Old Time Summer Vacation
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 Rapid City
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Perfect for children. Water is shallow.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Do not block garbage cans. Garbage pick up comes to the house, but must have access in order to remove bags. All garbage must be in plastic bags.
NO parking on or near septic (mound in yard). Renting has to be Saturday to Saturday. Would cancel If requirements are met.
Please keep noise to a minimum. Neighbors live year round, and need to work in the morning.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Home—Great Stay
Very nice, well equipped home with everything you could need. Quiet, wooded setting on a great chain of lakes. The owner, Greg, met us upon arrival to go over everything we needed to know about the house and was attentive to our questions all week. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The Newa family was wonderful. Just simply nice, and courteous, & friendly. Exactly type of renters you would want at your place. They are welcome anytime.
We enjoyed our stay! It was a great location, with a (very shallow) boat launch a few houses down, located on a dead end street, and the house has a nice layout. The kitchen is small, but worked fine - we weren't doing a ton of cooking on vacation. Had a small issue with the plumbing on night 1, which was promptly resolved. There are buoys to tie a boat off to, but it requires someone to get wet each time the boat is used. Unfortunately the dock wasn't set up with a spot to dock an additional boat. Great sunset views from the dock and fire pit. Easy access to Torch and Elk lakes. Skegemog lake is great too! Nice family vacation spot. Thanks Greg!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The owner was very engaged and left a nice bottle of wine for us. The cottage had everything we needed and was perfect for our two families. Everyone had their own space. The beach out back was perfect for the kids. The location was wonderful also. Great home for a family vacation. We hope to return!
Wonderful family. Welcome back anytime.
Great little cottage
We really enjoyed seeing all of the fall colors and leaves.
Quiet and Peaceful
We enjoyed our stay in Bernie's place. Wooded setting away from the crowds. Perfect for a family or for a couple. Amazing views from the deck. A deck with a picnic table to dine outdoors. We had our morning coffee on the deck. Peaceful way to start the day.
Close to Traverse City for shopping and dining.
Watching the Sunset over the calm waters ends a perfect day in Michigan.
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!
Great family. Treated the home as if it were their own. Welcome back anytime! :)