Welcome to Walloon Lake Real Estate. My name is JP Gerster,I would love to help you find your dream home in this magical place. 231-675-2300
JP Gerster’s family first moved to Walloon Lake more than 30 years ago. His father, Jon, fell in love with northern Michigan and passed that passion on to JP at an early age. Over the years his family moved throughout the Midwest but always found their way back to Walloon Lake in the summers. After graduating from Western Michigan with a BS in business, JP started an 18-year career in Retained Exe
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SOLD - Walloon Lake - 3 bedroom vintage cottage sits on 100 feet of sandy West Arm frontage. Walloon Lake is such a special place. $750,000
"JP is a very positive person. I had my property listed with another realtor for 2 years and there was no action. JP came in and was very positive that he could sell it this year and he did. JP got 2 other offers on the table and sold my cottage for a great price. I'm very happy my experience. "
Nancy S. (Seller)
walloon-lake.com Those of you who have been following the big developments in Walloon Village know the latest addition to the foot of Walloon Lake will be the Hotel Walloon. Construction started on the Hotel Walloon in May of 2014 in Walloon Village, between the Barrel Back restaurant and the Public Boat Launch, rig…
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Summer at the Lake : Walloon Lake - National Geographic - June/July 2012
By Margaret Loftus
The Ice Age was kind to northern Michigan, leaving in its wake an undulating landscape pocked by thousands of deep lakes carved by receding glaciers. Few, though, are as striking as Walloon Lake. Soil rich in calcium carbonate and clay, known as marl, casts the water a cerulean blue that would conjure the Caribbean were it not for the cedars, birches, and aspens that frame the nearly 30-mile shoreline. Its odd, paint-splat shape ensures that no view is the same; even longtime cottagers marvel at the difference in perspective from just a few doors down.
Lured by the fresh Arctic air, Midwesterners eager to escape the summer swelter of Detroit and Chicago began coming to Walloon on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in the late 19th century. Once they reached the village at the eastern end of the lake, a “dummy train” would bring them to a steamboat that ferried them to their cottage.
Among them were Clarence and Grace Hall Hemingway from Oak Park, Illinois, who built their cottage, Windemere, on the north end of the lake in 1899, the same year their son Ernest was born. The lake instilled a love of the outdoors in the novelist and inspired a series of short stories, including “The Three-Day Blow.” “The genesis for all the Nick Adams stories was Walloon Lake,” says Hemingway’s nephew Ernie Mainland, referring to the author’s semiautobiographical protagonist. Mainland, who now owns Windemere, reminisces about his boyhood summers in the 1950s when mothers and children spent June through Labor Day here and dads dropped in from the city on weekends. A fleet of sleek mahogany sailboats raced twice a week, and the water was so crystal clear, “if you were sailing and got thirsty, you reached over and drank from the lake,” says Mainland.
These days, motorboats outnumber sailboats and the lake is battling the invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Still, a sense of legacy remains strong. Many Wallooners are descendants of those who bought property here generations ago and feel more connected to the lake than to the places where they grew up. “Invariably, it’s your grandparents or great-grandparents that first began coming here,” says David Crouse, a television producer whose family has been summering on Walloon since 1895. He made the move to full-time resident ten years ago and is reminded why every time he comes home from his frequent travels: “When you step out into the night air, you smell that woodsy cedar smell. It welcomes you home. It goes to your soul.”
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Night ice skating at the foot of Walloon Lake.
Spacious 3-bedroom 3 full bath "Martha Stewart style" home with 150' of shared access to Walloon Lake and more than 3,100 SF of finished living space. The home sits high on a hill and has a large wrap-around porch with incredible views of Walloon. Finished walk-out lower level, two fireplaces. Enjoy the hard-packed sand and private beach with a shared dock. Conveniently located close to Boyne City and Petoskey. Deer are daily visitors to this beautiful property. $285,000 for more information call 231-459-4407.
