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Boardman River Retreat with Hot Tub & Wireless Internet

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View of the main house from the river.

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Last updated: 11/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Traverse City house description

If you're looking for the perfect Up North Getaway for your family or group of close friends, any time of year, then look no further than this Boardman Retreat located in the quiet and relaxing Boardman River Area of Traverse City.

Start your day with a hot cup of coffee on the front porch, getting reacquainted with nature. Watch beautiful birds swoop in for a snack at the bird feeder, see a deer grazing for a morning snack, or watch the trout jump in the Boardman.

Later, enjoy a tube or kayak down the beautiful Boardman River, take a short 10 minute drive into downtown Traverse City, or enjoy a quiet afternoon sunbathing on our deck.

In the evening, take a relaxing dip in our hot tub or have a bonfire with your family.

Inside the main house, it's all about comfort and convenience so you can spend all your time relaxing. There are 3 bedrooms, all situated on the same level, making it easy to keep the whole family close together.

One of the bedrooms features 2 single beds, while another bedroom features a queen and the master bedroom features a pillow top king with its own private powder room. In addition, there are two other full bathrooms. A pull out couch is found on the porch.

The main house has two spacious living rooms. The first is set up for enjoying some family entertainment. There is a 51” Plasma TV, a large selection of movies and television shows on DVD, and a Wii. In the corner is a game table complete with more board and card games than you can imagine. Sure, you can bring your own - but believe us, we've got plenty of entertainment options for every member of the family. The second living room is located on the porch. The room is a sea of windows facing the Boardman and there is a wood burning stove. This living room can easily seat 8 and the couch pulls out for more sleeping accommodations.

The kitchen has got everything you need ... just add groceries. It's fully loaded with all the appliances -- refrigerator, dishwasher, stove & oven, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, and more. Plus, all the other kitchen supplies you'd expect - pots and pans, cooking gadgets, silverware and place settings. Believe us, you'll find everything you need and more.

The dining room has a large table that can easily accommodate 12 people and there is a small table near the windows that can accommodate another two.

And since this Boardman Retreat is all about creating the perfect safe and relaxing environment for your family and friends, we thought we'd point out a few things that make us stand out.

YOUR PRIVATE SLICE OF HEAVEN
A private drive over the Boardman River leads you to this extraordinary property that's all yours to explore and enjoy. Acres and acres of woods (stretching far up the Boardman) surround you to the river's edge.

NATURAL SWIMMING HOLE
The Boardman is wonderful for adventures – scenic kayak rides and leisurely tubing trips down river. But, sometimes, all you want to do is have a nice relaxing dip without swimming down current. There's a perfect swimming spot down the wooden steps into the Boardman where the water naturally returns against the current, making for the ideal place to take a dip without following the river's path.

THE BUNK HOUSE
Wait till you see this place. An entire “Bunk House” on the property, separate from the main house. Perfect for families that need some extra space, the Bunk House is filled with additional sleeping accommodations (can sleep up to 6). And it's a wonderful place for families to enjoy “game nights” in this cozy and rustic house. This is perfect for accommodating large groups in the summer. Please bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, and additional linens if you would like to make use of this space.

LOCATION
Our location on the Boardman River, just 10-15 minutes from Downtown Traverse City, means you're always going to be close to the attractions you would like to visit, but far from the hustle and bustle of the weekend crowds. And between the access to the local hiking trails, the birdwatching, the trout fishing, the tubing, kayaking, and relaxing away from it all – you'll always find something do at the Boardman Retreat … even if that means doing nothing at all!

Now, doesn't this sound like a wonderful place to start building memories that will last a lifetime?

We would love for you to spend your precious family time with us. Please reserve your vacation today!

