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Duck Lake Cottage, Whitehall, Michigan

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Enjoy beautiful, peaceful Duck Lake. Access to put your own boat in if you choose. Beautiful Sunsets. Near Lake Michigan Channel, one of the most popular spots for kids to swim because the water is so clear and shallow. Duck Lake State Park across the lake so there are no homes in your view. Just 6 miles to Michigan's Adventure.

Cottage has 2 bedrooms, a pull out sofa and a futon on the sun porch. Fully furnished.

Keywords: Waterfront

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About The Owner

Our family spends a lot of time on Duck Lake. Whether we are skiing, tubing or kayaking, or bike riding around it. I joke, if there are four boats on Duck Lake, then it is too busy.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Owner chose Whitehall

Beautiful peaceful location. Nice escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Possible retirement home.

What makes this cottage unique

No internet encourages game playing, down time and great conversations. There are places nearby with wi-fi.


Whitehall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Aluminum boat available or you can bring your own boat. Dock, waterside fire pit, private beach, great fishing and boating. Golf, horseback riding, sailing, Michigan's Adventure, biking.


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Duck Lake Cottage, Whitehall, Michigan
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Walled Lake, Michigan

Already looking forward to spending a week here next summer

  • 5 of 5

A week that went by entirely too fast but one that offered everything listed, and more. The owners bend over backwards to make sure everything is taken care of and that your questions are answered, so you can spend your time relaxing and enjoying everything this place has to offer. An aluminum fishing boat on a nice private dock, kayaks, a fire pit on the nice, sandy beach, and beautiful Lake Michigan sunsets are just some of the things included when you rent this cozy and comfortable cottage. Also can't say enough about the owners, they are truly wonderful people. Will definitely be back next year, already counting the days.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for two nights last year and it created many lasting memories for us. The view of the lake from the cottage is breath taking! I reccomend sleeping in the sun room. I'd wake up to the sunrise every morning. Two nights did not do it justice so my friends and I are coming back this year for longer! The woman you rent from is very very nice and helpful too! Highly reccomend. There's a bonfire pit on the beach too!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, Virginia

Duck Lake like I have always remembered!

  • 5 of 5

I spent many summers at my grandparents cottage on Duck Lake and was thrilled to find this great rental nearby.

The views of the lake are amazing! The place is clean, well kept, and very roomy. The beach is sandy, weed free, and great for little ones. The newer washer and dryer was a nice bonus! Jim keeps the lawn nice and green for cookouts, and Lisa was very helpful. (Thanks!)

By the way the best fishing spot on the lake is an old submerged log that is about 100 yards straight off the dock. I fished there 40 years ago and it has never let me down!

It was the perfect vacation for our two grown children, their wives, our grandchildren, and our dog. Duck Lake is a magical place and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lockport, Ill

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The views and peacefulness of the property were amazing. The house was older but very comfortable and clean. We totally enjoyed kayaking and fishing on Duck lake, and spending time on Lake Michigan just a short drive away. Hanging out at the house on the beach watching the stars at night was an absolute favorite memory of mine. Lisa was wonderful and very kind, we will be coming back for sure. Too many nice things to say about the cabin and area, I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gigi, I am glad you had a nice time. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back. Lisa
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was awesome! Views from the porch and living room was better than I could imagine. The beach was clean and quiet. The only thing I regret was not renting for longer, but I won't make that mistake next year! Lisa was so hospitable and made my 40th Birthday one to remember. My teens loved it and so did my dogs - Everything you need is all wrapped up in a cute little package. Thank you so much for all the memories and can't wait to see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy. I wish I could have fired up some more sunshine for you! Hope to see you next year.
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Chicago, IL

Very Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

The house was advertised as lakefront - so with two elderly dogs and kayaks in tow, we arrived only to be confronted with a very steep stairway down to the water - about 60 steps. We had to find another location to access the water, a major factor in choosing this rental. This is not a place for elderly, little kids, elderly pets or kayak launching. The kitchen dishes were all cracked or chipped, the stove and oven were covered in baked on grease and there was no air circulation - not a single fan in the entire house (a definite necessity with no a/c). In addition, both the sheets and towels were very shabby.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen, Thank you for the heads up regarding the sheets and towels, I have purchased new ones, and a fan. I would say however, one of my favorite guests is 82, he tells me stories of what is what like at the boy scout camp across the lake 70 years ago. We have many elderly guests with great stories and they love the cottage. The beach is a perfect place for small children, clean shallow water, no weeds. I am sorry you had a poor experience, but please do not assume that this is not a spot for elderly or small children. Lisa
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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