About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Private Cottage in Pristine Setting, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8)
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.
• 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 Person Kayaks & One Two Person Kayak w/ Trailer Available for Rent)
• Hiking – Access to Nature Trails
• 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.
Wayne & Evan Kiley
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Relatively secluded on a top ten trout stream. Home is spacious with a great outdoor deck. Evan was responsive and friendly
Beautiful property right on the Boardman River! Private, quiet, and very well-kept up. We loved it!
This is a beautiful, well-kept up, relaxing, spacious cabin, that was just perfect for our family's needs. We needed rest and relaxation and it was ideal! Evan is the perfect host, and responded to every question in a very warm and supportive way. This place has great energy, wonderful kind people taking care of it, and we hope to be back! The kitchen was very well furnished for our family of chefs, and we enjoyed most of our meals outdoors on the patio overlooking the river. The grounds are spacious, and the house had everything we needed. It may have been our best, most relaxing family vacation yet!
Just as the pictures look and as you would expect it
Evan was a great host, taking time to share the many fun things to do and see in the area.
The cottage is a perfect up-north cabin. It was very clean, and up to date and yet the decoration gave it a great, up-north rustic, comfortable, cabin feel. It was close and easy to get into and out of Traverse City (after the first trip, I didn't need to use my gps, making me feel like a local). Thumbs up
Thank you again for your kind words of acknowledgement and support. So glad that you had a great stay. Come see us again. Evan and Wayne
Great stay!! Evan is a great host. He is knowledgeable on the local vineyards and the river. I highly advise taking advantage of the kayak rental he offers. Great kayaking on the Boardman above and below the cottage with easy river access / parking in designated spots. Cottage is super clean and the kitchen has every type of pot, pan and utensil you need to prepare meals. Grill works great, fire pit very nice. Washer and dryer work great as well!! . We would definitely stay there again!!!
Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. You are welcome back anytime. Evan
Beautiful house in serene location with great communal and outdoor space
This is a great house! The main living area is very comfortable for a group of adults and children (plus there's a second living room downstairs should you have TV disagreements or older children who need space). The kitchen is better stocked in terms of dishes and cookware than any other rental we've used, and it's open to the living area so everything feels very social and communal. The master suite is lovely. Our only complaint about the house itself is that the only king-sized bed (which is actually 2 twins pushed together) is in a strange, damp, mildewy room in the basement, and the downstairs bathroom (which serves all 3 lower bedrooms) has a very weak shower and is far less nice than the other 2 full baths upstairs. Our group basically stopped using the downstairs bathroom altogether.
The outdoor space is perfect, particularly for families with kids. The river is beautiful, and fortunately is on the opposite side of the house from the HUGE main yard and driveway area so we didn't have to watch our 3-yr-old twins like hawks while they ran around. The fire pit is very easy to use. The back deck is beautiful -- we ate dinner outside every night. The whole setting is very quiet and secluded.
The caretaker (Ron) is very responsive and takes great care of the place, and the owner (Evan) is warm, friendly, and very easy to work with. We'll stay here again!
We enjoyed staying at the cottage. It had plenty of space and was perfect for two families.
Located in the beautiful Boardman River Valley just south of Traverse City.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
* $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