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LAST MINUTE SPECIAL AUG 19-25!! Lovely Cottage w/spectacular sunsets, hot tub.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BR+ Loft, with fantastic sunsets and hot tub. Sleeps 8.

The NEW VRBO BOOK-IT feature does NOT GUARANTEE booking. Please understand that we might be overlaping with a guest request from another booking source. Our apologies as we work around this new feature and it's flaws and we will do our best to respond to our guests promptly so they can settle their vacation plans.

Our charming Lakehouse on Walloon Lake is the perfect way to spend your summer

The Lakehouse is ideally located on the North arm of Walloon Lake, which features gorgeous sunset views, clear warm blue water and a wonderful hard packed sand bottom. Nearby Rt. 131 provides convenient access to Petoskey, and Boyne. Shopping, Dining, Golf, Skiing and much more are all within 15 min!

Nestled between trees and with recessed neighbors, the cottage feels very private. Located 30 ft from the water, with a flat yard. Enjoy the water and sunsets from the dock and swim platform. Children will enjoy the very gradual drop-off and sandy bottom. We have two single kayaks for your use and rent or bring your boat (public launch just a mile away)

Decorated with knotty pine ceilings and rustic designer furniture the cottage provides a luxurious 'Up North' experience.

The open concept, vaulted Kitchen / Dining / Living room overlooks stunning lake views. Gather by the gas fireplace on chilly nights. A comfortable seating area with leather recliners, sofa, club chair and kid pillows is perfect for lounging. Board games, toys and a DVD / Book library for your enjoyment during your stay. iPhone docking sound system to listen to your favorite music.

Enjoy cooking in the spacious open kitchen. Slate floors, knotty pine cabinets and a gorgeous granite counter top, combined with a fully equipped kitchen (even the necessities like oil, salt, spices, etc!) make vacation cooking enjoyable.

Sleep peacefully in the serene master bedroom with a pillow-top queen mattress, down pillows and luxury bedding. Large closet with organizer. The en-suite bathroom has heated slate floors, granite counters and a glass shower.

The second bedroom features a pillow-top queen mattress with down pillows and luxury bedding as well as a twin bed for little ones that don't like to be far from mom & dad. Large closet with organizer. The hall bathroom also has lots of storage, heated slate floors, a double bowl sink with granite and a shower. Both bathrooms are fully stocked with all the necessities.

The kids can enjoy sleeping in the 'Kids Loft' which has three twin mattresses and overlooks a second TV / sitting area with sofa/ottoman, bean bags, HDTV /DVD. Its the perfect lounge area for the kids!

Need to get some work done? We have an office off the kitchen with office supplies, printer and wireless internet.

Finally, wrap your day up on the front deck in one of the lounge chairs, relax in the hot tub, or make 'smores around the fire pit.

Additional amenities include a laundry room with full size washer/dryer with detergents/stain removers, etc. Beach Towels. Gas Fireplace. Hot tub. AC. Wireless high speed internet/Direct TV/Video library. 2 kayaks (seasonal). Gas Grill. ipod docks/music station. Parking for two cars.

More Details

Christine Anderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Christine Anderson

We fell in love with Walloon when we would come up to visit family. We live in Chicago, and have 2 children and a yellow lab and wanted a retreat that felt just as comfortable as our home, yet completely different and very 'cottage-y'. We also wanted to create a haven for our family that would enabled us to really spend quality time outside the chaos of our regular life, make lasting memories as well as enjoy all seasons of Michigan ( and close to Grandma doesn't hurt either!)

Christine Anderson purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Christine Anderson chose Northern Michigan

The gorgeous turquoise water, and the warmth of an inland lake sold us on Walloon. We choose this property because it is nestled on a tiny point with recessed neighbors, making it feel secluded and private—yet still ideally located to rt 131 (great restaurants, shopping, skiing and golf...because who doesn't want to be 10 minutes away from a great restaurant?) The house has beautiful sunset views, warm clear water & hard packed sand/gradual drop off and a flat yard perfect for the kids. We found the cottage a perfect set up for our family as well as the ability to have a guest family -- 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a bunk room for the kids. Room for everyone in the open concept great room with stunning lake views and areas like the kids tv room as well as an office. It is fully renovated and decorated with a subtle up-north decor that feels welcoming the moment you step in the door and is comfortable all year long.

