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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.75+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Picture yourself…relaxing on a glider bench, or on your own private nature trail, at our secluded family estate. Nestled on 8 ½ acres on the North end of Guthrie Lake, enjoy a time away with great fishing, swimming, and other activities. Or choose to just get away from it all at our sheltered retreat with plenty of relaxation.

Guthrie Pines, Semi-Rustic 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, 1600 sq. ft.+ lakefront ranch home, wooded lake frontage on 8 ½ acres. It's a beautiful spot on the North end of Guthrie Lake. This home has been in our family since it was built in the early 1970's.

Guthrie Pines comfortably sleeps 6-12 (or more). The home features an open floor plan with two queen beds and one double bed in the three bedrooms, a queen hide-a-bed in the family room and a double sofa-bed on the screened in porch (as well as a couple of other couches, air beds, and foam pads for floor sleepers if you want). Natural Pine paneled living room with fireplace has a spectacular view of the lake. Living area also has a Flat Screen HD TV w/10 local channels, PlayStation 2, with games, a Blu-Ray player, and a DVD collection. Family room area has a game/eating table and pull-out queen sofa sleeper for extra sleeping. Lakeside bedroom has TV/VCR with a wide collection of VHS tapes for the entire family. Fully equipped kitchen is ready for easy entertainment. Inside Dining areas can seat up to 24. Lakefront screened porch, provides gaming/eating space at a round oak table, as well as providing a wonderful location to relax and enjoy the lake. New in 2014 a picnic for lakeside eating or games. Puzzles and games are available for quiet relaxation. We also have a beautiful antique piano available for the music lovers in your group. (Please use with care).

The sandy beach front is ideal for swimming in the crystal clear water. A sand bar extends out for over 100 feet for shallow water swimming, perfect for small children. Fishing, (for small and large mouth bass, bluegill, perch, and others), boating, and other water sports are waiting for you at Guthrie Pines. You can launch your boat at the Guthrie Lake Public Fishing Site. (Located about a mile from the house at the Southeast end of the lake). A nature trail winds through the forest on the 8 ½ acre site. Foot trails are marked for easy walking. Relax on the glider bench that sits overlooking the water's edge with a drink, or enjoy a campfire in the lakeside fire-pit. Play croquet in our challenging lakeside yard course. The set is provided.

Just minutes off I-75 at the Waters exit. The property is in close proximity to a Golfer's paradise in Gaylord. Guthrie Pines is located in the golf Mecca of the Midwest. Golf Digest rated it as one of the top 5 golf destinations in America. Near to Treetops (Masterpiece, Premier, Signature & Tradition), Otsego Club (Classic & Tribute), The Natural, Marsh Ridge, The Loon, The Lakes and many more. It is only 16 miles from the world famous Tree Tops golf resort and 1 hour from Garland resort. Boyne Mountain is 75 minutes away, it boasts of indoor water park and also has a world class spa. For more family fun, Mackinac Island is only 1 ½ hour away. You can pick from 3 casinos as close as 40 miles away. Traverse City (Cherry Festival in the summer, Zoo)and Petoskey are also within a couple of hours drive. Gaylord boasts of the Alpenfest in Mid-July, an Elk viewing area, a micro-brewry, and the Call of the Wild Museum. Some of Grayling’s area attractions feature canoe races on the AuSable River, Hartwick Pines State Park, The Fred Bear Museum, and local fish hatcheries.

North Central State Trail - Bike from Gaylord to Mackinaw City. See the North Central State Trail website for for information.

There is a notebook available at the rental with plenty of information of area attractions and things to do.

Keywords: waterfront, reunion, acreage, wooded, house, secluded, peaceful, private, comfortable, forest, swimming

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  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters


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Sisters- Friends-HOME! We grew up in this home, and it holds wonderful memories for both of us. We'd love to share it with you as well. Since we both live in the southeast part of the US now, we cant' just let this vacation home sit without anyone enjoying it! Allow us to share some of our family heritage with you. The home we grew up in, on the lake we love, in the peaceful woods that give us the roots in our lives.

