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Rose & Jim Smith, Mgrs.

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english


7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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modern home with fantastic view,3 Bedrooms,2 Baths, fully furnished for comfort,

Rates reduced again!! Looking for a place to relax in a quiet private setting in Northern Michigan? This beautifully decorated and accessorized 3 bedroom home is the place for you!!! Fully stocked kitchen with all the amenities you can imagine! Sliders to huge deck with lots of comfortable furniture & gas grill. Large open living area & bedrooms, full walkout basement with second full bath & laundry area. Set in a secluded, wooded area with a large dock to relax on, and a swimming raft for cooling off on hot days! Includes a paddleboat & aluminum fishing boat. Pontoon on nearby Big Bass lake available for add'l fee.

Located on Sauble Lake #1 (on a chain of 4 lakes,all accessable with the fishing boat or paddleboat).

For the Fishing and Canoeing/Kayaking enthusiasts - Just minutes from major West Michigan Rivers: Big & Little Manistee, Pere Marquette, Sauble and Tippy Dam for Steelhead, Salmon and Trout

Or out the backdoor is excellent fishing for bass, blue gill, perch and pike with small boat access to Sauble #2, 3 and 4.

Dublin Grocery store less than 12 miles away (famous for their jerky & fudge, with full hardware & grocery). Just around the corner is the Natahka Corner store (convenience store & gas station), plus dining at Natahka tavern and Blossoms Cafe Or visit Irons Cafe and Jacki's Place located in the town of Irons approximately 8 miles away.

Ludington and Manistee beaches 1/2 hr. away, restaurants and festivals are fantastic summer tourist attractions as well as Ox Market & Flea Roast, Baldwin Troutarama, Irons Cowboy Weekend and Blessing of the Bikes

North country hiking trail access just 5 miles from cottage for mountain biking or hiking. ORV trails and trailhead located on M37.

See calendar for availability and send email inquiry or call (231) 266-5720.

Keywords: Northwest Michigan, vacation rental, Sauble Lakes, Lake County, home, secluded, lakefront, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, quad & snowmobile trails

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  • non smoking only
Rose & Jim Smith, Mgrs. (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Rose & Jim Smith, Mgrs.

Why the Owner Chose Irons:

Our home is located on a beautiful chain of lakes in the heart of Lake County, known for it's abundance of lakes, streams & hiking/snowmobiling trails. Laid back lifestyle with little traffic but loads of interesting places to visit nearby.

Why Rose & Jim Smith, Mgrs. chose Northern Michigan

Quiet & secluded, our home is a unique experience in the woods of Northern MI!! Come relax & enjoy 'mother nature' at her finest! Fish, hike, hunt or just relax and watch deer & wild turkeys in your front yard!

What makes this house unique

No traffic or abundance of tourists to disturb your vacation - enjoy the true beauty of 'up north' solidtude!! Surrounded by woods yet within 30 minutes to Lake Mi. beaches, shopping, restaurants & a multitude of N. MI attractions.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Perfect setting - thanks you for sharing your beautiful cottage - the deck, grill, boats & everything that was provided in your home! By far the best dock on the lake! We enjoyed every minute of spending time with our children.
Jul 2013
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based on 7 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews
West Lafayette,IN

Had a great long weekend

  • 5 of 5

A total of six of us rented this house for our annual fishing trip. Very secluded, which we like so we don't disturb the neighbors with out noisy fireside revelry. The lake itself was VERY quiet. We saw a few people on it the whole four days. It was fun paddling around in the rowboat looking for turtles and fishing. This lake has steep drops around much of the shoreline leading to good fishing spots.

Lots of panfish right off the dock. You can catch as many as you want, though they're small.

Five beds plus a fold out couch...not bad at all. They have some sweet elk heads n the walls and a bear in the basement. If dead animals freak you out, don't go here.

Gas stove, which we liked for frying up the fish we caught over on Big Bass lake. There is a good bait shop run by a nice Amish fellow near Big Bass lake that has many types of minnows. The property manager of this place also rented us a pontoon boat on big bass lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Bloomfield

Great Labor Day Week-end

  • 5 of 5

Just returned form a wonderful week-end. The location was great, we loved the seclusion. Beautiful views from the deck. The kids (10 and 13) loved the lake and the boat provided with the house. House was very clean and well equipped to make you feel at home. We would definitely go back and we would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I have no idea what this means

  • 5 of 5

Our family rents this cottage or the farmhouse next door every July and we also rent in October as well. The lake is very clean and the view from the deck is great. It's a wonderful getaway and a great location to go on day trips. We also go kayaking on the Green River or Pere Marquette. We also find both cottages are very clean and welcoming, thanks to Rose Smith. It's a pleasure to deal with her.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb County, MI

