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Lakeside Log Home for all seasons, dog-friendly, free canoes/pedal-boats, grill

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 8-9

The Wild Winds is a nature lover’s paradise. We offer many trails for hiking and/or biking. Enjoy fishing, boating and relaxing on the lake and beach, just steps from your rustic cabin. Or spend time at our private pond (actually a small lake) nestled in the woods, where we have installed a dock for deep water swimming and canoeing. Or for a little more excitement the Wild Winds is only 7-8 Miles from world class golfing, shopping, restaurants and other sporting lakes. If you like to take short day trips you could go to Petoskey to see beautiful Lake Michigan, or spend your day at Mackinac Island.

This log home, "Honeymoon Cabin," has 4 bedrooms sleeps 8-9.

Or consider our other vacation rental at the Wild Winds: "Junior Cabin" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 8-10 (see #298533).

The log homes are right on Wequas Lake, and our beautiful private lake is just a short walk into the woods.

Both homes come equipped with satellite TV, washer, dryer, full kitchen and 1 bath. The price is the same for either log home: the basic rate is $620/wk or $120/night, and prime dates are $755/wk or $150/night. In July and August we rent by the week (Saturday to Saturday) There is $60 cleaning fee, and well-behaved dogs are permitted for a small additional fee.

More Details

Rokko Jans
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • June 30th-Aug. 25th we only take 7 day Saturday to Saturday bookings. If you are interested in a longer booking please inquire before booking
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunks
  • 'rollaway' bed with mattress is available for accommodating ninth sleeper
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Lakeside Log Home for all seasons, dog-friendly, free canoes/pedal-boats, grill
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews

A nice getaway!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was cozy, the woods and lake were beautiful. The owner was very helpful, the only down side was not enough seating in the living room area.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Tons of Charm and Character!

  • 4 of 5

This place has a ton of character and charm. Perfect for a large family with 4 bedrooms. One of the rooms is a loft style with a deck off the back door and is super comfy. It also offers a ton of books to read while up there. Hiking trails on and off property, friendly dogs welcomed (my dogs had a blast). For the price, you would be hard pressed to find something better.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazin! (Home away from Home)

  • 5 of 5

This place was everything!

My husband wanted to find a place cozy and cuddly for he and I.

I wanted to find a place that we and our children could enjoy equally.


I've never experienced so much peace, so homely, so much serenity, romantic even, so much fun and comfort all rolled into one. With all the amenities needed to LIVE THERE! From washing machines and dryer to board games!

This was thee ultimate experience for me and my family.

Life changing even.

Being from the city, this was everything I've ever dreamed of. I didn't know a place like this even existed. The peace, the quiet,being surrounded by nature and all of its beauty. I mean the atmosphere was absolutely unbelievable. It was like something out of a beautiful love story, no seriously. We did not want to leave. Everyday for weeks I'd tell my husband "we're going back next weekend!" lol

This place has definitely become my dream getaway for me and my family! I'm planning our next "trips" as we "speak"

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to have you visit again! It warmed my heart to see how much your family was enjoying the peace and beauty of Nature.
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Like camping, only much, much better.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice log cabin. Kitchen has all the dishes, pots and utensils you need, plus a microwave and coffee pot. There is even a washer/dryer in the cabin! The beds were quite comfortable. Everything is well maintained. Access to the lake is a short walk down a slight hill. The "beach" area is quite small. The beach and fire pit are actually shared with 2 other cabins, which I hadn't expected, and would be quite crowded if all cabins were occupied and everyone was at the beach. The trails are beautiful. Rocco, the owner, is extremely nice. There is plenty of room near the cabin for games of catch, frisbee, corn hole, etc. Plenty of room for family togetherness or quiet time for reading, etc. It is also close to shopping. There is absolutely NO cell reception at the cabin unless you have ATT, which none of us did. We all loved the woods and trails. It was a truly wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had such a great time! Please come back soon!! It's true the beach was smaller than usual this summer, because all of Northern Michigan's lakes hit their high-water mark this year. Typically, the water recedes bit by bit over a ten-year period, then starts "growing" again for another ten years. (That has been the pattern in the sixty-five years we have been here.) So this summer we had a little more lake and a little less beach! Of the four homes at the Wild Winds, only two are vacation log homes. So generally the facilities (four boats, fire pit, beach on Wequas Lake, over 70 acres of trails, canoe and private lake in the woods, etc.) are only used by one or two families at most. That keeps things from getting too crowded. Each vacation home has its own grill, and its own deck or picnic area. Thanks again for visiting, and for your kind review!
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Nice roomy cabin with a decent view but wasn't aware that the property was shared with other renters

  • 4 of 5

The cabin did the job. Nothing fancy but worked well and worth the price. The only downside was that I wasn't aware that the property (yard) /firepit /and lake equipment was shared with up to 3 other cabins. Luckily there was only one other family that was renting a different cabin at the time and they were really nice and didn't get in the way of our enjoyment. Next time I will look for a more private cabin rental but a big group renting all the cabins would be perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time! To be clear, there are two vacation rental log homes at the Wild Winds ( 298533 and 368462). The other two homes here have "permanent" occupants and we are not likely to get in the way of your enjoyment. It has worked quite well over the years to have to have only one or two vacationing families at a time enjoy the facilities.
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Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

After the initial shock upon arrival of no cell reception, we decided to make the most of it. This was a perfect opportunity to leave our phones at the cabin and just spend time with each other. The cabin has a great kitchen (the stove had a few quirks, but we mostly used the grill). The bathroom had lots of towels, and having a washer and dryer was so convenient! The bedrooms were really nice, though I wish there were fans in there on the really hot nights. The location was great. The big lake was a lot of fun for our daughter to fish at, and the lakes in the woods had lots of small fish that were biting like crazy. The mosquitos are pretty bad at the small private lakes so we only went there twice. The big lake had a bunch of boats and life jackets, and since we didn't keep our cell phones glued to our hands, fishing required us to actually talk to each other.... Lol. My daughter and the dogs spent hours splashing around in the lake. She built sand castles and chased minnows, the dogs chased tennis balls out and absolutely exhausted themselves.

This place is only about an hour from Mack, so we spent a day up there sampling fudge and seeing the butterfly house. This cabin is really close to restaurants (gobblers was amazing), the elk viewing (definitely go during feeding time if you have kids!), and Walmart, Meijer, etc. We spent another day at the county beach, where we rented a pontoon boat and went fishing, then built sand castles and got thoroughly burned while eating ice cream..... It was great! We had so much fun, I would highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time! (By the way, AT&T cell service works fine out here in the woods, but other cell service can be spotty. Everything works in town, though) The Wild Winds is beautiful, quiet spot in Nature, but only a few minutes from town and centrally located for wonderful day trips. Come back soon!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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