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Lakefront Home - Southern Mullett Lake

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View from the Dock looking east

View from the Dock looking east Lake Side Yard Sun Porch and Patio Dining area. Kitchen Laundry Room Second Bath with Shower Master Bath Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed Middle Bedroom with two full beds Lakeside Bedroom with Queen Bed The Firepit Lakeside Porch A Sunset View View from the street Living Room fireplace and seating Dining Table - seats 8 Living room seating looking towards kitchen Television (Direct TV) and Internet Kitchen island seating and drink refrigerator 2013 Dock and boat lift set up Boatlift cradle raised out of water Garage ping pong table and cornbag toss game boards


Last updated: 03/16/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mullett Lake house description

Our Lake House is located on the southeastern corner of Mullett Lake on Pigeon Bay approximately 1 mile east across the lake from the mouth of the Indian River. The sunset views and quiet neighborhood on our dead-end street make for a relaxing place to stay on your vacation.

The house is a single story ranch with three bedrooms, two baths, a full laundry room, a well equipped kitchen and a “Northern Michigan style” sun porch. The open Great Room with a vaulted ceiling and hand crafted stone fireplace provides space for relaxing and eating meals. A large table with seating for 8-10 is set up to enjoy meals (or to play cards and board games) while viewing the lake. A second table that is folded behind the couch can seat up to six more people.
( Possibly more if you are little and you use the bench. See photos) For outdoor dining on the patio, several tables and chairs are provided. The full kitchen has plenty of counter space. A breakfast bar with seating separates the kitchen from the great room. A large window that looks onto the lake provides a great view while you’re in the kitchen.

The cottage has three bedrooms. The lakeside bedroom has a queen size four poster bed. The center bedroom has two full size beds and the street side bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin bed. The smaller couch in the living room is a full size sleeper sofa that you can set up if you need more sleeping space. The fireplace has gas logs and can be started with a turn of the knob for cool evenings.

The cottage is situated on a lot with 120 feet of lake frontage. The lakeside yard is grassy, flat and ends at a seawall. There are plenty of trees to enjoy shade when needed but there are also spots to set up lounge chairs for sun bathing during the day as well. A fire pit is available lakeside to enjoy in the evening. (Firewood is not supplied.) An 82 foot dock extends into the lake and has a ladder for climbing into and out of the water. At the seawall the water is approximately 2 feet deep, At the end of the dock the water is a little more than 3 feet deep. The water is relatively shallow – approximately 5 feet deep for over a hundred yards before dropping off. The lake bottom is mostly soft sand, however “water shoes” are highly recommended as there may be stones and driftwood on the bottom.

We have a 3600 pound “ShoreStation ” boat lift available for your use during the summer months (with advance notice) suitable for up to 21 foot long Outboard and stern drive speedboats. (If you are interested please send details of your boat (Make, Length, Weight, Motor etc.), to verify if you can use the Shore station, as it is not suitable for Mid Engine boats and could cause damage to the propeller shaft of a Mid Engine Boat.)

The water in the house is supplied by an Artesian well. Back in the day, the waters of Mullett Lake were thought to be conducive to good health. People would travel to the resort towns around the lake, like people would go to a spa resort now-a-days. We can not claim anything about our water concerning it's health benefits. But it is very soft. No bad hair days due to hard iron water like that of some of the other lake towns.

Mullet Lake is part of the famous “Michigan Inland Waterway”. This 45 mile long waterway connects Lake Huron, Mullett Lake, Burt Lake, Crooked Lake and Pickerel Lake.

Taking boat trips to the various lakeside restaurants on Mullet Lake and Burt Lake can be a nice break while you are boating the waterway. The Hackamatack Inn, the Pineview Restaurant and the Bridge Restaurant are located 10 miles north on the Cheboygan River. A short two mile trip across the lake to the public dock in Topinabee will get you within walking distance of The Breakers Bar and Grill, On the North East side of Burt Lake you will find a great dock to park your boat while you eat at Hoppies Tavern located at the end of Mullett Burt Road, a Northern Michigan landmark with great burger.

