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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

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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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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(16 traveler reviews)

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"Aquemok" - Native American for 'End of the trail'
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Clean, spacious and great view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nicely designed and outfitted house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kurt! That is very kind of you. Now you need to come back in prime time summer to enjoy our lake!
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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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