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Quiet and Comfortable Lakeside Cottage

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Lake view side of the cottage.


Last updated: 03/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

The 'Rickshaw Boys' Cottage is a comfortable 2-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom cottage located between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area, on beautiful Bronson Lake. Located on a maintained gravel road the cottage provides a peaceful yet remote location. The cottage is centrally located and easily accessible to parks, resturants and local attractions.

Bronson Lake is part of the Platte River system and is classified as a 'No-Wake' lake, making it a peaceful setting abounding with a wide variety of birds and fine fishing for bass, bluegill, and pike. A rowboat, canoe, 2 kayaks and life jackets are provided for a relaxing time on the water. There is no sandy beach due to the soft marl lake bottom and approximately 60 stairs take you from the cottage down to the lake.

A large deck faces the lake with comfortable patio chairs and gas BBQ grill. The kitchen is fully furnished with utensils, cookware, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, electric stove, and refrigerator. The knotty pine interior has an open concept in the kitchen, dining, and living area featuring floor to ceiling windows facing the lake.

You can relax in the quiet surroundings of the cottage or take advantage of numerous activities offered in the heart of northwest lower Michigan. Golf courses for every level of player, Lake Michigan and inland lake beaches, the nostalgic Cherry Bowl drive-in theater, a host of fabulous restaurants and wineries, hiking and biking trails, along with many other activities are just a short drive away.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size Bed (1) Bedroom 2 - Queen size Bed (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy a quiet row boat, canoe or kayak ride around beautiful Bronson Lake. Watch for deer on the shore, eagles flying overhead, or beaver swimming with branches for the den. Listen for the Loons and relax at this great location....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Approximately 60 stairs from cottage to the lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Faces lake view with sliding door to deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and love seat with lake view....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell phone providers have coverage in this area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking for two vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Furnished with appliances and utensils...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Boat:

    12 ft. rowboat included for use on site....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    16 ft. canoe and 2 kayaks included for use on site....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


50% Rental Deposit (plus $100 for Refundable Damage Deposit) required to hold your reservation dates. Balance due 14-days prior to rental date.

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Last updated: 03/12/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maddi's US-31 Roadhouse
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Long Lake

Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our Central Location - We are centrally located to much of the scenic M-22 drive , including Frankfort and it's beach, Point Betsie Lighthouse beach, to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire and it's beach, Glen Arbor, Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay and Traverse City.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
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Calendar last updated: 03/12/2017

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  • Lake view side of the cottage.

    Lake view side of the cottage.

  • Large kitchen area.

    Large kitchen area.

  • Bedroom 1 facing lake with queen size bed.

    Bedroom 1 facing lake with queen size bed.

  • bed room

    bed room

  • bath room

    bath room

  • Lake view from cottage and deck.

    Lake view from cottage and deck.

  • Open living/dining area with lake views.

    Open living/dining area with lake views.

  • Large deck with BBQ and outdoor furniture with lake view.

    Large deck with BBQ and outdoor furniture with lake view.

  • living area

    living area

VRBO #177970

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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