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Shanie Gautreau

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Lake House, Near Gaylord, Sleeps Up To 14

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Gaylord House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Lakefront Home

The house has been newly remodeled and most of the furniture is brand new! Our home features 4 Bedrooms with 3 Baths. 1 King Size Master Suite with Adjoining Bathroom. 1 Bedroom with a Bunk Bed with Full on the Bottom, Twin on the top. 1 Bedroom has a Queen size Bed and a Trendle Bed with 2 Twins. This room also has a small adjoining Bathroom. The Downstairs Bedroom has a Queen Bed.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with tile counter tops and hardwood floors. A large dining room that can seat large families. The downstairs area has another living/entertaining area.

We have recently added a brand new 4 ft Wide x 50 ft Aluminum Dock! It's great for fishing and enjoying the beautiful lake!! You can dock your personal water toys or any that you choose to rent. We also have 2 kayaks, a paddle board, a canoe, and a paddleboat available for your use!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shanie Gautreau (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Shanie Gautreau

This is a family cottage for us, but it just doesn't get used enough so we decided to open our home and share it with other people who love Northern Michigan. We have lived in this area most of our lives and absolutely love it here! If you need help finding things to do, please do not hesitate to ask. Josh is an avid hunter and can help point you in the right direction with any outdoor questions. If you need help with golf reservations or dinner recommendations we would be glad to help with that as well!

Shanie Gautreau purchased this house in 1974

Why Shanie Gautreau chose Northern Michigan

This property is very special to us. It has been in the family for a long time. There is plenty of room in our spacious home and the view of the lake is breathtaking. There is so much to do in this area. Snowmobile trails are within 2 blocks, cross-country ski trails are within 5 miles, down-hill skiing is about 10 miles away, and the closest golf course is about 5 miles. Or it's just nice to relax at the house and enjoy everything it has to offer. If you like to site see the house is very centrally located, the Mackinaw Bridge is about an hour ride, Petoskey is about 40 minutes, and Traverse City is about an hour as well. There truly is something for everyone.

What makes this house unique

The house has a lot of room, but still feels very homey. It's the perfect place to relax. We love it and hope you do too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was amazing! The view from the deck is gorgeous! Everything was very clean and the homeowner was nice and helpful. Would definitely stay there again!

Oct 2013
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based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lake House, Near Gaylord, Sleeps Up To 14
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

The downfalls were far outweighed by the positives!

  • 4 of 5

4 couples stayed at the property, 3 of us with toddlers. The deck space is really nice, but with little kids, we were unable to relax because of the steep hill and all the access to stairs. The inside staircase was also a huge fear we had regarding the little ones (a narrow spiral staircase)

There was no beach for our littles to play on the lake at all, but we LOVED access to the kayaks, paddle board, and row boat. The fishing was great and the sunsets were phenomenal.

The kitchen is fully stocked and there was a great large dining table to fit all of us together. The bedroom arrangements worked out well for us, as they were all spacious enough to hold pack n plays and kid supplies. There is no air conditioning, but a great breeze off the water and the house is mostly shaded by trees which helped, nighttime was the only time we struggled with temperature oddly enough.

The owners were a pleasure to work with and very helpful. The place was clean with just a few exceptions (storage area on deck, large bedroom storage).

We ventured into Gaylord and enjoyed the market there as well as some main street shopping and a few meals.

Overall, I would recommend this property - most especially to groups without very young kids!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly glad that you enjoyed your visit with us last summer! I'm sorry that you didn't feel that the house was ideal for little ones, we raised our kids at the cottage and always had lots of other families join us! We have always enjoyed our times on the lake! And although there is not a beach, the lake does have a nice sandy bottom by the dock and the decks and dock make up for it relaxation space. We do take great pride in making sure that the house is exceptionally clean so if the only places of comment were an unfinished storage space off the master bedroom that is not intended for guests and an outside storage area, then I guess we are doing pretty well. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review and hopefully we will see you back again in the future.
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Altamonte Springs, FL

Bradford Lake Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation for our entire family. And perfect to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren. As we live right down the street, the location couldn't have been better. The house was able to accommodate the remainder of the family I didn't have room for at our cottage.

