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Relaxing on the Lake-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Gladwin House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths)

TRAVELER-PLEASE CONTACT PROPERTY MANAGER BY EMAIL OR PHONE FOR CORRECT RATES & QUOTES. Due to technical changes HomeAway may show incorrect rates. Please contact us for rates for less than 7 night stay dates.

**For more information and photos of this and our other Gladwin properties, click on the AMENITIES tab at the top of the page, then click on the Three Sisters Vacation Rentals website link at the bottom of the AMENITIES page.

New 2014 Pontoon-Manitou Aurora 18ft with a 50 HP Evinrude E-Tec Motor seats 8 available for rent. Adult Life Jackets are provided. If a paddle boat is more your speed, use ours, there is no cost.

Relaxing on the Lake is a clean, fresh and updated modern home on Lake Lancer at Sugar Springs Recreational Community. Very warm and inviting from the moment you arrive. Open floor plan with double door walls in the Great Room providing fantastic views of the large deck, yard and lake. There is plenty of space to spread out with the additional furnished breezeway and game room. The property rests at the end of a cove on Lake Lancer in Sugar Springs Recreation Community.

Enjoy the best of both worlds....quiet relaxation when that is what you are in the mood for......leave the cove and you are in the midst of Lake Lancer, an all sports lake ideal for boating, tubing, jetskiing, swimming and fishing.

Private beach on property and the water depth increases gradually and is great for swimming right at the house. Sandy beach on property is a hit with small children, be sure to bring those sand pails and shovels. Shallow at shoreline is great for small children to be able to get in the water, ankle and knee deep before the water continues to get deeper. An umbrella and stand is available to set up in the sand when a little less sun is what you are looking for.

SUGAR SPRINGS is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI which is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30 and Sugar River Road.

Sugar Springs offers; 2 All-Sports lakes…..Lake Lancelot (semi-private) and Lake Lancer (private),

private (gated) Beach Clubs, several of which have a sandy beaches on shore, a roped off swimming area (with sandy bottom and a shallow area that gradually becomes deeper), a PlayScape, swing sets. picnic tables and/or a pavilion, restrooms and a boat launch. One of the Beach Clubs has a sand volley ball area.

It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course, with a Pro Shop, Golf Pro and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) a Fitness Center and an Indoor Swimming Pool.

During your stay with us, visit the Sugar Springs Campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, kids can enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the Chalet. Inside the Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace… with wood provided (for winter). You may use it as a large game room or during the winter, a place to warm up, make some hot chocolate or roast hot dogs over the open fire after skating on the frozen catch & release pond or sledding down one of the 3 sledding hills.

Keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.

SUGAR SPRINGS AMENITIES: As our guest, you will have access to all amenities. A few of the amenities require a fee for the activity. There is a fee schedule in our Welcome Book. Make sure that you have a guest pass with you. You will need to provide your own sports equipment.

-Two All-Sports Lakes (Lake Lancelot is private and Lake Lancer semi-private) great for swimming, fishing, boating, tubing and jet/water skiing.

-15 Beach Clubs. Sugar Springs has Beach Clubs scattered through out the community. A large color map of Sugar Springs is provided for your convenience.

-Sugar Springs (18 hole) Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro

**Remodeled Club House:

New indoor swimming pool (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

New Fitness Room (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

The Hearth Restaurant & Pub

-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts

-The Sugar Springs Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, playground area, hiking trails, a catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, and x-country ski trails (trail is not groomed).

The SS Campground road to the Chalet, Hiking Trails and Sledding Hills (etc) is only open weekends in the winter

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Three Sisters Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Why Three Sisters Vacation Rentals chose Northern Michigan

Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Relaxing on the Lake-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Lovely home.

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful location. We loved the house and area. Our only complaint was no A.C. In the heat of a very hot summer. Other than that it was the perfect vacation home. Thank you for sharing your house with our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Surprisingly impressed with the size, location, setting & condition.

  • 5 of 5

It is very well maintained and comfortable without feeling like you're afraid to live in it and enjoy. We simply wanted to get away and relax and we accomplished that. The grandkids that visited for a couple days were easily entertained fishing and swimming in both the lake and pool.

The area information was helpful especially when my dog started having seizures and I needed a vet right away.

Well done ladies.

