For over 120 years, Walloon has been a place where many of the icons of American business and their families have summered. It is the place where Ernest Hemingway spent his summers as a youth. The lake’s rolling hills and clear, beautiful waters have always been the center of its attraction. My family has a century-long history of enjoying the unique lifestyle Walloon Lake has to offer. For over 120 years, Walloon Lake has been a place where many of the icons of American business and their families have summered. It is the place where Ernest Hemingway spent his summers as a youth. The lake’s rolling hills and clear, spring-fed waters have always been the center of its attraction.
This charming Walloon Lake home sits on 151 feet of frontage on the azure blue waters of the west arm. The wooded lot offers privacy, while the short level walk to the water's edge ends with a fantastic sandy lake bottom. A well thought out open floor plan with large windows and a main floor master make this home perfect for get-togethers. Recent updates include; furnace, range, water softener, water heater, and security system. Sit around the fireplace and catch up on the day’s adventures or enjoy the fresh Up North air on the lakeside deck.
Try not to fall in love with this Northern Michigan gem. A prestigious address off Shadow Trails, which is known as Walloon's "quiet side" of the lake. One hundred seventy-five feet of prime, sandy, Walloon Lake frontage. Enjoy a private setting just steps away from the pristine blue waters of Walloon Lake, Michigan.
This beautiful 1970’s home is a diamond in the ruff. Tall windows allow for natural light and outstanding views of Walloon Lake. Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a detached garage, wood floors, and a beautiful deck to watch the Walloon Lake sunsets. Boasting over 2,100 square feet, there’s plenty of space to entertain, make this into your permanent residence or just a family vacation home in Northern Michigan.
In this issue of Welcome to Walloon, we reminisce about one of Walloon’s favorite pastimes, fishing. I also share with you a look at another passion of all of ours, Walloon Lake real estate. In the following pages, you will see my collection of the lake’s finest properties currently offered for sale. Inventory is as low on the lake now, as it has been in recent memory. Because of this, values are strong, and in many cases continue to move upwards. I am honored that so many Wallooners have called on me to handle the sale and purchase of their family’s cherished properties. They recognize that my authentic marketing, work ethic, industry knowledge, and proven sales record have made me Walloon’s go-to realtor.
Before Twitter and Instagram, fishing was a popular pastime on Walloon lake. You could almost say that modern-day Walloon is what it is because of fishing. The fact is, that in the late 1800’s the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad was looking for a way to remain profitable. To do this they had to transition from hauling lumber to the south to bringing tourists to the North. The railroad touted the clear waters and exceptional fishing on our beautiful lake and in turn, the railroad branded itself as “The Fishing Line.” The generations before us were all too familiar with our exceptional fishing.
In this issue, you’ll see a vintage copy of The Fisherman Magazine that my father had saved. It’s a nostalgic look back at fishing and of 1950’s Walloon (the
Deciding to sell a cherished family cottage on Walloon Lake is never an easy decision to make. However, if and when you do decide to sell, I would like you to consider calling me.
I believe, that as someone who has successfully negotiated the sale for many of Walloon’s most significant and respected families I have the experience, trust, and loyalty necessary to help you navigate the sale of your property. After all, as a life long Wallooner myself, you and I share many of the same traditions and memories that have made this lake so wonderful. This, I believe, makes me uniquely qualified to partner with you on the sale of your property.
One of those exceptional memories comes to life every year at the Walloon Woodies annual get together. I figured it…
Walloon Lake is a place that has called people to its crystal clear shorelines for years and years to enjoy its beauty.
“Most of the homes that we see on Walloon are privately owned. Lots with waterfront and they’re contained. This has a historical path that runs along the water here so people up the lake and down the lake use it to get to the village,” says Wally Kidd, Wally Kidd Real Estate.
There are some really amazing homes that line its shores.
In this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes, we take a peek at a home with modern features in the “old school” Walloon.