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.
- House2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Beautiful Lake setting on the heart of the Inland Water Route
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
About David McDade
Self employed 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 6:00 PM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing and unforgettable`
If we make our way back to Indian river we will not look any further for a place to stay. This place is simply awesome and really felt like home during our stay. Two elders, three of their adult kids, and plenty of teenage grandkids the first couple nights so we were tight but didn't bother us a bit. Monday some went home.
We brought a couple small boats(16ft) with us and had no problem leaving them floating in the water with an anchor. The first couple days were fairly warm so we spent most of the days floating in the water.
Boat rides through Indian river are a must do, if you don't have a boat rent a pontoon. Indian river is no wake so that is a slow cruise but so fun and lots to look at along the way. Crooked river was a fun surprise as this one allows wake before or after housed areas. Cruising through the water alley's cut through vegetation was unforgettable. We had to slow down at one point because a deer jumped in the river to swim to the other side. That was neat.
We cooked in most nights, that grill over the fire pit was so awesome and we made good use of it. Early evenings seem to get windy and choppy on water but about sunset it is so calm, nice breeze, and the sky filled with stars made perfect fire pit nights with the entire family.
Just can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay here. What this house has to offer is well beyond our expectations. This kitchen is well equipped, but for my dad's amazing margarita's on the hot day's we were in need of a blender so we bought one and left it behind to share. I wish I would have wrote down the margarita recipe and left it inside blender!
Thank you McDade's for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Side note: We are a Sparty family and noticed this was a divided home. Love it, but we were saying Go Green the entire week, haha.
Relaxing Times at Aquemok
The property is well maintained and the location on Burt Lake is just about perfect. My goodness, you can walk out so far before the water even hits your waist. The kitchen, flooring, and deck improvements are great! The dock is great for sunbathing. We had a lovely time.
The steps going down from the yard to the first part of the deck might need a railing? Liability?
As you know the weather was unseasonably hot this year and the girls were saying "why don't they have air conditioning??" in typical 12 and 8 year old fashion. As I took a walk in the evenings down Argonaut trail, I could see that maybe only 1 house has AC. The kitchen is hot. The girls also wanted fans in their rooms. Anyway, all those things are a tall order, and would involve some serious thought on your part. The first year we were there, it was not hot like this. Well, it's Michigan, no one usually needs AC.
But yes, overall, we loved it. :)
Thank you for the kind response. You happened to be in a temperature anomaly this year. Seldom does it get that hot and usually there is a breeze coming off of the lake that is much more refreshing than air conditioning. The house was built in 1988 there was probably only a handful of days that air conditioning would have been the preference. With that being said, fans in the other rooms may be a consideration, thank you.
Nice, cozy and conveniently located close to town and restaurants.
We absolutely loved this place! it felt like home with all the amenities and David was so helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. The ice fishing was great and the view is beautiful. We will definitely be back next winter. Thanks for the outstanding hospitality David.
David was amazing in makeup my sure we where all set for a weekend on the ice. Very clean, very nice place to rent. Thank you!!
Clean, spacious and great view!
The house has great proximity to town. It’s clean and inviting. We felt right at home! And the owner was very helpful and nice!
Very nicely designed and outfitted house in a great location
Aquemok is a well-designed house right on Burt lake at the end of a small road. Our family of two adults and two kids rented it along with my brother's family of the same. The owner, David and his wife, have the house well-outfitted in the kitchen and laundry room and the bedrooms. Two 'adult' bedrooms, and two suitable for kids worked great for us. The common area is also nice with plenty of room for our two families. We rented the place in the dead of winter during very cold weather and the house was nice and cozy with good heat and a fireplace. We skied nearby at Nub's Nob which was 30 mins away with road speed reduced due to snow. David was very helpful and responsive and answered all our questions. We had a great time and recommend the house!
Thank you Kurt! That is very kind of you. Now you need to come back in prime time summer to enjoy our lake!
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.