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Vito & Carol Tranchida

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, italian

Woods N Wildlife ***Beautiful Country Setting***

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ranch w/ walkout on 20 Acres of Hard Woods SLEEPS 10! Additonal Sleeping Avail

What better way to get away from the hustle /bustle of the everyday life but, to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL country setting! Lakes and Trails within minutes of this wonderful setting TIME to plan your family vacation, bachelor party or a wonderful family gathering. The Home 2800 sq ft has been totally remodeled since 2008 to high light the pine tongue and groove well decorated has so much to offer from the peaceful living lifestyle and perfect for the large family gatherings. The home has been fully stocked all appliances including dishwasher all linens, pots & pans, blender, toaster, coffee pot,microwave, dish washer, crock pot much more this home has 5 bedrooms /sleeping rooms including 3 - with queen beds, 1- 24x24 master suite with a kalifornia king and 1 with 2 double beds. 2 full bathrooms the walk in basement offers a ton of space for riding gear also in the walk in is a full size washer and dryer for your use. The driveway has a large area for large trailers, boats etc you may have. The home is equipped to sleep up to ten people would be great for groups wanting to enjoy the great North outdoors! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IN THIS WONDERFUL COTTAGE! Call today and reserve your stay!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Vito & Carol Tranchida (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

About Vito & Carol Tranchida

Enjoying the small town life style and yet have all the area to enjoy all of our favorite past times. Vito and I both moved to the Lewiston area in 1995/1996. Vito was born and raised in Warren, MI and attended Centerline high school after he worked as a mechanic building engines and working at local marinas until deciding to relocate to Northern, MI where he worked at a local Marina and today Owns and operates a local powersports business (Lewiston Sun N Snow LLC) . He enjoys snowmobiling, ATVing and Classic Cars. I was born and raised in Davenport, IA and attended West High School after school I worked for local Schwinn Bicycle dealer and UAW factory. In 1995 I too moved to Northern, MI. I work for the Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord . We are raising our three children Kathryn, Kristopher and Mikayla who also enjoy ATVing, Dirtbiking, Snowmobiling and the great out doors activities.

Vito & Carol Tranchida purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Vito & Carol Tranchida chose Northern Michigan

The property was purchased in 1995 for the beautiful setting surrounded by hardwoods and wildlife. Four years ago we decided to make the home a Vacation rental so everyone can have the chance to enjoy the scenic country views. The home is a ranch style house located on just over 20 acres nestled in a quite surrounding. The home is located just off the main road within 10 minutes from town and has so much to offer you will be absolutely amazed!

What makes this cottage unique

The unique piece of land offers the chance to watch wildlife throughout the land. We have seen deer, elk, bear and many small game. Sit out of one of the three decks and enjoy the moonlite or a great bonfire in the firepit. The peaceful surroundings are within 10 mintues of several lakes so you can go enjoy the lake but, come back to the home for a evening with the whole family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Vito & Carol

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home! We had a great time and look forward to returning very soon! You did a great job with the house we had everything we could ever imagine!

Thanks Again!

A.J. Brandi, Gimmy, Amber and the Kids
Feb 2014
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Woods N Wildlife ***Beautiful Country Setting***
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 37 reviews
Britton, Michigan

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

As always, a fantastic time at Vito and Carol's place. I've stayed here multiple times in the past and plan on returning in the future. The house is large and able to sleep lots of people comfortably. The kitchen is well stocked (yay for the new coffee maker!) with plenty of plates/cups/dishes/pans, an electric griddle and a crock pot. The beds are comfy and the two bathrooms are outfitted nicely with plenty of towels. King road is beautiful (head just down the road for an amazing view of the area, in the spring you can see McCormick Lake! The property the house sits on is also lovely for a walk in the woods. The Lewiston area is one of my favorite places to "up north" to as it's surrounded by state land.

We did have an issue with the washing machine overflowing when we used it for the first time. Know that Vito and Carol were there within a hour of my message with a shop vac to suck up the water and address the situation. Far enough away for privacy, close enough for quick response, perfect!

