Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Lake Mitchell should be Your new Home Waters

Check out the sunsets! If you aren't convinced already, below are 10 reasons Lake Mitchell is as good as it gets in the great Up North!

1. 2580 acres of fertile fishing ground for bass, walleye, panfish, and the northern pike. With varying depths, the lake has 10-12ft typical weedline. Fishing is great year round!

2. Connected to Lake Cadillac by the historic canal, this creates over 3700 acres of vacation like lifestyle. Boating, fishing, and beaches galore! Come check out the lake breezes in your hair while you drink your morning coffee or enjoy an evening bonfire.

3.  Cadillac offers great dining (Hermann's European Cafe, Blue Heron, Lakeside Charlies, Passage North), boutiques downtown (Blossom, Serendipity), big box stores at the North end, two breweries (Clam Lake, Raven Brewing - coming soon!) and wine tasting rooms (Cadillac Winery tasting room, Rosa Blanca, Table 212)! The updated Rotary Arts Pavilion offers lots of entertainment in the warm weather months, and you can even rent it to watch your own projected movie! The Commons offers lush landscaping, a splash pad, and gorgeous fire pit for a picnic or hosting a gathering. The Commons hosts many of the area's festivals. Parks, trails, and recreation entertainment galore!

4. Mitchell State Park offers great sandy beachfront on Lake Mitchell for additional/overflow visitors! Or just to stop for a picnic. Campers enjoy beautiful views, canal fishing, Carl T Johnson center just across the road, and a new Launch by the Cadillac Leadership team for kayaks and canoes!

5. Not just a summer destination!! In the colder Michigan months, Lake Mitchell is an awesome location for ice fishing or skating! It's also just minutes from Caberfae Ski resort, miles and miles or cross country ski trails and snowmobile trails! Don't forget the North American Snowmobile Festival hosted in Cadillac.

Check out this home on Lake Mitchell that could be yours!! Click here for more information.

If this isn't your dream home, but you're certain Lake Mitchell is a contender in the search for your Home Waters, click here for more Lake Mitchell real estate.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pratt Lake Waterfront Retreat! New Listing at 1550 Pratt Lake Road, Gladwin

Pratt Lake Waterfront Retreat!

New Listing at 1550 Pratt Lake Road, Gladwin, MI
MLS #167572

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 550

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Bask in the summer sun at your own lake front retreat! This A-Frame cottage sits on a canal front lot on pristine Pratt Lake. Enjoy great fishing from the water side deck/dock or hop on your boat and head to main lake for water sports activities. The private beach for residents of this sub is a great place to catch some rays and swim in the shallow and sandy waterfront. The cottage is move-in ready and is being sold mostly furnished! Enjoy the view from the living room with knotty pine walls and cathedral ceilings. Step out to the large deck and read a book or bbq your dinner! Kitchen includes appliances and there is a bonus "beer" fridge. Rest and relax in the cozy loft bedroom that offers a view of the lake too! The 3/4 bath has been nicely updated and offers a large closet. Roof was new in 2011 and the furnace in 2014. There is a RV hook up with hot/cold water. Crushed asphalt drive, storage shed and plenty of perennials for extra curb appeal! Don't miss this one!

Click HERE to view more images of this Pratt Lake Waterfront Cottage for Sale!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Striking Wixom Lake Waterfront Home w/5800 Sq Ft & 200' of Sandy Waterfront! 559 Quillette Drive, Beaverton

Striking Wixom Lake Waterfront Home w/5800 Square Feet and 200 Feet of Sandy Waterfront!!

