danger to the lake properites residents.
North Central State Trail - Bike from Gaylord to Mackinaw City. See the North Central State Trail website for for information.
There is a notebook available at the rental with plenty of information of area attractions and things to do. We also have many brochures from the Michigan welcome center to give you lots of ideas for places to go and things to do. These are in the drawer of the table stand under the TV.
Keywords: waterfront, reunion, acreage, wooded, house, secluded, peaceful, private, comfortable, forest, swimming
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Member since: 2011
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking is permitted anywhere on the property. If evidence of smoking is discovered after your departure, a fine will be assessed from your security deposit. The woods and surrounding areas are too prone to fire to allow smoking on this property. Smoking on main paved roads (not the driveway) would be permissible, but please, DO NOT LITTER....moreless
Dogs are permitted with a pet deposit of $100. We have a large 'mud room', which is inside the lakeside entry way, where they can be comfortable inside, but not inside the house proper. Please no cats. Other pets? Please check with Linda....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Port-a crib (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Hide-a-bed in Family room, and a Double pull out davenport on the porch-great for summer nights sleeping almost outside! A single cot is also available. A queen air bed is also available for rental use. (Just move a couple articles of furniture closer to the wall, and inflate it.) We also have foam pads that make the floor a comfy place for extra kids to bed down if needed! Choose inside or on the porch. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- One full bath, one 3/4 bath, and one outhouse available for use :)
- There is a pack-and-play, and booster seat available , Fold up cot also available, Queen air bed, 3 other couches (1 on porch) can be used for sleeping if needed, (total accommodated for sleeping could be 14+.) Blu Ray Player, Playstation 2 and games, lawn chairs, glider bench, Croquet set, Firewood, outdoor lakeside fire pit-rebuilt for 2014, screened in porch, on porch eating or game area, antique piano (no pounding please!). There is no air conditioner, but we have fans in almost every room to create a breeze if there isn't one blowing in from the lake. NO SMOKING - NO USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS. LATE CHECK OUT (1 hour later) may be available, by request, 24 hours prior to regular check out. If you have a late check out with NO advance request, there will be a $50 fee taken from your security deposit. (Our cleaning personnel need time to ready the house for the next guests. Thank you.)...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Lake is clearly visible from two sides (South and East) of the house. Nice picture window in living room gives a great lake view and the screened porch on the lake side gives you the view as well....moreless
Sand bar in front of property for safe water play for the little ones! Wonderful View of the length of Guthrie Lake. Channel on the southwest side takes you into Section One lake for more fishing! ...moreless
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
Extra indoor table space is available for large groups-game/puzzle table in sitting area(8), and also on the screened in porch-we can easily seat up to 24 folks at tables. Picnic table outside! :)...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
None needed. Fans are available in bedrooms and living room. Nice breeze off the lake usually keeps us cool and comfortable. Living room windows to proch open easily and provide lots of ventilation...moreless
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- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
WiFi on site (HughesNet satellite) not super fast, but available. Booster has been added. Streaming video or music may cost extra ($5/movie). Let caretaker know if you are on the internet for this...moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Free local and Domestic long distance calls. Cell phone use will be limited as you are out in the woods, where reception is limited. Verizon might get limited reception. Others vary in service use....moreless
- Towels Provided:
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- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils:
We have a row boat available for rent on site. The charges are $35 per day for row boat, or $125 per week. Lifejackets provided. Please let the caretaker know if you wan to use it, or reserve ahead...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
We have a canoe available for rent on site. The charges are $25 per day for the canoe, or $100 per week. Lifejackets provided. Please let the caretaker know if you wan to use it, or reserve ahead....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 24 - Jun 15, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 16 - Jun 28, 2017
2 night min stay
Holiday rate-4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Post Peak Season
Sep 6 - Oct 8, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee/stay $150 + tax
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 6%
NO SMOKING is allowed anywhere on the property.
NOW, If you elect to, you may pay an additional $59 for PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION (COVERS UP TO $1500 in damages)
OR pay the Refundable $250.00 security deposit; it is your choice. Please let me know at the time of booking your vacation
Variable Cleaning fee based on length of stay: 4-7 days $150; 2-3 days $125; 2 weeks $175; 3 weeks $200; 1 month or longer $250
Rowboat available for rent $35/day or $125/week. Life jackets provided.
