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Lake Missaukee- Book Your Labor Day Get-Away

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Aug 18-25 Available!

(Please be aware that the "instant quote" is not always correct with the listed prices.)

Come relax with extended family and friends in our large 8 bedroom home on Lake Missaukee. This home offers lots of space (5000sq. ft. on 3/4 of an acre) to roam inside and out. Set back from the road, this home overlooks the lake with a beautiful sandy beach. The lake is shallow with a sandy bottom, offering even the little ones lots of fun in the water and on the sand. A boat launch nearby makes 'putting in' easy for all your water sports. To finish out the day on the water, make sure you relax with a fire on the beach. Then rest up on a comfortable mattress for the next day's activities.

The small town of Lake City is just minutes away with its shopping, ice cream and a park. Groceries can easily be found at a great supermarket right in town to stock up the 2 refrigerators of the home. Traverse City is only 60 minutes away with its wineries and Cadillac is 15 minutes away with more shops.

(Partial summer week rentals in mid June and mid August will be considered after Memorial Day Weekend.)

Fall is a beautiful time to visit this area. Contact us for your Fall Get-Away to see the beauty of the colors in Northern Michigan.

Consider our 8 Bedroom Retreat on Lake Missaukee for all your winter activities, too. The trail head for the Miss-Kal Snowmobile Trails is just on the north side of the lake. Skiing and sledding facilities - Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac, SnowSnake Ski in Harrison, Cross Country Ski in Roscommon, Hanson Hills in Grayling and Boyne Mountain - are near to the Lake City/Cadillac area.

We look forward to you contacting us (through VRBO or phone 616- six four four - eight 0 six 5 ) about your reservation. When you inquire please have two choices for your vacation dates, as the first choice can become unavailable quite quickly. We do keep the 'availability calendar' up to date, but can quickly change in a moment. Hope to hear from you soon.

We do not rent to students, singles under 26 years. The property is not rented for weddings.

Keywords: large, vacation rental, sleeps up to 24, 8 bedrooms, group, family, reunion, cottage, home, cabin, beach, lake, Lake Missaukee, Lake City MI, lakefront, sand, fishing, sunowmobiling, boating, spacious, wine, golf, beachfront, beachfront vacation rental, sleeps large group

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Jan

Tim and Jan are the parents of six children; two are married and out of the house, 1 engaged to be married, 2 young adults and 1 teen still at home.They find that outdoor activities such as northern Michigan provides keeps their family busy in all seasons. They manage a few vacation rental homes, Talsma Vacation Rentals, in their spare time.

Jan purchased this house in 2011

Why Jan chose Lake City

We know how important family time is. This property allows families to have time together while still offering endless possibilities for entertainment and has more than ample room to bring friends or extended family to share the experience.

What makes this house unique

Lake Missaukee beachfront gives access to boating, fishing and watersports only footsteps away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There were 18 of us here for our annual family vacation. We all had a most memorable time.

There was space enough so no one was crowded. The house was beautifully designed and met the needs of all. The scenery was perfect.

Thank you for allowing us to share in this. 18 Xs the thanks from the whole family.

With much gratitude,

Jul 2011
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Lake City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 23 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master suite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Mainfloor
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs - twin over full bunk - sleeps 3
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs- twin over full bunk- sleeps 3
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs- twin over twin- sleeps 2
    Bedroom 8 - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs- twin over twin- sleeps 2
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen and 2 single pullouts
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby pack&play (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Lake Missaukee- Book Your Labor Day Get-Away
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family of 10 adults and 5 kids stayed for Thanksgiving weekend. Very spacious common area that allowed for everyone to interact and never feel crowded. Plenty of bedrooms and beds and the yard size was big enough to play a kickball tournament for the entire family as well. The stars one of the nights were possibly the best I have ever seen and we even saw the northern lights on thanksgiving night. The unlimited fire wood was a huge perk because my dad had a fire going at all times to enjoy while watching football or playing board games. Jan responded immediately when I reached out and was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We are all able to fit under one roof, our children & grandchildren. Lots of room both inside and outside. Everything is very clean. There is really no need to leave the property, because everything you need is there.

Great customer service, Jan always picks up the phone or gets right back to you. We have returned and will continue to. I have also recommended it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lansing, Michigan

Excellent accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

Finally we found a place that fits us all!! We have 10 adults and 10 young children and this "cottage" was the perfect place for our family. There is plenty of room indoors and out and there are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a large group. It allowed parents with napping children to still be a part of the family group while their children slept in a quiet place. The cottage is well-maintained and clean and the lake is beautiful too!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, very spacious, beautifully situated by the lake.

Also as a bonus, the construction of the house makes it very sound proof. Meaning what is going on downstairs won't wake up the people up stairs, so when the kids go down for bed they will stay asleep.

Definitely would recommend and will return in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaylord, MI.

Memorial Weekend Fun!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family has enjoyed this home for three years and each year has been fantastic. The home is spacious, clean and well equipped. When the grill broke the first day, Jan's family purchased a new grill and brought it to the home within an hour. They are so willing to answer any questions or help out if there is a problem which we have not experienced other than the grill. It has been a bit cold for swimming on Memorial Weekend, but there were those who still swam to the platform in the water to sunbathe. The younger children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sand at the beach area. The home is close to town so our teens were able to enjoy a little tennis and basketball at the city courts and, of course, we visited the incredible ice cream shop!! We would return in 2016 except we have a family wedding. Jan

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adrian , Mi


  • 5 of 5

My whole family enjoyed this Thanksgiving at this house. There was a lot to do in spite of the bad weather. It was very clean and well supplied with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

A fee of $10/night/person plus tax will be applied when more than 18 people in the group.
Please Contact for Off Season 2 Night Reservation pricing.
This property is not rented to students or singles less than 26 yrs.
This property is not rented for wedding celebrations and parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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