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Custom beach home, sleeps 8, with attached appartment

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, PLUS studio apt,, 3 bath, 2 laundry, air, 2 fireplaces, 3 decks, more

This flexible custom green home (studio apartment can by utilized as separate quarters), lake escape, completed in the spring of 2015, rests just 15 feet from the water's edge. It has been designed for your vacation relaxation, comfort and privacy and to take advantage of spectacular views and natural light. It is air conditioned and has its own water filtration system. There is even a 'Secret, Hidden Room' where you can relax and hide yourself away.

The open floor plan and countless windows provide you with exquisite panoramas of 2000 acre Duck Lake. From wherever you are sipping your coffee, enjoying dinner, thinking about paddle boarding or catching a big fish, you will feel as though you are on a boat, because all you see is water from almost every room.

We even made the first level handicap accessible.

The top or entrance level, with its expansive floor to ceiling main window, greets you with a dramatic view of the lake. The open floor plan means whether you are baking in the kitchen on the gas stove, sitting down for dinner or lounging in the living room in front of the fire place and watching TV, you will be mesmerized by the lake view. Here also is a 'secret, hidden, room (if you can't find it, we will give you hints!) with a chaise, convertible twin bed.. A door leads to a deck where you will want to grill and enjoy the view. The wide circular stairway leads to a cozy lake view window seat, and then the second floor. The bedroom with a king size bed offers a beautiful view of the lake, as does the second bedroom with a Queen size bed. The third bedroom has two twin size beds which can easily be moved to make a King. A door leads to a lakeside covered deck - a perfect place for morning coffee or to sit in the shade.

Follow the winding stairway to the garden level studio apartment, or cottage get-away. This is the perfect accommodation for family or guests desiring their own space. OR it can serve as additional space to watch a movie, play games, write that novel or read one from our library. It includes a kitchen, super comfortable custom Queen Murphy Bed, full bath, fireplace, its own washer and dryer and flat screen TV with extended cable. If you or your guests do desire even more privacy, this studio apartment can be securely closed off from the other living areas. Walk out the slider directly to the beach, lie down in the double hammock, dangle your feet in the water from the dock or enjoy a campfire right on the beach.

Although there are many choices to make for surrounding area excursions, if you choose to escape the outside world for a bit and not leave this charming cottage, we have what it needs to keep you entertained ... from a rowboat to fire pit, WiFi, books, music, 2 flat screen TV''s with expanded cable, games, a gas grill, 3 decks for lounging, and menus for home delivery. We even arrange for in-home massages, a personal trainer, or catering for a special event.

A short walk will take you to the world Famous Interlochen Center for the Arts for a concert or other event. Frog Pond village is a 5 minute drive, as are area restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, the State Park, a yoga studio, quilt shop and more.

Your biggest decision of the day may be whether to enjoy the breeze and view from the hammock, one of the three decks, from the window seat or living room.

More Details

Claudia and Michael Delp
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Claudia and Michael Delp

We had been looking for a 'getaway' on the water for years, something close to the Interlochen Center for the Arts, close to town and activites, yet quiet, peaceful and secluded. We couldn't believe our luck in 1993 when we came upon property at the end of a road (then with an old boathouse), not visible to any passers-by, and with the State Park behind it, affording additional privacy. Plus it was within walking distance of Interlochen Center for the Arts! It has always been a joy for us to rent, meeting people from all around the country. We hope our new 'boathouse cottage' offers all of the warmth and coziness of the old boathouse, along with all the up-to-date amenities and comforts necessary to welcome travelers. We hope you will feel as though they have discovered a place you want to return to again and again...

Claudia and Michael Delp purchased this house in 1993

Why Claudia and Michael Delp chose Northern Michigan

Location, location, location! We envisioned the cottage as a boathouse, with ample space and privacy for guests. But we also wanted an area that could double and serve as an 'artists studio'. And we think we pulled it off! As an author, Mike has written many stories and poems here, as well as musicians, actors and other artists who have asked to use this space to hone their skills.

What makes this house unique

We wanted a place where family or friends could stay while visiting us, while comfortably maintaining their own space and privacy. That is why we incorporated a light filled studio apartment with a 9' ceiling, kitchen and fireplace into the design. When the door is left open between the living areas it can serve as additional living space, yoga or workout area, gathering space, coffee bar or movie room. But when closed it becomes a welcomed separate apartment, allowing guests more freedom.

We fell in love with this property site because of its seclusion, proximity to the water, and the fact that it is still close to everything you need. It was very important to us to have a hard, sandy bottom, shallow water, wade-able shore that very gradually became deeper. We wanted it to be safe for children as well as the elderly. And we made sure that the gentle waves could be heard and the incredible view visible from almost any space. We also tucked away a private, double hammock among the trees, that, although it is just feet from the water, can not be seen. And with three decks you can have your choice of sun or shade to enjoy the peaceful lake. We look forward to sharing Morning Glory Retreat with you.


