Little Red Boat House (Cottage)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Also know as the 'Little Red Cottage' it was originally built as a boathouse and features a deck across the front that overhangs the water's edge. Step off the deck onto the dock, and jump into the beautiful turquoise Little Traverse Lake.
You can enjoy an unusual amount of privacy due to the property being bordered by vacant wooded lots on both sides.
A sandy, gradual sloping lake bottom makes for great wading and swimming. Little Traverse Lake fishing includes bass, perch and pike. Boat traffic is relatively low, even on holiday weekends.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park borders the north side of Little Traverse Lake (LRBH, is on the south side) To access hiking trails through the park to Good Harbor Bay on Lake Michigan, drive around the northwest end of the lake to Little Traverse Lake boat launch where there is parking. The trails begin on the north side of the road.
Bring your own bedding/linens and towels. One queen and a full size futon. We also encourage recycling and offer recycle bins.
The Boathouse is just a block from M22, (convenience store/eatery) and Little Traverse Inn (restaurant/pub). Wineries, golf courses, art galleries, etc. are minutes away by car. It's approximately 9 miles south to Glen Arbor and about the same, North to Leland.
Sleeping Bear Dunes was voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America', on Good Morning America in 2011. The famous dune climb is about 15 minutes away, just passed Glen Arbor.
This Boathouse is conveniently located in Leelanau County:
5 minutes to Maple City
10 minutes to Leland
10 minutes to Glen Arbor
20 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dune Climb
35 minutes to Traverse City
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Member since: 2007
- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Bed in bedroom 1, Full size futon in bedroom 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- small shower stall, no tub
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $100
- Security dep-refundable $200
- Taxes Not included
Bring your own bed linens, towels, pillows for your personal comfort.
Cleaning fee is $100.00, minimum stay is two nights.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required for reservation. Reservations are confirmed via email, after deposit is received.
A $200.00 refundable security deposit (separate check) refunded upon final inspection.
Accept checks or money orders only, no credit cards excepted.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Randy and Cheri have owned property in Leelanau County for 23 years. We have enjoyed the landscape, community and social aspects of this area. Randy is an artist and Cheri's passion is culinary, so this area has a lot to offer in that regard. The wineries are very unique with great choices of wines. This area reminds us of a mini California. We are very active people so Leelanau Peninsula suits us very well. From bicycling the large hills to downhill and cross country skiing. Hiking is beautiful in the National parks that surrounds the pristine Lake Michigan. And of course playing in Little Traverse Lake, so refreshing and is one of the cleanest inland lakes in Michigan. So come and explore and experience something special, we are sure you will not be disappointed.
Why the Owner Chose Maple City, MI, USA:
Every time we go to the Little Red Boathouse it's such a retreat. We never tire of sitting on the deck of the Boathouse for a meal or gazing. And at night the stars are unbelievable. Download the app 'Starlight' to your phone, it will outline and describe all the stars and planets in the sky. Satellites are easy to spot as they pass by due to no light pollution. Whether we stay put at the Boathouse or head out to explore, it's so easy to relax when you are here. After a decade and a half, we are still discovering this paradise. The boathouse is perfect for adult getaways, however, it's not suitable for children. The uniqueness of the boathouse is filled with antiques and the vicinity of the property is close to M22 and very close to the waters edge.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Leelanau peninsula, the pinky of the 'mitten' state, is truly like no other place in the midwest. The reasons are many: vast beaches, dunes, panoramic views, wineries, breweries, quaint towns, art galleries, farm markets, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Manitou Islands, turquoise lakes, etc., etc.
- Primary: (616) 638-2284 (Michigan, USA)
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view from deck looking north
west side of cottage
east side, fire pit with picnic table
view from kitchen table to lakeside
sunset from the deck
Lakeside, door with open side lights
bathroom with small shower stall
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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