We remembered our forgotten items when we were already an hour into the trip home. We left a little hurriedly when I was able to get an appointment for my dog that day.

We plan to stay at another of your properties and will do better next time.

It was a beautiful week in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect for meeting our family without being in a hotel and feeling crowded. Will definitely come back. Enjoyed the view

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Relaxing on the Lake is a Beautiful Home.

  • 5 of 5

We rent a cottage every summer, let me tell you this is no cottage but a beautiful home. I'm used to having to come in and clean to feel comfortable. This home was so clean and completely ready for us to start enjoying ourselves. The more time we spent there the more we fell in love with this place. My mother joined us for part of the vacation. I told her when she arrived you won't believe everything that they have thought of. I called my sister in law before she was supposed to come up and told her to pack light, they have thought of everything here. We are big on cooking fabulous meals and usually have to bring a good knife and pan to each rental. This kitchen is so stocked with everything you need to cook big family meals with ease. My 91 year old Grandpa came to the cottage everyday at 4 to hang out and eat dinner. He lives in Gladwin. We also appreciated how open the home is which made it seem big enough for all of us. My husband, myself, our kids 8, 5, & 2 rented but then had family members join us on and off during the week. There was plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. The location is a plus because its not too far north for family to come in and visit for a couple days. My brother joined us Friday and Sat and caught a huge pike, fishing off the paddle boat. It was so big some neighbors came down to look at it. The neighbors on both sides were very friendly. Although the beach area is not very big it was perfect for us. On and off we had 7 children all under the age of 8 and all of the adults felt completely comfortable and safe with relaxing on the deck watching the kids play in the water. There is seaweed in the cove but the seaweed is not on the beach or beach swimming area until you go out deeper. The lake is very peaceful with very little boat traffic. Everybody had a chance to swim off the pontoon, even my two year old son and niece. I have never been so relaxed on any vacation we have taken. The cottage has everything you could need and more. The only thing that I can say negative is that the beds are not comfortable. My husband and 8 year old slept in a tent one night on an air mattress. Fine with us because she has been wanting to "camp". You can run into town quickly for groceries. We love Buckeye Market. We didn't go anywhere else because we didn't want to leave the property. Lastly Lin, the manager was very easy and professional to work with. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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"Relaxing on the Lake" is perfect name

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend and created a lovely lasting family memory. The house is wonderful, inside and out. It is clean and decorated a modern, yet simple way that helps leave behind life's daily stresses. I loved the openness, natural sunlight and view of the lake. Just sitting on the deck with a cup of coffee and watching the ducks go by was a great way to unwind. There is also plenty to do in the area and my daughter enjoyed the small beach area in front of the cottage and at Sugar Springs. I so appreciated being able to bring my elderly dog and appreciate renters who know that our pets are family members. He was in his glory and given that he is near the end of his life, I would not have been able to take a vacation without him. Our only regret is not being able to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The place is great and the location is even better. We loved the lake. Excellent for fishing and boating. Had a good view and enjoyed morning coffee on the deck listening to the loons. We will definitely be going back. The small beach area was great for the kids. My only small complaint would be the mattresses needed upgrading in all rooms. It made for some rough nights and sore backs in the morning....maybe i'm just used to my home mattress. It was clean, well maintained, and easy to get to. Loved the indoor pool on the one rainy day we had and the golf course looked awesome, even though I didn't get to play.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
MBS International Airport-Freeland, MI
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Hearth Restaurant and Grill
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M-30 and Sugar River Road
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Hearth Restaurant and Pub
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Snow Snake Ski and Golf
Nearest Beach
Private beach on property
Car: necessary

NORTHERN MICHIGAN is a year-round vacation destination filled with an abundance of things to do. It is our 'Pure' Michigan backyard. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan to play or relax, there is something for everyone.

Discover scenic beauty, remote beaches, challenging golf, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and outdoor activities. From outdoor adventurers to history enthusiasts, there will be plenty to explore. Visit a local museum and learn about the legends and history of early settlers and the Great Lakes maritime. Explore haunts of Ernest Hemingway or attend local festivals and art shows. There is something for all ages, all interests and all seasons.

GLADWIN is located in the middle of the “mitten” and is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and is fairly close to surrounding states.

