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Enjoy the Sounds of Nature and Lake Access at this Welcoming Up North Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Traverse City/Long Lake Area Home 3 Bedroom 2½ Bath, Sleeps 6 comfortably has recently changed its marketing structure and has began charging Vacationers a fee and requiring credit card information to make a reservation. You do not have to enter this information to ask questions or verify Owner pricing. Please call Owner or click "Send a Message" to communicate directly with the Owner.

This very well maintained, comfortable home in northern Michigan is located one mile into Long Lake Peninsula and just 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City. This charming home is fully furnished with all typical kitchen appliances, including cookware, dishware and utensils. In addition to three bedrooms (2 queen and 1 full), additional sleeping areas are provided in each living room (1 full size bed and 1 fold out couch). The master bath has a two person jacuzzi tub with a separate designer stone-tiled shower with body sprays. The association beach and boat launch is 3/10ths of a mile north; within walking distance (docking is not available). The association park which has a baseball diamond, pavilion, tetherball, basketball hoop, and playground equipment is just around the corner. This location is incredibly beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable in a friendly Traverse City neighborhood; perfect for a family get together.

Guests will be pleased by this central location to Traverse City entertainment, Interlochen Center for the Arts, casinos, sand dunes, golfing, skiing, and all that the greater Traverse City area has to offer.

Pets are not welcome. Please keep all smoking outside and cigarette butts removed properly. Daily maid service is not available.

Standard household appliances including coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cookware, dishware and dishwasher; linens, association park, association beach and boat ramp, 2 person tub, luxury shower, (3) TVs, WFI, charcoal and propane grills, washer and dryer, a/c and heat.

More Details

Audrey Penny
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Audrey Penny

Thank you for your interest in my home. I purchased this home at a young age and lived there for many years. Memories include bringing my babies home, them riding their trikes down the driveway, many walks to the beach over the years, parties at the park, and good times with friends and neighbors. The house has been lovingly renovated and upgraded over the years and we continue to 'go back home' now and then. I hope you feel the warmth and love of this home when you walk through the doorway. Thank you for your interest and I hope you choose my home to create your special vacation memories.

Audrey Penny purchased this house in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family has stayed in this house twice and we can't wait to go back again! We love everything about it! The house is just far enough away from town to feel like you are getting away but close enough to head to town for shopping, beaches and eating. It is also easy to take many day trips to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Leland, and many other places. The house is beautiful and well maintained. The owner is great to work with and always in contact! Can't wait to stay here again!
Jun 2013
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Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Upper Family Room Pull Out - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lower Family Room Pull Out - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Enjoy the Sounds of Nature and Lake Access at this Welcoming Up North Retreat!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 35 reviews

Wonderfully comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our girls’ weekend! Each of us had our own space to sleep and plenty of bathrooms for getting ready!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice

  • 5 of 5

we very much enjoyed the home and the surroundings, very nice clean home.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, clean and well stocked with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Audrey was great to work with and very supportive with our needs. I would highly reccommend this property to anyone visiting Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. In town for a wedding in TC and decided to stay the whole week. Nice, clean and private location. The kids enjoyed the playground nearby and the house was nicely stocked. Would definitely come back. Thanks Audrey!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, clean, and appropriately furnished.

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of 4 taking a 4 day (3 nights) family vacation. Unfortunately after the first night of stay, two family members, due to medical reason, could not stay at the house and returned to our home town to get treatment. The other two who stayed in the house were pleased with their stay, had enjoyed the surrounding. They think the house and the area is so nice that warrants another attempt to vacationing there.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly sorry that you were unable to enjoy the vacation with your family due to unforseen circumstances. I do hope there will be another time you can return and enjoy the area.
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Nice and neat

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean. Near to many stores and shops. Private area was nice, calm, and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Private Association Beach - Members only
Car: necessary

Ski: This lovely home is between Crystal Mountain resort and Traverse City. A great location to do it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

All rates are based on a total number of 6 Guests. There is a $100 Additional Guest Fee PER STAY-NOT NIGHT (I will recalculate quote to reflect this) for each add'l individual.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.