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Beautiful Turtle Lake Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 bath, Located at the Waters Edge

This beautiful year round home is located just 2 miles north of Marcell right off State Hwy 38 in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. The property consists of a level lot with nearly 300 ft of sandy lakeshore!

The home consists of one level living with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, dining room, living room, full kitchen and a large 4 season porch. Views of the lake are abundant from nearly every room. There is also a large deck that walks out from the porch and the master bedroom.

The rooms consist of a variety of bunk beds, queen size beds and king bed. There is also a queen bed sofa sleeper in the 4 season porch. The home is set up with a washer and dryer, internet, satellite, and central air.

The outside consists of a private paved boat ramp!! No need to go to the public access, you can put your boat in on site and hook it right up to the dock. The home is nestled on 4 acres of wooded land with a manicured lawn and sandy shoreline.

No matter the season this home is a wonderful getaway. Whether it is summer fun, fall colors, or a winter wonderland, this home can accomodate all your needs!!

Enjoy the feeling of up north serenity, while being close to all the amenities. Restaurants, gas stations, a golf course, and endless walking trails are all located within 10 miles!! But, if you need to go to the 'Big Town', Grand Rapids is only 30 miles south. There you can find countless golf courses, a movie theatre, and shopping.

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Schmitz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

About Brenda Schmitz

The home is owned by a family that lives in Indiana. The property managers, Brenda and Tim, have known this family for a long time!! The owners want others to experience and enjoy the "up north lake life" when they are unable to be there.

Why Brenda Schmitz chose Bigfork

There is no better setting on Turtle Lake! Beautiful sunsets, great fishing and the peaceful call of the loons await you!

What makes this house unique

This home and property is easy to fall in love with the minute you arrive. Sit down and relax with a glass of wine and let the hustle and bustle of the city fade away!


Bigfork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 4 Bedrooms. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are connected. The first room has a set of bunk beds and connects to the second room which has a queen size bed. Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. Bedroom 4 is a master with a king size bed. Our home sleeps 8 adults or children. We do not encourage more than 8 guests. However, there is a pull out sofa bed on the 4 season porch and two additional guests may be considered at an additional rate of $250 per guest per week.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderfully long weekend at this lake home. Although we had rain for 2 days off and on it did not stop us from boating and fishing. Beautiful beach and such clear water. We loved having fires by the lake. We are already booked for next year. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and had a wonderful time.

  • 4 of 5

This house had plenty of room for our extended family. Three bathrooms was a plus with 5 females, 2 of them teenagers. We enjoyed the wonderful screen porch and fire ring. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. House was clean and neat. The lake was beautiful and we liked the little town of Marcell. The convince store there had everything we needed including ice cream cones and sundaes. Weather was perfect and fishing from the dock was fun, lots of little fish to catch and release.

It was nice to be met at the house and to go over information. We only had some small complaints. Unfortunately there was a newly discover mouse problem which they were trying to handle. We are familiar with living in the woods so weren't too freaked out. The curtains in the master would not close which made it a little hard to sleep late and there weren't enough garbage cans so we couldn't put all the garbage in covered cans. Overall we were pleased and would recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with plenty of room for our 8 person group. Great kitchen for cooking.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this cabin. Everything was great. Good fishing right off the pier. The hosts were very helpful and the cabin was well furnished. Two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable rental for the money, and nature area

  • 4 of 5

It was great to have the smiling faces of the property managers (Brenda, then Tim) greet us upon arrival to walk through, and answer questions. All of us appreciated the clean well kept house and property. It was really a plus to have matching dinnerware and flatware vs. other places with garage sale dishes and pots and pans. Also, we did not want for a single thing- just opened a different drawer or cabinet and there it was! The water pressure, enough hot water, and 3 bathrooms for 7 women was great. Enjoyed the fire pit, dock, and the walkways. Wish that the fish had been biting more, but you can't have everything. Thanks from all of us.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! Wish the fish would have been biting better! Come see us again sometime! Sincerely, Brenda & Tim
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Great spot for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from 7/2/16 - 7/9/16 and had a blast. The home has all the living facilities on one level and had more than enough room for my wife, our two kids (ages 3 and 11 months) and my wife's parents. The layout is very nice for two families or extended families as it has two separate "wings" where the bedrooms are located. The layout would be perfect if there was another private bathroom by the south "wing" bedrooms (which are connected). The home was well stocked and everything worked (including the wifi which was great to have).

The beach is sandy and we had fun catching frogs and crayfish. The boat house is great to store beach toys and fishing gear. We had a lot of fun on the paddleboat, too. My in-laws brought their pontoon and the water was too low to launch it from the private launch on our arrival, however, we were able to use the private launch to take the boat out of the water. The deck is multi-level and it would be nice to have a big flat deck. The screen porch was wonderful for having meals and enjoying views of the lake. The fishing was very good even right off the dock. We caught sunnies, crappies, bass, and a northern right off the dock.

It is secluded from tourist traps and neighbors, which is what we were looking for, but there are restaurants and stores a short drive away. It rained near the end of our stay, which made the ground near the beach very wet (large puddles and spongy ground) and filled the fire pit with water rendering it unusable. That was the only downside we experienced. We would definitely stay again, it is a great family destination!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Timberwolf Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Golf On the Edge
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Timberwolf Inn

Located in the Heart of the Chippewa National Forest on the Pristine Turtle Lake. Enjoy all the amenities the outdoors has to offer...depending on the season, you can enjoy fishing, swimming, hunting, hiking or snowmobiling. You'll enjoy privacy, but with convenient access to restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, golf courses and other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

An additional $250 charged per guest per week over parties of 8.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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