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Lovely Cottage w/spectacular sunsets, hot tub.

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


About the property

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

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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, or relax in the hot tub

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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

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 Petoskey

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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Lovely Cottage w/spectacular sunsets, hot tub.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

The Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything! Location, comfort, well stocked and well cared for. Owners were great. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Professionally decorated

Lovely lake side landscaping

Loved the dock and sunsets!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for a more perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been on 4 other VRBO/HomeAway vacations and this was by far our best experience! From the very start Christine was easy to reach and had a TON of details about the area, the home, and her personal experiences. The boat launch was super easy to access and made loading and unloading a very smooth process. The home was clean and very well stocked with anything we might have needed. Our 3 year old Daughter was in heaven with all the great toys and games!! This is a great family home and I would definitely recommend this to anyone not only looking for a great lake with beautiful soft sand but to a more adventurous group as Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs are just a few miles away!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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: September 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: September 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $700
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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