Enjoy beautiful Burt Lake's crystal clear water, sandy beach and awesome views. Enjoy endless boating and water sports on Northern Michigan's Inland Waterway. Boat to three other large lakes on this chain or take a boat ride to Mackinaw Island. Perfect place to relax and listen to the waves roll in or take advantage of all the area's activities. It is a short drive to many of Northern Michigan's attractions and dining. This property is located on Burt Lake's East side with 60 foot of sandy frontage. We have all the modern amenities including a gourmet kitchen, large flat screen televisions, cable, DVD player, internet/wifi, washer/dryer, natural stone fire place, charcoal grill, dock, fire pit, etc. Perfect for multiple families or large groups. Note: some of the posted pictures do not show the home fully furnished. New furniture on the way and will be fully appointed for Summer rental season.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 - 253 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 7, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place, amazing sunsets, very clean
We had a great week!
The home is situated on a somewhat protected area of Burt Lake, so we found the water to be calm most of the time we were there. The lake is shallow pretty far from shore, so if you have a very deep boat, just keep that in mind. Great for swimming with children. Pontoons and most boats should be no problem. Lake has a hard sand bottom, no rocks or weeds to be seen. There is a nice dock and the beach is nice and sandy, with some small stones washed up on shore (if you look, you will find Petoskey stones as well). We really were hoping for an off-shore anchor to be available. We didn't think there was one, but after we were there almost the entire week, we ended up finding it. The bouy marker must have came off and floated away.
We love this part of Michigan because you have access to so many lakes and rivers, all connected by deep and well marked channels. Make sure you head up the Crooked River and see the swing bridge in Alanson and also down the Indian River to see Mullet Lake, the Cheboygan River, the Locks, and everything. Very cool stuff all accessible by boat.
The yard is big enough but not crazy big, and you are a little close to the neighbors, not unusual for most lake front homes. The only reason I bring it up is because it is not the kind of yard you can play a football game in - just play in the lake.
The house has everything you would need and has been updated nicely. The home faces west so the sunsets are amazing - but the home can warm up on hot afternoons so be sure to close the shades and leave the windows open. If you are able, you might want to bring a few fans as well. The beds are plentiful and very comfortable! We were surprised at how roomy the house felt. It does have 3 full bathrooms, 1 of which is part of the master suite. TVs had cable and smart functionality if you are interested in watching Netflix or something instead of enjoying the lake :).
Available for anything and willing to help! Thank you!
Things I might change:
Maybe move the checkout earlier and have the cleaning service do the bedding - or have two sets of everything and have the cleaning service take the bedding and towels offsite for cleaning on check-out/check-in day. The book that details the house rules and so forth requested that we do the laundry including the sheets before we left, which is difficult to get all of the beds and towels done in time by 11am. For the price, it seems like a big ask.
Nice home in a lovely location
Lovely home in good condition, exactly as described and met our expectations.
The lake is lovely at this location, with a nice sandy bottom and petoskey stones strewn around everywhere. It's great for floaties on the lake, but note that it stays quite shallow for about 150yds before getting deep enough for adults to swim.
The house is nicely furnished, and has really nice HD TVs. The beds are super comfy, and there are a lot of them stuffed into the bedrooms. The kitchen is well stocked (but a pet peeve of mine is cheap cutlery which is not fitting for a $3500/wk property).
The property has lovely outdoor furniture and a great fire-pit. Note that there is "quiet time" past 10pm, which was rather disappointing because that's really only 30mins or so after sunset in summer. It's understandable though as the property is very close to the neighbors. We had one neighbor complain at midnight because of the noise, and we were only conversing quietly. Please keep this in mind if you're like us and like to have a nice chat around the fire after dark.
Also, the owner called us and enquired about how many people we had staying at the property because he had been contacted by a neighbor about us moving in a mattress (which was merely a pillow-top for my father-in-law's bad back). That made us feel a bit "monitored" which I can't say I really appreciated. Just a small niggle, but deserves to be mentioned in order to give a fair review.
All in all, a very pleasant property in a lovely location, with just a couple of small caveats. Recommended.
Fantastic vacation lake house!
There are so many great things to say about this home! We loved the spectacular views, great sunsets and well appointed kitchen. The sandy beach and lake bottom are great for boating and swimming. Each room was well outfitted and we loved the great room over-looking the lake, such a great place to have a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. The owners are great to work with and saw to every detail. Thanks for a great vacation!