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Near Timber Ridge Ski Resort, Indoor Pool, On Private Small Lake, Very Private

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 Baths, 6000+ Sq Ft Home On 10 Acres. Indoor Pool And Private Lake

Great winter rates with new 2 night minimum for January to mid May stays. Weekly specials too. Check us out, make some memories. This home is a family, group, and kid friendly home however NO PROM GROUPS or high school groups allowed. It is in a rural area and very private. The private lake is suitable for fishing (bass, bluegills and catfish) but don't expect large catches or large fish. Other lake uses include kayaking and paddle boating, also ice skating if the lake freezes in the winter. We are under an hour drive from Lake Michigan for all of your big water needs. There is a basketball hoop in cemented parking area for all ages. Other outdoor amenities include 2 decks looking out over the lake. The lower deck has a large propane grill for outdoor cooking. This 2 level deck has a table with umbrella and chairs. Numerous other lounge chairs are also available for use on the deck and pool. The upper deck off the den and master bedroom has additional dinning and seating areas. The house is surrounded by woods with an abundance of wildlife such as deer, turkey, water fowl and birds.

The home has a Master Bedroom with Bath (king size bed), Guest Bedroom (king size bed), Living Room, Den/with big screen TV, Formal Dinning Room, Kitchen with Breakfast Room and a Bath on the main level. There is also a heated 3 car garage attached to the house. On the lower level there are 3 Bedrooms. Two bedrooms (1 double bed the other has 2 twin beds and 2 doubles) are connecting by a Jack and Jill bath with a large walk-in closet. The 3rd bedroom on lower level (queen bed) is across from the 4th bathroom. The lower level has a Family/TV room with a 3-D TV. This room also has a game table with chairs. On this level there is also a Laundry/Office area, mechanical room and the Arizona Room which has 2 queen hide-a-beds, a pool table with ping pong top and is a good place for children to play. From the Arizona Room you have access to the Indoor Pool. This room has a keypad entry system for safety reasons. The Pool has access to the lower deck. All rooms in the house are large which leaves room to bring extra blow up beds. Just remember to bring your own bedding for these beds.

There is satellite TV, DVD/blueray player, a few DVD's . One TV is 3-D so bring glasses (there are a few in the house) and 3D movies is you wish. Upstairs in the Living Room there is a small printer that can be used. As we are surrounded by trees cell phones are not always reliable. Verizon does well but sometimes you need to be close to windows.

Kitchen is stocked with basic cooking needs. This is a large people friendly kitchen so several people can work at the same time. There is a crock pot, griddle, waffle maker, microwave, toaster, vegetable steamer, hand mixer, ice crusher, food chopper, coffee bean grinder and coffee pot. Plates, bowls, cups, glassware and silverware for 24.

The size of the home allows for many people to be together or alone. With the Den, Living Room, Family Room and Arizona Room there is room for the TV watchers and non watchers to co-exist. Sound does not travel from room to room and by closing doors almost any room can be a place to relax.

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Beth Soisson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Beth Soisson

We are the Soisson's. We have 10 children. Our youngest three are still at home. We love to relax at our home, play golf, and watch our children participate in numerous extra curricular activities.

Beth Soisson purchased this house in 1999

Why Beth Soisson chose Southwest

This gorgeous property came to our attention at a time when we wanted to get out of the city life we were experiencing. We were raising seven children and this seemed the perfect backdrop for that to happen. The woods have a walking path, the lake, although privately shared by two owners, is large enough to use our pontoon boat yet small enough we could allow our children to swim in the waters and use kayaks. The indoor pool allowed for swimming even in the Michigan winters. The property provides enough hill we are able to use the back driveway for a sledding hill. There are deer, turkey, and other wild animals here to enjoy as well. It was a perfect fit.

What makes this house unique

This property allows visitors to stop and relax. The quality workmanship of the home allows you to relax undisturbed even as the kids are downstairs playing hard you can sit and have a cup of coffee on the deck or look out the windows while nature provides squirrels, turkey, deer, and/or birds for your enjoyment. You are within 15 minutes of two ski resorts for winter sports enthusiasts, 30-45 minutes from Lake Michigan, and 20-30 minutes from two malls if you want to adventure out. This property includes the ability to entertain without going anywhere. The indoor pool, larger hills for sledding in the winter, and lake for summer fun provides hours of enjoyable entertainment without taking the car out of the three car garage!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Near Timber Ridge Ski Resort, Indoor Pool, On Private Small Lake, Very Private
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

HUGE Rental; Private & Secluded!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to do something special with my son, 7, who was just recently diagnosed with brain cancer and has a very grim prognosis. 15 of my family members (6 adults & 9 children) stayed here right after Christmas. We had such a wonderful time! Quality family time was spent relaxing and playing games and swimming in the HUMONGOUS pool, which is bigger than some hotel pools I've seen! We were truly amazed! Very private and secluded and has a gorgeous view of the night sky over the private lake right in the backyard. There was plenty of room/beds for everyone to sleep comfortably. The owners are very accommodating and replied to all of my questions promptly when inquiring about the property. We would love to make a return visit in the near future and hopefully make it an annual tradition!! Thank you Beth & John for the wonderful memories that will be cherished forever...

