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Large Family Cottage

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 6 bedroom home - sleeps 12!

This exquisite and expansive family cottage is conveniently located in the heart of Indian River. Pepperberry Manor is a 4500 square foot home that is steeped in history. Step back in time as you relax in the wicker furniture on the wrap a round covered porch or settle in one of the many beautifully appointed rooms. The living area boasts 12 foot ceilings covered in the original tin. For those cool evenings, enjoy a nice fire in front of one of the 2 fireplaces. The six bedrooms comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. We also offer a fully equipped kitchen, all linens and bedding and a washer and dryer so no need to over pack.

Indian River is located on beautiful Inland Waterway connecting several lakes and this cottage is conveniently close to two public boat launches. The closest being across the Indian River, which puts you half way between Burt Lake and Mullet Lake. The other launch is in the Burt Lake State Park, which is on the south end of Burt lake. Tour the many lakes and rivers connected to the Inland Waterway or catch some of the many types of fish found here. The options on the water are plentiful.

Devoe Beach and the Burt Lake State Park are our two favorite beaches on Burt Lake. Devoe Beach also has a wonderful pier to walk, fish and take stunning photos from. Plan some time to enjoy the famed sunsets from the Beach or the pier.

The Indian River Golf Club is located down the street. Play a round at this course which meanders through the woods and be back in time to enjoy the rest of your day at the beach!

The Sturgeon River offers great river rafting tours. Take a kayak, float on a tube or pack the family in a large raft. The Sturgeon river is a fast flowing, remote trip that's sure to keep you cool on a hot summer day.

Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Cheboygan, Mackinaw City and Gaylord are all 30 minutes away. These towns offer great dining, shopping and plenty of family activities. As for winter activities, Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands are located in Harbor Springs, our favorite destinations when the snow is flying.

Finish the day with a walk into town for a meal or an ice cream. Indian River is quiet, peaceful and has so much to offer which is the reason our family has been coming here for over 50 years.

More Details

Property Manager
Diane Moreno, Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018


Indian River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have a ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Large Family Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great Historic House in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The House is a beautiful Historic home in downtown Indian River.

Burt Lake Marina is 3 mins away and we rented a Pontoon boat 4 days

to enjoy this beautiful Lake. It is 17,000 square feet of Fresh Lake, sand bars

ad a lot of fun!!! Our kids loved it...

Good Ice cream shop, pizza place and Italian restaurant - (Vivio's) downtown.

If you are looking for a small town feel with a big beautiful Lake and a

great house to enjoy - this is the place.

If you are not a boater but just want a beautiful home to hang out in and enjoy the local flare-

this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Our annual family vacation was held at this house ! It was beautiful. We felt like we stepped back in time. The house was beautifully restored. We had more than enough bedrooms and space to enjoy our stay. Nice quiet neighborhood. Burt Lake was the perfect spot for a day at the beach. We will be back ! Thank you - The Hulla Family - Centerville, Ohio.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Historic Indian River Home

  • 5 of 5

THe historic Pepperberry Manor was a great accommodation for our large group of outdoor enthusiasts.

It was a perfect location for entering the bike trail, kayaking and hiking the nature trails located in the Burt, Mullet Lake area.

THe house has cozy sitting areas, comfortable sleeping and generous dining room.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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