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







*LAKEFRONT (Douglas Lake)

*SEASONAL PRIVATE DOCK (Spring - end of September)
*23min. from MACKINAC BRIDGE
*Skiing nearby! Only 30 minutes from Nub's Knob and Boyne Highlands

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 not central air here, but there are ceiling fans in each bedroom and 2 in family room areas plus a window A/C unit in master bedroom and living room area. 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: 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. T-Mobile works well too.

Camera: For security of the property when vacant, there is one camera on the roadside(ring doorbell)

              * 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)
              *  Tunnel of trees in fall - 
30 min (23.5 mi) via W Stutsmanville Rd

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 on 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.  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.

FireplaceThere is no fireplace at this property

Fire-pit:  Yes! Wood not provided.

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. Up to 300 MPS

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: 1 dog is allowed here! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. There are 1 dog crate (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 1 dog, yet we do ask that you please clean up after it inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow it  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 it, 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. 

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

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

Tunnel of Trees: Michigan's Tunnel of Trees is a 20-mile stretch of State Highway M-119 along the coast of Lake Michigan. It begins in Cross Village and goes south to Harbor Springs. It is around a 20-minute drive without stopping and will take around 40 minutes. Please plan for 4-5 hours to get out of your vehicle to explore and get the full experience of Michigan's beautiful fall colors!

Washer and dryer:  YES! Laundry soap is provided.

Wood: Not provided.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat- Electric Heaters Only
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Keurig--some K-cups provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Beach Toys
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Kayaks (1 adult sit-upon, 1 youth sit-upon)
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $179.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Lovely Brick home on Douglas lake
Absolutely enjoyed our three days here, we stayed because of it convenience to Mackinac Island which was a fabulous visit cycling around the entire island. Fortunately we were told about the Douglas bar and restaurant, we were shocked how popular and amazing the food was but only had one night there. So we ordered an additional meal to go for leftovers the following night. OMG Spent every evening on the patio overlooking the lake watching the ducks birds and squirrels. It was unusually warm for our visit 70° every day. The house itself was fully modernized and very clean, the check out instructions required very little of us. Also enjoy walking through the community and talking to some of the neighbors. i’m sure it will be sold very quickly. Very impressed with the property management group Lakeshore rentals


Hi Patricia, we are so delighted to know that you enjoyed your time spent at the house, meeting the neighbors, and in the area, while visiting Mackinac Island. It's great to know that you could take advantage of the great weather, and spend some time relaxing in the back, but also found the inside to be clean and accommodating to your needs! We would love to host you again in the future!
Sep 2022
Perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature!
Loved this place! Perfect to unwind and enjoy nature. I can't wait to come back here!
Feb 2022
Amazing sunsets and incredible stargazing
This house has a amazing view of the sunset and is very comfy and roomy. The house has all the important things to stay here comfortably. The lake is right in front of the house, providing a good view. In the night, stargazing with binoculars is incredible. I enjoyed this house very much, and I hope you will too.
Feb 2022
Clean and well decorated
I was very impressed with this place! There were so many nice amenities that were helpful and the place was so clean and well decorated.
Feb 2022
Lovely and clean home
Lovely and clean home, we appreciate all you do to make it an easy and convenient stay for your guests! Very grateful too that you are so pet friendly - our two husky-mix boys (age 13!) enjoyed the yard on our tie- outs, including watching the geese this morning. We'll be back!
Feb 2022
Clean and has everything you need
This is a very nice place to stay. Clean, has everything you need for a stay away from home. Being right on the lake is perfect. Waking up to the sunrise is the best way to start the day. The birds and woodpeckers were relaxing sounds while sitting outside. Love the outdoor space here. Thank you for sharing this pace with us. We hope to visit again.
Feb 2022
Awesome place- the host thought of everything
This place was awesome! The host thought of everything- we adored and appreciated all of the signs and info- so helpful! Can't wait to check out other rentals- or come back here!
Feb 2022
Great time!
We had a great time! Thank you!
Feb 2022
We had the best time!
We love this house, this lake, the peace; it's perfect! We had the best time. Thank you so much! :)
Feb 2022
Very relaxing and quiet neighborhood
Beautiful place!!! Very relaxing and quiet neighborhood. The lake house had all the amenities needed. Well done.
Feb 2022
Beautiful view and great location!
The house was perfect! Beautiful view! Great location- thank you!
Feb 2022
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
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
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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