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Lakefront Family Home with a 21 foot pontoon boat, 2 canoes & 1 kayak.

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Tustin House Rental Photos and Description

2500 Sq. Ft., 3 bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Fireplaces.

Lakefront home with sliding doors to upper and lower decks opening to DIAMOND LAKE. Three bedrooms; 1 queen downstairs, 1 double upstairs, two queen bunk beds up. There are four twin beds in a multi-use room upstairs. Total of ten beds; one full, five queens, and four twin beds. Two living areas with gas fireplaces (one up 1 down). Two full bathrooms one up one down. Stainless steel appliances in a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, gas grill, DVD, VCR, and Dish TV. Have fun with a 21 foot pontoon boat, 2 canoes and a kayak. Dock and fire pit on the lakeshore. Linens included. Please bring your own towels for outside use.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gene Keelean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Gene Keelean

We have lived in this area our entire lives. We have five children , ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. I retired from the Michigan Dept. Of Corrections in 1999. Then I started my second career as a residential builder. My wife, Mary Jo has operated an Adult Foster Care Home since 1980. Retired in Aug., 2015.

Gene Keelean purchased this house in 2005

Why Gene Keelean chose Michigan

Located in the center of the great outdoors. Four season activities all within minutes. Great hunting , fishing and golfing and skiing. Only minutes from the Pine River.

What makes this house unique

Pontoon boat, kayak and canoes included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for staying at our rental and the great review. Hope to see you next year. You were great guest and are always welcome.
Sep 2016
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based on 23 traveler reviews

Lakefront Family Home with a 21 foot pontoon boat, 2 canoes & 1 kayak.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful - lake was peaceful, the use of the pontoon boat was fantastic! Overall lovely weekend and we didn't need to bring anything but our clothes and food! Gene was a really nice guy to work with and made choking in and out easy as pie! We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long weekend and it could not have been better. Gene (the owner) was very accommodating and friendly. The cabin had a very "comfortable" feel and it was very relaxing sitting on the deck just watching the wildlife. The cabin was stocked with plenty of cooking utensils, silverware, and dinnerware. The cabin is cozy and roomy and nestled on a quiet lake. The pontoon boat, canoe's, and kayak were wonderful additions and they definitely got some use. It was only a short drive to some great northern Michigan attractions. My wife informed me as we were packing to leave that this was now to be a yearly trip. Can't wait to head back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you next year. Thank you for staying at our lakefront home.
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Nice quiet getaway in northern Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gene's place in Tustin was great! Upon checkin, we were welcomed and shown around the property by the owner. The kitchen was stocked with all needed cooking utensils and supplies, which was excellent as we were traveling with a large group and cooked all meals at home for the weekend. Gene had plenty of towels, chairs for around the campfire and deck, bedding and even some paper products! The washer/dryer was a nice added feature. The pontoon boat was perfect for the small lake. Kids enjoyed fishing off the dock and night time camp fires by the lake. Very quiet area, within an hour to many up north destinations! A great value.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ice fishing extravaganza

  • 5 of 5

Went up for a weekend ice fishing trip and had a great time. Was in awe of the cabin from the time we got there until we left. Everything was there waiting for us and Gene was an awesome host. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Great food, great company, and memories that will last forever. Cant wait until we go back up! Looking forward to some summer/fall fishing!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deer Camp 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was the second year I reserved this for Deer Camp. Just like last year, couldn't be any happier. 8 of us stayed the week. The owner was very helpful in showing us plot maps and pointing out State land for hunting. The house was clean and the Owner made sure the heat was on and the house up to temperature for our arrival. We only got one deer this year but had a great time. We are planning to book another week in Jan or Feb for ice fishing.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends reunion

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time. 9 close friends who had not seen each other in about 10 years decided upon this place for a get together during a weekend. Beautiful place to stay. Very well stocked with just about any supplies that you would need. We grilled on the gas grill both evenings. Firewood was cut and supplied for use in the fire ring. We took several trips around the small lake using the pontoon boat also. Gas was supplied by owner. Everyone (all adults 50 +) was very pleased with the cleanliness. Plenty of room. Owner was very accommodating, and eager to please. Could not ask for a more hospitable host. All of us plan to definitely reserve this place in the future. Only negative was that fishing was sparse during this weekend, but plenty of other activities to do instead. Highly recommend this place for families and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to you next stay and thanks for the great review.
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Rose Golf Course
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort
Lakeside Charlie's
"Excellent food at reasonable prices."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cadillac, Mi.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Traveller's in Leroy/several in the area
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tustin Trails - 10 courses within 20 miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
U.S. 131
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in the area.
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Caberfae Peaks ski area
Car: necessary

Within minutes of the scenic Pine River, snowmobile trails,thousands of acres of state and federal forests, and several inland lakes. Cadillac, Mich. is only 10 miles away. Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf resort is only 23 miles away. Traverse City home of the National Cherry Festival, held in July, is 60 miles away. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is within 70 miles.


Rates & Availability

Tustin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rates very form season to season. Contact the owner - Gene at 231878-4659. Rates are from $1,600 to $2100.00 per week. June,July and Aug. rates are 2,100.00 per week. Weekends and holidays are $300.00 a night. Summer rate is $300.00 per night. Fall, winter, and spring rate is $240.00 per night; holidays and weekends rate is $300.00 a night.

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your dates. The balance is due thirty days prior to your arrival if paid by check. You may also pay with cash upon your arrival. IF YOU WISH TO RESERVE THE HOUSE, PLEASE SENT THE $500.00 DEPOSIT TO ; Gene Keelean, 8811 S. 41 Road, Cadillac,MI. 49601. Also, please email me or call 231-878-4659 to inform me of your intentions.

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Tustin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 Lower - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms one Down one up.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lower bedroom
    Bedroom 1 Upper - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 Upper - 2 bunk bed , Two queen size bunk beds.
  • Queen bed downstairs. Double bed upstairs; two queen bunk beds, upstairs; one bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Within miles of the scenic Pine River, and thousands of acres of State and Federal Forest. Caberafae Ski Area 23 miles away. Minutes from White Pine Trail, Several Golf Courses within 20 miles.

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