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Maximum 24 people   

8 Bedrooms plus Bonus Room

3.5 Baths

Maximum 24 people   

8 Bedrooms plus Bonus Room

3.5 Baths



JENNINGS is an 8 Bedroom lake house on the south side of Lake Missaukee in Northern Michigan.  With over 5000 square feet of living space, a group of 24 is handled efficiently inside the home and outside on the 3/4 acre of beach and yard.

 When you first enter the home, you enter the Rec Room with a TV, lounge chairs, and Air-Hockey Table. The main floor has an open concept area of Kitchen, Dining and Living Room, which looks out onto the yard toward the water. A large Master Suite is also on the main floor, along with the Laundry Room with an extra frig.  Upstairs you will find 7 good sized bedrooms, a Bonus Room with more sleeping space and 2 full Baths.

Looking out over the yard toward the lake is a patio with table and chairs and a propane gas grill along with a campfire ring for your marshmallow treats.

Seasonal Rates 2024

Date Range               Daily Rate     Weekly Rate

01/03 - 05/24          $650/nt          N/A

05/24 - 05/27          $1050/nt        (Memorial Day Weekend)

05/27 - 06/08          $975/nt          $5800/wk 

06/08- 06/15           N/A                 $5800/wk (Peak Season)

06/15- 08/17           N/A                 $6300/wk (Peak Season)

08/17 - 08/24          N/A                 $5800/wk (Peak Season)

08/24 - 08/31          $925/nt          $5800/wk        

09/31 - 09/02          $1050/nt        (Labor Day Weekend)     

09/02 - 11/26          $650/nt          N/A

11/27 - 11/30          $800/nt          (Thanksgiving Week)

11/30 - 12/21          $650/nt          N/A

12/21 - 01/02/25    $800/nt          $5500/wk (Christmas/New Year) 

* Rates based on 18 guests, add $10/night per additional guest.

* 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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Jennings Reviews

Reviews from VRBO

E.J. W. said...

Jun 29, 2018

Great family getaway!

Date of Stay

Jun 15, 2018

5 of 5 stars

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this rental. We were 3 families with 2-4 kids each and a set of grandparents. Ages of the kids were 7 to 21. We had a total of 17 and we all felt like we had plenty of space in the house, yard, beach and especially on the lake. Grandparents got to stay in the downstairs master bedroom/bath and each couple had their own bedroom upstairs. Most of the kids stayed in the bunk bed rooms upstairs. We loved the large open kitchen and dining area and the kids used the front playroom/air hockey table every night. All of the bathrooms and bedrooms were very clean and nice. Hall stairs and hallway upstairs were nice and wide. It is obvious that Jan takes pride in the nice looking, clean environment the house provides. The kids often spread out either on the floor in the front play room or in the dining area to play cards in the am and at night. We used the fire pit almost every night and played football/baseball in the yard after dinner. During the day we spent most of our time at the beach or on the water. The jet ski worked perfectly. The pontoon did too other than Jan had to swap out the newer one and gave us the older one for our last afternoon due to a failure of the starter. Jan was great to work with and answered all of our questions from beginning to end. At this time of the year there were really no bugs until after sundown starting about 930pm and the water at the beach was surprisingly pleasant/warm. Very few people out on the water so we didn't feel crowded at all. The town of cadillac was close by and we went to a movie there on a rainy day and enjoyed a great family dinner at the Clam Lake Beer Co. Small detail that could have been a little better - Grill did not quite heat evenly. This is a great place to stay, you should definitely go for it!

alex s.

Great Spot

  •  5 of 5

Our entire family of 10 adults and 5 kids stayed for Thanksgiving weekend. Very spacious common area that allowed for everyone to interact and never feel crowded. Plenty of bedrooms and beds and the yard size was big enough to play a kickball tournament for the entire family as well. The stars one of the nights were possibly the best I have ever seen and we even saw the northern lights on thanksgiving night. The unlimited fire wood was a huge perk because my dad had a fire going at all times to enjoy while watching football or playing board games. Jan responded immediately when I reached out and was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017 

  • Stayed: November 2017


  • Leigh S.

  • A beautiful vacation spot!

    We are all able to fit under one roof, our children & grandchildren. Lots of room both inside and outside. Everything is very clean. There is really no need to leave the property, because everything you need is there. Great customer service, Jan always picks up the phone or gets right back to you. We have returned and will continue to. I have also recommended it to others.

