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5 bedroom Beach Home where memories are made! 3 blocks from downtown Lake City!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Lake City House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10 in private bedrooms

Beautiful home with large yard and great beach tucked away at the end of the street for a quiet retreat. Breathtaking views of Lake Missaukee from the patio, upper balcony, master bed room or from every room in the home. Lake Missaukee is the most desirable vacation destination for families because of its shallow, clear and sandy bottom. The variety of water sports is unlimited. Enjoy sailing, water sports, fishing or relaxing on the hammock over looking the lake. A quick 3 block walk into town will bring you to restaurants ,ice cream shops, City Park Amphitheater with music in the park on Thursdays and the new City fishing and boat dock. Lake City's renowned county park is only a short stroll down the beach with beach volleyball, playground equipment, boardwalk and county historical museum and camp grounds. This neighborhood is the most sought after on Lake Missaukee because of its great location to town, parks and local attractions and festivals. The Greatest Fourth in the North, car show in August and the Festival of Pines in September.

Arrival and Departure: Arrival times will be Saturday at 3:00 PM and Departure will be the following Saturday at 10:00 AM.

Checks accepted upon booking, a deposit of 50% required and balance due 90 days prior to arrival. $249 required for cleaning fee. Call owner for updated rental contract.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wayne or Marilyn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Wayne or Marilyn

We both grew up downstate but Lake City has always been our vacation destination until 2006 when we moved up here. Wayne retired from GM after 30 years and now works full time at a Young Life camp as a landscape supervisor. I am a dental hygienist currently only subbing and a full time Nana. We both enjoy the outdoors: biking, boating, walking, gardening, golfing and traveling to beach destinations.

Wayne or Marilyn purchased this house in 2000

Why Wayne or Marilyn chose Northern Michigan

Wayne's grandparents and parents both retired in Lake City. We brought our children up in the summer every weekend to enjoy the beach, boating , volleyball and all the water sports. Wayne in his youth camped with his family all over the state of Michigan but they always wanted to come back to Lake City because of the large sandy beach and warm water. We purchased this home from Wayne's parents and have been remodeling it over the years. We have a quaint, quiet town which is only 3 walking blocks away. It is the best location on the lake. Walking distance to the county park and the city center ( restaurants and ice cream shop noted for the largest ice cream cones in the north.)

What makes this house unique

The beautiful, tranquil views of the Lake from every room. Bedrooms that will accommodate 10 people .Location, location, location!


based on 10 traveler reviews

5 bedroom Beach Home where memories are made! 3 blocks from downtown Lake City!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Great Vacation Memories are Made Here

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Wayne and Marilyn's home in Lake City. The home was clean and very nice to stay in for the week we were there. The lawn is beautiful and we could enjoy all the comforts of home. Wayne and Marilyn are great hosts and we could use all the beach chairs and toys. We took walks to the ice cream shop, played tennis, did all the water things including fishing. Thanks for all the fun times and memories our kids and grandkids will remember fondly. We really appreciate all you do to make it a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week of vacation in Lake City. The house was very clean and well maintained. It had everything you could ask for in a vacation rental. The outside lawn and beach access were perfect for all the kids. We enjoyed smores by the campfire and relaxing in the hammock. If you are looking for a memorable week by the lake, then this is the house to rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We have rented many homes on HomeAway before, but this was by far the best rental! From the moment you walk in the door you feel like you are at home. Wayne and Marilyn are the nicest people and provide all the comforts of home, all you need to do is bring your clothes. The house, the yard and the lake are absolutely beautiful! The pictures do not do it justice. Even though the beach is public, we saw only 2 people the entire week. It is very private so no need to worry. The location is excellent, close enough to many attractions. I highly recommend the drive to Mackinac. Thank you so much Wayne and Marilyn for a wonderful family vacation and we look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A Hidden Gem !

  • 5 of 5

Wayne & Marilyn......Thank you for sharing your beautiful Home with our Family.

This was our second Family trip to Upper Michigan and this trip far exceeded our expectations. Lake Missaukee was the perfect location for a relaxing get away. Everyone loved the Beach and spectacular views from the patio.The kids all found their favorite fishing spots and watersports activities. Everything was just so convenient in Lake City, all just a 5 minute walk away. We have already told our friends about your home and we expect to be back again in the near future.......Thanks for Everything !

Mike K..........Chicago

P.S....The new Internet Service worked perfectly. Everyone was able to check up on e mail and connect their Tablets with no problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Awesome Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this beautiful home. Everything was immaculately clean and furnished with high quality furnishings. It's located in a very quiet neighborhood with a beautiful sandy beach. The landscaping was so beautiful we felt like we were living in a park. It truly is a home away from home, and comes complete with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Memories were made!

  • 5 of 5

If we could judge our next vacation home by the chatter in the car on the way home, this home was the perfect vacation abode. We had been looking for a first time full family vacation home accommodating ages 3m to 91! We found it in Wayne and Marilyn's lovely home. If cleanliness is truly next to Godliness. We were in heaven! Very clean, warmly decorated with family pictures and cozy charm. With the full house amenities to wood for the fire pit we wanted for absolutely nothing. The size was perfect for our family of 10 and an infant. A lovely lake view bedroom on the main floor close to a bath was perfect for Great Grandma. An extra TV room upstairs was great for the kiddos for special movie watching. The landscaping was beautiful and having only to walkout the back door for beach access was perfect. For the timid first timers the shallow warm water with sandy bottom was absolutely wonderful! The home had access to other wonderful memory makers as well. We won't forget the nightly walks to the best ice cream in town just down the road one way. The children thoroughly enjoyed other walks to the park just a walk around the corner the opposite. This home had so many wonderful attributes. Wayne and Marilyn were so very nice and you can tell they have a great pride in their home. We thank them so very much for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Missaukee Golf Club
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway 131
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Missaukee Mt.

Our location is centrally located. It is 50 miles south of Traverse City and the Wineries of Leelanau and Grand Traverse Peninsulas. Also just north are many quaint little towns: Elk Rapids, Charlevoix and Petoskey for unique shops, bays, and restaurants. A little over an hours drive will get you to world renowned Mackinaw Island and (The Today Shows) voted most scenic place in America!! Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Closer to home we are nestled between the resort towns of Houghton Lake and Cadillac , only a 15-20 minute drive where you will find Meijers, Super Wal-Mart and many chain restaurants and movie theatres. Along with many unique coffee shops, delies and boutiques.

Other Activities: Boating


Rates & Availability

Lake City House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

Weekly price $1090/$2750

Booking now for Summer of 2016, Prime weeks going fast!!
$500 non refundable deposit will hold your booking till Jan. 1, then balance of 50% of deposit will be due./ balance due 90 days before arrival

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Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First floor laundry located in bathroom 2. Furnishings may be slightly differnt than picture.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • First floor bedroom with spectacular lakefront views. Four bedrooms located on the second level provide sleeping for eight guests. Bedrooms are furnished with dresser, nightstand and closet. Pack n' play and high-chair available upon request. Upstairs family room has a 32' Direct TV with a great view of the lake and a small balcony for two.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Too many amenities to list. 2nd refrigerator located in garage. Sorry NO Pets. No Smoking in buildings,No overnight boat storage in lake in front of house. Boat can be stored down the beach at the County Park, just a short walk from house

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