Walloon Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage sleeps 10-4 Bedrooms, 2 baths + queen sleeper sofa
Our Guest Cottage is located on the west arm of Walloon Lake situated between Petoskey and Boyne City, approximately 45 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Nestled at the end of Zenith Heights Road on three acres of land amidst scenic mature forests, our property offers a picturesque, relaxing setting. No roads intersect the area between the cottage and the lakefront.
Walloon Lake, one of Michigan’s most beautiful and clean inland lakes, with its distinctive turquoise color, is over ten miles long and has Brown & Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, and Perch. The lake bottom is free of weeds and is sandy with a gradual slope from the end of the dock outward. Our cottages share 200’ of shore front; two tandem kayaks, two swimming rafts; and a large, new Shore Station dock, offering plenty of room for you to enjoy the beautiful sunrises & your own boat. At the water’s edge a lounge deck with table and chairs, two camp fire pits, and a small sandy beach area for children awaits you, your family & friends.
The Guest Cottage is set atop a gentle, small hill overlooking the trees & lake below. This ranch style home with walk out lower lever can accommodate up to 10 people. A spacious deck complete with table & chairs, along with gas & charcoal grills make for a perfect area to enjoy a dinner on a summer evening! Located next to the cottage is a play area containing a picnic table, swing set, and a Tiny Tikes merry-go-round.
The upper level of the Guest Cottage has three bedrooms (with ceiling fans), bath with shower, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and family room with a wood-burning stove. Two of the bedrooms have queen-sized beds and the third bedroom contains a trundle bed. The family room has a TV with a DVD, two leather couches and is connected to the dining area and kitchen.
The lower level is accessed from the upstairs by a spiral staircase or from the outside. A large, open family room contains a queen-sized sleeper sofa, TV with a DVD, along with a sitting area to enjoy our many board games. This family room adjoins to the bedroom which has a queen bed and full bath, as well as to the laundry room (full sized washer and dryer & wash tub).
The cottage is non-smoking, with adjustable electric heat available in every room. Blankets, pillows, linens, and bath towels are furnished – please bring your own beach towels. No smoking, pets, firearms, fireworks, or additional guests living in campers are allowed to ensure a safe environment for all. A local caretaker is on call and mid-week cleaning is also available for an additional cost.
If you are interested in booking the cottage, please feel free to contact us at the numbers below. In order to secure your date, a signed lease & deposit is required for rental. We welcome clean and respectful guests, and look forward to making your next vacation a Walloon one!
Please email or call with any questions to request more pictures or information.
Need more room? Contact us for details about our Family Cottage (VRBO listing #303449) located on the same property for an additional cost. (discount for renting both together!)
Keywords: Lake Cottage, Cabin, Lake House, Vacation Cottage, trees, woods, shade, sunrises, campfires
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About The Owner
My husband & I live in Colorado & the kids are grown, so we don't get to enjoy the cottage as often as we would like. So, we thought we would share this magical place with others allowing them to make Walloon a tradition & create fond memories that will last a lifetime.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1967
Why The Owner chose Walloon Lake
My family lived in Ann Arbor, but my sister, mom & I would always spend our summers at my grandmother's cottage in Minnesota. My dad decided to buy the property on Walloon Lake so we could spend more time together. After an exhaustive search of other lakes, we found that none could hold a candle to beautiful Walloon. We were all enchanted by the beautiful Caribbean turquoise blue color of the lake and the big, beautiful Hemlocks, Beech, Maple & Birch trees on the property. The 200' of shoreline & 3 acres gave us lots of room to play, explore & relax. The property initially had 2 small Sears & Roebuck cabins on it-that we later joined & modified to create the guest cottage after we finished building the family cottage.
What makes this cottage unique
Some of our favorite things to do at the cottage are: watching the sunrise over the quiet, glassy lake; water skiing; swimming; kayaking; tubing; fishing; sailing; exploring the woods & looking for morels; laying on my back looking up through the tree limbs to the tree tops-marveling at their size; curling up with a good book in front of the fire; picking cherries at a nearby orchard; taking a nap on the porch; grilling an evening meal & enjoying it on the patio overlooking the lake; looking for satellites, falling stars & the northern lights on the dock; and our favorite of course...good conversation & drinks around the campfire with friends & family while enjoying s'mores :)
Guestbook comments from the owner
Review Submitted August 5, 2010 Date of Stay July 5, 2010
We spent the week of July 5 at the Moyers' properties--4 nights in the "Guest Cottage" and 3 nights in the "Family Cottage." Both were extremely clean, roomy and comfortable. (If we had to pick one over the other, it would probably be the "Family Cottage", as it's closer to the lake and a little more "cottagey" feeling. However, only one of the three BRs has a queen bed.) Walloon Lake was unbelievably clear, the water temperature was very comfortable, and the dock and rafts were terrific for swimming and sunning. We had a great time grilling one night, although the other nights we took advantage of the many wonderful restaurants in the area. Petoskey was only about 15 minutes away and Charlevoix about 20 minutes away. One of our favorite destinations was the Bay Harbor resort, about a 10 minute drive away with great views of Lake Michigan and a variety of reasonably-priced restaurants. We also enjoyed the Walloon Lake Inn for dinner one night, and we highly recommend Chandler's in Petoskey for lunch or dinner. We did a very enjoyable day trip to Mackinac Island (the ferry's about an hour's drive), and I golfed at one of the many spectacular courses within a half-hour's drive. (I played Little Traverse Bay, which I highly recommend.) On top of everything else, the Moyers' couldn't be warmer or more accommodating people. In short, we couldn't have been happier with our stay, and we definitely plan to return--hopefully for many years to come!
5 out of 5
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Recommended for: Age 55+ , Adventure Seekers , Girls Getaway , Sightseeing , Families with Teenagers , Families with Young Children , Romantic Getaway