Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lakefront Home - Crystal-Clear Mullett Lake, Boat Dock & Hoist

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Available May through September. This home is nestled in a beautiful, wooded area of Northern Michigan. Located at 1226 Rams Road, Indian River, it sits at the south-end of Mullett Lake in Pigeon Bay.

The house has both a furnace and gas fireplace/stove. There is a full kitchen, dining area, closed in porch (ideal for evening card-games) and large deck. You will find the house to be clean and furniture in good condition. There is one downstairs bedroom with a double bed. There are two upstairs bedrooms. One has a double bed, bunk-bed set and one twin bed. The other has a double bed and sofa-bed. The living room also contains a sofa-bed. There is also a sleep cot available.

The evening sunsets take your breath away. The lake in front of the house is sandy, shallow and ideal for children. Lake depth in front of the house for approximately 100 yards is 24-36' deep. The boat dock and lift are available for your use. (Boat lift accommodates flat bottom fishing or ski boats under 3,000 pounds. Deep draft - V bottom boats will need to use the mooring approximately 75 yards off the boat dock.)

A gas barbeque grill, picnic table, fire pit,horseshoes, volleyball/badminton, two kayaks and lawn chairs are available for your enjoyment by the lake.

Mullett Lake is a 10-mile long, spring-fed, crystal–clear lake. Pigeon bay is calm and ideal for fishing (walleye, bass, pike, trout, perch and muskie) or serious water skiing. Pontoon, water ski and fishing boat rentals are nearby.

The lake is part of the great inland waterway, by which one can boat 45 miles through a wildlife-filled, scenic chain of lakes and rivers starting in Pickerel Lake to Lake Huron through two locks, four large lakes and three beautiful rivers.

There's a local bald eagle that we see on a regular basis either soaring above the lake or catching fish.

If you enjoy river tubing, kayaking or canoeing, be sure to plan a ride down the Sturgeon River which can be arranged through Big Bear Adventures in town.

It’s only a short drive to Indian River or Cheboygan, only 40 minutes to Petoskey or Harbor Springs and 30 minutes to Mackinac. A trip to Mackinac Island is a recommended day-trip activity where travel is only allowed by foot, horse-drawn carriage or bicycle. The scenery and historic setting is wonderous.

Other area attractions include the famous 'Cross in the Woods,' the world's largest crucifix carved from a giant 55-foot California Redwood.

Keywords: 3 bedroom, house, cottage, Mullett Lake, lakefront, Indian River

More Details

Property Manager
Bev Long
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Bev Long

This home was built in the 1980's by my parents and was their retirement home. We have spent time there every summer ever since. My parents have since passed, thus our reason for renting. This is our family's favorite place in the world!

Why Bev Long chose Northeast

We think this is paradise.

What makes this house unique

We spend our time mostly on the water, skiing, jet-skiing, sailing, swimming. Every year we take a trip to Mackinac Island for a leisurely bike ride around the Island. We also do an annual tubing or canoe trip down the Sturgeon River. We are always sure to go to town for the best pizza/Italian dinner at Vivio's. Also, just a lot of relaxing.


Mullett Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom on main floor - 1 double
    Front bedroom, upstairs - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Back bedroom, upstairs - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Sofa in living room converts to a bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double Beds (3) One double bed in downstairs master bedroom and one each in two upstairs bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) One twin bed in back upstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Two sofa beds. One in living room and one in front upstairs bedroom. Also one cot located in closet., Bunk Beds (1) One bunk bed in back upstairs bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat dock, boat lift for flat bottom boats, mooring available for deep V boats, horseshoe pit, outdoor fire pit, picnic table, lawn chairs.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Home - Crystal-Clear Mullett Lake, Boat Dock & Hoist
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Fabulously refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

We knew it had been a fantastic stay when we tried to highlight "just a few" of our memorable moments while staying at this beautiful cottage, and our list ended up taking up two pages (and even that was cut short by not wanting to waste more pages in the journal:) There were 4 adults and 4 teens, and every one of us had a blast. The kids loved sharing the big bedroom, where they each got their own bed. We adults found ourselves spending almost all of our indoor time on the sunporch, enjoying the sights and sounds of the lake. Of course, what we most enjoyed was the outdoor space. The large flat year allowed us to play many outdoor games, have campfires and just relax in the lawn chairs. The shallow sandy lake bottom lent itself well to water volleyball and the calm bay to kayaking and paddleboating. Everything was so peaceful since we were on the bay and the last house on a dead end road...very quiet and relaxing!

