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Sleeping Accommodations Den
Bathrooms Riverside Bedroom
Kitchen Roadside Bedroom
Living Room Garage and Parking
Laundry Trash Disposal

Sleeping Accommodations

The house will accommodate eight (8) people comfortably. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a King size bed. The other has a Queen size bed. On the main floor are two sofa sleepers. Both pullouts are Queen size. You will find more information by clicking on the individual rooms (Riverside Bedroom, Roadside Bedroom, Den, and Living Room)

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There are two bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms. It has a shower while the main floor bathroom has a bathtub with a shower head. Both bathrooms are stocked with "Start up" supplies (soap and tissue paper). Towels and washcloths are provided. You will need to bring any personal stuff such as razors and toothbrushes.

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The kitchen is fairly well equiped to help make preparing meals easy. There is an Electric Stove/Oven, a Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, and a Toaster Oven. Along with plenty of silverware, dishes, glasses and cups you will find several sizes of pots and pans, serving dishes, collanders, spatulas,measuring spoons, knives and other necessities.

The kitchen has a large table the will easily seat six (6) people comfortably - eight (8) will be tight but possible. There is an additional table in the Living room if necessary. All you need to bring is the groceries and baking supplies as well as paper towels, napkins, etc. Please remember to take these items home with you, so that there is room for the next renter's supplies.


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Living Room

Seats 7 without bringing in extra chairs. There is a table on one side of the room that makes a good place to play board games or just sit and converse. On the opposite side of the living room is a Queen size pull-out sofabed, a rocking chair, a leather recliner, and another chair. There is also a natural fireplace. A stereo/CD sound system compliments the room and makes for playing soft music while watching a fire or reading a book. You will find several books that deal with many different subjects scattered throughout the house for your enjoyment. Feel free to bring your favorite music CDs with you.


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The house has a small laundry room with sink, washer and dryer for your needs. You will need to bring your own supplies (Soap, Softner, Bleach, etc.).

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The den has a queen size pull-out sofabed, a matching chair and footstool . There is also a small Secretary and chair. The entire house has Wi-fi, but the router and password are located in the den. In one corner is a TV with an attached VCR/DVD Player. The TV is hooked up to Cable and there are multiple stations. Also, there is a bookshelf with VCR Tapes and assorted reading material. And there is a Family Video Store in Grayling (20 minutes away) if you are looking for a special movie. In the kitchen pantry (top shelf) you will find playing cards, and a few board games.

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Riverside Bedroom

The riverside bedroom upstairs has a King size bed with an extra firm mattress. There is a clothes closet as well as two dressers to help you organize your clothing during your stay. Two nightstands will accommodate your jewelery, wallets, etc. while you are resting. There is a locking safe in the closet. An alarm clock will be found on one of the nightstands for your convenience. There is a filtered view of the river from this room that is just beautiful when the sun is rising.

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Roadside Bedroom

The roadside bedroom upstairs has a Queen size bed with a firm mattress. Like the Riverside Bedroom, the Roadside Bedroom has a closet and two dressers to help you organize your clothing during your stay. This room is slightly smaller than the Riverside Bedroom. The eastern exposure of this room allows the sun to rush in at daybreak filling the room with warm rays and welcoming light of a new day. However, you can always lower the shades if you prefer to sleep in!

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Garage and Parking

The house has a one-car attached garage with an automatic opener. Although there is only a single car width driveway, it is long enough to accommadate a truck/car and trailer. We park our Jeep Liberty and 19' I/O Bowrider in the driveway with ease. Also, there is room to park extra cars on the street during the summer months. Using the garage and driveway, 3 cars could be parked.

Inside the garage you will find a propane grill. Also, there is a charcoal grill for your use as well as several outdoor tables and chairs. For the fisherman/fisherwoman there is a rack for holding your flyrods and another rack to hang your waders and boots upside down to dry. You'll be ready at the first sign of a hatch!

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Trash Disposal

Bagged trash may be disposed of in the large blue wheeled receptacle in the garage.
We have found it is fine to put trash out Monday for Tuesday pickup.

Thank You in advance for your cooperation.

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