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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

On nearly 3 acres, sharing an 18 acre tract with only one other (family member). Wonderful privacy, really wonderful lake for swimming or fishing; beach along the shore for swimming; 50-foot dock for boating (public boat ramp on the south end of the lake, a mile down the trail). Hiker-friendly woods. Cute squirrels and chipmunks; deer in the yard are not unusual. House has a great kitchen, open floor plan, central heat and air conditioning; high speed wifi internet, basic satellite TV, or watch DVDs (provided, some), or bring your own game console. Two full baths, 3 bedrooms, big screened porch for additional space, barbecue grill. Handicap accessible.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/08/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Nice natural light from transom window....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Double lavatories, dressing table, big mirrors. Lake view!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wading along the lake shore, walking on the trails, hiking through the woods...visit a nearby state park (Hartwick Pines; Otsego Lake). Take your off-road vehicle for a ride on the nearby perimeter roads of the Camp Grayling range, or ask Bob about a ride on the 22' sailboat, or a Jeep ride on the fireline, over the seven hills!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    Basic satellite with local broadcast channels....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some children's titles, some family friendly action titles....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    5 of the rooms in the house enjoy a lake view (MBR, MBath, LR, DR, BR3)...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Enjoy both bathing beach and 50' boat dock on site....moreless

  • Rural:

    Far from the crowd - yet only five miles from the interstate, and eleven miles further to Gaylord's shopping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    View of lake out sliding door. Table seats 6; additional tables and seating in LR (for 4), and on porch (for ten more)....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central, works well - but rarely needed....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    by the washer, of course. Loads and loads of fun!...moreless

  • Garage:

    Owner's garage, on the property, is not generally available to others....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central ducted gas forced air furnace - works well....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi on site (HughesNet satellite)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Entertainment center, great lake view....moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of room - for four vehicles right in front of house. (Carport coming soon!)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service only (AT & T works pretty well; other carriers, not so much!)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For bathrooms and for the lake....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Nice utility room in the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of storage, spacious. Refrigerator w/ bottom freezer, ice-maker, gas range with two ovens, dishwasher, deep double sink, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, island, eat-on bar....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Powerful, modern....moreless

  • Oven:

    TWO, in the gas range....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Spacious with bottom freezer, ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Two gas ovens, gas range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    7 x 12 deck for grill...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Bring some!...moreless

  • Boat:

    14' rowboat available by day or week for a small additional charge 3 hp motor additional option. Pontoon boat soon. Other rentals (PWC, power boats) available from Grayling or from Otsego Lake. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    12 x 40, 33' screened/roofed. Steps toward lake; ramp for access....moreless

  • Golf:

    16 miles from the Gaylord golf mecca....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    14' or 17' available for small additional charge....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mostly rustic landscaping. Some flowers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    4-burner Sears, with side burner, also....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    SOME life jackets provided. Recommended you bring size-correct life jackets for children....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135 $150
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$900 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee (NOT Refundable) $150 + tax
  • Boat/Canoe/motor Rental (option) $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Pet Deposit is $100 per dog (refundable).

Optional: Canoe $25/day; $100 for 5 or more days; 12' or 14' boat, $35/day; $125 for 5 or more days; 3 hp motor for boat, $25/day; $100 for 5 or more days(fuel included). Life jackets, oars, paddles included. ASK about sailboat ride, Jeep ride . . .


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gaylord
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Waters
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Otsego Lake
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waters

Car: Necessary

Gaylord is a golf mecca, with many attractions and amenities. Grayling is a center of canoeing and fly-fishing on the Au Sable River and its branches. Guthrie Lake (on site) is a mile long, sand-bottom, clean, clear water, excellent for swimming, wading, bass fishing, other water sports . . . Nearby is Hartwick Pines State Park, a stand of virgin pine forest, preserved from the lumbering days, as well as a lumbering museum. Also nearby is Otsego Lake State Park, on the 5-mile long Otsego Lake. Gaylord has the 'Call of the Wild' museum, a zoo of preserved Michigan animals; adjoining that is a mini-golf course and go-karting. Grayling has an interesting state fish hatchery.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Bob Gilbert grew up on this property, in the adjacent family home. In the summer of 2012 Bob and his wife Cindy put NorthShore, their vacation home, in its place down by the lake shore. Building the 12 x 40 foot deck (33' screened) took a lot of Bob's time that summer, getting it ready for the next year, when others might enjoy it, too. Bob winters in Florida (he is Registrar at Florida Bible College of Tampa), but enjoys the gorgeous summers in northern lower Michigan. His wife Cindy retired from a career of 30+ years teaching, and they together enjoy their children and their children' families.

