Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Freshwater Vacation Rentals • Established in 2005 If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you. Our philosophy We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 13 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This place is flawed but good.
The view of townlake is great, the size of the place, for a family in particular, is pretty good. Beds are comfy, everything necessary is there and work, and mostly very private except for the near neighbor on one side.
but mostly it's a lot like having a lake to yourself with a few neighbors off in the distance that you can barely see.
My my only real complaint is the $45 damage Insurance non-refundable, if I didn't break anything why am I being charged the damage fee? And it was on the bill before I even arrived so how did they know I may or may not be? Of course I didn't break anything so they just took $45 because...?
However, while clean it is also a bit worn and for the price one expects the maintenance issues to be corrected: burnt out light bulbs, bulb-less lights, multiple doors that don't work.
Neal, we are happy that you enjoyed staying at Turtle Cove, and especially that you enjoyed the privacy. The damage fee is billed to every reservation, and works as a protection for both our guests as well was FVR. Thanks for the heads up on the maintenance issues - we'll get right on those. We do hope to see you again at one of our properties!
Peaceful cabin on the lake! Secluded location with the most beautiful view
If you are looking for a fancy cabin, this isn't for you! However, if you want a family friendly location, you have found the spot. Plenty of room inside so the kids don't drive you crazy. Kayaks to enjoy the lake. If it rains there is satellite and wifi, but it's okay to pretend the wifi is broken. This was our first trip to the area, and we are already planning the next visit. Thank you for sharing this home with us!
We are so happy that you had a great vacation at Turtle Cove. It is the perfect place to go to unwind. We'd love to have you back again!
Nice place at great location for people who loves the outdoors.
We all loved our stay here! The weather was nice and we spent most of the time outside on the lake fishing and swimming or around the fire and BBQ. It's great location and having the kayaks and the row boat provided gives you an opportunity for extra activities. We saw 3 bald Eagles over the lake while paddling. Water in the lake is very warm and clear, I enjoyed going around the lake watching the fishes. Also the night sky around the fire was amazing, never saw so many stars!
Although about the house, it needs some updates but it's not as bad as some people described it. The beds were very comfortable and shets and towels were fresh and clean. Kitchen is big and has everything you need for your stay. The bathrooms worked fine although it won't hurt if they replace the shower heads and the sliding door in small one needs repair. The furniture is a little outdated but comfortable. Carpet needs some deep cleaning or to be replaced. In some reviews people mentioned the spider webs but considering that you're in the forest and there are so many spiders and bugs around I think it's perfectly normal.
Overall we had great time, and would recommend this place. It would be nice to have some fall and winter pictures (I bet it's gorgeous there).
Vasil, thank you for this review. Turtle Cove is a sweet place and seeing three bald eagles is a very special treat. We alway appreciate when guests let us know how we can make their experince even better, so we will take your suggestions under advisement. We do hope to see you again and we'll get on those fall and winter photos!
The house needS TLC.
The house had cobwebs throughout and the blinds are broken. The shower head near the bedrooms needs to be replaced so there is better pressure. Overall we enjoyed our time fishing, but someone needs to go through the house and give it a little TLC.
We are happy you overall enjoyed your stay and thank you for the 3 suggestions on how to improve the cabin. We will take heed to them. Please consider renting one of our 54 other properties the next time you plan your Michigan adventure. We thank you for the compliments and appreciate your recommendation to others! Hope to see you soon!
Cabin was pretty dirty, the carpet is very worn out. I would recommend a cleaning person to clean the spider webs from around the lights. The private lake was great and the beds were very comfortable.
We are sorry you were not satisfied with your stay. If you would have called us to voice your disappointment, we would have sent out our cleaner straight away. Thank you for your recommendation. We will pass this along to cleaning. We once again apologize for your unhappiness and hope you consider booking with Freshwater in the future.
lovely home with every amenity
great fishing, owners left tea and coffee for us in a big kitchen. back in the forest in a quiet and secluded spot but close to a little store where i could get tackle and the few groceries we didn't bring.
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Yes, the little store close-by is extremely convenient. We hope you consider booking with Freshwater in the future for your next Michigan adventure. We have 54 other properties to choose from as well.