About the property
- Cottage1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage sleeps 10-4 Bedrooms, 2 baths + queen sleeper sofa
Our Guest 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 Guest Cottage shares the property with the Family 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 Guest Cottage is located on a gentle slope approximately 170' from the lake. This 1600 square foot ranch style home has a walk out lower level that can accommodate up to 10 people. A spacious deck complete with table & chairs, along with gas & charcoal grills make for a perfect area to enjoy a dinner on a summer evening! Located next to the cottage is a play area containing a picnic table, swing set, and a Tiny Tikes merry-go-round.
The upper level of the Guest Cottage was renovated in 2015-enlarging the kitchen, living room, bathroom & exposing the original Douglass Fir floors! The upstairs has an open floor plan between the fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, kitchen table with built in benches, and living room with comfortable swivel chairs & leather couch-with wainscoting throughout. The living room also has a TV & DVD. There are three bedrooms; two with queen-sized beds and the third with 2 twin beds-all bedrooms have ceiling fans. The wainscoting continues in the upstairs bathroom & it has a new 4' shower.
The lower level is accessed from the upstairs by a spiral staircase or from the outside. A large, open family room has Cedar wainscoting, ceiling fans, a queen-sized sleeper sofa, and two loveseats, TV & DVD, along with a sitting area to enjoy our many board games. A bedroom is located off of the family room & has a queen bed, ceiling fan and adjoining bathroom with a tub/shower. The laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer & wash tub is also located downstairs.
The cottage is non-smoking & has adjustable electric heat available in every room. 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, comfortable 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 Family Cottage (VRBO listing #303449) 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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 that none could hold a candle to beautiful Walloon. We were all enchanted by the beautiful 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 the 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 :)
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing Weekend Getaway
This cottage was amazing! We rented for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend and had a blast! The cottage itself is very spacious and slept 8 of us very comfortably. The upper floor has 3 bedrooms---1 bedroom had two twin beds and the other 2 bedrooms had full/queen beds which can easily sleep 2. The bottom floor had 1 bedroom with a full/queen bed and ample space for multiple air mattresses if needed. There were 2 full bathrooms--1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. The entire cottage was very, very clean!
This cottage is not handicap accessible which Marty mentioned before we booked and he wasn't lying! The staircase to the downstairs area is very steep but has a gate to prevent young children or animals from going down. Then, there are many steps down to the camp fire/dock area. The steps are well maintained and very easy to manage for able-bodied people.
While we didn't mind, expect to be "disconnected" while enjoying what Northern Michigan has to offer! The cottage does not have Wi-Fi and has limited TV channels. It was a great break from the everyday hustle and bustle!
We rented a pontoon boat and had the ability to dock it right at the cottage but decided to only rent for 1 day. Walloon Lake is beautiful and not busy at all...even on a holiday weekend. None of us had boating experience so it was nice that the lake wasn't crowded. It was a bit chilly so that could have kept people off the lake as well.
Petoskey is a small town right down the road and had great restaurants and a Meijer for grocery shipping! We spent 1 day on Mackinac Island which is a short hour drive (and a ferry ride) from the cottage. You really can't get a better location!
We wish we would have spent a week or more exploring the area and enjoying the cottage! We will definitely return next year but will try to book in July/August as the weather in early September can get chilly.
Marty was extremely easy to work with and was available for questions at any time. I would highly recommend booking this cottage! Enjoy Pure Michigan!
Great family gathering spot
We had a family reunion take place on this property and it couldn't have been better! There were places to gather as a big group and as smaller groups to get caught up with everyone. The cottage had everything we needed and the waterfront was enjoyable for our youngest to splash around and for all to take in the scenic lake views. Would highly recommend this spot and hope to come back ourselves.
Perfect stay at Walloon
The guest cottage is the perfect way to relax at Walloon. The cottage is cozy and has everything needed for a vacation at Walloon. It was clean and well kept. The property is beautiful and Marty was a wonderful host. The dock has amazing views of the lake and plenty of space to hang out near the water.
Great family vaction!
Marty and Frank,
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful lake cottage. Everyone had so much fun and everything was perfect. We had a great time playing on the water and boating to Barrel Back restaurant for a wonderful dinner. The cottage was so clean and the beds were very comfortable. The cottage was stocked perfectly, utensils and pots and pans, dishes were all in abundance and in perfect condition. Great mooring for our boat and really nice dock and fire pit , with plenty of chairs, Frank even brought down fire wood for us. First time for us on Walloon Lake and it is beautiful, we highly recommend Marty and Franks cottages, felt more like home than a rental.
Thanks Mike, Laurie and family!
Beautiful stay on Walloon Lake
Our family of 10 (2 grandparent, 4 adults, 4 kids) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Guest cottage. Our kids were constantly on the swim platform, and the dock and access to the kayaks made for many hours of fun right at the cottage. We did everything from chilling at the cottage to visiting Mackinaw Island to canoeing on Jordan River. It was such a relaxing vacation and working with Marty was a breeze - very responsive!
Casino; Morel Hunting; Cherry, Raspberry, Strawberry Picking; Petoskey Stone Hunting; Art Festivals & Annual Holiday Celebrations
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 Family Cottage that sleeps up to 8 see VRBO#303449 Discount for renting both cottages at the same time Rates are subject to change without notice