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Ken Borton

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

4 Bdrm - Wooded Privacy - 180 Acres - 3 Baths - Pool Table - WiFi - Directv

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Gaylord House Rental Photos and Description

Wi-Fi, Secluded with easy access. Private Lake nearby. Snowmobile Paradise.

WI-FI - Gas Fireplace - Pool Table - Bar - Satellite TV with Movies and Sports

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, family room, dining area, walkout basement.

Set on 180 acres, nicely wooded with mature trees, this property is near the Wilderness Valley and Black Forest Golf Courses.

All Wilderness Valley amenities, including access to private lake, beach and picnic grounds.

Fully equipped kitchen includes, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, cookware, dishes, utensils, and other small appliances. Dining room table and snack bar seats 8-10 people.

Other amenities include free WI-FI high speed internet, gas forced air heat, window air, gas fireplace, washer, dryer, large deck, DirecTV with movie channels, outdoor gas barbecue, camp fire pit and ample parking.

Bedrooms include a king size, queen size, double or twin beds and am/fm clock radio. All linens are provided.

Living room includes TV, stereo system, CD player, DVD player, and VCR.

Located just off a paved county road for convenient easy access.

Plenty of snowmobile/ORV trailer parking.

Direct access to groomed DNR snowmobile trails.

Great place to ride your off road vehicles, ATV, ORV, dirtbikes. Direct access to official DNR ORV trails nearby. Most county roads are open to ORVs. Enjoy 1000s of miles of great riding in Otsego, Crawford, Kalkaska and Antrim Counties.

The air conditioning is provided by window air conditioners on the main level only. One in the master bedroom and one in the kitchen/dining room/living room area. The lower walkout level stays cool in the summer months and does not require air conditioning. The upper level bedroom has a sliding glass door and balcony, which usually provides for cooling during the night.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ken Borton (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Ken Borton

Ken has been in the residental and comercial property management business for 35 years.

Ken Borton purchased this house in 1995

Why Ken Borton chose Northern Michigan

The home and area offers four seasons of fun. Golf and ATV riding in the summer. Beautiful fall color tours. A winter sports paradise. Spring brings new wildflowers, hikes and morel mushroom hunting.

Gaylord has always been my first choice for vacations. It gave me a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peace and quiet of northern Michigan.

What makes this house unique

During the winter months, enjoy the convenience of parking your sleds right out side your door. Fire them up in the morning a head out for a day of spectacular riding. My favorite day trip is going to the Mackinac Bridge and back.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)
4 Bdrm - Wooded Privacy - 180 Acres - 3 Baths - Pool Table - WiFi - Directv
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
4

Spacious house in the woods, great for large groups

  • 4 of 5

My friends & I (5 adults, mid-20s to early 30s) stayed here for a long weekend to do some stargazing. Living in Chicago, we don't see many stars or much in the way of wildlife, so staying in Gaylord was a nice change. The house was very spacious (even bigger than the pictures make it look!) and it was great having so many bedrooms and bathrooms, especially when getting ready in the morning. The kitchen was well-stocked with many pots, pans, and a variety of utensils—more than I've found anywhere else—which I really appreciated.

My only complaints are that the house didn't feel 100% ready when we arrived (all of the towels were still wet)—which I think came from a quick turn-around after other guests checked out earlier the same day—and the house's distance from everything else. Admittedly, we did go to be away from everything and it was very quiet out in the woods, but going anywhere, even the grocery store, required a bit of a drive.

Ken was very easy to work with and the house had everything we needed. If I ever visit Gaylord in the future, I would consider staying here again.

We went to the International dark sky park at the Headlands in Mackinaw City and I cannot recommend that strongly enough to anyone looking for a fantastic view of the galaxy.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great up north property

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was as advertised. Close-by golf courses, parks, and stores.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

the cabin easily accommodated 12 adults, great for groups who like to hang out around a bonfire. owner was prompt in returning questions/calls. entire rental process and stay was easy. plenty of amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Loved this cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a guys weekend up north and we couldn't have picked a better place to host it. Ken was excellent to work with, the cabin had all the privacy we could have wanted, plenty of trails to ride, a nice swimming hole nearby (since it was 90 degrees all weekend!), and a great firepit area.

If you want Up North feel, this cabin is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place. Great owner.

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 guys for a golf vacation and we had a blast. Ken was very helpful the entire time there. We'd all highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for our annual trip. House and property fit our exact needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Even though the home is located in a private, secluded area, you can be in town in less than 20 minutes and have access to many services.

The air conditioning is provided by window air conditioners on the main level only. One in the master bedroom and one in the kitchen/dining room/living room area. The lower walkout level stays cool in the summer months and does not require air conditioning. The upper level bedroom has a sliding glass door and balcony, which usually provides for cooling during the night.

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Rates & Availability

Gaylord House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,895
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $55
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Located on main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on walkout level.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on upper level.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Located on main floor.
    2nd Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Located on main floor.
    3rd bedroom on upper level. - 2 twin/ single , Also has a half bath.
    4th bedroom on walkout level. - 3 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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