*LAKEFRONT (Long Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY—500 ft. private shoreline
*SANDY-BOTTOM BEACH with Lily Pads about 35 feet out
*2 KAYAKS & 1 PADDLEBOAT included
*ATV & SNOWMOBILE FROM PROPERTY
*GREAT HUNTING NEARBY
*OPEN ALL YEAR
Located just a ½ mile from the ORV trails, by Pere Marquette Forrest, the Cadillac Retreat is ideal for the adventurer and those that just want a gorgeous, quiet lake-side vacation. With 40 feet of private beach, a semi-sandy-bottom lake, and 2 kayaks and 1 paddle boat for guests to enjoy, this vacation screams fun in the sun! Long Lake, is a quiet all-sports lake, which guests can get to in just a short walk down a few steps. Nature is all around and left untouched for good reason! Be sure to watch out for the sunset view that will capture your heart.
The Cadillac Retreat is an air conditioned home that has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a gorgeous stone fireplace, finished walk-out basement, and full kitchen for up to 10 guests to enjoy. Fire pit, patio, and tons of outdoor furniture are present for guests to sit back, relax, and gaze at the bald eagles that frequent the area! Let the kids play a round of pool or ping pong, while adults take a scenic stroll or just lay-out on the upper-level deck.
If you are looking for some adventure, attach the trailer and bring the ATVs or snowmobiles up for some action! There is plenty of room to park and play!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: YES, there is and additionally, ceiling fans and oscillating fans are available as well.
Animals: You are smack in the middle of the woods, off the lake, so therefore you will see a lot of wildlife. Small frogs are very comfortable in this environment and steer clear (literally) of the white-tailed deer (State Mammal)!
ATV's: Yes! They are ENCOURAGED!
Main Floor Bathroom: 1 Full with tub
Walk-out Basement: 1 Full with shower, no tub
Beach/Swimming: There is a private sandy beach which is 40 feet long and 10 feet wide, which then slopes down into the water which has a sandy-bottom. Once you are about 5 feet deep in the water, the sandy bottom changes to slightly weedy bottom. There are lily pads in the water about 35 feet in. Water shoes are recommended.
Bedroom #1: Main Floor: 1 Queen
Bedroom #2: Walk-out basement: 1 Queen
Bedroom #3: Walk-out basement : 1 set of bunk beds—so 2 twin beds
Bedroom #4: LOFT (upstairs): 2 Queen beds—private space although
open to below common area
Boats: 2 Kayaks and 1 Paddle-boat come with this property for guests to enjoy during their stay!
Cable/Satellite TV: Satellite smart tvs (remember to bring your username and passwords for netflix,etc)
Cell phone service: GREAT!
* Houghton Lake: 45 minutes (35 miles)
* Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1 hour 23 minutes ( 62 miles)
* Traverse City: 1 hour (41 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours ( 150 miles)
Driving: Please plan to arrive to the lake house during the day. It is near impossible to find it at night, especially if you are new to the area!
Dock: 20 foot private dock. The public boat launch is about ¼ mile around the lake that guest can use to drop their own water vessels in the water
Fishing: Well stocked and barely fished!
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online
Fishing poles: There are 4 or so beginner rods available.
Grill: A large propane grill for your use. Propane is provided!
Grocery Store: 20 minutes away (3-4 miles) Meijers, Walmart, Big Lots, Home Depot, many restaurants as well.
Internet: YES! Wi-Fi for guests to use
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.
Parking: There is PLENTY of parking here at Cadillac Retreat! Enough for 6-8 cars or 2-3 cars with trailers. Guests with trailers will enjoy the ease of parking!
Pets: Pets are NOT welcomed. Enjoy a hair-free, odor-free, allergy-free space!
Privacy: There is another home about 200 yards away, but in the summer time, with foliage, it is hard to see any other home on the lake. Large homes tend to sit back off the lake.
Snowmobiles: PLEASE BRING THEM! You will not regret it. Snowmobiling right from the backdoor of the retreat is amazing!
Space: 3 levels all together: Walk-out basement-main floor-Loft
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.
Washer and dryer: YES! Laundry soap is provided for guests
Wood: YES! There is plenty of wood for guests to use while at the property