Beautiful Lakefront Home- Sleeps 20(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
8 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
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.
Member since: 2014
- 4300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 11 - May 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Early Summer 2017
May 31 - Jun 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Mid-Late Summer 2017
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas/ New Year 2017
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $400 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $340
- Tax Rate 6%
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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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.
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.
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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)
Pontoon boat available to rent (separate rental)
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
Living room with Dining & Kitchen beyond
Dining area with deck beyond sliding doors and Bristol Lake beyond.
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 two loft bedrooms on upper level- great bunk for kids!
View from house
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
House viewed from canoe-cam.
Lower Level has billiards, Ping-Pong, large TV, comfy furniture, bedroom & patio
5 private bedrooms all with views of lake
Living room on main level w/ view toward beach & lake
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
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
Lots of fun in the winter, too! (House in background)
Quiet early morning- (photo taken from dock).
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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