***Currently booking monthly or longer rentals only for 2014.*** Sunny 3-level lakefront home with level lot to sandy beach on the best section of Walloon Lake for waterskiing - warm and calm. Sleeps 8-10. Immediately adjacent VRBO 418269 for larger groups*** 5 Bedroom+office, 4 1/2 Bath, large family kitchen opens to great room and dining area, all with floor to high ceiling views of the lake. Lake view deck and outdoor dining table off of dining room. 100 feet of lakefront with dock including 4 steamer chairs. Room to tie up a ski boat or pontoon (not included). Large grassy lawn with outdoor chess set and seating area on the water and large firepit. Sandy shallow beach with large grass lawn from the house to the beach. Two 10' kayaks, and paddleboat that is great for little kids.
Main level Master Bedroom has king bed, full lake view from sliding door, separate sitting area, TV. Private master bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
Second level has 2 bedrooms: 1 Queen bedroom suite with en-suite full bath; 1 Bedroom with Two Full Size beds, and full bath in the hall. Upstairs also has a dedicated office room with desk and chair and ottoman with full view of the lawn and lake, plus TV, fax/printer, Wi-Fi. Upstairs landing has chairs and poker/backgammon/game books, etc. with view of the lake.
1500 sq foot Lower walkout level has second Master Bedroom with walkout slider to the lower bluestone patio and the lake, king size bed, and bathroom adjacent, with large walk-in shower and heated floor. Fifth bedroom downstairs has full lake views with twin sized daybed and pop up trundle that can be combined to make a king sized bed. There are also 2 sofas and a large corner sectional in the lower level walkout “family room”, HDTV with surround sound and Wii system and tabletop shuffleboard, pool/ping pong table and a selection of kids’ and family movies and games. Walkout opens to bluestone patio with 180 degree lake view and outdoor table with seating for 6-8.
Property has miles of conservancy hiking trails behind. Quiet and private. Sunny location with great lake views throughout the house and clear shoreline. Directly across from Walloon Lake Country Club on the North Arm. Walloon Lake is midway between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, minutes from Petoskey shopping, Bay Harbor, golf all over, and the indoor water park at Boyne Mountain.
The cottage is also wonderful for fall colors and winter fun and is just 30 minutes from skiing/boarding at Boyne Mountain, Nub's Nob, and Boyne Highlands. Skate on the lake in winter, snowshoe on conservancy trails behind the house.
Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront, Cabin, House, Waterfront
My husband grew up coming here, and my great grandparents had a home in nearby Bayview. We have 2 boys, 13 and 14, and tons of cousins and friends on the lake. We enjoy the great shopping, food, theatre - even wine tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula when flying into Traverse City. We came for the summers, and keep discovering more winter and fall fun! Last fall we did a full day private cooking class for my husband and I at the Walloon Lake Inn, and at least once a year we like to boat over there for dinner with guests.
This is the classic family lake experience! We bought our house in 2005 because we know we will be coming here every year for our lifetimes and our children's lifetimes!
Last Christmas a neighbor showed me the start of the blue trail directly behind our house - we had a great snowshoe trek through the woods, and took the kids snowmobiling later that day. In the summer the kids pick blackberries and wild apples, and hunt salamanders on these same trails. There are a few geocaches hidden too! Fourth of July is fabulous with the kids with sparklers looking like fireflies on the shore, and fireworks all over the lake. We like Boyne City's small town 4th of July parade, the weekly farmer's markets and smoked whitefish spread, big fishing charters or Sunset Sailing Cruises on Lake Michigan out of nearby Charlevoix. We play tennis everyday, the kids sail in the 'Walloon Sailors' Organization every day and race weekly. The Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain has a great selection of treatments, and an unbeatable relaxation room. Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs all have chic shopping, restaurants and art. Last summer I trained and hiked Mt. Whitney, so I have hiked, walked, or run most of trails and paths in the area!
Directly across the lake from the Walloon Lake Country Club, miles of conservancy trails behind the house. On calm and sunny North Arm - best waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Walloon.