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Enjoy Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix from Lakeside Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


Relax from the moment you arrive, in this Lakeside, newly Redecorated Open-Floor Plan Home. Enjoy the clean, clutter-free living area, or bask in the sun on the front Deck while hummingbirds dart about sipping nectar from the feeder. Centrally located between Petoskey and Traverse City, Pike’s Cove Cottage, LLC allows you the flexibility to stay put and enjoy nature or venture out for some city fun.


* 3 Bedrooms with Double Beds

* 1 Bath w/Shower (no tub)

* 2 Sofas in Living Area – 1 opens into a Sleeper-Bed

* Washer & Dryer

* Dishwasher

* Shared Dock (Mooring for up to 16' boat available-Jun thru Oct)

* Front Deck w/Built-in Seating & Extra Chairs

* Charcoal Grill

* Quiet Neighborhood

Other amenities include Badminton Set, Paperbacks, a Booklet on Local Attractions, Towels, Linens, Hairdryer, Cookware and Utensils. Some Spices, Coffee, Tea and Other Condiments are also supplied.


Pike’s Cove Cottage, LLC is located on Benway Lake, one of 7 connecting lakes on the Antrim County Upper Chain O’ Lakes. We encourage you to either bring your own boat or rent a boat locally to thoroughly enjoy all that the Chain O’ Lakes has to offer. You can easily access 5 of the lakes, including the 1,520 acres of Intermediate Lake by way of the canals in a small to medium sized boat. The scenery and wildlife along the canals is breathtaking.


* Golfing (We recommend Antrim Dells on Lake Michigan – 15-minutes)

* Fishing – Benway & Connecting Lakes

* Full Service Spa – Just steps from your door

* Sail Boat Cruise – Charlevoix – 25 minutes

* Swimming at either of 2 local Beaches – 10-minutes

* Boating – 3 Launches, including a Sandy Launch within 1/2 mile

* Fine Dining – 2 restaurants within 10 minutes

* Casual Dining – 4 restaurants within 10 minutes


* Traverse City – Cherry Festival – Late June/Early to mid-July (search online for specific dates/events) - 50 minutes

* Petoskey – Gaslight Shopping District – 50 minutes

* Mackinac City / Mackinac Island – 1 hour

* Charlevoix – Venetian Festival – Late July (search online for specific dates/events) - 25 minutes

* Alden – Quaint shops – 30-minutes

* Torch Lake – Crystal Clear 18,770 Acre Lake – 10-minutes

* Bellaire – Shanty Creek, Golfing, Fine Dining, Movie Theater & More – 15-minutes

* Elk Rapids Village – Quaint Town with Several Antique & Small Shops – 30-minutes

Whatever you desire from one day to the next, it all awaits you at Pike’s Cove Cottage, LLC.


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More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love staying in your cabin! It is beautifully maintained and cleaned and perfectly stocked with anything we could need for a summer vacation on the lake. The kitchen/dining area is a delight to cook in and easy to keep clean. The bathroom is a definite plus as far as lake cabins go and we really appreciate its size and amenities. We had fun using the deck and yard last summer for outdoor dining. We look forward to staying there with our family again this summer.

Thanks again and we will see you this summer, if it ever stops snowing...

Jun 2010
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Central Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower Stall Only - No Tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Enjoy Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix from Lakeside Home
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews

The home was nice and clean

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very clean and had everything you needed. Not much of a lake view though.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the view of the lake from our home is obstructed. I have added a photo, taken from our deck, so that others can see what you are talking about. Hope to see you again sometime!
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Central Lake Cottage on Chain O' Lakes

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the cottage we found the place very clean and utilitarian. Everything was there and everything worked well: dishwasher, shower, washing machine, etc. The kitchen was well stocked with necessary utensils, even a rolling pin so we could make a cherry pie when we returned from picking Michigan cherries. There was even a small first aid kit which we used when one of the grandkids cut himself on a shell in the water. We needed all three bedrooms as well as the pull out couch and even though the cottage is not large, we did not get in each other's way. There is a nice deck in front and access to a dock. There are neighbors close by but there was no noise distraction. The cottage and host served our purposes perfectly. We even found several Petosky and Charlevoix stones thanks to going to a lesser known location given to us by the host.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Connie! I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. It was my pleasure to have met and hosted all of you. Connie & family left my home in tip top shape and were a joy to work with before, during and after their stay. They are welcome back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Pat was easy to work and very accommodating. The cabin was clean and located in a good location for us to easily get to different places. We enjoyed our time there and would consider going back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joann! Glad you enjoyed your stay and had the chance to do some things in the area while you were here. You were excellent guests and I would highly recommend you to anyone! Hope to have you back again sometime.
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Perfect and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area for a family celebration and decided to take a few days to kayak as well. Pikes Cove Cottage was perfect for us. We were able to fish, kayak and enjoy the property. Pat was extremely pleasant and so easy to work with. Thank you for such a great experience. We will stay here again when we are in the area, the cottage was very clean and had all we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Toni! So glad you managed to catch some fish and enjoy the beauty of our lakes by kayak, while you were here. Don't forget to thank Don for organizing my cupboards! LOL Looking forward to seeing you both again sometime.
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Spring Lake MI

Lovely Place. 😄

  • 5 of 5

Second time here and once again.. Perfect. Clean, organized,stocked with anything you may have forgotten. Pat is so easy to work with. We had a family emergency come up and she was so helpful with our reservation times. We will so be back again. Very quiet peaceful place. Made it to Shorts Brewery in Bellaire one day, Torch Lake, and Lake Charlevoix. Looking forward to next year. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome! Bernice and her family are a pleasure to work with and always leave our home spotless. Great family & perfect guests.
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  • 5 of 5

Cute and just perfect for what we were looking for. Great location if you are headed to multiple cities.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cristina! We are glad you enjoyed your stay despite the rainy weather! Hope to see you again sometime.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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