The Wayberry Cottage-Beautiful Retreat-Close to Nature
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
For a video tour go to YouTube and search "Wayberry Cottage". A Great Northern Michigan location close to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Crystal Lake, Frankfort.
The Wayberry Cottage, built in 2006, is a quiet retreat on 15 wooded acres surrounded by thousands of acres of forest. Located just 3 miles from the village of Lake Ann and 15 miles west of Traverse City, the Cottage offers up-north privacy and peacefulness with city conveniences nearby.
Approximately 10 miles west of the Cottage is Lake Michigan where you can explore all the beaches, water activities, sand dunes, and lighthouses Benzie County has to offer. Other area lakes are also within minutes of your enjoyment.
The Wayberry Cottage is beautifully modeled after Northern Michigan cottages from the early 1900s while embracing all the comforts and benefits of modern living. Whether spending your days sightseeing or playing golf at Mistwood, a 27-hole course only 3 minutes away, come back to enjoy the hot tub or just relax on the screened-in porch while reading a good book. The Wayberry is sure not to disappoint.
Keywords: House - Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
Fishing Charters, Antiques, Cherry Bowl Drive-In, Movie Theater, Gwen Frostic's Presscraft Papers, Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Concerts at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Traverse City Beach Bums - Minor League Baseball, Canoeing, Fall Color Tours, Wine Tasting, Casinos...morecollapse
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What a great 'girls weekend' get away. There were 5 of us and we had so much fun in your beautiful cottage. We played pool, foosball, went hot tubbing, and enjoyed all of our time at Wayberry. We decided the first night that this would be our new annual 'girls weekend' location. Thanks so much, it was great!
- Guest Candy_HAC114836
- Date of stay 11/01/07
- Review Submitted 11/21/07
Winter Weekend Get A Way
Winter Weekend Get A Way
This was a great weekend getaway with 6 adults and 5 young kids. There was plenty of snow for sledding around the property and also for tubing at Timberlee Downhill Snow Tubing! It was great to just hang out and relax while the kids playing in the living room or basement and the hot tub was great! We will be back and maybe make a longer trip out of it. Thanks Matt & Jennie it was WONDERFUL!!
- Guest Justen & Katie Iott
- Date of stay 03/08/12
- Review Submitted 03/13/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Amazing 40th Birthday!
Amazing 40th Birthday!
Thank you Matt, this place was so awesome. We booked the Wayberry for my husbands 40th Birthday Celebration. The place is so fantastic, we enjoyed the hot tub, foosball table, pool table etc. We took a snowy hike through the woods, went into Traverse City, also did some skiing. I think the favorite thing was to come back to the cottage with all of the wonderful ammenities you provide. Thanks again, it was truly a memorable weekend, we are already talking about next years trip!
- Guest Jen
- Date of stay 03/10/11
- Review Submitted 03/15/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Annual Cahill/Rittner Family Vacation
Annual Cahill/Rittner Family Vacation
Our family has voted to make this an annual event ! For some of us, this was our 2nd stay and it was as great as our first. The newbies were instantly charmed. Clean, well maintained, cozy and big enough for 12 of us! We had 4 little kids, ages 3 -6, who had so much fun they didn't want to leave. We did a scavenger hunt in the woods with them and had campfires almost every night. No worries about them being too loud and disturbing neighbors. They ran, played, collected pine cones and fire wood and we big kids relaxed, played, ate and drank to our hearts content! It is close to Traverse City so we went to a Beach Bums baseball game, shopped, ate Moomer's ice cream etc. We took a canoe trip with Riverside Canoes, visited Sleeping Bear Park, hiked the dunes, played at Esch Rd Beach. Everyone loved the drive-in movie theater ... what a blast from the past! Long Lake is a great place to rent a boat and hang out on the water ... we used Sunset boat rental. Also enjoyed picking raspberries, visiting a winery ( 2 Lads ), and buying some fresh picked cherries out on Old Mission Peninsula. Don't worry about running out of things to do . . . By far, the best part of every day was spent back at Wayberry Cottage ... or "the little red house in the woods" as we like to call it. Matt, the owner, is readily available to answer any questions and the cottage looks just like the photos and description. We brought tons of food and enjoyed cooking together and pitching in with the cleaning chores.. . a much more bonding experience than eating in restaurants! Can't imagine a more perfect place for our family. We have so many lovely memories of our "Michigan Place" and hope to return again off season, as well as our annual summer trip.
- Guest Andrea
- Date of stay 06/26/10
- Review Submitted 07/04/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
We stayed at the Wayberry over New Years' Eve with a group of friends and had a wonderful time. Matt helped us to feel right at home and we all were able to relax and enjoy the idyllic location. We snowshoed around the 15 acres and made a day trip to Timberlee Tubing. It was a great several days in the woods which we would return to anytime our schedule allows!
- Guest Nicole Fix
- Date of stay 01/07/10
- Review Submitted 01/07/10
Matt & Jennie, We had an awesome Christmas. Everything was super special. The Wayberry is a great place to get away!!!
- Guest The Schenke Family
- Date of stay 12/29/09
- Review Submitted 12/29/09
Guest comment entered by owner
October 9-15, 2009 We really enjoyed our stay at "Wayberry." It's a great vacation rental; it was so quiet, pretty, comfortable, and cozy we didn't want to leave. Especially loved the hot tub and the fireplace. (Didn't get to use the screened porch much because it was so cold, but I'm sure in warmer weather it would make a great place to hang out & read a book. Thanks, Eleanor Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Guest Eleanor
- Date of stay 11/03/09
- Review Submitted 11/03/09
Looking fwd. to another great visit later this month.
- Guest Willa2
- Date of stay 10/03/09
- Review Submitted 10/03/09
The Wayberry is "our place"! Three of my dearest friends and I have been spending a week together, every summer for 9 years, scrapbooking, watching chick flicks, laughing, talking and sharing life. Our last three years have been spent at the Wayberry and we already have it booked for next summer- our 10th year! Matt is fun and helpful and he keeps the place beautiful. WE LOVE IT!
- Guest Pam Nyhof
- Date of stay 09/13/09
- Review Submitted 09/13/09
We really had a great time at the Wayberry. The screened in deck, hot tub and pool table were the highlights. Everyone in the group was amazed at the accommodations. Once again thank you and we look forward to another stay. Jason
- Guest Jason36
- Date of stay 05/19/09
- Review Submitted 05/19/09
Summer......................$1500/week September Through May ....... $500-3 days/2 nights-ask about small group rates Christmas and New Years week are quoted on a nightly basis Ask about couples and mid-week specials All summer rentals will be on a Saturday to Saturday basis during the Summer. Michigan State Tax of 6% will be added to the rental rate. A refundable cleaning deposit is required.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 2006
- Primary: (231) 357-9735 (Michigan, USA)
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A view of the Fireplace and Living/Dining/Kitchen area at the Wayberry.
A view of the hot tub and patio area at the Wayberry.
A view of the Recreation Room facing the patio area with the hot tub & gas grill
Lower Level Recreation Area
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