Why the Owner Chose Frederic, MI, USA:
NorthShore is accessible (in the summer) - just 5 miles off I-75 (at exit 270), yet wonderfully private. The lake is pristine, with a sandy bottom, perfect for wading and swimming, even with young children (a lovely big sand-bar goes out from the swimming beach), and also for fishing for large- and small- mouth bass, perch, bluegills, northern pike . . . other water sports are also permitted. There is a public boat landing at the southeast end of the lake, if you desire to bring your own boat, or rent one locally. Bob has available a 14' canoe and/or a 14' rowboat for a small additional charge, by the day or by the week.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The views from the living room, the dining room, the master bedroom (with places to stretch out and read or nap, when you can take your eyes away from the view!) The quiet; the animals; hiking in the woods or on the trails. Sitting on the dock; by the lake in the glider . . . Cooking out on the grill; the great porch-deck. Sleeping outside in the cool, if you want to.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 10/08/2016

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Photos

  • Look what we saw out the master bedroom window one morning!

    Look what we saw out the master bedroom window one morning!

  • Looking the other way on the deck, toward the bar-be-que grill.

    Looking the other way on the deck, toward the bar-be-que grill.

  • Your on-site 50' dock, on the glassy surface of Guthrie Lake.

    Your on-site 50' dock, on the glassy surface of Guthrie Lake.

  • The wild cry of the loon is often heard on the lake - inside the house, WELCOME!

    The wild cry of the loon is often heard on the lake - inside the house, WELCOME!

  • Cupboards and drawers, and more! Toaster, toaster oven, microwave . . .

    Cupboards and drawers, and more! Toaster, toaster oven, microwave . . .

  • Here's our small game table, by the front door, with coat closet & love seat.

    Here's our small game table, by the front door, with coat closet & love seat.

  • Dining Room view (the lake is the other way, to the right!)

    Dining Room view (the lake is the other way, to the right!)

  • A study corner, between dining room and living room.

    A study corner, between dining room and living room.

  • Queen bed in master bedroom; queen also in BR 2; double futon in BR 3; couch/LR.

    Queen bed in master bedroom; queen also in BR 2; double futon in BR 3; couch/LR.

  • Bedroom 2 queen bed.

    Bedroom 2 queen bed.

  • Looking west along the NorthShore beach (dock has been taken out for the season)

    Looking west along the NorthShore beach (dock has been taken out for the season)

  • Glider and fire pit, down by the lake shore.

    Glider and fire pit, down by the lake shore.

  • The 12 x 40 foot deck, before the roof went over it.

    The 12 x 40 foot deck, before the roof went over it.

  • Deck nearly done; handicap ramp (to the right) was not yet in place, then.

    Deck nearly done; handicap ramp (to the right) was not yet in place, then.

  • Nothing is so blue as the sky in northern lower Michigan in the summer!

    Nothing is so blue as the sky in northern lower Michigan in the summer!

  • It is a wonderful great big kitchen!

    It is a wonderful great big kitchen!

  • Bottom freezer; double oven gas range; dishwasher; island . . .

    Bottom freezer; double oven gas range; dishwasher; island . . .

  • Living Room view entertainment center & wonderful views of the lake.

    Living Room view entertainment center & wonderful views of the lake.

  • The lake view from the dining room (before the porch roof went up!)

    The lake view from the dining room (before the porch roof went up!)

  • The lounge chair in the master bedroom, with the amazing lake view!

    The lounge chair in the master bedroom, with the amazing lake view!

  • Master bath has shower, double lavatories, big mirrors, and another lake view!

    Master bath has shower, double lavatories, big mirrors, and another lake view!

  • Desk and futon (double bed) in Bedroom 3.

    Desk and futon (double bed) in Bedroom 3.

  • Beached canoe. Mirror-like lake.

    Beached canoe. Mirror-like lake.

  • Amazing fall colors!

    Amazing fall colors!

VRBO #445695

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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NorthShore - on Guthrie Lake

Frederic, MI, USA #445695

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