New Listing at 559 Quillette Drive, Beaverton
MLS #167569

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Feet: 5800
Attached Garage
40x68 Pole Barn w/Lot Across Street

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Stunning 5,800 sq ft home on the shores of 2,000 acre all sports Wixom Lake with over 200' of sandy beach water front! 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths! Entertain on the stone cement patio w/ built in bbq or balcony level deck, both with whole house audio or the lush 1 acre lawn that is professionally landscaped & large enough for grand gatherings. House sits back off road via a long cement drive that leads you to an inviting covered entrance. Room by room the exceptional quality is noticeable from the granite counters in the gourmet kitchen to the cathedral ceilings and soaring stone surround on the gas log fireplace which is a centerpiece of the living room. Enjoy beautiful lake views from the wall of windows in the LR. 2 story foyer with oak staircase to the 2nd level. Main level master suite w/ luxurious bath. Walk out lower level features a full, wet bar with wine chiller and refrigerator and vast family room. 40x68 pole barn across the road! Lake living and quick commute to US10!

Click HERE to view more images of this Wixom Lake Home for Sale!

Smallwood Lake 1.82 Acre Vacant Waterfront Parcel with Many Improvements! New Listing on Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin

Smallwood Lake 1.82 Acre Vacant Waterfront Parcel with Many Improvements!

New Listing on Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin
MLS #167555

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

A beautiful, extra large 1.8 acre waterfront lot on scenic all sports Smallwood Lake. Truly a gem in Gladwin County this lake is perfect for boating, fishing, kayaking or jet skiing. The gated drive takes you back to a camping site complete with gravel to park on and storage shed. A short walk takes you to the waterfront where the current owners have invested a lot of time, effort and money to improve the property. Retaining walls have been built and lined with stone, large rocks cover the hill side, convenient steps to the yards and yards of beach sand brought in. Steel seawall, vinyl dock and floating jet ski dock along with a high quality storage shed and canoe/kayak rack. Enjoy the exceptional sunsets from your seat at the beach side firepit. With state land located just down the road you can also enjoy hunting, hiking or trail riding. This waterfront land is a must see - take the drive north, you won't be disappointed! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Smallwood Lake Waterfront Parcel for Sale!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Absolutely stunning home and property located half way between Kalkaska and Grayling just off M-72 near Bear and Cub Lakes.  Great neighborhood. County maintained blacktop road with natural gas and Charter Spectrum. 21 acres that adjoins state land at the back and your very own campground for friends and family.  This home shows pride of ownership throughout the entire property. 2 stall heated and insulated attached garage with drive thru door plus a 24 x 40 second garage with 3 stalls and 15 x 24 heated workshop with central vac.

Wow, 16 x 40 fiberglass in ground pool (3-1/2 to 8 ft. depth) with slide. Salt water system with electric pool cover new in 2016 and winter cover. Heated pool by natural gas with laser lighting for pool water. Plus - 4 recliner loungers, table/umbrella and 6 cushioned chairs. Pool shed for mechanical plus 12 x 12 screened gazebo. 220v service for hot tub wired to the deck. What an amazing setting for the family gathering.

22ft. floor to ceiling windows and chimney.  This home features 3/4" hardwood floors and porcelain 20 x 20 tiles, granite counters in the kitchen and baths, high end stainless kitchen appliances and Kohler jet tub in main bath.  Huge open living concept incorporating living room, dining room and kitchen. Yard has sprinkler system with low maintenance perennial plants and 13 x 27 garden area with sprinklers. This home is hidden from the road up your winding paved driveway.

Click here for all the additional details too numerous to list.  If you have a desire to live in a luxurious up north home in the woods, this is for you!! Contact or call Mary Janik at 231-384-1207 to schedule a private showing.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wixom Lake Vacant Waterfront lot with Well & Septic! New Listing at 907 Quillette Drive, Beaverton

Wixom Lake Vacant Waterfront Lot with Well and Septic!

New Listing at 907 Quillette Drive, Beaverton
MLS #167554

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Ready to build? This 50' all sports Wixom Lake waterfront lot is ready for you! Located in a desirable neighborhood this lot is completely ready to build on. Newer engineered septic, 5" well, steel seawall, electric on site and very nice storage shed! Natural gas is available at the paved street. Sloping lot is perfect to accommodate a walk out basement home. Gorgeous views of Wixom Lake invites you to hop on your boat for a relaxing day on the lake! Enjoy the 2,000 acre lake and all the recreation that comes with that; fishing, boating, jet skiing, kayaking and more! The neighborhood consists of 3 dead end streets so you can be active - take walks, bike rides or ride along on your golf cart and visit the neighbors! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Wixom Lake Waterfront Lot for Sale!

