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Pets Welcome / 7 Miles to Downtown ~ Enjoy!

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Traverse City house description

Equal distance from Interlochen Center for the Arts and downtown Traverse City, this is the relaxing spot to return to after a day of adventuring in and around our region. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest.

Remodeled, completely winterized 2-bedroom cottage with an open-air design. All the amenities are here for a relaxing stay. A fully equipped kitchen; however, there is no dishwasher. Teas and Coffee/filters will be provided and some condiments in the refrigerator if you choose. One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Lots of linens and towels provided. Cable TV has over 125 channels.

Boone's Long Lake Inn is less than a mile away ~ a local favorite for dining and music.

The cottage sits on a quiet, dog-friendly lane. There is a fenced-in area for your pet.

Beautiful sunsets most every night. The deck overlooking the lake has plenty of seating. A charcoal grill on the deck has everything you need except the food. There is a fire pit down by the water with seasoned firewood for your use.
Two kayaks are available, great for fishing and tooling around. The deck and raft area can also be a great place to catch a Bluegill or a Bass.

Detailed maps of nearby bike and walking trails, along with brochures and things to do are available at the cottage. Two bikes are available for your use.

Smoking outside, please. Thanks!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside, please....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome pets ~ there is a fenced-in area next to the cottage, no extra charge....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    It's doable. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • East Bedroom : 2 twin/ single

    The second bed is a twin airbed...moreless

  • Lakeside Bedroom: 1 double

    The double is an extra-long...moreless

  • Plenty of room for all your gear.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • One Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Endless Hot Water...moreless


  • Music Library:

    Mostly classical ........moreless

  • Stereo


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Wonderful sunsets every evening, overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Dock and floating deck off of the beach area in front of the cottage....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy the view from the bay window, from the fire pit near the water's edge or on the floating dock....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Small, quiet lake ~ no large motorboats allowed!...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    The water is a stone's throw from the cottage....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    YES! Sweet little fishing/kayaking lake ~ ready for a relaxing experience....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Counter height round dining table with seating for 6 (extra chairs in the closet). Open floor plan....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating:

    Natural Gas. Extra heaters are available....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless (user name and password will be on the dining room table). Apple TV ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan. Laminate floors with area rugs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty. You can drive right down to the house and park to unload. Also, parking in the circular drive....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Apartment-sized front loader washing machine, along with a dryer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee, filters, sugar, etc. are available, along with a variety of teas. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    No dishwasher. The kitchen is well-equipped. Paper plates and cups are also provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection oven combined with Microwave ~ I'll show you how to use it. Toaster oven also available....moreless

  • Pantry Items:


  • Refrigerator:

    There may be an assortment of condiments in the refrigerator there are left over from the previous guests. You are welcome to use whatever is in the fridge, if you choose....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric cook top stove with three burners....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two bikes: one female/one male....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks ~ one is a fishing kayak....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fire pit down by the lake with plenty of burnable firewood. Charcoal grill on deck. Everything you need provided. Small Electric grill can be used outside. ...moreless



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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - May 23, 2015
2 night min stay
May 31 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

Jul 11 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay


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  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 03/26/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport via South Airport Road West
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Boone's Long Lake Inn
110 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island via U.S. 31
2.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crown Golf Club
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Bus Station to board on Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boone's Long Lake Inn
26 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Resort
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Lake Public Beach on N. Long Lake Road

Car: Necessary

Equal distance to Interlochen Center for The Arts and downtown Traverse City, this is a remodeled, winterized cottage with a deck that overlooks a small lake. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is 30 miles northwest and Crystal Mountain Resort is 25 miles southeast.

The living/dining/kitchen area offers a spacious feeling. All the amenities are here except a dishwasher. Two bedrooms ~ the lakeside bedroom has a queen and the smaller bedroom has a twin with an airbed. One bathroom with endless hot water. Washer/dryer on site. Linens and lots of towels provided. There will be an assortment of condiments in the refrigerator you are welcome to use, along with teas, coffee and filters.

Great Blue Gill and Bass fishing ~ Bring your poles! You can launch the two kayaks (one is a fishing kayak) from the raft and dock.

Sit on the sofa and watch the sunset every evening ~ maybe the Loon will stop by or a Blue Heron. There's a wood and charcoal grill available with fuel. A natural setting, on a quiet, dog-friendly lane.

Maps, brochures, and things to do are available at the cottage.

Pets are very welcome ~ they're part of the family, right? Smoking outside, please. Oh, and no candles inside. Thanks!

Guests will have access to the two-car garage, wireless Internet, and Apple TV.

I prefer to meet you when you arrive to do a walk-through and answer any questions you may have. I appreciate a phone call when you leave the cottage. I'd appreciate it if you would strip the beds and place linens and towels near the washing machine.

I love this quiet neighborhood, the sunsets over the lake, the solitude; and yet, it is so close to all the things I love. The proximity to Traverse City, Interlochen, Leelanau and Benzie Counties make it a perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: As a retired teacher/social worker, I now am able to enjoy the beauty of our region full-time. I do a lot of volunteering at Interlochen Center for the Arts, am a Foster Grandparent at the local elementary school and am involved in outdoor activities. My motto? The Truth Will Set You Free!

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City:
Because of the sunsets! I love the quiet location ~ so close to Traverse City and Interlochen Center for the Arts; yet there is a real country-feel to this area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Location! Again, those wonderful sunsets. The quiet..... the Up North feel.....This is a year-round home so all the amenities are here. Great for dog walking, biking, kayaking, fishing.

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • Sunsets ~ straight ahead.

    Sunsets ~ straight ahead.

  • Looking westward unto lake.

    Looking westward unto lake.

  • Entrance door.  Open kitchen and dining area.

    Entrance door. Open kitchen and dining area.

  • The Bonus Room.  It now has a 'real' bed also.

    The Bonus Room. It now has a 'real' bed also.

  • The view in summer; looking west

    The view in summer; looking west

  • Deck extends all across cottage

    Deck extends all across cottage

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Stove/oven/microwave


  • Lakeside Bedroom.  Queen bed.

    Lakeside Bedroom. Queen bed.

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Bonus Room and entrance to 2-car garage

    Bonus Room and entrance to 2-car garage

  • Owner taking photo with lake in background

    Owner taking photo with lake in background

VRBO #496848

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