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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Fenced in yard w/green grass and 150' of sandy beach on beautiful Lake Missaukee

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7, Large kitchen, Screened in sunroom

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic sunset views from the beautiful green grass and shaded front yard. This 2 acre property is fenced on all four perimeters which makes it much more relaxing for families with small children. You are able to enjoy 150' of sandy beach on Lake Missaukee which boasts its clear water and sandy bottom. This year round very clean home has 3 bedrooms/2 baths, large kitchen, large living room with fireplace, washer and dryer, screened in sun room as well as outside patio. Our home has just been redecorated with new paint, carpet, window treatments and custom made Pottery Barn styled beds and night stands. The property is a deep wooded lot which makes it very quiet and private. The bedroom accommodations include 1 queen bed each in 2 bedrooms and the 3rd bedroom has a very fun twin over full bunk bed all which have brand new mattresses and bedding. User friendly to downtown making it easy to access restaurants and ice cream shops.

Further details for this vacation house rental in Lake City, Michigan

*Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, washer & dryer

*Two queen beds, one twin over full bunk bed set

*1-42' HD TV with Blu-Ray/DVD player

*A very large combo gas/charcoal grill is located on the brand new patio in the front yard

*Perimeter of 2-acre property is fenced/gated.


*Main bathroom has a Whirlpool Jacuzzi tub

*Very large shaded front lawn with green grass

*We supply all pots & pans, dishes, flatware, bedding & towels.

*Central Air Conditioning

*Ceiling fans in each of the 3 bedrooms, living room plus two additional rooms.

*Wooden high chair and pack-n-play for small children.

*Fire Pit

Activities: Lake Missaukee is great for swimming, boating, jet skiing and fishing. Lake City has a nice 18 hole public golf course. Public tennis courts located downtown. Traverse City provides excellent shopping, gambling and cultural activities within an hour's drive.

Area: Lake Missaukee is one of the largest and most beautiful sandy bottom lakes in Michigan with over 2000 acres of water and fun.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


based on 11 traveler reviews

Fenced in yard w/green grass and 150' of sandy beach on beautiful Lake Missaukee
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
dearborn heights mi

Our second visit.....still perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and we loved every bit of it. Judy, you are awesome. We will see you again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Property Even Better than Described

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week on Lake Missaukee. The home was immaculate when we arrived. Judy and Ken have the house so well stocked that you truly do not need to bring anything other than your clothes, essentials, and food! We have rented many homes over the years that claim that fact, but this is the first to actually provide those things and more.

The yard and patio are great for cooking and eating outside. The beach and lake were perfect for my granddaughter who loved playing in it. There is a very slow drop-off so one can walk a long ways out into the water.

I can't say enough good things about the property or the hosts!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The Greatest Fourth in the North

  • 5 of 5

My father has lived on Lake Missaukee for over 30 years and over that time I have gotten to know the lake and the area pretty well. This knowledge allows me to say that I think we rented the best place on Lake Missaukee this summer. When we decided to celebrate the Fourth of July at the lake during the Greatest Fourth in the North we needed a place to stay for a couple of weeks. Lucky for us we found a rental offered by Ken and Judy Gilde. Renting their place was a critical piece to a very enjoyable vacation for our entire family. As soon as we came up the long driveway we knew we had picked a winner. The house and grounds are beautiful and immaculate. It is an extremely well maintained place. The house, yard and beach are all you could ask for. We hosted two dinners for nineteen people and there was plenty of room to prepare meals and comfortably dine as a family. The patio, grill area and well-groomed yard made it especially nice. Ken and Judy were very gracious and friendly hosts and we couldn’t be more pleased with their hospitality. The house and grounds met all of our expectations. Thanks Judy and Ken for a five star stay on beautiful Lake Missaukee!

Randy Markham, Middletown, Virginia

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Great beach, great property, house worked perfectly for us. Would love to stay again and again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for coming! Yes, we'd love to have you back.
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dearborn heights mi

Fantastic weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic family holiday. Property is super clean, comfortable. Beach is Sandy and quiet. Judy, thank you for such a welcoming place that felt like home. Kids loved the mini tractor. Used it to move fire logs to the back patio to make S'mores. Our family will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Owner's Response: So glad that your family enjoyed their stay. :) When I saw your adorable boys, I thought they'd enjoy riding the pedal tractor and trailer. We'd welcome your family back anytime. Thank you.
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Best property on the Lake, we had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for a week, The house is great super clean with all the comforts of home. While the yard was super fun with a great lawn and the beach is just wonderful.

Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the lake. Would LOVE to have your family stay again next summer! Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, MI (Smal Local Airport-Lake City)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Food Factory, Town Pump
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Missaukee Golf Course
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Food Factory
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Missaukee Mountain

Lake Missaukee says it all. Bring your bikes as this property is user friendly to town. Our water front/beach location is centrally located in Northern Michigan. Traverse City, MI is only 50 miles to the north. Traverse City hosts a Grand Traverse shopping mall, small zoo, lots of chain restaurants and shopping. Along with the wineries of Leelanau and Grand Traverse Peninsulas. Mackinaw Island and Mackinac City are only 2 hours to the north which can easily be visited for a day trip. Lake Michigan is only a good hour to the west where you can also find Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Lake City is located between Cadillac and Houghton Lake, both of which are very nice resort towns. Cadillac is home to a newly remodeled Meijers, a Super Wal-Mart Center, a movie theater, and chain restaurants and fine dining.


Rates & Availability

Lake City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2016 - Jun 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2013
Sep 15 - Dec 15
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150

Weekly rentals preferred & arrival times will begin on Saturday at 4:00 PM and check out will be the following Saturday at 10:00 AM, but we are very flexible on days if dates are available. Nightly rentals are also an option if available.
Checks, cash, money order or EChecks preferred. Visa, Discover, MasterCard also accepted. Security deposit check received at check in.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Shabby Chic
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shabby Chic
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shabby Chic
  • Brand new custom made shabby chic Pottery Barn style furniture in all the bedrooms. Also, brand new mattresses, linens, bedding, pillows, etc.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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