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"aquemok" - Native American for 'end of the Trail'

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
10 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Nubs Knob Ski Resort
    27 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Nub's Nob Ski Area
    28 min drive
  • Airport
    Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)
    29 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Petoskey State Park
    31 min drive

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    About this area

    Indian River

    Located in Indian River, this vacation home is on the beach. Nub's Nob Ski Area and Seasons of the North Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Burt Lake and Burt Lake State Park.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Boyne Highlands Resort - 26 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Nubs Knob Ski Resort - 27 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Nub's Nob Ski Area - 28 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Boyne Highlands Ski Area - 29 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Petoskey State Park - 31 min drive

    Getting around

    • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 29 min drive

    About this property

    "aquemok" - Native American for 'end of the Trail'

    2 Acres of wooded land with 139' of lake frontage with hard packed sand bottom for 1000' out from the shore. There is a 50' high hill behind the house that leads to a beautiful wooded area 70' above the water. There is a fire pit with ample cut firewood and boat dock for your use. A 10' x 10' deck is located near the shore that overlooks the lake and the beachfront contains a sandy area and concrete patio. The shoreline is made of rip rap stone so access to the water is via boat dock only please.

    Property manager

    property manager

    David McDade

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 6:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Check-out before 3:00 PM

    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. A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • "aquemok" Native American 'end Trail House Indian River
    • "aquemok" Native American 'end Trail Indian River
    • "aquemok" Native American 'en
    • "aquemok" - Native American for 'end of the Trail' Indian River

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 king bed

    Bedroom 2

    2 twin/single beds

    Bedroom 3

    2 child beds

    Bedroom 4

    1 king bed

    Property amenities


    • On the beach


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


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


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • On the lake

    Things to do

    • Scuba diving, hiking/biking trails, and snorkeling nearby


    • Sleeps 8
    • Unit size: 2200 sq ft (204 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Rafting nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful cottage on Burt Lake

    We had an wonderful weekend at this cottage! My favorite part was the sunroom looking out toward the lake. Outside there was a great bonfire pit, deck overlooking the lake, and a dock. You can walk out for quite a ways into the lake before it gets deep. It was so quiet and peaceful the whole weekend. We would definitely stay at this place again in the future.

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful and tranquil

    Dave (owner) was very attentive and communicative. Close to everything and yet nestled away in a stunning setting. The house is well designed with the master on one side and the other bedrooms on the other. The new kitchen is pretty and very functional. The fire pit is perfect and can be used as a charcoal grill as well. There is an outside dining table with a full view of the lake and steps from the house. We also spent a lot of time on the porch relaxing and gazing out on the water. The sunsets were amazing and the night sky stunning (more stars than the city lights allow)! Perfect place for a wonderful vacation!

    5/5 Excellent

    Perfect Northern Michigan Getaway

    This was the perfect rental home for our family -- with 3 kids under 12 and the grandparents in tow, there was ample room for everyone! The house was stocked with every convenience you can think of -- including some food spices. The house was right on the water -- spectacular views greeted us every morning and every night. The lake was a nice sandy bottom and only waist to thigh deep for a long probably 100-yards or more. Perfect for the little ones, and idea for any other family with elementary school kids. The outdoor areas included a large fire pit, hammock and a nice outdoor dining table that overlooked the lake. We had s'mores by the campfire just about every night. The home is also in the perfect location -- short ride to grocery store and downtown Indian River. It was close to Petoskey, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City. The owner, Dave, was super responsive to all of our questions leading up to our visit and when things popped up during our stay -- they were addressed quickly. The one issue we encountered was with the pontoon boat and the build up of sand that made it difficult to get the boat in and out of the hoist. Outside of that it was the perfect family vacation and I would highly recommend this house to anyone! Oh, and I noticed a review talking about the lack of air conditioning -- we had some very warm days (upper 80s) but once the sun set, a nice cool breeze came off the lake and made it very comfortable for sleeping. Thumbs up all around for this place!

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing and unforgettable`

    If we make our way back to Indian river we will not look any further for a place to stay. This place is simply awesome and really felt like home during our stay. Two elders, three of their adult kids, and plenty of teenage grandkids the first couple nights so we were tight but didn't bother us a bit. Monday some went home. We brought a couple small boats(16ft) with us and had no problem leaving them floating in the water with an anchor. The first couple days were fairly warm so we spent most of the days floating in the water. Boat rides through Indian river are a must do, if you don't have a boat rent a pontoon. Indian river is no wake so that is a slow cruise but so fun and lots to look at along the way. Crooked river was a fun surprise as this one allows wake before or after housed areas. Cruising through the water alley's cut through vegetation was unforgettable. We had to slow down at one point because a deer jumped in the river to swim to the other side. That was neat. We cooked in most nights, that grill over the fire pit was so awesome and we made good use of it. Early evenings seem to get windy and choppy on water but about sunset it is so calm, nice breeze, and the sky filled with stars made perfect fire pit nights with the entire family. Just can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay here. What this house has to offer is well beyond our expectations. This kitchen is well equipped, but for my dad's amazing margarita's on the hot day's we were in need of a blender so we bought one and left it behind to share. I wish I would have wrote down the margarita recipe and left it inside blender! Thank you McDade's for sharing your beautiful home with us. Side note: We are a Sparty family and noticed this was a divided home. Love it, but we were saying Go Green the entire week, haha.

    5/5 Excellent

    Relaxing Times at Aquemok

    The property is well maintained and the location on Burt Lake is just about perfect. My goodness, you can walk out so far before the water even hits your waist. The kitchen, flooring, and deck improvements are great! The dock is great for sunbathing. We had a lovely time. The steps going down from the yard to the first part of the deck might need a railing? Liability? As you know the weather was unseasonably hot this year and the girls were saying "why don't they have air conditioning??" in typical 12 and 8 year old fashion. As I took a walk in the evenings down Argonaut trail, I could see that maybe only 1 house has AC. The kitchen is hot. The girls also wanted fans in their rooms. Anyway, all those things are a tall order, and would involve some serious thought on your part. The first year we were there, it was not hot like this. Well, it's Michigan, no one usually needs AC. But yes, overall, we loved it. :)

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