My place is close to restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities, art and culture, great views, and a beach. You’ll love my place because of the high ceilings, the views, the location, the people, and the ambiance. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets) only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north such as skiiing, golfing, hiking, snowmobiling,fishing, boating,tubing all at your door step!
Chalet on almost 2 acres on it's own private island, no neighbors, super secluded, has it's own road to island with huge deck facing lake boasting excellent views. Pontoon rental is being offered with this home.
Park is close walking distance or short drive with a heated outdoor association swimming pool open Memorial Weekend to Labor Weekend which is a shared pool for members and guests!
Fire Pit lakeside.
Propane grill on deck w/two tanks
Non smoking chalet, please. Thank you!
Stove, Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, washer, dryer, dishwasher all
linens, towels, utensils, propane grill. This chalet is completely furnished; a home away from home.
Bring your wave runners and small motor boats-perfect for fishing, tubing!
Pontoon rental and Golf Cart Rental is available. Please inquire asap if interested as they book up quick.
Fishing can be done right off dock and you can see the fish you are aiming for! Lake has bass, perch, bluegill, sunfish, & pike and you can see them swimming by on a calm morning or evening as lake is crystal clear.
Over 25 golf courses, most within 30 minutes of Chalet.
Snowmobile DNR trails accessable within 10 min from home. Also Ski Hills nearby.
Plenty of trailer parking at chalet.
Satellite Dish available in living room
With a unique location on the 45 parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly Northern Michigan's heart. Whether planning to travel to Gaylord for the first visit or your 31st, we know that you will be back again and again. Gaylord is unique in its centrality - only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north and things you might not expect either, like top-notch shopping, galleries, arts, music festivals & wireless internet access you can use while relaxing on one of the park benches downtown or at the park/pavilion/pool area walking distance from the home.
With 21 golf courses which include world-class resorts and championship golf designed by some of America's top golf course designers, the Gaylord area is your dream golf destination.
Experience all that is Northern Michigan along one of the many trails in Otsego County used for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing. The area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.
Ski & Snowshoe
In Gaylord you'll find the gently sloping terrain, heavily wooded forests and deep annual snowfall ideal for Nordic skiing. It is also not uncommon to see plentiful wildlife out on the trail.
Located in the center of Northern Lower Michigan's Snow Belt, the Gaylord area averages over 180 inches of the white stuff annually. Surrounded by rolling hills, thousand of acres of unspoiled forests and numerous winter activities, Gaylord is quickly emerging as a preferred winter destination.
The Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management or you can go to Aspen park in Gaylord for Elk Viewing
Rain day? Keep the kids happy,
Visit the 24-lane Gaylord Bowling Center
•Otsego County Sportsplex , where kids and grownups can swim in an Olympic-size pool or rent a pair of skates an take to the ice for 'wintertime' fun, even as the sidewalks are sizzling outside.
•Energy Outlet, a quaint park filled with slides, swings and climbing equipment. Throughout the park are structures embedded with information and etchings of the dinosaur age, and surrounding all the fun stuff is a paved walking track.
•Call Of The Wild , where lifelike replicas of Michigan's wildlife will greet you at every turn of the tunnel. At Call of the Wild, fun and learning go hand in hand, and it's almost a sure thing that kids will want to go back again and again.
•Bird Watcher's Paradise! See the Bald Eagles which live on the
lake. Also Pileated woodpeckers,
loons, ducks, hummingbirds plentiful.
Come in May for Morel Mushroom Hunting-Just walk in the woods nearby!
Traverse City 45 minutes away
Petoskey 35 minutes
Mackinaw City within 1 hour
Boyne Mountain nearby with huge indoor waterpark
•Less than 15 min south west of Gaylord toLowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Meijers, and restaurants, six-screen movie theater, Otsego County Sportsplex
For ease of access for the Guest, Arrowhead Island is left open and key on the counter for 4:00 check in on your check in day.
If you need any assistance during your stay, I would be most happy to help out in any way possible to make your stay more comfortable.
Looking for anything special to do? I have a guestbook set up at the cottage with tons of day trip ideas with a guest journal giving more ideas but there is so much to do at the home or get in a day trip!
