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Million dollar view, private beach,secluded location, great boating and fishing.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, bath and a half, sleeps 8 or 9.

Outstanding lake views and access. Outstanding beach and wading/swimming. Lake Ann is 527 acres of beautiful water with access to another lake by connecting Platte River through which it flows. It is rated as the top fishing lake in Benzie County and yet allows for many other kinds of simultaneous recreational uses. Virtually all species of freshwater fish are found here. There are only two other public accesses on this pristine lake. It is also fed by Ransom Creek which flows through a recreational hiking area and Preserve. The cottage itself is set on over two acres of land with 170 feet of Lake Ann Shoreline off Birch Glen Road. It is less than two miles from the charming village of Lake Ann which has a church, coffee shop, bank, restaurant, library, park, museum, tennis courts, professional offices, pizza place, Post Office, grocery and general store. State Forest land is within easy walking distance. Traverse City, with its many shops, theaters and restaurants only 13 miles to the east.

Comments from this summer's renters:: 'The cottage is very well laid out and has just everything!' 'The water was great and made the best coffee.' 'The bed gave me the best sleep I've had in a long time.' (Tom and Cheryl Tanner)

Your pictures just don't do the cottage justice! The WIFI is the strongest we've seen; we were able to Skype® our beach wedding all the way to Spain!

When you say the cottage has DOES have everything.....even wood is included for the fire ring.

Private and beautiful setting.: In times like these, when people are concerned with ecology and the environment, we are adjacent to woodlands, still undeveloped; some private and some state land. There is such a variety of trees-white birch, oak, maple, pine, aspen, cedar and others. They are truly beautiful in all seasons. One feels secluded here on the shores of this beautiful lake; yet is is near many other points of interest.

For the patient and watchful, there is an abundance of wild life. A deer or rabbit may be seen, or you may see the bald eagles soaring overhead. Many waterfowl, including the mute swan and common loon, make their summer home here. The five hundred acres of Lake Ann provide good habitat for various kinds of fish. Most plentiful are blue gill, large and small-mouth bass, and northern pike. This lake is partly spring fed, hence the water is clear and clean. It is the headwaters of the famous trout stream, the Platte River.

More Details

Property Manager
Claudia Nowak Lori Florip
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2015

About Claudia Nowak Lori Florip

We are a family owned cottage. Our parents left it to us. It was their home for 15 years.


Lake Ann Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • The bathrooms are well lit with newly tiled floors and new, modern fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • New mattresses and linens. Each bedroom has windows and carpeted floors as well as their own closets and dressers. The cottage has central heating and central air conditioning. We have completely remodeled the bathrooms with new fixtures and newly tiled floors. Cable TV, DVD player and WiFi. The screened in porch is carpeted for a living room like feel with a fabulous view of the lake and sunsets. We have a fully functioning wood burning fire place inside, and big, 4 burner gas grill off the deck. There is also a small refrigerator on the porch for extra beverages and fish.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This cottage has a large screened in attached porch with table and chairs for 8 people. It is very private with its own dock, fire ring and beach chairs. In front of the cottage, there is a nice lawn for croquet, badminton and lawn games. We also have a clothes line at the end of the lawn for drying bathing suits and towels. From the pictures you can see the wonderful lake view from the deck which also has a picnic table and deck chairs. A fishing boat with 6hp outboard motor and canoe are included. OUR BEACH AND SWIM AREA ARE A HAVEN FOR CHILDREN WITH PLENTY OF SAND FOR CASTLES AND OTHER PLAY. OUR SWIM AREA HAS CLEAN, CLEAR WATER AND IS SHALLOW FAR OUT WITH NO HOLES OR SUDDEN DROP OFFS. CALL US FOR SPECIAL MULTI WEEK DISCOUNTS!!! 231-947-1961


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Million dollar view, private beach,secluded location, great boating and fishing.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great family cottage

  • 5 of 5

The clean cottage is suitable for swimming, boating, fishing, and is located in the midst of all kinds of travel destinations, be in Sleeping Bear Dunes, state parks, Hiking trails, Lake Michigan, or Traverse City. I want to mention a different aspect of the cottage: Claudia's and Lee's conduct is most professional, their responses timely, their actions swift. They also have a property manager who will return calls quickly and also act quickly if something brakes or is missing. In our case we ran out of propane for the grill and had a full propane tank in no time. Oh, and don't forget to visit the store down town L.A (Lake Ann). If it weren't there you would have to invent it. The Kintzel family

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muskegon, MI

Beautiful Clean Cottage With Lots of Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the cottage. It was super clean and well stocked and the hosts are amazing. They are very gracious and provide more amenities than I could ever expect to find at a rental. The pictures definitely do not do this cottage justice. The furniture is both plentiful and comfortable. There are 3 rocker/recliners and 2 couches in the large living room so there is plenty of room. The beds are new and the entire cottage is stocked with very nice linens.The canoe and pedal boat were great for relaxing, quiet mornings on the lake. We are avid birders, and seeing so many species was awesome! My husband likes to fish, so the boat was great for that too. Firewood was stocked both at the beach fire ring and up by the house which was really convenient. The cottage is only 10 miles or so from Traverse City's main shopping area and restaurants, and also a convenient drive to Sleeping Bear, Glen Lake and Lake Leelanau for great day-excursions and hiking. The local but famous Moomers ice cream is also only a few miles away. We had a great stay with the perfect combination of day trips, fishing, birding and just plain relaxing in front of the nice fireplace inside on the rainy day we had. We would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Peacefu and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation! we can hardly wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dyer, Indiana

Palarski Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Palarski vacation home rental was the best we've had in the 20 years we have vacationed in the Lake Ann Area. The family goes above and beyond to accommodate their renters. Their home and setting is private, immaculate but warm and inviting, the view of Lake Ann and large private beach, out of a movie set, fishing - the best we've done in the area. Something for everyone location wise inbetween Sleepy Bear and Traverse City. We cannot say enough about our 2010 vacation we will always recommend their home and we will always vacation there in the future when staying in Michigan. Thank you Parlski Family!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jackson, MI

Very comfortable clean home, great view.

  • 5 of 5

Home was everything as advertised along with the wonderful view of the lake. The bat show each evening and early morning was something different and unique. Very pretty lake for boating. Would highly recommend to anyone seeking this type of vacation. Very gracious and hospitable owners. They do exactly as they say and are very honest. Great Week !

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lake Ann Brewing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stone Oven, Red Door Coffee House in Lake Ann
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Empire Beach (For sunset views)
Car: necessary

The cottage is located within minutes of the National Music Camp at Interlochen which has a full summer program of world renown entertainers. Close by are many golf courses, farm markets, cherry orchards and award winning wineries. It is within thirty minutes of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain Resort, Fishtown in Leland and Traverse City itself. Traverse City is the home of the National Cherry Festival and the world famous Traverse City Film Festival with it's first run movies. Charter fishing and sailing are within twenty minutes. Many well known writers and artists live in the nearby Leelanau Peninsula. The area is unrivaled in the State for its many lakes, majestic Lake Michigan shoreline, State Parks and rural farmland. The cottage is only ten minutes from Moomers, voted by ABC as the best hand dipped ice cream in the USA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

50% due at the time of booking (BY PERSONAL CHECK).