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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths recently updated and right on the water, very clean

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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Ron

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!!!

Ron purchased this house in 2003

Why Ron chose Michigan

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Duck Lake Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tiny, but works!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , small bath, no shower, located just down the hall from bdrm
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 'full' size bed with fold out crib in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen sized bed with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , king sized tempurpedic matress in Loft w small bath & stairs
  • 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!
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
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
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.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Single family! Duck Lake, Interlochen Traverse City--Chalet direct on the Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

peace and quiet at the lake with my family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Duck Lake and are coming back next year! The kids have a safe play area in front of the place (huge yard with bad mitten set up, and directly on the quiet waterfront area) or we sent them for bike rides around the peninsula. It was true, there is very little traffic, and we felt comfortable sending the kids down to the park to play outside (like kids are supposed to do!). We spent lots of time playing on the water with our boat and worked well with the owner's provided hoist! We even caught some fish (keepers) off the dock. We ended up having so much fun, we only went to town to get food. If the weather would have been bad, I can see that the town would be fun too!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
15 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Duck Lake Peninsula House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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