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Beautiful Lakefront Home- Sleeps 20

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Most windows plus deck and lower patio have panoramic views over Bristol Lake!

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

8 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20

ABOUT OUR PROPERTY:

Our house sits on 6 wooded acres, and from it’s hillside perch, enjoys broad views overlooking Bristol Lake. The property is at the end of a quiet, dead-end drive. It has frontage on Stamm Lake (a 4½ acre spring-fed pond), and from Stamm, the property line follows a stream which flows year-round down to Bristol Lake, on which the property has 125 feet of frontage. Bristol is a 165-acre all-sports lake and is excellent for fishing, swimming and all manner of watersports. We have a sandy beach which drops-off gradually until it reaches a depth of around 3 feet (appx. 20’ from shore). From there the depth falls-off more quickly, eventually reaching a depth of 45 feet at closer to 100 yards from shore. As such, the beach and lakeshore are relatively-friendly to younger children (although we recommend life jackets for non-swimmers). We have a raft which is anchored in deeper water (very safe for diving), we also have a dock to park a boat or to get young anglers closer to the many bass & bluegill which hover at the drop-off. Between the house & the shore we have a large grassy yard with enough trees to give some comfortable shade in the sunny summer afternoons. We have a hammock in the trees and a fire pit on the beach. The yard is large enough for whiffle-ball, volleyball, croquet or practically any variety of other yard games. The 6 acres of woods have a series of short trails which are fun for a short afternoon stroll.

ABOUT THE HOUSE:

New construction, built with premium materials and systems. At appx. 4,300sf, it has 8 bedrooms, 3½ baths and enough beds to sleep 20 (see plans in photo section). Our kitchen has large areas granite countertop, allowing many participants in food preparation. We have both a large and a small refrigerator, a double-oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, ample cabinets and a walk-in pantry. We have a large dining table as well as folding picnic tables and an umbrella table on the deck (which overlook the lake). There are areas to sit & talk on every level. The lower level has a rec room equipped with both a ping-pong and a pool table. This room opens thru 2 sliding doors onto a patio (which also overlooks the lake). A TV room on the upper level is great for kids watching late-night movies.

ABOUT THE BRISTOL LAKE COMMUNITY:

Bristol Lake offers a wonderful mix of active recreation and quiet relaxation. Many of the property-owners on the lake live here year-round. It is our desire to offer this vacation rental to families which will appreciate the serenity of this community and be respectful of our neighbors. Keeping noise levels low (especially after dark), maintaining slow speeds on the entry drive, and keeping the grounds in good order are all elements of making a visit satisfying to all involved. If you choose to book with us, we ask that you make a commitment to be a good neighbor.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We require that a responsible renter over the age of 25 be present with group...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please discuss with owner. Additional cleaning fee applies for pets who come indoors....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table

Theme

  • Away From It All

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large w/ plenty of cabinets & granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven & cooktop...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    1 large & 1 small...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Contact owner...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
May 11 - May 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,400
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $700
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,000
Early Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$600 $700
Fri, Sat
$4,000
Mid-Late Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,900
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$500 $700
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,200
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$550 $650
Fri, Sat
$3,000
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$650
$2,800
Christmas/ New Year 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$650
$2,800
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $600
Fri, Sat
$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $400 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $340
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Pontoon Boat is available for rent at a rate of $120/day (3-day minimum) or $600/week

Our property is in a single-family residential zoning district. We rent only to families, not companies or unrelated groups.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/22/2017
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Location

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort
34 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bittersweet Ski Resort
65 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oval Beach, Saugatuck, MI

