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Fabulous Pool Home, Nestled Among 10 Acres of Pine Trees in Brethren

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 17

Don't let the cold Michigan weather keep you from enjoying a fun family vacation!! Travel up north to this fabulous heated pool home, close to snowmobile trails and skiing resorts.

This large, spectacular home features dramatic windows throughout for panoramic views of the rolling country side and a spectacular indoor heated pool with cedar ceilings, skylights, and stamped concrete patio.

You'll appreciate the care and love that went into this home from the moment you walk in. Huge open kitchen, dining area with extra seating is the perfect place for families to gather. Main and lower level dens are great for kids to have their own space. Each bedroom is carefully decorated, making you feel right at home. Each of the 4 bedrooms has 42 inch HD TV and with 8 beds (and additional futons), you'll comfortably sleep 18. Huge, multi-level deck has ample seating, walking right down to a secluded firepit.

Just minutes away from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake which is located in the quant village of Onekama, Tippy Dam, and the Big Manistee River with world class fishing, Little River Casino, Crystal Mountains Ski Resort, Manistee National, and Arcadia Bluffs - world class golf course. For a nice day trip there's the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Wineries in Manistee (Douglas Valley Organic Vineyard), Traverse City and Leelanau peninsula, world famous color tours down M-22 and so much more.

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Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 2 days
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


Brethren House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Pool Home, Nestled Among 10 Acres of Pine Trees in Brethren
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Big, beautiful house with a pool

  • 5 of 5

My parents, siblings, and our kids spent a wonderful, relaxing weekend up north. This house was perfect with great big bedrooms, plenty of bedding, and plenty of room to spread out. The main kitchen/living room was perfect for food prep, games, eating, and socializing. The pool was the biggest hit for our 9 kids aged 3-12. It was heated and a good size for being inside. The pool is located off the main level and is convenient to get to and there is plenty of room for adults to sit and watch the kids (or jump in themselves!). The property was beautiful too: wooded and secluded. We are already considering booking again for next winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Group House

  • 5 of 5

My group of 4 families stayed at this house for 3 nights over NYE. I cannot say enough good things about this place and the great value I feel we received for the quality, cleanliness and space provided in this place. All 4 bedrooms are quite large and there is a very large loft area upstairs as well. Plenty of extra floor space for blow up mattresses. While the pool itself is not large, it is not tiny either and was a big hit with the kids in our group. So nice to have kids swim right there instead of packing everybody up to head to the hotel pool for an allotted period of time. It was pretty cold while we were there so no time was spent outdoors but the forest out the windows was beautiful and we definitely felt away from it all. Lots of deck to enjoy as well. Tim and Dana were prompt to answer all my questions and were very easy to deal with. The only thing this place needs is a hot tub and perhaps a second fridge since lots of people means lots of food and drinks.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful, had 15 ladies aged 38-74 and everyone enjoyed and can't wait to go back next year. Weather was quite cool so nobody felt like swimming but plan to when we go back. I have rented many properties for my group and this is the absolute best. Tim was very receptive to a couple of questions and then it was smooth sailing. Plenty of room to spread out and yet still be together. I will rent this property every year for as long as I can. We golfed, went to the casino and ate at both Shay's and Rosies Place all within 10 minutes of the house. I have already recommended this house to many of my friends. Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I love this place! It's just so beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful. Beautiful weather, although there was a storm in the morning, the weather was lovely. The pool was big enough for the family, and we all slept without any disruptions. We took walks and we even played soccer. We had a bonfire and we saw shooting stars. It was as if we entered a fantasy land, a fable.The home-made cake was delicious. And the balcony was marvelous. There was enough chairs for the entire family and we had our privacy. It was absolutely fun. Definitely returning if possible(b/c of too many ppl).

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Brethren House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Cleaning USD200


  • **Rates do not include Refundable $1000 Security Deposit**
  • Rates are subject to change without prior notification.

    Bookings are not confirmed until a signed rental agreement and security/damage deposit have been received and processed.

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