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Richard Miller

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Heart Lake Log Home & Sand Beach; Family Vacation on Lake with our Boats

1 Review
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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5BR (includes Loft) / 2 BA, Fully Furnished (Sleeps 12 in 8 beds)

Beautiful log cabin home on the crystal clear and ALL Sports Heart Lake. Fully furnished home on east shore, sandy beach and dock your boat on a Shore Station. Great views, including spectacular sunsets. Modern kitchen with seating for 10 plus 4 more in adjoining family room. Formal living room for adults and TV room off kitchen with fireplace. Expansive lakeside deck and covered patio overlook the lake. This two story home includes 4 bedrooms + loft, 2 baths, plus full house air conditioning. The lot features mature maples, oaks, pines and is shaded most of the day – sun is lakeside on the beach and dock. Perfect vacation home features a beach with chairs, dock, paddle boat, a large deck with grill, a swing with a view and a fire pit for the evening. Stay on Heart Lake just 15 minutes from downtown Gaylord shopping, golf at 17 championship golf courses within 15 miles including: Otsego Club, Treetops Resort, Michaywe / Pines, Black Forest / Wilderness and The Lake and The Loon

For More Information: Please email us for more information, pictures and to check latest availability and LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS. We will work with you to make this a most enjoyable vacation or weekend retreat.

This rental comes with THREE boats for your and your families' pleasure:

-- 13' Boston Whaler with 30HP Yamaha (electric start)

-- Paddle Boat for 5 persons with Peddle Power

-- 12' Row Boat

A great way to enjoy the lake for fishing, wake boarding / tubing, and seeing all around the lake !!

The beach has 88-feet of sand frontage and great swimming, with a dock. The lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Michigan !! There are no weeds, there is plenty of sand and the water is about 4 feet deep at 50 feet from shore. The lake is deep (135' in center) and is an all sports lake with “quiet times” from 7:30 pm to 11:00 am in which there is no high speed boating – a real advantage for a quiet evening to cruise around the lake, for the fishermen and to enjoy the sunset in peace and quiet. Boating, fishing, jet skiing, sailing, white sand beach, clean water – it is all there at your front door. From lake deck, you can enjoy cooking and eating your meals at the lakeside and be a part of the beach scene while being in the shade – or you can enjoy the sun on the beach or the dock. Heart Lake is the perfect location for families with kids, boat, jet skis, fishermen, golfers, skiers, snow boarders, snowmobiles, hunters, bicycles, canoes, kayaks, hikers, bird watchers and more.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Miller (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


1 traveler review

Heart Lake Log Home & Sand Beach; Family Vacation on Lake with our Boats
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Windsor Ontario

Had a blast at Heart Lake

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with 2 families this past August, plenty of space and room to spare for 4 adults and 4 children. Super close to Gaylord to grab groceries or a quick pizza. The lake itself was fairly quiet at night, the water was very clean and clear. Sadly the fishing is not very good. Anyway, we loved jumping off the dock for a swim and the use of the boat was a great addition to our vacation. The beach was a bit small this year due to the long cold winter and raised lake level. It was a bit cramped at bonfire time but we made it work. It was actually perfect for the kids to play on during the day, very sandy and not mucky. Large property and great deck on the back to relax after hours. We used the lakeside table for dinner twice and loved it! The front yard is huge, we played some bocce and soccer out there with the kids. The interior of the cabin is spacious, lots of room for us all. We didn't even use the basement as we were mostly outside. Plenty of beds, I wish the main floor bedroom had a queen instead of a double bed but it was fine for us. My only complaint would be that the kitchen is very small. No way around it really, we made it work, but it's tight in there with even 2 people. The kitchen is fairly well stocked, the grill was very good. It's not mentioned but there is a really nice park just up the road 5-10 mins walk for the kids to play. Swings and equipment. I thought I would add that as it's a huge bonus to those with young families. Richard is a very professional and organized owner and cares for his property. I would not hesitate to rent it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
17 golf courses in Gayord area
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-75 and Waters Exit (1st exit south of Gaylord)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many great and fun places to eat
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Otsego Club, Boyne Mountain, Treetops
Nearest Beach
Lakeside of home
Car: necessary

The perfect location is only one hour from each of upstate Michigan's attractions !! 12 miles from Otsego Club and downtown Gaylord, one hour drive from Mackinac Island, Harbour Springs, Traverse City , Charlevoix, Alpena and more. The all sports Heart Lake is crystal clear, no weeds and soft sand beach.

Golf: Stay on Heart Lake just 15 minutes from downtown Gaylord shopping, golf available with 17 championship golf courses within 15 miles including:

Otsego Club, Treetops Resort, Michaywe / Pines, Black Forest / Wilderness & The Lake and The Loon.

Ski: Winter guests are just minutes from Treetops, Otsego Club and Boyne resorts that includes downhill skiing / snow boarding and cross-country skiing. Visit the Dan Webster or the Alphorn Sport Shop in Downtown Gaylord and rent snow shoes or cross-country skis to enjoy the winter to the fullest.


Rates & Availability

Gaylord Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
Golf Fall (Write for rates)
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Use of 3 Boats $0
cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmation is secured.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath -- remodeled 2008 and 2012
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest Bath remodeled in 2008
  • There are two Full baths, one on each end of the house.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Horse Bedroom - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Fish Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level -- makes in King Bed
    Loft - 2 double , Upper Loft
    Leaf Bedroom - 1 double , Main Level
    Lake Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , (bunk beds) Main Level
  • Five bedrooms with two bathrooms and fully furnished (sleeps 12 -- best with 8 adults and 4 children). The upper level has two bedrooms that each sleep two persons. The “Horse bedroom” has a queen bed while the 'Fish Room' has two twin beds. Off the family room are two more bedrooms and the loft. The 'Leaf Bedroom' has a double bed and the 'Lake Room' has a bunk bed. Both have views of the lake. The 'loft' has two double beds. Write for detailed photos of the bedrooms and other areas of the home -- both inside and outside.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
THREE boats included with your rental !!

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