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Winter Wonderland, Lake Effect Snow for Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing Front of Lodge

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

Come escape to this beautiful secluded retreat on the water! Private Sandy Beach

Come and escape to this beautiful private lakefront retreat in Watersmeet, Michigan. Situated on a peninsula with your own private 180-degree views of the bay. Expect incredible sunrises and sunsets that will absolutely take your breath away! You can be assured of peace and tranquility while watching the loons, eagles, otter and deer parade by in their natural splendor.

Surrounded by the majestic Ottawa National Forest on the famous Lac Vieux Desert Lake- a 4,200-acre class A fishing lake. This property is set on an extremely private 3.3-acre parcel, where peace, quiet, and seclusion await you. No resorts or neighbors nearby! With 4 warm and cozy bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and enough sleeping accommodations for up to 12 guests. This home is a great size, and layout for multiple families or groups traveling together. You and your family and friends will have plenty of room to spread out over 2,800-square-feet of comfortable living space, featuring rustic north woods decor, a nice open floor plan, and expansive windows throughout the dining and living room to admire the gorgeous lake views. The large dining room table seats 10 for enjoyable family gatherings. Spend fun evenings and rainy days at home in the game room, which offers a bar, refrigerator, flat screen TV, pool table, ping pong table, and dartboard, to keep you entertained during your downtime. Outdoor features include a large deck with table and chairs, gas BBQ grill, lakeside campfire pit with firewood, volleyball/badminton net, basketball court, horseshoe pit, and 370 feet of awesome lake frontage, with your own private sandy beach. The flat lot offers easy access to the lake, and you’ll find great fishing off the massive 90-foot private dock! An aluminum boat, canoe, fish cleaning station, and clothes line are also available for your use, and life vests, floats and water toys, yard games, and plenty of camp chairs are provided!

Even though you may want to spend your time simply sitting back and relaxing, you’ll find an abundance of fun activities within very close proximity of the house. From the front yard, you can enjoy immediate access to fishing or canoeing, and the nearby snowmobile trails are accessible right off the lakefront - No need to drive anywhere to access the trail! In the area, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Chippewa offers a beautiful casino complex with gambling, bingo, golf, and a good restaurant. The annual Indian Pow- Wow is held at the nearby Indian Village. Bond Falls is a short drive away and is a local favorite. If you’re interested in the nearby Paulding Mystery Light, Sylvania Wilderness Area, canoe or boat rentals, cross-country skiing, the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery, or the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, you will find information regarding these attractions inside the cabin. Within an hour’s drive, you can see the Old Victoria Mining Community, Caledonia Mine, Lake of the Clouds, Little Girl’s Point, multiple downhill ski hills, ski jumping areas, and many scenic drives. This house is the perfect central base to experience the entire western Upper Peninsula! CLEANING FEES ARE REDUCED TO $150.00 FOR 3 NIGHT STAYS IN OFF PEAK RATE PERIOD

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable pillow-top beds, large deck, massive 90-foot dock, gas BBQ grill, volleyball/badminton net, and 370 feet of lake frontage with private sandy beach

- A 12-foot aluminum boat with oars, canoe, life vests, camp chairs, and many other outdoor supplies are provided!

- Extremely private, tranquil setting on the Lac Vieux Desert with close proximity to numerous activities and attractions

- Deck/Patio: Is off the great room and kitchen which overlooks the lakefront. The deck has a BBQ grill, patio table with umbrella, covered cushioned glider swing. The patio has a picnic table.

- Lawn: Large flat area for games and fun, horseshoe pit, volleyball net, basketball net is on the driveway.

- Kitchen: Open concept kitchen with new modern stainless steel appliances, one refrigerator and microwave in the kitchen and one of each in the downstairs bar. Well stocked kitchen/pantry, guests are welcome to use any items we have in the pantry or spice cabinet.

- The property also includes a volleyball/badminton net, basketball hoop, and a dartboard.

- The shallow waters in front of the house offer a fantastic place for children to swim and play!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom (Moose Hollow): Queen-sized pillow top Bed

- Bedroom 2 (Oak Leaf Retreat): Queen-sized pillow top Bed

- Bedroom 3 (Wilderness Suite): Queen-sized pillow top Bed

- Bedroom 4 (Eagles Nest Bunkhouse): 3 sets of Twin-over-Twin Bunk Beds

Policies:

- No smoking

- Owner provides and requires a signed rental agreement before entering the property.

