Summer 2015 New Open--on Duck Lake, Interlochen- Traverse City--Guest Cottage

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Our direct private lake frontage and big yard to play in!


Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 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
Plus Guest cottage located directly next door. Sleeps max 6. Ask if cottage available. It may or may not be available with main house.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Super kid friendly, nice swim area and very little traffic....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    does have one step going from in-law apartment to main house; otherwise, all on one level....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, no smoking allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    bunk bed has full on the bottom with twin on top...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    'full' size bed with fold out crib in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen sized bed with bathroom attached...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed, 1 bunk bed

    bunk bed has full on the bottom, twin on top and a trundle ...moreless

  • Attached Unit: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    separate attached appt, lots of extra room for relaxing!...moreless

  • 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 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    part of the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    extra bathroom in apartment--can never have too many!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table:

    foosball table is in the apartment play area....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    at least two, maybe a third in the kid's room--if they have been good lately......moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    one old x-box set is present for the rainy days....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    partial sea wall to keep the yard clean. It has a cut out for youngsters to step from sand to water with only a small lip...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Traverse city is less that 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    DIRECT lake frontage with a nice large grassy yard to play in .sandy area near/at waters edge...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Yes, directly on the water. Hard bottom for a ways then gets softer. Not mucky....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    huge oak table to have family dinner. Seats 8 easily, maybe more if you squeeze together. There is also a great buffet area for larger meals to be layed out--easier service....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    rarely needed because of the breeze from being on the peninsula, but we do have it for the 'once in a great while' that is gets too warm!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    two sided fireplace, wood included for wood burning insert...moreless

  • Heating:

    cozy hot water heat in the base of the floors....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    actually have two living rooms (one with TV, one without for some peace and quiet. Plus have entire in-law apartment included which could be considered huge third living room!...moreless

  • Parking:

    lots of parking at garage level and below directly in front of house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking off street in two separate areas!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    insert in fireplace to actually get some heat out of the fire....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    yes, but husband does not know how to use it ;-)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    large variety of everything you'd need to cook and play in the kitchen!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    lots of semi matching dishes and utensils!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    great open kitchen that is newly remodeled. Granite counter tops and ceramic floors are just a couple of the features!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    yes, oven present!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen:

    there is a second kitchen (kitchenette) in the attached in-law area. It comes in handy for large meals....moreless

  • Stove:

    newer glass top range and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    new, works well...moreless


  • Boat:

    Paddle boat provided and is ususlly a hit with the kids giving them hours of entertainment and fishing time! *no motor boat, but dock for one is there....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck and chairs to relax on...moreless

  • Golf:

    many courses within a few miles of the place...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 or 3 kayaks are included, and a paddle boat is present too. It is great to fish off of, or play in general....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    huge lawn to play on, with badmitten net usually set up....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill present...moreless

  • Tennis:

    association tennis court is just down the road ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    lots of toys are there... you pick....moreless



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  • Taxes Not included


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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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal mountain

golfing, fishing, playing, relaxing, sleeping. The center of the peninsula has a park with tennis courts, charcoal grills, basketball and shuffleboard areas.


Owner info

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!

    Our direct private lake frontage and big yard to play in!

  • snooze by the water in our hammock!

    snooze by the water in our hammock!

  • view from the water, toys included!

    view from the water, toys included!

  • new kitchen and bar area.

    new kitchen and bar area.

  • 'extra' living room also has sliders to large deck and gorgeous view.

    'extra' living room also has sliders to large deck and gorgeous view.

  • guest cottage lake side yard

    guest cottage lake side yard

  • entrance area guest cottage

    entrance area guest cottage

  • guest cottage lake view yard

    guest cottage lake view yard

  • guest cottage kitchen

    guest cottage kitchen

  • main house view from lakefront side

    main house view from lakefront side

  • view from dock looking at beach, house in background

    view from dock looking at beach, house in background

  • view from the deck to the water

    view from the deck to the water

  • family room, fire place, sliders to screened in bugs!

    family room, fire place, sliders to screened in bugs!

  • extra room to hang out and gab while 'helping' the cooks!!!

    extra room to hang out and gab while 'helping' the cooks!!!

  • guest cottage lake side

    guest cottage lake side

  • guest cottage yard

    guest cottage yard

  • guest cottage living area pre new floor

    guest cottage living area pre new floor

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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Summer 2015 NEW OPEN--on Duck Lake, Interlochen- Traverse City--guest cottage

Interlochen #350454

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