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Relax at Perch Lake Lodge!!

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Pulling into the driveway of the carefully constructed Perch Lake Lodge, the visitor will be immediately impressed by the character and design of this log home. Stepping onto the front porch, you will be greeted by beautiful etched glass loon doors with sidelights. Loons on the lake will often be seen fishing, and will be heard at any hour making their distinctive loon calls. As you enter through the door, gleaming maple floors and the soaring cathedral ceiling of the great room present you with an inspirational welcome.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped to allow our guests to prepare the finest of meals. The highlight of the kitchen is the custom made knotty pine cabinets and countertops. Perhaps you would rather use the gas grill in front of the walkout, as you sit on the patio, with its spectacular view of Perch Lake. The patio has been designed with the comfort of the guest in mind, as you gather around the fire pit. Once your meal is ready, eat wherever your fancy may not want to leave the patio, so there is a glass table for your convenience or perhaps you may want to enjoy a soaring view of the lake from the deck....maybe you will choose to dine in the dining nook of the great room.

As the evening unwinds, spend some time curled up on the sofa, or relaxing in the oak rocker. You can watch TV, read, or just spend time conversing. This is a place to relax and leave your worries behind.

The master bedroom and bath are located in the rear of the main floor. The king sized bed has the same Park Place mattress used in Fairfield Inn by Marriott. Sleeping on this bed is a truly comfortable experience as you have plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the cool night air entering though windows on two sides of the bed. Awake refreshed and ready to start your day in the spacious shower, which has an insertable seat, if you prefer, or maybe you will choose the oversized jetted tub.

A beautiful log staircase and railing lead to the privacy of the loft, with its own queen sized bed, and yes, it too has a Park Place mattress and a half bath. There is an exceptional view of the lake from the loft, through the character tree.

For additional sleeping and living space, the finished walkout is furnished with a sleeper sofa, TV, and small bathroom. In the rear corner of the walkout there is a game room equipped with a 72 inch, 4 in 1 game table. Guests can play air hockey, ping pong, or pool. The Pere Marquette Trail is about a mile from the lodge and is an ideal place for walking or bicycling, and snowmobiling in winter. Snowsnake Ski, golf, and zip line is only about 15 miles from the lodge. If you wish to fish on the lake, the property managers will advise you, and set up a possible boat rental. They live two doors down the street from the lodge and will help you with any concern or problem that may arise at the lodge. As our guests, you will never feel abandoned once the rental is made.

This is truly an outstanding property on a quiet and peaceful lake setting in rural mid-Michigan

Perch Lake Lodge was featured on The Today Show!

More pictures are available at the link below.

Perch Lake

All Sports Lake

Approximately 50 +/- Acres

Deepest Point: 17 ft.

Several sandy swimming areas.

Location: Clare County, Garfield Township.

Perch Lake Lodge is conveniently located within easy driving distance to several major cities:

103 miles from Lansing

176 miles from Detroit

275 miles from Chicago

350 miles from Indianapolis

350 miles from Columbus

330 miles from Cleveland

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore is 102 miles away.

Mackinac Island is 140 miles away

Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan is 108 miles away.

Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan is 104 miles away

Keywords: Log Home, Lodge, Chalet, Cabin, Cottage

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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About The Owner

My wife and I bought this beautiful lot on Perch Lake four years ago after an extensive search, and it took two more years to find the right builder to transform Perch Lake Lodge from a dream into a reality.

We are Bill and Jeannie Beaushaw, and we are career educators, teaching in the same high school, and residing in Pearl River, Louisiana, located on the northshore of Lake Ponchartrain in St. Tammany Parish.

I taught social studies 33 years in the local high school, where my entire career was spent. In addition, I was the head girls basketball coach for 19 years, winning 64% of the games I coached and winning numerous state playoff games. My wife taught chemistry and biology for 11 years before obtaining her Masters degree in guidance and counseling, and she has been in that position for the last 20 years.

She was a successful soccer and volleyball coach for several years, before resigning those positions last year. Our son, Derek, is a 2002 graduate and was our valedictorian. In addition he was an all-state cross country runner, qualified and ran the 2 mile in the state outdoor meet as a sophomore, and was a two time all-district second baseman on the baseball team, which reached the state semi-finals his sophomore year.

