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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Spend Your Money on Leisure Not Lodging

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

3 Miles from downtown Petoskey on a country setting with a new paved road. Sets on a hill with a walkout basement. Beautiful rolling hills. Somewhat of a view of the Little Traverse Bay. Beautiful view of the city lights of Petoskey at night. Farm scenery and wildlife. Starry sky at night. Very close to Nubs Nob and Boyne Resorts. Only 30 miles from Mackinaw City. Lots of State Parks and Beaches. Winery tours and award winning restaurants.

Keywords: Rolling Scenery in a country setting

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I'm a local building contractor. Been in business for 30 yrs. Married raised in this area. Involved in the community.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

Quiet and spacious place to rest and relax

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed yourselves at our rental. We are happy to know that you had everything you needed too,except warm,sunny weather. The rain soccer was a new twist on the game.

We hope your next visit will be warm and sunny and hopefully you can enjoy a nice campfire too!


Carl and Mardelle
May 2014
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based on 32 traveler reviews

Spend Your Money on Leisure Not Lodging
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Northern Michigan Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 adults stay here over night on a ski-trip. Short drive to Boyne Highlands. House was very nice and slept everyone comfortably. Nice fire pit outside with outdoor chairs provided (in garage). The stars were amazing as we sat around the fire. Not many neighbors around. Mardelle was very kind & organized and made the booking process simple. Highly recommended. Hope to come back again when it's warmer to play some volleyball.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Way beyond my expectation!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a hidden gem, I am so glad I found it! It's very clean, and has almost everything you will need. There is a big gas grill, a volleyball court, and a fire pit in the backyard. And the owner provides the firewood. Sitting around the fire and toasting some marshmallow is definitely a highlight of the stay. Bills farm market is like less than 1 mile away, and it's less than 10 min's drive to the downtown area and the lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

our group of 8 adults stayed here for a weekend while riding the little traverse wheelway trail. What a delight to arrive and find such a clean and inviting house for us all! Lots of room and everything you need is here. There is a large gas grill and a great fire pit which we used both nights. Thanks to owner Carl for supplying us with all the firewood we could use. We enjoyed hanging out here so much the second night we chose to come back to the house after riding all day and just relax around the fire. And watch the MSU game on the big screen downstairs! It really was the perfect place for us and I could have stayed another week.

Also thanks to Mardelle, Carl's wife who made the whole rental process easy and stress free.

Our entire group would definitely stay here again and would encourage others to do so too!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best value by far for groups

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed here for a wedding at the Stafford's Perry downtown. It was literally a 7 minute drive to get there, but you wouldn't know it when you're at the house. With only a few houses nearby, the view consisted mainly of an expansive treeline and fields. We were only able to stay for 2 days and 2 nights because of some hectic schedules, but I wish we were there for a week.

The house is basically 2 full rentals: An upstairs with 3 bedrooms/2 baths, and a downstairs with 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. Both floors have a kitchen and a living room, so it would work well for 2 full families, or just a big group of friends like we had. I was surprised to see how much they had in the cabinets. Just bring food, because they have all the utensils and serving-ware you'd need. We had very little time to just sit around, but the big living room downstairs had a big TV and enough seating for all of us. There's no A/C, but there's enough fans for every room and a ton of open-able windows, so it wasn't bad.

I'd never rented a big place before so I was hesitant, but If I'm ever up there again with a big group, I'd absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Chad for your review. It was a beautiful day on Saturday for a wedding so we hope all went well. Of course you always have a breeze on the bay. We hope to see you again next year. Carl and Mardelle
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Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

This house really wowed us. The location was fabulous - we loved the quick drive to Petoskey State Park and the beach there. When we came back, the house was a perfect place to relax. The foosball was a favorite, as well as s'mores at the fire pit. Upstairs, the large dining table was the perfect place for endless euchre games, and the downstairs was really a complete separate apartment which created a great teen hang out for the older kids. We were struck by the owners' thoughtful touches, including a well-stocked kitchen and many chairs for lounging outside. It is also very clean, which we really appreciated. We were all sad to leave. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy for your nice review. We are so glad that your family had a nice week at our rental home. We hope to see you again. We hope the children will have a great school year too. The Wagers
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  • 5 of 5

Our daughter was getting married in Petoskey and we rented this vacation home. It easily fit 10 of us and was large enough to feel you had space, and were not on top of each other. This is a great place, exceptionally clean, and has everything you need. My husband really loved the country atmosphere, and yet it was close enough to town. If we go back to Petoskey we would definitely rent this again!! You can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We hope all went well for your daughter's wedding. We are so glad you were comfortable and enjoyed staying at our home.
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $225

Half down when securing the rental. Other half due 14 days before arrival date.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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