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On Beautiful School Section Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Space for 2-4 more

On beautiful School Section Lake the view looks directly at the the island with great northern pines and hundreds of acres of county property that leave the view spectacular. Our property has several mature trees to find the shade and plenty of open space to enjoy the sun. The large deck with Clearview windows that obstruct nothing from outside or inside the home. A spacious ranch style home with all the amenities you will need. Patios with relaxing, comfortable cushion chairs and umbrella. Fire pit for those special evenings. We even provide firewood! And then there is the fishing! Over 5600 Walleye have been planted.

Bryan Gilreath
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Bryan Gilreath

Our Family is from Lansing and Grand Rapids, MI. We love Michigan. Summer time at the lake has given us our best memories. We are so excited to have our kids and Grandkids spend time with us to provide them with the special memories they will have.

Bryan Gilreath purchased this house in 2013

Why Bryan Gilreath chose West Central

We have also been renters for many years. In 2003 we rented on School Section Lake and it became one of our favorite lake's in Michigan. When we realized this year we could finally get our lakefront property this is the ONLY lake we looked at. We love it that much. We finally made the decision to purchase this property because we were struck with the incredible view. We are directly across from this gorgeous colorful island with nothing but mature trees. And beyond that you see the hundreds of acres of county land that is free of cabins and left as nature intended it to be. We also realized quickly this is a home. It is beautiful and fully equipped with everything you need. You only need to bring your clothes, food and drink and plan on having everything else already here. The lake is special. It is well maintained by the Association for weed control, the clearest water around and this incredible 'up north feel'. It has character with the island, peninsulas and amazing mature pines. There is a county park on the lake that has an amazing swimming area and walking trails. However this is still a semi-private lake. The lake only allows boats with motors less than 10hp. We as property owners can have as we please. And this courtesy is extended to you if you choose to bring a boat or Jet Ski.

What makes this house unique

We don't want your experience to stop at the end of the dock. We have kayak's, paddle boat and swim platform. You can also bring your own boat or rent a pontoon if desired.The semi-private lake keeps boat traffic down. The morning, late evening no-wake's and all sports during the day it the perfect balance of peaceful cruising, fishing and the fun of an all-sports lake when you just want to get out and enjoy the water and the sun.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

On Beautiful School Section Lake
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Repeat Visit Same Result !

  • 5 of 5

Second visit the same as the first, EXCELLENT !!! First thing is the cleanliness. The home was spotless. Property is just as photos show. Excellent lake views and location. Owner is responsive to all needs. Went there to relax and fish and had plenty of both. Can't wait to return next year...only complaint would be I lost too many fish once I had them hooked.....but I guess that's my fault.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great Labor Day weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property over Labor Day weekend and had the best time! The property owner was so attentive to all of our questions. He chopped wood ready for the fireplace and a great welcome basket! He made sure the boat was up and ready for use and the place was in perfect shape for a group of 10 of us! The owner even had an instruction manual ready for how-to's around the house. As part of the manual he gave us detailed information about where to find all the life jackets in the boat and when the sheriff did his usual 'check for vests' he said we were the "most prepared crew he's seen in awhile!" Will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had! Enough room for 6 adults and a 2 1/2 year-old grandson. Thanks for the gate on the deck, it kept our "little fish" high and dry when needed. Nice swimming/beach area. Borrowed the tube and towed behind our boat- lots of fun. Did some fishing, enjoyed the campfires, played card games and just relaxed. The house was clean and supplied with everything we needed. Thanks Bryan! Hope to be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was perfect for our family and needs!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying on School Section Lake. The house was perfect for our needs. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The beach is set up perfect for young children. It's nice and sandy. No sea weed or rocks. My children loved the floating dock to swim out to. We would definitely stay with them again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week, Outstanding Place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this house for our week long summer family vacation. This is my kind of vacation, especially with young kids. It's so easy to relax here, enjoy my family and the peacefulness of the lake and have no worries. This place has everything you need. Pack your clothes, food and bikes. That's it. Everything else is here! Even a washer and dryer so we didn't have to pack much clothing and a grocery store five minutes away. This house is perfect for families, with a great little beach and shallow, sandy swimming area. We made use of the kayaks, paddle board and paddle boat every day and had a fire nearly every night. Naps on the front porch, eating delicious meals off the grill in all of the four eating areas, ice cream at the local shop, bike rides and morning runs down the pretty private road...Take Me Back is all I have to say. And we will be back :) Thanks for the great hospitality in your perfect vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Mecosta Michigan

Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view, great array of water toys available, large sleeping, eating, and family areas...very nice for a large family.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Antlers Fireside Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
They Royal, St. Ives, Tullymore
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 131
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
School Section Lake Campground

School Section Lake is a treasure among a beautiful area surround by the Tri-Lakes and Canadian Lakes. This Semi-Private all sports lake has the clearest water of all. World Class Golf Courses The Royal, St. Ives and Tullymore are within minutes. All with award winning restaurants. Located between Mount Pleasant, MI and Big Rapids you are only 20 minutes from anything you would need. Don't forget to check out the Blue Lake Tavern. Sits above Blue Lake with really great view, food and beverage!


Rates & Availability

Mecosta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Out of Season
Sep 7 2016 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Mecosta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 queen , Spacious with vanity, flat screen and plenty of closet space
    Middle Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Bunks for the kids with pack and play available
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    The Cozy Room - 1 double
    4 Seasons Room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , A pullout couch and a fold out futon located in this room
  • There is also space for 2-4 more using the provided portable mattresses in the 4 Seasons Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Nearby amenities - Within 5 minutes you are near a full-size grocery store, gas station, convenience store, pizza parlor (with delivery), family restaurant, fishing license office, post office, banks, health centers, beauty parlor, fudge shop, flower shop, video store, and an Ace Hardware. The Royal, St. Ives and Tullymore golf courses also have their own restaurants and mini-golf. Soaring Eagle Casino is only 30 minutes away.

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