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Property Details

Updated: Feb 10, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Completely updated cottage (think Pottery Barn). 4 bedroom, 1-3/4 bath with 100' of sandy beach frontage. A yard that is beautifully landscaped. Cottage sits in a cove with a view of the undisturbed shoreline across the lake. Thumb Lake is great for boating, fishing and swimming. Thumb Lake is the second cleanest lake and the third deepest lake in Michigan. You will be thrilled to experience Thumb Lake at this cottage. Surrounded by forest, hills and hiking trails. Just seven miles east of Boyne Mountain Resort and 27 miles from Petoskey. Available for weekly rental.

Sleeps 9 comfortably. 1-Queen bed, 3-full beds and 1-twin. 1-3/4 bath, fully equipped kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Three summer camps are located on the lake for the kids.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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Thumb Lake Waterfront Cottage
Boyne Falls Northern Michigan
Oakland MI

Lovely cottage and view

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at the house - there were 3 adults (grandparents) and 2 young grandchildren (1 and 3).
The cottage had pretty much everything we needed - we didn't even use the upstairs. There are only 2 things I wish I could have changed: the shore at the house is silty so we had to use the county beach (which is really nice) and the deck railing is not kid-safe. We couldn't use the deck unless the kids were asleep, for fear they would fall.
We couldn't get the tv to work at all, not even local channels and cell reception is spotty.
We still managed to have a great time and were very comfortable there. A good place to use as a base for day trips.
The area is quiet and the lake is not noisy like some all-sports lakes. The house was clean and nicely decorated.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Thumb Lake Waterfront Cottage
Boyne Falls Northern Michigan
Austin Texas

Outstanding natural beauty with lovely lake view!

  • 5 of 5
We had a relaxing 6-day stay at this quiet, beautiful spot on Thumb Lake. The water is crystal clear, but there is not much sand under the water right here. A perfect beach with a long shallow area and plenty of sand is available at the County Park on the east end of the lake 8 minutes away. The waterfront at the cottage is just right for canoe launching and nature viewing, and a canoe was provided for us. We used it every day, especially mornings and evenings. We saw geese flying and landing on the water, a bald eagle fishing and a family of loons diving and fishing (and heard their haunting calls) each day. There were 8 of us: two seniors, three adults, two very young children and an infant. The upstairs worked for the family of 5, but would probably be best for kids or teenagers. It got uncomfortably warm upstairs one afternoon and night. There is one separate room with double mattress upstairs plus double and single mattresses in the big open area, with second bathroom at the foot of the stairs. Downstairs one queen bedroom, one double bedroom and bathroom. Good kitchen, comfortable beds. The cottage is freshly painted with new wood floors. Bring towels and drinking water (available at great general store in nearby Boyne Falls). Responsive and friendly owner.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Thumb Lake Waterfront Cottage
Boyne Falls Northern Michigan
Wixom Michigan

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
My family and I loved the house, the teenagers slept upstairs and we had the main floor. The house is beautiful and the view was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better lake to be on. Very family and pet friendly area. We'd definately go back next year!!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearby attractions: Many 1st class restaurants, shopping and golf

courses: Tree Tops and Boyne Mountain Golf Resorts are minutes

away. Other lakes such as Walloon, Lake Charlevoix (15 minutes) and

Lake Michigan (30 minutes) are close by. Mackinac Island is a one-

hour drive. Golfing, boating, swimming, biking, miles of hiking

trails around the lake. Boyne Mountain's Avalanche Bay water park

is 10 minutes away. Petoskey is close for Odawa Casino & Hotel,

shopping and sightseeing.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Sep 18 2014 - Sep 18 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250 plus $125 cleaning fee
Weekly Rate: $1400 - $1400 plus $125 cleaning fee

Sunday through Sunday weekly rental.
Check in is at 4:00pm and check out is at 11:00 am.
Security deposit of $500. $125 cleaning fee. Take advantage of the lower SPRING weekly rate, just $1,000! (typically $1,400/week.)

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • A beach firepit at the lake, hammock, dock, picinic table, basketball net and gas grill are all included. Pets may be allowed, please inquire at time of booking.

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