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Newer Luxury Lakefront Home on Beautiful Lake Margrethe in Grayling, MI

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Grayling Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront Home on Lake Margrethe

Vacation Rental on Beautiful Lake Margrethe near Grayling, MI, Lake Margrethe is crystal clear with a sandy bottom that has a very gradual drop off. You can walk out over 150 feet from shore and still be in 3 feet of water (great for kids) less than half the lake has homes on the shoreline so there is minimal boat traffic with the exception of holiday weekends. This 1920 acre all sports lake is great for fishing, swimming, skiing, or just lounging. Lake Margrethe is the best kept secret in the state of Michigan. More Lake Info:

Rent this Lake House with 2,700 square foot, 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths, located on the east shore of Lake Margrethe, located off Danish Landing road, this beautiful home was completed in May of 2014. Features are unlimited and designed for family fun. This home has two Master Suites with King Size beds which overlook the lake with two sliding doors in each that lead you to a second story deck to relax and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets or morning coffee in the gentle breeze.

Fully Equipped gourmet Kitchen with wrap around granite counter-tops, Convection wall Oven/ Microwave oven, Dacor 5 burner, Professional gas cook-top with simmer burners, large capacity refrigerator with ice-maker, Dishwasher, reverse osmosis water system and all cooking utensils.

First floor of the house consists of Knotty Pine walls and ceiling, finished off with beautiful rustic hickory flooring. The first floor features a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Kitchen / Dining area, Living room with 55” LG 3D smart TV and state of the art surround sound system.

Walk up the Knotty Pine stairway where you will find 1,800 more square feet to enjoy! The Second floor features two Master suites, full bath with shower and tub, huge vanity area for the ladies, Huge whirlpool tub with heater and additional shower in the north Master bedroom with a 55” 3D LED Smart TV, down the hall and enter the Great room that features a 60” LED, Smart TV with 3D, Ultra Surround sound system, DVD, VCR, Hardwood flooring, Mini Kitchen with refrigerator, Microwave and cabinets, round Game Table that seats up to 8. You will find the remaining two bedrooms on the east side of the great room that are furnished with queen size beds and all the comforts of home.

This home is not a typical Lake House! All of the furniture in the house including all mattresses was purchased new in 2014. The furniture is Leather, the tables are wood, and the carpet & Hardwood floors are new! You will not be disappointed. Review these amenities that are included and compare:

• LG Led TV’s (2) 55”) (1) 60” (1), 50” (2) 32” total of 6 TV’s

• Surround sound in 4 rooms


• Digital High Definition Cable

• Central Air Conditioning

• Ceiling fans

• Gas Grill

• 100 foot Dock

• Stamped concrete Patio at the lake shore with fire pit

• 12 x 32 Deck off first floor

• 6 x 32 Deck on Second floor

• Washer and Dryer

• 2 Kayak's

• Fishing boat (row boat)

• Deck / Lawn Chairs

Sunday Check in time: 4 pm Sunday Checkout time: 11 am

Rates are as follows:

September 10th, 2017 -April 2nd, 2017:

$3,150 per week for up to 8 people including children, toddlers, and infants.

June 1st, 2017 - September 7th, 2017:

$3,300.00 per week for up to 8 people including children, toddlers, and infants.

50.00 Per person including children, per night up to a maximum of 4 additional for a total of 12

750.00 Security deposit refunded within 15 days of checkout provided damage free

249.00 cleaning fee (non-refundable)

Minimum stay from June 1st. – September 4th will be Seven nights. Weeks that include a holiday weekend will be charged an additional $400.00

*Special events are not allowed, you must be 35 years old or older to rent this home and be present during the entire rental period. Large groups, Reunions, etc. If you are looking for a party house please look elsewhere.

