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Lake City Chalet (Sapphire Lake): Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, Private Dock, Paddle Boards included






Lake City Chalet
*LAKEFRONT (Sapphire Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY from DOCK (Dock available from May 1st- ~Labor Day)

*2 PADDLE BOARDS included (
Available Memorial Day to Labor Day)
*PADDLE BOAT included (Available Memorial Day to Labor Day)


Get ready for a breathtaking lake view (see pics). The seating area by the water and the windows on the main level allow you to soak-in Sapphire Lake! Lake City Chalet sits on a cove, so it is perfect for paddle-boarding as it does not experience a lot of lake traffic.

Sleeping 8 with 3 full bathrooms, there is plenty of room to spread out. As you walk in, the yellow, narrow, tall hallway will place a smile on your face. The kitchen is well laid-out with a double sink on the island. Two bedrooms rest on the main level, while the other two are on the walk-out basement level.

Traverse City is just an hour away and Mackinac Bridge is a two hour drive.



(NO) Air Conditioning: Sorry, we do not currently have air conditioning. There are a couple of ceiling fans throughout (living room, master bedroom) and a couple box fans for guests to use. 

ATV's: Yes! You are allowed to bring your ORV. There is plenty of room to park your truck/trailer. There is no riding on the property.  

Animals: Deer, squirrels, bear, variety of birds.


          Master Bathroom== stand up shower with double sink

          Bathroom #2== on main floor with tub and shower

         Bathroom #3==on walk-out basement level with stand up shower

Beach/Swimming: There is a dock for people to jump off and swim from. There is not a sandy beach area. It’s fairly shallow and a sandy bottom (not murky).  Another location for swimming is Missaukee County Park Department:  105 Canal St, Lake City, MI 49651


Bedroom Configuration:
                   Master Bedroom==1 Queen bed on main floor en suite

                   Bedroom #2==1 Full bed on main level

                   Bedroom #3==1 Queen bed on walk-out basement level

                   Bedroom #4==1 set of bunk beds (so 2 twins) and 1 Full bed on walk-out basement level

Boats: A paddle boat and 2 paddle boards are available for guests to use. Available Memorial Day to Labor Day. The paddles, and life jackets are in the storage box at the dock for your use. 

Boat Launch: There is a public boat launch only 2 driveways away. Guests are able to bring their own boats to launch and dock the property.

Cell phone service: Verizon has great service in this area.

              * Traverse City: 1 hour (46 miles)

              * Houghton Lake: 37 minutes (29 miles)
              * Detroit: 3 hours and 9 minutes (212 miles)
              * Grand Rapids: 1 hour and 35 in (107 miles)

              * Chicago: 4 hours (283 miles)               
              * Mackinac Bridge: 2 hours (136 miles)

Dock: Yes a private dock. Guests are allowed to dock your boat there. It is approximately 25 ft. long. (Dock available from May 1st- ~Labor Day)

Drinking Water: It is well water. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking. 

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. 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 gas fireplace on the lowest level for guests to use.  

Fire-pit: Fire pit is right near the water.

Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby lake are .  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.

Garage: Garage is not for guest use. 


Grill: Propane grill provided for your use. 

Grocery Store: Rogers:  5760 W Houghton Lake Rd, Lake City, MI 49651  (231) 295-1208

Internet:  Yes! Free wi-fi is available for guests to use. Broadband is up to 30 Mbps.

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

Parking: 4 cars are able to park in the cement driveway. One truck/trailer combo will fit along with 2 extra cars.

Pets: No pets are allowed at this property.  

Privacy: There are neighbors very close-by. They are both within view.

Snowmobiles: Yes! The MISS-KAL TRAILHEAD, which is a 50+ mile trail system, is just a ten-minute drive away from Chalet. 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: Two level home with walk-out basement.

Televisions: There is a TV in the kitchen area and a larger TV on the lowest level by the bar/fireplace. They will have streaming capabilities and a couple local channels.

Towels: Yes, we provide bath towels. It's always good to bring extra though. We encourage you to bring your own beach towels.

Walk to the Water: There are 20 steps to get to the water.  Especially in the winter, please be careful as ice builds quickly and poses potential danger.

Washer and dryer:  Yes! Laundry soap is provided.

Wood: Please supply your own wood! 


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Animal Statues (taxidermy)
  • Balcony
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV-NO cable
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Dishwasher
  • Keurig--some K-cups provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Paddle Board
  • 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 $249.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


5 stars
The home was beautiful and welcoming! You could see the lake when walking from the front door. We hope to have the opportunity to rent again the future!

Amy, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope that you do come back again.
Jul 2023
4 stars
We had a great time staying at this beautiful home and location. The lake is gorgeous and the large windows provide an excellent view of the water. The pictures on the website advertising the house are accurate. There are two paddle boards and a paddle boat available for use on the property and there are plenty of lawn chairs for sitting outside. There were plenty of bath towels available along with paper towels, toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Temperature wise we were comfortable until our last day. The house doesn’t have air conditioning and when there wasn’t a breeze coming off the lake, it became very warm in the house. The other days we were comfortable using the ceiling fans but they didn’t help on the last day and night. Our stay was in mid-June so I wonder how warm the house would be during July and August. I would say that this lake is more for boating and fishing rather than swimming. It’s a great set up for anyone who brings their boat as there is a boat launch two doors down from this property and you can tie your boat to the dock right at the house during our stay. If you’re a swimmer, the water doesn’t have a clear, full sand bottom to walk into the lake. It would be nice if that could be cleared for those who use the kayak, paddle boat or prefer to swim rather than boat. Two of the three showers are very small; a large person would have difficulty or be unable to use them. The little town is not too far away and offer several restaurants offering good food. Overall the house and setting were very nice and comfortable. The pros far outweigh the cons and we had a relaxing stay. I would say at this house again.


Thank you for sharing a review of your stay Mary Sue! I'm sorry to hear about the uncomfortable temperatures you experienced on the last night of your stay, as well as any lack of clarity regarding the lake itself. We will certainly continue to do what we can to make improvements in these areas for future stays. All and all we are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, and the time in the area. We would love to have you back! 
Mary Sue
Jun 2023
Nice Place
Great house. Fit our family of 5 adults and 2 children perfectly. Our grandsons had a ball fishing off the dock and playing in the water. Was hoping for more space by the water to sit but there was only the dock. Otherwise all our needs were met. Thank you!

Jo Renee, fishing and playing in the water can't be beat, no matter what your age!    We're glad  that you had a good stay.  We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to work with you again.
Jo Renee
Jun 2023
This was the perfect place for our family. The house was very roomy and clean. Thank you for a wonderful place for our family to bond.

Candace, we love hearing that Lake City Chalet was perfect for your family to bond.  We hope that you all come back again.
Jun 2022
5 stars
Really like this place!

Tom, we're glad that you really liked Lake City Chalet.  we agree,it's a sweet property.  We hope to wee you back again.
Mar 2022
Lake city chalet
Had a great stay and enjoyed the home very much! Can’t wait to stay again!

Tom, we would love to have you come back again!  That's the best review a guest can give, and we appreciate it.
Feb 2022

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