1 Acre Vacant Parcel Near Secord Lake! Outlot A Pineway Drive, Gladwin

1 Acre Vacant Parcel near Secord Lake!
New Listing at Outlot A, Pineway Drive, Gladwin

MLS #167553

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

1 acre lot located just off Secord Lake. The lot is wooded and would be a great spot to camp and enjoy the 2,000 acre lake from one of the DNR public access sites. With 85,000 acres of state land available in Gladwin County and some very close to this lot you could enjoy hunting, hiking or trail riding in your ORV. Also, an affordable site to build that outbuilding you don't have room for on your lakefront lot. Situated on a paved road in an area of nice homes this would be a great location to build as well. 

Click HERE for more images of this Vacant land in Gladwin for Sale!

3.3 Acre Parcel along Sugar River! Vacant Ash Lane, Gladwin

3.3 Acre Parcel along The Sugar River!

New listing at Vacant Ash Lane, Gladwin
MLS #167523

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Tucked away on a country road, nestled along the banks of the Sugar River is where you will find these 4 lots totaling 3.3 acres. What a wonderful spot to camp on the weekend! Fish in the river or float and relax the day away! This would be a good building site for your new home as well. Gladwin County is home to 85,000 acres of state land for you to hunt, hike, and explore. ORV's are allowed on all county roads and the trail system is extensive and can take you all over the state. Over 700' of Sugar River water front for you to enjoy! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Sugar River Acreage for Sale!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Turn Key Smallwood Lake Waterfront Cottage! 76 E M 61, Gladwin

Turn Key Smallwood Lake Waterfront Cottage!

New Listing 76 E M 61, Gladwin, MI
MLS #167527

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 620

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!!

Cute, cozy and furnished! Located on a scenic cut off main Smallwood Lake you will fall in love with the view! Throw a line in right from the small dock or take the boat out to the all sports lake for some fun and sun. Anchor in the popular "deep water" area and spend the afternoon. Smallwood Lake has great pan fishing and the bass fisherman love this lake....shhhh. The cottage has character and charm of yesteryear with some knotty pine tongue and grove walls and old fashioned hook and latch swing in windows. Enjoy the open living area with a patio door to the deck overlooking the yard and water. Kitchen is well equipped but it is more fun to grill on the deck! 2 bedrooms and a bath with a shower stall. Home is being sold turn key with a few exceptions. Enjoy up north at an affordable price! State land nearby for hunting, hiking or trail riding. Close to stores, gas and a restaurant for convenience! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Smallwood Lake Waterfront for Sale!

Stunning Wixom Lake Waterfront w/122' of Sandy Ripple Bottom! 5615 Mangus, Beaverton

Stunning Wixom Lake Waterfront w/122' of Sandy Ripple Bottom!

New Listing at 5615 Mangus, Beaverton
MLS #167524

Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Square Feet: 672

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!

Without a doubt one of the best lots available on Wixom Lake! 122' of shallow, ripple sand bottom waterfront on a completely level lot. Steel seawall, newer aluminum dock, pontoon w/trailer and 4 stroke 70 hp motor. Wide open lake views of the 2000 acre all sports lake and located close to pontoon alley! Offering a newer well and septic with natural gas and cable internet available this is a perfect building location. Quick commute to US10! Older 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile in good condition with large deck for your weekend headquarters. Storage shed too! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Wixom Lake Waterfront for Sale!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage! Price Reduction at 3027 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin

Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage!

Price Reduction at 3027 Lakeshore Drive, Gladwin
MLS #166933

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Square Feet: 960
Attached Garage

Call or Text Sonya at 989-429-2600 to schedule a showing!!