Linda purchased this house in 1972

This is our family estate home. Built by our parents in the early 1970's without borrowing, selling, or leaving a debt. A memorial rock is at the side of the yard area commemorating their respect for the beautiful woods and lake area we still call 'Home'.

We love the beautiful walks along the lakeshore, swims in the crystal clear waters of the sand bottom lake, and fishing in a rowboat or right from the shore. There is always time for a hike through the woods, watching for deer and other wildlife at the stump with the salt block in it, or enjoying the squirrels frolicking through the tree branches.

As a family we love game time, and movie time, a walk through the woods, and meals together. Whether you want to read, and be quiet, go fishing, or play in the lake, there is something for you to do at Guthrie Pines. Bonfires in the evening are so relaxing, and it is always fun to make s'mores! Or just relaxing in front of the fireplace inside in the rocking chair, if that fits your style more.

We have added a fire pit by the lake with log stools around it for bon-fires and makeing s'mores, or even roasting your hotdogs! It's a beautiful view at night, and a great place for making memories with family and friends.

Nearby state parks offer other interesting things to do, and the local festivities in the summer add great fun to the time, 'Up North' at Guthrie Pines. Nearby rivers (AuSable and Manistee) are famous for canoeing, and there are golf courses in abundance in the area.

This a beautiful seasonal place to go. The summer fun onthe lake and relaxing is so pleasant. The hardwood and evergreen forests surrounding the house, make the Fall a beautiful time of year to visit. Springtime bursts with new life in the woods as the leaves bud and turn green. Sorry-winter is unique, but the house is not able to be open during the winter months.

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
average rating of 4.714286 based on 11 reviews
Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
Gaylord Northern Michigan

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Beautiful setting and gorgeous view of the lake!!! Very peaceful, except for the occasional jets flying over from the National Guard practice, which we enjoyed totally. We did go mid September so we hardly saw anyone on the lake. The owners brother has a cabin which was closer than we thought, but again no one was there and there is a wooded barrier between the two places. The home itself has the charm of the 70s, lots of room, and is set up great for large families. The mud room is huge, it has double doors to the outside and there is a dressing room/bathroom connected to it. Great for coming in from swimming or a rainy day. We didn't like were the fire pit was at all. It is really close to the water but kind of on a slant/side of the slope going down to the beach. You would not be able to get chairs all around it at all and would not be safe for little ones being it is just a few rocks built up in a circle. There is no dock which would have been nice since we brought a small boat and had to pull it up on shore. Fishing was not good at all, but that might be due to the time of the year. The lake water in front of the place is very shallow, clear, clean and would be great for little ones. The water pressure was really bad in the main bathroom and washer, but the owners were made aware of this. This place is definetly back in the woods and away from the busy town life, which we loved! Not sure what there is to do in the nearby towns, since we did not go. The owners are great to deal with and are willing to answer any questions you have!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: SO glad you could come! We'll work on the areas you pointed out in your review. Trying to make the Guthrie Pines experience better every year! Thanks much!
Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Southeast Michigan

Rustic and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Had a great time at Guthrie Pines on our vacation. Plenty of room in the cabin and the privacy of not being right next to other houses was lovely. The sandbar is great for the kids and parents can relax in the sun while the little ones play. The weather was absolutely perfect and there were virtually no mosquitoes around the campfire. Canoed, fished, biked and hiked. I personally LOVE the wood interior and decor. Sleeping on the screened porch brought back wonderful memories of my parents cottage and it was a delight to wake up to the loon calls. So hoping we can make another trip next summer!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time! Sleeping on the screened porch is a favorite of mine as well. This place speaks peace to me! Hope you can come back, too!
Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
Gaylord Northern Michigan
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Great time at the Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had a wonderful time opening up the house for the summer! Great family time, and fun boating on the lake. It was especially nice to have family next door at North Shore as well!
Can't wait to come back. Hope we can go this Fall to see the beautiful colors.
Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
Gaylord Northern Michigan
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  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Wow, the weather has been BEAUTIFUL!
The official word this week is that the ice is completely gone from the lake.
Fishing season starts soon!
The woods are beautiful as Spring brings the leaves out and the birds and squirrels are very active!
We have a few spots open in our calendar! Contact us to book it while you can! We will be at the property soon to open it for the season and load up the firewood. We will have the place ready soon!
Lots of openings in May and June still.
Ahhh-so good to relax at the Lake!
Guthrie Pines Semi Rustic Summer Cottage, Lakefront Acreage
Gaylord Northern Michigan

