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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home on Pickerel No Tax or Cleaning Fees

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About William Day

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

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 Alanson

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • 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 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Couch and Inflated Twin Matress
  • Sofa Sleeper in Living Room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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!


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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home on Pickerel No Tax or Cleaning Fees
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great time was had by everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained property. Bill and Gerry are wonderful and gracious hosts and do everything to make sure that everyone has a great time. The Lake is awesome! The dogs had a great time playing in the water and the dock is nice and sturdy for docking the boat. Wonderful yard, and the clothes line was a great thing to have for wet towels.

Thank you Bill and Gerry for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori & Family: Gerry & I are always pleased when our guests enjoy their stay. We do try to make sure that we do what we can to make that happen. Thanks for taking the time to let us know and we hope to see you again. We would like to post your son-in-laws picture with his trophy walleye catch on our site if he wouldn't mind. If so, please e-mail us a picture. Thanks again! Bill & Gerry
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week on Pickerel Lake. The home was very clean and well kept with plenty of space. The lake is beautiful and this shallow, sandy, and protected portion of the lake is great for small children. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family (including dogs) and I had a fantastic time during our vacation on Pickerel Lake. Bill and Gerry (Geraldine) meet us at the property, very nice people. The house was even better than the pictures and furnished with everything you need. The lake is beautiful! Sand bottom, clear water and somewhat secluded, quiet area. We really didn't want to leave....but will look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Gerry & I enjoyed meeting and talking to you, Steve & Allie (and the dogs) and hope to see you again. You were very thoughtful guests. Good luck in school Allie and enjoy those fish you caught Steve. Bill & Gerry
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Amazing location, very quiet.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here from July 1 to July 6, 2017. We were amazed at how beautiful the house and property is, with amazing views of Pickerel Lake. The Days are fantastic folks that have thought of very thing you could need (except food) for peaceful week or so away from the madness of the world. We have booked a week for 2018 and plan on more than that in the future.

Staying here is close to several areas, Harbor Springs, Petosky, Mackinaw, day trips to the Upper Peninsula, and more.

Out the back door you will see a field/wooded area with White Tail Deer coming in close. Fishing, swimming, or sitting by the fire pit, you will have a great experience.


  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle and Dick & Family: Gerry & I were pleased to have you stay at our lake home and glad to hear that you had an enjoyable vacation. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for the great review! Bill & Gerry
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Very comfortable, everything but the weather was great! Bill and Gerry are terrific to deal with!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on June 24th, 2017 Bill and Gerry met us there with a pizza in hand. Funny we ate pizza on the way up! LOL Everything was provided from the essential paper products to a bundle of firewood. There was even a fresh canister of coffee which was greatly appreciated as someone in my family left ours on the kitchen counter. There was a canoe and a row boat as well which we used when the weather allowed. They had board games which was great as it was not warm and rained a lot. The house is on a quiet street and the neighbors are very friendly. All in all we had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie & Family for taking the time to give us a great review. We enjoyed meeting all of you. Gerry was very impressed with your polite son (not sure whether Jacob or Michael) who offered to help her put away the vacuum cleaner. She was also grateful that you made her job easier by your cleanliness. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. We hope if you decide to return next year that the weatherman will cooperate. Sincerely, Bill & Gerry
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year for our vacation here. The Day's are great hosts making you feel right at home the second you arrive. Can't praise them or the cottage enough. Keep up the good work.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for staying at our lake house again for your vacation. We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay and have decided to reserve your dates for next year. We look forward to seeing you again! Bill & Gerry
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Crooked River Tavern -- CLOSED
Northwoods Restaurant
Dutch Oven Shops Bakery, Cafe, Deli
Brutus Camp Deli
Dairy Queen
Depot Restaurant
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bob's Place
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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