    • Stayed: July 2016

    • Submitted: January 23, 2017

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Families with teenager

  • SueLansing, Michigan

    Excellent accommodations!

    Finally we found a place that fits us all!! We have 10 adults and 10 young children and this "cottage" was the perfect place for our family. There is plenty of room indoors and out and there are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a large group. It allowed parents with napping children to still be a part of the family group while their children slept in a quiet place. The cottage is well-maintained and clean and the lake is beautiful too!

    • Stayed: May 2016

    • Submitted: November 24, 2016

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers

  • Ed C.

    Excellent Vacation Home!

    Property was clean, very spacious, beautifully situated by the lake. Also as a bonus, the construction of the house makes it very sound proof. Meaning what is going on downstairs won't wake up the people up stairs, so when the kids go down for bed they will stay asleep. Definitely would recommend and will return in the future!

    • Stayed: February 2016

    • Submitted: March 3, 2016

  • DiGaylord, MI.

    Memorial Weekend Fun!!

    Our entire family has enjoyed this home for three years and each year has been fantastic. The home is spacious, clean and well equipped. When the grill broke the first day, Jan's family purchased a new grill and brought it to the home within an hour. They are so willing to answer any questions or help out if there is a problem which we have not experienced other than the grill. It has been a bit cold for swimming on Memorial Weekend, but there were those who still swam to the platform in the water to sunbathe. The younger children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sand at the beach area. The home is close to town so our teens were able to enjoy a little tennis and basketball at the city courts and, of course, we visited the incredible ice cream shop!! We would return in 2016 except we have a family wedding. Jan

    • Stayed: May 2015

    • Submitted: August 25, 2015

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers

  • SamAdrian , Mi


    My whole family enjoyed this Thanksgiving at this house. There was a lot to do in spite of the bad weather. It was very clean and well supplied with everything we needed.

    • Stayed: November 2014

    • Submitted: December 9, 2014

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

  • BeniWindsor, Canada

    All what you need for a great weekend!

    This great place offered enough room for 20 people to get together and create everlasting memories. The house is well equipped with everything that you need in and out (kitchen, pit fire), rooms were cleaned and spacious, and the living big enough to fit all of us for table games, karaoke and a dance. The fall colours are speechless in this period of the year and we look forward for a week in summer. Thanks for having us!

    • Stayed: October 2014

    • Submitted: October 23, 2014

    Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Romantic getaway

  • Anonymous

    Happy New Years!

    We have made it a tradition to go "Up North" for New Years with our families! This beautiful property was exactly as described and did serve as a family retreat for us. The kids enjoyed bundling up and playing in the snow. And the walk to the road and back was perfect for a bit of exercise in the winter air. The men were able to enjoy watching the Spartans win the Rose Bowl as well! We would definitely return to this home again and would love to see it in the summer months!

    • Stayed: December 2013

    • Submitted: January 8, 2014

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

  • StevieCadillac Michigan

    Great place for a large group

    Very Nice Place very large gathering area and we enjoyed the stay.

    • Stayed: September 2013

    • Submitted: September 27, 2013

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway

  • Uptown girlGrand Rapids MI

    Fun filled family gathering

    We just returned from a great weekend at this vacation home. I agree with an earlier review that the pictures don't capture how spacious the home is. We had a large group with lots of small children and never felt crowded. The kitchen was well stocked and the home had everything we needed. My nephew was on call for work and the internet was very reliable making it able for him to stay the weekend. There were lots of kids toys for both indoor and out and the air hockey was an added bonus. We had a great time down at the beach. The kids swam out to the floating dock and enjoyed the slide and diving board. We cooked over an open fire which was very handy having a firepit by the house as well as at the beach. Owners were great to work with. Very responsive to calls and emails and made sure things were taken care of. Overall a great experience for our group. We will be back again.

    • Stayed: August 2013

    • Submitted: September 3, 2013

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

  • JBColorado Springs, CO

    Much more spacious than photos show

    My rather large family and I stayed here just this last weekend of May. We were simply amazed by how much space was in the living/dining room. The beach was also nice and outside areas were good to get the kids outside. The lake offered me and my brothers ample opportunity to fish the lake. I caught 10 large mouth bass and 1 huge Northern Pike while my younger brother caught around 15 bass plus 1 that had to have weighed 3 lbs. The only issue we had was with the pontoon which had a minor fuel leak; which I understand has been completely taken care of. Really, a very nice house with plenty of beds and two fridges and a game room for when there are rainy days. I hope to bring my family back to Lake City next year.