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Ten adults and three young boys had an absolutely wonderful weekend. The pool is amazing. Gaming option inside kept everyone going and the driveway served as a great sledding hill for the boys. Kitchen area combines visiting with food preparation. Plans to do it all again sometime. Very helpful & accommodating owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad our home helped provide memories for your family as it has for years for our own family. We welcome your return visit to create additional memories! Beth
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Perfect multi-family get together house

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to do an early Thanksgiving with three families together and finding this property made the weekend absolutely perfect. There was more than enough room for the six kids to roam and play for the entire weekend even during the winter! Everyone had a bed to sleep in although the 10 year old decided that he HAD to sleep on the awesome couch in the family room, we think it was so he could play video games after bed but everyone was happy. The setting is beautiful and Dad and I had coffee watching the deer drinking from the private lake in the morning. The kitchen was perfect for us to make cut out Christmas cookies and cook an entire Thanksgiving meal. The indoor pool was the icing on the cake. We could've spent a week there instead of a weekend and had a great time together. There were large enough spaces to gather together but enough separation where people could spread out into smaller groups without issue. Everything was well maintained and the owner was absolutely wonderful to work with. Everyone left there with big smiles on their faces and the kids are already asking when are we going to do this again - the adults are in full agreement! Thanks for a great memory.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even great in the winter

  • 5 of 5

Driving up to the house for the first time I was unsure that it was big enough for the 18 people we were going to have there. But when Eva opened the door and started showing me around I was stunned. There was PLENTY of room for everyone. There were places to gather as small groups or everyone in the same spot. It was a cozy spot with a lived in feel. The best part was keeping the kids busy with the indoor pool, the 3-D tv, and the game room. It was pretty cold but some of us even went out on the paddle boat on the small private lake (shared with another house on the other side of the lake.) We did most of the cooking at the house but there is a restaurant in Gobles called The Robins Nest, and it is amazing! Small town feel, small town cheery staff, and really good food.

Just a few cautions, none of these made the trip un-enjoyable, but just so you can prepare. The house is very remote, or at least I thought so, and cell phone service is sketchy. I had no service but was able to connect to the Wi-Fi. Even so, I didn't get texts or the ability to make a call. It was fine because my stay was a getaway from life weekend. There are plenty of dishes but not a great deal of pots and pans....especially to cook for 18 people. We made do but if you have that many people bring a large pot or two if you plan to cook.

This is our family's third annual sibling get-together and everyone thought this was the best place in which we have stayed. Have fun when you go!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home for large families

  • 5 of 5

Such a peaceful, scenic location! The pool, patios, porches and gathering areas were ideal for our family of 20. Great owners to work with!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was really nice! Plenty of room and lots of fun stuff to do.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were easy to work with and the property was nice. They have some crazy showers in the house that were good conversation pieces! Overall a very nice place, I would go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: necessary

Home is within 2 miles of Timber Ridge Ski Area

Kal-Haven Trail is also within 2 miles good for hiking and bicycle riding.


Rates & Availability

Gobles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Off season Special
Mar 19 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $99

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Gobles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Jack/Jill Bath between Bedrooms 3 & 4 toilet room, 2 showers
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brown Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Blue Bath Main- Walk-in shower w/seat & handheld faucet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath with steam shower, jetted soaking tub, sinks
  • Master Bath, steam shower, jetted soaking tub, and double sinks. Blue Bath with Sit down Shower Jack and Jill Bath with Showers Brown Bath with Tub & Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 3rd downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main floor bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Boy's Downstairs Bedroom doubles with twin trundles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Girl's Downstairs Bedroom Queen with pullout twin
  • Master Bedroom - King Size Bed Guest Bedroom - King Size Bed Lower Bedroom - Queen Bed Boy's Bedroom - 2 Twin Beds & 2 Double Beds Girl's Bedroom - Queen Bed All Bedrooms are Large with plenty of floor room for blow up beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Excellent for Family Reunions, Couples Week-end, Corporate Retreats, Church Ski Groups or Retreats. Enough room for large groups but also places to seek seclusion within the same walls.

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