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Great Lakefront Home!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3+ bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8

Great lakefront home on High Lake with 85 feet of private footage!! The Calendar is up-to-date, so take a look at our available dates and click the 'Book Now' button to ensure your spot. (During the summer this home is only available Saturday-Saturday)

Beautiful 2100 sq foot updated home on High Lake with air conditioning, dishwasher and wi-fi for your comfort. 3 levels of living space, each with a deck to view High Lake. 85 feet of sandy bottom lake frontage with a private dock plus a row boat and two kayaks to enjoy High Lake. Conveniently located approx 9 miles from Traverse City on a fully wooded lot, close to a convenience store, restaurant and park.

Plus we've added a nice deck and a fire pit down by the water to enjoy the sunsets!! This deck is also perfect for small, intimate weddings.

It's a comfortable house with lots of amenities and great lake frontage but, don't take our word for it....please read our reviews for first-hand opinions of the house.

Then come join those who have spotted deer, owls, hawks, blue herons and eagles all from the deck. This fisherman's paradise provides everything to please the entire family. Enjoy nightly sunsets on one of the four decks overlooking the lake. This is a Pure Michigan Vacation at it's finest!

Please check out our other nearby houses: #4632856 on Spider Lake (much larger all-sports lake) and #3772809 on peaceful Lake George!!

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I had a great time at this house. From the moment we walked in the front door it felt inviting-it's not your typical "cottage" on the lake, it's a full gorgeous house! Very nicely furnished, time/effort was put into it, which we truly appreciated.

The view was absolutely beautiful! The furniture was very nice and comfortable inclusive of the master bed. They have even provided great outdoor furniture. There is no need to bring your lawn chairs! The owners have truly thought of everything, they had a fully stocked kitchen, inclusive of dinnerware, pots and pans and spices.

My husband and I plan on bringing our kids back this summer, they have kayaks and a fishing boat plus life jackets...we truly have no need to look for another vacation spot in the future.

Beyond the house it is only a few minutes from anything you need, groceries, casino, great food, and of course the breath taking wineries! Traverse City is by a great place to vacation or to just get away for the weekend!
Sep 2012
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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Top Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bottom Floor
  • One bathroom on each of the three levels of the house.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Overlooks the lake!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , family room w/lakeview
  • Top floor: Master bedroom with a queen bed and a private deck overlooking High Lake-great spot for your morning coffee! Full bathroom and a 2nd bedroom w/bunkbeds on the top floor. Main floor: Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, open concept--kitchen, dining room, living room all overlooking the lake. Half bath with large deck on the main floor. Bottom floor: Separate space for part of your family or the kids to enjoy. One bedroom with two double beds, family room with a full sized futon and Foosball table, full bathroom, laundry room and access to yet another deck overlooking the lake. Sleep in comfort on all new mattresses and enjoy the central air conditioning!
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
House is fully air conditioned with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. (please provide your own laundry soap) High speed wireless internet and 2TV's, plus a DVD player. (HD available in the living room) All indoor linens provided, please bring your own beach towels for outdoor use. We provide one row boat and 2 kayaks for you to enjoy, please use them responsibly and secure them after each use. Enjoy the private swim raft! This house is NON SMOKING ONLY. Sorry, no pets allowed.


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Great Lakefront Home!
average rating of 4.645161 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful, wooded lot with a great view of High Lake. Private and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a gas station 2 lots down and Traverse City about a 12 minute drive away. The only negatives were the distance between the parking area and the house, and 3 levels of stairs to get up and down to the lake, and in the home. (This was an issue for me simply because of my disability related to my back, hips, and knees.) The house was clean, except for some dust here and there. The kitchen was very well stocked and the kids enjoyed the foosball table and tv in the walk out basement. I appreciated the bathrooms on each level. Kayaking on the lake was great for our 10 and 9 year olds. The kids loved swimming to the raft. We only saw a couple pontoon boats the entire week. The firepit was great for s'mores and the balcony off the master bedroom provided unobstructed views for stargazing. Three levels indoors gave us space to spread out, yet the open concept on the main floor allowed us to stay connected. The huge window in the main living area gave us a lovely view of the outdoors, along with providing natural lighting. Puzzles and board games entertained us the days we stayed in. We went to Traverse City on Front St. for shopping and rode on a Tall Ship via The Traverse City Tall Ship Co. for a unique experience in the bay. We drove about 50 mins to Riverside Canoe Trips and took a raft up the very calm, family friendly, Little Platte River. We saw Sleeping Bear Dunes close by after getting off the river, and drove on the Scenic Hwy for fantastic, picturesque scenery, then onto Glen Arbor, a very cute town nearby, for pizza. We drove about 2 hrs 15 mins across Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace and ferried to Mackinac Island. We wished we could have stayed another week. The house is very homey and comfortable. It was worth every penny for our family of 5 to make wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, mi

