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Todd and Beth Ginsbach

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Serenity at the Pine House: Get Away from it All

12 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Michaywe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths: Sleeps 11-13

Surround yourself in knotty pine at your home away from home. Gather the whole family here and enjoy the large great room with a wood fireplace. Play some games by the fire or enjoy a movie from our video library. This is a family friendly place with a loft area for all the kids to sleep in. Or plan your next golf get-away or winter romp here at the Pine House.

This 2,100 square foot home is located in the Michaywe development on a cul-de-sac and is surrounded by wooded lots. It has three bedrooms: one upstairs with a king-sized bed, another one upstairs with a queen-sized bed and one downstairs with a queen-sized bed. There is a loft with a full futon with a bunk on top, another bunk bed, a twin available upon request and a TV/VCR. There are two full baths, a full kitchen and a large great room with a wood fireplace and an entertainment center with a TV/VCR/DVD, large video library and stereo. There is a large deck in back with a charcoal grill and a bonfire pit.

While here, you can enjoy the free amenities of the Michaywe Owners Association, including the clubhouse (restaurant, bar, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, spa and sauna), lighted and groomed cross-country ski trails and a private beach with beach house and playground at Opal Lake. Two 18 hole golf courses are also located within the Michawye development.

Just minutes from Gaylord, take advantage of all the unique downtown shops, bars and resturants. Enjoy snowmobiling (rentals available in town) on hundreds of miles of groomed trails accessible right from our front door. Downhill skiing at Boyne Mountain or Tree Tops is under 1/2 hour away. Boating/jet skiing/fishing can be enjoyed from the public launches at Opal Lake and Otsego Lake State Park, plus several other nearby lakes. Michigan's 'Alpine Village' is famous for it's 21 championship-caliber golf courses, as well as it's location in the center of the Michigan Snow Belt. Only a one hour drive takes you to historic Mackinac Island, the wineries at Traverse City, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Todd and Beth Ginsbach (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Todd and Beth Ginsbach

In 2000, our family set out to buy the perfect Up North vacation home. Our clan consisted of my husband and myself, (pregnant with our first child), my sister, her husband and their daughter Brittany, and my mom. After a few weekends looking around the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, two-thirds of us came upon the Pine House. That two-thirds convinced the other one-third (my husband and I) to buy the home sight-unseen, as they were so anxious to make it our own. We made the leap, and many years later (and a total of six more children later) we are still enjoying our Up North vacation retreat.

Todd and Beth Ginsbach purchased this house in 2000

Why Todd and Beth Ginsbach chose Gaylord

Gaylord fit our needs, as we wanted to enjoy the quiet and beauty of the outdoors, while still having the conveniences of a nearby city. Gaylord is home to many golf courses, lakes and beaches for summertime enjoyment, and it is also located in the middle of the Michigan Snow Belt, allowing us to ski, snowmobile and sled. Michaywe Owners Association also fit our needs as it has it's own indoor pool, beach and playground, perfect for our growing family.

What makes this house unique

Over the years, our family has had bonfires with s'mores, songwriting and games of 'telephone', walks in the woods, bike rides, long days at the beach, snowmobile rides, quiet time with our own families as well as large family reunions, boating excursions, movie and game nights, fire-side chats and stargazing. As our children have grown, and we are lured by other vacation destinations, we have used our vacation home less and less. We are now offering it to others to enjoy as we have. Joining VRBO has been a joy, as I have learned that mushroom hunting is a spring-time sport in Gaylord and also how to make a 'dough boy' by an open fire.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

Serenity at the Pine House: Get Away from it All
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 days in August - 6 adults and 5 kids. The house was pretty and clean, with plenty of sleeping space. The kitchen was very well equipped to prepare breakfast for 11, and there was enough seating between the large table and the island. We enjoyed the outdoor pool at the clubhouse and the beach at Opal Lake, as well as the large deck and fire pit at the house. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Come back next summer!
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4

The serenity house was very comfortable for our group of eight.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and equipped with all the right kitchen gadgets. The owners were very pleasant to deal with and were quick to answer our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful property. Very comfortable. Awesome particularly if you want media down time.

  • 4 of 5

Limited TVs (none in bedrooms) and no wifi. But highly comfortable with many, many creature comforts. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy bedding and towels. Blankets galore. Wbpf. Hammock. Rockers. Porch swing. We were up for a stay and play snow weekend. Very good time and close to everything. Great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you found our home so comfortable! One of the things we love about the Pine House is that you can take time off of everyone's busy lives.
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lachine, mi
5

Great Value

  • 5 of 5

I spent 2 nights in this home with grandparents, parents and teens. We had a great time. The home is very clean, warm and comfortable. The house is well supplied with everything we needed. The owner is as warm and friendly as the home. It is an excellent value and, if we go back to the area next year, we will definitely stay again. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed our home as much as we do! Come back soon!
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Bloomington,IN
5

Perfect for a golf trip

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at the Pine House for a golf trip. The property was perfect for our needs. Very clean and well kept. The neighborhood is secluded and quiet but just a few minutes from Gaylord and the golf courses we played. We were very pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip! Gaylord is known as a golf mecca, as well as snowmobiling!
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Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 4 children ages 2-8 stayed here for a weekend getaway. We very much enjoyed staying at the Pines. Mother Nature even supplied fresh snow so the kids could go cross country skiing. This is a great location for a family--nice and quiet in a beautiful area. We made use of the pool and hot tub on the premises and also spent a day at Avalanche Bay which is about 40 minutes away. The house is very clean and has everything you could want. The young ones especially liked watching the kid friendly videos.

Hopefully we can come back in the summer sometime and enjoy the beach and outdoor activities!

I would recommend this home to anyone wanting a getaway in a quiet area with lots of amenities.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Opal Lake Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Michaywe Clubhouse and Pines Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Otsego Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mackinac Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Treetops Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Traverse City
Nearest Point of Interest
Charlevoix
Nearest Point of Interest
Gaylord Cinema
Car: necessary

Mushroom hunting!

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Rates & Availability

Michaywe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michaywe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with shower upstairs and full bathroom downstairs with a tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Also in room is a small futon couch/bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , One of the bunk beds has a full futon on the bottom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack-and-play available for guest use., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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