Douglas Lake House Levering

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DOUGLAS LAKE HOUSE (Levering, MI): 23 minutes from Mackinac Bridge, Sleeps 8, Seasonal Private Dock, 6 Kayaks.   Dog Friendly

Pets Welcome








Newly Listed

*LAKEFRONT (Douglas Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY (swimmer's itch is a possibility- soap for prevention is provided)

*4 Adult KAYAKS
*SEASONAL PRIVATE DOCK (Spring - end of September)
*DOG FRIENDLY-Please keep on leash while outside

*23min. from MACKINAC BRIDGE

Looking to relax on a quiet peaceful lake, bird watch, kayak with family and friends, and tell stories around the campfire? Then, Douglas Lake House is the perfect vacation rental for you. Sleeping 8, this ranch house is nestled just 23 minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Come swim off the dock, cook on the propane grill, and gaze at the night stars (beautiful sight). 



Air Conditioning: There is no A/C here, but there are ceiling fans in each bedroom and 2 in family room areas. You will also find 1 or 2 oscillating fans to use as well.


ATV's: Yes, bring them along! Please refrain from driving on the lawn. There is room to park 1 truck/trailer combo sideways. The lawn across the street is also available for guests to park (near pole barn).

Animals:  Eagles, loons, ducks, deer, turtles, squirrels, bear are present.


      Bathroom #1: Shower, toilet, sink, and laundry room

      Bathroom #2: Tub only (no shower), sink, toilet

Beach/Swimming: Swimming should be done off the dock. The lake is a sandy bottom lake but boulders line the edge, therefore, swimming off the dock is the best option. At end of the dock, the water is typically less than 3 feet.  About 150ft. out is waist-high. Please rinse off with the Fels-Naptha soap after swimming to avoid any irritation or swimmers itch. Soap is provided.


Bedroom Configurations:
         Bedroom #1: main floor Queen bed

         Bedroom #2: 1 King bed and 2 sets of bunk beds

Boats:  4 adult single-kayaks and 2 kid kayaks are available for guests to use. Life jackets are present and encouraged when boating.


Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs. May-flies are present a few days in June.


Cell phone service: Verizon service is wonderful. Not too sure on others.

Camera: For security of the property when vacant, there is one camera on the roadside. 

              * Pictured Rocks: 2 hour and 35 minutes (144 miles)
              * Marquette: 3 hours 8 min (183  miles)
              * Traverse City: 1 hour and 52 min (90 miles)
* Petoskey: 32 minutes (24 miles)
              * Tunnel of Trees: 30 min (25 miles)
              * Kitch-iti-kipi: 2 hours 7 min. (107 miles)
              * Detroit: 4 hours 3 min (287  miles)               
              * Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 1 hour 47 min (100 miles) 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 26 minutes (21 miles)

Dock: Seasonal Private dock: 24 ft. long, 12 feet wide at end (L-shape). If you choose to bring your own boat, there is a public launch onto the lake. You can tie off to the dock or deeper in the water. Dock is removed at the end of September.

Drinking Water: This property has well water. There is a water tank guests can use for drinking. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water of their own. 

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks:  Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property, including marijuana. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: There is a wood-burning stove guests can use. Wood can be found in the shed.

Fire-pit:  Yes! Wood can be found in the wood shed by the garage.

FishingSome common fish you will see in the nearby lake are bluegill, perch, and walleye. It is a bit shallow to fish off the dock. Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.

Grill:  Propane grill. Propane provided.

Grocery Store Approximately 5 miles from the cabin, there is a Market with wine, beer, deli, pizza, gas, fruits and veggies. Also, 2 miles away is a party store. Petoskey has larger stores.

Handicap Friendly: Let us explain what we mean by handicap friendly…there is a zero-1 step entry into this home, and it is one level (a ranch-style home). The bathrooms and hallways are not up to official handicap standards and do not come equipped with special apparatus to help those in need.

Internet:  YES! High speed internet.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you before arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases, blankets and bath towels.

Parking: Maximum 3 cars on property.

Pets: Up to 2 dogs are allowed here! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. There are 2 dog crates (for small dogs—under 40lbs.) for guests to use while on-site. Also, we have dog dishes for you as well. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.


Seniors:Come one, come all! This space is great for those over 60. Sometimes when renting a home, you are never too sure about the terrain: is the home on top of a hill?, is parking on a steep slope?, are there 100 steps to the beach or the unit? etc. This home gets the FVR approval for the young at heart!

Snowmobiles:  a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit.    

Space:  Ranch-style home

Televisions: There is one 65”- smart TV with local channels.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though!  Also, bringing beach towels is not a bad idea.

Washer and dryer:  YES! Laundry soap is provided.

Wood: Provided for guests in the shed.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • DVD's
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat- Electric Heaters Only
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed.
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Air Fryer
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Keurig---bring your own K-cups
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Kayaks (1 adult sit-upon, 1 youth sit-upon)
  • Patio Chairs
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2022 01/02/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $231.00


5 stars
Very nice place. Many new updates.Great place to stay when visiting northern lower Michigan

Louie, we're glad that you appreciated the updates to Douglas Lake House.  Please come back to visit again!
Sep 2021
Absolutely beautiful!
Sitting on Lake Douglas , this very comfortable home, gives you beautiful sunrises. Sit on the deck of the house and drink your morning coffee, enjoying every moment. The house has everything you need for a cooking and games for you to play Travel to Mackinaw City is only 20 minutes away.

Debra, it sounds like you had a great getaway, and we're glad that you spent it with us!  We'd love to work with you again.
Sep 2021
Peaceful Lake Vacation
We absolutely loved the house, the peaceful, beautiful setting, everything about our stay.


Laura, we love hearing that you were so pleased with Douglas Lake House.  We hope that you come back again!
Aug 2021

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