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Come and enjoy my spacious, cozy, nicely furnished 2 bedroom cottage with a gorgeous view of the lake from the living room and kitchen windows. It's about 50 feet from the lake to the deck outside the living room. (There is NO road to cross to get to beach). I have an almost new PONTOON AVAILABLE at no additional charge for your use (summer only), and you will only need to supply the gas and assure me you know how to operate the craft. (There is a deposit of $250 for use the boat. If you do not damage it, it will be returned to you.) I charge a cleaning/security fee of $100 (each in a separate check). If you clean up the cottage yourself, I will return that deposit to you also.
Let me be up front about this. This is definitely a NON-SMOKING cottage/yard/fire pit area. I support your right to smoke. Please support my right to request that you don't do it here.
TO CONTACT ME, IT'S BEST TO CALL ME ON THE PHONE - 419-536-6343.
The living room has a queen-size sleeper couch and a regular couch, three Lazyboys, and a 48' TV. It's carpeted throughout and overlooks the lake. There are plenty of lamps for comfortable reading. Ceiling fans are in the living room, bedrooms, and kitchen. Additional fans are available if needed. The television has expanded cable, HBO & Showtime. There is a high-speed cable internet connection so you can stay connected!
Bedrooms are a comfortable size, each with a queen-size bed, and there is a rollout cot in one. Linens can be provided for an extra $50. (I don't provide towels.) Please tell me at the time you make the reservation if you will want linens and include that amount in your check.
The mattresses are comfortable and the pillows are soft. There are a variety from which to choose. Throws are provided for those of you who like to curl up with a blankie to watch TV or read. A hair dryer and an iron and ironing board are available. If you have extra children with you, sleeping bags can be used in the living room if the children don't mind sleeping on the floor.
The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, kitchen utensils, spices, hand & dish soap, ect. Starter paper products are furnished. There is a kitchen table which seats six plus there are two extra stools which can be pulled up to the table. There is a picnic table and a gas grill on the deck just outside the living room sliding door. A variety of games, playing cards, and books are provided for those occasional dratted rainy days.
Kids enjoy the small sand beach in front which is on a slight hill. The road is 300 feet from beach - there is NO ROAD TO CROSS to gain access to the beach. Sand and water toys (including floats) are provided. I also have a tube for tubing on the pontoon....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This is a totally non-smoking cottage, so please, no smoking outside the door....moreless
I really like for people to feel free to bring their pets. If you have more than 2, please let me know. The cottage is located near several bike trails where it is possible to walk your dog. Many people enjoy walking their dogs on the trail in downtown near the public beaches....moreless
This is a very well maintained cottage with 100' of lakefront on almost an acre of land, a place you'll love to return to again and again. There are a great many trees on the property as well as a sunny front yard that leads down to a small sandy beach. The lot is 300' deep and is located on a country road approximately 10 miles outside of Traverse City. There are two decks near the water for relaxing in lawn chairs and chaise lounges. There is a fire pit near the waterfront for evening fires and usually a supply of firewood nearby....moreless
A number of books are available. If you don't finish one before you leave, please take it with you....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Expanded cable, WiFi available, Showtime, HBO & Stars are available....moreless
There is a 48-inch screen TV. HBO, Showtime & Stars. A small TV in bedroom will play DVD's and VHS tapes....moreless
Various children's and adult VHS tapes and DVD's available...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Traverse City has an old-time feel to it while being modern. Many, many shops and restaurants in the main downtown area....moreless
The view from the front of the cottage is unobstructed and looks over toward the Village of Cedar. In fall, it is quite impressive when the trees turn orange and gold!...moreless
100 feet of lakefront; small sand beach. The dock is 40 feet long with an area for 2 or 3 chaise lounges. There is a small hill with 3 stairs leading down to the water. Small children will need to be watched while playing in the sand. ...moreless
The Village of Sutton's Bay is small and very quaint. It has a great beach, good restaurants, and great art gallerys....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Hot Air Ballooning
Kitchen table seats 6; picnic bench outside on front deck; 2 small stools which can fit on ends of table for small children...moreless
Seating for 6 people
Free Long Distance
Beach toys, floatation devices and tube for tubing behind the pontoon are kept in here. Also, there are various sizes of water shoes if you need them....moreless
Renting June through October. SPECIAL RATE FOR WEEK OF 8/24 TO 830/13 - $1,100
1st 3 weeks in June - $950 Last week in June $1,400
July and August - $1,400 per week First week in Sept. - $950; last 3 weeks $750
A $100 cleaning fee/deposit is required in a separate check.
Linens & towels, if needed - $50 - PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU NEED LINENS BEFOREHAND
One half of rental is due at the time of booking; the other half is due 1 mo.
before arrival. CHECK IN TIME - 3PM - CHECK OUT TIME - 11AM
PONTOON AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEK DEPOSIT OF $250 (refunded if returned undamaged).
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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There are so many attractions in the area it's impossible to list them all. There are 27 golf courses in the area, a children's fishing pond down the road, a children's museum, the Dennos Museum, a live theater, the Traverse City Film Festival, and too many wineries for me to count. Take a drive to nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; don't miss the scenic Pierce Stocking Drive with outstanding views of Lake Michigan. Hike throughout many of the trails in Sleeping Bear or take the kids to the 110 ft . or 400 ft. dune climbs. Some of the finest restaurants in all of Michigan are located in this area, ranging from casual family to fine dining. There are two malls in T.C., plus two casinos. Interlochen Arts Academy has fine concerts every evening. Wine and art festivals are nearby during the summer. A Farmers' Market is open summer/fall. A firepit is located on my property for your evening enjoyment. I provide sand toys, a tube for tubing, noodles, swimming flippers and some water shoes (from grown grandchildren).
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I 'm an older lady, retired from the City of Toledo where I was the Registrar of Vital Statistics. I love to travel, garden, feed and watch the birds, read, and relax with friends with a glass of our great regional wine! I'm easy going, have a good sense of humor, and enjoy people! I am so fortunate to have repeat renters and look forward to seeing them again!
Right now I'm dogless for the first time in my life. Your dogs are welcome to vacation with you!
Since I don't have one of my own right now, they are ever more welcome!!
I've explored all the little cities around here but never tire of returning. I especially like the state parks and beaches, the festivals, the winetasting, the trendy shopping as well as some great re-sale shops...not to mention all the art galleries and antique stores!
I have four grandchildren who have vacationed almost 24 years up here and who still love to come spend time on the beautiful lake.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Leelanau: My family always vacationed in and around this area when I was a kid in the 50's. I love the area because it's in the country and I never grow tired of seeing the rolling hills and changing scenery. I'm not here all the time, but sure wish I could be. It's away from the noise of the city. I personally don't like staying in motels when I'm in an area like this. There is generally a breeze from the lake which discourages mosquitos; we may have other bugs, but seldom any mosquitos! I recently experienced mosquitos in the UP and believe me, those babies are vicious!
The Unique Benefits at this House: My property is almost 1 acre in size. The cottage is about 200 feet from the road and down a hill. There is a small sandy beach with 3 steps downs to the water. Small children can handle the steps, but babies should not be left alone on the beach as I'm sure everyone realizes. The water is shallow enough at the foot of the steps for them, but I suggest water shoes. Since we're on the east side of the lake, we get to enjoy gorgeous sunsets. Occasionally we're fortunate enough to be able to view the Northern Lights if one can stay awake late enough! In late July and early August, I really try to watch for them and will wake you (if you wish) if I see them.
Primary:+1 4195366343It is best to call me directly on the telephone.