This lake house has 2 bedrooms- one with a queen size bed and the other with one twin bed, and bunk beds with twin on top and full on bottom both rooms have a flat screen TV and cable. 2 baths, one with a tub and shower and the other with a stand up shower, full kitchen equipped with stove, refrigerator and microwave. Spacious living room with 50" flat screen TV with Direct TV. There is also a futon that sleeps two in the living room. Only steps away to your own private beach area with brand new soft sand. Deck with a patio set to drink your coffee and look out at scenic view and a bonfire pit to make s'mores and enjoy the star filled sky at night. Lots to do in the area visit one of the several Golf courses within a few miles,take a trip to the cute little town of Gaylord or Mancelona, have a day of shopping and eating in Traverse City (which is only 56 minutes away) or a fun night at Turtle Creek Casino. Come and enjoy all year. Snowmobile trails nearby or Ice fishing!
- House900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bathrooom, Sleeps 8
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About John Hope
I have been coming to this area since I was a teen. I had friends that were from up here and they introduced me to the area. I have always wanted a place on this lake and the opportunity finally came. It needed some work but I think you will find it homey and relaxing. This is our second year sharing our haven. We continue to improve our retreat every year. This year we are working on sprucing up the outside with a fresh coat of paint.
John Hope purchased this House in 2015
Why John Hope chose Kalkaska
It was a perfect spot on the lake . the lake is only steps from my front door. Great snowmobile and four wheeling for Winter fun.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Exactly as shown and expected!
Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay! The beach was great and the house was exactly what we were hoping for.
The cottage is very cute and open! It's awesome to be right on the water and to have a fire pit. We really enjoyed our weekend there.
Lovely home...will definitely consider renting again!
We stayed at Hope's Haven for a weekend color tour in mid October, although the weather wasn't very cooperative; it rained on Saturday and the colors weren't at peak. The home is lovely and was very comfortable for our family get-a-way. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances, cooking equipment, plates/silverware, etc.
Nancy called me, after we arrived, to make make sure we knew the water needed to be turned on and to make sure we knew about taking the trash out when we left.
We will definitely consider a return visit to Kalkaska, hopefully in warmer weather, and would like to stay here again.
Thank you again, Nancy and John, for renting your lovely cottage to us.
Thank you for your lovely comments. We did a little updating over the winter to the half bath. I’m glad your enjoyed your stay and we will continue to update and improve the property. We would love to have you return. Thank you
Very Nice Home! Will Go Back Again!
This house is very nice. Clean and comfortable. Lake has a nice sandy bottom. No lake/swim shoes required. Nice beach area and the lake is shallow for quite a ways. Perfect for little swimmers. Beds were comfortable and owners are VERY nice. No
Wifi but had decent coverage with both AT&T and Verizon. Will definitely be back again.
Thank you for your review, we would be happy to have you back next year. We
will be working on making some more improvements over the winter. We do rent year round so if your into skiing or snowmobiling keep us in mind.
Had a great time but frustrated with owner commmunication!
The house was cute and my family had a wonderful time. I feel the leaving instructions were not clear and I did not get a reply back the morning of until over an hour later. If you have strict leaving instructions tell people up front. I finally looked at the post on home away and saw way down at the bottom of amenities that the owner wanted trash taken out which I would have done if I would have known. Also I relooked at the post on my home away app and no where does it state we need to provide our own sheets. Owner offered a washer and dryer which I tried to start myself and wash sheets but it did not work. I didn't get my entire refund back because of his lack of instructions. When I went through and cleaned before we left and paid a large cleaning fee for what? I assumed a cleaning person was taking trash out. I feel we were penalize people for the owners miscommunication. We only stayed for two days and wanted to come back for longer next year but I will be finding another rental after this. I felt like were are beefing nickel and dimed when we did a lot to make sure this place looked good when we left. Sorry but we won't be back!
Clean, neat and peaceful.
My family of 5 stayed here and we really enjoyed our stay. The place was clean and came with all the basics (bring own sheets/towels). The owners were easy to work with. My only complaint, very minor, is that the fridge comes stocked with what I assume were the owners food for when they stay there. There were three empty shelves but it was a tight fit for all our food. We had coolers so it wasn't so bad. Just something to note when preparing to stay there.
We are about 45 minutes from Traverse City, lots ofATV trails and snowmobile trails. Many golf courses and skiing close by. Fun for Summer and Winter
Please bring your own linens and towels. Before you leave make sure all dishes are clean and put away.