Kalkaska Getaway Kalkaska


KALKASKA GETAWAY (Kalkaska, MI): Sleeps 6, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, Kayaks/Canoes (seasonal), Pets Welcome, Forest view

Pets Welcome

Bedrooms

3

Baths

2.5

Sleeps

6

KALKASKA GETAWAY
SLEEPS: 6 Adults max - NO ADDITIONAL GUESTS
BEDROOMS:  3
BATHROOMS: 2.5
*MANISTEE LAKE 
IS a 150 yard walk away (sandy bottom)
*KAYAKS/CANOES + 1 simple, aluminum boat (ONLY AVAILABLE Memorial day - labor day)
*SNOWMOBILE and ATV trails nearby
*PETS are WELCOMED
* No Smoking Allowed inside the property

*QUIET TIME: We ask that guests be respectful of our great neighbors by keeping quiet hours between 11:00 pm and 9:00 am. NO EXCEPTIONS-- Freshwater Vacation Rentals has many other places if you need a space where you can be loud with your music, voices or fireworks. Just NOT at Kalksaka Getaway.


Kalkaska Getaway is perfect for quiet groups looking to vacation, ideally for 10 people to enjoy  Enjoy the kayaks/canoes, along with a simple aluminum fishing boat which are provided for your summer-time water fun.  This home is perfect for fishing families and explorers alike. Bring your ORV's or Snowmobiles and ride from the front door! With plenty of parking, Kalkaska Getaway allows for truck/trailer combos and multiple cars to park on-site. So, grab your buddies or the kids and fish, swim, or ride until dawn!


Kalkaska Getaway is a 3-level home: Main floor (with all new GE Appliances in June 2019!), upstairs bedrooms and a walk-out basement that is geared for fun with a shuffleboard table, foosball table and air hockey table for your enjoyment! Although you can barely see the lake in the summertime from this property, you are only a 150 yard walk to the water, where you can swim, lounge around, or launch a kayak.  Manistee Lake is a shallow lake, and from the shore has a gradual slope so it is great for smaller kids (max depth is 16 feet). Kalkaska Getaway is located on the northeast corner of the lake.


If you would like to take a short 5 minute drive to Manistee Lake Sands Park, you will find a playground, public beach, picnic area, and public boat launch.


 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 


A/C:No. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan and the dining room has a ceiling fan. There are also a few oscillating floor fans which can be used throughout the home.


Animals: Variety of birds, squirrels, turkey, coyotes, fox, deer and bear.


ATV/Snowmobiles:Yes. You can drive from the front door to nearby trails. Leetsville Trail is the closest. Here is a map of ORV trails nearby.


Bathroom:


Bathroom #1: main floor Full-bath with tub and shower


Bathroom#2: upstairs Half-bath


Bathroom #3: walk-out basement shower stall, sink, toilet connected; washer/dryer  


Beach/Swimming: Only 150 yards away is the access to the lake. It is shared access with 6 other homes. There is about a 12 x 4 ft. patch of sand in which kids can play. Manistee Lake is a sandy-bottom lake, very shallow with a gradual slope. The average person can walk out about 75 yards with the water only reaching your neck. The public beach and playground is on the southwest side of Manistee Lake.  


Bedroom Configuration:


Bedroom #1: main floor: Queen


Bedroom #2: upstairs: 3 Queens and a crib


Bedroom #3: upstairs: 1 Queen and a full over full bunk bed

Boats: (
ONLY AVAILABLE Memorial day - labor day)5 Kayaks with paddles with a variety of Adult-size life jackets. 2 canoes (3 seats). There is also a canoe trailer that can be attached to your own vehicle if you want to explore the Manistee River. In addition, guests can use the 12’ aluminum rowboat with oars on any nearby lake. There is a trailer for the that boat as well, if you want to hook it up to your own car and explore. You can attach your own motor (up to 6 horse) if you would like to use the 12’ aluminum boat for easier fishing. Guests - simply walk a kayak, canoe, or even the boat 150 yards away and jump on in.


Boat Launch: Public launch, Manistee Lake Sands Park, southwest end of lake. You will need to pull boat in/out, however, you can park your truck/trailer combo right in front of the house. (You can always pick up your family at the dock 150 yards away, but please, do not tie up there!  This is private shared dock and is typically pulled out Labor Day Weekend.)


Bugs: Typical flies, mosquitoes, spiders, and ants.