The cottage was well located for our needs, as we were only about 5 minutes from Indian River, 20 minutes from Mackinaw City and within a few minutes of hooking into both the Indian and Cheboygan Rivers. We cruised out to Duncan Bay one day and the cruised the other direction another day to dock and eat at The Inn Between. Our kids tubed almost every day, and spent almost all of their spending money on ice cream, eating it twice every day (a mix of Drosts, Dairy Queen, Dairy Mart, Topinabee and The Sweet Shop). Knowing the safety of Indian River, from many past vacations, we also let our kids bike around to the shops and play sand volleyball at the state park while we enjoyed some adult time. Some days we did a lot, other days we did absolutely nothing..making both the adults and kids happy with the trip:)

While selfishly I do not want to recommend this cottage to other because it might result in us not being able to "get" our week next summer, I HIGHLY suggest checking into Bev's Pigeon Bay cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The cottage had absolutely everything you could want and need. We didn't need to bring anything except for our clothes, personal items, food, and drink. The two closets, full to the brim with games, books, and water toys were a hit. It felt like we were staying at Grandma's cottage, very homey and comfortable. We saw the eagle almost everyday, he caught fish in front of the cottage. The family had a great time tubing down the Sturgeon River and playing putt putt at Big Bear Adventures. The cottage is close enough, we took half day trips to Petoskey, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City. We had a horseshoe competition and nightly campfires. We all loved the kayaks too, what a nice treat! I would highly recommend this home/cottage. It is perfect for all ages.

Tom and Cindy

Grand Blanc, MI

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great lake front property!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property on beautiful Mullet Lake! The house is in a very quiet area of the lake. The water is very shallow pretty far into the lake, which made it fun for the kids to splash around, but it wasn't as great for swimming. During the week, with few to no boats on the lake, the water was crystal clear with a soft, sandy bottom. We rented a pontoon boat for two days, and had a great time on the lake. The house was just as described. Although it is a bit older, it was very clean and well maintained. With 6 adults and 5 children, we had plenty of room to roam around and sit/eat together. There were plenty of games in the house for both, kids and adults to enjoy. The sun room was wonderful for late night card games with a nice breeze coming from the lake. The owner was very easy to work with and answered all of my questions promptly. Overall, our experience in this rental was great. The only downfall that we found was no air condition (which was consistent with the description of the house). Although there were plenty of fans to use, 2 nights were pretty warm in the upstairs bedrooms. I would definitely consider staying in this house again in the future and would recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Preble County, Ohio

August getaway

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, the view out to the lake was phenomenal! Enjoyed our time there very much. The house was very adequate and supplied plenty of towels, sheets, games, fans (weather very hot first 2 days). Also the 2 kayaks were a big hit for us as someone was going out everyday in them. We rented a pontoon boat conveniently close by and basically had Pigeon River Bay all to ourselves Monday thru Thursday. Fishing was so-so at first; after trying different spots all over southern Mullett Lake - we figured out best fishing was 100 yards right outside our cottage! Ended up catching several Northern Pike and Perch to enjoy the fishing side of this trip. Mackinac Island within 30 minutes and was another big hit as we visited up there a full day. All other supplies needed (golfing included) were also conveniently close by. Thank you for opening up your home to us - has made great memories!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

An excellent place to stay, very accommodating and home-like feeling to the place. The sun room was worth it all by itself. The kids could play games in the living room while the adults played cards in the sun room with the nice breezes off the lake coming in. Could use new beds, or at least mattresses. Not really uncomfortable, but not really comfortable, just old.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to this renter for the nice review. Relative to mattresses: We have upgraded mattresses throughout the home gradually and actually purchased a new mattress and springs for the master bedroom this July. We have one twin bed left that needs to be upgraded and is on our maintenance list for next rental season. We're getting there! Bev
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Family Getaway Place

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean as many other reviewers described. We had 5 Adults and 3 kids and was spacious for all. Bev was VERY accommodating with answering all my questions quickly. I feel if she could have changed the weather for us that week, she would have. Lake is beautiful. Neighbors are very nice. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Indian River Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Burt Lake State Park
Car: recommended

The house comes with two kayaks, volleyball/badminton and horseshoes.


Rates & Availability

Mullett Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Bef Mem Day 2017
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Aft Mem Day 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
After Labor Day 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

You might like these similar properties