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Modern Lakefront Home W/ Optional Pontoon

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Custom built 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom with pontoon available!

This is a stunning custom built home on the northeast side of Burt Lake. Located near the tip of Greenman's Point, you will have some of the most spectacular sunsets the lake has to offer. The 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home has an open floor plan featuring a large gourmet kitchen perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. The windows surrounding the home make it feel as though you are sleeping on top of the water. Views of the lake can be seen from almost every room in the home.

Just 15 minutes from Burt Lake State Park, 30 minutes from Petoskey and 20 minutes from Mackinaw City. The house is located a few minutes from the North Central State Trail (“rail trail”), which is an excellent biking/hiking trail.

The house sleeps sixteen in beds. Both main floor bedrooms have privacy bathrooms. Upstairs bath is a three room bath, separating the toilet, shower, and main sink so all can be used at once. A fully equipped kitchen comes complete with all of the amenities needed for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner: gas range and oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker and bean grinder, toaster oven, and an assortment of pots and pans. A charcoal grill is also available for your outdoor grilling. Utility room has brand new front loading washer and dryer. Fire pit for your evening lakeside fires. Satellite DIRECTV and WiFi. Water toys, life jackets, and water shoes available for guest use.


We have 24' Manitou AuroraPONTOON available for rent during your stay. Why rent a boat from someone else when you can have it waiting at your dock when you check into the house? No need to worry about the weather for rental dates because you'll have it all week! The boat rental is only available for weekly rental, and only available to the guest who is currently staying at the house.

** New for Summer 2018 Pontoon**

2016 24' Manitou Aurora LE RF

115 hp

11 person capacity (or 1990lbs.)

Vinyl Flooring

Weekly Rental Rate: $1395.00/wk. (Does not include $300 security deposit or fuel).

More Details

Matt and Jenna
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Matt and Jenna

We, Matt and Jenna, both grew up in Northern Michigan. Jenna lived full time in Charlevoix, and Matt spent summers in Lewiston. We currently live in the Ann Arbor area, but we knew we needed a place Up North to bring us back to our roots. We found the perfect setting on beautiful Burt Lake, and we were able to build this house to accommodate all of the family and friends that we wanted to spend time on the Lake with. We are sharing the home with renters while our teenagers keep us very busy. We love being a part of peoples life long memories!

Matt and Jenna purchased this house in 2012


Cheboygan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3 rooms in bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bath with large stand up shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Lakeside view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bath with tub/shower and lakeside view
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Lakeside view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Modern Lakefront Home W/ Optional Pontoon
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful, well equipped and clean home - perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

This home is just perfect for families. It's spacious, beautifully appointed and has lots of supplies available (extra water shoes, 3 person water raft, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc.). It was exceptionally clean. We rented the pontoon which was so much fun! We all highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out all of things we have worked hard on to make Burt's Hideaway a unique and wonderful experience. We are so glad you enjoyed stay!
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Beautiful house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary with a week at Burt Lake with 4 other couples. The house was beautiful, plenty of space and bathrooms for everyone. The kitchen was absolutely amazing - perfect for a large bunch of foodies who enjoy cooking big meals!! Matt and Jenna were very helpful and responded to all of our inquiries promptly. Location was beautiful too! We didn't have great weather, but we all managed to have an excellent vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling Hgts, MI

Home to the Lake House.

  • 5 of 5

Second year renting. It felt like coming home. Lots of room for our family of 16. Well stocked kitchen with beautiful new appliances. Paddle boards, kayaks paddle boat, aderondek chairs fire pit and hammock for your outdoor pleasure. Lots of games to use inside. Matt and Jenna are wonderful hosts and helpful before and during the visit. The view of the lake is a gift in itself. You can ride bikes, walk head to Indian River or Macinaw city or Island and walk to Hoppies for lunch or dinner.

