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On Golden Skegemog. Enjoy an old fashion Summer vacation on pristine lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Old Time Summer Vacation

Beautiful 3-4 bedroom lakefront home, with large private frontage. Great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing, campfires, and access to all other lakes on Chain-O-Lakes!, (Elk, Skegemog, Torch, Clam, & Bellaire) Master bedroom with Queen bed and full Jack&Jill attached bath, 2nd bedroom with 2 full beds, 3rd bedroom with bunk beds, 4th room for games/TV or sleeping with pull-out couch. Additional full bathroom with double sinks. Full kitchen, dining room table, and living room.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Greg

Grew up on Skegemog Lake with parent's cottage. Probably my best memories of both my child and adulthood. Thus, I understand what it takes to make a vacation memorable.

Greg purchased this house in 2013

Why Greg chose Northern Michigan

Bernie's Place is smack dab in the middle of the Chain-O-Lakes, whether you're content to be right where you are with swimming, fishing, waterskiing, kayaking, etc.; or want to visit Torch Lake sandbar, or take a boat ride to Elk Rapids, this property has you right in the center of it all!

What makes this house unique

Attached to all Chain-O-Lakes lakes and activities. Few hundred yards away from nature trial, boat launch, and marinas. 2 bass fishing holes are located right in front of the property. If you GoogleEarth this address, you can see the fishing holes right out front. Further, up until these fishing spots, is a waist deep sandbar. Perfect for keeping a close eye on the kids, or playing Frisbee and other water activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As someone who has rented properties most of their adult life, this family was simply outstanding. They were kind, courteous, and fun. Left the place immaculate. It felt like we made new friends by the time they left. Looking forward to seeing them again and again. :)
Jul 2014
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Rapid City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
  • Jack and Jill full bathroom for master and 2nd bedroom, 2nd full bathroom with double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 to 4 bedrooms depending on your interpretation. 1 master, 2nd bedroom, bedroom with bunk bed, and 4th room for games, TV, and/or pull-out couch for sleeping
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lighted swimming platform and dock.


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On Golden Skegemog. Enjoy an old fashion Summer vacation on pristine lake.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 20 reviews

Very memorable

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice place for a small family vacation. Great view of the sunset, cozy beach area, furnished house with just about everything you could need during your stay... we have no complaints. Greg was very courteous and helpful during our initial welcome and when we had trouble with the shower head (resolved within 24 hours). Felt like we were taken care of very well, and our only caveat for a complaint would be that we couldn't stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great family. Treated the home as if it were their own. Welcome back anytime! :)
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Nice location and nice place

  • 5 of 5

A very nice place to stay with 7 to 8 people and reasonably priced. Great series of lakes to boat in, so if you like boating on different waters (access to Skegemog, Torch and Elk Lakes) this place is for you. Nice views of the setting sun and very quiet. Internet and TV works well along with the DVD player.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Outstanding people. When they left the lakehouse, it looked like they had never even been there. Spotless. Couldn't ask for a better group of people. They are welcome in my home any time.
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  • 5 of 5

Greeted by owners. Very friendly. Took us for a tour and gave tips for a pleasant stay. Bottle of local wine on the counter when we arrived. The place was very clean and ready to go for a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Outstanding guest. We walked in after they left, and you couldn't even tell they were there. Friendly, kind, and courteous family. They can come back anytime! Exactly the kind of people we want here.
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Beautiful frontage, comfortable house, helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

House is very well-equipped, comfortable, and beautifully decorated – – lots of wood and stone, so it feels very "up north."

Frontage is plenty roomy, and very well taken care of.

As for Greg, you couldn't ask for a more upbeat, flexible, or helpful owner.

Our family of 7 had such a special time there. Many memories made!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sweet people. Enjoyed having them, and they are welcome here anytime. :)
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Comfortable, clean, well appointed, quiet, nice beach. Good swimming, cooperative bass just offshor

  • 5 of 5

Greg was an enthusiastc and gracious host. Wonderful cottage that suited our needs (6 adults and 2 young grandsons) almost perfectly. Near ideal weather, so no one wanted to venture far from the beach and water (except for walks to nearby nature area and kayak and pontoon rides). Bonfires and gorgeous sunsets topped off each relaxing day, made especially memorable shared with family. Our 4 year old grandson even caught 3 bass within 100 yes from the cottage, to his and our delight. Thanks, Greg and Bernie, for a memorable week at your special "Up North" retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful people. Can come back any time! :)
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Skegemog Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was very clean; well appointed/supplied; and in close proximity to both Elk and Torch lakes. Greg did a great job of ensuring our vacation went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Outstanding people. They are welcome any time! We came in after they, left and you couldn't tell anyone had been there. :) Additionally, they couldn't have been friendlier.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $750

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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