Three summers ago, my friend and I found this hidden gem on Walloon and it has become our home away from home; this summer will be our third time back to this cottage. Walloon Lake (shhh, don't let the secret out!) is simply one of the most relaxing, pristine places I have ever been. It's a place where you absolutely forget about work and stress and recharge your batteries. This cottage is really a find; we originally thought our week would not be available this summer so I drove around the whole lake looking at every rental this size and none had comparable lake access with a beach, privacy, trees, or amenities. While the surrounding towns are darling and have great shops and restaurants (The American Spoon Cafe in Petoskey and Cafe Sante in Boyne City are my favorites) we have found that our favorite things to do during our stay are making pudgie pies in the fire pit, reading books in the sun on the dock, drinking wine and talking on the porch, and watching our kids get in fights over the hammock (wouldn't be vacation without some good whining!). We could honestly park our cars and not move for the week and be perfectly happy. I am sure you will want to make this your annual summer vacation once you stay here. Just don't get any ideas about stealing our week!