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"Aquemok" - Native American for 'End of the trail'

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Beautiful Lake setting on the heart of the Inland Water Route

2 Acres of wooded land with 139' of lake frontage with hard packed sand bottom for 1000' out from the shore. There is a 50' high hill behind the house that leads to a beautiful wooded area 70' above the water. There is a fire pit with ample cut firewood and boat dock for your use. A 10' x 10' deck is located near the shore that overlooks the lake and the beachfront contains a sandy area and concrete patio. The shoreline is made of rip rap stone so access to the water is via boat dock only please.

David McDade
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About David McDade

Self employee Architect who designed this house for my parents in 1988. Property has been in our family since 1953.

David McDade purchased this house in 1953

Why David McDade chose Indian River

I am a 3rd generation owner and never get tired of visiting.

What makes this house unique

Lake views, lake views, lake views. The lake itself with access to other waterways and of course the lake views. We now also have a 24' pontoon boat that can be added to the rental!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic time at your Burt Lake home, the location and accommodations were over the top. We are looking forward to a repeat stay but only longer. Your property is a easy Five Star rating.
Sep 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
In Between
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Shelplers Mackinac City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Inidan River Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vivio's Pizzeria
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Indian River Public Beach
Car: necessary

Strategically located on Northern Michigan's 'Inland Water Route' with boating access to Inidian River, Crooked River, Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River and all the way to Mackinac Island. Only 2 miles from Sturgeon River tubing. Short walk to the Indian River Catholic Shrine with the worlds largest crucifix. Only 20 minute drive to Petoskey, Bay View or Harbor Springs, and only 30 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge.


Indian River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom and one 3/4 bathroom off of Master Bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , Bunk beds with double below
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Two bedrooms have King Size beds, One bedroom has a set of twin beds, and kids bedroom has bunk beds with bottom being a double.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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"Aquemok" - Native American for 'End of the trail'
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Amazing views, vibe and accommodations

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew! Glad you had a good time! Dave
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So beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The evening sun sets were beautiful. Sitting in the sunroom relaxes body and mind. The house has most comfortable amenities and well stocked. Overall this is an A+ property

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house with friends and it was perfect! Beautiful view, privacy, wonderful layout, lots of room and places to relax outside. We brought a speedboat with us and although we didn't dock it, there was plenty of space for us to park it in the driveway. The location is absolutely perfect! Close to the waterway - we took a trip from the house all the way to the Mackinaw Bridge and back and made it in 8 hours (could have been shorter had we not had to deal with 5-6 foot waves on Lake Huron). Lots of good restaurants and bars nearby - some local gems too! We had one rainy day so took advantage of the non-boating weather to visit some local wineries and breweries and ended up following the wine trail up to Petoskey which was a beautiful drive and we found some wonderful bars and restaurants up there as well. Dave is wonderful to work with, very helpful in answering all of my questions and very knowledgeable about the area. Would highly recommend this home! We plan on renting again, and are also looking forward to bringing our children next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that we have stayed in Indian River and the third house that we have rented here, it is without a doubt the best! It has been difficult in the past to find a beach that is suitable for kids. There are only a few steps down to the water and there is a small area of sand that the kids can play in. The house itself is very comfortable and well equipped with everything you need during your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This by far was one of the best trips to Indian River (Burt Lake) since my grandparents lived up here many years ago.

Amenities and layout of the house accommodated all us 7 adults (8 over the weekend) and 1 dog nicely.

The views were amazing! The property itself was fantastic, had a bonfire every night and swam most days.

The home is a great location to Mackinaw, Petosky, there are wineries in the area now and you could walk to the Shrine. Vivios is a must while visiting!!!

My family and I had a wonderful trip and would recommend "The End of the Trail" home to anyone. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay-too short!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented lake homes for the last 16 years on Black, Mullett, and Burt Lakes. This gem was the best by far. Many times a home is advertised as a four bedroom, but turns out to be a two bedroom, a closet, and a cot in the living room. This place was roomy and well laid out. The lake view was amazing. I would definitely recommend and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund