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Peaceful Custom Built Cedar Log Home Overlooking Pencil Lake Otsego

Elmira, MI, USA
  • Cabin1750 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Queen Beds, 1Twin, 1 Crib, 1.5 Bathrooms, sleeps 6-8

Nestled in a woodland area within "Lakes of the North" overlooking Pencil Lake; from 70ft above, with a winding pathway to the lake. Paddle Boat, tandem kayak, and Row Boat At water's edge. Centrally Located 20 minutes from Gaylord, 1hour from Traverse City, & 1 1/2 hours from Mackinaw Bridge. The Cabin was built in 1990 and is 1750 sq ft. Current owners built this magnificent home. There is NO BBQ; however, there is a large campfire pit. Central heat, and a wood burning stove keep the house cozy in cool weather.


Linda Mathiak

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master
      • Loft
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Loft
      • Sofa
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
        • Bathroom 2

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Lake
              Sandy all around. NOT all-sports. Clean and quiet!! Watch for bald eagles to fish from the lake.
            • Lake View
            • Lakefront
              We are located on Pencil Lake, within Lakes of the North.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Firewood
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Parking
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Microwave
                            • Blender
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 9 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Lots of board games, and puzzles.
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Radio
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      smallest DISH satellite service.
                                    • Toys
                                      Some toys in toy box up stairs. Some beach toys also.
                                    • VCR


                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Boat
                                          NO power boats allowed! Row boat, and an aqua cycle available for use. AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!
                                        • Boat with Paddles
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Tandem kayak purchased in summer 2016.
                                        • Pedal Boat
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • Must have your own telephone \ cell phone.

                                                                  2 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Owner are very unprofessional!

                                                                  Sergio S.Warren, Michigan

                                                                  This is cozy house with a nice atmosphere. However, it has some drawbacks.

                                                                  First, the hot water out of tap is mostly warm and not hot. If there are couple people who want to take a shower, the last one might take a cold one. There are a tab but I have no chance to take because of the problam with water.

                                                                  Second, and the most important, the owners are very unprofessional. It was my first time booking a house through this web site. I've paid for the rent but on my card has not appeared the full amount, only the fee this site charges. The first time I was talking to Linda, one of the owners, I've told her about what happened and asked how the system works. She said she doesn't know and evrything is fine. So, I've been trying not bother myself with that. At first, this woman tried to be nice.

                                                                  We seemed to have a good communication and so on. Friends and I stayed there for 2 nights. We had some fun.. When we were finally living the house I realized that owners haven't mentioned what I should do with trash. So, I've been trying to call Linda for a half of hour but she wasn't responding. Than, we decided to leave the trash at the driveway entrance. Next morning I've texted her and she called me back. I've told her about the trash and she kinda said "Oh, okey.." The following day, she sent me a text saying she wish we had taken trash with us and this will cost us money. We had a chat and I told I don't think it is my fault they haven't instruct me what to do with trash. After that, she cut off a communicating for a week. In a week, I received a text: "You owe me ***. Mail to *address*.

                                                                  I've paid them what they asked, including trash charges. But that is my last stay there. If you need a house for vacation it is better to look somewhere else. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I am a little amazed at this renters review! They only booked December 30 for a 2 night stay

                                                                  beginning December 31. There was no time to mail them my welcome letter, with house instructions, etc. Since they booked through this site, I thought they paid through Home

                                                                  Away. When I didn't receive payment from HomeAway, I looked into the situation and found that

                                                                  they booked with the option to send a check; but hadn't! That's why I sent the text saying that they still owed me.

                                                                  Our cabin is remotely located! Leaving their trash at the end of the drive for animals to tear into ; or for the snow plow to hit was not the best idea. The hot water tank is 50 gallon! We have 5 sons! We've never experienced a hot water shortage! They must take very long showers!


                                                                  Jason J.

                                                                  The property is amazing. We had a wonderful time. Plenty of room for our family of 6.


                                                                  Elmira, MI, USA

                                                                  Guests must provide their own bed sheets and towels.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  $100.00 Security Deposit Required

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