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DeerHaven-Secord Lake (Alger-Gladwin)

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Lake House

TRAVELER-PLEASE CONTACT PROPERTY MANAGER BY EMAIL OR PHONE FOR CORRECT RATES & QUOTES. Due to technical changes HomeAway may show incorrect rates for less than 7 night stays. Additionally, the cancellation policy set by HomeAway is not accurate.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled up to 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. If cancellation is after that time, a refund is not available, however we will apply that payment to a rental within one year's time of the original reservation dates.

**Please provide number of and ages of children when submitting an inquiry.

PONTOON: Bennington. 27.5 ft/90 hp. Seats 17. Available for rental.

'DEERHAVEN' is located right on Secord Lake....this wonderful lake home will delight you with it’s spaciousness, décor, amenities, lake views and waterfall/river bed that runs from the corner of the house to the lake.

A wide veranda runs the width of the house with rockers to relax in and enjoy the view of Secord Lake, a café table outside the master bedroom door wall, a grill and a path to the patio with table and chairs. This path continues to curve around down to the private, sandy beach, sundeck docks and lake. What a great place to gather with family and friends to make memories for many years to come.


-5 BEDROOMS (sleeps 20)

#1 Master (queen) Main floor

#2 (queen) 1st floor

#3 (queen) 2nd floor

#4 Girls Room (sleeps 8) 2nd floor

large room-very cute

2 bunks w/trundles (sleeps 6) + 2 twin beds

Small TV

#5 Boys Room (sleeps 6 on 2nd floor)

Decorated like a ship's cabin with 6 built-in wooden bunks,

wood floors, attached bath and a spiral staircase coming

up from 1st floor hall.

Small TV

Bed Linens provided


#1 Attached bath (master) 1st floor

#2 Full bath (front hall) 1st floor

#3 Full bath - 2nd floor

#4 Full bath (boys room) 2nd floor

½ bath - 1st floor (in sun room)

Bath Linens provided


Dining table (seats 6)

Eating booth in corner (seats 5)

Table/chairs in sun room (seats 4)


-Living room (1st floor) TV with Direct TV

-Sunroom (1st floor) Large sunny room with lots of windows

50 inch TV with Direct TV & DVD library

Franklin-type gas stove

Wet Bar

Door wall (provides access to veranda).

-Laundry room (1st floor)

-Sitting room (2nd floor)


Propane Grill

Patio table/chairs with umbrella

Cafe table/chairs with umbrella

Wooden picnic table with umbrella

Chairs on Veranda

Sandy Private Beach

2 Docks (one is 'L' shaped with a lounging dock with Adirondack chairs)

Fire pit

Wooden swing set

In addition to the activities available on Secord Lake, you will find some fun things to do at Sugar Springs Recreational Community (located approx. 10 miles from DeerHaven-off of Sugar River Road),.

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

**Remodeled Club House:

New Olympic-size 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).

**For more information and photos of this and our other Gladwin properties, see our website

More Details

Property Manager
Three Sisters Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Three Sisters Vacation Rentals chose Northern Michigan

Sleeps 20 - Not only can DeerHaven accommodate a large group of people - the layout of the sleeping arrangements provides an opportunity for a large group that is looking for single sleeping arrangements. The layout provides accommodations for 17 individuals to have their own bed.

The bedroom layout is perfect for hunters, large families with a lot of children, several families with kids and youth groups - just to name a few.

What makes this house unique

Waterfall right outside the Master Bedroom, with a cafe table and a riverbed that flows down to the lake.

Right on All-Sports Secord Lake.


Gladwin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A "Closing House on Departure" checklist will be provided. This is strictly enforced.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , attached to Master bedroom (1st floor)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath/attached to bed room #2 (1st floor)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , attached to bed room #5 (2nd floor)
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , attached to sun room (1st floor)
  • all bath linens are provided
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , built-in bunk beds (2nd floor)
    Bedroom 4 - 4 beds-sleeps 8 (bunks/trundles/twins) 2nd floor
    Bedroom #1 (Master) - 1 queen , w/attached bath - 1st floor (w/TV)
  • all bed linens are provided
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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DeerHaven-Secord Lake (Alger-Gladwin)
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful family fun and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 12 with 5 grandsons and 7 adults. This location was perfect for all of us. The boys had their own bunk room with bathroom attached and the rest of the adults had comfortable sleeping arrangements. There were adequate bathrooms for the entire family. The house was easy to maintain because of the hardwood floors and we were able to keep the boys toys in a central location that did not impede the traffic flow of the house. From this location we were able to get to W. Branch within 15 min. in order to do grocery shopping and get essentials. The owner's packing list was very helpful and expectations for the house were very clear. Our family loved this location so much we plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well equipped!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Three Sisters Always Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property. You won't be disappointed. There is plenty of room, so if you are a large group you still have privacy. Our grandchildren loved the children's rooms and beach. The kitchen is well stocked. We loved the many games and puzzles. My only suggestion would be to supply the home with more forks. It is a such a small thing, but still worth mentioning. We've rented other property from Three Sisters and would never hesitate to do it again. Five stars!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Essex, MD 21221

Beautiful land and house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, the house was big enough for all of us and the beach was perfect for the kids

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Deerhaven! The house was more than big enough to accommodate our entire family. We loved the sun room for family games! The only suggestions I would make is to have more bath towels, and more silverware.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 4 of 5

The cottage itself was very clean and large enough for the whole family which really was a blessing considering how much we had to stay indoor because of the weather. The little ones had a great time in the water and the fishing was ok. A few issues were handled quickly by management.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lost Arrow Resort on the Water
Ogemaw Hills Pathway
Nearest Airport
46 Miles
MBS International Airport-Freeland, MI
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Camp
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
The Camp
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Snow Snake Golf & Ski
Nearest Beach
small private sandy 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Due to technical changes made by HomeAway, the “Quotable Rates” program is incorrectly showing and calculating rates for a length of stay less than 7 nights. . Please contact us directly via the "Send Message" box for an accurate quote.
• Rates posted are for up to 10 guests
• Additional guests rates (above the base of 10)
extra adult rate = $25/per adult per night
extra child rate (ages 13-18) = $15/per child per night
• Pet Fee = $25 per pet (hypoallergenic/non-shedding only)
• Pontoon Rental: 950.00/wk or 250.00/day (minimum of 2 day rental).

Preferred Pmt 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, otherwise the deposit can be applied to a future rental, within one year of the date of the original reservation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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