Welcome to “PHIL’S PLACE” on “GULL LAKE”
Richland, Michigan

Pristine “GULL LAKE” according to “NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC” is one of the premier inland
lakes in the United States. Underground springs and four different streams feed this crystal
clear 2,030 acre body of water, which measures approximately 6.5 miles long and over a mile
wide, with a maximum depth of 110 feet.
“GULL LAKE” has held a special attraction for people dating back well over 120 years. Early
visitors could arrive via electric powered “Inter-Urban” railroads at “Yorkville Station” then
proceed to private resorts, hotels, or cottages on “Steamboats” such as the “Searchlight” ( a
double-decker that held up to 250 people and a band). Many of the older homes still remain, the
large island has several beautiful “Victorian style” examples.
Today, “GULL LAKE” offers many modern-day activities like pleasure boating, water skiing,
swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sail-boarding, jet skiing etc. If more relaxed activities are
your pleasure, then pontooning, canoeing, watching spectacular sunrises from the great view
here at “PHIL’S PLACE” or taking in the colorful and serene weekly sailboat races, enjoying the
many ducks and birds, or just basking in the sun might be for you. “GULL LAKE” is a great
fishing lake with 55 species including: Bass, Pike, Bluegills, Perch, Crappie, Trout and Salmon.
The southwest end of the lake has a sandbar 3’ to 5’ deep where many people gather in all
sorts of watercraft to have fun, swim and socialize. A full service Marina is located at the
southeast end of the lake as well as an Ice-cream Parlor that is accessible by boat. Across the
road is “Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort” consisting of 5 Championship 18 hole Golf
Courses. “Lady Gull Diva” a large double deck boat is available for Party or Dinner Cruises.
Pontoon and Personal Watercraft rentals are also available. A park with picnic areas and
Kellogg Biological Center are on the eastside of the lake. At the north extreme is a large public
landing with bath-houses and picnic areas. “Gull Lake Country Club” is along the western
shoreline and offers sailing, a yacht club, a world class Golf Course and racquet sports.
“PHIL’S PLACE” is located about midway on the western shoreline in a quiet residential
neighborhood called “HIGHLAND PARK” You can wake up to the beautiful sunrises from the
easterly facing Master Bedroom with Balcony on the 2nd floor or from the spacious Living Room
on the main level, both have wall to wall views of this quiet cove opening out into the center of
this beautiful blue-green colored lake.
“PHIL’S PLACE” is a super clean year-round 1,800 s.f. home, the lower level features a large
open “Great Room”effect in the Living Room / Dining Room Area, which has wood deck and
beam ceilings with walnut paneled walls to create a lodge type atmosphere. In the center is a
large, magnificent, “exotic stone” double sided fireplace with gas logs. The Formal Dining Area
contains one side of the fireplace and an entertainment center. All of the lower level is finished
off with new off-white Berber carpet and matching custom blinds and window treatments, except
for the large Kitchen and Pantry Area, which have slate tiled floors leading to the “Retro-style”
ceramic tiled Full Bath with walk-in-shower. The upper-level has Oak Hardwood floors in all of
the Four Bedrooms and Small Office Area. The “Retro-style” Full Bath has ceramic walls and
floor, a sunken, heated tub and wall-mounted toilet. Every room is completely furnished to
include all bedding, towels/linens, pots, pans, dishes, utensils etc.
A big-Screen T.V. with VCR/DVD player and component stereo are included on the lower level.
Outdoor living areas include 2 Upper Balcony Decks, 2 Lower Decks with “Tiki” torches and
outdoor lighting, gas grill, and a winding path along Perennial Gardens to the upper level of the
property. From April thru October a 60’ dock is provided in case you want to bring your boat or
watercraft with you. A 14’ aluminum fishing boat and motor is available for rental to persons
staying at “PHIL’S PLACE”. Ask about a 2-hour pontoon tour of the lake during your stay.
“GULL LAKE” is within easy driving distance of Detroit and Chicago via I-94, it is located
approximately 8 miles north of I-94, between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Besides the fine
dining and lounges on and around the lake, several more restaurants, along with grocery, take-
out, fast-food, banking, hardware, antique and gift shops can be found in the Village of
“RICHLAND” just 3 miles away. Major shopping centers are located in Battle Creek and
Kalamazoo approximately 15 minutes either direction. 15 Golf courses are 15 miles or less
from the lake. Close by around the lake and just minutes away are bowling, skating, horseback
riding, movie theatres, “Gilmore Classic Car Museum”, “The Barn Theatre” (Michigan’s oldest
summer stock theatre), “Kellogg Bird Sanctuary”, “Binder Park Zoo”, and “Yankee Springs
Recreation Area” (15,000 acres of woods, lakes, hunting & fishing, with miles of trails for
walking or biking).
For those interested in Winter sports there is: snowmobiling, ice fishing (great lake for Northern
Pike), ice-skating, cross-country skiing, and Iceboat racing! Within 16 miles are 2 Ski Resorts,
“Bittersweet” (16 slopes) and “Timber Ridge” (highest natural vertical rise in S.W. Michigan), and
toboggan runs at “Echo Valley”.

RENTAL RATES        ( FOR  2012 )                                               Effective 10-15-09
A.   
 PRIMETIME  (MEMORIAL DAY WEEK through LABOR DAY WEEK)
B.   BASE RATE  (1-2 people)   PRIMETIME -------------------------$1,600.00 / wk.
                               (3-people)    PRIMETIME -------------------------$1,750.00 / wk.
                               (4-people)    PRIMETIME -------------------------$1,900.00 / wk.
                               (5-people)    PRIMETIME -------------------------$2,050.00 / wk.
                               (6-people)    PRIMETIME -------------------------$2,200.00 / wk.
                               (7-people)    PRIMETIME -------------------------$2,350.00 / wk.
Maximum             (8-people)     PRIMETIME -------------------------$2,500.00 / wk.

C. Weeks of MEMORIAL DAY & LABOR DAY  ADD $200.00  JULY 4th  ADD  $250.00
D. 14’ FISHING BOAT & MOTOR     (with house rental)            $220.00   / wk.
E. MONTHS OF MAY & SEPT. DEDUCT             < $200.00 >
F. MONTHS OF APR. & OCT.  DEDUCT             < $400.00 >
G. MONTHS OF NOV.- MAR.   DEDUCT             < $600.00 >
H. LOST KEY or LATE LEAVE                                                      $75.00  each
I.   SECURITY DEPOSIT  (needed to secure reservation) -----$500.00
J. CLEANING DEPOSIT   (needed to secure reservation) -----$500.00
K. RENTAL RATE MUST BE RECEIVED 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF
RESERVATION.
 
L.
PHIL’S PLACE IS NON-SMOKING, AND NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE RESERVATIONS SEND
E-MAILS TO:  
             gunnettenterprises@yahoo.com
OR CALL KEITH AT: (269)-679-4173 or (cell) (269)-569-6057

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