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Wayne or Marilyn

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wayne or Marilyn (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

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!

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

5 bedroom Beach Home where memories are made! 3 blocks from downtown Lake City!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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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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SPOTLESS AND BEAUTIFUL!

  • 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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AMAZING VACATION

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home! Our week at this home was like being at home only better! Our party of 10 were extremely comfortable. The kids (ages 2-15) took advantage of the lake, loved the nightly walk to the Tasty Treat for ice cream, the short walk to the park, and loved all of the activities in the quaint downtown just a short walk away. We have extended family in Lake City and enjoyed being able to visit with them without the hassel of asking them for a spare cot. The lake is fantastic for tubing, water skiing, fishing or just a leisure boat ride. This home is perfect for a family getaway or an adult getaway. All of the amenities are provided, and a few extras stowed away in the garage. We will be enjoying this lake home for our summer family vacation every year! Thank you Wayne and Marilyn for opening your home so our family can create amazing, life long, generational memories.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Ruth it was a pleasure to get to know you and your family. We feel the same way you do, it is the best location on the lake. We enjoy our walks to the park and our often too many walks to the tasty treat! We are looking forward to having you and your family back as repeated guests this summer. Thank you for treating our home as if it were your own. It is the 5th generation of Bartletts enjoying the lake house. We are so excited for you and your extended family to create great memories as we have over the last several decades. Hope to hear from you soon! See you this summer! Wayne and Marilyn
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Lake City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $249

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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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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