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4 Bedrooms 3 Baths, on 3 Levels Plus 1,800 Sq Ft of Decks on Starvation Lake

(26 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath (sleeps 10) Decks, Fire pit, 2 Kayakas, Dock and swim platform

After following a long beautiful wooded drive you will arrive at our three-story lake house overlooking pristine Starvation Lake. Step onto our covered porch and begin your relaxing vacation. Upon entering you will find yourself in a tree house setting, bright open floor plan, wood ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Starvation Lake. This level includes a private bedroom with a king size bed, closets and a bathroom with a tub/shower. Down the hall a newly renovated, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances and peninsula for eating awaits you. Or, you can dine at our large table overlooking the lake. Better about dining al fresco on the first floor deck with spectacular views. A homey living room complete with a wood burning fireplace, 42' flat screen TV, including cable, makes the first level a place you'll never want to leave.

Want some solitude? Choose the upstairs master bedroom, with a king size bed and private balcony overlooking the lake. Imagine yourself waking up to a serene view of the sun rising over the lake, while enjoying a cup of coffee from your in-room coffee pot. This floor also has a bedroom with a double bed and bathroom with a shower.

If you prefer the feel of the North, head down to our walkout level. You will find a rustic living room, bedroom with two full-sized beds, laundry, and bathroom with large shower. Walk out the sliding glass door onto our 1,800 square foot, three-level deck which leads to the beach and dock. This area offers plenty of space for family and friends to chat, read, eat, play, nap, relax and enjoy the views.

For your convenience we have a washer and dryer, baby pack-n-play, high chair, life jackets, beach towels, chairs and sand toys, on site.

Starvation Lake is a spring fed all-sports lake. Motorized crafts are allowed from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. This give you plenty of time to play on the water and still sleep in or enjoy the peacefulness of the woods. Public access is located at the North end of the lake for easy launching of your boat or jet skis. Swim in the crystal clear lake; sun bathe or fish for brown trout (stocked annually by the DNR) off our 30' dock. At night sit around the fire pit and enjoy s'mores while gazing at the clear star-filled skies.

We are just minutes from the trails and seasonal roads where you can ride your dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.

Are cities and great food your thing? We are centrally located between Bellaire/Shanty Creek, Lakes of the North, Boyne, Gaylord, Traverse City and Petoskey; you can even plan a day trip to Macinaw Island. Throughout the year, there are a variety of festivals, fairs and farmers markets in the area for you to enjoy.

Our lake house is the perfect place for your peaceful get away. Just pack your bags and let your vacation begin.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2030 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We have a Pack-n-Play and High Chair, along with a selection of plastic dishes & cups....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to allergies we are unable to accept pets of any kind. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 double

    Walkout level...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    2nd Floor - Pack and play available...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    1st Floor - Tempurpedic King size mattress...moreless

  • All beds have high thread count luxury linens provided. Extra pillows and blankets available....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Walk-out Level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Towels included in each bath. One bath towel per person, plus hand towels and wash cloths. Each bath has a memory foam bathmat. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • All rooms have ceiling fans for your comfort. We do not have air conditioning. There is usually a very nice breeze off the lake, so with the windows and fans you are usually quite comfortable. Local maps and tourist information provided....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Blue Ray player upstairs DVD player on walkout level...moreless

  • Games:

    Checkers, Yahtzee, Uno, Sorry, Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Connect Four, Scrabble, Skip-Bo, Cribbage, Chess, Sequence, Domino's Backgamon, puzzles and playing cards just to name some. ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen, wall mounted can be seen from kitchen, dining or living rooms. 2nd TV on walk out level....moreless

  • Toys:

    Variety of Beach toys. Small outside table with pretend grill for the children on back deck. ...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Wii with basic game and guitar hero....moreless

  • Video Library:

