Northshore - on Guthrie Lake(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
3-2 home on the lake, gorgeous views from nearly every room.
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.
Member since: 2012
- 1560 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
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
- Pantry Items:
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:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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%
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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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.
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.
Links to more information:
Look what we saw out the master bedroom window one morning!
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.
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 . . .
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!)
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.
Bedroom 2 queen bed.
Looking west along the NorthShore beach (dock has been taken out for the season)
Glider and fire pit, down by the lake shore.
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.
Nothing is so blue as the sky in northern lower Michigan in the summer!
It is a wonderful great big kitchen!
Bottom freezer; double oven gas range; dishwasher; island . . .
Living Room view entertainment center & wonderful views of the lake.
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!
Master bath has shower, double lavatories, big mirrors, and another lake view!
Desk and futon (double bed) in Bedroom 3.
Beached canoe. Mirror-like lake.
Amazing fall colors!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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