|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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Your vacation home is just under 5,000 square feet and is situated on the high banks of Wixom Lake. The property has been extensively remodeled with a second story architect designed master suite (Our Deluxe Honeymoon Suite) of almost 1000 sq. ft which includes: a 5'x 6' marble/glassed/multi-head walk-in shower, a very large 2 person marble surrounded Jacuzzi Waterfall tub surrounded by a series of windows creating a panoramic view of the lake, small balcony overlooking the lake, gas fireplace with an antique mantle of wood/marble and a raised hearth at the foot of your romantic king sized oak sleigh bed, radiant heating on the bathroom floor and shower area (including a heated shower seat and heated towel rack). The sink vanity is a double sink. There is a small kitchen unit in this suite which has a two burner stove, a refrigerator, dish sink and there is also a microwave. The stairway to the Honeymoon suite is a custom circular staircase of cedar and pine, enclosed in a completely round turret area, surrounded by round-topped windows. The lake side window is a set of French doors, flanked by two side windows, two quarter round windows on top of the side window, a transit window above the doors and a large half round window on top of the transit. Room is air-conditioned.
Kitchen/Great Room with large view of lake, features a 5'x 6' island which seats 6 with a built in cook top stove and oven, black granite sink and faucet fixtures. Great room has a vaulted ceiling with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace with an antique mantel that burns real wood. French doors to deck off the back of the house. There is a formal dining room with built in floor to ceiling china cabinets, two-wine refrigerators/serving area. Floor to ceiling windows overlooks the front yard.
There is a main floor second master suite, queen sized iron bed with a private attached double sink bath and a set of French doors onto a private deck. All of the amenities are lakeside. There is a third bedroom on the main floor which has a standard sized antique bed with the main bathroom, double sink vanity as the bath for this room.The fourth bedroom is actually an apartment in the walk out basement which includes a large family area, a nice sized recreational area and has a fully functional kitchen, which is actually a 50s Coca-Cola Diner, Bathroom with shower. In this spacious apartment, there is lots of room in the bedroom even though it has a queen sized bed, a full sized bed, a single sized bed and a huge walk in closet.
All bedrooms are spacious with cable TV and have their own bathrooms. Each floor has television, refrigerator, stove, microwave and dish sink making it possible for three couples to have separate, private living and eating quarters, on three different levels.
Extensive landscaping. There is a cedar bridge that crosses the stone stream to a quiet sitting area. A fire pit is also located in the front yard.
Water Fun Detail
Wixom Lake is a huge lake which can be boated over 20 miles in either of two directions. Bring your own Water Toys, Pontoon, Speed Boat or Jet Skis or you can rent a Pontoon at the Marina conviently located on our lake. There is a boat launch for your boat very close to the house with gas pumps on the water.
Vacation Home Rental For Special Events
Small, Romantic, Summer Wedding, Anniversary, Retirement, Birthday Or Other Special Event Venue (No more than 50 People) -$5,500 (Non-Peak) to $7,500 (Peak) Package Includes: House, Facilities & Grounds, Friday Night - Sunday Noon. Certain Catering Options can be arranged call for details. Friday 4:00 pm Through Sunday Noon - Includes Vacation Home Rental, A Deluxe Honeymoon Suite For 2 Nights And Sleeping Accommodations for 7 Other Guests - Owner Must Be On Site The Day of the Event.
Your Satisfaction Is Our Goal!
Complimentary homemade blueberry muffins await guests at check in, made from the fresh blueberries from the family 7,000 bush blueberry farm.
*****Please make sure that you visit our Blog for our home. Simply click on the link in the link section below. Blog has links to: local restaurants, area attractions and special events, fishing information, lake information, Lake Map, current/projected weather forecasts and wind velocities, local marina information, information about the two casinos near us, plus many other vital links, as well as tons of additional pictures of our home. Simply click on the link below on this page in the section entitled, Links to More Information.
