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On Beautiful School Section Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.


Mecosta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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On Beautiful School Section Lake
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Ice fishing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a great place for my group's annual ice fishing trip! The house was nice and we were able to squeeze 10 guys and an exorbitant amount of gear into it. Meal preparation was easy and the amenities available made for wonderfiul eats throughout the weekend. What a great deal! The lake is great for ice fishing as the whole lake is easily accessible by foot. All around a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent Christmas here (again)... it was wonderful, comfortable, and petfect

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family reunited for a long weekend at this property. It is a very basic cottage on an inland Michigan lake, but it was clean and comfortable. The layout was ample for our large group to just hang out, play games, and eat meals together. The kitchen was stocked with condiments and cookware, probably more than the average VRBO rental I have experienced. There were plenty of towels, toiletries, etc. The owners were easy to communicate with, and the instructions left for us were clear and concise. We saw loons, deer, and plenty of wildlife even while just sitting at the table eating breakfast. Yes! Michigan!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you can ask for and more;

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything you need to have a relaxing and fun stay. It is very clean and confortable. I will recommend this to anyone that is looking for an awesome view and fun in a lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house right on the lake! Enjoyed a relaxing weekend and caught some fish right off the dock. Bryan was very helpful and promptly responded to our questions, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this clean and cozy cottage! This place is ideal for a relaxing time at the lake. The owner has stocked this place with everything you need. We were even greeted with a lovely gift basket. We were in the area for a family reunion, so we didn't get to use the water toys that are provided. However, we loved our time we were able to spend there, and the view of the lake from the kitchen table and deck was beautiful. We all enjoyed our morning coffee watching the mist over the lake as the sun came up. Hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bryan Gilreath
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Mecosta

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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