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Comfortably sleeping 15, this fabulous 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath rental opportunity provides all the ingredients you need to enjoy your best vacation ever! NEW LOG HOME WITH GUEST HOUSE. Nestled on the northern tip of Burt Lake, beside University of Michigan's nature preserve, you will fall in love with the HUGE nearly 40' wide strip of natural sandy beach, 157' of zero-entry shore and breathtaking tranquil lake views out front... its the perfect retreat to relax and rejuvenate, yet near many attractions for those that are seeking on-site fun or to explore the area!
You'll have to decide which is prettier... the sunrise, sunset or starry skies. While it's warm, there's lots of room for play and sport... you can even enjoy a friendly game of volleyball, horseshoes, kayak (2) or canoe (1) provided with the rental. Have your own water toys? There's a convenient boat launch just moments away. Want a water toy? Burt Lake Marina is located at the southern end of the lake! Catch a ride on the ferry to visit Mackinac Island... it's truly an enchanting experience and only a few minutes away! Don't miss the many area festivals and art shows. Visit the sand dunes or experience zip lining, adventure bike riding, horseback riding, paint ball, para sail, catch a movie, bowl... there are so many options! Winter's snow covered blanket is beautiful too. Located near many ski resorts (Nub's Nob ski resort just 19 miles, Boyne Highlands ski resort just 20 miles and Boyne Mountain ski resort only 29 miles from our home) and easy to catch snow trails for snowmobiling, there's no reason to stay inside! Choose to hang out and relax? Enjoy breathtaking views and nature's wonders year 'round from every window and lounge on comfy seating inside AND out.
CUSTOM BUILT IN 2014, this STUNNING LOG HOME features an open floor plan with 3 SPACIOUS VAULTED BEDROOMS and 3 FULL BATHS. Upon entry, the DRAMATIC 2 STORY WALL OF WINDOWS welcome you to breathtaking views of Burt Lake and our PREMIUM BEACH... you will immediately feel our tranquil setting consume you! Should you need to find time to work during your stay, there is a convenient desk for your use. You are sure to notice the refined custom details throughout the home. Hand designed and installed, HUGE log beams create architectural interest. The prominent fireplace is uniquely built with river rock. Easy to use, the gas log fireplace creates instant warmth and atmosphere without the fuss! GLEAMING WOOD FLOORS (reclaimed from a century-old textile mill in N Carolina), CUSTOM-BUILT CABINETRY and SPARKLING GRANITE COUNTERS FLOW THROUGHOUT this lovely home. The SPACIOUS 2 STORY GREAT ROOM features two full-sized leather sofas with 4 power reclining seats, 2 ultra-comfy chairs with ottomans AND a beautifully hand crafted one-of a kind Adirondack-style chair with ottoman and rocker. The owners hand picked each unique piece of furniture to artistically enhance the space and your vacation experience. Be sure to look for the hide-away space for children (for safety, you decide what toys to allow them to enjoy)... it's a fun and creative space! There's a cabinet full of board games and cards, giant sized checkers and the Elk carved Armoire next to the fireplace stores a flat screen television w/Dish TV.
The ENORMOUS KITCHEN boasts a STAINLESS STEEL dishwasher, gas oven/range, refrigerator/freezer with water & ice dispensers, microwave and a beverage refrigerator conveniently located at the HUGE island. Abundant custom built cabinetry surround the kitchen. Fully stocked with fun dishes, cookware and a variety of glasses, there should be everything you could need. The kitchen is so large, several cabinets are purposely left bare so that you can put away your own food and snacks. If you didn't bring food, no worries... there is a fully stocked grocery store in Indian River approximately 15 minutes away (you'll be tempted to visit the shops & enjoy lots of tasty treats and ice cream... now you are in "vacation mode"). True, there are a variety of fine restaurants and great places for treats nearby (you'll find our binder filled with good dining suggestions & ideas for things to see and do near by). Should you decide to dine in, there are 15 comfy seats for inside table dining, nobody is left with a squeezed in space to sit!
