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Family-Friendly Otsego Lake Beachfront Cabin.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
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Gaylord Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Fun, cozy 800 square foot cabin located on a private, dead-end road on the North East side of Otsego Lake, which is approximately 5 miles long and 1 mile wide. Our family cottage is very clean and includes all the amenities you'll need for an enjoyable time, including complimentary charcoal, lighter fluid, and coffee. The 50 foot dock can accommodate multiple watercraft.

Enjoy various water sports, fishing, roasting marshmallows in the portable fire pit, or just enjoying the beautiful sunsets on the 30 foot beach. We have a nice shallow, gradual slope into the water which makes it ideal for children to play and swim. Water depth at the end of the dock is approximately 3 feet. There is plenty of outdoor seating including a swing, table and chairs, and lawn chairs. Our cabin has two twin mattresses, a queen mattress set and a pull-out sofa for your comfort. The cabin has a half-bath with separate shower. There also is an air conditioner unit in the main living room area to keep you cool on those hot, humid days.

Downtown Gaylord is just minutes away or take a day trip to Mackinac Island, Petoskey, Charlevoix, or Traverse City, each within an hours drive. Our cabin is very close to several golf courses, resorts, and trails. You’ll love the easy access from I-75 yet still be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful private sunsets in a quiet, peaceful setting.

Keywords: Easy access, close to golf, boating, trails.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2016
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About owner/property manager

My wife and I live in Petoskey, which is only about 45 minutes from Otsego Lake. I work in IT and my wife in Education. We have two kids who absolutely love visiting the cabin and playing in the water.

owner/property manager purchased this cabin in 2010

Why owner/property manager chose Northern Michigan

We enjoy living in Northern Michigan and have been coming to this lake for years. We love the sunsets from this part of the lake and know that you will too. The location is so convenient from town and the expressway, yet it still offers a quiet and peaceful setting.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Family-Friendly Otsego Lake Beachfront Cabin.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Washington, DC

A Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time at the cottage. It is perfect-sized for a family of 4 and the layout if perfect for little kids to run around without worrying about them getting lost or hurt. We spent hours on the beach and water, and enjoyed the sunsets on the swing each night. The cottage was compact but included everything you would need. Wireless internet and coffee was a plus. It was clean and cutely decorated. Definitely well-cared for. Val and Ed were great hosts, we really felt welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Michigan

Just what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a nice little cottage where we could spend the week with our two young kids. We came across this cottage and it did not disappoint. Everything written in the description and the reviews is spot-on. The cottage was very clean, the sandy beach out front is perfect for little kids and we even caught a few fish off the dock. There were no surprises at all and everything was just as we hoped it would be. We had a wonderful, relaxing week!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clinton Twp. Mi.


  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a few relaxing days in a VERY CLEAN cottage,right on Otsego Lake..just minutes from downtown Gaylord. We had lunch at the Treetops golf club,and the food...and scenery,was outstanding! You can see for miles from the outside veranda,at the sports bar! We also ate at another golf club...Marsh Ridge,which is just 2 minutes south of the cottage,on Old 27. Jack's had excellent food,service,and wonderful views on the outside deck...overlooking the golf course! For breakfast..Diane's Delight's,downtown Gaylord,was VERY good! Needless to say,my wife and I had a GREAT time staying here....the sunsets across the lake were awesome! I highly recommend this cottage! R.B.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Enjoyable and Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with how clean and well equipped the cottage is kept. My grandsons and I expected to relax and fish for the week, and we were not disappointed. Ed and Val are very friendly hosts and have a wonderful cottage. They met us when we arrived giving us a short tour and some suggestions for to expect in Gaylord.

The wireless Internet was a huge bonus for us. As described, the shower accommodations are unique but workable.

We enjoyed our time at the cottage very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Clair Shores

Great Little Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. The owner keeps the place really clean. My wife is a clean freak and was very impressed on how clean this cabin was. Everything we needed was supplied. The beach is just perfect. My son really had a blast playing in the sand and water. Very close to town and other activities. You wont be disappointed with this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Shore, Illinois

Nice cabin on Lake Otsego

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is adorable and right on the lake. The owners have provided everything you need. The water is clean and the kids had a great time fishing and swimming from the dock. It is also the perfect distance to take day trips. We went to Mackinac Island one day and the Sleeping Bear Dunes another. Grocery stores are 5 min. from the cabin. The only draw back is that there are train tracks right behind the cabin. Although it only came by two times during our week, one of the times was at 4:30 in the morning.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gaylord Cabin Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

All rentals are Saturday to Saturday only.

$200 refundable security deposit + half rental due at time of registration to hold the date.

Remaining balance due one week prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gaylord Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Mattress Set; Pull-out twin Trundle Bed, Sofa Sleeper in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, first aide kit

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