Only: 15 minutes to Higgins Lake, 28 miles to Houghton Lake 45 minutes to Traverse City , 58 miles to Cadillac,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Greg Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We created some unforgettable memories with our children and grandchildren in your beautiful home. The lake is great for swimming, fishing, and the sunsets were gorgeous. It was truly a blessing to stay here! Thank you.
Jul 2014
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Newer Luxury Lakefront Home on Beautiful Lake Margrethe in Grayling, MI
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 14 reviews

WOW! Beautiful home, great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation started with this absolutely beautiful home, a 5 star in our opinion! It had everything we expected in a rental and so much more! A fully stocked kitchen with every appliance, pan and utensils that we could possibly think of wanting. There was even a cabinet full of spices, sugar and flour for our use! The two living rooms had such comfortable leather recliners with large TVs/Dvd players and the sound systems throughout the house is amazing!. Waking up in those bedrooms was absolutely a dream come true. The views of the lake in the morning are breathtaking. Outside, the two patio areas and fire pit all overlook the lake with its crystal clear water and sandy bottom. Water shoes not necessary! We cannot wait to rent this home again. We have never felt so comfortable in a rental home before. The owners have thought of every thing possible to make our stay comfortable. From the furnishings to the decorations. Everything is top notch. One last thing, the owners met us there on the first day and made us feel like we were old friends coming to stay in their home for a week. We highly recommend this home, it will spoil you for any other rental homes!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great Lake, great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in immaculate condition and was very clean. The lay out was great for a big family. We brought our boat and had a great time swimming, fishing, water skiing, and cruising the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very, very, very good.

  • 5 of 5

Was a great week at a 5 star venue. Very nicely decorated. Also functional, and considering we had 12 people for the week and numerous guests, that was huge. Was nice to meet the Millers also. Down to earth people.

The pictures on the site show it how it really is.

Easy to get to and conveniently close to Grayling.

Was paid our full deposit back within days with no shenanigans.

Would highly recommend.

John Beckius

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time last week! This home has everything you would ever need. It is clean, luxurious, furnished beautifully, and we couldn't find one thing that we didn't like about it. The lake is great for kids because it is shallow for quite a distance out. The kids loved jumping off of the dock. We enjoyed swimming, kayaking, fishing, and hiking on nearby trails. Every evening we enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the sunset. Greg is a super nice guy and easy to get along with. We can't say enough on how great this place is and how much we enjoyed staying here! We would definitely recommend this to our friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue! We really enjoyed having your entire family as guests... It would be our pleasure to welcome you back anytime!!
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Great Rental

  • 4 of 5

My family, of 14, had a wonderful experience on Lake Margrethe with the beautiful sunsets! The House is well laid out, clean and has a great Balcony & first level deck. We rented a pontoon which is a must on this lake. Boat traffic is low and the trip across the lake to the Sand Hill and beach was fun. The water is shallow and clean for 200 feet out or so which makes it fun for the little guys. The only down side is you can't walk directly into the water, you get into the water from the dock. The Neighbors are nice, considerate and only showed up on the weekend. Fun was had by ALL.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an extraordinary vacation we had. The photos of this listing are spot on with the beauty of the home. This home is situated on the best part of the lake. We had sunsets that lasted for HOURS- be sure to get a picture at sunset on the big patio with silhouettes near the flag. The views were incredible. The house was really clean and well maintained, no complaints there. We loved having the extra "great room" on the 2nd floor, it was perfect for doing puzzles, playing cards and board games. The sleeping arrangements worked perfectly for our group of 12 people, everybody had their own bed and it was so spacious that we never felt cramped. You have to try the bakery behind the Shell Station in Grayling (can't remember the name of it but there is a big sign painted on the brick wall by the gas station). The neighbors said that Whimpy's ice-cream was excellent but we never got around to going there. We spent most of our day time on the lake over at "The Sand Hill". It was an awesome place to let the kids play in the sand as we beached our boat. Nice big sand hill that the kids loved running down straight into the water. The water clarity was unreal. Couldn't get over how clear it was. Friendly people on the lake overall. It was the perfect family experience. The owner was very responsive when we had questions- never had to wait too long. I have already recommended this property to numerous friends. You'll love this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grayling Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Early Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Week Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 5 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $249 + Tax
Linens $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holiday rates will be slightly higher (Memorial day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas week thru New Years Day) Additional 50.00 per night/ including all children & infants . Check with owner for more details. This home is not a "party house" if you are looking for that type of home to rent please look elsewhere! This is a place where fine family memories are made.

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Grayling Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a large Vanity area outside of the Rustic King Suite with large mirror with Major lighting, seat area and sink!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen South - 1 queen
    Queen North - 1 queen
    Bunk house room - 4 bunk bed , 2 Bunk beds on first floor
    Master Suite with walkout deck to lakeview - 1 king , 55' LED with Surround sound, Whirlpool tub & walk in shower
    Master Suite Rustic with walk out deck to lake view - 1 king , 50 ' Plasma with surround sound
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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