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Cheryl Rohrkemper

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Rohrkemper's Lakefront Family Resort Swiming, Boating, Fishing, Water Skiing

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Gaylord Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

We have 2700 sf of living space overlooking Lake Arrowhead!! (aka: Buhl Lakes)We have an ideal family resort location, with swimming, fishing, and plenty of relaxation! We have 2 kayaks and a paddleboat with life jackets provided. We also have a bonfire pit for night-time sing-a-longs and roasting marshmallows. Winter skiing within 20 min. drive. Snowmobile to trails right out our door.

We have an aluminum boat for the fishing enthusiasts in your group! Fishing poles provided!

Our Lakefront home has a spectacular view off a 60' balcony. There is an outdoor heated pool, which is a 5 minute walk from the house. Located in the golf mecca of Michigan, we have 29 golf courses within 10-30 minutes of the cottage.

We are within 15-60 minutes to skiing including Boyne mountain. Boyne mountain has an indoor water park (20 minutes away). Boyne Mountain also has a world class spa.

There are Two large family rooms with a TV in both. Perfect for families and groups with 2 separate levels of fun and each bedroom has a TV.

We have a dining room large enough accomodate all lodgers plus outdoor picnic tables on the balcony.

There is plenty of parking for large groups. We can even accomodate an RV in our driveway if you have visitors!

We are located on Buhl Lakes so you can look at an internet map. We are just west of Otsego Lake.

We are 45 minutes from Petosky and Charlevoix and 1 hour from Mackinaw City and Traverse City.

Casinos are located in Petosky (Odawa) and Traverse City (Turtle Creek).

If you are looking for a clean, roomy vacation home ours it the place to be!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheryl Rohrkemper (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Cheryl Rohrkemper

We are John and Cheryl Rohrkemper. We have been married for 42 years and have two adult children, Nicole and Michael. We have been enjoying our home since before 2000 , even before we owned it! We hope you enjoy your stay at our home as much as we always have. We have had some pretty large family/friend gatherings that have been very enjoyable and worth the investment!

Cheryl Rohrkemper purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Cheryl Rohrkemper chose Gaylord

It's centrally located and well built. It is on 3 lots with a fabulous view of the lake from the balcony. We wanted a home our whole family could enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet privacy.

Golfing nearby!

Driving to Charlevoix, Petosky and Mackinaw.

Horseback riding at Lakes of the North.

Boyne Mountains' Spa


based on 27 traveler reviews

Rohrkemper's Lakefront Family Resort Swiming, Boating, Fishing, Water Skiing
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews
Romeo, MI

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our week on this private lake was just wonderful. We were looking for a week of complete downtime, but this location is great for day trips to Macinaw, Traverse City, Petosky, etc. The cottage is very clean and roomy. We only had the four of us, but could easily have accomodated 10. The owner was prompt in answering any questions and following up on our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage - would even consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate good family renters like the Sunbathers! Thank you for staying with us. Anyone can post pictures on facebook. If you have some I would love to see them. Cheryl and John
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Has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long time deciding on this place, but are efforts were rewarded! This place has it all--family friendly, on the lake, clean as a whistle, fishing off the dock, a paddleboat. rowboat, two kayaks and a firepit. Very spacious and welcoming. What's not to love?

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our home. Hope to see you back next summer!
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  • 5 of 5

Our group had an amazing time! We have been to this cottage in the summer, however the fall was just as fun! The colors were absolutely beautiful this time of the year. The house is very comfortable and very clean. There was plenty of room for all of us. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fall is a spectacular season to be in Gaylord! Families are always welcome during all seasons including Smmer swim season, Fall colrs , Ski and snowmobile season!
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I am a huge fan of this place. We will be going back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family trips and romantic getaways are always the best! Thanks for taking such good care of our house. Hope to see you again soon.
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful , we were with our kids and grandkids, and there's something for everyone, fishing, kayaks, paddle boat, and bonfires at night. We have made this a tradition in our family to go once a year.

The house is very nice and so roomy, the owners are awesome and very accommodating! Looking forward to our next visit!!

I highly recommend this Resort!!

Thanks again John and Cheryl for our great stay at your place.

Phil and Debbie

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed! See you next year!!
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Wonderful Rental for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation at the Rohrkemper cottage. The place was very clean and well maintained. It was the ideal location. The owners were wonderful to work with. The place has everything you could possible need. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone and would rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having families at our vacation home. It is the perfect getaway for a relaxing week.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Gayord, MI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Black Forest, Marsh Ridge, The Natural
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Gaylord, MI
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Mountain or Treetops
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinaw Island and Mackinaw City
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Arrowhead aka Buhl Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Traverse City,Turtle Creek Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Petosky, Odawa Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Treetops Golf
Car: necessary

Activities located on the lake and in the city of Gaylord and nearby cities:

Boyne Mountain Indoor Water Park, Boyne Mountain Spa, Skiing at Boyne and Treetops

Call of the Wild Museum in Gaylord,

Sportsplex with Indoor Swimming in Gaylord,

Rent a pontoon Call me ahead for information.

Shopping in Downtown Gaylord 15-20 minute ride.

Ice Skating on the Lake

SKate park in Gaylord

Walking Trails Gaylord

Walk around the lake 3 miles (easy walking)


Rates & Availability

Gaylord Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2016 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellations are subject to a $50 fee. Cancellations can made 60 days prior to arrival only. Payment is made 45 days in advance of arrival. International Credit Card fees will be charged back to your security deposit refund. These are 3% of your transaction. They wil not apply to your security deposit if it is fully refunded. Master Card and Visa Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gaylord Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Blow dryers in each bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Blow dryers in each bath
  • Additional Vanity with sink in lower level outside of full bath with blowdryer. We have an outdoor shower at the lower level (during summer months)for rinsing off after swimming.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , TV
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room downstairs w/TV
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6) Two each for 3 bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out bed in lower level family room. Air bed in laundry if needed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Quiet family getaway Dock, Aluminum fishing boat, 2 kayaks, paddleboat all life jackets provided. Firepit firewood provided Pontoon rental available on the lake. Please ask for more information. Bring your own beach chairs

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