BEAUTIFUL, CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE, RIGHT ON THE BEACH, VERY CLEAN & FAMILY FRIENDLY!

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Dena McMurray

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL, CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE, RIGHT ON THE BEACH, VERY CLEAN & FAMILY FRIENDLY!

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4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 9

Newly purchased and totally updated lakefront home on gorgeous Lake Avalon with 95 feet of private frontage. Fishing, boating, winter and summer sports, or just kick back and relax. Clean white sandy bottom water frontage. Very gradual sloping in the lake - perfect for kids. Home has been completely updated with new wood/ceramic floors throughout. An amazing 2 tier deck with built in seating to enjoy your meals while taking in the beautiful views of the lake. Abundance of golf courses in the area; ThunderBay Golf Resort, Elk Ridge and Garland Golf Resort. In the winter months, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to view the elk at ThunderBay!

Lake Avalon is one of the most pristine, clearest and cleanest lakes in Michigan and the United States (according to National Geographic). It's a natural spring fed lake which is home to loons, small & large mouth bass, perch, blue gill and trout.

Lake Avalon is an all-sports lake, with a free boat launch.

Extra Amenities Included for free:

-12 foot aluminum fishing boat, trolling motor, oars, fishing net, fishing poles and tackle

-a 2nd fishing boat

-amazing, totally clear kayak by Blue Hawaii with paddles - seats 2

-14 foot canoe with paddles

-life preservers (all sizes)

-inflatable rafts, boats, rings and many other kids toys

-sand toys for the beach

Amenities Available for Rent:

Four Winns speed boat - available to rent for entire week only (sorry no partial weeks) $2000

Security deposit for boat $400

Included with rental: ski vests, o'brien skis, double tube, single tube(s), tow robes

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Dena McMurray

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We are the owners of this beautiful Lake Avalon home. Pictured are our 4 beautiful children ready to tube around the lake. We grew up in Hillman and I had the privilege of growing up on the other side of the lake. I have always loved this lake, but didn't realize how special and rare a lake like this was until we moved away from the area. We spent many years in Berkley, MI and currently reside in Clarkston, MI. On the weeks that we do not have the opportunity to use our lake home, we are renting it to others so they may too experience this amazing lake and create life-long memories at this truly special place!

Dena McMurray purchased this house in 2012
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006062
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Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Perfect for a Family

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The house was perfect for our families and kids. We did not need to bring a thing to keep the kids busy all week (ages 2-9). Plenty of toys, fishing gear, boats to enjoy the lake. The house was large, in great shape and very clean. The owners were great to work with. Lake Avalon was better than promised. The water is the clearest I have seen in Michigan. Great pace to get away with the family.
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you back at Lake Avalon in the future:)
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Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006062
+1 8109389565
Hillman Northern Michigan
Saginaw, Michigan
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Nice lake house on a beautiful lake. We enjoyed a fall-color weekend in the Hillman area. The McMurrays (the owners) worked well with us. Recommend this house for a stay in any season.
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Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006062
+1 8109389565
Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Perfect Vacation Home with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
From the moment we walked through the door, we loved this home; it is exactly as shown in the pictures. The house was clean and well equipped, and the beds were comfortable. The owners thought of everything to make this home a perfect place for a family vacation. There is even a game / movie room for the kids. Paying through Homeaway was a breeze and the owner's made everything go smoothly. We loved kayaking the crystal-clear water of Lake Avalon, the bird watching, and the evening campfires. We would definitely recommend this home to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing vacation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006062
+1 8109389565
Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Awesome Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our family of 5 absolutely loved our stay at the McMurray's vacation home! The home was beautiful. It was extremely clean, comfortable, and well thought out. The views of Lake Avalon are amazing. We are IN LOVE with the lake! The crystal clear water with a sandy bottom provided endless hours of entertainment for our family. We especially loved the glass kayak and canoe that were provided with the rental as well as the numerous floats, and water/sand toys! Our family loved having bonfires right out on the lake under a billion stars every night (thanks for the smores care pack!). We certainly did not want to go home! We would love to visit the McMurray's home again and we look forward to creating more beautiful vacation memories on Lake Avalon!!
Sincerely,
The D'Agostini Family
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beautiful, Crystal Clear Lake, Right on the Beach, Very Clean & Family Friendly!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3006062
+1 8109389565
Hillman Northern Michigan
5

Family Friendly Gorgeous Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
WOW!! My family and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week at this beautiful home on gorgeous Lake Avalon. The lake is as clear and beautiful as any, and the views from this homes deck and bay windows are spectacular. This home allows for a very relaxing and comfortable environment with plenty of toys, a floating foam dock to lay on or dive from, fishing gear and recreational boats for all ages.

The home was very spacious as we shared it with another family of 4 (8 total) and had plenty of space for all activities. Dining room table made for a great family game space at night with a large bay window to look out at the lake.

Every night we were able to have family campfires overlooking the moonlit lake and take in the fresh northern air. Both families were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay and Lake Avalon is definately the place for that. This home was extremely clean and the Master Bedroom had a very comfortable King bed. All of the children (ages 9-15) had their own beds and all had a blast on the lake. Clear bottom Kayak was a huge hit!

The owners were very thoughtful and left us a cute care package of smores for the family. I would suggest this to any family or couple that wants to escape the city and enjoy the peace and quiet of Northern MI.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Alpena General Airport
Nearest Beach
Home is directly on the beach of Lake Avalon
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
ThunderBay Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A-Frame Pizzeria
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Hillman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Fall/Winter/Spring 2013-2014
Jan 1 2014 - May 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$250
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,350
2 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
May 24 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$350
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Sep 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
$400
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
$1,750
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Cleaning $75.00
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PAYMENTS CAN BE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE HOMEAWAY WEBSITE if you prefer that method. An additional $50 fee will be added. This is a fee generated from homeaway to use this service.

50% DUE OF THE TOTAL AT TIME OF BOOKING. REMAINING 50% DUE 60 PRIOR OR BEFORE. THANK YOU!
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Amenities

Hillman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Rustic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull-out single bed with best view of lake!
  • Brand new mattresses in every room. Always protected with a sheet protector! Additional pull-out twin bed in the upstairs lake view bonus room. Pack and Play also available for use if needed stored in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Free boat launch on the lake. Free use of rowboat with oars and life jackets, as well as our clear kayak and canoe. You may attach your own outboard motor to the rowboat . Mooring provided for guest's watercraft to dock right at the lake house. Great lakeside fire pit with fire wood provided. Lots of rafts, water toys and sand toys also available to use.
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