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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. The Family Cottage shares the property with the Guest Cottage. No roads intersect the area between the cottages and the lakefront.

Walloon Lake is one of Michigan’s most beautiful and clean inland lakes. With its distinctive turquoise color it 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, gorgeous dock offering plenty of room for you to enjoy the beautiful sunrises & moor your own boat. At the water’s edge a lounge deck with table and chairs and a small sandy beach area for children awaits you, your family & friends. Each cottage has it's own tandem kayak & camp fire pit to enjoy.

The Family Cottage is set atop a gentle slope approximately 90' from the 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.

This 1600 square foot 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 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
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

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 Boyne City

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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; 3 arcres of Beautiful Forest to Explore comprised of Huge Old Growth Hemlocks, Beech & Maple Trees; lots of places to relax & enjoy!


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Secluded Family Cottage on West Arm of Walloon Lake-
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Moyer Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful week on Walloon Lake staying in the Moyer Family Cottage. I love the woods as much as I love the lake so this is the perfect place to hide away from the world. Sitting on the deck looking up at trees and the clouds, then seeing the lake and hearing the waves is what I am trying now to remember as I return to work and the city. The cottage had everything I need - great kitchen, deck, big windows - everything on one floor. The dock is spacious and has the best steps to get in and out of the lake. I stayed in the Moyer Guest Cottage last summer and loved it as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novi MI

Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time and we had lots of helpful friendly communication with the owners. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful place with everything you could want for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Moyers' place is fantastic! We used to own on Walloon, had our own place for 50 years but were forced to sell a few years ago. We rented at our old place for a few years after selling; this was the first year we ever stayed anywhere else, so we were a bit apprehensive going in. However, Marty in the pre-vacation months was absolutely first-rate with communication and in providing description of her place; this led to us feeling very comfortable before arriving.

We rented both the Guest and Family cottages. Both were great! Spacious, lots of sleeping accommodations, excellent kitchen and dining areas. There is a lot of room for parking too. Each cottage has an excellent gas grill. It's in a really cool woodsy environment. I felt like we were all back at Summer Camp. A series of well-made steps lead you quite safely down to the lake. A couple fire pits are on the property too on either side of the steps. We used those for evening family get togethers and acoustic guitar sessions from 2 of our family members.

The dock is awesome! Plenty of room for people and boats. 2 rafts made for family fun. The water out by the end of the dock is nice and shallow and very rock-free making it perfect for people of all ages to get in and have fun. I can't recommend the Moyers' place highly enough. You can feel secure that Marty will do whatever she can to help you in advance and when you're there. As I said above everything you need for a great vacation can be found at the Moyers place. Many thanks to Marty and her husband for their hospitality and for their fabulous cottages!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Just as described. Beautiful lake. Cozy house. Perfect for my family of five with tons of space leftover.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99

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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