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Hidden Gem, sandy beach, family & pet friendly, great for boating and fishing

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,664 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, wood buring fireplace, wash/dryer, pool table

Authentic 3 bedroom 2 baths cottage known as 'The Barn' due to it's barn like structure. You will experience very warm and comfortable family and dog friendly retreat. Your dogs will enjoy a very large fenced in pen. Other amenities 46 inch LED Smart TV, WiFi (begining peak 2014), central air and wood burning stove. Fully equipped kitchen with Ice maker/water refrigerator. Game room: 6 ft Valley pool table, dart board and CD player with great selection of music. Yard games and sand toys for the kids. There is even children board games and art supplies. Adult and child life jackets, water skis, and swimming toys.120 feet of lake shore and includes a fire pit, sandy beach and swimming area with gradual drop off, very large decks, two 30 ft. docks. . Also for use is a 12 ft aluminum row boat Lake Lancer is located in Sugar Springs Vacation community just outside of Gladwin. Its a very clean and quiet spring fed lake.Swimming ,boating and fishing are excellent. Faces east for a beautiful sunrise and a shaded deck in the afternoon. Cottage is located on the end of a court so very little traffic. 30 ft. pine trees line the property on both sides for a secluded setting. Spectacular Fall color tour destination. Walking,hiking, mountain biking from the cottage or go to Trout Lake State Forest less than 10 minutes from cottage. Winter recreation includes ice fishing, skating,snow snowmobiling, 4 wheeling on lake or trails, cross country skiing. There is a sledding hill, skating rink and chalet with large fireplace 10 min from the cottage. All you have to do is bring your clothing, food and beverage and have a blast. Go to for more information about the area.

Kent Filsinger
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Kent Filsinger

I have been coming up to Sugar Springs since my parents purchased the property in 1976. I road through the lake in a 4 wheel jeep before it was filled with water. I used to own a remodeling business and now my hobby is to continually improve the property for my family and our guests.

Kent Filsinger purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Kent Filsinger chose Northern Michigan

I have spent 30 years improving the cottage to make your stay relaxing and memorable. Has all the amenities of a house but has the feel of a cottage with lots of natural wood and fishing and boating decor.

What makes this cottage unique

Almost every room has a view of the water. The gardens have been a long term on going love affair. Sitting on the garden swing or hammock totally relaxes me. Seeing the sunrise from the master bedroom always puts me in the right state of mind to start the day.


Gladwin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1664 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath on the first floor and half bath on the second floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 roll out beds in attic
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , bunk beds
  • All rooms decorated with a fishing theme for a warm up north cottage feel. Extra blankets are available in the first floor chest. Extra sheets located in the closet at the top of the stairs. Second floor master bedroom faces east for a beautiful sunrise. Second floor guest bedroom has a queen size bed and built in bunk beds with option crib in the attic. 1st floor bedroom has a queen size bed. Four roll out beds are located in the 2nd floor closet off the hallway.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
46 inch smart TV, blue ray and VCR, 42 inch plasma TV in game room, 6' Valley pool table, yard games, beach toys, life jackets, air pump to blow up water toys, water skis and 12' aluminum row boat. Free WiFi Amenities available at the Sugar Springs club house: 18 hole championship golf course with driving range Olympic size indoor swimming pool and exercise facility for $6.00 per person per day tennis courts and basketball court - for more information on amenities


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Hidden Gem, sandy beach, family & pet friendly, great for boating and fishing
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

perfect and fun for all

  • 5 of 5

The 4 dads and 4 sons had a blast form fishing to jet skiing. The (Barn) has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, California

Wonderful solitude and serenity

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my childhood friend and I to reconnect amongst peace and quiet. It has all the amenities you could hope for and then some. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Barn is a special place which is why so many of guests return to continue making great memories. I enjoy sharing the Barn. Kent
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The house was very organized and clean. It made me feel very comfortable and welcomed.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very impressed on how clean and welcoming the house felt. Love coming back year after year, and the fishing is fantastic. Would recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Fun stay at *The Barn*

  • 5 of 5

This property is awesome! Stayed with two dogs, 7 people - not tight at all. The lake is fun, although small, and the area is cute.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A group of us get together to decompress from our jobs. The BARN allows us to do exactly that! Always enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for an ice fishing weekend with my nephew and my son. The house is clean, well stocked for cooking and in an excellent location. The game room was an AWESOME feature that we took advantage of after it was too dark to fish. I definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice place to stay on Lake Lancer. *****

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your stay. The best reward is when a guest returns, that's says we did a good job.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
grass air strip north end of Sugar Springs
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sugar Springs Clubhouse
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Springs Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 27
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sugar Springs Club House - The Hearth
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Snow snake
Car: not necessary

25 minutes from Houghton Lake, 20 minutes to West Branch and 15 minutes to Gladwin

Other Activities: hiking trails and groomed cross country ski trails

Golf: Sugar Springs 18 hole course, Snow Snake, and course in Harrison and Houghton Lake.

Ski: 30 minutes to Snow Snake for skiing and tubing


Rates & Availability

Gladwin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
fall and winter
Sep 5 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

price is for 8 people, additional quests at $15.00 per night.
dog fee $25.00 per dog per weekend
dog fee $50.00 per dog per week.

No hidden fees, no cleaning charge and no additional taxed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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