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Charming Pratt Lake Lakefront 2BR Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Hurry make your 2017 reservations now. Freshly renovated on the inside in 2015 and re-sided in spring of 2017. Now Taking bookings for summer 2017! On the south shore of Pratt Lake, in the community of Gladwin, MI sits our fun filled red 2BR lodge style cottage with granite counters in kitchen and knotty pine throughout on 50 feet of water frontage. Pack your swimsuits cause you will need it as the sandy beach is great to swim and play. Pratt lake is great for your skiboat, waterskis, tubes, pontoon, kayaks or jet skis to play on all of the 180 acres Pratt Lake offers! Relax at the picnic table or sit and gaze at the lake from the deck. Grab a book and read in the sand. Enjoy the beach and great views of Pratt Lake. Pack your 'Smores' for the outdoor fire pit. Fish from the 40 foot dock. Public boat launch down the street to launch all of your toys. Plenty of room to secure your boat on the dock. Canoe and Row boat included for use. Clear water - great swimming. Water depth at our shoreline increases gradually - good for children (we have 4, so its actively used!). Firm, clean bottom. If you like to fish there is good pan fish, bass, and pike fishing. A few walleyes are caught each year as well. If the fishing is tough, take a trip to downtown Gladwin and hit the trout pond! Light boat traffic except on holiday weekends. Our cottage was built in the 20s and was one of the original cabins on Pratt Lake. It has a full kitchen with granite and dishwasher with all of the pots/pan/cookware amenities, 1 full bath room with tile floor, a large living room, lodge style knotty pine walls. Dark bamboo hardwood floors. There are three queen beds along with one sleeper sofa. Very open kitchen/ dining/sun room view looks out over beautiful views of the Lake.

Awesome sand bar to park your boat for a relaxing stop in the lake.

Enjoy 1000s of acres of state land within miles of quiet paved roads ideal for cycling, ATV, hunting or walking. Canoe around the lake at dusk for great wildlife viewing. Look for our breeding pair of bald eagles or listen to the loons on early Pratt lake mornings. Look out at the point and you may see our local deer enjoying the water.

Golfing within 10-15 minutes. 5 minutes to the public library.

6 miles to downtown Gladwin for shopping, 30 miles to Houghton Lake, Midland and West Branch. 2.5 hrs from both the greater Detroit and Grand Rapids suburbs. Excellent ice cream store with the Gladwin famous “Pigs Platter” within 4 miles that can’t be missed!

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Ranch, Lake Front, Lakefront, Waterfront, All Sports, hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding, lodge

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Tom

Ever since 1984, I’ve been coming to Pratt Lake. My wife and I knew we’d be going back to Pratt as often as we could. As our family grew to four children and a goldendoodle, we found Pratt to be the perfect place to take the kids and pup. They couldn't get enough of the lake. There was no question, we had to invest in our own 'Pratt Lake cabin.' We hope you'll enjoy all that Pratt Lake and northern Michigan has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back too! TJ and Maureen, Portage, MI.

Tom purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tom chose Northern Michigan

My family bought on Pratt Lake 30 years ago and I spent every summer on the lake as a child. When our cottage was listed in 2007, we knew we wanted to create memories for our children just the same and bought it the same day it listed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the stay. Cozy place, beautiful getaway.


May 2014
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Gladwin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Convertible sofa bed(s) - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (3), sofa bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Charming Pratt Lake Lakefront 2BR Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

So many memories made

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! I didn't realize there wasn't air conditioning but we went to town and bought some fans, and jumped in the lake when it got really warm. Daughters loved the row boat and caught many many fish in Pratt Lake. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was fabulous

  • 5 of 5

My family came to the cottage with our dog. The cottage was spacious and the lake was gorgeous. There were plenty of chairs and places to sit near the water. There was firewood and we made smores. The place was perfect. It was a hot weekend (over 80 degrees) and the ceiling fans and cross breeze was all we needed. We hope to be back next year. We even found a wonderful ice cream place really close by.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 4 of 5

We rent a cottage every summer and this was by far our favorite one. Beds are comfortable, layout is perfect for our family of 5 with room for the grandparents to come stay a few days. Neighbor's are friendly. We had a great time and will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow. This place is amazing. The first thing I did when I walked in was text the owner asking him if he did the interior of this place. It is stunning. This was probably the cleanest cabin I've ever stayed in while using VRBO. A hop away from Gladwin. Fun little town. Lot's of dirt roads to burn down. haha. Fishing was a tad scarce. Mind you we got there right as a cold, cold front had just settled in for a few days. I'd say try your luck late at night or early in the morning. There are fish in there. Had a few try and hit my Fat Bomber "A" around 10:30pm. The neighbors next door are so so kind. Great people. We were almost out of fire wood and he brought over an armload and set it next to our fire. Now THAT is what I call kindness. (oh and they have great personalities too..just an FYI)

Thank you so much for letting us use your place for a few days. We really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent Monday-Saturday on Pratt Lake at this wonderful cottage. The cottage itself was very clean and homey. It was perfect for the two of us or more with plenty of room. It did come with a TV, but we never watched it as the breathtaking views from the porch and backyard were enough entertainment. The cottage was kept plenty cool by all the ceiling fans, there were plenty of plates and utensils as well. The cottage recently been updated which was very nice. The lake itself was very calm and peaceful and easy to canoe in. There were barely any weeds or muck to deal with. We already talked about coming back again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the stay Tom. Glad you enjoyed yourself and the re-model! Hope to see you next year. Best!-Tom
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great, the beach was great, the neighbors were friendly. Everything was great for us on our stay even the weather. The homeowner was always available to answer questions. I am looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the booking and the review! Hope to see you next year! Tom
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mr Ms
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Gladwin Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gladwin Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Pricing 2017
May 8 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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