Cable/Satellite TVs: No cable. 1 TV on main floor in living room = Samsung Smart TV. Next TV is in walk-out basement and has the Chromecast and a DVD.


Cell phone service: Verizon/AT&T - Good!  


Coffee Maker: Coffee pot/carafe style.  Bring your own coffee.


Distances (approximate):


*Higgins Lake: 45 minutes


*Torch Lake: 55 minutes
*Traverse City: 40 minutes
* Lansing: 2 hours 36 minutes
* Crystal Mountain: 1 hour 18 minutes
* Mackinac Bridge: 1 hours and 37 minutes away


Dock: Private shared dock for loading/unloading only.  May not tie your boat to the dock. (seasonal)


Fire Pit: YES! Please keep fires manageble and extinquish completely. 


Fishing: Bring your poles. Jumbo Bluegill, Jumbo Perch, Crapie, Pike and Walleye!  The best fishing is from a boat.


Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx


Grill:Gas grill (and spare propane tank) is in the garage.  We ask that it be used on the driveway area and returned to the garage each night. Bears, coyotes and foxes are active in the neighborhood and love to get their paws on greasy grills


Handicap Accessible:Guests must be able to navigate stairs.


Hunting: Not onsite


Internet:  Wi-Fi for guests to use. Strong service.

Linens:  Yes, we provide you with basic sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are particular about the thread count of your sheets, let us know, and we will make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.

Neighbors: 11 PM QUIET TIME--Please be conscientious of the nearby neighbors, especially on your walk down to the beach. You are within a quaint cottage community.  Please, no loud music, booming fireworks, or outside smoking of substances, other than cigarettes. We have other places for you if you would like to blast your favorites while on vacation. Per our contract, guests who can't adhere to the quiet time restrictions will asked to leave, without a refund. 


Parking:  Plenty of parking. There is enough room for 6-8 cars or 2-3 trailer/truck combination.

Pets: Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. 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.


Privacy: Homes are to the left and the right of the cabin.  


Space:  3-Level home. Main floor, upstairs, and walk-out basement.


Store: Convenience store a mile and half away on the south end of Manistee Lake.  Main grocery is in Kalkaska which is 12 miles away.


Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  Please bring your own beach towels to take to the water.


Washer and dryer: Yes. Laundry soap is provided.

Winter Time:  Depending on the weather, and the slope of the road, a 4 x 4 vehicle maybe the only vehicle that will be able to get to the cottage. 


Wood:  Please plan bring your own or have your own delivered. You may be lucky enough to find some scattered around. 


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air Hockey table
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Foosball Table
  • Garage
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Linens & towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed.
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Skillet
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/patio
  • Fire pit
  • Grill-propane
  • Patio chairs
  • Snowmobile from property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 01/01/2021 2 $199.00
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $199.00

Reviews

5 stars
We had a great time. Having the kayaks and canoes on site for our use was a nice bonus. The house was very comfortable and we used the downstairs space for several spirited and competitive games. We hope to be back next year and would like to rent side by side spaces

FVR RESPONSE
Barbara, we would love to have you back next year! 
Kalkaska Getaway is a great property.  It sleeps 10 and it's dog friendly.  5 kayaks, 2 canoes and a 12' aluminum boat  make for great fun on Manistee Lake.  We look forward to your return!
Barbara
Jun 2020
Great place to unplug. Would go back

FVR RESPONSE
Steve, we are so glad that you found Kalkaska Getaway a great place to unplug.  The best review a guest can make is by saying they would come back.  We'd love to have you back.  Sleeping 14 and pet friendly, it is located on Manistee Lake.  It has a great stone fireplace to warm up in front of on cold days.  
Steve
Jan 2020
This was the best place I've rented
The cabin was very well stocked with everything you could need. The area was amazing. Very quiet getaway.


FVR RESPONSE
Terri, wow we love hearing that  Kalkaska Getaway was the best place you've rented!  Excellent.  It's spacious, sleeps 12-14 and pets are welcome.  Snowmobilers can ride right from the front door - sweet!  We look forward to working with you again.
Terri
Jan 2020
everyone in our group loved the place
We had a great time especially since it snowed when we were there. Everyone had a great time.