Distance From: Detroit-163 miles / Saginaw-65 miles / Traverse City-100 miles / Mackinac Island-120 miles / Chicago-340 miles / Indianapolis-380 miles / Toledo-240 miles.


Houghton and Higgins Lakes, Clare, Harrison, Roscommon, Prudenville, St. Helen, West Branch, Rose City, Grayling, Tawas, Oscoda

If you are looking for entertainment in addition to what you will find at this home...Gladwin County and the surrounding area has lots to do. There are lakes, beaches, rivers and marinas for swimming, boating/boat rentals, fishing, canoeing/kayaking /tubing, and jet & water skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, AVT/ORV & Motor Cross trails. Golf courses, scenic drives, light houses, wineries, Amish farms/crafts/fresh food & baked goods. National & State Forests, wild life preserves, bird watching, morel mushroom hunting, state recreation areas, restaurants, shopping, petting zoo’s, etc.

Cider mills/apples/pumpkins, farm stands, autumn color drives, hunting and hiking. Snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals, X-country ski/snowshoe trails, downhill skiing/tubing/Terrain Parks/ziplining, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding hills.


-Riverwalk Place-Gladwin (RW Oasis Spa and Salon / RW Grill / RW Threads (shopping) / River Rock Lounge

-Au Sable, Rifle, Tittabawassee, Tobacco, & Cedar Rivers for tubing, canoeing or kayaking, fishing and swimming.

-Secord Lake and Secord Lake Marina (boat rentals): swimming (2 public beaches) and public boat launches.

-Sugar Springs Marine (pontoon rentals)

*State & National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas:

-Gladwin County Recreation Area: hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.

-Rifle River Recreation Area - Hunting, lakes, Au Sable River, fishing, scenic drive, observation tower and canoeing, picnic area, hiking/biking/cross country ski trails.

-Hartwick Pines State Forest - Visitors Center, Hunting, fishing, mountain bike/hiking/cross country ski trails, picnic area/playground, wildlife viewing.

-Huron National Forest: River Road Scenic Drive, Lumberman’s Monument Visitors Center (HNF information area)/Dune Overlook (has breath taking views of the Au Sable River Valley, Iargo Springs (observation deck, beautiful scenery, Au Sable river, springs, waterfalls), hiking/x-country ski/snowmobile trails, sightseeing, fishing/boating/swimming/canoeing/kayaking.

-Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

*Golf Courses: Sugar Springs/Tamarack/The Dream/The Nightmare/Snowsnake Golf & Ski, Apple Mountain Golf & Ski and Snowsnake Golf and Ski (etc).

- Snowmobile/ORV Trails: Huron Trail, Alley Park Trail,

-Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hiking Trails: Eagle Run, Ogemaw Hills Pathway (Au Sable Forest), Hartwick Pines, Rifle River Recreation Area, Corsair.

-Downhill Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding/Terrain Parks: Snowsnake Golf & Ski (Harrison), Apple Mountain Golf & Ski (also has Zip Line), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (1000 acre Summer/Winter Sports Park)

-Cider Mills/Apple Orchards (Fruitful Orchard)/Farm Stands/Crafts/Amish Country

-Shopping: Antiques/Tangier Outlet Mall

-Restaurants: The Hearth Restaurant and Bar/Grill (Sugar Springs), The Camp, Lost Arrow, The Willow Tree.

-Casinos: Saganing/Soaring Eagle

-Wineries: Valley Mist, Moderncraft and Rose Valley

-Gladwin, Houghton Lake and West Branch have “kid” activities… theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.


Rates & Availability

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OFF PEAK 2016-2017
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Due to technical changes made by HomeAway, the “Quotable Rates” program is incorrectly showing and calculating some of our rates Please contact us directly via the "Send Message" box for an accurate quote.

• Pet Fee = $25 per pet
• Pontoon Rental = $150/day or $600/week (+ $300 refundable damage deposit)

Preferred Payment Method: = Check.
We accept online payments when necessary & for last minute bookings.
Reservation Deposit = 50% of rental rate.
Cancellation notice must be given no later than 30 days prior to arrival date to receive a full refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1367 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 32' TV with Digital TV and DVD Player - Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with Double on bottom and Twin on Top - Ceiling Fan
  • Linens are provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond.

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