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Lake Front, all sports lake. Best beach on the Lake Pontoon Rental, Free Canoe

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bd, 2 ba, Sleeps 16. Huge Fmly Rm, 2 kitchens Walk Out Bsmt Deck, Screen Rm

All sports lake 4 bedroom 2 bath wifi cable free use of canoe and paddle boat. Check us out "Wiggins Lakefront Rentals" on Facebook for more info and savings Peaceful Home on the quiet end of Wiggins Lake. Very inviting from the moment that your walk in the door. Home is very well kept and clean. Brand New Mattresses.Great for family reunions. Plenty of seating in family room for chats. Open floor plan. Wall of windows for great lake views and sunrise. Walkout basement with second kitchen, a bedroom and bath. Very nice ground level deck and screen room with new BBQ. Large green yard for play. Wiggins Lake is home to 2 couples of swans. They love to eat crackers out of your hand from the dock. Wiggins is a great lake to catch Pike and Bass. There are some big ones. Swim, Water ski, tube or jet ski. In the evening take slow boat ride and listen to the call of the loons. There are many coves for exploring. For the full lake experience you also can rent my beautiful Bennington Sedona 21 foot pontoon. If Golf is you game, Gladwin's Golf Course is 1 mile away. Also canoe the Cedar River. It is very scenic and close by. You are dropped off upriver and finish where you park

Pontoon boat rental Available: 21 foot Pontoon available for rent. Pontoon is suitable for tubing and skiing ! $500 per week $90 per day plus additional $300 security deposit. If pontoon is rented it must be rented for entire length of stay. Must return with tanks full or $7.00 per gallon will be accessed. We have a nice paddle boat and canoe free for your use.

More Details

Joe Machiniak
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Joe Machiniak

My name is Joe. I'm a home improvement specialist. I am also a vocalist and singing is my greatest love besides my beautiful wife Renee.

Renee is and Pastor of a small church in Royal Oak and is well known in or city for all her loving outreach. She also is a very accomplished speaker.

Joe Machiniak purchased this house in 2009

Why Joe Machiniak chose Gladwin

We both fell in love to the gathering place by the fireplace the moment we walked through the door. We have made a lot of improvements on the property since we purchased it in 2009. We enjoy the mix of water play and nature at our end of Wiggins Lake.

What makes this house unique

We looked at a lot of properties on many different lakes before purchasing this home. Most lake properties we explored had very small yards and/or they were too steep. Our property is big enough and has a gentle slope to the waters edge and is great for play on land as well as in the water. We also enjoy all the twist and turns of our lake. There are several different coves to explore. Also it is so nice to have a bug free area to enjoy at night. Sitting in the screen room and listening to crickets and frogs is so relaxing. A great break from the city life!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted Date of Stay July 24, 2011

The home is very comfortable. Large enough for large family. The boats are nice. The AC was pleasent surprise since it is not listed. Wi-fi was also nice to have.
Jul 2011
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Gladwin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , newly remodeled
  • NEW BATH IN THE LOWER LEVEL! 2010 New bath in upper level! 2011
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Pine Cottage Additional $250 per week. + $25 cleaning
  • 3 bedrooms 1 Sleeper sofa in lower level. Twofolding cots for children or teens.. Pine Cottage 2 bunks with Full on bottom, twins on top and 1 extra queen.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Lake Front, all sports lake. Best beach on the Lake Pontoon Rental, Free Canoe
average rating of 4.695652 based on 47 reviews
Brighton mi

Just what we were hoping for!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our First Day of Fall Weekend! We felt so at home, mostly because the listing information, photos, and awesome response time from Joe. From the moment we walked in everything was just as it was explained to us. We rented the pontoon too and spent all day swimming and enjoying lake life. Once we got to the house there was no reason to leave and we didn't. I almost don't want to share this awesome retreat, because we intend to rent again next year and are afraid bookings will go fast! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Katie thanks for the kind words. Responses like these make all my hard work worth it. Thanks again! Joe
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Awesome location...

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great to work with. The house was beautiful and the pontoon boat was a great bonus. Everyone on the lake was friendly. Thanks for the great vacation place. Planning on renting here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at Joe's vacation home in Gladwin with our kids and grandkids. Our grandsons (14, 13 & 9) fished off the dock every morning and evening. We also rented the pontoon boat and spent time playing on the sand bar. Campfires every night!

The house has two levels, each with a full kitchen and nice TVs. Plenty of room for everyone to sleep since we also had the pine cottage. We would recommend this property. Joe was very responsive to all emails - very easy to reach out to.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, nice big yard and the water and sand bar was great..

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Wiggins lake. The house was great. The water was great. Kids loved tubing and the sand bar. Had wonderful fires every night. The boys caught some bluegills. Enjoyed our vacation very much. Thanks for allowing us to stay at your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to make lasting memories!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home where we were able to make lasting memories as our three families (parents with 2 daughters' families) gathered on our annual "Week at the Beach". It was small enough to be homey and yet large enough for us to have enough space for privacy. The screened in porch, easy access to the lake, and the firepit made relaxing outdoors comfortable while the large window view from the main level made those who chose indoors feel a part of the lakeside setting. The bunkhouse was a comfortable place for one family. Ample upper and lower sleeping and cooking areas worked well for other two families. The big hit of the week was the pontoon. Tubing was great on this all sports lake. Quiet slow rides were relaxing and peaceful. It was close to town but very private. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We found all we needed to have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous.......this is the second time we have rented this home........and it was just as enjoyable as the first time!!!! Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful scenery.......makes for a memorable vacation :-))). A ton of room for everyone. We also rented the pine cottage for the kids to "pretend" they were camping and they LOVED it! Can't wait till next time!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Home on the Quiet end of the all sports Wiggins Lake. Great fishing and water play. Just 5 minutes west of the city of Gladwin. Just 30 minutes south of Houghton and Higgins Lake. Numerous ATV trails within 10 miles. Canoe the Cedar River for a day long and short trips available. Enjoy music in the park every Tuesday in the town of Gladwin. Enjoy some Ice Cream at The Corner House only ten minute from the Home, YUM-Yum. Small Town of Gladwin has many shops for the ladies to go treasure hunting. Sure to please all. Two hours north of metro Detroit. Lovely waterfront. Enjoy the Swans and the Loons that stop by to say hello.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable boat deposit $300
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $90
Pontoon boat $95 day $600
Pet Fee $50
Pine Cottage (optional) $300

Memorial and Labor Day Weekends 3 night minimum.
Pine Cottage additional $300.00.
Check in 5:00 pm
Check out 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.