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2 Cottages on Whalen Lake Near Baldwin Michigan

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Front door of red cottage with covered porch and view of lake.

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Last updated: 09/26/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Baldwin cottage description

Enjoy your summer! We still have most of September and October available. Rates are lower in the fall and we offer nightly rates. Great deals on one or both cottages. Fishing is the best in the Baldwin Area! Looking for a sandy-bottomed lake with virtually no vegetation for great swimming? Where the water is not too cold? Then this is the place. Fishing is relaxing right outside your door, but any fisherman would be thrilled to go fishing in the Pere Marquette or the Baldwin that winds throughout the county, easy and free access in a number of place just minutes from the cottages. Back at the cottages there are TWO boats, a pontoon-type paddle boat and aluminum fishing boat that are included with the cottages so no extra cost. And the lake is a private lake so no getting run over and the kids can be on one boat while the fishermen are catching supper. The cottages are updated with fresh bathrooms, pillow-top queen size beds, fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryer on site. Outside you will find large decks on each cottage with plenty of room for sunbathing or dining outside. BBQ grills, and great fire pit add to the outside. AND there is internet access and satellite TV.

Or rent one cottage. Sleeps 6 comfortably. You'll love either of the well-kept, clean and comfortable cottages . Both have brand new bathrooms, very clean.

Enjoy your evenings by building a fire in the fire pit. . Being up north you can see the Milky Way. Take the boat out at night and count the shooting stars. We saw five in one night. Let us know if you counted more!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          • Red Master: 1 queen

            Pillow top...moreless

          • Red 2nd: 1 queen

            Pillow top...moreless

          • Gray Master: 1 queen

            Pillow top...moreless

          • Gray 2nd: 1 double

            Pillow top...moreless

          • The Gray cottage has a pillow-top queen bed, a pillow-top double, a double hide-a-bed and an extra thick double futon. The Red Cottage provides queen pillow-top mattresses in the bedrooms and a queen hide-a-bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Red...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Gray...moreless

          • Both cottages have totally remodeled bathrooms.

          Other Amenities

              • Fire pit is located next to the lake.

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake:

                Whalen Lake is a private lake. That gives you a limited number of people to share the clean, virtually vegetation free swimming area. Easy to use the dock for the two boats included in the rental....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Walk out of the cottages to your own sandy beach with kids toys to build sand castles. Next to the beach is the firepit for evening enjoyment....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Rafting
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Sofa Bed
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Boat:

                2 boats, one is a paddle 'pontoon' boat and the other an aluminum boat for fishing. ...moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Deck / Patio:

                One on each cottage...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Pedal Boat
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.8
              from 6 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              2015 - Spring
              May 1 - Jun 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $100
              $700
              2015 Summer-
              Jun 20 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,500 $4,000

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning/per cottage $50
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Cleaning fee: $50 per cottage rented

              SUMMER 2015

              --WEEKLY RATES ONLY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)

              -- ONE COTTAGE IS $850

              --TWO COTTAGES ARE $1500

              FALL 2015

              -- ONE COTTAGE IS $100 PER NIGHT

              --TWO COTTAGES ARE $175 PER NIGHT ($1000/WEEK)

              -- LINENS NOT INCLUDED BUT AVAILABLE FOR $50 EXTRA

              DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR STAY. FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 45 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL.


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              Location

              80 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Grand Rapids
              33 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Ludington
              14.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US Highway 131
              1.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Cattails
              33 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Baldwin is 2 miles away and offers local eateries such as Jones Ice Cream parlor (great ice cream!), Debbie's Bar and Grill, Government Lake Lodge Restaurant, and Cattails Cafe for homemade bread/toast for breakfast and lunch. There are several golf courses and even the local bowling alley. Baldwin hosts the Blessing of the Bikes In May each year and the Troutarama Festival is in July. Manistee National Forest and Pere Marquette River are just a few minutes away providing great hiking, biking, hunting and fishing. Lake Michigan and great sunsets are just 30 minutes away. Looking for entertainment for the adults? Manistee hosts casinos and Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula are great for delicious food and wine. Even the fabulous Mackinac Island is just a couple of hours away.

