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This flexible custom green home (studio apartment can by utilized as separate quarters), lake escape, completed in the spring of 2015, rests just 15 feet from the water's edge. It has been designed for your vacation relaxation, comfort and privacy and to take advantage of spectacular views and natural light. It is air conditioned and has its own water filtration system. There is even a 'Secret, Hidden Room' where you can relax and hide yourself away. The open floor plan and countless windows provide you with exquisite panoramas of 2000 acre Duck Lake. From wherever you are sipping your coffee, enjoying dinner, thinking about paddle boarding or catching a big fish, you will feel as though you are on a boat, because all you see is water from almost every room. We even made the first level handicap accessible. The top or entrance level, with its expansive floor to ceiling main window, greets you with a dramatic view of the lake. The open floor plan means whether you are baking in the kitchen on the gas stove, sitting down for dinner or lounging in the living room in front of the fire place and watching TV, you will be mesmerized by the lake view. Here also is a 'secret, hidden, room (if you can't find it, we will give you hints!) with a chaise, convertible twin bed.. A door leads to a deck where you will want to grill and enjoy the view. The wide circular stairway leads to a cozy lake view window seat, and then the second floor. The bedroom with a king size bed offers a beautiful view of the lake, as does the second bedroom with a Queen size bed. The third bedroom has two twin size beds which can easily be moved to make a King. A door leads to a lakeside covered deck - a perfect place for morning coffee or to sit in the shade. Follow the winding stairway to the garden level studio apartment, or cottage get-away. This is the perfect accommodation for family or guests desiring their own space. OR it can serve as additional space to watch a movie, play games, write that novel or read one from our library. It includes a kitchen, super comfortable custom Queen Murphy Bed, full bath, fireplace, its own washer and dryer and flat screen TV with extended cable. If you or your guests do desire even more privacy, this studio apartment can be securely closed off from the other living areas. Walk out the slider directly to the beach, lie down in the double hammock, dangle your feet in the water from the dock or enjoy a campfire right on the beach.
Although there are many choices to make for surrounding area excursions, if you choose to escape the outside world for a bit and not leave this charming cottage, we have what it needs to keep you entertained ... from a rowboat to fire pit, WiFi, books, music, 2 flat screen TV''s with expanded cable, games, a gas grill, 3 decks for lounging, and menus for home delivery. We even arrange for in-home massages, a personal trainer, or catering for a special event. A short walk will take you to the world Famous Interlochen Center for the Arts for a concert or other event. Frog Pond village is a 5 minute drive, as are area restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, the State Park, a yoga studio, quilt shop and more. Your biggest decision of the day may be whether to enjoy the breeze and view from the hammock, one of the three decks, from the window seat or living room.
Three flat screens with expanded cable. One in living room, one in studio,, one in king bedroom...moreless
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New, custom built secluded cottage just 15 feet from the water's edge. Hard, sandy bottom, with no weeds and no drop off makes for perfect swimming, paddle boarding, wading, floating, fishing, etc....moreless
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Table with leaf comfortable seats six, island seats four. Tables on the side decks.
Dining table in studio seats four, bar seats three....moreless
Two. All new appliances including dishwasher. All the basics from coffee makers, blender to toasters for both kitchens, plus higher end dishes, pots and pan. Herbs, spices and other basics included...moreless
Early Summer May 29 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Jun 27 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer Aug 15 - Aug 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Labor Day Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,500 flat fee
Fall Winter Sep 9 - May 19, 2016 180 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$59
Pet Fee$150 + tax
Cleaning$125 + tax
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. Please note: During the fall/winter of 2014, 2015 the studio will be unavailable. The rental will be for the first and second levels only. Guests may enjoy the rest of the property. Beginning with Memorial Day of 2015 the entire home is available.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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State Park Beach walking distanc, many others near
The world famous Interlochen Center for the Arts is an easy 1 mile away walk, bike or drive. There are many daily concerts and events to choose from. restaurants, shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting, film festivals, arts and crafts shows,etc. Lake Michigan, rivers, hiking trails, biking, golf courses, and so much more nearby.
Year Purchased: 1993
About the owner: We had been looking for a 'getaway' on the water for years, something close to the Interlochen Center for the Arts, close to town and activites, yet quiet, peaceful and secluded. We couldn't believe our luck in 1993 when we came upon property at the end of a road (then with an old boathouse), not visible to any passers-by, and with the State Park behind it, affording additional privacy. Plus it was within walking distance of Interlochen Center for the Arts! It has always been a joy for us to rent, meeting people from all around the country. We hope our new 'boathouse cottage' offers all of the warmth and coziness of the old boathouse, along with all the up-to-date amenities and comforts necessary to welcome travelers. We hope you will feel as though they have discovered a place you want to return to again and again...
Why the Owner Chose Interlochen: Location, location, location! We envisioned the cottage as a boathouse, with ample space and privacy for guests. But we also wanted an area that could double and serve as an 'artists studio'. And we think we pulled it off! As an author, Mike has written many stories and poems here, as well as musicians, actors and other artists who have asked to use this space to hone their skills.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We wanted a place where family or friends could stay while visiting us, while comfortably maintaining their own space and privacy. That is why we incorporated a light filled studio apartment with a 9' ceiling, kitchen and fireplace into the design. When the door is left open between the living areas it can serve as additional living space, yoga or workout area, gathering space, coffee bar or movie room. But when closed it becomes a welcomed separate apartment, allowing guests more freedom.
We fell in love with this property site because of its seclusion, proximity to the water, and the fact that it is still close to everything you need. It was very important to us to have a hard, sandy bottom, shallow water, wade-able shore that very gradually became deeper. We wanted it to be safe for children as well as the elderly. And we made sure that the gentle waves could be heard and the incredible view visible from almost any space. We also tucked away a private, double hammock among the trees, that, although it is just feet from the water, can not be seen. And with three decks you can have your choice of sun or shade to enjoy the peaceful lake. We look forward to sharing Morning Glory Retreat with you.