Single Family! Duck Lake, Interlochen Traverse City--Chalet Direct on the Water

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view from the house looking towards the lake.


Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Second season offered, First year was a lot of fun and our guests loved the place. We have too many commitments (darn kids--hahaha) this summer and too little time to go to use our cottage, so we are offering our place to you!
This is not a resort and not a over used rental, but our home. If you'd like the feel of "your own place" for the week, this is the place for you!
The perfect quiet location just minutes from Downtown Traverse City's action, the Interlochen Arts Academy, and even the Lake Michigan lakeshore /Sleeping Bear Dunes--while quietly letting you relax on an all sports lake that is not crowded!
After vacationing at many VRBO properties, we have decided to share our place with other families to enjoy. From our experiences, we know what it is like to walk into and rent a home for our family. These experiences have allowed us to create an experience that will save you many headaches and get the maximum fun and relaxation time out of your holiday with us!
One of the best features of this place is that many of the 'little things' are already there and included. For example: we leave you some starter laundry detergent, toilet paper, a cupboard full of spices, etc. You don't have to run to the store for some salt/ pepper, garlic salt type stuff! The kind of things you really don't want to make a special trip to the store to already here for you!
Fully equipped home with a large deck overlooking the grassy yard leading to your own private waterfront , dock (fishing and mooring of your boat) make this home a prefect getaway for the whole family to relax, unwind and watch the kids play. Minimal noise and traffic on the road and lakefront area--as we are located off the busy roads on a quiet peninsula, away from 'most' of the tourist!. If you want the city life or it rains, the 'big town' of Traverse city is only 15 minutes away!
This house has a great living room with the whole lakeside wall of glass, and a beautiful view of the lake. This is a great place for the kids to play, watch TV, and make noise, and be kids--while making memories.
On the beach is a hammock and large fire pit for campfire stories or making some hobo pie treats. Yes the irons are in the house for you to use! Out by the water are at least three kayaks for you also to use, if you desire. You also get your own private dock!
After a long day of play, there is even a hot tub in which you can relax and watch the stars come out! It does not get much better that that...
The house has three bed room and three baths.--non of which are huge, but you'll be playing outside so much, you'll barely notice. One bedroom is actually a loft with a king sized tempurpedic matress--- ahhhhhhhh is all I can say about that space!

Keywords: home, family home, cottage, summer getaway, Interlochen, summer house, summer home, lodge, cabin, retreat, traverse city, rental

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Super kid friendly, nice swim area and very little traffic....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    all on one floor, with the exception of the loft bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry, no smoking allowed....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    'full' size bed with fold out crib in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen sized bed with bathroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 bunk bed

    king sized tempurpedic matress in Loft w small bath & stairs...moreless

  • Bedrooms one and two have sliders to lakeside yard/deck which is also directly accesses the hot tub and separate deck. Bedroom three is a loft with circular staircase. It has it's own small bathroom and shower. Due to minimal headroom and maximum mattress, it is placed directly on the newly carpeted floor. A great room for teanagers and not grandparents!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    tiny, but works!...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    small bath, no shower, located just down the hall from bdrm...moreless

Other Amenities

  • A frame type home on one level. All conveniences of home are present. Many many 'little' things like bandaids and spices (to name a few) are in the house-- even the hobo pie makers for the camp fire pit. We have three kids, so there is a wide range of toys to play with from badmitten and frisbee....moreless


  • Television:

    large new flat screen. We are considering getting rid of the cable, and gong old school antenna. We really never use the thing because we are always doing things outside....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Grass directly to the water, with fire pit and chairs at water's edge. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Traverse city is less that 20 minutes away...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    DIRECT lake frontage with a nice large grassy yard to play in .sandy area near/at waters edge...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Michigan's ocean that it! Lake Michigan is only 25 minutes away....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Yes, directly on the water. Hard bottom for a ways then gets softer. Not mucky, but does vary with the terrain and depth....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    dining table, but you will get more use out fo the huge picnic table on the deck!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    no air, but cool breeze is almost always present under the large beech trees that protect the house from the hot summer sun....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood converted to gas, but we'd prefer you use the fire pit if you want the real thing!...moreless

