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Waterfront with Indoor Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

La Dolce Vita is the perfect home for a family getaway. One hundred feet of beautiful frontage on all-sports Long Lake with air conditioned, 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom home with amazing lake views from every bedroom. One upstairs bedrooms includes a queen-size bed. One downstairs bedroom has a king-size bed with a sliding door to the deck. A king-size bed is in the master bedroom. All mattresses are less than three years old, with new bedding and linens. Extra beds include: a queen bed in the loft of the master (great for older children or teens) accessed by a ladder, a queen size sofa bed in the living room and two twin pull-out beds upstairs.

The home includes a very large living room with a lovely wood burning fireplace (firewood included) and expansive windows showcasing the beautiful water views. A new sixty inch tv with surround sound, premium cable with movie channels, and DVRs, are in every bedroom and the living room. There is a DVD/VHS player in the living room with a video and book library, plus board games for rainy day or evening fun. The full kitchen includes all major appliances, including dishwasher, pots and pans, spices, small appliances and everything you’ll need for the convenience of cooking a meal at home. La Dolce Vita also includes a Washer and Dryer. Enjoy the indoor hot tub for an evening soak. Children’s tub toys and water wings included.

Enjoy swimming, boating and fishing just outside the door! An expansive deck with deck furniture and outdoor dining table is terrific for a BBQ lunch or dinner on the natural gas grill. A fire pit and sitting area is located close to the water for making smores under the stars, firewood is included. The water is shallow at the shore with a hard bottom and the 120 foot dock provides a ladder to swim in the deeper water. A Peddle Boat and life vests are included. Two kayaks, one two person kayak, and two stand up paddleboards, all with paddles and life vests are also included for your week! Ask about our wonderful pontoon boat, that is also available for your use for the week at an additional charge. The sandy-bottom lake and sand bars provide excellent swimming spots. There are a variety of fish for afternoon family fishing fun: bluegill, bass, panfish, pike, muskie, walleye and perch. Boat to the connecting smaller Mickey Lake and the five islands. Three parks are very close to the home, with volleyball, basketball, walking track, and tennis courts available. The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy allows public access to South Island in Long Lake and the Carter-Strong Bird Sanctuary on Ruth Lake.

It is an easy ten minute drive to downtown Traverse City or Interlochen Arts Academy. 15 minutes away from shopping, golfing, museums, beaches, and numerous restaurants. A 20 minute drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, casinos and downhill skiing. Visiting Moomer’s Ice Cream is a must, just a five minute drive to 120 flavors, overlooking the dairy farm.

No Smoking. No Pets (non-negotiable) Sunday 4pm to Sunday 11am rental week for summer.

Taxes included.

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Pamela LaGattuta
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Pamela LaGattuta

We purchased this home because we love the area and life on the lake and someday hope this will be our retirement home. I grew up in the area, and after living and teaching in the Detroit area for fifteen years, am very glad I made the move back to Northern Michigan.

Pamela LaGattuta purchased this house in 2012

Why Pamela LaGattuta chose Northwest

This home is perfect for a family vacation. It is in a quiet neighborhood on the lake, yet so close to the convenience of Traverse City. We started using VRBO after the birth of our daughter. We found it was much easier for us to vacation with a baby/small child when we had a full kitchen, laundry facility and our own private, quiet space. We hope other families will enjoy the Traverse City area and the amenities of our lake house.

What makes this house unique

We love the indoor hot tub and fireplace. Every night, after dinner, we make smores and have a dip in the hot tub before we go to bed. Our daughter thinks it is a special way to end the day...making memories.


