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Near Elk Rapids-Rapid City-Lake Skegamog-Window air-Pet ok-Family fun!

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 18

You will find your "Great Escape" and tons of country fun at this terrific, private location just off of Lake Skegemog in the Rapid City/Elk Rapids area. The Great Escape was originally an up north camp in the mid 1960's/70's and now is a wonderful northern retreat. Featuring a total of 4 bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms in the main house. You can bring the entire family with an additional 2 rustic bunk houses outside that are great for the kids. 2 level house. Sleeps 18.

1 King pillow top, 4 twin on the upper level and 1 Queen on main level in main house. 4 bunks (8 Twins) in the Eagle bunk house and 1 full (new memory foam mattress and a cabin facelift to be added 2018) in Fox bunk house. No bathrooms in the bunk houses. Direct TV/DVD.

Situated on 2 grassy acres it is perfect for outdoor games (yard games are provided), mini baseball field and badminton court. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit, 2 grills provided for big family picnics. 3 hammocks for napping. Relax under the shade of tall trees or stretch out on a blanket. This is how a vacation should feel. So much fun! Shower outdoors under the stars too in the outdoor shower.Huge covered porch with Adirondack chairs and enough room to eat outdoors.

Walk 1/4 mile to Lake Skegemog access. 3 miles to Elk Lake access. 6 miles to Torch Lake access. About 15 minutes to Elk Rapids. 1/2 hour to Traverse City .

Pet considered. No smoking. Linens provided. Window air conditioner upstairs only.

Will consider short stays during any season. Prime Summer 3 night minimum or weekly Saturday-Saturday. Short stays are permitted during prime summer dates, however, deposits will not be charged for reservations totaling less than 7 nights that are booked online until the reservation is confirmed by Visit Up North the next business day. Arrival and/or departure date must back up to existing reservations and/or begin/end on a Saturday.

More Details

Property Manager
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2018

Amenities

Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 3 Twin beds, 4 Bunk beds, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Near Elk Rapids-Rapid City-Lake Skegamog-Window air-Pet ok-Family fun!
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
4

Family Reunion Up North

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall, this was a great experience. The property was amazing, with so many outdoor activities and that huge patio. While it was clean, we did have some bug issues. Pest control came quickly to take care of wasp nests, but the bunk house and small cottage need some upkeep and cleaning. It is tricky to keep them completely pest free, but the cobwebs could be removed/dusted out. We also couldn't tell if blankets had been washed, or just sheets? If staying with a large group, as we did, be aware that there are really only two beds for couples, a king and a queen. One couple slept on twins and the other out in the little cabin. This was a fun, rustic, spot, but the bed is truly awful to sleep on for a week. It is just a mattress, no spring underneath it, and it was terrible. The kids loved the bunkhouse, and we had no issues with being too hot or too cold, and no one got wet in the storms we had. We loved being outside and playing kickball, badminton, running around, the hammocks. The trash cans were completely full when we arrived and they did come to remove stuff for us. We left them out for Friday pick up, but then by Sunday when we left, we left them almost entirely full. Might need to work on that for future guests. The area is stunning, so many options within a half hour-one hour drive. The door on the patio did not close completely, and was never actually locked, so that should be fixed. Anyone could have gotten in. Overall a fun property, great for lots of kids, but need more bed options for couples, and keep the outdoor sleeping spaces cleaner.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Great Escape. For 2018 the single guest cabin will get a face lift and a new mattress. Bugs are the bane of our existence here in the north. Bugs bugs everywhere! We are sorry about that. We will have homes sprayed for wasps. More totes will be added in 2018 for the garbage. Thanks so much and we hope to have you visit again.
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Edmond, OK
4

Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall good. Would have been nice if the grass had been mowed and house treated for ants. Bedroom is shed like building attached to garage was more rustic than represented and had a wasp nest in it, one of the guests was strung.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay. Rest assured, the wasp's nest will be taken care of! Also, ants are unfortunately very prevalent up north during the summer and we will definitely set some traps. The cabin will see some updates and a new memory foam mattress too.
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Howell, MI
5

Perfect Trip

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house and yard were clean and well taken care of. Plenty of room for a large crowd. We loved all the yard games and hammocks. Really close to both Torch, Elk, and Skegamog lake. I will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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dewitt, Michigan
5

FABULOUS!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had 17 family members (9 of them being children) none of us ever felt crowded. The children had endless things to do, never once did any of them say " Im bored" We had day trips planned, location seemed pretty central. We all agreed if we ever wanted to go back to this area we would definitely choose this rental again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope you will be coming back to see us soon!
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Elmhurst, IL
5

Great property for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great time at the Great Escape. The property itself kept everyone occupied, especially the kids. The Eagle cabin was perfect for the eight grandkids. The house was clean, the kitchen was very functional, and the gas grill was brand new. The only things I would change would be 1) put a showerhead in the 2nd upstairs bath, and 2) I wish it was closer to the water. 0.5 mile walk. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great stay and will check on the shower head and wish we could make the home closer to the water but that one is impossible :) Hope you will be back again to stay with us soon!
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5

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an enjoyable stay! Come back and see us again!
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