What a wonderful place to vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
It is hard to adequately describe to beauty of the setting, the coziness of the home, the clear, cool, clean lake, the atmosphere of peace. The bathing beach is PERFECT for children of all ages, even very small, because of the great sand-bar that stretches out from the shore. The lake has plenty of fish, and the cottage has a live-box, so that fish can be kept alive until ready to prepare for eating - now how fresh it THAT! The fire-pit down near the shore is perfect for an evening of s'mores and story-telling, or just enjoying the calm of the lake.

The town is near enough to get to all the things a person might want, but far enough away so as not to spoil the "away from it all" setting.

Last year this property was booked solid in June and July. We're going to book early, this year! We were really glad to learn they would allow pets.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks - so glad you have enjoyed your visit! Be sure to book early for this next summer (2013). Can't wait to see you!
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Otsego Lake Marina
Otsego Lake State Park
Hill Top BP
Hilltop Restaurant
Hartwick Pines State Park
Wal-Mart Supercenter
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Gaylord Airport
Nearest Ferry
150 Miles
Ludington, MI crosses to Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I - 75
Nearest Beach
In front of the house!
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Waters Michigan
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Gaylord Michigan
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Waters Michigan
Car: necessary

Huckleberry picking, mushroom picking (In season),canoeing, State Parks, Canoe Races, Casinos within 40 miles, indoor water park and spa within 75 miles, Mackinac Island and Straights of Makinaw 75 miles away. Sault Saint Marie and Canadian border within 2 hours.

National Guard Artillery range a mile to the East. You may experience the noise of artillery practice, jet or helicopter fly-bys, or flares in the night which light the lake. There is not a danger to the inhabitants of the lake area. The range firing is NOT a continual racket but an occasional noise which may be bothersome to a few.

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Availability & Rates

Gaylord House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Memorial Day
May 29 - Jun 1
3 nights
Holiday rate-4th of July
Jul 3 - Jul 7
3 nights
Jul 13 2014 - Jul 19 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
Labor Day
Aug 28 - Sep 2
3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning fee $150.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes NOW, If you elect to, you may pay an additional $50 for PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION (COVERS UP TO $1500 in damages) OR pay the Refundable $250.00 security deposit; it is your choice.

Variable Cleaning fee based on length of stay: 5-7 days $150; 3-4 days $100; 2 days $75; 1 month or longer $200

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , includes changing room for swimming
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full bath, one 3/4 bath, and one outhouse available for use :)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Port-a crib (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Hide-a-bed in Family room, and a Double pull out davenport on the porch-great for summer nights sleeping almost outside! A single cot is also available. A queen air bed is also available for rental use. We also have foam pads that make the floor a comfy place for extra kids to bed down if needed!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
There is a pack-and-play, and booster seat available , Fold up cot also available, Queen air bed, 3 other couches (1 on porch) can be used for sleeping if needed, (total accomodated for sleeping could be 14+.) Blu Ray Player, Playstation 2 and games, lawn chairs, glider bench, Croquet set, picnic table (NEW in 2014!),Firewood, outdoor lakeside fire pit, screened in porch, on porch eating or game area, antique piano (no pounding please!) There is no air conditioner, but we have fans in almost every room to create a breeze if there isn't one blowing in from the lake. LATE CHECK OUT (1 hour) may be available, by request, 24 hours prior to regular check out. If you have a late check out with NO advance request, there will be a $50 fee taken from your security deposit. (Our cleaning personnel need time to ready the house for the next guests. Thank you.)
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