Car: Necessary

Our property is centrally located in southwest Michigan, within a 3-hour drive from Chicago and Detroit. The region is known for it’s rolling hills, golf courses and hundreds of lakes. It is a place where recreation awaits year-round! No matter what your outdoor pleasure, from golf to water sports to horseback riding, you can find it here in our beautiful natural surroundings.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Bristol Lake vacation home is owned by 2 families: Ray and Sue Micham, and Dan and Janel Garno. Sue and Dan are sister and brother, in a family of 15 children. Our family has, for many years, rented a vacation property to get everyone together, once a year, for a reunion celebration. About 11 years ago, we decided it was time to start our journey of finding the right property and developing it into our families' 'own' place to gather. We stumbled upon this 6 acre parcel of dense trees and brush, of which we could not even see through to the lake. We wandered around until we saw glimpses of the beautiful, quiet lake peeking through. We were sold! Once we had purchased, we formulated a long-term plan, which included a series of property improvements, and eventually we built our home. It has been a long process of getting to where we are now, and as of this past Summer, we decided to finish things up and start renting out for other families to enjoy as well. Ray and Sue live in Northwestern Ohio with their 6 children, ages 5-18. Dan and Janel live in Southern Michigan with their 6 children, ages 3-13. Our kids are all very active, and have enjoyed fishing, catching turtles, frogs, and snakes, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and water sports during the warm months, and ice skating, sledding and ski trips during the cold months. We also enjoy taking a 1 hour and 15 minute drive over to the charming town of Sagatuk, on the coast of Lake Michigan. It is our hope that your family will also make lots of good memories and experience the relaxation, peace, and fellowship that we have found, gathered at Bristol Lake.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/22/2017

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Photos

  • Most windows plus deck and lower patio have panoramic views over Bristol Lake!

    Most windows plus deck and lower patio have panoramic views over Bristol Lake!

  • Featured house is on the right- we also rent the house next door (VRBO 728241)

    Featured house is on the right- we also rent the house next door (VRBO 728241)

  • Pontoon boat available to rent (separate rental)

    Pontoon boat available to rent (separate rental)

  • Main Level- Living, Kitchen, Dining, Pantry & walk-out deck with tables & grill

    Main Level- Living, Kitchen, Dining, Pantry & walk-out deck with tables & grill

  • Loft level bedrooms can be great for groups of children.  TV space in middle

    Loft level bedrooms can be great for groups of children. TV space in middle

  • Living room with Dining & Kitchen beyond

    Living room with Dining & Kitchen beyond

  • Dining area with deck beyond sliding doors and Bristol Lake beyond.

    Dining area with deck beyond sliding doors and Bristol Lake beyond.

  • Seating area in rec room on lower level.

    Seating area in rec room on lower level.

  • One of the 5 bedrooms on the 2nd level- other 4 bedrooms are similar.

    One of the 5 bedrooms on the 2nd level- other 4 bedrooms are similar.

  • One of the two loft bedrooms on upper level- great bunk for kids!

    One of the two loft bedrooms on upper level- great bunk for kids!

  • View from house

    View from house

  • The lake is a little over a mile from end-to-end, so works well for watersports.

    The lake is a little over a mile from end-to-end, so works well for watersports.

  • 6 acres of property with frontage on 2 lakes connected by a stream

    6 acres of property with frontage on 2 lakes connected by a stream

  • House viewed from canoe-cam.

    House viewed from canoe-cam.

  • Lower Level has billiards, Ping-Pong, large TV, comfy furniture, bedroom & patio

    Lower Level has billiards, Ping-Pong, large TV, comfy furniture, bedroom & patio

  • 5 private bedrooms all with views of lake

    5 private bedrooms all with views of lake

  • Living room on main level w/ view toward beach & lake

    Living room on main level w/ view toward beach & lake

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Rec room on lower level- (we have a Ping-Pong top that sits on the pool table)

    Rec room on lower level- (we have a Ping-Pong top that sits on the pool table)

  • Covered patio with comfy furniture makes a great place to get out of the sun

    Covered patio with comfy furniture makes a great place to get out of the sun

  • Bedroom on lower level- there is also a futon in this room.

    Bedroom on lower level- there is also a futon in this room.

  • Private beach area with soft sand, shallow-water play area, raft and fire pit

    Private beach area with soft sand, shallow-water play area, raft and fire pit

  • Lots of fun in the winter, too!  (House in background)

    Lots of fun in the winter, too! (House in background)

  • Quiet early morning- (photo taken from dock).

    Quiet early morning- (photo taken from dock).

VRBO #513026

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017

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