2 COTTAGES ON WHALEN LAKE NEAR BALDWIN MICHIGAN

Peggy *** I live in Texas but born in Kalamazoo. Payments sent to Texas only

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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2 COTTAGES ON WHALEN LAKE NEAR BALDWIN MICHIGAN

Baldwin / Walhalla Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 cottages. Ea has 2 bdrms , kitchens, & sleeps 6 (12 total)

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Peggy *** I live in Texas but born in Kalamazoo. Payments sent to Texas only (Owner)
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About Peggy *** I live in Texas but born in Kalamazoo. Payments sent to Texas only

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

Why Peggy *** I live in Texas but born in Kalamazoo. Payments sent to Texas only chose Baldwin / Walhalla

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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Baldwin / Walhalla Western Michigan
Zeeland
5

Clean,well kept and family friendly.

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed the cottages with our family. They we're clean and well appointed. We went with our children and grandchildren and it was perfect. Peg was responsive and answered all our questions quickly and thoroughly. We were pleasantly surprised to find a brand new rail trial within 1/4 mile of the cottage! It goes from Baldwin to Reed city to Midland. We had a great time!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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Baldwin / Walhalla Western Michigan
5

Great cottages, Great Host!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the cottages for a dual family vacation with my brother in law and his family and it couldn't have been more perfect! The red cottage is very large, cozy and is great for entertaining, but the best part is the view from the front window! I could wash dishes all day if I could look at THIS VIEW! The gray cottage was nice as well but we didn't spend much time there as it was the other families' cottage. Both were very clean and well maintained. I do love how both have decks and both are so close to one another. The extra patio on the red cottage is great for early morning coffee and picture taking. The boats are a great benefit as well, as is the fire pit! The satellite tv and board games came in handy on the cold and rainy day! And last, but not least, the store(s) are within minutes of the cottages. All in all we have a FABULOUS TIME at these wonderful cottages! Thanks Peg for your awesome hospitality!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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Red cottage

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at the cottage later on Friday and found everything laid out for us. All we had to do was move in. The cottage has been recently remodeled and really looks nice and updated. Everything was clean and well taken care of. This is our third year of visiting the cottage and every time we have not been disapointed. Can't wait to go back again next year and see what Peg has done with the place.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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Baldwin / Walhalla Western Michigan
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Very pleased with these cottages

  • 4 of 5
Our family stayed at the cottages over the 4th of July. When we arrived at the cottages they were both very clean. I was surprised at the large size of the yard. The kids spent at least 4-5 hours each day in the water and on the beach. They were able to fish from shore and the boat catching fish with about every cast, (though they were not monsters) it kept them wanting to fish more. This is what we were looking for. Pictures need to be updated because the ones on this web site do not do them justice.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p150416
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Baldwin / Walhalla Western Michigan
Whalen lake
5

Gray cottage

  • 5 of 5
We rented the gray cottage for the blessing of the bikes last weekend. Peggy was excellent when it came to answering questions and getting back to us. The place was Nice and closed to downtown Baldwin. Thanks again and we look foward to staying at your place next year. Andres
  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2 cottages on Whalen lake near Baldwin Michigan
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Baldwin / Walhalla Western Michigan
Fremont, Mi.
5

Best kept secret

  • 5 of 5
Loved it stayed during blessing of the Bikes. Nice little cottage and nice yard!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have repeat business and also happy to hear from them with such nice comments. Our guest has stayed in the gray cottage and found it comfortable and nicely updated. We also have the red cottage next door to the gray cottage that provides additional room for larger families. We hope Betty and her family will continue to stay at the cottages during the local festival (Blessing of the Bikes) every year. I had the opportunity to actually meet Betty and her family last year and I knew I had a gem of a renter and one I hope to heep seeing in the future. We offer the same rate to our repeat customers just so we can keep them coming back for a great getaway vacation.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Motorway
14.5 Miles
US Highway 131
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cattails
Nearest Beach
33 Miles
Car: necessary

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

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Baldwin / Walhalla Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 12 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$90
$630
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/per cottage $40
Notes Cleaning fee: $40 per cottage rented
SUMMER 2014
--WEEKLY RATES ONLY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)
-- ONE COTTAGE IS $850
--TWO COTTAGES ARE $1375
FALL 2014
-- ONE COTTAGE IS $90 PER NIGHT
--TWO COTTAGES ARE $150 PER NIGHT ($900/WEEK)
-- LINENS NOT INCLUDED BUT AVAILABLE FOR $50 EXTRA
DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR STAY. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 45 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL.
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Amenities

Amenities

Baldwin / Walhalla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Red
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Gray
  • Both cottages have totally remodeled bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Red Master - 1 queen , Pillow top
    Red 2nd - 1 queen , Pillow top
    Gray Master - 1 queen , Pillow top
    Gray 2nd - 1 double , Pillow top
  • The Gray cottage has a pillow-top queen bed, a pillow-top double, a double hide-a-bed and an extra thick double futon. The Red Cottage provides queen pillow-top mattresses in the bedrooms and a queen hide-a-bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire pit is located next to the lake.
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