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Cottage On Lower Herring Lake With Access To Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom access to Lower Herring Lake and Lake Michigan

One of 8 cottages owned by Duncan Cottages, located next to Watervale Inn. Please see our website (Google Duncan Cottages). This cottage is located 200 ft from the shores of beautiful Lower Herring Lake, and comes with full lake access including boathouse deck, dock and swim raft. Access to the Lake Michigan beach just down the street.

Also use of Watervale property, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball, bingo (Thursday nights), hay ride and BBQ every wed night, ping pong, Watervale dock and beach, Lake Michigan beach and amazing outlet. Watervale Inn serves breakfast and dinner daily.

Kirk Duncan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About Kirk Duncan

Watervale and Duncan Cottages was originally an old logging camp. Arthur Kraft built 8 cottages on the property starting with Hum Cottage in 1924 from a Sears Kit. These cottages are now known as Duncan Cottages, run by the daughter and grandchildren of Arthur Kraft.

Kirk Duncan purchased this cottage in 1924

Why Kirk Duncan chose Arcadia

The property has been in the family for generations. It has been a family resort since 1917.

The property is on Lower Herring Lake and Lake Michigan, beautiful scenery, amazing hikes, tennis courts, water sports, biking and so many other activities. The family based resort offers traditions at Watervale such as Bingo, Wednesday night BBQ with hay rides, and beach fires on the Lake Michigan.

What makes this cottage unique

We don't know of any other places where you have access to two beautiful lakes and hikes out your back door.


Arcadia 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two extra beds on porch will sleep up to 8 people. there is a charge for extra per day, per person, for extra over 6 people up to 8 people.
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Very family friendly, located next to the Historic Watervale Inn where breakfast and dinner are available. Two beautiful lakes to choose from - Lower Herring Lake, or walk to the pristine beaches of Lake Michigan. A boathouse deck to relax on, plus a dock to swim or boat from. Sorry NO JET SKI'S allowed on this side of Lower Herring Lake. Sheets, towels, soap and TP included. 6% sales tax and 6% Watervale usage fee (beaches, tennis courts and other facilities). Please make sure to look at our website. Sorry no phone or TV.


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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Traverse City

Sleeping Bear Dunes 30-45 minute drive. The town of Frankfort is 7 miles north and has shopping, restaurants, movie theater, local brewery, wine tasting, fishing charters, local beach, grocery store and more.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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