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July 2017 Dates Almost Gone!

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


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

Owner is an alumnus of Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA) and designed this rental with visiting parents and alumni in mind. The house is a modern construction, so if you're looking for 'rustic cabin' accommodations this cottage is not for you. It has central air conditioning and heat, and has been stocked from top to bottom with everything you could possibly need. It has a dishwasher, Bosch washer and dryer, 52' HDTV with WiFi BluRay player, WiFi internet, and much more.

Best of all, the house is a two-minute drive to the ICA campus, and a short half-block walk to Duck Lake public access. It is in a quiet, secluded area of the woods, perfect for reading, sleeping, walking, or enjoying Michigan's beautiful Michigan night sky.

Updated availability to include Fourth of July/National Cherry Festival week. Less than a 20-minute drive into Traverse City for all the spectacular summer events, and then beat a retreat to the quiet comfort of our beautiful cottage in the woods.

More Details

Gary Holt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Gary Holt

I was 11 when my parents sent me to Interlochen for a life-changing summer that turned into a lifelong connection with the institution. I spent six summers as a student, another five on the summer staff, and almost 20 years on Interlochen's alumni board.

Gary Holt purchased this house in 2006

Why Gary Holt chose Interlochen

I bought this beautiful home to solidify my connection with the beauty of northern Michigan, to be my summer home when I retire.


Interlochen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • comfortable new rollaway available too!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This house is a perfect place to feel at home!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at this lovely home in Interlochen. It had modern refreshing decor and was well appointed with everything to make me feel at home. The bedding, towels, kitchen appliances and cooking wares were almost new, aesthetically pleasing and in great condition! My daughter was at Interlochen for her ballet and rock band camp and this 3 minutes away home could not be any more convenient. The owner made the rental process very easy and I highly recommend this house if quality and a relaxing environment is important to you.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Interlochen Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this house while visiting our daughter at the Interlochen Arts Academy. It is a tastefully decorated home equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Everything was in excellent condition. We loved the proximity to the school; it is less than five minutes away. Our daughter was able to join us for a few meals because we were staying so close. Gary definitely offers a wonderful vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Everything about this home is exptremely well thought out and "done right." The property was super clean and well-maintained, and the ambiance was peaceful and serene. Location is a perfect get-away spot...nestled in the woods, but just a few minutes walk to access to two lakes, the world-famous Interlochen Center for the Arts, and several good local restaurants. All of my dealings with the owner matched his home - as soon as I walked in, I felt welcomed and cared-for!! I won't ever look for another place to stay in this area...this will be "it" for any future visits. Thanks again Gary!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Dee! I'm delighted that you found the ambiance peaceful and serene, and I look forward to having you visit again in the future! -- Gary
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City - Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Interlochen Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 31 / M 37 Junction
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Duck Lake public access 2-min. walk down the lane
Car: recommended

The Grand Traverse region is a sanctum of outdoor sports and hip mecca of world-class food, wine and entertainment all rolled into one big, beautiful playground. Discover Interlochen Center for the Arts, the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $125

Rates higher for Film Festival week July 24, 2017 through July 31, 2017. Five-night minimum stay required. Ask Owner for rates.
Rates slightly higher for Arts Camp opening/closing weeks, and Arts Academy opening/closing/graduation weeks. Ask Owner for rates.

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.

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