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In 2013 we opened our home to share for the first time and had fun meeting so many wonderful guests! The furnishings in the pictures are changing as we are in the process of updating. This beautiful home on the highly regarded Long Lake just outside of Traverse City, MI has wonderful amenities. It sits on a large wooded lot on a quiet drive and overlooks 4 of the 5 islands in the clear waters of long lake. The many outdoor sitting areas allow you to sit and listen to the waves as your stress washes away.
The home is updated with granite countertops and a dishwasher in the kitchen, a full size washer and dryer and plenty of lakeside seating. This is a well stocked '2nd' home so all you need to do is relax and have fun. Linens and towels are not included. If you would like us to include them, they can be provided for $75(to include bath/kitchen towels and bedding, or $100 if you'd like us to include beach towels as well for your stay.
A fire pit sits by the waters edge for marshmallow roasting and there is a full size outside infrared grill just steps from the well equipped kitchen. There's even a Keurig coffee maker and waffle maker!
The configuration of this home is as follows:
Main Floor Master bedroom is spacious with new king bed and private bathroom on main floor with a flatscreen TV. The Laundry room in conveniently located just off the Master bedroom.
2nd bedroom with a Twin over Full Bunk beds, also on the main floor with a full bathroom just outside the door.
3rd Lower level 'Master' bedroom, and the most spacious offers a new king bed and great water views from the lower walkout level. This bedroom also has it's own private bath.
Pull out queen sofa in the family room also facing the water in the lower walkout level.
The main floor boasts a large living room with a cozy gas fireplace and breathtaking views of the lake. There is also a 40' flat screen TV and many 'old fashioned' board games, puzzles, and books should the mood strike!
The lower level has a family room for extra space and overflow sleeping on the Queen sofa with a TV and children's books and toys and also has wonderful views of Long Lake.
There is a deck/sitting area in front of the home on both levels for sipping your coffee as you watch the sun come up.
There are also two large sitting areas at the waters edge and a spacious area at the end of the dock for enjoying the beauty of Long Lake up close or possibly just casting a fishing line.
This home has central air conditioning with an excellent air filtration system and hypo allergenic pillows to help your rest well. There is a long 90' dock where you can tie up your boat or you can enjoy paddling along the lakeshore in our kayaks which are available for weekly rental. Enjoy sunshine from early morning until dinner as this home faces southwest.
Spend your days waking to beautiful sunrises, exploring the islands, hiking all the fun trails, fishing to your hearts content, waterskiing, tubing, and playing in the beautiful water with a hard sandy bottom that is perfect for young children, then finish with s'mores around the campfire at the shoreline. It's a perfect week waiting to happen!
We've worked hard to make this a 5 star home with everything you'll need to relax. If you want to totally relax and feel at home in a clean, fresh and beautiful environment with breathtaking views, and the beach just a few steps from your door, then this is the place for you!
This home offers 100 feet of private frontage with great swimming on a nice sandy bottom. It overlooks 4 of the 5 Long Lake Islands and offers spectacular views from both levels of the two story home...moreless
Gas fireplace for those cool nights when you appreciate a cozy fire inside, perhaps after a day of skiing on some of the many local ski slopes. Outside fire pit is at the water's edge for a bon-fire....moreless
There is a basketball hoop and basketball on the premises. There are also many fitness locations in Traverse City that offer short term deals. There are also Tennis Courts at Long Lake Township Park...moreless
Comfy living room with a large flat screen TV and extended cable. The Family room in the lower level is the perfect place for the kiddos to play games or read a book. Many childrens books available....moreless
Updated and very well equipped kitchen with all the amenities of home. Boasting spices, oils, sugar, flour, etc, and new quality cookware and everything else you need to enjoy cooking in this kitchen...moreless
Outdoor table seats 6 on the walkout level. There are also two additional large sitting areas at the waters edge with chaise lounges, six chairs, a firepit and a boat house to store life jackets in....moreless
Excellent golf courses are nearby. The 'Bear' at the Grand Traverse Resort is a challenging course with magnificent views of Grand Traverse Bay, while 'Mistwood' is just 10 minutes away in Lake Ann....moreless
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Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
Jun 27 - Jul 24, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fourth of July/Cherry Festival
Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay
Traverse City Film Festival
Jul 25 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay
Aug 1 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Summer Months this home is a Weekly Rental. Check in is Sat. at 5:00 and check out is Sat. at 10am During the Winter Months it is available as a nightly rental with a 2 night minimum. Rates during the winter months are offered at low season rates. From Oct. to May this home may be available at a Monthly rate with a 60 day Min.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
50% of rental rate is due to reserve dates. The remainder of rental fee is due 30 days prior to arrival. There is an additional $125 cleaning fee and a 6% Michigan sales tax that we are required to pass on to the state.
If linens are preferred, please add an additional $75.00, and an extra $25.00 for beach towels. Check availability for kayaks, longboard, and pontoon rental from owners.
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This home is located just West of Traverse City conveniently situated near a small grocery store and equally close to Traverse City, Lake Ann, and Interlochen.