We have already booked for next year. Thanks Matt and Jenna for your hospitality you make us feel like family not guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Week

  • 5 of 5

We just returned after a week with my husbands mom, siblings and spouses. I don't think there could be words to describe our time there. The accomodations were everything, and more. I've used many VRBO rentals and this has been the best one ever. The home is laid out perfectly for a group like ours that want to have time together with no distractions. We enjoyed the boat trips to the other lakes, but found Burt Lake to be our favorite. Paddle boarding, kayaking, tubing,, etc....we did it all. And to be able to have plenty of space for reading, sleeping, games...couldn't ask for more. Thank you for an unforgettable week!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westerville, Ohio (Columbus)

Amazing First Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home and now I am hooked. Jenna and Matt were awesome answering all of my questions promptly. The home is beautiful and most importantly CLEAN!!! They have thought of everything from all the essentials in the kitchen to the outside toys for the kids. This great home is on a secluded road yet only 20 minutes from the "Bridge" . We could not have asked for a more perfect location as our base camp for exploring northern Michigan. Thanks for a great first family vacation. The "Brady Bunch"

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lakehouse and beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Burt's Hideaway Lake house was great! Just as described in profile. Went with some friends and family after a hiking trip on the NCT to use to clean up, unwind, check out nearby cities, and enjoy the commodities of modern living before hitting the road. Matt and Jenna were very accommodating and easy to communicate with.

**My group in particular did play some music past the 11pm quiet hours set for the property, and had a noise complaint from neighbors against us, which we immediately resolved. Matt and Jenna reached out very professionally and kindly the next day to ask to consider neighbors and respect house rules and were very understanding in the process. The time had slipped my mind and as the guest who booked, I feel terrible it happened, but it did not ruin the stay at all and hopefully not upset the neighbors with Matt and Jenna.

We did end up being there the weekend all the may flies hatched I guess (according to neighbors) so there were quite a few bugs enveloping the house windows and doors in the morning and evening, but that comes with being next to a lake and just a coincidence we chose that weekend and they said it only lasts for a couple days and then they're gone, so no worries if you're booking in the Summer past June 18th! Enjoy!

The wifi is limited to 1GB usage, and you pay for anything over that. It is hard to know or track how much you are using or will use depending on how many people are there, who is connected to wifi via mobile and/or laptops, so it may be helpful to change that policy or if the property is consistently rented, just increase the GB allowance on plan and build that cost into the rental rate, to remove the extra step and worry about internet usage.

Again, place was great, comfortable beds, plenty of counter and table space, nice yard for yard games, clean baths/showers, washer and dryer, plenty of dishes, and bench on end of dock for sunset views. We didn't rent the pontoon but it was tempting with how gorgeous it would have been on the lake and how nice the boat looked. Would recommend to any family or groups of couples/friends looking for a relaxing weekend away. Close enough to Petoskey and Harbor Springs as well to check out those cities and then get back to the lake house.

Thanks, Matt and Jenna for the stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Sorry you had to share the house with the mayflies. One thing about the presence of mayflies is knowing you are on a clean lake! They won't hatch on polluted ones;-) As for the wifi...we only have access to satellite internet, so unfortunately, no matter what plan we get, we cannot ever have unlimited. The good news is that when the data runs out, you don't lose interest entirely, it's just REALLY slow. We have never actually charged anyone for over usage, you included, but have the policy just in case someone wants to add extra GBs to their stay.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Boyne Highlands/Nubs Knob

This property is in the heart of Northern Michigan, surrounded by beautiful pines and plenty of lakes. You won't be disappointed in this true Michigan beauty.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300

Rates are subject to change until time of reservation. 50% deposit required at time of booking. Remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check-in. Check in is at 4pm the day of arrival and 10am the day of departure. Let us know if you need us accomodate any special requests. CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 75 days notice from arrival will receive a full refund. 30-75 days notice before arrival will receive all but the 50% deposit. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice will not receive a refund. There are not exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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