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The Irwin Cottage on Little Traverse Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom roomy cottage

The Irwin Cottage sleeps up to 8 comfortably in 4 bedrooms and accommodates 2 more on a pull-out in the den for guests. The cottage sits just feet from the lake, has a sandy beach, a sandy bottom to the lake and is shallow for a long way out into the lake. This is great for small children. There is a doc, a rowboat , and one kayak available for guests use. The kitchen is complete with a dishwasher and garbage disposal. All appliances are new and stainless steel. There are granite counter tops. and the living room boasts a gas fireplace, great for cool mornings or a cozy late evening! There is a washer and dryer in the laundry room off the kitchen. The dining room table sits ten people. There is a gas grill available for guest use. The den has a large TV, DVD and video player. Cable is also available as well as DSL wireless internet connection. There are two bathrooms. Linens, towels, some paper products and soaps are supplied. There is a row boat and one kayak available for guest use.

Property Manager
Mary Lou
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018


Cedar Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Little Traverse Lake is between Leland and Glen Arbor, two of the several interesting villages on the Leelanau Peninsula. Behind LitlleTraverse Lake Road is the National Lakeshore Land which goes back to Lake Michigan. There is a pedestrian trail through the woods to the big lake.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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The Irwin Cottage on Little Traverse Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Private Location, Beautiful Scenery, Close Drive to Town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our first stay at the Irwin Cottage! There was plenty of space for our group of 7 to sleep and spread out. The kitchen was modern and well-quipped, and the outdoor space was very private and relaxing- perfect for our young children to play on the sandy, shallow beach and for the adults to enjoy kayaking across the quiet lake. The location was great for driving to nearby Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay, and other attractions. We also took advantage of hiking through trails across the road to Lake Michigan. Hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location. They had everything we needed there.

  • 5 of 5

Located on a quiet lake with a nice beach, this home was everything we were looking for. Mary Lou kept in touch and made sure we had what we needed. We'll be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group and Mary Lou was very welcoming! She answered our questions quickly. The yard was safe for our young kids, far off the road, and the water was shallow. We enjoyed the kayaks and jumping off the dock! So much to do in the area and the house was close to the dunes and historic villages. We would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you all again! Thank you!! Mary Lou
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Wonderful lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, convenient to dunes and multiple beaches. Cottage had everything we needed plus more!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family getaway for decades

  • 5 of 5

Staying right at the edge of Little Traverse Lake for two weeks every year for nearly twenty years recalibrate my families lives. The setting is beautiful with lakefront beach and the cabin cozy with updated kitchen, perfect for family fun and relaxation. Right across the street is Good Harbor Bay of Lake Michigan, a georgious beach with miles of walking and swimming seldom crossing paths of others. Neighboring Leland and Suttons Bay are favorite community spots filled with good food, art and boating. The Arts Center at Interlocken is magical with world class artists and aspiring students. Our family is inspired every year as well as relaxed and happy. We feel very blessed to be able to rent the Irwin Cabin every year and we hope to continue for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Phil. We hope to see you for at least 20more years!! Mary Lou
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kings Challenge
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Little Traverse Lake is between Leland and its Fishtown and Glen Arbor which is close to the National Lakeshore's Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. In 2011, this area was voted the Most Beautiful Place in America. The Leelanau Peninsula is truly a beautiful area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $59

Refund Policy: We return deposits in full until February 1; thereafter we refund deposits in full l if and when we are able to rent your reserved week. Final payments are due 2 weeks before arriving on the property. After that time, no refund will be made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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