    • Stayed: May 2013

    • Submitted: June 6, 2013

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

  • JenMichigan

    Great Vacation!

    Place was beautiful and spacious. Great for a family getaway!

    • Stayed: January 2013

    • Submitted: January 26, 2013

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Families with teenagers

  • AnonymousLake, MI

    wedding weekend retreat

    My Husband and I along with our wedding party and parents stayed for 3 nights at this amazing lake house. We had a great weekend and were so comfortable. We cant wait to plan our trip for next year :) Owner was great to work with too! Hoping next year its a little warmer so we can use the beach!

    • Stayed: September 2012

    • Submitted: September 24, 2012

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

  • AnonymousLansing, MI


    This place was spectacular! The massage chairs were fantastic, the dining/kitchen/living area were nice and open and the kids had a great time running around. Wi-fi and Directv made staying connected and watching MSU football very easy. The kitchen was well-furnished with all of our cooking needs met. 2 refrigerators and a washer and dryer was perfect! Outside was very peaceful, and the neighbors to the west of the house were so friendly, they shared some fresh-caught salmon with us! The steps to the beach (there are 40 of them), made for a challenge when carrying all of things back up at the end of the week. But, the beach itself is very sandy with a great firepit. The kids loved the diving dock with the slide! I only wish renting a watercraft was a bit less of an expense, but totally understand that maintaining them is an expense to the owner. All in all, it was a great vacation made even better by our wonderful accommodations. We'll see you next year!

    • Stayed: August 2012

    • Submitted: September 12, 2012

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

  • AnonymousMich.

    VRBO & 5-time house rental user

    By far the best rental we have used, and have booked for next year.

    • Stayed: August 2012

    • Submitted: September 4, 2012

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Families with teenagers

  • Cathy C.owosso michigan

    Women's Church Retreat

    We had 15 women come up to this lovely home for a 3 day retreat. It was perfect. The house was lovely and so very welcoming. The dining room/living room combination made plenty of space. It was lovely out and all of us enjoyed sitting around the fire in the evening and the sun in the day. The beds were very comfortable. The owners went out of their way to make sure that all of our questions were answered and everything prepared for us. It was great.

    • Stayed: March 2012

    • Submitted: March 19, 2012

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway

  • AnonymousSandusky, OH

    Wonderful home for a large group!

    What a great time our group of 17 had at Lake the winter! We arrived to a beautiful, frozen lake, on which our kids took great pleasure in exploring. We had hoped to snowmobile during our stay, but alas, there wasn't enough snow. The owner had provided us with the name of a company that rented snowmobiles as there are more than 200 miles of trails nearby! Instead, we spent a few hours each day at a nearby sledding hill, and the rest of our time was spent playing games, keeping toasty by the indoor fire, and just enjoying each other's company. The older kids in our group loved hanging in the game room with the massage chairs, while the younger kids found plenty do to without the aid of electronic devices. The lack of snow did not detract from a fantastic getaway at all! The home is lovely with plenty of space for multiple families, including two huge tables in the dining area allowing us to sit down together as a group. We'd love to go back and would highly recommend it to other families seeking a winter getaway!

    • Stayed: December 2011

    • Submitted: January 9, 2012

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers

  • BethGrand Rapids MI

    Loved it, loved everything about this home and location!!!!

    Our group consisted of three families with young children...... this home was the perfect setting for all of us to comfortably enjoy time together, but there was also plenty of space to meet everyone's needs, including our youngsters who nap. The home itself is very inviting and feels like home with so many wonderful amenities; especially the plush mattresses. The property itself is large, with plenty of room for soccer and baseball games and option of campfire by the home or down by the beach. The sandy, large beach area was down a flight of stairs, which provided us peace of mind with young kiddos. We thoroughly enjoyed the warm clean water, which was shallow for a great distance. We also enjoyed biking in the surrounding area, which we all really enjoyed. Thank you for your gracious hospitality; we truly loved our stay!

