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Peaceful, Natural Retreat for Families/Couples/Groups on 110 Acre Inland Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 371 m²
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

Pleasant Lake Residence hosts a spacious, 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 and a study complete the main floor plan. An open staircase leads upstairs to 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The upstairs master bedroom features a Jacuzzi tub. The finished basement offers ping pong, Foosball, a card table, an electric fireplace, an 18 x 24 bedroom, a full bath and an outdoor entry to the lakeside. Gather around the outdoor fireplace at the end of the day or swim or kayak in the lake - hear the loons call to each other, the frogs croak in the evening or see the eagles soar above the north side of the lake on a warm summers night. Skate or cross country ski or ice fish on the hard ice during the cold winter days.

Albertena Praamsma
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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


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:
  • 371 m²
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
  • 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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Peaceful, Natural Retreat for Families/Couples/Groups on 110 Acre Inland Lake
average rating of 4.71875 based on 32 reviews
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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Loved this home!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! The owner was extremely helpful in taking care of our family before arrival. The house is perfect for all group types, we were in Cadillac for a wedding. The yard and space for our two small kids (9 months & 2 years old) to play was great. The kitchen was stocked well and all cupboards and drawers were nicely labeled. We used the ping pong table and foosball table. Were able to have family meals at the dining room. The house has ample space for both group time and alone time (if needed, which was perfect for us with the baby). The views and lake access just was icing on the cake. Our entire family was so sad to leave, we could have spent weeks at this house. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudsonville MI

Great week at a very nice cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this superb cottage. The bedrooms were perfect for our extended family of 9 people. We especially appreciated the 4 bathrooms, which allowed each smaller family their own space. The lake was nice for swimming. My teenage daughters enjoyed swimming out from the dock a bit, and appreciated the clear mostly weed-free water. We've been to other lakes where the weeds grew up the surface of the water, but this lake was much nicer (although shallow a long ways out from shore). Also, the fact that the lake was very non-busy made it easy to float out long ways on our rafts. It was a bit cramped right next to the dock, but we had no problem getting kayaks in and out.

We enjoyed the games downstairs as well, a very nice set-up with foosball and ping-pong. We also used the bar table in the basement for board games during the week.

A couple of minor things we thought could be improved:

1--the wi-fi name was very long, and we had trouble identifying the proper network on some devices. A shorter name would make it easier.

2--the back deck was very small, it would have been nice to have a bigger space to enjoy the outdoors nearer to the house.

3--the coffer maker was a little bit tricky to use without forcing the pot in and out and spilling the coffee. It could use an upgrade.

Like I said, minor things. We had a very nice time, and will definitely consider a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on the Pleasant Lake Residence. This is the 2nd year the property is being rented as a vacation destination. Some upgrades were done to the property in May of 2017 - air conditioning, 2 new windows, a new front door, a patio set on the front porch, 2 loads of sand down by the beach, removal of 2 old sheds from the back yard. I did replace the coffee maker, as you suggested, on August 25. The upgrades to the property in 2018 will be primarily centered on the beach area, trying to expand the entry to the water with sand and better light weight docking. Some landscaping is also on the agenda. The upgrades to the property in 2019 will include a new large deck out the back of the house, as you have suggested... Thank you for your comments. Albertena
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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

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$140.29
Damage Deposit AU$382.62

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.