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Private and Peaceful Lakefront Home on Lindsley Lake on the Cisco Chain of Lakes

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Mobile Home
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

This Private, three bedroom home is located on the North shore of Lindsley Lake, on the Cisco Chain of Lakes, on the U.P. Michigan / Wisconsin border. Our old growth forest, wooded hillside site, offers panoramic views of the lakes. (Both Lindsley and FishHawk lake.) The clean and comfy home offers a dine-in kitchen, roomy living room that looks out at both the lakes and the woods and fire pit/picnic area. The master bedroom boasts a King bed with a private half bath with a woods view, the next bedroom is twin bunks and a single, with a lake view, then a full bathroom, then the third bedroom offers a double/twin bunk with a lake view, sleeping eight comfortably. (Additional persons may be added, $25.00/person/week additional. Cots available.) The screen porch faces the lake and private dock. Lit at night with low voltage lighting, traversing the property and enjoying the grill & fire pit area is easy. Our yard is a naturalized wooded site, with plants and trees bringing in wildlife galore! There is room for multiple cars/trailers in drive, room for two boats at dock. Arrangements can be made for additional boat docking. Although you bring your own kitchen, bathing and swimming towels, the home comes complete with all bedding, (sheets, pillows, blankets.) Also, a row boat, (licensed for motor use, max 15hp.) We can offer additional numbers for kayak, jet ski, fishing boat or *pontoon rentals. (*Ask about our Private, Guided Pontoon Tours, offered by Wilderness Watch!)
There is a fire pit, grill and recreation area for small children and pre-teens in the back yard and a larger swing lakeside. Located just outside the Sylvania Wilderness Area, we offer some of the best hiking and biking in the area. Wildlife is plentiful at Wilderness Watch! Birders will LOVE Wilderness Watch, with multiple bird feeding stations located in front of the screen porch and all around the yard. We have daily Hummingbird wars too. Deer, Minks, Otters, Beavers are visitors, along with our resident Great Blue Heron (who comes to feed at the bass hole, almost daily) and the Bald Eagles and Osprey who also come to check our fishing honey-hole. EXCELLENT FISHING, RIGHT OFF THE DOCK, WITH NO LEAD OR MERCURY CONTAMINATION! NO PREGNANCY WARNINGS!! A Michigan fishing license covers both sides of the Chain, as the Wisconsin lakes are border lakes! Eat all the perch, bluegills, crappy, small and large mouth bass, walleye, northern pike and musky you can catch! They're all there, just waiting for you! With 15 lakes, the Cisco Chain offers miles and miles of shoreline to view as you boat from lake to lake. A map of the Cisco Chain is provided for your safety and boating enjoyment. DON'T WAIT!!! Make your vacation plans NOW, to come see Wilderness Watch for yourself and get ready to recharge your mind, body and soul!!

***For those needing to stay in touch with the outside world, WiFi available for an additional fee, code required for access.***
Keywords: Lakefront, three bedroom, child friendly, dog friendly, Great Fishing, screen porch w/ lake view, swimming, boating, water skiing, bird watching, wildlife watching, photography, hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf, tennis, gambling.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Mobile Home
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Must be 21 or older. Larger deposit may be required, dependent on age/number of guests....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Life jackets for all ages, play areas for preschool through pre-teen. Bikes available. Yard games available....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    By approval of Management, Pet cleaning fee of $25.00 required....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    On screen porch, ashtray and butt bucket provided. NO SMOKING ALLOWED HOUSE OR IN BEDROOMS!!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Double on bottom, Twin on top...moreless

  • Living room has room for Queen air mattress.

    Room in living room for Queen air mattress. (Guest supplied)...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • King size Beds (1); Double/Twin Bunk Beds (1); Twin/Twin Bunk Beds (1), Twin Bed (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Private Half bath in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Screen porch with lighted dining/gaming area facing lake. Fire pit, grill, swing-set, slide, sand box. Electric fireplace in living room, box fans in bedrooms. Bicycles, horseshoes, swim raft, row boat, canoe, peddle boat and life-jackets for all ages. Wi-Fi Available....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games and cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    The roomy screen porch offers wonderful vistas of both Lindsley and FishHawk Lakes! ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Private dock offers great fishing and relaxing, right in front of your rental!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Both side bedrooms and bathrooms have lake views. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    6 seat Picnic table on porch, as well as round 4 seat table. Kitchen has 6 seat wooden table, with 4 extra chairs throughout house....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need for large meals, baking cakes, cupcakes, bread, large pots for soups/stews. Grill utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee Filters, Salt & Pepper/Seasonings. 1 roll paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster and Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screen porch, faces lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and Peddle Boat available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets and swim noodles available....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


*Prime time (June, July & August) Monthly rates are higher than listed; *$3100.00/Month

Full weeks only, June 15 - August 15. Booking Deposits are Non-Refundable.

Sorry, No Refunds for early departures.

Fire wood provided. You supply the following: Kitchen, hand, bath & swim towels. *Bedding provided for 8.

If bringing dog(s), they must be approved by management and there is a small fee. If your pets are allowed on furniture or beds, PLEASE BRING EXTRA SHEETS OR BLANKETS TO PROTECT FUNITURE & BEDDING from becoming inundated with pet hair & dander. If you plan to leave your pet behind while out, please bring a kennel or inquire about using ours, to keep your pet safe and comfortable while alone in new surroundings.

