2 Cottages on Whalen Lake Near Baldwin Michigan(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 cottages. Ea has 2 bdrms , kitchens, & sleeps 12 total
•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
•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
•little/no vegetation, great for swimming
•Dock for fishing or stepping into the provided boats
•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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Member since: 2007
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both cottages have totally remodeled bathrooms.
- Fire pit is located next to the lake.
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 10 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Sofa Bed
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 2 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 11 - Dec 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- linens $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $125
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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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
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!
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Sunset over Whalen Lake with dock and pontoon/paddle boat
Have a seat! It's nice out here.
Front door of red cottage with covered porch and view of lake.
Red cottage dining and wood-burning stove
Queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 1
Great for the fall weather.
Nice shower in the gray cottage.
Pontoon paddle boat seats four.
Gray cottage deck
Sandy beach, dock and boats: time to "Go jump in the lake!"
Inviting lake and row boat included.
red cottage living room overlooking the lake
Kitchen with plenty of countertops and a duck for a towel holder
Comfy queen bed in Red Cottage BR number 2
Red cottage deck and steps from the lake.
Gray cottage bath with a heated floor.
outdoor dining on the gray cottage deck
Walkway between cottages
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