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Bob Dunston

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: spanish

Sandy Beach & Crystal Clear Water, Beautiful Sunrises and Quiet Tranquility

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 10, 3 Bd, 1&1/2 Bath, Full Kitchen, Linens

Located on the Western shore of Black Lake in Northern Michigan and boasting over 10,000 acres of fun. The flat sandy lake bottom is great for small children, approximately 2' deep at the end of the 40' dock. Sunbathe on the all sand beach during the day and enjoy an evening bonfire. A large picnic table and charcoal grill are at your disposal. ATV trails are located a quarter mile from the house providing access to the State Forest. The fishing is fantastic, walleye, northern pike, perch, and panfish. The fly fishing is also worth exploring in the surrounding rivers. This family home is extremely clean and sits fifty feet off the water. The master bedroom has a new pillow top king bed, while the other bedrooms contain one double and four twins. Full kitchen with all the utensils, pots, range/oven, fridge, micro, coffee pot, toaster, washer and dryer. Bed linens and towels are included. The premier Black Lake Golf Course is 3 miles down the street.

Enjoy the all sand beach and lake bottom. A 40' private dock provides for easy access to your boat. Inside the home you will find everything you need to enjoy your stay. The home is fully furnished and includes all the kitchen accessories you will need. Gas stove, microwave, full size fridge and freezer ,washer, dryer, DVD player, Nintendo and TV. You can enjoy every evening at the campfire on the beach. A picnic table and charcoal barbecue grill are ready for sunny outdoor lunches or dinner overlooking the beach and lake.

Swimming, Power Boating, Water-skiing, Fishing, Canoeing, ORV Trails, Motor Speedway in Onaway, Hiking, Trout fishing at several nearby streams.

Black Lake is a four to five hour drive from Detroit, four hours from Lansing, and four hours from Gran Rapids. It is approximately 45 miles SE of Mackinaw City and the Bridge.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bob Dunston (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: spanish

About Bob Dunston

This property was purchased by our great grandfather after they had camped in this location for several years.

Bob Dunston purchased this house in 1920

Why Bob Dunston chose Northern Michigan

The fifth generation of our family is enjoying the splendors of Black Lake and creating a lifetime of memories with family and close friends.

What makes this house unique

Small rural community, beautiful sunrises, quiet campfires, crystal clear skies, beautiful clear water with fantastic fishing, and plenty of great places to eat, and no lines of traffic or people anywhere!!!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Sandy Beach & Crystal Clear Water, Beautiful Sunrises and Quiet Tranquility
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Cottage was very comfortable. Room for three teenage grand daughters, six adults and a small baby.

  • 5 of 5

Property was well kept, neat and clean. Black Lake was its normal great self for swimming and kayaking. Bon fire most nights made it very enjoyable. Weather cooperated to make it memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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fun week on Black Lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this clean and relaxing cabin. It does not get anymore lakefront than this place. Literally out the door you will find clear, clean, sandy, and shallow Black Lake. If you have kids, this is the place to be. I did not have any worries with them in the water, as it was shallow for a long long way out. Our kids are 5 and 8. There was a fire pit that we used for cooking over the fire and s'mores. We also used the charcoal grill. The home was large enough for eight of us. The only issue we had was the bunk bed is extremely squeaky with even the smallest movement which disrupted all other sleepers in that room. We improvised and used the pull out couch in the living room.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This place is much larger than it appears. Nice layout. The king bed was new and high end. The water is 1.7 feet deep at the end of the dock, but there is a mooring buoy where you can walk back to shore. There are a lot of fish in this lake, and the best spot (for us) was right out front. TV channels are limited. We may very well go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Manzana's Restaurant
Wood Winds Restaurant & Pizzeria
Lorenzo's Pizza Parlor
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Onaway Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Lorenzo's Bar & Resturaunt
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Black Lake UAW Resort
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Indian River @ I -75
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Lorenzo's Bar & Resturaunt

The home is located just over a half mile North of Lorenzo's Resturaunt on South Black River Rd.

Golf: The premier Black Lake UAW golf course is just three miles away.

Stoney Creek golf course is located 10 miles away in Onaway on M-68.


Rates & Availability

Black Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 12 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pillowtop King Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed & Twin Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two Twin Beds
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa
  • The master bedroom is very large with a wonderful pillow top, King size mattress. Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed with double on the bottom twin on the top and a stand alone twin. Bedroom 3 has two twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Onaway State Park has a boat launch. The Black Lake State Park located on the south side has a boat launch for large boats. Small fishing boats and jet skis can be launched at the Corbat Rd public access located 1/2 mile south of the cottage.

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