PRIVATE LAKE RETREAT WITH 160 ACRES .NATURE LOVERS DREAM

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Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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PRIVATE LAKE RETREAT WITH 160 ACRES .NATURE LOVERS DREAM

South Branch Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Wilderness wonderland. Home in picturesque setting on 160 acres. Spring feed private lake, ponds, hiking trails, pontoon boat, kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, and fire pit.

The lake is crystal clear great for swimming, fishing, kayak adventures, and sunset pontoon cruises. Wildlife is plentiful: Loons, Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Deer, Blue Herring, and Beavers are regular sightings. The property includes; a dock on the lake and 20 x 12 screened porch / sundeck at the lake.

The spacious main house is the perfect location for a week or weekend escape. The main house consists of 3 bedrooms all with great views of the lake and surrounding wilderness. There are 2 full baths with a tub/shower in each. The large living room, with fireplace, has plenty of couch space so no one feels cramped. You can enjoy movie night or watch the big game on the Dish Network TV and DVD player. If games are more to your liking there is a foosball table, dart board, board games, and cards. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking with all appliances including microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen has a large dining room table that seats 10. If you are into grilling there is a lWeber gas grill on the large 25 x 30 deck that overlooks the pond and lake. The deck has a picnic table, and Adirondack chairs to relax and enjoy the view.

If you have a larger group or just need a little more space, a separate bunkhouse is also available for rent. The bunkhouse has a cottage like interior with knotty pine walls. It has 2 beds, couch, table, 1 full bath, kitchenette, furnace, and wood burning fireplace.

A short hike from the main house you will find 'Butler Cabin' which is a small secluded log cabin located on the property. Enjoy the woods from the porch or step inside and light the wood burning stove if there is a chill in the air.

Catch and release fishing is required on the lake and ponds. Also, there is no hunting or trapping allowed on the property.

Keywords: Private home, lake front,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

I enjoy anything to do with outdoors

The Owner purchased this estate in 1977

I have spent countless hours over the last 30+ years enjoying outdoor activities around South Branch. Fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, canoeing, Kayaking and skiing are my passion.

This is a one of a kind location. If you enjoy being away from crowds and out in the wilderness this is a perfect spot. But if you prefer both quiet and also some social activities, the house is close to the Timbers Steak House, Long Lake Bar, Wicker Hills Golf Course, Rifle River State Park, and Huron National Forest.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

Property Reviews

Private Lake Retreat with 160 Acres .Nature Lovers Dream
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Private Lake Retreat with 160 Acres .Nature Lovers Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345350vb
South Branch Northern Michigan
traverse city
5

great place to enjoy family, friends, nature

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
myself and 9 buddies stayed a long weekend, highly recommend this place to enjoy nature, convenience with classic north woods rustic retreat yet comfort. Beautiful setting, trails, privacy, nature, fire pit, lake, lodge, thoroughly enjoyed and recommended
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Private Lake Retreat with 160 Acres .Nature Lovers Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345350vb
South Branch Northern Michigan
Ohio
5

Amazing/beautiful/relaxing

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The house and lake were both absolutely AMAZING! We brought with us three couples and three dogs and I can honestly say that everyone had a blast. The house is very clean and comfortable and it was not long before we were right at home. The first three days of our trip were gorgeous weather, the second 3 days were a little less pleasant with rain and clouds. However, we found plenty to do with Foosball tournaments, cards and the Olymipcs :) Great place to hike, bike, kayak, jog, read, and relax. The pontoon was great for floating around the lake and the kayaks were great for exploring. We managed to find a way to the second "smaller" lake on the kayaks and saw a couple of beaver lodges! Mike and Tiffany were great with questions before hand, we had a small issue with a toilet while we were there and the "handy man" was there in not much more than minutes to fix it. The security deposit was returned the day after we returned home. During your stay I would highly recommend the Long Lake Tavern (in long lake, only 10 minutes or so away)...GREAT pizza!! Overall I would give a 9.95 out of ten. The ONLY Reason it does not have a perfect 10 is because a little bit bigger lake would be perfect. Don't let that deter you though, I would only say that in a "if it were a perfect word" statement. It will not deter me from returning again, I really do see this as a place we could come year after year after year!! Thanks camp Chiado :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Lake Retreat with 160 Acres .Nature Lovers Dream
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p345350vb
South Branch Northern Michigan
Lansing, MI
5

Fantastic Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We came to the house for a vacation "away from it all" and that's exactly what we got! City life, cares, and stress...they all melted away as we drove north into beautiful rural Michigan and pulled up to the house. The house is roomy and well laid-out; it wasn't very long before we felt right at home. Every morning was perfect, and we enjoyed our time sitting on the big deck overlooking the lake. Gentle breezes brushed by with a peace that only nature can bring. The lake was amazingly clear and warm--perfect for swimming, floating around on tubes, and kayaking. It's a short easy walk down a slight hill to get to the lake. The soft sandy beach, flat expanse of lawn, sunbathing deck, and wooden dock provide lots of great places to hang out by the lake shore.

There are acres of woods to explore; we went to Butler Cabin and beyond. Butler Cabin is a neat place to visit. It has a genuine rustic charm all its own. It's like the perfect fort in the woods that you always wanted--but already built and waiting just for you.

The house is close to many attractions that make good day trips. Lake Huron is close enough for an easy day trip, and State and National Park areas abound. There are endless opportunities for hiking, biking, exploring, and nature viewing.

Evenings at the house were just as enjoyable as the mornings. It was easy to cook up delicious dinners on the big gas grill and fun to watch the sunlight fading over the lake. At night, the sky is dark enough to see a multitude of stars (which is amazing if you're from a suburban or urban area). It's well worth staying up for. Every night we slept soundly in our spacious, safe, and comfortable home away from home. One warning: you'll never want to leave! We sure didn't.

The owners have been great about answering questions and communicating throughout the entire process. They provided a comfortable, hospitable place to enjoy our vacation. This was truly an indulgent vacation for us--a house that beats a hotel room or condo by a mile, a lake that was basically "ours" for a week, and all the R & R we had been hoping for. We've already been recommending this rental to friends, coworkers, and family. We'll be returning as soon as we can!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Fishing, kayaking, hiking private trails to private log cabin in the woods.

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Availability & Rates

South Branch Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$240
3 nights
 
 
Summer rates
May 24 - Sep 2
$1,820
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 15
$240
3 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 16 - May 23
$230
3 nights
 
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Amenities

South Branch Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Portable, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Private Spring feed lake and ponds, 20 foot pontoon boat,12 ft fishing boat, 3 Kayaks, bunkhouse sleeps 4 - full bath - fire place, hike to log cabin with wood stove. Picture perfect location, excellent catch and release fishing
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