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Visit Up North Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Sleeps 18-Rapid City-Walk to Lake Skegamog-Window air-Pet ok

11 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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 bunk houses outside that are great for the kids. 2 level house. Sleeps 18.

1 King pillow top, 3 twin, bunks 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 in Fox bunk house. No bathrooms in the bunk houses. Cable/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. Shower outdoors under the stars 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.4
based on 11 traveler reviews

Sleeps 18-Rapid City-Walk to Lake Skegamog-Window air-Pet ok
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews
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: Jul 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had an enjoyable stay! Come back and see us again!
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5

Family gathering to attend a TC wedding!

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We did enjoy staying at the Lake Skegamog house. It gave us the opportunity to socialize together over morning coffee on the porch and breakfast before going off for our wedding activities. We did get to eat at Pearl's in Elk Rapids and at Short's Brewery in Bellaire . We highly recommend both. Time at the beach and wine tasting rounded out the time that we had left over from the wedding. The house location was an advantage for these activities. Our only disappointment was that we were led to believe that there were 2 queen beds in the main house and there was only one. We had to rearrange sleeping asignments because of this.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Walker, MI
5

Fourth of July Weekend

  • 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:

It was an awesome spot for a weekend away with many friends, lots of sleep space and tons of outdoor activities and space. Would definitely recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Novi, MI
4

Rustic country living

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very 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:

Very nice, private country home, with a Up North camp feel. Worked perfectly for a bunch of guys on a golf outing. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Great Escape

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was somewhat unhappy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

It should be very clear in the ad that there is no central air and only window air conditioners in the upstairs. It was 97 degrees while we were there and very uncomfortable. It would be helpful if there was information in the house about locations of beaches nearby (took us 2 days to find a large public beach)and other attractions and activities. The house is in more of a remote location than we had anticipated. The lake access that is noted in the ad is nothing more than a drop off at the end of the street (as far as we could tell). We did enjoy the stay and the large grounds around the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
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, 6 Bunk beds, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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