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Perfect Family Vacation Spot For All Seasons - on the lake with 20-foot pontoon

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beautiful Home With Room For 2 Or More Families To Enjoy Lake, Outdoors & Family

Very clean five bedroom home accommodates 3 or more families on lakeside property. Party barge pontoon, 3-seat fishing boat with trolling motor & 2 seat paddle boat included in rental (during summer months). Fire pit with chairs, 2 decks with picnic tables, steps to lakeside, and BBQ grill make outdoor entertaining a breeze. Two fireplaces, living, dining and family rooms, plus extra TV room make indoor entertaining cozy and enjoyable. Board games, television, cable, internet, and video games included. Kitchen features 2 ovens, microwave & dishwasher. Extra refrigerator in attached garage. All linens provided - just bring beach towels. Fully functional kitchen is completely stocked with cooking & baking equipment - just bring your own groceries! Washer & dryer.

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Sam Weaver
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Sam Weaver

This home began as a small cottage and was purchased by us in 1968. We raised our family here, and when our children began to have families of their own, we renovated to provide a beautiful vacation home we could enjoy with our 3 children, their spouses and our 11 grandchildren. This home comfortably accommodates all of us at once and is enjoyed spring, summer, fall and winter.

Sam Weaver purchased this house in 1968

Why Sam Weaver chose Hale

Take advantage of the times our schedule doesn't allow us to enjoy it ourselves! This newly-remodeled home is located 3 hours drive north of Detroit, up I-75 or US 23, 40 minutes north of Standish within 30 miles of Tawas and West Branch. Located on South Dease Lake, the rental includes a pontoon boat, 3-seat fishing boat & paddle boat. If you are looking for a relaxing and comfortable spot to make memories with your family, this is the place.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful lake home with 20' pontoon features full kitchen, completely stocked with cooking and baking equipment, dining areas seat up to 20, washer & dryer, outdoor deck areas with patio dining tables to seat 15-20, fire pit (wood included) with chairs, lakeside, attached garage, driveway parking for 3-4 cars, private lake & road, boat launch access, garbage pickup, 2 decks, beautiful views of lake from windows, two fireplaces, bedrooms for 4 couples plus sleeping areas for kids, 3 family areas - 2 with TV. Fishing equipment. Driving distance to scenic overlooks and recreation activities including beaches, hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and wildlife. Shopping in Tawas or West Branch. Near Tawas Beach, AuSable River, or Rifle River Recreation area for day trips.


Hale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Full bath with separate tub/shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bring your own towels & toiletries.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom w/attached bath & sitting room w/sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 double , 4 bunk bed , Kids' bunk room; double and single bunks; sleeps 10 children
  • Master bedroom located on upper level, hallway to attached garage, steps to main level. Master bedroom features beautiful views of lake, attached bath with separate tub/shower, and sitting room with sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Our home accommodates several families or your extended family easily and provides a wonderful, northern Michigan vacation experience. You will have to do minimal packing, just bring clothes, beach towels and groceries!


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Perfect Family Vacation Spot For All Seasons - on the lake with 20-foot pontoon
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Perfect place for large families to enjoy lake together. Plenty of room in house for all to enjoy!

  • 4 of 5

Family spent lots of time on lake fishing and on jumping off raft! Motor boat was perfect for fishing anywhere on lake! My kids, nieces and nephews enjoyed campfire by lake in the evening, the house has everything that you could possibly need for comfortable stay. Rooms are very well maintained and comfortable. Bunk bed room was a complete hit with all the kids and parents alike. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you Sam for all your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this home with extended family. Comfortable, updated home with lake just steps away. Enjoyed the boat and fishing. Close to East Tawas and the Au Sable river for a day trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so comfortable for our group of 6 adults and 6 kids!! All of the rooms were very spacious. Our view of the lake was awesome...beautiful sunrises!! Our grandkids had so much fun fishing from the dock...and the pontoon boat. I don't know that their lines were ever OUT of the water.

Upon arrival, we got to meet Sam and his son. They took us on a guided tour and gave a great explanation of all that was available to us. The kitchen was stocked with every single sized pot, pan, lid, bowl, and plate that you could ever want. The grill and ovens (yes, there are TWO) got a good we cooked almost every meal there. It just felt *home-y*

The garage was a great place for the kids to hang out on our cool-ish days or the one rainy day. The ping pong table was definitely a hit!!

We found a great sandy spot on the far side of the lake where we were able to anchor the pontoon, and let everyone swim!!

Very close to Hale...for groceries, pizza, gas, etc...and not too far from Tawas for a great day-trip. Would definitely rent here again!! Memories MADE!! =]

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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50th wedding anniversary celebration

  • 5 of 5

We brought our entire family to Sam Weavers house for a week of celebration. Our group consisted of 10 adults and 10 grandkids ages 20 to 7. The house accomadated us all with ease, the kids loved the bunk room . The kids had great fun fishing and swimming in the lake. Sitting on the deck enjoying the view of the lake with our morning coffee was a great way to start the day. I recommend a trip to Rifle River Recreation Area and Tawas Point State Park.The pontoon boat and fishing boat were invaluable. we caught large mouth bass, bluegills,and catfish off the deck. The kids loved it. Sam is a great host and is available to address any needs you might have. Both young and old had a wonderful time.

The Bauman Family, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was beyond perfect for our large family, The grandkids loved the bunk room and they appreciated the sign that said where cousins become best friends! There was plenty of room with 2 family rooms plus a sitting room with a TV set, ping pong and a table in the garage that we used for family crafts. The house is stocked with all kinds of cooking utensils and dinner wear, the beds were great the house was very clean.

Because there was no place to really swim we went to East Tawas beach twice, we did have some trouble keeping the pontoon boat started but my son was able to fix it and the tomboline was being repaired during our stay. But the views were wonderful from the house and the deck was a favorite for reading yoga and early morning coffee. The owner actually met us at the property and showed us the house (first time I have experienced that thank you Sam). It was a great place to stay and the neighbors were very nice and even towed the boat back for us on our first trip out. Thank you for sharing your home with us and giving us the chance to enjoy up north with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was our first family vacation. Sam and Jane have beautifulmhome!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for allowing our family to experience the beauty of your home. Our entire family loved the Pontoon boat and trampoline raft in lake. We had all the accommodations of just like being at home. Loved my mornings sitting on the deck overlooking the lake! In addition the grandkids loved the kids room and ping pong table!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Ausable River Queen
The beautiful Ausable River offers canoeing, hiking and fishing just a short drive away.
Lumberman's Monument
Just a short drive away. Hike down the recently renovated stairway to the river's edge to s...
East Tawas
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Long Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Edgewood & Green Briar
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Corsair Groomed Cross Country Trails
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Tawas Beach
Car: necessary

Located on South Dease Lake, offering fishing, boating, and swimming in summer and snowmobiling and ice-fishing in winter. This property is 30 minutes to Tawas area which offers miles of cross-country and snowmobile trails, miles of beaches along Lake Huron shoreline and pier fishing or charter fishing. West Branch is 30 minutes drive and offers outlet shopping and movie theater. Oscoda and the Ausable River are 40 minutes by car and offer hiking, canoeing, fishing, scenic drives and shopping/restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No refund for cancellations with less than 30 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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