|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Newly purchased and totally updated lakefront home on gorgeous Lake Avalon with 95 feet of private frontage. Fishing, boating, winter and summer sports, or just kick back and relax. Clean white sandy bottom water frontage. Very gradual sloping in the lake - perfect for kids. Home has been completely updated with new wood/ceramic floors throughout. An amazing 2 tier deck with built in seating to enjoy your meals while taking in the beautiful views of the lake. Comfy, large areas to gather indoors with some nice a/c to cool down.
$2,000/week (summer) OR $400/night (3 night min.)
$400 refundable security deposit
Abundance of golf courses in the area; ThunderBay Golf Resort, Elk Ridge and Garland Golf Resort. In the winter months, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to view the elk at ThunderBay!
Lake Avalon is one of the most pristine, clearest and cleanest lakes in Michigan and the United States (according to National Geographic). It's a natural spring fed lake which is home to loons, small & large mouth bass, perch, blue gill and trout.
Lake Avalon is an all-sports lake, with a free boat launch.
Extra Amenities Included for free:
-12 foot aluminum fishing boat, trolling motor, oars, fishing net, fishing poles and tackle
-amazing, totally clear kayak by Blue Hawaii with paddles - seats 2
-14 foot canoe with paddles
-life preservers (all sizes)
-inflatable rafts, boats, rings and many other kids toys
-sand toys for the beach
Amenities Available for Rent:
Four Winns speed boat - available to rent for entire week only (sorry no partial weeks) $2000
Security deposit for boat $400
Included with rental: ski vests, o'brien skis, double tube, single tube(s), tow robes
We are the owners of this beautiful Lake Avalon home. Pictured are our 4 beautiful children ready to tube around the lake. We grew up in Hillman and I had the privilege of growing up on the other side of the lake. I have always loved this lake, but didn't realize how special and rare a lake like this was until we moved away from the area. We spent many years in Berkley, MI and currently reside in Clarkston, MI. On the weeks that we do not have the opportunity to use our lake home, we are renting it to others so they may too experience this amazing lake and create life-long memories at this truly special place!
Dena McMurray purchased this house in 2012
Thanks to our dear friends, Dena & Mark, we have had the repeated pleasure of staying at their beautiful beach house on Lake Avalon. Pictures do not do this house and lake justice. You MUST experience this place in person. The house strikes the perfect balance of beach decor, cleanliness and at-home feel. Newly remodeled, yet not over done, makes this an ideal vacation lake home for families. We eat most every meal on the deck to take full advantage lake views and the remote location of Hillman, MI. allows us to skip the crowds, enjoy quiet evenings, and produces jaw-dropping views of countless stars at night from the dock. Yet the true secret of this home is the quality of the water (lake) it sits on. Think Bahamas...but better! My self-proclaimed lake-snob friend, who grew up on lakes all over northern Michigan, could not get over the clarity, cleanliness and warmth of the Lake Avalon the first time he visited. The second time he visited (yes you'll want to return too) he bought a Go-Pro to get underwater shots/video. The combination of incomparable water, uncrowded all-sports lake, wonderful cottage home and great owners makes this the only choice in NE Michigan. Enjoy! We plan to be back as well.
We stayed at the home last summer and all I could say when I walked in was WOW! They literally have everything you need for fun: water toys, kayak, life jackets, ping pong, board games etc. It was amazingly clean and the décor was perfect (I want that design in my own home). The dock was sturdy and the lounge chairs were perfect. The best part of this home was the lake. It was sparkling and crystal clear and shallow enough for quite a distance which made my 5 year old very comfortable. The owners were gracious and quickly responded to my emails. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We hope to return in the future!
We feel so at home at the cottage! It has everything one could possibly need for a great vacation. It is clean as can be and the view from the front is spectacular. This is the place to go to get away from it all!
The house was perfect for our families and kids. We did not need to bring a thing to keep the kids busy all week (ages 2-9). Plenty of toys, fishing gear, boats to enjoy the lake. The house was large, in great shape and very clean. The owners were great to work with. Lake Avalon was better than promised. The water is the clearest I have seen in Michigan. Great pace to get away with the family.
Nice lake house on a beautiful lake. We enjoyed a fall-color weekend in the Hillman area. The McMurrays (the owners) worked well with us. Recommend this house for a stay in any season.
From the moment we walked through the door, we loved this home; it is exactly as shown in the pictures. The house was clean and well equipped, and the beds were comfortable. The owners thought of everything to make this home a perfect place for a family vacation. There is even a game / movie room for the kids. Paying through Homeaway was a breeze and the owner's made everything go smoothly. We loved kayaking the crystal-clear water of Lake Avalon, the bird watching, and the evening campfires. We would definitely recommend this home to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing vacation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
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