The Lake House
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Recently renovated with new flooring throughout most of the house!
Come and enjoy your next family vacation in Northern Michigan. Our cottage is located on Little Traverse Lake in beautiful Leelanau County. It is just a short drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted the #1 vacation destination in America. It is located directly on the lake which is sandy and warm all summer long, with beautiful sunsets year round! The house is directly on the water with a large deck for outdoor eating and grilling.
The Lake House has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The second bathroom has been newly renovated with a custom slate shower! The first bedroom has a king bed, the second has a queen, the third is a bunkroom with 2 bunks with full beds on the bottom and twins on top and the fourth bedroom has one bunk with full on the bottom and twin on top. Perfect for 2 families to share, or cozy enough for a couple to enjoy on their own.
The entire front of the home is windows directly overlooking the beautiful sunsets over Little Traverse Lake. Inside, there is a large, knotty pine living room with a cathedral ceiling and a massive fieldstone fireplace, a fully-stocked kitchen with a gorgeous lake view, all within steps of the water. For those of you who prefer to do your cooking outdoors, there is a large deck built just outside the sliding glass doors, with a gas grill for the full outdoor experience. There is also a fire pit in front of the home, perfect for a campfire and some s'mores.
Relax and leave your worries behind. Come enjoy the splendor of a fantastic Northern Michigan experience without having to pack the kitchen sink. Our cottage comes fully equipped from the kitchen utensils to bed linens.
Traverse Lake is located in Leelanau County between Leland and Glen Arbor. The Lake is within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and close to several of Northwest Michigan's many attractions. It is adjacent to the National Lakeshore property which offers miles of heavily forested trails, as well as beautiful, Lake Michigan shoreline to take walks or hunt for Petoskey stones.
This is a very cute and cozy cottage built very close to the lakeshore. If you want to get any closer to the water, you have to jump in!
Previous Renters Comments:
'We absolutely fell in love with this cottage and the lake. The kids swam all day in the warm water while we sat on the deck and relaxed. We can't wait to come back!'
Grosse Pointe, MI
'Thanks for sharing such a spectacular spot! We never dreamed Northern Michigan could be so enchanting.'
'Thank you so much for a wonderful place to share family time together last week! It was truly what we hoped for and even better! Your cottage is adorable and everyone had great fun in the beautiful lake!'
'One of the best spots on Little Traverse Lake. The NW facing view allows for colorful sunsets after a day of water sports and sight seeing'.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
Sandy Lakefront, Dock with spacious platform at the end, Fieldstone Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Cooking Utensils & Dishes provided, Washer & Dryer in both homes, Well-stocked general store & restaurant directly across the street, Fine dining restaurant within walking distance...morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
Great swimming in sandy lake, shallow, warm, and no drop off, this is perfect for families with small kids, & fishing onsite, Nearby many golf courses, Sleeping Bear National Sand Dunes, casinos, numerous shopping & dining options, charter fishing, Manitou Islands, many quaint historical lakeside villages, wine tasting, canoeing & river tubing, biking (road & offroad), casino. This cottage is centrally located to all of the family fun that the Leelanau Peninsula has to offer....morecollapse
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Family Getaway - great for kids
Family Getaway - great for kids
The Lake House was the perfect rustic space for an extended family getaway. We had a full party with four kids and five adults and still found enough space for everyone to relax as either part of the group or by themselves. The house is right on the lake and you can enjoy views from the lounge, dining and kitchen areas as well as from the large outside deck. Great for watching the kids while they were playing in the water. Not that we had to worry as the lake is clear with a sandy bottom and shallow for a long way out, allowing the kids to run around and play in the water safely. A general store stocking all your basic needs is located right across the street and sells the most amazing pies, as well as handmade ice-cream. We have great memories to take away from this trip; hobo pies over the fire at night, fishing off the dock and just enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Hoping to return very soon.
- Guest Helen
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/22/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
My family and I stayed at The Lake House this past summer. We have stayed at several other cottages in the past, and this was such a great place for an old-fashioned family getaway. We love the knotty pine interior and the stone fireplace. We were able to take day trips to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leland and Glen Arbor...perfect spot for it all.
- Guest JS
- Date of stay 08/14/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Our experience at The Lake House was more than we ever expected! It was like stepping back in time to experience an old-fashioned vacation on the lake. The cottage was charming and cozy. The sunsets were spectacular! The kids absolutely loved the bunkbed rooms in the back of the house. My family will definitely be back!
- Guest Martha H.
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Pros: Cottage was in a great location close to everything, the lake was great and the view was outstanding. The people that own it are very nice. Cons: The cottage is old and dirty in need of a good cleaning this drove my wife nuts, I thought for the money we spent it should be clean. We had a few issues and they did their best to correct them asap.
- Guest MarkJ
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 08/10/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children.
Owner response: We experienced difficulty with a new cleaning service we hired. Based on this review, we replaced them with a more attentive service, and have not had problems.
Had a great, relaxing time at this cottage. Very nice. Well kept and comfortable. Closeness of lake and view is great. Close to Lake Michigan viewing and close to many attractions. Would recommend.
- Guest LuvOfNature
- Date of stay 05/14/10
- Review Submitted 07/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Now reserving for fall 2012 season Summer Season Weekly Rates: June 1-Sept.6 ....$2800 + cleaning fee ***Saturday to Saturday rentals only from mid June through Labor Day *** Memorial a Memorial and Land Labor Day Weekend: 3 night minimum $900 **Cleaning fee of $100 Fall Weekend Rates: $700/2 nights $800/3 nights
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Lakeside view of house.
Gazebo grilling spot!
Bedroom #2 Queen bed
Bedroom #3 - 2 sets of bunk beds with full beds on bottom and twins on top.
Fully stocked, knotty pine kitchen looking out over the water
Slate shower in 2nd bathroom.
View of lake from gazebo
Relax and enjoy the warm water of Little Traverse Lake.
Gazebo grill area overlooking the lake
Located near the Sleeping Bear Dunes -voted the #1 vacation spot in the USA.
Spectacular sunsets right from the deck!
Comes with fishing boat!
Bedroom #1 king size bed
Bedroom #4 bunk room with full bed on bottom, twin on top.
Sit and eat your meals overlooking the lake.
Fishing at sunset
Beachside view with firepit looking over Little Traverse Lake
View of cottage from lake with garage in background
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