Canoe available for rent $25/day or $100/week. Life jackets included.
Please let me know at time of booking if you would like to include a rowboat or canoe.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Huckleberry picking, mushroom picking (In season),canoeing, State Parks, Canoe Races, Casinos within 40 miles, indoor water park and spa within 75 miles, Mackinac Island and Straights of Makinaw 75 miles away. Sault Saint Marie and Canadian border within 2 hours.
National Guard Artillery range a mile to the East. You may experience the noise of artillery practice, jet or helicopter fly-bys, or flares in the night which light the lake. There is not a danger to the inhabitants of the lake area. The range firing is NOT a continual racket but an occasional noise which may be bothersome to a few. Remember they are the sounds of Freedom! This activity does not bother the fish-they have lived with it for years and there is great fishing still.
Year Purchased: 1972
About: Sisters- Friends-HOME! We grew up in this home, and it holds wonderful memories for both of us. We'd love to share it with you as well. Since we both live in the southeast part of the US now, we can't just let this vacation home sit without anyone enjoying it! Allow us to share some of our family heritage with you. The home we grew up in, on the lake we love, in the peaceful woods that give us the roots in our lives.
Why Frederic, MI, USA:
This is our family estate home. Built by our parents in the early 1970's without borrowing, selling, or leaving a debt. A memorial rock is at the side of the yard area commemorating their respect for the beautiful woods and lake area we still call 'Home'.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the beautiful walks along the lakeshore, swims in the crystal clear waters of the sand bottom lake, and fishing in a rowboat or right from the shore. There is always time for a hike through the woods, watching for deer and other wildlife at the stump with the salt block in it, or enjoying the squirrels and chpmunks frolicking through the tree branches. As a family we love game time, and movie time, a walk through the woods, row boat and canoe rides, and meals together. Whether you want to read, and be quiet, go fishing, or play in the lake, there is something for you to do at Guthrie Pines. Bonfires in the evening are so relaxing, and it is always fun to make s'mores! Or just relaxing in front of the fireplace inside in the rocking chair, if that fits your style more. We have added a fire pit by the lake with log stools or outdoor chairs around it for bon-fires and making s'mores, or even roasting your hot dogs! It's a beautiful view at night, and a great place for making memories with family and friends. Nearby state parks offer other interesting things to do, and the local festivities in the summer add great fun to the time, 'Up North' at Guthrie Pines. Nearby rivers (AuSable and Manistee) are famous for canoeing, and there are golf courses in abundance in the area. This a beautiful seasonal place to go. The summer fun on the lake and relaxing is so pleasant. The hardwood and evergreen forests surrounding the house, make the Fall a beautiful time of year to visit. Springtime bursts with new life in the woods as the leaves bud and turn green. Sorry-winter is unique, but the house is not able to be open during the winter months.
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Beautiful bonfire spot. Nice terraced area for lawn chairs or log stumps.
Sandy beaches and placid crystal clear waters. Beachfront area may vary yearly.
Placid sunsets, cool calm waters.
Beauty in the early morning!
Flat screen TV viewing from the many seating areas of the living room.
Lakeside bedroom. Warm comfort, double bed, tv-vcr, glider rocking chair.
Sit in our comfy glider with a cup of coffee and enjoy the breeze off the lake.
Enjoy meals in our family dining room. Plenty more seating is available too.
Mudroom, offers lakeside entry to house, and a 3/4 bath and changing room.
Beautiful Black Bay-Great fishing spot for Bass, Perch, Sunfish, and others.
Ahhh-relax at the Lake! You can rent a rowboat and/or a canoe.
Beautiful any time of day-Guthrie Lake.
Nestled in the woods, on the lake shore. Guthrie Pines' charm awaits you.
Welcome to your vacation get-a-way. Get ready to ENJOY!!!
Guthrie Pines view from the lake.
Relax by our fireplace.
New Master Bedroom Queen Log bed and matching lamp. Rustic comes inside!
Queen comfort, lake view and forest view.
Have a hammock? Bring it along!
Relax on our porch, great for relaxing, visiting, games, puzzles or sleeping!
Follow our clearly marked hiking trails and enjoy the flora and fauna.
Beautiful places to hike.
The fire pit is ready! Bring on the hot dogs and marshmallows.
Wind down our driveway and come back to visit us soon!
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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