|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
$2,200/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
We had a great time. We had 3 families staying at this wonderful cottage. The beach was wonderful, the water was clear and the sun was shining. The McMurray's provided tons of water toys, sports balls, inside games and children books. The house was immaculate and had all the comforts from home. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!
We had an amazing time. The house was clean and comfortable. And the amount of toys the kids had to use in the water was astonishing. My husband and I were able to relax and watch and enjoy our family. We are hoping to make this a family tradition for us. Already planning for next year. Thank you Dena and Mark for a wonderful vacation. The Dales.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house comfortably accommodated our group of 8.
It was exactly as advertised.
We are very familiar with the lake, having once owned (a much) smaller cottage for years.
The house had everything we needed, from comfortable beds, a stocked kitchen, water toys, beach towels, wifi, etc...
We will definitely will return!
Lou & Char Quinn & family
I brought my family to Mark and Dena's property during the second week of July. We were 10 strong...ages 1.5 to 71.
Everyone had a wonderful time. The house was immaculate. The beach was superb for our kids ... ages 1.5 to 7 years old. Just shallow enough to be safe but deep enough to try new things. We didn't realize that the house would be so well stocked with everything we needed for a great week. Kayaks....my grandchildren learned quickly how to maneuver these, canoes, paddle board, fishing boat, lots of floats and water toys. The kids were discovering new toys each day we were there. There is a sandy area that the kids used every day with enough sand toys to keep them busy all week. Every night we had a fire in the new fire pit that overlooks the lake. We brought our boat and tubed and swam every day. Had to push the boat out....It is a bit shallow for a ways out but we were there to get wet anyway! The lake was not busy at all...even on the weekends. A great place for poppa to try and ditch the kids off the tubes and into the water. We had many memorable moments!
The interior of the home was just perfect for our family. There was lots of space to do things together as well as have our quiet time. The washer and dryer came in handy! The kitchen was well stocked with pantry needs. Bathrooms had beach towels, hair products, etc. Dena did a wonderful job in making sure that our needs were anticipated. She stocked the cabinets with adult and kids games. There were also toys upstairs that the kids played with all week. There are DVDs ..family style... To play in the 2 tvs.....no one wanted to leave.
There wasn't much around to go and do away from the property but we came to play in the water!
We are definitely coming back next year.....to a little bit of heaven!
Thank you Mark and Dena for allowing us to share your home.
Such a wonderful experience! The entire family had a blast and the owners replied immediately for the few questions we did have. The lake is just as gorgeous as I remember it being 30 years ago. We will be back for certain!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
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