USA Michigan Northern Michigan Boyne City Listing #22599

Walloon Lake Cottage - Boyne City, MI

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17 reviews
Max. occupancy: 9 3 Double Bed, 3 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Cottage w/ lake views, private dock & fire pit - near public boat launch!

Welcome to your summer lake cottage on the West Arm of Walloon Lake! This home is located just 30 feet from the lake and includes a nice yard. Enjoy the lake views from the private dock or the outdoor fire pit. This is the perfect place to bring your boat; a public launch is located just a mile away. The knotty pine ceilings and rustic furniture give the sense of a true 'Up North' experience. You’ll fall in love with the cozy setting as you stare out onto the water.

What’s nearby:
Walloon Lake is steps from the cottage and is ideal for swimming, boating, kayaking, etc. Children will enjoy the gradual drop-off into the water and the sandy bottom. US 131 is nearby and provides convenient access to Petoskey, Boyne City and Charlevoix. Shopping, dining, golf and much more are all within 15 minutes!

Things to know:
This property is only available in summer
Full kitchen
No A/C
No WiFi

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view






DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Beach chairs





17 reviews

Samantha S. Sep 2022
Perfect spot for a long weekend and great views!
Mark P. Sep 2022
Well stocked lake home. Appreciated the use of the dock and nearby Bear Creek Marina
Molly L. Jul 2022
Perfect cottage on the lake. The place is small and dated but well appointed. You can’t beat the front yard firepit and the beautiful dock on the water! We will be back! Hopeful the owners will allow us to bring our dog next time.
Sheri L. Aug 2021
Love the location!
Martin P. Jul 2021
Overall good rental. Spacious, and VERY good location on a beautiful lake. Deff an old school feel in the house but it’s clean as well. Only reason it’s not 5 star is because of the price and because the home is outdated.
Manager response:
Martin, we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions regarding the updates needed to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make any necessary changes. We aim to make the price of our rentals as completely transparent as possible and provide a breakdown of each cost you pay towards the rental before, and throughout the booking process, including all fees and taxes. We hope to host you again in the future!
Alexander D. Aug 2020
To put this review in perspective, we are a family of four renting vacation spots 2x a year. We have enough experience to know when our home for a week has been been cared for enough to justify the price or to ecome a rental in the first place. This house had not only been neglected; the decisions the home owners or Vacasa made to turn it into a rental were shocking. The only thing giving it a 2 star was the view and the dock. Both were great. You should know this but you should also know:

-there were no smoke detectors in the house
-Above the range was a closet-grade plug-in light fixture with a plastic covering. In addition to its plug being dangerously next to the stove’s flames, the plastic covering melted and fell off our second night as we boiled water for pasta
-Mouse poop was all over in every under-sink cabinet and in all the pots and pans, also in all cubbies directly above the sink.
-There was no wifi connection though the listing seemed to indicate there was wifi
-The front bathroom and tub sink didn’t drake
-The bedding and towels were unclean and smelled either musty or of previous renters’ body odors and other unmentionable smells.
-In one of the bedrooms we found left clothing under the bed from a previous renter, indicating that the place hadn’t even been inspected before we arrived.

To be clear and in fairness, the stairs leading to the dock and the dock itself were high quality and very nice. We enjoyed that part. However, the other below code/dangerous/unclean parts washed over all else and are details we ourselves would want to read in a review. We don’t want to hate on anyone but this was an appalling experience incomparable to any we have had before. I hope Vacasa either holds the owners to account or amends their screening of properties to at least make sure these properties are safe and clean.

In short, the place was disgusting, unclean, and not up to code/unsafe. It’s our first (and sadly last) time with Vacasa unless the company can explain how in the world they allowed this to happen.
Manager response:
We are sorry to have been unable to provide you with a pleasant and relaxing vacation experience, Alexander. We strive to maintain a standard of excellence in home cleanliness and upkeep for the comfort of our guests in addition to being readily available to assist in addressing any questions or concerns that might arise. We have passed these concerns to our local team to ensure our service standards are being thoroughly met. Since your stay, pest control has taken care of the mice, lights have been replaced, drains cleaned, and smoke detectors installed in every room. We truly hope to have a chance to host you for a more exemplary stay next time.Thank you.
Dina K. Jul 2020
We love this area on Walloon Lake. The water is beautiful! The cottage was perfect for our family. The loft was a great spot for our younger daughter and her friend. The dock was excellent for tying our boat and with the non-wood surface there were no splinters! We appreciate you sharing your family home with us. We made great memories!!
Jen J. Jul 2020
We loved this little cottage! It fit our needs perfectly for a family of 5. It is a cottage though, no AC, cottage furniture, tiny bedrooms, very rustic, but if you are looking for a lake get away with an amazing view and spectacular location on Walloon, this is your place!
Jenifer C. Oct 2019
First time at Waloon lake . Beautiful area .House was bigger than expected house has older furniture kind of looked like garage sale stuff but was really clean and how to put this( Quaint ).. loved the area the trees were golden and rusty went to the tunnel of trees and over the bridge .saw 4 deer in the front yard.It would be wonderful in the summer time also being it's on the lake. it has two glass sliding doors for a beautiful view.i would go back but bring the family next time .do much room even had a high chair for a baby .they stocked up on seasonings tea had plenty of appliances mixers and waffle makers etc.sleeps nine comfortably .2 bathrooms (tub).
Gale W. Oct 2019
Walloon Lake is a beautiful lake and this cottage made our stay very enjoyable. The property and neighborhood are lovely. Great lakeside deck and view. Cottage is well equipped...perfect for large and small visitors. Beautiful fall color weekend although quite windy and a little rainy (not unusual for Michigan fall weather). Can’t wait to return!
Gemilia S. Oct 2019
The area and property is a great place to unwind and unplug!
James M. Aug 2019
One of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. Home was as promised.
Ray . Sep 2018
Great place that is family friendly! We stayed for two weeks, one with two children and a couple of grandchildren, and the second week just the two of us. We stayed for one week last year and returned this time for two weeks. The new stairs and railing down to the lake are VERY nice and safe! We spent a lot of time on the dock and the deck. The cottage has most of the essentials that make for a pleasant stay. I read another book from the cottage and was impressed again with the reading material available. After coming to Walloon for over 60 years, it is a welcome reminder of the past in the area. A great time was had by all and we made sure that the place was as clean as if it was our own cottage.
Sheri . Jun 2018
We love this location on the lake.
Mel . Aug 2017
We liked it very much. I hope the owners will convert the garage to a bunkhouse so I could bring my sons and their families.