- Pet friendly- $100.00 per dog, dogs only. PET FEES ARE $100.00 PER PET. LIMIT OF 2 PETS PER RESERVATION.

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional cleaning fee and taxes apply/CLEANING FEES ARE REDUCED TO $150.00 FOR 3 NIGHT STAYS IN OFF PEAK RATE PERIOD

- $20/night extra person fee for each guest over 8

- No large gatherings or parties allowed; unless agreed upon by owner. If you're found violating this agreement the renter can be evicted without a refund.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Nimz
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Jeff Nimz

Jamey has been coming to this lake since she was a little girl. Her parents eventually purchased property on the lake and would come up quite often year round. After we were married and moved to CA we would send our boys back here for most of the summer. They really enjoyed spending their summers fishing with papa and grandma. After papa developed Alzheimers, they could no longer take care of their property. That is when we decided to purchase our own place on Lac Vieux Desert. Now our grandchildren are coming back in the summers to spend time with us. The tradition continues!

Jeff Nimz purchased this lodge in 2004

Why Jeff Nimz chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

We immediately fell in love with this property because of its location. We are surrounded by the Ottowa National Forest. It is very secluded and is the perfect antidote for our busy life out here in Los Angeles. Starting with the 8 mile drive down Indian Village Road, our stress level begins to diminish by the mile. When we pull into our driveway we feel like we have arrived in paradise.

What makes this lodge unique

Privacy, tranquility, & seclusion. Lots of room inside and out. Lakefront with sandy beach and beautiful views. Surrounded by the majestic Ottowa forest.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Rob
 G said....."


We have stayed at 5 different waterfront cabins in the Eagle River area and this was the best. There was always one or two things that we wished were different at those places, but this property had everything we could have wanted. The eight of us had plenty of room. The game room and bar w/TV was great for the rainy days. The level yard was great for the kids to play -also didnt have to climb up and down a bunch of stairs to get to the lake. The large dock was nice for fishing of off and is out of the wind for the boat - and being on LVD doesnt hurt either. The home was also very clean on arrival and is nicely decorated. We plan on being back..."

Stayed: June 2015

Submitted: July 8, 2015

Source: VRBO
Jun 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Winter Wonderland, Lake Effect Snow for Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing Front of Lodge
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews
5

Beautiful, secluded location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here and plan to visit again. The fishing in the bay was excellent and the close proximity to the trails worked wonderfully for us. There was plenty of room for our family of seven and everyone had more than enough to do to keep them happy! One piece of advice- don't be nervous about the seemingly long road in, you will get there 😊

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tricia for the great review! Its always nice to know our guests had a great time and the lodge met their needs. We would be honored to have you come back in the future! Also thanks for mentioning the road, it can be a little daunting the first visit especially in winter at night! But as you know thats what makes it so private and secluded! Regards, Jeff & Jamey Nimz
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5

great place to be with friends

  • 5 of 5

great on and off access of Lake ,awesome place to be with my friends loved it was very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Wonderful Memories Made

  • 5 of 5

We have spent two summer vacations here and absolutely love it! The house is modern, convenient and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the north woods decorating theme throughout the house—so fun. The game room downstairs was great for rainy days and evening fun---We had a blast!! Same goes for the sandy beach, swimming area, and canoe for fun in the sun. The view of Misery Bay is incredible. Our craving for peace, quiet and nature was thoroughly satisfied. We caught lots of fish and saw lots of wildlife----deer, muskrats, loons, many eagles, and even three big painted turtles laying eggs in the back yard. My favorite memory was sitting around the campfire at night. There was absolute quiet except for croaking frogs and an occasional coyote howling. We were fortunate enough to be there during a full moon that was orange—breathtaking! We are always so sad to leave this very special place. Lots to see, lots to do, lots of memories to take home with you.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Great Family Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Aug 2015

Once again the anticipation of our week long vacation at your cottage led to a great deal of excitement for my family. And once again the expectation was met with many smiles during the week. The vacation led to great memories and stories for years to come. We did not catch as many perch this year bud did manage to catch 7 walleyes over 20" with a couple of my sons catching them. The weather was good, just a little windy a couple days.

