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Newly Renovated Lake House, Fenced in Home on Duck Lake, Pontoon, pet Friendly

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
3 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Interlochen State Park
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kresge Auditorium
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Interlochen Center for the Arts
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)
    27 min drive

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  • Newly Renovated Lake House, Fenced in Home on Duck Lake, Pontoon, pet Friendly

    Room Amenities

    • 1057 sq ft
    • 2 bedrooms
    • 3 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area


This vacation home is located in Interlochen. Kresge Auditorium and Old Town Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at The Crown Golf Club and Mistwood Golf Course.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Interlochen State Park - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kresge Auditorium - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Interlochen Center for the Arts - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Interlochen Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Bass Lake - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 27 min drive

About this property

Newly Renovated Lake House, Fenced in Home on Duck Lake, Pontoon, pet Friendly

Vacation home in Interlochen with kitchen and balcony
This is a new property we are making available this summer for vacation rental. Therefore there are no reviews yet. To get an idea of the quality of experience we provide take a look at the reviews for our other 2 properties. The property numbers are 596867, our first rental a little cottage and 896265 a larger house. This home is one of the few on Duck lake with the privacy of a full acre on the lake and another 1/2 acre between the house and the road. There is an undeveloped acre and a half next to us and a small cottage separated by a fence on the other side. Our solid fence between us and the road offers up a sense of supreme privacy. We purchased this property December 2016 and spent all of 2017 gutting and renovating this home which in it's time was state of the art and a home that hosted the arts. It's owners were heavily involved with Interlochen Arts Academy and the Traverse City Orchid Society and Humane Society. Most people would have torn it down but we wanted to preserve the unique architecture and unique history with updates. As you can see from the photos all appliances are state of the art, we replaced vinyl floors with Hickory and porcelain tile. There are beautiful views of the lake and the woods from every window. Except for some painting of woodwork and final pieces of art the inside of the house is complete. The decks will be completed this spring. There will be a six foot deck facing the lake coming off the living room and a lower 16 foot deck coming off the master bedroom and around the side of the house off the green house is another deck, also of course facing the lake. You will have a private dock and pontoon for your use. As you come in the gate you will see the patio where the Weber Grill is located and a table and seating. Here you will have easy access to the kitchen. The back yard will be fully developed with irrigation and lawn this Fall. So for now it houses a variety of ground cover and is fairly open as we had to cut trees to make way for the septic system and basically bring more sun into the equation and clean things up a bit. It was very overgrown when we purchased it. We do have a fire pit housed in the middle of the backyard for your enjoyment. The lakeside of the house feels very much like being in a tree house. This house was built on the bank of the hill, the hill is primarily covered with ferns and a variety of ground cover that has spread over the decades. You will see our dock and the pontoon which seats a maximum of 8, more comfortably really 6 passengers. The pontoon is included in your rental. Around the south side of the house you will see the greenhouse which used to house many orchids and birds. Currently we have 20 Zebra Finches, in the aviary part of the greenhouse. There are flowers, ferns, etc in the greenhouse. You will not have access to the greenhouse but can view it through the large kitchen windows. We have a caretaker that will stop by each afternoon, he has been the caretaker for many years, and he will check on the plants and feed the birds via the outside entrance to the greenhouse. The finches are quite entertaining. Inside, as you enter you will see the kitchen range is a six burner double oven with a griddle. It is housed in an island with a counter and stools for a quick meal. All appliances were updated and the kitchen is fully stocked. There is an extra ice/beverage fridge in the utility room. We have installed a water softener and reverse osmosis system so there is no lake water residue or funky taste to the water like many lake houses. RO water is connected to both refrigerators and a tap on the sink. All ice is RO water. Lots of bells and whistles in this home as it is our primary residence most of the year. In the utility room you will see the washer and dryer. The main part of the house is dining room and living room. The living room houses a fireplace, 65 inch television with streaming for Netflix and Hulu, etc. Off the living room is the top outdoor deck. The second bedroom/extra sitting room is also on the main floor and has it;s own full bathroom with a shower. The couch pulls out to become a queen size bed, we spent a lot of money to provide a comfortable sleeping experience. This pull-out sofa has no bar and is quite comfortable, we are used to Tempurpedic so we are picky. There is a second queen-size inflatable E-Z bed, it has legs and goes up in the living room for that third bed. There is a second half-bathroom on the main floor as well. Downstairs is the master bedroom which has a king, dual control Tempurpedic bed and a 55 inch screen TV. The master bathroom hosts a bidet smart toilet, a large shower with double shower heads and a sauna. While in the bedroom you look out onto the lake with a 12 foot sliding door which opens to the 16 foot deep deck. The decks house a variety of wicker furniture. As far as location goes Grand Traverse Bay and Sleeping Bear dunes are both about 30 minutes away in opposite directions. This is a great spot to visit many area sites, peninsula vineyards and the many festivals and concerts in the area. In addition to the pontoon there are two kayaks available for your use on our lake. We do have swimmers itch in our lake as do many of the inland lakes in the area. To kill it, also kills a lot of other things so the DNR and the community have opted to just warm people about it. You are only at risk of being bothered by this if you spend more than a few minutes in the shallow water. When waist high you are are good to go. There are some places in our lake where the flow of water is more open and there is no risk, these are the areas you can boat to and enjoy frolicking in the shallows. We do always towel off good when finished just to be on the safe side. I have been in this lake for a decade and have never been bothered. Swimming in the deep water, where you can dive off the pontoon is safe from swimmers itch.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bidets, and hair dryers. Televisions come with DVD players and Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
This vacation home features a sauna and a garden.
This vacation home is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a sauna.

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property manager

Nancy Forbes

Speaks English



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Newly Renovated Lake Fenced Home Duck Lake Pontoon pet Friendly
  • Newly Renovated Lake Fenced Home Duck Lake Pontoon pet Friendly

Property amenities


  • Sauna


  • Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • DVD player
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Yard
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1057 sq ft (98 sq m)

Nearby things to do


Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a sauna.


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    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Perfect place to relax, recharge, and enjoy!

      We loved our stay in this lovely peaceful home! The house has such charm, from the front and back porches & decks to use for relaxing while enjoying the calm peaceful lake view. Inside, exceptionally clean and had all that we needed and more. What more could we have asked for as it felt like a home away from home. We cant wait to come back next summer.

      5/5 Excellent

        Woods or water? Why not both?

        If you have been asking yourself whether you want to vacation in the woods or water, this is your answer! Have both! This was an absolute gem of a find for my family. I have been a VRBO traveler for almost 20 years, and have a lot to compare too. Spectacular sunrise views from the multiple decks met the 6 of us every morning. The views of Duck Lake, are fantastic here. And, it’s not just a view, it is lakefront WITH a boat! Last year I paid $450 to rent a pontoon for ½ a day, and here it is included in the rent along with 2 tanks of gas! Every time I turned around I saw something that I was impressed with. In the kitchen, all the utensils and appliances were very high quality. The gadgets that were available were too many to count. I heard “wow, I gotta get me one of those for my house” a dozen times. Kid friendly (we had a 6 year old with us) - pet friendly (2 Labs) and 6 adults all slept soundly. So soundly, I actually slept in later than I have for years. I can’t say enough about the house, location, or amenities. Nancy was an outstanding host, who made everything easy. Woods or Water? In Interlochen, you can have both!

        5/5 Excellent

          Beautiful home situated along a beautiful lake! We loved every minute of our stay.

          Conveniently located between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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