Lakestone Cottage boasts a private dock on crystal blue Long Lake, with a sandy bottom at the shallow shoreline leading out to the pristine deep blue water. Perfect for adults, children and dogs. The spectacular sunset views, directly across the lake, and the calling of the loons create a seldom experienced serenity. The cottage, built in 1936, is one of the few original homes in the area, and the property was choice for all the right reasons! The well maintained, picturesque, modernized stone cottage, features a wood burning fireplace, wrap around picture windows to enjoy the water and sunset views, and a true retro kitchen to help recall the mid-century simpler, relaxed lifestyle. A completely remodeled bathroom, cable with DVD player, along with wireless broadband access and central air conditioning provides the expected current necessities. The kitchen is also outfitted with a microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, washer and dryer.
2,900 acre Long Lake, just a 9 minute drive from downtown Traverse City, is known for it's walleye and perch fishing and one of the larger lakes in NW Michigan. 4 single seating kayaks and life-jackets are stored on site and ready for your use! Power boats, SUPs and pontoon boats are available locally, (with the best pricing), at Long Lake Boat Rental 231-590-1747 enabling you to enjoy all the amenities this beautiful lake has to offer. Not in the least of which are the 4 islands with sandy beaches and hiking trails waiting to be explored. Two marked moorings are provided at the end of the dock to moor a boat overnight and extra parking is adjacent to the garage for boat trailer parking. The Long Lake boat launch is just minutes away as shown on the map.
The natural stone fire ring near the shore beckons to be used for an enjoyable evening of roasting smores while watching the sunsets. There is also a hammock and extra seating throughout the lush lawn, as well as the patio chairs and tables. A gas grill and utensils also are on site to help provide quiet relaxation from a day of sight seeing, touring wineries/breweries, biking the trails, fishing, touring the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park, etc. No wonder National Geographic Magazine just voted the Grand Traverse area one of the top 10 family vacation spots in the world. Lakestone Cottage is the perfect home base for a week of exploring and playing hard with all that the area has to offer. (Or a sweet little hide-a-way for some quiet time.) Upon booking I can provide information on what will be happening throughout the area, as something is always going on!
All linens, full cooking and dining ware, dishwasher and laundry detergent, paper towels, tissues and TP are included to enhance your stay. Two full size grocery stores and a gas station is just 5 miles away. The 2 queen size beds which provide sleeping for 4 boast nice bedding and the bathroom towels are all of better quality.
One half down payment at time of reservation, balance due 30 days prior to stay.
June, July and August full week rentals only.
3 night minimum rest of the year. Note off-season special rates.