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Enchanted Lakeside Cottage Nestled in Perennial Gardens

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"Garden Cottage" Guest House

"Garden Cottage" Guest House "Garden Cottage" Kitchen master bedroom lake view from Garden path lake view View from lake showing lower level walkout View of Garden cottage and lake situated on 7 rolling acres of stately pines

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lake Ann cottage description

Experience Northern Michigan's beauty and charm at the "Cottage Garden."

The "Cottage Garden" is nestled among perennial gardens and towering white pines on Lakeview Lake just outside the village of Lake Ann, 15 minutes west of Traverse City. Enjoy the many perennial gardens while watching the white-tail deer stop by for a drink at the shore or the many species of birds who have made their homes in the birdhouses throughout the gardens.

Lakeview Lake is beautiful and offers great fishing including pike, bluegill, and bass, for you to try your fishing skills.

The "Cottage Garden" offers one bedroom, two baths, a hide-a-bed in the living room, full kitchen, and laundry. The walk-out patio is perfect for romantic dinners and spectacular sunsets.

Keywords: Cottage, garden, lakeview

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Air conditioned, wireless internet

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront

                      Activities

                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hunting
                      • Parasailing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cycling
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Swimming
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sailing
                      • Tennis
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Other Activities

                          • Near Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsula Wineries
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Guestbook Comment

                            Guestbook Comment

                            • Guest laruie (grand rapids , mi)
                            • Date of stay 06/01/07
                            • Review Submitted 06/14/07
                            you walk in, and BREATHE!! Your mind says ahhh, your heart skips a beat and immediately you know you will have rest, relaxation, beauty at your leisure. dorina has made a perfect get away place touched with an atmosphere that quietly says" sit down and relax" I have stayed there twice, once with my husband, and once with a much needed sisters get away...both were enjoyed by the serenity and rested souls!** planning our third trip for an entire week...can't wait*

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Cottage Garden rental cottage review

                            Cottage Garden rental cottage review

                            • Guest DC (Livonia, MI)
                            • Date of stay 02/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/13/13
                            My second time staying at this charming cottage, the first being in the summer. both were wonderful experiences. the cottage is spotless and well appointed. the decor is quite amazing -- the hand of the proprietor who is also a renowned decorator. i would highly recommend consideration of this rental property.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, age 55+.

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                          • Peaceful

                            Peaceful

                            • Guest Kathy C. (Allegan, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 09/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                            Cottage was cozy & bed was very comfy. We never did see the owner but had no issues to address. Tried to get Wi-fi but signal was weak. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook. The area was beautiful. We were disappointed that the chickens were gone. Would love that coop @ my home! A masterpiece. We did day trips to winerys and local restaurants. Forty-five North was a favorite winery. and Traverse city commons was fab. Would go back for sure. A must see. We took the row boat out 1 day and had a bonfire too. I would recomment for a couple but wouldn't be suitable for any more overnight guests. Very romantic setting.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                          • Peaceful

                            Peaceful

                            • Guest Kathy C. (Allegan, Michigan)
                            • Date of stay 09/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 09/26/12
                            The cottage was lovely. The gardens were also lovely. Winding down a bit for fall. Bed was very comfortable. the sofa in the upstairs , not so much. The view was very peaceful and serene. We were disappointed the chickens were gone. The coop was quite a masterpiece. We didn't meet the owner so can't comment on that. We cooked alot @ the cottage and had no problems finding cooking equipment. We did day trips to winery's and took loads of pictures. Our favorite was Fourty-Five North winery. And Traverse City commons was fabulous. I think it is just the right size for a couple. I don't think the sofa sleepers would be comfortable for extra guests. Romantic spot for sure. We rowed out on the lake one day and had a bonfire down by the lake.

                            Owner response: Thank you for visiting the cottage. I appreciate your comments as well! I wish I could have met you. We have a beautiful new sleeper coming in another week or so.I too miss the chicken, ducks and turkeys. They were a joy to watch for the past 30 yrs. I hope to start that tradition again next summer. We do have weddings here also. We get lots of couples, and groups of 4 as well. Lake Ann is a great central location. equal distance to sleeping Bear dunes, both peninsulas, Frankfort, and Alberta beach. I hope you can come visit again!

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                          • So amazing!

                            So amazing!

