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Sandy Beach - Brilliant Sunsets - Perfect for two people

Bedrooms 1
Space 660 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

A safe sandy beach awaits you, along with brilliant sunsets, and stunning views. You will discover that Burt Lake is one of northern Michigan's largest and most pristine warm-water inland lakes. You will stay in our private well-equipped guesthouse and be our personal guests. Since we have only one rental unit on our 100 feet of sandy beach, you will have a quiet, relaxing vacation with complete privacy.

Our Burt Lake Guesthouse is spacious, clean, recently built, air-conditioned, and completely smoke-free. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan dining and living area. There is a large comfortable queen-size bedroom. You will have your own breakfast deck, which overlooks the lake. There is nothing between the guesthouse and the lake, except lawn, trees, and beach.

You have your choice of relaxing in the shady hammock, or sunning yourself directly on the beach. You may bring your own boat and use our dock and mooring.

We have the perfect beach for swimming, kayaking, or sailing. Nearby trails are great for hiking and mountain-biking. Dozens of golf courses are in the area, and the nearest is just two miles away. We are centrally located in northern Michigan, less than thirty minutes from Petoskey, Gaylord, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, and the Mackinaw Island Ferry.

This property offers excellent value for those seeking a rental for just two people. You get a quality accommodation with a wonderful sandy beach, and all the space you need for two people. You get all the advantages of renting an expensive lake-front home, while only having to pay a fraction of the price for the guesthouse.

We also offer NUTRITIONAL RETREATS for those who are interested in leaving their old eating habits behind and embarking on a fresh start into a healthy lifestyle.

More Details

Jess and Pam Miller
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Jess and Pam Miller

Your hosts are Jess and Pam Miller. We have been hosting guests on Burt Lake since 1992. We take pride in offering a quality accomodation with a safe sandy beach and a stunning view. We guarantee that what we offer our guests is exactly what we would expect for ourselves.

We have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. We know how important it is to have friendly, informative hosts, who offer a clean, high quality accomodation. We have also learned that a relaxing vacation is often the result of settling in at one place for a whole week, and exploring all there is to do in that one area.

If you stay with us at our Burt Lake Guesthouse, we will offer you as much personal contact as you are comfortable with. We will be happy to offer suggestions on what to do, where to eat, and how to make the most of your entire vacation.

Our areas of special interest include kayaking, sailing, mountain-biking, bicycle touring, and hiking. We are very familiar with northern Michigan, including many of the 'off the beaten track' places, that might not be mentioned in the tourist brochures.

So if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation in an area that offers stunning natural beauty, then perhaps we can help you. You should realize that over the past 22 years, our Burt Lake guesthouse is usually completely booked for June, July, and August. If you plan to reserve a week with us, we recommend that you do so as early as possible in the Spring. Many of our guests return year after year, and those who have stayed with us before tend to book early.

If you want a really peaceful vacation, try visiting us in September after most of the tourists have gone home. The weather is delightful and the water is still warm. Or perhaps you might be looking for some fall color. If that is the case, try a visit in late September or early October.

What makes this cottage unique

This is the perfect property for just two people. The beach is among the best on Burt Lake. The sunsets are stunning. The accommodation is clean and modern. The price, quality, and location all add up to a great value.


Indian River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is directly accessible from both the bedroom and the living area (with doors on each side).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    living area - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The spacious bedroom features a queen bed, comfortable gliding chair, large closet space
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We offer an optional NUTRITIONAL RETREAT for two. For more information go to


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sandy Beach - Brilliant Sunsets - Perfect for two people
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Bloomfield Hills, MI

A great week in a great spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely waterfront guesthouse for a week. It is really well designed and furnished, the windows are placed to take full advantage of the breezes off the lake, and the air conditioning unit worked very well on a couple of extremely hot days. The kitchen is well equipped, and the layout of the cottage makes it very comfortable and practical. The hosts, Jess and Pam, were very welcoming and gave us great suggestions for bike trails and restaurants. The description on the website is very accurate, everything was impeccably clean, and we look forward to returning here again.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage looked exactly like the photos, no surprises. The views from the beach were wonderful. Fairly central to many tourist attractions, but still a bit of a drive. The shower stall is very small, so if you're on the bigger side you may find it a little uncomfortable. My only disappointment was the lack of Wi-Fi. It's advertised as having Wi-Fi, and there's a note with the name and password, however we could never "locate" it. The owners were away during our stay, and I didn't want to bother them with it. Overall I was satisfied with my stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would have been more than willing to help this guest with her wifi issues, but (as she stated) she never contacted us. Also, we tell all our guests that our rural wifi is "slow DSL". Using the data on your phone is four times faster. That's just part of slowing down to enjoy life on the lake. :-)
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Splemdid Time!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Miller cottage was great! The lake, lapping of water, breezes, swimming, sunsets were all magnificent! The laundromat, grocery store, good restaurants were close. Jess and Pam are wonderful hosts! They offer a wealth of knowlege of the surrounding areas. We even saw the July 4th fireworks in Mackinaw City and heard a band. We also saw Pictured Rocks. We are so blessed to have had a two week stay and highly recommend this home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bella Vista, Arkansas

Burt Lake Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Pam and Jess are lovely attentive hosts. This is an apartment over their garage which has been very well laid out. The stairs lead up to a small balcony at the entry. Although the Wi-Fi is somewhat slow, the satellite tv offers many channels for those rainy days. The kitchen is well equipped with all needed cooking utensils. Indian River is a great centralized location for many daytrips and we loved being able to return to such peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterford, Michigan

Glad we found this wonderful rental!

  • 5 of 5

My GF and I were looking to explore the northern lower peninsula, and I stumbled upon this gem. We're bikers, and our plan was to take day trips to Cheboygan, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, Sault Ste. Marie, and Mackinaw. From this excellent location, we hit all of these awesome spots and more!

As for the rental, you won't be disappointed. It has everything you need, plus an awesome beach with terrific sunsets. Take a swim, lounge in the hammock, explore the lake in the canoe or paddle-boat, build a fire, relax and enjoy! Access to the Sturgeon River is five minutes away at Big Bear Adventures...the long tubing trip was a blast! The rental was clean and cozy, just as described, and the Millers were wonderful hosts. The private balcony is the perfect spot for morning coffee and that much-needed evening beer.

Just book will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The photographs showing the property does a good job of describing the property. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners of the property were very friendly and hospitable. Burt lake is a very clean lake. The location of the cottage is close to other northern cities. We took trips to Harbor Springs and Mackanau Island. I would definitely recommend this property to my relatives and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Indian River
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian River
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-75 (exit 310) Indian River
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Indian River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates


We offer NUTRITIONAL CONSULTS at a two-for-one discount when you book your lodging with us.
The total cost for three hours of nutritional counseling is just $100 for two people.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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