Talsma Vacation Rentals: Arbutus-Lake Missaukee Lakefront

A Lake City, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 6
  • Bathrooms - 4
  • Sleeps - 15
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Lake Missaukee
  • WEEKLY ONLY June 8 - August 24, 2019

Arbutus cottage by Talsma Vacation Rentals is a six-bedroom modern home situated on 80 feet of sandy beach frontage on the south end of Lake Missaukee. This spacious vacation rental is newly built and ideal for large families or other groups looking for an authentic Norther Michigan experience.

The cottage offers three stories with plenty of open social space, giving mixed-age groups room to spread out and engage in multiple activities at once. The upper level serves as the main living and social space with a comfortable sitting room, a large flat-screen TV, an electric fireplace and a collection of comfortable sofas and chairs. This sitting room also offers a view of the lake, with a walk-out deck space accessible via two sets of sliding glass doors.

The main level also houses the large, fully equipped kitchen, the dining room with seating for up to 15 guests, the laundry room with a second fridge, the master bedroom and a bathroom. The upper level has four private bedrooms and two more full baths. The lower level serves as a finished recreation area, with a second TV lounge space and a sectional, a card table and an air hockey table. The basement also has a bedroom and the fourth bathroom.

Sleeping arrangements: The master bedroom on the main floor is furnished with a queen-sized bed. Four bedrooms upstairs are furnished with queen-sized beds and two sets of bunk beds with twin-sized mattresses lofted over full-sized beds. The final bedroom in the basement is furnished with a queen-sized bed.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • WiFi Internet
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach

Unique Features

For your convenience, a limited number of on-site boat rentals are available for guests at Arbutus cottage, including a 22-foot Crest Pontoon, a 22-foot Sweetwater Pontoon and a Kawasaki Jet Ski. Please contact us for rates and availability.

Things To Do

Arbutus cottage is located just steps away from the shore of Lake Missaukee in Lake City, Michigan. The city and surrounding area is home to abundant natural beauties, including lakes and streams, forestland, parks and wildlife habitats. Visitors to Lake Missaukee can enjoy seasonal hunting and fishing, scenic golf courses, hiking, swimming, boating, cross-country and downhill skiing and much more. This relaxed Michigan getaway is truly a four-season destination.

Some of the more unique local entertainment features include guided canoe and kayak trips on the local lakes and rivers (boating and other equipment rentals are available nearby), as well as biking trails and motorcycle routes and disc golf courses. In the winter, ice fishing is popular on Lake Missaukee, as are ice boating, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Visitors can also explore the downtown area of Lake City in any weather for unique local dining and shopping.



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Rates & Specials

$725 - $800 night

$4300 - $4800 week

Arbutus cottage requires a three-night minimum stay during the off season and a seven-night minimum stay during peak season (June through August). Weekly rentals run from Saturday to Saturday.
A $300.00 refundable damage deposit, along with a signed and dated rental agreement, is required to reserve the cabin. The entire balance is due 60 days prior to the arrival date. A 6 percent sales tax will be added to all rental transactions.
Check-in is available starting at 4:00 pm with check-out scheduled for 10:00 am. Quiet hours are in effect from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. This property is not suitable for parties or events.
The minimum age of the primary renter is 26 years.
Please no smoking and no pets.


We rented the house for our Northern Michigan trip with our families. We are a large group, but everyone slept comfortably. The house is clean in very good condition and fully equipped. We were able to cook plenty of meals, stay out on the deck, and just have fun. The owners are really nice and helped us to get a fisher boat. It was perfect for a fuss-free stay. I wish we could come back during the winter, I have nothing but good things to say about this place. Book now, you won't regret it! — Krasi N., 2018
We loved spending the week at this beautiful cottage. It fit all 10 of us perfectly. The house is furnished beautifully, there was really nothing we needed. It was wonderful to be able to all sit together at a family table. The beach and lake were perfect for our speed boat activities, sand castle building, fishing, kayaking, sailing and paddle boarding. We enjoyed a fire nightly. It was great to be able to decide which fire pit to use. The back porch/ yard area was a perfect play spot for teenagers and toddlers. We look forward to another stay at Lake Missaukee! — Marcia B., 2018
We were so pleased with our family vacation on Lake Missaukee! The home on Arbutus was the perfect amount of space and layout for three generations of family to come together for the week. The house was fresh, clean and had every amenity you can imagine. They truly thought of everything! We spent our days watching the kids play in the shallow, sandy beach, boating and tubing around the calm, perfect sized lake and ending the evening with bonfires watching the sky turn pink. The bedroom to bathroom ratio was perfect for our group. The game room and movie room downstairs were bonuses! All the different areas inside and outside that would accommodate a large group for meals was so nice. The neighbors were quiet and friendly. We never had noise issues or late-night disturbances. The lake was quiet and calm without too many boats. The town was cute and quaint with a library, a few restaurants and plenty of local, farm fresh produce. We went mini golfing and got ice cream one day and went out to breakfast two other days. Most of our time was spent at the house, playing games, sitting in the water, reading books and watching the kids play; a perfect week away with family! Thanks for opening this home to us! If you ever want to sell let us know ;) — Amanda R., 2018
We spent a week at this great cottage during June of 2016. It was a great place for our family which consisted of grandchildren, adult children, and us the parents. It was big enough for us all to have our own space and yet be able to sit down together for meals. So many times, places will say they sleep 12 or more but then there is not enough room for us all to set together for dinner. The owner Jan was excellent to work with and I would recommend it to anyone with little kids. — Alice S., 2016

Contact Information

Arbutus Ave
Lake City, MI 49651
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616-644-8065 Mention RentMichiganCabins.com.

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About the Owner/Manager

We are a husband-and-wife team looking to help families and groups find the perfect vacation home for making memories. We enjoy gathering our children and grandchildren together for family trips and wish to do the same for you.

Talsma Vacation Rentals specializes in vacation rentals for larger groups. One vacation rental in Estes Park, Colorado, and three vacation rentals in Lake City, Michigan, are available for groups to stay together in modern and clean accommodations with great amenities.

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