Tall Pines is a private cottage, newly remodeled in winter of 2015, located in the midst of a 22-acre hardwood forest. Pearl, an 800-acre spring-fed lake, is a virtual wildlife preserve, with bald eagles, blue heron, and loons nesting here. The swimming, kayaking, fishing, and hiking are excellent. boats are available, including two paddle boats, rowboat and canoe. A pontoon boat and bass boat are available as a per-day rental. Private sand beach. New air conditioning unit. Comfortable living room with big-screen TV. Dining area and well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Linens, towels, and other amenities are furnished. A large deck surrounds the cottage, great for catching beautiful sunsets.
The cottage has an open floor plan. There is a queen-size bed in an alcove, with a screen separating it from the living room. There is a king-size trundle bed on the four seasons porch. There are two bedrooms, one with queen-size and one with double bed downstairs, and three full baths with showers. The upper floor has two bedrooms with queen-size beds and a large sitting area with TV, an excellent haven for grandparents, and a quiet space for young children to nap.
Amenities: TV/VCR, dishwasher, washer and dryer, rowboat, bass boat, canoe, paddle boat (pontoon for rent).
Activities: Swimming, boating, fishing, shopping at the renowned specialty stores in Traverse City, golf, horseback riding, fine dining in Traverse City, fun dining in Interlochen, and a fine Interlochen summer program.
Area: Pearl Lake is 20 miles from Traverse City and 16 miles from Interlochen. There is a well-equipped grocery/general store in Lake Ann, 2-1/2 miles away.