Also Talley' yourself a favor, have a Tally burger (or two) while you're in the area.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! Well we thought the overflow was from the sump pump at the wash tub so we replaced the pump to find after another load of laundry the same thing happen the new carpet got soaked..Uhh Vito & I then found the problem to be the wash machine so next a trip to the closest ABC warehouse to order a new washer! I think the issue is totally taken care of now at least keeping my fingers crossed! THANKS SO MUCH FOR STAYING IN THE COTTAGE YET AGAIN!!!
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. We had peace & quiet while the boys ran around the back yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jammie! So pleased you all enjoyed the house hope to see you again soon! Vito and Carol
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Bay City, Michigan

Lots of Room in a Private, Peaceful Setting

  • 4 of 5

We stayed her over Labor Day weekend with our five children. There was plenty of room for everyone. Our dog also loved all the room to run and go for long walks in the woods. It was so peaceful and quite at night, almost strangely so, and the stars were bright and beautiful. The owners, Caroline And Vito, were so nice, and very gracious hosts. We look forward to another getaway in 2015.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! Our full intentions with "Woods N Wildlife" is to make each person have a wonderful, memorable stay in which they will want to return time and time again enjoying the surrounds we enjoy day after day... As each years passes changes to the home are made on our to do list for this winter adding a bedroom in the basement and remodeling the walk in mud room/ laundry area...We look forward to your return! Vito and Carol
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ATF Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year staying at this location and once again we are completely satisfied with the cabin accomodations as well as the owner's thoughtfulness and assistance throughout our stay. The cabin is extremely spacious for a large group and has every comfort of home. We made wonderful feasts each day in the fully equipped kitchen and in the evenings watched the squirrels and chipmunks from the gazebo. This place is truly paradice and I cannot wait until our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather & Guests, Thank you so much for staying in our Cottage again this year we are so pleased your group had such a wonderful time! The Cottage name truly fits this setting "The Woods N Wildlife" I too enjoy watching the Deer, Squirrels and Chipmunks! We are just a phone call away to make any reservations for you or any of your guests at anytime! Thanks Again! Vito and Carol
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Wedding weekend rental

  • 5 of 5

I rented this fabulous place from Carol and Vito! Carol answered all questions I had and she was very helpful and understanding! This place is absolutely beautiful and had all the luxuries of home. I needed a place where I could prepare food, flowers and a big enough place for the bride, bridesmaids as well as some of my really good friends that helped me out. We were so glad that we didn't need to bring linens/towels or kitchen supplies because we had the vehicles packed with wedding things. Carol and Vito were very nice to work with and only a phone call away if needed! Love this cabin and if can't wait to go back!!!! Thank you Vito and Carol gir making my weekend a little less stressful!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for renting our Cottage! We were so pleased to accommodate your group and glad the weather held off for the wedding to be an outside success! Best wishes to all! Return anytime - wish you had more time to enjoy the great home and surrounding area... We will see you very soon we are always just a call away for a weekend get away! Vito and Carol
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Perfect place for a moms getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and i have been traveling up north for the past 13 years for an annual girls weekend. We absolutely loved Carol's place as it was so accommodating to us. Plenty of space and very clean and maintained home. We'll definitely come back and would recommend this place to all who are looking in this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to know your group had so much fun while staying in our Cottage! If only everyone knew how much fun you could have in and around the small town of Lewiston! Please feel free in coming back anytime! We always appreciate GREAT renters! Look forward to seeing all of you girls again soon!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

This house ables you to Snowmobile, Dirtbike or ATV right from the driveway to catch the trails within minutes of the property or enjoy the property trails, The property offers the availability of hunting morel mushrooms/deer hunting right out the back yard over the 20 acres of rolling hardwoods. A Beautiful relaxing Cottage in the country gives true meaning to R and R.....This is "God's Country"...


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $100

PLEASE be advised every potential renter ****You will need to sign and mail your contract back to us ASAP as we DO NOT hold a potential rental date**** To be absolutely sure you DO NOT miss out on your rental date you may now use paypal your security/ damage deposit!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • **PLEASE note to past renters we had our builder remove the large Jacuzzi jetted tub and replace it with a shower tub combo at this time**
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite 24x24 w/ California King/Dressers/2 Walkin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed -Dresser -Large Walkin Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen-Dresser-Large Walkin Closet
    Open Area Room - 2 double , 2 Double Beds
    Basement - 1 queen , Queen Bed, Dresser, Dresser & Mirror, Nightstand , Closet
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite 24x24 has a Kalifornia King Bed all bedding provided!, Queen size Beds (1) 3 Bedrooms have 1 queen in each room all bedding provided!, Double Beds (1) 1 room with 2 double beds all bedding provided, Portable Crib & Youth Bed - EXTRA fees apply with over 10 guests (Children or Adults)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
20+ acres of hardwoods, trail riding, morel mushrooms, wildlife throughout deer, bear,elk etc, decks out of each door including a gazebo, firepit, huge area parking for large trailers or campers

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