FAMILY GETAWAY ON BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN MICHIGAN ALL-SPORTS LAKE

Jeff

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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FAMILY GETAWAY ON BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN MICHIGAN ALL-SPORTS LAKE

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Hillman House Rental Photos and Description

Three-bedroom, three-bath home sleeps twelve

Private home on beautiful Ess lake. This lakefront three-bedroom, three-bath home in Northern Michigan, is a great all-season get-away for families and groups up to twelve people.

Note: We did decide to close the house for the winter '13 / '14 and will be open again early Spring '14

Summer time activities include swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, biking, hiking, golfing, bird watching and everything else you like to do outside. Fall offers awesome color and is a variety of hunting and outdoor activities. Winter provides a quiet setting for skating, skiing, ice fishing and hundreds of miles of snowmobiling. Spring is filled with a burst in foliage and the return of migrating birds.

Year round, the house features an open format with plenty of windows to view to the lake and surrounding outdoors.The property is situated on the western shore of this special all-sports lake in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to state forest. Spacious decks on both sides of the home, with plenty of outdoor seating, make it easy for summer guests to spend most of the day outdoors.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english

About Jeff

Home to Southeast Michigan, we, like so many others in Metro Detroit, love an 'up North' get-away. We were fortunate to find this great home a few years ago and are excited to share it with others who appreciate the same special vacation experience.

Jeff purchased this house in 2010

Why Jeff chose Hillman

It's just a few hours from our primary home, so weekend trips are pretty easy. In addition to the obvious appeal of owning a home on such a pretty lake, we were also able to be close to family who also have a place on the lake, just down the street - we can walk there or just paddle over in a kayak. Our neighbors are super nice as well!

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Great vacation for the family

  • 5 of 5
I vacationed with my family, 6 adults 2 kids (age 1 and 3), and this house was perfect. The beach provided plenty of entertainment for the little ones and the water is crystal clear. Inside the house was very clean and the kitchen was stocked with plenty of pots and pans for cooking. The pontoon boat is older and not in the best cosmetic shape, but it worked perfectly without any issues and was a heck of a lot of fun to drive or swim off of. We fished as well and caught some good sized bass and a small pike in the canal. Overall it was a great vacation in a quiet secluded area, I would highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

GirlsVacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a group of 11 girls and chose this place for our Annual get-away weekend and stayed 3 nights. Everyone was very happy with everything about the property and house. The house was roomy,comfortable and very nice. We did have to go purchase papertowels and toilet paper and couldn't find a cookie sheet. Loved the fact that there's a fridge in the garage also so we didn't have to keep icing coolers. Was also awesome having the garage to throw all our water floaties and coolers in. Kayaks, canoe and pontoon boat were all wonderful to have right on site and we enjoyed a lot of time on the lake. Owner was also great to work with. The weather was really nice, but if we had to have spent time indoors, we would have had plenty of room for all of us to hang out together. Beautiful house. . lots of room . .nice lake . .privacy.. EVERYTHING we were looking for!!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
Chandler, Arizona
5

Great Week at the Lake

  • 5 of 5
Our family really enjoyed our week at the Ess Lake house. We had 11 people in our group including 2 younger kids. The house had plenty of room for all of us and was nicely furnished. The lakeside deck got plenty of use. It was a nice place to grill, eat, or just watch the loons on the lake. The kayaks and canoe got used basically the entire time we were there. Ess Lake is a very quiet lake and it was easy to kayak or canoe all the way around the lake without any problems. The beach at the house was nice and sandy and the water is shallow in front of the house. The little kids spent a lot of time playing in the sand and wading in the water. The rest of the provided water toys got a lot of use. The firepit by the lake got used every night except the one night when it was raining. The grocery store in Hillman is closeby and we were able to pick up groceries as needed. Also the Friday night fish fry at Chauncey's Pub in Hillman was very good. Alpena is a good day trip and there are several things to see there. Jeff was very easy to work with and answered all of our questions. The couple of issues we had while checking in were taken care of quickly. Overall we had a great time at the Ess Lake house and we would vacation there again without hesitation.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
It was a great place to stay. The house is well kept and very nice inside. It had a nice beach for the kids, the pontoon boat was a lot of fun. The water was clean and warm, so the kids could really enjoy it. It was a great relaxing getaway.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
Lansing
5

Beautiful clear quiet lake!

