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Secluded Family Cottage on West Arm of Walloon Lake-

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage-sleeps 8-with lake views. 3 Bedrooms + trundle bed; 2 baths

Our Family Cottage is located on the west arm of Walloon Lake situated between Petoskey and Boyne City, approximately 45 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Nestled at the end of Zenith Heights Road on three acres of land amidst scenic mature forests, our property offers a picturesque, relaxing setting. No roads intersect the area between the cottage and the lakefront.

Walloon Lake, one of Michigan’s most beautiful and clean inland lakes, with its distinctive turquoise color, is over ten miles long and has Brown & Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass, and Perch. The lake bottom is free of weeds and is sandy with a gradual slope from the end of the dock outward. Our cottages share 200’ of shore front; two swimming rafts; and a large, new Shore Station dock, offering plenty of room for you to enjoy the beautiful sunrises & your own boat. At the water’s edge a lounge deck with table and chairs, two tandem kayaks, two camp fire pits, and a small sandy beach area for children awaits you, your family & friends.

The Family Cottage is set atop a gentle, small hill overlooking the trees & lake below. This ranch style home can accommodate up to 8 people. Vaulted ceilings and cedar walls give the cottage a wonderful “lake-home” feel. The fully-equipped kitchen lies adjacent to the laundry room (complete with washer, dryer & washtub)dining room, and master bedroom. The living room has 2 leather couches & leather chair, a wood burning fireplace, TV with DVD and floor to ceiling windows looking out to the lake.

A screened in porch lies off of the dining room, looking out to a lake front patio-complete with table, chairs & a gas grill makes a perfect area to enjoy a meal on a summer evening! The Master bedroom has a king bed & ceiling fan, bath with shower and private screened in porch. The other 2 bedrooms have bunk beds with a full bath down the hall. Outside the 2 bedrooms is a den equipped with a trundle bed, piano, stereo/CD player, and board games.

The cottage is non-smoking with adjustable electric heat available in every room. A charcoal grill is also available. Blankets, pillows, linens, and bath towels are furnished – please bring your own beach towels. No smoking, pets, firearms, fireworks, or additional guests living in campers are allowed to ensure a safe environment for all. A local caretaker is on call and mid-week cleaning is also available for an additional cost.

If you are interested in booking the cottage, please feel free to contact us at the numbers below. In order to secure your date, a signed lease & deposit is required for rental. We welcome clean and respectful guests, and look forward to making your next vacation a Walloon one!

Please email or call with any questions to request more pictures or information.

Need more room? Contact us for details about our Guest Cottage (VRBO listing #326898) located on the same property for an additional cost. (discount for renting both together!)

Keywords: Lake Cottage, Cabin, Lake House, Vacation Cottage, trees, woods, shade, sunrises, campfires, kayaks & water fun

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Marty

My husband & I live in Colorado & the kids are grown, so we don't get to enjoy the cottage as often as we would like. So, we thought we would share this magical place with others allowing them to make Walloon a tradition & create fond memories that will last a lifetime.

Marty purchased this cottage in 1967

Why Marty chose Northern Michigan

My family lived in Ann Arbor, but my sister, mom & I would always spend our summers at my grandmother's cottage in Minnesota. My dad decided to buy the property on Walloon Lake so we could spend more time together. After an exhaustive search of other lakes, we found none could hold a candle to beautiful Walloon. We were all enchanted by the 'Caribbean turquoise blue color of the lake and the big, beautiful Hemlocks, Beech, Maple & Birch trees on the property. The 200' of shoreline & 3 acres gave us lots of room to play, explore & relax. The property initially had 2 small Sears & Roebuck cabins on it-that we later joined & modified to create the guest cottage after we finished building the family cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of our favorite things to do at the cottage are: watching the sunrise over a quiet, glassy lake; water skiing; swimming; kayaking; tubing; fishing; sailing; exploring the woods & looking for morels; laying on my back looking up through the tree limbs to the tree tops-marveling at their size; curling up with a good book in front of the fire; picking cherries at a nearby orchard; taking a nap on the porch; grilling an evening meal & enjoying it on the patio overlooking the lake; looking for satellites, falling stars & the northern lights on the dock; and our favorite of course...good conversation & drinks around the campfire with friends & family while enjoying s'mores :)


