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.
Beautiful Lake setting on the heart of the Inland Water Route
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Dec 2018
About David McDade
Self employed Architect who designed this house for my parents in 1988. Property has been in our family since 1953.
David McDade purchased this House in 1953
Why David McDade chose Indian River
I am a 3rd generation owner and never get tired of visiting.
What makes this House unique
Lake views, lake views, lake views. The lake itself with access to other waterways and of course the lake views.
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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.
Place is fantastic! Great views, beautiful water. Everything one could want.
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!
Thank you for the very kind response!
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!
Wow thank you for such a stunning review. Renters such as yourself are why we like to share our piece of paradise.
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.
What an incredible review. Thank you so very much! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. We had a blender but it broke!! I would be more than happy to reimburse you for the cost of this. Yes, we are a divided household (Go Blue) and now that I know you are a Sparty I will be doubling the rates! :) The UM and MSU items you see were made and left behind by another renter we have! Thanks again and you are welcomed back at any time. Note: if you are interested in next year we only have one week left, in Late August.
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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. :)
Thank you for the kind response. You happened to be in a temperature anomaly this year. Seldom does it get that hot and usually there is a breeze coming off of the lake that is much more refreshing than air conditioning. The house was built in 1988 there was probably only a handful of days that air conditioning would have been the preference. With that being said, fans in the other rooms may be a consideration, thank you.
Strategically located on Northern Michigan's 'Inland Water Route' with boating access to Inidian River, Crooked River, Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River and all the way to Mackinac Island. Only 2 miles from Sturgeon River tubing. Short walk to the Indian River Catholic Shrine with the worlds largest crucifix. Only 20 minute drive to Petoskey, Bay View or Harbor Springs, and only 30 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge.