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Our home is nestled in the trees, surrounded by beautiful flowers where you can watch humming birds feed and the ground squirrels play while sitting on the patio underneath a maple tree. As the bonfire burns you'll begin to hear the coyotes howl in the distant evenings, Ahhhhhlife is good.
Our home is a 1,500 sq ft private home that is nicely situated off the main road nestled in the woods on a gravel road. Only one cabin sits nearby (also our rental) but is still blocked with a tree line giving you privacy of your own. Our two story home is fully functioning and stocked with everything you could possibly need, towels, linens, cookware, etc. It has a first floor master bedroom with its own private bath with a standup shower and a king bed just adjacent to the dining room and kitchen. We have a utility room with washer and dryer and a half bath connected to that.
The living room has 18 ft vaulted ceilings done in tongue and grove and a grand staircase made of pine and cedar. During Christmas we have a real 12-16 foot tree for our guests to enjoy during their holiday stay. We have a nice L shaped couch with ottoman and two matching rocker recliner chairs. We have an electric fireplace with a 42 inch flatscreen TV. There is a DVD/CD player with an abundance of movies for children and adults. We do not have Dish TV, but we do have rabbit ears that will get about 8 local channels. We also have Wifi.
Upstairs we have 2 bedrooms with queen beds in each and one flat screen TV in one of the bedrooms and a master bathroom with tub and an 1890's vanity and vessel sink.
The basement is semi finished and is set up for entertainment. We have a pool table, a bar, ping pong table, stereo, mini fridge, dart board, and a King bed.
We have a garden that depending on the time of year, we invite our guests to pick and eat anything they like. We also have the yard landscaped with many beautiful flowers and have multiple bird feeders that bring in all kinds of beautiful birds and other wild life such as rabbits, turkeys, ground squirrels, and on occasion raccoon, fox, and Deer. You will also hear coyote howling in the evening and night hours. We do have black bear, but they are mainly out of site and more afraid of you than you are of them. Warning- if you do see a black bear on the property, do not approach and stay indoors till it's out of site.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have access to our split wood that we provide for bonfires. Please use common sense when having fires. If it's a restriction of do not burn, when the fire danger is high, please do not burn. We have plenty of seating to go around the fire pit as well. It's pretty cool having a bonfire and listening to the coyote howl in the distance. Maybe catch a glimpse of the northern lights.
We have a stainless steal gas grill for your use. If you run out of propane, you can let us know and we can swing in at your request to bring you another full tank.
We have a patio and table with chairs that makes sitting outside under a shaded tree oh so relaxing.
We provide you with a guest pass and a form you must fill out and take to the clubhouse to use the pool, hot tub, and fitness center. That is an additional cost of $5 per person or $20 up to a family of ten per day that you pay at the club house. The Clubhouse is located 2 miles south on pine view dr.
Guests will also have access to 2 small private lakes with nice beaches also within a 2 mile radius. Pencil lake and Lake Harold. The fishing is pretty good at both lakes, but we recommend pencil lake for the best fishing. You can rent row boats, paddle boats, and canoes from the club house for a small fee that they would collect, along with a form and guest pass.
We have a winter sports area with an ice skating rink, sledding hills, and miles of cross country ski trails. You can rent skates and skis from the winter sports area on weekends, along with the guest pass and form for a small fee.
There is a rifle/shooting range located a couple miles away also. There are many hundreds of acres of 2 track trails you can ride orv's or hike.
Lakes of the North is the snow belt of lower Northern MI and we get plenty of feet of snow during winter. The main snowmobile trails run right thru this area and there is literally hundreds of miles to ride your sleds.
We have stables on site 2 miles down that you can rent horses from memorial weekend until Labor Day weekend for a beautiful horse back ride along the manistee river and through the woods. There is a fee for that approx $30 per hour. There are a few other local stables nearby for year round horseback riding.
We have a golf course at the South entrance of Lakes of the North called Deer Run with a restaurant /lounge called the Settings. Nothing better than playing a round of golf on a beautiful day.
We also have an airstrip which people can fly in and out to their personal homes.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We only interact with our guests upon request, otherwise this is your vacation and we totally respect your privacy and want you to enjoy yourselves while your up. But of course, if there is anything you may need or have questions about, our number is provided for you to call or text at anytime you need us.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Cell phone service is excellent if your provider is AT&T. Other providers such as sprint, or Verizon does not work very well where the house is located. If you go to the main road about a 1/2 mile you receive good reception.
We will not be held responsible due to power outages due to weather. You will NOT be refunded for the remainder of your stay. You can choose to ride out the power outage, or checkout at your discretion without reimbursement.
We will not be held accountable or responsible to any accident, injury, and or death sustained or obtained while staying in our home or on the property of our home to anyone of our guests or their family members, unless it is fault of ours. Be responsible with yourselves and your children's safety while staying in our home and on our property.
You will not be refunded for your stay once you get here and realize you don't like it or it's to far from everything you expected. Please read carefully on destinations in the surrounding areas.
For those of you who come up to snowmobile, due to the snowfall, once you book your reservation and decide to cancel due to lack of snow, you will not be refunded unless it's within the said time frame of cancelation.
When checking out, put all trash in a garbage bag and place in cans out by the shed. If you have returnable bottles and cans, please don't mix in with your garbage. Please separate in a different garbage bag if you don't intend to take them with you. We have a separate bottle and can container by the shed also or you can leave outside on the ground in plastic bags.
Upon checking out, make sure the guest pass is put back in the house folder, your garbage is taken outside, double check for all your personal belongings, lights are all turned off, including basement, and outdoor lights. Make sure all windows are all closed, keys are left on the counter, lock front and back door. Housekeeper comes within the hour after checkout.
Things that were left behind will be returned to you upon request at your expense.
- Please make sure lights are off when not in use.
- Please respect our home as if it were your own.
- Please do not kill wildlife on the property
Please do not damage trees or flowers on our property. We take great pride in our yard and would like it to be as clean when you leave as it was when you arrived.
- Please make sure windows are closed weather according.
- Please no shoes throughout the house.
-Please do not flush sanitary products or wipes of any kind down the toilets or pour any type of grease from bacon or burger down the kitchen sink. We have a septic field system here and it can not tolerate all the foreign debris. Flush only toilet paper please.
-We do have a well, and it's the best drinking water around. It's filtered naturally thru all the northern MI sand that is up here. If you do use the hose outside, do make sure you turn water off when not in use so that the well pump doesn't continually run.
-Pets- We all love our fur babies, but Please refrain from allowing your pets on the furniture, and please wipe your pets feet if muddy or wet.
-You can have your pet go to the back of the property along the woods to go to the bathroom. Please also clean up after your pets if they mess in the middle of the yard.
-If your fur baby absolutely needs to be by you at all times such as in bed, or on the couch, please make sure they lay on a separate sheet or favorite blanket they may have.
-If there's excessive pet damage, or excessive amounts of fur on furniture or beds, we may consider to use some of your deposit to cover extra cleaning costs for extra cleaning and shampooing.
Wenn du bis 7 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, erhältst du eine Rückerstattung in Höhe von 50 %. Wenn du innerhalb von 7 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, ist die Buchung nicht erstattungsfähig.