Secluded Cottage on the Boardman River W/ Hot Tub, Fireplace, & Internet

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Situated about one half mile off of the main road on a 12 acre parcel of land is River Bend Cottage - your home away from home. Nestled between the river and the base of the hills in the Boardman River Valley, this cozy cottage is located in as Feng Shui and pristine a place as it gets. Let the sounds of the nearby streams carry your stress away. Feel the rejuvenating energy that only nature can provide, and the peace that comes with being completely surrounded by state forest. When you are ready to venture into downtown Traverse City, it's a leisurely 10-15 minute drive.

Cottage Details
• 4 Bedrooms
• 3 Full Bathrooms
• 2 Spacious Living Room Areas
• Gorgeous Fireplace
• Full Kitchen
• Screened-In Walkout Basement
• Large Deck Overlooking the Boardman River
• Private Balcony off of the Master Bedroom
• Laundry Room – Washing Machine & Dryer

• Satellite TV
• Wireless Internet
• Air Conditioning & Heat
• Complete Kitchen - Cooking Utensils, Cookware, & Dishes Provided
• New Appliances – Refrigerator/Freezer, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, & Microwave
• Filtered Water – Reverse Osmosis
• Bonfire/Campfire (Firewood Provided)
• Picnic Table(s) and Chairs in a Park-like Setting
• Indoor Hot Tub

• Kayaking – (Five Single Kayaks w/ Trailer Available for Rent)
• Tubing/Rafting
• Hiking – Access to Nature Trails
• Fishing
• Swimming
• Bird Watching

The Boardman River is a scenic river with abundant Trout - a Fisherman's paradise. The serenity of this place is truly mind-settling. It is truly a ''getaway'' but yet very close to Traverse City with all of its amenities.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Playhouse and swingset are available for kids to enjoy. Highchair & Pack n' Play are provided. Please ensure children are supervised at all times. Thanks :)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    In order to keep our cottage/grounds in the best condition possible for our guests, no pets of any kind are allowed. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Downstairs Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Downstairs Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Downstairs Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    Two twins can be converted into a King size bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player:

    Two - One each in upper and lower family rooms...moreless

  • Television:

    Two - One each in upper and lower family rooms...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    located on bank of Boardman River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    located on the bank of the Boardman River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two dining areas indoors (formal and non-formal), as well as an outdoor dining area on the deck. All tables have 6 chairs each....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Indoor shower/bath use only. Please bring your own outdoor/spa/beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Two washing machines...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Satellite internet which is great for checking emails and basic use, but we are on a capped data plan so we ask that you do not stream movies or play online games that require heavy data usage. Thanks...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen including bar sink....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a Microwave hood over range....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There is an extra refrigerator in the garage for additional food or beverage storage....moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (Private) Access located off Master Bedroom facing creek/waterfall...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in lower level patio below deck...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Feel free to bring your own kayaks/canoes to enjoy on the Boardman River ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 5
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall/Winter Season
Sep 10 - Nov 1, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 Early Summer
May 25 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
2017 Peak Season
Jun 30 - Sep 6, 2017
7 night min stay

2017 Fall/Winter
Sep 7 - Nov 13, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


* $2400 - $2900 Per Week or $350 - $425 Per Night (Please refer to calendar for available rental dates)

* Please note that we require a 1 week minimum stay during the months of July & August

* We prefer payment by check or Chase Quick Pay but we do accept payments via PayPal and Credit Cards AX,VI,MC,DS

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Elmbrook Golf Course, The Crown Golf Course
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
West End Beach, West Bay, Traverse City

Car: Necessary

Located in the beautiful Boardman River Valley just south of Traverse City.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • Cottage - River View

    Cottage - River View

  • Family Room Lower Level

    Family Room Lower Level

  • Private Wooden Bridge

    Private Wooden Bridge

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Room from Living Room

    Dining Room from Living Room

  • Bedroom 3 (Queen Bed

    Bedroom 3 (Queen Bed

  • Deck Overlooking River

    Deck Overlooking River

  • Hot Tub Room

    Hot Tub Room

  • Cottage in Fall Colors

    Cottage in Fall Colors

  • Fire-Pit Area in the Fall

    Fire-Pit Area in the Fall

  • Living Room w/ Fireplace

    Living Room w/ Fireplace

  • Kitchen


  • Nearby Creek Flowing into River

    Nearby Creek Flowing into River

  • Bedroom 2 (Queen Bed)

    Bedroom 2 (Queen Bed)

  • Bedroom 4 (Twins can be converted into a King size bed)

    Bedroom 4 (Twins can be converted into a King size bed)

  • Bridge & Cottage

    Bridge & Cottage

  • Fire Pit and picnic tables

    Fire Pit and picnic tables

  • Front of Cottage - Facing River

    Front of Cottage - Facing River

  • Screened-in Porch Under Above Deck

    Screened-in Porch Under Above Deck

  • Kayaking Down the Boardman River

    Kayaking Down the Boardman River

  • Complimentary Bottle of Wine

    Complimentary Bottle of Wine

VRBO #356626

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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