This five bedroom, Walloon Lake cottage features over 4,110 square feet, three full baths, stone fireplace, main floor Master Suite with sun porch, 150’ of waterfront with a sandy beach, beautiful professional landscaping and so much more. Also enjoy 40 acres that is perfect for hunting or a guest house that includes a pole barn to store all of your toys. $1,490,000
Camp Daggett - Nestled on the west arm of beautiful Walloon Lake in Northwest Michigan, Camp Daggett has served generations of summer campers since its inception in 1925.
Walloon Lake: has an area of 4,320 acres. It has a maximum depth of 100 ft.and approximately 30 miles of shoreline. Various species of fish exist in the lake. Such as, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, bluegill, perch, walleye and rock bass.
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$2,780,000 This custom home sits on a quiet 2 acre lot on Walloon Lake, with 160 feet of sandy frontage. Completely remodeled and updated in 2009, this home offers 5 bedrooms, 4 and 1 half baths, 2 guest homes, and attached 3 car garage. Kitchen includes slate floors, granite counter tops, Medallion cabinets, and WOLF oven/cook top. The living room has a grand stone fireplace with hard wood floors and lake views. Main floor master and guest suites. Patio, deck, and large lawn to enjoy all the lake has to offer Call JP Gerster at 231-459-4407 for more information
$869,000 This property is bursting with potential! The setting along the eastern shoreline of the North Arm is perfect for buyers who value sandy frontage, sunset views, and close proximity to Petoskey. Three acres and 100' of pristine shoreline makes for a fantastic new build opportunity. Currently, the property is complete with an adorable cottage and detached guest suite that are both move-in ready. Whether building today, down the road, or keeping as-is, this is a fantastic value on Walloon. Call JP Gerster at 231-459-4407 for more information
$1,895,000 Log home with beautiful views of Walloon Lake from every window. Four bedrooms, two and one half baths, two sprawling stone fireplaces on 140 feet of Walloon Lake frontage. Sit back and relax on the expansive lakeside deck. Call JP Gerster at 231-459-4407 for more information
$1,795,000 This beautiful Walloon Lake home is located on a very private street on the West Arm. Featuring five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, 4,000 square feet, granite countertops, stone fireplace, large deck overlooking the lake, lush landscaping, including a sandy beach, private dock and 175’ of waterfront. Also there is an attached two-car heated garage, and an additional detached two-car garage that features a recreation room above that is perfect for fun with your guests. Call JP Gerster at 231-459-4407 for more information
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$1,175,000 Delightfully retro, this Walloon Lake cottage with 145′ of frontage is just groovy! Three bedrooms, two and half baths, a large living room with a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace. The living room has window walls on three sides, overlooking quite possibly the most beautiful view on the lake. A wooded lot ensures privacy, while the windows keep it light. A large deck surrounds the living room for lake gazing, grilling and summertime living. Stairs to the waterfront with two docks. Home is in good condition.
$849,000 “On the top of the world” on 100′ of Walloon Lake frontage, this early 1900′s cottage wears its history in the homey fireplace, the bead-board walls and the covered porch that faces the lake. Built for Grace Hemingway, the home remains virtually unchanged. Two bedrooms cap the narrow staircase, both with views of the lake, while the main floor boasts a utilitarian kitchen with a sturdy table to serve as the dining room, a bedroom next to the bath, and a living room anchored around a woodburning fireplace.
$1,099,000 Beautiful three bedroom home on 150 feet stretch of Walloon Lake shoreline, tucked into a shady lot with mature trees and beautiful landscaping. The living, dining, and kitchen areas are open and filled with light from sky-high windows and brilliant lake hues. A wood-burning fireplace adds to the ambiance. A family room features a cozy gas fireplace and more dramatic views. Fantastic sandy lake bottom perfect for the kids to enjoy the water. Single floor living at its best with a bonus loft when you need it.
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