Lakefront House on Beautiful Northern Michigan Lake(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
WE WILL BE OPENING FOR THE 2017 SEASON IN THE SPRING. . . WE ARE ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS NOW!!
Listen to the call of the loons from a modern, 3 bedroom, 2 bath A-frame house located on the shores of serene, 415 acre Avery Lake near Lewiston, MI. A quiet place to appreciate nature and just relax. Area wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, bald eagles and more. Enjoy excellent fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye, pike and panfish. Fly fishing for smallmouth bass is great in the summer and fall, and we encourage catch and release. Three kayaks, a canoe, a row boat (on which you can put your own outboard motor, up to 15hp) and a new STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD are provided. Numerous trout streams are nearby too.
Much of the lake is surrounded by Mackinaw State Forest, which provides miles of trails for snowmobiling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, hiking and thousands of acres for hunting. About a half hour drive to the fabulous Garland Resort for golfing or cross-country skiing or less than an hour drive to Gaylord, the Golf Mecca of the Midwest.
Montmorency County is probably one of the least developed counties of northern Michigan. Much of the county consists of state forest land. The area abounds in beautiful lakes and clear trout streams. Very close to Avery Lake, are small streams like Hunt Creek and Gilchrist Creek, each having gin-clear water with good populations of brown trout. Canada Creek is just north of Atlanta, and has some surprisingly good brook trout fishing. About 25 miles directly south, the Au Sable River flows through Huron National Forest and is designated a National Wild and Scenic River in this stretch. Great opportunities for floating this river exist, and you are welcome to transport our canoes and/or kayaks to the river for a great day of fishing or just enjoying nature.
In the northwest part of Montmorency County, the beautiful Pigeon River State Forest has abundant small lakes and some very decent trout streams as well. Try fishing on the East Branch of the Black River, or the Main Branch of the Black for wild brookies, or the Sturgeon River or the Pigeon River for brookies, rainbows and browns. All are within about a 30 to 45 minute drive from Avery Lake.
For golfers, Garland Resort is probably one of the nicest courses in the area. And of course there are the many fabulous courses in the Gaylord area.
Great dining is found at the Lewiston Lodge, about a 20 minute drive from Avery Lake, between the huge lakes of East Twin and West Twin. Lewiston, Michigan is located on East Twin and has a decent grocery store and additional great restaurants - like the Redwood Steak House.
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- 1500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
Great for young children as water is very shallow, sandy bottom, immediately in front of lakeside deck. Deeper water just further out, which has submerged logs on which swimmers can stand on. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The house is an 'A' Frame. The master bedroom is on second floor, with its own bathroom. The other two bedrooms are on first floor, with bathroom just across the hall. WE DO REQUEST THAT GUESTS BRING THEIR OWN SHEETS AND TOWELS. The various sizes of the beds are listed on the Rental Agreement, which we email to you....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- If you are looking for a place to just kick back and relax, our house on Avery Lake is for you! My wife and I absolutely love being there and I think you will too. It is also a great place to use as a base for exploring the area, as there are numerous trout streams, rivers to kayak, trails to walk and bike on, other lakes to explore/fish, in the area. I love to fly fish on Avery Lake with poppers - both smallmouth and largemouth bass love 'em. Great to canoe or kayak on the Au Sable River too, just a 35 minute drive south from Avery Lake. We also enjoy bicycling around the lake, especially because so much of it is surrounded by state forest land. Fall has some of the greatest weather, and starting about mid-September, the foliage starts to gradually change, exploding into full color during October. I can't fail to mention what a delight it is to swim in water that is about the highest quality lake water you will find in Michigan. ...moreless
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- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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- Wildlife Viewing
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- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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There are wonderful decks on all sides of house, each with their own unique view. Back side decks look out onto wild marsh area. . . front and side deck look out onto lake. Some decks have roof...moreless
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We keep the area surrounding the house in as much of a natural state as we can. There is an area near the drive up area that could be used for outdoor games. It also has a nice fire pit for guest use...moreless
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Spring, Summer and Fall
Apr 15 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
During the Summer, we rent ONLY by the week, and our weeks run from Sundays to the following Saturday. The rate for the week is $1200. During the Fall and Spring, we do rent for shorter periods, with a 2 night minimum stay. Limit of 6 guests during any one rental period. For stays of three nights or less, the rate is $225 per night. For stays of four nights or more, the rate is $200 per night. We do request guests to bring their own sheets and towels. We do require guests to fill out and sign a Rental Agreement, and we send the Agreement to guests by email.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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This is a nature-lovers paradise! So many trails to explore on state forest land; mountain biking opportunities on back roads; running, swimming, etc. Grocery shopping abut 9 miles away. Good restaurants in Lewiston and Atlanta; Golfing at Garland is about a 25 minute drive. All the fabulous golf courses around Gaylord are an easy drive from the house.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We are Dan and Cheryl, and although we actually purchased the property in 2003, it has been in our family since the mid 70s. We both grew up in Toledo, Ohio, but we have been coming to beautiful Avery Lake since the late 60s, when we camped at the state forest campground. We now divide our time between Avery Lake, Ohio, and Florida.
Why the Owner Chose Atlanta, MI, USA:
We absolutely love the area that Avery Lake is located in. It is so removed from the hustle-bustle of downstate life. It is located in Montmorency County, which is probably the least developed of all the counties the northern part of lower Michigan. The lake water is of the highest quality. The drinking water comes from an 80 foot well and we think its the best! We have two (now adult) children who were practically raised at Avery Lake in the summer, and they come back each year for a wonderful family reunion. The memories of this place are an important part of all of our lives, and Cheryl and Dan want to share with you the beauty that the house and area offer.
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Lakeside deck with row boat that may be used by guests
Living room area
Downstairs bedroom with double bed
Upstairs master bedroom with queen-sized bed
Kayaking in front of house
Sunset from front deck
We love kayaking!!
One of the springs feeding the lake, this one on N. side. You can walk to it!
Birch clump near house
Quiet morning paddle
A nice Avery Lake Smallie caught by Dan (owner) on a fly
View of house from lake
View of lake from front deck
Living room area; (note: TV has been updated since date of photo!)
View of lake from front of house
Downstairs bedroom with twin beds
Two-track road leading to house. . . great for jogging, biking, hiking, walking.
Kayaking on Au Sable River, just south of Avery Lake
Fall colors on lake. We love the fall! So quiet and peaceful.
Foggy morning on Avery Lake. There are some nice islands on the lake.
Swimming is great! Lake is fed by numerous springs running down from hills.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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