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Michael

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

4 Season Lakefront Retreat In Hillman, Michigan--Boat, Fish, Swim, RELAX!!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Large Basement Rec Room, Sleeps 6---SMOKE & PET FREE HOME

Swim, Kayak, Fish, View Wildlife, Explore Shipwrecks, Lighthouses & Waterfalls, RELAX, RELAX, RELAX!!!!!!!! at our 2200 S.F., secluded, natural stone and sided home. Spectacular lake views from all rooms including the basement. Master suite with private entry and porch. Upper & lower large waterfront decks, 2.5 car attached garage. One acre treed, secluded lot. 125' of private, gradually sloping, clean white bottom water frontage. Lakefront firepit & horseshoe pit. 5 mins. to the Thunder Bay Golf Resort and horse drawn elk viewing sleigh rides with FREE elk herd viewing available. Long Lake is a pristine, clear, 300 acre natural spring fed lake which is home to loons, small & large mouth bass, walleye, perch, blue gill and trout, . Uncrowded, with long stretches of undeveloped shoreline, yet is an all sports lake with boat launch. Close to the historic Lake Huron harbor town of Alpena with FREE Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Close to renowned fishing at Fletcher's Floodwaters, Hubbard Lake, and others. Close to Ocqueoc Falls, State Recreation Areas with shallow water Lake Huron shipwrecks that can be snorkeled, lighthouses, natural sinkholes and other sights.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is THE premiere property on a premiere lake and it is a great memory making place for families and friends.

!!!!!!! ATTENTION, PLEASE NOTE !!!!!!! For some reason, the 3 main mapping sites (google, yahoo, mapquest) and all gps units i am aware of, show the INCORRECT location for my property. My property is on the southeast portion of the main part of Long Lake. If you contact me, I can guide you to bringing up a satellite photo of the location. We will email detailed directions to guests and we suggest you rely on our directions rather than mapping sites or gps devices. UPDATE--currently, mapquest IS correct within a few hundred yards.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR AVAILABILITY---THE SITE CALENDAR IS NOT ALWAYS CURRENT!!!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Michael chose Michigan

READ OUR ACTUAL, HONEST, UNSOLICITED REVIEWS.

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

What makes this house unique

JUST ADDED WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET AND (2) 55' FLAT SCREEN TV.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
4 Season Lakefront Retreat In Hillman, Michigan--Boat, Fish, Swim, RELAX!!!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

Incredible Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacationed at this northern Michigan getaway last may. Out of our 4 prior experiences renting nice vacation homes, this paradise on the water is the only one we crave to return to. Wonderful, clean, abundantly equipped home. Large, private setting--truly a retreat. Super clean and clear lake, sized just right. Communication experience with the owners over the top great. Thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the natural beauty, fishing, kayaking and cruising on the pontoon, which is an extremely worthwhile option. The area is a great balance of worthwhile things to do without being touristy, however it was hard for us to pull ourselves away from this place to go see other things. Couldn't wait to wake up in the morning in our comfy master suite to the mega blue views of the lake and the sweet song of the loons. We were sad when the owners Mike and Mary shared with us that they are considering selling their home. We selfishly hope they don't so we can come back.

Mitch & Claire

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mitch and Claire: We loved having you. As you can tell from the fact that our homeaway listing is still active, we are still opening our home to guests such as yourselves. We thank you for your kind words and you are welcome back anytime.
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5

incredible, incredible vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Being from Western North Carolina, we are used to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. We had heard about the beauty of northern michigan and wanted to try a vacation there. We could not have picked a better place to experience that beauty for ourselves. Although we have some nice lakes in NC, none of them are the kind of pristine, clear, natural spring fed lakes the we experienced at Long Lake. The water was clear, clean and turquoise in the sunlight. The lake bottom was devoid of muck, rocks or hazards. The shoreline is not cramped, with long stretches that are still totally natural and without homes. There is a wonderful small island in the middle, which is a great place to kayak to or to anchor the pontoon boat in the sandy lake bottom. We had never seen loons before and loved listening to their call. Every day and night was spent swimming, kayaking, boating, enjoying campfires and horseshoes at the shore and barbecuing. The views from the house are breathtaking from every room and it is comfortable, clean, roomy and fully equpped. Coffee on the deck every morning while listening to the loons was WONDERFUL! This home is the definition of peace and relaxation. We really felt pampered in the comfort of the master suite as well and the entire setting is very private. The consideration and thoroughness of the owners was exemplary. We certainly know where we will stay when we visit michigan again!!!