Memories are waiting to be made at this lovely cottage on all sports Secord Lake. 64' of waterfront on a cut just off the main lake with a spectacular view of the main water. Catch fish from your waterfront which is steel seawalled or enjoy swimming from the sandy beach area that is not seawalled. The level lot to the waters edge makes this house accessible for all to enjoy. The interior is move in ready and offers knotty pine accents throughout. Living room has a bow window and plenty of space to gather. Kitchen includes all the appliances, even a dishwasher! The bedrooms are both very spacious with large closets and room for many to sleep. The master offers a view of the lake. You will love the sun room with a ceramic tiled dining area and vaulted ceilings done in a white wash knotty pine. Slider to the covered patio with recessed lighting will be a favorite spot to relax in the evening. Attached 1.5 car garage, paved drive, natural gas available at the road! 

Click HERE to view more images of this Secord Lake Waterfront Cottage for Sale!

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties: May Edition

Top 3 Leelanau Waterfront Properties

May 2017

Leelanau County has some pretty amazing properties for sale. Some are spectacular based on their value and view, and some are just plain incredible. See for yourself below... but don't blame us if you happen to find your dream home --- actually, we don't mind if you do! We love to help people... and we think we're pretty good at it. 
Check back every month for Leelanau County's "Top 3 Waterfront Homes For Sale"
446 N. Brandon Drive
Northport, MI  49670

Enjoy your summers in this 8 bedroom, 9.5 bath lodge style home on 208 feet of private Northport Bay waterfront.   Plenty of room for your family and friends, and it's even located in a private gated community with private golf, tennis and a yacht club!  This Western facing house is the perfect location for watching summer sunsets with the ones you love most.  It's even been featured recently in the Detroit Free Press titles "Michigan Cottage Envy in Northport"! Click here to learn more about the history of this home and see the rest of the photos.

(Property listed with Perry Pentiuk at Venture Properties, Inc.)

14990 E. Acadia Woods Road
Northport, MI  49670

This beautiful south facing beachfront parcel is located right on Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Offers great swimming, beach walking, and deep water that's close to shore! This 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home accommodates many and is perfect for a vacation rental! The first floor features unbelievable wood beams as well as lots of natural light, fireplace, master suite with a private deck, a sitting room with a wood stove, and French doors that lead to another spacious deck. Click here for more pictures and information. 

(Property listed with Ann Marie Mitchell at Coldwell Banker Schmidt-Leland)

566 N. West Bay Shore
Suttons Bay, MI  49682

Located just outside the village of Suttons Bay, this custom Maple Island log home has everything you need for a relaxing getaway or forever beach home.  Cozy up to the custom stone fireplace or soak up the sunrise in the lakeside sunroom. Cathedral ceilings, custom cabinets, butcher block countertops, and more can be found in this Up North lakeside living retreat. Click here for more pictures and information. 

(Property listed with Rebecca Stacy at Coldwell Banker Schmidt - Suttons Bay)

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 -

Turn-key, Furnished, Top Floor View of East Bay!

1941 US-31 N Unit #55
Traverse City, MI  49686

Enjoy this turn-key, furnished, top floor condominium with sweeping views of East Bay! This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom space is not far from the TART trail and just down the road from Traverse City State Park. The kitchen includes high-end appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and even a pantry! Cozy up next to the gas fireplace on those chilly Michigan summer nights or relax in the hot tub next to the pool.
Sip your morning coffee (or afternoon drink) on the spacious deck and watch the boats sail by, or chill out by the pool/hot tub next to the Bay!
Peninsula Bay Condominiums offer many amenities such as key card access, elevator, heated pool, hot tub, heated sidewalks, grill area, and a common room on the 3rd floor with bathroom, lounge area, & spectacular views of East Bay!  

This unit has a great rental history and can rent for as much as $2,850 per week in the summer. Schedule a showing today and fall in love with the location, the views, and the space!

Click here for more information. 

Blake Bernard - 231.714.4787 -