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Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Cozy cottage on inland lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage, Sleeps 4-5

The cottage has 2 bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom between the bedrooms. The kitchen and dining room/living room are situated in an open floor plan. The kitchen has all the necessary tools for cooking with a stove and refrigerator for your use.

The love seat in the living room folds out into a twin bed to comfortably sleep a 5th person. Both bedrooms have a new queen size bed which are very comfortable.

Gary Hughey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Gary Hughey

I have lived in the area for 20 years and have always dreamed of owning a place on the water. I am lucky enough to have found the perfect spot and to own a piece of paradise. I love sharing this property with others and see the joy they get from being there. I'm an engineer by day and love going out to the cottage as often as possible. Like you, I need a vacation and I am lucky enough to get to retreat to a perfect location.

Gary Hughey purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Hughey chose Northwest

This is very close to Traverse City where I both work and live. Leelanau County is one of the most beautiful places in the country and on top of that this cabin nearly boarders Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I have many excellent memories as a young person visiting the Dunes for the challenging dune climb with my friends. They always wanted to see how fast they could climb to the top! Try it, it will be day to remember!

What makes this cottage unique

When this was built, they put it very close to the water. 12 feet past the end of the deck is the water's edge, making the cabin feel like an extension of the lake. There is a fire pit in between the cabin and the water for evenings sitting around a fire by the water. This cabin creates unique opportunity to enjoy the closeness of the water and all the amenities necessary to be comfortable.


Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new queen bed - cozy and comfortable.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Comfy queen bed perfect to rest up on your vacation!
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Cozy cottage on inland lake
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews


  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect waterfront cottage

  • 4 of 5

Just what we needed for a long weekend getaway. Lake was calm morning and evening and was a great setting to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice little location to hideaway for the week! Good base of operation for activities!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this little cottage to get away and give our college age daughter a week way before school started. It is a great little cottage. Very clean and nicely furnished pine cabin. Even thought the stove was small, I was able to cook several meals and breakfast just fine. We are a bit unusual - as we like to cook and back on vacation. The dock was very nice to sit on and the row boat got too. The fire pit was used several nights by us. The furnished fire wood was a plus.

We used the cabin as a base of operations for surfing at Glen Arbor and Otter Creek Beach on Esch Road, paddle boarding on the Crystal River and fishing at several locations, a impromptu wine tour, a visit to Leland, Northport and all the fun Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore Activities.

We wanted to stay for a month!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable. The lake was beautiful and perfect for the kids to swim in - it is warm and shallow going out quite a ways. The location was perfect - a short drive from many Sleeping Bear trails and beaches. We were so glad that we didn't stay closer to Traverse City as we would have spent half our trip in the car. The owner was very kind and responsive to my questions. Overall we had a great time and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage right on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was wonderful and just the right location. The cottage is right on the lake with beautiful views of the sunset. Little Traverse Lake is a nice quite lake with good swimming and warm water. This was a well-maintained property and the owner was very responsive to inquiries. The cottage has two bedrooms with a queen bed in each; perfect for two couples. The kitchen was modern enough and everything worked well.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little lake house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. This little cabin was the perfect place for our week long up north adventure. We loved being right on the little traverse lake, and enjoyed using the row boat provided. The little restaurant/market across the street had awesome pizza and we were close to both Leland and glen arbor. The cabin was clean and perfect for the two of us, there was definitely room for 2-3 more people comfortably. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Little Traverse Inn
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Loaf Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Little Traverse Inn
Nearest Beach
Property has its own beach
Car: recommended

This beautiful spot boarders Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which was voted the most beautiful spot in America in 2011. The park has 70,000 acres of spectacular scenery with trails, beaches, scenic drives, and amazing views looking across Lake Michigan.

Located in Leelanau county, there are endless sightseeing opportunities. Trails, lakes, fishing, mountain and road biking, golfing, wine tasting and much more are all near by. There are nearly 20 wineries with tasting rooms.

Traverse City is just 22 miles away. There are always fun and interesting events happening for the whole family. Check out the National Cherry Festival or the now the world famous Traverse City Film Festival. Known for it amazing restaurants and fine food; you will not be disappointed in the culinary discoveries Traverse City holds.

Bass, pike, perch and bluegill are abundant in the lake right out your front door. Countless opportunities for fishing are present in the area just waiting for you to go out and discover.


Rates & Availability

Maple City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Aug 9 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late summer 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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