Charles & Lola

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Folks, we are humbled by your comments about our home. We enjoyed having you and hope you will honor us again as our guests. Mike and Mary
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4

Excellent property on a nice lake

  • 4 of 5

Nice property with everything you need for a relaxing stay on the lake. The house comes with a large rowboat and a couple of kayaks. In the basement there is a table tennis table that was a real hit with everybody. The house is clean and well equipped. We hit some pretty warm days so air-conditioning would be nice but there are plenty of room fans. I thoroughly recommend this place and we'll be back again I'm sure. Very easy to deal with and helpful owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you again for being our guests and for your positive and constructive feedback! the vast majority of days, our home's exceptional cross ventilation, combined with our quiet and powerful fans insure comfort. in extreme heat conditions, our carpeted basement stays cool and dry all of the time and one can opt to temporarily sleep there on the beds and cots we supply. because everyone is different, we always communicate the lack of air conditioning on our site AND verbally with folks before booking. in this case, i do not believe i covered it verbally with you. we sincerely apologize for that oversight, especially since great communication is absolutely foundational to what we do and what we stand for!! we are happy that it sounds like this was a relatively minor inconvenience which did not diminish an otherwise outstanding experience. thanks again! mike and mary
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4

Very nice house and lake

  • 4 of 5

The property was very nice with fantastic views of the lake. The lake was very nice, water was clear and it had a very nice area for little kids to play in the lake. The owners were very accommodating. The only thing needing a little improvement was the bedding.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you robert for your positive and constructive feedback! as i shared with you, our cleaning crew inadvertently made the bed with the incorrect, spare pillows. we have, of course, addressed this with the cleaning crew.
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5

fantastic family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome! Great location and views. The fall colors were beautiful and made for excellent photographs. This place is exceptional for families with plenty of room for everyone and loads of privacy. Activities abound for all, fishing, swimming, hiking, relaxing by the fire pit, star gazing, horeshoes, ping-pong etc.both indoors and out. Very clean and very well appointed. Thanks Mike and Mary, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the positive feedback. Most of all, we are happy we were able to provide you with a family retreat that resulted in such a good experience for you. Thanks again, and you are welcome back!
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5

Counting The Days Till Our Return

  • 5 of 5

Four of us guys rented this gorgeous home while doing a few days of deer hunting, since we decided not to rough it this season. Mike bent over backwards accommodating us on short notice and really went the extra mile in his dealings with us and with great communication. Upon arrival, we found everything was better than advertised. The weather was mild enough for us to do a little kayaking, which we thoroughly enjoyed on this absolutely clear and pristine lake. Two of us decided to book this for future family summer vacations and we can't wait.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
alpena airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
avalon bar
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
thunder bay resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
chauncey's pub
Nearest Beach
22 Metres
alpena's lake huron beaches
Car: recommended

The town of Hillman welcomes visitors with the coziness, quaintness, and spectacular natural beauty that typifies Northern Michigan. It is home to several of the most beautiful, pristine inland lakes in Michigan, Long Lake being the foremost. This small town also boasts a fantastic golf resort, whose property is home to a huge trophy bull elk herd. It is a short drive to Ocqueoc Falls, the only waterfalls in the Lower Peninsula, and other natural sites. Outdoorsman paradise! Snowmobile, ATV, hunt, boat, fish, kayak. 25 minutes to the historic Lake Huron Great Lakes harbor town of Alpena, home to the annual summer Brown Trout Festival, the new interactive National Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and a marina with numerous Great Lakes charter boats for a day of trophy brown trout, salmon, or walleye fishing. Alpena is on Lake Huron's Thunder Bay, home to the biggest concentration of freshwater shipwrecks in the world, making it an acclaimed scuba diving mecca.

Other Activities: ice fishing, great lakes fishing & diving charters, horse drawn elk viewing and gourmet dinner sleigh rides, snowmobiling.

Golf: 5 minutes to the Thunder Bay Golf Resort and free elk herd viewing.

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Rates & Availability

Hillman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
OFF PEAK
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$335
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,675
$5,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
From
$435
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,250
$7,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

CALL FOR AVAILABILITY RATES ARE FOR GROUPS OF UP 6
We cannot make any exceptions to our smoke and pet free policy.
For peak season weekly rentals, normal changeover day is Saturday. Rates are for groups of up to 6. We will consider requests for groups of up to 8 on an individual basis, at an additional cost of $125 for each extra person per stay.
Please contact us for any special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main level master suite bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs large common bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main level toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upstairs--in bedroom #2.
  • 2 full baths and 2 half baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs with great views of lake on 2 walls.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs with great view of the lake.
    Sleeping 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main level den with lake view that can be used for sleeping.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite--main floor. Has new 50' HDTV.
  • Bedroom 1--Main level master suite with private entrance and porch. Walk in closet. Master bath with separate tub and shower. New HDTV in bedroom. Bedroom 2--Upstairs, second biggest bedroom. Has it's own shower and a big walk in closet where a crib could be placed. Great views of the lake. Bedroom 3--Upstairs. Great view of the lake. Bedroom 4--Main level den with privacy window treatments which can be used for sleeping quarters. Great view of the lake.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free boat launch on the lake. Free use of our 14' aluminum rowboat with oars and life jackets, as well as our 2 kayaks. You may attach your own outboard motor to the rowboat up to 8 horsepower. Mooring provided for guest's watercraft up to 20' (pontoon, ski boat, fishing boat, etc.) Horse shoe pit at the water. Firepit at the water with firewood supplied.

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