|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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After following a long beautiful wooded drive you will arrive at our three-story lake house overlooking pristine Starvation Lake. Step onto our covered porch and begin your relaxing vacation. Upon entering you will find yourself in a tree house setting, bright open floor plan, wood ceilings and a wall of windows overlooking beautiful Starvation Lake. This level includes a private bedroom with a king size bed, closets and a bathroom with a tub/shower. Down the hall a newly renovated, fully outfitted kitchen with stainless steel appliances and peninsula for eating awaits you. Or, you can dine at our large table overlooking the lake. Better yet...how about dining al fresco on the first floor deck with spectacular views. A homey living room complete with a wood burning fireplace, 42' flat screen TV, including cable, makes the first level a place you'll never want to leave.
Want some solitude? Choose the upstairs master bedroom, with a king size bed and private balcony overlooking the lake. Imagine yourself waking up to a serene view of the sun rising over the lake, while enjoying a cup of coffee from your in-room coffee pot. This floor also has a bedroom with a double bed and bathroom with a shower.
If you prefer the feel of the North, head down to our walkout level. You will find a rustic living room, bedroom with two full-sized beds, laundry, and bathroom with large shower. Walk out the sliding glass door onto our 1,800 square foot, three-level deck which leads to the beach and dock. This area offers plenty of space for family and friends to chat, read, eat, play, nap, relax and enjoy the views.
For your convenience we have a washer and dryer, baby pack-n-play, high chair, life jackets, beach towels, chairs and sand toys, on site.
Starvation Lake is a spring fed all-sports lake. Motorized crafts are allowed from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm. This give you plenty of time to play on the water and still sleep in or enjoy the peacefulness of the woods. Public access is located at the North end of the lake for easy launching of your boat or jet skis. Swim in the crystal clear lake; build sand castles on the beach, sun bathe or fish for brown trout (stocked annually by the DNR) off our 30' dock. At night sit around the fire pit and enjoy s'mores while gazing at the clear star-filled skies.
We are just minutes from the trails and seasonal roads where you can ride your dirt bikes and 4-wheelers.
Are cities and great food your thing? We are centrally located between Bellaire/Shanty Creek, Lakes of the North, Boyne, Gaylord, Traverse City and Petoskey; you can even plan a day trip to Macinaw Island. Throughout the year, there are a variety of festivals, fairs and farmers markets in the area for you to enjoy.
Our lake house is the perfect place for your peaceful get away. Just pack your bags and let your vacation begin.
We bought this lake house when we both had busy careers and two teenage children. It provided us the perfect spot for family gatherings or a peaceful romantic getaway. Now we are both retired and the children are grown and moved away. This special place does not get used as often so we thought it was a great time to share it with other families to enjoy and make wonderful memories.
Chris purchased this house in 1999
This property was perfect for us because of the proximity to the snowmobile trails in winter and the quiet crystal clear lake in the summer. You are surrounded by nature, but can be in multiple towns within an hour.
We fell in love with this property the minute we drove into the long wooded driveway and saw the view of the lake. This lake is not well know but is quiet,beautiful and clean. Every season has something special to offer its visitors.
The house on Starvation Lake was perfect for our 3 families. There was plenty of space to enjoy each others company. The description of the property was accurate and everything was more than we expected. The property is well-maintained and very clean. We were very happy with the house and amenities. The deck is very large and we were able to have friends on the lake stop by and visit. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, floating on our raft, walks around the lake, fishing, boating and just relaxing on the deck.
The guys went fishing one day at Elk Rapids, we took the kids to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, swam in Lake Michigan and up to Leland. Some went into Traverse City Cherry Festival and a few went up to Charlevoix for lunch at the Weather Vane, a drive around to look at the mushroom houses and shopping. The good thing about sharing a home for vacation is that we can do different things and still meet up at night for dinner.
I would highly recommend this property to my friends and family and hope to rent it again next year.
Our family of 6 adults and 3 children ages 4 and under stayed at this beautiful lakefront home in late June. It was very hot the day we arrived and although the home has no air conditioning it was not a problem. Ceiling fans in every room and it cooled off at night. The downstairs level was cool enough that it felt like air conditioning. Plenty of kids sand toys, blowup floats, etc.(we even added to your collection). The decks are amazing. There are a lot of stairs but that was obvious from the pictures. Most family members swam and fished. We rented a paddle board one day in Alden from Alden Marine, went to Shorts Brewery in Bellaire, the Polish Kitchen in Petoskey and even won 20 bucks at the Casino. Some ventured to Big Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Great grocery store (Northland) & Cherry Street Farm Market in Kalkaska about a 20 minute drive.
The home has everything in tip top shape as listed and you can tell it is very well taken care of.
The only downside I could say is that the trash receptacle out by the road should be a little bigger for a weeks worth of trash. Although all the trash receptacle were the same size so maybe there is a restriction on how big or how many per unit.
Would definitely stay again if in the area.
We had 4 of us, but there's plenty of room for more. The layout was great, with two different living areas so the kids could do their own thing. Everything was as advertised and the owners were responsive & easy to work with. Would definitely stay again!
Although our stay was cut short by a huge area power failure that lasted days we are planning to return. The house was a great fit for us, 5 adults and 3 kids under 7. The house was very well kept up and clean. Lake level and beach were very good for small children. Owners were easy to work with and we appreciated their efforts to make our stay enjoyable.
There were 10 of us, 6 adults and 4 teenagers/pre teens. The cabin was wonderful and laid out where each family had their own space. The lake was beautiful and sunrise/sunsets were spectacular from the decks or the dock. The ATV trails were close to the cabin and had a fantastic trail system to many different little towns. We were fortunate enough to stay over 4th of July weekend and the fireworks over the lake went on for almost two hours. They were amazing. I would definitely recommend to others and would love to stay again!
There were ten of us-- ages 10- 78--who gathered from Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin, and we had a truly relaxing week. The house with the three levels and all the decks gave us plenty of space and privacy, and we found the house easy to enjoy and live in! We all appreciated the attention to details that made the property so comfortable and could tell the owners truly care for this cottage. They were also very easy to work with, and responded to any questions right away. We loved hanging out on the decks, the dock, and enjoyed using the rowboat and kayaks, and grilling out almost every night. And once we unpacked we stayed put--except for an ice cream run to Mancelona! We would highly recommend this cottage for a family gathering.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Last week of Summer
Aug 23 2016 - Aug 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Check in after 4:00 pm - Checkout by 11:00am. Maximum occupancy 10 people.