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Tom Kassab

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Nice, Clean, Affordable Cottage with a/c on Otsego Lake, Gaylord, MI

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms (1 Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Super clean and fully remodeled cottage on canal on Otsego Lake in beautiful Gaylord, Michigan. This great 3 bedroom cottage offers a nice family room with TV and electric fireplace, 2 Decks with BBQ Grill for entertaining. NEW Deck by water added Fall of 2013. Dock for boating, fishing or just relaxing. Newer Kitchen including dishwasher! Lake views from family room! Why work when you are on vacation? Includes all linens, washer and dryer. Just bring your clothes!

Direct Lake Access

150’ of frontage on Canal

Sleeps 6

3 Bedrooms (Queen Size Bed in Master, Bunk Beds in Guest, Pullout Sofa in Private Den with door

Love Seat in Private Den

New Sofa with chase lounge in Family Room

Remodeled Bathroom

TV and electric Fireplace

iPod Dock

DVD Player

Flat Screen TV with HD Antenna

Kitchen with dishwasher & Laundry machines

Foyer with Mud Room bench

Deck overlooking the Lake

Paved driveway and roads

Air-conditioning, Gas Heat

New Paint, Carpet, Kitchen and Bath Flooring,

New Bathroom, Water Heater, A/C units,

New Doors, Windows, Siding, and Driveway

Lockable Outdoor Shed


Rental rates are $125/per night (2 night minimum) + $100/deposit - weekly and monthly rates available check vrbo rates as published

***Note, rates subject to surcharge for holidays. Check with us for details. ****

Payment: Visa, MasterCard via VRBO

Terms: Payment and deposit to be received prior to renting.Check in 4pm - Check out 11am -

*** To Access the property there is a keypad mounted to the side door programmed with the last 4 digits of your phone number you registered on VRBO with. Property address is 1601 Twin Pine Road, Gaylord, MI 49735

*** NOTE: In order to provide you with great value we do not ask up front for a cleaning fee. We ask that you leave it the way you found it to avoid cleaning charge. The cleaning charge would be your $100 deposit. We will happy to clean the property for that fee if you so choose. The choice is your . Washer and dryer provided for linens.

Keywords: Lake Canal Front, 2+ Bedroom, Clean, Great Location Near Gaylord, Golf, Camping, Boating, swimming, dock, sun deck, Snowmobile, All Sports Lake, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Camping, Shopping, Ice Skating, Swimming, Golfing, Fishing, Hunting, Relaxing, Boating, Canoeing, BBQ Grill, Water Front, Paved Drive and Roads,

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom Kassab (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom Kassab

Hello - I'm Tom Kassab. Thanks for considering staying at our home on Otsego Lake. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay in our clean and newly remodeled cottage.

Tom Kassab purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tom Kassab chose Northern Michigan

When I first found this cottage I knew it was right for us. Great location, lots to do in Gaylord and adjoins two beautiful wooded lots for privacy that we own as well. 150' of waterfront!

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers it all. From Snowmobiling, Boating, fishing right off the dock, to great snow skiing and restaurants/shopping just a few minutes away. SUPER CLEAN COTTAGE!!!


based on 24 traveler reviews

Nice, Clean, Affordable Cottage with a/c on Otsego Lake, Gaylord, MI
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 24 reviews
Zeeland, Michigan, USA

Nice Little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Everything we needed for the weekend except for food and clothing was in the cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped, including a waffle iron, and coffee maker.

The bedrooms are small but adequate, and we used a fan which came with the cottage to keep the bedrooms cool at night when we slept.

Towels and linens were provided with the cottage, so no need to bring along towels unless you want them for use on the beach.

The property is adjacent to a canal which leads into Otsego Lake. The canal is suitable for boats, but not swimming. For swimming there is the county park with a beach nearby , as well as the state park and a public beach.

Our deposit was returned a week after we vacated the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars for the price

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean little place. Great value for the price. Definately will go back next time up.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Not too shabby

  • 3 of 5

Not a bad little place for the price. Was able to get a jet ski up the channel. I would give higher reviews, but when we showed up my number wasn't programed so we had to wait around for a while for someone to show up and let us in. Some kind of miss communication with the owner and property manager. Also the dishwasher was broken, not cool! Finally, I felt cleaning should just be included, sitting around waiting for the sheets to dry in the dryer is not cool when you just want to get home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a good time, but seawall is unusable.

  • 4 of 5

We were there from 6/30/2015 - 7/5/2015 and had a great time.I do have some feedback however:

My original plan was to use the canal to dock a couple jetski's and cruise Otsego lake. When I got there I realized there were huge bolts sticking out of the seawall every 7 feet, no cleats to tie anything up to, and no ladder to climb up from. Also the water depth was around 1ft near the seawall.

The terms and conditions tell you that using the canal is at your own risk... but lets just put it bluntly, its unusable. Your renting property on the water, but its only for the view, not for use.

I ended up going to Houghton Lake twice (45 minute drive), and Torch Lake (50 minute drive) for July4th, and I had a blast.


Kitchen was well stock with everything I needed to make great meals.

I got my security deposit back promptly

Owner let me extend my stay with ease


Grill was dirty, and empty. The cover is ripped, and the tree drops all kinds of stuff on it. (I had my own grill so I used that, or I would have been more unhappy)

Can-Opener is still broke (Originally submitted in feedback a long time ago)

No dishwasher soap

Cant use canal

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Friendly community nice location

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a couple days and found the cottage clean and a great location by a lake. We were taken by how the neighbors around the cottage are very friendly. I would recommend this place to friends who want to get away and explore Michigan. Hope to go back in the future.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place

  • 4 of 5

We rented the cottage for two nights because we went to Gaylord to go snowmobiling. The cottage does have everything you need including pans, dishes, and paper supplies. I must say the cottage is well appointed. Everything is new and looks nice. The bathroom is spa-like. The room with the bunk beds is very small and hard to move around for an adult. My kids didn't end up sleeping in there because the heater was right by this room and it was loud. So this wouldn't be a problem in the summer time. I know that I knew up front but I didn't like having to clean up the place including washing the sheets and towels, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming, etc. It is a lot to get done before you check out at 11:00. I would not have had enough time if I would have had to wash the bunk bed sheets too and if I didn't wash the towels the night before. The owner was fair and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are just a very short walk from the Otsego County Park (5 blocks)


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Refundable damage deposit $100

PROPERTY MUST BE RETURNED IN THE SAME CONDITION AS RENTED (Towels / Linens washed, beds made, dishes washed, etc. etc.) Otherwise, the deposit will be applied to cleaning. Address is 1601 Twin Pine Road, Gaylord, MI 49735 - To access property, enter the last 4 digits of your phone number on the side door. This is the same number listed on your registration of VRBO. Reservations are non-Cancelable.

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly updated bath complete with linen cabinet - linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Sofa/Chase Lounge in Family Room (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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