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Rustic Charm on West Twin Lake - BOOK FOR SUMMER NOW!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath cottage Including great private boathouse on All-sport lake!

'Fantastic swimming, fishing, skiing, and kayaking right out your door on this large all-sport lake, short drive to golf in Gaylord or Garland, separate boathouse sleeping area with private bath overlooking lake, close to town, yet you feel like you are in the woods.

This comfortable, well maintained, lakefront cabin is located on the north side of West Twin Lake, in charming Lewiston, MI. Enjoy the views from the lake facing windows, the three seasoned porch, or out on the open patio. Have your morning coffee on the dock while watching the loons. Lay in the shady hammock and watch the kids playing on the dock.

This cabin has the authentic knotty-pine 'Up-North' feel. One of the few homes on the lake to have a private bedroom/bathroom overlooking the lake. There is air conditioning in the main house. The home is fully supplied with all kitchen/linen items. All you need is your swimsuit and fishing pole! This home is ready for kids with games and bikes to use when you are not enjoying the lake. There is a comfy fireplace to warm up the cottage on those cool nights.

The lake has a sandy bottom is fantastic for swimming and the lakefront is complete with a private, 80ft dock for boat mooring and a nice sandy shoreline. The dock is waiting for you to pull up your power boat or to use our rowboat or canoe. There is a barbeque for your family cook-outs.

Sleeps 10 very comfortably.


More Details

Ruth Wiley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ruth Wiley

This cottage has been in the family since it was built in the 50's. Originally built as a hunting cabin, it has been expanded a few times over the years but still has it's 1950's charm. None of the family lives in Michgan anymore but we still love to come to the cottage once or twice a year. We hope you will enjoy it the rest of the summer!

Ruth Wiley purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Ruth Wiley chose Lewiston

This property is especially great for young families because there is plenty of shallow sandy water to play in. There is great 'fishing for kids' I call it 'kerplunking'!! You can walk or boat over to the canal and toss your line in and catch a little 4 inch bass or sunfish in a matter of minutes. The kids love it! Of course we throw them back so daddy can catch them when the grow up :-) The charming town of Lewiston is about three miles from the cottage. We have a full service grocery store for all you needs. We have several great restaurants if you don't want to cook. The bigger town of Gaylord is a quick 30 minutes away if you need a little more shopping. We have some great golf courses in the area also.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is one of the few cottages on the lake with a sleepover boathouse - Even the McMansions cannot build this close to the water. Our cottage is situated on the 'best' side of the lake. We have a sandy bottom which makes swimming off the shore so much more enjoyable.


Lewiston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Boathouse room has own bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Craftmatic adjustable beds!!
  • King size bed NEW!! (1) In the boathouse, Queen size Beds (1) Twin or Single Beds (4) Two in each room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Bunk Beds (1) In boathouse
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Canoe rowboat lifejackets lawn chairs Hammock Various Kids toys (big wheel, kiddie Basketball, kids bikes (4)


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Rustic Charm on West Twin Lake - BOOK FOR SUMMER NOW!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The name of this home, Rustic Charm, perfectly describes this home. This nostalgic cabin is in perfect condition and updated enough to make it extremely comfortable. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful looking across the lake. The early morning and evening sounds of the loons are memorable. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin right on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here at this cabin! Right on the water with a great dock for swimming and for the dogs! Boat house and main cabin are beautiful and very comfortable. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was really nice and space for many people to be very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My family really liked the cottage, more than enough room for everyone. My daughter and boyfriend liked sleeping in the boathouse and it was great that it had it's own bathroom, so when down at the lake you didn't need to back up the house.

The cottage was very clean and had everything one would need for a stay.

The only thing that didn't work for us was no gas grill.

We would really love to go back next year.

We really liked the sandy lake and the fact that you could walk out a long way, safe for young kid's.

Gaylord and Grayling are not that far away from the cottage. Had a really wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very comfortable, clean & well equipped. It is so spacious, we had 6 adults

a baby & dogs and it was just perfect with plenty of room to spare. Ruth is very friendly & accommodating and if you have a question she is a phone call away and ready to help you out. We would definitely consider renting this property again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family place

  • 5 of 5

Visited the Rustic Charmer September 2016. Great for a family - lots of space, everything you'll need to have a great get-away on the lake. West Twin is a great lake for kids- shallow and lots of sand for playing and splashing and having fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on West Twin Lake!!

  • 5 of 5

3 couples and 4 kids (8-14) were very comfortable at the "cottage" and boathouse. All the living areas in the house face the lake so there is always a view! The grandparents enjoyed the adjustable twin beds and adjacent large bath/laundry room. Everything we needed was there except the pontoon boat which we rented. The description was accurate and the owner very responsive to questions. We are hoping to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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