Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn

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Living room | Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, foosball

Overview of Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn

Entire chalet

Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire chalet

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach view
Gaylord, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGaylord Country Club4 min drive
  • AirportGaylord, MI (GLR-Gaylord Regional)13 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorth Central State Trail13 min drive
  • Popular LocationPine Baron Pathway16 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
950 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn

Beachfront chalet for sun and fun
Are you searching for an affordable and ideal location for your ski vacation in Northern Michigan or a tranquil lakeside retreat amidst snowy woods? Look no further. Our quaint, vintage chalet with a 70's theme is situated by the secluded Martin Lake, just outside Gaylord. This spot offers a peaceful and tranquil escape, yet it's a short drive from the best the region has to offer. The chalet is just 14 minutes from Otsego Resort, 18 minutes from Boyne Mtn and 19 minutes from Treetops.

**4WDs are highly recommended in the winter season to navigate the snowy Northern Michigan.**
**There is no AC and washer/dryer at the vintage chalet. See more details below.**
**Dogs under 50 lbs are welcome; 2 max; $80 per stay**
**2 kayaks will be available for this coming summer**

***What sets us apart***
- 5-star hospitality, as shown by our 30+ rave guest reviews
- Response within minutes, not hours :)
- Premium & sustainable personal care products from Public Goods
- High cleaning standards
- Quality and comfortable bedding and towels
- A fully stocked kitchen, electric fireplace, board games, vinyl music player, fast Wi-Fi, free Netflix, and so much more
- An unbeatable location to relax by a non-motorized lake surrounded by beautiful woods or easily access the best of Northern Michigan

The North Shore Chalet is a charming, compact 950 sq ft home that offers a cozy space that sleeps up to 8 guests.

Sleeping Areas: we provide all linens and comfortable bedding.
- BEDROOM 1 (main level): 1 queen bed, plus a closet, luggage rack, dresser with plenty of storage (direct access to the main floor bathroom)
- BEDROOM 2 (main level): 2 twin beds, plus a dresser with ample storage and a laptop friendly work space (no closet but there is a rack to hang clothes)
- BEDROOM 3 (upper level): 1 queen bed, plus a laptop friendly work space (no closet but there is a rack to hang clothes)
- BEDROOM 4 (upper level): 2 cot size bunk beds, plus shelves of books and board games and a dresser with some storage

Bathrooms: we provide quality towels (e.g., bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth, makeup towel), premium, sustainable personal care products from Public Goods (e.g., shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hand soap), and an initial supply of toilet papers (enough for a few days).
- BATHROOM 1: full bath (bathtub)
- BATHROOM 2: 3/4 bath (standing shower)

Kitchen: fully stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and spices plus a charcoal grill. We also provide an initial supply of Keurig coffee pods, ground coffee, creamer, tea, condiments (e.g., ketchup, mayo, mustard), trash bags, laundry detergent pods, and paper towels. Longer stays or a large number of guests will need to bring extra.

Entertainment: enjoy our smart TV with free streaming services on us (e.g., Netflix, HBO Max, Paramount), along with a nice selection of popular movie DVDs (e.g., Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Mission Impossible). We provide some of the most popular, family-friendly board games (e.g., Ticket to Ride, Monopoly, Uno, Mini Bean Bags, Mini Foosball). In addition, a row boat and a paddle boat plus several fishing rods (in the utility closet) are available for guests to use during their stay. Lastly, in the loft area, guest can go back in time with the help of our vintage record player along with 40 handpicked music records.

Living Room/Dining Area: enjoy a great open space with vaulted ceiling and direct view of Martin Lake. Cozy around the electric fireplace for games, movies, and conversations.

Porch: there is a charcoal grill plus an ample supply of charcoals for your use, along with an outdoor dining area that seats four. At night, try keeping the porch light off, so you can stargaze from the porch or on the sandy shore.

Parking: each reservation comes with 2 parking spots in the community parking lot.
Guest accommodations at this chalet offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

This Gaylord chalet provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager




Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Parking on site


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining table
  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • Books
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smart TV
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Laundromat nearby

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • Welcoming dogs only
  • 2 pets per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • On a lake
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Boat on site
  • Foosball table on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby
  • Winery tours nearby


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 950 square feet (88 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Note from host: $75 per dog per stay

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Note from host: Indoor fireplace & staircase.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

About this area


Located in Gaylord, this chalet is in a rural area and on the beach. Gaylord Country Club and Bavarian Falls Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Otsego County Sportsplex and Gaylord Discovery Center. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Gaylord Country Club - 4 min drive
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital - 13 min drive
  • North Central State Trail - 13 min drive
  • Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital - 13 min drive
  • Pine Baron Pathway - 16 min drive


  • McDonald's - 11 min drive
  • Taco Bell - 10 min drive
  • Culver's - 10 min drive
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries - 10 min drive
  • Big Boy - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Ideal Northern MI Ski Base|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mountain pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet.

How much does it cost to stay at Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn?

As of Mar 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ideal Base for Northern MI Trip|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mtn on Apr 2, 2023 start from $116.63, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Ideal Northern MI Ski Base|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mountain?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Ideal Northern MI Ski Base|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mountain?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Ideal Northern MI Ski Base|Vintage Chic Meets Comfort|18 Min to Boyne Mountain located?

This Gaylord chalet is on the beach, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Gaylord Country Club, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Otsego Golf Club and Bavarian Falls Park. Pine Baron Pathway and North Central State Trail are also within 9 mi (15 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Jen M.

Beautiful place!
Such a sweet place to stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stacey T.

Great get away to disconnect. We actually read books.
Out of the way area but 10 minutes from Gaylord. Great location overall. The view of the lake was peaceful and enjoyable.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Derek P., Allegan Mi

Great location on a quiet lake.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022