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Family Delight - Family Friendly - Pet Friendly - Out-the-door Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, on the Beach, with a Sunset View! Relax, Sun, Enjoy!

Back in 1951 our parents were visiting a friend from Michigan State College and had such a great time they bought a lot, built a cottage and called it Roe-manse, or "house of Roe", to honor the family name - Roe. Back in the day, it was the first cottage on Englewood Dr.. Now it sits along a row of cottages and/or homes on the east side of the lake just one mile walk to the little town of Lake City. It has been remodeled several times over and is now a year-round home located on Lake Missaukee in upper Michigan. Lake Missaukee is situated next to a little northern resort town of Lake City. The Lake House is located on the east side and right on the lake. The beach is just 25 steps out the door. There are two private-area patios. The front patio overlooks the lake and beach. It has a table that seats 6 or more. The back patio has the grill and table with seating. Of course the view is the best -look to the right and you see the resort town of Lake City; to the left, you see cottages and homes lining the beachfronts. From the large open living area there is a panoramic view of the lake. Additional living areas include a second living room, kitchen, dining room, two small bedrooms and two large/master bedrooms with two baths. The Lake House has a super 'flow' with two bedrooms on each side and the living/activity areas in the center of the home. A great place to relax, enjoy family activities, and find a quiet spot for yourself. Towels and linens available. Washer and dryer. Full service and open kitchen with full amenities. Very comfortable for eight people to move around. Fenced in back yard. Wifi. Dingy boat with oars to get out to the boat buoy, to attach a boat or pontoon, if needed. Firepit. Shade. Open and sandy beach. All the amenities and outdoor features for a fantastic vacation.

Property Manager
Nancy R Ingram
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Nancy R Ingram

Meet Nancy and Bill 'Renny'. We are a retired sister and brother team. We have vacationed in the Lake City area since 1950 and still do. With our parents, our 99 year old father still living, we travelled all around the United States of America when we were young, however, our family always had time to spend at the Lake House in Lake City whenever we could. As we grew, married, had children and now grandchildren - we still gravitate back to our favorite little resort town - that of Lake City, Michigan located on the edge of beautiful Lake Missaukee. We look forward to the Greatest Fourth in the North every year, with four generations of our family gathering to take part in the festivities, including the July 4th parade. We, Nancy and Renny, left to get our degrees, work our careers, and finally retire - it is in Lake City area that we still currently live for six months out of the year. This Lake House represents our family's passionate history, love, fun, relaxation, and pride. Sharing with families as a rental, is a tribute to our Lake House memories. Welcome to our Lake House - we will make sure you have a great experience and we know you will develop positive memories of your own.

Nancy R Ingram purchased this cottage in 1950

Why Nancy R Ingram chose Lake Missaukee

Visualize a Lake House on the east-side beach of beautiful Lake Missaukee - walking distance to downtown. The property was passed down to us from our parents and all four of us enjoyed this location for vacations from the time we were young. In the 1950's, being able to walk across the street to Dog and Suds, the laundromat, and meat market were places in our little world that were special. These places are gone now and replaced by other meaningful and memorable shops, eateries and mom and pop stores. Showcasing our lake house cottage is done with pride and honor as it represents years of fun, relaxation, and slower living off the clock with our parents. Now, being able to offer our Lake House as a rental to families during key vacation times, helps us share the love of a beautiful place and location that will help others develop fond memories. Your family will enjoy this Lake House as much as we do. A special place, with a prime location, being able to walk out the door to relax, play, and have peace. We encourage you to contact us - 231-878-9719 - with any questions that you may have.

What makes this cottage unique

Lots and lots of windows. Great ventilation. Super view of the beach and lake. Newly renovated. Walk out the door and just steps to the beach. Best location on the lake - east side. Shallow lake bottom at the beach front with the finest swimming for adults and kids. Clear water, gently rolling waves on a breezy day, smooth as glass on a calm day. All sport lake with boating, skiing, fishing with a fantastic view. Patios in front and back for relaxation. Dingy boat to row to boat buoy. Beach toys. Fire pit. Shaded areas to get out of the sun. Need to experience!


