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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms -Sleeps 6 to 8

Lakeside Retreat On Beautiful Long Lake With Available Pontoon Boat

Northeastern Michigan 2/1/2 Hours North Of Detroit.

We would welcome your stay in our first floor lakefront guest retreat suite. During your stay, you will be the only occupants in this 2007 custom built two level home as the upper level will be unoccupied and locked. Our first floor guest retreat suite is smoke and pet free, approximately 1200 sq. ft. in size and sleeps 8. The guest suites open floor plan,family room-dining room-kitchen are all open to another, ideal for socializing and viewing Long Lake. Including a gas fireplace for any cool nights a flat screen television with premium channels, internet. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and microwave. Cooking utensils, cookware, dishes, cups, coffee pot, toaster, etc are all provided. Sleeping arrangements are very comfortable with two nice size bedrooms with queen beds, a separate room with a queen bed. Queen size sofa sleeper sleeps 2. Clean bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided. Bring your own towels , washcloths and dishrags. Our guest suite has one large size bathroom with a good size shower.

Outside is a large patio with a gas bbg grill, patio furniture and an upper level deck to enjoy the evening sunsets. The large level lakefront yard (no steep hills or steps to climb) leads you to 56 feet of private lakefront which is sandy and shallow, ideal for small children to enjoy. Fishing is very good from the dock and a 12' rowboat is there for your use as well. Scenic 500 acre all sports Long Lake is the most desirable lake in the area, offering exceptional boating, fishing and swimming. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area of northern Michigan it's worth checking out. We want your family to have a enjoyable stay with all the amenities and clean accommodations; truly it is home away from home. Your vacation week will leave many lasting memories. If you would like to bring your boat the public boat launch is about 1/2 mile away from our home. Pontoon boat rental is available from local marina we suggest reserving the boat well in advance so its available for the week you are requesting. (CALL FOR DETAILS)

Our rental home is intended for families to enjoy ( AGE RESTRICTIONS DO APPLY )


Your reservation will be held with a $250 deposit this will also serve as a security deposit. The security deposit is refundable within 14 days less a $50 cleaning fee and providing there is no damage done to the home or its contents. The home should be left in the same clean condition as when you arrived, if more extensive cleaning is required additional charges may apply. Cleaning supplies are provided.


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CANCELLATION POLICY - if a reservation is cancelled you will forefit your reservation security deposit, with exception if we are able to rent the week you cancelled or you choose another available week within the same calendar year.

Keywords: Lakefront Home

More Details

Jim Heilman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Jim Heilman

After looking for several years to find the right lot to build our vacation and future retirement home, we found the perfect lot and lake. With 5 children and 13 grandchildren, we knew the home had to have plenty of elbow room. We designed the plans and our two level home was completed in 2007.

Jim Heilman purchased this house in 2007

Why Jim Heilman chose Hale

Short drive only 2 1/2 hours north of metro Detroit Minutes away from Ausable river, short drive to Tawas, West Branch, Oscodoa.Review our guest book from previous guest under overview below.

What makes this house unique

We find that during the week it is very peaceful and the lake is not very busy at all. Our guest suite of our home remains cool during the hot summer months and the fireplace keeps the guest suite nice and warm when needed

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for letting us use your beautiful lake house. We really enjoyed ourselves. We hope to be back + stay longer this time, it has everything anyone could ask for.

Thank you Kirt, Dan, Jon, Jolee, Michael, Sydney.
Aug 2014
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Hale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Large bathroom with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Separate Room. - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size sofa sleeper sleeps 2
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful Cottage Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is extremely clean and well maintained. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We had a dock to hook our boat to which was great. If you're looking for a wonderful cottage retreat this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was cozy and spotless

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. I would put a small line outside to dry towels and beach things. That would save taking wet things home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our home. There's a clothesline located along the trees by the walk down.
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Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed staying at Jim and Kerren's place two times! Our family's first stay was four years ago and now we just stayed again during the beautiful month of July 2016. We noted that Jim and Kerren's home is always perfectly kept and very clean on both of our stays! I really appreciated their WI-FI signal that we used, the central AC was welcome as the temperature was in the high ninety's. During this stay we included our entire family plus a new addition our one year old grandson. We just moved a couple items to a higher shelf and the place was perfect. The lake frontage is very nice with a fire-pit, two docks, row boat (I brought my small outboard engine) and swimming area. There is a nice shed near the lake and has all of the lake side essentials inside for our use. The grass was perfect and the flower beds and landscaping very well maintained. Jim directed us to Hilltop Marine (Steve and Shellie) for a solid, reliable pontoon rental and a great price for the entire week. Our son, daughter, and son-in-law enjoyed hours of fishing on the lake. We enjoyed hours of cruising and play time at the sand bar and also the public beach. I directed my co-workers to this property but the only problem they encountered was it was completely rented the entire summer long! I wish other property's were this nice. All said, I would like to thank Jim and Kerren for having us as welcome guests twice in the last four years.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisle, IL

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jim & Kerren!

Once again thank you so much for the opportunity to stay in your lovely rental home again.

.. We appreciate the cleanliness and coziness and special attention to detail!

.. We caught a couple Big Fish - A Bass and A Catfish. We love fishing on Long Lake!

Thanks for the wine, cheese and crackers. Such a nice welcome!!! We enjoyed it!

Hope you have a great summer!! See you next year!

Mike, Tina, Vicky & Mario.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Pure Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer vacation at Jim and Kerren's place on Long Lake. It was ideal for our family of 4. It's a really clean house with lots of windows overlooking a lovely lawn that leads you down to the water's edge. Plenty of visits from ducks and even a family of loons dropped by. The view there is wonderful and we had a most relaxing week. Jim and Kerren do a great job communicating and we hope to visit again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Carbon, IL


  • 5 of 5

We came down for a family reunion and stay at Jim and Kerren's place. It was perfectly clean. Beautifully decorated. Plenty of room. I did a lot of cooking in the kitchen and all went well. It was very peaceful and quiet. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice relaxing getaway. It was also decorated so cute...loved it. Jim is so responsive and helpful. We also ventured out to Lumberman's Monument and East Tawas Harbor and the lighthouse. Very fun. The area is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


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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