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Hook, Wine & Sinker - Beautiful Lake House on Tawas Lake!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,697 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps with panoramic views of Lake Tawas!

Our home is the perfect getaway for anyone looking for a peaceful retreat. The home is situated in East Tawas within minutes from the action of the downtown area and Newman street. Yet, far enough away to not be bothered by traffic and noise. The home has breathtaking panoramic views of Tawas Lake which can be viewed from our wrap around deck. Our lake is a peaceful nature preserve with lots of nature surrounding the home. The other side of the lake is all National forest, so all you see is nature in front of you. The lake is famous for it's amazing fishing year round, duck hunting, bird watching, and wildlife galore. The Lake changes throughout the year as the ecosystem changes. Our Lake ranges from completely clear to being covered with lily pads and wild rice. Whether you are looking for a family getaway, fisherman's paradise, hunting cabin, or romantic will find it in our home. The area surrounding our home is very quiet and peaceful, it's truly a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - queen, 3rd bedroom 2 twin beds, 4th bedroom (lower floor) - Full size trundle bed. The master bedroom also has a small walk out deck with a table/chairs for morning coffee on the lake. We have also recently installed a wine chiller which will be waiting for your favorite wine upon your arrival. This home has something for everyone!

Michael Gabbard
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Michael Gabbard

We have been vacationing in the Tawas/Oscoda area for thirty years. We have five beautiful children. Finally, we have purchased our Lake House in the area we love. The Tawas area beaches are some of the best in the state. The shopping in Downtown Tawas is awesome and they have an event almost every weekend. Throughout the summer, there are multiple art festivals and shows. We currently live in the Metro Detroit area, but are up at our Lake House anytime it isn't rented. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!

Michael Gabbard purchased this house in 2017

Why Michael Gabbard chose East Tawas

We chose this location because we love peace, quiet, nature and fishing!. It's a unique experience to see amazing sunsets on the sunrise side of the state. We have the best of everything on Tawas Lake! During the day, we spend our time on the beaches at Tawas Point State Park which is located less than 10 minutes from our home. In the evening, we sit on our deck with sipping Michigan wines and watching the most amazing sunsets. The kids can fish from morning until night right off of the seawall on our property. They will catch one fish after another on Tawas Lake. This lake is every fisherman's dream location as the fishing is amazing. Our family enjoys every trip up to our Lake house. There's always something to do in the area. Tawas has activities almost every weekend, all summer long. In the winter, the famous Perchville weekend is held here as well. For anyone who doesn't enjoy fishing, there is great shopping in the area. The beaches are some of the best in the state. Newman street is famous for the best shopping on the East side of the state!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this Lake! The panoramic views from the house are literally breathtaking. The national forest on the other side of the lake gives us lots of privacy, not found on other crowded lakes. We love not having noisy jet skis and boats in front of our home. Our neighbors do not rent their homes and are rarely there. The way our home is placed on our lot, we have lots of privacy on our deck facing the water. On our lake, you'll only find fishing boats and pontoons. It's so peaceful and the views are spectacular!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a great house for shopping, viewing the fall colors, and relaxing. The national forest on the other side of the lake is beautiful in the fall. We shopped all day and hung at the house, looking at the lake in the evening. The owners are easy to work with and were very helpful.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Tawas in Iosco County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1697 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All trash must be bagged up and left in the mud room by the door leading to the driveway prior to leaving
  • All dirty dishes should be placed in the dishwasher. Please run the dishwasher prior to leaving.
  • If you wish to pay a security deposit ($500) in lieu of using the "Homeaway" Property damage protection, please contact owner before booking.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Mainfloor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstair Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , Truddle bed - double on top and bottom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Hook, Wine & Sinker - Beautiful Lake House on Tawas Lake!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Detroit suburb

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Four sisters spent a lovely long weekend in this beautiful home. Very clean and comfortable with plenty of space to spread out or come together as desired. Master bedroom overlooks a peaceful lake with beautiful sunsets. It was a bit chilly for much deck activity, but the view was wonderful from the eating area. Lots of birds, deer and a curious otter one morning! We loved every minute and look forward to returning. Thank you for sharing your home and providing us with a memorable experience

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot in Tawas

  • 5 of 5

The house has all the modern conveniences one would want in a vaca rental. The kitchen was well equipped and overall the house was clean and in good shape when we arrived. Great location, right on the southern shore of Tawas Lake. Beautiful sunsets over the water. Lots of room in the house and the upstairs master bedroom has many windows overlooking the lake. It's a quick, easy ride into town to pick up any items you need or to go to the beach. Owner was prompt to reply to questions and is easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen Park

Charming home in East Tawas

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and decorated in a charming style. The lake was exactly what we expected, it was pretty to look at and the kids was able to fish all evening. This was a great house for us because the local beaches were beautiful and had play structures. We beached all day and in the evening the kids were fishing, while we BBQ'd. There is even a paddle boat on site which was available for our use. The house was reasonably priced and in a nice area. The owners were easy to work with and available for our questions. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Allen Park, MI

Perfect place for ice fishing and shopping

  • 5 of 5

We really liked that you could see the water from basically every window in the home. Michael was really easy to work with and promptly returned our security deposit. The home is stocked better than any other home I've stayed at, in terms of cooking supplies, blankets, and other things you might need. I went with 3 of my buddies and all of our wives. All of the guys were able to ice fish right by the house in our shanties. The ladies shopped, drank wine, and enjoyed the house. Thank you for a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tawas Point Lighthouse
Tour this historic lighthouse. The sandy beaches of Lake Huron are in the same location. So,...
G's Pizzeria & Deli
Best pizza and beer around the area! G's delivers to our home
Mr. Jacks'ss
This place has a nice outside patio!
Neiman's Family Market
Barnacle Bill's
Augie's on the Bay
This is our favorite breakfast or lunch place. They are reasonably priced and you look at th...
Ben Franklin
Shopping for days...every time we go into this store, they have new items.
Brew Krew Kitchen & Bath
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mr. Jack'ss
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tawas Point State Park

This property is located just outside of the East Tawas downtown area and Newman Street. It's close enough to be convenient, but not so close you are bothered by traffic.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £64.52
Damage Insurance £59.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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