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Pickerel lake Custom Home near Petoskey and Harbor Springs

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 4 bath lakefront home sleeps 16

Gorgeous custom home close to Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Indian River. 163' of sandy water frontage with a beautifully landscaped yard. Bring your boat to Pickerel Lake and experience Michigan's amazing Inland Waterway. Enjoy cookouts, campfires, and some of the best fishing right off the dock. The view is stunning, facing south across the lake at the Wildwood Hills. The frontage is calm and protected from the prevailing north and west winds, allowing guests to safely moor their boat and maximize their outdoor pleasure. Covered porches and open patios surround this home that is large, but cozy at the same time, with panoramic views from indoors.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017


Alanson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Do not tie watercraft to dock. Do not leave recycling or returnables behind Dispose of garbage in provided dumpster by 6am Friday and checkout
  • Late checkout will result in forfeiture of security deposit
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom A - toilet , shower , jetted tub , First floor, granite master bath with airtub
    Bathroom B - toilet , shower , On first floor shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom C - toilet , shower , Second floor, granite and slate, shared by bedrooms 4 and 5
    Bathroom D - toilet , shower , First floor, granite and slate, main shared bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Suite on first floor, wet bar, lake side with walkout
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor, lake side with walkout to east porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First floor, east side, with walkout to east porch
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs, looks over lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Upstairs faces driveway
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Attached bunkhouse over garage, sleeps 6, television
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Best spot on Pickerel Lake, with 163' of sandy, calm water frontage. Boaters' paradise, with direct access to Crooked Lake, Crooked River, Burt Lake, Indian River, Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River, Lake Huron and beyond if you have the boat and the time!


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Pickerel lake Custom Home near Petoskey and Harbor Springs
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
grand Rapids, Mi


  • 5 of 5

Such a great place for our family. Our 4 th time renting. Owner very pleasant!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on a great lake!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a great lake! Lots of room for all both inside and out. Nice sandy lake with great fishing. There is no a/c - but the house stayed cool with a few fans and having the windows open at night. Wendy was very attentive to detail and gave great information. She was very responsive to questions. We loved taking our boat through the chain to Burt Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Week at the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this lake home and could not have ask for a cleaner more beautiful home on a very nice lake. The home has everything you need and is just fantastic. I would highly recommend this location for anyone wanting to experience a vacation on a lake i n northern Michigan

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful vacation on Pickerel Lake! Our family of 10 adults and 6 kids spent a week at the most beautiful and accommodating house on the lake! The owner, Wendy, is easy to work with and is always very prompt in contacting us.

Location, location, location too! You are close to everything that up north offers! 30 minutes will take you to Petoskey and Harbor Springs and don't forget about Mackinaw Island!

We reserved our week for 2017!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed when renting this beautiful Lakefront home. The home itself is gorgeous, well maintained and has great amentities. You will have to draw straws for the master suite. But we took the room upstairs and enjoyed the privacy. The outdoors are just as fabulous. The home has many porches and seating areas to enjoy along with plenty of comfortable seating. The dock is wonderful and the kids had a great time fishing and swimming. We brought kayaks, but the home comes with two paddle boards and one paddle boat. The water is clean and shallow at the grassey area for access with a nice sandy bottom. We enjoyed the fire pit by the water almost every night. The location is also really great because it is a close drive to many popular destinations like historic Petoskey, antiquing in Pellston, Three Pines Art Studio in Good Hart, Sleeping bear dunes and Mackinaw city, etc. There is so much to do, we can't wait for our next visit! Bring your bikes, you can ride around the neighborhood safely. The only hiccups were the geese that visited twice when we weren't around and messed the lawn. Certainly not the owners fault, but was a bummer. The house has no A/C. It was in the mid-high 80' s during our visit and it was only uncomfortable one night. Our family would definitely recommend this home because you will have a fantastic vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation Rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic home to rent. It was everything we expected, and more! The home was clean, and was beautiful inside and out. The kitchen is fully equipped. It even had a cupboard full of spices, coffee, etc. There was plenty of seating for our group of 19 people. The beach is sandy and shallow until you get past the dock, where it gets deeper (and were the fish are!). It made it great for the kids because they had plenty of room to run in the water without worrying! It was deep enough though to anchor an oasis float for the adults! Fishing off of the dock is great. The kids (ages 3-7) got hooked on fishing since they pretty much caught a fish every time they dropped their line. We caught our first longnose gar ever...we had no idea what is was! The dock is new and is U-shaped at the end to allow docking of a boat. The landscape is gorgeous; flowers and greenery perfectly placed. There is a fire pit located near the beach area where we roasted marshmallows and made great memories! If we weren't at the fire pit in the evening, we were playing games on the outdoor table under the covered porch. We traveled the inland waterways through Pickerell Lake to Crooked Lake, up the Crooked River and through the river locks (kids loved it), and into Burt Lake. The house is located close to Mackinaw City/Island. There is a bait store just minutes away for all your fishing and drinking (!) needs. A grocery store is located in Indian River, which is only about 15 minutes away. This home gave us a perfect place to create so many wonderful family memories. The owner, Wendy, is available and willing to answer any questions you may have. She was wonderful! Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston, Harbor Springs, Indian River
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Little Traverse, Chestnut Valley, Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-75, US 31
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob
Car: necessary

Inland waterway Pickerel lakefront, equidistant to Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Indian River. Large, custom home on calm and sandy lake frontage. Pontoon and Jet Ski rentals nearby. Only a 25 minute drive by car to the Mackinaw Bridge or ferry to Mackinaw Island.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in time is at 4:00 pm. Check out is at 10:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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