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THE CARD'S NEST RENTAL CABIN ON LAKE IN WOODED AREA

Jay

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE CARD'S NEST RENTAL CABIN ON LAKE IN WOODED AREA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Big Rapids Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The Card's Nest rental cabin is nestled in the woods located on Gorrel lake. Gorrel lake provides a very nice, private setting. There are only 3 dwellings located on the entire lake. The property is adjacent to Merrill Lake County Park, which provides a place for the children to play, including a playground and swimming beaches on two lakes within walking distance. Located near the Pier Marquette snowmobile trail, The Card's Nest offers something for every season. Nature abounds in the surrounding woods, and is great for spotting birds, animals, and just enjoying nature.

We provide a fully furnished cabin, you need only bring your personal items and towels. A rowboat, two kayaks, and a paddle boat are provided. These can be launched from our small private sandy area, or tied to the dock during your stay.

The kitchen area has recently been upgraded with all new cabinets, counter tops, cast iron sink, range, and refrigerator. We also provide a 'beer and bait' refrigerator in the downstairs entranceway. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and more.

Bedroom 1 downstairs in newly renovated, and has a double bed, rustic pine furniture (locally crafted) and a beatiful view of the lake. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. Bedroom 3 provides a double bed and twin bunk beds. There are two double sized futons in family room.

Outdoor area provides a large deck overlooking the lake. There is a charcoal grill, as well as a fire pit with cooking grates. Build in benches and a picnic table provide seating around the deck and firepit area. There is a balcony off the upper floor that offers beautiful views of the lake and woods.

While this is a remote setting, basic needs can be met in Barryton, less than 10 minutes away, and a larger town is only 15 minutes away.

Our weekly rentals run from Sunday to Sunday.

Keywords: private, fishing, furnished, snowmobile, fireplace, boat, lodge, family, dock, pier, firepit, rustic, remote

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jay (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why Jay chose Big Rapids

We had been renting this cabin from the previous owners for 8 years, and jumped and the chance to buy this property. We are happy to be able to share our cabin with you. Every time we get to visit, we leave feeling relaxed and renewed.

What makes this cabin unique

Gorrel lake, being only a few feet from the cabin and deck, provides great views, a nice breeze, boating, and fishing. The adjacent county park offers sandy beaches on two lakes, horseshoes, a playground, and a fish cleaning station.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
Greenwood, IN
5

True relaxation at the Cards Nest

  • 5 of 5
This was a different vacation then we've ever taken. We weren't sure what we were going to find once we arrived or what we would think about it, given the location (in a campground). However, I can honestly say that it was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. The only time we left was to go into Big Rapids to get groceries. We spend the rest of the time fishing, relaxing on the beach, going out on the boats, sitting in the hammock, and then spent every evening by the fire pit. We had many questions before arriving and the owner was very responsive, helpful, and friendly. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
Indiana
5

summer enchantment

  • 5 of 5
Probably best outfitted cabin we've ever stayed in over 24 years.

A lot of care went into the planning of this cabin, both inside and out. If U sit outside with your coffee, tea or whatever, you can feel your cares melting away as you watch the sun rise or set on the lake.

Saw our first loon, which I had thought was some sort of exotic bird but is actually in the duck family.

Loved the town of Big Rapids, don't miss the River Walk.

Chip and Dale were very entertaining but declined to come home with us. Probably heard about the cat.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
grand rapids, mi
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from several days at the Cards Nest with a group of friends. This place was absolutely perfect - beautiful scenery and quiet. Lots of seating around the great fire pit. Being able to use the kayaks/boats/fishing poles was ideal for this group of Yooper girls! We cannot wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
Albion, MI
5

Fourth of July Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 along with my sister's family of 4 enjoyed a week long stay at the Card's Nest! We thoroughly enjoyed boating, fishing, swimming, and sun bathing. A bigger beach/swimming area would have made it absolutely perfect! With the weather in the mid to upper 90's we did a lot outside! All the ammenities you will ever need right at ur fingertips. Good groceries stores were a bit of a drive, but that was no big deal. Very quiet, peaceful lake. Over all we all had a great time. Lots of wildlife and inside a really friendly campground! They keep a log book for guests to fill out, which was really neat to read about how people have enjoyed it over the years. The owner is very communicative and friendly! Would definitely return! Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our first time staying at The Card's Nest and had a wonderful time! The cabin is very clean and well cared for inside and out. Everyday we were out on the water fishing. Found a couple good holes where we caught bluegill, bass and some nice perch. Even though right next to the county park you wouldn't know it-very peaceful and relaxing. Mainly cooked out on the firepit and grill but plenty choices close by in Barryton if you don't feel like cooking. Would definitely recommend staying at The Card's Nest!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Card's Nest Rental Cabin on Lake in Wooded Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p298978vb
-(260) 418-8547 (Indiana, USA)
Big Rapids Western Michigan
Wayland, MI
5

June 19-26, 2011

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home from spending an absolutely wonderful week at the Card's Nest rental cabin. Caught and released many bass, as well as some perch and bluegill. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, this is the place to go! Scenery was spectacular. Area was very quiet and relaxing. The cabin has many amenities that other rental cabins don't often provide--candles, night lights, flat screen tv, lots of dishes, pots and pans, appliances, etc., as well as a an ample supply of cleaning supplies . . . and a separate refrigerator for beer and bait. The outdoor area is great--lots of seating available, wonderful fire pit, grill, dock, deck, clothesline, etc. Located next to the county park with children's play area, beach, fish cleaning station. The outside area is exceptionally well maintained and clean. Saw many birds, chipmunks, turtles, and a snake swimming in the lake. Great place for children as well as adults. We're already planning to return next year! Thanks for making it available.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Located Adjacent to Merill Lake County Park

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Big Rapids Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Season
Sep 8 2014 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$750
 
 
In-Season
May 24 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Off Season
Sep 6 2015 - May 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes We ask for a 50% deposit at the time of the booking, with the balance due at or before check-in.
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Amenities

Big Rapids Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Row boat, paddle boat, canoe, 2 kayaks, private dock, small beach area, outdoor firepit with cooking grates (wood provided)

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