|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This home is truly unique. The exterior features porcelain ceramic tile, accented with cedar siding. The two full bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and laundry room are finished in ceramic tile, including a walk-in shower with glass block window on the main floor, and a barrel-arch over the upstairs soak tub. The living room fireplace is finished in a beautiful cream marble. The basement game room (air hockey, foosball, dart board) is finished with a tile floor, including mosaics. The home is very well appointed, sleeps plenty of guests &, just recently, the living room was redecorated. It features a propane grill, picnic tables, a sandy beach, dock, raft, row boat, canoe, kayak, beach-front fire pit, & a hammock. The living room, kitchen & dining room flow together to accommodate large families, pets & friendly gatherings. Best of all, it is situated on a lovely, quiet, private peninsula affording beautiful views of the wetlands from the covered front porch, or of the beach from the sunny deck off the kitchen.
Description of the Home: The master bedroom with queen size bed is on the main floor with a doorwall to the covered front porch. One upstairs bedroom is whimsically decorated & features a double bed, hand painted floral bedside tables, and a small seating alcove. The remaining upstairs bedroom features two double beds, a single bed & a desk area. A fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave, waffle iron, coffee pot, toaster, ice maker, blender, food processor and all the accoutrements needed for family dining. The laundry/mud room includes a full size washer & dryer & room to hang clothes. The living room includes a fireplace, a TV with satellite, DVD/VCR, & a stereo radio with CD player. The finished basement includes a futon, foosball table, air hockey table, dart board, and Playstation & Sega game systems. Board games and a paperback exchange are also provided. Bed linens and bath towels are provided. We supply spices, sugar, flour, foil, wax paper, saran wrap, paper towel, toilet paper, & soap and ask only that you replace what you use.
Description of the Property: The property includes a 150’ private, sandy beach on Lake Manuka with dock, raft, horseshoes, hammock, several beach and lounge chairs, two picnic tables, fishing boat w/oars, kayak, paddleboat and canoe. A propane grill with tank is on the covered front porch. Enjoy the camaraderie of a bonfire at the beach-front fire pit. There are outstanding sunsets over the lake that can be viewed from either the beach, the full-length covered front porch, or the sun deck right off the kitchen.
Large parcels of state land are just down the street for hiking and hunting. Summer activities: swimming, boating, bass fishing, horseshoes, morel mushroom hunting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching. Horseback riding, world-class golfing and great shopping nearby. And, let us not forget...just plain relaxing in the beauty of the north country.
Details: Although we prefer the home remain smoke-free, we cannot guarantee the lack of smoking on the premises, specifically for those that are particularly sensitive.
Pets are permitted with prior authorization; a $50 pet fee will be charged. Pets are not allowed on furniture or beds.
We do not provide firewood, beach towels, beach blankets or life preservers.
There is no land line phone at the home so we recommend you bring a cell phone. AT&T, Verison or T-Mobile are recommended.
Broadband internet hasn't come to Manuka Lake yet, although wireless access is available at the home with your smart phone data plan, or laptop hookup.
This is a beautiful northern Michigan home that is right on Lake Manuka. My family & I (all 6 of us) stayed very comfortably at this home. The home owners were very easy to communicate with! Very easy to find the property & a hop, skip & jump to go into downtown Gaylord for grocery's &/or restaurants. My family & I would recommend this home to anyone! Thank you for a great New Years Week at this home!!!!!
Our family couldn't have asked for a better getaway from the daily responsibilities. The lake was perfect for wading, fishing and swimming. We kayaked, fished right off the shore and caught somewhere between 60-70 bluegills and a few bass, made smores and enjoyed many sunsets. There was more then enough room for all of us and all the house equipment was in exceptional condition. The game room in the basement was a fabulous addition for the couple of cold rainy days we had. The house is also within driving distance to Mackinac Island, which we went for a day trip with as well. It was also nice to be able to take our dog with us....she loved the lake and swimming as well. This is a great house, great location and privacy was respected. It truely felt like a little piece of heaven we were looking for.
We just returned from spending 9 nights at the Burke Tile House and had a fantastic time. We spent nine nights there with my mother in law, wife, four kids and our dog. As one reviewer mentioned, the house comes equipped with virtually everything you can possibly need to make it feel like home. We spent a great deal of time using the boats and swimming on the very private beach. It was absolutely perfect and the kids had a blast. There is plenty to do in the area and we recommend visiting the Gaylord farmers market that they have downtown on saturdays and wednesdays. The grill was perfect for grilling some local fresh fish. Thanks again for such a delightful place to spend our vacation. We hope to see you again soon.