If you don’t have your own boat, daily and weekly rentals of Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boats, Row Boats, Jet Skis, Speedboats and Pontoon boats are available at the Tobinabee Sports Center at exit 313 on I-75. Several Marinas on Indian River also provide daily rental of pontoon boats, these include The Landings, Howes Marina, and Burt Lake Marina. The closest boat launches for trailered boats are at the marinas on the Indian River. The Public Lake access site at the end of our street is too shallow to launch anything other than Jet Skis, PWCs, or small fishing rowboats.

Our cottage is located a little more than 5 miles from I-75. We are only a 25 minute drive to Petoskey or Harbor Springs and about 30 minutes away from Mackinaw City. The excellent location allows for day trips to a variety of northern Michigan travel destinations. Go to Petoskey to shop the historic downtown district. Harbor Springs has wineries on the way to the Tunnel of Trees that offer an excellent Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Hard Cider. Take a ferry from Mackinaw City, to enjoy one of Michigan’s gems: Mackinaw Island. A destination closer to home, is the Cross in the Woods right in the small town of Indian River on Burt Lake. The “Rails to Trails” hiking pathway passes through Indian River, where you can walk, run or bicycle for miles – from Gaylord to Mackinac.

Our cottage is heated, so it can be enjoyed year-round. We love coming up to see the color in the fall. Spring is my favorite time to visit to see the wildlife that enjoy the bay when less boat traffic is present. (It is so quiet, I think it is the loons favorite time too.) As we are located on a bay, the waters are calmer than most of the lake, so it is perfect for canoe or kayak trips. In the winter there is plenty of places to ski or snowmobile near by. (Or ice fish right on the lake in front of the house!)

Come up to Mullett Lake to enjoy the crystal clear waters . Whether you come fall, winter, spring or summer, it is “Pure Michigan”!

Property Type

  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only:

            This home is non smoking only. We are allergic to smoke and will not permit smoking indoors...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Not available to groups of students...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bedroom Wing - Two Sinks...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            South Wing - 1 sink...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            A small beverage refrigerator is under the breakfast bar counter top. Suitable for Soft drinks, Beer and Wine...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some cooking spices are available for your use...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster


          • Heating:

            Natural Gas radiant heat. We will make sure the house is warm for your arrival if weather conditions are cool....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for 4 cars in driveway, Garage is not available for parking. Trailer parking across the street...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Guest provide beach towels. Other towels included with optional linen service....moreless

          • Garage:

            No parking in garage setup with Ping Pong tables and Card tables with chairs...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Fee optional. Guest can provide their own....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Portable Air Conditioner in Living Room...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas Fireplace indoors. No wood fires...moreless

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Stone Fireplace with Gas Logs...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Shore Station 3600 covered boat hoist suitable for 20 foot outboard or stern drive speedboat / fishing boat. 3000 pound maximum capacity. Please call to verify your boat will fit! Not suitable for Mid-Engine boats (MasterCraft, Malibu etc)...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV Satellite Cable TV. Premium Channels through September. ( Mature channels (TV-MA) and on-Demand are blocked)...moreless

              • Television:

                32 inch wide screen TV in living room...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Video Library
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games


                  • Internet:

                    Satelite Internet with Secure Wi-Fi (802.11G) is available...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Small Brick Patio with outdoor tables and chairs as Pictured. A Firepit is set up near the lake. Firewood is sold at nearby stores....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Grassy Tree covered lawn. Sunny areas for tanning...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We provide a small LP Gas Bar-B-Que...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront:

                        120 Feet on the water, with 90 foot dock. Located on the South Eastern shore of Mullett Lake. Beautiful Sunsets settling across the Lake to the West. Beautiful star filled skies at night....moreless


                          • Necessary


                          • Hunting Small Game
                          • Hiking
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hunting
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Marina
                          • Churches
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Restaurants
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Medical Services
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating

                          Other Activities

                              • Located near Indian River Michigan on the southern end of Mullett Lake. Mullett is part of Michigan's Inland waterway that connects 4 freshwater lakes to Northern Lake Huron. The converted Northern Michigan Railroad track known as 'Rails to Trails' goes through Indian River. It connects Gaylord Michigan to Mackinac City on a 70 mile long trail. Tremendous Walleye and Perch Fishing and water sports on 9 mile long Mullett Lake. Take your boat across the Lake to Tobinabee or up the river to Indian River and Burt Lake. The Dock and Boat Lift are in the water by Memorial Day and are removed around October 1st depending on weather. Great, Awesome, Stupendous fireworks at Burt Lake Public Beach on 4th of July. With Michigan's new fireworks laws they are going off almost every night that week. The Fall Colors are fantastic along the M119 'Tunnel of Trees' north of Harbor Springs. The Harbor Springs Winery on M119 has award winning white wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Gris) an awesome micro brew beer selection and hard cider made from 18 different apple varieties. ...moreless


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                              • We loved it here!

