|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Enjoy your summer! We still have most of September and October available. Rates are lower in the fall and we offer nightly rates. Great deals on one or both cottages. Fishing is the best in the Baldwin Area! Looking for a sandy-bottomed lake with virtually no vegetation for great swimming? Where the water is not too cold? Then this is the place. Fishing is relaxing right outside your door, but any fisherman would be thrilled to go fishing in the Pere Marquette or the Baldwin that winds throughout the county, easy and free access in a number of place just minutes from the cottages. Back at the cottages there are TWO boats, a pontoon-type paddle boat and aluminum fishing boat that are included with the cottages so no extra cost. And the lake is a private lake so no getting run over and the kids can be on one boat while the fishermen are catching supper. The cottages are updated with fresh bathrooms, pillow-top queen size beds, fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer on site. Outside you will find large decks on each cottage with plenty of room for sunbathing or dining outside. BBQ grills, and great fire pit add to the outside. AND there is internet access and satellite TV.
Or rent one cottage. Sleeps 6 comfortably. You'll love either of the well-kept, clean and comfortable cottages . Both have brand new bathrooms, very clean.
Enjoy your evenings by building a fire in the fire pit. . Being up north you can see the Milky Way. Take the boat out at night and count the shooting stars. We saw five in one night. Let us know if you counted more!
Born in Kalamazoo MI and raised in Texas has made me a traveler. I bought these cottages in hopes of having myself a lake cottage for retirement. And I will one day! So I treat them as if I was going to be there soon and invite my guests to enjoy them until I can get back to Michigan, which I do every chance I get. I also have this great love of remodeling and decorating and so I have many projects for the cottages. We are planning to re-do the living room in the red cottage by tearing out the massive (and leaning) fireplace and open it up with more windows and higher ceilings and a new wood-buring stove. We just finished pouring concrete to connect the buildings (helps keep the cottages clean) and added a new deck on the gray cottage a couple of years ago. One day will re-do the enterior of the gray cottage so it will be open concept. My neighbors on the lake are nice and helpful. I'm not too far away from Baldwin. I enjoy the refreshing lake and the lovely trees and sunsets.
Peggy *** I live in Texas but born in Kalamazoo. Payments sent to Texas only purchased this cottage in 2006
Baldwin is where the fishing and hunting and swimming in a clean lake is. It is comfortable and clean cottages. It is summer time in northern Michigan (like the song.) It has a great fall show with all the colors and then, like I can't say enough, there is great water, great fishing, and friendly folks in nearby Baldwin.
The cottages look out on a wonderful lake that if you will just paddle out to the middle of the lake at night and look up at the milky way (yes, it is still there) and then be prepared to count the falling stars (last time it was 5) you will find yourself at peace, enjoying your family and company. Growing up, we always had one special trip to Lake Michigan with a bunch(!) of cousins and friends, and now when I am at the cottages, I feel like I am doing it all over again, just it is now at Whalen Lake, a lot more intimate and a lot more comfortable when we fall asleep!
Baldwin is 2 miles away and offers local eateries such as Jones Ice Cream parlor (great ice cream!), Debbie's Bar and Grill, Government Lake Lodge Restaurant, and Cattails Cafe for homemade bread/toast for breakfast and lunch. There are several golf courses and even the local bowling alley. Baldwin hosts the Blessing of the Bikes In May each year and the Troutarama Festival is in July. Manistee National Forest and Pere Marquette River are just a few minutes away providing great hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. Lake Michigan and great sunsets are just 30 minutes away. Looking for entertainment for the adults? Manistee hosts casinos and Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula are great for delicious food and wine. Even the fabulous Mackinac Island is just a couple of hours away.
Other Activities: snowmobiling
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2015 - Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Cleaning fee: $50 per cottage rented
--WEEKLY RATES ONLY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)
-- ONE COTTAGE IS $850
--TWO COTTAGES ARE $1500
-- ONE COTTAGE IS $100 PER NIGHT
--TWO COTTAGES ARE $175 PER NIGHT ($1000/WEEK)
-- LINENS NOT INCLUDED BUT AVAILABLE FOR $50 EXTRA
DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR STAY. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 45 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.