- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - No smoking on property. No smoking on property.
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Only complaint and more constructive critisism the place could've been cleaner as well as the property. The owner Lynn is outstanding! On top of everything and very quick to reply and give advice. View is amazing and great sandbar
for swimming. Would definitely consider going back.
Another wonderful family vacation this summer. Great spot, close to grocery shopping and dining! The water is shallow quite a ways out so it is great for the kids! Our kids also LOVE the cute built in beds on the second floor. Only con is no AC but if there is a breeze, the house stays pretty cool and they do provide fans. Can’t wait to visit again next year!
This was a good place to stay on the lake.
Great place and location
Had a great time. We had 5 adults and 3 kids. Plenty of room for all of us at night. Most of the day is spent in the water or around the fire pit. Great vacation.
Perfect little getaway
The good: Everything was as described! The house was clean, recently updated, had a lot of space to accommodate a larger group ( 3 bedrooms down and loft space upstairs). We had 4 adults and one child (2 years old) and it def met our needs. We didn't use the upstairs area with the built-in beds, TV, and loft space, but could see the draw for larger groups with children. The smart TV in the living room with Netflix/Hulu was a nice touch, but larger groups would have challenges if more than 4 or 5 wanted to relax to a movie in the evenings. The weather didn't cooperate but that didn't stop us from getting into the water. Loved how comfortable the temperature was, and the sandy bottom that doesn't get more than hip high for 100-200 yards was awesome! The picnic table and pergola were great too, and allowed for many meals outside!
The not-so-good: We weren't thrilled about bringing all of our own linens, blankets, pillows, towels, etc. With all the other odds and ends to pack, this seemed like an unnecessary burden on the renter. We were also disappointed with the outdoor space, as it didn't seem to be maintained very well. There were leaves and sticks leftover from last fall, weeds, and whatnot in front and in the back, and the owner made it clear that it was a non-smoking property yet there were cigarette butts everywhere- front yard, back yard, firepit, etc. We had to bring our own grill as there wasn't one on the proper due to "liability reasons". Also, a lot of random rubbish in the back and next to the house. The biggest bummer for us was that there was no "easy in, easy out" access to the water either, just some stairs all the way out at the end of the dock. Given the seawall and the rocks near shore, i understand this is the only option, but it was still a bummer and adding some pics to the listing would be advised, as we didn't know this heading in. As a result of this, and the debris/rubbish we had to keep a pretty watchful eye on our little guy to ensure he didn't get into anything.
All in all, we still really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return/reccommend. This isn't meant to be a negative review, just an honest one. If i was the owner, I'd want to know what can be done to improve the experience of all my guests, as well as the condition of the property left by those who are paid to maintain it. Hopefullythis review will help to make it an even more desirable place to stay as it has a lot of potential!!
Lynn Vander Laan
Why Lynn Vander Laan chose Prudenville
We purchased this property to spend quality family time together and we love the water and northern Michigan! The cottage had to be completely remodeled so we spent years remodeling. It is an older home, not perfect, not a 5 star resort! Our goal is that you and your family will be able to spend as much time outside enjoying nature, the lake and memories around the bonfire.