Pratt Lake Place Gladwin

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PRATT LAKE PLACE (Gladwin, MI): Lake view, Sleeps 4, 2 kayaks, great for winter sports, dog friendly

Pets Welcome







*LAKE VIEW (Pratt Lake)

*BOAT WELL ON SITE for dropping in small vessels
*2 KAYAKS for guests to use


Renovated, cozy (small) ranch-style home with a lake view of Pratt Lake. Come enjoy a simple getaway, just 10 minutes from downtown Gladwin. BBQ on the grill, sing camp songs around the fire, and go swim in the nearby beach. Sleeps 4 comfortably in air conditioning, has 1 bathroom, and a patio to sip your coffee in the morning. Also, there are 2 kayaks for your boating enjoyment.

Please excuse the landscaping straw on the front lawn; we are working quickly to make sure the grass is beautiful and green for seasons to come. 



Air Conditioning: Yes, there is central air condition at this home.


ATV's:  Yes, you are welcome to bring your ORVs. There is plenty of parking for a truck/trailer combination.

Animals: Deer, squirrel, red-headed woodpeckers, loons, variety of birds.

Bathroom: Toilet, sink, shower, tub

Beach/Swimming: Pratt Public Beach is a half mile around the lake. That is the only place you can swim on Pratt Lake. There is not swimming directly on property.


Bedroom Configuration:

   Bedroom #1:  2 Twin beds

    Bedroom #2: 1 Queen bed

Boats:  There are 2 kayaks onsite for guests to use. Also, the Public Boat Launch is less than a quarter-mile up the road.


Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs


Cell phone service: Spotty, unless you connect to wi-fi

              *Traverse City: 1 hour and 52 min.
              * Sleeping Bear Dunes: 2 hours and 21 min               
              * Detroit:; 2 hours and 30 min 
              * Mackinac Bridge: 2 hours

Dock: About 5-6 feet long.  You can tie your water vessel if you need to.

Drinking Water: It is well water with a filtration system. 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: Electric Fireplace under the tv.

Fire-pit: YES! 

Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby lake are small mouth bass, bluegill, pike.  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. Propane is provided.

Grocery Store: Closest is 10 min drive to Gladwin center

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.

Lake Rules: There are rules at this all sports lake, they are posted at the property. Most importantly they have a quiet time at 11:00 pm. 

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: There is enough room for up to 3 cars or 2 truck/trailer combo. Parking is in the yard;  not on a gravel or paved driveway.

Pets: 2 Dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/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:  Cottage right next door.

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 level home

Televisions: There is an Amazon Fire TV. Bring your account info.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  No. Gladwin Cleaners is about 28 minutes southwest of Pratt Lake Place.

Winter Sports/Activities: Ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, and down hill skiing at Snow Snake Ski & Golf Course in nearby Harrison!

Wood: Wood is provided for guests to use


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace - Electric
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed.
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Personal Small Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Snowmobile from Property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2022 01/01/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $99.00


Very nice cottage
First, I have to say that this company was a pleasure to deal with. They were friendly, accommodating and generous. They maintained contact with pertinent information. Also, there were NO unexpected fees. I would definitely recommend them. The cottage was very nice! Everything was updated and pretty. It was clean, the beds were comfy, the kitchen was well equipped, and the central air was great. It took me a bit to find the lockbox,but it worked well. The only issue was that there wasn't any usable access to the water. The portion of the little pond that we could use was all mud. The water level was really low, but regardless, standing in mud to get into a kayak is not appealing. All other visible shoreline is private property. The view is pretty though!

Laura, thank you so very much for your kind words and recommendation for FVR!  It means a lot to us.  We're glad that you enjoyed Pratt Lake Place.  We're sorry about the muddy water in the pond, but we do hope to work with you again. Also the owner is planning on building a little beach area in the boat well next to the dock next summer for guests to launch the kayaks. 
Sep 2021

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