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Maximum 24 people   

8 Bedrooms plus Bonus Room

3.5 Baths

Maximum 15 people

6 Bedroom

4 Baths



ARBUTUS is a 6 Bedroom Vacation Rental home with 80 feet of sandy beach frontage on the south side of Lake Missaukee.  Arbutus is a newer home built specially for a large family group in mind for a Northern Michigan Family Vacation Experience.  

Upon entering this home, you will find the kitchen very able to accommodate large meal making with dining seating to fit up to 15. The main floor also has a beach side door coming into the Laundry area with the 2nd frig and bathroom nearby.  The Master bedroom is on the main floor with a Queen bed.


The upstairs has 3 bedrooms each with a Queen bed plus a 4th bedroom which is the "bunk room" with 2 Twin over Full Bunks.  Two full baths are found upstairs as well. 

The basement has a nice sized bedroom with a Queen bed along with another bathroom.  For those rainy days, the entertainment can be found in the basement in the TV Room and Game Room .

Seasonal Rates 2024

Date Range               Daily Rate     Weekly Rate

05/24 - 05/27          $900/nt          (Memorial Day Weekend)

05/27 - 06/08          $790/nt          $4700/wk 

06/08 - 06/15          N/A                 $4700/wk (Peak Season)

06/15 - 08/17          N/A                 $5200/wk (Peak Season)

08/17 - 08/24          N/A                 $4700/wk (Peak Season)

08/24 - 08/31          $790/nt          $4700/wk        

08/31 - 09/02          $900/nt          (Labor Day Weekend)     

* Saturday to Saturday Rental during Peak Season.

* Peak Season requires a 7 night stay.

* Minimum 3 night stay.

* 6% sales tax applies.

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Arbutus Reviews

Past VRBO Review

Amanda R. said...

Aug 11, 2018

Perfect, Family-Friendly House and Lake!

Date of Stay

Aug 3, 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 and 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 ;)

Alice S. said...

Nov 23, 2016

Date of Stay

Jun 17, 2016

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.

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+.


Lake Missaukee 6 Bedroom Cottage, ARBUTUS


At time of booking, a Rental Agreement must be filled out, signed and dated and sent back to the owner with a copy of drivers license and $300 deposit.

  1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 3:30 P.M. local time, AND CHECK-OUT IS 9:30 A.M., local time.  NO Early Check-ins.

  2. This is a NON-SMOKING unit.

  3. PETS are not permitted in rental house or on property grounds under any conditions.

  4. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 26 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.  This property will not be rented for reunions, weddings, bachelor, bachelorette parties, etc..

  5. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $300 is required. This must be received within seven (7) days of booking the reservation. The reservation deposit automatically converts to a damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, the damage deposit is fully refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:

    1. No damage or excessive wear and tear is done to unit or its contents. No moving of any bedroom furniture, living & family room furniture or dining table; please leave them in place.

    2. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.

    3.  All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in garbage totes. Please make use of the can/bottle cart at the door so that the trash is not filled with these items. There is recycling service in Lake City, ask for details.

    4.  Soiled dishes are cleaned and put away. Hand -wash all pots and pans. Dish Washer must be empty.

    5. A load of towels is started.

    6. All keys are on the kitchen table, windows closed & unit locked when left.

    7. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.

    8. No linens or towels are lost or damaged.

    9. No early check-in or late check-out.

    10. The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), or local law enforcement.

  6. PAYMENT – 100% of rental fee is required 60 days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the home rent. Please make payments in the form of bank money orders, cashier’s checks or personal checks payable to Talsma Vacation Rentals. The advance payment is not a damage deposit.

  7. NEIGHBORS – Being considerate and respectful of our neighbors’ peace and property is a must. Quiet time is from 10pm-8am, local time. Absolutely NO fireworks are allowed on the property. Parking is limited to the property’s driveway.  NO parking is allowed on the road.

  8. EVICTIONS - The owner reserves the right to evict paying guests (without refund of rental fees) should it be necessary for the integrity of property and /or neighborhood.

  9. CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will forfeit reservation deposit. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and damage/reservation deposit.  If the property is re-rented for the same time period of cancellation, the full advance payment and/or deposit will be returned.  Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

 10)   MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to fifteen (15) persons.

           a. Only the number of guests that has been included in the rental agreement is permitted on the property.  No visitors.             b. Five (5) vehicles maximum may be on the property, parked in the designated parking area

           c. Noise must not be heard from the property from 10:00pm. to 8:00am., local time.


12)  LIABILITY – The owner is not liable for any injuries, death or loss of personal property during the renter’s and/or guests’ rental stay in the home or on the property, including docks, boats and boat lifts.  Guests will indemnify owner if any lawsuits arise from their stay.

13)The Owner works very hard to keep and maintain all aspects of the rental home in great running order.  However, some things are beyond their control (such as, but not limited to: power outages, wifi/cable disruption, sudden malfunction of appliances, A/C, etc).  In these instances, the owner is not obligated to any returning rental fees or refunds, but will do their best to rectify any problem within their ability.

14)  INCLUSIVE FEES - Rates include a one-time linen and towel setup.

15)  NO MAID SERVICE - Linens and bath towels are included in the unit.  Please bring your own beach towels! We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the house for beach use.

16)  RATE CHANGES - Rates subject to change without notice, unless rate has been locked in with a $300 deposit.

17)  FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS - Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in.

18)  WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS - Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.

19)  The OWNER/MANAGEMENT reserves the right to terminate the signed agreement should there be a breach made by the signing renter.                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                                   (revised 7/2019)

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