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Lake House on a 4 Acre Wooded Lot With Hot Tub, wooded trails & kayaks!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms on Lake with Great Views!

This home is a family, group, and kid friendly home. It is in a wooded 4 acre private setting. Pine Creek lake is a no wake lake suitable for fishing, kayaking and canoeing, also ice skating if the lake freezes in the winter. There are two Kayaks and a canoe for your use, we do also have some life jackets. This is not a good lake for swimming. We are under an hour drive from Lake Michigan for all of your big water needs.

Outdoor amenities include a deck looking out over the lake with a hot tub, a propane grill for outdoor cooking, Volleyball area with net and ball, Disk Golf basket and discs, and a bon-fire area. Outdoor chairs are available for use on the deck and the bon-fire area. The house is surrounded by woods with many walking paths, an abundance of wildlife such as deer, swans, ducks and many other birds.

The home has a Master Bedroom with full size bath (Queen size bed) on upper level with a loft area that can be used as a seating area or both chairs pull out into twin size beds for additional sleeping space. Main floor has 2 Guest Bedrooms (Queen size beds), Living Room with big screen TV, Dining Room, Kitchen, a full size Bath and a laundry room. All bedrooms are furnished with Amish made log beds, nightstands, and dressers. The basement has a half bath and open space which may be a good place for children to play. (We are currently remodeling the basement). There is a queen size bed and a twin size bed.

There are 3 TV's: the one in the living room and one in the basement both are satellite TVs with a DVD/Blueray player, and a few DVD's. Master bedroom has a tv but it only works with net flicks which we also offer. We do provide internet.

The fully equipped Kitchen includes Stove, Fridge, Microwave, cookware, dishes, glasses, utensils, Kuerig coffee maker, toaster and other kitchen essentials to make you feel at home.

Enjoy the hot tub on the deck which looks out over the lake, the many paths that run throughout the property, sit by the campfire and roast marshmallows in the evening, take a canoe or kayak out on the lake. We have many ways to keep you enjoying your stay. There are many wineries close by, as well as, a ski resort a mile away!

More Details

Melissa Rough
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Melissa Rough

We are Greg & Melissa Rough. We live in Michigan. Greg has his own business and I work at a school. We met in 2010 and soon realized we were meant to spend our lives together. In 2012, we married and merged our beautiful family together. We have 4 children, 3 in college and one in high school. We love to have fun and spend time with family and friends.

Melissa Rough purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Melissa Rough chose Otsego

We fell in love with the this home the moment we roamed the property. There were more than 30 swans on the lake. We were surprised by the many paths going through the woods and the stone edging along the trails by the lake. I love to play volleyball and they had an area designated specifically for volleyball with posts set into the ground. The hot tub on the deck overlooking the lake was the icing on the cake!

We are remodeling the inside to meet our tastes. We want it to be a lodge like feel. Soon we will be adding a fireplace so we (and our guests) can enjoy a nice evening around a fire in the winter.

What makes this chalet unique

We are one mile away from Bittersweet Ski Resort and 10 minutes away from Timber Ridge Ski Resort. Kalamazoo is less than 20 minutes away. Our favorite winery is Fenn Valley and it is about 20 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sean B. said...

Aug 5, 2016


Heaven! If this is available, book it!!

405 21st Street, Otsego, MI, 49078, United States (898579)

Date of Stay

July 29, 2016

Helpful votes:0/0

If you're looking for a retreat, this is the place to go!! The house is absolutely beautiful and private, set right on a large pond. They have kayaks, a canoe, a hot tub, and even have a volleyball court, which we definitely took advantage of. The house is large and spotless and has very welcoming decor. Melissa is extremely sweet and responds fast. I can't say enough great things about this place. My group was in heaven. It was very sad to leave. I want to retire here!
Jul 2016
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Otsego Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Must provide a copy of driver's license.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5 bathrooms. 1 full bath upstairs off of Master bedroom. 1 full bath on main floor and a half bath in the basement.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • The Aspen (Master) - 1 queen
    The Rustic Pine (Main Floor) - 1 queen
    The Cedar (Main floor with lake view) - 1 queen
    The Lake Room (Basement) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Located in basement with egress window.
    The Loft - 2 twin/ single , Two chairs pull out to make twin beds
  • The Aspen, Cedar and Rustic Pine each have Amish made log furniture. There is a tv in the Aspen and the Lake room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing


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Lake House on a 4 Acre Wooded Lot With Hot Tub, wooded trails & kayaks!
average rating of 4.787879 based on 34 reviews
St Clair Shores, MI, USA

Perfect Private Girls Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Melissa was a dream to work with and handled our reservation and subsequent questions quickly. We had a group of 6 women in their 30s (mostly moms needing a getaway!) who were all blown away at how nice this home and property were. It was extremely private and we were able to relax and have fun in the hot tub and walking the property without feeling crowded by neighbors. Each gal had her own bed, and only two girls shared each bath. For moms, this was a dream come true! Totally private sleeping quarters with seemingly all brand new mattresses. It is decorated very cute and has a great up north cabin feel, but is large enough that we never felt crowded at all. This house will remain at the top of my list for future trips like this! Thank you, Melissa, for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad all of you had a good time. As a mom I know how busy and stressful our role as mom is, so I am happy you were able to get away and have some girl time. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and we hope you come back.
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect property for our weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great place to get away

  • 4 of 5

Nice home on a quiet lake. Everything was as advertised. We would come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely setting! Great deck. Beautiful property to enjoy. Clean. Open layout.

  • 5 of 5

We were 11 people total, three different families. It was spacious and clean. We loved sitting on the large deck and looking at birds and chipmunks and herons. Walking the paths on the property was so fantastic and the scavenger hunt the owners set up was creative and fun! Responsiveness was exceljebd. We would certain rent here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Wayne

Wonderful Setting and Accomodations, close to many great towns!

  • 4 of 5

Melissa, the owner was great to work with! The house was perfect for our group of 10. The setting was beautiful on the lake. The kids and adults all enjoyed the hot tub on the deck! The rooms and beds are divided up perfectly to accomodate different family situations with adults and kids. It was easy to find and access. We enjoyed a fire one night when it wasn't raining! We are already looking at dates in the fall to book this place again. You will not be disappointed with this rental. It is close to many quaint towns like South Haven, Saugatuck, Holland and etc. that are fun to visit. The deposit was returned promptly within 2 weeks after our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love having families like yours stay and enjoy all the wonderful places around. Sincerely, Melissa Rough
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2 Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and son-in-law wanted to bring their 2 families together in order to spend time with both at the same time (we live in Michigan and Indiana), especially since they are leaving the country for 3 years. This charming and spacious house met all of our needs, from being roomy enough for people wanting alone time, and perfect for whole group time in the dining and living areas. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing in a serene setting, gazing out on the lake and the sunrise as well. The picture posted for this gem does not do justice; the view from the back of the house where the deck is looks out on a pretty lake dotted with a beautiful array of ducks, geese, and other birds. It is peaceful and awe-inspiring. The cleanliness of the house was impeccable, and the linens, towels, and stocked kitchen were available to meet anyone's needs. We were able to enjoy the use of the grill for steaks as well. Additionally, there are well-groomed pathways that stretch a few hundred yards for people wanting to stroll and take in the surrounding nature. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Casa Real
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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