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Forest Lodge Multiple Family Getaway

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sprawling 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom lodge nestled among the trees on a very private 20 acres with pond, hiking trails, and multiple gardens.. House has a very large floor plan with several living/sleeping areas which helps if you have a large group. The Main Floor consists of a Great Room, Dining room, Kitchen, 2 large Bedrooms(one is handicap accessible), a Bunk room, 2 full bathrooms(one with huge jetted soaking tub, the other (handicap accessible) with zero-entry shower and dry sauna), workout room and laundry. The Chefs kitchen has double ovens, ceramic cook top, butcher block counters, stainless steel appliances and all the necessities. Dining table will easily seat 12 and the breakfast bar/kitchen has seating for 6. The second floor has the Master bedroom, 4th bedroom, a loft area and another full bathroom with double sinks and a steam shower. Outside there are multiple decks with separate lounging areas, a six-person hot tub, and a gas grill. A fire pit area is a few steps off the main deck and large front lawn is a perfect to gather or for lawn games. Private setting Located in Kingsley, MI, close to both the Manistee & Boardman Rivers and a short 30 min drive to Traverse City

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kingsley in Paradise Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk Room with 4 singles-2 up/2 down
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Large Double Bed , Loft area with 2 queen size sleeper sofas
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Forest Lodge Multiple Family Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. The location was really great as you have so much space for yard games and hanging out. Deb was great to work with and super accommodating on early check in.

I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to get away near Traverse City!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brad Ward

  • 5 of 5

The photos truly don't due justice to the beauty and privacy that this property provides. Our group had a great time and would use you again. Definitely.


  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed over Labor Day weekend. Two families for a total of nine people. Kids range from 11 to 15. The layout of the house is pleasantly odd. There is a four bed "bunk room" in a small hallway leading to another queen bedroom. That little "wing" of the house worked out perfect for all 5 of the kids, and gave great separation between the kids and the adults. Even with 9 in the house, it never felt crowded at all. The main living area is nice and open, and the view out over the pond is very nice. Sauna worked great, spa was clean...in fact, everything was as clean as we could have hoped for. And we are finicky for sure!

Our trip was centered around the four wheelers and side by side we brought. There were nice trails throughout the property and some of the adjoining land. Had we wanted to hit the state trails, that would have been very convenient as well, but we actually just stayed around the house.

This house could easily sleep 10 without even having to have anyone share a bed. I am hoping I can put together a snowmobile trip this winter with a large group of guys. The house is so large it would be an ideal setup and no one would have to compromise their personal space!!! We certainly would recommend this home for many different types of trips...proximity to Traverse City for the shopping and wineries. Relaxing and not doing much at all. Snowmobiling or UTVs...whatever you want!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property, nice owners, private, quiet

  • 5 of 5

We did a family vacation with our daughters and their families. The property was clean and well supplied. The grounds around the house were well maintained. We have done other family vacations and are always running to the store as soon as we got there for paper products, shampoo. linens, etc, but not here as the closets were well stocked. They even had the fire pit ready for the kids to roast marsh mellows and make s'mores which they even supplied! The kids enjoyed fishing in the fishing pond which provided daily fun for them. The grandkids loved playing with the frogs. We enjoyed walks on the nature trails through the woods which we were even able to take our special needs grandson in his chair as they had a maintained trail. We did multiple day trips to places like the magnificent Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park which is a must see attraction. The girls really enjoyed the relaxation this vacation location provided. We played horse shoes, volleyball etc all as a family. The nice deck had plenty of seating and we enjoyed our evenings sitting there and chatting. We had several nice meals in surrounding towns but also enjoyed home cooked meals. The girls were amazed at how reasonable food prices were at the local market. One meal was a sampling of fish meats from the local fish market! Any questions were quickly answered by the owners. While one daughter really loves the beach, she actually ranked this vacation as one of the best we have done.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful forest lodge nestled in the snow covered pines

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful wonderful property. We were there in December and Deb and Trevor made us feel like royalty. The great room space so cozy. I was able to host a family birthday with 12 around the table! The quirky layout made this home away from home even better. Trevor and Deb cleared the walks every day and looked after our every need. We have a son in the area and we will definitely come back! It sleeps 16, do great for large family.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO to rent homes for several years; this was our best experience. Forest Lodge is a wonderful house, that really does resemble a lodge with it's wood paneling and open space that is nestled in a beautiful setting in the woods. It has a fantastic view of an expansive and gorgeous outdoor yard and pond where our kids explored and threw a football around. The home is big enough to fit lots of people (we have a family of 6, and had some friends visit as well) comfortably. We loved sitting on the deck, with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, watching our kids and our dog enjoy the lovely outdoor space. The home is 30 minutes from Traverse City, and an hour from the Sleeping Bear Dunes - another beautiful drive and a must-see. Deb was wonderful too; she was welcoming, provided many ideas for our family when we had questions about the best attractions for us in our short time there. She went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We were only there for 3 nights, but hope to return for a longer stay in 2017!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Fife Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kingsley Club
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Fife Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kingsley, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
20 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £744.5
Cleaning Fee £186.13

Events are NOT allowed on the property. Property is for use by a maximum of 17 guests. Any events/excessive guests discovered will be charged a $5000 event fee per day. Pet fee is per pet per night. Maximum 2 pets(dogs only) per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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