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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, Sleeps 10 comfortably


3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath, on a quiet residential lake. Sleeps 10 comfortably, pontoon boat, fishing boat, 2 car attached garage, walkout basement. Outside fire pit. Beautiful view of Fawn Lake. Close to golf, DNR trails, and all Northern Michigan has to offer.

Only about an hour's drive to Mackinaw Bridge or Traverse City!

Don't miss out on booking your next Northern Michigan adventure!!!!!

Donald or Kimberly LaForest
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About Donald or Kimberly LaForest

We both grew up in Michigan and have always loved all that the four seasons have to offer. Snowmobiling in the winter and golf and boating in the summer, and lets not forget the beautiful fall colors and the morals in the spring.

Donald or Kimberly LaForest purchased this house in 2012

Why Donald or Kimberly LaForest chose Northern Michigan

Great fishing. Less than one hour to many other northern Michigan destinations.

What makes this house unique

Private, peaceful, quiet lake. This is ideal for those vacationers looking to get away from it all and enjoy the quiet beauty northern michigan has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We snowmobiled on Friday. Saturday went shopping. Out to dinner at Marsh Ridge. Favorite moments were playing cards with our daughter & husband. We don't get to do that much anymore.

We had a wonderful stay here. Nice and clean and loved having the washer and dryer. We would recommend this to some of our friends back home that also come up here.

Could use a few more little skillets for frying eggs and some plastic utensils and a toaster.

We enjoyed our stay here very much.
Jan 2013
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Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2nd floor street view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor lake view
  • 1 full bed and 2 twin beds also set up in walk out basement
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Absolutely the best vacation in years! All of our children joined us and we all had plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

The week went way too fast! I want two weeks in the future... the Lake House was very clean and loved having a washer and dryer! We went on the pontoon boat a lot, very relaxing. We will definitely book again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here. Loved the new updates, everything else was great as before.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed a week in this spacious home on the quiet FawnLake. Plenty of room for 6 adults and one child, w/ room left over. The pontoon and paddle boats were allot of fun. We all enjoyed swimming and fishing. We caught quite a few nice sized bass off the boats, sun fish and small pan fish from the dock. We also took day trips to Mackinac Island and the Call of the Wild Museum. The owner's are very kind, and came right over when we called them. There's a small farm market nearby, and a restaurant called Gobbler's that has great turkey dinners, if you don't feel like cooking one night. We had a nice vacation, and will recommend it to friends and family. It was great having a washer and dryer too!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed a week at this wonderful home on Fawn Lake. The house was spacious, clean, and a perfect setting for extreme relaxation. We ate almost every single meal on the deck with the beautiful lake view. We used the pontoon boat and paddle boat every day. The lake was very quiet and we were often the only ones on it. When not boating and enjoying the view, we were swimming. The owners were very friendly, easy to work with, and very attentive to whatever our needs were. The booking process for the property was very easy. The home having a washer and dryer made it so we didn't have to take home dirty clothes. We had great weather during our week with only one day of rain. At this property you feel like you are out in the woods but you still are close enough to go to town for a movie, a restaurant, or to shop at Walmart (Gaylord being 15 minutes away). We truly felt all of our cares and worries melt away once we got to the property. It was by far one of most relaxing vacations our family has ever taken. To add to all these wonderful things, the property is very affordable for a family. I highly recommend this property. We would stay her again without hesitation. If our future vacation plans take us to this area again, you can be sure I will try to book this property. Thank you Don and Kim for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week stay at this location. House was large, clean, and had all the amenities. The owners were pleasant to deal with and very responsive to any questions we had. Very centrally located with just about everything in the tip of the mitt within about an hour or so drive. Great bass and blue gill fishing on the lake.

During our stay we had day trips to:


Petsosky, Harbor Springs, Cross Village

Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River

and of course Gaylord.

Many restaurants and shops in the area, lots to see and do. We definitely plan on returning!

Thanks Don and Kim !

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at this home and very impressed on how clean it was. Very spacious and roomy. The fact that towels and bedding were provided was a bonus. Washer and dryer too. My 3 boys loved fishing off the dock, pontoon boat rides, paddle boat rides and nighttime fires. We loved the location. We were able to travel to the upper peninsula for a day, Petosky for a day and went canoeing and kayaking in Grayling. Would highly recommend this home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Otsego County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Loon, Michaywe
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Treetops Resort
Car: necessary

Located on the 45th Parallel. We are on a beautiful no wake lake with great fishing. This vacation rental is directly in the center of Michigans golf mecca and is conveniently located next to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails. Don't forget the Morals in the spring, and the Colors in the fall!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Damage Deposit $150

Strick check in time of 4pm and check out time of 11am.

50% of rental fee required to reserve the property. The balance of the rental fee, cleaning fee and security deposit due 30 days prior to check in. Please mail check or money order to PO Box 402, Waters, MI 49797.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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