About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, lake-front home (Sleeps 6)
Relax in the hammock on one of the best sandy beaches on Long Lake! Centrally located 10 minutes from Traverse City, 15-20 minutes from Interlochen National Music camp, & 30 min. from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Sleeping Bear National Park, Glen Arbor.
Enjoy our spacious home with large fireplaces and modern conveniences. A mile back in the woods and just steps from the beach, this north woods retreat offers true relaxation with traditional elegance.
Keywords: Private Home, 150 Ft. of Sandy Beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 08, 2018
Why Owner chose Traverse City
This property has been in my family since 1949. The land was purchased by my grandparents at that time when the property was just woods. They built the house that is there now. The home has been lovingly cared for and maintained ever since. The house is quintessential northern Michigan.
What makes this House unique
Our home is on 150 feet of sandy lake frontage on Long Lake making it one of the largest and best lake fronts on this lake.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a wonderful family vacation here...great swimming, lovely area, and lots of opportunities for fishing. The house accommodated us well - lots of dishes available and nice to have 2 living rooms. We loved the covered porch!
Loved the crystal clear water and beautiful sunsets. Cottage is beautifully furnished and dishes, pans, etc. like new. No heat, so due to cold weather we used the cozy den with the fireplace every evening. Plenty of blankets for comfortable sleeping. Enjoyed our own kayak and motor boat to explore lake and its many islands. Also spent a rainy day in Traverse City.
We just spent our second year in a row here and loved every minute. The owners are great and house is very well maintained with lots of room for everyone. The surrounding woods keeps the house nice and cool, while the beach provides a great opportunity to enjoy the sun and water. If you have the luxury of a boat, there are several islands providing additional beaches and trails to enjoy. For those that fish, we've never gone without a fish fry. The lake has many species of fish, including our favorite...Perch and Walleye. If you wait till dark you can catch 'em right off the dock.
We love this place because it gives us the opportunity to do as much, or as little, as we want with Traverse City being only a 5-10 minute drive from the house. And if you love ice cream, you have to stop in at Moomers which is only minutes away.
Great Family Vacation House
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at the house on Long Lake. The house is a ranch style cottage on the lake just steps to the water. I house was built in the 1930/40s and has been updated along the way. Everything was clean, organized, and in working order. The owners and local families made us feel welcome and ensured we had a nice time.
The kitchen is huge and equipped with everything you need - just bring your own food. The house is charming, well kept, and quiet. 3 Bedrooms - Master with a queen bed TV and DVD player, 2 other bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each. Pillows, sheets, blankets are all included. Large living room and another large den with TV DVD/VCR had a pull out coach that we didn't need. The front porch is the best feature of the house as it has a great view of the water. We found ourselves reading, hanging out and eating dinner out there while we watched the sunset.
Long Lake is beautiful and we all enjoyed swimming, fishing, and boating. The water is clear and warm with lot of shells for the kids to collect. The house is on a large sandy beach so the kids had plenty to do. Bring sand toys for the kids. You don't need chairs. You can bring a boat or rent one. We rented a pontoon boat for a day which worked out great.
We loved the location too as the house gives you the feeling of being in an isolated remote spot, while we were only 10 minutes to the edge of Travers City and major grocery stores, restaurants, the mall etc. There are a few local stores within minutes of the house and a locally famous ice cream spot, Moomers just minutes away.
Our wireless phone and data service worked great (AT&T). Verizon Data card worked on the porch.
The washer/dryer are in small building next to the main house and are shared by the two families on either side. Not a big deal. Everyone was very nice. We also used the charcoal grill and fire pit.
The only down side to the place is there is no A/C. Most nights you really don’t need it as it cooled off into the 60s but if you want A/C, they don't have it. Also, the master bedroom bath does not have a shower so we used the other full bath for showers. Again, not a big deal.
I would recommend this place to others and I have already considered going back next year.