Bob Crane

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Three BR, Two Bath Ranch, Full kitchen and laundry. FR with Stone Fireplace

Our Lake House is located on the southeastern corner of Mullett Lake on Pigeon Bay approximately 1 mile east across the lake from the mouth of the Indian River. The sunset views and quiet neighborhood on our dead-end street make for a relaxing place to stay on your vacation.

The house is a single story ranch with three bedrooms, two baths, a full laundry room, a well equipped kitchen and a “Northern Michigan style” sun porch. The open Great Room with a vaulted ceiling and hand crafted stone fireplace provides space for relaxing and eating meals. A large table with seating for 8-10 is set up to enjoy meals (or to play cards and board games) while viewing the lake. A second table that is folded behind the couch can seat up to six more people.

( Possibly more if you are little and you use the bench. See photos) For outdoor dining on the patio, several tables and chairs are provided. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space. A breakfast bar with seating separates the kitchen from the great room. A large window that looks onto the lake provides a great view while you’re in the kitchen.

The cottage has three bedrooms. The lakeside bedroom has a queen size four poster bed. The center bedroom has two full size beds and the street side bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin bed. The smaller couch in the living room is a full size sleeper sofa that you can set up if you need more sleeping space. The fireplace has gas logs and can be started with a turn of the knob for cool evenings.

The cottage is situated on a lot with 120 feet of lake frontage. The lakeside yard is grassy, flat and ends at a seawall. There are plenty of trees to enjoy shade when needed but there are also spots to set up lounge chairs for sun bathing during the day as well. A fire pit is available lakeside to enjoy in the evening. (Firewood is not supplied.) An 82 foot dock extends into the lake and has a ladder for climbing into and out of the water. At the seawall the water is approximately 2 feet deep, At the end of the dock the water is a little more than 3 feet deep. The water is relatively shallow – approximately 5 feet deep for over a hundred yards before dropping off. The lake bottom is mostly soft sand, however “water shoes” are highly recommended as there may be stones and driftwood on the bottom.

We have a 3600 pound “ShoreStation ” boat lift available for your use during the summer months (with advance notice) suitable for up to 21 foot long Outboard and stern drive speedboats. (If you are interested please send details of your boat (Make, Length, Weight, Motor etc.), to verify if you can use the Shore station, as it is not suitable for Mid Engine boats and could cause damage to the propeller shaft of a Mid Engine Boat.)

The water in the house is supplied by an Artesian well. Back in the day, the waters of Mullett Lake were thought to be conducive to good health. People would travel to the resort towns around the lake, like people would go to a spa resort now-a-days. We can not claim anything about our water concerning it's health benefits. But it is very soft. No bad hair days due to hard iron water like that of some of the other lake towns.

Mullet Lake is part of the famous “Michigan Inland Waterway”. This 45 mile long waterway connects Lake Huron, Mullett Lake, Burt Lake, Crooked Lake and Pickerel Lake.

Taking boat trips to the various lakeside restaurants on Mullet Lake and Burt Lake can be a nice break while you are boating the waterway. The Hackamatack Inn, the Pineview Restaurant and the Bridge Restaurant are located 10 miles north on the Cheboygan River. A short two mile trip across the lake to the public dock in Topinabee will get you within walking distance of The Breakers Bar and Grill, On the North East side of Burt Lake you will find a great dock to park your boat while you eat at Hoppies Tavern located at the end of Mullett Burt Road, a Northern Michigan landmark with great burger.

If you don’t have your own boat, daily and weekly rentals of Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boats, Row Boats, Jet Skis, Speedboats and Pontoon boats are available at the Tobinabee Sports Center at exit 313 on I-75. Several Marinas on Indian River also provide daily rental of pontoon boats, these include The Landings, Howes Marina, and Burt Lake Marina. The closest boat launches for trailered boats are at the marinas on the Indian River. The Public Lake access site at the end of our street is too shallow to launch anything other than Jet Skis, PWCs, or small fishing rowboats.

