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Ideal Family Place for Vacation: Hot Tub, Kayak, Canoe. Stay, Relax and Enjoy

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10

Looking to getaway from the daily stress of life for a weekend - or maybe longer, place to truly unwind and shed the daily routine of a hurried life or gather as an entire ,family. Duck Lake Inn offers a home-like, comfortable atmosphere to encourage a slower pace and provide a unique alternative to traditional hotel accommodations. Our four bedrooms, two family rooms, and a big dinning room house are tastefully decorated and offer amenities that will ensure your comfort. One family room has natural wood fireplace. Both family rooms offer sofa beds or futons. Kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary utensils. You can enjoy a romantic evening watching the sunset on the lake, roast marshmallow in the out door fireplace, soak in the hot tub after busy day, or barbecue using meat from local farms. There are a lot of things to do for any age. Rest, relax, enjoy, and turn family time into lasting memories.

What to Do: Traverse City offers you balloon rides, salmon/trout fishing, Pirates Cove Adventure Park, parasailing, Tall Ship Manitou, boat rentals, Ranch Rudolf, bike rentals, kite-boarding, New York Luxury Limos, VASA pathway for mountain biking or cross-country skiing and TART trail system, antique shopping, farmers markets, paddle the Boardman River, dine at fine restaurants, snowshoeing, snowmobile, and the National Cherry Festival. Michigan’s Golf Coast region was selected by Golf Magazine as one of the top six golf destinations in the country. The Traverse City area is quickly becoming known as a great wine region.

Seeking a more tranquil escape? Watch the flowers bloom again in the spring. Relax on the beaches during the summer. Gaze at the endless sea of colors in the autumn. Or, marvel at the winter wonderland that is created around you. Experience the natural beauty of this place through her many lakes, dunes, rolling hills, orchards, and vineyards. The lively atmosphere of this area can only be defined by the superb beaches, colorful sunsets, and the nearly endless cascade of attractions. Enjoy a wide variety of activities, including swimming, sailing, scuba diving, skiing (both water and snow), hiking, biking, wine tasting and much, much more. Regardless of what you want to do, this truly is the place for all seasons.

Additional cottage description: House has 4 bedrooms; 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds, bunk bed and crib. 2 family rooms: one has natural fireplace, TV, 2 couches, second has futon and sofa bed (sleep 2 people), TV, books and movies, family board games. Fully equipped kitchen includes all kitchen supplies, Coffee Maker, condiment, toaster, plenty of dishes, pots and pans, breakfast area, dining room with 2 dining tables. Basement has fitness equipment, poker table, and a room with both washer and dryer. House has paper towels, bathroom tissue, soaps, shampoo etc. There is outdoor playground for kids with toys.

More Details

Lev & Bella Shleypak
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018


Duck Lake Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Family Room 1 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , futon and sofa
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Full/ Twin size bunk bed
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You pet will have fun, too


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Duck Lake Inn in June. We had a great time. Beautiful place. Perfect place for the family vacation with small kids.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family (including grandkids) had a wonderful time at "Duck Lake Inn". The owners have thought of everything to keep anyone comfortable-so many nice touches including cute toys/play area for kids, books, games, piano (fun!), exercise equip, laundry, canoes with life jackets, nice new grill, a hot tub and lots more. The house is nice and spacious so each guest can be completely comfortable and cleanliness was excellent, not even a single cob web- the place was VERY clean throughout which allowed us to feel much at ease. It is in a lovely setting on a corner lot right across the road fom access to Duck Lake on which one's cares can melt away using the clean, well-kept canoes supplied by the owners. You see the lake right from the home- it is very close by. Also included are maps and brochures and other helpful information about the beautiful local area in which there is SO much to see and do. This was very helpful. The home has a very welcoming feel. I can't think of a single thing to complain about. It was a wonderful time and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duck Lake Inn

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Duck Lake Inn. Eleven of us stayed there, including 5 children, ages 2-7 and we had plenty of room. The yard was great - hot tub, huge deck, private and quiet. The toys for the kids both indoors and out were a bonus. Great place for walking or bike riding. The lake was clean and beautiful. We did have family near by that had boats and kayaks - not a lot of lake traffic. Did not visit the public beach for lack of time, but it is not too far away.

Traverse City is near by for great restaurants, the lake and local shopping. We also took a day trip to Old Mission Peninsula - beautiful drive, wineries and a light house at the tip. Sight seeing is great. Great place to vacation and I hope to go back again. Glad we decided to rent, rather than stay in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Cherryland Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Chum Corner
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chum Corner
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Walking distance
Car: necessary

Experience Michigan‘s finest Traverse City and its surrounding area. This area of natural beauty has lakes, dunes, rolling hills as well as golf courses, vineyards, and orchards. There are activities associated with these assets like, swimming, boating, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, and wine tasting and fall foliage tours.

The cottage conveniently located within 15 minutes from Traverse City. It is 25 minutes from the Sleeping Bear dunes and Crystal Mountain, 2 hours from historic Mackinac Island.

Other Activities: basketball, volleyball, horseshoe

Golf: Michigan’s Golf Coast region was selected by Golf Magazine as one of the top six golf destinations in the country

and ranked 12th in the world. The most famous are the Elmbrook Golf Course, The Crown Golf Club, the Champion Hill.

Traverse City was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top golf destinations in the country. The Traverse City area offers great golf for both low, and not so low, handicapped golfers – with 19 participating golf courses, great dining, casinos and unique boutique shopping.

Ski: Traverse City is a skiers paradise, with miles of groomed trails that are perfect for a good workout. Several ski areas offer full- service cross-country ski facilities including equipment rentals and lighted trails for night skiing. Explore the area on snowshoes- the oldest snow sport in the world. The best trail is along the Boardman River, with rolling forested terrain and small lakes. Snowshoeing helps to burn 45% more calories than walking or running. For sheer thrills, there is nothing quite like snowboarding.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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