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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: 07/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come here to Northern Michigan in the woods and away from the city to TWO COTTAGES linked to each other and to the water's edge. Walk down the sidewalk with a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine and smell the pine and watch the ducks and geese swim.

Red cottage

•Bedrooms have queen-sized, pillow-topped beds
•Sleeping sofa also queen-sized
•Large living room with picture window overlooking lake
•Large dining table, plenty of seating
•Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of room for many chefs
•Updated bath with shower/tub combo
•Covered porch with view of lake
•Deck with steps to beach
•wood-burning stove

Gray Cottage

•Two bedrooms
•bedroom One has queen-sized bed
•bedroom Two has double bed
•Sleeping sofa and daybed provide additional sleeping arrangements
•Updated bath with step-in shower, warm tile floors
•Fully equipped kitchen with antique sink
•Super deck for lounging and outdoor eating

Cottages are on the water

•Sandy beaches
•little/no vegetation, great for swimming
•Dock for fishing or stepping into the provided boats
•Fishing
•Private no-wake lake

Fire pit at water's edge, Sunsets and star gazing from either the picnic tables or on the water in the pontoon paddle boat...


Other amenities include internet access and satellite TV, washer/dryer

Golf course, gambling, wine country, excellent fishing streams and sand dunes near by:

Cottages are just east of Baldwin MI, between Ludington and Reed City on US Highway 10.

5 minutes to Baldwin offers iconic eating establishments, ice cream parlor, fudge and coffee shops.

7 minutes to Pere Marquette trail head, canoe and kayak rentals. Baldwin River fishing, Manistee National Forest

10 minutes to Marquette Trails 18 hole golf course

30 minutes to Ludington for antiquing, Lake Michigan charter fishing, and balloon rides

45 minutes to Silver Lake Sand Dunes

1 hour to Manistee and Little River Casino and Lake Michigan

1 and a half hours to Traverse City shopping and Ole Mission Peninsula Wine Trail

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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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Whalen Lake is a private lake. Very safe for the kids or the fisherman. That means the lake is practically yours to use alone. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sandy beach and clear water with dock....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sandy beach with virtually no vegetation. Dock allows for fishing or jump into one of the included boats to go out fishing on the lake. The little ones will enjoy the cool water and lots of sand....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • 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

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 28 - Sep 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Dec 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$100
$600 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
  • linens $50

Notes:

SUMMER RATES INCLUDE BOTH COTTAGES/BOATS AND CLEANING. SLEEPS 12 MAXIMUM. ONLY LINENS ARE NOT INCLUDED BUT AVAILABLE FOR $50 EXTRA.

FALL RATES ARE FOR SINGLE COTTAGE SLEEPS 6 MAXIMUM. TO RENT BOTH COTTAGES CALL OWNER FOR RATES.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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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. Great 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. Marquette Trails Golf Course (76th St) is a friendly course that has reasonable rates.There is 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

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: 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 built a concrete walkway 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 Baldwin, MI, USA:
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 living room overlooking the lake

    red cottage living room overlooking 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 and begonias.  Sit and enjoy the lake.

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

  • 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!

  • Gray cottage bath with a warm floor.

    Gray cottage bath with a warm floor.

  • Walkway between cottages

    Walkway between cottages

  • Pontoon paddle boat seats four.

    Pontoon paddle boat seats four.

  • Inviting lake and row boat included.

    Inviting lake and row boat included.

  • Red cottage dining and wood-burning stove

    Red cottage dining and wood-burning stove

  • 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.

  • Have a seat! It's nice out here.

    Have a seat! It's nice out here.

  • Nice shower in the gray cottage.

    Nice shower in the gray cottage.

  • Red cottage with a view of the lake

    Red cottage with a view of the lake

  • Sunset over Whalen Lake with dock and pontoon/paddle boat

    Sunset over Whalen Lake with dock and pontoon/paddle boat

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/18/2016
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