  • Heating:

    cozy forced air heat, but rarely used....moreless

  • Internet:

    has high speed wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    really cool "A" frame home give you a real up north feeling while surrounded by wood and looking out over the lake....moreless

  • Parking:

    lots of parking at garage level and below directly in front of house....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking off street in two separate areas!...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    insert in fireplace to actually get some heat out of the fire....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    yes, but husband does not know how to use it ;-)...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    large variety of everything you'd need to cook and play in the kitchen!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    lots of semi matching dishes and utensils!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    great open kitchen that is newly remodeled. Granite counter tops and ceramic floors are just a couple of the features!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    yes, oven present!...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Boat:

    Paddle boat provided and is ususlly a hit with the kids giving them hours of entertainment and fishing time! *no motor boat, but dock for one is there....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck and chairs to relax on...moreless

  • Golf:

    many courses within a few miles of the place...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 or 3 kayaks are included, and a paddle boat is present too. It is great to fish off of, or play in general....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    huge lawn to play on, with badmitten net usually set up, anc croquette not far off......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill present...moreless

  • Tennis:

    association tennis court is just down the road ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    lots of toys are there... you pick....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    just a few steps from the master bath is a cozy hot tub with loads of privacy!...moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $95
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%


We hope you will view this place as your own home for the week and leave it in as good of condition as you find it on arrival. We have worked hard to make it feel like a home and not just a "rental"!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal mountain

golfing, fishing, playing, relaxing, sleeping. The center of the peninsula has a park with tennis courts, grills, basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard areas. Plus a walk around the peninsula is a perfect 2 mile stroll--a popular pasting to "work off" vacations calories!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: My family likes to play outside. We have rebuilt this entire place with relaxation and comfort in mind. No visitors have ever had a less than expected experience and many return year after year. Our prime time summer openings are few, but we can't see keeping the tranquility to ourselves, and make it available when we are not able to use it. Therefore, it is not the 'typical rental', but is our other home. You will get to enjoy a comfortable place that feels like your OWN place--and not get the outrageous tax bill associated!!!

Why the Owner Chose Duck Lake Peninsula, MI, USA:
The Traverse City area and northern Michigan are unequaled in summer vacation values. It is as beautiful as any place in the States, and cost much less for a family to vacation than many of the East coast areas. In fact, it is fun to watch how many east cost license plates we see vacationing in OUR vacation land!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Quietness. While most lakefront homes have a busy road zooming by one side of the cottage/house, ours is located on a quiet peninsula with only one road on and off. The only traffic, other than pedestrians, is from the local home owners-- as there are very few homes available to rent in this area. This makes for an unusually peaceful vacation and no surprises squealing down the road! Also the location of the place allows for a zillion different day trip adventures. It is also the center for fishing...either right off the dock or to one of many nearby lakes! Yes you can tie your boat up to the dock right at the end of our own private yard.

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  • view from the house looking towards the lake.

    view from the house looking towards the lake.

  • lakeside deck and hot tub

    lakeside deck and hot tub

  • new living room and spiral spiral stairs to loft.

    new living room and spiral spiral stairs to loft.

  • view from dock

    view from dock

  • kids fishing in front of the house

    kids fishing in front of the house

  • playing in the all sports lake

    playing in the all sports lake

  • large yard leading to the lake

    large yard leading to the lake

  • snooze by the water in our hammock!

    snooze by the water in our hammock!

  • Lakeside yard from the water's edge

    Lakeside yard from the water's edge

  • updated kitchen

    updated kitchen

  • entrance area guest cottage--NOT the lakeside!

    entrance area guest cottage--NOT the lakeside!

  • view from the top of Sleeping bear sand dunes overlooking Glen Lake.

    view from the top of Sleeping bear sand dunes overlooking Glen Lake.

  • included paddle boat is always a hit with the kids.

    included paddle boat is always a hit with the kids.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Single family! Duck Lake, Interlochen Traverse City--Chalet direct on the Water

Duck Lake Peninsula, MI, USA #350454

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