4 Bedroom, 2+ Bath Up North Between Alpena and Rogers City in Pristine NE MI
About Vonnie Gurley
Vonnie and her husband were raised in Michigan where people like to have a place "Up North".
Vonnie Gurley purchased this House in 2013
Why Vonnie Gurley chose Presque Isle
Camped and stayed in lodges in Presque Isle area while raising family. Purchased this property because it's perfect for our large family with children and grandchildren. Many memories made at Grand Lake Getaway!
What makes this House unique
Grand Lake Getaway has privacy on a large lot with great waterfront! Eagle sightings. Fishing off the dock is good. Grandkids love to swim or jump off the dock. Deck is perfect for overseeing all the lake activity. Sandies are a short boat ride away. Grand Lake is absolutely beautiful no matter the season!
Children allowed - Kid-friendly. Sloping waterfront w/ramp.Kid-friendly. Sloping waterfront w/ramp.
No pets - NO PETS allowed on property.NO PETS allowed on property.
No parties/events - NO UNDERAGE DRINKING!NO UNDERAGE DRINKING!
No smoking - NO SMOKINGNO SMOKING
Max guests: 15
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Grand Lake Getaway
Great time with 10 family members. Very nice house with plenty of privacy on the property. Kayaks and yard games were great and the lake is beautiful. Owners are very easy to work with and prompt. Our only rating less than a five was due to the fairly large amount of goose droppings in the yard. With that said it’s hard to keep geese off the yard when they’re around. We didn’t see any geese all week. A few of us did some clean up which wasn’t a big deal and all was good. Certainly wouldn’t stop us from going back. Almost forgot to mention the awesome outdoor shower! Highly recommend this rental.
Presque Isle Getaway
We had a great time at the Presque Isle property. The house is beautiful, very clean and well stocked. The basement is absolutely perfect for kids (there were three adults and five kids). The outdoor spaces are incredible, with a covered deck, plenty of seating and even a fan. There are two lighthouses nearby that you can climb. Rogers City and Alpena are only about 20 minutes away for shopping. The owners, Greg and Vonnie, are a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend this property.
Our stay at the Grand Lake Getaway blew away all of our expectations! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and were sad to leave. The house and property provided everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing vacation on a lake in northern Michigan. It was particularly great for us as we have family nearby in Alpena, so they were able to visit us during our stay. Though we enjoyed all of the beautifully and thoughtfully decorated house, we spent much of our time on the deck or down by the lake on the docks or by the fire each evening. Every single meal but one was eaten outside the entire week, thanks to the large deck with roof that provided plenty of shade. We had almost an entire week of beautiful sunrises, and even got to enjoy the early sunshine on the kayaks provided with the property rental. This rental was definitely worth the price and we are already planning to return next year!
great memories made and family loved it
My family enjoyed this vacation home very much. Everyone had enough space to roam around and do their favorite activity. The kyaks were a big hit as were all the water toys available. My son brought his boat and tubing and fishing were a daily event. The men caught walleye and perch. Made them happy. I have teenage grandchildren so the depth of the water was good for them. The fire pit was used a few times during the week. The outside shower became a hit. The deck became our eating spot. One scary point of the home was the step in the kitchen to the basement. We really had to watch our step so no mishap happened. We also were surprised by the visit of the geese. A tool in the shed kept us busy for awhile.
My family would love to come back to this home again.
Thank you for the feedback. Glad your family enjoyed your visit. The stairway entry is clearly visible but does take getting used to.
The home much more than the pictures depicted! I've stay in many rented places, and this was the cleanest, most supplied rental I've ever been at. They even supplied wood for the fire pit. Loved the deck (we ate at every time) and swing chairs, along with the beautiful sunrises! They had a place to hook-up our boat and lots of amenities in the shed and lower level of house. The owner was very responsive to our emails or questions and more than accommodating. I would recommend this as a great place to rent! Thank you for letting us stay at your home!
Grand Lake Getaway
Absolutely perfect lake home! We had 5 kids (ages 11-6) and 4 adults stay for the week. Tons of space for everyone, plus more. The kids fished off the dock and swam ever day. We were fortunate enough to have great weather too! House was equipped with everything we needed for the week. Both families agree, we would love to go back next summer!
Presque Isle Harbor is beautiful! Divers from around the world come to explore shipwrecks in Presque Isle Harbor with it's deep clear water. Fishing charters are readily available at the marina. Ocean freighters can be spotted on their way to Chicago. Bikes are available to rent to check out the two lighthouses and the Lake Huron shoreline.
Both Alpena and Rogers City are about 15 minutes drive. Alpena has a nice downtown with outdoor eating including a wine tasting, a small mall, art boutique, two movie theatres, a playhouse, and Great Lakes Sanctuary Museum.
Rogers City is smaller with a movie theater, drug store, dollar store and grocery.