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Quiet and Comfortable Lakeside Cottage

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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Traverse City cottage description

The 'Rickshaw Boys' Cottage is a comfortable 2-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom cottage located between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area, on beautiful Bronson Lake. Located on a maintained gravel road the cottage provides a peaceful yet remote location. The cottage is centrally located and easily accessible to parks, resturants and local attractions.

Bronson Lake is part of the Platte River system and is classified as a 'No-Wake' lake, making it a peaceful setting abounding with a wide variety of birds and fine fishing for bass, bluegill, and pike. A rowboat, canoe, 2 kayaks and life jackets are provided for a relaxing time on the water. There is no sandy beach due to the soft marl lake bottom and approximately 60 stairs take you from the cottage down to the lake.

A large deck faces the lake with comfortable patio chairs and gas BBQ grill. The kitchen is fully furnished with utensils, cookware, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, electric stove, and refrigerator. The knotty pine interior has an open concept in the kitchen, dining, and living area featuring floor to ceiling windows facing the lake.

You can relax in the quiet surroundings of the cottage or take advantage of numerous activities offered in the heart of northwest lower Michigan. Golf courses for every level of player, Lake Michigan and inland lake beaches, the nostalgic Cherry Bowl drive-in theater, a host of fabulous restaurants and wineries, hiking and biking trails, along with many other activities are just a short drive away.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size Bed (1) Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds (1 Queen below/1 Double above) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy a quiet row boat, canoe or kayak ride around beautiful Bronson Lake. Watch for deer on the shore, eagles flying overhead, or beaver swimming with branches for the den. Listen for the Loons and relax at this great location....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Approximately 60 stairs from cottage to the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Faces lake view with sliding door to deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and love seat with lake view....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell phone providers have coverage in this area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for two vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Furnished with appliances and utensils...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Boat:

    12 ft. rowboat included for use on site....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    16 ft. canoe and 2 kayaks included for use on site....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included


50% Rental Deposit (plus $100 for Refundable Damage Deposit) required to hold your reservation dates. Balance due 14-days prior to rental date.

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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pappa J's
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
25 Miles
Nearest Beach

Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our Central Location - We are centrally located to much of the scenic M-22 drive , including Frankfort and it's beach, Point Betsie Lighthouse beach, to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire and it's beach, Glen Arbor, Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay and Traverse City.

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VRBO #177970

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Date last modified - Friday, March 27, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/24/2015
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Quiet and Comfortable Lakeside Cottage

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