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Mark Alexander

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Log Cabin and Beach Access on Otsego Lake

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Northern Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2BR/1BA Plus Enclosed Porch - Sleeps 4

This full log cabin cottage is very clean and cozy. In the words of one of our past guests, 'it's so cute, you could eat it with a spoon'. Our cottage sleeps up to 4 people comfortably in two bedrooms plus a fully enclosed front porch with twin bed. There's one bath (shower in bedroom), a full kitchen w/gas stovetop and microwave and refrigerator, and aliving/dining area with cable TV, DVD/VHS and stereo w/ iPod player. The cottage is carpeted throughout and has a natural gas furnace. The backyard offers a gas BBQ grill under a covered open air back porch, outdoor dining table and chairs w/umbrella, and a fire pit. Our cottage is conveniently located 10 minutes south of downtown Gaylord, MI on all-sports Otsego Lake in the private beachfront association of Arbutus Beach. There is a limited view of the lake just 60 yards from the cabin. The beach is ideal for children with its warm, shallow, sandy bottom.

Gaylord is known as the 'Golf Mecca of the Midwest'. A dozen golf courses are within a 5 - 20 minute drive, including Otsego Club, Treetops, Michaywe (Pines), Mountain Lakes, The Loon, Hidden Valley, Black Forest, The Natural, Gaylord Country Club, and Marsh Ridge. No matter what season you visit, you'll always find something fun to do in this beautiful location.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Alexander (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for letting us rent your cabin for the week! Our family had a wonderful stay and enjoyed lots of great family time together. My daughter especially loved sleeping in the bunk bed. The weather was cool but it didn't bother our kids at all.
Aug 2015
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Log Cabin and Beach Access on Otsego Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Close Distance to Otsego Lake

  • 3 of 5

We should have better read what was included. That was our mistake. We were surprised when we showed up and there was no sheets on the beds, nor towels. Make sure you bring your own. The bedspreads that were provided smelled musty. The beds and pillows were of marginal quality and were uncomfortable. Also make sure you understand VERY CLEARLY the rules about guests. We didn't realize that "visiting" guests were not allowed. We reported who would be staying the night, but apparently you also have to report every vehicle that will show up at the rental and how many people will be on site. We had immediate family stopping by for a few hours and nobody stayed the night except the reported guests. It floored us when we were told our deposit wouldn't be returned because more people were on site than reported. Just make sure you clearly understand. Apparently we did not. I loved the proximity to the lake and the grill and fire pit out back were nice. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but was just very disappointed about the lack of return of our deposit for clearly a misunderstanding.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cute cabin has it all, spacious enough to enjoy with a small family, close to Gaylord and the numerous legendary golf courses and the lake is just plane awesome. Enjoy this cabin when you need to unwind from a crazy world. Mark alexander (the owner) clearly takes great pride in making sure his guests are taken care of. clean and convenient to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and heard from our neighbors what a polite and friendly guest you were. Please come back and stay with us again!
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Good time with family.

  • 4 of 5

Property was as presented in the listing. Very adequate for our needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable Log Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. The cottage is not located on the lake but a short walk down the street to the beach. Great place to relax and enjoy a sunset. Cabin was warm, was well stocked and had all the cooking and eating equipment that was promised. The beds were comfortable.

We were greeted by a friendly note from the proprietor.

There are enough beds and adequate living area for a family. I recommend this rental

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Many community events and festivals are planned within the Gaylord area year round, so you will always find something fun to do anytime of year you visit. Call the Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau to request a free Travel Guide. Otsego Lake is the largest lake in Otsego County and offers excellent recreational amenities, including: Golfing Boating Swimming Water Skiing/Tubing Fishing Hunting Snowmobiling Downhill and Cross Country Skiing Hiking Wildlife Viewing.


Rates & Availability

Gaylord Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 30 2016 - Sep 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Fall Midweek / Weekend
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Housecleaning $50

Cancellation policy: If a cancellation occurs before 30 days of the reservation date, payment made shall be returned in full, less a $50 charge. If a cancellation occurs within 30 days of the reservation check-in date, the entire rental fee is subject to forfeiture. However, if the cabin is re-rented during this time, then a full refund will be made, less a $50 charge.

Payment is due in full by check only to reserve and guarantee reservation. We do not accept credit cards. Please allow sufficient tiime to process your reservation.

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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 or 3 if needed
  • Plus a fully enclosed front porch with twin bed.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our log cabin accommodates 4 persons maximum and comes furnished with these amenities: 43" Flat Panel Smart TV w/200 channels, AM/FM Stereo with iPod Player Microwave Oven Gas Stove Top Toaster Coffee Maker Dishes/Utensils Gas Barbecue Grill Patio Dining Table w/Market Umbrella Fire Pit. Available with WiFi.

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