Long Lake Waterfront Home

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Loon Lodge is a secluded lakefront home just minutes from the bustle of Traverse City. It is perfect for families and people looking to get away and relax.

The house is right on beautiful Long Lake, one of Northern Michigan's most popular lakes for fishing, swimming and boating with crystal clear water. The house has a dock and a large deck looking over the water. The house is secluded; the nearest neighbor is more than one hundred yards away, hidden by the trees. The property has more than 200 feet on the water.

The house features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are two queen beds, two single beds and two day beds. The living room is large and spacious, with a cathedral ceiling. The eat-in kitchen is fully equipped. The house has hardwood floors throughout. Outside there is a new gas grill and firepit.

There is a canoe and row boat for your use, along with paddles and life jackets. You can also bring a boat; we provide a mooring and there is a boat launch across the lake. There are public tennis courts within walking distance. There are also islands in the lake that you can explore, many with lovely beaches.

The area has much to offer. The house is fifteen minutes from Traverse City, a lively and pretty town with shopping and festivals. Interlochen Music Camp, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Platte River, and Michigan's finest wine country are all close by.

Some comments from recent guests:

'This is the fifth year in a row that my family has rented a cabin. Each year we pick a different Michigan location. Everyone agreed that this was the best cabin ever. It was perfect.'

'Had a great time!!! Caught 17 walleye, 3 nice pike and the largest smallmouth bass I've ever caught. Great drives every day, awesome campfires and just all in all...a great time.'


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 25 to rent Loon Lodge....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a wonderful house for families with no busy roads nearby and no irreplacable antiques....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved dogs and other pets. The house is wonderful for dogs because there are no roads nearby....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • There are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and a twin bed. There are two daybeds in the living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    There is a television but reception can be spotty....moreless

  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Loon Lodge is right on Long Lake with a dock and, if the lake water level is down, a small beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are two eating areas: a kitchen nook and the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace in the house and a fire pit on the deck overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Heating:

    The house has a new furnace that works well....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet. It usually works well....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillows, comforters and blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking at the house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    A parking space is available for trailers....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washer and dryer are both new....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace in the house and a fire pit on the deck overlooking the lake....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a traditional drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    There is a fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is almost new....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    We provide a canoe, along with paddles and life jackets. Feel free to bring your pontoon boat, speed boat or sail boat. No jet skis please!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck looks over the lake. It is a perfect spot to enjoy the lake scene and watch the sun set....moreless

  • Golf:

    There are many golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and dingy at the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a new Weber gas grill....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are public tennis courts are within easy walking distance....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Season
May 28 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2016
7 night min stay

Summer Peak
Jul 16 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 13 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included


We rent Saturday to Sat in July and August. The house can sleep up to six people. It is prohibited to have more than six people staying over-night in the house. Large parties, loud music and jet skis are not allowed. Inspect the mooring; we are not responsible for any damage that may occur due to the mooring. Pets are OK but you are responsible for damage. Do not leave your dog if it will howl!

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Airport

Car: Recommended

Northern Michigan is a vacation paradise. Traverse City is a charming town with cute shops. The area is full of beautiful inland lakes, as well as spectacular Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

At the house, you can swim in the clear waters of Long Lake, lay in the sun, paddle around the lake (canoe and row boat provided) and hike. There are five islands in Long Lake; they are all public and perfect for exploring and picnics. Long Lake has great fishing, too.

There are attractions near by. The Sleeping Bear Dunes is twenty minutes away. The Platte and Boardman Rivers are great for canoeing. There are wineries, bike trails, Leland (a cute fishing village), hiking opportunities. It is a wonderful area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We purchased the property more than a decade ago and have been renting it since then. Our family has owned property and vacationed on Long Lake for more than eighty years. We own and preserve the nearby woods. Loon Lodge is a special retreat.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
Traverse City is a wonderful vacation area. There are all sorts of things to do in the area, though we often just want to spend our days enjoying the lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home has three very special features. First, it is right on Long Lake, a spectacular northern Michigan lake. The water is clear and the sunsets are beautiful. The lake is great for swimming and boating. Second, the house is very private. It is nestled in deep woods on a huge lot with lots of lakefront. Third, the house is near Traverse City, so while it feels like you are really away from it all in the deep Michigan woods, you can get to a store quickly if you run out of flour or want to go to a movie.

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Speaks: english, french



  • Long Lake is great for sailing.

    Long Lake is great for sailing.

  • Sunset from the deck

    Sunset from the deck

  • The house is surrounded by woods. You can see the house in the distance.

    The house is surrounded by woods. You can see the house in the distance.

  • The region is full of cherry orchards.

    The region is full of cherry orchards.

  • Dock and Long Lake

    Dock and Long Lake

  • The scene on Long Lake

    The scene on Long Lake

  • A winding dirt road leads back to the house.

    A winding dirt road leads back to the house.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is just twenty minutes away

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is just twenty minutes away

  • Lake Michigan

    Lake Michigan

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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