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The minimum age to rent our home is 25. We do verify this with every rental booking. Underage renters will be evicted and deposits forfeited....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children will love our Boardman Retreat. We have set it up with children in mind. They'll enjoy all the open space to explore, the playset, our Wii Game Console, playing games at the game table, and so much more. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We consider well behaved dogs. An additional pet security deposit and pet cleaning fee are required. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • We have three canoes, a kayak and countless tubes for enjoying the Boardman River. We also have a play structure for kids that has swings, a slide, and climbing areas....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                51' Mounted Flat Screen Plasma Television....moreless

              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                Wii video game system....moreless

              • Video Games
              • Video Library

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Water View:

                View of the Boardman River from main living spaces, master bedroom, and decks. You'll be amazed at the wildlife you'll see throughout your stay. ...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Both a dock and a stair entry to the Boardman River. We have our own private swimming hole that makes swimming in the river easy. We also have countless tubes for inner tubing, 3 canoes, and a kayak. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Dining room table can comfortably seat 12. We have two tables for outdoor dinning as well. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Free Long Distance
              • Garage
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                You should be able to find everything you need including garlic press, vegetable peeler, and wine key....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                We have dishes and utensils for service for 16....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Our kitchen has all new appliances and everything a chef desires. We try to supply basic staples such as salt, pepper, flour, sugar, some spices, baking soda, baking powder and oil. ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Pantry Items:

                We try to stock basic pantry items such as salt, pepper, spices, oil and cooking spray. Guests should check supplies before purchasing these items. A grocery store is located about 2 miles away....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Newly purchased in 2012 with Ice Maker. ...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Easily accessible on deck off Master Suite....moreless

                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $550
                  $3,700

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $150
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change depending upon the season. We require a 3 night minimum stay for all holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend.

                  Our Bunk House is only available for use in the summer. Use of this area is an additional $500 per week plus additional cleaning fees. Please call or email to confirm exact rates for your dates.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/05/2014
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                  Location

                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cherry Capital Airport
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Traverse City State Park

                  Car: Necessary

                  Fall Color Tour, hunting packages, fly fishing, blue ribbon trout stream, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling are big in this area.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1970

                  About the owner: Boardman Retreat has been in our family for over 30 years. My brothers and I have been enjoying the property since we were young children and now we continue to enjoy it with our own families.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When we are at the Boardman Retreat in the summer we enjoy swimming, tubing, kayaking, & fishing followed by bbq, hot tubing and a bonfire. In the winter, we love to snowmobile, cross country ski, and spend hours hanging by a warm fire.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • View of the main house from the river.

                    View of the main house from the river.

                  • Front deck facing river.

                    Front deck facing river.

                  • Kids playset.

                    Kids playset.

                  • Master Bedroom with Pillow top King Mattress.

                    Master Bedroom with Pillow top King Mattress.

                  • Guest bedroom with twin beds.

                    Guest bedroom with twin beds.

                  • Beautiful sun porch with panoramic views of the Boardman River.  Sofa Sleeper.

                    Beautiful sun porch with panoramic views of the Boardman River. Sofa Sleeper.

                  • Gas fireplace is accessible in both family room and dining room.

                    Gas fireplace is accessible in both family room and dining room.

                  • Our bunk house.  Located about 50 feet from the main home.

                    Our bunk house. Located about 50 feet from the main home.

                  • Large deck with seating for 10 plus additional seating for young children.

                    Large deck with seating for 10 plus additional seating for young children.

                  • Fire pit, private hot tub, and large deck off kitchen for outdoor gatherings.

                    Fire pit, private hot tub, and large deck off kitchen for outdoor gatherings.

                  • Hot tub accessible from master bedroom.

                    Hot tub accessible from master bedroom.

                  • Guest bedroom with queen size bed.

                    Guest bedroom with queen size bed.

                  • Guest bathroom in bedroom wing.

                    Guest bathroom in bedroom wing.

                  • Living room with 51' flat screen TV, DVD player, Wii and game table area.

                    Living room with 51' flat screen TV, DVD player, Wii and game table area.

                  • Dining room can easily seat up to 12 people.  Bright, open kitchen.

                    Dining room can easily seat up to 12 people. Bright, open kitchen.

                  • Bunk house interior.  Rustic sleeping accommodations.  Guests bring own linens.

                    Bunk house interior. Rustic sleeping accommodations. Guests bring own linens.

                  VRBO #373130

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

                  $550 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

                  View calendar: Updated 11/05/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/05/2014
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