    • Stayed: August 2011

    • Submitted: September 4, 2011

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Tourists without a car, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

  • MikeWalled Lake, MI

    Great Time

    We rented this house for a long weekend and could not ask for anything more. The house had everything, we had 18 people satying there and there was still more then enough room. The backyard was great lots of room for activities and could not beat the view off the bluff of the lake. Would highly recommend this house. -Mike

    • Stayed: August 2011

    • Submitted: August 31, 2011

    Recommended for: Families with teenagers

  • .oxford mi

    family fun

    We had a wonderful time vacationing here. The house was beautifully done and had everything we needed. We had 11 adults and 8 children aged 18 mo to 7 years old and we had plenty of room. We loved it so much we booked for next year!

    • Stayed: August 2011

    • Submitted: August 18, 2011

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Families with teenagers

  • CowDrCentral Michigan

    Pleasantly Surprised

    We rented this house for a week long family reunion. Ten adults and six children. From the minute we arrived we were pleasantly surprised with all of the work that has been put into the property since our rental agreement. The house was immaculate, tastefully decorated and there was plenty of space for our large gathering. The owners had thought of almost every amenity needed for such a large group - especially extra seating on the patio, two coffee pots, plenty of dining space, etc. The property was great and there was more than enough room for the kids to run around and play. The eight bedrooms were very spacious and the three and a half baths were great considering the number of people we had. The lake was great - very sandy bottom and shallow, excellent for swimming and many fish were caught right by the drop off. The owners are very friendly and accommodating and it were very approachable regarding questions and concerns. Cadillac is just a quick drive away where there were numerous options for grocery stores and restaurants. Our group visited some of the local golf courses and parks for the kids and were very pleased with our stay. We will definitely be going back again and would recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a peaceful family getaway.

    • Stayed: July 2011

    • Submitted: August 9, 2011

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Families with teenagers

  • AnonymousDetroit, MI. area & Rochester, N.Y. area

    PowWow approved

    We do a family reunion vacation every year, we call it our PowWow. This place has been one of the best so far. We came with 14 people over 18, 1 teenager, and 3 under 8. Lots of space - from the house, through the yard, all the way to the lake. Plenty of space for everyone to not feel crowded. The house is huge and has lots of amenities. The kids loved the air hockey table, the adults loved the 3 massage chairs. The kitchen had everything we could need, and 2 refrigerators/freezers held everything we needed also. The lake was awesome with it's long shallow area for the little ones - they felt like big kids because they were so far from shore, but the water never went over their shoulders. The teens and twenty somethings enjoyed the raft with the slide and diving board. Lake City had a small supermarket that had pretty much everything, and with Cadillac only about 10 minutes away (Meijer, Walmart, Home Depot), we had no worries. Jan was great, answered all our questions, and explained everything completely. It was an awesome week for us, and if/when we decide to re-visit one of our PowWow sites, this place will be at the top of the list. Thank You All members of the B&D PowWow

    • Stayed: July 2011

    • Submitted: August 8, 2011

    Recommended for: Families with young children, Families with teenagers

  • AnonymousChesterfield

    Perfect for Large Family Gatherings

    Absolutely the best. Location, Location, Location. Beach is perfect for both small children and teenagers. Lake is perfect for fishing, waterskiing, pontooning. Cadillac withing 15 min. Lake City in 5. House is amazing! Bedrooms for everyone including master on main level for those who can't do stairs. Kitchen/Dining area perfect for large group cooking/eating. Cable/Internet if you want to stay connected. House is updated with air conditioning, new linens and furniture. We have already booked for next year! Owner is great! Thanks for the excellent hospitality at an affordable rate.

    • Stayed: July 2011

    • Submitted: July 28, 2011

    Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Age 55+, Families with teenagers



Lake Missaukee 8 Bedroom Cottage, JENNINGS 

To book, a Rental Agreement must be filled out, signed and dated and sent back to the owner with copy of drivers license and $300 deposit within 7 days of receiving emailed agreement.

  1. CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 3:30 P.M. EDT 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.

  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 twenty-four (24) persons. However, an additional charge of $10.00 per person per night for guests in addition to eighteen (18) will be assessed.                 

          a.  Only the number of guests included in the agreement is permitted on the property.  No Visitors.

          b.  Seven (7) 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.  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 8/19

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