The loons will keep you company at the dock, but if you should need more entertainment than they can offer then Northern Michigan is the place to be.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is just a few miles away and offers many great entertainers that are brought in during the summer months and the creative students at Interlochen put on many great events throughout the school year.
Wineries abound in the area with delicious late harvest rieslings, whites, and reds. Wine tours are a fun way to see the beautiful area and enjoy the fruits of Northern Michigan. There are many highly acclaimed wineries on both Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula. Just the drive to these wineries is breathtaking and worth your time!
There are many beaches within a 30 min drive along the Lake Michigan National Shoreline that offer long walks on the sandy shore searching for the infamous Petoskey Stones or surfing on the larger Lake Michigan waves.
This part of Michigan is an epicurean's delight. There are many restaurants in the area and one to suit every appetite. We love Apache Trout Grille on West Bay for great food and to relax and watch the sail boats as well as Stella's for yummy local delicacies. Amical on Front Street has great lunch and dinner and a fun front porch which is great for 'people watching' while you eat great food. LaBecasse in Glen Arbor offers fantastic french cuisine and Minervas in The Park Place has a great Sunday brunch. The Omelette Shoppe on Front and on Cass offers the BEST omelettes around as well as lots of other great breakfast and lunch favorites. North Peak brewery is a fun and hopping brew pub that offers everything from burgers and steaks to excellent salads! Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen in Elk Rapids is a drive, but if you love cajun food, then it's worth the drive. There are just too many to choose from! You'll have to eat out every meal just to experience all that the area has to offer your palate. If you want to cook for yourself there is a great farmers market between Front Street and Grand View Parkway every Saturday morning and Burritt's on Front Street has lots of fresh veggies and fantastic cuts of meat to please the carnivore in your group. They also have a wide variety of wine, both local and international to go along with that Leelanau Cheese that you picked up on your trip to Suttons Bay!
Once you've eaten your way through the town, there are lots of fun activities to do to burn off those calories. There is a TART trail that runs from 'Almost Acme' all the way to Suttons Bay. This is a very scenic trail for running, biking, or roller blading your way through Leelanau Peninsula. There is also a similar path that runs from Beulah to Frankfort. Canoeing or tubing on the Platte River is also a great way to spend an afternoon or an entire day. There is ballooning over Traverse City or renting a jet ski for a day. You can always take on the Sleeping Bear Dunes and trek over the dunes all the way to Lake Michigan or just drive through Stocking Park and take in the beauty of the Magnificent 'Three Bears'! There are so many great things to do in this area that it's hard to take it all in.
Traverse City and the surrounding areas have many festivals that often run back to back. From wine and food festivals to mushroom, fishing, and art they run the gamut. There are winter festivals that highlight all of our winter activities to the Cherry Festival that features our regions best known fruit. This region is diverse in it's offerings and provides enough variety to please just about everyone!
Be sure to check out Benjamin Twiggs for your local cherry souvenirs and you can even ship them to your friends right from the store. If you enjoy shopping there are many boutiques in Traverse City on Front Street, as well as in Suttons Bay, Leland, Empire, and Frankfort that are well worth your time.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: We both grew up in the beautiful Traverse City area and spent much of our childhood enjoying the crystal clear water and hiking the islands of beautiful Long Lake.
Why the Owner Chose Long Lake:
We decided several years ago to make it our dream to own a home on Long Lake where our children can swim and fish and we will some day retire to. However, we wanted a specific setting to lend to complete relaxation, a quiet drive into the home, a large private lot with a somewhat 'woodsy' feel, a beautiful view of the many islands, and a nice area near the water to sit and roast marshmallows or sip a cup of coffee.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
When we found this home we knew that we'd found our 'Long Lake get-away' or 'Nestled In' as it appears to be when you drive in the driveway. When we aren't able to be here enjoying our home we'd like to offer it to you and your family for some wonderful memory making moments of our own.
Waterfront side w/boathouse, 100ft of private quiet frontage, great for swimming
Outside grilling area under covered roof.
The other wall of the kitchen.
Living room with a cozy and convenient gas fireplace and a large flatscreen TV.
Dining Room overlooking Long Lake.
Large lower bedroom with new King size bed, flat screen TV, 1/2 bath, & great view of the water!
Bedroom with New Twin over Full bunk beds on main/upper level.
Lower patio area just off the walk-out family room level with seating for six.
A rainbow between three islands. This picture was taken from the front porch.
The large sitting area right at the water's edge.
New lower level master en-suite full bath.
A view of the water and Long Island from the front porch.
One side of the fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops.
A very well equipped kitchen with a Keurig Coffee maker, dishwasher and granite!
Main flr living room. Furnishings will differ from photo in the update process.
Upper deck overlooking the islands.
Master Bedroom with a New King size bed, flat screen TV, on main floor overlooking the water. Full bathroom and laundry room adjacent to Master bedroom.
Lower level family room facing the water.
Steps around the side of the house down to the water.
100 feet of private quiet frontage with multiple gathering areas.
A quiet drive in with this as the final tranquil destination.
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