The DRAMATIC VAULTED 1st FLOOR MASTER w/ceiling fan features the impressive river rock fireplace with stunning carved mantle. Enjoy peaceful lake views while listening to the relaxing bubbling brook from the large King Size bed. Should you choose to sleep in, these bedrooms feature room darkening shades... Ahhhh the optimal retreat! Make yourself at home.... there is a large dresser cabinet and closet for your essentials. Beautiful slate-toned tile, a leaded glass window and impressive wooden bead board enhances the luxurious private Master Bath. An over-sized double vanity, private commode room, ENORMOUS WALK-IN SHOWER WITH BENCH SEAT & DOUBLE SHOWER HEADS & convenient linen cabinet await.
Upstairs, you will be delighted by the architectural accents found in the lighting, woodwork and overlook to the Great Room showcasing rod iron landscapes of deer roaming in a forest. The impressive tile and custom built cabinetry continues in the large 2nd floor Bath. A deep soaking tub w/shower, linen closet, over-sized vanity and private commode room provides ample utility. Two double beds, a ceiling fan, 3 side tables, a large dresser, closet and double window overlooking U of Michigan's private Nature Preserve provide plenty of space for 4 in the large vaulted 2nd Bedroom. The 3rd Bedroom Suite, also with a vaulted ceiling, features a queen bed and 2 stacked singles perfect for four more guests. This enormous room has a ceiling fan, table with 2 chairs, 2 end tables and a large dresser with 3 windows and a large picture window overlooking the beach and Burt Lake.... Ahhhh can you hear the water quietly lapping at the beach shore? The 3rd Bath with custom walk-in shower is conveniently located near the covered porch and door leading to the guest house. There is also first floor laundry and a utility sink.
Our unique property ALSO includes a BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT SELF SUFFICIENT 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH GUEST HOUSE. Large gathering vacations are lots of fun but this rare rental opportunity allows everyone to have their own space... it's PURE LUXURY! Renovated in 2015, this lovely cabin has everything it's guests need. The VAULTED LIVING ROOM overlooks Burt Lake and the beach. It features a beautiful picture window along with 3 additional windows, a stone gas-log fireplace, log beam accents, a full-sized sofa, coffee table and two comfy chairs w/ottoman. The Kitchen has been replaced showcasing lots of beautiful cabinetry and STAINLESS STEEL refrigerator/freezer, electric gas/range, built in microwave and it's own beverage refrigerator. There is seating for 6 at the breakfast bar and the bonus Breakfast Room features 3 walls of windows overlooking the tranquil lake, a full-size leather sofa with 2 power reclining seats and a futon couch, perfect for your 5th sleeper. There are two comfortable bedrooms, both with vaulted beam ceilings nicely decorated to accommodate 4. Each room has a queen bed, ceiling fan, dresser and closet. The hall bath has a shower plenty of hooks and towel bars and a single vanity sink with mirror.
Outside, there are plenty of comfy spots to spread out and relax. You are sure to enjoy the generous covered porch with large sofa, coffee table and 2 huge chairs with ottomans, large patio that leads to the guest house with more comfy seating, a gas grill and picnic table. Last but not least, you MUST experience the ULTIMATE QUIET HAMMOCK SNOOZE SPOT. It's tucked beside the bubbling brook, nestled under a shaded cedar tree canopy overlooking the beach and gorgeous Burt Lake!
We are often entertained by a variety of ducks and wildlife passing by... including soaring bald eagles, a sight you are sure to remember. While not far from visiting many fun site seeing adventures, shopping and dining should you choose, this PREMIUM VACATION HOME is far from city lights and a hide-away next to the University of Michigan's Wildlife Sanctuary located directly behind us and just down the shore. It's the perfect setting to gaze at the mystic star-filled sky and soak in the warmth from your campfire at the fire pit with Adirondack chair seating.
THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO RENT provides all the ingredients you need to enjoy your best vacation ever in Northern Michigan. When we stay, whether we choose not to leave during our entire stay or venture out every day to explore all there is to do in the area, we never hear "I'm bored" from anyone with us... kids and adults alike! We were very selective in purchasing our dream setting and really tried to think of everything needed to allow the ultimate lake house experience and get away vacation and we look forward to sharing it with you. Each living space was custom designed to promote comfort, relaxation and the ability to thoroughly enjoy family, friends and company.
It can happen to anyone home or away... prepared for every moment, the homes are served by a back-up generator should power ever be lost to ensure your comfort.