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NorthShore - on Guthrie Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Bob Gilbert
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Bob Gilbert

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.

Bob Gilbert purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob Gilbert chose Frederic

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Frederic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice natural light from transom window.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double lavatories, dressing table, big mirrors. Lake view!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Doubles as study.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large room, great closet and bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
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!


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NorthShore - on Guthrie Lake
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Great place for a family gathering!!

  • 5 of 5

The screened patio was a great place to relax and eat with the family. The house had plenty of room for all of us. We brought our kayaks and the kids had great time on the lake. I was amazed on how clear the water was. We tried fishing but had no luck. We did have a minor issue but Bob was able to get it correctly quickly and did not affect our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away, both quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and clean. It seems the owners went out of their way to make sure you had everything that you needed. Open floor plan so everyone could be together while doing different activities. Fishing was good with both large mouth and small mouth bass being plentiful. We saw the deer watching us from the woods on several evenings. There was some activity with jets and helicopters flying overhead but it was minimal and we really enjoyed watching it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lincoln Park

Relaxing times on Guthrie Lake

  • 4 of 5

My family of five had a good time at the Guthrie Lake home. House is secluded and we felt the quiet and calm of nature around us. The house is very spacious and comfortable. The screened porch was wonderful and we spent a lot of time there in the mornings and evenings, bug-free. We rented the pontoon for the week and cruised the lake every day, and the canoe and fishing boat were an added bonus. Fishing not so good...Have to be a true fisherman to enjoy the waiting game for even a nibble. Some might not enjoy the air show of jets and helicopters, but we didn't mind at all, except for the one night at close to midnight. House is close enough to travel around if you want to see other sights and explore. Overall a good week at a reasonable cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good review. The fish will have to respond for themselves!
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Great time with the family!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time with the family and friends that gathered. Thanks for letting us come and use your nice little place. It was just perfect for us. We used the boat and the canoe, and it was a great time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you had a good stay.
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Great Weeky

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in August with our son and grandsons. We really had a nice time. There were a couple of issues we had but the owner made it right, that is so refreshing in this day and age, he really cared. The home was decorated with "faithful" quotes which were nice to see at the start of each day. We did share the dock with other another home but it worked out ok. We would go again, it was restful and very nice to be away from phones and to look at God's handiwork!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Findlay, Ohio

War zone !!!

  • 3 of 5

The property was secluded and the house was comfortable. Bob was very concerned and cooperative and pleasant to work with. We enjoyed the screened in porch and ate most meals there. Lake is pretty and clear. The problem was the National Guard training. Our hearts are behind them and we truely appreciate their efforts to defend our great nation. However, to say this was a quiet week would be far from the truth. Of the days we were there the sounds of military training were long lasting and frequent, jet fly overs, helicopter gun ships firing many practice hours along with rocket launchings were from day into the night as late as 11pm. Not my idea of a quiet relaxing week on a north woods lake.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no denying nor hiding the man-made thunder of modern jet aircraft, and the rattle and roar as they delivery their ordinance on the "range" a mile or so east of the rental property. My spouse (daughter of a WWII veteran who carried shrapnel in his body from Germany), and bride of a USMC veteran) called it "the sound of freedom". We hope everyone who enjoys the blessings of peace here at home will understand the cost of maintaining that peace. We are grateful for the National Guard, and will not be among those who say, "Not in my backyard!" Enjoy the airshow - budget constraints caused them to be cancelled all over the country. Lets be thankful that because of servicemen and women like those who serve in our sight and hearing here, the battle is being fought "over there" - not in our own homeland.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Otsego Lake
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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