Decent property but the owner?

  • 1 of 5

Decent property and location that could use some TLC; carpet is stained, walls, are scuffed, and the screen door is balky....but location and the amenities are fine. However, my bigger problem is with the owner who we sent three messages over the course of 6 weeks requesting permission to bring a cage trained dog...dead air and no reply. Then she abruptly shows up at the cottage and accuses me of lying about the dog and withholds the security deposit. The keeping of the security deposit-- big deal...being called a liar I have a problem. Pass on this one.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry this situation occurred. We never received a single message asking to bring a dog--our listing clearly states no pets and so did the rental agreement you signed, so had we actually gotten a message from you, it would have been answered promptly restating our no-pet policy. We also feel lied to & deceived in this case. Once we did discover you had brought a large puppy with you, we choose not to make you leave in the middle of your vacation due to breaking the rental agreement. Rather we hoped you would be responsible pet owners cleaning up after the puppy and leaving the house in good condition. When this was not the case, we chose to keep your security deposit. There are plenty of actual pet-friendly rentals available in the area, hopefully you will take advantage of one of those in the future.
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Great space on a nice, quiet lake

  • 4 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The house could have used a little TLC as the carpets were stained and the walls were prettt scuffed up. The bedrooms could use some storage space as we had 5 people stay in the lower level without any dressers or drawers. It was also disappointing to have the sheets set out on the bed requiring us to make all the beds ourselves before being able to go to sleep. I would expect more from a high quality rental.

On the positive side, the main floor was nice, kitchen was well equipped with nice pots and pans. We did have the water softener run out of salt half way through out week and Colleen was quick to respond and add more salt. We enjoyed the outdoor space and decks, dock, and swimming dock. Kayaks were a nice plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a lovely time. The cabin was spacious and the lake beautiful

  • 4 of 5

We found the cabin to be nice, clean and spacious. The use of the kayaks, John boat and docks was great to have and we used them everyday.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here numerous times and it always meets our needs and expectations.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect fall escape!

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we were looking for in a quiet fall getaway while still being close to the amenities of Traverse City. We made great use of the fire pit, row boat, and kayaks. We stayed with another couple and the split floor plan made it perfect to give us each our own space. We will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Elmwood Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Holiday Hills
Nearest Beach
On Property!
Car: necessary

Private, park-like setting on High Lake, close to everything Traverse City has to offer. Executive home on a beautiful private lot. House sits several hundred feet from road to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the 60 feet of private frontage with sandy-bottom on a quaint, all sports, 50-acre High Lake. Enjoy boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, tubing, or wake-boarding without excessive boat traffic. Row boat and two single person kayaks available at no extra cost.

Minutes to casinos, wineries, downtown, Lake Michigan & Sleeping Bear Dunes. You can even take a day trip to historic Mackinac Island! Grace MacDonald park is within walking distance w/tennis courts, baseball, basketball, pickleball, playground, pavillion and outdoor grills.

Plenty to do in this vacation destination including local festivals, concerts, boat rentals, miniature golf, National Cherry Festival, etc. 9 miles to Traverse City and less than 20 miles Interlochen Music Camp. Take a scenic drive to beautiful Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or up the Lelenau or Old Mission Penninsulas to visit the abundant wineries and local shopping. Just minutes away from local golf courses as well as the Grand Traverse Resort which boasts a Jack Nicholas & Gary Player course.

Or stop at one of the local casinos and try your luck! Its all here!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
$100 cleaning fee plus 6% MI Tax are added to all quoted rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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