Fife Lake House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Lake House With Private Beach On Fife Lake!
The Ultimate Lake House Retreat
'A Shore Thing' is a four bedroom, three bathroom beauty that can sleep up to 15 people. The kitchen is spacious and a great place to entertain with a dining table for 8. The two living rooms give you a plenty of space for people to relax and watch television while allowing others to chat and enjoy the view of the lake. And yes, there is has central air conditioning! The newly expanded backyard has two very shady nooks perfect to park RVs or for the kids to play in the shade away from the lake. Electricity to this area is coming soon! It is the perfect place to stay no matter what kind of vacation you're looking for! Looking for a location for a family reunion?? This may be your place!
A Shore Thing is located in the heart of Northern Michigan in Fife Lake, Michigan. It is a 2-hour drive to Grand Rapids, MI or to the Mackinac Bridge at the 'tip of the mitt.'
It is a short 30 minute drive to the ever-popular Traverse City which is home of the National Cherry Festival, the world-renowned Traverse City Film Festival, numerous internationally acclaimed wineries, 17 championship golf courses, and much, much more! Traverse City is ranked top in the nation in a number of categories!
For more information on the area visit the links below.
If small towns are more appealing A Shore Thing is walking distance to downtown Fife Lake is a great choice. The lake itself was voted Michigan's 2013 best inland lake by The Lansing Street Journal. In Fife Lake you will find a public beach, several ice cream shops, local restaurants, the farm market on Saturdays, a skate park, grocery store, library, public boat ramp, and more. For more on local events and community information on Fife Lake use the link below.
If getting away from the hustle and bustle is more your speed, A Shore Thing has 50 feet of private beach on the all-sports lake, Fife Lake. It's private, sandy, beach-frontage also has a wood dock that extends 50 feet into the water, a beach-side fire pit to enjoy s'mores at sunset or under the stars, swim with the family, or lay on a float!. The rental includes a small fishing boat with two oars in case you have the urge to go fishing for large-mouth and small-mouth bass, trout, walleye, and catfish or go for a romantic row on the lake. There is even a public ramp within walking distance if you want to bring your own boat and anchor just off A Shore Thing's beach!
A Shore Thing has a 30 foot long, covered, furnished front porch to enjoy the view and breeze off the lake with the comfort of being out of the sun. Sit in leisure or nap in the hammock to sound of the water. If you need to get away from the lake and want a more private setting then step into the partially shaded backyard to cook on the grill or enjoy dinner outdoors; A Shore Thing has it all!
The First Floor:
A Shore Thing has a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. It is a great gathering place to cook, grab a drink, and enjoy good conversation.
Just off the dining room is the family room where you can relax and enjoy a movie on the big-screen TV. The whole family can join in on the two full-size leather couches and a leather reclining chair. Are you the kind of person who wants to enjoy the view of the lake while being in the comfort of the air conditioning? A Shore Thing's living room is the place for you! The living room is located at the front of the house with a stunning view of the lake; here you can also get cozy in front of the natural gas fire place with only the flip of a switch! It is furnished with two chairs, one chair and half, and one loveseat all with a great view of the lake! Change your mind and want to be outside? Walk through the front French doors of the living room onto the seasonally furnished covered porch and feel the warm breeze on your skin.
The first bedroom is located on the first floor. It is furnished with a full-size sofa bed and a rocker/glider. Look out the bedroom window to enjoy the lake view from the comfort of the bed! A full bathroom with tub/shower is located next to the bedroom.
To complete the first floor is the laundry room with a newer washer and brand new dryer. We doubt you'll want to waste your time doing laundry but just in case you want to dry some beach towels or snow pants, it is there for your convenience.
At the top of the stairs on the second floor is a second full bathroom with tub/shower. This large bathroom has a skylight for natural lighting and plenty of space to spread out.
As soon as you walk into the spacious master bedroom on the second level you will see a wall of windows that give you a panoramic view of Fife Lake. The large master suite has a walk-in closet, tongue-and-groove hardwood cathedral ceilings with a ceiling fan, a queen-size bed, cable television, and the most romantic view of the sunset over the lake. The adjoining private master bathroom has his and hers sinks, a sky-light perfect for enjoying the mid-morning glow, and a walk-in shower with a bench and multiple faucet system. A Shore Thing's master suite is romantic to say the least!
Two additional large bedrooms complete the second floor. The third bedroom is furnished with a single bed as well as a bunk bed set that has a twin bed on the top and a full bed on the bottom. A great place for kids to have their own space! Additionally, this room has a 32 inch flatscreen TV, DVD player, and a Nintendo Wii gaming system (with two controllers, one nunchuck, and Netflix!). The fourth and final bedroom is a mirror image of the third bedroom and is located on the back corner of house for privacy. This bedroom is furnished with a king bed perfect for couples, friends, parents, or anyone else you’re bringing on vacation. Both the third and fourth bedrooms overlook the tree-covered backyard and patio area.
This is a great place for 2-3 families!
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Events Allowed
About Alli Wilson
A Shore Thing is owned and cared for by Dan and Alli. Dan and Alli have been together for two years. They live in Fife Lake with their three younger children while their oldest son is out on his own.
Dan is a life-long resident of Fife Lake aside from his 8 years of active duty in the Navy. Alli is a Kentucky native who spent her adolescence downstate and fell in love with the area (and Dan!).
Alli Wilson purchased this house in 1998
Why Alli Wilson chose Fife Lake
Dan poured his energy and vision into custom building A Shore Thing from the beginning before the house was built. Dan hand-picked and cut the trees for the lake house. He chose five different kinds of wood including white pine tongue-and-groove cathedral ceilings in the master bedroom; elm and pine tongue-and-groove ceilings in other bedrooms; red and grey elm hardwood floors; cedar for tongue-and groove ceilings in the kitchen, interior window trim, and exterior trim; and all the bird's eye maple trim and molding on the inside and outside of the home.
A Shore Thing was a primary residence for several years until Dan and Alli started updating the home in 2013 and decided to share the lake house with vacationers. Dan's children grew up in the house; his ancestors were one of the first families to settle in Fife Lake. Dan took extra care to to maximize the natural light, lakeviews, and use local trees and wood so the home would be a great representation of Northern Michigan.
What makes this house unique
Dan was able to create A Shore Thing into his ideal lake home. The bedrooms are spacious and the views are stunning. The fireplace in the living room overlooks the lake; it adds that special touch on winter nights after being in the snow all day. The kitchen is a great gathering place and the home is ready to host several people at a moment's notice.
A Shore Thing is the perfect place to be whether you want to get escape inside away from the cold or allow the warmth and sunshine in. The private beach provides a view of sunsets that we can't live without; come and visit and you'll see why!
Guestbook comments from the owner
I just wanted to send you guys a quick email to let you know how wonderful our weekend was at your place. The pictures on the website simply don't do your house justice. We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was and were able to spread out and enjoy ourselves. We hope to stay at your place again some day and thank you so much for allowing us to spend an amazing holiday at your place. Hope you had a great holiday too.