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Great cottage overlooking Fife Lake. Two bedrooms, one queen and one double. Sleeper sofa in living room and twin bed on all-season, enclosed front porch. Tongue-in-groove pine ceilings with beautiful kitchen and eating area featuring a bay window. Screened in cedar and pine back porch.
Fully furnished including microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Linens provided. Fireplace, charcoal grill, shared dock one block north. From the cottage location there is a great view of lake. Easy 15 min. walk to downtown where there is a large sandy beach, swimming area, excellent boat launch, and picnic tables on the grass.
Keywords: Cottage, winterized, small home, lake view, renovated, beautiful.
Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom., Double Beds (1) Double bed in the second bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (1) On enclosed front porch., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Sleeper sofa in the living room. Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and livingroom....moreless
Full bathroom has a shower/no tub. Half bath has toilet and sink.
Screened in back porch, with table and chairs for meals outside. The cottage is clean and well kept. We treat it like our home. It is a great get-away spot but only 30 minutes from all the tourist attractions in Traverse City, i.e., movies, a mall, spectacular beaches, shops, great restaurants, and much more. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are less than an hour away and Mackinaw Bridge only a two hour drive. The village of Fife Lake is one of the most beautiful in Michigan and the cottage gives a panoamic view of the lake. Come and see the loons that serenade you every night and the high flying eagles that regularly fish the lake. Read a book or ride a horse. Go fishing, walking, site seeing, or just enjoy a pleasant breeze off the lake. Visit a lighthouse or a winery, a marina or a French restaurant. All are only minutes away. Google for information and check out MapQuest for exact distances. Plan early. Looking forward to hearing from you....moreless
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Holiday rates slightly higher. Contact Owner. Minimum stay is 3 nights except July and August when minimum stay is 7 nights with change over on Saturdays. No pets/no smoking.
Deposits are usually half at the time of reservation with balance due a week before arrival. Deposits refundable up to eight weeks before arrival. For other arrangements contact the owner.
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For informaiton on canoeing, tubing, kayaking, and horseback riding just minutes from Fife Lake, see www.chippewalanding.com and www.ranchrudolf.com. The village of Fife Lake, on the shore of Fife Lake, offers a great library with computers and Wi-Fi, a great swimming beach and park, the Fife Lake Inn restaurant, local bars, and various summer events.
We are 50 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes, 30 minutes from numerous wineries, and Two hours from the Mackinaw Bridge.
Traverse City has beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants just 25 minutes away.
About the owner: I am recently retired and Sally is an interior designer. We live in Traverse City and love northern Michigan. The Traverse City area has numerous activities, events, and a great mix of people which all adds to the vibrancy of life in the area. Fife Lake, where our cottage is is a quaint village on the shore of Fife Lake. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a small town setting by a beautiful lake just 30 minutes from Traverse City. We love love outdoor activities in all four seasons and want to share our cottage with renters seeking a great vacation spot.
Why the Owner Chose Traverse City: We first bought our cottage for our own use as a vacation site when we lived in southern Michigan. When we moved to Traverse City we found we were not using the cottage so much and so we began renting it. we have enjoyed having others use and appreciate the cottage and its setting.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Fife Lake is 25 minutes southeast of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County just off of highway 131. There is great bass, walleye, and panfish fishing on Fife Lake. A public boat ramp is located at the downtown village beach just minutes from the cottage. Fife Lake offers a new library (Wi-Fi equipped), restaurants, museum, grocery store, hardware, etc. Picturesque Mirror Lake is two blocks from the cottage with swimming and fishing available. Many other lakes and streams are nearby for kayaking, boating and other water sports. Traverse City hosts many tourist activities throughout the year. Major attractions include the National Cherry Festivaland the Traverse City Film Festival. Many nearby towns offer additional shopping, antiquing, great restaurants, entertainment. Biking and hiking trails abound. Golf courses are plentiful and the beauty of the great lakes and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes make touring a delight. Add to all this, local winery tours and tastings, concerts at Interlochen Arts Academy, and fall color tours provide you with a fun filled vacation. You might also just want to sit on the front porch enjoying an evening breeze, a good book, and the haunting calls of loons coming across the lake.
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