Boyne City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , toilet separated from tub/shower area, hairdryer, nightlight
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , bathroom attached to master bedroom, hairdryer & nightlight
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bunk bed Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed , built in bunk bed
    Bunk Bed Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , built in bunk bed
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed-two single beds-located in Family Room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , private bath w/ shower, walk in closet & porch w/ lake views
  • King size bed in master with attached bathroom & walk in closet. Trundle Bed in Family room, 2 bedrooms with built in bunk beds off of Family Room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
200' of shorefront; small sand beach for kids to enjoy; beautiful large dock for sunbathing & mooring your own boat; 2 rafts; 3 buoys for sailboats or jet skiis; Tandem Kayak; Great Camp Fire Pit; 6 arcres of Beautiful Forest to Explore comprised of Huge Old Growth Hemlocks, Beech & Maple Trees; lots of places to relax & enjoy!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Secluded Family Cottage on West Arm of Walloon Lake-
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely trip to this home on Walloon, which is great for a family or even two. We had four kids total (8, 5, 4, 3) and three adults, and it was comfortable, clean, easy to get to the lake/campfire areas, and Marty is a great communicator and made things very simple. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and amazing beach frontage. House was relaxing and laid back. Marty did an incredible job communicating and everything was ready for us to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great family fun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Family Cottage this year and loved it. Lots of room for people to be together or find quiet space to chill out. Kitchen is well stocked, beds are comfortable and views are amazing! Ceiling fans kept the cottage cool. Piano was a nice touch as we had a piano player in our group. Kid friendly place that was very clean and neat. Easy access to the shore, decks and fire pits. The kids (13, 12 & 9) loved the sandbox even though they are a bit old for that. We docked our boat at the cottage so it was super convenient. My favorite time of the day is early morning, kayaking around the lake before everyone wakes up. Overall it was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aspen, CO

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family fully enjoyed our stay at this cottage this summer. We spent hours on the well constructed dock just swimming and relaxing. The day that it did rain we took advantage of the fire pit area and hung out under the trees that gave us protection from the rain. The property is very well maintained and clean. It was a wonderful time. Hope to do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Memorable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, wonderful time. The only surprises were pleasant ones. Property was as advertised and pictured...very, very nice. Highly recommended. Looking forward to return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented both homes for the week of July 4th, 2011. Six adults and 5 kids. The property is beautiful, quiet and private. The houses and grounds are described well, in great shape and well maintained. The owner was wonderful in every way, easy to reach and responsive to all issues. I would highly recommend this rental to all. A lot for kids to do. A lot of areas to relax and for kids to play-- early risers didn't bother late sleepers. Nice to rent, for us it meant families with different schedules because of kids or whatever, weren't in each other's way. Lake front with a lot of area to relax, and well protected from the one windy day we had. Small beach so kids can easily go in and out of lake... nice touch! Great dock. We didn't have a boat but we were on the deck most of the time. Overall, a great vacation for us, and we will likely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Walloon Lake is a special place to be and renting both cottages is a wonderful way for families & friends to enjoy reunions or be a home base for wedding parties. The cottage grounds lend themselves to a variety of activities or offer a great place to relax. Pete, I'm happy the cottages worked out so well for you & your family. It's always a pleasure to have such great renters as you & I look forward to having you all back next year!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Boyne City or Petoskey or Charlevoix
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Macinaw Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bay Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Train
185 Miles
Amtrak in Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
3.7 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Boyne City or Petoskey or Charlevoix
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Boyne Mountain
Car: necessary

Casino; Morel Hunting; Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry Picking; Petoskey Stone Hunting; Art Festivals & Annual Holiday Celebrations


Rates & Availability

Boyne City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Early Spring
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Late Spring
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Later Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250

Rent May-October
May 7-21 & Sept 24-Oct 29... $2300/week
May 28-June 4 & Sept 10-17...$2600/week
June 11-18 & Aug 20-3 ... $2800/week
June 25-August 13... $3000/week
Cleaning fee & purchase of Property Damage Protection Policy required
Need more room? We have a Guest Cottage that sleeps up to 10 see VRBO#326898
Discount for renting both cottages
Well behaved, owner-approved pets are allowed only at the Family Cottage. $250/dog + signing of Pet Addendum to the lease.
Rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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