Clean, fully outfitted 2/3 bedroom pet friendly home with huge screened porch.
About Joyce Okal
Everyone here seems to have a history to this lake, and the lake has a history of its own. There is a book in the house with a story from everyone on the lake. Once home to some stars and singers as a getaway when performing in Chicago.
Joyce Okal purchased this House in 1985
Why Joyce Okal chose Watersmeet
We looked for a house to rent on this lake forever. It never happened so we camped for years. I would have killed to be able to rent here at one time. Its sometimes hard to tell if its going to be as clean and nice as the description. Once you open the door you will breathe a sigh of relief. Most people book for the same time each year in advance. Its right on the lake and so close because they allowed you to build much closer years ago. The screen porch is great because as you know the bugs can be crazy in the U.P. although they haven't been as bad the last few years. The good thing is you can sit in the screen porch and still enjoy the fire and the view of the lake.
What makes this House unique
The views cannot be beat. So quiet you can hear the eagles wings in flight or see them swoop in for a fish. The sunsets are only rivaled by the full moons. There are more stars than you could ever count. There are so many things that you could do and enough reasons to do nothing at all. I can't imagine not being able to come here. Something about it grabs you and never lets go. We are allowing dogs because half the fun of our vacations are enjoying it with our labs. We only ask that you be conscientious about the house and furniture. There are extra sheets you can throw on the bed or couch if your pet likes to sneak up there. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Smoking outside only. All butts must be picked up.
Yes as long as you pick up after them.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
May be flexible on occupants on a case by case basis.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Beautiful place on a lovely lake
The house is nice, the kitchen well equipped, and the beds comfy, but the real gem is the screen porch. It was windy the week we were there, but the porch provided enough shelter to make being outside comfortable, where sitting on the dock was too chilly. The porch would be awesome during mosquito season. The lake is lovely, and we enjoyed the fall colors. The area is very quiet, just what we needed. Overall, we were very pleased.
My family and I loved this house. It was clean and neat. Lake was nice and quiet (until the jet skis came out). thank you Joyce!!!
What a special place. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay - swimming every day, hiking to waterfalls, s'mores and stories by the bonfire, games, puzzles and card games, and lots of laughter on the screened porch. Such a comfortable home and the Hostess is super helpful and kind. Joyce truly cares about her guests. THANK YOU for such a remarkable family vacation!
Cozy Cabin with View !
We have been coming to this cabin since the winter of 2014. The owner(s) have been wonderful to communicate with when need be. The cabin is always clean, warm and cozy. The sunrise is beautiful over the lake! I would love to come up here in the summer for a long weekend get-away! Thank you:)
I love having you. You always leave the cabin clean. It makes me happy that you love it as much as I do.
Wonderful lake house. We were serenaded by the loons every morning and toward the end of our stay someone along the lake would play the French horn in the evening for an hour...just beautiful! The cabin was clean with a fully equipped kitchen. The owners were very responsive to all my emails and questions. Would definitely stay here again!
Didn’t want to leave!
Wonderful little cabin right near the lake. We kayaked, canoed, just floated around, made s’mores on the fire, relaxed and watched the Loons feed their young, just meters from the shore of our cabin. The cabin was clean and spacious for our family of four, although we never used the basement, it was a little musty for our picky teenagers. The Cabin is a nice distance to area attractions. We checked out Eagle River, Porcupine State Forest, Bond Falls, bowled at the Ally in Land O Lakes and had a wonderful dinner at the Bear Trap as recommended by Joyce. Joyce and Art were very friendly and accommodating and showed us around the lake. We wished our stay was longer. Even our dog Bluto loved it :) We love the area and are already hoping to come back next summer!
There are lots of things to do. We are centrally located to make it easy to get to Bond Falls, the Porcupine Mountains, Eagle River, The Paulding Light or Iron Mountain to name a few. If you are looking to explore the area we are the Western U.P. Marquette is 90 miles
East if you want to see lake superior. You can rent ATV's at Headwaters Polaris or snowmobiles in the winter. Ski Brule is in Iron Mountain and there is fun for every level of ski or snowboarder plus tubing and a great lounge.Great golfing at Lac Vieux Desert Casino or The Gateway. We have a brochures at the house plus a list of great restaurants.