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Heart Lake Log Home & Sandy Lake; Family Vacation on Lake with our FIVE Boats !

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5BR (includes Loft) / 2 BA, Fully Furnished (Sleeps 14 in 9 beds)

Beautiful log cabin home on the crystal clear and ALL Sports Heart Lake with use of FIVE boats. Fully furnished home on east shore, sandy swim area 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, plus laundry room. 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, 13' Boston Whaler with 30 hp, row boat with trolling motor, two kayaks, 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 INCLUDES FIVE 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 -- Electric Trolling Motor "NEW addition 2017"

-- "NEW" TWO 12' Single Person Kayaks

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, sunsets – 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

Richard Miller
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted you to know we had a great week at Heart Lake again this year. The addition of the kayaks and the gas fire pit were great! Thanks again for making your beautiful lake home available.

We would like to come again in 2018. Please let me know.

Again, thank you! It has become a home away from home for our family!
Aug 2017
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Gaylord Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • 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 14 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 14
  • Horse Bedroom - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Fish Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Upper Level -- makes in King Bed
    Loft - 2 double , Upper Loft
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level Entertainment converts to Queen Bed -- sleeps 14
    Lake Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Main Level porch has TWO Twin beds
    Leaf Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Level
  • Five bedrooms (with lower level entertainment center that converts to another Queen Bed) with two bathrooms and fully furnished (sleeps 14 -- best with 8 adults and 6 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 queen bed and the 'Lake Room' has a two twin beds. 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
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
FIVE boats included with your rental -- FREE as part of the rental !!


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Heart Lake Log Home & Sandy Lake; Family Vacation on Lake with our FIVE Boats !
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Homey, Upscale, Love the lake and the 5 boats !

  • 5 of 5

Charming for our group of 14! The Miller's have thought of everything that made our vacation perfect. This is a great location for golf, quietness, and this lake was wonderful -- you don't often see an inland lake with a sand bottom, no weeds and clear water !

And whether you are inside or out, this home is perfect for a vacation -- you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Log Home Beautifully Decorated, Fabulous Lake, 5 Boats to use,

  • 5 of 5

We have known the Millers for many years and what a great home for the summer vacation !! Swimming in one of the cleanest clear water lakes in Michigan with NO weeds and a sandy bottom, boating, kayaking, fishing, fires in the evening and great sunsets! (And did we mention Golf and Exploring Northern Michigan?) We had 12 of us and the beds were very comfortable, clean and fresh. And everything is up to date making the stay interesting in a 70 year old log cabin. Kitchen had everything we needed and the TWO grilling places stations really help spread out the cooking. And then to top our evenings off after sunset (at 9:15 PM), we headed to the basement for the entertainment on Hi Def TV with great sound.

The home is air conditioned and really helped when it warmed up in the high 80's, and there was plenty of hot water when we all took showers. And we understand the washer / dryer is a new addition for we renters -- nice surprise addition.

Although the lake is high and the beach disappeared, the kids had a great time in the shallow area playing the sand. And the owners added a gas fire pit up by the house -- nice addition at sunset !

Great stay in a beautiful home !! And we and the kids kept discovering the wonderful accessories and features of this log home -- a real treat and fun for a treasure hunt ! Thanks again to the owners for such a great place to stay and explore !

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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: August 2014
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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 & Waters Exit 270 (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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Use of 3 Boats + 2 Kayak $0.01 + Tax
Cleaning and Linen fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmation is secured.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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