We just returned from a week at Burke's Tile House. The home is warm and very clean and comes equipped with everything you need. The property is AMAZING, so beautiful and quiet! Everything was perfect, including the beach, fire pit, use of kayak, paddle boat, canoe and row boat and convenient storage shed down at the beach. There is a sand bar not far from the beach that my boys (7, 10, & 12) went to with the paddle boat, then, later when the bravery set in, they swam out to. There is also an island on the lake that we went over to with a sandy beach, fire pit and some short trails. A fun adventure! Burke's tile house is a great place for a family to reconnect. We look forward to making many future memories here!!!
This was our second vacation at the Tile House. Both experiences were wonderful. We had children there that were 1, 3, 6, and 8. The lake was perfect for them and for us adults. So relaxing to be able to sit on the beach and have them swim and not worry about a big drop off. They spent everyday playing in the sand, swimming, and fishing off the floating raft. We took them fishing on the row boat, canoe, and pontoon. Nights were spent having bonfires and watching the sunset. The weather was perfect all but the last day we were there. Its so peaceful there. Its very clean with all the conveniences of home. We cooked and barbequed every night that we were there and the kitchen is loaded with any kitchen gadget you would need. If you have a bad weather day and you have kids staying with you, BCs Pizza is a great place to go. They have a pizza buffet and an indoor play structure. I just can't say enough about what a great place this is to stay. We had a great week reconnecting with our family and making fun memories. Thank you for opening your home up to us!
Burke's Tile House is a great place to vacation with young children. The water is pretty shallow out to the end of the dock. Our grandchildren loved it and so did we. Our Adult children enjoyed fishing, canoeing and kayaking. We all enjoyed the paddleboat. The beach was perfect. The weather was wonderful the week of July 11th through July 18th. Highs in the 80's low's in the 60's. We had 2 overcast days with two rain showers. We spent one day on
Makinac Island, it was very pretty. One night the kids went miniature golfing and had ice cream at Mooney's. The rest of the week was spent relaxing, enjoying the sun, water, campfires, smores and family memories. Staying here was the best because we had all the conveniences of home and all the fun of a vacation. Hopefully, this will become a tradition in our family.
Gaylord, Michigan is located just off I-75, at the 45th parallel, about 50 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge. The property is located on Lake Manuka, just west of Otsego Lake and about 10 miles south of Gaylord. Gaylord is a small town that comes to life in the summer and includes unique shopping and dining establishments. It’s just a short drive away to Lake Michigan, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Traverse City. The Mackinac Bridge and the ferry to Mackinac Island is only 50 north. Gaylord is known as the golf Mecca of the Midwest. The area features over 20 world-class courses; most less than 30 minutes away.
Other Activities: boating, canoeing, kayaking
Golf: The striking scenery northern Michigan is known for, only enhances enjoyment of golf enthusiasts who visit the Gaylord Golf Mecca to play some of the area's twenty-two award-winning golf courses. The Gaylord Golf Mecca is a beautiful, rustic woods and lakes paradise where long, warm summer days continue into early evening, allowing extended play. Treetops Resort, The Natural, Otsego Club, Black Bear, Wilderness Valley, Gaylord Country Club, Mrash Ridge and Michaywe are just a few highlights within minutes of Burke's Tile House on Lake Manuka.
Ski: With an average annual snowfall of over 150 inches, the Gaylord area is blessed with some of the most reliable snow conditions in Northern Michigan. The area's downhill ski resorts and nine cross-country ski areas provide groomed trails for a great winter vacation at Burke's Tile House on Lake Manuka. Our favorite, just East of Gaylord, on Wilkinson Road, ever-expanding Treetops Resort offers both nordic and Alpine skiing. Over 20k of cross country trails include a 5.5K lighted loop. Treetops also operates a complete ski equipment and clothing store. Boyne Mountain Resort, only 30 miles away, features down hill and cross country skiing, Avalanche Bay, an indoor water park and other numerous outdoor activities for any season. Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey is only 45 miles away and in addition to gaming, includes fine dining and entertainment venues.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb 17 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
2 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
Weekly rentals are Sunday - Sunday,. Minimum of one week stay during the High-Season and a minimum two night stay during the Off-Season. Off-Season weekends are defined as Friday and Saturday nights. IMPORTANT: we cannot accept groups larger than 9 people.
$150 Holiday Fee for New Year's Eve and July 4th
Payment may be made via personal check, money order or traveler’s check. Deposit of one-half rental fee due within 7 days of reservation. Remaining balance due within 45 days of arrival. Deposit is fully refundable if you cancel at least 30 prior to arrival. A fully refundable $150 security/damage deposit is required with your balance payment. The f
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.