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Watch Long Lake Sunsets from the Jacuzzi on Spacious Deck!

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Last updated: 07/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Traverse City house description

Private family home on beautiful south end of Long Lake. Long Lake is a 5 mile long all sports lake with five islands. Popular walleye fishing. Year round sunset views. Very gradual drop-off has soft sandy bottom. Take the fishing boat out and catch perch, walleye, bass and grill outside! Enjoy dinner on the deck or lower patio. Take the peddle boat or rowboat out for a sunset cruise or watch from the outdoor jacuzzi or hammock. Roast marshmellows in outdoor firepit. Blue heron, loons, eagles and other wildlife often visit. Wooded trails across the street and recreation center nearby.

Cottage style 2 story family home with 3 bedrooms (2 available currently), 2 full baths, living room and den, updated kitchen and porch with pantry.

National Cherry Festival and the Film Festival take place in Traverse City just 10 minutes away. Wonderful dining, shopping, and galleries, right in town. Four miles to Interlochen for groceries, dining, shops, a small water park and Interlochen Center for the Arts, which provides world class entertainment. 1.5 miles to Boone's Long Lake restaurant and just 4 miles to Moomer's famous ice cream shop.
Take a 30 minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and climb the dunes, follow the winery trails and art gallery trails, and visit small towns in Leelanau and Benzie counties.
Hiking, swimming, skiing, biking, golfing, charter fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are some popular outdoor activities in the area with its many lakes, beaches, and trails. You can even find a secluded spot on one of many Lake Michigan beaches!
Besides the great outdoors, the area is also well known for its dining, wineries, breweries, local art galleries, and numerous festivals

Some of our favorite attractions:

Pyramid Point
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
North and South Manitou Island Ferry from historic Fishtown in Leland
TART trail and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Riverside Canoe in Honor and The River canoeing in Glen Arbor
Mackinac Island
Grand Traverse Balloons – hot air balloon rides
Nauticat Cruises – catamaran cruises
Traverse Tall Ship Co. – sailing on Schooner Manitou
Leelanau Casino and Turtle Creek Casino

Karin will greet you upon arrival to give you the house keys (which come with a welcome basket of Michigan made goodies)

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            pet considered. Inquire with owner. $75 ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          • guest room: 1 double


          • master: 1 queen


          • Spacious master bedroom allows for air mattress bed or crib Den and living room couches fold out for extra guests or for friends/family members who prefer not to share a full bed...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • downstairs: toilet, shower


          • Upstairs bathroom includes shower with tub. Downstairs bathroom includes shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dinner table for four adjacent to kitchen. Picnic table and patio furniture/table for outdoor dining on upper deck and lower patio....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            recently updated kitchen. No dishwasher. Many kitchen appliances, plates etc...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            paper goods, condiments, spices, and some boxed goods provided...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, utensils, pots, pans, etc all provided...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Living Room:

            Large living area facing lake with stone fireplace, desk, server, large coffee table, and baby grand piano. Extra den with television...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            exercise ball, rubber bands, ankle weights, and dumbells, 2lb, 5lb and 10lb...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            outdoor portable fire pit and wood...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            towels and beachtowels provided...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            linens provided...moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Prefer four guests. Inquire directly for extra guests


              • Stereo
              • Video Library


              • Telephone:

                Land line phone with free nationwide long distance...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    outdoors in private corner of deck...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Boat:

                    fishing boat with small hoist, peddleboat, and large host for renting or bringing your own ski/pontoon boat (under 3000lbs)...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    life jackets, innertube, floats. A giant island float for 6 with partial canopy available for rent....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lot slopes down to lake. Deck is adjacent to home. Steps down to patio and dock....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Deck and patio on lakeside, lawn on other side, flower gardens throughout...moreless


                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lake View
                  • Lakefront


                  • Churches
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Hunting
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hospital
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Hot Air Ballooning


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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Standard pricing
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning Fee $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Taxes Included


                  Cherry Festival week Saturday July 5 through Saturday July 12 rate is 2400.00 ($342.85 nightly). Same nightly rate applies prorated to Film Festival nights July 29 - Aug 3

                  Inquire directly for long stays, short stays, or to rent monthly fall through spring.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/02/2014
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                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cherry Capital Airport
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Manitou Island Transit
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Clinch Park Beach West Bay Lake Michigan
                  4.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Hofbrau
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Hickory Hills Ski Resort
                  3.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  The Crown Golf Club
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Boone's Restaurant

                  Car: Necessary

                  30 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, Empire, Glen Arbor and 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1977

                  About the owner: We are three sisters that now own the house jointly after inheriting it. This was our family home with lots of great memories. One sister, Karin, is a local resident who resides in the house parts of the year. She stays in the small cabin on property during rental season, over 100ft away making it convenient for guest to reach her with any concerns, yet respectfully giving her guests as much privacy as possible. Her assistant is also 3 miles away.

                  Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
                  The south end of the lake is has minimal activity and has the best view of beautiful sunsets. It is conveniently located close to Interlochen and Traverse City. Neighbors are very nice.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We don't hire property managers and live elsewhere. We are owners who have lived here many years and take pride in the property. We know details about the house and the the area. Over the years there have been many guests here and we love sharing the experience of Long Lake and this area with others. With this in mind, the decision to offer it as a vacation rental is the perfect solution to afford keeping it in our family for generations and share it with new friends. We want to provide a vacation to our guests as though they are guests of our own. (We can tell you where and when to find a secluded spot on a stretch of Lake Michigan beach) This is only our second season so we welcome any comments you have!

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                  Speaks: english


                  • Long Lake after storm

                    Long Lake after storm

                  • living room view from side doors. fold out bed.

                    living room view from side doors. fold out bed.

                  • kitchen


                  • side of master bedroom

                    side of master bedroom

                  • Den with fold out full bed

                    Den with fold out full bed

                  • upper deck

                    upper deck

                  • short drive to a view of Manitou Island

                    short drive to a view of Manitou Island

                  • sunset over Long Lake from patio

                    sunset over Long Lake from patio

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • kitchen


                  • Master Bed

                    Master Bed

                  • guest room

                    guest room

                  • Lower patio

                    Lower patio

                  • Hot Tub

                    Hot Tub

                  • scenic view on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

                    scenic view on Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

                  VRBO #464642

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $1,830 - $2,200 per week (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/02/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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