As we have aged, the heat and humidity of Louisiana summers are harder to deal with. This is why we built the lodge. We wish to share this unique property until we can enjoy it ouselves. We hope you will feel as refreshed and renewed as we did when we left in early July.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose Michigan

Perch lake is located in the small town of Lake, but is within close proximity to many attractions and shopping. Many public golf courses are within a short drive.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property manager, a neighbor, is immediately accessible to address any concerns.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Relax at Perch Lake Lodge!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Our Favorite Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year visiting Perch Lake Lodge for our family vacation. The home is always so clean and we love the amenities. The lake and the bike trails are beautiful, and the weather was perfect. We expect to be back again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI

Wonderful and absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable girls weekend. Perch Lake Lodge was perfect for us. My only suggestions would be to have better lighting over the dining room table for card playing. Everything else was fabulous. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful lodge!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous lakeside cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is gorgeous, modern, and well maintained. Great getaway for both couples and families. Very relaxing and peaceful cabin on the lake. The pictures do not do it justice. Every detail has been thought through. They spared no expense with the luxuries and details within this log cabin. From soaps, towels, quality of linens to coffee. The lake is small and quiet, perfect for young children. We rented the pontoon for a day and cruised the lake several times with no other boats during the week. So amazingly peaceful!

Had two college age boys here who also golfed and used the fishing boat. Built fires in the fire pit at night and toasted marshmallows.

Most of the time my husband and I sat on the porch overlooking the lake drinking wine or beer and reading while taking in the loons and beautiful views.

The accommodations were perfect, as was the host and property manager. Very responsive and answered all of our questions before and during our visit.

I posted pics on my FB page and now have many people inquiring about this very affordable cabin rental! Planning our next visit soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Second stay this year. We will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We love the Perch Lake Lodge. We were in the area for a family reunion. Everyone we were able to show the lodge to just loved it. We fully intend to rent the lodge again. If you choose to stay there, I can't imagine you would have any disappointments.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A very nice and relaxing stay in a beautiful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We truly would recommend this location to anyone looking to spend a relaxing stay at a very nice cabin. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The lake was exactly what we were looking for. The kids could kayak and fish without worrying about jet skies and boats flying by. The lake is small enough that you don't get a lot of this like you would on a larger lake. Even my youngest child could catch all the fish she wanted from the dock. We also enjoyed the nature with loons swimming by the cabin and eagles periodically overhead. We definitely hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

My brothers and I each live hours apart from each other and decided to rent a waterfront property to catch up on our lives. I found this property and thought it was the perfect location for a "guys weekend". Everyone was amazed. The neighbors are very friendly and the lake is very quiet. Very clean log home with modern appliances. Well stocked with everything you need. The property is also very shaded by large trees which kept us cool during our stay. Temperatures were in the mid 80's but you couldn't tell unless you were on the beach. We had a fire going in one of the pits our entire stay. We highly recommend this property. Families, couples, guys or girls weekend. This is the place!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Gerald R. Ford Intl. Airport, Grand Rapids, MI
Car: necessary

Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant is only 30 minutes away.

With more than 50,000 acres of state land and forest, Clare County offers the outdoor enthusiast a vast playground to enjoy nature at it's finest.

Snow Snake Golf Course - It´s beauty originates from the natural rolling terrain and tree-lined fairways carved out of a hardwood forest. When designed, special attention was given to retain natural hazards and foster undulating greens.

Eagle Glen Golf Course - Situated on 188 acres of rolling Northern Michigan terrain, Ray Hearn and Jerry Mathews of Matthews and Associates have created a little corner of Scotland right here in Central Michigan. Among the unique features of the course are bent grass tees, greens, natural wetlands, 70 bunkers and hundreds of mounds.

Enjoy shopping in our quaint gift and antique shops or spend a day relaxing in the serenity of Amish country.


Rates & Availability

Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

These rates exclude holidays.
There will be a surcharge of $ 10.00 per night for each additional guest in excess of four guests.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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