              Other Activities: snowmobiling

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: Born in Kalamazoo MI and raised in Texas has made me a traveler. I bought these cottages in hopes of having myself a lake cottage for retirement. And I will one day! So I treat them as if I was going to be there soon and invite my guests to enjoy them until I can get back to Michigan, which I do every chance I get. I also have this great love of remodeling and decorating and so I have many projects for the cottages. We are planning to re-do the living room in the red cottage by tearing out the massive (and leaning) fireplace and open it up with more windows and higher ceilings and a new wood-buring stove. We just finished pouring concrete to connect the buildings (helps keep the cottages clean) and added a new deck on the gray cottage a couple of years ago. One day will re-do the enterior of the gray cottage so it will be open concept. My neighbors on the lake are nice and helpful. I'm not too far away from Baldwin. I enjoy the refreshing lake and the lovely trees and sunsets.

              Why the Owner Chose Baldwin:
              Baldwin is where the fishing and hunting and swimming in a clean lake is. It is comfortable and clean cottages. It is summer time in northern Michigan (like the song.) It has a great fall show with all the colors and then, like I can't say enough, there is great water, great fishing, and friendly folks in nearby Baldwin.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              The cottages look out on a wonderful lake that if you will just paddle out to the middle of the lake at night and look up at the milky way (yes, it is still there) and then be prepared to count the falling stars (last time it was 5) you will find yourself at peace, enjoying your family and company. Growing up, we always had one special trip to Lake Michigan with a bunch(!) of cousins and friends, and now when I am at the cottages, I feel like I am doing it all over again, just it is now at Whalen Lake, a lot more intimate and a lot more comfortable when we fall asleep!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Front door of red cottage with covered porch and view of lake.

                Front door of red cottage with covered porch and view of lake.

              • Red cottage deck looking out on the lake.

                Red cottage deck looking out on the lake.

              • Vaulted ceiling/tiled floor in living room.  Sit & enjoy the view of the lake.

                Vaulted ceiling/tiled floor in living room. Sit & enjoy the view of the lake.

              • Kitchen with plenty of countertops and a duck for a towel holder

                Kitchen with plenty of countertops and a duck for a towel holder

              • Comfy queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 2

                Comfy queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 2

              • Gray cottage Deck

                Gray cottage Deck

              • Have a seat! It's nice out here.

                Have a seat! It's nice out here.

              • Gray cottage at dusk

                Gray cottage at dusk

              • Gray cottage bath with a warm floor.

                Gray cottage bath with a warm floor.

              • Gray cottage living area and dining.  Outside that door is a great large deck!

                Gray cottage living area and dining. Outside that door is a great large deck!

              • Walkway between cottages

                Walkway between cottages

              • Inviting lake and row boat included.

                Inviting lake and row boat included.

              • Red Cottage deck and walkways.

                Red Cottage deck and walkways.

              • Spacious dining room with plenty of light

                Spacious dining room with plenty of light

              • Queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 1

                Queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 1

              • Each cottage has its own deck and walkways connect them.

                Each cottage has its own deck and walkways connect them.

              • Gray cottage deck and begonias.  Sit and enjoy the lake.

                Gray cottage deck and begonias. Sit and enjoy the lake.

              • Morning mist and the paddle boat

                Morning mist and the paddle boat

              • Gray cottage BR number 1.  Includes a view of lake and AC unit.

                Gray cottage BR number 1. Includes a view of lake and AC unit.

              • Nice shower in the gray cottage.

                Nice shower in the gray cottage.

              $100 - $214 per night (USD)
              6

              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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              Member since: 2007
              Speaks: english
              • Calendar last updated: 09/26/2014
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