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Family Vacation Rental with sandy bottom

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

4BR , 2BA, 8 - 12, Pet Friendly

Nice 1,700 sq ft 4BR home on the north shore of Lake Missaukee. Sandy beach, dock, and plenty of parking space. Will accommodate 8 to 12 easily. Master bedroom has a queen and a twin bed. Another bedroom has a queen bed while 2 others have full over queen size bunks with one of them also having a twin bunk bed. The sectional also has a pull out queen sleeper. Paddle boat included . Enough parking for cars and trailers.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About The Owner

Just purchased as our vacation ( retirement home). Will be renting it out for the next several years until we can quit our day jobs and relax on the lake. I have been renting lakefront homes all over northern Michigan for the past 15 years and we have stayed on many nice lakes, as Michigan has plenty. We chose this location for it's quiet peaceful away from it all atmosphere yet only a couple of hours from Muskegon, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Saginaw.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Lake City

We are pet friendly but expect that you clean up after your pets as soon as possible. There is plenty of parking space to accommodate cars and trailers.

What makes this house unique

Ask about availability of a pontoon boat and or fishing boat, both have 40 HP motors.


Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk is a full over queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 1 Bunk is a full over queen, 2nd bunk is twin over twin
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and twin bed. Also has a full bathroom. 2nd bedroom has queen bed. 3rd bedroom has a full over queen bunk, and 4th bedroom has a full over queen plus a twin over twin bunk. Also have a extra twin mattress in closet. The sofa has a queen sleeper. The bedrooms are small but in total, 5 queen beds, 2 full and 3 twins.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Has extra full size refrigerator in garage along with mini fridge for bait. Fire pit out by lake.


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Family Vacation Rental with sandy bottom
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Lansing, Mi

Better Than Expected!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from this house (not a cottage) where we stayed a week 9/11-17/2017. From the pictures I knew it was going to be a perfect fit for our party of 3 and a dog. The house with the 4 bedrooms and 2 baths were laid out well and the kitchen, dining room and living room were very open to each other. The amenities of cable TV, WIFI, AC and a dishwasher were well appreciated as well as the 2 kayaks, paddle boats and the many lawn chairs available.

The house inside is well maintained except for some aging cushions in the furniture. All the bedrooms were small, but who stays in the bedrooms on vacation. In the kitchen, if you like to cook, bring some better cookware with you, as most of the skillets were pretty much scraped clean of the non-stick coating on them, (we will bring our own the next time). But there were plenty of dishes, baking pans, crock pot, utensils and glasses.

The exterior could benefit from a power washer and soffitt repair, and some of the lawn chairs have seen better summer days in the past. Two picnic tables and a fire pit round out the backyard.

The beach and sandy waters were exactly as described. Water depth is very shallow and good for even very small children. We used the kayaks, but not the pontoon or fishing boat so I can't comment on those. The water is what my dog swam in every day, she thoroughly enjoyed herself running in and out chasing the ball. The yard isn't fenced in, but my dog was very good about staying within her boundaries. I made sure to clean up after her and I even cleaned up prior visiting dog's deposits.

We weren't able to check in on time as the house-keeper was still cleaning. However, we discovered this was not due to her, but to the renters who were there before us. Apparently they took full advantage of the no cleaning fee by making a complete mess for her to clean up including a week's worth of dishes. HOW RUDE CAN PEOPLE BE!?!?

We stuck to eating at the house during this visit and did not see much to do in Lake City. The only place we ate was at the Food Factory and had some of their Frickles, which is one of their signature items. There aren't any cute quaint little shops in town, so other than eating, you would have to go into Cadillac for any of that.

Larry made the entire process of renting very simple and quick. Even before we left, we talked about renting at the same time next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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sterling hgts.,MI

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've rented several places over the years and I must say that this was one of the nicer facilities. The owner, was extremely helpful in expiditing a boat repair. The bedrooms are excellent for large groups. We had 6 Adults and three young children. Everyone had their own bed and there were some left over. More than enough space in great room, little tight for eating but we managed. Cable and internet were excellent. This was a great week for us and may come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. The cottage had enough bedrooms to handle our group. Everything was clean and neat. The kitchen was great for a vacation property. Normally vacation properties do not have any sharp knives to make dinner with...always a so here. We had a very nice washer and dryer to use. Great yard, with swing set and plenty of room for the kids to play...even the Big Kids! The bottom of the lake was perfect for young kids. We all had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time away!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property - Rest & Relaxation!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland, Indiana

Well maintained and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Simply loved this property! Beautifully appointed, well kept, spacious home! The photos don't do it justice. Larry is great to work with! Cannot wait for Labor Day 2017!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ice Fishing stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great rental, great renters, can't wait to get back for another fishing trip. Awesome place.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford Airport
Car: necessary

On the north side of Lake Missaukee, quiet street, plenty of parking, and only minutes from town. Located between Cadillac and Houghton Lake, 30 minutes to either location. Enjoy the sandy beach and dock your boat for water skiing or fishing. pet friendly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $100

Sales tax of 6% on all charges is included.
Pontoon Boat is $350/week
Fishing Boat is $200/week
Both Boats are $450/week

$500 deposit, balance due 30 days prior to rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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