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Ideal Walloon Lake Vacation Home (Near Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyne City)

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Relax in a beautiful wooded Walloon Lake setting with extra privacy perched on a small hill overlooking the trees and lake below. Nearly 90 feet of private lake frontage with a grassy area near the lake for days filled with fun in the sun or shade overlooking the water and hard sand beach.


Custom designed executive home with 4,000 square feet of comfort and cozy spaces featured as an exclusive home in the Crooked Tree Arts Center home tour. Extensive use of cedar shake and natural stone on the exterior with lots of paneled wood and wainscot on the interior to give this home the true 'Up North' retreat feel that helps our visitors relax and escape the stress of the city.

In a unique setting, located just south of the narrows to the West Arm, this lot sits in a wind protected area of the lake south of Hoffman Point that is generally calmer and less choppy on windy days -- great for smaller children who will enjoy using our small boats. The natural mix of woods and sun with nearly 1.4 acres to roam makes this a great setting to enjoy Walloon in one of the most desirable areas on the lake.

First and second floor master bedrooms, total of 4 bedrooms and extra sleeping areas in the finished walk-out lower level and multiple window seats. Comfortably sleeps eleven in beds with room for a few more in futons and day beds. There are 4 full baths and one half bath, with various hardwood and understated tile. First floor master has large his and her vanity areas and jetted oversize tub for two. Designer open fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The finished walk-out lower level offers an extra refrigerator, sitting area with television and laundry facility with convenient direct access to the attached garage.

Outside, you will find a nicely integrated large wrap around blue stone patio and 2nd floor deck provide for added options to enjoy conversation, meals and views. When venturing to the lake, enjoy the water access from the beach or the generous dock with sunning area. Make arrangements to rent one of our two boats or bring your own. There is plenty of parking for trailers and vehicles in our long driveway.

On the inside, sound enthusiasts will enjoy the semi-modern audio visual features. If you want oversized flatscreen TV and state of the art home theater, this is not your place. For those just looking to relax, read and interact with family and friends, you won't be disappointed. For budding audiophiles and those just wanting to enhance the background sound ambiance, the 8 zone music system should meet the need to set whatever mood fits the moment, whether it be relaxing by the wood burning fireplace or engaging in family games and conversations. Two televisions (one HD) are available with full cable, DVD and VCR, recently added broadband cable modem internet access. Music lovers will like the option to connect an iPod or XM Radio to the stereo system so others can enjoy the sound inside or out on the patio.

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Keywords: vacation home, cottage, lake house, beach, woods, trees, shade, patio
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Family Oriented. Not a party house. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Open stairways a challenge for children not comfortable with stars. Open wrap-around patio with 10-15' drop....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Not ideal for stairway and slope challenged....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Access to cover deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed


  • Other (See Description): 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Open Walk out level with full bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Suite with private bath, sitting room and office....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    nd Master, private bath. Day bed in window enclave....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Futons on Walk-Out Level (2), Twin or Single Bed (3). 2 Master Bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • On site kayak and paddleboat for complimentary use for our guests. One motorized boat -- 21' Cobalt available at additional competitive rates by the week....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Seats 10 comfortably, plus counter seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    No -- but strong Attic Fan to circulate air, no central air....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    Installed Verizon Internet Atenna, works on compatible system. Others signal not great....moreless

  • Parking:

    1 garage space, plus 2-4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Kayak, paddle boat. Option to rent power boat. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Season
May 12 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$5,000 $20,000
Summer 2017
Jun 11 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,500 $26,000
Nightly Rate
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jul 9 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,500 $26,000
Fall 2017
Sep 11 - Oct 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$4,500 $20,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,500 $14,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Short Stay Cleaning Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included


Security Deposit required to hold reservation.

50% rent due by April 30.

Balance 30 days prior to stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/29/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Mountain/Highlands, Nubs Nob

Car: Recommended

Water ski and wake board lessons available by 'Sharkey.'


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We bought the lot after our then 8 year old daughter tested the water to make sure the sand was hard and kid worthy. We designed the house with our architect, Rich Bos, who has done many Mackinac Island and Northern Michigan homes. We built on the 'Up North' plan (double the time and budget) -- finally finishing in 2000. Our pleasures include boating to the foot for lunch/snacks at the Village Store and then floating on the lake, kayaking, sailing, tubing, hosting a BBQ and entertaining on the wraparound stone patio or just hanging out down by lake in the hammock and chaise lounge chairs with good conversation and our favorite beverage.

Why the Owner Chose Petoskey, MI, USA:
We chose Walloon Lake after trying vacations on Lake Charlevoix, Burt Lake and Lake Michigan. The combination of natural views across the lake of undeveloped land, trees, hills and great water sold us this most beautiful lake in northern Michigan. We love the location on the lake, too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Custom cedar shake home with lots of family gathering spaces and private nooks to curl up and read. The water is calm and lake quiet for early morning and evening kayak rides to watch the sun rise and set from a lake level view. The wraparound stone patio is a great place to enjoy morning coffee or breakfast -- as the sun goes over the house, there is warmth in the late morning, but shade in the after noon as the hillside trees provide protection from sunburn. The lake area has both sun and shade, so everyone can be happy depending on where you move the chairs. Portable bonfire pit for great night time gathering around an open fire.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/29/2017

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  • Ideal Walloon Lake setting...

    Ideal Walloon Lake setting...

  • House view from gentle lake path.

    House view from gentle lake path.

  • Nook off kitchen.

    Nook off kitchen.

  • Dining area opens to great room.

    Dining area opens to great room.

  • Great Room.

    Great Room.

  • Tree Room.

    Tree Room.

  • Main floor bathroom.

    Main floor bathroom.

  • Master bedroom sitting area.

    Master bedroom sitting area.

  • Upstairs Bedroom #2 with Deck.

    Upstairs Bedroom #2 with Deck.

  • Soak up some sun or opt to...

    Soak up some sun or opt to...

  • Small boats on the beach.

    Small boats on the beach.

  • All is quiet as dusk sets in.

    All is quiet as dusk sets in.

  • Beach view from the dock.

    Beach view from the dock.

  • Open Kitchen and Dining area.

    Open Kitchen and Dining area.

  • Nook window seat.

    Nook window seat.

  • Great Room with fieldstone fireplace.

    Great Room with fieldstone fireplace.

  • Great Room view from loft.

    Great Room view from loft.

  • Interior front entryway.

    Interior front entryway.

  • First floor Master bedroom.

    First floor Master bedroom.

  • Upstairs Master bedroom.

    Upstairs Master bedroom.

  • Upstairs Bedroom #3.

    Upstairs Bedroom #3.

  • Relax in the shade.

    Relax in the shade.

  • Available 21' Cobalt - $1500/week.

    Available 21' Cobalt - $1500/week.

  • Special Walloon milky way night sky.

    Special Walloon milky way night sky.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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