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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: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          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

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

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Churches

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • 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

              • 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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

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

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

                  • Boat:

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

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    One on each cottage...moreless

                  • Pedal Boat
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat Dock
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 4 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 13 - Sep 11, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,375

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall
                  Sep 12 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $90
                  $630 $2,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning/per cottage $40
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Cleaning fee: $40 per cottage rented

                  SUMMER 2014

                  --WEEKLY RATES ONLY (SATURDAY TO SATURDAY)

                  -- ONE COTTAGE IS $850

                  --TWO COTTAGES ARE $1375

                  FALL 2014

                  -- ONE COTTAGE IS $90 PER NIGHT

                  --TWO COTTAGES ARE $150 PER NIGHT ($900/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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/26/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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.

                  $90 - $196 per night (USD)
                  4

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

                  View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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