House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths: Sleeps 11-13
Todd and Beth Ginsbach
- english, spanish
About Todd and Beth Ginsbach
In 2000, our family set out to buy the perfect Up North vacation home. Our clan consisted of my husband and myself, (pregnant with our first child), my sister, her husband and their daughter Brittany, and my mom. After a few weekends looking around the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, two-thirds of us came upon the Pine House. That two-thirds convinced the other one-third (my husband and I) to buy the home sight-unseen, as they were so anxious to make it our own. We made the leap, and many years later (and a total of six more children later) we are still enjoying our Up North vacation retreat.
Todd and Beth Ginsbach purchased this House in 2000
Why Todd and Beth Ginsbach chose Michaywe
Gaylord fit our needs, as we wanted to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the outdoors, while still having the conveniences of a nearby city. Gaylord is home to many golf courses, lakes and beaches for summertime enjoyment, and it is also located in the middle of the Michigan Snow Belt, allowing us to ski, snowmobile and sled. Michaywe Owners Association also fit our needs as it has it's own indoor pool, beach and playground, perfect for our growing family.
What makes this House unique
Over the years, our family has had bonfires with s'mores, songwriting and games of 'telephone', walks in the woods, bike rides, long days at the beach, snowmobile rides, quiet time with our own families as well as large family reunions, boating excursions, movie and game nights, fire-side chats and stargazing. As our children have grown, and we are lured by other vacation destinations, we have used our vacation home less and less. We are now offering it to others to enjoy as we have. Joining VRBO has been a joy, as I have learned that mushroom hunting is a spring-time sport in Gaylord and also how to make a 'dough boy' by an open fire.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything was as expected. We had a great time. Weather was great. The house fit all of our needs.
This was a great place to gather family for some together time! The owners were easy to communicate with. We wouldn't hesitate to book this place again!
There were 3 bedrooms with doors plus an open loft area of bunk beds. The upstairs bathroom was technically part of a master suite. We had to leave the actual door to the master bedroom open the whole time so that everyone could use the restroom, especially the kids at night. There was a light curtain to pull before you got to the open part of the bedroom with the king bed & hammock. The whole suite was down a long hallway, plus we had fans running, so we didn't feel like any privacy was lost or that noises made it through the hallway at night to disturb us in that bedroom. We've been to cabins where the bedding and linens aren't great, but everything available here was of good quality! Both the back and front decks were great spaces to enjoy. The neighborhood was very peaceful and had large lots with plenty of nature.
We are so happy you enjoyed the house as much as we do. It is a special place.
Thank you and please come back again!
The house worked out great for our group. House was pretty much as advertised. Nice neighborhood. Clean when we arrived. Everything that we needed was there. Very convenient for Gaylord golfing.
Two bedrooms up and one down. The bunk area is not really in a room. It’s just at the top of the stairs, but that was ok with us. The big deck was great, as well as the fire pit. Neighbors are not that close which is nice too. One of the guys wanted to watch ESPN, but cable was limited. Pretty minor stuff. We weren’t there to watch tv. Overall good experience. We would book again.
Very clean good location but upstairs was too stuffy n hot to sleep. Was told there were multiple fans when in fact there were only two so had to go out n buy more. Washer n dryer made things very convenient. Would def recommend installing some air conditioning units.
I am very sorry about the fans. We have installed ceiling fans in all three sleeping areas which will greatly improve the airflow. Thank you for staying at the Pine House!
Great Place for Larger Group
We had 8 staying at the Pine cabin and it was great! Everybody had their own space and the fire pit was fun!
It was a beautiful home in the woods. We would definitely stay again. Thanks again.
The house was very clean and well equipped. It was bitter sweet to say goodbye.
Please do come and stay with us again. And we feel the same way every time we leave- we can't wait to come back!