Some Summer '14 Dates Open--on Duck Lake, Interlochen- Traverse City
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Interlochen house description
The perfect quiet location just minutes from Downtown Traverse City's action, The Interlochen Arts Academy, and even the Michigan lakeshore /Sleeping Bear Dunes--while quietly letting you relax on an all sports lake!
After vacationing at many VRBO listings, we have decided to share our place with other families. From our experiences, we know what it is like to walk into and rent a home for our family. These experiences have allowed us to create an experience that will save you many headaches and get the maximum fun and relaxation time out of your holiday with us!
One of the best features of this place is that many of the 'little things' are already there and included. For example: we leave you some starter laundry detergent, toilet paper, a cupboard full of spices, etc. You don't have to run to the store for some salt/ pepper, garlic salt type stuff! The kind of things you really don't want to make a special trip to the store to get...is already here for you!
Fully equipped home with a new large deck overlooking the grassy yard leading to your own private waterfront , long dock (fishing and mooring of your boat) make this home a prefect getaway for the whole family to relax, unwind and watch the kids play. Minimal noise and traffic on the road and lakefront area--as we are located off the busy roads on a quiet peninsula, away from 'most' of the tourist!
This is our second home, and is designed to let you relax and think about how 'life should be' without the hussel and bussel of everyday life. If you want the city life or it rains, the 'big town' of Traverse city is only 15 minutes away!
This house has two living rooms, one with no TV and a great view of the lake, and a separate attached studio apartment. This is a great place for the kids to play, watch TV, and make noise, without bothering the rest of the family.
On the beach is a hammock and large fire pit for campfire stories or making some hobo pie treats. Yes the irons are in the house for you to use!
Keywords: home, family home, cottage, summer getaway, interlochen, summer house, summer home, lodge, cabin, retreat, traverse city
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds (1) In the master bedroom with a bath too, Double Beds (1) in the guest room, Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) one of the bunk beds has a child's twin as a pull out trundle bed...fun for the kids!, Baby Cribs (1) fold up type child's crib is present in the house., Bunk Beds (1) two bunk beds in the 'kids' room(s) with a full sized bed below and twin up top....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Shared Kitchen:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Large family ranch type home on one level. All conviences of home are present. Many many 'little' things like bandaids and spices (to name a few) are in the house-- even the hobo pie makers for the camp fire pit. We have three kids, so there is a wide range of toys to play with from foosball to badmitten and frisbee....moreless
- Video Games:
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Water Sports Gear:
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Tubing
- Massage Therapist
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Water Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
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peace and quiet at the lake with my family!
peace and quiet at the lake with my family!
We loved our stay at Duck Lake and are coming back next year! The kids have a safe play area in front of the place (huge yard with bad mitten set up, and directly on the quiet waterfront area) or we sent them for bike rides around the peninsula. It was true, there is very little traffic, and we felt comfortable sending the kids down to the park to play outside (like kids are supposed to do!). We spent lots of time playing on the water with our boat and worked well with the owner's provided hoist! We even caught some fish (keepers) off the dock. We ended up having so much fun, we only went to town to get food. If the weather would have been bad, I can see that the town would be fun too!
- Guest Big Red (Saginaw)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 02/29/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, people with disabilities.
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7 night min stay
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We hope you will view this place as your own home for the week and leave it in as good of condition as you find it on arrival. We have worked hard to make it feel like a home and not just a "rental"!
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- Nearest Ski: Crystal mountain at 15 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: My family likes to play outside. We have rebuilt this entire place with relaxation and comfort in mind. No visitors have ever had a less than expected experience and many return year after year. Our prime time summer openings are few, but we can't see keeping the tranquility to ourselves, and make it available when we are not able to use it. Therefore, it is not the 'typical rental', but is our other home. You will get to enjoy a comfortable place that feels like your OWN place--and not get the outrageous tax bill associated!!!
Why the Owner Chose Interlochen:
The Traverse City area and northern Michigan are unequaled in summer vacation values. It is as beautiful as any place in the States, and cost much less for a family to vacation than many of the East coast areas. In fact, it is fun to watch how many east cost license plates we see vacationing in OUR vacation land!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quietness. While most lakefront homes have a busy road zooming by one side of the cottage/house, ours is located on a quiet peninsula with only one road on and off. The only traffic, other than pedestrians, is from the local home owners-- as there are very few full sized homes available to rent in this area. This makes for an unusually peaceful vacation and few surprises squealing down the road! Also the location of the place allows for a zillion different day trip adventures. It is also the center for fishing...either right off the dock or to one of many nearby lakes! Yes you can tie your boat up to the dock right at the end of our own private yard.
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Our direct private lake frontage and big yard to play in!
snooze by the water in our hammock!
view from the water, toys included!
new kitchen and bar area.
'extra' living room also has sliders to large deck and gorgeous view.
Lakeside yard to play in on the way to the direct waterfrontage!
view from dock looking at beach, house in background
view from the deck to the water
family room, fire place, sliders to screened in porch...no bugs!
extra room to hang out and gab while 'helping' the cooks!!!
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