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3BR Gaylord House on Private Lake w/Dock!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,337 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gaylord, Michigan

Let this serene, waterfront,3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental home serve as your ultimate home-away-from-home on your next lake getaway in Gaylord! Located within a quiet private community with private access to a stunning lake in the backyard, this spectacular home is perfect for your next lakefront retreat. Experience Michigan's magnificence while staying in this lakefront home!


Offering 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2,337 square feet of lovingly appointed living space, this charming dwelling is an outstanding accommodation choice for families and friends out for a memorable lakeside getaway. Look forward to gathering with your companions in the home's majestic front living room, featuring a TV, a comfy couch, 2 cozy recliners, and several large windows that perfectly frame the gorgeous scenery, as well as flood the space with natural light. Prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the adjacent fully equipped kitchen, while saving those mouth-watering barbeque cravings for cookouts using the grill on the spacious wraparound deck!

You'll get a good night's sleep in any of the home's welcoming bedrooms - the first-floor bedroom features a nice king-sized bed and attached full bathroom with large jetted tub, where you can soak your cares away at the end of an eventful day. You'll find the second bedroom and full bath upstairs on the second-floor loft, while the third bedroom is located down in the finished basement, both of which have queen-sized beds. The finished basement also offers an additional sitting area with a TV and pullout couch, which can serve as an extra bed if needed. Down the stairs in the basement, you'll be led to a wonderful outdoor walkout, boasting a bricked area with a swing and an inviting fire pit with plenty of seating around it, complete with pleasant views of the lake and a dock on the premises. Enjoy the full splendor of nature from the spacious wraparound deck, which has a full view of the dock and lake. Also be sure to utilize the paddle boat and 2 kayaks, provided for your enjoyment on the lake!

Waking up to sip a freshly-brewed cup of coffee overlooking the sparkling waters of the lake in the backyard, you'll look forward to every morning at this lakefront home. Spend those sunny Michigan days out on the lake, swimming, paddle boating, and kayaking for hours. Even though this private lake does not allow any motorized boats, electric and battery-powered vessels are permitted. Plus, there's a larger lake just 1,000 feet away from the house, where you can use your power boats and toys! Many other lakes are located within a 10-15 mile radius, along with many of Gaylord's exceptional local golf courses, which are considered some of the finest in the state and country!


You and your guests will also get to enjoy access to a variety of great recreational facilities within the home's private community. The association has a full-sized heated swimming pool located within walking distance of the house, which is free for guest use, in addition to a playground and picnic area. Should you need to pick up groceries or other supplies, you'll find full shopping centers including Walmarts, Meijers, and many well-known restaurants not too far away in town. For the adventurous traveler bringing snowmobiles, boats, etc. - you'll find convenient trailer parking for larger trailers (25-30 feet)! Regardless of how you plan to spend your time during your stay here, this delightful Gaylord vacation rental home will quickly become a place you want to return year after year!


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, finished basement, 2 fireplaces, pool table, ping pong table, 3 TVs, barbeque grill, wraparound deck, walkout area with swing and fire pit, dock, and complimentary access to the private community's recreational facilities

- Convenient trailer parking for larger trailers (25-30ft) for travelers bringing snowmobiles, boats, etc

- Prime lakefront location on a quiet, private lake with 2 kayaks and a paddleboat provided for guest use!

- Close proximity to many other larger lakes, golf courses, shopping, snowmobiling and local restaurants

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2 (Loft): Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed

Additional Sleeping:

- A Pullout Sleeper Sofa in the Finished Basement can accommodate extra guests

- A Twin Roll-Away Bed can also accommodate extra guests if necessary


- No smoking

- Failure to leave towels at the property will result in a $25 fine

- Pet friendly with fee (maximum 1 dog allowed, 80-pound weight limit, no cats)

- Pet Fee: $50 Per Stay (Maximum 1 Pet Allowed)

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- No events or large gatherings

- Please note the property is inspected before and after each reservation. An additional fine will be imposed to the renter if any items are missing from the property

- Please note that 2 kayaks and 1 paddle boat are available, but guests should use at their own risk

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing weekend despite the weather. Thank you for being amazing hosts and being so accomadating. last night we got engaged, the beautiful scenery was the perfect setting for an unforgetable life time memory.

