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Peaceful, Natural Retreat for Families/Couples/Groups on an All Sports Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious, Rural 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Lake Front Home On 1 Acre of Land

The Pleasant Lake Residence hosts a spacious and airy floor plan. A wood burning, stone fireplace graces the 18 x 24 foot family room. A large dining/kitchen area features a generous kitchen island, oak hardwood floors and overlooks Pleasant Lake. Tiled flooring covers the back entry, main floor bath and laundry room. One bedroom with two twin beds and a study complete the main floor plan. An open staircase leads upstairs to three bedrooms and two more full baths. The master bedroom is a generous sized room with a king size bed. The ensuite features a Jacuzzi tub. The finished lower floor offers ping pong, foosball, a card table, a gas fireplace as well as an 18 x 24 bedroom and a full bath. The lower floor has a sliding glass door that exits to the lakeside.

Swim, kayak, paddle board or fish on the lake from May to September. Listen for the call of the loons early in the morning, for the croak of the frogs in the evening, or watch the eagles soar above the north side of the lake on a warm night. Gather around a bonfire at the end of the day to relax and gaze at the stars. Watch for deer moving through the trees down to the lake to drink or gaze at the glorious array of colors during the fall. Ice fish, skate, cross country ski or snowmobile on the hard ice or snow during the cold winter days. Scavenge for mushrooms in the surrounding forests by Mesick during the spring time.

There are many outdoor activities for families, groups and couples to enjoy in the Cadillac area.

Amenities at the Pleasant Lake Residence include three kayaks, two paddle boards, a small fishing boat, and a handful of sleds.

In the greater Cadillac area, there are a variety of activities for all seasons and age groups.

Caberfae Peaks Ski and Golf Resort is 20 miles from the property. Crystal Mountain Resort Ski and Golf Resort is 30 miles from the property.

Popular golf courses include the Eldorado Golf Course and the Evergreen.

The Manistee, Muskegon and Pine Rivers all have canoe liveries for hours of fun by raft, kayak or canoe.

Adventure Island on M115 offers go carts, batting cages, bummer boats, mini golf, a water slide, an arcade and ice cream.

The White Pine Trail offers a paved trail for bicycling from Cadillac to Tustin.

Five miles due west of the Pleasant Lake Residence is a trail head for miles of snowmobile trails.

The Gopherwood Society holds folksy music performances at the Elks Lodge in downtown Cadillac during the school year.

Fall Color Tour Train Rides leave from Cadillac and travel to Boyne in the beginning of October.

More Details

Albertena Praamsma
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Albertena Praamsma

My husband, Lou, and I purchased the Pleasant Lake house when our children were toddlers. We have many fond memories of boating, skiing, tubing, building snowmen and biking around Pleasant Lake. It is a great place for friend and family gatherings. Now that we live downstate, we love to come back and enjoy the tranquility of rural Michigan. We believe that Cadillac is the gateway to so many wonderful outdoor experiences

Albertena Praamsma purchased this chateau / country house in 1994

Why Albertena Praamsma chose Cadillac

The Pleasant Lake Residence is a great place for gathering. The house hosts 12 people very comfortably. The great room. kitchen/dining room and lower level recreational area are wonderful spaces for sharing time together, yet there is enough space to spread out for everyone to have some privacy.

The house is situated in the middle of the property. There is enough distance from the road to park and for children to play safely. The property towards the lake has 2 small hills for sledding in the winter, has enough green space for a soccer game, has a marshy area to the west to collect tadpoles and has a beach area to the east for easy access to the lake.

The north side of the lake is state land. No houses, only trees, grace your view. It is peaceful to kayak on the north side on a summer evening - that is the time of the day you might see an eagle or a beaver or you might hear a loon call.

Every night contains a sunset view over towards the west. After the sunset, as the sky darkens, the stars can be seen. Brilliant and immense. The big dipper and the small dipper are easily picked out.

When the lake freezes over in the winter, your backyard increases greatly. Try cross country skiing or walking on the lake at 11 pm, when the stars are out, the air is cold and there is hardly a sound heard.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cadillac, Michigan

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , master bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Better Then Expected!

  • 5 of 5

Super Clean Home! My friends and I planned a spontaneous last minute trip and we could not belive what a gem this house was. It had everything you need and more the pictures on here do it no justice. The kids had a great time playing indoors and outdoors. I cannot wait to come back and enjoy the warm weather.

  • Review Submitted: 22/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farmington Hills

Very nice, well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for a skinweekend at Caberfae Peaks and Crystal Mountain. The house is very nice and comfortable inside. There is one more bed in the basement room then listed in the VRBO listing. We would definitely stay in it again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gobles, MI

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house. Loved the new furniture. Had fun playing ping pong. Kitchen very well equipped for a large group. Second time renting will come again. Owner flexible let us check in early really appreciated it.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay here. Four couples come up for an adult ski weekend! We had a great time! Perfect location to ski at Crystal Mountain and Caberfea. Plenary of room in the house for all 8 of us and room for more. The owners are very helpful and the house is well kept.

Great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitehall, MI USA

Beautiful Home in a Great Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at this beautiful five bedroom home for a Christmas celebration. With 8 adults and 4 small children scattered across Michigan and Illinois we found the Cadillac area to be very convenient. The home is less than five miles to Meijer for easy grocery shopping. The home is spacious, clean, and comfortable. The beds were very nice, the kitchen was well appointed with lots of pots, pans, and dinnerware, all the items needed for food preparation. The great room was wonderful with the cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and cozy seating. The owner supplied firewood was very much appreciated and added a wonderful ambiance to the room with its glorious views of the surrounding area, including the lake. We really enjoyed watching the deer as the moved through the area. The lower level contains a football and ping pong table, both of which were utilized by our children.

We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location. Very comfortable and clean. It lacks nothing! We will consider this location again, and would recommend it for any size group!

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Wexford County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lakeside Charlies
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Cadillac Country Club/Eldorado
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ruby Tuesday
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain/Caberfae
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Cadillac
Car: necessary

Adventure Island - mini golf/go carts/water slide/batting cage - M115

Lake Cadillac/Lake Mitchell - state park/beach areas

Wilderness Canoe Rentals - M37 and M115

Caberfae Ski and Golf Resort - M55

Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort - M115


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$143.42
Damage Deposit AU$391.14

Starting in March 2016, the VRBO web site began to charge a 5.5% to 10% service fee to all renters, calculated on the nightly or weekly fee (does not include house cleaning fee or tax rate). The owner has NO say in the matter - it is implemented by VRBO and the fee goes directly to the VRBO web site. For example, the service fee for a 2 night stay ($600) would be $63 - about a little over a 10% rate. The service fee for a weekly stay in the summer ($2000) would be $124 - about a 6.4% rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.