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Overview of Up North Retreat in the Heart of Indian River! Available all Seasons

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TV, DVD player, books, video library
3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Up North Retreat in the Heart of Indian River! Available all Seasons

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBurt Lake State Park15 min walk
    Popular LocationBurt Lake17 min walk
    Popular LocationMullett Lake Country Club17 min drive
    AirportPellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)28 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
1900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed

About this property

Entire place

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

Up North Retreat in the Heart of Indian River! Available all Seasons

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
This spacious, pet friendly (fee applies, see below), kid friendly 3 bedroom ranch is located in the heart of Indian River. Walking distance to Burt Lake, the Indian River, shops, restaurants, entertainment and bike/snowmobile/ski trails. Convenient public boat launch a few blocks away on the Indian River. Inside the house you will find multiple sleeping areas that include a queen, full, two twin beds, and two sleeper sofas. A family room with plenty of room for entertainment. Lots of games, books and movies in the living room for family fun. Enjoy sitting on the deck in our peaceful backyard that includes a bonfire pit and a natural spring fountain. Welcome, relax, and enjoy what Indian River has to offer!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In the city center

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Golfing on site
  • Boating on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sledding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1900 sq ft (177 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons
Up North Retreat Heart Available all Seasons
Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons
Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Available all Seasons House
Up North Retreat Heart Indian River Available all Seasons
Up North Retreat Heart Available all Seasons

About this area

Indian River

Located in Indian River, this vacation home is in the city center and on a lake. Indian River Golf Club and Seasons of the North Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Burt Lake State Park and Devoe Beach. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling and sledding. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Burt Lake State Park - 15 min walk
  • Burt Lake - 17 min walk
  • Mullett Lake Country Club - 17 min drive
  • Petoskey State Park - 28 min drive
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 24 min drive


  • Drost's Chocolates — 6 min walk
  • Christopher's Cafe — 8 min walk
  • The Greenside Grille — 12 min walk
  • Burger King — 16 min walk
  • Wilson's Rivers Edge — 17 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 32 reviews
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Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 32 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

It was perfect 🥰

5/5 Excellent

Great house
House was very clean and had everything we needed. It is bigger than what pictures show. Very nice large room in back with large dining table. Bedrooms were plenty big

5/5 Excellent

Winter Adventure in Indian River
This house felt like taking a step back in time, it reminded me of the comforts of my grandparents house. It’s cool how they have kept the house the way it is. The house was clean and it is actually much bigger than it appears from the outside and photos. The location is awesome, there are many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Burt Lake is a short 5-10min walk and a cute neighborhood to walk through. It was about a 25 min drive to Nubs and Boyne Highland. The wifi was great and we both had no issues working from the home. The bed was comfortable and we slept great. Also, I’m so glad they allowed our dog to come with us!

5/5 Excellent

Character and Space
This was a wonderful place to spend a long holiday weekend for snowmobiling. The home had much more space than we expected, plus it was filled with character and history. The trails were just about 2 blocks away, so we could ride from the front door. And there were 2 gas stations where you could fill up just 5 minutes down the trail. We even brought 2 vehicles and a 27-foot enclosed trailer. Parking was a bit tight, but we were able to fit. The house was clean and well stocked with the essentials. WiFi worked great for the grandkids. And it had a fenced back yard for the dog, though some of the fence is a bit short so I wouldn’t rely on just that if you have a big dog or a jumper. We don’t, so it worked great for us. There is a natural spring in the backyard which was shooting out water. Because of the weather, it was forming interesting ice mounds around the basin. All in all, it was a lot more than we expected for the money.

2/5 Poor

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This is a charming house that has clearly been a family gathering spot for decades. The problem is, there is no attempt to ready the place for GUESTS, rather than just family and friends. My biggest issue is that despite the description- THERE IS NO FIREPLACE! I even told the owner when booking that the fireplace was important, as my finance and I were recreating a special weekend. When I arrived I found a giant PADLOCK on the fireplace gate. I called and texted the host and I was told that they were not allowing guests to use the fireplace because they didn't want to purchase liability insurance. Why wouldn't you tell your guests that when they booked, or when they told they needed one???? Better yet- change your property description online! The place was half-cleaned. This is scary in the time of COVID. So we spent or first minutes would things down with lysol wipes rather than relaxing. There was hair in the bathroom on the counters, toilet, and in the bathtub. There was also hair on various surfaces in the house and the shower curtain had mildew at the bottom. The bathmat was dirty. The bedside table has a glass topper and it was badly shattered, leaving huge, dangerous, sharp shards of glass on the bedside table. I almost sliced my hand open reaching to plug my phone in the wall next to the table. The owners did not tell us that we couldn't use the fireplace, and didn't tell us that we needed to bring our own firewood for the outdoor forgot (despite having close to 1000 lbs of wood stacked outside). We were told that is for family use only. Our weekend away was ruined. We would've chosen a different (and cleaner, newer, better maintained) place if we had known their was no fireplace. The backyard also has the feel of a suburb. When you sit on the porch or at the firepit, your view is of houses on all sides, pretty damn close too (a couple years away). So rather than looking out the window into the woods, you get to watch the neighbor fixing his lawnmower on one side, or working on an old car on the other. The neighbors are so close, you can hear everything they say when they are outside. Not the woodsy cabin we had hoped for. This place is should be kept as a family spot. The owners have no interest in investing the time or money or care required to run a vacation rental. We SEVERELY over paid for what we for. (Grandmas old run down place that she doesn't visit anymore and the rest of the family doesn't really want).