FAMILY GETAWAY ON BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN MICHIGAN ALL-SPORTS LAKE

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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

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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
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome

Jeff

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Speaks english

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

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!

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

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Property Reviews

Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
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Hillman Northern Michigan
Jackson
5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Gorgeous lake and home. Totally enjoyed our time there. The one issue we had upon arrival was taken care of in a fast professional manner. It is a true getaway as you are totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Thanks for the refreshing getaway.
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
Saginaw, MI
5

Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Just got home. It was wonderful. It turned out to be a warmer than expected weeked so we called and were able to use the boat. The morning started with a beautiful view of the lake followed by deer in the front yard. There was plenty of space for all who came. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Next year will probably be spent here as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
5 Star, Loved the home, great place with lots of extras. Beautful lake view, Jeff is great to rent from and will be coming back soon. The lake is very nice with clear water, family had a blast with the kayaking and pontoon boat. Thank you Jeff
Evana
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Hillman Northern Michigan
4

Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a great time! Loved the kayaks and canoe. Lake is very quiet and peaceful, it was like we were the only ones there. Would love to stay longer next time.
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Family Getaway on Beautiful Northern Michigan All-Sports Lake
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Hillman Northern Michigan
4

Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I thought the cabin was great. We stayed for two nights and it was wonderful. We really enjoyed the kayaks and canoe. Had a bonfire every night, weather was great. The lake is so quiet almost seemed as if we were the only ones there. Would like to spend more time here in the future.
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Map

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

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

Hillman House 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
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 29
$250
$1,540
2 nights
 
 
Summer
May 30 - Sep 15
$275
$1,750
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 - Nov 30
$250
$1,540
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 30
$225
$1,400
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,630
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
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

Hillman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 queen , 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
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:
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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