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capitol Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Five Different Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Numerous Restaurants
Car: necessary

Many must see attractions are within less than a half hour of the home: numerous wineries, golf courses, lighthouses, beaches, and antique shops. Other attractions include: a professional baseball team and park, two casinos, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Downtown Traverse shopping and numerous excellent restaurants.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is an upstairs bathroom attached to the master.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This downstairs bathroom has a large five head shower.
  • Each bathroom includes new plush bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. Complimentary bar soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, tissue and toilet tissue.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The queen bed is in the loft area accessed by a ladder.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is an upstairs bedroom with walkin closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This downstairs bedroom has slidingdoor deck access.
  • All bedrooms include a beautiful lake view, cable tv with DVRs, spacious closets and new mattresses, linens and bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We also offer a baby/toddler equipment for the week that includes: highchair, stroller, booster seat, pack n play, bouncy seat, baby swing, board books, toys and car seat (if needed). All items are clean and less than five years old.


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average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Even better than we anticipated, everything clean, comfortable, & beautiful. Great location & lake.

  • 5 of 5

Eight women for girls trip, we had plenty of space, comfortable living area, well equipped kitchen although we ate out mostly, quiet for sleeping, close to shopping, sand dunes and parks. We really enjoyed kayak, paddle boat, and sup boards. We had never even tried them but sure enjoyed the experience and now want to do it again. Lake was very clean and shallow enough for wading. Planned a bike ride and fire pit sitting but the weather was wet and so will have to go back next year to enjoy these. Loved the house!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

LaDolce Vita was a wonderful family getaway for 9 of us including 6 adults and 3 youth ages 14,16 &20. We stayed July 23-30 and rented Pam's pontoon boat. We caught several different fish varieties and took several cruises around the lake just enjoying the great views and weather. During our week, Pam delivered a brand new patio couch which was perfect on the deck and seated many people for morning and evening relaxing. The lake was refreshing and clean for swimming. Everything in the vacation home was top-notch and we wanted for nothing. We used the hot-tub, kayaks, SUPs, grill and fire pit. We cooked some amazing meals (shrimp, scallops, steak, fish fry, grilled greek chicken, etc) and found the kitchen completely stocked with everything needed. The home was spotless and meticulously maintained. We enjoyed the infamous Moomer's Ice Cream (twice) and boated over to pick up pizza (delicious). We have been to downtown Traverse City many times so did not feel the need to leave the vacation home on this trip, but if it is your first time, don't miss a trip (or two) to Front Street in TC for great restaurants. Pam was great to work with and we hope to return here for another family vacation!

P.S. Pam, everyone in our group agreed the 3 large beds were the most comfortable beds we have ever stayed on - better than hotels! What kind of mattress is in the upstairs master????

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful week with our Sons, beautiful Daughter-In-Law and four feisty Grand Sons. Thank the heavens for this precious time together.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and clean. It was on the lake and close to the down town area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely trip. It was nice having a clean and comfortable home to return to each day after our adventures. The indoor hot tub and paddle boat were an added bonus of the property. Paddling to the nearby beach was a favorite activity! We enjoyed eating our meals on the expansive deck and spending time as a family in the large living room. I appreciated the consumables available at the property. We enjoyed the Traverse City attractions-all close to the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful winter week at your house! Everything was as advertised - the house is beautiful! It was so restful: the bedrooms were great, the beds and linens were so comfortable and our grandchildren thought the loft was so cool. They were too young to sleep up there but loved having stories read to them there. We loved relaxing in front of the fire reading and playing games and enjoyed your well stocked kitchen for making our meals. We also enjoyed some yummy meals at some great Traverse City restaurants. On a side note: with severe pet allergies in the family it was comforting to be able to find a place that we could depend on being pet free. Thanks for contributing to making our vacation terrific! We look forward to staying at your place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Long Lake home. The house is beautiful and accommodated our group of five adults and a toddler quite well. Views of the lake are stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting by the fireplace and watching the snow fall. Location is extremely convenient to Traverse City and the surrounding area attractions, shopping etc. We were unable to find anything that we needed that wasn't already there (Pots, Pans, Utensils etc) as the kitchen was extremely well stocked. Pam went above and beyond to handle our needs and was extremely communicative throughout the process. Will certainly consider staying again if we come to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150

$150 Cleaning Fee and $300 refundable security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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