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Charming Pratt Lake Lakefront 2BR Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Gladwin

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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


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Charming Pratt Lake Lakefront 2BR Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 22 reviews

great place

  • 5 of 5

We went for a little weekend getaway and wished we could have stayed longer. The cottage has a beautiful view and everything needed to make us comfortable. The owner was great to work with and everyone we met was so friendly. We definitely want to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holt, Michigan

Great relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage with a great view. Quiet, smaller sized lake was great to just unwind. Owner was great to work with. I would definitely recommend and we'd love to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Quaint house on a quiet lake! Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. Everyone we met was very friendly. The lake was warm and clean. The house was cozy and clean. The farmers market was really nice too!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. Water temperatures were perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on a Quiet Lake

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property at 1616 on Pratt Lake.

The home was cute! Super high level of comfort. They recently renovated the home and it is gorgeous. We have a family of 6 + a small dog. The home housed us all rather comfortably.

The lake water was fairly warm, very clean, and had a dock that we could use privately. The fishing was great. At one point my novice son caught 3 in a row! Needless to say, that was a highlight.

This home has a small private beach area (where they regularly add fresh sand). The swim area runs in depth from knee high to chest end near the end of the dock. Excellent for children. The fire pit had great views of the lake activities and close access to the homes swim area where our little ones played.

I would highly recommend this rental opportunity to anyone with a small family. Our tribe of 6 was comfortable, but not sure if 7-8 people would have the same level of comfort. (only downside is one bathroom. I but who goes to a lake for the bathroom amenities?). Lastly, this home offers cable & wifi. A huge plus for today's technology driven youth... Yes. Even at a lake. Which is nice if you need to still access your work or email remotely.

GLADWIN- the town has a really good Mexican restaurant (Mario's) and a great pizza joint (Mr. M's). And just down the road about 5 miles is a killer ice cream place (the Corner House).

Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memories made ... again

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely adorable and was perfect for us. For the 2nd year in a row, I brought my 3 daughters and we fished and kayaked (we borrowed from a relative) but we also used the canoe that you provided (thanks!) When it rained we worked on puzzles (we added 2 more to your collection). It is so convenient to have a washer and dryer in the cottage for quick small loads. Kitchen is stocked with all the cooking essentials, we stopped at local grocery store for food. The neighbors are super friendly. We will be back next year. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

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.