                            • Guest jb88 (Greenville, MI)
                            • Date of stay 01/01/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/03/12
                            I don't even know where to start! My newly wedded wife and I came up here for our honeymoon and it was the best place we could have chosen. There was great communication between us and the owner. When we arrived they had even set out a bottle of wine for us! (Unfortunately we don't drink!) The kitchen and the upstairs living room were spacious and the living room had plenty of fun games. We got hooked on Outburst while we were up there. Downstairs however is where the money's at. There is a gas fireplace in the downstairs living room that was so great to just snuggle on the couch with a book or just watch. The bedroom was amazing. Large bed and beautiful decor! The view over the lake was one that would steal your breath away. We came up New Year's Eve and it snowed New Year's Day. It was absolutely amazing. I would go back here in a heartbeat! Thank you for such a great experience! We will be recommending this place to friends. And actually I have already recommended it to a guy that I work with for his honeymoon.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                            Owner response: Thank you for your compliments! We are continually working to make guests feel at home. We have added new gardens! and we are adding a beautiful new sofa sleeper!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Wonderful cottage

                            Wonderful cottage

                            • Guest Jack and Mandi (Battle Creek, MI)
                            • Date of stay 08/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 08/20/11
                            Dorina was a perfect hostess. The cottage was so charming. It was comfortable and clean! You can clearly see the love that Dorina has for the land and cottage. We heard the loons in the evening. Heard deer huffing in the woods. Saw Bald Eagles swooping into the lake for a snack! The location was excellent. It was so easy to get to any of the area attractions including Lake Michigan and Traverse City. This was a 5 star stay!!!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great Getaway!

                            Great Getaway!

                            • Guest Pat (Livonia, MI)
                            • Date of stay 11/05/10
                            • Review Submitted 12/14/10
                            What a great place to go to just get away! It's exactly as quaint as pictured! We went the first weekend in November when there was a little snow on the ground and a chill in the air. The perfect time to sit in front of the fireplace and look out over the lake and just relax. We've already recommended the cottage to our friends. We will definitely be back!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                            • Guest karen c. (Tecumseh, MI)
                            • Date of stay 02/16/10
                            • Review Submitted 02/16/10
                            Serene and peaceful with towering white pine tree views that seem to cascade down to the Lake. It is so charming and exciting with its antique/crafty style from beautiful painting on the walls of the bathrooms to the depiction of the barn doors in the living room. My husband and I were tickled to see all of the special touchs inside. We enjoyed the cross country ski trails just 2 miles away and ice fishing on the lake. With its two living areas, you can choose where to roam. The downstairs living room had a fireplace that was so cozy and you could also view out the large window. We will be back again. Thanks for sharing with us.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Guestbook Comment

                            Guestbook Comment

                            • Guest Christine Vonk (Battle Creek, MI)
                            • Date of stay 05/01/03
                            • Review Submitted 05/15/03
                            The only way we can explain the Cottage Garden is by saying "WOW". We never knew something like this really existed outside of being a fantasy. Our weekend spent here brought us complete serenity and the very much needed relaxation. If anyones life is fast paced such as ours we definatley recommend a week or weekend stay at The Cottage Garden". I know that we will be back soon. Actually we already have it booked. Thanks Chris, Dorina, and family for such a fantastic getaway. We both enjoyed it. Oh and Thanks for the fresh eggs from the hens, they were delicious... YUMMY.. See ya soon!!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

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                            Guestbook Comment

                            • Guest Bevin Kovalik (Saline, MI)
                            • Date of stay 02/01/03
                            • Review Submitted 02/02/03
                            1/17-1/19 2003 This was our second winter weekend stay at the cottage garden and we had a blast once again! This cottage atmosphere is very cozy and lots of fun! The cabin is extremely charming. It is clean and it stocked with everything you need. The village of Lake Ann is wonderful in itself and also very close to Traverse City and Glen Arbor area. We just love this cabin so much and the owners Dorina and Chris are extremely nice and helpful. Saturday morning we made waffles and watched large snowflakes falling lazily from the sky. We went cross country skiing on the Platte River trail right nearby. On the property there is a newly constructed and adorable hen house--and we had fun sneaking up to spy on the hens and one turkey. We can't wait to come back in the summer to see how everything changes! This place is a real gem. Sincerely, Bevin and Devon and Martha and Matt.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                           
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                          Sep 2 - May 23, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $118
                          $562
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $159
                          $862

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                          Fees:

                          • cleaning fee $50
                          • Tax Rate 6%

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                          Last updated: 04/16/2014
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                          Owner info

                          About the owner: Dorina, the cottage owner, is also the owner of Design Strategies. Her detail to decorating and interior design is as much a part of the cottage's enchantment as are the gardens. Her history is displayed throughout the property from days spent with her grandpa as a little girl to now raising her own family here. Coming to the cottage is like coming home again. Everyone seems to find a personal touch that stirs up a fond memory of their own childhood or past.


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                          • "Garden Cottage" Guest House

                            "Garden Cottage" Guest House

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • lake view from Garden path

                            lake view from Garden path

                          • View from lake showing lower level walkout

                            View from lake showing lower level walkout

                          • "Garden Cottage"

                            "Garden Cottage"

                          • master bedroom

                            master bedroom

                          • lake view

                            lake view

                          • View of Garden cottage and lake situated on 7 rolling acres of stately pines

                            View of Garden cottage and lake situated on 7 rolling acres of stately pines

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, April 08, 2014

                          $118 - $159 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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