Lake City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The lake house has two full bathrooms - one on each end of the home. Bath 1 has a sink, toilet, and shower which is off the larger queen bedroom. Bath 2, located near the other three bedrooms, has a sink, toilet with a small tub/shower. Towels are provided. Washer and dryer is available as needed.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom large
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Small bedroom
  • The lake house has sleeping for 8 people with 4 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 is roomy with a queen bed, bureaus for clothing storage, an attached full bath with shower, several windows with good ventilation and a view of the lake. Bedroom 2 is roomy with a king bed, has entry to the back patio through sliding doors, with many windows for ventilation. The sliding door large closet houses a Pack and Play, highchair, and booster seat for smaller children, if needed. Bedroom 3 and 4 are smaller rooms each with a double bed, chests to store clothing, smaller closets - both with views of the lake. All bed linens and towels are provided with extra sets as needed. Beach towels are provided. Washer and dryer is available as needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We welcome up to 8 guests. Our lake house is a family rental in a resort town, however, located in an area with family-owned summer homes. We do not accept having big parties, large family gatherings or more than 8 guests on the property unless pre approved by the owners. For larger gatherings, the Missaukee County Park is available with an outdoor pavilion, playground, beach and swimming area. To reserve the pavilion, call 231-839-4200. Well behaved pets are allowed with a per pet fee and a refundable damage deposit provided at the time of payment in full - 90 days before occupancy. Full enjoyment and relaxation will happen in and around this lake house - it is a promise! To reserve your dates - Saturday to Saturday - any week or two week period - just call 231-878-9719 for further information.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
TCV- 50 mi, GRR- 110 mi, Home Acres - 2 mi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake City
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Ludington, MI; Muskegon, MI- Lake Michigan
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Missaukee Golf , Treetops, Shanty Creek, Cry
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak-Holland, MI (HOM)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lake City
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake City, Cadillac, Falmouth, Traverse City
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Missaukee Mt., Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mt, Boyne
Nearest Beach
Walk out beach door - you are there!
Car: recommended

Our Lake House is located on beautiful Lake Missaukee, an all- sports lake. It is best known for its beaches (there are none better than ours on the east side), swimming areas (ours is sandy with a gental slope), fishing from shore or boat, water skiing, scuba diving, boating, walking the beach, relaxing on the beach, sand castle building, kayaking, and of course you can view the lake from most of our rooms or sit on the lakeside patio to watch the water activities or enjoy the best sunset views on the lake. Lake City just a mile walk away and other area cities, offer many activities, shopping, food and entertainment. You must try the Tasty Treat, (Lake City) they have the biggest ice cream cones in the north. Need a cold beer just stroll to the Town Pump (lake City), Food Factory, or the Hollywood for a home town crowd and brew. Cadillac is 15 miles away, Houghton Lake 20 miles away, and Traverse City just 50 miles away. Great central location to many activities, events, and up-north venues.


Rates & Availability

Lake City Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $105
Service fee $5
Pet Fee $150

This is the best location and best deal for a Lake House on the east side of Missaukee Lake!! $1,995.00 plus $1.00 service fee and $175. cleaning fee for a total of $2,171.00 base price. Pets are welcomed for an additional fee of $150.00 as well as a refundable damage deposit of $200.00 if no damages - sent 14 day after guests leave. Family -oriented home, sleeps maximum of 8 - exceptions approval of property manager, with many amenities. Beautiful site, patios and grassy lawn, beach front 50' out the door, shallow lakefront, buoy to attach boats, small row boat to go to and from the buoy and to fish, fire pit, beach toys, walking distance to town, which all adds up to a time filled with family fun, relaxation, and enjoyment!

Upon inquiry and acceptance of dates, a lease agreement will be emailed to guest. Guest will download the lease, fill out, sign, enclose a $500.00 deposit to hold dates desired, and send by mail to the property manager. Balance due 90 days before rental date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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