We will be back and encourage others to come stay in your beautiful, welcoming cottage. Until next time!!!
May 2015
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Lake Arrowhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2337 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 (Loft) - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 (Loft)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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3BR Gaylord House on Private Lake w/Dock!
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 48 reviews

Very homey place stocked with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This place is just the nice little getaway you need after a long work week. Unfortunately it rained most of our stay but there was plenty to keep us busy. The owners are very nice and take care of anything you need immediately. We would definitely recommend this place to a friend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, peaceful getaway!

  • 4 of 5

It was the perfect setting for a quick getaway! Being able to look out onto the small lake in the mornings was a treat, and sitting out by the fire at night was fantastic... truly relaxing. The amenities were nice, with everything we needed and then some. John and Joy are wonderful hosts and were very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cabin, amazing location, we can't wait to

  • 5 of 5

The Irish Inn was an absolutely perfect cabin for our family weekend getaway. The view of the lake is absolutely amazing, the house is gorgeous, it could not have been more perfect place to visit. There was so much to do including kayaking, paddle boarding, playing pool, ping pong, bonfire, games, puzzles, feeding the fish off of the dock, anything and everything you can imagine was at the tip of our fingertips. Our hosts were absolutely amazing and paid attention to every single detail. Our weekend was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing weekend. We truly can't wait to come back hopefully around Christmas time! I highly recommend staying at the Irish Inn!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely Cheap Homeowner

  • 1 of 5

I would prefer to post pictures I had taken during our stay, but this web site doesn't have that option. Beautiful property in pictures, but EVERYTHING in this property is a direct result of an extremely cheap homeowners. Do not purchase food that requires grilling, I have seen better grills on the side of the road. The dock remained under water our entire stay while all other docks on this small lake were above water, regardless of rain fall. The kitchen floors were installed without stapling, result is floors are separating and anyone sleeping in the basement hears a creaking floor constantly. There is a "musky" smell not only in the basement, but in the whole house.( purchase a bottle of frebrese, we did) We traveled 13 hours to arrive to dirty dishes in the cabinets, but fresh cookies. In addition the living room furniture as well as kitchen dishes/ silver wear seamed liked a bunch of stuff purchased at yard sells or from the homeowners left overs from there home. In closing I wish a previous renter had given any of the statements I have made. Maybe we wouldn't have chosen this property, who knows. Maybe my expectations are a bit high but for what were charged for a week, give me at least a grill I can prepare food on to entertain our family, and make up for the home we made a mistake on.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry to hear your stay fell short of expectations, and I wish we had known about the issue when it arose. The homeowner assured us that, had she been made aware of any cleanliness issues, she would have come over addressed them promptly. That being said, it is a core standard that a property is clean and ready to go as soon as travelers arrive and the appropriate training has been passed along to the cleaning staff to ensure this is no longer an issue. We encourage travelers to reach out while in residence so we are able to address it immediately; but of course, we’re not able to resolve issues we’re unaware of. Now that we’re aware of the problem, we’ll make sure it doesn’t recur for future guests. The owner is also aware that the grill needs to be replaced. She is consistently working to keep her property update and that includes upgrading amenities from time to time. We want to make sure travelers have the best vacation rental experience at this home, so we do thank you again for your constructive feedback and we hope to assist you again in booking a vacation rental that will exceed your expectations! Best, The Evolve Team
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Great week stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice landlord, we forgot our fishing equipment so Judy went home and found 3 fishing rods. We were never on a Kayak and there were 2 on the property. Now the wife wants to buy one for us. We will be renting this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This place was maticulicly cleaned, well maintained with personal touches. Joy was a great resource for anything and extremely helpful and available if needed. We felt right at home with our party of 7 and our dog. Lots of things to do at the property and within Northern Michigan, within an hour, or farther if you want to! Loved just hanging out playing games, fishing or kayaking. Would highly recommend. It was very relaxing, just what we needed for a week get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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