FVR RESPONSE
Terri, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Kalkaska Getaway and that you had snow!  This property is great for larger groups since it sleeps 14.  Only 150 yards to Manistee Lake, there is also a forest view, plus your dog is welcome to join you!
Terri
Jan 2020
5 stars
We enjoyed the accommodations and the neighborhood. The variety of activities available to us on a stay indoors kind of weekend was amazing. The stairway from upstairs to the main floor caught a few of us off guard. There were a few stumbles off the second from the top step. No injuries. Thank you for the availability of snow shovels and salt. Thanks for accommodating two family pets. The list could go on and on.

FVR RESPONSE
Ah John, the pleasures of staying indoors some weekends!  
Kalkaska Getaway is perfect for staying in or for outdoor winter sports.  Snowmobilers can go right from the front door, and there is a  fabulous stone fireplace to warm up in front of upon returning.  We are glad no one was injured on the steps. We hope that your pups enjoyed the weekend as much as the humans did!    We look forward to your return.
John
Jan 2020
Perfect
I love this place,,I’m trying to rent it again for my birthday


FVR response: 
Lateasha, we would love to have you back to celebrate your birthday!  We are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Kalkaska Getaway.  It's the perfect place for larger groups as it sleeps 14.  We'll be looking forward to your next booking.
Lateasha
Dec 2019
This place is a great, bang for your buck stay. It accommodates to a large group fairly comfortably, and has a lot to offer including a super nice fire pit, a beautiful wrap around porch, and indoor games like foosball and air hockey. It also has plenty of water fun stuff like canoes and kayaks, although you will need a car to be able to transport the trailer with the kayaks and canoes just down the road to the public “beach” access. Overall, we loved our stay and would definitely consider going back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Nicole, thank you for this great review.  You have caught the wonders of staying at Kalkaska Getaway perfectly.  We would love to have you back again.
 
Nicole
Oct 2019
A very nicely updated cabin that allows for large families or groups to stay with enough space for everyone. Nice quiet area.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Wendy, we are glad that you enjoyed staying at Kalkaska Getaway.  It sleeps 14, is pet friendly and has 5 kayaks, 2 canoes and a rowboat for guest to use to explore the Manistee River.  The water is 150 yards away.  We hope to see you again.
Wendy
Oct 2019
Weekend Getaway
Well equipped property with a fabulous location!! Quiet, peaceful and scenic. Overall, a pleasure to stay here and a wonderful overall location.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Todd, it was a pleasure having you as a guest.  We are so glad that you found Kalkaska Getaway to be peaceful and quiet.  It's good for the soul to be able to getaway for a while.  We hope to see you again.
Todd
Sep 2019
Peaceful Get Away
Loved the peaceful quiet area we stayed in. The house was spacious and had all the needed items for cooking and grilling. Also enjoyed the fire pit and all the extras like the kayaks, canoes, boat and life jackets that came with the rental. The game room in the basement and all the games and puzzles were also nice.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Mindy, thanks for this lovely review.  We really appreciate you taking the time to write it.  Sleeping 14, Kalkaska Getaway is perfect for large groups.  It is also pet friendly!  We'd love to see you come back again.
Mindy
Aug 2019
Excellent cabin for large families/groups
This was such a great location and cabin for our family gathering this summer. We really enjoyed the fact that the cabin was within walking distance of the lake and the shallow, sandy bottom was perfect for our little ones! We had an issue with the plumbing upon arrival (faulty hot water intake valve caused some leaking) and Freshwater was great about quickly resolving the issue. We enjoyed the fire pit, greenery, and entertainment options (between movies, puzzles for rainy days, outdoor games like ladder golf, and kayaks/canoes) and the kids enjoyed the porch swings and beach toys that came equipped with the cabin. I have never seen such a well equipped rental! There were even diapers/wipes, toys, books, and baby monitors stocked. We would love to stay again!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Katie, thanks for this fantastic review!  It makes our day when our guests enjoy the property as much as you did.  We were happy that we could resolve the plumbing issue so readily.  We hope you do come back again!
Katie
Aug 2019
Great Vacation Spot
Great Vacation Spot! Enjoyed ourselves hoping to rent again. Very nice cabin & all its amenities. Smooth rental experience.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Alice, we'd love to have you come back again anytime!  Kalkaska Getaway has a lot to offer.  It's pet friendly, sleeps 14 and has 5 kayaks, 2 canoes, and a row boat for exploring Manistee Lake.  Traverse City is a short 40 minute drive away.
Alice
Aug 2019

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