Paddle boarding, canoeing, paddle boating, kayaking, fishing; this had it all. And Bradford Lake is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! You and your family are welcome back any time!
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Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Dan from Amherstburg

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect place to get away with 4 couples, with plenty of room and what a beautiful view from the deck overlooking the lake. Shopping was close and golf courses were just a short drive. We had a fantastic time and also enjoyed some fishing right off the dock. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dresden, Ontario

Great family and friend vacation site

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation with family and friends. The view of the lake and surroundings from the two tiered deck was awesome! The cottage was large enough to accommodate four couples on the weekend, then our four children and their partners and our two grandchildren. The lake was great for relaxing water activities such as paddleboating, canoeing, and we brought our boat for fishing, tubing, and cruising the lake. We were not very successful in the fishing department, but it was fun trying. The firepit on the deck was great for evening campfires and cocktails, and best of all - no bugs!! And all the stores you need for groceries and other shopping should you choose to do so was only 15 minutes away. And necessary items such as snacks, beer, ice, and liquor are only 2 minutes away. We would definitely come back to this cottage for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this charming lake house for a vacation with the grandparents. THIS IS A FANTASTIC PROPERTY. Everything was clean and as pictured. The property managers are thoughtful and attentive, even calling halfway through the visit to ensure everything was well. Being centrally located we were able to visit Mackinac Island, Big Bear state park, and other attractions. We will definitely try to visit this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, you and your family are welcome back anytime!! It was a pleasure meeting all of you. We are sincerely happy that you in enjoyed your stay. Please visit us again! Shanie
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troy, mi


  • 5 of 5

Great place, located nearby great golf courses. Definitely a great place for golf groups and families, would highly recomend staying here for anyone. Nicely located, about five minutes off 75 and everything was very very clean and updated.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Gaylord Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gaylord Bars, Stampede Saloon,The Swamp,Frederic I
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Teetops Resort,Otseo Club,Boyne Mountain, Black Be
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
about 3 miles off I 75 exit 270
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gobblers, Bennethums, Alpine Tavern, Applebees, et
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Treetops Resort, 40 minutes from Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Otsego Lake State or County Parks
Car: recommended

This beautiful property is located between Gaylord and Grayling Michigan, in Waters on an all sports lake. You can wake up with a cup of coffee, sit on one of the beautiful decks overlooking the water and you just might get a glimpse of the beautiful loons or a peak at the amazing eagle that live near the lake! This majestic area is filled with many things to do such as golfing, boating, hiking, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and atving. In the fall, the colors are amazingly vibrant. Nothing beats a fall color tour! In the winter, the house is 2 blocks from the snowmobile trails. Or if you are interested in downhill or cross country skiing there are resorts within 15 miles of skiing and trails that are less than 10 miles away. You are also very near to the Gaylord Golf Mecca!

Our cottage is located on Big Bradford Lake, which is the 3rd biggest lake in the county. It is spring-fed and has very clear, clean water. It boasts abundant bluegill, smallmouth bass. And in 2012, 12,000 walleye were stocked in the lake. The west-side of the lake offers thousands of acres of state forest and beach. So it is still a pretty private location.

This is a beautiful spot for a vacation!!!


Rates & Availability

Gaylord House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - Sept $1900.00 week
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Oct, -February $1400 Week
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
March- May $1600 week
Mar 2 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
June -Sept 9 $2100 week
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please Note that there will be an additional fee for Holiday Rates.
ThanksGiving Holiday
Xmas and New Years Holiday The rate for Xmas and New Years Holiday is $300 per night with a minimum 4 night stay.
Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day

Refunds are subject to our ability to re-rent the home. If the home is re-rented we will issue a refund in the amount we were able to re-rent
the property for or your deposit amount if the complete rental fee has
not been paid. We do not make any sort of guarantee that we will be able to rent the property for what was paid originally. There will be no refund if the home is not able to be re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Very small bathroom that is in the largest bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 5 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed that sleeps two people and it also has a day bed that can sleep 2. The next room has a bunk bed that has a full bed on the bottom and a twin on the top. One bedroom has a queen bed with another day bed that sleeps two singles. The basement bedroom has a queen size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The two large decks along with the new aluminum dock make this setting a beautiful place to catch up with your family or socialize with your friends. There is nothing more beautiful or relaxing than enjoying this beautiful lake in Northern Michigan!!

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