|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This gorgeous private lakefront home boast 100ft of sandy bottom on all-sports 1520 acre Intermediate Lake. The house is nestled in the woods and back off the road with over 2 acres. The 2400+sq ft 4 bedroom 2 bath house has a walk out basement and a spacious covered deck.
Sleeps 14+. Two bedrooms downstairs are set up with a queen and full bed in each. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed and the forth bedroom upstairs has a bunk bed (single over over full), single daybed and a full bed. Lakefront has dock out to the water and fire pit by the shoreline.
All linens/towels provided
Sand volleyball net
Variety of board & games etc
Lots of parking
Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resorts ski/golf
Dockside - Torch Lake
Our family fell in love with this property because of the secluded wooded two acres and the fun and carefree lakefront sandy beach. This is our home away from home to escape the hustle and busyness of the greater Grand Rapids area where we live.
Tim Goheen purchased this cottage in 2013
This Intermediate Lakefront property is centrally located perfectly near Central Lake, Torch Lake, Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain Resorts, Bellaire, and close proximity to Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petosky, and Boyne Mountain.
From the moment we walked into your lovely house on Intermediate Lake, we knew we would love our vacation! The house was immaculate! There was room enough for all EIGHTEEN of us. The walk down to the lake gave us all a good excuse for a little exercise and it was an "easy" walk. The kids, and adults, loved the sand volleyball/badminton court in the back of the house. Many hours were spent there.
The kids . . . and again some of the adults . . . really enjoyed the water trampoline. We rented a few Kayaks and explored the shore line on your beautiful lake. Everyone enjoyed that!
A few of we gals spent an afternoon in Belaire. There were some cute and unique shops and we enjoyed the outing. And the Family Fare Grocery store was clean and had everything we needed to complete our stay. (With 18 people, we frequently ran out of food . . . and beer!)
On our last night we enjoyed having dinner outside at the Dockside. It was fun and delicious! We had no wait (at 5:30) and were able to have 2 tables next to each other . . . one for the kiddies and one for the adults. Super!
Tim, you were so helpful in advising me as to what you had and what to expect. You always replied with expediency! Thank you.
We only had one rainy day. The kids and grandkids spent that day at Avalanche Water Park and thoroughly enjoyed it. (They brought back delicious pizza for dinner!) My husband and I headed to the Casino for the day. It gave everyone a little "break".
I guess if I had any suggestions for improvements, there would only be two: For as many people as your beautiful home can entertain, I wish there had been TWO blue garbage receptacles instead of just one; and the family who slept upstairs sure would have appreciated a "half-bath" in the middle of the night! Again, certainly nothing major . . . just food for thought.
All in all we had a GREAT time! Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of heaven with my precious, crazy family.
P.S. We "owe" you a volleyball. Sorry about that!
What a treat coming back to Intermediate Lake. It truly is one of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Michigan. As a child we vacationed at Holiday Shores Resort for 12 years and have wanted to come back to Intermediate Lake ever since. The Bellaire/Central Lake area is so cute and great for a stroll, shopping in one of the little shops or grabbing a beer at Shorts Brewery. So naturally when we found this rental available we snapped up an August week. We could not be happier that we did. This was by far the nicest place we have ever stayed in our 32 years of renting and as an added bonus it is in the area we love most. Not only did this lake house far and above exceed all of our expectations the weather was amazing...we could not have asked for a more perfect week. The walk from the house to the water is a bit far, but my parents who are both in their late 60's had no trouble. There were a couple of days that it was quite windy and we had a lot of leaves and seaweed wash up on the beach early in the day but by the afternoon it got better. The rest of the week the beach and water were crystal clear and great for floating on our floaties or swimming out to the floating sun raft. You can not beat the privacy and seclusion you feel here. The home is beautiful with the perfect setup for multiple families or families with older children who need space of their own. And the appliances...WOW, a real treat for someone who likes to cook. Also I could go on about the deck for hours. Totally private, a huge outdoor table and plenty of comfy seats to sit and enjoy the gorgeous view of the lake. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||Cleaning fee and sales tax included. 1/2 the rental fee (non-refundable) and $500 security deposit due at time of booking. The remaining balance of rental fee is due 30 days prior to reservation date. Second half of rental fee is non-refundable if cancelled within 30 days of reservation date. $500 security deposit refundable if/when cancelled. Rental contract will be provided after reservation|