What makes this cottage unique

Our favorite things so far: Sitting on the dock at sunset, having a cocktail. Lounging in the hot tub on a chilly night. Kayaking very early when it's very quiet. Getting fresh veggies and fruit from CoveYou. Enjoying all the great restaurants from Charlevoix to Harbor springs. Taking the boat to Barrelback for dinner. Catching fish. Tubing. Walks through the forest preserves. Camp fires and smores. Looking at the stars with the telescope. Zipling. Skiing at Boyne. Snowshoeing on the lake.


Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double bowl, granite counters & heated slate floors
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to master. Granite counters & heated slate floors
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow-top bed with luxury bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Pillow-top mattress with luxury bedding
    Sleeping Loft - 3 twin/ single , 3 futons. Ladder to loft. For children 8+ for saftey.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A Great Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a long weekend! The house was all we wanted it to be. The pictures described the house perfectly. Great setting and beds were very comfortable. We will be renting again soon!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset views from a cozy, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay. The home is impeccably clean and nicely decorated. Great layout - kitchen and living space are open and lookout over the lake. The kitchen is well stocked with all the cookware and utensils you need to prepare meals if you're eating in. Two very nice bathrooms - also well stocked. Bedrooms are very nice with comfortable beds.

We brought our boat. Dock is set up to accommodate a 2nd boat. The owner's boat is on a hoist on one side of the dock. Guest boats can easily dock on the other side. Very close to Jones Landing (2 min. walk) so it would be easy for one person to launch / load a boat. Driveway can easily accommodate a boat trailer during your stay with plenty of room for 2 vehicles.

If you fish, there were plenty of fish to be caught right from the dock. Took the kayaks for a spin around the area - great fun. Kids can easily wade in the sandy shore right in front of the cottage. Little amenities like a basket of beach towel in front the door to the deck are a nice touch.

Easy access to Meijer - few miles north.

Recommend spending some time in the Adirondack chairs at the end of the dock enjoying the sunset!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Must See-Must Go Place on Walloon!

  • 5 of 5

The Anderson's "Lakehouse" on Walloon Lake is all they advertise it to be and more! The owners have made it into such an interesting place with the "North Woods" decor thoughout! The home was very clean. My husband and I stayed over two nights along with our widowed daughter and her girl friend. We all had such a great time there. We kayaked and swam in the lake, enjoyed the sunsets with bon fires, cooked out on the grill and relaxed in the hot tub on the deck. The house was fully equipped and furnished to make you feel so comfortable. We would highly recommend the "Lakehouse" to anyone looking for a special time of relaxation, refreshment and enjoyment on the waterfront. The owners were just a phone call or e-mail away.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage on Walloon Lake

  • 5 of 5

We spent Labor Day Weekend, 2016 at the Anderson's lakehouse. The cottage was tastefully

decorated. Very comfortable seating and plenty of room for the entire family. It was kid friendly,

with a large selection of toys to play with. It was stocked with everything you would need for your

stay. We had a great time. Would definetly stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property went above and beyond what we could have expected. Beautiful inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week with the weather and the house. The cottage met and exceeded all of our expectations. The description of the location was spot on. This is a very well maintained property inside and out. The owners were very accessible and helpful on every aspect of the trip. The access that they allowed us to use the kayaks was awesome and we all enjoyed them. The sunsets were breathtaking. The swimming area worked out great for the kids being hard packed sand and shallow quite a ways out. The house was very clean inside and met every need we had. The speaker system for the ipod was great and we really liked using that. Our kids enjoyed sitting at the table in the evenings and playing board games. That was a site that I hadn't seen before, especially every night. Sleeping accommodations were everything we needed and having a washer and dryer there was great to keep on top of the towels for our crew. The only sad part of this property is that the Anderson's own it and we do not. We truly had a great time. We had originally planned for this to be a one time thing for a while. But we decided to make it a regular thing. We are looking forward to our vacation next year on Walloon already, and it will be at the Anderson's cottage if they will have us again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the second year in a row staying at this residents. It had everything we as a family of 6 needed.

Great house, Great Lake, perfect for a enjoyable family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walloon Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast
Walloon Village General Store
"Great little village store. Pizza, awesome sandwiches and warm cinnamon rolls in the morning..."
Walloon Lake Country Club
Car: necessary

Other Activities:

Skiing, Golfing, Casino, Water Park, Zip-Lining, Morel Hunting, Cherry, Raspberry & Strawberry Picking, Petoskey Stone Hunting, Art Fair, Canoeing, Bike trails, Hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, hiking, sailing


Rates & Availability

Petoskey Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 23 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700
Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner is a licensed broker in IL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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