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

Traverse City, MI, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • 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.

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 Person Kayaks & One Two Person Kayak 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.


Wayne & Evan Kiley

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Downstairs Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Downstairs Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Downstairs Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Downstairs Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Upstairs Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Water View
              located on bank of Boardman River
            • Waterfront
              located on the bank of the Boardman River


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Two dryers
                        • Fireplace
                          Wood Provided
                        • Free Long Distance
                          USA only
                        • Garage
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                        • 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.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Two washing machines
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Satellite internet
                        • Wood Fireplace


                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen including bar sink.
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                              There is a Microwave hood over range.
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              There is an extra refrigerator in the garage for additional food or beverage storage.
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • 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.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • DVD Player
                                      Two - One each in upper and lower family rooms
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Dish Network
                                    • Television
                                      Two - One each in upper and lower family rooms


                                        • Balcony
                                          (Private) Access located off Master Bedroom facing creek/waterfall
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Screened in lower level patio below deck
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Feel free to bring your own kayaks/canoes to enjoy on the Boardman River
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Wood Deck

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • library
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • rafting
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • 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

                                                                  66 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Nature an beauty

                                                                  Vivien K.St. Cloud, MN/Midwest/USA

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Sharon H.

                                                                  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

                                                                  James K.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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


                                                                  Mark M.

                                                                  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!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  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

                                                                  Nicole K.Chicago

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Beautiful property!

                                                                  Dustin L.

                                                                  We enjoyed staying at the cottage. It had plenty of space and was perfect for two families.


                                                                  Traverse City, MI, USA

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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  * $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

                                                                  66 Reviews
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