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All Season Vacation Home on Otsego Lake-All Activities Nearby

Richard Peters

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Richard Peters

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Calendar last updated:
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All Season Vacation Home on Otsego Lake-All Activities Nearby

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Gaylord Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + 3 season Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths (Sleeps 12-16)

Our family cottage is a single level ranch style layout with (4) bedrooms (three with queen beds and the forth has two twins, a double and a bunk bed; this ''bunk room'' is great for kids). Four couches offer extra sleeping space in the living room and porch if needed. Two full baths (both with showers). The large living room has a cathedral ceiling and knotty pine walls, very popular and still plentiful in northern Michigan. A large stone fireplace (gas). A 42' plasma TV with cable is in the living room, and each bedroom has a smaller TV. Wireless high speed internet service is furnished. The dining room table seats eight easily with extra tables in the living room and the glassed-in porch. A modern well equipped kitchen (spices included) helps make meals and entertaining a breeze. Laundry room offers a washer and dryer on site.

Our Propery and THE LAKE!: Outside towards the lake you will find a relaxing 3 person swing, a 25' x 25' brick paved patio area, two BBQ grills, picnic table, portable fire pit and comfortable wrought-iron patio furniture, including 10 chairs and two additional round tables. An American flag flying high overlooks an awesome beach and swimming area. The beach is furnished with additional chairs for sunning. The sandy, rock-free swim area tapers gently from shore to the deeper water. Our private dock runs full length from the patio, across the sand, to the lake, with 80' extending out on the water. Room for docking a boat (up to ~24') or other water toys. This side of the lake usually receives a breeze, so few bugs are ever present. The wind coming through the trees can truly be glorious, and the sunsets are often breathtaking, just like in the movies!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Richard Peters (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About Richard Peters

Our grandparents built the original cottage on Otsego Lake in 1940. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, swimming and picking blueberries, and introduced vacation lakefront living to our parents and our family as the generations passed. The cottage expanded, adding beds and creature comforts. We retained the great old stone fireplace (now gas) and knotty pine beams throughout the main living areas. Our family now enjoys terrific boating, excellent snowmobiling, great golf and awesome skiing whenever we visit. Gaylord grew up too, and now offers all types of restaurants, shopping, kid’s attractions and a new movie theater, all five miles away or less. Our cottage is in the middle of Gaylord's 'Golf Mecca' for summmer fans of the game, and for the winter enthusiasts, we typically receive over 180 inches of snow annually due to our location in the Gaylord 'Snow Belt'.

Richard Peters purchased this cottage in 1980

Guestbook comments from the owner

Owners posting note from Renter:

Thanks Richard/Nancy. We enjoyed ourselves. We have been traveling together for many years. Yours is the kind of facility/atmosphere we look forward to. We enjoyed the guided pontoon ride around your lovely lake and the opportunity to meet part of your family.

Again, many thanks!
Aug 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

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All Season Vacation Home on Otsego Lake-All Activities Nearby
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Wonderful Winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great "family Christmas weekend" here!! The place was beautiful, accommodated our very large family (including 6 young children), and we even arrived to homemade cookies!!! The kitchen was fully stocked with spices and tons of dishes making 'eating-in' for our large group so much easier!! We also enjoyed the sleeping arrangements, as the kids were all able to sleep near each other and play and watch movies in their own separate area while the adults were able to visit in front of the cozy fireplace!! Perfect weekend getaway! We hope to be back next Christmas!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, We are very pleased that your sizeable party enjoyed the large "separate" bunk room which can handle up to six comfortably. More than a "few" years back, we used to play and read comics with our cousins and friends on rainy days. Today, there are probably 50+ family oriented videos for entertainment. The parents were always happy to tuck us safely in the back bunk room. We ALSO gravitate to the big fireplace in the living room. Some things don't change! Thanks for choosing our family cottage on Otsego Lake, and we appreciate your nice review! Sincerely, Richard
Michigan
5

Perfect cottage for a small reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Owners posting of a recent guest's email comments (with permission!) concerning their first ever "siblings and spouses only" reunion at Otsego Lake:

