Pratt Lake Place Gladwin
PRATT LAKE PLACE
*LAKE VIEW (Pratt Lake)
*BOAT WELL ON SITE for dropping in small vessels
*2 KAYAKS for guests to use
*GREAT FOR WINTER SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
*BE AWARE THAT THE HILL TO THE WATER IS VERY STEEP
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 #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. There are not jet skis provided at the property.
Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs
Cell phone service: Spotty with Sprint unless you connect to wi-fi, most other carriers are good
*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: The cabin does have well water which has a different smell than city water since it is not chlorinated. The drinking water is triple filtered and the bathroom water is double filtered, but there still may be a slight odor to the water due to the type of water in the area. Rest assured the water is clean and suitable for use but 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.
Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby lake are large mouth bass, walleye, 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.
Grill: Propane. Propane is provided.
Grocery Store: Closest is 10 min drive to Gladwin
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.
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. 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 for 2 cars is on a gravel parking area between the road and the cabin. (Not the yard)
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.
Things to do nearby:
Pratt Lake Public Boat Launch 1/4 mile (1 min) away
Pratt Lake Public Beach 1/2 mile (2 min) away
Riverwalk Place Resort / Oasis Salon & Spa is 6 miles (10 min) away
Chapel Dam convenience store is 3 miles (5 min) away
Gladwin Cleaners for laundry is 6 miles (10 min) away
Gladwin County Trails are 1 mile (2 min) away
Gladwin City Park & Campground is 6 miles (10 min) away
Gladwin Farmer's Market is 6 miles (10 min) away (Saturdays during the summer only)
Gladwin County Historical Society Museum is 6 miles (10 min) away
Gladwin Heights Golf Course is 5 miles (7 min) away
Mitten Pool - Rivertown Inn is 7 miles (11 min) away
Forge Fitness is 6 miles (10 min) away
Devil's Knob Golf Course is 13 miles (17 min) away
Sugar Springs Golf Course is 13 miles (17 min) away
Gladwin Airport is 7 miles (11 min) away
Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill is 5 miles (7 min) away
Merry-Hearted Cidery is 5 miles (7 min) away
Stone Cottage Gardens is 5 miles (7 min) away
Wilson State Park is 17 miles (22 min) away
Snow Snake Ski & Golf is 16 miles (21 min) away
4X Adventureland is 17 miles (23 min) away
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.
Washer and dryer: No. Gladwin Cleaners is about 10 minutes southeast of Pratt Lake Place in Gladwin.
Water: The cabin does have well water which has a different smell than city water since it is not chlorinated. The drinking water is triple filtered and the bathroom water is double filtered, but there still may be a slight odor to the water due to the type of water in the area. Rest assured the water is clean and suitable for use.
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
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Blow Dryer
- Board Games
- 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
- Cleaning Supplies
- Coffee maker
- Cooking and Baking Pans
- Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
- Personal Small Blender
- Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Toaster Oven
- Canoe or Kayak included
- Fire Pit
- Firewood Provided for guests
- Kayak Included
- Patio Chairs
- Picnic Table
- Snowmobile from Property
- ATV allowed
|January 2022 - December 2023||01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023||2||$99.00|
|January - December 2024||01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024||2||$0.00|
Thank you for reviewing your stay, Kari! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay at the home, and were able to spend some time on the beach and taking in the great views, as well as finding the home to be well stocked for your needs! Hopefully we can host you again!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Brian. We are happy to know you had a good time during your stay, though it is unfortunate about the water levels being low, and less than ideal fishing. Hopefully we will have a chance to host you again in the future!
Rene, knee surgery is never easy, so we're glad that the cottage worked for you. We appreciate your feedback and hope to work with you again.
Jennifer, thank you for this review! We're glad that the house worked out so well for you, and that you found it to be peaceful. We look forward to your return.
Phillip, thank you for your recommendation. We're glad that you enjoyed all the cottage had to offer, and we appreciate your feedback. Traveling with our pups is the best! We hope to work with you again.
Hi Thomas, thank you for sharing your review! It is so great to know that the home exceeded expectations, and had everything needed to provide you with a comfortable, and well supplied stay! Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again in the future!
Thank you for your review Josie! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again
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.