In addition to AirBNB's terms, here is homeowners rental agreement:
Amount of People is as per correspondence between Guest and Homeowner/Manager Any extra people/guests must be mentioned to owner asap or forfeits agreement. NO LARGE GROUPS, NO EXTRA PEOPLE ADDED AFTER BOOKING IS SET UP If you anticipate anymore people added, LET ME KNOW NOW PLEASE. THANKS! 2 That the premises will not be sublet nor assigned without the written consent of the Owner. 3 Pet Policy: Guest must let owner know if they are bringing a pet Pet(s) must be mentioned prior to booking as pets are ONLY CONSIDERED. If home is INSTANTLY BOOKED ONLINE and there is a pet, there is a $10 per night per pet, $50/week or $25/per pet fee per 2 night weekend. This fee is paid after booking is set up as AirBNB collects this fee on owners behalf since AirBNB does not give owners option of including this fee online so this fee is collected through AirBNB's resolution center. Pets must be up to date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations such as Heart worm. Pets must be leashed at all times. Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees. Pets must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damaged is caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit. Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors. Pet will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may incur to pets or humans while on the premises. The guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.
4 That the premises will be received in good condition
and further agrees to maintain the premises in the same condition as when received and will not allow any waste, misuse or neglect or should waste, misuse or neglect occur on the leased premises, that the responsibility therefore shall be that of the Renter, unless damage occurs through the fault of the Owner and that we, the OWNERS, are renting this property free of pests, bugs including bed bugs, to the best of our knowledge, and that we have exercised due diligence by having a proactive, bed bug prevention program in place; RENTERS will hold us, the OWNERS, harmless for bed bugs or other pests encountered during their stay.5 That no alterations shall be made to the premises. 6 That the premises will be kept in a clean and healthy manner and no junk or garbage will accumulate on or near the premises. 7 That no laws, statutes, or ordinances of a jurisdictional government unit will be violated in or on the premises. Any tickets, fines, or legal fees associated with violations attributed to lessees thru use of premises, will be paid by lessees. 8 That the premises will not be used in such manner as to generate noise which will disturb other tenants or neighbors nor will other tenants or neighbors be harassed or bothered in any manner. Please respect the property of the homeowners & the property of all other cottages in the area. This is highly enforced. If there is any sense of rowdiness or a party, there is a warning given. Second warning constitutes being asked to leave and, therefore rent and security deposit is forfeited. In other words, if you fall in this category, do not rent this home. 9 Not responsible for any slip and falls associated with the property unless in such a manner that occurred through fault of Owner. Also not responsible for any water mishaps, such as drownings Also falling, burning, tripping as we have no control over this type of behavior. 10 No smoking in Chalet. Pick up any cigarette butts left on property. Thank you. 11 Check in: 4:00 p.m. Check out: 10:00 a.m. Enforced at all times 12 Early check-in or Late check-out: $25.00 extra each (if available) Early check-in time: 1:00 p.m. Late check-out time: 1:00 p.m. 13 Housekeeping/Hot Tub Maintenance/Lawn arrives promptly at 10:00 a.m.
14 Cancellations or postponements must be done 60 days prior to check in. There will be a $75.00 cancellation fee if booking is set up and monies received whereby a refund is established. I suggest getting cancellation insurance which AIRBNB may offer and No cancellations due to No Snow or weather related conditions 15 Due to unforeseen conditions of weather, not responsible for weather related incidents such as power outage. Such incidents are unavoidable and must be waited out. Please report any power failure ASAP and it will be reported to power company ASAP. Same refers to any type of electrical appliances, hot tubs, etc. Hot tubs are usable all year 'round. 16 Please remove shoes when entering the house to help us keep the great outdoors outdoors. 17 Home is only held for a short period once booking is established. 18 All Trash must be removed at check out. There is an association trash compacter for your use located on Arenac just past the green mailbox building. 19 Guest agrees to abide by the Rental Rules attached as Exhibit A at all times while at the property and shall include all members of the rental party and anyone else guest permits on the property to abide by the following rules at all times while at the property. I also agree to the following boating safety and Exhibit A House Rules BOATING SAFETY-PLEASE READ
VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!! PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE AND DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/DRUGS PRIOR TO TAKING BOATS OUT-COMMON SENSE AGAIN. LIFE VESTS SHOULD ALWAYS BE WORN WHEN USING BOATS AND ARE LOCATED AT BEACH AREA. OWNER IS NOT HELD LIABLE FOR ACTIONS TAKEN BY GUESTS WHICH RESULT IN INJURIES OR DEATH. PLEASE NOTE, SIGNER OF RENTAL AGREEMENT IS HELD LIABLE FOR ACTIONS OF ALL GUESTS WHICH THEY INVITED TO THIS RENTAL SO PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE IN ACTIONS BY YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY MEMBERS. BE SAFE AND ANY SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT TAKING BOATS OUT OR WELFARE OF YOURSELF OR GUESTS, I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT USING BOATS. BOATS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN OUT DURING STORMS OR IF A STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED OR IN FORECAST. I have read the above rules and agree to abide by them. I also agree that once a rental agreement is accepted that owner gives 2-4 days to receive payment Also, I agree and abide by the above boating safety rules listed and and will practice complete safety for myself and my guests.",,,,,,,, I further agree and abide by the Exhibit A Rental Rules below EXHIBIT A RENTAL RULES 1 Smoking is not allowed in home. Smoking is allowed outside only and cigarette butts must be cleaned up around property. Thank you. 2 People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest. If you anticipate anymore people staying over and above booking confirmation of stated guests, PLEASE LET ME KNOW NOW as guests may be considered if not, will forfeit this whole agreement and could ultimately jeopardize your stay-FIRM WE DO NOT WANT LARGE GROUPS. IF YOU FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY, PLEASE DO NOT RENT THIS HOUSE-VERY IMPORTANT!! Thank you 3 All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises. 4 Keep the property and all furnishings in good order. 5 Only use appliances for their intended uses. 6 Pets are only CONSIDERED/PERMITTED with the prior approval and the Pet Policy above agreed to by accepting these terms. 7 Parking. We have ample parking for up to 3 vehicles. If anymore vehicles, I would need to know at time booking. Vehicles are to be parked in designed parking areas only. Parking on the road or directly in the road is not permitted at anytime. Any illegally parked vehicles are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 8 Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units to be used elsewhere such as pools, beach, wiping vehicles, etc.
9 Water and Septic: The home is on a well and septic system. The mineral content in the water is high. During a drought, the well water may have an odor. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed, DO NOT FLUSH ANYTHING OTHER THAN TOILET PAPER. No feminine products including flush-able wipes of any sort should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that any improper material has been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged an unknown amount of damages to the unit due to this scenario. 10 No Refunds will be given for storms, these roads can be curvy and steep en route to cottage, Gravel roads are well maintained, however, we highly recommend four wheel drive during the snow/winter months. We do not refund due to road conditions.
CANCELLATIONS: A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date are subject to a $75 Cancellation fee, a shortened stay, or that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.
STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS: No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained, however we do not refund due to road conditions; we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We highly recommend your purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to following link to purchase and research rental travel insurance:
By paying and securing reservation of this property, I hereby acknowledge and agree to above terms of renting this property for my dates and amounts agreed to. I agree that all rental monies are non-refundable per cancellation policy above. I have read my rights to purchase travel insurance. By paying and securing reservation, I agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.
I have been coming to Northern Michigan since I was born and truly love everything Up North offers from Lake living to Snow sports as this area spells VACATION and we moved into our Vacation home when our daughter was kindergarden and have been loving every minute of it. My husband and I used to own a Sub Shop/Pizzaria downstate in Trenton Michigan, (my husbands third restaurant), it was called Czar's Super Sub Shop but have since sold it and packed up the family and moved NORTH! We also offer a cottage on Mullett Lake in Topinabee, MI called Sunrise Sunsation and a home directly on the Famous Inland Waterway, The River's Edge directly on the Indian River as well as another Gaylord home called The Bear's Den in same exact neighborhood as Sunset Beach in Gaylord.
We are boating enthusiasts in the summer, snowmobilers in the winter and four wheelin all in between with hiking in the mix but mostly Chilling Out! and taking in what the Great Outdoors brings.
We love sharing our Vacation Homes which are strictly set up for the vacationer/Guest in mind and all in highly desirable areas with so many different type of activities imaginable for any age group and all my homes which I offer have amenities such as Boats to use, OUTDOOR HOT TUBS, Satellite Dish TV, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly-they love it Up North too......I can go on and on about what this area offers and all our homes are either New or Updated, I get lots of repeat guests all the time....We LOVE Northern Michigan!