Cottage on Lower Herring Lake with Access to Lake Michigan

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Limited free WiFi on sight. Free WiFi in Frankfort....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster




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7 night min stay


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  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1924

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Arcadia, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We don't know of any other places where you have access to two beautiful lakes and hikes out your back door.

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Speaks: english



  • 'Drum' Cottage

    'Drum' Cottage

  • Lower Herring Lake from the boat house

    Lower Herring Lake from the boat house

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Porch area.

    Porch area.

  • Bedroom #1

    Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Lounge on our boat house deck

    Lounge on our boat house deck

  • Lower Herring Lake

    Lower Herring Lake

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Kitchen.  Sorry no dishwasher.

    Kitchen. Sorry no dishwasher.

  • 'Drum' Cottage

    'Drum' Cottage

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Cottage On Lower Herring Lake With Access To Lake Michigan

Arcadia, MI, USA #481410

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