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Extreme Makeover (Chalet Edition) Book your summer vacation now!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, excellent lake views.

Newly remodeled! Check out our new kitchen, living room and furniture! All new flooring, cabinets and granite countertops are the icing on the cake for this amazing chalet. This Gaylord vacation rental is the place to spend a summer vacation with your family this year. Our low rates, and ability to accommodate several guests, make this the ideal place to stay for your next visit to northern Michigan. Enjoy relaxing evenings by the lake-side fire pit, and leave your stress and worries at home. Contact us today to make a reservation and to discuss our unique rental programs. Weekly rates are currently as low as $1,150.00.

You can rest assured that you will enjoy your stay. The owner is only a phone call away, 24x7, and can manage any incident that you may encounter. The owner is happy to take your calls for any questions you may have throughout your stay, as well as the reservation process. You won't have to deal with a difficult property management system of automated voicemails.

Our rental process is very easy, so give us a call today to reserve your stay in this amazing Gaylord area lake house.

More Details

Steven Dove
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We felt it was clean and modern ( yet

still "cabinny" ) and would love to come back and stay again sometime.

Our only significant complaint was the lack of air conditioning - the last

couple days and nights were stifling - yet we would chalk that up to

absolutely bad luck - the heat wave that blew through was almost historic.

Pro's - Very comfortable, modern home, yet absolutely retains that "up

north" feel. Very quiet neighborhood. Loved the lot, and the lake.

Nice to be able to access your garage ( we kept one of our cars in

it ) and have access to your tools ( the axe ! ). We loved the fire ring,


the way. Your two decks ( upper and lower ) are awesome !

Your DSL service was very good, and the TV service was ok. Your supplies

( and quality ) of paper goods were excellent, as well as your

washer/dryer / detergent.

Con's - No air conditioning was the biggie.

Thanks again for renting us your place....Your off-season deal seems to be

a good one, too. Make no mistake - we really enjoyed your

home, and the way you managed it.
Jun 2012
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Extreme Makeover (Chalet Edition) Book your summer vacation now!
average rating of 4.9 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation with our grandchildren they loved the water from sun up to sun down

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4th of July Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Two small kids loved the lake. Took day excursions to TC for Cherry Festival, Elk Viewing in Gaylord and Fireworks at TreeTops.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two weeks of Heaven in Michigan

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks stay on Lake Louise! The weather was very cooperative, cool in the mornings and evenings and by midday in the mid-70's. The house is located in a quiet and private area. It was a wonderful area to walk, boat, fish, swim and just relax by the lake. My children enjoyed the greenery, space of the yard and peacefulness. The house was plenty big for a family of 7. We loved the town of Gaylord, especially the ice cream store and Tap 32 restaurant. We went strawberry picking at Estelle's, walked in the Nature Preserve just up the road, saw the elk and spend a wonderful day at Mackinaw Island just to name a few attractions / activities in the area. Mr. Dove was easy to work with, quick with responses and tried to make sure our stay was pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Great place on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (with 2 very young children) enjoyed this cottage. It was clean and all necessary supplies were available if you need anything. Steve, the owner, was also very responsive throughout the process. I'd recommend this place! Thanks Steve!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We're looking forward to hearing from you again soon.
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Great Get-away

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin. It was clean and stocked really well. The king sized bed was very comfortable. It rained most of the time we were there but that didn't stop us from doing the sight seeing we wanted to do.

Thanks Steve for the use of the cabin and for being such a considerable host.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southeast Michigan

Great vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend. It was great that we were able to bring our dog along with us. The cottage was clean and we had full use of the garage which was nice since my husband had a place to store his motorcycle. It was very quiet (no neighbors while we were there), except for some geese and ducks! Canoes were available for use, but we were busy sightseeing most of the time. The Ocqueoc Falls are a little over an hour away, Mackinaw isn't too far either. Thanks for a weekend Steve!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City, Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Paul's Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Treetops Resort
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Paul's Pub
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Treetops Resort
Car: necessary

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve is just a short drive from the chalet. Here you'll find almost 800 acres of preserved land that is restricted to hiking, biking, equestrian, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. Visit the website for more details.


Rates & Availability

Johannesburg Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall / Winter / Spring
Oct 31 2016 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer - July / August
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rates are subject to change based on availability. Holiday rates also apply. Please inquire for reservations that occur over federally recognized holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Johannesburg Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Second Floor
  • The full bathroom is located on the main floor, and has a rustic decor. A linen closet within this bathroom contains towels, washcloths, toilet paper, first aid kit and other items that you may use during your stay. The half bath is located on the second floor of the chalet and also contains a linen closet with towels, toilet paper, etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Second Floor
  • The master bedroom is located on the second floor of the chalet and contains a king-sized, log bed made of cedar. There is a full dresser, closet, night stand, alarm clock and telephone available in this bedroom. The master bedroom also offers a private balcony with excellent lake views. The second bedroom is also on the second floor of the chalet and contains a queen bed, closet, armoire, night stand, alarm clock and phone. The third bedroom is located on the main floor and contains a set of bunk beds and a twin bed. A closet, phone, alarm clock and full dresser are also available in this room. A fold-out couch in the living room offers additional sleeping accommodations.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling

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