Our cottage is located a little more than 5 miles from I-75. We are only a 25 minute drive to Petoskey or Harbor Springs and about 30 minutes away from Mackinaw City. The excellent location allows for day trips to a variety of northern Michigan travel destinations. Go to Petoskey to shop the historic downtown district. Harbor Springs has wineries on the way to the Tunnel of Trees that offer an excellent Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Hard Cider. Take a ferry from Mackinaw City, to enjoy one of Michigan’s gems: Mackinaw Island. A destination closer to home, is the Cross in the Woods right in the small town of Indian River on Burt Lake. The “Rails to Trails” hiking pathway passes through Indian River, where you can walk, run or bicycle for miles – from Gaylord to Mackinac.

Our cottage is heated, so it can be enjoyed year-round. We love coming up to see the color in the fall. Spring is my favorite time to visit to see the wildlife that enjoy the bay when less boat traffic is present. (It is so quiet, I think it is the loons favorite time too.) As we are located on a bay, the waters are calmer than most of the lake, so it is perfect for canoe or kayak trips. In the winter there is plenty of places to ski or snowmobile near by. (Or ice fish right on the lake in front of the house!)

Come up to Mullett Lake to enjoy the crystal clear waters . Whether you come fall, winter, spring or summer, it is “Pure Michigan”!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Bob Crane

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A Beautiful Sunset view of the lake, Artesian Spring well water, a great place to hop in the boat and go fishing a few hundred yards offshore. Fun family get togethers in the summertime. A nice firepit for evening bonfires and toasted marshmallows and Smores.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Lakefront Home - Southern Mullett Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Lakefront Home - Southern Mullett Lake
Grand View Beach Northern Michigan


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We so enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Mullett Lake home! The furnishings were wonderful, the owners were very helpful, and the house had plenty of room. Three generations of our family enjoyed the sunsets, beautiful views of the lake, sitting around the campfire, and hearing loons every morning and evening. We were close to many cities, like Petoskey and Cheyboygan. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Burt Lake Beach, Aloha Beach, Lake Michigan
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
The Breakers - Topinabee
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Indian River CC, Boyne, Treetops, BayView
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Hoppies Tavern - Burt Mullett Road
Car: necessary

Located near Indian River Michigan on the southern end of Mullett Lake. Mullett is part of Michigan's Inland waterway that connects 4 freshwater lakes to Northern Lake Huron. The converted Northern Michigan Railroad track known as 'Rails to Trails' goes through Indian River. It connects Gaylord Michigan to Mackinac City on a 70 mile long trail. Tremendous Walleye and Perch Fishing and water sports on 9 mile long Mullett Lake. Take your boat across the Lake to Tobinabee or up the river to Indian River and Burt Lake.

The Dock and Boat Lift are in the water by Memorial Day and are removed around October 1st depending on weather.

Great, Awesome, Stupendous fireworks at Burt Lake Public Beach on 4th of July. With Michigan's new fireworks laws they are going off almost every night that week.

The Fall Colors are fantastic along the M119 'Tunnel of Trees' north of Harbor Springs. The Harbor Springs Winery on M119 has award winning white wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Gris) an awesome micro brew beer selection and hard cider made from 18 different apple varieties.

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Availability & Rates


Grand View Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate - 2
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Rate - 3
Aug 16 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Rate - 1
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rate - 2
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Deposit $1 + Tax
Cleaning Deposit $200 + Tax
Internet Fee +2gb $15 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $89
Linen Only Fee $110 + Tax
Reservation Deposit of $400 applied to rent, due with confirmed rental. Cleaning fee is 100% refunded if you bring linens/towels and Clean to arrival condition prior to departure. $25/hour charged for cleaning required (our discretion) Internet usage over 2Gb charged at $15/GB - ISP measurements used. Final payment due 14 days prior to stay - Check only.
No pets allowed.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Renters will receive door lock codes and arrival instructions when final payment and deposits are received. Confirm dimensions and weight of your speedboat to verify it will fit in our Boat lift prior to arrival. Boats may not be tied to the dock overnight. Boats may be anchored ( You supply mooring anchors)
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Grand View Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom Wing - Two Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , South Wing - 1 sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lakeside
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Middle Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Street Side
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
Shore Station 3600 covered boat hoist suitable for 20 foot outboard or stern drive speedboat / fishing boat. 3000 pound maximum capacity. Please call to verify your boat will fit! Not suitable for Mid-Engine boats (MasterCraft, Malibu etc)
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