    100's of DVD's for your use. Adult and Children....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Walk down the steps off the deck to our beach with a dock and fire pit....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Great views of the lake from the decks on all three levels. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Starvation Lake is a clean, quiet, all-sports lake. Great fishing, swimming and boating....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room has view of the lake. Table expands to hold 10. Folding chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Natural Wood Burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Has beautiful views of the lake, natural fireplace, flat screen tv and sliding doors to main floor deck....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample Parking with room for your boat or RV's. No campers please. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    We do not have a land line. We do have a cell phone booster, however, Service is spotty around the lake do to all the trees....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One set of towels is provided for each guest. Additional beach towels are available for use outside....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    10 cup Bunn coffee pot and coffee grinder in kitchen. Upstairs Master bedroom has a Gevalia coffee pot with programmable brewer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    10 place settings of dishes, silverware and glasses. Four slice toaster, blender, George Forman grill, crock pot, hand mixer, can opener & waffle maker. Also, all basic kitchen pans and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Well equiped, newly updated kitchen with Stainless appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    On 1st and 2nd levels with great views of the lake. Seating provided on both levels....moreless

  • Boat:

    12' Row Boat - No high speed boats between 6:30 pm and 10:00 am...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large three level deck leading to the beach. Main deck has picnic table, child's picnic table, Table with umbrella and two lounge chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks are included for use on our lake. They can not be removed from our property. $300.00 value if rented elsewhere. ...moreless



from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 31 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%


Check in after 4:00 pm - Checkout by 11:00am. Maximum occupancy 10 people.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hide-Away Bar
Mancelona, MI, USA
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We bought this lake house when we both had busy careers and two teenage children. It provided us the perfect spot for family gatherings or a peaceful romantic getaway. Now we are both retired and the children are grown and moved away. This special place does not get used as often so we thought it was a great time to share it with other families to enjoy and make wonderful memories.

Why the Owner Chose Mancelona, MI, USA:
This property was perfect for us because of the proximity to the snowmobile trails in winter and the quiet crystal clear lake in the summer. You are surrounded by nature, but can be in multiple towns within an hour.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with this property the minute we drove into the long wooded driveway and saw the view of the lake. This lake is not well know but is quiet,beautiful and clean. Every season has something special to offer its visitors.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Sunrise over Starvation Lake.

    Sunrise over Starvation Lake.

  • View out picture window, from kitchen.

    View out picture window, from kitchen.

  • View of sunrise from 1st floor deck

    View of sunrise from 1st floor deck

  • Kitchen includes a dishwasher.

    Kitchen includes a dishwasher.

  • 1st Floor deck.  Enjoy a meal or play a game while enjoying this view.

    1st Floor deck. Enjoy a meal or play a game while enjoying this view.

  • Master Bedroom with King bed

    Master Bedroom with King bed

  • French doors out to 2nd floor deck. Great place for a morning cup of coffee

    French doors out to 2nd floor deck. Great place for a morning cup of coffee

  • 2nd floor bathroom with shower

    2nd floor bathroom with shower

  • Walkout level Family room. Exit to grill, picnic table and lake

    Walkout level Family room. Exit to grill, picnic table and lake

  • Waterfront view from the lake.

    Waterfront view from the lake.

  • Fire Pit area with great view of the lake

    Fire Pit area with great view of the lake

  • Back of House

    Back of House

  • Full moon over the lake.

    Full moon over the lake.

  • Newly updated kitchen.

    Newly updated kitchen.

  • Dining room table expands and can accommodate ten people

    Dining room table expands and can accommodate ten people

  • 1st Floor Family room

    1st Floor Family room

  • Master bedroom, private coffee bar

    Master bedroom, private coffee bar

  • 4th bedroom - second floor- double bed

    4th bedroom - second floor- double bed

  • Walkout family room.

    Walkout family room.

  • Bedroom on walkout level, with two double beds

    Bedroom on walkout level, with two double beds

  • Bathroom on walkout level with large shower

    Bathroom on walkout level with large shower

  • Dock & Waterfront May 2016. 20 year record high water.

    Dock & Waterfront May 2016. 20 year record high water.

VRBO #455743

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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