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Land O' Lakes, WI
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bents Camp
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Land O'Lakes, WI or Watersmeet, MI
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway US B
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Forest Lake Country Store

Car: Necessary

EXCLUSIVE CISCO CHAIN GUIDED PONTOON TOURS; Half Day ($250.00 for 4 hrs.) and Whole Day ($375.00 for 8 hrs.) GAS INCLUDED!! *See me for availability, Discount for renters at Wilderness Watch, Groups of two to ten people, Bring your own beverages and food, *EVENING TOURS/BIG MOON TOURS,*Catering available, *Birthday & *Anniversary celebrations available, swimming accessories available, life vests for all ages, AWESOME bird and wildlife photographic opportunities, satellite radio/CD player to enjoy the music of your choice, on-board restroom, sorry no fishing on the tours.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1951

About the owner: We are *Laurie(Susmark) & Jo Cooney. *My family has owned Wilderness Watch since 1951, and after my mother died, I bought out my four siblings. My wonderful husband Jo came along shortly thereafter and together, we have worked to maintain and improve the property, while caring for the woods and its creatures. (Recently, we celebrated 25 years of personal ownership.) I spend five months of the year in managing the rental. During the off-season, I take care of marketing and our rental home, along with caring for our two dogs, King Arthur and Lobo. We have one daughter, 28, who joins us at the cabin every summer, with her dog, (Lobo's sibling) Duncan. Before doing this, I was working for a Nursing Home and did Home Child Care. I love animals, kids, helping seniors and photography. I am on-site at Wilderness Watch, (we own 2 houses on 2 acres), should anything come up that should require my assistance. See our video home tour, via the link. ADDITIONAL HOME PHOTOS ON OUR WEB DOMAIN. Use link provided to view additional photos of the home .

Why the Owner Chose Watersmeet, MI, USA:
My parents first bought the property after my father traveled up for many years hunting and logging. Then they and my Grandparents purchased a second home to put on the property for my Grandparents to be snow-birds from Florida and they vacationed in Upper Michigan for many years. As a child, we spent every summer, from school out, to school back in session, at the cabin. I have spent my whole life exploring the Cisco Chain. Now that my parents and grandparents are all gone, we turned the larger three bedroom home into a rental, and kept the smaller one bedroom home, (with a recent addition, now a 3 bedroom also) for us to live in, while managing and maintaining the rental. Looking towards the future, my daughter looks forward to carrying on the family traditions we started so long ago. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and take care of Mother Earth!

The Unique Benefits at this Mobile Home:
Located at the middle of the Cisco Chain of 15 lakes, Wilderness Watch is on a medium sized lake, that has an average depth of forty to sixty feet. The spring fed lakes are crystal clear all the way through August, before the 'bloom' comes on for the winter. Excellent fishing and swimming, right from the dock! Having 'grown up' on the Cisco Chain, I can offer many insights into the sights and activities of the Chain, not to mention great fishing holes! I also offer the only Guided Pontoon Tours of the Cisco Chain, (where you can view the fourteen Great Bald Eagle nests) and I offer a discount to my renters. When you arrive, I have a packet of information, detailing all the things to see and do within a two hour radius of the home. I can offer tips on places to eat, things to see and the must-see waterfalls in the area to hike. There is a gambling Casino in Watersmeet. Lake Superior is also just a short drive away, offering a wonderful day trip location, to rock-hound or just marvel at its magnitude and beauty. No matter what your interests are, Wilderness Watch is at the heart of all the best the Western U.P., North-woods has to offer! Come let us show you what we've known for years... It's all PURE MICHIGAN!!

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • Come on down, the lake is calling...

    Come on down, the lake is calling...

  • Screen porch, lake and bird viewing area.

    Screen porch, lake and bird viewing area.

  • "Color-ama" in the Fall, is the most peaceful time to see the seasons change.

    "Color-ama" in the Fall, is the most peaceful time to see the seasons change.

  • Eastern view from the dock, towards Fish Hawk Lake.

    Eastern view from the dock, towards Fish Hawk Lake.

  • Sunset on West Bay Lake.

    Sunset on West Bay Lake.

  • Hungry Loon

    Hungry Loon

  • Waiting for the next ride... Pontoon Tours available. Ask for details.

    Waiting for the next ride... Pontoon Tours available. Ask for details.

  • Sunset on the Lindsley Channel

    Sunset on the Lindsley Channel

  • Lake Superior!

    Lake Superior!

  • Fully equipped kitchen w/ spacious pantry and storage cabinets.

    Fully equipped kitchen w/ spacious pantry and storage cabinets.

  • The swim raft is calling... 'Come Play with me!'

    The swim raft is calling... 'Come Play with me!'

  • Wilderness Watch from the water.

    Wilderness Watch from the water.

  • Dave's Happy!

    Dave's Happy!

  • One of many Great Bald Eagles we have on the Cisco Chain, taken on Lindsley Lake

    One of many Great Bald Eagles we have on the Cisco Chain, taken on Lindsley Lake

  • Great Blue Heron, in for his daily nibble of bluegills and crawdads.

    Great Blue Heron, in for his daily nibble of bluegills and crawdads.

  • Sunset over Mamie Lake, at Spring Creek, on Thousand Island Lake Road.

    Sunset over Mamie Lake, at Spring Creek, on Thousand Island Lake Road.

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    Bond Falls, Paulding, MI. Great hiking, picnic areas and photographic fun!!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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