4th of July visitors

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was decent, however considering the quality of the construction (which was very good) we were a little surprised at the lack of cleanliness and attention to detail. The master bedroom bed has a deep valley and is not at all comfortable; the master bath STILL needs a lighter colored shower curtain in order to actually SEE when using the shower; the dishes and cabinets need a thorough scrubbing; the furniture needs vacuuming, we dropped a throw pillow from the 2nd floor landing onto the couch and a huge cloud of dust flew up! The paddle boats were not operable. The ceiling fan was not operable, and while we were offered additional fans, the ceiling fan also provided the main lighting for the kitchen/dining area and therefore presented a problem. The upstairs bedroom was listed as a queen and a double, but is actually a double and a single. The walkout basement provides just a bathroom and the laundry room, not any sort of "living" area; the indoor/outdoor kennel, which was a big seller for us, was blocked off and being used as storage on the inside. The lake isn't very swimmable, but nice enough for fishing and viewing! Also, there is alot of "clean up" required upon vacating the property particularly since we had to be out by 10 a.m. The positives were that we could have our dogs, the location was nice and quiet, albeit remote and the Smith's were very nice people to deal with. Also, just as a warning: if one was animal-friendly, one might be a little taken aback at the MANY "trophies" hanging on the walls and on display...we have never seen so many dead animals in one place! While we aren't opposed to hunting, some people may be shocked.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear the cottage was not up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on keeping it VERY clean, and have had nothing but compliments in regard to cleanliness and comfort in other reviews. We do apologize for the inconvenience of the broken fan/lights - they were repaired the following week, as was the paddleboat. The owner of Sauble Point Cottage is an avid hunter, and the cottage decor reflects that - the animal mounts are obvious in the on-line pictures so no one should be surprised by them. We do hope you enjoyed your vacation & appreciate your visiting.
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Wonderful summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay very much. The house is clean and modern with lots of room for everyone. Love the huge patio doors onto the wrap-around deck. Wonderful view. If I had to note anything slightly negative, it would be that it would be nice to have a swim raft closer to the dock. The one shared with the neighbours is quite far away and it would be impossible to keep an eye on younger swimmers. Other than that, no suggestions. You've got it right. Thanks for all your help, too, Rose. We would definitely return.

P.S. I guess you can tell by our spelling (neighbours) that we're Canadians. lol

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! I enjoyed meeting you all and really appreciate the excellent condition you left the cottage in - hope you'll visit again soon. We'd like to offer you a 10% savings on future bookings, book early & avoid any price increases for 2014! Thanks again for your patronage!! Rose & Jim Smith, Mgrs.
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Plymouth, Michigan 48170

property on sauble lake #1

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time! The house was beautiful, clean, and comfy. Loved the deck and the seclusion. Absolutely we would go back, we think it would be pretty seeing the fall colors there. We were close enough to attractions yet far enough away to enjoy the solitude. Kitchen was well stocked and all appliances worked great. Loved the grill! We would definitely recommend this property to others. On a side note, there were a few things we noticed. We did not see any smoke detectors in the home. Shower curtain made it very dark in the shower. (maybe a lighter one?) Also, there was no place to put the garbage when we needed to take it out. We had to wait until the neighbors put the can at the curb on their property. (maybe a can on the property?)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really appreciate your review, Brian. Glad you enjoyed your stay & hope you will return to see the fall colors - it's a beautiful time of the year up here! Also appreciate the feedback - will replace the shower curtain & have added a garbage can on the premises. There are built-in smoke detectors, just not very noticable. Also, the large dumpster at the Farmhouse next door can be used at any time, we apologize for the inconvenience. Hope to hear from you soon! Rose & Jim - Mgrs.
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"Everything you need for food & sports less than 10 minutes away! A mini-supermarket with wo..."
"Great food, excellent staff! Fun and fulfilling local bar/restaurant."
Blossom's Restaurant
"Great place for breakfast or lunch, less than 2 miles away on Loon Lake."
Irons Cafe
"Best breakfast & lunches in Irons!! Excellent service, family oriented & closeby!!"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Fawncrest in Wellston
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US10, M37, M55 & US31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Natahka, Blossoms, Jackies, Irons Cafe, Oak Grove
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Caberfae near Cadillac
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Ludington, Manistee
Car: necessary

Ludington and Manistee beaches approximately 30 miles west, restaurants and festivals are fantastic summer tourist attractions as well as Irons Ox Market & Flea Roast, Baldwin Troutarama, Irons Cowboy Weekend and Blessing of the Bikes (see IATA Web Site for details).

North country hiking trail access just 5 miles from cottage for mountain biking or hiking

ORV trails and trailhead located on M37


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Rates
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer-Full weeks only
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
4th of July week
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer-full weeks only
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Check in time Saturday at 4:00PM, Check out - Saturday at 11:00AM. Renting for full weeks only for the month of July & August. Wekly rate is for up to 6 guests. Add'l fee of $30/week for extra guests.To block dates send an Email or call to request a contract with full details for payment of Security Deposit.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In full walkout basement
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second separate sink area with large closet . On main floor
  • Main floor bath has a separate sink area available when main bath area is being used.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large closet & dresser, sliders to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Full size bunk beds, sleep 4, large closet & dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large loft bedroom with 2 beds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double bunks in 2nd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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