  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazon time up at The lake. We had 4 couples and a senior with us and it was a great fit for all of us. The kayaks got a lot of use, as the lake is so peaceful and quiet and easy to take a turn around the whole lake. The lake itself was so clear and clean! Can see to the bottom 20 feet or more. We also rented the pontoon, had a small issue that was handled by Jeff within the hour. We had a ton of fun on the lake and were often the only ones out so we had it to ourselves. Jeff was great and always easy to get ahold of prior to arrival for questions. The house was roomy, comfortable and the table easily fit our big group. Though we spent most of our time out on the porch eating. There is a huge firepit too that we used each night we were there before calling it a day. The house is in a well shaded area and so the house stayed cool all day and night though the temp got over 80. The mosquitoes weren't nearly as bad as we expected either! Just an over all great experience! Will definitely look forward to going back!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Stunning Lake House with Fabulous Amenities

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend at the spacious Hillman House. Enjoyed the quite serene lake on the pontoon and kayaks. Spacious house with everything you could ever need. Wonderful owner with great customer service and care! Overall made for the best weekend our group of friends has celebrated in 5 years!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Alpena
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Chauncey's Pub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Thunder Bay
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 33, US 32
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Hillman
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Gaylord
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Lakefront

Northern Michigan Lakefront House:

This lakefront three-bedroom, three-bath home in Northern Michigan, is a great all-season get-away for families and groups up to twelve people. The Bavarian style home is on Ess Lake, a special all-sports lake in a quiet neighborhood adjacent to state forest, and offers many amenities, comfort and privacy. The loop-circle driveway leads to a large two car garage that is open for guests. Spacious decks on both sides of the home, with plenty of outdoor seating, make it easy for summer guests to spend most of the day outdoors. Grill burgers and hotdogs in the late afternoon, and make s’mores at the fire pit after dark. Morning and afternoon bird watching is also very good with regular sightings of eagles, loons, many species of ducks, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, orioles and more – many times without even stepping foot outside.

The private setting features 80 feet of lake frontage, a sandy beach area, dock and tree-lined view. Ess Lake is 115 acres of clear, blue-green water that offers all types of recreation. In the summer the water temp hits 80+ degrees and is an excellent swimming lake. Fishing (with a valid license) is very popular, and the lake features Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass and some pan fish.

Water toys can be available for use, and include three kayaks, one canoe, floatation chairs and rafts, all paddles and vests, and a 40 horse aluminum pontoon boat. (Tip: use the pontoon boat as a mobile swim platform and head to the middle of the lake). Paddling is the purest way to enjoy the lake and can be done at a brisk pace for that morning workout, or leisurely to observe fish and turtles in the shallows and close-ups of the deep-diving loons (if you’re patient). A great way to wind down the day is that evening slow lap (or two) around the perimeter on the pontoon boat, watching the light slowly give way to the moon and stars. If you have your own boat, a launch is available at the local state campground, which also features an inviting wide open sandy beach.

Nearby Amenities:

Ten minutes from the home is the town of Hillman, MI which offers groceries, gas, dining and drinks, sporting goods, hardware, dollar stores and ice cream shops. (Tip: grab a Dairy Queen and check out the elk viewing East of town off Carrier Road.) Trails for bicycling and hiking are nearby as well. The state forest borders the neighborhood and holds many animal species, offering various hunting opportunities and awesome fall color.

Within fifteen minutes are two golf courses, one of which is the highly rated and beautiful Elk Ridge. For those golf enthusiasts, many other famed Northern Michigan courses are within an hour’s drive, including the four courses at Garland and the many courses in and around Gaylord.

Many snowmobile trails, which double as ATV trails in the summer, are at hand and represent a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Other winter activities include ice skating and ice fishing on the lake, cross country skiing and snowshoe adventures. Downhill skiing is less than an hour away, or travel twenty-five minutes further to get to Boyne Mountain.

The charming town of Alpena is a thirty minute drive East and offers many modern shopping conveniences as well as the picturesque Thunder Bay. Atlanta, the Elk capital of Michigan, is twenty minutes to the West and South and Gaylord is thirty minutes more to the West. Less than an hour to the South is the mighty Au Sable River, the birthplace of Trout Unlimited, and it also offers a variety of float trips for those hot summer afternoons.

Other Comforts:

Carpeting is brand new throughout the home, and fresh bedding and towels are provided. One of the two upstairs bedrooms features a sliding door and balcony. Other conveniences in the home include phone*, Internet* and cable*, with three televisions and a DVD player. The living room features an open floor plan, large bay windows and a sliding door for an open view to the water, plus a fieldstone wood burning fireplace and seating for several. (Tip: Rent a couple movies from Morrison’s IGA in town for a rainy day or low key night).

*seasonal availability May to October

The fully furnished kitchen leads to the dining area with a country style oak table and chairs for six. Additional chairs plus stools at the kitchen counter will accommodate up to a dozen at a time. Outside on the decks are a variety of bird feeders and hanging flowers, folding and wicker furniture, a picnic table and a propane gas grill.

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Availability & Rates

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Hillman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
 
 
Summer
May 29 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,630
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Final rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. An aluminum pontoon boat is available for rent in the summer months for $300 per week.
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Amenities

Amenities

Hillman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Large Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Also connects to master bedroom
    Small Main Floor - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
  • Tile floors and showers in all three bathrooms. All towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Room - 4 twin/ single
    Master Bed - 1 queen , Connects to bathroom via pocket door for extra privacy
    Pink Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The twin is a trundle with second mattress set underneath
  • Carpeted and comfortable. All bedrooms feature dressers that are open for guests. The master connects to large main floor bathroom. The two upstairs have ceiling fans. The 'pink room' has a street view and the 'blue room' has a sliding glass door to a private upstairs balcony overlooking the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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