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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home on Pickerel Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Neat, Clean and Fully Furnished

Lovely 3 bedroom lake house on 100 feet of beautiful and scenic Pickerel Lake. 2 bathrooms one has tub both have showers, 1 Full and two twin beds with sofa bed in living room and inflatable bed in 3rd bedroom. Spacious sun Room with full view of lake and dining area. Covered glider, picnic table, gas grill, covered fire pit/grill, Dish TV, stereo, DVD/Tape player,fully equipped kitchen. Great central location to all of the areas finest attractions. Halfway between Petoskey and Mackinaw.

William Day
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About William Day

We currently live in Petoskey and recently had the opportunity to purchase this wonderful property on Pickerel Lake that our son and daughter-in-law got married on in 2011.

Since we only live 20 miles away, we will be able to provide you with any assistance you may need during your stay in a timely manner.

William Day purchased this house in 2013

Why William Day chose Crooked Lake (Emmet County)

This is a great central location that can serve as your home base for all of the wonderful recreational opportunities that Northern Michigan has to offer. Pickerel Lake is the quietest lake of the four inland lakes that connects to the Historic Inland Waterway which eventually leads to Lake Huron. It is an all-sports lake with great fishing and a public boat launch and sand beach and recreation area.

What makes this house unique

A quiet and peaceful retreat that is close to everything that makes Northern Michigan the place to vacation! Great fishing and boating on the Inland Waterway. Great sandy beach and recreational facilities at Camp Petosega just across the lake free to the public. Award winning area Golf Courses. Close to Petoskey & Mackinac Island Ferry. Great biking trails. Shopping and Casino in Petoskey.


Alanson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - Couch and Inflated Twin Matress
  • Sofa Sleeper in Living Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This is a great spot to make for your home base to enjoy all of the Northern Michigan's favorite places to enjoy!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home on Pickerel Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Ann Arbor Mi.

Nice and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable home on Pickerel Lake, great getaway. Lots of things to do in the area or just sit and relax on the porch or by the lake. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul & Family: Thanks for taking the time to give us a positive review. Gerry & I enjoy having all of you as our guests and look forward to your return. We are always pleased to hear that folks have enjoyed their stay. Your security deposit and sunglasses are on the way. Best wishes to all! Bill & Gerry
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Great Vacation! Great Location! Great Customer Service!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a perfect vacation destination. It was spotless, well-equipped, and the boat and canoe were a lot of fun! We enjoyed watching wildlife and taking-in the lake views while relaxing in the beautiful backyard. Swimming off the dock was great and very convenient. The sun room was wonderful and provided beautiful lake views during morning coffee, meals and game activities. I can't say enough about how nice and accommodating the property owners were during our stay. We highly recommend this property and plan to return for future vacations on Pickeral Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dena and all: Thank you for your kind words! Gerry and I really enjoyed meeting all of you and having you folks stay at our cottage. We look forward to your return. Best wishes! Bill & Gerry Day
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Outstanding experience on the lake

  • 5 of 5

This place is great, can't recommend it enough. Took our family of 5, and we enjoyed sitting in the lovely backyard watching the wildlife and taking in the water views. The row/paddle over to the beach was a big hit with the kids, and myself as well. We swam at the beach and right off the dock in front of the house. House is very well stocked with everything you can think of, from firewood, to fishing poles. We will be coming back. Thanks Bill and Gerry!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dan & Family: Thank you for your positive comments, We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit. Bill & Gerry
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Great View! Great Location! Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was centrally located to so many amazing locations. Less than 30 minutes from Petoskey, Petoskey State Park, Tunnel of Trees, Burt Lake State Park, Indian River, and more....Less than an hour from Mackinac Bridge, Wilderness State Park, Charlevoix, Fisherman's Island State Park, Cross Village (Legg's Inn), and more. The property is gorgeous...looking out at the Pickerel Lake from just about every window. Pickerel Lake connects to Crocked Lake and Burt Lake...if you have a motored boat :) It was a bit far for our kayak's 1 horse power :) Paddled on the lake every day. Caught Smallmouth bass, Crappies, and Pike. The cottage was spotless!!!!!! We spent most of our time in the sun room...playing games, eating our meals, and just taking in the view. Owners were very kind and responded immediately to any questions/concerns. This cottage was perfect for our needs....felt tucked away from the world, but close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer & Michelle. It was great having you as our guests and are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here. Keep up the good works that both of you are doing. Bill & Gerry
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  • 5 of 5

Home owners were great to work with, home was spotless, and setting was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nichol & Steve & Family! Gerry & I were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at our home away from home. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Harpers Ferry, WV

Awesome girls weekend for two years in a row!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this quiet getaway on Pickerel Lake. This was our second year staying here for girls weekend, and we had a great time. It's just the perfect location for everything. We ate in Petoskey, played at the Casino and shopped in Mackinaw City...doesn't get any better than that.

Sue B.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori & Friends! Gerry & I love having you stay at our cottage and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Crooked River Tavern
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Maple Ridge Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Depot Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Camp Petosega

The City of Petoskey is only 15 miles away and has a casino and wonderful shopping areas.

Close to the City of Mackinaw and Mackinaw Island.

Many beautiful area golf courses.

New bike and hike trails.

Great swimming, fishing and water activities.


Rates & Availability

Alanson House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50

Bring your own boat/watercraft or rent from nearby marinas. Cottage has dock. launch site nearby.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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