                                We loved it here!

                                • Guest Nancy G.
                                • Date of stay 08/04/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/18/13
                                We so enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Mullett Lake home! The furnishings were wonderful, the owners were very helpful, and the house had plenty of room. Three generations of our family enjoyed the sunsets, beautiful views of the lake, sitting around the campfire, and hearing loons every morning and evening. We were close to many cities, like Petoskey and Cheyboygan. We will be back!

                                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+.

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                              May 24 - June 14.  1,150 a week, 275 a night 3 night min
                              June 14  - 28, August 16 - Sept 6.   1,450 a week
                              June 28 - Aug 16.  1,750 a week
                              Sept 6 - 20. 1,000 a week, 250 a night 3 night min
                              Sept 20 - Nov 1 (no dock avail) - $900, 250 a night 2 night min
                              Optional fees - Linen fee up to $110, Internet fee from $15, extended stay disc 5%
                              Michigan use tax 6%, refundable $500 damage/cleaning deposit separate check
                              $600 reservation deposit for summer 2014 refundable till 4/15 

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                              Last updated: 03/16/2014
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                              • Nearest Airport: Traverse City, Michigan at 70 Miles
                              • Nearest Ferry: Mackinac Island Ferry at 31 Miles
                              • Nearest Motorway: I-75 at 6 Miles
                              • Nearest Beach: Burt Lake Beach, Aloha Beach, Lake Michigan at 2 Miles
                              • Nearest Barpub: The Breakers - Topinabee at 8 Miles
                              • Nearest Ski: Boyne Mountain at 22 Miles
                              • Nearest Golf: Indian River CC, Boyne, Treetops, BayView at 7 Miles
                              • Nearest Restaurant: Hoppies Tavern - Burt Mullett Road at 11 Miles

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About the owner: We grew up in south eastern Michigan and our parents rented lakefront cottages on Mullett Lake during the summer. We live a couple hours south and use the cottage year round.

                              Why the Owner Chose Mullett Lake:
                              A Beautiful Sunset view of the lake, Artesian Spring well water, a great place to hop in the boat and go fishing a few hundred yards offshore. Fun family get togethers in the summertime. A nice firepit for evening bonfires and toasted marshmallows and Smores.

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                              Speaks: english


                              • View from the Dock looking east

                                View from the Dock looking east

                              • Sun Porch and Patio Dining area.

                                Sun Porch and Patio Dining area.

                              • Laundry Room

                                Laundry Room

                              • Master Bath

                                Master Bath

                              • Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed

                                Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed

                              • Lakeside Bedroom with Queen Bed

                                Lakeside Bedroom with Queen Bed

                              • Lakeside Porch

                                Lakeside Porch

                              • View from the street

                                View from the street

                              • Dining Table - seats 8

                                Dining Table - seats 8

                              • Television (Direct TV) and Internet

                                Television (Direct TV) and Internet

                              • 2013 Dock and boat lift set up

                                2013 Dock and boat lift set up

                              • Garage ping pong table and cornbag toss game boards

                                Garage ping pong table and cornbag toss game boards

                              • Lake Side Yard

                                Lake Side Yard

                              • Kitchen


                              • Second Bath with Shower

                                Second Bath with Shower

                              • Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed

                                Master Bedroom with Queen and Twin Bed

                              • Middle Bedroom with two full beds

                                Middle Bedroom with two full beds

                              • The Firepit

                                The Firepit

                              • A Sunset View

                                A Sunset View

                              • Living Room fireplace and seating

                                Living Room fireplace and seating

                              • Living room seating looking towards kitchen

                                Living room seating looking towards kitchen

                              • Kitchen island seating and drink refrigerator

                                Kitchen island seating and drink refrigerator

                              • Boatlift cradle raised out of water

                                Boatlift cradle raised out of water

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                              Date last modified - Tuesday, November 26, 2013


                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 9

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