Interlochen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This shower on the first floor is handicap accessible.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the second floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This large bathroom is on the second floor & has teak bench.
  • One with tub/ shower, one with handicap accessible shower, third with large shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Can be moved together to make a King bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 murphy bed , This custom bed is in the studio
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Converts from Loveseat to chaise to comfortable twin bed.
  • Four bedrooms: three bedrooms on the second floor (king, queen and two twins) , plus a studio apartment with a Queen bed on the Garden level. Sleeps 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Stone fire pit on the lake; Tucked away hammock for two. Lounge chairs; Filtration system water softener.


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Custom beach home, sleeps 8, with attached appartment
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

The perfect house. The perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

IT was such a great week for my whole family. There were many things to do in the area for all the diverse interests, and we could also just walk out the door to take a walk or ride bikes or go into the lake, which is crystal clear and the perfect temperature. Our dog learned to swim, which delighted young and old alike! Some evenings we could hear the orchestra students practicing at the Interlochen Camp, which inspired us to go to the concert on Sunday night. The house provides wonderful views of the lake form almost every room, and the two laundries and the big kitchen make it family friendly and inviting on every level. Claudia and Mike are the best!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House on a Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

The house is just perfect with beautiful lake views! There is enough room to fit comfortably in the living area for eating, games, and movies as well as everyone having their own private space. Cooking meals was a pleasure with the fantastic view. We rented kayaks and spent time on Duck Lake every day and enjoyed a bonfire most nights. Unlike most vacation rentals, this house is directly on the water - no long walk or stairs. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we expected.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely home stocked better than any we have previously rented. Owners were helpful and responsive. The only negative, not the fault of the owner, is we did not swim due to swimmer's itch concerns.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home to stay in during our visit. It was updated, clean and well maintained. My wife and two kids along with her parents all stayed comfortably. The bottom level mother in law suite worked out perfectly. The views from this house are spectacular. Fishing was pretty good as well. Caught some nice large mouth and small mouth bass. Claudia and Mike are hospitable and respond quickly to any questions that you might have. We have been coming to the area for 10 years now. This is by far the best place we have lodged.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is important for us to provide our guests the services that we look forward to when on vacation. It is all about relaxing, enjoying time with family and friends, and taking back beautiful memories. Hope to see you again! Claudia and Mike
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Winter Park

Charming and Relaxing Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying how much I appreciate a rental home that is fresh and updated with a Pottery Barn style. It is my favorite. So, from the moment I walked in, I knew I would love my stay. But that was just the start. The home is designed with the lake in mind so there are three floors of expansive lake views of this utterly gorgeous lake and with the house so close to the water, there is always a gorgeous sound of the water lapping on the shore. Also, the house is always awash in light. The owners have been thoughtful in supplying the house with all its needs and carefully taking care of the property. The property has an enormous shallow hard sand lake bottom in front of it which is great for swimmers but we were still able to rent an outboard ski boat and dock it on the dock. We thoroughly enjoyed the small fire pit on cooler evenings. The only little hiccup was the intensity of light in the bedrooms in the morning. We are used to very dark rooms and the early morning sun combined with thin blinds made for earlier than expected mornings. Bring an eyeshade if you need darkness. One last thing: the owners, Mike and Claudia, are tremendous hosts who were available to us and kind. I feel like we made some new friends, not just rented a house. I caution future renters not to take that information to mean that they can behave in a high maintenance manner. Please be grateful for their gracious hospitality and don't take advantage of it!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clarkston MI


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! The decor is very fitting for this up north on the lake getaway! We started the first day off with the beautiful sunrise coming in our bedroom window. This place fit our family perfect. The downstairs area is perfect for teenagers. They have their own place and we had ours! Mike and Claudia were very accomodating. Mike even had an area for us to anchor our boat in the water so we didn't have to pull it out everyday. Early in our week, the cable had to be worked on. Claudia was very apologetic and even gave us a gift card to Buds for the inconvenience. We all had ice cream and their famous cinnamon sugar donuts! We would definately recommend this cute place. Thank you so much for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Interlochen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bud's, Hofbrau, Maddy's, Boone's
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
State Park Beach walking distanc, many others near
Car: necessary

The world famous Interlochen Center for the Arts is an easy 1 mile away walk, bike or drive. There are many daily concerts and events to choose from. restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting, film festivals, arts and crafts shows,etc. Lake Michigan, rivers, hiking trails, biking, golf courses, and so much more nearby. Walk to the State Park, enjoy the hiking trails and more!


Rates & Availability

Interlochen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Please note: Dates may be flexible during the off season. Please let us know and we will do our best to work with you. Although we love cats, the family is severely allergic to them. Please do not bring them along. Additional fee of $100 for each guests over six guests. Check-out time is 10:00am. A fee of $50 will be charged for each 10 minutes past check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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