Boats & Dock space - If your rental home says it comes with a free fishing boat, they are 14 foot aluminum boats with NO MOTOR. You can bring a motor, or rent one. Northern Properties does not own motors; we would be happy to help you find one to rent.
Please do not show up with a boat without talking to us regarding water levels, and size of the dock. We cannot guarantee that the dock at your rental home will accommodate your boat, or that the water level is high enough. Most of the rental home docks will only hold ONE boat.
We can help you find a fishing boat or pontoon to rent. The homes do not have ramps. (other than Bavarian Chalet, Molly and Cedarside, they all have a launch on site) You'll have to put the boat in at a Marina. Northern Properties does not deliver boats. If you rent a boat from a Marina you are responsible for making arrangements with them. When you check in, we will show you a map of where your home is, and where the business is that you rented the boat from.
If you are bringing your own boat; you are responsible for the safety of it, and the equipment in it. If you feel the dock space that we have provided is inadequate, take your boat out of the water and DO NOT keep it there. Your insurance will have to cover damages, Michigan is a NO FAULT state, and the homeowners insurance will NOT cover your property.