Aug 2016

Another Great Vacation with the same notes above. Did manage to catch one walleye at 27"

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waimanalo, HI
5

Beautiful lakeside retreat! Just what the family needed.

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! My family and I are visiting from Hawai'i, and have fallen in love with this retreat. We decided to spend our summer vacation on Lac Vieux Desert this year because my husband's family lives close, and he has such fond memories of camping here as a kid. After this vacation, I can see why!

Wilderness Bay Lodge had everything we were looking for...and more! The "cabin" is huge, and is great for entertaining! We had family over for cook-outs and lake-time fun. We were able to grill outside on the patio, and the kitchen was big enough for ALL the mom's to be in there cooking! The downstairs "man cave" was a perfect hang out - equipped with a bar, pool table, and ping pong table. There's a clean, calm, and quiet beach in a secluded bay of the lake, where our kids were able to play and swim. We all had a blast fishing off the dock. In the evening, we all gathered around the fire pit to make smores and stargaze.

We were able to launch the family pontoon and jet-ski from the public boat ramp located across the bay (a 10 minute drive, 2 minute boat ride away) and dock them right outside the lodge. The lake is beautifully scenic - we caught glimpses of deer and bald eagles from the water - and excellent for fishing and relaxing. We were even able to pull the pontoon up to a couple of the other resorts on the lake for brunch and Friday Night Fish Fry!

We could not have imagined a better vacation if we tried; the lake was magical, and this retreat was perfect. This Lodge has all the iconic charm of a "cabin on the lake" with the modern amenities of home. The scenery surrounding the lodge is so picturesque, and the cabin is absolutely beautiful; you can tell that the owners take pride in maintaining their little slice of heaven.

Thank you for the perfect vacation! I can guarantee that this will become our families summer tradition!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week at the cabin! I woke up early every morning to watch the sunrise on the deck. With the house tucked in the bay, it was so peaceful. We went fishing and kayaking every day, and the kids especially loved fishing off the dock and playing in the sand. I have little kids so it was great to have a shallow beach area for them to play.

The house was clean and comfortable - and our kids loved the bunk beds. It rained one day we were there so we spent the day watching movies and playing pool and ping-pong.

This place is a true gem on the lake! Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed your week at our lodge. I am sorry about the rainy day. I will see what I can about that for your next visit! Jeff Nimz (owner)
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Eagle River, WI
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Land O' Lakes
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Gateway, Lac Vieux Desert Casino
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Redman Supper Club, Twilight Supper Club, Gateway
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Car: necessary

Even though you may want to spend your time simply sitting back and relaxing, you’ll find an abundance of fun activities within very close proximity of the house. From the front yard, you can enjoy immediate access to fishing or canoeing, and the nearby snowmobile trails are accessible right off the lakefront - No need to drive anywhere to access the trail! In the area, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Chippewa offers a beautiful casino complex with gambling, bingo, golf, and a good restaurant. The annual Indian Pow- Wow is held at the nearby Indian Village. Bond Falls is a short drive away and is a local favorite. If you’re interested in the nearby Paulding Mystery Light, Sylvania Wilderness Area, canoe or boat rentals, cross-country skiing, the Watersmeet Trout Hatchery, or the Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, you will find information regarding these attractions inside the cabin. Within an hour’s drive, you can see the Old Victoria Mining Community, Caledonia Mine, Lake of the Clouds, Little Girl’s Point, multiple downhill ski hills, ski jumping areas, and many scenic drives. This house is the perfect central base to experience the entire western Upper Peninsula!

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Rates & Availability

Watersmeet Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Sep 11 2016 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$8,400
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
$8,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,100
$8,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$8,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

PET FEES ARE $100.00 PER PET. LIMIT OF 2 PETS PER RESERVATION. Thank you.
CLEANING FEES ARE REDUCED TO $150.00 FOR 3 NIGHT STAYS IN OFF PEAK RATE PERIOD

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Watersmeet Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom 1 (Moose Hollow): Queen-sized pillow top bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 (Oak Leaf Retreat): Queen-sized pillow top Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 (Wilderness Suite): Queen-sized pillow top Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double , 4 twin/ single , Bedroom 4 (Eagles Nest): 2 Twin Bunks, 1Double/Double Bunk
  • The bunk room has a double over double bunk bed, that can accommodate 2 couples. It also has 2 twin over twin bunks for 4 individuals.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated garage available for winter guests.

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