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Newly renovated beautiful lake house with exceptional rating

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 10 comfortably


3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, on a quiet residential lake. Sleeps 10 comfortably, pontoon boat, fishing boat, 2 car attached garage, walkout basement. Outside fire pit. Beautiful view of Fawn Lake. Close to golf, DNR trails, and all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Only about an hour's drive to Mackinaw Bridge or Traverse City!

Don't miss out on booking your next Northern Michigan adventure!!!!!

Check us out on facebook. 'LaForest Lake House'

Donald or Kimberly LaForest
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Donald or Kimberly LaForest

We both grew up in Michigan and have always loved all that the four seasons have to offer. Snowmobiling in the winter and golf and boating in the summer, and lets not forget the beautiful fall colors and the morals in the spring.

Donald or Kimberly LaForest purchased this house in 2012

Why Donald or Kimberly LaForest chose Gaylord

Great fishing. Less than one hour to many other northern Michigan destinations.

What makes this house unique

Private, peaceful, quiet lake. This is ideal for those vacationers looking to get away from it all and enjoy the quiet beauty northern michigan has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We snowmobiled on Friday. Saturday went shopping. Out to dinner at Marsh Ridge. Favorite moments were playing cards with our daughter & husband. We don't get to do that much anymore.

We had a wonderful stay here. Nice and clean and loved having the washer and dryer. We would recommend this to some of our friends back home that also come up here.

Could use a few more little skillets for frying eggs and some plastic utensils and a toaster.

We enjoyed our stay here very much.
Jan 2013
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Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor street view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor lake view
  • 1 full bed and 2 twin beds also set up in walk out basement
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Newly renovated beautiful lake house with exceptional rating
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and spacious house on the lake. Family had a great time fishing and kayaking on the lake. With plenty of space for the entire family, pontoon boat, fire pit and gas grill and WiFi which is very important to my kids. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin on a nice little lake

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed. Very clean. Everything worked well. Direct TV and WiFi all worked well and were nice to have. The pontoon boat is a BIG plus. We used it a lot. Kitchen and appliances were great, they had everything you could ask for, made cooking very easy. Three big bedrooms plus the lower level beds, plenty of room for the family. It is close to I 75 But we never found the road noise obtrusive or detracting, should not deter you from staying here

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time staying at this home and we truly enjoy it each time. The owners (Don and Kim) are wonderful. We loved the updates in and outside the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a Nice Cabin. We used the pontoon boat a lot, went fishing and the girls went swimming. The cabin is well furnished with cable TV, Internet and a washer and dryer. The deck overlooks the lake and is a very relaxing place to enjoy the day. We will definitely try and make it back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the best vacation in years! All of our children joined us and we all had plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

The week went way too fast! I want two weeks in the future... the Lake House was very clean and loved having a washer and dryer! We went on the pontoon boat a lot, very relaxing. We will definitely book again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. Loved the new updates, everything else was great as before.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Otsego County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Loon, Michaywe
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Treetops Resort
Car: necessary

Located on the 45th Parallel. We are on a beautiful no wake lake with great fishing. This vacation rental is located in the center of Michigans golf mecca and is conveniently located next to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails. Don't forget the Morals in the spring, and the Colors in the fall!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $80

Strick check in time of 4pm and check out time of 10am.

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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