Thank you. The cottage was perfect for our small reunion of seven. Everyone enjoyed the location and comfortable "feel" of it. I was considering posting a review on VRBO but I didn't see where you needed another 5 stars!! Thanks again. Will.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Great cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a family snowmobile trip and were very happy we did. The cabin has charm, history and everything you need, plus the location is great. This isn't a cabin that was purchased to be a business investment, but a family cabin with a long history. Working with the owners was a pleasure a d we would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, Thanks for the positive review! Snow has been pretty good in the Gaylord area this season. We've been sledding twice since Christmas up to Indian River and over to East Jordan/Charlevoix. Gaylord still is the best hub for trails for me. Of course the cottage on the lake and next to the trails may bias our family a bit! Think snow for 3-4 more weeks! Maybe some skiing this weekend! Glad you enjoyed! Richard
southern Indiana
5

fall trip up north

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly as pictures show. This was our second stay here & were very satisfied. location is great & fireplace is nice set around each evening.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thanks for your nice review and repeat stay with us. Hope the hunting worked out successfully, too! Richard, Owner
5

The Foursome

  • 5 of 5

We went north to see the fall colors and get away from it all. The cottage was very nice and the beach was awesome. We were close to anything we needed yet far enough away from town to be relaxing. We are hoping to return next year. Maybe when it's still warm enough to enjoy the water.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathie, We are glad the local colors cooperated around Gaylord this year! They were actually some of the best ever. The summer calendar is already 2/3 full for 2013, so please have a look in May and June! Thanks for your kind comments! Richard, Owner
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
5

Canadian traveling group

  • 5 of 5

We found this cottage to be one of the best equipped we have ever stayed at. Everything was as advertised. The owners have been terrific to deal with. We love the setting and the many amenities the area offers. The beach is incredible. The golfing in the area is second to none. There are a number of very good restaurants in the area. We had the occasion to meet one of the neighbours, Tom, who was very personable and helpful. We have visited this area before on a number of occasions and felt, unanimously, that a return trip to this cottage next year is a must!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, Thanks for the kind comments! Sister Nancy and I share many memories of the Family Cottage, due in no small part to the great beach and lakefront, and many family events and gatherings. Glad your Thunder Bay friends enjoyed, and hope you return again soon, either summer or winter! Richard, Owner

Map

Just 5 Miles South of Gaylord on the E Side of Otsego Lake.

Blueberry picking and LIVE elk park nearby. The Ausable River offers great canoeing only 20 minutes away.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling

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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Gaylord Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April, May
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
$900
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
July, August
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Sept, Oct, Nov
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120.00
Notes Weekend rates may be available in off season; please inquire!
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Amenities

Gaylord Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • First bathroom is senior friendly - easy entry sliding doors and assist handles.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With dresser & TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With dresser & TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With dresser & TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , With dresser & TV
  • * Queen Bed (3) : Each queen bed is in separate BR with separate closet and chest of drawers * Double Bed: Located in forth (bunk) room with separate closet and chest of drawers * Twin/Single Bed (3) : Located in forth (bunk) room with separate closet and chest of drawers * Bunk Bed: Located in forth (bunk) room with separate closet and chest of drawers
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Linens Provided: Bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases, bath and kitchen towels are provided. * Garage: Not available Nov thru April * Off Street Parking: Additional parking on private lot across street * Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer * Gas Fireplace: With remote control. * Nice selection of family, children and action videos. * Full Kitchen: All basic cooking utensils and nice selection of spices provided. Basic cleaning supplies provided. Basic cleaning supplies provided. Starter supply of coffee, paper towels and TP furnished. * Plenty of dishes, silverware and glasses, pots, pans and cutlery for 12 to 16 guests. * Refrigerator: Large side by side with ice maker * Catering Available: There are several restaurants and businesses in nearby Gayord available for catering * Deck/Patio: Includes 10 piece outdoor wrought iron chairs and table, large picnic table, portable fire pit, and 3 person wooden swing on a large brick paver patio, approx 25' x 25'.

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