Keywords: lake house, boating, fishing, water front, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, casino
Rick and Kathy Rees are the owners of this property. Rick teaches at Arenac Eastern Schools in Twining and Kathy is a elementary school principal. We have three grown children and two adopted daughters, Jazmyne (6) and Jiayi (3) who we Internationally Adopted from China in the last four years. Our Jazmyne calls the lake house her 'castle'. We all love this house!
Kathy Rees purchased this house in 1997
We bought this house because of its spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding area. The first time we walked around the back of the house and took in the views we knew that we were home! Lake size was certainly attractive to us so we could get out and really boat for miles. Wixom Lake is a huge lake which can be boated over 20 miles in either of two directions.
This property is just beautiful whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter time. In the summer, waterskiing, tubing and fishing are excellent with miles of water spots to choose from. A picnic on the lake at Pontoon Alley is always great for little kids with its clear shallow swimming area. In the fall, a leisurely color tour up river is a wonderful way to spent the day. In the winter time, snowmobiling up the frozen lake or in the nearby miles of state land is a blast, with a log on the fire and some hot chocolate waiting for you when you get back. As you can see what is not to love about this year round vacation home!
This home was wonderful. Everything the pictures show and more. It's a beautiful home with tons of room. The owners were very responsive throughout the entire process. They go the extra mile to make your stay extra special. All the bedrooms were spacious and comfy. The kitchen/den was perfect for cooking and roomy for everyone to hang out together. We highly recommend this place. It was mid winter when we went and gorgeous. We can only imagine how much more beautiful it is in spring and summer.
The home features beautiful decorum, especially in the honeymoon suite. Be careful of the spiral stair case which leads up to the honeymoon suite, the stairs are very narrow and steep and my sister fell down and sprung her ankle. Also our second night there the jacuzzi tub in the honeymoon suite leaked down into the main floor suite, but the owners responded early the next morning to look at it. My family and I enjoyed sitting on the deck looking out onto the lake and had a great fishing experience.
I'm currently having an issue with getting my deposit returned from the owners. Received emails stating that they forgot to mail it out, then one that stated that it had been mailed and they were unsure why I hadn't received it. Hopefully this issue will be resolved. Other than the deposit issue, the property is beautiful and ideal for a family getaway.
My husband I and two other couples recently spent a weekend at this fabulous house. The property is exactly as shown in the pictures. Its in a quiet and relaxing area and the view of the lake is amazing. We each had our own floor of the house which was great to provide some privacy. Thanks Kathy and Rick for a great weekend.
My mother, sister and I spent the week at this lovely home. The upper level suite was absolutely gorgeous, with attention to detail that made it luxuriously comfortable. I was lucky enough to be the one who got that bedroom and enjoyed it immensely! My mother and sister enjoyed the bedrooms on the main level. One bedroom, the one that my sister chose, even had its own deck (which, by the way, was in addition to the large deck on the main level that we all enjoyed and the private deck on the upper level!). My sister truly enjoyed “her” open, sunny deck for sunbathing, reading and quiet time. We also ventured out to the surrounding areas of Clare, Midland, Beaverton, and Gladwin and had such a good time discovering the neat little towns in this part of Michigan.
Thank you Kathy and Rick for providing such a wonderful venue for our family get-together!
This is a beautiful, affordable house with exceptional amenities. The master bedroom upstairs has absolutely everthing you could wish for: fireplace, jacuzzi, sitting area, a mini stove to heat tea on, beautiful view, dream bathroom. Our teenagers loved the basement apartment (3 beds plus couch also makes into a bed). There is a game area and an air hockey game. Living room area with tv. A really cool retro coca cola designed kitchen. The rest of our family spread out and slept in the 2 bedrooms on the main floor. Kathy and Rick set up a beautiful crib in the second master bedroom. And they stopped by to bring us blueberry muffins made from the berries belonging to their parents farm.
We are definetly coming back!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Off season winter
Jan 5 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||$250 Non refundable reservation fee due at time of reservation. Remainder of rental fee plus $250 security deposit is due three weeks before stay. Reservation fee can be paid with personal check. Remainder of the fees are to be paid with a bank check or cashiers check.|