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Delightful Long Lake Cottage - Wonderful Frontage

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

7 Mile Long Lake 9 Minutes From Downtown Traverse City

Lakestone Cottage boasts a private beach 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 woodburning 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 renowed for it's walleye and perch fishing and is one of the larger lakes in NW Michigan. 4 single seating kayaks and lifejackets are stored on site and ready for your use! Power boats, jet skis and pontoon boats are available at several area rentals to enable 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. Private seating is available on the dock, 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 and full cooking and dining ware are included to enhance your stay. A full size grocery store is just 4 miles away and 2 queen size beds provide sleeping for 4.

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.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    2 car garage with remote operators...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    beside garage...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Paddleboat for two adults along with 2 children...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 3 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%


No extra fees added by owner. VRBO charges 6% booking fee/guarantees which owners can not eliminate sad to say, as for the past 5 years I and guests have not experienced any problems. I practice the Golden Rule and past visitors have too, so no longer require a security deposit. Any cancelations are handled individually.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Having married my Pontiac Central High School sweet heart we both had the same goal to escape the rat race and move "Up North". With both of us being licensed builders there was plenty of opportunity to provide a good living and life style for our 3 Empire, Michigan born children. Living in rural Leelanau County, the "little finger" of Michigan required and instilled a good work ethic. Let alone all the firewood required to heat the house and shop and snowfall removal. Winter of 21012/13 set a record at 263 inches! In my early 60's I still stack cords of firewood and remove snow at both my house in Glen Arbor and Lakestone with a snow blower. Beats going to a gym:) I appreciate being busy, healthy and able to keep Lakestone in the family for the 4 grandchildren to visit and enjoy.

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
I would find myself "in town" grocery shopping in Traverse City weekly and admired the little stone cottage on Long Lake. In observing throughout the decades the quaint neighboring residences being torn down to build larger lakefront homes, there still remained the wonderful stone cottage! When the last of the cottage's original family moved out of the area and the house was put on the market, my husband and myself purchased it the following day. Little did we know he would pass away a few years later, leaving me a sweet little rental place to supplement my income. Lakestone Cottage is run and operated in a professional manner. I am available 24/7 and reside 20 miles away. My goal is to assure visitors an enjoyable, stressless stay. Have enjoyed doing all the communications, book keeping, cleaning and maintenance and have been blessed to have such wonderful guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lakestone is on the "quiet" end of Long Lake. Pontoon and ski boats are used in the southern end but not jet skis and loud race boats. 4 of the islands are for public use with docking and trails throughout. The lake bottom is pure sand and very clean. The newer houses being built are located closer to the lakeshore but provide little, if any, yard for use. It is so nice to sit around the fire pit, under the oaks, while enjoying the sunsets with plenty of yard space for children and/or dogs and elbow room.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Sunset from Lakestone

    Sunset from Lakestone

  • Fall day

    Fall day

  • Lakeside of cottage & deck

    Lakeside of cottage & deck

  • Lakeside yard

    Lakeside yard

  • Seating on the dock.

    Seating on the dock.

  • Side view of Lakestone

    Side view of Lakestone

  • Retro kitchen

    Retro kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Lakefront bedroom

    Lakefront bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • End of a summer's day.

    End of a summer's day.

  • Roadside sign on garage.

    Roadside sign on garage.

  • Long Lake - Traverse City
The in town get-away.

    Long Lake - Traverse City The in town get-away.

  • View from living room

    View from living room

  • Fire pit ready for use

    Fire pit ready for use

  • Shoreline shallow at entry & sandy throughout

    Shoreline shallow at entry & sandy throughout

  • Sandy lake bottom - perfect for bare feet:)
Ladder off of dock

    Sandy lake bottom - perfect for bare feet:) Ladder off of dock

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Breakfast bar & fireside seating

    Breakfast bar & fireside seating

  • Fireplace/reading area

    Fireplace/reading area

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Deck & yard

    Deck & yard

  • Roadside view with extra parking area

    Roadside view with extra parking area

  • Boat Launch and Lakestone Cottage locations

    Boat Launch and Lakestone Cottage locations

VRBO #425352

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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